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Bout of Books 20 TBR Pile.

August 20, 2017

It’s almost Bout of Books time!! Are you excited? I am. SO EXCITED.

Anyway, I suddenly realised that I need to post my TBR pile. (Although let’s face it, I’m not gonna stick to it. I never do.) BUT I like having some kind of plan for Bout of Books, and part of the fun is going round and commenting on everyone’s TBR pile and getting excited with everybody, so here it is.

I’d like to get around 1,000 pages read this week, even though I’m working 6 days this week (boo!) but having the boxing happening on Saturday is gonna help, as I’ll have plenty of reading time while I (attempt) to stay awake long enough to watch the match with Adam. So for that reason, I’m mainly going to be focusing on e-books, because it’s easier to read undisturbed with a tablet compared to a physical book. But I also want to read Six of Crows, so that might happen. Or possibly Vampire Academy. Or maybe When Dimple Met Rishi. SO MANY BOOKS THAT I WANT TO READ BUT CAN’T POSSIBLY FIT INTO A SINGLE 47.5 HOUR WORKING WEEK.


So, after a quick study of my Kindle Library, I’ve picked out a few of the titles that have snagged my interest.

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch sounds like such a ‘me’ read, about self-discovery and discovering more about the family you didn’t know you had, all set in beautiful Tuscany. I couldn’t resist when I spotted this as a Kindle freebie, and I will not be leaving it to fester unforgotten on my Kindle. (I hope. Heh.)

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken has been on my TBR pile (and Kindle) for longer than I want to remember, so I think it’s about time to finally settle down and invest myself in the story. Everyone and their dog seems to rave about Alexandra Bracken’s writing, so I’m hoping I’ll feel the same way when I settle down with this.

The Sunshine and Biscotti Club by Jenny Oliver is another book set in Tuscany (oops. Getting myself ready for my Italian Adventure next year, through the wonderful world of books.) and involves baking, so it’s a win-win in my eyes. The synopsis sounds pretty good too, and I am loving adult romances at the moment so yeah. This will hopefully be a pleasantly fast read for me.

So there’s a tentative TBR pile for you all, whether or not I’ll stick to it is another thing. (Let’s be real, if I do, it’s a miracle.)

Are you taking part in Bout of Books? (If not, why not?! Best readathon around I tells ya!) If you are, what are you planning on picking up?


Bout of Books 20 Sign Up

August 7, 2017

Ayyyyy, that’s right! No better way to announce your intentions to get back into reading more and blogging more by signing up for Bout of Books, so here it is guys. I’m back. I’m ready. And I am beyond excited for the 21st to get here so I can read!!

Bout of Books

As always, here is the official blurb from the official Bout of Books site: “The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team”

So yeah. I’m in. I’d love for you to join me (and everyone else!) in taking part in possibly the most fun readathon around.

Release Day Blitz: Our Song by Ashley Bodette

May 31, 2016

I’m not normally for participating in release day blitz posts, but when I was contacted to see if I was interested in promoting Our Song by Ashley Bodette, I wasn’t able to resist. It sounds like an amazing read, and I cannot wait to purchase my copy and dive in!

OUR SONG Release Day Banner


I broke up with Trip four months ago. But with the exception of my parents, I haven’t toldOUR SONG E BOOK COVER anyone why. Not my friends, not my little sister, not even Asher.

I’ve been missing my best friend every day for the last nine months. Even though Becca broke up with Trip months ago, she’s still been distant, even when we’re in the same room.

She thinks she can break up with me and then go on a “family” vacation with him? I’m going to prove to both of them that she never should have left me.”


Where to buy: Amazon US|UK|AU|CA|Smashwords|iBooks|B&N|Kobo

I’m also lucky enough to have a couple of teasers to share with you, just incase the synopsis and that BEAUTIFUL cover wasn’t enough to entice you into reading!