My Favorite…New Year’s Resolution

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Welcome to the first “My Favorite” post of 2020 and honestly, I’m super excited to be back. Even though I’m usually the only one who does them, I really do enjoy them. For this week, it’s no surprise that I’m featuring a prompt that centers around the New Year. Personally, I have a lot of goals for 2020 so I’m excited to talk about my favorite ūüėÄ

BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the ‚ÄúMy Favorite‚ÄĚ meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by¬†Maureen‚Äôs Books, she agreed to let me take over.

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

At the end of each month, I’ll post the prompts for the following month so be sure to check back then!


For me, my favorite New Year’s resolution in 2020 is to keep up with my bullet journal and not just give up within the first three months. I also have a planner that I’ve been using for blogging so I plan on making them part of my resolution. Honestly, I’ve become addicted to either reading bullet journal posts, looking at them on Instagram or watching videos.

While I’m not super artistic, I do try my best. Plus I’ve decided to create a spread around the Jonas Brothers every month. It’s basically my way of showing off how much I love them without having to annoy anyone. Either way, that’s the only one I want to talk about on here as my others are more personal. Maybe I’ll talk about them someday but not today ūüėõ

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January 2020 TBR in which Ellyn picks my TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Welcome to my second TBR post of this week and this time, we’re talking about my January TBR besides the Smutathon. To kick off the year, I’m doing something a little different and letting Ellyn pick my TBR. If you don’t know, Ellyn is a fellow blogger (@allonsythornraxxbooks) and she’s one of my favorite people so we decided to pick out each other’s TBRs.

She decided to pick out 4 books for me and honestly, all but one of them is in my comfort zone. The other three are books that I would have never picked up. However, I’m excited to give them a try and see how similar Ellyn and my’s tastes really are. Anyways, let’s get into the books she picked out for me.


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1.¬†Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter

The first book that I’m featuring is¬†Let’s Get Textual¬†which is the book that I’m sure I’m going to enjoy. I’ve never read anything by Teagan Hunter before but I know this is a texting romance I think. Either way, this is the one book that I’m sure I’m going to enjoy and I plan on reading it during Smuathon. Hopefully, this gets checked off my list sooner rather than later.

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2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The second book she picked for me is one that I would’ve never picked for myself. I’ve heard a lot of hype around¬†Caraval and I generally avoided it. The premise didn’t sound that appealing to me, but these are Ellyn’s choices. I know that this is one of her favorite books and she rated it 4-stars so I’m excited to see if it ends up being a surprising read for me. Either way, I’m cautiously optimistic about this one lmao.

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3. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Next up is a book that I likely wouldn’t have picked up on my own. I think I was a bit older when this series came out so I just never picked it up. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and I know that it’s incredibly beloved. While I don’t know much about Greek mythology, I’m crossing my fingers that I enjoy this. Personally, I’m not sure I would’ve ever read this without Ellyn picking it so maybe I’ll find a new favorite series.

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4. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

The last book that Ellyn picked out for me is¬†Wild Beauty¬†and I feel like I’m the last person in the blogging world who hasn’t read this. I know that this is magical realism and features one of Ellyn’s favorite love interests (I think??) I just know that she’s been telling me to read this forever and now she controls my TBR so she can just make me now lmao. Nevertheless, I’m excited to pick this one up!


Those are all the books I plan on reading in January 2020. I’m sure that I’ll read more but those are my must-reads. ūüėÄ

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Smutathon Winter 2020 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! In December, Riley and Lainey announced that there was going to be another round of Smutathon. This round is going from January 4-11 and it includes a mini bingo board with prompts on it. Personally, I’m going to try for a blackout even though I’m not sure if that’s going to happen. Either way, I’m going to try so let’s get into it!

I’m going to try to find a book for each challenge and hopefully, I end up reading all of them. ūüôā

Enemies to Lovers

This is actually the only one I wasn’t able to come up with a book for. I might end up finding something later but we’ll see lmao.

New-To-You Author

 

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For the first book I plan on reading, I’m going with¬†Desperate Measures by Katee Robert. I haven’t read anything by Katee Robert before so I honestly have no idea what to expect from it. I know that it’s Jasmine x Jafar smut so I’m anxious to see what I think of it. I know that a lot of people read it in the last round of Smutathon so I’m excited.

