Tuesday, April 3, 2018

2018 New Releases in Thrillers

One great thing about finding the book community on social media has been learning more about new releases. I have never really been a reader that pays attention to new releases or feels the need to go out and buy a book as soon as it comes out. Over the past year that has changed. I think it is thanks to finding the Booktube and  Bookstagram community! I have been in the mood for thrillers lately and I want to share 5 thrillers that are coming out (or have already come out) this year that I am super excited for because I have read other books by these authors that I enjoyed.
  1. Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh (Released on 3/13/18)-I have already purchased this one and I can’t wait to get to it. I read I Let You Go by her earlier this year and I could not put it down. It had a fun twist that I did not see coming so I can’t wait to read more by her!
  2. All The Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson (Released today 4/3/18!) I recently read Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson and this one was another one I couldn’t put down. I also really want to read A Kind Worth Killing because I have heard great things about that one as well.
  3. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (4/17/18)- I have not read a book by Lisa Jewell before but this one is a Book of The Month pick for April and it intrigued me. Also, the cover is beautiful and yes I do judge a book by its cover.
  4. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (5/29/18)- I have read all three of Ruth Ware’s previous books and I was excited when I found out she was coming out with another one.
  5. Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris (6/19/18)- I have read both The Breakdown and Behind Closed Doors. Both gave me this sense of unease and panic and when I read a thriller I enjoy that feeling. Excited to check her next one out!
This year is a great one for new thriller releases and I’m so excited for all these books!
Happy Reading!

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Book Thief

It is not often that I re-read books, even ones that I love. I first read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak about 5 years ago and I loved it the first time around. One of my favorite genres is historical fiction, particularly books set in World War II. This year I have been more interested in re-reading books, especially some of my favorites.

The first time I read The Book Thief, I read the physical copy. Last week when I discovered the audiobook was on my library's free app, I decided to listen to it. I've been wanting to re-read The Book Thief since it has been so long since I read it the first time. I loved the narrator and all the dialogue was wonderful! I have to say this book is on my list of all time favorites. While the book is sad and emotional, it is also witty and heartwarming. I love the relationship between Liesel and her foster father. I also love the relationship between Liesel and Max.

I also feel like this book is a book for book lovers. The beginning of the book focuses on Liesel's journey with learning to read and discovering her love for books. I am going to include one of my favorite quotes from the book below that is from the beginning of the book. I highly recommend this book (especially the audiobook)!

"She was the book thief without the words.
Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like rain.”
- "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak  

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

WSIRN Podcast Binging

Hello Readers!
One of my favorite parts of reading is discussing books with other readers! I feel like you can have an instant connection with someone who loves one of your favorite books! Over the past year I have really enjoyed watching videos on Youtube related to books (also known as booktube) but now I have discovered a whole new community of book lovers.

I’ve heard people mention Modern Mrs. Darcy in the past but I had never read the blog. I was watching a booktube video and the What Should I Read Next (WSIRN) podcast was mentioned. I immediately looked up the podcast and listened to her most recent episodes and I was hooked immediately! Since then I have binge-listened to about 20 episodes and I am hooked!
Now excuse me while I go listen to more episodes...
What are your favorite ways to interact with other readers in real life and online?

Thursday, January 4, 2018

2018 Reading Goals

I had a really good reading year in 2017! I read 71 books and I read a lot of books that had been on my to-read list for a long time. I want to set some different reading goals for myself for 2018. This year I felt I put a lot of pressure on myself to finish books quickly and I focused on the number of books I was reading too much. I read a lot of thrillers and books I knew I would probably get through fairly quickly. That being said, 2017 was still a really good reading year and I even listened to my first audiobooks (shocking)! In 2018, I don't want to focus so much on how many books I'm reading but on reading books that I enjoy and branching out a little bit in my genres. Quality over quantity is my focus!

Here are my 2018 reading goals:

  • Read 50 books
  • Read  more classics
  • Read more non-fiction 
  • Read longer books on my to-read list
  • Re-read Harry Potter 

Happy New Year!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018


For as long as I can remember I have loved to read. When I was little my grandfather would always get me a gift certificate to a local bookstore for my birthday and/or Christmas and I would spend hours browsing the shelves selecting the perfect books. I also remember summers spent sitting on our porch swing and reading for hours at a time. To me, there is nothing quite like getting lost in a story. I created this blog to share my love for reading and to interact with other readers.