Sunday Post #51 - The most exciting book news


The Sunday post which created by Caffeinated Book Reviewer this is a post where we recap on the going on's on the blog the week previous and the week coming up as well as the awesome books we have received, bought or been gifted for review!


Happy Sunday! How has your week been? It's been a quiet week for me. I was back at work after a week's Hoilday and it was tough getting back into my routine more so than usual. This week I read my first physical book of the year which is crazy seeing as it's July but I just love my e reader. However I did love Royals by Rachel Hawkins and it's made me want to pick up more of my physical books.

This week in the blog I managed to get two posts up out of the three I wanted to do that isn't too bad. The other post that didn't go up this week will hopefully go up on Monday.

This week's posts:



Coming this week:

Review: Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis
Can't Wait Wednesday #1
Review: Royals by Rachel Hawkins
 Book Recommendations: MAFIA/MC Books

BOOKISH EXCITEMENT

On to the exciting bookish news! We have an official date for the premiere of the A Discovery Of Witches series on Sky One. The official release date in the UK is September 14th. If you don't already know this is my favourite book trilogy and I have so many feels about this TV Show and for all you fans in the US and Canada the show has been acquired for AMC Networks’ Sundance Now and Shudder. Bring on the Autumn!


And lastly check out my latest Insta posts. You can follow me here

With San Diego Comic Con having being held this past week what did you see that your excited for in the coming months?

Beautiful Libraries I would like to Visit (Inspired by The Library Of Trinity College Dublin, Pocket Photo Book)


As a lover of books I of course love a good library and there are some beautiful libraries around the world. One such library I have always wanted to visit is The Library Of Trinity College Dublin. It is one of the most stunning libraries and living a few hours away I have know excuse why I still haven't visited. But luckily for me in the meantime I received for review a gorgeous pocket photo book which allows me to "experience the Long Room as if for the first time, revealing the monumentality of the space, the finely wrought details of its architecture, and some of the secrets that lie between the leather-bound covers of its rare-book collection." Source




The photos taken by Harry Cory Wright are stunning and the book as a whole is beautiful to look though and imagine walking the length of the Long Room. It has an introduction from Librarian and College Archivist Helen Shelton who gaves us an insight into her daily experiences of being in hands down the most beautiful library in the world in my opinion. The pocket photo book would make a beautiful gift for any book lover and it has made me even more excited to visit The Library Of Trinity College. Until then I have my own copy of this beautiful book. Thank you to Thames & Hudson for a copy for an honest review review.

This book inspired me to think of some beautiful libraries around the world that I would love to visit. Here is my top five:


1) The Bodleian Library- University Of Oxford, England
2) Stuttgart City Library, Stuttgart Germany
3) Clementinum National Library, Prague
4) New York Public Library, USA
5) George Peabody Library, USA

What is a library you really want to visit?

20 Questions Book Tag Part one



I saw the 20 question book tag over @ A GREAT Read Book Blog and it looked like fun. As there is 20 Questions am dividing this tag in to two posts as I tend to go on a bit :) So here is the first ten questions of the the 20 Question book tag!


How Many Books Is Too Many Books In A Series?



I love a good long series and some of my favourites books are in super long series.I have read some series where I wanted more and some where one book has been a book too far. I think it really depends on how the author is writing it. Harry Potter at seven books doesn't feel like too much, it feels like enough for the story. The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris is 13 books long and I loved all 13 books. Whereas The Morganville Vampire Series by Rachel Caine lost me at book 8. I admire an author who can write a complex series of so many books and not make me bored or think why are we still in this world.


How Do You Feel About Cliffhanger's?

I hate them but I also love them. I'm conflicted... I tend to read a series of books when there all published and back to back so I literally finish one book and pick up the next one. And I have found that now a days with the books I read theres only a few months between releases of books in the series so it's not a big long wait. Recently I read a couple of Meghan March's trilogies and had to wait for one book in the series and it was only a few weeks but it was a struggle because of the cliffhanger. On the other hand if there's a cliffhanger at the end of a standalone and its open to your interpretation to decide what happened, I am so annoyed. I dont want to invision what could have been am a lazy reader just tell me. LOL



Hardcover or Paperback?



I prefer paperback its the majority of what I own and for some reason in the UK I dont see alot of books releasing in hardback first its usually tall big paperbacks if anything. I like a hardcover if it's one of my fave books or series as I will then collect multiple editions in both formats. I'm weird like that.
Favourite Book?