Recommended to You

 

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The book I chose for this prompt is¬†Let’s Get Textual¬†which was recommended to me by Ellyn. I haven’t read anything by Teagan Hunter before and I’m excited to see if I like it as much as Ellyn did. I have a post coming up later in the week

2019 Release

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This is another book that I’ve heard talked about a lot and that’s¬†Whipped¬†by Jenika Snow. This is a SUPER short novella that follows a romance between a business owner and a plus-sized woman I think. I don’t know much more about it but since it’s 160 pages, it’ll be a quick read.

Forbidden Romance

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For this one, I’m going with Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas. I’ve never read anything by Penelope Douglas but this book sounds so interesting. It’s a romance between a girl and her boyfriend’s dad so I’d say that it’s forbidden or at least, unconventional. I’ve been hearing about this book for years so I’m excited to finally give it a chance.

Fake Dating/Marriage

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At first, this was going to be another blank prompt. Since I joined Kindle Unlimited, I decided to do some digging and I found The Loner’s Lady¬†by Jessa Kane. While the main couple doesn’t fake date, it is featured in the story. I think that’s close enough as it still features the trope. Either way, it’s super short so I figured why not?

LGBTQ+

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I had a lot of options for this one but eventually, I figured out what I wanted to read. I’ve heard good things about Chelsea M. Cameron’s f/f romances so I’m going to finally give one a try. I have the audiobook of this one so I’ll probably try to knock it out on one of my days off. I haven’t heard much about it so I’m curious to see if I like it. I think it’s an enemies-to-lovers romance so technically it could double up ūüėõ

Workplace Romance

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Going along with authors I haven’t read, I’m going to be reading Penny Wylder’s book¬†Filthy Boss¬†as this is another one I found on KU. Honestly, this wasn’t my first pick but I want short books so this is going to have to do. Regardless, I have a feeling that it’s going to be equal parts sweet yet steamy which I enjoy.

Out of Comfort Zone

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The last book on my list is¬†Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon. I know that almost everyone in the romance booktube/book blogging world has read this so I knew I had to feature it. I know that it’s alien smut and some minor plot details but that’s all I want to know.


Those are the 8 books I have on my TBR for SmutAThon. I’m crossing my fingers that I get to all of them but we’ll see what happens. Honestly, I’d be happy to get to half of them lmao as it’s a new year. Regardless, these are my tentative plans for SmutAThon ūüėÄ

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December 2019 Wrap-Up

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! This is a surprise post as I didn’t want to bring my 2019 reads into 2020 so I decided to post my wrap-up today. In December, I read 14 books and honestly, I read a lot of books that I really loved this month albeit a few disappointing ones as well. With that being said, let’s talk about the books I read in December 2019.

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1. Wish List by Sylvia Day

The first book I read in December was¬†Wish List¬†by Sylvia Day and honestly, this book was so cheesy and cliche. I think that it had the potential to be good but it just didn’t do anything for me. It’s about a girl who writes a “sexy” wish list about a guy she works with and it’s basically him making her fantasies come true. However, there’s a weird plotline at the end that really took the enjoyment out of the story for me.¬†2/5 stars.

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2. The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

The second book I finished was a birthday gift from Ellyn. I’ve been waiting since August to read this and I really loved it. It’s a modern retelling of¬†A Christmas Carol¬†and honestly, this book was such a delight. While our main character was somewhat unlikeable, I think Hand told a compelling story. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the ending as I think it could have been handled differently. 4/5 stars.

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3. 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

I wrote a spoiler-free review of this one if you want to read it!

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4. One Hot December (Men at Work #3) by Tiffany Reisz

The next book I read was the conclusion of a series and that was One Hot December. As much as I loved the previous book in this series, this one was just meh. I did like that it was a romance between a boss and his employee but something about it was lacking. Maybe it was the chemistry between the two or the ending, but this one really missed the mark for me. 3/5 stars.

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5. Hoops Holiday by Kennedy Ryan

Keeping with the Christmas theme, I read¬†Hoops Holiday¬†which is a Christmas novella that Ryan wrote about a side-character. It follows the owner of the Waves and his relationship with a sports personality. Honestly, this one was pretty emotional yet still sweet at the same time. The romance was well-developed but it just wasn’t my speed if that makes sense.¬†4/5 stars.

