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PERFECT READS FOR COZY DAYS | GUEST BLOGGER: @emaschapter

Hello everybody! I hope you are all having a great day! Today I will talk about the perfect reads for cozy days. So Sundays, holidays, and any other rainy days when you have all the time in the world and you have your blanket, cup of tea of coffee try to pick up one of these books. It will get you in a cozy mood even more!

1. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs

After the loss of his grandfather Jacob travels to the island his grandfather was living when he was younger. His mission is to find the orphanage his grandad used to live and talk to the principal who knew his grandad. He wants to make a conclusion and move on from his grandfathers death. But things that he least expected start to happening. This triology is full of great characters and creepy photographs. What makes this book so perfect for a cozy read is the writing. Because the writing is so detailed and beautiful it is easy to imagine the atmosphere and that amazing world Ransom Riggs created. It will truly be an adventure to read through these books. So if you are for a one great ride this is a book for you. The book gives out some cozy vibes because of the feeling of depth the world has.

2. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

After the plane crush, young pilot meets The Little Prince in the desert. They become friends and The Little Prince teaches the pilot some really important life lessons. They spend some time together and create this beautiful relationship. This short but beautiful story is perfect for a cozy day read. It is short so you will be able to read the whole book in one day. With the pictures from the author, that most of the editions have, the reading experience is fulfilled. This story has so much more to offer than it looks on first. Metaphors, life lessons, complex writing, the book has it all. A classic, that is one of my all time favourite books is definetly worth your time. You will not be the same after reading this book and you will definetly need some time to think about it. Perfect for people of any age!

3. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus comes unexpected. It opens at dusk and closes at dawn. This strange circus has more secrets than you can believe. This book will take you breath away! It is simply amazing! I think it is a perfect cozy day read. It is a fantasy, with beautiful writing, great carachters and the plot that you might find a little bit confusing but definitely interesting. It is mysterious and the world will completly take you away. It is a slow read and it takes some time to read it but I think that makes the reading experience even better. This is defintely a book you need to take your time with and get lost in the mistical and the magic world of The Night Circus.

4. Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys

The World War II was a terrible time to live in. Four young people with their stories and secrets travel together to safety. But nothing is certain. Their trip might be useless. This historical fiction is a real eye opener. After the investgation Ruta Sepetys did for years before publishing this book you will find out some heartbreaking facts. If you are up for a great, hard and breathtaking read this is a great book for that. The writing is very simple but still gets the message acorss beautiflly. Really important and interesting read that will stay with you for a while.

5. Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder

This book incorporates philosophy and fiction in one amazing story. You will get into the book from the first page. Together with a young girl Sophie you will learn about the world. Forget everything you know and let yourself enjoy this masterpiece. It took me a long time to read it but it was worth it! A great reading experience I will never forget. The plot looks simple, but it gets very interesting. It is a calm, long read perfect for a rainy day. It is about a girl and her phylosophy teachers living in this small city and discovering the secrets of the universe!

That were all the books I find great for a cozy day. They are all slow but suprising, simple but at the same time very complex reads. I think all the books on this list are very good and I would recomend them for sure.

Thank you for reading!

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NEVER ENDING TBR LIST | ALISON

Never Ending TBR list

 
We all have books we want to read so we add them to our TBR list (to be read) and if you are anything like me some will sit there, and sit there, and sit there. Here are some books that have been on mine for what seems like forever:
Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom
 

 

 
I have heard so many mixed reviews of these two book and really want to read them, but yet they are still sitting there waiting for me.
 
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before & PS I Still Love You
 


I have heard so many good things about this series so I went out and bought the paperbacks and have yet to pick them up and read them. (There is a third book I have not purchased yet).
Kill the Boy Band
 


This book looks like such a fun read so when I seen it was available on Book Outlet I just had to get it.
A Court of Wings and Ruin
 

 

So this one has not been on my list for long, but I devoured the first two books in the series and could not wait for the third book to be released. Well, apparently I could wait because I have yet to read it.
So there you have it, just a few of the poor books still sitting on my TBR list just waiting for me to read.

 

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ALISON’S MOST ANTICIPATED READS FOR AUGUST | ALISON

July is coming to an end, and boy did the month fly by. I have some really great books coming my way for the month of August and I thought I would share the ones I am most anticipating.
Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino
(Release Date August 15, 2017)
This will be my first time reading a Renee Carlino book and I am very excited to start it.
Synopsis:
Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, floating from interest to interest, job to job, and guy to guy, searching for a spark but never quite finding it. All she knows is that she won’t discover it working as a waitress at a pies-and-fries joint in Los Angeles or living with her fun but aimless best friend in a tiny apartment in the Arts District.

