#FridayFives | Books with Flower(s) on the Cover

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to #FridayFives instead to have more room for topics. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

Apparently, I don’t read a lot of books with flower names in the title, which is an option I made for myself this week. So, I specifically kept with covers that had a flower or flowers on them.

The Heiress by Molly Greeley

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Kent State by Deborah Wiles

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Happy Reading Lovelies

TTT | Valentine’s Day/Love Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Love is in the air, at it is for these characters! All of the books have a romantic relationship with one LGBTQ for the main pairing. The first five are ones I’ve read and the last five are the ones I want to read.

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

The Heiress by Molly Greeley

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz


The Bright Lands by John Fram

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Happy Reading Lovelies!

TTT | Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Today’s topic is books that are on my winter TBR. I’m super excited because my Christmas break starts tomorrow, and I’ll have 18 uninterrupted days of reading (this does include weekends).

Brittany Cavallaro explores a world where America is a Monarchy and a girl grapples for control of her own life in the middle of a coming war. I love her Charlotte Holmes series, and I’m interested to see how she does with this new series.

Goodreads

Release Date: 2 February

Courtney Summers’s Sadie was heartbreaking and gorgeous. In The Project, the relationship between two sisters is still explored, and in this one, one of the sisters has joined a cult.

Goodreads

Release Date: 2 February

A debut novel about a young girl, Deka, who lives in fear that her blood will run gold. But Deka is then met with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate or leave and fight for the emperor in an army of girls like her. Soon, Deka learns that not everything is as it seems, not even herself.

Goodreads

Release Date: 9 February

Sarah J. Maas is one of the authors on my list that is an automatic buy. Any book she comes out with is a pre-order. I’m so excited for this next installment of ACoTaR, especially the fact that it focuses on Nesta and Cassian.

Goodreads

Release Date: 16 February

Kate Quinn’s Alice Network and The Huntress were amazing, so I cannot wait to see how she tackles the story of 3 female code breakers at Bletchley Park.

Goodreads

Release Date: 9 March

Of courses, this one is high up on my list. This traces the life of RBG work on gender equality and a “more perfect union.” RBG passed away as this book was heading to production, so I cannot wait to read the probably last words RBG wrote.

Goodreads

Release Date: 16 March

I absolutely loved the first 2 Montague Sibling Books, and I am super excited for this one!

Goodreads

Release Date: 27 April

The main reason I’m excited for this one is the fact that it’s set in Prague…yup, I’m that easy to please. Prague is at the top of my list of places to visit, so I’m eager to read a fantasy book that is set in Prague.

Goodreads

Release Date: 18 May

As I’ve said before, the fake dating trope is one of my favorites. This one sounds adorable, plus Jaigirdar’s The Henna Wars is adorable (so far, I’ve only just started it).

Goodreads

Release Date: 25 May

I read the Truly Devious series in one weekend. I could not put the books down, and I’m excited to see that there is another one coming out. It’ll be fun to see how Stevie investigates a mystery outside of school, and I cannot wait to see these familiar characters again.

Goodreads

Release Date: 15 June

Honorable Mention

I finished in late December (eARC) and it was beautiful! Find my review of it here. I absolutely need a physical copy for my own library. Molly Greeley explores the life of Anne de Bourgh, a young girl who was a fussy baby, given laudanum, and therefore became addicted. After her engagement to Darcy went away, she decides to take her life in her own hands for once.

Goodreads

Release Date: 5 January

TTT | Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Today’s topic is books that are on my winter TBR. I’m super excited because my Christmas break starts tomorrow, and I’ll have 18 uninterrupted days of reading (this does include weekends).

Just checked this out from the library today and will probably start reading it tonight.

I’ve had a difficult time trying to read this. I’ve read about 70 pages, but I absolutely hate what my baby (Aelin) is going through. But I’m hoping to get through this over the break, and then start reading Sarah J. Maas’s new novel House of Earth and Blood.

An advanced ebook I have that I am super excited to read!

Another eARC that I need to read. I actually have started it just need to finish it. This month has just been too busy.

I checked this out from the library as well tonight, and I cannot wait to read it!! Sci-fi western with lesbians, yes please!

At the library I work at, some of us review books for the Heart of Texas Literature Quarterly. This is one of the books I’m reviewing. It’s about when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War. From what I can tell flipping through the pages, it’s mostly told through poems and free verse.

As with Kent State, this is also a book I’m reviewing for the Heart of Texas Literature.

I really need to get on top of my eARC’s. Here’s another one I’ll be reading over the winter season.

A book that I’ve placed on hold and hope to be able to pick up before the library closes.

Last week this was on my TTT Holiday themed TBR, this week I remembered that I actually own it. So, I’ll definitely be reading this.

TTT | Cover Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Today’s topic is a cover freebie, and I’m focusing mine on book covers with inanimate objects. I absolutely love covers that are more intricate or have hidden meanings once you finish the book

With wealthy vampires in New Orleans, what else do you need on the cover besides a goblet pouring out rose petals that could look like blood?

The family novel of handling your youngest child coming out as transgender, and I think this beautiful cover with an orange peel just represents this so well.

Having one of the clues left behind from Lydia’s disappearance just brings more importance to when someone goes missing.

Three sisters and only one can be queen. The different crowns on the cover, representing the different powers of the three sisters, against a black cover is just gorgeous.

The cover of these many life preservers in this dark sea and those threatening clouds is so haunting. Makes more sense once you finish reading.

I absolutely love this cover with a teapot and the bear in the middle with a silhouette of a girl in the middle of that. Such an amazing book about handling grief when people don’t want to acknowledge that person’s life.

I love Neil Gaiman! This book is so beautiful. And this cover of the grave stone with a boys face carved out of it, is just mwah!

Okay, I have not read this book yet, since it doesn’t come out till next year. But the cover pulled me in with a vial of what I assume is opium with a woman’s silhouette on the vial. I just cannot wait to read this!

Yup, there’s a hand here, but the flowers are the focus for this. This cover is so gorgeous and haunting, especially with the fact that the book is about a mysterious death. Having the flowers and hand underwater makes it seem more dire.

Another book that I haven’t read. I think this cover represent the book so well. A young girl who collects and saves the words that are not included in the first OED. The suitcase filled with words, the tea cup, and even the poppy flower (alluding to the upcoming war) all come together so beautifully.