Wrap Up || July

Hi loves,

And then it was August.. Which means I get to wrap up my reading month of July. I ended up reading 19 books. 10 physical ones and 9 digital ones. I’ve had an amazing month reading wise and I can’t wait to find out what I’ll read in August (spoiler; already on book five for this month). Anyway, let’s kick this wrap up off shall we?

Passion on Park Avenue by Lauren Layne1. The first book that I read in July was the then newest release by Lauren Layne. Lauren is one of my absolute go-to authors when I need a funny romance book that I’ll finish quickly. Passion on Park Avenue was nothing less than that. I absolutely loved it. It was fun, quirky and I flew through it! Star_rating_4_of_5

2. The second book that I read in July was a reread of a book that I read aAt Any Price by Brenna Aubrey few years ago. At Any Price is a great book if you’re in the mood for something funny yet mysterious. I like the prompt where the heroine sells her virginity, because she takes matters in her own hand and makes sure it’s hers to give and not someone else’s to take.  Star_rating_4_of_5

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston3. Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston might be my favourite book in July, and really high up there on my list for 2019 books. It was so cute! Alex and Henry made me swoon and I know I will be rereading this book many of times now I know how much I love it. Even the audiobook was incredible, I listened and read at the same time. Star_rating_5_of_5

4. The fourth book was another reread. Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy is part ofHim by Sarina Bowen a duet and I never read the second book in said duet. Because I wasn’t really sure what the first book was about, I decided to reread it before going straight into the second one this time. I loved it a lot more this time around than I did the first time. Wes and Jamie are so cute together! Star_rating_4_of_5

Us by Sarina Bowen5. And straight into the second one. Us was even better than Him was, and I have no idea why I had to wait this long to read it.  I loved reading about what happened after Him ended. I mean I already knew some of it as I read the spin off series where they’re mentioned every once in a while but it was nice to finally know for sure what has happened.Star_rating_5_of_5

6. At the beginning of the year I decided that I was going to read or at least try to read as The Book Thief by Markus Zusakmany of my owned books that I still had to read. Currently there are at least 192 books on my shelves that I still have to read. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a book that I read a long long time ago but never again after watching the movie. The movie kind of ruined the book for me. I decided to pick the book up again but I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I did the first time I read, which is why I only gave it Star_rating_3_of_5 this time around.

The Prenup by Lauren Layne7. Lauren Layne released The Prenup in July and I dove straight in. I was so excited for this book and I couldn’t wait to read this. It was the cutest book and as always Lauren Layne did it again. I love these kind of fake marriage kind of books, because of course they turn into real ones. This one was no different. I just love them. Star_rating_5_of_5

8. After finishing the third season of Stranger Things that ended with that Het oneindige verhaal by Michael Endescene between Dustin and Suzy, I just had to read Het Oneindige Verhaal (The Neverending Story) by Michael Ende. I also watched the movie, which I loved as much as I’ve always loved it. I didn’t enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed the movie which is why it got Star_rating_4_of_5 stars instead of the full five, but it was still incredible.

London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton9. I’ve been really good at crossing off books that I own off of my to be read list. The next book I read was London Belongs To Me by Jacquelyn Middleton. It was a cute story but I could’ve enjoyed it more if the heroine in the story wasn’t as whiny as she was. All that happened, could’ve gone so much faster. None the less I liked the book but I’m not sure if I’ll read the second book. Star_rating_4_of_5

10. J. Daniels has been an author that when I read my first book by her, I instantly loved. Hit the Spot by J.  DanielsYet I’ve had two more books by her on my shelves and it took me over a year to continue reading them. And again, like I had with the Sarina and Elle book, I can’t believe I didn’t pick it up faster. Hit the Spot was so cute and I loved it. I flew through it and I dove straight into the third book in this series. They’re all standalones but you’ll see the characters from other books appear in the one you’re reading. Star_rating_4_of_5

Bad for You by J.  Daniels11. Bad For You was the third book in the series by J. Daniels. I might have loved this one even more than I did Hit the Spot but that had all to do with the fact that the couple was hyped up in the second book. I absolutely loved this and I can’t wait to read the fourth one, alas that won’t come out until October but I’ll be patiently waiting for it anyway!  Star_rating_4_of_5

12. As a subscriber of the newsletter that Elle Kennedy sends out, I was able to read Say Say Yes by Elle KennedyYes. It was only a novella and that’s the only reason why this gets Star_rating_4_of_5 stars. Because it was too darn short. I absolutely loved this. I read through it in less than half an hour and I would’ve loved to read 300 more pages if it was a full length novel.

Viper by Bex Hogan13. Book number thirteen of July is one that took me by surprise. I have been a subscriber to the Fairyloot bookboxes for the past year and a half. I decided to cancel my subscription at the end of June but I had received Viper by Bex Hogan I believe in February? I hadn’t picked it up yet but I decided to and absolutely loved this. I don’t often read YA books anymore but I did like this. I hope that Venom will be as good as this one was. Star_rating_4_of_5

14. Next I ticked off another unread book from my shelves. This was a Beauty and the Beastly by Alex FlinnBeast retelling that had been made into a movie with Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens that I loved when I first seen it. That being said I did like the movie more than I liked the book and that is something that hardly ever happens with me. Beastly was slow and I reaaaaally didn’t like the character of the witch. I know the book is part of a series with her, but I could’ve done without her. Star_rating_3_of_5

The Billionaire Boss Next Door by Max Monroe15. My sister has been trying to get me to read a Max Monroe book for ages as she loves them a lot. I did read one earlier this year but never more than that. I read The Billionaire Boss Next Door because it was part of a starting up series which I ended up loving so much. I love a good hate to love story and this one was incredible. Star_rating_4_of_5

16. The next one in the series by Max Monroe was My Brother’s My Brother's Billionaire Best Friend by Max MonroeBillionaire Best Friend which I might love even more than I loved the first book in the series. It was so cute and I do love the Brother’s BFF trope. This wasn’t any different. I absolutely flew through it. I could’ve loved it a little more if the hero wouldn’t doubt himself so much and just go for the heroine, because it was obvious that they belonged together. Star_rating_5_of_5

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata17. Ever since I started reading Mariana Zapata’s books in October last year, The Wall of Winnipeg and Me has been one of my favourites. I just love broody Aiden and spitfire Vanessa. The two of them are amazing together and they make each other better. There’s no one, in my opinion, that can write a slowburn romance like Mariana can. If I could reread these books every single day and read it like it was the first time reading it I would love it! Star_rating_5_of_5

18. And then I finally started and finished the final book by Mariana Zapata that I still Wait for It by Mariana Zapatahad left to be read. Wait for It tells the story of Diana and Dallas. Diana is mentioned in The Wall of Winnipeg as she’s Vanessa’s best friend and I was so happy to read about her HEA. After all that happened in Winnipeg it was nice to read that she too got an ending that she deserved. Wait for It Was cute and I loved it a lot! Star_rating_4_of_5

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary19. And the final book that I read in July was The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary. It’s a cute trope, Tiffy and Leon live in the same house, but they’ve never met. They share the same bed, Tiffy has the bed/apartment from 6 at night until 9 in the morning and Leon has it during the day. Of course they were going to meet one day and it was the cutest thing ever. I loved this so much, Beth had an amazing debut novel and I can’t wait to read more by her. Star_rating_5_of_5

And that’s it. That’s the wrap up for July. I can’t believe I’ve been reading this much but I’ve loved nearly every single one of them. One more than another but over all I’m a happy reader! I’ll be seeing you next month!

