Month: August 2020

Top Ten Book Covers that Make Me Hungry

Posted August 31, 2020 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 21 Comments

Welcome to another TTT! Thank you so much to those of you who reached out in the comments and on Twitter to make sure I was ok last week. That was so sweet of you, and made me feel very loved. I’m back his week with a very fun topic that centers on one of my favorite things: food. The topic is “books that make me hungry” and I’ve chosen to share book covers that have pictures of yummy things on them! I can’t wait to see what everyone else chose to do with this week’s topic!

A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee
The Ingredients of You and Me by Nina Bocci
Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights by Carole Matthews
The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, and Allyson Charles
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March
Just One Taste by Louisa Edwards
Sugar Rush by Donna Kauffman
Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Have you read any of these? The only one I’ve read is Love & Gelato (LOVE IT),
but the others are on my TBR!

What’s your favorite food? 

(So sorry this was late! My link-up service has been down all day.
I got it to work for a few minutes, so fingers crossed!
Please post links as comments if the linky is weird!)


Top Ten Tuesday Link-up – August 25, 2020

Posted August 24, 2020 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 17 Comments

Welcome to another TTT! This week’s topic was submitted by Nushu @ Not A Prima Donna Girl and is “Questions I’d Ask My Favorite Author(s)”. Unfortunately for me, it fell on a week where I’m feeling very “meh”, so I’ve decided to sit this one out and focus on myself. It’s been a rough couple weeks for me. But I love this topic, and I hope you do too!

What do you do when life gets in the way of blogging and you just aren’t feeling like it?
What authors, living or dead, would you love to sit down and talk with?
What would you ask them?

I’ll be back for another TTT list next week!


Top Ten Book Series that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows

Posted August 17, 2020 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 22 Comments

This week’s TTT topic was submitted by Nushu @ Not A Prima Donna Girl, and it’s a fun one! Netflix and Hulu and Amazon Prime and all the other streaming platforms out there are coming out with some really fun exclusive or original shows/movies, and lots of them have been based on books! It was fun to think of the books and series I’ve loved for so many years and dream about what could be done with them on screen.

1. The Moose Springs, Alaska series by Sarah Morganthaler would make such a fun TV show! The setting is darling, and all the residents of this town are so wonderful. Only the first book is out right now, but the other two are completely amazing as well!

2. The Well Met series by Jen DeLuca would be so much fun because there’s so much to see at a Renn Faire!

3. The Knitting In the City series by Penny Reid is full of such fun characters that I think I’d love it like I love Friends.

4. The Cedar Street series by Shannon Stacey gives me all the cute, quaint small-town vibes that would be so cute on screen.

5. The O’Neil Brothers trilogy by Sarah Morgan takes place at a ski resort throughout the seasons. The first one is Christmas, and totally magical and I’d REALLY love to see that on screen. The other two books are wonderful, too, though, and I’d really love to see it.

6. The From Manhattan with Love series by Sarah Morgan… ok, she write great series!! This one has lots of Christmas books in it, plus non-Christmas ones and I’d just love a show set in New York with all these great characters!

7. The Search and Rescue series by Katie Ruggle would be suspenseful AND romantic, plus a search and rescue show would be amazing.

8. The Spindle Cove series by Tessa Dare would be a DREAM. I’ve always wanted to visit this place, and I’d love to meet all these characters I love so much!

9. The de Vincent Brothers trilogy by Jennifer Armentrout would have awesome creepy New Orleans vibes, just sayin’.

10. The Love & Gelato trilogy by Jennifer Evans Welch would be so much fun because each book takes place in a different, beautiful country and includes teen love and swoons. What more could I ask for?

What books would you love Netflix (or another streaming platform)
to adapt into a show or movie?


Top Ten Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

Posted August 10, 2020 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 23 Comments

This week’s TTT features books I read and loved, but never reviewed on my blog for whatever reason. I’ll admit, I’m in a bit of a blogging slump right now and this is not the first time this has happened to me. I also read a lot before I became a blogger, so I’ve definitely not reviewed every book I’ve ever read. Today I’m going to share a few of those books with you!

Whiteout by Adriana Anders 
This romantic suspense was riveting and I couldn’t put it down! It’s very snowy and cold and suspenseful and swoony, too. I read it earlier this year, and still think about it!

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
I love books set on the high seas, and this one is set on a research vessel right about the Mariana Trench. Researchers are looking to prove the existence of mermaids, and a lot of bloody stuff happens.

The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
It actually really surprises me that I didn’t review this one, because I had so many happy feelings from it! I loved our animal-loving heroine and our hero who is reluctant to admit he’s got a soft, squishy core. It was also so funny. Tessa really hit it out of the park with this one!

Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie
I’m not ever a fan of urban fantasy, but this was such a fun book! It was super light and entertaining, and I enjoyed the audio a lot.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
I love rom-coms and I love Christina Lauren, so this was obviously amazing for me. And the heroine is obsessed with female serial killers, so super unique!

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
I might have loved this because Fiona Hardingham read it and did an amazing job. Also, this is steampunk, which I rarely read because I don’t always enjoy the stories but this one was really good! It was creepy in an atmospheric way, which I love.

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis-Graves
I really loved this book. I felt so many things and really loved Annika. There’s so much going on, and I’m afraid of giving too much away, which is why I haven’t reviewed it yet. I love everything Tracey writes. The writing is wonderful, and the characters both really made me fall in love with them.

I Temporarily Do by Ellie Cahill
I’ve mentioned this one so much on this blog, so I don’t want to go overkill on it. lol. Basically, this is the book that made me fall in love with the fake romance! It’s so happy and heartwarming.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
This… goes without saying. lol. Just read it.

A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
I remember pretty much nothing about this book, just that I loved it. This is why I need to at least try and jot down some thoughts for my future self!

Have you read any of these?
Which books did you love but not review?


Top Ten Books from My To-Read List With Colors In the Titles

Posted August 3, 2020 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 27 Comments

Welcome to a very colorful TTT! This week’s prompt is pretty self-explanatory, so… I don’t have a lot to say. lol. Basically, I just keyword searched my Goodreads shelves by colors that popped into my head (and I tried to use some of the less obvious color choices to spike things up). I kept them to books on my TBR and not throw in any I’ve read so you can tell me if you think I should read them soon or not. I’m on the fence about a few!

Twice In a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
Snowflakes On Silver Cove by Holly Martin
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
Summer at the Highland Coral Beach by Kiley Dunbar
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Lavender & Mistletoe by Donna Kauffman
The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch
White-Hot Hack by Tracey Garvis-Graves
The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller

Have you read any of these? What did you think?