TBR Thursday: Book Club, October 2022
Find out what Halloween read the book club has settled on for October (another witch book!), and maybe read along with us this month?
Book Club Review: The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
Want a book with big “Cerulean Sea” vibes? Find out why we’d all recommend our book club selection for September in this week’s post!
Spoiler Free Book Review: A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson
This spoiler-free review of A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson is filled with a bunch of twists, just like the book. Find out what Amy thought, and share your thoughts, over at the blog!
TBR Thursday: Book Club, September 2022
Welcome to another Book Club edition of TBR Thursday! As you’ll remember from prior months, we each bring suggestions and decide together what we’re going to read next. This month we had two books on the table that had been previously suggested, one of which published on August 23rd, and our choice seemed really easy, … Read More
Spoiler-free Book Review: Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins
Find out what Amy thought of scifi/fantasy story Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins, her “this is available so I’ll try it” read for the month.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 7/28/22
Check out Amy’s TBR list this week for some romance, some fabulousness, some royalty, and some discussions of class, and let her know in the comments what you’re reading this week!
TBR Thursday: Book Club, August 2022
Happy TBR Thursday! We’ve followed our usual pattern this month by choosing our next Book Club book by consensus. Each month we bring suggestions and decide together what we’re going to read next. We enjoyed the witchy July book, but rejected another witchy book for August. We discussed possibly delving into a deep SciFi, but … Read More
Book Club Review: All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue
Find out what we thought about our Book Club selection this month, All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue. Hint: If you’re into witchy stuff, this might be a good book for you…
Spoiler-free Review: Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews
As Amy continues her journey of beachy, summer, chick-lit reads, this week’s spoiler-free review is Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews. Head over to the comments to share your opinion, or your suggestions for her next beach read!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 6/30/22
After her short hiatus, Amy provides a proof of life with her TBR this week. Check it out, then let her know in the comments what you’re reading!
TBR Thursday: Book Club July 2022
Find out what ‘witchy’ story our book club is reading for July, and let us know in the comments if you are going to read along with us!
Book Club Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Find out what the book club thought of Book Lovers by Emily Henry, and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments if you read along with us this month!
TBR Thursday: Book Club June 2022
Our Book Club TBR for June is Book Lovers by Emily Henry. Check out our post to find out more about the book, and if you’re interested in a relatively light read that is likely to be moderately full of romance, read along with us this month!
TBR Thursday: Book Club May 2022
Check out what the book club is reading for May in this TBR Thursday post!
Book Club Review: The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
Head over to the blog to find out what we thought of our book club read for April, The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake. And while you’re there, let us know who you’d pick for elimination if you were one of the six…
TBR Thursday: Amy, 4/28/22
Check out the fantasy and rom-com books on Amy’s TBR this week, and let her know in the comments whether you’ve read anything on her list (but no spoilers, please! 🙂
Book Review: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
Head over to the blog to find out more about the fantasy book that Amy devoured in just two days, and give her your recommendations for your favorite mythology-based fantasies.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 4/7/22
Is there romance in the air? Almost certainly. Magic? Probably. Find out what Amy is currently reading in this week’s TBR, and let her know in the comments what’s on your TBR this week!
TBR Thursday: Book Club April 2022
Happy TBR Thursday! As we’ve mentioned in other book club TBR posts, we choose our books by consensus — we each bring suggestions and decide together what we’re going to read next. This time, we had a clear winner in our selection because we all love a good secret society magic tournament. Our book club … Read More
Book Club Review: These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan
Head over to the blog to find out what we thought of our March book club read, These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan, and let us know what you thought in the comments!
