Month: December 2019

Top Ten Tuesday [132]

Posted December 17, 2019 by Stephanie in Meme / 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. And now it is hosted by the lovely Jana of That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun!

Top Ten Books On My Winter 2019-2020 TBR

**Book Covers are linked to the Goodreads pages and the written out titles are linked to the review from In Wonderland**

Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas, Born In Ice by Nora Roberts, and Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

Earlier this year, I started listening to the Fated Mates podcast and started to read the paranormal romance series Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole. I fell in love with the way that Sarah and Jen go about this podcast and even though I haven’t finished the Immortals After Dark series, I am continuing to join in the fun with this podcast and catch up with this seasons picks and hopefully in 2020 I’ll finish the Immortals After Dark series as well. As for season 2, it starts off with Dreaming Of You by Lisa Kleypas and they’ve read and discussed a total of 6 books –including Dark Lover by J.R. Ward– and are coming back January 1st with Born In Ice by Nora Roberts. I’m very excited for these 3 books for season 2 and am planning on reading them this winter! And if I’m lucky the other 4 books as well they’ve already discussed for season 2.

If you’re a romance reader and love podcasts you really need to check out Fated Mates. It’s brilliant.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

I started this book earlier this year and I’ve just been taking my time with it. But I think it’s about time to finish book one and hopefully get to book 2. I fell in love with the TV series on Sundance and cannot wait until there is more!

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

This was my BOTM pick for December and I’m excited to read it. The only thing I’ve read by Tarryn Fisher was the Never Never series she wrote with Colleen Hoover. I’m excited to read something from just her.

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

This was another pick of mine for BOTM and I’m really intrigued by this one! I’m hoping to pick it up this winter and devour it!

How The Dukes Stole Christmas by Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, & Joanna Shupe

2019 was the year that I read a shit ton of romance and quite a bit of those romances were historical romances. I’ve fallen in love with Tessa Dare and Sarah MacLean and I’m definitely interested in this anthology and experience a bit of Sophie and Joanna’s writing as well. Plus, I think I’ll have fun reading this during Christmas week when I’m off work

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

I picked this up at my local Half Price Books a couple years ago and I’m super intrigued by the storyline. I’m hoping to tackle this one this winter. Have any of you read this?

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

I’ve been wanting to read a Kate Morton book for some time now and when better to start than this winter?

In The Woods by Tana French

One of my best friends has been trying to get me to read Tana French and her novels for a long time now. And I just found out that Starz recently just made a show about this series and I really want to watch it, so I’m going to try to tackle the first book this winter!

Let’s Talk About It!

What’s on your top ten this week?

xoxo

Stephanie
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A Deep Dive Into R.S. Grey

Posted December 6, 2019 by Stephanie in Discussion, Spotlight / 0 Comments

Guys, this past November was not only a great writing month for me, but it was also a great reading month. I read a total of 8 books, which is not really a whole lot in the scheme of things but I read 8 books during the month of NaNoWriMo. And what do they all have in common? All 8 books were written by R.S. Grey.

R.S. Grey is an author I first discovered in February earlier this year. I read her book Not So Nice Guy and I really enjoyed it. So much that I put quite a few of her books on my TBR. Well my friends, I’m happy to say that she is now an author that I want to read her books the second they become available. Her writing is engaging and funny and easy to delve into the world she creates. It was seriously so easy to binge read her books because she just captures you. Either from a funny moment or something serious happening. Her books definitely remind me of watching a romantic comedy movie.

I’ve also listened to the audiobooks during my driving commutes and the narrators do a great job as well. As soon as I read two of her books in November, I quickly knew that I was diving deep into the world of R.S. Grey and I want all of you to join me! A lot of the settings take place in a small town in Texas or the main characters are from there, etc. The main characters are relatable and funny and unique in their own ways. And R.S. Grey is not afraid to knock her characters down and I really liked how I felt like the main character could be a version of myself. That’s how relatable they can be.

I still have quite a few of her books to read so I’m only in the middle of this journey but I can guarantee you that the second R.S. Grey has another book published, I’m getting my grabby paws on it! So, who is with me? Who wants to take a deep dive into the world of R.S. Grey?!

The next one on my docket to read of hers, is her latest release:

A Deep Dive Into R.S. GreyHis Royal Highness by R.S. Grey
on November 14, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 326
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I’ve spent eight years wishing I’d fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains—every time it’s the same wish: forget about Derek.

But the day he walks back into my life, I realize there are two things time has yet to soften: my feelings for him and his chiseled jawline.

It’s infuriating that my heart still races when he walks into a room. I refuse to fall prey to old unrequited love, so I decide the less I’m around him, the better. Avoidance is key.

Unfortunately, Derek isn’t going to make it easy. As a teenager, I would have crawled on my hands and knees to attract his attention. Now I can’t seem to escape it.

I’m not sure why he’s bothering. He’s not just out of my league—he’s out of my tax bracket. As the sole heir to the Knightley Company, he’s as close to American royalty as you can get. As for me, I’m just a part-time princess at Knightley’s flagship magical theme park.

I spend my days playing make-believe, but Derek has no use for fairytales. His unwavering confidence makes it clear he thinks I’ll surrender in the end.

He’s just biding his time.Making me sweat.

His Royal Highness always gets what he wants.And he wants me.

xoxo

Stephanie
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December Bookish Bingo

December Bookish Bingo

Posted December 5, 2019 by Stephanie in bookish bingo, Challenge / 0 Comments

So, one of my best friends works for Bookish.com and Netgalley and she’s always participating in their Bookish Bingos every month and I did a few this past year and I really enjoyed it. So one of the things I’ll be including every month here at In Wonderland is the bookish bingo card and in […]

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I’m Back!

Posted December 5, 2019 by Stephanie in Discussion, Update / 6 Comments

Hello!!!!! To my readers who are still with me: hello and thank you for still being here! I’ve missed you all and cannot wait to catch up! To those of you who are new: Hello and welcome to In Wonderland Book Blog. A blog where I gush over my latest reads that range from Children’s to […]

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