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Wrap Up || June

Hi loves,

And then we were at the end of June already.. What?! How did this year fly by so quickly? I topped off my June by reading my 108th book, what? I know I’ve been flying through books but I’m on a role and I will be taking advantage of it before I get in that reading slump and won’t get anything done! In June I read a total of 16 books, some on audio, some in physical form and others as ebooks. I am loving these wrap ups, because I get to reflect on my reading! So here we go;

Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey1. The first book I read in June was an arc I received of Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey. Now Rachel’s books always get me in the best mood while reading them and Coldhearted Boss wasn’t any different. I’ve said it before but I will say it again, I am a sucker for a good enemies to lovers story and combine that with Rachel’s witty storytelling and you got an incredible book. I gave this book a whopping Star_rating_5_of_5 stars so I started June pretty well!

2. After having listened to the Twist Me trilogy by Anna Zaires last month, I couldn’t waitCapture Me by Anna Zaires to start her next trilogy. The trilogy intertwines with the first one and I loved the storyline as well as revisiting familiar characters. Lucas and Yulia were incredible together. Capture Me is the first part and actually has some part of the last book in the previous trilogy in it but told from other perspectives which I loved. I ended up giving this one Star_rating_4_of_5 stars, the narrators of this trilogy are as perfect as the Twist Me narrators were!

Bind Me by Anna Zaires3. The next book in said trilogy is Bind Me , it continues on with the story of Lucas and Yulia right where we left off in the first book. The book takes us deeper into the relationship that the two are developing sometimes a bit against their will too. According to my Goodreads account I’ve already read this trilogy before but I can’t remember much of it if I have indeed. The second book got a Star_rating_4_of_5 star rating off of me as well!

4. Last in the trilogy is Claim Me. While Lucas and Yulia have long told themselves that Claim Me by Anna Zairesthey’re not in love with each other and they’re simply captor and captive, of course there’s so much more to this than that. After the events at the end of the last book, we enter new territory and I am here for it. I absolutely loved it! The conclusion to the trilogy gets Star_rating_5_of_5 stars from me!

Amour Amour by Krista Ritchie5. The fifth book I read in June was Amour Amour by the incredible Krista and Becca Ritchie. The book is part of the Aerial Etherial series and I LOVE them. Amour Amour was a reread for me as I read it last year as well but I loved this all over again. Nikolai is the perfect broody guy and Thora the perfect heroine. Together they were fireworks. I am still not sure if I will reread Infini in July but I will reread it soon as well. I hope there will be a lot more books in this series in the future as I love being part of the circus world! Amour Amour kept its Star_rating_5_of_5 star rating that I gave it last year.

6. One of Kendall Ryan’s June releases was up next. The Two-week Arrangement was The Two Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryanone that I didn’t expect to be in two parts. My sister read it first and was so frustrated as the second one wouldn’t come out until the end of the month which is why I decided to take a bit more time with it. I still read it pretty early on in June and ended up loving it a lot but yes I do agree it is a bit frustrating to not be able to continue in what feels like to be the middle of the story! I still loved it a lot though! Hence why it received Star_rating_4_of_5 stars from me!

Did I Mention it's 10 Years Later? by Estelle Maskame7. Estelle Maskame is a young author whose books I’ve been devouring. I love reading a bit of a forbidden romance and hers definitely is that. Tyler and Eden returned in a short story as part of a anniversary of her first book being written. Did I Mention It’s 10 Years Later was cute but way too short in my opinion, I would’ve loved to read so much more of this! DIM got Star_rating_3_of_5 stars from me this time around.

8. Next up was another arc. Also a book that I’ve been waiting for with a lot of Superfan by Sarina Bowenimpatience. Sarina Bowen is one of my favourite authors out there and her Brooklyn Bruisers story is one of my favourites. Superfan is the newest release and tells the story of Silas and his crush on famous superstar Delilah might just be one of my favourite books of the year. I devoured this and I am already looking forward to Sarina’s next release! Superfan of course got Star_rating_5_of_5 stars out of me.

Pestilence by Laura Thalassa9. What am I going to tell you guys about the next book on my June list… Pestilence wasn’t.. good? I went into it expecting to at least like it a little bit, but it was just too much for me.. The idea is as followed; the four horsemen come to earth to kind of reset the earth and get rid of humanity as it keeps destroying the planet. One girl tries to kill the first Horsemen, Pestilence but fails to do so and he captures her. He takes her along his journey and while he keeps on wiping out all humankind, she starts falling in love with him. My only question was; why? He literally kills while she’s there, sometimes to take the house of people so she can sleep and just watches her take care of the people until they die in front of her… I don’t ever give ratings below three stars unless they’re really bad. Pestilence got Star_rating_2_of_5 only because the writing style that Laura used was something I liked. The story, just wasn’t for me.

10. After the previous one I was in the mood to read something that I knew I was going toPunk 57 by Penelope Douglas love reading and decided I’d pick up Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas. Rhian and Misha have been penpals since they were little, Rhian’s teacher thinking Misha was a girl and Misha’s teacher thinking Rhian was a boy. But when Misha finds out Rhian isn’t who he thinks she is he decides to mess with her and they go from penpals to enemies. Rhian none the wiser about who Misha really is to her. I loved this book, I was a bit bummed the story was set in high school but it made up for it and I couldn’t put it down once I’d started. It had been a while since I read a book by Penelope and this was a great one to pick up, I ended up giving it Star_rating_5_of_5 stars.

Under Locke by Mariana Zapata11. As I told you all in my last wrap up, I love a book by Mariana Zapata. I am slowly making my way through them and as I only had two left to go, I decided to go with the one that I had on my actual bookshelves. It being Under Locke, after reading about Dex and Iris in Kulti knowing now where they’d end up I couldn’t wait to find out how they got started. I love a good slowburn romance and Mariana is the queen of them, but oh my god this one nearly killed me. The tension was there and the moments were there but nothing ever happens until so late into the book! I loved it and couldn’t give it anything but Star_rating_5_of_5 stars.