Then Charlotte collides with Adam, a gorgeous and soulful painter who seems just as lost as she feels. Their instant connection turns into a midnight drink… and a whirlwind night of champagne, Chinese food, and the kind of conversation that only happens in romantic comedies. But the next morning, Adam gives Charlotte the cold shoulder, leaving her confused and hurt—and wondering if the few odd moments between them the night before were red flags in disguise.

Months later, Charlotte hasn’t been able to shake Adam, so she decides to find out what happened the morning after their magical night together. This fateful decision rewrites their wild love story, but what Charlotte doesn’t know yet is that the ending has already been written.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
(Released: September 18, 2012)
 
This is a pleasure read for me. I have heard so many good things about this book, I am excited to start it.
 
Synopsis:
“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

 
 
The Dating Bender by Christina Julian
(Release date: August 22, 2017)
 
I must admit when I read the synopsis I was completely intrigued and really wanted to read it.
 
Synopsis:
 Here I am, on my knees in front of the Trevi Fountain, hoping like hell the legend is true. That the fountain gives you solace and love by a mere toss of a coin. 

Why am I here, exactly? Let’s see…

It started with my parents telling me to get married. Of course, being the good Catholic girl I am, I did.

Needless to say, that marriage nosedived, and my parents weren’t exactly happy about it.

Newly ditched and shamefully disowned, I decided to follow the advice of Babs, a tart-of-a-mentor, who offered me a job in Colorado. 

Her advice? Sex…and lots of it.

The temptation of freedom, to do whatever—whoever—I wanted was too damn strong for me to say no.

And that’s how it all started. The men, the sex, the journey…

The dating bender.

because everybody deserves a do-over

“With humor, wit, and a whole lot of sarcasm Julian’s debut takes an unabashed look at a failed marriage, divorce, and dating under the scrutiny of a less than supportive family. She takes readers on a raucous ride that explores what it means to be a woman—gaping flaws and all.” 
–Adair Lara, former San Francisco Chronicle columnist, author of Naked, Drunk, and Writing

 
Love In The Friend Zone by Molly E. Lee
(Release Date: August 14, 2017)
 
Ah, sounds like teenage angst at its finest, so how could I not want to read it.
 
Synopsis:
The only thing worse than not being able to tell your best friend you’re head over heels in love with him? Having to smile and nod when he enlists your help to ensnare the girl of his dreams. 

Braylen didn’t even want to go to Lennon Pryor’s epic graduation-night party, but when Fynn begs her to be his “wingwoman,” she can’t deny him. Talking up her BFF—how he’s magic behind a camera, with a killer sense of humor and eyelashes that frame the most gorgeous blue eyes in the history of forever—is easy. Supporting his efforts to woo someone so completely wrong for him? Not so much. 

Fynn knows that grad night is his last shot before leaving for college to find true love. And thanks to Bray, he gets his chance with the beautiful Katy Evans. But over the course of the coolest party of their high school careers, he starts to see that perhaps what he really wants has been in front of him all along. Bray’s been his best friend since kindergarten, though, and he’d rather have her in his life as a friend than not at all. 

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one epic party, complete with every high-schoolers-gone-bad shenanigan, and two best friends whose sexual chemistry is off the charts…if only they’d succumb to it.

 
 
Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith
(Release date: August 22, 2017)
 
I am looking forward to this book, something about a rebel and a good girl coming together just speaks to me.
 
 
Synopsis:
Matt Nolan is the high school drug dealer, deadbeat, and soon-to-be dropout according to everyone at his school. His vice principal is counting down the days until Mr. 60% (aka Matt) finally flunks out and is no longer his problem. What no one knows is the only reason Matt sells drugs is to take care of his uncle Jack, who is dying of cancer.

Meet Amanda. The overly cheerful social outcast whose optimism makes Matt want to hurl. Stuck as partners during an after-school club (mandatory for Matt), it’s only a matter of time until Amanda discovers Matt’s secret. But Amanda is used to dealing with heartbreak, and she’s determined to help Matt find a way to give life 100 percent.

There you have it folks, My most anticipated reads for August.