#T5W: Authors You Want to

Top 5 Wednesday was created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by ThoughtsOnTomes – details about this group can be found on Goodreads. This week’s topic is authors you want to read more of. I have many, but for whatever reason I just haven’t got around to reading more works from them. So, these are some authors I’m excited to read more of in the future!

Apologies for the late and short post, I just didn’t have access my laptop yesterday.

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Book Review: Iris After the Incident – Mina V. Esguerra

Title: Iris After The Incident
Author: Mina V. Esguerra
Publication Date: August 5th, 2016
Genre: New Adult; Contemporary; Romance
Format: Kindle Edition
Rating: ★★★★☆ 3.5/4 stars

IRISGoodreads Synopsis:

Which moment has defined your life so far?

Whether she likes it or not, Iris’s life has been divided into two: Before the Incident, and After the Incident. Something very private was made very public, and since then life has been about recovering from being shamed, discovering her true friends, and struggling to find a new normal.

Two years into this new life and she finally connects with a guy again. He lives in the apartment down the hall, he’s hot, and he doesn’t look at her that way. He doesn’t know what happened. But he also won’t give her his name, not right away—which has to mean he’s got something to hide too.

Iris wants to start over. Should she do that with the only person who will understand, or is this the same idiotic decision that got her in trouble in the first place?

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Books That Have Sat on my Shelf For Years

I’m writing this at 3am and job hunting is both mind-numbing and soul-destroying, so I’m making a random bookish post. Last week I finally got round to cleaning my book shelf and I think it looks really cute now, but so many times I came across a paperback I bought years ago and then completely forgot about, so this is a post calling myself out for abandoning books and wasting money. Nice one, Jess.

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Book Review: Relationship Status – K.A. Mitchell

Title: Relationship Status
Series: Ethan & Wyatt #3
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: April 17th, 2017
Genre: New Adult; Contemporary; M/M Romance
Format: eARC
Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3 stars

RSGoodreads Synopsis:

Physically, it’s easy for Ethan and Wyatt to be together—well, if “easy” means stolen moments when Ethan’s roommate is away, or sneaking away to a hidden nook in the library. Privacy is hard to come by in a dorm, but finding ways to connect is half the fun.

Emotionally, though, that’s a different story. Wyatt isn’t sure if a relationship is something he can make last—years of having to hide his emotions have left him with a shaky sense of self-confidence. And when it’s time to head home for the holidays, their steamy on-campus connection may not translate so well to the real world…

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Thoughts on Writing Book Reviews

So I like to post on my blog around three times a week – I don’t really have a set routine on the things that I post on here, but I always make sure to post a book review up every weekend. Because it makes perfect sense for me to post book reviews on my book blog… However, since I’m in such a slump lately, I failed to post a review last week and may not even get one out this week, either. So since there’s no review going up this week, I thought I would write a small discussion post on the topic of writing book reviews.

(Emphasis on ‘mini’ because I’m still struggling with writing right now, but anyways…)

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The Black Cat, Blue Sea Award

An awarddd! I feel like I haven’t received one in ages. I’m also experiencing a bit of a slump lately, so now is a good time to do a tag. I was nominated by Lois & David @LoisReadsBooks – thank you both so much!  😀


  • Anybody nominated can nominate eight other bloggers.
  • The nominee answers three questions posted by the nominator.
  • The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
  • If any of the question asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.

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