Top 10 Tuesday: Top Books on my Spring TBR

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Here are some books I hope to read over the next couple of months..

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by JK Rowling


Rumors (Luxe, #2) by Anna Godbersen


Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy 


More than 50%: Women’s Life in a Newfoundland Outport (1900-1950) by Hilda Chaulk Murray 


Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1) by Sophie Kinsella


Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1) by Sara Shepard 


What do you plan to read during the Spring season? Leave me a message in the comments. 



Books Hauls · Memes

Book Haul: December 2017 – February 2018

Do you ever think you published a post, but then look back and discover that you didn’t? Well that is what I thought happened with my book hauls from previous months. I must have only shared some of Charlie’s books we’ve acquired but not my own.

Anyway, here most of the books I’ve added to my collection over the past few months..

Borrowed From the Library..

40 Love by Madeleine Wickham
Seriously.. I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks


Library Book Sale

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Vow by Kim Carpenter
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Ya Ya’s in Bloom (Ya Ya’s #3) by Rebecca Wells


Snowfall and Secrets (Omega Mu Alpha Brothers, #1) by Kimberly Loth


Linking up with Stacking the Shelves


Top 10 Tuesday: Books I’ve Decided I’m Not Longer Interested in Reading

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today we are all linking up to share the books we are no longer interested in reading. This was a great opportunity for me to clear out my TBR board on Pinterest. Here are some of the books I’ve removed..

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles

A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflowers, #4.5) by Lisa Kleypas

Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff

What do you think of my list? Are there any books I should reconsider? Leave me a message in the comments.


Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Romantic Covers

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

In honor of Valentines Day tomorrow this weeks topic is a freebie. So I will share some of my favourite romantic book covers.

Summer at Sunset (Summer, #2) by Beth Labonte

Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

Wake by Anna Hope

At the Altar: Matrimonial Tales by L.M. Montgomery

When Somebody Loves You by June Tate

Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor, #1) by Jill Shalvis

My Sergei: A Love Story by Ekaterina Gordeeva

Your Heart’s Desire by Melody Carlson

The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes

Which cover do you like the most? Leave me a message in the comments.

Currently Reading · Memes · Recommendations

Currently Reading: February 11, 2018

Posting a quick update to record my reading progress.

We are currently snowed in here. Over the past couple of days we just got dumped on and its really quite beautiful. Driving in it isn’t very fun though. Does anyone else enjoy shoveling snow? I do! Too bad my heart doesn’t agree, so I have to really limit myself. It makes me miss the days of my childhood where I’d spend the day outside sledding, building snow forts and snowmen. Ah those were the days.

Does anyone remember Crazy Carpet sleds? They are also known as Flying Carpets..

I had so much fun with these as a kid, but man were they ever hard on the knees.

Now lets talk books..

My Reading Progress

I finally finished my re-read of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This is as far as I’ve ever read in the series, however I plan to remedy that in the months to come. I’m looking forward to continuing the series, but I’m kind of worried I won’t be into the remaining books like I was the first 4. Did anyone else have this problem with the HP series? I enjoyed The Goblet of Fire, but the third book still remains my favourite. It surprised me how much of the plot I had forgotten. So in a way it was kind of like reading it for the first time.

Currently Reading

I’ve made great progress with these two books. I hope to finish off Ellen’s book tonight and Beth Labonte’s later in the week.

What are you all reading? Leave me a message in the comments.

Happy reading.


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Currently Reading · Memes · Personal Post · Wrap-ups

Monthly Wrap-up: January 2018

January was a pretty busy month for me. I’ve started to slowly get back into working again. Although I didn’t make an specific New Year resolutions, I’m trying my best to make better decisions and to take better care of myself. Its hard to do when you have a little one. Even harder when you are a single parent. But I’m trying my best.

Charlie has learned and grown so much since Christmas. He is now over 9 months old, with two teeth and two more coming through. He never ceases to amaze me or melt my heart.

As you will see from my monthly wrap-up below, I only completed 1 book in January. However I’m actually pretty please with the amount of reading I’ve fit in this month. I’ve been slowly re-reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as well as an eBook by Beth Labonte.

I came to realize that in the past year I put a lot of pressure on myself to finish a book by the end of the month. I’m trying a new approach to this. I’m just going with the flow. I’ll get it finished when I can. And if that so happens to be a few days into a new month, then that is ok. I know this will change up my monthly wrap-up totals, but allow me to take my time and enjoy the stories I’m reading more.

Books Completed

40 Love by Madeleine Wickham
♥♥.5      2.5/5
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Audio Book

The Stats

Total Number of Books Read: 1
Total Number of Fiction: 1
Total Number of Non-fiction: 0
Total Books Sent for Review: 0
Total Books Read from My Shelves: 0
Total Library Books Read: 1

Formats Read

Physical Books: 0
eBooks: 0
Audio Books: 1

Total Books Read in 2018: 1

Currently Reading

February TBR

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Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Can’t Believe I Read

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

This week’s topic is: Books I can’t believe I read..

Memes · Recommendations

Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Really Liked, but Can’t Remember Much About

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today I will share with you some books that I liked, but can’t remember much about. Perhaps its time for some re-reads..

1. The Hidden Life (Amish Quilt, #2) by Adina Senft

2. Appalachian Serenade (Appalachian Blessings 0.5) by Sarah Loudin Thomas

3. The Queen (The Selection, 0.4) by Kiera Cass

4. Breaking the Story (Scottie’s Adventures, #1) by Ashley Farley

5. Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin

6. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

7. My Canary Yellow Star by Eva Wiseman

8. The Castle in the Attic (The Castle in the Attic,#1) by Elizabeth Winthrop

9. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

10. Random Passage (Random Passage, #1) by Bernice Morgan

Currently Reading · Memes · Personal Post

Currently Reading: January 21, 2018

It’s been a while since I did a Currently Reading post. Time is absolutely flying.. my baby boy is 9 months old now! How did that happen? My tiny little baby has turned into a cheeky handful. And I’m loving every minute of it.

Another thing I haven’t done in a long time is upload a picture to Instagram. I’d really like to start using that more.. Here is my latest post:


My Reading Progress

Last week I completed my first book of the year:

40-Love by Madeleine Wickham (Aka Sophie Kinsella) is a contemporary novel that does have its humorous moments but is chalk full of deplorable characters. I gave it 2.5 stars and my review will be posted in a couple weeks.

Currently Reading

Which is obviously much more enjoyable than a 2.5 star read. 🙂

What are you reading this week? Leave me a message in the comments.


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Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Meant to Read in 2017

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme that has been hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, since 2010. After this post, it will move on to its new hosting blog with That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today I am linking up to list 10 books I meant to read in 2017, but didn’t. Will I get to them in 2018? Only time will tell..

1. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

2. Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, #18) by Janet Evanovich

3. Rumors (Luxe, #2) by Anna Godbersen

4. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by JK Rowling

6. The Devoted (The Bishops Family #3) by Suzanne Woods Fisher

7. The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

8. Nights at Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

9. Bear Town by Fredrick Backman

10. Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford