Summer Biannual Bibliothon Wrap Up

The Summer Biannual Bibliothon wrapped up on Saturday and I have to say I didn’t do as well as I was hoping, I would say it was a fail. I don’t know what it was but I did not want to read last week and didn’t follow my game plan at all. I did finish 3 books though so, not terrible but still not the six like I wanted.

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour              

Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR

Everything Leads to You was the first book I picked up to start the Bibliothon and I finished reading it the first day. This book completed the challenge to read a LGBTQ+ book. I was off to a good start and don’t know what happened after.

I enjoyed this book and thought it was cute contemporary read. I found it interesting to get a behind the scenes look at how movies are made.

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain                       

Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBRAfter finishing Everything Leads to You I picked up Huckleberry Finn and was wanting to finish it also on Sunday but that did not go as planned. I ended up finishing it Saturday. I read this for the read a banned book challenge.

I did enjoy this children’s classic and now I want to pick up the Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver                       

Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBRI finished this Saturday and then watched the movie to complete the read a book to movie adaptation challenge. I thought this book was okay and I think I liked the movie more. The ending was not satisfying to me.

There you have it the three books that I finished for the week of the Biannual Bibliothon. I did start reading Christine Falls by Benjamin Black but only got 100 pages and some into it. Did anyone also participate in any of the read-a-thons that were going on last week? If you did let me know how you did.

Bookish Matters

Mysti

 

 

Birthday Book Haul

Birthday Book Haul

My boyfriend took me book shopping for my birthday and I picked up 16 books, all at a great price. Seriously, the best present a booklover could get. 😀 And even better Chapters was having a plum points bonus promotion going on, where if you bought 5 books you would get 4,500 points which equals to $10 . I now have $50 in points and I’m am close to the $100 mark so, I am not going to redeem them just yet. Anyways lets get on to the books…

Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte

The Ambassadors and The Turn of the Shrew Henry James                       

Birthday Book Haul

They had a small selection of these Arcturus classic editions at 3 for 10. I was happy to see that they still had a few of these floating around because I like how each of the books are similar with the circle, colourful and the graphics.

Persuasion by Jane Austen, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Beast of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

Birthday Book Haul

Again these three books were part of the 3 for 10 and I figured this was a good way to get 5 book for cheap to get my plum points.

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein                    

This is the second book in the Code Name Verity Duology. I haven’t read the first one yet but this was only $6 and in hardcover so I had to pick it up and I will eventually read it. This series is a historical fiction set during WWII and follows a girl fighter pilot.

Birthday Book Haul

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall                  

I heard great things about The Conspiracy of Us and found it for only $6. It is about a secret society called the circle who are the world elite. Which is giving me Illuminate vibes. Sounds like it will be an interesting read.

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan           

Birthday Book Haul

This is a book about revenge and was cheap, so thought I would pick it up. It is about a girl who wants to get revenge for the death of her family.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare                 

Birthday Book Haul

This was on sale for 40% off and even thought I haven’t read Lady Midnight, I know that I will eventually buy it and so figured might as well buy Lord of Shadows while it is on sale.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn                       

For some reason this book reminds me of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and that is the main reason why I picked it up.

The Alice Network is a dual time line set in WWI and WWII and is about a female spy who is part of the Alice Network in France. I plan on reading this very soon.

Birthday Book Haul

A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir               

Found this book in the bargain section for $8 and is about Katherine Grey and Kate Plantagenet and also about the mystery sounding the two Prince’s in the tower. I love reading about the Tudor history and hope this will be a great read.

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon                  

I’ve really been in to reading thrillers lately and I found a couple in the bargain section. Which is pretty much where I do all my book shopping.

The Winter People is about Ruthie and her family as they just moved to an old farmhouse in Vermont. The farmhouse has a tragic past because in 1908 Sara Harrison Shea was found dead on the property. After Ruhie’s mom goes missing she finds Sara’s diary and gets sucked into the mystery of Sara’s death.

Birthday Book Haul

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker                        

A psychological thriller about a girl, Jenny Kramer, who gets attacked at a party but can’t remember anything after she is given a drug that erases the memory of the attack. This sounds interesting and is going to be made into a movie.

Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse                        

Keep You Close is also a psychological thriller that follows Rowan Winter as she tries to uncover the truth behind her friend, Marianne Glass’s, death.

Birthday Book Haul

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica                                    

This is the latest novel from Mary Kubica and I really enjoyed The Good Girl and Don’t You Cry by her and can’t wait to read this one.

Clara Solberg’s daughter survives a car crash that killed her husband and is believed to be a accident but her daughter begins having night terrors that leads her to think it might not have been an accident.

There you have it all the 16 of the books I picked out for my birthday gift.

