Book Reviews

June 2020 ~ Wrap-Up

I must say this has not been the most productive month in terms of reading (or maybe in terms of anything). With strawberry season, work has been crazy and I’ve basically been on the work, eat, sleep, repeat cycle for the past three weeks. Ah well, hopefully this month will be better.  Anyway, enough of the chit chat. What did I read this month?

Pawsitively Swindled by Melissa Erin Jackson

53314339._SY475_

Shadow in the Empire of Light by Jane Routley

52758595

The No-Till Organic Vegetable Farm by Daniel Mays

49150954._SX318_

I also started reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, but I could not bring myself to finish it. I found that it was hard to follow and I could not connect with the main character.

43575115. sy475

Ramblings, Uncategorized

Top Ten Reads of 2018

Happy 2019!!

Image result for 2019 GIF

Looking back at 2018, here are some of my favourite reads.

36327140

The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin

This was a magical read! I was completely captivated by each strand that Franklin wove to create this colourful tapestry.

35510314

The Wendy by Erin Michelle Sky and Steven Brown

I was captivated from the very beginning. The authors have a way of writing that enchants the readers and draws them into this colourful, exciting world.Image result for if i run series

If I Run Series by Terri Blackstock (If I Run by Terri Blackstock)

Oh my goodness, this series! So good! I was sitting at the edge of my chair the entire time. Review for books #2 and #3 are coming soon.

42279745

The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork

The world Wallwork immediately established was magical and intriguing.

40188708

Changeling (Sorcery and Society #1) by Molly Harper

I loved this book! It was such a beautiful and captivating story. I can’t wait to read book #2!

9361589

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I was immediately sucked in by Morgenstern’s beautiful and descriptive writing style. There was something magical about it, something intricate like a delicate spider web glistening in the morning sun.

30118749

Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell

The first little bit had me wondering if the entire book was going to be so dark. I thought, “There is a good chance I won’t finish this book.” Then Rose escaped the Garden and met Rayce. That’s when I fell in love with the story and a certain character….

6715235

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

I definitely recommend this book. It was a lovely read and I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series and discovering where Tiki’s journey will lead to next.

34568425

Shadow and Thorn by Kenley Davidson

The first thing that caught me was the writing. To me, it had a certain grace about it which danced with elegant steps across the pages. And it took me by surprise, I had not anticipated such charm when first I turned to “Chapter 1.”

8465337

Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter

This book is a golden little nugget I found while digging through piles of dusty books at my local book fair.

And lastly, the honourable mention goes to…

25728413

Bandaging the Blitz by Phyll Macdonald-Ross & I.D. Roberts

As a book co-written by someone who actually lived through these things, it had a beautiful authentic atmosphere. Each time I picked up this book, it was like I stepped through a portal into the 1940s.

__________________

While I was writing this up, I kept thinking, “Oh, ya! That was such a good book! I should read it again.” Haha. I definitely recommend all of these books. They are amazing and very enjoyable.

Have you read any of these books? Are they on your favourites shelf?

Ramblings, Uncategorized

Top Ten Covers of 2018

Happy New Years Eve!!! 

Related image

Out of all the books I’ve read this year, here are my ten favourite covers!

36327140

The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin

Isn’t it magical?!? The story is amazing too! I highly recommend!

42279745

The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork

This is the perfect read for Christmas break!

40188708

Changeling (Sorcery and Society #1) by Molly Harper

This silhouette cover is not extremely elaborate and yet, it is still elegant.

40365776

The Watcher of the Night Sky by Rachel Pudsey

I love the title artwork on this one!

Image result for if i run series

If I Run by Terri Blackstock

I love how the covers are like a puzzle and make up one picture. The spines do that too.

30117284

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

I wasn’t a huge fan of this book, but I have to admit, the cover is pretty neat.

40590283

The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

I love the detailing behind the text. It adds a unique and beautiful element to this one.

8465337

Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter

I quite like the black background. It gives this one a sense of mystery. (which fits perfectly with the story.)

22328546

The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Again, not super elaborate, but the blood dripping from the crown… so chilling.

40933577

Thief of Cahraman by Lucy Tempest

 

Wow! That was actually pretty hard! Have you read any of these books? Are any of these covers on your top ten?