September 19, 2017

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List
(in no particular order)
I was checking my Fall TBR from last year and I realized that I had only read 8 of the 10 books, so I´m adding them on this list.
These are the books that I planned to read this fall.
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
Nearly Gone (Nearly Gone #1) by Elle Cosimano
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

 This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis

Visions (Cainsville #2) by Kelley Armstrong

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

What books are on your fall TBR list?
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September 15, 2017

Review: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Title: Love & Gelato
Author: Jenna Evans Welch
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: May 3rd 2016

Rating: 4/5

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“I made the wrong choice.”

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.

But then she is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.

People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

Love & Gelato is a contemporary novel that takes place in Tuscany, Italy and features a young girl whom is going to spend her summer vacation with all the intention of hating everything, as she´s forced by a promise she made to her mother, but ends up falling in love with Tuscany and the people she meets there.

Lina recently lost her mother and before she died, she asked her to go to Tuscany and meet Howard, whom was her best friend at the time she lived in Tuscany and that him will take care of her. When Lina meets Howard, who happens to be her father, she decides to meet him, to spend her vacation there, but once the summer ends, she hopes to return to her old life in the United States. But not everything is as she expected since once there she receives her mother's diary of her time there as a student and little by little with the help of Ren (a young Italian she meets near her home), she decides to visit all the places that her mother writes about in her diary and maybe that way she´ll know a little more about her and Howard and she will see her father through her mother´s eyes.

I love these types of books where you follow clues or in this case a diary where you are slowly discovering the story or some other element along with the characters, in this case Lina visits the places that her mother mentioned in her diary and we get to see Tuscany along with her, in addition to also know a little more about her mother´s life before she had her and we go along with her as she visit parts of the city with her new friend and love interest.

I really enjoyed it and it´s one of those books that leave you with a very good feeling and looking forward to visiting Italy. I do recommend it, if you enjoy cute contemporary novels. I´m looking forward to reading more of her books.

September 12, 2017

Eleven Books I Loved During The First Years I Started My Blog

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish

Eleven Books I Loved During The First Years I Started My Blog
(in no particular order)
I read these books between the year 2011 and 2012 and loved them! I was obsessed with the majority, but I haven´t re-read them in a while if ever on some cases.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews 

Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning 

Which books are your favorites that were published more than 5 years ago?
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September 11, 2017

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Date.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

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Finished reading
Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) by Jeaniene Frost (4/5 stars)
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta (4/5 stars)

Currently reading
Mistborn (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson 

What are you reading today?
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September 9, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (62): July - August

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga´s Reviews, which showcases the books we've purchased, won, borrowed and received in the mail. 

These are the books I got in the months of July and August.

The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby

Thanks to the publisher for the eARC.

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Spy Glass (Glass #3) by Maria V. Snyder 
Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff 

Entwined by Heather Dixon
After the Woods by Kim Savage

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes 
How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski 
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino
Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

The Obsession by Nora Roberts
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swason

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Night Film by Marisha Pessl

What books did you get?
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