Authors you can trust to break your heart (if that’s what you’re looking for…)
Is a book that takes you on an adventure, gives you a bit of romance, and breaks your heart in the best possible way, too much to ask? Not for these authors! Find out what Amy reads when she’s in the mood for a bit of heartbreak in this week’s post.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 3/10/22
This week’s TBR list is a fairly short one, to be completely honest. I have a lot going on these days, but I do have two audiobooks on the go at the moment. First, I started listening to The Little Shop of Found Things (Found Things #1) by Paula Brackston. I will admit that I … Read More
Spoiler-free Review: Royal Valentine by Jenn McKinley
Head over to the blog to share your thoughts on romance novels once you read Amy’s spoiler-free review of Royal Valentine by Jenn McKinley, and consider how many Jane Austen-style balls is too many? We would love to hear from you in the comments!
TBR Thursday: Book Club March 2022
Find out what “sexy, action-packed” fantasy book is our book club pick for March in this week’s TBR Thursday. You’ll also find out which book we almost picked, literally based on the toss of a coin…
Book Club Review: The Lighthouse Witches by C. J. Cooke
Our book club read for February was The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke. Head over to the blog to find out what we all thought of it, and let us know in the comments if you’ve read it as well!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 2/10/22
Check out the books Amy has on deck this week in her TBR. While you’re there, you can recommend your favorite cheesy Valentine’s Day romance to add to her list!
Spoiler-laden Series Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
In this spoiler-full post, Amy discusses what she loved (and loved re-discovering) on her recent re-read of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor. Head over to the comments section to get in depth with your thoughts!
TBR Thursday: Book Club February 2022
Find out what our book club has chosen for our February read in this week’s TBR Thursday. If you like, you can read along with us and put in your two cents in the comments when we post the book club discussion wrap up!
Book Club Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
For our January book club, we read Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. In this spoiler-free post we discussed why we loved it, or not, and whether we’re going to read the next book in the series.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 1/13/21
Check out Amy’s TBR in this week’s TBR Thursday post! While you’re perusing her fantasy, historical fiction, and sci fi selections, stop by the comments and let us know what you’re reading this week.
2021 Year-End Wrap-Up: Amy
Check out Amy’s 2021 year-end wrap-up based on her Goodreads best- and worst-of lists. Did any of her favorite books cross your path this year? How about her least favorite? Let us know in the comments!
2021 Top 3 Book lists
What were your favorite books of 2021? Check out this week’s post to find out Amy’s, Aubrie’s, and Jaelithe’s top 3 (ish) books that they read in 2021, and let us know your picks in the comments!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 12/16/21
In this week’s TBR, Amy is working on finishing our next book club selection, and on another holiday romance. Head over to the blog to find out which one, and to let us know what’s on your TBR!
Spoiler-free(ish) Book Review: Moonlight and Mistletoe at the Christmas Wedding by Helen J. Rolfe
It’s that time of year! The time when Amy starts reading holiday romances. In this spoiler-free review she tells you about book 6 in the New York Ever After series. Head over to the blog to check it out, and to recommend some of your favorite holiday romances!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 11/25/21
Neither turkey, nor mashed potatoes, nor the fact that it’s a holiday will stop Amy from reading! Head over to the blog to check out her TBR Thursday post and find out what’s on her list…
Spoiler-free Book Review: The Wizard’s Butler by Nathan Lowell
Remember The Wizard’s Butler by Nathan Lowell from Amy’s last TBR? Head over to the blog to find out how she felt about it in her spoiler-free review!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 11/4/21
Come on over and check out Amy’s TBR this week, where you’ll find fantasy, contemporary, and our next book club selection. While you’re there, drop a comment to let us know what you’re reading!
Spoiler-Free Book review: Herbs & Homecomings by H. C. de Cossy
Head over to the blog to find out why Amy had to DNF a book, even with its pretty cover, in this week’s spoiler-free review.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 10/14/21
Check out the short but compelling blurb that led to Amy adding a new audiobook to her TBR this week. While you’re at it, let us know what you’re reading in the comments!
