Hey My Book Fiends!

Things are going well in my life lately, hope you all have had a great few days into September so far!

What is the book you are currently obsessed with?

Mine = Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarrow

Not going to lie, kicking this one off with a bit of a review for you all. Review? .. Encouragement? .. no a High recommendation to read! That’s what I’m looking for! I just finished Fourth Wing today – yes, I know I caved and finally read this widely popular book. Holy shit! Loved this one! The moment I read the last line I was online pre-ordering the next one straight away. So so so good! I’ll be sure to go into a bit more detail whenever I get around to writing up a proper review post for this one. For now, I’m going to stick with this bit. Dragons, kick ass magic, survival of the fittest – very literal, romance (Smoking Hot!), Violence – if you know you know, and did I mention the dragons? Because they are equally amazing to look at/interact with and fucking terrifying to be around! Thats without even having the possibilities of being in their world! Rebecca Yarros knows how to stinking write and pulls you in quickly and hard when reading this one! Go find yourself a copy! Go read it! *Thank you to my siblings for telling me about this one!*

Other than forever tackling my TBR list this month, I am playing the crap out of some Baldur’s Gate 3. I am in love with my character. She is a Half-Drow/Half-Human who is a spunky, take no sass, Rouge Criminal Thief. There is a ton of stealing all the goodies and lifting things right and left as she adventures around. I’m not even out of act 1 and there is some much to still freaking do! It might be to soon, but I already have big plans for making a complete book-obsessed sage-ish based character for my next run through. Do you guys have any suggestions on who they should be based off of?

Well, since my am going full into the fantasy realm this month with the new game and with Fourth Wing sparking a current hook on magic based books this month’s reading will be fun! Even our great warriors need a bit of time off. What a better way (other than actually going) to escape the crazy world of war and fear than into a book? I’m following there footsteps and finding my own moments to getaway within the pages of a great book. I hope you all find something good in these to 5 books I picked out.

Talk with you next time Everyone!

Reading Theme: Sightseeing in September

Man, I am ready for a vacation! So I decided to bring a little getaway time to my month and share it with you guys. These are books that we can live vicariously through the characters as they enjoy their own much needed vacations! And from a fair amount of the stories I’ve picked out they get to meet someone special too. I tried finding ones that aren’t solely based around going to the beaches, but I guess that is a ridiculously popular vacation destination for people in books. Don’t get me wrong, when my big vacation time comes around I am itching to run off to the beach each and every year. So I can understand the great appeal this destination holds. I hope one of these stories sate your own longing for a getaway for just a little bit longer until you are able to sneak off.

Enjoy the lovely month of September Everyone!

Happy Reading Everyone!

My Reading List for September 2023:

Someone Else’s Summer By Rachel Bateman

Anna’s always idolized her older sister, Storm. So when Storm dies in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation, Anna is completely lost and her family is torn apart. That is, until she finds Storm’s summer bucket list and decides to honor her sister by having the best summer ever—which includes taking an epic road trip to the coast from her sleepy Iowa town. Setting out to do everything on Storm’s list along with her sisters best friend Cameron—the boy next door—who knew that Storm’s dream summer would eventually lead to Anna’s own self-discovery?

Here’s to Us By Elin Hilderbrand

Celebrity chef Deacon Thorpe has always been a force of nature with an insatiable appetite for life. But after that appetite contributes to Deacon’s shocking death in his favorite place on earth, a ramshackle Nantucket summer cottage, his (messy, complicated) family is reeling. Now Deacon’s three wives, his children, and his best friend gather on the island he loved to say farewell. The three very different women have long been bitter rivals, each wanting to claim the primary place in Deacon’s life and his heart. But as they slowly let go of the resentments they’ve held onto for years and remember the good times, secrets are revealed, confidences are shared, and improbable bonds are formed as this unlikely family says goodbye to the man who brought them all together, for better or worse–and the women he loved find new ways to love again.

The Vampire and the Virgin By Kerrelyn Sparks

Olivia’s packing list:
1. Sunscreen
2. Bathing suit
3. Flip-flops

FBI psychologist Olivia Sotiris was looking for a cool ocean breeze, sand between her toes, and a break from her crazy, chaotic, and sometimes all-too-dangerous life. But when she escaped to the small Greek island of Patmos, all she got were meddling grandmothers trying to marry her off. Can’t they see that none of the men around interests her—except Robby MacKay?

Robby’s packing list:
1. Synthetic blood
2. More synthetic blood
3. Jogging clothes
(even vamps have to stay in shape!)

Robby needs to cool off, too, since all he can think about is revenge on the Malcontent bloodsuckers who once held him captive—but then he meets Olivia, the beauty with wild curls and a tempting smile. When a deadly criminal from a case back home tracks her down, Robby will have to save her life—along with giving her a first time she’ll never forget .

Book Lovers By Emily Henry

Nora Stephens’ life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small-town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.

If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.

Eat, Pray, Love By Elizabeth Gilbert

Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to want—a husband, a house, a successful career. But instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be.

To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. In order to give herself the time and space to find out who she really was and what she really wanted, she got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world—all alone. Eat, Pray, Love is the absorbing chronicle of that year. Her aim was to visit three places where she could examine one aspect of her own nature set against the backdrop of a culture that has traditionally done that one thing very well. In Rome, she studied the art of pleasure, learning to speak Italian and gaining the twenty-three happiest pounds of her life. India was for the art of devotion, and with the help of a native guru and a surprisingly wise cowboy from Texas, she embarked on four uninterrupted months of spiritual exploration. In Bali, she studied the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. She became the pupil of an elderly medicine man and also fell in love the best way—unexpectedly.

Drift off to that special vacation spot! We all deserve a little break!

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