The Stuck At Home Book Tag

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! As soon as I saw that Ellyn made this tag, I knew I had to use it as my last post of May. With everything going on in the world, I think this is a fun way to look at things. Plus Ellyn’s like one of my favorite people so there’s no way I couldn’t do this tag. Either way, I’m excited to finally be doing it so let’s get into the rules and then my answers. 🙂

 Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag


1. What are you currently reading?

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I’m writing this post about a week or so earlier than I plan on posting it. With that being said, the book I’m about to start reading is Guarding Temptation by Talia Hibbert. This is a novella featuring characters from her Dirty British Romance series and boy am I excited to dive in.

2. What’s your favorite “can’t-leave-the-house” activity?

For me, it easily has to be reading. I feel like that’s such a cliche answer, but that’s basically all I do. Whether it be on my days off or when I get off work, I’m usually either sitting outside on my Kindle or have my headphones on to listen to an audiobook. I’ve also been watching a lot of Youtube as well.

3. A book you’ve been meaning to read for forever

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When I saw this prompt, this was the first book that came to mind. I’ve read all of Tiffany D. Jackson’s other books but this one. I’ve been thinking about reading it forever but I just never have the motivation to pick it up. I’ve heard great things about both the book and the audiobook but have yet to pick it up. Oh well, I know I’ll pick it up eventually.

4. An intimidating book on your TBR

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Do I even need to explain this one? It’s a sports romance between a football player and his assistant. As per Mariana Zapata’s books, it’s incredibly long and features a super slow-burn romance. Considering this book is almost 700 pages, I’m nervous since that’s SO long for a romance book. Hopefully, it ends up being worth the read, though.

5. Top 3 priority books on your TBR

  • Educated by Tara Westover. This book is the pick for a book club I’m doing this summer and this is our pick for June. I’ve honestly stayed away from this book but I’m anxious to see what I think about it when I finally get to it.
  • Finding Forever by Christina C. Jones. I’ve been using my Kindle Unlimited subscription-like crazy and all of CCJ’s books are on there. This is one of the series I know I want to read ASAP.
  • The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund. I’ve had this book on hold at the library and I’m crossing my fingers it comes off hold soon. It sounds like it’s going to a unique YA and one that I’ll hopefully enjoy.

6. Recommend a short book

It feels like all I’ve been reading is short books so let’s get into it. For me, a short book is one under 300 pages so let’s get into my 3 picks.

  • Undone by Bryce Oakley. This is a short and sweet f/f romance between a songwriter and the artist she’s writing songs for. If you’re looking for an f/f read for Pride Month, I’d highly recommend this.
  • Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy. I read this middle-grade book for Contemporary-A-Thon and what a cute book it was. It follows our main character Sweet Pea as she’s dealing with things in her life-changing and realizing things aren’t always what they seem.
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl. I read this book after my mom read it to her students and I really enjoyed it. This is a classic children’s book so I’m sure a lot of you have already read it but I’d highly recommend.

7. Recommend a long book

As for long books, that’s a different story. I usually like short books but I’m going to try to come up with 3 that are over 300 pages.

  • Open Book by Jessica Simpson. I listened to this book on audio and didn’t realize it was over 400 pages. I think Jessica did a great job of focusing on different parts of her life while not being too overly-specific. Even if you don’t love Jessica Simpson, I’d highly recommend this book.
  • American Royals by Katherine McGee. If you haven’t read this book, then what are you doing? Even though it’s almost 450 pages, it’s so dramatic and goes by super quick. With everything going on in the world, it’s the perfect distraction.
  • Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke. This is another book that’s over 400 pages but this time, it focuses on Jane who goes on a reality show in exchange for room and board at college. It’s another incredibly dramatic read but also talks a lot about mental health. Super underrated and if you have access, then you need to read it.

8. Something you’d love to do while stuck at home

Even though I’m not “stuck at home” since I have to work, I’d love to spend an entire day, binge-watching a TV series. There are a lot of shows I want to get caught up on or show friends have recommended. If I was stuck at home, I’d want to watch an entire series in just a few days.

9. What do you plan on reading next?

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Since it’s almost June and I have big plans for June, there are a few books I could plan on starting. For me though, I think I’m going to start by reading Anyone But Her by Erica Lee as it would be a great start.


