September Releases I Am Looking Forward To

In September there are so many books I want to read. This is the longest list of books I have had all year on one of these lists. I have 17 books that I am looking forward to, alot of them are YA which I haven't read alot of this year, so I am looking forward to getting to them. So let's get started! (Books Linked to Goodreads)

*If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L Armentrout- YA Contemporary Romance- Releases September 5th VIA Harlequin Teen

*The Thing With Feathers by McCall Hoyle- YA Contemporary Romance- Releases September 5th VIA Blink. Look at that cover, it is so beautiful!!

*The Dark Mermaid by Christina L Barr- YA Fantasy- Releases September 5th

*So Near The Horizon (Die Danny- Trilogie #1) by Jessica Koch- New Adult Romance- Releases September 6th

*The Loneliest Girl In The Universe by Lauren James- YA Sci Fi- Releases September 7th VIA Walker Books

*I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn- YA/New Adult Contemporary- Releases September 5th VIA Wednesday Books

*Lie To Me (Between The Sheets Books 2) by Melinda Di Lorenzo- Adult Contemporary Romance- Releases September 18th VIA Tule Publishing 

*I Stole His Car (Love At First Crime #1) by Jessica Frances- Adult Contemporary Romance- Releases September 19th

*Barking Up The Wrong Tree (Sex and Sweet Tea #3) by Juliette Poe- Southern Adult Romance- Releases September 14th VIA Big Dog Books LLC- I loved the second book in this series when I read it last month (the series can be read as standalones) and I can't wait to read the next one. You can check out my review of the second book here

*Autoboyography by Christina Lauren-  YA Contemporary Romance (GLBQT) Releases September 12th VIA Simon & Schuster for Young Readers

*Falling For You by Charlotte Blake- Adult Contemporary Romance- Releases September 12th

*Odd & True by Cat Winters- YA Historical Fantasy- Releases September 12th VIA Amulet Books

*There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins- YA Contemporary Horror- Releases September 26th VIA Dutton Books For Young Readers - I don't like horror but I really want to read this as its Stephanie Perkins and also it reminds me of 90's slasher movies.

*Invictus by Ryan Graudin-YA Sci Fi- Releases September 26th VIA Little Brown For Young Readers

*Girls Made Of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust-  YA Fantasy- Releases September 5th VIA Flatiron Books- I am so intrigued by this book after reading a sample.

*A Dangerous Year (Riley Collins #1) by Kes Trester- YA Contemporary Mystery- Releases September 26th VIA Curiosity Quill Press 

What books are you looking forward to in September?

Take a look at my bookshelves!

So over the last few days I arranged my book shelves and I thought I would show you them though the medium of photos! I could have done a book shelf tour (I might in the future) but at the minute its too much like hard work. So here is some info about my bookcases

*They are from IKEA, I got them for £20 each, I own two.

*I still live at home and have a tiny box room, so that is all the shelves I can fit in.

*The books shown are just the tip of the iceberg, I have stacks of books and many boxes of books.

*The organisation of the books make sense to me!

*I love trinkets so my shelves are full of them!

So without further ado here is my bookcases!

Here is a closer look at the shelves and some reasons for the organisation of them!

I needed to save on space so the top of the shelves are used for storing books. On the top left I have my collect of Sookie Stackhouse books. I own all 13 in the series but I do collect many editions of them as you can see from my stacks!

I have a Peter Pan shelf on the top right as I adore Peter Pan. I really want a Peter Pan inspired tattoo but am too scared. I own two beautiful editions so far and plan to get more. My dad and his partner got me the Peter Pan statue for Christmas and my sister got me the framed quote!

The first shelf holds some of my favourite books. First of being the All Souls Trilogy which is my favourite trilogy ever! I am collecting it in UK hardback & paperback then will move on to other countries I need them all. I also have some other trilogies I love, the Angel Trilogy by LA Weatherly & the Anna and the French Kiss Trilogy. And also a few of my fave standalones. As you can see the trinkets start right away. I love owls and elephants heist the ornaments. I also have quite a few book marks if you want to see them let me know!