12. Next up is another arc by one of my favourite authors, T.M. Frazier. Tracey writes the N9ne by T.M. Fraziermost amazing erotica romances. Her King series will forever by one of my top series and her newest release in the series, N9ne is a good next installment. What I might have loved most about this book was the return of so many favourite characters out of the previous books but most of all Preppy. Of course the book is the story of Preppy’s little brother Kevin so how could he not make an appearance. I can’t wait to find out what is going to be next! N9ne received a good Star_rating_4_of_5 stars from me!

Stay by Tia Louise13. The thirteenth book I read in June is one I should’ve read way earlier but for some reason hadn’t yet. The newest release by Tia Louise, Stay tells the story of single mum Emmy who takes care of her little boy after her divorce. When Stephen Hastings is suddenly in front of her again she’s not sure what to do. Emmy lost her virginity to her brother’s friend years before and after he left her like nothing had happened, Emmy decided she would never look at him again. Of course that’s not how it goes. When Stephen proposes a marriage out of convenience for benefits her son needs, Emmy starts looking at him different eventually. Stay was incredible and received Star_rating_4_of_5 stars from me.

14. And then there was part two in the Penthouse Affair duet by Kendall Ryan, Seven Seven Nights of Sin by Kendall RyanNights of Sin continues where The Two Week Arrangement left off. I was so happy to be able to continue the story as I was eager to find out what was going to happen next. Kendall did not disappoint. I really liked this duet, it was cute and rough and thankfully had a happy ending. I love the single dad romances. In my eyes there’s nothing cuter than a hot single dad hehe. Seven Nights of Sin got Star_rating_4_of_5 stars from me.

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young15. Nearly at the end of my list! My fifteenth book I read this month was another reread. I decided to reread On Dublin Street by Samantha Young as I was in the mood for one of her books and it had been a good while since I read anything from this series. I first read this book in 2015 so I though I’d be up for a reread. Joss and Braden are amazing, I love their banter and how they eventually get together because you could see that happening from a mile apart! On Dublin Street also kept the rating I gave it back when I first read it, Star_rating_5_of_5 stars.

16. The final book of June was also a reread. Stolen by Lucy Christopher was one of the Stolen by Lucy Christopherbooks that I bought when I visited San Francisco in June 2014 and I read it on my plane ride home from there. Maybe that’s why I loved it as much back then and gave it five stars. While I still liked the book, it was no longer a five star read for me, I ended up giving it Star_rating_3_of_5 stars which is a bit lower. Stolen will forever hold the best memories for me, because the trip to San Francisco was one that I absolutely loved taking!

And that was the end of this wrap up! I can’t wait to see what I get to read in July, but you will have to wait a month to find out! I hope you read as many incredible books as I did and will in the coming month.

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WRAP UP || MAY

Hey lovelies,

I’m a bit late with this post seeing I will be posting my June wrap up in a little over a week, but to be honest this was the first moment I had the time to actually sit down and write this post. It’s been a hectic couple of weeks with work and adopting a new kitten. Introducing my two ladies to the little one has been a challenge but now after nearly a week we are slowly getting here.
Anyway, let’s get on to my May wrap up, I ended up reading 18 books, 4 of those were audiobooks, 4 were a reread and the other 11 were either ebooks or physical ones. I enjoyed all of them so much!

The Big Book of Serial Killers by Jack Rosewood1. The first book that I ended up reading in May was The Big Book of Serial Killers which is basically an encyclopedia on every notorious serial killer that has been out there, although there are a lot of them from the US, this book being by an American author and all! I ended up giving this book Star_rating_3_of_5 . I love reading about things like this, to find out why a person does what he has done or what goes on in a person’s mind. Although this book didn’t really go into the depth of these cases. Just on some of the bigger ones, like Ted Bundy.

2. The second book that I read in May was the newest release by Abbi Glines, Best I’ve Best I've Ever Had by Abbi GlinesEver Had, which is part of her crossover series between the Rosemary Beach and the Sea Breeze series. I am loving these books. To get to know the children of the characters that I’ve loved so much. This book was no different. Eli was my favourite, I devoured this book and ended up giving it Star_rating_4_of_5.

Lucky Daddy by R.S. Lively3. What I love most about books is when I receive an email with book deals and mostly on books that you can get for free. The next three books I bought in a set of 5, but I read them separately so I could rate them separately as well! The first one is Lucky Daddy, written by R.S. Lively. This set was the first I’ve ever read by her but I wasn’t disappointed. I ended up giving Lucky Daddy a Star_rating_3_of_5 rating.

4. Not Over You was the second book in the box set, a second chance romance but also Not Over You by R.S. Livelywith children involved. Somehow I have a guilty pleasure for the “oh no, my one night stand got me pregnant” trope. This was another Star_rating_3_of_5 rating for me. It was cute, but I’ve read better ones.

The Protector by R.S. Lively5. The third book in the set I read is; The Protector. The heroine in this story was left for dead on the side of a mountain when the hero finds her. He takes her in and makes sure she’s okay and together they try to find out what has really happened her, with all the consequences it brings. Another Star_rating_3_of_5 for this one.

6. Once a year I try to reread the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasThe previous years it was either when a new book released or when I just wanted to. As this year was the first year since 2015 that there was no new release in the series, I was just in the mood to. I just love this series and I think it might be one of my favourite fantasy series out there. I ended up giving the first book Star_rating_4_of_5 as I really dislike Tamlin and how ignorant he is to Feyre.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas7. Of course next up came A Court of Mist and Fury, also known as my absolute FAVOURITE in the series. I love how this book is written. How Feyre goes from being held captive in any sense of the way to breaking out of her shell and becoming the fierce High Lady that she was always meant to be. I can’t give this book enough stars, but Star_rating_5_of_5 will have to suffice for now!

8. A Court of Wings and Ruin is also on top of that list, but nothing will ever beat A A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. MaasCourt of Mist and Fury for me. I love the banter between characters, the love shared between Feyre and Rhysand, how badass Feyre is in her revenge against her former Court. Just about everything. The only thing I still don’t like happens at the end, which of course I will not spoil for anyone who hasn’t read this book. Then again, why haven’t you? Star_rating_5_of_5 all around!

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas9. The last “book” in the series for now is the novella A Court of Frost and Starlight which I adore. I loved coming back to my favourite characters, to finding out what happened next. The banter between Nessa and Cassian and I can’t WAIT to find out what is next in store for them! Star_rating_5_of_5 once again.

10. Boyfriend Bargain by Ilsa Madden-Mills was my first ARC of the Boyfriend Bargain by Ilsa Madden-Millsmonth of May, one that I loved reading. For some reason I’m kinda digging books with tropes like these more and more. I finished the book way too quickly for my liking but I did love it so much! Boyfriend Bargain received Star_rating_4_of_5 from me!

