75 Hard 2021 Challenge

It’s the biggest clique but one of my goals this year is to whip myself back into shape, physically & mentally. I work from home (even before COVID)and while I love it it can be hard to separate your day and to keep yourself motivated to get moving, The travel that I normally do for…

2021 Goals

Alright y’all, if you know me you’ll know that I am a highly competitive person. I love to compete in basically anything, against anyone, and especially competing with myself. Because of this I am a huge goal oriented person. Goals to me are a major motivator and help with my procrastinating personality. Without goals (big,…

2020 Favorites

When you read ~125 books in a year it gets hard to sort out your favorites. Mainly because I read so many good books this year! I mean so many. Atlas, I still could not narrow down my top reads of 2020 to just 10 books, so I decided to do a top 20! Each…

Wrong Alibi

Wrong Alibi the first book in Christina Dodd’s newest series Murder in Alaska. I’m not sure what it is but I love books set in Alaska. I have been to Alaska only once and it was in the summer months, but it was stunning. I’ve always had this fantasy of moving up there and living…

New Release Tuesday | December 29, 2020

It’s the final New Release Tuesday of 2020, and by this time next week this crazy year will be over! I’ve got lots of plan for 2021 and I’m hoping to even if this pandemic continues, they won’t derail my plans. But first I’m getting in a few final reads for 2020, and one of…

Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

Well this was a delightful read I was not expecting! Set in post WWII London, Miss Brickett’s Investigations & Inquiries is an underground, off the radar institution that solves crimes for the people of London. They’re highly effective and highly illegal. Trained detectives called Inquirers work to solve the crimes the Police can’t. Marion Lane,…

Curse of the Divine

I finally sat down and read Ink in the Blood back in October. Once I finished I immediate looked into getting a copy of Curse of the Divine. Kim Semjkal has woven an incredibly imaginative story within this duology. You can see my full review for Book #1 HERE! I always wonder how much of…

Ink in the Blood

Thoughts When I first saw this book on Book of the Month, I was highly intrigured by the magic system and the magic of tattoos. The concept seemed so original to me and thus I decided to give it a change. This YA dark fantasy did not disappoint either. Inklings, Celia and Anya are best…

January 2021 Book of the Month

It’s here, the first picks of 2021 for Book of the Month are here! I’m very into this month’s picks and had a super hard time picking what I wanted in a box. Some of my most anticipated new releases for January were among this months picks, so you know I filled both of my…

Book of the Month 2020 Finalists

If you follow me here or over on instagram (@speaking_books) than you know my favorite subscription book box is Book of the Month (BOTM)! We’ve spent the last year paging through BOTM monthly picks and it’s time now to find out what the best Book of the Month pick was! Each year around the first…