Spoiler-Free Book Review: Crown of Danger by Melanie Cellier
This week, check out Amy’s spoiler-free review of the second book in the Hidden Mage series by Melanie Cellier. Did she like it more than the first book that she reviewed a few weeks ago? How about you? Head over to the blog and let us know.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 9/23/21
Find out what YA fantasy sequel is on Amy’s TBR this week (you may be surprised), and what she’s reading for book club (which was on her list anyway). Plus, head over to the comments section to let us know what’s on your TBR this week!
Spoiler-Free Review: The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black
Having recently finished The Folk of the Air trilogy by Holly Black, Amy shares her opinions about the final book, The Queen of Nothing. Head over to the blog to find out more!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 9/2/21
Can you guess what Amy’s one big goal on her TBR is this week? Head over to the blog to find out what it is, and let her know what’s on your TBR in the comments!
Spoiler-free Book Review: Crown of Secrets by Melanie Cellier
A book with all the elements she should love, so why did Amy give Crown of Secrets just three stars? Head over to the blog to find out, and to weigh in on whether she should read the second book in the series…
TBR Thursday: Amy, 8/12/21
She may not be able to tell you why it’s already halfway through August, but Amy’s TBR this week is full of fantasy, so who knows what might happen? Find out what she’s reading, and let us know what’s on your TBR!
Spoiler-Free Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
In her post this week, Amy spills the tea on what she thought of The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell in a spoiler-free review. Hop over to the blog and let her know what you thought of that ending!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 7/22/21
Check out Amy’s TBR this week, and let us know in the comments whether you’ve read any of them, or what you have on your own TBR list!
Spoiler-free Book Review: People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
While hitting the beach last week, Amy had a chance to read People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry. Head over to the blog to find out what she thought of it, and to give her more beach read recommendations!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 7/1/21
In preparation for her upcoming beach trip, Amy’s TBR this week is out of control. Head over to the blog to check out her list of beach reads, and maybe suggest one or two more in the comments!
2021 Book Challenge Check-In: Amy
Continuing along the book challenge check in theme, this week you can find out which of the challenges Amy has already completed, and which ones she needs your suggestions for…
TBR Thursday: Amy, 6/10/21
Lots of love on Amy’s TBR this week, from a fanfic-writing boy who loves a superhero, to a vicar’s daughter who just might fall in love, to a princess who will fight to save the love of her life. Come check out her list and let us know which you think you could love…
Spoiler-free Book Review: Clanlands by Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish
Been wondering whether it’s worth your time to read the book by those two guys from Outlander? Check out Amy’s spoiler-free book review of Clanlands to find out!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 5/20/21
What audiobook has Amy thinking about lattes and Scottish whiskey this week? Head over to the blog for TBR Thursday and find out!
Spoiler-Free Book Review: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Find out what Amy thought of Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson, and which buttons it pushed. If you love fantasy, you owe it to yourself to find out more about this book!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 4/29/21
Amy’s got a few long-awaited ‘next book in the series’ on her TBR this week, plus one book for all ages. Also, when you head over to the blog, be sure to leave a comment with suggestions for how she should spend her Audible credits!
Coming in 2021!
Find out what books Amy is most excited for that are releasing in the next few months, and share the ones you’re looking forward to in the comments.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 4/8/21
This week, Amy’s TBR has a fantasy and a contemporary suspense story, with a few non-fiction books on the short list. Come find out which ones, and let her know your thoughts!
Spoiler Free Book Review: Conventionally Yours (True Colors #1) by Annabeth Albert
Slightly out of her comfort zone this week, Amy reviews an enemies-to-friends (or more?) book about a gaming convention, a road trip, and a character study about the ways we put up shields against getting hurt. Hop over to the blog to see what she thought!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 3/18/21
Head over to Amy’s newest TBR to find out which physical book she’s thoroughly enjoying, and which audiobook she is finally getting to (it’s shaping up to be just as good as she thought it might)!
