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Top 8 Books I Read in 2018

Hey Nerdy Peeps! Here it is the top 8 books I read in 2018. They won’t be in any particular order but the last book I talk about will be my top favorite for 2018. First though let’s talk new posting schedule. Mental health and I are not getting along, and I know I’ve been absent, but that’s going to change. I plan on getting at least two posts out per month.

Since I’ve lost my job back in October it’s been a whirlwind of emotions, and I’ve had no motivation to do much, and that includes writing. I have some stories I need to work but I have no creative motivation and it sucks, but I plan on picking it back up soon. So, stay tuned for new stories!

Top 8 Books I Read in 2018 

Two’s Company
By Alice La Roux

This book was hot! I loved everything about it and it’s definitely one you need to pick up. It’s also a steamy office romance and who doesn’t like those? It also features the gorgeous Mira who is a girl with some curves, and I loved it! Alice outdid herself on this one! 

By Sarah Darer Littman

This book falls under the YA category and I have steered away from those until I picked this one up and couldn’t put it down. Backlash deals with a lot of depression and online bullying which is something that needs to change in this world. I hated reading what Lara was going through, but I loved following her story. Bree was such an ugly “friend” to do what she did. This one is also a must read.

Instructions for a Secondhand Heart
By Tamsyn Murray

Oh now, this one will pull at your heartstrings (no pun intended). It was another book I couldn’t put down and you will love it if you pick it up. This book introduces you to Johnny, who needs a new heart. When Neve loses her twin brother, Leo, Johnny finally gets the heart he’s been needing. A new heart leads to a new relationship between Neve and Johnny. 

By Katherine Turner

Here was my spooky read for Halloween. I was on the edge of my seat through every page. When Elaine loses her best friend from something that came out of the Ouija board she has to figure out how to make it go away. Definitely read this one with the lights on because you will be spooked.

By R.R. Banks

I love me some forbidden romances, especially those college professor/student relationships. Falling for your TA should be a crime, but Jude and Veronica wouldn’t let that stop them. Their relationship will pull at every emotion you have and you won’t put the book down.

She’s a Tiger Lily
By Tiffany Carby

Where do I even start with this one? This features the Griffin Gas Company and all their sexy employees. By sexy I mean shirtless hunks who work for a full-service gas station. She’s a Tiger Lily introduces you to the sexy son of Raleigh and Daphne, Wil, he is swoon-worthy and taken. That’s right ladies he’s taken by the gorgeous Lily, so if you want to hear their story… Read the book.

Stay a Little Longer
By Jess Bryant

This was my first male/male romance and I have got to say I’m a fan. Stay a Little Longer features famous country singer Trent Thorne who was outed without wanting to be. Now, he finds himself in the little town of Fate, Texas and next door to the hot cop who is still in the closet. That doesn’t stop them from starting a relationship, but every great relationship has its bumps. Definitely read the book if you want to find out those bumps.

Last but not least… The number one book I read in 2018 is…

Girl Wash Your Face
By Rachel Hollis

This book was a life turner for me. I learned so much about myself through this book. I’ve also worked on myself a lot since I’ve read this book. It has helped me overcome a lot of my insecurities and mental health issues. Of course, mental health is a long, hard journey, but I will get through and thanks to this book I will learn to love myself to get through it.

There ya have it! The top 8 books I read in 2018! These books were definitely my favorite to read for this year. I also plan on reading more from the above authors. Their writing styles and the stories they come up with they are always heartwarming and pull at all the right emotions. I can’t wait to share my 2019 reading list with all of you, so stay tuned for the next post! 

Two’s Company by Alice La Roux Cover Reveal

★.•*¨*★☆COVER REVEAL☆★*¨*•.★
Title & Author: Two’s Company by Alice La Roux
Release date: 14th September
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Cover Designer: Eleanor Lloyd-Jones at Schmidt’s Author Services

Two's Company by Alice La Roux Cover Reveal



Mira Johnson leads a quiet, boring life.
She works in a demanding job that barely covers the rent of the grotty little flat that she shares with her best friend, Jenna. To top it off, she’s unlucky in love. She’s only ever had one serious boyfriend, who left her doubting her own worth.
That is until a steamy office encounter brings Dominic Underwood into her life, but he doesn’t come alone. His live-in girlfriend Katya is part of the package, and Mira finds herself unable to say no to that sinful smile of his. When Dominic starts to push her boundaries, she’s not sure what she’s gotten herself into.
Two’s company, but three’s a party, right?

