Friday Finds #6


Once again, I continue to add books to my TBR much faster than I can possibly read. My Goodreads TBR shelf currently consists of 95 books… Here are my 6 most recent additions.

Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
The Power by Naomi Alderman

Bodies of Water by V.H. Leslie
Emma by Jane Austen
Ross Poldark (Poldark, #1) by Winston Graham

A few of these I recently discovered through book bloggers/vloggers, most notably The ChrysalidsThe Power, and Bodies of Water. I found Silver in the Blood on a list of a standalone YA Fantasy novels that I read through because I am wanting to read some standalone Fantasy books soon. It’s also historical fiction, so I am in. As for Emma and the Poldark series, it’s about time I read some more Jane Austen and I want to watch Poldark eventually (I mean, Aiden Turner, come on). I may only read the first book of that series to get a feel of the world, but we’ll see how much I like it.

Are any of these books on your TBR? Or have you read any of them?

Friday Finds #5


I’ve been adding to my TBR almost constantly so Friday Finds seemed like a great way to share some of the things I’ve recently added. This used to be hosted by A Daily Rhythm. I’m unsure who, if anyone, currently hosts it, but if you have that information, please let me know.

I used to try to keep my TBR on Goodreads down to about 50-60 books at a time, but right now I have 90. It’s out of control! Here are the last 10 books on TBR.

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Friday Finds #4

Friday Finds is a meme that I haven’t done in a year and a half. I’m not sure who, if anyone, is currently hosting it, but it was hosted by A Daily Rhythm. If you know anything about this, please do let me know. But I still like this idea of posting about books that you’ve discovered recently and added to your TBR shelf, so here we go: 6 books that I’ve added this year.

A Game of Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return by Zeina Abirached
Preacher, Volume 1: Gone to Texas by Garth Ennis
March: Book One by John Lewis

Here are just a few of the graphic novels that I’ve added lately. I’ve been finding more and more and I’m hoping to be able to read several in the next week or so. Right now I don’t know many details on these, but I’m excited to read them and see what they’re about. I know that two of them are non-fiction, and after reading Persepolis, I think I could really get into reading non-fiction in graphic novel form. As for Preacher, the show looks fun, so I’d love to see what that’s about as well. Read More »

Friday Finds #3 – YouTube Edition!

Friday Finds is a meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm to show new books that you’ve recently discovered and added to your TBR. This week I’m going to talk about three books by YouTubers that I’m interested in reading. When books written by YouTubers first came out, I’ll admit that I was a little skeptical about the entire thing. Even though I watch a few people who have books out, or I’ve at least watched and enjoyed a few of their videos, it seemed like everyone was getting a book deal at one time. It was just a little odd, but then I realized that actors and singers and dancers and anyone else who’s well known to the public has a book out. So it does make sense. And, hey, if I was a YouTuber and I’d been dedicating my life to the website and my videos and my audience for years, I would be overjoyed at getting a deal! So, here are a few of the books that I’m hoping to read sometime soon.

My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart
You Deserve a Drink by Mamrie Hart
The Amazing Book is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester

Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart (no relation, but they are best friends!) are hilarious and I love that their videos can be helpful in the kitchen. Although I don’t often drink while cooking and I’ve never made a mixed drink in my life, I enjoy that Hannah’s videos are about cooking that anyone can do and Mamrie’s videos are… just perfect. I have mentioned Dan on here before, but Phil is also a favorite of mine who I watch all the time. I could rewatch their videos all day. If these books are anything like their channels, I know they’re going to be awesome.

If you haven’t, check out these channels and let me know if you’re also a fan! And let me know what you’ve recently added to your TBR.

Friday Finds #2

Friday Finds is a meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm to show new books that you’ve recently discovered and added to your TBR.

I only read one book last month, and I didn’t read much of it on my own as it was an audiobook, but that didn’t stop me from adding a few new books to my TBR.

Monsters by Emerald Fennell
Shopaholic to the Rescue (Shopaholic, #8) by Sophie Kinsella
The Martian by Andy Weir

Monsters is a book I’ve seen around a lot this summer, but it’s one that didn’t catch my attention until I saw it in a YouTube video and actually found out what it’s about. It sounds so good! It also has a great cover.

I haven’t even read Shopaholic #7 yet and I had no idea that there would be another one so soon until a couple of weeks ago. A total surprise, but not a bad one at all. Even though I haven’t read the most recent release, there is no way I can say no to more by Sophie Kinsella. This one went right onto my TBR.

As the film version of this book is now in theaters, I have been seeing what seems like non-stop advertising for it and the curiosity finally got to me. A friend of mine was reading this one recently, so I asked what she thought, and decided to give it a go. Have any of you read The Martian? It’s the kind of book that I usually wouldn’t think much about, personally, but I’ve heard that it’s very funny.

Any new finds?

Friday Finds #1

Friday Finds is a meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm to show new books that you’ve recently discovered and added to your TBR.

How have I never participated in this? I’m constantly adding books to my TBR despite already having more than I’ll ever be able to read on it, but there are so many books out there! Here are a few of the recent additions to my Goodreads TBR. I usually try to keep about 30 books on the list, but I currently have 42 on it. Better get reading!

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I Love, I Hate, I Miss My Sister by Amélie Sarn
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

I Love, I Hate, I Miss My Sister is a book that I had never heard about before I saw it on Tumblr. It’s a short book (under 200 pages), so that’s one reason I couldn’t help but add it to my list. I’m also a fan of sister fiction, and the title caught my attention.

The other two books are surprisingly dystopian titles. I’ve been trying to read less dystopian since I read a lot of YA dystopian over the last few years, but these are adult fiction, so I’m interested in seeing exactly how different they are from what I’ve already read. I’ve been hearing about Never Let Me Go for years, but I have a tendency to turn away sad books. Then one day I saw it again and decided to finally read it one day. I also haven’t seen the film because… emotions. The Heart Goes Last may have the most intriguing dystopian world that I’ve ever heard about, so I can’t wait to read this one. I still haven’t read The Handmaid’s Tale, but it has been on my list for years. In fact, it has been on my Goodreads TBR longer than any other book. (Look at me with another dystopian!)

What books have you recently discovered?