🎵 Girls, Girls, Girls 🎵: All the Girls That Are On My TBR

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I have a lot of books on my tbr and I thought that I’d do a fun thing of “books with girls in the title”. This isn’t by all means all of them. It’s just a handful of them I thought I’d share. I’m not going to tag any descriptions for now as that would take ages. But here’s the books with “girls” in the title:

I have a few that I’m eager to get to and some that have been on my tbr for ages (Wilder Girls was an arc oops) and I know there’s loads more to find with ‘girls’ in the title. Do you recognize any of these? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

3 of 7 Reading Challenge: How Many Books Did I Read Yesterday?

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Wow yesterday’s reading sucked royally. I read only one book. A 400 page book that was a historical romance and I gave it five stars. And that’s it. I just had zero interest in anything else. I lingered in that book and I’m still thinking about it. A review will be up after my challenge is done.

Today it’s already noon. I’m grabbing lunch then I’m going to try to pick up my reading pace. I’m torn on what to choose. I think I’ll try to work on my nightstand selections.

I’m probably not going to read all of these lol. But maybe four of them? 🤔 I’m hoping to get to it starting at 1pm after I have some lunch. Then into the reading challenge I go. Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments what I should add.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Day 2 of 7 Reading Challenge: How Many Books Did I Read Yesterday?

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I’m checking in with an update on my week long reading challenge and yesterday I read 3 books! Were any on my tbr? No. I’ll show all the books that I read at the end of the challenge.

This morning I had to get a few things done before I could sit and read uninterrupted. I have a small farm and I must care for animals first. Priorities. I’m also making tea and ate breakfast and now at 10am I can read for the rest of the day. Here are my chosen books:

As this is copyrighted, I’m obligated in saying no copyright infringement is intended.

Goodreads Summary:


Serena Rogan had traveled from Ireland to pursue a new dream in America. Yet as a washerwoman for Blackjack Kingston in a Dakota mining camp, she knew only slavery and submission. Until she risked her life rescuing a group of Sioux women, and entered a world filled with love and respect – and Black Wolf.

A Lakota medicine man, Black Wolf yearned for the day the red-haired Serena would stop fearing him. For he was determined to show her that a man could be a friend as well as a lover.

This is an arc that I need to read before the end of the month!

Goodreads Summary:

Since time immemorial the warriors of the Paladin Order have harnessed arcane powers to protect their rulers. For Balen, who has given up his chance at love and fought his way to the top of the Paladin Order, there can be no greater honor than to serve his king. But when assassins annihilate the royal family, Balen suddenly finds himself sworn to serve the very man he abandoned.

Now with their nation threatened by enemies both within and outside the kingdom, Balen must fight hidden traitors and unnatural assassins, while also contending with the biting wit and dangerous charm of young King Zavrius. To save themselves and their nation they will have to put aside their past and reforge that trust they lost so long ago.

And I still have all these, minus Past Promises from the historical fiction selection. I’m hoping to get more than three books read today as I have the house to myself and lots of hours to read. If anything pops out at you, and you think I should make it a priority, let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Day 1 of 7: Week Long Reading 24/7 Challenge

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It is currently 8:28 am and I’m up, I’m dressed, and making myself a cup of tea. I’ve handled a few needed things (feed cats, get bkfast), and I have a few books that I’m going to start reading. I’m not documenting this beyond checking in via posting. Anyway, here’s what I hope to read today:

I posted about this yesterday and I’m very excited to dive into this intriguing and beautiful book!

This is an old historical romance that I’ve had forever and a day. Mass market paperbacks usually go quick for me so this should be a breeze.

And a brand new release. I have this out from the library so I definitely need to read it!

And that’s what I hope to read today. Later tonight I’ll check in at ten and showcase what all I read. I’m hoping to get more than three books done but we’ll see.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Two by Two: Two Gorgeous Covers, Two Unread Books On My TBR

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I have two books on my tbr and both covers look almost exactly alike and (shocking I know) I haven’t read either one of them!

