🤩Can’t Wait Wednesday: 5/05/2021

Hello, everyone!

Happy Wednesday. We are halfway through the week already! I am changing up my typical Wednesday post to a Can’t Wait/Waiting on Wednesday post. This meme is hosted by Tressa @WishfulEndings. In this post, we discuss books that we are excited to read that have yet to be released to stores!

Book: The Love Hypothesis
Expected Publishing Date: September 14, 2021
Author: Ali Hazelwood

The Love Hypothesis

When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman’s carefully calculated theories on love into chaos.

As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in lasting romantic relationships–but her best friend does, and that’s what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees.

That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor–and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford’s reigning lab tyrant agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, putting Olive’s career on the Bunsen burner, Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support and even more unyielding…six-pack abs.

Suddenly their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. And Olive discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.


Fake relationship? 🤩 Scientists?! 🤩 I am dying to read this! Also , I am in love with the science puns in the synopsis. 😍 What book(s) are you excited to read that have yet to hit the stores? Let me know in the comments below! Feel free to link your CWW/WoW post in the comments, too!

I hope you all have a fantastic Wednesday. 🥰

-Maya🌹

📚Top Ten Tuesday: My Ten Most Recent Reads

Hello hello! Happy Top Ten Tuesday, friends!
We have some stormy weather where I live! It is thunderstorming⛈ and I love it! Well, I love it when I don’t have to be out and about and I can just stay inside all day😁 I have today off as I am transitioning to a new position at my hospital job and I am so grateful for a second day off. Of course, I will still have some studying to do (as I am entering a new specialty) but at least I get to be in the comfort of my home😌

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which we write a list of ten items. See the meme info page and list of topics here. This week’s topic is: My Ten Most Recent Reads!

📚My Ten Most Recent Reads📚

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer Armentrout
The Hating Game by Sally Thorn
A Touch of Darkness by Scarlet St. Clair
Brave by Jennifer Armentrout
Crave by Tracy Wolff
The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

If I had to pick a few favorites, I would choose The Crown of Gilded Bones, The Beautiful, and Crave! What are your ten most recent reads? Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments below! Be sure to link your TTT masterpiece in the comments section as well! 😊

-Maya🌹

Monthly Wrap Up: April Edition + Book Haul + May Tentative TBR💜

Good afternoon, everyone!
Happy Monday. I hope your week is off to a great start! I got to sleep in a bit this morning and it felt amazing. I finally have a day off so it feels a bit like a Saturday. As always, I still have some work stuff to do and I have a meeting so it isn’t like a real day off but I am just happy that I got to sleep in and the day is “slower” than usual.

Today’s post is a monthly wrap up post where I will re-cap the month of April from a bookish standpoint with a few miscellaneous things thrown in! This post also has a recent book haul and a very tentative TBR. I am not sure it really counts as a TBR… it is just a list of books I am hoping to read this month. 😂 I hesitate to call it a TBR because I might not even stick to it 😂 #MoodReaderProbs

Overall Reading Goal Update
33/100

Total Books I read in April: 9/10

Books I Finished
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Crave by Tracy Wolff
The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Brave by Jennifer Armentrout
A Touch of Darkness by Scarlet St. Clair
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer Armentrout
Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Book(s)I DNF’d
The Stand by Stephen King – I think I am going to just press pause on this book for right now. I feel so bad since my best friend recommended it to me, but it just really isn’t interesting me at this time.

Top 3 Favorite Reads of April
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer Armentrout
Crave by Tracy Wolff
The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

TV Shows I Watched/Started Watching
Shadow and Bone😍 (planning to finish the show either today or tomorrow!! Be sure to watch out for my review, which should be coming some time this week!)

Foods I have been loving
Trader Joe’s samosas
Trader Joe’s blondie bars

I generally do not shop at Trader Joe’s because it is really expensive but they have a few things there that I just love and you can’t get them anywhere else! The employees there probably laugh at the fact that I literally buy, like, three boxes of samosas and a couple boxes of their blondie bar mix 😂 What are some of your favorite baked goods to buy (at any store)?