As for the people I’m tagging, I’m going to be tagging Kaya, Sara and Lisa.

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My Favorite…Bookish Friendship & June Prompts

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Welcome to the last May “My Favorite” post and what a month it’s been. I’ve had a lot of fun with these prompts and moving ahead to June, I have some fun ones. I don’t want to talk too much so let’s get into what “My Favorite” is and the prompts for June.

BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the “My Favorite” meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by Maureen’s Books, she agreed to let me take over.

As Maureen described it, “In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it. The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive. Each week I will post a new My Favorite.. post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on my weekly post, link back to this post, and visit others.”

June Prompts

  • June 3rd: My Favorite…LGBTIA+ Author
  • June 10th: My Favorite…M/M Pairing
  • June 17th: My Favorite…F/F Pairing
  • June 24th: My Favorite…LGBTIA Book On my TBR


While I’m going to be talking about a fictional friendship, I did want to give a shout-out to two of my favorite people I’ve met via blogging. First is Ally who is one of the strongest people I know along with being super smart and just a positive ray of sunshine. I always look forward to her posts and seeing on my Twitter/Wordpress.

Second is Ellyn who is my favorite person to buddy-read with, who has such unique content and is just all-around a great person. If you’re not following either of these ladies, you need to be. They’re just wonderful. ❤

As for my favorite bookish friendship, I have to go with the girls from Rebekah Weatherspoon’s books. All of her books are connected so almost all of the heroines are friends. I think it’s such a fun way to connect her books and it’s nice seeing them pop up in other series. I especially liked seeing it in the Fit trilogy which connects a lot of the characters together. Overall, I just think she does a great job of connecting the threads and showing how far friendship can go.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Summer Reads

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For this last week of May, Shanah came up with a really fun topic to hopefully springboard us into summer. Personally, I really enjoy spring and summer as I like to swim, eat food off the grill, and read outside. As far as quarantine goes, reading outside has been one of my favorite activities. Before I get into my picks, let me just say that I got sunburnt on one arm while reading my Kindle…what an absolute fail by me lmao.

If you’re interested in participating in Top 5 Tuesday, all you have do is write up your post and pingback to one of Shanah’s posts. Make sure you pingback to her posts and not just her blog so she can add you to the list.


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5. There’s Something About Sweetie

I rarely talk about this book and it’s a shame. I really do enjoy Sandhya Menon’s Dimple & Rishi series which is where this book is set. It follows Rishi’s little brother, Ashish and the relationship he has with Sweetie, who is fat. While the book focuses on those two, Sweetie is easily the best part of this book and it focuses a lot on her especially her relationship with her mother. While it has some intense moments, I think it’s such a cute and funny read for summer. Plus I know I read this one by the pool so it was an easy pick.

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4. The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

Speaking of books I never talk about, The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls should be the book at the very top. I read this two summers ago and haven’t really talked about it much since. This book follows four sisters and it’s basically the summer before everything in their lives changes. Each sister is given their own storyline and it’s interesting to see how the summer plays out for them. Personally, I don’t remember much about this but I remember thinking how much I loved the relationship between the sisters and how much I enjoyed being outside, reading it.

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3. I Love You So Mochi

I’m not sure if you’re sensing a theme here but I really think light and fluffy books are the names of the game when it comes to summer. In particular, I think I Love You So Mochi is the perfect summer read. This one follows Kimi as she goes to Japan to visit her grandparents who have a strained relationship with her mother. It’s basically about her going there, growing as a person, exploring Japan, meeting a boy and realizing a lot of things about life. It’s cute and fun without much of a plot but is one I’d recommend if you want a cute summer read.

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2. This Adventure Ends

Once again, I knew I had to include an Emma Mills book. This book I chose is This Adventure Ends which follows Sloane as she joins a group of friends and the lengths she goes through for them. I don’t want to give too much away about this one, but it’s just so good. Personally, I enjoyed all of the characters, their relationships, and everything about Sloane’s dad. This book is just so fun and enjoyable while still having a decent amount of substance to it. Plus that cover just screams summer to me for some reason. Lol

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1. Well Met

Last but not least, I wanted to include a romance book. The book I chose is Well Met by Jen DeLuca. This book follows two characters who hate each other IRL but are a couple during the Renaissance fair. It’s such a unique premise and one that had me smiling the entire time I was reading. While we do get some intense subject matter especially with the MC’s sister, I really think this one is perfect for summer. While I don’t think I’ve ever been to a Renaissance fair, it gives me such summer vibes. If you’re looking for a cute and fun romance, then this one should be on your summer TBR. 🙂


I tried to do a list with a multitude of different age ranges, but I think most of my list ended up being YA. Either way, I think YA contemporaries and basically all romance books are my favorite types of reads for summer. Then again, I love romance all the time so this list shouldn’t surprise anyone that much. 😛

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Recommending books based on the Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins album

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while and I decided to take the plunge. We’re in the midst of quarantine so I figured why not? I rarely do recommendation posts and I’ve been feeling more creative. If you couldn’t tell by the title, I’m going to be recommending a book for every song on the Jonas Brothers 2019 album, “Happiness Begins.”

As soon as I started searching for something similar, I saw a booktuber, Gabby from Gabby Reads did the same thing but with Taylor Swift. I also have another post coming up that’s inspired by Gabby who I don’t follow but we must share a brain or something lol. Either way, I wanted to give her credit as she came up with the idea so let’s get into the songs and the books I’d pair with them.

Track 1: Sucker

Kicking off the list is none other than their first single since reuniting, “Sucker.” If you haven’t heard this song, you’ve been living under a rock. Either way, this is obviously a song about being in love with someone and also realizing the challenges that come with it. The lyrics I really focused on was: “You’re the medicine and the pain. The tattoo inside my brain and baby, you know it’s obvious. I’m a sucker for you.”

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The book I chose for “Sucker” is Get A Life, Chloe Brown. It’s clear while reading the book that Red is a sucker for Chloe. He doesn’t care about how much they might disagree or how things go, he’s still going to be there. As soon as I thought of Sucker, this was the first book to pop into my mind. While Chloe would pretend to hate it, I think she’d enjoy hearing Red sing along to the Jonas Brothers.

Track 2: Cool

Cool is one of the more upbeat and fun songs on this album. When I think of “Cool,” I think of having fun and spending a summer day, doing whatever I wanted. If I had to describe it, I’d say it’s a chill and fun song. Personally, I’d associate it with a book that doesn’t take it too seriously and is a lot of fun to read.

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That’s why I decided on the Giant Days series. Giant Days follows a group of friends in college and it’s basically their misadventures. It doesn’t have much of a plot but is still a lot of fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Oddly enough, I didn’t love “Cool” when it first came out and I didn’t love volume 1 but have loved the others. This is a surprisingly solid pick.

Track 3: Only Human

“Only Human” is one of their more “sexy” songs. It has a pretty sexy beat and is generally known for being a more sensual song than their previous releases. Personally, I really get DNCE vibes from it. With that being said, I knew I wanted to go with a more mature romance and one that isn’t afraid to have fun while still being sexy.

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The book I chose to pair with “Only Human” is Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas which is a romance between a girl and her boyfriend’s dad. It’s more taboo but I think it fits well with the lyrics of the song. Pike and Jordan shouldn’t be attracted to each other but they can’t help it and their chemistry is off the charts. As for the lyrics I’m referring to, “It’s only human. You know that it’s real, so why would you fight or try to deny the way that you feel?” That’s pretty much exactly how I’d describe Pike and Jordan’s relationship.

Track 4: “I Believe”

The next song up is “I Believe” which is another love song. I’m pretty sure this song is based on Nick and Priyanka’s relationship. It has a slightly dreamy feel due to its lyrics and the beat of the song. Basically, it’s all about being in a relationship and the benefits that come with having a great partner.

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The book I chose to go with this one is A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole which is the final book in the Reluctant Royals series. This book follows Nya and Johan’s relationship which starts off fake before things start to change for both of them. Personally, I think this song would be something Johan would think about Nya. Johan fell in love with Nya and she was it for him which I loved. For the lyrics that jump to me, it has to be, “You show me something I can’t live without. I believe when you hold me, it’s like heaven coming down.” If you haven’t picked this book yet and you like “I Believe,” this could be the one for you.

Track 5: “Used To Be”

Let me start off by saying “Used To Be” is my favorite song from this album. I’ve listened to this song on repeat for hours and never gotten sick of it. Something about how the boys sounded combined with the lyrics makes me happy. If you haven’t heard it, it’s basically a “break-up” song, reflecting back on a relationship and how the person still comes back to you even if you’re not together.