Twist Me by Anna Zaires11. May seemed to be a month of rereading books that I loved in the past. I used my April Audible credit on the Twist Me trilogy by Anna Zaires. A series that I first read when I was in Spain back in 2016, then read as an ebook, now listened to. I loved the narrators of this series, they were spot on and I digged the whole scene that I was creating in my head. Twist Me kept it’s Star_rating_4_of_5 that it had gotten the last time.

12. The twelfth book that I read in May was the newest release by Samantha Young. That Things We Never Said by Samantha Youngbeing Things We Never Said. The book is part of the Hart’s Boardwalk series. The book can be read as a standalone but it does feature characters from the previous two books. I absolutely love the series and this one was no exception. It was cute, it was mysterious and I can’t wait to find out if there will be more to this series after this. A solid Star_rating_5_of_5 from me.

Ronja de roversdochter by Astrid Lindgren13. Next I picked up one of my childhood favourites, Ronia the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren. She also wrote the Pippi Longstocking book and Ronia was right up there with Pippi when I was smaller. As I said in an instagram post back when I was reading this, I might love the illustrations even more than I loved the story although both are incredible. I read the book in Dutch, as that’s how I remember it. While I do love reading the original book, I still can’t read Swedish!Star_rating_3_of_5

14. Christina Lauren have been two of my absolute favourite romance authors for years The Unhoneymooners by Christina Laurennow, their books are always instareads for me. The Unhoneymooners was no exception to that. The story between two enemies growing to a romance is still one of my favourite tropes. This book was so cute, the cover was so tropical and that made me feel like wanting to go to an island in the ocean somewhere. “Sadly” enough I was only heading to Edinburgh after I finished this book haha. Just kidding I loved being in Scotland, this book just helped me dream some tropical dreams. I gave it Star_rating_4_of_5.

Keep Me by Anna Zaires15. Whilst travelling to Scotland I decided to listen to an audiobook, as I hate reading on the train and I didn’t want to get myself sick whilst on my first visit to the city. I ended up listening to the second book in the Twist Me trilogy by Anna Zaires, that being Keep Me. I loved continuing on with Nora and Julian’s story. It was hot (literally), sexy and I LOVED it even more the second time around. A solid Star_rating_4_of_5 from me.

16. In October of 2018 I first picked up a book by Mariana Zapata, one that I kept seeing Kulti by Mariana Zapataon one of my favourite bookstagram accounts. That being From Lukov with Love. Since then I have slowly been making my way through her books until I only had three left to go; Kulti, Under Locke and Wait for It. Because I kept seeing all kinds of mentions to Kulti on her facebook group, I decided to go for that one first. Kulti was INCREDIBLE. I love slowburn romances, the tension, the aggravation and the ultimate release of feelings are so much better in my opinion that books with instalove. Kulti was no exception, it had the slowburn, it had the agegap that I love reading about and ultimately it so much more. Mariana will never receive less than Star_rating_5_of_5 from me.

Hold Me by Anna Zaires17. Whilst going around Edinburgh, what better thing to do then listen to an audiobook. I have seriously listened to more audiobooks in the week I was there than in the three months before that and I love it. The last book in the Twist Me trilogy was next, Hold Me. Hold me is the conclusion to the trilogy and ultimately tells what happens to Nora and Julian and their slightly forbidden romance that has happened in the course of the three books. I loved this, I do see myself reading it again one day. For now it got Star_rating_4_of_5.

18. If you know me, then you know I hate being late to things. I would rather be half an The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkienhour early than 1 minute too late. When I had to get to the airport to fly back home, the weather was horrendous, and whilst I had the morning to spend in the city still, I decided to go to the airport and just wait there until my flight. I decided to start listening to The Hobbit a book that I have had on my shelves for literally years but yet had never read. The narrator had such a nice voice to listen to and I ended up finishing the book as well before I even got home. Star_rating_4_of_5 brilliant stars from me.

Fighting For You by Layla Hagen19. The last book that I read in May was another ARC. I am lucky enough to be on the VIP list for Layla Hagen’s books and I was SO happy to receive Fighting For You in my email. Fighting for You was the book that I was looking forward to the most in the Connor Family series. Jace and Brooke were incredible. Now that’s all I’m going to say about it, seeing the review went up yesterday on this book! Go read it, for now it got Star_rating_5_of_5 from me!

And that’s it. That’s all 19 books that I’ve read in May. Now you will be able to look forward to my June wrap up coming in the first week of July and hopefully at least one more post in the mean time, but knowing me there will be no guarantee haha. For now, I bit you farewell!

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WRAP UP || April

Hi everyone,

And then it was the end of April and with that comes another one of my wrap ups. I’ve been really enjoying doing these every single month. It sort of lets me rethink about the books that I read. I am a fast reader and sometimes by the end of the month I forget some of the details that I have read in the books. These wrap ups make me rethink on them and kinda relive the books in my head. But that being said, here we go. I read a total of 14 books this month, 6 physical books, 6 ebooks and 2 audiobooks. I am really loving this so much. Let me take you through all that I ended up reading.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling1. The first book that I read this month, was a reread. I really want to reread the Harry Potter series this year and I was already up to book four so that’s the one I started out with. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has always been one of my favourite books in the series. I just love the element of the tournament and the magic that goes through these books. I can’t wait to get started on book five and see if I still love that one as much as I’ve done previous times I’ve read it! Star_rating_5_of_5

2. The second book was one that I bought on a lim, because I saw it while The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarrosscrolling through my feed on instagram. One of the people that I follow was raving about this book and I trust her opinions a lot which lead to me buying the book. I bought, received and FLEW through this book. I finished The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros at 2.30am whilst completely in tears for the last 50 pages or so. This book was SO incredible that I instantly took it with me the next time I saw my sister because like I do, she loves military romances as well. And frankly, I wanted her to read this book and be broken like I was! Star_rating_5_of_5

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan3. Another series that I really want to reread, is the Percy Jackson series. I read this series back whilst I was an au pair in 2014. I flew through the series but I just really love the vibe the series gives up. I’m a sucker for Greek mythology and this book just gives it all. I bought the series through my kindle app, as I love that I can make the annotations and high lights in the books. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first in the series and thereby the first in my reread. Star_rating_4_of_5

4. The fourth book I read is a picture book. The bookshops here in the Kikker is Kikker by Max VelthuijsNetherlands have started this thing where every few months or so they will release a book, most of the time a really popular children’s book and you buy it for only €2. I have bought all the books up until now because I love books and I have read all of those books when I was little. Anyway, this time if was a book about Frog and Frog is one of my favourite picture book series out there. Star_rating_4_of_5

Crazy for Your Love by Lexi Ryan5. Next up is the newest release by Lexi Ryan. Crazy for Your Love was one of my most anticipated for April and I dove straight in as soon as I received it on my kindle app. I have been loving this series so much and the fifth book was no exception. I can’t wait for the next one that is coming in September. Lexi has gained a new fan in me! Star_rating_4_of_5