Book Haul
Blessed Monsters by Emily A Duncan
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
Unspoken by Sarah Reese Brennan
Crush by Tracy Wolff

Tentative May “TBR” (or books that I am hoping to read this month)
Crush by Tracy Wolff
A Touch of Ruin by Scarlet St. Clair
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
Blessed Monsters by Emily A Duncan
Unspoken by Sarah Reese Brennan

May Reading Goal: 10 books
May Blog Goal: Participate in more book/blog tags and post more book reviews even if they are short and sweet!

What were your favorite reads of April? What do you plan on reading during the month of May? Let me know in the comments below! I love chatting with you all. 😊

-Maya🌹

🌞The Sunday Post: 05/02/2021

Good morning, everyone and happy Sunday!
Happy May! How is your start off to May so far?! I hope it is off to a great start!😊 The weather has been beautiful here. Clear blue skies, sunny and warm with a nice cool breeze🍃 I am soaking it in before it starts to get humid 😂

🌞The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @CaffeinatedReviewer where we recap what went on during the week and talk about what’s coming up on the blog. See the meme info page here!

Currently reading
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout

Recently Finished
Uprooted by Noami Novik
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer Armentrout

Recent Posts
Monday Post: Back from a Mini Break
Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Animals – Real or Fantasy
WWW Wednesday
Flashback Friday: Oldie SciFi Novels

Upcoming Posts
April Monthly Wrap Up (I will restart Monday Music Match Up next week!)
Top Ten Tuesday: My Ten Most Recent Reads (weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl)
WWW Wednesday (weekly meme hosted by Sam @TakingOnAWorldOfWords)
TV Review: Shadow and Bone
Flashback Friday: Books with floral covers
SASSY Saturday (monthly meme hosted by V @TheSassyLibraryFox)

I hope you all have a great rest of your Sunday! I will catch up with you guys tomorrow for the April Monthly Wrap Up!

-Maya🌹

🧐Flashback Friday: Old Sci-Fi Novels🤖

Good morning, everyone! Happy Friday!😁
TGIF, am I right? 😂 Event hough I am working all weekend, Friday still hits different 😂 What are your weekend plans? I hoping to squeeze in some good reading time between work, grocery shopping and meal prepping… We will see!

Flashback Friday is a weekly meme hosted here at HerBookishDesires that focuses on old novels with the hopes of bringing them back into the spotlight. It is my hope that, through this meme, we will discover–and rediscover–oldie but goodie novels together. Each week, there is a new topic. The list of topics and more information about the meme can be found here. This week’s topic is: Old Sci Fi Novels (those you have read, want to read, or a combination of both). I decided to do a combination of both. As always, I encourage you to be creative with the topics and put your own spin on it!

Old Sci-Fi Novels that I want to Read:

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

1984 by George Orwell

Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov

Old Sci Novels/Short Stories I have Read:

The Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov

Harrison Bergergon by Kurt Vonnegut

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson

What are some oldie science fiction novels that you have read? Or those that you want to read? Let me know in the comments below. 😊 Feel free to join in on the Flashback Friday fun!

-Maya🌹

WWW❓Wednesday: 4/28/2021

Happy Wednesday, everyone!
I hope you are all having a great week so far. What is the weather like for all of you? It is pretty cloudy and humid where I live! I am thinking it is going to rain…🌧

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @TakingOnAWorldOfWords. In this meme, we answer the three Ws:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout
Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Recently Finished
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L Armentrout

Reading Next
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Crush by Tracy Wolff

What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? Let me know in the comments below!

-Maya🌹

📚Top Ten Favorite Animals – Real or Fantasy in Books

Happy TTT everyone!📚
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which we write a list of 10 items. Meme information and the list of topics can be found here. Today’s topic is: Top Ten Favorite Animals – Real or Fantasy in Books.

🐺Wolven (Netta, Kieran, Delano) in Blood and Ash series

🐱Grimalkin the Cat – Iron Fey series

💚Pascal the chameleon – Tangled

🐶Pogo the dog in The Goddess Test

🐱Book the cat in The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

🦉Hedwig in Harry Potter

🐯Tigers (if you like tigers, 10/10 recommend you read Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Hauck)

What are some animals that are your favorite – real or fantasy? Let me know in the comments below!