Bookish Matters

Mysti

 

 

 

 

Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR

Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR

The Summer Biannual Bibliothon has started and I plan on taking part. I did participate in the Winter Bibliothon and like the reading challenges and taking the time to read more than I normally would. I really hope I can get through all the six book I have on my TBR.

1. Read the group book.

The group book is Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdeih. I don’t own this book and don’t really plan on reading it this week because I don’t want to go out and buy and I am on my library’s waiting list but am sure I won’t be able to check it out in time. Oh well. Continue reading “Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR”

Those Girls by Chevy Stevens Review

Those Girls by Chevy Stevens Review

Those Girls by Chevy Stevens

Published by St. Martin’s Press

Published on July 7th 2015

Pages 384

Suspense, Thriller

Purchase  Amazon   Book Depository

Summary                                                  

Those Girls is about three sisters, Dani, Courtney, and Jess Campbell and tells the story of the bonds between siblings, the fight for survival and the need for revenge.

I felt it best to give a vague summary because it’s best to go into this one blind. But warning that this book deals with domestic abuse, sexual assault and torture. So if your uncomfortable reading about that this probably isn’t the book for you. Continue reading “Those Girls by Chevy Stevens Review”

June PageHabit Unboxing

June PageHabit Unboxing

I am so excited to share with you the very first PageHabit Historical Fiction box.  This subscription box was created when Bookly Box and Quarterly CO. Literary merged and so you get elements of both those subscription boxes in one. I thought this was a great idea and knew I had to subscribe to this book box.

Pagehabit still has the Quarterly boxes, Young Adult and Literary, that is curated by the featured author but now they have a monthly box as well. The monthly boxes come in seven different genres Literary, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Horror and Historical Fiction. It was tough choice but I went with Historical Fiction because it is my favourite genre.

The book featured in June’s PageHabit box was The Underground River by Martha Conway. I was so happy when I found out that this was going to be June’s book because I read a great review over on Annie’s blog called The Misstery. Which I will leave a link for you to go and read her review of The Floating Theatre. The Title is difference but it is the same book.

PageHabit June Unboxing

The Underground River is set in 1838 and the Ohio River is used as a backdrop for this historical fiction. May Bedloe find employment on a theatre flatboat while working there she helps ferry unwanted babies of slaves to freedom. Sounds so good and can’t wait to read.

Other things that were included in this months box was a letter from the author, bookmark, page flags. bookish pin and pouch. I have since made use of these bookish goodies and love them. In my opinion you can never have too many bookmarks or page flags. 🙂

PageHabit Unboxing

Another great thing about PageHabit is each month they will make a literary donation to a country in need. And this month’s donations will go to Zambia.

I recommend the PageHabit subscription box if your looking for a monthly book box. I do believe it is worth the price and shipping costs. Did anyone else get a PageHabit box and if so what genre did you get?

To get your own PageHabit Box head over to their website and check it out. 😀 Pagehabit.com

Bookish Matters

Mysti

 

June Book Haul

June Book Haul

I ended picking up a few used books and e-books this month, nothing too crazy. Well, okay, maybe I went a little crazy and downloaded several free e-books. I am not going to go into much detail with the e-books because they pretty much are all new adult. I will leave links to goodreads so you can read more about them.

Lets start off with the list of e-books I downloaded this month.

The List by Kate L. Mary

Drawn to You by Brooke Page

If I Break by Portia Moore

Holding out by Lila Rose

Chasing Beautiful by Pamela Ann

Addicted to You by Krista Richie, Becca Ritchie

What the CEO Wants You to Know by Ram Charan

The Money Game by Adam Smith

Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica                            

I did download this for $2 and have since read it and thought it was good but I did like The Good Girl better. Don’t You Cry is about a girl, Esther, that goes missing and her roommate Quinn is left to find answers. It also follows the perspective of a teenager, Alex, who befriends a mysterious girl that shows up at the coffee shop he works at.

 

They were having a used book sale at a local mall and so, of course I had to stop by and check it out. I did find four books I liked not as many as I was hoping for but there wasn’t much of a good selection. These four books are in pretty good condition and came to a whopping $6 dollars. Continue reading “June Book Haul”

The Birthday Book Tag

The Birthday Book Tag

Yesterday was my birthday and I am officially 30 years old/young! To celebrate this milestone I thought it would be fun to do the Birthday Book Tag.

1. Count your Birthday along your bookshelf and then subtract your birthday month.

The Birthday Book Tag

I landed on The Outcast by Sadie Jones and I have read this book around the time it was released back in 2008 and loved it. It is one of my favourite books of all time. I have been wanting to re-read this book and now I think I might sooner rather than later. Continue reading “The Birthday Book Tag”