Top 5 Tuesday | Birdie’s 2018 Five Star Predictions!

I like predicting what upcoming reads are going to be 5 stars!  I think I’m pretty good at it, especially when it’s series/authors I know I already love, which is going to be most of the list. Here are my 2018 picks for five star reads! Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Books I Hated but others Didn’t!

Writing this up felt very familiar… maybe I’ve done something similar before.  If so, I’m totally writing it up again! Here are five books that are super popular, but I can’t get behind them even though I really wanna! Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm! The Rook by Daniel O’Malley […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Books I Lo- erm, LIKED but others Didn’t

I have a shameful secret… ready?? I’m very average in my tastes.  I tend to enjoy the books everyone enjoys.  I can’t think of one unpopular book I loved but I can think of some I liked… So, I’m going looser this week.  I will be curious to see what everyone else chooses. Next week’s […]

Waiting on Wednesday | Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff Nevernight #3 Fantasy Tor Books | October 2nd, 2018 About the Book:  A ruthless young assassin’s journey for revenge comes to an end in the conclusion of this epic fantasy trilogy. The Nevernight Chronicle is a complex fantasy series about Mia Corvere, a kick-butt, flawed heroine who trains as an assassin […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Fantasies that Need a Prequel

I’ve realized today that I don’t really wish for a prequel in any genre other than forms of Fantasy. There’s something about the start of some Fantasy novels that begs the question, ‘how did we get here?’  I don’t think any of these would be books with a happy ending, but I think I’d still […]

Blog Posts I Loved in March

This is one of my favorite monthly posts.  I missed this post last month, so I’m glad I was able to start visiting again, even if I only had a couple weeks to do it.  I think spreading the love is one of the best parts of blogging. Thanks so much, Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books, […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Contemporary Characters Who’d Win Survivor!

I thought I’d keep this season of Survivor fair by going with just regular ole characters from contemporary books.  No assassins, no wizards… just athletes, teenagers, and regular ole humans. I think it made it even more fun. Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm! Ryan Wesley Him & Us by […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Contemporary!

I know so many of you may chuckle at me, because I’ve talked about a lot of these so many times.  I can’t help it.  I feel like this is calling for my favorites, and so I have be honest.  These are an array of my favorites. Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Excellent Hype Books

I perpetually run from overly hyped books, so it wasn’t easy to come up with five.  I also noticed that most of them tend to be Fantasy, so when I do get bold it tends to only be in that genre. I have a feeling these may be on a few of our lists today. […]

Waiting on Wednesday | Running with Lions by Julian Winters

Running with Lions by Julian Winters YA LGBT Contemporary Duet Books | June 7th 2018 About the Book:  Bloomington High School Lions’ star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he’s got a coach who doesn’t ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Authors I Want to Meet

Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is all about authors you want to meet.  I’ve realized over the last few years that authors just don’t travel to Michigan, so basically this feels like a pipe dream because I never travel out of Michigan. Still, here are 5 of my favorite authors that I would love to see at a […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Bookish Peeves

This week is bookish pet peeves, and I wasn’t sure if that meant peeves in the care of books or peeves in the plot choices.  I decided to go with plot choices… for no particular reason. It’s just what popped in my head first! I originally had this idea that I would include ‘when it […]

Waiting on Wednesday | A Wish Upon the Stars

A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune M/M Fantasy Dreamspinner Press | March 2018 About the Book:  Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed. The City of Lockes is […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Happy Reads

Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is a freebie, and due to my reading choices right now I’ve decided to do 5 books that make me happy.  I’m all about the reads that make me feel light and airy.  I want to feel good the entire time, and I want to laugh.  Those were my requirements. Putting […]

Top 5 Tuesday | I Will Go Down with these Ships!

I’ve been looking forward to this week’s Top 5 Tuesday! I love talking about my favorite relationships, and I can’t wait to see what everyone else picked too! Oddly enough, I’ve just realized that I didn’t choose any YA stories at all.  There have been YA ships I’ve adored, but maybe (seeing as I’m 38) […]

Waiting on Wednesday | Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon

Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon M/M Cozy Mystery Carina Press | April 23, 2018 About the Book:  Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour for fans of mystery author Dame Vanessa Rayburn. Sure, his ex, Trevor, will also be on the trip with his new boyfriend, […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Rewarding Cover Buys!

This was SO hard!  I realized how rarely I actually buy a book on cover alone.  I usually base my selections off my friends reviews, authors I already like, or just my gut feeling.  With the five books below, my gut feeling wasn’t so sure, but there was no way I could pass up those […]

Blog Posts I Loved in January

This is one of my favorite memes.  I love that it’s only once a month, and I love that it’s all about showing love for our blogging friends. Thanks so much, Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books, for creating it! Confessions of a Tea Sippin Blogger: I Live in a Home of Non-Readers I think a lot […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Intimidating Books!

It’s funny this is the Top 5 Tuesday today, because intimidating books have been on my mind lately.  I was thinking about writing a Flights of Fancy about it, but now I get to talk about it right here. I’ve recently realized as I’ve gotten older my ability to read tomes has decreased.  It’s not […]

Waiting on Wednesday | Love, Simon

Love, Simon Based off Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertali In Theaters on March 16, 2018 About the Book: Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda  Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Books I Should Talk About More

It’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday! This week is all about favorites we don’t talk about enough, which sounds like so much fun.  I feel like I’m constantly pushing my favorites, so this wasn’t easy.  I ended up picking five I don’t think I’ve talked about on Birdie Bookworm -At least not much. I […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Series I want to start in 2018!

This weeks Top 5 Tuesday was really eye opening!  I didn’t even realize how much I plan for Fantasy books to dominate my reading in 2018! 4 out of 5 series I chose below are Fantasy series, or a subtype of fantasy.  Huh… I guess I see what this years trend will be. Top 5 […]

The Bookish Naughty List Book Tag

I stumbled onto The Bookish Naughty List on Lia’s blog, Lost in a Story.  As soon as I saw this Book Tag I knew I had to give it a chance.  It was so original!  I love tags, but sometimes I feel like I’m answering the same questions over and over.  When one jumps out […]