Next is my Harry Potter shelf! I have UK editions in a mix of paperback & hardback with the original covers. I then have the new UK paperbacks of the series. I of course have the Cursed Child and the Philosophers Stone in the illustrated edition. I have many little trinkets. I love the little bobble creatures they aren't from Harry Potter but they just have the Harry Potter vibe.

This is one of my newer shelves and the lighting went terrible when taking this photo so excuse that . But this is my Jodi Ellen Malpas shelf. I adore Jodi's books and have read all her books published to date. I highly recommenced her books if you love angst, adult romances, stories with twists and turns and some hot sex thrown in.

This is one of my fave shelves it has all my new adult/adult romances and I love all these books series. I highly recommend them all. I currently have a thing for catcus' thus the four little ones. They are all fake, and three are actually erasers! The candles are supposed to represent some stones from the Giants Causeway a famous tourist attraction in my home country of Northern Ireland.

This is one of my two TBR shelves. These are books I want to get to soon, or at least in the next year or two. See any I need to push up the list?

This is my other TBR shelf and it also has some old ARCS I haven't got to but really need to.

This is some more of my fave series, including the Vampire Academy & Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. I also of course have Twilight there. Fun Fact, the two stones are from La Push in Forks kindly sent to me by an author friend a few years back. I also collect badges and that little jar has mostly book related badges and some fandom ones. 

These shelves also have some of my fave series and standalones. See any you love?

 This is my Cassie Clare shelf. I haven't read all the books she has published but I own all of them. Did I mention I like owls? Oh and yankee candles!

 My last shelf has some youtuber books and merch as well as some older books I enjoyed.

What did you think of my shelves? Leave me your thoughts below!

Blog Tour: A Pinch Of Salt by Bethany Lopez #Review & #Giveaway

Today I have a tour stop on the A Pinch Of Salt blog tour hosted by Ink Slinger PR I really enjoyed this adult contemporary book. It was so sweet. Check out my review below!


For the past year, talented chef Millie has been consumed with running her new catering business with her sisters, Dru and Tasha. It isn't until Jackson walks through their door that she realizes something may be missing in the recipe of her life. 
For the past year, Jackson has been dealing with the fallout of his wife's abandonment. He's had to learn how to be a single father to their eight-year-old daughter, and will do anything to fill the void her mother left. It isn't until he commissions Millie for his daughter's birthday party that he realizes he's forgotten that he's not only a father, but a man. 
They both think they're content in their lives, but sometimes the right amount of spice can turn an okay dish into a magnificent one. A Pinch of Salt may be all that's needed to bring Millie and Jackson the flavor they've been missing.

Thank you to Inkslinger PR for an e-arc for an honest review

A Pinch of Salt is the first book in the Three Sisters Catering series and it was just the cutest story. It is a quick, edible story that made me smile.

A Pinch of salt is told in duel POV between our main players Jackson and Millie. Millie is a chef who works with her sisters in their catering business. Jackson is a single father to his daughter Kayla and is such a sweetie. Jackson needs a tea party organised for his daughter's birthday, step in Millie and sparks fly.

This was just such a sweet, book.I loved the relationship between Millie and Jackson. It was real and warm. And I swear Jackson is my perfect man. He's an English teacher, is a cutie with glasses and is just so normal which is hard to find in books. He's not really complicated he's just a guy doing his best as a single dad.

The story was simple and had just a little complication but it just suited the characters and the feel of the story. I enjoyed meeting Millie's sisters and am looking forward to their stories in the next books.

Overall A Pinch of salt was a perfect, sweet summer read that made my heart happy and put a smile on my face, giving it a 4 star rating.

Author BIO:

Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.


Don't miss a chance to win a surprise book box featuring the paperback and a lot of goodies! Just use the hashtag #APINCHOFSALT on FB, Twitter or IG (with the buy link) for a chance to win! (International) Not sponsored by Reading Away The Days

Stacking The Shelves: OPPS!

Stacking The Shelves is 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 

Note: I will still be taking part in The Sunday Post which will feature posts from the week as well as posts to come, along with fun little things every other week.