I am one of those people that can tell you my favourite book. And am cheating be cause it's a trilogy but its the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. I go on about this series so much and post alot of photos on my Instagram of it. I just love it so much. 

Least Favourite book?


I don't think I have a least favourite book. Of course not every book is going to be for me. But a book that recently disappointed me was Running Mate by Katie Ashley. I feel that it really needed edited so bad, and because of this I ended up flicking the book in the end.


Love Triangle. YES OR NO?

I used to not mind them but now am more toward I dont like them. I read alot of adult contemporary romance and I would rather the conflict in the relationship come from mis communication, some major twist rather than another person.



The Most Recent Book You Couldn't Finish.

On my currently reading list on Goodreads I have a couple of books sitting there that I haven't touched since May and early June. They are Beneath The Lies by Meghan March and Mafia Princess by Bella J. I dont think am going finish Mafia Princess but I think I will go back to the Meghan March book.


A Book Your Currently Reading?

I am currently reading Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis book two of the Wildstone series. I am enjoying it but not as much as the first book and the novella in the series. 



The Last Book You Recommend To Someone?


A repeat answer but I always am and will continue to recommend the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. It's my book baby. I love the complex storyline, the settings, the characters and the writing. It's just a perfect book!


Oldest Book You've Read?




I think it's probably To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I don't read a lot of classics but this is one of my favourites.

That is the first 10 questions! What is the oldest book you have read? Leave me your comments below!


Blog Posts & Book Haul


I have posted two blog posts this week, what is happening LOL! I have been really enjoying coming up with blog posts and even have posts for next week, shock horror!

Here is this week's posts encase you missed them:



Here's a sneak peak at next week's posts:

*Review : Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis
* 20 Questions Book Tag Part one
*Beautiful Libraries of the world inspired by The Library Of Trinty College Pocket Book

I have been loving my bookstagram photos, posting daily. You can find me on Instagram here


Finally I am a massive stationary hoarder and I got all this beautiful stationary for less that a £1 per item in a shops closing down sale. I love it!!! Although I do have a problem of not using it just because it's so pretty!


Linking up with The Sunday post which created by Caffeinated Book Reviewer this is a post where we recap on the going on's on the blog the week previous and the week coming up as well as the awesome books we have received, bought or been gifted for review!


I haven't done a book haul since January oops and I can't even remember all the books since then, so am going to include below books from the last few weeks.


Dirty Girl (Dirty Girl Duet #1) by Meghan March- Adult Contemporary Romance with Erotica (Ebook) - Free on Amazon Kindle at time of post

*Seducing Lola by Jessica Prince- Adult Contemporary Romance (Ebook)- I sign up for Meghan March's newsletter and each month there's a free book in the newsletter via bookfunnel, Seducing Lola was July's book

*Shadows (The Shadow Series #1) by Amber Lacie- Adult Contemporary Romance (Ebook)- Gifted from author

*All The Lights by Jamie McGuire - New Adult Contemporary Romance (Ebook)- This book is currently available on Kindle Unlimited

*Verto Veneri (The Unforgettable Series #1) by Autumn Archer- Adult Contemporary Erotic- (Ebook) -  Received e-arc for review VIA Austin Maculey Publishing


*Badd Motherf*cker (Bad Brothers #1) by Jasinda Prince - Adult Contemporary Romance (Ebook)- Brought my own copy

*Badd Ass (Badd Brothers #2) by Jasinda Wilder - Adult Contemporary Romance (Ebook)- Brought my own copy

The Library of Trinity College Dublin (Pocket Photo Books) - Received finished copy for review VIA Thames and Hudson

*Roomies by Christina Lauren (paperback) - Received finished copy for review VIA  Piakus Books

More Than Words by Mia Sheridan (Paperback) - Received finished copy for review VIA Piakus Books 

Lastly I placed two pre orders this week of signed editions of books just encase anyone's interested. I ordered

-a signed copy of Times Convert by Deborah Harkness which releases September 25th VIA Waterstones
--a signed copy of Cordially Invited by Zoe Sugg which releases 4th October VIA WHSmith

Linking up with Stacking The Shelves  a weekly meme where we share all the books we have added to our shelves whether it's physically or digitally. For more info check out the awesome host Tynga's Reviews ,

How has your week been? What books have you been reading? What books have been added to your TBR? Let me know in the comments below!


 It's been so warm this week a Rainbow Slushie and ice cream was needed! If you where wondering what  ice cream I went for I got Cookies & Cream and Candy floss!

