Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books on my Fall TBR

– hosted by The Broke and the Bookish -
– hosted by The Broke and the Bookish –

I always love sharing my TBRs with you guys and this fall reading list of mine is no exception. I mean, would you look at all of these epic books. SO many amazing titles to choose from. My list includes some highly anticipated sequels, new books from debut authors and even a 2018 release that I just CANNOT wait to get my hands on! Furyborn…I’m looking at you!

Many thanks to the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish for another awesome Top Ten Tuesday prompt! Looking at this list is totally getting me in the fall spirit! Can’t wait to curl up with all of these books with a cup of tea and all the blankets!

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Sarah

Fangirl Friday with C.J. at Sarcasm & Lemons

Happy Friday, friends! You’re in for a treat with today’s Fangirl Friday! I’ve got the lovely C.J. from Sarcasm & Lemons visiting today and she’s sharing a bunch of fabulous under the radar backlist books that you need to read NOW! I always love discovering older titles that I hadn’t heard of when they released…it’s like a whole new world of epic reading is opened up to me. So, many thanks to C.J. for bringing these books into my life! 🙂

By the way, I still have a few guest spots for this feature left for the year, so if you want to make a special appearance and fangirl over some of your faves, be sure to sign up using the form at the end of this post. Continue reading “Fangirl Friday with C.J. at Sarcasm & Lemons”

Sarah

Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books

– hosted by The Broke and the Bookish -
– hosted by The Broke and the Bookish –

You guys, it has been a hot minute since I last posted a Top Ten Tuesday on the blog. Seriously, it’s been since MARCH when I posted my top ten most anticipated books of Spring. So I’m just going to call it like it is and say that I am completely failing at blogging right now. Like a million percent, fall flat on my face failing. I PROMISE you that I’m trying to get back to my A game. It’s just that my summer was SO busy and, to be honest, I’m feeling a little tapped out creatively. So motivation and inspiration to blog has been pretty non-existent for a while now. Thankfully, today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt really inspired me and I’m super excited to share my list of books that I’ve been wanting to read for ages! Oh, and apparently I have a big problem with series enders. I just can’t bring myself to read them! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books”

Sarah

Fangirl Friday: My Most Binge-Worthy Television Shows of All Time

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Annnnnd we’re back! That’s right, after a summer vacation, Fangirl Friday is back to bring you all the feels, lots of flailing and of course…even more FANGIRLS! I thought I would kick-off this feature’s return with one of my favorite things to do, besides reading of course. I’ve always been a television junkie. I’ve watched more tv then one probably should as a child, but I think I turned out ok so it’s all good! One of the things I love about tv is when you find that PERFECT show that just grabs you and won’t let go.

– it me –

For the past 15 years or so, television shows have really taken things to the next level and binge watching your favorite shows has practically become a national pastime. So for today’s Fangirl Friday I’m sharing some of my all-time favorite shows that I love to binge.

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Sarah

Blog Tour: Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen

Blog Tour: Wild Bird by Wendelin Van DraanenWild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers on September 5th 2017
Genres: Coming of Age, Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse, Emotions & Feelings, Friendship, Young Adult
Pages: 320
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In her most incisive and insightful book yet, Wendelin Van Draanen, award-winning author of The Running Dream and Flipped, offers a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom, but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp in the desert.

3:47 a.m. That's when they come for Wren Clemmens. She's hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who've gone so far off the rails, their parents don't know what to do with them anymore. This is wilderness therapy camp. Eight weeks of survivalist camping in the desert. Eight weeks to turn your life around. Yeah, right.

The Wren who arrives in the Utah desert is angry and bitter, and blaming everyone but herself. But angry can't put up a tent. And bitter won't start a fire. Wren's going to have to admit she needs help if she's going to survive.

I’m so excited to be a part of the blog tour for “Wild Bird” by Wendelin Van Draanen! I went into this book with absolutely zero expectations since I didn’t know much at all about it and ended up absolutely loving it. From the captivating first chapters to the poignant ending, I was totally invested. “Wild Bird” is filled with lots of emotion, quiet moments, moving revelations and even a few laughs. Those readers who enjoy thoughtful and emotional contemporary young adult novels that tackle difficult subjects such as When Reason Breaks, Every Last Word and Bad Romance will want to add this to their shelves right away. As a matter of fact, I may have a little giveaway down below if you keep reading!