6. Whilst Defy Me came out this month, I still have to read it. I did Shadow Me by Tahereh Mafihowever read the novella that Tahereh released. It’s in Kenji’s POV and I loved it so much! Shadow Me was way too short and I can’t wait to read the other novella that will be releasing in his pov. I love reading about him. He was always one of my favourite characters and I love that he has his own novellas. Star_rating_4_of_5

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare7. And then The Red Scrolls of Magic arrived on my doorstep. Cassandra Clare is releasing these books in such a quick pace that I haven’t even all caught up in the Shadowhunter world yet. However I will gladly take a pause and read about Magnus and Alec at any time. I loved going back to the period between the books in the Mortal Instruments series where Magnus and Alec go on a trip around Europe and of course get into trouble. I really liked this book, I hope the second book will be here before we know it! Star_rating_4_of_5

8. Next up is the first audiobook that I listened to/read this month. Damaged Like Us by Damaged Like Us by Krista RitchieKrista and Becca Ritchie is the first book in the Like Us series and starts off a few years after the end of the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series. It can be read separately from those, but I recommend just reading it all because they’re amazing! Maximoff and Farrow are just two of the most incredible characters and while Moffy is eerily like me with his overthinking, I just can’t help but love him so much. The audiobook was incredible and I can’t wait to dive into the second one soon! Star_rating_5_of_5

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black9. Next up is another novella that I read. I knew it was out there but I never read it until I saw one of my bookish friends read it. The Lost Sisters is part of the Folk of the Air series, which also include The Cruel Prince and the Wicked King which I read last year and in January. The Lost Sisters is told from Taryn’s perspective and ugh I just can’t stand her. She makes such stupid decisions and I just want to yell at her! Star_rating_4_of_5

10. I received the next book in my March fairyloot box and I hadn’t read itTo Best the Boys by Mary  Weber yet. Again the same bookish friend as the last book was reading this and she said it was so good. I was inbetween books at the time and decided to dive into it. Boy, am I glad I decided to do so. To Best the Boys is such an amazing book. I’ve loved every single second of it and I sincerely hope that there will be a book two for it! I hadn’t read anything by Mary Weber before so I was so excited when I finished and loved this so much as I did. Star_rating_5_of_5

Top Secret by Sarina Bowen11. And then suddenly there was Top Secret by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. Two of my favourite romance/new adult authors and they made this magical book appear on my kindle. Top Secret tells the story of Keaton and Luke. Keaton has been happy with his girlfriend for years and is kind of shocked when she asks him for a threesome. He goes on this app to find a suitable guy and finds Luke (who is also one of his frat brothers and they reaaaaally dislike each other). They start chatting and eventually hit it off. Of course it isn’t as simple as that but I’ll let you find out the rest for yourself. I LOVED this book so much! I am a sucker for hate-to-love tropes, for text messages in books and for M/M romances like these. Star_rating_4_of_5

12. Back in 2015 I did my first read through of A Game of Thrones which I liked but A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martinwasn’t really into all that much. When I noticed one of my fellow bookstagrammers FLYING through the series, I started talking to her and eventually decided to give the series a second go. I picked up the first book in the series again and flew through it myself. I don’t know if I was just in the mood for it, or if it’s the tv series almost ending. I am loved this so much. I really want to continue on with the series this time around, because I am set on finishing it at least once! Star_rating_4_of_5

Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan13. Kendall Ryan’s newest release dropped just in the last week of April and was so excited to read it. Junk Mail starts out with a text message sent to the wrong person and turns into so much more. I really liked this book but it wasn’t my favourite by Kendall. Then again, it was still an incredible book that really had so much funny moments in it. My favourite character had to absolutely by Gram. She was such a spitfire and I kinda wished I had a grandmother like her. Star_rating_3_of_5

14. The last book I finished in April was another audiobook. I have always To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Hanwanted to get started on the series but for some reason I never did. When Netflix released the movie on the first book last year, I must’ve watched it at least 6 times already. To All the Boy I’ve Loved Before is such a funny book. I really really liked this one. Sadly I only owned the first book and I had to rectify that as soon as possible. I ended up ordering the second and third book as soon as I finished the first one. Lara Jean and Peter are so cute. I really want a sister like Kitty and I can’t wait to find out what happens next! Star_rating_4_of_5

And that’s it. That’s all the books that I ended up reading in April. How was your reading month? Did you read any good one? Any recommendations on what I should read next? I can’t wait to find out what I end up reading in May! I’m off to a good start, having already finished 2 books on just the first day! But which ones those are, you’ll have to wait for them and see in my next wrap up! See you all next time.

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WRAP UP || MARCH 2019

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my third wrap up of 2019. I had an amazing reading month and I can’t wait to let you know which books I read. I didn’t read as many books as I read in the previous two months, but I did end up reading books that I really really enjoyed. I read a total of 17 books in March in the span of 31 days. I read the following books in March, with a little thought on them and my star rating on them! Here we go, in order:

Preppy by T.M. Frazier1. The first book I finished in March was the second book in a trilogy that I love and reread this year. Preppy (or The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater) is written by one of my favourite authors out there, T.M. Frazier. If you love adult romance with a lot of extra things, go read it. It is not for the faint hearted though! Star_rating_5_of_5

2. The second book that I read was one I received as an arc. R.S. Grey is Make Me Bad by R.S. Greyone of my go-to authors when it comes to romantic comedies. I love her books and Make me bad was one that is up in my top 10 by her. To be fair, I don’t think I’ve found a book by her that I hated! I ended up giving this Star_rating_4_of_5 stars, my review is already up on my blog, if you’re interested in more!

Preppy by T.M. Frazier3. After Make Me Bad I made sure to finish out the trilogy by reading the final part in Preppy and Dre’s story. I forgot so many details about these book that I was so happy to dive back into them. I loved revisiting with my favourites and rekindling friendships with others. This was another Star_rating_5_of_5 stars from me.

4. After reading Make You Mine back in December last year, I couldn’t waitMake Me Yours by Tia Louise to find out more about Remington and what he would get up to. Add that to a daddy/nanny trope and I am absolutely sold! I loved this books so much, there was sas, there was a cute child and there was a hot romance. Heck yeah I was there for it! Star_rating_4_of_5

Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin5. Fifth was another arc that I received. I was lucky enough to receive an arc by Lex Martin last year and when I saw this one, I couldn’t not ask for it. The book was so funny and going from hate to love in a snowstorm and what follows was what I loved about Surprise, Baby. The book, written by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam was so funny and witty. I gave it: Star_rating_4_of_5

Extra Credit by Sarina Bowen6. When my sister told me that there was a book coming out with three novellas by Sarina Bowen, I jumped on it and read it. We already knew two of the novellas as they were previously published, but there was a new one for Graham and Rikker and oh my heart.. It was the cutest, most heartbreaking novella and I had heart eyes the entire time. Star_rating_4_of_5

Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata7. Seventh up in March was another book by Mariana Zapata. During the last few months I’ve been slowly making my way through her books and Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin was one of the few I still had left to go. I liked this a lot although not as much as I’ve loved others by her. None the less this book received a full Star_rating_5_of_5 from me.

