Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

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Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

This is so difficult for me to do this because there were SO MANY books that I wanted to read that were released last year and just didn’t get around to for whatever reason. But I have a feeling everyone is in the same boat as me… In no particular order, here are the books that made my list!


Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay | The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’brien | Wings by Elizabeth Richards | Summer State of Mind by Jen Calonita | Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

Princess of Thorns was a case of my NetGalley requesting restraint, but it was a mistake, according to everyone that has read it. I should have gone for it! The Vault of Dreamers was getting some mixed reviews, but it sounded like my kind of book despite other reviewer’s complaints. Wings is the last book in Richards’ Black City trilogy which I LOVE — guilty pleasure sexy goodness! Summer State of Mind is the companion to Sleepaway Girls that I read a million years ago but adored for its cuteness. And Prisoner of Night and Fog just sound SO INTRIGUING. World War II fascinates me in a disturbing kind of way, and this book sounds like my kind of read.


Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi | Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd | The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen | Jackaby by William Ritter | Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols

Ignite Me was one of those were I told myself I absolutely HAD to read it immediately after Unravel Me, but just didn’t get around to it, unfortunately. Her Dark Curiosity, like with Ignite Me, I just didn’t get to. But I adored The Madman’s Daughter, so this one has high priority for 2015. The Queen of the Tearling was a book that I wanted to read because everyone else was reading it, and Emma Watson was already cast as the main character. I actually kept putting off buying it because man is it expensive for a book! Jackaby was one I was hearing nothing but amazing things about. Biggest Flirts is by Jennifer Echols, and her books are promised to be super cute, plus this series is pretty popular right now as the third(?) book is coming out soon.

What 2014 releases did you mean to read but didn’t get the chance?


Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

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Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

There are SO many books that I really want to read this summer so narrowing it down to 10 will be a little tricky… Many of these books are ones that I’ve had sitting on my shelf or eReader for a sad amount of time that I want to read. Also this list is completely random and unordered.

***Prepare for some sass below. I was in a sassy and sarcastic mood when I was writing this post last night.***

1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I’ve been meaning to read this one for such a long time! I’ve heard awesome things about it, plus it’s by Ransom Riggs who is also awesome. So obviously the book must be awesome, too.

2. Paper Towns by John Green

I got this one last summer and still haven’t read it. I live in shame.


3. Pandemonium & Requiem by Lauren Oliver

I seriously cannot believe I haven’t finished this series. I’m hoping I’ll be re-motivated to binge read these last two after watch the un-released pilot of the TV show when it’s released on Hulu this Friday! I’m SO excited for it, by the way!

4. Fear by Michael Grant

I can always count on these books for some action and entertainment. Michael Grant, you are too good.

5. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

I’ve heard this is kind of a filler book…I’m nervous I won’t be able to get into it. But I shall push through.

6. The One by Kiera Cass (and the novellas)

I really just want to read all the swoon-y kiss-y scenes. I don’t have a preference for guy, I just want to swoon and see who she picks! (Is that shallow of me?)

7. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi



8. Through the Ever Night & Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Another series I can’t believe I haven’t finished. What is my problem with not finishing series that I LOVED the first book?!

9. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

While everyone else was freaking out that CoHF came out, I was freaking out that I finally bought my paperback copy of CoLS. Side note: does anyone know the release date for the paperback of Clockwork Princess?

10. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Bring on the Peter Pan feels. I’m not ready, but bring ’em.

What books do you have on your summer TBR list? Let me know in the comments!

xo, emily

Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

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Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

My inner graphic designer was crazy happy with this week’s topic! Here are some of the covers I think are the most beautiful!

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