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6. Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club #1) by Lyssa Kay Adams

Before reading this, I heard some mixed things about this book so I was a little bit nervous but I ended up, loving it. It follows a professional baseball player and his wife as they’re about to get divorced and he’s trying to win her back by joining the “bromance book club.” Honestly, this was super sweet while still being steamy and realistic which is why I loved it so much. Plus I love books where the love interest is an athlete so¬†4/5 stars.

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7. Christmas in the City

Next up is a Christmas short story collection released by a handful of popular romance authors and that’s¬†Christmas in the City. These short stories all follow different characters and honestly, I loved all of them besides the first one. I don’t want to get into too much detail but this is a perfect Christmas romance collection.¬†4/5 stars.

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8. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates

This was a book that I mentioned in a Top 5 Tuesday post and once I asked my friend Jav about it, she was down to read it. We decided to break it up into reading 2 essays a day which didn’t happen. It took a lot longer to read and ended up making me a bit slumpy even thought it was a solid read. The essays were written by Coates every year of Barrack Obama’s presidency and before each essay, Coates reflected on what was happening in his life. Overall, it was a very powerful read but could get dry at times.¬†4.5/5 stars.

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9. Haven (Beards & Bondage #1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon

After I finished the last book, I knew that I wanted something fun and less heavy so I decided to read¬†Haven. If you didn’t know, I’ve been reading a lot of Rebekah Weatherspoon’s backlist and this was another one I enjoyed.¬†Haven¬†follows Claudia and Shep who meet under unfortunate circumstances that basically bonds them together and the romance they have. Overall, I thought this book was intense with its subject matter but featured enough romance and smut to still make it enjoyable. While not my favorite of hers, I definitely plan on continuing the series. 4/5 stars.

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10. Blitzed (Playbook #3) by Alexa Martin

This was easily my most anticipated release for 2019 and I have to say that for the most part, it lived up to the hype. It was obviously an NFL romance as the previous books have been but this one focused on Brynn who is a side character in the first two books. I really enjoyed this book as it had a great romance, incredible characters and made me so happy up until the very end. Unfortunately, the “plot-twist” at the end really killed my enjoyment and I wish that Alexa Martin had gone a different route with it. It pains me to say that it didn’t end up being a 5-star read because of that. 4/5 stars.

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11-14. The Curves for Christmas series by Various Authors

The last four books I read this year was on Christmas and it was the¬†Curves for Christmas¬†series. The series included 4 Christmas novellas that featured curvy women and their relationships with men they met around Christmas. Personally, I found them all disappointing as they were all virgin breeder romances which isn’t my thing. Either way, they were quick and fun reads so I can’t really complain.¬†2/5 stars.


Those are the 14 books I read in December! I think I had a pretty good reading month albeit a disappointment at the very end. Either way, I’m excited to see where 2020 takes me and see if I end up reading more than 157 books ūüėČ

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The Allonsy 2019 Book Awards: BookishlyRebecca Edition

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Since it’s almost the end of the year, I decided to do Ellyn’s Book Awards post. I thought this would be a fun way to look back at the year and talk about some of my favorite books. I also might do a top 5 books at the end depending on how much I get to mention them. Either way, let’s get into my picks for Ellyn’s book awards. ūüėÄ


Stats

  • How Many Books I Read in 2019: Currently, I’ve read 157 books. Since my goal was to read one more book than last year, I have to read at least 151 to beat that which I did.
  • Most Popular Reading Format:¬†For me, this is easily ebook. I know that not everyone loves ebooks but I have a library card for the Philly library and I’m not near there so it’s a lot easier. Since I’m such a library fend, this is no surprise.
  • Number of Books I Read From the Library:¬†Oh boy! Let me see if I can figure this one out. At this point, the answer is 73 books so almost half of my books have come from the library which is pretty great.
  • Number of Review Copies I Read:¬†0
  • Number of Books I Reviewed:¬†14 books plus a few mini-reviews for read-a-thons so I’m going to say around 25 books?

