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TBR Tour #3 | Royals

TBR Tour is a weekly meme created by Deanna @ The Comfy Reader. TBR Tour will be posted every Friday with a different theme or genre 📚😊

Hello friends! How is everyone doing? How is August treating you so far?

I can tell you right now that August is making me feel tired haha. I don’t know what it is lately but I feel tired and overall just unmotivated. I am trying to get back on a schedule for posting on here though and I am feeling confident that having a set schedule will help!

So, I missed a few TBR Tours but FEAR NOT, I have planned some good ones for the remainder of August and I am going to give you all the themes so if you want to join in you can!! ❤

Just a reminder about what TBR Tour is – a fun meme that showcases some of the books currently on my never ending TBR that focuses on a theme or genre!

For this TBR Tour the theme is: Royals! To me this means any books about royal families, royal people, or royal life in any way!

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American Royals by Katharine McGee


I have loved the idea of this book from the second I found out about it!! What if America had a royal family?? This is such a fun idea to me and I honestly love anything royal so I’m on board!!

General George Washington is given a crown for winning the Revolutionary War and centuries later… America is still royal! It follows Beatrice who is close to becoming Americas first Queen.

I’m sure others can relate but I have always thought being a Princess would be an amazing life haha so this idea of America having Princesses and Queens and whatnot, just makes me happy! ALSO there is a second book!!!

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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I will start off by saying this cover is amazing and that is 100% the reason I was initially interested in this book!! Then I started hearing others say it was great and I actually read the synopsis and I was like YUP I need that!

What does this book offer you ask?

Well, in this book there is a fake friendship leading to potential love. BUT not just any fake friendship!! The First son of the American President and Prince Henry!!! They must prove that the relationship between America and England is strong and how do they do this? By showing both these guys are best buds. However, they then start to fall for each other and well if that isn’t awesome, I don’t know what is!

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins


So, I recently read The Royal We and The Heir Affair. I LOVED THEM. This makes me think of those books in a way and honestly if I even have the smallest feeling they may be similar I will read it. Hand down, no questions asked. I haven’t seen this one around like really at all… but it sounds so up my ally. I cannot wait to read it!

Daisy is 16 and lives in Florida. Her older sister is engaged to a Prince from Scotland. Daisy ends up having to join her sister in the castle and she just does not fit in and has no desire to. Miles is appointed to make Daisy regal but there are roadblocks and Daisy is not making it easy!!

This sounds so fun and entertaining! I am so the opposite and would be down to be royal haha (I say this now but honestly who knows haha).

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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So this isn’t technically royal. BUT it is old England and the main characters name is “Monty” so I mean, I think we can still count this. Plus, Monty’s family is very high class and the book follows him through his Grand Tour of Europe where he gets himself into all sorts of trouble and adventure! ALSO – If this cover does not scream fancy important men then I don’t know what does and royalty was all about fancy important men (and still is)!

This has been on the TBR for a super long time and I know there are 2 other books in this series so I really should get on it! This is also historical fiction which I LOVE!

So that is all folks! Do you enjoy royals? Have you read any of these? I really need to read them but when will that happen? Who knows! Haha. Tell me your royal TBR books!

Here are the other topics for the remainder of August! Feel free to join in and tag me if you do!!

  • Aug 14 – Mermaids
  • Aug 21 – Historical Fiction
  • Aug 28 – Books set in schools

TBR Tour #2 | Beachy Books

TBR Tour is a weekly meme created by Deanna @ The Comfy Reader. TBR Tour will be posted every Friday with a different theme or genre 📚😊

So here we are, basically 2 weeks into July!!! Normally July would mean vacations, tropical beaches, winery trips, boating, or swimming in the pool/lake/ocean. I am LUCKY that July is not a total write off for me. Today I am actually driving to Kelowna, BC for a little 3 day vaca with my family! (I live in the lower mainland of BC so its not too far plus, in Canada we are allowed to travel within provinces and within the country)!

My plans for this wonderful little getaway include – some adult drinks, taking out the Sea-Doo, probably eating a lot of food, and OF COURSE reading some books! I am taking my Kobo loaded up with some reading material! So, catch me poolside reading a book (if the pool is open that is haha).

For this TBR Tour Friday the theme is: Beachy books! To me this means a book that has some type of tropical or beachy setting!

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren


I feel like this is perfect for a beachy summer read! I obvs have not read it which is why its still on my tbr lol. SOMEONE MAKE ME READ IT! I have had this book on my tbr for so long and even bought it and its just sitting on my shelf. I said I was going to read it in June but here we are… I am clearly a liar 😂

For anyone who has been living under a rock… The Unhoneymooners is about Olive who attends her twins sisters wedding. Olive has the worst luck ever but her twin sister has the best luck and lives an amazing life. On the night of the wedding, Olives sister (and everyone else) gets horrible food poisoning and Olive’s sister CANT GO ON HER HONEYMOON. I would literally die you guys. Anyways – the honeymoon is already paid for so Olive has to go with her arch enemy (the best man). When they get there they end up pretending to be married…. I wonder where this could possibly go?!?!

The Summer Island Swap by Samantha Tonge

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This seems like such a cute read and I just need it in my life!!!

Sarah is in need of a great beachy vacation and shes in luck when her sister books them a fab vacation! However, when they arrive its nothing like she had planned and finds out her sister may have changed the plans without telling her. Sarah just tries to get through all of this but its not all bad. She makes new friends, learns more about her sister, and there seems to be some kind of mysterious island leader that is getting Sarah’s attention!

