Top Ten Tuesday – Rainy Day Reads
Top Ten Tuesday / April 16, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is  Rainy Day Reads (submitted by Shayna @ Clockwork Bibliotheca)I had a really hard time deciding what would constitute a good “rainy day read” for me, because honestly, just getting to have a rainy day read is what I love and the books can vary. But I decided to go with books that I found very addictive quite quickly. I also tried to keep them under 400 pages with the thought of “quick reads”, but there are some that went over.

Top Ten Tuesday – Backlist Books I Need to Read Like Yesterday
Top Ten Tuesday / November 6, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is Top Ten Backlist Books I Want to Read The only thing hard about the list this week was getting it down to only ten books. There are so many backlist books I want to read, and they unfortunately fall by the wayside entirely too often. I used to make an effort to read at least one backlist book every month, but I just haven’t been able to do that this past year.  

Top Ten Tuesday – Books You Read Because of Recommendations
Top Ten Tuesday / October 11, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is All About Books You Read Because of Recommendations OK, to help whiddle down this list, I decided to go with only 4 – 5 star ratings. Also, there are a few where I remember a specific review/person or site that swayed me to read it, but generally it’s a culmination of the review blogs I follow, as well as conversations and recommendations from places like Reddit Fantasy and the Fantasy Faction forum.                  

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Audiobooks You Should Listen To
Top Ten Tuesday / September 20, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is Top Ten Audiobooks You Should Listen To I was very hesitant to try audiobooks in the beginning, but figured it was worth a shot. Turns out I love them and they have quickly become a staple for my reading habits. Every book I mention below, I felt had amazing narration or it would not be on the list! 🙂 Between Two Fires is a wonderful blend of fantasy and horror. This book pretty much blew me away. I often stray away from this author, for fear of books being “too weird” for me.  I found This Census-Taker to be absolutely fascinating as I tried to puzzle the pieces together. This one also has a tinge of horror to it. Neil Gaiman does an brilliant job narrating his own work, and I feel the audiobook for The Ocean at the End of the Lane greatly benefits from his performance. It’s always re-assuring when you have the author narrating because you know absolutely every little inflection and nuance in speech is exactly as they meant the…

Backlist Burndown Review: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

You know what? Sometimes I just like to read a book about a girl that is defying societal expectations, and if she kicks some ass doing it, that can be even better. The Falconer is about a young woman who is supposed to be a proper young lady at court. But really, she spends her time hunting and killing fae. Being anything but proper and ladylike. OK, I’m sold! Now the trick is to keep me engaged. And this book definitely did. Lady Aileana Kameron’s life changes dramatically after witnessing her mother’s brutal murder by one of the fae. She turns her pain into a quest for vengeance. In addition to aligning herself with a pixie and a fae who she decided were “good”, she has been training to hunt/fight/kill fae. She also likes to create things, bringing in a bit of a steampunk element. Honestly, it was refreshing to see more to her than just fight. Aileanna is faced with being a dutiful daughter and being married away. Attending court as the men vie for attention (aka dowry) is definitely trying for her as she has no interest in settling down to become a wife, mother and all that…