Hey guys,

I am starting off this post with a massive I’m Sorry.

I have had to take so time off from Blogging/ Youtube and even reading in general as I have been going through a pretty hard time. While this is certainly not over I am starting to move on and get back to the things that I love.

So I’m doing this post a day late and using last weeks topic but I hope you will all forgive me.

Last week’s topic for TTT was Villians and I want to highlight some of my favourite Villians. (not quite sure if they are going to be in order or not)

10Sebastian Morgenstern – from Mortal Instruments Series

9 Scythe Goddard – from Scythe

8 Bellatrix Lestrange – from Harry Potter

7Athos & Astrid Dane – from Darker Shade of Magic

6Queen of Hearts – from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

5The Evil Queen – from Snow White

4 Joker – from Batman

3Count Olaf – from A Series of Unfortunate Events

2 Moriarty – from Sherlock Holmes

1 Lord Voldemort – from Harry Potter

Hope everyone is having a good Halloween and reading all the creepy books.

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This week’s topic is a hard one as I would love to meet and all authors of books that I have read.

These however are the top 10 that I can think of at this very moment and if by some miracle they were to see this I would really appricate it if you could please come to Melbourne, Australia.

10 Jennifer L. Armentrout

9Lemony Snicket

8 Brigid Kemmerer

7Ransom Riggs

6Rick Riordan

5V.E. Schwab

4Brittany Cavallaro

3Sarah J Maas

2 Marissa Meyer

1 Kerri Maniscalco

Honourable mention is Jay Kristoff. I have heard Jay speak before and he was amazing.

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Ok, since I live in the Southern Hemisphere this is technically my Spring TBR but this is still the list of the top ten books I want to make sure that I read in the coming months.

10 Save the Date by Morgan Matson – I have only read Amy and Rodgers Epic Detour from Morgan Matson and it is about time I fix this.

9 The Darkest Mind by Alexandra Bracken – I now I need to read this.

8 Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart – This has been talked about so much lately and I got it in a FairyLoot box.

7Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson – Everyone has been talking about this book and it is also the Biannual Bibliothon May-Jul read.

6 Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – I am joining Books With Chloe for this read-a-long in September.

5 Crown of Midnight & Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas – So I have read Crown of Midnight before but stopped there and since the final book is about to come out I have started again and want to continue with the series.

4 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – I don’t know why I haven’t read this series yet but October seems like the perfect time.

3 Batman by Marie Lu – I have been putting this book off for so long and it is high time that I bit the bullet and just read it because I am sure I am going to love it. I am a huge Batman fan and in a way that is stopping me from starting this book because I am  scared of where it is going to go.

2 Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – I am planning on reading this in September with the Little Book Owl and Piera Forde as a read-a-long and then Godsgrave in October.

And finally this one should come as no surprise since it is my most anticipated release for 2018

1 Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco – Need I say anymore. I have been loving this series so I need the next one ASAP and I will be reading it as soon as I get it in September.

So these are just the top ten books I want to read over the next three months. Let me know if you have read any of these books and what is on your TBR for the next couple of months.

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TTT – Hidden Gems

So I was looking through my Goodreads to gather my list and I am sad to say that I really haven’t read that many books that haven’t had a decent amount of hype. So instead I am going to go with the top ten hidden gem books that have been recommended to me.

10 Hexhall by Rachel Hawkins – I have owned this book for quite some time but I have seen it on many peoples lists.

9White Cat by Holly Black – I have read other books by Holly Black and want to read this series too.

8 The Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout – I have loved the books I have read by Jennifer L Armentrout.

7Heist Society by Ally Carter – I loved the Gallagher girls series by Ally Carter

6The Royals by Erin Watt

5Ink by Amanda Sun – The covers of this series are so pretty.

4 Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria – I love the idea of this book.

3 A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – This series seems right up my ally and so many people love it.

2  Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger – These have been on my list for such a long time.

1 Angelfall by Susan Ee – So this book has been recommended over and over and I need to get to it.

Ok that will do for now.

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Birthday Book Tag

Ok so last weekend was my birthday so I thought it would be an appropriate time to do the Birthday Book Tag. This tag has been around for awhile so I have no clue who started it.

Question 1

The Birthday Cake

A book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway.

Just One Day - Gayle Forman Just One Day by Gayle Forman.

This is insta love to the max. Following a guy to Paris for a day and then pinning over him for the next year but I LOVED it.

Question 2

Party Guests

Your most anticipated book release this year.

Escaping from Houdini - Kerri Maniscalco Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco.

I have only talked about this book once or twice!!!

Question 3

Birthday Presents

A book that surprised you with how much you loved it.

Letters to the Lost - Brigid Kemmerer Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

I highly recommend this book. I loved it and I can’t wait to read the companion book in the series.

Question 4

“Happy Birthday” Song

A book that certainly deserved all the hype it got.

Obsidio - Amie Kaufman Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff.

Need I say any more.

Question 5

Happy Music

A book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes.

Throne of Glass - Sarah J Maas Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

There are some amazing quotes in this book and series. I especially love:

“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

Question 6

Getting Older

A book that you read a long time ago, but you think you would appreciate more if you read it as a more mature reader.

Sickened - Julie Gregory Sickened by Julie Gregory

I actually did reread this book last year and I got so much more out of it being older. This is a difficult book to read as it is all about the child abuse that Julie suffered from her Mother.

Question 7

Sweet Birthday Memories

A book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life.

I don’t have an answer for this one as when I am going through a difficult time I either go into a massive reading slump or I read books similar to how I am feeling. I don’t read happy books when I am sad.

So that is all for this Tag. If you haven’t done this tag then I tag you to do it on your birthday.

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