First up is The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno Garcia. I have heard mostly good things about this book, but a small few negative reviews here and there. I hope to start this one on my kindle tomorrow!

Such a beautiful cover! 🥰

Goodreads Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a sweeping romance with a dash of magic.

They are the Beautiful Ones, Loisail’s most notable socialites, and this spring is Nina’s chance to join their ranks, courtesy of her well-connected cousin and his calculating wife. But the Grand Season has just begun, and already Nina’s debut has gone disastrously awry. She has always struggled to control her telekinesis—neighbors call her the Witch of Oldhouse—and the haphazard manifestations of her powers make her the subject of malicious gossip.

But great romances are for fairytales, and Hector is hiding a truth from Nina—and himself—that threatens to end their courtship before it truly begins. The Beautiful Ones is a charming tale of love and betrayal, and the struggle between conformity and passion, set in a world where scandal is a razor-sharp weapon.

When entertainer Hector Auvray arrives to town, Nina is dazzled. A telekinetic like her, he has traveled the world performing his talents for admiring audiences. He sees Nina not as a witch, but ripe with potential to master her power under his tutelage. With Hector’s help, Nina’s talent blossoms, as does her love for him.

The above sounds so good! (Though I admit, I haven’t read Mexican Gothic yet either lol) Then, there’s The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning.

Another gorgeous cover, but I prefer the one above, I think.

Here’s the Goodreads Summary for this one:

From the author of The Song of the Jade Lily comes a thrilling story of a family secret that leads to a legendary treasure.

Why would someone bury a bucket of precious jewels and gemstones and never return?  

Present Day. When respected American jewelry historian, Kate Kirby, receives a call about the Cheapside jewels, she knows she’s on the brink of the experience of a lifetime. 

But the trip to London forces Kate to explore secrets that have long been buried by her own family. Back in Boston, Kate has uncovered a series of sketches in her great-grandmother’s papers linking her suffragette great-grandmother Essie to the Cheapside collection. Could these sketches hold the key to Essie’s secret life in Edwardian London? 

In the summer of 1912, impoverished Irish immigrant Essie Murphy happens to be visiting her brother when a workman’s pickaxe strikes through the floor of an old tenement house in Cheapside, near St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The workmen uncover a stash of treasure—from Ottoman pendants to Elizabethan and Jacobean gems—and then the finds disappear again! Could these jewels—one in particular—change the fortunes of Essie and her sisters? 

Together with photographer Marcus Holt, Kate Kirby chases the history of the Cheapside gems and jewels, especially the story of a small diamond champlevé enamel ring. Soon, everything Kate believes about her family, gemology, and herself will be threatened.

Based on a fascinating true story, The Lost Jewels is a riveting historical fiction novel that will captivate readers from the beginning to the unforgettable, surprising end.

Both of these have been on my tbr radar for some time. I hope to pick up one tomorrow and fly right through it! Let me know what you think about these books in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Screen Time Is My Arch Nemesis!: A Week Long Reading Challenge

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Starting Sunday, I’ll be making an effort to read 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s intense, I know, but I am behind on my arcs and reviews are I’m desperate for something to change. In between my laptop and my phone, I have accumulated at least 23+ hours a day on my screens. I write stories and am attempting to be published so I haven’t been reading as much lately. Therefore, I hope to change that this coming week. What am I going to be reading, you ask? Well let me share with you my tbr:

My brand new TBR cart!!! Isn’t she beautiful? I just got my tbr cart as a late bday present mostly because it was slow to arrive from shipping. The top shelf is my priority and want to read, second shelf is potential and hopeful to get to. Ones that I’m most eager for? Belladonna, Wake the Bones, the Hacienda, and a few others. I hope to seriously thin down this cart by next Sunday!

