Books that make me smile

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books that make me smile. One thing I am a sucker for and that makes me smile is a good romance in a novel, so these are 10 romance/contemporary books with a seriously cute romance that had me cheesing!

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

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Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali

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Heartstopper Vol 1 by Alice Oseman

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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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The Kiss Quotient & The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

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Beach Read by Emily Henry

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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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Extraordinary Book Titles

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books with extraordinary book titles. I have chosen 10 books from this year with interesting book titles that played a factor in making me want to pick them up! These could be books I’ve never heard of before, super hyped books or random books that immediately intrigued me because of its name.

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

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Birthday by Meredith Russo

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

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Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

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June Wrap Up

I had a fantastic reading month, oh my goodness! Nothing below a 4 out of 5 stars. I don’t think that has happened to me since I started my blog so I am pretty stoked with my outcome for June! I think my not having a pre-established TBR was definitely a success and I feel I will be adopting that practice in the months to come because of how prolific my reading was. By far my best reading month I think ever… 

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray⭐️4/5 stars

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan⭐️4/5 stars

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendriks & Sarah Pekkanen⭐️4/5 stars

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline⭐️5/5 stars

Uprooted by Naomi Novik⭐️4/5 stars

Sawkill Girls by Clare Legrand⭐️4/5 stars

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – ⭐️5/5 stars

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik⭐️4/5 stars

Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence ⭐️5/5 stars

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng⭐️4.5/5 stars

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead⭐️5/5 stars

Frost Bite by Richelle Mead⭐️4/5 stars

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead⭐️4/5 stars

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead⭐️4/5 stars

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead⭐️5/5 stars

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead⭐️5/5 stars

Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey⭐️5/5 stars

Somewhere Only We Know by Maureen Goo⭐️4/5 stars

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Quarterly Reading Recommendations

This is my second installment of my quarterly reading recommendations for 2019. Every 3 months I will be looking over all the books I’ve read in that time and picking out my top 10 favourites. Then at the end of the year I will compile my lists and pick my top 10 overall from the books I’ve selected where I will be going a little more in depth! If you want to check out my first quarterly reading recommendations click HERE.

So in no particular order my reading recommendations for April-May-June are:

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

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Red Sister & Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

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The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima

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Vampire Academy & Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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The Unhoneymooners Review

*DEFINITE SPOILERS*

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Olive’s twin sister Ami has just gotten married to her boyfriend Dane and Olive couldn’t be happier for her, except the fact that she has to put up with Dane’s older brother Ethan who hates Olive for some unknown reason. So when the whole wedding party and guests get massive food poisoning and only Olive and Ethan don’t get sick and Ami insists that they should go away on their honeymoon instead Olive doesn’t know if they will make it out alive.

I love that Olive is so honest and upfront with Ethan from the start, and how that honesty becomes such a focal point in the relationship in the future. I love how confident and proud of herself she is and doesn’t shy away from her curves. She is super endearing and I loved the witty banter she shares with Ethan throughout the storyline.

Ethan I was a little unsure of at the start, but I definitely warmed up to him! I like how realistic he is as a male character, hopelessly naïve in some ways. He is always willing to communicate how he feels to Olive and he isn’t afraid to apologize if he feels it is warranted. I think it was fair that he stuck by his brother and wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, though I figured he would try to understand Olive’s intentions a bit more thoroughly than to just dismiss her so quickly and assume she misinterpreted the situation. I am glad that he circled back to their earlier conversations and he went with the grand-gesture to try to win her back, I thought that was very well rounded and well very swoon-worthy lets be real!

I also enjoyed the fact that the book didn’t just finish at the end of the ‘unhoneymoon’. They had to go back to the real world and actually deal with a lot of the issues that sprung up during the trip that they didn’t want to focus on. Again I found the whole thing really realistic. All of the characters reacted to the situation within reason. A lot of times in adult romances I found situations are dealt with too quickly and things work out a little too conveniently and I’m not sold or find it too fictional if that makes sense!

I am a sucker for the hate to love trope and I thought this was a super unique take on it! The premise as a whole I found super intriguing and I was invested in the characters and the storyline from the start. I am for sure going to have to dip into Christina Lauren’s previous books and see how they compare!

⭐️5/5 I loved it!