What I have read so far in 2018!


This is a post I am excited about! Mainly for myself as I am a list person but also because it's good to see where am at with my reading so far. So first of some statistics for you. Up until July 1st the following statistics stand:


-Read so far- 43 books
-Best VS Worse Reading month- May (11 books read)/ March (5 books read)
-2018 releases VS other years- 17/26
Paperback VS Ebooks- 0/43

So it's been a good year so far and I hope the second half is going to be as good. Here is all my 2018 reads so far it is long so grab a cuppa.
Each book will be linked to Goodreads 

January 2018



 Adult Romance Suspense with a little paranormal thrown in
 (2017 release) 
Rating : 3.25 Stars

2. The Wright Secret (Wright Secret #4) by KA Linde
Adult Contemporary Romance
Received for review
(2018 release)
Rating: 3.5 Stars 
Review

3. King (King #1) by T.M. Frazier

Dark Adult Romance
(2015 release)
Rating: 3.5/3.75 Stars

This was quite a dark read and I was conflicted with the book overall and really struggled with my rating.


4. Bad For You (Dirty Deeds #3) by J.Daniels

Adult Contemporary Romance
Received for review
(2018 release)
Rating: 3.5/3.75 Stars
Review

5. Tyrant (King #2) by T.M. Frazier

Dark Adult Romance
(2015 release)
Rating- 3 Stars

I am still unsure of this final rating. In general am just not sure my feelings on this series or whether am going to continue with it.


6. Secrets Of A Teenage Heiress by Katy Birchall

YA Contemporary
Received for review
(2018 release)
Rating: 4 Stars
Review

7. The Beau & The Belle by R.S Grey

Adult Contemporary Romance
Received for review
(2018 Release)
Rating: 3 Stars

8. Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle #1) by Katie Ashley

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2015 Release)
Rating: 4.25 Stars

Febuary 2018




9. Redemption Road (Vicious Cycle #2) by Katie Ashley
Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2015 Release)
Rating: 4 Stars

10. Last Mile (Vicious #3) by Katie Ashley

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2016 Release)
Rating: 3.75 Stars

11. Away From Me by Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak

Adult Erotica
Received for review
(2018 re release)
Rating: 3 Stars

12. Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan

Adult Contemporary Romance
(2018 Release)
Rating: 3.5 Stars

13. The Runaway & The Russian (The Runaway Trilogy #1) by Helen Bright

Adult Contemporary
(2017 Release)
Rating: 2.5/3  Stars

Another book I am conflicted by. The age difference is just very borderline wrong personally. It sits on a fine line for me. 


14. Crow (Boston Underworld #1) by A. Zavarelli

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance (Mafia)
(2016 Release)
'RE READ
Rating: 4 Stars

This was a 're read and my rating went from 3 to 4 Stars


March 2018




15. Reaper (Boston Underworld #2) by A.Zavarelli
Dark Adult Contemporary Romance (Mafia)
(2016 Release),
'RE READ
Rating: 4 Stars

16. Ghost (Underworld #3) by A.Zavarelli

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance (Mafia)
(2016 Release)
'RE READ
Rating: 4 Stars

After the 're read my rating went from 3.5 Stars to 4 Stars


17. Damien (Slater Brothers #5) by L.A. Casey

Adult Contemporary Romance
Received for review
(2018 Release) 
Rating: 4 Stars

18. Beneath The Mask (Beneath #1) by Meghan March

Adult Contemporary Romance
(2014 Release)
Rating: 3.5/3.75 Stars

19. Reign (The Henchmen MC #1) by Jessica Gadziala

 Dark Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2015 Release)
Rating: 3.5 Stars

April 2018




20. Ruthless King (Mount Trilogy #1) by Meghan March
Dark Adult Contemporary Romance with some erotica
(2017 Release)
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Ruthless is my favourite read of 2018 so far. To check out more of my favourites and some I didn't like, check out my Mid Year Freak Out Tag here


21. Defiant Queen (Mount Trilogy #2) by Meghan March

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance with some erotica
(2017 Release)
Rating: 4 Stars

22. Sinful Empire (Mount Trilogy #3) by Meghan March

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance with some erotica
(2017 Release)
Rating: 3.75 Stars

23. Saint (Boston Underground #4) by A.Zavarelli

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance (Mafia)
'RE READ
(2016 Release)
Rating: 3.75 Stars