Now, I also have arcs on my phone. I’m allowing myself my phone for my arcs only, plus updating them as read on Goodreads (I’ll forget otherwise), and to check messages from family. Otherwise, I’m not to touch it. Here’s some of my potential kindle e-books on my tbr:

I always go overboard with tbrs lmao 😆. But if I truly focus and read everything and not mess with my laptop or phone, I hope to get a crapton of reading done! I’m hoping to get a lot of arcs read, as I’m very behind. I hope to get updates on my reading soon. Let me know any suggestions I should read on the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

September TBR 2022: A Month of Reading All the Things!

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This month is the month of strict reading! No computer except for reviewing only! No tv. I’m behind on my Goodreads goal by 60 books. I’m hoping to seriously catch up. I have read one short ebook this far (five stars!) and hope to get more reading on tonight. Here’s my excessive tbr that I hope to stick with:

These are my kindle books that I’ve chosen to work on. I’m hoping to cram as many as I can into this month. I’m also hoping to post more reviews on my blog as I go.

For my physical books, I’ll be focusing on my my massive nightstand collection and thinning it down as much as I can.

The First Binding is massive and will take a chunk of my time. I hope to get to it soon. I’m also prioritizing Juniper and Thorn as I have an arc for that on Netgalley (oops!), a few others are on my stack and I shall have a bunch more added for my September tbr. I’m hoping to get back into reading and not be so busy this month!

And these are my other hopefuls! I really want to read Master of Sorrows and The Diamond Eye as I hope to get to more Kate Quinn. Her writing is excellent. I’m also behind on reading things like Priory of the Orange Tree, Gideon, and Cinderella is Dead.

I know I’m not getting to all these. Not hardly. My goal is to read at least 40 of them, but I rather doubt it. I’ve been ina bit of a slump. I hope to seriously avoid the slump and catch up with my Goodreads goal this month. How’s your tbr looking? Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Currently Reading Updates: Been a Bit Since I Posted!

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I know, I know. I dropped off the face of the earth, but I’m currently on my way to NYC!!! 🥰 An early birthday present to me! But as I’m traveling I’m also reading. Here’s what I’ve read recently and what I’m currently reading:

What I’ve Read:

I’ve been reading a lot of smut and romance because it’s easy and quick. However I also finally read a Kate Quinn piece and gave it 5 ⭐. It was so good!!! I read Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi and gave it 5 ⭐ too. There’s a few that I haven’t shared. It’s just a lot of things to add.

Currently Reading:

First let’s get the romances out of the way…

Rescuing Rayne by Susan Stoker

Three Weeks to Wed by Ella Quinn

Tempt Me With Diamonds by Jane Feather

Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas

Now for the fantasy books:

I’m rereading Way of Kings to prep for book two. I’m enjoying it again and I am only 200 pages in.

Other books I’m reading:

And I hope to finish these by the end of the trip. I doubt that I’m going to finish Way of Kings, but the others are mostly romances so I should fly right through them. After these are done, I’m going to start earnestly making a dent in my tbr of books that I’ve put off reading. But until then…

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Updates On Reading: I Read a Couple Things At Last!

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I’ve been slowly returning to my reading schedule and I’m still getting over being sick. I’ve read a few things here and there, only three, but that’s much better than before! Here’s what I have been reading:

I re-read Hawksong to get myself out of my slight slump and gave it 5 ⭐ of course.

Ripped was a means to read more of my kindle romances, and I gave it 4 ⭐.

Season of Kings I’m about halfway through but should finish up tonight and have a review up soon!

Reading Next:

I’m fixing to start all these, hoping that I can finish them within a few days. As for my ebooks, these are what I’m reading:

I’m in a romance kick, so I should be flying through these easily! Suggestions for indie romances would be great if y’all don’t mind dropping some in the comments. I’m new to the genre, really. I’m really trying to get through all these before my next slump. I hope to post another update tomorrow or the day after.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Top 5 Historical World War II Fiction Novels On My TBR

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I’ve been meaning to read more historical fiction as it’s one of my favorite genres. I adore it, but lately I’ve been reading fantasy and sci-fi, a few romances here and there. I’ve compiled a list of books high on my tbr for your perusal. Here’s some of what I’m interested in.