8. I had heard a lot of buzz about Daisy Jones & the Six and absolutely jumped on that Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reidbook when it arrived on my doorstep. It released this month and all the reviews I’d seen and heard about it absolutely did it justice. This book was all I love in a book. There will be a full review coming this week, but Star_rating_5_of_5 all the freaking way!

The Hookup Handbook by Kendall Ryan9. After reading Boyfriend for Hire last month, I was so curious about Case and his story that I pre-ordered that book straight away. I was a happy camper when the book appeared on my kindle app at midnight and I was able to dive straight in. Case and Sienna were so cute and funny and I liked this book a lot! I kinda want Sienna’s brother to have a book now as well, we’ll see if that is going to happen! Star_rating_4_of_5

10. I have not always been the biggest poetry fan, but Amanda Lovelace and Rupi Kaur The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelaceare up there amongst my favourites. When I found out that Amanda was coming out with a new bind up, I HAD to get that book badly. It arrived on my doorstep and I dove straight in. Her poetry is raw, builds up and sometimes is all too familiar. Her lines are so beautiful and I can’t wait to find out more. Star_rating_4_of_5

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid11. After loving Daisy Jones, I was really curious about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I had heard a LOT of good things about this book but had yet to pick it up until that point. I regret waiting that long because god was Reid able to write a gutwrenching beautiful story about a Hollywood actress and all that she went through, but maybe even more the author of her biography and her story. I am so excited to find out what Taylor Jenkins Reid comes up with next! Star_rating_5_of_5

12. Next up is a book that I received through a Dutch publisher to review for De Leesfabriek. De eeuwige tijd by Deborah HarknessI have been a reviewer for them since 2014 and I am loving most of the books that I receive through them. I gave this book Star_rating_3_of_5 stars because I liked it but I was confused through a lot of the book and I didn’t really enjoy this as much as I enjoyed the original trilogy.

Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald by J.K. Rowling13. To read another book that was on my TBR pile for a long time, I read the screenplay to the second Fantastic Beasts film, The Crimes of Grindelwald. I liked reading it but what made the book for me were the illustrations that are seen throughout this book. Those were adding the third star for me.Star_rating_3_of_5

14. By now, I own 5 books by V.E. Schwab and had yet to read one of them. Vicious by V.E. SchwabAfter watching a booktube video that also talked about Vicious I decided to finally pick it up and dive in. I LOVED this so much, there was action, revenge, supernatural and I love how the EO’s come to be in this story. I will have to pick up Vengeful soon to find out what is going to happen to Victor and Eli next. I am very excited! Star_rating_4_of_5

The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen15. At the start of the year I began a reread of the Ivy Years by Sarina Bowen, as I didn’t continue on after the second book and after finishing the novellas earlier this month I was so excited to dive into Rikker and Graham’s story again. They held back their attraction so much and when I finished I realised why I loved reading their novella so much, because we find out what happens after this book. The Understatement of the Year received a full Star_rating_5_of_5 stars from me!

16. I couldn’t not continue on this series after finishing Understatement. Bella was one of The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowenmy favourite characters throughout that book and I was so excited to find out what was going to happen to her in this book. I was not disappointed one bit. Bella and Rafe were so cute together. When Bella goes through her hardships, Rafe was the perfect friend to her and I too would’ve fallen hard for him! Star_rating_4_of_5

The Fifteenth Minute by Sarina Bowen17. And then the last book of March and the last book in the Ivy Years series. After meeting Lianne in the previous book I was, again, really curious to find out what her story would be. I got so angry at her agent, I loved her relationship with DJ Trevi, although I would’ve loved it if he would’ve just told her from the start what was going again, because I think out of ALL his friends, Lianne would’ve been the one to understand him. This book was incredible! Star_rating_4_of_5

And that is my reading bit of March wrapped up! What do you think? How many books did you end up reading this month, were there any good ones or bad ones that you really didn’t enjoy? Let me know in the comments!

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WRAP UP || FEBRUARY 2019

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my second wrap up of 2019. I didn’t think I’d be able to read as many books in February as I did in January but I even surpassed it with one extra. All the while working a lot and even having 3 days less in the month. I had an amazing reading month and I can’t wait to let you know which books I read. That being said, I read a couple of arcs I was provided by the authors, I read some amazing others and even reread some favourites of mine. I read a total of 22 books in February in the span of 28 days.In February I read the following books, with a little thought on them and my star rating on them! Here we go, in order:

Needing Him by Kennedy Fox1. The first book I read in February was the second book in the Bishop Brothers series; Keeping Him told the story of brother Evan and omg was it a hot one. I loved the hatred between Evan and Emily, but loved the ending even more! I gave this book a solid 5 stars on the Goodreads rating!

2. The second book I finished was the incredible King of Scars by Leigh King of Scars by Leigh BardugoBardugo. I’ve been anticipating this book so much and even though it took me nearly a week to read, I LOVED it so so much. Of course this was another big fat 5 stars from me!

Chasing Him by Kennedy Fox3. After finishing King of Scars I continued on with the Bishop Brothers as I still had two of the books to go and I was excited to return to their Texas ranch. Chasing Him has one of my favourite tropes in romance books ever, the single dad/nanny trope and it was an incredible one. John is such a dreamy guy and I loved reading his story with the baby that was suddenly dropped in his life. Another 5 stars.

4. The last book in the series was Keeping Him and had another favourite Keeping Him by Kennedy Foxin it. The Childhood friends to lovers one is one that is either hit or miss with me. I loved this one, while I cursed out the characters in this book for being bloody stubborn, I flew through it. Do I even need to tell you how many stars this book got from me?

Checkmate by Kennedy Fox5. I did realize while reading the first four books by Kennedy Fox that perhaps I should’ve started with another series that did eventually tell the story by the brothers sister. I started the Checkmate series with This is War. Another hate to love story and it was so good. The first book got three stars from me!

6. My sixth book was the second book in this duet, namely This is Love it Checkmate by Kennedy Foxcontinues on straight after the ending of This is War. I loved reading this series as much as I loved the first four books I read by Kennedy Fox. This is War and This is Love are a best friend’s little sister series and you guessed it, I love that. I devoured these books so fast!

