Top Five Books of 2021: A Little Late But Still Here We Are!

Hello everyone,

I’m hoping that 2022 will bring a lot more favourite books. 2021 had some steller reads and these are my top five favorites of last year.

Number Five:

This was a paranormal romance that had scifi elements and I’m still thinking about this book. Goodreads says I read it Jan. 6 of last year. I am now on book four of the series and hoping this is another series that I can finish this year. If you haven’t read these I highly recommend it! Each book has been five stars for me!

Number Four:

This was one that I’d had read in one sitting. I flew through the pages, eager to see what happened, and I found a new favorite author. I now must read everything by this author and I’m behind on her backlog already! Five stars!

Number Three:

I read this entire series last year. I’m caught up and I’m hoping that book five is not the last book. Each book was five stars. I will own the series in physical format when I can. I adored this lgbt werewolf/detective series. Need I say more?

Number Two:

Ahh, this book. I adored the first half but the second was torture in that I am really not one for mathematics and numbers. But the first half was absolutely brilliant and I’m still thinking about it. I may reread it and continue the series because I’m curious as to where this goes. If math and accounting is your thing then I highly recommend this book.

NUMBER ONE:

I read this in one sitting and wanted to immediately scream at the ending. I never had a reaction to a book like this before in my life. This easily is my top read of last year by far. I adored this flawless masterpiece. I must buy a physical copy asap.

The Rest of The Five Stars!

I read a lot of amazing things last year. I discovered Allison Brennan. I read and actually finished a trilogy by Kate Boorman. I devoured every book by Shea Ernshaw I could get my hands on. Alice Hoffman enchanted me with her Blackbird House. And Good Morning Midnight was brilliant and I’m eager to see the film starring George Clooney that I somehow missed when it came out. I hope next year is equally amazing for everyone in finding new favorites. Happy reading.

And happy new year.

-Pass Me That Book.

October Wrap Up: 25 Books

Hello Everyone,

October was a mixed bag of tricks when it comes to reading. Some I loved a lot I didn’t but I still managed to read a good chunk of books. Here’s some of what I read:

Now I’m still on my buddy read for Jasmine Throne but I’m counting this as I’m nearing the end and I still have a few days left in October to read it. As for those not listed, they were all either super low ratings or outright dnf’s that I don’t have pictures for. Hopefully more pictures next month.

I read 25 books, a few of them novellas, and a couple Tor shorts. Overall a good reading month but not my best one. I’m hoping #NetgalleyNovember will double this months number!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Top #5: ARCs On My TBR Shelf

Since everyone is doing their Top # Whatever Tuesday, I figured that I would jump on the bandwagon with a bit something different. My Netgalley has about 10/15 books to read, and my Edelweiss has a few as well, but I’m just picking from my Netgalley account.

 

These are four of the ones that I’m most excited four, though I am disappointed that the Ruin of Kings is a sampler only. I hope to get the whole book at some point, and not just the first few chapters!

Drumroll for the #1 Anticipated ARC on my Netgalley please!:

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale

I was so excited to receive this one! I might have squealed when I got accepted as a reviewer for one of my top most favorite authors, and the introduction is by another favorite author! I’m hoping to start this one soon!

So what are your top five ARCs? Let me know in the comments, because I’m really intrigued to see what other people manage to pick up.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Weekly Wrap Up #7: I lost count…

I’ve read about seven books this past week, several of which I rated highly. I wish every week was like this, filled with books that I love, but alas I doubt it will turn out that way. Anyway, here are the books read:

 

Status of Books Read:
(This is a new thing where I try to do the stats of the book, the page count and the rating going immediately after the title and author. I hope everyone likes this new feature! Of course, I can’t promise to review every single book-sometimes I forget, or get sidetracked by other more pressing reviews and it gets lost in the bundle of reviews still needing to be posted. I hope to keep on top of things, however, with this new organization system!)

The Midnight Dance by Nikki Krista pages 300 rated 4/5 stars review
Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel pages 200 rated 4/5 stars review
Medusa Uploaded by Emily Davenport pages 400 rated 5/5 stars review
Kill the Farm Boy by __ pages 400 rated 5/5 stars review
School of Wizardry by Debra Doyle pages 200 rated 4/5 stars review
Scarlet and the White Wolf by Kirby Crow pages 300 rated 5/5 stars review
The Maltese Incident by Russell Moran pages 200 rated 4/5 stars review

I only just started reading “The Unbinding of Mary Reade” and I’m about 189 pages into the book. It’s proving to be quite the long read, and actually really really good, so I’m thinking another 4 star rating at the very least!

Seven books read this week, which isn’t a bad number at all. That’s a book a day! Of course, one book took me two days and that was because I was stretching it out for as long as possible (Medusa, of course, I loved it so.) So many high ratings this week for those lovely books!

Here’s to hoping that this coming week is just as good, if not better! I’ve got Markswoman that I’m going to start reading, as well as The Poppy War, and several other monstrous sized books.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Kindle Ebook Haul: Whoops

I got 50+kindle ebooks! Several that have been on my radar for a while, and even a few new releases that I’m itching to read. My only problem now, it seems, is what do I read first? (I’ve already read the three Binti books, and will have a post on them shortly, and I’ve already read and reviewed Age of Myth as well!)

 

 

I hope to have read and reviewed some of these before too long. Let me know which ones are your favorite and which ones I should read first!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

My Top #5 TBR Thursday!

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It’s TBR (To Be Read) Thursday, and today’s book choice is Ash Princess, which I received from my public library! It’s a book that I’ve been wishing to have for a while now, it’s popped up on quite a few different blogs that I follow, and I’m eagerly awaiting tonight where I can finally sit down, crack open the spine, and read the book that I can now cross off of my wish list.

#1: Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is a young adult fantasy that sounds pretty awesome. It’s got war, magic, queens, murder, rebellion…all the good stuff that you know you’re going to enjoy.

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#2: The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara is another one that’s on my radar to read this weekend. It’s got pirates and girls in disguise. Need I say more?

The Tory

#3: The Tory by TJ London-I have kinda sort started this already, so far I’m enjoying it. It’s a good historical read, and I love that cover! This is yet another new arc that I have, that I need to review, so it’s definitely on my TBR list!

HeartofMistCover

#4: Heart of Mist Book 1 by Helen Scheuerer-this has been on my TBR for ages, but I’ve been putting it off till the trilogy is close to complete. Now that I know it is, I’m fixing to start reading this ASAP, because just look at the cover! Not to mention, its FANTASY, and we all know that’s my weakness!

The Source of Magic

#5 The Source of Magic by Cate Rowan-I requested this one at my library (along with several others, of course), and am awaiting its delivery, hoping I can review it before too long. Another cover that is quite beautiful, don’t you think?

 

And there you have it! My Top #5 TBR books for the coming week. Next week, even more fantasy, young adult fiction, and arcs!

Until Next Time,

-Pass Me That Book.

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