After 're reading my rating went from 3.5 Stars to 3.75 Stars


24. Thief (Boston Underworld #5) by A Zavarelli

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance (Mafia)
(2018 Release)
Rating: 3.5 Stars

25. Savage Prince (Savage Trilogy #1) by Meghan March

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance with some erotica
(2018 Release)
Rating: 4.5 Stars

26. Iron Princess ( Savage Trilogy #2) by Meghan March

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance with some erotica
(2018 Release)
Rating: 4 Stars

May 2018




27Bentley (Vested Interest #1) by Melanie Moreland
Adult Contemporary Romance
(2018 Release)
Rating: 3.5 Stars

28. The Good Luck Sister (Wildstone #1.5) Jill Shalvis

Adult Contemporary Romance (Novella)
Received for review
(2018 Release)
Rating:  4 Stars
Review

29. Royal Mess by Jenna Sutton

Adult Contemporary Romance
 Received for review
(2018 Release)
2  Novellas
Ratings: 3.25 Stars/ 4 Stars
Review

30. Marked (Sailors Grave #1) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance
Received for review
(2018 Release)
Rating: 4 Stars

The next 6 books are from the one series!


31. Clutch (The Disciples Daughters #1) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2016 Release) 
Rating: 3.5/4 Stars

32. Shift (The Disciples Daughters #2) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2016 Release) 
Rating: 3.5 Stars

33. Engage (The Disciples Daughters #3) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2016 Release) 
Rating: 4.5 Stars

34. Ignite (The Disciples Daughters #4) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2017 Release) 
Rating: 3.75 Stars

35. Combust (The Disciples Daughters #5) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2017 Release) 
Rating: 3.5 Stars

36. Cruise (The Disciples Daughters #6) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2018 Release) 
Rating: 3.75 Stars

37. Rogue Royalty (Savage Trilogy #3) by Meghan March

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance with some erotica
(2018 Release)
Rating: 3.75 Stars

June 2018



38. Harmony (The Club Girl Diaries #1) by Addison Jane
Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
2015 Release
Rating: 3.5 Stars

39. Chelsea (The Club Girls Diaries #2) by Addison Jane
Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
2015 Release
Rating: 3.5 Stars

40. Blizzard by Addison Jane
Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
2016 Release
Rating: 3.75 Stars

41. Running Mate by Katie Ashley
Adult Contemporary Romance
2018 Release
Rating: 2 Stars

42. Badd Motherf*cker (Badd Brothers #1) by Jasnida Wilder
Adult Contemporary Romance with Erotica
2016 Release
Rating: 3.75 Stars

43. Badd Ass (Badd Brothers #2) by Jasinda Wilder
Adult Contemporary Romance with Erotica
2017 Release
Rating: 3.5 Stars

That is all 43 books!! What are some Books you have read so far this year?

Added To Goodreads Recently (July Edition 2018)

I love Goodreads and use it to regularly update what I am reading. If you not already you can follow me here . Below is the books recently added to my To Read Shelf! (All linked to Goodreads)


1. Watching You by Shannon Greenland- YA Contemporary Romance (mystery)- Releases July 9th by Entangled Publishing

2. Only A Breath Apart by Katie McGarry- YA Contemporary Romance -Releases January 22nd 2019 by Tor Teen - This is my first 2019 book added to my TBR

3. One Small Thing by Erin Watt- YA Contemporary Romance - Released June 26th by Harlequin Teen

4. Consumed (Firefighter's #1) by JR Ward- Adult Contemporary Romance -Releases October 2nd by Piatkus- I am really excited for this book.

5. An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose #) by Charlaine Harris- Adult Urban Fantasy - Releases October 2nd by Piatkus- Another book I am highly anticipating.


6. All The Lights by Jamie McGuire- New Adult Contemporary Romance - Released May 29th- At the time of this post this book is on Kindle UNLIMITED

7. The Secret Thief by Nina Lane- Adult Contemporary Romance(Erotica)- Released April 1st by Snow Queen Publishing

8. Mister Tonight by Kendall Ryan- Adult Contemporary Romance - Released June 18th by Kendall Ryan Books

9.Richer Than Sin ( Sin #1) by Meghan March- Adult Contemporary Romance - Releases August 2018-Meghan March is fast becoming one of my favourite authors this year and I am really excited for a new release from her.

10. Confess (Sin City Salvation #1) by A Zavarelli- No release date or genre but it's A Zavarelli so I want to read it!

What have you recently added to your TBR?

Check out July Releases I am excited for here