My Favorite Reads for the First Half of the Year (Jan-Jun)


I know I recently shared my TBR for the year and how many I’ve finished.  Today I thought I would share my favorite books of 2019 so far.  This was hard to narrow down and I could have easily picked a top 25.  These are books yet, not released in 2019.


Since some of these are sequels, I’m not going to include the synopsis for the books.  There’s a good chance I have a review up for all of these already which will also have the synopsis if you do a search.

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Review of Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin (digital arc)





Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin


Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

Hardcover, 528 pages
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by HarperTeen

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Half Year TBR Update


This is the first year I’ve done a yearly TBR POST.  Since we are halfway through the year, I thought I would see how I’m doing.  I’m horrible with sticking to a TBR being a mood reader, but I’m actually not doing too bad.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 7/03/19





Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.

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Mid-Year Freak Out Tag!


Thank you to Melanie and Mireille for tagging me.  Make sure you check out the TBR and Beyond blog (and check out the group on facebook, too).  I’m going to do my best on this one.  I always remember an answer a week after I do these types of posts and kick myself for forgetting something I loved.


What is the best book that you’ve read so far in 2019?

This question is always so hard for me.  Wicked Saints was a standout.  A few that aren’t out yet will be favorites.  I’ve read arcs of Swipe Right For Murder, Blood Heir, and Don’t Say A Word.  Those are high up on my list.  I struggle on this question and have a hard time picking a top ten at the end of the year.

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An Updated Look Inside My Planner 2019


I have the planner from Little Inklings Design and I love it.  It’s my second year using it and I will definitely buy it again.  I don’t use everything in it and I’m sometimes bad at updating.  But I still thought I would share how I plan things out.  I am not the most organized person, and without this, I would be screwed.



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Top Ten (+) Tuesday 6/18/19


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.   You can find each week’s topic on her site.


This week’s prompt is most anticipated books for the second half of the year (July-December).


I am very much cheating this week.  No way I can pick ten, especially with books from series coming out, too.  My list is going to be way more than ten.

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