Books that made me LOL

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books that made me laugh. I have perused all of the books I have completed in the last year and these are 10 books I can remember that actually made me giggle or laugh out loud!

Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Anna K by Jenny Lee

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

Take a Hint, Dani Brown & Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

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The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

Crescent City by Sarah J Maas

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

April Wrap Up

For some reason I have had the best reading month of my life! I know at this time a lot of people haven’t been able to focus on reading with everything happening in the world but it has really become an escape for me. This month I have never felt the need to take a break from reading or had to force myself to pick up a book, it’s been quite lovely actually. I ended up participating in two readathons this month the Smutathon hosted by Riley Marie on YouTube and I completed the OWL’s Magical Readathon which I will post a separate wrap up for tomorrow!

Picture1You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendriks & Sarah Pekkanen⭐️4/5 stars

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite⭐️3/5 stars

The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye⭐️4/5 stars

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab⭐️3/5 stars

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert⭐️4/5 stars

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson⭐️4/5 stars

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan⭐️4/5 stars

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas⭐️5/5 stars

Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman⭐️4/5 stars

Pines by Blake Crouch⭐️3/5 stars

Wayward by Blake Crouch⭐️3/5 stars

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling⭐️5/5 stars

The Last Town by Blake Crouch⭐️4/5 stars

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo⭐️3/5 stars

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson⭐️3/5 stars

Enemies by Tijan⭐️3/5 stars

Angry God by L.J. Shen⭐️3/5 stars

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire⭐️3/5 stars

Hate the Game by Winter Renshaw⭐️3/5 stars

Bennett Mafia by Tijan⭐️3/5 stars

I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills⭐️3/5 stars

I Dare you by Ilsa Madden-Mills⭐️3/5 stars

The Dare by Harley LaRoux⭐️3/5 stars

The Lies We Tell by Becca Steele⭐️3/5 stars

Theirs for the Night by Katee Robert⭐️3/5 stars

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling⭐️5/5 stars

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House of Earth and Blood Review

*SPOILERS BELOW*

44778083This book killed me! Sarah J Maas really got me invested in Danika and the Pack of Devils right from the start and to then rip them away really hit me in the feels. Especially Connor, oh my poor heart!

Bryce is a half elf half human who works as an antiquity assistant to a sorceress by day and loves to party and with her friends at night, until one fateful night when everything changes and her life is never the same again.

I absolutely loved Bryce as our main protagonist. She has had to deal with so much over the course of the storyline and even though she keeps secrets from those around her she stayed true to herself. She doesn’t compromise and is unapologetically living her life regardless of what people think about her. The overall situation with Danika was heartbreaking and the fact that all the blame was placed on Bryce and we see how it has affected her was an emotional rollercoaster.

I think it was destined for me to love Hunt, a broody, sexy angel who is a slave to the Arch Angel Governor of the city after a failed rebellion (uh duh). I like that even though he is portrayed as an alphahole he still expresses his emotions to Bryce and communicates with her about how he is feeling, albeit a little harsh at times. Their romance was obvious right from the start but I liked that even though it was apparent they were attracted to each other they didn’t give in right away. Bryce had to accept what happened in the past and come to terms with the guilt she felt over Connor and Hunt needed to realize he is able to love someone else.

It was a little info dumpy at the start of the book, especially when the world is established. It just jumps straight into the political system of Lunathion and breaks down all the different houses and factions within the houses. It was a little hard to get settled into the story, but after the first 100 or pages I was very much invested!

All of the characters were distinct and diverse and all had a part to play in the overall plot. Fury I was a little unsure of after learning how she ghosted Bryce for the two years after the murder and I felt she never really apologized for it. I would love to get more perspectives from her in the future as she interests me!

From that first twist at the start I wasn’t able to predict anything that was going to happen next. The forced partnership between Bryce and Hunt, the investigation, the revelations, everything came together perfectly for me and even though it was over 800 pages I flew through this book!

⭐️5/5 Through love, all is possible.

✨O.W.L.S Magical Readathon TBR ✨

For April I decided to take part in the O.W.L.S Magical Readathon hosted by Book Roast on Youtube, for any information regarding the readathon see her announcement video HERE. I’m not 100% sure what my career is going to be so I am going to try and complete all of the prompts for this round and then when it comes to the N.E.W.T.S I will announce which career path I choose in that TBR!

The prompts & my tentative TBR for the OWLS include:

OWL prompts 2 2020

 

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Heart rune: heart on the cover or in the title

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arithmancy

Magical Qualities of number 2: balance/opposites – read something outside your favourite genre

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astronomy

Night Classes: read majority of this book when it’s dark outside

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care of magical creatures copyHippogriffs: creature with a beak on the cover

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Lumos Maxima: white on the cover

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DADA copyGrindylows: book set at the sea/coast

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divination

Third eye: assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read

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Mimbulus mimbletonia: title starts with an M

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Witch hunts: book featuring witches/wizards

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Book from a perspective of a muggle (contemporary)

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Shrinking solution: book under 150 pages

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Animagus lecture: book/series that includes shapeshifting

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🍂 Autumn TBR 🍂

 This weeks’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is what books I am hoping to read during the Autumn months … Summer is finally over and I can’t wait for the colder months to get here! I think all the books I picked have a Autumnal/Wintery vibe so it seemed fitting. Happy Reading!

My Autumn TBR is:

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

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House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

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The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

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Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

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The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

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Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

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A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

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Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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