FALL BREAK: TBR

It’s finally here you guys, FALL BREAK! In my case, that means that I get to spend the next four and a half days doing almost nothing but reading and watching movie after movie. I mean sure, I still have some work to do, but for the most part I’ll get to relax and make memories with my friends. Today, I’m just going to run through a few of the books I hope to pick up, in the next few days.

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Burying Water: K. A. Tucker

The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

Okay, so I just finished up the Ten Tiny Breaths series, and I seriously need more of K. A. Tucker. She is a phenomenal writer, and I can’t get enough of her stories.

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Becoming Rain: K. A. Tucker

Luke Boone doesn’t know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it-the cars, the money, the women. And it looks like he’s finally getting his wish. When Rust hands him the managerial keys to the garage, they come with a second set—one that opens up the door to tons of cash and opportunity. Though it’s not exactly legal, Luke’s never been one to worry about that sort of thing. Especially when it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain.

Clara Bertelli is at the top of her game—at only twenty-six years old, she’s one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington D.C. major crime unit, and she’s just been handed a case that could catapult her career and expose one of the west coast’s most notorious car theft rings. But, in order to do it, she’ll need to go deep undercover as Rain Martines. Her target? The twenty-four-year old nephew of a key player who appears ready to follow in his uncle’s footsteps.

As Clara drifts deeper into the luxurious lifestyle of Rain, and further into the arms of her very attractive and charming target, the lines between right and wrong start to blur, making her wonder if she’ll be able to leave it all behind. Or if she’ll even want to.

What can I say? I’m addicted, SO ADDICTED.

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: Michelle Hodkin

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

As a whole, I’ve tried to avoid getting spoiled on this series, so truly, I’m not sure what the exact premise is, besides the synopsis. I do know that  everyone seems to love it, and that I’m excited to see what all the hype is.

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Faking It: Cora Carmack

Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

New adult is the best, what can I say?

So there ya go guys, here’s a little look into what I’m going to be doing this week. What do you guys plan on reading this weekend, I would love to know!

Happy Reading!

Taylor

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FEBUARY 2015 WRAP-UP

Hey guys! How are you doing today? It’s currently snowing in Texas, so I’m bundled up with blankets and books. Today I have an exciting post for you, and in case you couldn’t guess based on the title, it’s a February wrap-up! I read 16 books and I really enjoyed them all. So far this year, I’ve just really adored everything I’ve read, which makes me very happy! I’m going to stick with the same post style I used last time, so I won’t be going into my specific thoughts, but if there is a book you want me to go into more detail with, let me know in the comments below and maybe I’ll do a review/discussion regarding the book! Also, if you click on the book name it will take you directly to the Goodreads page where you can see the full synopsis. Let’s get going!

1. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

2. Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

3. Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

4. Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

5. Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

6. Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

7. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

9. Defy by Sara B. Larson

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

10. The Fear Trials by Lindsay Cummings

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

11. The First Star to Fall by Diana Peterfreund

⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

12. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

13. Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

14. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

15. Easy by Tammara Webber

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

16. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

So they’re they all are! If you’ve read any of these please share your opinions, I would love to know how you felt. I’m currently sorting my way through my March TBR, and I’ll most likely be posting an official list tomorrow or the new day. Although I read a lot, I deviated from my TBR quite a bit because my mood changed as the moth progressed. Anyways, I’ll be back tomorrow have a lovely day!

Taylor

P. S. A little side note! I have a Twitter and Instagram account and both of which are now very active and I post at least once a day on both! My Twitter is @charmingreads17 and my Instagram is @charmingreads. If you’re interested, you should totally check them out!

FEBRUARY 2015 TBR

Hey you guys! So since today is the first day of the month, I’m going to let you know what I’m going to be reading this month. In January I had a REALLY great reading month, like record setting, with 25 books. I know, I honestly have no idea how that’s humanly possible but whatever. I’m going to give you a really basic list of fifteen, and then at the end of the month we’ll see how much I actually stuck to it.

1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling: I’ve actually already read all of the Harry Potter books, but one of the goals I had for 2015 is to read all of them again.

2-4. Legend + Prodigy + Champion, Marie Lu: I’ve been waiting to read this series for forever, and February is going to be the time for it!

5-8. Sea of Monsters + The Titan’s Curse + The Battle of the Labyrinth + The Last Olympian, Rick Riordan: This is kind of similar to the whole Harry Potter thing. I really want to reread these, because I haven’t since the first time I read them, as they came out. Afterwards, I really want to read the Heroes of Olympus series, which everyone seems to adore even more than Percy Jackson.

9. Defy, Sara B. Larson: This is a fantasy book following a girl named Alexa. In order to survive she trains in the Kings army disguised as a boy. She is then, abducted when an evil sorcerer breaks into the castle, and stuff happens. You have to read it to find out! Here’s the goodreads.

10-12. Delirium + Pandemonium + Requiem, Lauren Oliver: I still haven’t read this series. Yup, I know it’s terrible, but I’m going to alleviate that now! In case your unaware of the series premise, it follows a dystopian world where love is considered a disease.

13. Beautiful Chaos, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl: This is the third book in the Caster Chronicles. I thought the first two were decent, but if I didn’t already own the last two I probably won’t continue. Since I already own them, I should probably finish right?

14. The Winner’s Curse, Marie Rutkoski: This book follows a girl who has to either join the military or get married. Instead of doing either of those, she decides to just go ahead and buy a slave. Here’s the goodreads.

15. Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins: In honor of Valentines Day, I think a sappy, adorable romance is a necessity. I’m real excited about this one, and I hope I love it as much as everyone else!

Alright guys, what are your reading plans for the month? I’d love to hear what you have planned! If you don’t plan out your reading, then tell me what you’re reading now.

Happy February,
Taylor

JANUARY 2015 WRAP-UP

So this month, I managed to make a major dent in my tbr. I read more books than I thought was humanly possible, and I’m honestly not sure how the heck it happened. So without further ado, I read 25 books! YES YOU HEARD ME CORRECTLY, 25! I didn’t even know I could do that, and there are a few days left in the month so who knows, it may go up a few more notches! So the way these posts will work is pretty simple. It may change as the year progresses, but I’m going to begin by giving you the title, author, and the rating out of five stars. If the list is shorter I may include covers, but I read so many I don’t really feel like messing with it. Tell me in the comments below if you like this sort of thing, if so I will continue to post them!

1. The World Above by Cameron Dokey
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
3. Defiance by C. J. Redwine
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
4. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman + Meagan Spooner
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
5. Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. by Judy Blume
⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
6. Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
7. Forever… by Judy Blume
⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
8. Eve by Anna Carey
⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
9. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
10. The Selection by Kiera Cass
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
11. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia + Margaret Stohl
⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
12. The Elite by Kiera Cass
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
13. The One by Keira Cass
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
14. Son by Lois Lowry
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
15. The Jewel by Amy Ewing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
16. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
17. Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
18. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
19. The Call of the Deep by Tracy Lane
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
20. Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
21. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
22. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
23. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
24. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
25. Atonement by Ian McEwan
⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Wow, that’s a lot of books. Anyways, love you guys!
Taylor