Spoiler-free Book Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Check out Amy’s spoiler-free review of A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi and find out which category she checked off of her 2021 Reading Challenge list.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 2/25/21
Come on over to the blog to see what’s been on Amy’s TBR list and help her decide what to read next!
Spoiler-Free Book Review: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
Find out what Amy thought of WWII historical fiction The Book of Lost Names, and leave recommendations for your favorite WWII fiction in the comments!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 2/4/21
Come on over and check out Amy’s TBR to find out why she has a few different audiobooks in the queue, and what Reading Goals book she’s starting this week.
Spoiler-free Book Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
This week, Amy reviews a book about which we’ve all been hearing a lot of hype — The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Pop over to the blog to read her spoiler-free review!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 1/14/21
Quite a variety in Amy’s TBR this week. Hop over to the blog to find out what middle grade book was recommended by an author she loves, what historical fiction she has started, and what Hoopla is trying to convince her to read.
2021 Reading Goals
While she was setting her 2021 reading goal, Amy created a list of her personal ‘must read’ books for the year. How many of these are on your 2021 list? Head over to the blog and share your own ‘must reads’ in the comments!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 12/24/20
With one Christmas wish already fulfilled, Amy has a few new books on her TBR on this lovely Christmas Eve. Pop over to the blog to find out which autobiography made the list, and what fiction book is deeper than she first suspected.
My Book Year In Review: Amy
This week, Amy is the first of us to share her book year in review. Check out the post to learn her book superlatives, and a few runners up, and share your own in the comments!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 12/3/20
Amy is very excited about her TBR this week, with a couple more holiday romances on the horizon as well as an exciting contemporary novel that she can’t wait to dig in to!
Spoiler Free Book Review – Christmas at the Little Knitting Box (New York Ever After, Book 1)
The holidays are almost here, and Amy is already deep into her holiday fluff reading. Come on over to the blog and read her spoiler-free book review of Christmas at the Little Knitting Box. While you’re there, share your recommendations for her next holiday read!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 11/12/20
On this week’s TBR, Amy keeps it short but sweet with a seasonal read, a new fantasy, and one book that’s still hanging in there. Come check out the list, and share some suggestions for her next audiobook!
Spoiler-free Book Review:Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
If you’ve seen the Netflix hype around the adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy, you may have wondered whether it was worth a read. This week, Amy shares her spoiler-free review of the book, and what she was surprised to take away.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 10/22/20
On her TBR this week Amy has transitioned one audiobook to an ebook, almost has her hands on a physical book, and has begun a new audiobook that she needs to finish before Netflixing it. Come find out which ones!
Spoiler-free book review: The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
In this spoiler-free review Amy shares what she enjoyed about her most recent light read, The Book Charmer (Dove Pond #1) by Karen Hawkins. She’s also looking for book recommendations! Hop over to the blog and give her a few…
TBR Thursday: Amy, 10/1/20
Somehow October is already here, and so are a bunch of books Amy has had on hold for a while. Come on over to the blog to find out which controversial read has been moved into her TBR this week.
Spoiler-Free Book Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Ever wanted a YA version of You’ve Got Mail with a coming-of-age subplot? Amy did, too. Come find out what she thought about Tweet Cute by Emma Lord.
Happy Anniversary, Infinite Distractions!
To celebrate the first anniversary of Infinite Distractions, Amy, Aubrie, and Jaelithe reflect on some of their favorites out of the 80+ posts they wrote this past year.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 9/3/20
Amy has been in a “whatever grabs my attention” reading mood lately. Check out her post to find out what audiobooks she’s listening to, and let her know what’s been grabbing your attention lately.