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For that reason, I chose Block Shot by Kennedy Ryan which is a second-chance romance between Jared and Banner. Personally, I think this song is emotional and this book is pretty emotional. This book deals with a lot more serious topics than the story but I really enjoy both. The lyrics that stand out to me are: “Lately I don’t even know ya. Too many devils on your shoulder. Oh my god, baby if it’s what you want. I just wanna see you happy.” This song just gets me every time.

Track 6: Every Single Time

This is not one of my favorites from the album but I do enjoy it once in a while. This song is about an on-again, off-again relationship between two people. It’s basically how they can’t stay with each other but can’t stay away from each other. As for a book, this is where it gets tricky.

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You might be wondering why I chose this book as it has such a cute cover. Personally, I think this song fits well with Emily and Simon’s relationship. In the renaissance world, they get along but in real life, they can’t stand each other. Eventually, they’re able to let their worlds collide but until then, it’s a lot of back-and-forths. This was a tough one so I’m going out on a limb with this pick. Lol

Track 7: “Don’t Throw It Away”

This is another song that I really love. It’s basically about a couple possibly breaking up and one partner telling the other to give it time and think about it before making any rash decisions. I don’t know if it’s because of the beat but I really love this song. It’s another tough one as these are more about couples who are in the midst of possibly breaking up so it’s tough. Either way, I think I found a decent recommendation.

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The book I chose for this song is Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward which follows two pen-pals. They have a falling-out and eventually, come back to each other but not without some hesitation. In a lot of ways, their relationship has a lot of moments that connect to this song. As for the lyrics, the one I relate to this book are: “Don’t save the words ’til it’s too late. I know it hurts and that’s okay.” Considering it mostly follows letters, these lyrics are perfect.

Track 8: “Love Her”

This is another song I feel kind of meh about. While I think it’s cute, it doesn’t do anything for me. With that being said, it’s basically about being head-over-heels in love with someone and how no matter what you two go through, you’ll always love that person. It’s obviously written for their wives but not one of my favorites. Lol

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I wanted to go with a cute romance and the one that seemed to fit with this song to me is Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating. This is a friends-to-lovers romance between Josh and Hazel who set each other up on dates but always end up going home together. Even though the book had a trope I hated, I really enjoyed their relationship. Josh loved Hazel and all of her quirks which most guys would be annoyed with. “Love Her” is such a cute and fluffy song which fits the tone of this book nicely.

Track 9: “Happy When I’m Sad”

This is a song that not a lot of Jonas fans like and I don’t blame them. This song seems like a odd pick especially if you’re listening to this album in order. It’s basically about people thinking you’re happy when you’re actually sad. It’s kind of a depressing song so it was hard to find a book with the same tone.

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In a lot of ways, this song is about putting on a performance and what better book to chose than Daisy Jones & The Six? This book follows a band who are putting on performances for their fans but also performing in their own lives. If you’ve read this book, then you know what I’m talking about. While I struggled at first, I think that Daisy Jones & The Six is the perfect book to pair with this song.

Track 10: “Trust”

This is another song I haven’t loved as much as everyone else. Either way, it’s a song about being with someone and not trusting yourself to make good decisions while you’re around that person. While not necessarily a toxic relationship, it’s more like a person being irrestiable to you. At least, that’s how I interpret it. Lol

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No way I couldn’t feature this book as that’s basically the entire theme of this book if you’ve read it. This is a companion book to Let’s Get Textual and it follow the best friend of the MC and her ex hooking up basically. While the two try to fight it as much as they can, they’re hopelessly attracted to each other. I’m pretty sure that Zoe says something about not trusting herself around Caleb at some point. As for the lyrics, the ones that stood out to me for this one were, “I know that I’m better off without you, But I know that I could never live without you.”

Track 11: “Strangers”

Ugh this song is an absolute bop. It’s all about meeting someone and immediately feeling a connection to them. Even though you might not know each other yet, you feel like something’s there. This is something a lot of romance books employ so it’s going to be tough to pick just one.