We all know by now, how much I love to put together a mood board and I had a blast (as usual) creating this one! I really wanted to make sure I captured the essence of the book so I made sure to include beautiful landscapes mixed with special moments from the book.

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Sarah

On My Nightstand…{4}

Can you believe summer is over? I had an amazing time these past few months and am so sad to see it coming to an end. Not gonna lie, I didn’t read as much as I would have liked, but that’s because I was off having amazing adventures! BUT…now that cooler weather is just around the corner, I’m daydreaming about catching up on my TBR with some warm tea and a cozy blanket. So what better time than right now to share another edition of On My Nightstand! So, what’s this feature all about?

I LOVE discovering what people are currently reading and adding it to my TBR! So, I decided that I’d create a feature here at What Sarah Read that highlights the books that are currently sitting on my nightstand (literally) and waiting to be read. What I really hope is that maybe you’ll discover a new book or two and add it to YOUR nightstand!

– so many books, so little time –

Here’s the five books currently sitting on my nightstand. It’s mostly upcoming releases I’m super excited for, but there’s one very special brand new release that I JUST started reading…last night! Check it out…

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Sarah

Blogger Bucket List: Travel Edition featuring Stacee from Adventures of a Book Junkie

I’m sad to say that it’s the last day of my Blogger Bucket List feature.  It’s been another amazing week of guest bloggers sharing their ultimate travel bucket lists, and today we’re going out with a bang! I’m welcoming Stacee from Adventures of a Book Junkie today and she is sharing some of her favorite London spots. It just so happens that London is on MY travel bucket list, so I was thrilled to see so many fabulous suggestions from Stacee. Do me a  favor and make sure you stop by her personal Instagram to check out some of her recent photos from San Diego Comic Con and Disneyland, and also her bookish Instagram for some seriously gorgeous photos!

PS…You can follow along on my Swiss adventures here: Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat

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Blogger Bucket List: Travel Edition featuring Lindsey from Bring My Books

I have a confession to make, I am kind of obsessed with today’s guest blogger and her handsome beau! They are basically the cutest and I’m not ashamed to admit I totally ship them. They’re always out and about taking adorable road trips, doing adorable things and being very adorable. Lindsey from Bring My Books is always down for an adventure and I knew she’d be the perfect person to share her travel bucket list with all of us. Girlfriend did NOT disappoint. Her epic European adventure is a dream come true and now my life won’t be complete until I grab a Eurail pass and recreate it myself. BUT, like Lindsey says, I need to win the lottery first! In the mean time, I’m currently exploring the gorgeous countryside of Switzerland!

PS…You can follow along on my Swiss adventures here: Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat

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Sarah

Blogger Bucket List: Travel Edition featuring Kristin from Super Space Chick

I may be travelling across Switzerland right now, but that doesn’t mean the blog is on vacation too! Welcome to day three of my special feature…Blogger Bucket List: The Travel Edition and today I have a very special guest!  If you spend any amount of time on Book Twitter or BookTube then you are already quite familiar with today’s guest blogger, Kristin from Super Space Chick! I’m a big fan of Kristin’s and when I saw her Autumn-themed travel bucket list for today, I knew she was my kind of girl! She’s got some great New England highlights AND some Disney too, so this list is basically perfect! Oh, and make sure you visit her Instagram feed to check out her photos from a recent trip she took to Alaska. They are amazing!

PS…You can follow along on my Swiss adventures here: Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat

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Sarah

Blogger Bucket List: Travel Edition featuring Gail from Ticket to Anywhere

While I’m off exploring Switzerland, I’m so excited to welcome Book Twitter’s resident travel guru to my blog today! If you look wanderlust up in the dictionary you’ll find a picture of Gail from Ticket to Anywhere. At any given time you can be sure that she has at least four or five travel countdowns going and she’s probably about to jet off somewhere fabulous. So, it was a no-brainer when I was thinking of people to have stop by and talk about their travel bucket lists. Gail does NOT disappoint with her choice below! It just so happens to be on my own bucket list, so don’t be surprised if it ends up on yours now too!

PS…You can follow along on my Swiss adventures here: Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat

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Sarah