So I did my last haul two weeks ago and I had gotten 21 books in about six weeks. In two weeks I have gotten 20 books. Opps! Grab a cuppa and let's check out the awesome books I have gotten! (All Linked to Goodreads)

*I got a bunch of kids books for review, they are- The Rusty Old Postbox by Susana Sanchez Gonzalez, Crib and the Labours of Hercules by Gerald Vinestock-Illustrated by G. William, My zombie best friend by Terry Lowell and The Jects by Heather Haywood- Illustrated by Sara Denham. I received these book VIA Bobaloo Books.

*Alex & Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz- YA Historical Romance- Releases 7th September in the UK VIA Macmillan Children's Books- Received paperback VIA Macmillan Children's Books as a gift

*I won a giveaway of a YALC tote with some book samplers VIA Laura On Twitter

*Devil's Cut (The Bourbon Kings #3) by JR Ward - Adult Contemporary Romance - Already Released- Received Hardback VIA Piatkus for an honest review

*Black Sheep (Dark Desires #2) by Zara Cox- Adult Dark Romance (Erotica)- Already Released- Received Paperback VIA Piatkus for an honest review

*Mary Darling by L M d'Mello- YA - Already Released- Recieved Paperback VIA Troubador Publishing for an honest review

Photos from my Instagram: Megan_readingawaythedays

*Vlad The World's Worst Vampire by Anna Wilson- Children's Book- Releases September 7th 2017, Received e-arc VIA Stripes Publishing on Netgalley

*Invictus by Ryan Graudin- YA Sci Fi- Releases September 21st VIA Orion Children's Books, Received e-arc VIA Orion Books on Netgalley

*A Pinch Of Salt (Three Sisters Catering #1) by Bethany Lopez- Adult Contemporary Romance- Already Released, Received E book VIA Ink Slinger PR for blog tour. My review went live today, check it out here

*The Real Thing (Sugar Lake #1) by Melissa Foster- Adult Contemporary Romance- Released September 5th 2017 VIA Montlake Romance- Received E book VIA Ink Slinger PR for blog tour in September.

*Misadventures On The Night Shift (Misadventures #6) by Lauren Rowe - Adult Contemporary  Romance- Released November 7th 2017 VIA Waterhouse Publishers - Received e-arc VIA Waterhouse Publishers on Netgalley

"Misadventures is a romantic series comprised of standalone novels, each written or co-written by authors selectively chosen by Waterhouse’s founder, #1 New York Times bestselling romance author Meredith Wild, based on works she’s read and loved." Taken from Goodreads

*Can't Walk Away (Nashville Dreams #1) by Sandy James - Adult Contemporary Romance- Released October 10th 2017 VIA Forever Yours- Received e-arc VIA publisher for honest review 

*One Night (Lighter Ones) by Aleatha Romig- Adult Contemporary Romance- Releases September 5th VIA Romig Working LLC- Received E book VIA Ink Slinger PR for blog tour in September.

*With A Twist (Bad Habits #1) by Staci Hart- New Adult Contemporary Romance- Already Released- Free on Kindle (Please check its still free before purchasing)

*Love, Chocolate and Beer (Cactus Creek #1) by Violet Duke- Adult Contemporary Romance- Already Released- Free on Kindle (Please check its still free before purchasing)

*King (King #1) by T.M. Frazier- Dark New Adult Contemporary Romance- Already Released- Kindle Unlimted

*Seizing Control (Black Shamrocks MC #1) by Kylie Hillman- Dark Adult Contemporary Romance- Already Released- Free on Kindle (Please check its still free before purchasing)

That is my haul! See any thing you want to read? What recent books have you got? Leave me a comment below!