Spoiler-free Book Review: You Say it First by Katie Cotugno
Check out Amy’s spoiler-free review of You Say it First, a contemporary YA that’s especially appropriate for voter registration season.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 8/13/20
In her TBR this week, Amy is enjoying a meet-cute with a political twist, and a retelling of the King Arthur story from a perspective she’s very interested to hear. Do you recognize what those two might be? Come find out…
Book Subscription Boxes
Have you been wishing there were a book subscription box in your life but don’t know which one to choose? Take a look at Amy’s post where she walks through the pros and cons of a few she has subscriptions to.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 7/23/20
This week, Amy is escaping to an island with books, and she’s saved a lot of great ones to read while she’s there! Check out her Thursday TBR, heavy on the YA fantasy.
Book Review: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
Find out what Amy thought about the character-driven novel Ask Again, Yes in this spoiler-free review. If you’re looking for a character-driven story about relationships, families, and forgiveness, this one should be on your radar!
TBR Thursday: Amy, 7/2/20
Amy’s TBR this week might be a bit familiar, but there’s plenty to be excited about. Come see what she’s reading, and let her know what you’ll be reading, over the holiday weekend!
All The Dads
This week, in honor of the holiday, we’ve ruminated on dads, books, and book dads. Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there, readers and non-readers alike.
Serious about Series
Do you finish one series before beginning another? If not, you might find yourself in Amy’s predicament. Find out what series’ she’s currently working on, and why some of them had to go in the freezer.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 6/4/20
I’m still doing a lot of cross stitching on the massive project I started at the beginning of quarantine, and that along with my previously mentioned lack of attention span has meant an ongoing decline in my usual reading habits. I’m also finding my brain is still not ready for more meaty content (Over the … Read More
Spoiler-Free Book Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver, a Newbery medal winner that has sold 10 million plus copies worldwide, is beloved by middle school English teachers (including Amy’s mom). Find out what Amy thought in this spoiler-free review.
Literary Moms That We Love
In honor of mother’s day this week, we’re celebrating some of our favorite literary moms (hint: Molly Weasly features pretty heavily in the discussion).
TBR Thursday: Amy, 5/7/20
Physical books, audiobooks, and ebooks, oh my! On this week’s TBR Thursday, Amy gets back to some classics, takes on a few new recommendations, and goes back to a book she’s been thinking about reading for a while now.
Books I’ve Read More Than Once
Ever loved a book so much that you just had to read it a second time? Or a third (or fourth…)? This week, Amy shares some of her favorite books to re-read.
The Capsule Episode
Have you missed a few of our weekly posts? No worries. Instead of your regularly scheduled TBR Thursday, today we’re bringing you a capsule episode full of flashbacks and fun commentary! [Fade in on computer screen where three faces seem to be enjoying a video conference. Sure, you want to see a big, beautiful set, … Read More
You Can’t Love ’em All
Ever thought you should love a book because everyone else does, but when you finally picked it up you didn’t understand the hype? In this week’s post Amy, Aubrie, and Jaelithe share some of the books they just couldn’t love.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 4/9/20
In this weeks TBR Thursdsay, Amy gives us some real talk about why she hasn’t finished any of the books from her TBR three weeks ago, and what she’s doing instead.
Quotes, Snippets, and Other Moments I Love (Part II)
Amy is back with another series of cool quotes, snippets, and moments from books, when something she has read made her stop, think, and take notice.
TBR Thursday: Amy, 3/19/20
In an effort to get her mind off of the craziness, Amy has a realistic but positive TBR list this week. Have you read either of these? What did you think?
Spoiler-free Book Review: Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson was brought to my attention by one of the BookTubers (those who post YouTube videos talking about all things book-ish) I enjoy. She mentioned it had garnered a surprising lack of attention, and that she found it really enjoyable. I have to say, I felt the same. … Read More
TBR Thursday: Amy, 2/27/20
Welcome to TBR Thursdays, where we reveal what’s on our TBR stacks. Today, Amy’s working on some fantasy, some contemporary (-ish), and some controversy. Happy reading!
Book Review (and a Confession): Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
Confession time: Amy started this book at exactly the wrong time. But when she re-started, she was surprised at some of the things she loved about it. Find out why!