Categories

The Best Contemporary You Read in 2019

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For this one, I’m going with¬†With the Fire on High¬†by Elizabeth Acevedo. I’m a big contemporary reader but one that really stood out to me this year was¬†With the Fire on High. Elizabeth Acevedo tells such a compelling story about Emoni and her struggles while still being incredibly hopeful. Overall, this book was such a delight and I’m glad that I was able to read this in 2019.

The Best Sci-fi/Fantasy You Read in 2019

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This one was pretty easy as I don’t read much sci-fi or fantasy so narrowing this one down wasn’t hard. For my pick, I’m going with¬†Sorcery of Thorns¬†which was a gift from Lysette and I honestly loved it. While it did take a while to get me sucked in, I couldn’t put it down once I was invested. I do wish there was a bit more romance but as a romance reader, that’s no surprise. If you’re a book lover, then this one is a must-read.

The Best 2019 Release You Read in 2019

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I struggled with this one because I had SO many 2019 releases I loved. However, I decided to go with¬†Get A Life, Chloe Brown. Even though I just read this in November, I completely fell in love with it. This book follows Chloe who after a near-death experience wants to “get a life” and befriends a guy in her building to help. This book is sweet, steamy and features one of my favorite romances of the year. This was a tough pick but I decided to go with Chloe.

The Best Series Finale You Read in 2019

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Considering that I’ve been waiting forever for the conclusion of this series,¬†Capturing the Devil¬†was one of the first that popped into my head. The final book in the¬†Stalking Jack the Ripper¬†series doesn’t disappoint. It wraps everything up neatly and gives the fans an ending we deserve. Personally, there isn’t much I’d change about this book as much as I’m sad to see the series come to an end.

The Best ‚ÄúOut of My Comfort Zone‚ÄĚ Book You Read in 2019

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In 2019, I didn’t read very much YA but one genre I haven’t really read is magical realism and this was my first foray into it. Thankfully, I ended up really loving this book and it is one that I know I’ll revisit. It’s about two sisters as they prepare for the annual sighting of Annabelle, a bird on their island and it’s basically about what happens with that and their relationship. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it if you’re new to the genre like I was.

The Best ‚ÄúWhy Didn‚Äôt I Read This Earlier‚ÄĚ Book

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I’m not sure why but I was dragging my feet on reading this. However,¬†The Unhoneymooners¬†was arguably one of the best romances I read this year. It was a hate-to-love fake-dating romance and it was so incredible. I loved the characters and their banter but I especially loved the romance. I know that Christina Lauren has been hit-or-miss for some but The Unhoneymooners was a delight.

The Book I Wish More People Would Read

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When I was coming up with my answer for this one, I was scouring for books that have less than 1,000 ratings on Goodreads. Surprisingly, a lot of books I enjoyed do but not The King of Bourbon Street. This is a book I read for smutathon and it follows a romance between a guy who owns a hotel chain and an heiress. This book was super steamy but also featured such a lovely romance and was my favorite read of smutathon. With less than 550 ratings, I knew this one had to be it.

The Best Book I Read In A Different Format

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If you’ve been following my blog, then you know that I loved¬†The Right Swipe. It’s a romance between two people who work for competing dating apps and this was honestly SO amazing. It had an incredible romance but also talked about other topics such as grief, ghosting, and football. Honestly, this book made me SO happy and I couldn’t believe how much I loved it. I read this book physically which I never do and I’m super excited that I bought this one.

The Book That Took You The Longest To Read

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In looking back on my Goodreads shelf, the book that took me the longest to read was¬†Cress¬†by Marissa Meyer. Maybe it’s because it was the 3rd book in the series but I struggled to get through this book. Considering that I love Cress as a character though, it’s a bit surprising. Either way, this is the book that took me the longest to read.

The Most Meaningful Book You Read In 2019

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At first, I was going to go with another book but then I saw this on my shelf. For me, this book was an absolute lifesaver. After I got broken up with earlier this year, I decided to pick up this book via a recommendation. Boy am I glad I did because this book really helped me. It made me feel a lot better and put me in a better headspace. Honestly, I don’t know how well I would’ve dealt with my breakup without it.

The Book I Am Most Likely To Re-read In The Future

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For this one, I decided to go with¬†10 Blind Dates. Even though I read this book earlier this month, I fell in love with it. It follows a girl who gets broken up with and to cheer her up, her family sets her up on 10 blind dates. This book also focused on family, friendship and finding yourself after a relationship ends. Since it’s such a festive Christmas book though, I can see myself reading it next year.