Goodreads Summary

An unforgettable story of love, hope and betrayal, and a testament to the courage of humanity in history’s darkest days.

As Nazis occupy his beloved city, Professor Josef Held feels helpless. So when he discovers his former pupil Michael Blum is trying to escape the Gestapo, he offers Michael a place to hide in his attic.

In the quiet gloom of the secret room, Michael talks of his beautiful, fearless girlfriend, Elke. Michael insists that not even the Nazis will come between them. But Elke is a non-Jewish Dutch girl, and their relationship is strictly forbidden.

Josef sees the passionate determination in his young friend’s eyes. Furious with the rules of the cruel German soldiers and remembering his own heartbreak, Josef feels desperate to give Michael and Elke’s love a chance. But then tragedy strikes, and Josef is faced with an impossible choice.

In the dark days of war, with danger and betrayal at every turn, no-one can be trusted. If Michael is to survive and get back to the woman he loves, it will be down to Josef – to find the hero inside himself, and do whatever it takes to keep Michael alive.

Even if it means putting his own life in mortal danger.

A heartbreakingly beautiful story about courage against the odds, perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, All The Light We Cannot See, and The Nightingale.

Goodreads Summary

The next gripping and emotional historical fiction read from international bestseller, Mandy Robotham.

Norway, 1942. War rages, and operation Shetland bus is in full swing. Under cover of darkness, Rumi Orlstad and other locals smuggle British agents, fugitives and supplies across the North Sea to the relative safety of Scotland.

But when one mission goes awry, and Rumi’s husband is lost to the dangerous waters, she retreats from the clandestine group, vowing never to take to the seas again.

Meanwhile, her childhood friend Anya has been placed in Lebensborn, one of Himmler’s secret Aryan maternity camps. And when Rumi learns the fate of Anya’s child, she knows she has no choice but to face her fears and help Anya flee from Nazi grip…

For fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

‘Heart-wrenching. Emotional. A powerful story of wartime love and devotion’ Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan

A powerful and incredibly moving historical novel inspired by an untold story of the Second World War.

Vancouver 1941

As the war rages around the world, Hitler’s fury is yet to be felt on the peaceful shores of Mayne Island. Sweethearts Hayden and Chidori are in love.

But everything changes after Pearl Harbor.

Now seen as the enemy, Chidori and her family are forced into an internment camp. Powerless to help them, Hayden joins the Royal Canadian Air Force to bring about an end to this devastating war – the thought of Chidori is all that keeps him alive.

Can they both survive long enough to be reunited?  Or will the war be the only thing to separate their love?

Inspired by the true World War II history of the few bookshops to survive the Blitz, The Last Bookshop in London is a timeless story of wartime loss, love and the enduring power of literature.

August 1939: London prepares for war as Hitler’s forces sweep across Europe. Grace Bennett has always dreamed of moving to the city, but the bunkers and blackout curtains that she finds on her arrival were not what she expected. And she certainly never imagined she’d wind up working at Primrose Hill, a dusty old bookshop nestled in the heart of London.

Through blackouts and air raids as the Blitz intensifies, Grace discovers the power of storytelling to unite her community in ways she never dreamed—a force that triumphs over even the darkest nights of the war.

Goodreads Summary:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code returns with an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story.

In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son–but Hitler’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper–a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.

Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC–until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila’s past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons and enemy bullets in the deadliest duel of her life.

Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a mother who became a soldier, of a woman who found her place in the world and changed the course of history forever.


And there we have my top five! I really hope to get to these soon, and I have Kate Quinn on the docket and I may start that soon. I’ve been dying for some good historical fiction to lose myself in. If you have suggestions to add to the list, please do feel free to leave a comment! I love hearing from my followers, new and old. Share with me your favorite historical and I may add them to the next list!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book