This is Reckless by Kennedy Fox7. Next up was the next duet in the Checkmate series, starting with This is Reckless. This book is the book that features Courtney, sister to the Bishop Brothers and I couldn’t wait to read her story as it is mentioned occasionally through the Bishop Brothers. This is Reckless received four stars, I loved Courtney so much, her stress baking and that she and Drew started out as friends/ roommates. But UGH did I hate Drew’s previous girlfriend.

8. This is Effortless is the second book in this duet and again it continuesThis Is Effortless by Kennedy Fox straight off from the point where the first book ended. These books are such quick reads and I liked it a lot. Courtney and Drew had a lot of hurdles to jump over before getting their HEA and I was there for them, cheering them on every single page throughout these two books.

This is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox9. Straight on to the last duet in this series. This is Dangerous tells the story of Kayla and Logan. The main characters in these books are mentioned throughout the first two duets and I was rooting for them before even going into their story. Another single dad story, and I am a sucker for hot single dads (fictional ones at least). The ending to this book though, omg I was so happy I could continue straight on into the next one.

10. After the ending of the previous one, I couldn’t not continue straight This is Beautiful by Kennedy Foxon with This is Beautiful. I had to know what was going to happen next and to know if this was going to end in a good way. Heck I knew it was and still wanted to know what was going to happen. I am both sad and happy that these books had ended. For some reason I would’ve liked these books more if each duet would’ve just been a single book, I am not that keen on having multiple books for one couple (with exceptions here or there).

Huge Deal by Lauren Layne11. Whenever Lauren Layne releases a new book, I’m mostly there. Ever since first reading books by her back in 2016, I’ve been hooked and this 21 Wall Street series has been on top of that list. I think Huge Deal is the final one in the series, but I’ve loved the previous two and was SO happy for Kennedy and Kate to get their own story. They were very well hinted on in the previous two books and I couldn’t wait to find out more about them. Lauren Layne will always get 5 stars from me.

12. Next on this never ending list is The Risk by Elle Kennedy. If you ever The Risk by Elle Kennedywant to read a quick, but incredible read then make sure to pick up anything by Elle Kennedy. She is my go to author when I want to read something funny, laugh out loud and with incredible steamy scenes. The Risk was not an exception. Back in the day I devoured the books in the Off Campus series but these spin off; Briar U series I might just love just as much. Jake and Brenna were such an amazing couple. I would love to have my own Jake Connelly, can someone make that happen?

Boyfriend for Hire by Kendall Ryan13. Next up was Kendall Ryan’s newest release, Boyfriend for Hire. Nic was such a dreamy guy and while he was conflicted about wanting Elle or wanting to continue on with his job, being a top paid escort, I knew he was going to keep on falling for Elle and never look back towards his job. Although I will miss his lunches with the older lady, they were so cute and I felt like he needed her more than she needed him hehe. Boyfriend for Hire received 4 stars from me.

14. For over 3 years I’ve been devouring any book that Layla Hagen puts Image may contain: 2 people, textout into the world. First the Bennett family series and then straight on to the Connor’s. Only With You was gifted to me as an arc, I love being on Layla’s VIP list and being able to read her books before anyone (well besides other bloggers on her list) can read them. Only with You was highly anticipated by me as I couldn’t wait to read who Val would fall in love with, she needed someone to take care of her for once instead of her taking care of her siblings. I loved this so much, making it a solid 4 stars from me!

Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G.15. I read a good amount of Whitney G books in 2018 but I still have some to go. When I was looking for a quick but incredible read to read after my previous book, I came across Thirty Day Boyfriend and dove straight in. Her shorter books are fun, easy to read but they pull you in none the less. My kindle app on my phone was making extra hours this month and I don’t mind one bit. I gave this book 4 stars and some incredible highlights if you ever want to check them out.

16. I felt the need to dive back into a world with familiar characters, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuirenamely the characters that properly got me into romance books back in the day. Beautiful Disaster was a book that I picked up randomly from an online story and devoured from the first pace. I think that I’ve read it at least 4 or 5 times over the last few years, the first time being in 2012. I loved meeting back up with Travis and Abby and my 5 star rating didn’t change. Maybe not because of the book, but more for the nostalgia I felt reading this again.

Over Us, Over You by Whitney G.17. Maybe last year or the year before, my sister was reading the next book on the train and kept laughing and pointing out things in the books, but I had yet to pick it up. Over Us, Over You by Whitney G is a book that has been on my ereader for a while but I hadn’t picked up yet. After reading Thirty Day Boyfriend I was in the mood for another book by her and decided to finally give this a go. I am glad to say that I absolutely loved it, I was a little sad I didn’t pick it up sooner. As mentioned before the best friend’s little sister trope is one I love and this wasn’t an exception.

18. A few weeks ago I got an email from one of my favourite authors. Simply a news Hold On by Samantha Youngletter but it had a sign up for this arc blast for a new series that she was participating in. Hold On was the novella that she wrote in this series but it also had a sign up for other ones in the series. I loved her one, as it was a novella that could also be part of one of her series and I jumped on the chance to read it. Hold On tells the story of Killian’s sister (Killian is the hero in Play On) and I LOVED it so much. Three stars from me.

All Stars Fall by Rachel Van Dyken19. Next up was All Stars Fall by Rachel van Dyken. Also part of the same series as the one above. I had never read anything by Rachel but I absolutely loved this one and I will make sure to read more by her. I have heard a lot about her writing from people around Goodreads and other blogs and I was happy to finally read something by her and end up loving it so much as I did. All Stars Fall tells the story of Trevor and Penelope and yes is another single dad/nanny story. This one got a solid four stars.

20. The last one of the novellas that I received in this series was Wicked Wicked Force by Sawyer BennettForce by Sawyer Bennet. Sawyer’s books are a bit hit and miss with me but I really liked this one. The only downside to these being novellas is that everything is fast paced and that it’s over before I realised it. Wicked Force was such a cute but incredible story and I want more more more! I might just pick up the other ones in this series eventually. Wicked Force closed with three stars.

Surprise Delivery by R.R. Banks21. The next book I read in February was one that I picked up on a whim through a romance newsletter thing I receive through email and I ended up loving it more than I ever thought I would. Surprise Delivery by R.R. Banks was another first by a new to me author. I really liked this and hey, a hot doctor is always nice to read about haha. I will make sure to pick up more by this author one day and see if I’ll enjoy it as much as I did this one.

22. Lastly I read another favourite of mine. Preppy; Part One is an all timePreppy by T.M. Frazier favourite, or at least the author is. I loved Preppy all throughout the other books and when he got his own series of books, back in 2016, I made sure to read them. After rereading the first 4 books in the King series at the end of last year, I finally got to rereading the three books that make up Preppy and Dre’s story. Of course this received five stars from me as I will always hand Tracey my five star ratings, every single one of her books is better than the last.