The Vacationers by Emily Straub


So first of all, lets just admire this cover! So pretty!!

This one sounds interesting to me because I love family dramas and secrets unfolding. A family goes on a beach vacation to celebrate the parents anniversary. The vacation is supposed to be relaxing and full of sun and fun! Of course, something has to go wrong for them and drama and secrets ensue!

I find these stories entertaining and for the most part they don’t require a lot of brain power which makes them nice beach reads for me!!

Beach Read by Emily Henry

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This has been ALL OVER social media!! I have wanted to get my hands on it since I first saw it appear and even requested a copy from Netgalley (which is STILL pending)!

Two authors of completly different genres are staying at neighbouring beach houses. They are both dealing with writters block. They decide to help their writers blocks that they will both leave their old genre behind and switch places. They take each other on adventures to help with the writing of the books.

I’ve heard such amazing things about this one. People say it is less rom-com and more women’s fiction but still has a lot of good romance elements! Super excited for this one!

Do you have a book that immediately comes to mind when you think of the beach? Do you enjoy summery, beachy reads?

If you enjoy TBR Tour and would like to participate let me know and Ill start posting weekly themes for the ones to come!!

Chat with me in the comments 😊

TBR Tour #1 | Cute Little Romances

I cannot believe how long it took me to discover and love contemporary romances! I LOVE a good chick-flick when it comes to movies. I tend to shy away from true romances because my heart can’t handle the sadness and honestly if I am going to watch a movie for my enjoyment, I don’t want to be sad and crying the whole time. I feel the same way about books. I do not want to read a story that is going to kill me several times over. I do not find that fun lol. Sorry to everyone who loves true romances, but I just can’t do it.

SO when I discovered the book versions of a chick-flick…. I was IN. It was a life changing moment for me. The book that changed me was “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Mhairi McFarlane. Little back story: I received a Kobo ereader for Christmas last year from my lovely boyfriend. Obvs the first thing I did was look at the Kobo store and see what books I could buy for cheap to get me started. The first book I saw that was very cheap (like I think it was actually $1.00 lol) was Don’t You Forget About Me. I didn’t even second guess it.. just clicked “buy” and figured for a dollar if I don’t like it, who cares!!

Well I’m sure you all figured it out.. I LOVED IT. I thought it was so cute and adorable and funny but also had romance and heartfelt moments. I did end up crying at the end but it was from happiness! So, I fell in love with contemporary romances and I never looked back.

TBR Tour is a weekly meme created by Deanna @ The Comfy Reader. TBR Tour will be posted every Friday with a different theme or genre 📚😊

So for my first TBR Tour I am going to share some of the cute little romances on my TBR at the moment and why I am excited to read them!!

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren


This is the ultimate summer read in my opinion! I have had this book sitting on my shelf for months and I have been holding off BECAUSE I just knew I would feel this in the summer.

We have: A tropical setting, a honeymoon gone wrong, fake dating/ fake marriage trope, bad luck left right and center, an unexpected romance?!?!?!

I think it also goes without saying that anything written by Christina Lauren will be fab!

Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey


A woman who plans kids birthday parties? Sure, lets do this!

I have to say I enjoy how many renovation puns there are in just the synopsis so I sure hope the whole book is like that 😂 AND fake dating trope! This book honestly has everything that makes a fun and cute romance. I cannot wait to read it.

Also, it is the first of a series and I am ALL for it!

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

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So this one has been on my tbr for SO LONG. It looks like it will be cute and funny but also will break my heart. Right off the bat I knew I needed to read this because the love interests meet at a wedding and I love that trope.

I also feel like this will have some friend drama which is always interesting! I also look forward to this one because of that forbidden romance type feeling. Kristen knows she might not be the best fit for Josh but their romances grows regardless. I feel like it will keep me on the toes!

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler

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This book just seems so cute! Graham lives in Alaska and owns a diner. He doesn’t seem too thrilled with all of the tourists and just puts up with them. Zoey goes to Alaska to fulfill her bucket list but then doesn’t want to leave because a) she thinks the Alaskan town is amazing and b) she meets a cute guy (aka Graham)!!!!

I really like these kinds of tropes! I love when the characters have an instant connection and all sorts of cute things happen between them! I always enjoy a growing romance.

I’ve seen such good reviews for this one and the cover really caught my eye initially!

What do you guys think of my first TBR Tour? Do you have any of these books on your tbr?

What other genres/ themes do you want to see for TBR Tours?

Chat with me in the comments!!

WWW Wednesday – May 6, 2020

This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of WordsIt’s open to everyone to participate! Why not join in and let me know what’s on your reading list this week…

To join in, just answer the following three questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

  • The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Recently Finished:

  • Terraformer by Colleen Houck

What I Will Read Next:

As per usual, I’m not sure!! I have so many new books on my shelf and also on my Netgalley shelf! So I will list a few that I hope I get to soon 🙂

  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
  • Love Sold Separately by Ellen Meister

What are you currently reading??

WWW Wednesday – Mar 18, 2020

This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of WordsIt’s open to everyone to participate! Why not join in and let me know what’s on your reading list this week…

To join in, just answer the following three questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading

  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • The Dark Contient by Scott Reardon

Recently Finished

  • The Lanterns Ember by Colleen Houck
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

What I’ll Read Next

Hmmm… Im not too sure what Ill be reading next as I always change my mind!!

A few books that are at the top of my TBR include:

  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  • Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments!!