5 Favs under 500 Pages

Around this time for the last few years I’ve been posting 5 of my favourite books over 500 pages but I’ve found this year I’ve been drawn to a lot more shorter books and novellas. So I figured why not post 5 of my favourite shorter books that I would highly recommend to you all:

Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo – 112 pages

This is such a engaging and entertaining way to learn about the other characters and still get to hear the different tales.

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher – 176 pages

The overall pacing was very well done. Though not a lot happens for about 3/4 of this book I still felt compelled to continue reading and figure out what was going to happen next and what was actually going on!

Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica – 211 pages

This book was just very uncomfortable to read but was a wild.

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca – 120 pages

This genuinely made me feel sick and when I have such a visceral reaction to a book I can’t help but rate it higher. Disturbing, strange and not what you would expect!

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire – 150 pages

I think this book in particular my favourite in this series. Cora feels a lot more relatable as a character and overall the plot and pacing were still quite fast but highly engaging. For being a novella I think there was the perfect amount of context, mystery and thrills!

Compelling Book Titles

It’s Top Ten Tuesday time once again! The original prompt this week is book titles that you find hilarious but honestly I couldn’t think of any books that came to mind. So instead I decided to go with 10 book titles that had me intrigued and compelled enough to want to pick up and find out what that could possibly mean.

10 Compelling Book Titles are:

You’ve Lost a lot of Blood & Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca


Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente

In My Dreams I Hold A Knife by Ashley Winstead

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

Worst Books I’ve Read According to Goodreads

A few weeks ago I did a post about the best books I’ve read according to Goodreads so of course I had to do the worst! These are the 10 books I’ve read over the last 5 years I’ve been on Goodreads that have the lowest average rating!

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca – 3.07 average, I rated it ⭐️4 stars

Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas – 3.12 average, I rated it ⭐️3 stars

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart – 3.27 average, I rated it ⭐️4 stars

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan – 3.34 average, I rated it ⭐️2 stars

Hide by Kiersten White – 3.36 average, I rated it ⭐️3 stars

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne – 3.39 average, I rated it ⭐️3 stars

The Dare by Harley LaRoux – 3.41 average, I rated it ⭐️3 stars

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi – 3.42 average, I rated it ⭐️2 stars

Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo – 3.43 average, I rated it ⭐️2 stars

Wilder Girls by Rory Powers – 3.49 average, I rated it ⭐️4 stars

The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag

I seen this book tag over on Kristin Kraves Books and I just had to give it a go!


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Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff – Fantasy

Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

Things Have Gotten Worse Since we Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca

Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown


The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson was what got me back into reading after my party phase lol

Buzzword Reading Challenge

If you are unaware what the Buzzword Readathon/Challenge is see my prior post HERE. Last month the buzzword was any of the 5W1H (who, what, where, when, why, how) and I ended up completing Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire which I really enjoyed!!

With February you can pick a book with pronouns/possession words (me, you, she, her, he, him, their, we us) and my options are: