Top Ten Tuesday – Books With a Summer Vibe

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and it is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Books With a Summer Vibe. Here’s my list:

1. The Summer Villa by Melissa Hill

2. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

3. I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski

4. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

5. Save the Date by Morgan Matson

6. The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

7. Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

8. Boy-Crazy Stacey (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #7) by Gale Galligan, Ann M. Martin

9. You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

10. Well Met (Well Met #1) by Jen DeLuca

(All photos taken from Goodreads)

What’s your list of books on your Top Ten Tuesday?

Happy Pub Day – June 2

Happy Pub Day to all of these new books!

My Summer of Love and Misfortune by Lindsay Wong

Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

The Gryphon’s Lair (Royal Guide to Monster Slaying #2) by Kelley Armstrong

Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Second Home by Christina Clancy

My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies #3) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

What books are you most excited for this week?

Review: Rascal

Title: Rascal
Author: Jean-Luc Deglin
Genre: Graphic Novel, Humour
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: March 17, 2020
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

When a mysterious mewling package arrives in the mail, one busy young woman’s life changes forever. Rascal lives up to his name, filling every day with wild adventures and long naps: brave expeditions into closets, fierce battles with curtains, and wrestling with slumbering giants… Sometimes she’s tempted to throw him out the window. He’s lucky he’s cute. Over 128 pages, Jean-Luc Deglin paints a purring portrait of one unforgettable black cat, an elegant inky swirl in a world of striking blue tones. Hilarious and heartwarming, exasperating and enchanting, Rascal captures the full range of emotions that come with keeping God’s cutest killing machine as a pet. If you love cats, or dream of having one, this book is dedicated to you. Once you bring Rascal into your life, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without him.


This is an adorable graphic novel about a woman who suddenly has to look after a cat. Her mom drops off a neighbour’s cat for her to look after. Somehow, the cat has survived being trapped in a box for a week. Then, she finds out that the neighbour has died so she has to keep the cat, which she names Rascal. She has to figure out how to take care of this moody cat.

I laughed out loud many times while reading this book. Anyone who has spent time with a cat will find this so relatable. Rascal was moody and never knew what he wanted. He would bother his owner and scratch her until she figured out what he wanted. He wouldn’t play with the toys he was given, but would play with her shoes. She thought it was great when Rascal killed a mouse, but then he left it on her pillow as a gift. These were really funny anecdotes about owning a cat.

I really enjoyed this graphic novel!

Thank you IDW Publishing for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

Take It Away, Tommy!: A Breaking Cat News Adventure by Georgia Dunn

Cat’s Café: A Comics Collection by Matt Tarpley

Have you read Rascal? What did you think of it?

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? – June 1

This blog meme is hosted by Book Date. It is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile!

What I just finished:

This weekend I finished The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renée Ahdieh.

What I’m currently reading:

I’m currently reading Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso.

What I’m reading next:

Next I will be reading My Summer of Love and Misfortune by Lindsay Wong.

What are you guys reading this week? Have you read any of these books?

Jill’s Weekly Wrap-Up – May 31

Here are my reviews for the week with my ratings:

I did 9 weekly blogging memes:

How was your week? What did you guys read?

Sundays in Bed With… The Beautiful

The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today! This meme is hosted by Midnight Book Girl.

This Sunday I’m reading The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renée Ahdieh.

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Goodreads Synopsis:

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.

When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.

At once a sultry romance and a thrilling murder mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet: The Beautiful.

What book are you in bed with today?

Six for Sunday – Favourite Series

This meme is hosted by Steph at A little but a lot. The weekly prompts for 2019 can be found here.

This week’s prompt is Favourite Series. Here’s my list:

1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

2. The Folk of the Air by Holly Black

3. Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

5. The Mediator by Meg Cabot

6. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

(All book cover images from Goodreads)

Did you make a Six for Sunday list?