-Maya🌹

🌴Monday Post: Back from a Mini Break!

Hello, everyone!😊
How are you all? I realize it has been about a week since I last posted. 😬 I sort of disappeared without really any notice. Sorry about that! I felt that I just needed to take a bit of a 🌴break🌴 (I really could use a vacation 😂) from something and that just happened to be blogging. I was getting a bit overwhelmed with all that I was having to do each day and I felt that blogging was just becoming a habit rather than something I actually enjoy. I also have been so busy with my two jobs and just been dealing with… life and I just felt that I needed a break. So I took a break to catch up on things that I have been falling behind on. Like self-care, grocery shopping, and spending time with my sister to name a few. Anyway, I am back now… refreshed and ready to move forward! I might not post as much each week, but I am going to make an effort to continue posting. I do not want to stop blogging because I love it, but I also think that I am going to not hold myself to a rigorous schedule so that I can ensure that I keep loving it. If that makes sense 😂

Anyway, this post is really just an update on what I have been up to — reading or otherwise! It hasn’t been much, to be honest, since I have been really busy with work 😂

Currently Reading
Uprooted by Naomi Novik (62% through)
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer Armentrout (65% through)

Recently Finished
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Currently Watching
Shadow and Bone – I am buddy watching this with Leslie @BooksAreTheNewBlack. My sister is also watching it with us!

Books I’ve Gotten Recently
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout
Crush by Tracy Wolff
Blessed Monsters by Emily A Duncan

Upcoming Blog Posts
Book Review: The Hating Game (hopefully late this week or next week!)
TV Show Review: Shadow and Bone (once I finish watching the series)

How have all of you been, lately? What have you recently read? Have you watched Shadow and Bone yet? Let me know in the comments below!

-Maya🌹

🧐Flashback Friday: Favorite oldie book covers😍

Happy Friday, everyone!😊
How was your week this week? Mine was busy as usual, but it was really nice to have Monday and Tuesday off. I really need to take a weekend off one of these days. I miss having those days to catch up on stuff like grocery shopping and chores… and relaxing. 😂 Alas, this weekend will not be one of those weekends as I will be working both Saturday and Sunday again. I can only blame myself 😂 .

Flashback Friday is a weekly meme hosted here at HerBookishDesires that focuses on older books with the hopes of bringing them back into the spotlight. Hopefully, through this meme, we can discover – and rediscover- older books together! Each week, there is a new topic. The list of topics and more information about the meme can be found here. If you have any topic suggestions, feel free to drop your suggestions in the comments! I will be more than happy to take your suggestions and add them to the meme schedule.

This week’s topic is Favorite oldie book covers!

Favorite oldie book covers

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (I love all of them 😂)

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Obtained from here

Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Landgon

Doon (Doon, #1)

I think that the cover of the very first book in the series is my favorite, but they are all beautiful!

What are some of your favorite oldie book covers? Let me know in the comments below! Feel free to join in on the Flashback Friday meme and even modify the topic to your interpretation (creativity is always encouraged here!). I will catch up with you guys over the weekend for The Sunday Post!

-Maya🌹

WWW❓ Wednesday: 4/14/2021

Happy Wednesday, my friends!
Today feels a bit like a Monday for me because I had Monday and Tuesday off so those days felt like a Saturday and Sunday. 😂 The weather was so beautiful out today! It made going back to work harder😭. It was nice to get back to work, though. I am definitely a busybody 😂

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @TakingOnAWorldOfWords. In this meme, we answer three questions, all of which begin with the letter W:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Recently Finished (since last Wednesday):
A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair
Brave by Jennifer Armentrout
Crave by Tracy Wolff
The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

Reading Next:
The Damned by Renee Ahdieh
Crush by Tracy Wolff
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer Armentrout (however, I might re-read FBAA and AKOFAF first…)

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below! 😊 I hope you are all having a great Wednesday and a wonderful rest of your week. I will catch up with you all on Friday for Flashback Friday!

-Maya🌹