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The book I chose for “Strangers” is Getting Schooled by Christina C. Jones which is the first book in the Wright Brothers series. This follows a hate-to-love romance between Reese and Jason who are immediately attracted to each other physically but can’t stand each other at first. Eventually, they warm to each other but they have such a kinship that it feels like they’ve met before. Their banter is just top-notch so hopefully you feel like this song fits with this book, too. 😛

Track 12: “Hesitate”

For those who don’t know, this is what Joe calls his vows before his vows. Basically, it’s a song he wrote for Sophie. He always says how he thinks of Sophie for half the song and it’s basically a love letter to her. It’s about not hesitating to be there for your partner and working through things together. Incredibly romantic if you think about it.

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I’m not sure why this book didn’t come to mind immediately. The relationship in The Kiss Quotient reminds me so much of this song. In a lot of ways, Michael doesn’t hesitate when it comes to Stella and what she can handle. He isn’t afraid of the hurdles they have to go through or how unconvential their relationship is. While Stella might hesitate sometimes, Michael is there to hold her hand and assure her everything’s alright. I can imagine Michael’s vows to Stella would be similar to this song.

Track 13: “Rollercoaster”

This song has become the “unofficial” anthem for their comeback. It’s basically talking about their journey and where they are now. While I don’t really have a book that chronicles that, I do have a book that focuses on friendships and how loving a band can bring people together so let’s get into it.

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Is anyone shocked by this pick?? I’ve been waiting to use this book since I started my post and I found the perfect place. If you don’t know, this book follows multiple different plotlines including one in which Claudia and Iris become unexpected friends after bonding over their shared love for a band. While I don’t have very many friends in the Jonas fandom, the ones I have, I treasure dearly. This book does a great job of illustrating fandom, the friendships you make and what being a fangirl is like.

Track 14: “Comeback”

Finally, we’ve made it to the last song and what a wild ride it’s been. This is another love song which is obviously the majority of this album. It’s about a couple and how no matter what happens, they’ll always come back to each other. It’s a sweet sentiment and once again, another perfect song to pair with a romance book. Lol

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The book I chose is actually one that’s second in the series but I think you’d be fine if you didn’t read the first book. This one is a second-chance romance between a couple who met in high school, things fell apart and they reconnect. In a lot of ways, I think these two remind of this song as they found their way back to each other and kept coming back to each other.


This felt like the toughest and longest post I’ve ever done. Not actually true, but it’s hard to try to connect some of these songs to books. Hopefully I did a decent job though as it wasn’t easy. Either way, I’m happy I did this post as I’ve been thinking about it for a while. I might try to branch out to other Jonas Brothers’ albums but we’ll see how this post goes. 😛

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Mini Contemporary-A-Thon TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I know what you’re thinking and it’s that I have a post going on Thursday?? Honestly, I’ve been liking adding an extra post on during the week but that’s not what we’re here to talk about. Chelsea from ChelseaDollingReads posted a video in which she discussed having a mini Contemporary-A-Thon this upcoming weekend. Basically, I knew I had to write up a TBR post for it so here we are.

Also, this post is so chaotic lmao but anyways. The dates for the mini CAT are May 22th through May 25th and it includes 3 prompts. However, you don’t have to do the prompts as long as you’re just reading contemporary books. Either way, let’s get into the prompts and the books I plan on reading for them.

Prompts

  • Read a book with peach/orange/pink on the cover
  • Read a book under 250 pages
  • Read a book you think will be fun


Read a book with peach/orange/pink on the cover

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If you’ve been following me since the beginning of Contemporary-A-Thon, I almost always read a volume of Giant Days. This time, I’m on volume 5 and I’m excited to see what the girls are up to. I think this series is so much fun and it’ll be the perfect thing to write during a mini version of the regular CAT.

Read a book under 250 pages

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The book I chose for this prompt is Strictly Professional by Christina C. Jones. Spoiler alert for my wrap-up but I’ve been reading a lot of CCJ this month. As soon as I saw this prompt, I knew I had to include one of her books. She does such a great job of developing characters and their relationships in such a short time. Plus I’ve been wanting to read more via Kindle Unlimited since I’m paying for it and all. Lol

Read a book you think will be fun

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The book I’m going with for this prompt is Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau. There is just something about the title that makes this sound fun. I’ve never read anything by Jackie Lau either so we’ll see if I end up enjoying it. My library has been buying her books a lot recently and I’ve been wanting to check them out. If anything, this round came at the perfect time. 🙂