And with that I conclude my February wrap up, how did you do in February? Did you end up reading what you wanted to read? Did you discover anything new that you ended up loving? Let me know and I hope to see you again soon with another post!
Love,
Daphne

JANUARY WRAP UP

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my first wrap up of 2019. I’ve decided that I really really want to get this blog thing of the ground more than I am currently doing and I thought this might be a good way to start it off. I’ve always been a fast reader and normally read about 150 books a year. However I started off 2019 reading 21 books in just the first month. If I keep this up (which I do hope) I will be finishing the year off with nearly 250 books, which would be incredible but as my goal is set at 100 books now, nowhere near expected to be reached.

In January I read the following books, with a little thought on them and my star rating on them! Here we go, in order:

Run to Me by Lilian Monroe1. The first book I read in 2019 was the last book in a trilogy by Lilian Monroe. Run to Me was a book that I loved but I’m not really into the insta love thing. Therefore the book only received 3 stars from me!

Rinkeldekink by Martine Bijl

2. My second book of the year was a book I read for review. Rinkeldekink is written by one of my favourite Dutch actresses/presenters and tells about her stroke and her recovery from this. It was beautiful, but my review is already up so go read that if you’re interested! I gave this book 3 stars.

Rookie In Love by Sarah White3. My third read was a book I received through NetGalley. Rookie in Love was a book that I thought I’d absolutely love but wasn’t that at all.. Everything happened SO fast and I ended up giving it only 2 stars.

4. When Dimple Met Rishi has been on my tbr pile for at least two years When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menonand I finally picked it up after putting it on my PopSugar challenge list for 2019. I ended up liking it but not loving it as I’ve well and truly outgrown my YA comtemporaries! I gave it 3 stars, it was cute but I didn’t love it.

The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen5. The Year We Fell Down was a reread for me, although technically I listened to it through Audible. Sarina Bowen is one of my favourite authors out there and I can never get enough of. I gave this audiobook 5 stars and dove right into the second one after finishing.

6. My sixth book was The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon. Another book that was on The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoonmy shelves for a long while but which I ended up not liking too much. Another YA book that yeah I’ve well and truly grown out off and which I will be donating as I don’t see myself reading it ever again. I ended up giving it 3 stars.

The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen7. As said earlier, my next audiobook was the second book in the Ivy Years series by Sarina Bowen, that being The Year We Hid Away. I LOVE this book so much, every single book by Sarina is able to drag you right into the story and I am in love with these characters so much. Another 5 stars from me.

8. Next up was a series that I started years ago but never finished, and boyCaptive Prince by C.S. Pacat did I regret not finishing this up! Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat starts off this series with a fictional bang. While I read this one before, I forgot so much about this book already and I am so happy I decided to reread this and not skip it and go straight for the second one. This got 4 stars from me.

Prince's Gambit by C.S. Pacat9. Of course I continued on with the series this time and it was Prince’s Gambit ’s turn for a read. I had not read this one before and omg do I regret it now.. this was already so much more intriguing than the first and it dragged me from the very first page. I was so excited to see what would happen to Damen and Laurent that I finished it in 2 days and dove straight into the third. 5 big happy stars from me.

10. Of course Kings Rising was next and boy was it a great one. This book will go down Kings Rising by C.S. Pacatas the book that I lost all my post it tabs on. There were so many amazing bits that I want to remember that my entire book is covered in tabs and all the colours! Another 5 stars and an enormous book hangover to boot.

Lingus by Mariana Zapata11. Lingus by Mariana Zapata was the book that dragged me out of said book hangover and had me laugh out loud so many times. The thing that I love most about Mariana’s books is that they’re such slow burners that by the end of it my heart aches for the release and I loved this one just as much! It got 4 stars from me, I read and listened to this book on and off ❤

12. Next was Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata. Can you tell that I love her Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapataalready? Dear Aaron is told mainly in emails, texts and IM messages and I am HERE for that. I love books that develop through emails, they’re so cute. I loved this book and gave it 4 stars.

Tangled Like Us by Krista Ritchie13. My review on GR for Tangled Like Us read as followed: Omg omg omg omg omg… Jane and Thatcher.. what did I just read.. and is it bad I already want to go for a reread? That was incredible! and I stick to that point. 5 stars from me for Jane Cobalt and Thatcher Moretti.

14. Overnight Sensation by Sarina Bowen is next, and guess what; I lovedOvernight Sensation by Sarina Bowen this so much. Heidi and Jason were so cute even though Jason resisted for so long haha. I had a clue about her dad from the very start and turned out I was right! Thank you so much Sarina, again, for the arc (through Nina of course) and I will be on the lookout for the next book!

The Wicked King by Holly Black15. The Wicked King by Holly Black was highly anticipated after reading The Cruel Prince last year. And boy it didn’t disappoint! I can’t believe we’ll have to wait more than a year before we get to read the next book! I can’t wait, and of course this got 5 stars from me!

16. One of my go to romance/NA authors is K.A. Tucker so whenever sheBe the Girl by K.A. Tucker brings out a new book, I will be the first one to read it. Be The Girl was no exception, even if it was a YA book instead of NA. I loved this book so much. Cassie’s character, was incredible and as someone who works with people on the spectrum, I recognized SO much in her. I definitely recommend this! I give this 4 stars

The Deal by Elle Kennedy17. Next up is another reread by one of my favourite authors, namely Elle Kennedy. The Deal is such a cute book. It’s not complicated but it’s sweet and you get sucked into the story right away. I first read this 4 years ago and I think i fell in love all over again. 5 stars!

18. The Mistake is the second book in the Off Campus series by Elle The Mistake by Elle KennedyKennedy and swoon I want my very own Logan. I don’t care if he’s flawed or whatever is going on with him, I want someone like him haha. Another 5 stars

The Score by Elle Kennedy19. Next up, The Score, which tells the long awaited story of Dean Di Laurentis and it had another swoon worthy guy in it. Allie and Dean are such opposites and therefore are so good together. I am so in love with this series and all these characters! Again, 5 stars.

20. And fourth one is, The Goal, after reading a little bit about Tucker and Sabrina at the end of the The Goal by Elle Kennedythird book, I couldn’t not dive straight into this. Mind that I was at home with the flu and while I wasn’t sleeping I was reading because these characters man ❤ Another big fat 5 stars.

Taming Him by Kennedy Fox21. The last book I finished this month, was Taming Him by Kennedy Fox. A new author to me but I read so much about them on bookstagram that I couldn’t not finally start this. I realized after finishing this that there’s other books that precede this one but I didn’t care as it is a stand alone series so it didn’t matter too much. I ended up giving this 4 stars.

I did start my 22nd book, which is King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo but I won’t be finishing that one in January, which is okay. I will wrap it up at the end of February hehe. If you made it through to the end of this book, you’re a trooper. Thank you so much!

Love,
Daphne