★✩★Author Links★✩★

This cover is everything! Alice completely outdid herself with this one, and I can’t wait to read it! Definitely stay tuned for a review because it will be great! 

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The Cover Made Me Buy it (Part 2)

Hey Nerdy Peeps! Back in August, I brought you a post on books I bought because of the cover. Well, today I am bringing you part 2. Sit back, relax, and let’s get to the books.

Presenting the Covers

Book Number One! 

Ouija by Katharine Turner! 

So Books-a-Million was having this amazing sale and I ended up picking up 3 new books. The first one I want to tell you about is Ouija! This book was totally away from my normal go-to reads. It’s not a love story. It’s not even a cute, fluffy, pull at your heartstrings kind of book. Ouija is a paranormal, ghost story kind of read and it’s amazing! Don’t read this book if you’re scared of paranormal activity.

cover made buy part 2

Book Blurb: It’s not just a game.
As far as Elaine Morris is concerned, the Ouija board is just a game she played at sleepovers as a kid. But her best friend, Debbie, has been messing around with one recently–and claims she’s starting to hear strange noises around the house. ‘Laine thinks Debbie is a total dork for getting spooked until Debbie dies in a horrible and haunting way. Desperate to figure out what really happened to her friend, ‘Laine starts using the Ouija board to uncover its mystery. She soon learns that something sinister has come through the board, and it’s not ready to say GOOD-BYE.

Book Number Two!

Belle’s Library by The Walt Disney Company, Linda Woolverton 

My all-time favorite fairytale is Beauty and the Beast and when I came across this book I knew I needed it! I walked away from it twice, thinking maybe I would find something different, but I ended up taking it home!

Full title – Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Library: A Collection of Literary Quotes and Inspirational Musings

cover made buy part 2

Book Blurb: Disney’s Belle is one of the best fictional bookworms around. But what exactly is on her reading list? In this unique literary journal, enjoy inspiring quotes from some of Belle’s favorite books, as well as her insightful notes and colorful drawings.
Includes a forward by noted Disney screenwriter Linda Woolverton.

So there you have it two new books that I bought because of the covers! Also, I love both of them and they are so worth the read.

What books have you bought because of the cover? I’d love to have new books ideas! 




The Cover Made Me Buy It

Hey, Nerdy Peeps! Today I am bringing you a series that I wasn’t sure I would and I only bought it for the cover. Well, let me tell you this, I loved this series, and yes the cover made me buy it! Um, Jessie what is the series? Well Peeps, it’s the Trylle Series by Amanda Hocking!

Presenting The Cover(s)

Switched – Trylle #1

Book Blurb: When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn’t until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right.
With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed – a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy’s not sure she wants to be a part of it.

The Cover Made Me Buy It

I mean just look at all these covers, they are gorgeous! Now, I bought the audio version of this book from Audible, but I still love the covers and plan to purchase the physical copies! (This is just the first books!)

Torn – Trylle #2

Book Blurb: When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story…
She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined—and they’ll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to master her magical powers—and marry an equally powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who’s strictly off-limits… and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.
Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she’s ever wanted… in both worlds.

Just going to leave these here so you can admire them just like I do!

Ascend – Trylle #3

Book Blurb: Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself.  If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe.  But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind… even if it’s the only way to save them?
The stakes have never been higher because her kingdom isn’t the only thing she stands to lose. After falling for both Finn and Loki, she’s about to make the ultimate choice… who to love forever. One guy has finally proven to be the love of her life—and now all their lives might be coming to an end.
Everything has been leading to this moment.  The future of her entire world rests in her hands—if she’s ready to fight for it.

And last but certainly not least the amazing third book!

Find these books on Goodreads!

OK, so now I am going to go back and listen to this series again because these covers are telling me I need to! (Yes book covers tell me what to do!)

What books did you buy because of the cover? Were they any good? 

** Also, if you have watched the news or live in Texas or near Texas please pray for Houston and the surrounding cities! Hurricane Harvey has been devastating and my state could use all the prayers we can get! 

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