Anyways, those are the 3 books I plan on reading for the mini Contemporary-A-Thon. I have off work on Saturday and Sunday so I should have time to read them all. Then again, I might even have time to read a little more. Either way,  I’m hoping I get to all three of these books and end up loving them. 🙂

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My Favorite…Thing about Spring

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Welcome to another “My Favorite” but this time, we’re moving away from the quarantine topics. As much as I enjoy them, I think they’re a little bit too fresh for most of us. Instead, I wanted to focus on the season we’re currently in and when I’m typing this, there have been a few nice days so I have a few ideas. 🙂

BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the “My Favorite” meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by Maureen’s Books, she agreed to let me take over.

As Maureen described it, “In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it. The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive. Each week I will post a new My Favorite.. post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on my weekly post, link back to this post and visit others.”


When thinking of this prompt, two things immediately pop into mind. For me, my favorite thing about spring is the season as it’s my favorite season. It’s not blazing hot but it’s not freezing cold either. It’s perfectly mild weather so you can still be outside without having to be bundled up or sweating like crazy.

As for my other favorite thing about spring, I have to say that I love just being able to sit outside. Of course, I usually have a book or my Kindle in my hands. Sometimes, I like to bring out my laptop and write some blog posts. Spring’s all about things starting anew and being able to do that feels like an awakening for my writing/reading life. I also enjoy going for walks, too. Overall, I just really like spring and hopefully, this prompt helps others enjoy it as well.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Opening Lines

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! This week’s prompt is one I’m mildly excited about as I have to look through my bookshelves and find books. Other than that, I’m excited to talk about my favorite opening lines from books. Then again, all of the books on my shelves are books I love and want to keep so it shouldn’t be hard. Either way, let’s get into my top 5 opening lines.

If you’re interested in participating in Top 5 Tuesday, all you have do is write up your post and pingback to one of Shanah’s posts. Make sure you pingback to her posts and not just her blog so she can add you to the list.


For the sake of my list, I’ll be referring to the opening lines of chapter 1. While a few of these books do have a prologue, I’m going to go with line 1 from chapter 1.

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5. “The king, it turned out, was dying.”

Even if you haven’t read My Lady Jane, I’m sure you know what this is referring to. In a lot of ways, it’s the catalyst for all the events in the story. Personally, I think it’s a great way to start the story. While it’s more realistic than anything, it gets the reader hooked and I think that’s what these three authors are great at. I don’t know how but Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows are just excellent at retelling stories of historical figures. If you haven’t read My Lady Jane, that’s a little taste of where you’re going to start.

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4. “Rhiannon Hunter worshipped at the altar of no man.”

Considering this is a romance book, it’s a weird place to start. Either way, I think it does a great job of setting up Rhiannon’s character. She’s a hard-worker and she doesn’t care what anyone thinks about it. Rather, Rhiannon is her own woman and Alisha Rai makes it known from the very beginning. While things do change with her romantic situation, I think Alisha does a great job of keeping Rhiannon true to herself.

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3. “People have called me crazy.”

In a book entitled Kill The Boy Band, what better way to start? I don’t really have much to say about this first line. Basically, if you’ve read Kill The Boy Band, the word crazy comes up a lot especially in relation to fangirls. This book explores that notion and even throws it on its head, too. I won’t go into much more but if you’ve read Kill The Boy Band, you know how perfect this is.

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2. “For the first three years, it’s fun being a pro football player’s girlfriend.”

Ok, so these first lines are probably just iconic to me and only me lmao. Anyways, I think this is the perfect way to kick-off Intercepted. The entire series is basically about WAGS (Wives and Girlfriends) of professional athletes. It also sets up how tough it can be and how it’s fun at first until reality starts setting in. I love this series so this opening line always makes me happy every time I read it.

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1. “Once upon a time, Chloe Brown died.”

If you’ve been following me, there’s no way I couldn’t include a Talia Hibbert book in my top spot. Since the only one I physically own is Get A Life, Chloe Brown, it had to be this one. This is the perfect way to start this book since the next line is just as good. Plus this first line is the entire catalyst for the plot of this one. If you haven’t read it, then please do so as that first line should have you intrigued enough. Plus as soon as I saw this line, I knew it had to be the first book on my list.

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