The Book You NEED Other People To Read!

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For the books I wish everyone would read, I’m going with a series and that’s the¬†Hoops¬†series by Kennedy Ryan. While I read the first book in 2018, I finished the series in 2019 and it’s one of my new favorites. This book focuses mostly on professional basketball players but also on two sports agents in book 2. Overall, these books are emotional yet still heartwarming and are unlike any other sports romances I’ve ever read. If you’re looking for a sports romance with a bit more depth, then you need to read this one.

The Biggest Surprise (good or bad) You Read This Year

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The biggest surprise for me was Famous in A Small Town¬†by Emma Mills and honestly, this book was a bad surprise for me. I didn’t end up loving it as I hoped and I think this book was a major miss. The story just never took shape for me and I don’t think that the plot-twist at the end was all that great. Neither was the romance or the friendships so it was a major disappointment for me.

The Best Book-to-Movie/TV adaptation You Read in 2019

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For this one, I’m going with¬†Shrill. I read¬†Shrill¬†earlier this year before the show came out and honestly, it was such a quick yet entertaining read. I did enjoy a lot of the topics that Lindy West covered and it makes me all the more excited to read her second book. Plus I really loved the adaptation that Hulu did so that was a plus.

A Book You read because Someone You Trust LOVED it!

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For this one, I’m going with¬†Pride¬†by Ibi Zoboi. I know that I’ve mentioned Jav a few times but she plays in my fantasy football league and we also follow each other on Instagram where she posts bookish things. I saw that she was reading this and gave it a good rating so I decided to pick it up. Thankfully, it was exactly the push I needed as I ended up enjoying it too and gave it 5 stars.

A Favorite ‚ÄúNew-To-Me‚ÄĚ Author You Discovered in 2019

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If you’ve been following me for a while, then you’ll know that I fell in love with Rebekah Weatherspoon this year. I’ve read a ton of her books and I am almost completely caught up on her backlist. She writes diverse romances with WOC as the MC besides one of her future books and honestly, these books are such healthy romances. She also isn’t afraid to go the extra mile when it comes to sexy scenes. She’s also written some f/f romances along with her m/f romances. If you’re looking for a new romance author, then I’d highly recommend Rebekah Weatherspoon’s books.

A Book in a Different Age Group or Genre to your Usual Preferences, that you read this year and LOVED

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I’m not a big middle-grade reader but this year, I finally picked up¬†One Crazy Summer¬†which my mom read with her old class. This book was incredible as it was set in the late 1960s and followed three sisters going to visit their mother who is part of the Black Panther Party. Honestly, this book was such a surprise and talked about a ton of different topics including racism, family, and misconceptions about the Black Panther Party. Honestly, this was just wonderful and I might read the next book in the series.

Your Favorite Book cover of 2019

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The Worst Book of 2019

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For me, the worst book I read in 2019 was¬†Kissing Tolstoy¬†by Penny Reid. This book was just so insufferable and hard to get through. It would have been nice if the sexy times were rewarding but they weren’t. Ugh, this book was just a mess all around and I feel like I wasted my life, reading it. Before I move on though, I wanted to include some honorable mentions for my worst books:¬†The Friend Zone,¬†Mammoth¬†and¬†A Night To Surrender.

The Best Book of 2019 

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Do we really need to get into my thoughts on this one? Earlier this year, I predicted that this would be my favorite book of the year and nothing has surpassed it. Even though I haven’t read the 3rd book in the series, I don’t know how it could beat this one. I will give it a fair chance but this book was a delight as it talked about a side character from the first book. Overall, it was a great second-chance romance and I absolutely fell in love with it as soon as I picked it up.


That was Ellyn’s book awards! Hopefully, you enjoyed this post if you got this far because this was a pretty long post lmao. Hope you’re having a nice holiday season as well ‚̧

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My Favorite: January 2019 Prompts

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Usually, I’d be making a “My Favorite” post this week but I decided to skip it until the year starts. With that being said, I knew I had to make a post of the prompts before the year started. Let’s get into my normal intro and then we can talk about the prompts.

BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the ‚ÄúMy Favorite‚ÄĚ meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by¬†Maureen‚Äôs Books, she agreed to let me take over.

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

At the end of each month, I’ll post the prompts for the following month so be sure to check back then!


For January, I wanted to focus on the new year which I’m sure isn’t a big surprise so let’s get into my prompts for the month.

  • January 1st: No Prompt
  • January 8th: My Favorite…New Years Resolution
  • January 15th: My Favorite…Anticipated 2020 Book Release
  • January 22nd: My Favorite…Book Series I Read in 2019
  • January 29th: My Favorite…Moment of 2019

I did borrow a few of these from Maureen but I really wanted to try to focus on the new year while still showing some love to 2019. Even though it was rough, I think that 2019 ended up being a good year for me. Anyways, those are the “My Favorite” prompts for January. Hopefully, you guys decide to join!

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The Joy of Christmas Book Tag

Hello friends and fellow Christmas lovers! You might be wondering why I’m posting today and that’s because I didn’t want to make a post on Christmas. Instead, I decided to move my Wednesday post to Monday. Hopefully, you guys don’t mind and in honor of Christmas, I decided to do a Christmas book tag. ūüėÄ

I found this tag on Youtube and it was created by Sam from Sam’s Nonsense. It’s almost 5 years old but of all the ones I found, I liked this one the most. With that being said, let’s get into the Joy of Christmas Book Tag.

Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?

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I have a post going up of all my anticipated 2020 romance releases. When I wrote that post, I hadn’t yet read The Bromance Book Club. Since I finished it and really loved it, I knew that I had to put this book as one of my most anticipated 2020 releases. I was crossing my fingers that this second book would follow the characters it is and it seems like it’s going to be another enjoyable romance.

Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing its praises?

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This time, I’m going with Helen Hoang. When I first read¬†The Kiss Quotient¬†in 2018, I fell in love with it and I felt the same way about¬†The Bride Test. She’s easily one of my favorite romance authors and brings such a refreshing voice to the romance world. If you’re looking for some diverse romance with incredible writing, then you need to give Helen Hoang a try. She writes well-developed characters with incredible relationships and makes everything sweet and sexy at the same time. It’s just all so good.

Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world-building?

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While I do think the¬†Wayward Children¬†series has incredible world-building, I especially loved the world-building¬†featured throughout In An Absent Dream. The way that Seanan McGuire built everything with the Goblin Market and Lundy’s door as a whole was just incredible. It was such an atmospheric and immersive story that I can’t help but mention it.

A Christmas Carol: A favorite classic or one that you want to read

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I read¬†Pride and Prejudice¬†in college but haven’t picked any of her other books. Since then I’ve been wanting to read¬†Emma¬†by Jane Austen. I know that this book inspired a lot of different films and TV shows so I’m interested to see if I enjoy it. Personally, I’m not a big fan of classics but Emma¬†is one that I’d really like to read.

Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas?

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This is a book that I discovered recently when reading an article. Since then, I haven’t gotten it out of my mind. This is a non-fiction book that talks about domestic violence and it’s basically her talking about domestic violence and what we can do to help. I honestly don’t know much about this but this topic is something that I’m very interested in and I’d love to know more.

Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling?

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I feel this is such an underrated novella because I didn’t really love the¬†Fit¬†series but this one was easily my favorite. This book focuses on the MC from book 3’s cousin and the romance she has with an old co-worker. This had me smiling as soon as I started reading it. I couldn’t believe how well-developed their relationship was since it was so short and it’s perfect for the holiday season. Watching their relationship develop especially those “firsts” that no one talks about was so refreshing. I absolutely loved this ‚̧

Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?

I really love the illustrated cover so I’m going to feature a few of my faves from this year. ūüôā

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Christmas Joy: What are some of your favorite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favorite Christmas memories?

This is a really oddly specific memory but it’s one of my favorite Christmas memories. As a young Jonas Brothers fan, I really wanted their first album, “It’s About Time.” If you’re not a fan, then you might be wondering why I’d want it so bad. Their first album is super rare and only a handful of copies were released so I asked for it for Christmas. It was super expensive so that was one of a handful of gifts that I got for Christmas but it’s always something that I’ll remember. It was such a special Christmas for me and I consider that album one of my prized possessions.

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