Book Series I Have Finished Since I Started Blogging

So a few weeks back I did a post on trilogies I have finished since I started blogging. You can check out that post here. I decided to head over to my Goodreads and now see how many book series I have completed. So since 2011 I have read a ton of books and in that time I have finished 9 series. That seems like a small number however one of the series below has 13 books! Grab a cuppa and lets check out the books! ( Check out my Goodreads here )

Stats: Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout (5 books/ 1 Novella)

Genre: YA PNR/SCI FI (Aliens)

Started Series in 2014 finished series in 2016

Shadows (Lux 0.5)-2 stars (This is due to me reading it after reading the series I think it was less enjoyable due to this)
Obsidian (Lux #1)- 5 Stars
Onyx (Lux #2)- 5 Stars
Opal (Lux #3)- 5 Stars
Origin (Lux #4) - 5 Stars
Opposition (Lux #5) - 3 Stars

Read: Books One- Four (2 times), Book Five (1 time)

Stats: Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris (13 books)

Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy

Started Series in 2009 finished series in 2013- Even though I did start this series before I started blogging I wanted to include it as I have re read it a ton since, during my years of blogging.

There are 13 books in this series so to save time I am not going name all the books. I gave all the books apart from book six, 5 stars, giving it 4 stars. Over the years I have thought some of the books may have deserved a lower rating however it is my second fave series of all time so its sentimental to me :)

Read: Book One- Two (5 times), Book Three-Five (4 times), Book Six-Twelve (3 times), Book Thirteen (2 times)

Stats: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (6 books)

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Started Series in 2013, Finished Series in 2015

City Of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) -5 Stars
City Of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)- 4 Stars
City Of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3)- 5 Stars
City Of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4)- 5 Stars
City Of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5)- 5 Stars
City Of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6)- 5 Stars

Read: Books One-Three (2 times), Books Four-Six (1 time)

Stats: Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day (5 Books)

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance (explicit sex scenes)

Stared Series in 2015; Finished Series in 2016

Bared To You (Crossfire #1)- 5 Stars
Reflected In You (Crossfire #2) 5 Stars
Entwined In You (Crossfire #3)- 5 Stars
Captivated By You (Crossfire #4)- 4 Stars
One With You (Crossfire #5)- 3 Stars

Read: Books One- Four (2 times), Book Five (1 time)

Stats: Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead (6 Books)

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Started Series in 2015; Finished Series in 2015

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)- 4 Stars
Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2)- 5 Stars
Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3)- 5 Stars
Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4)- 3 Stars
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5)- 5 Stars
Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6)- 5 Stars

Read Series Once

Stats: Bloodline Series by Richelle Mead (This is a spin off series to the Vampire Academy Series) (6 Books)

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Started Series in 2015; Finished Series in 2015

Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) - 4 Stars
The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) - 4 Stars
The Indigo Star (Bloodlines #3)- 4 Stars
The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4)- 5 Stars
Sliver Shadows (Bloodlines #5)- 5 Stars
The Ruby (Bloodlines #6)- 4.5 Stars

Read Series Once

Stats: The Originals Sinners Series (The Red Quartet Years ) The adventures of Nora Sutherlin, Dominant and erotica writer) by Tiffany Reisz (4 Books)

Genre: Adult Erotica (Not for the faint heartened) 

Started Series in 2016; Finished Series in 2016

The Siren (The Original Sinners #1) - 3 Stars
The Angel (The Original Sinners #2)- 4 Stars
The Prince (The Original Sinners #3)- 4 Stars
The Mistress (The Original Sinners #4)- 4 Stars

Read Series Once

Stats: The Originals Sinners Series (The White Quartet Years) The adventures of Eleanor Schreiber, submissive) Prequels to the red quartet years but, read read quartet years first (4 Books)

Genre: Adult Erotica (Not for the faint heartened)

Started Series in 2016; finished series in 2016

The Saint (The Original Sinners #5) - 4 Stars
The King (The Original Sinners #6)- 4 Stars
The Virgin (The Original Sinners #7)- 5 Stars
The Queen (The Original Sinners #8)- 4 Stars

Read Series Once

Stats: After Series by Anna Todd (5 Books)

Genre: New Adult Contempoary

Read Series in 2015; Finished Series in 2015

After (After #1)- 5 Stars
After We Collided (After #2)- 5 Stars 
After We Fell (After #3)- 5 Stars
After Ever Happy (After #4)- 5 Stars

Read Series Once

That was all the series I have completed since I have started blogging. Let me know some series you have finished in the last few years.