My Top 16 Books of 2016


Happy New Year, bookworms! ūüôā

2016 is about to end and now it’s time for me to feature the top 16 books that I consider THE BEST among THE BEST that I’ve read this year. Out of 209 books (yay! that was a first!) I’ve read in 2016, I can say that 16 books are not enough because there were a lot of great books that I’ve come across. I know all of you bookworms can relate, but¬†making a list of your favorite books? The most difficult thing ever!

Now, meet the 16 books that made me swoon, cry, smile, laugh, and feel different emotions. (Top 1 being the best!) If you haven’t read them or some of them, be sure to click the book cover that will take you to my full review. ūüôā Enjoy!

Top 16

Sex Love Repeat

Sex, Love, Repeat was my first Alessandra Torre read. I was blown away by the intensity of her characters and the delightful writing style. This book proved how talented Alessandra Torre is and this made me want to read more books written by her.

Top 15

The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)

Hot ice hockey guy alert, you guys! The Deal is something that I consider New Adult / Sports Romance book at its finest! I loved Garrett. I loved the romance. I loved Elle Kennedy’s writing. Everything was too perfect! *sigh

Top 14

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

There are a lot of factors to consider when marking a book as your favorite. One of these is the impact that it gives. The emotions that it pulls. The tears. I’ve experienced all these things when I read All the Ugly and Wonderful Things¬†by Bryn Greenwood. The story was so… unusual. So raw. So powerful. And all things wonderful.

Top 13

Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl, #1)

Sugar Daddy is one of the books that wowed and somewhat surprised me. Do not be deceived by that girly cover. Not a rom-com, you guys. What I thought was a light-hearted read was actually a dark romance. I loved the romance in this book and the character development. I’m sure fans of dark romance books will also love this book and its sequels.

Top 12

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

Took me some time to finish the series but I’m glad I was able to. The finale was an absolute stunner it made me cry buckets! Not that the ending was sad. It’s just that, after reading this final book of the series, I immediately missed all the characters and the¬†whole journey. Ahhh the nostalgia! The book ended perfectly. So epic. Classic Cassie Clare at her finest!

Top 11

The Score (Off-Campus, #3)

And here I thought Garrett Graham is the perfect guy. But then Dean Di Laurentis came and I just fell in love with him! You know… manslut ice hockey hottie and all. lol. But this book is just one of the best. I laughed, I cried, I smiled… My kind of weakness.

Top 10

Sustained (The Legal Briefs, #2)

Call me shallow but Jake Becker is such a hot lawyer and that’s enough to make this book a personal favorite. Ha. But aside from that, of course, the book has more depth than I expected. I loved that it didn’t just feature the romance between Jake and Chelsea but also highlighted the beautiful McQuiad kids which made this book absolutely adorbs.

Top 9

Paper Princess (The Royals, #1)

Typical swoon-worthy. Paper Princess brings out a modern fairytale-ish kind of story. If the hot Royal boys are not enough to convince you how tasteful this book and the whole series is, then I don’t know what to say anymore. Lol. I want a Royal guy in my life. Please!

Top 8

Mr. President (White House, #1)

I’ve read Katy Evans’ Manwhore series so I was so hyped when I received an ARC of this book. It did not disappoint. In fact, it exceeded my expectations. Katy Evans sure knows how to tickle all the right boxes¬†in me. Because omg, Matt Hamilton!!!

Top 7

Punk 57

Much. Better. Than. Bully. Okay ladies and gentlemen, for those who haven’t read this book yet, prepare yourselves. You will be blown away. It will also change you. The book was not just about romance and steamy scenes but it also tackled a very important issue. I’m glad I’ve read this book because it was a winner!

Top 6

Mud Vein

You guys know how talented Tarryn Fisher is. She’s a pro when it comes to dark and twisted books. Mud Vein surely hit the spot. It pulled out a huge surprise because of how the twist and the overall mystery were delivered. I wouldn’t stop recommending this book to everyone who loves this genre!

Top 5

It Ends with Us

The thing about Collen Hoover is that she just doesn’t stop making an impression. It Ends With Us¬†is a surefire way to destroy you emotionally. You can’t get enough of the writing and the way the story was designed to pull your heartstrings, page by page.¬†I’m so glad I’ve read this book and was able to learn about CoHo’s personal journey. This is a must!

Top 4

Making Faces

Making Faces is a rare gem. After reading this book, I was emotionally stunned. The book was inspired based on real life experiences. It went straight to my favorites because it has all the elements of a story that I’m always looking for. I loved how it was written beautifully and the fact that it made me cry a lot of times, it was enough to consider this book one of the best books I’ve read this year.

Top 3

Sempre: Redemption (Sempre, #2)

Ever finished a book that leaves you feeling nostalgic? Sempre Redemption is one of those books. Everything was so good! So perfect. Haven and Carmine have the best love story ever and every dark romance lover should really get to know this power couple. I believe this book and this series is J.M. Darhower’s masterpiece!

Top 2

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

THIS BOOK OWNED ME. It¬†took my heart, broke it into a million pieces, and mend it all back together. Rhysand is one of the reasons why this book was so spectacular. If it wasn’t because of him, the book won’t be as perfect as it is. The romance and the storyline are THE BEST and much, much better than ACOTAR. You have to believe the raving reviews of this book and this series. You won’t be disappointed.

Top 1 (And the Best of all the Best!)

November 9

Raw and well fleshed-out characters. November 9 made it to my Top 1 best book this year because I had like, hundreds of emotions while reading this. I consider my opinion as unpopular because this book isn’t really loved (100%) by everybody. For me, though, it is Colleen Hoover’s best. I loved the powerful narration and the plotline and how unique the story was. I couldn’t recommend it enough! I’m sure this story will stick in my mind and heart forever. ūüôā

What are your favorite reads this year? I’m sure there are a lot. ūüôā Let’s all greet 2017 with merry hearts! And let’s wish for more books to be devoured and shelved on our ‘favorites’ shelf! Happy holidays, bookworms!¬†kisses!

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Top 12 Sexy Nerd Male Characters


Smart¬†guys are hot.¬†Seriously, there’s nothing more attractive in a character than the one who’s more than just good looks. When you read about a character¬†who could talk about things and bring on their¬†level of geekdom…. you just can’t help but swoon. Now here are the male¬†fictional characters that¬†have¬†made it to my¬†Top 12 Sexy Nerds list. Enjoy!


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

Jamie Roth

from Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin

Even if he’s so underrated, his intelligence, humor, and his slightly¬†bizarre personality made me¬†fall¬†in love with him when I read this trilogy. I just want to keep him for myself.


When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2)

Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant

from When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

Piers Yelverton is the ancient version of¬†Gregory House from the¬†TV¬†show House M.D.. He’s a doctor and one brooding male lead¬†that I found really irresistible.


Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

Cricket Bell

from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Cricket Graham Bell is a young inventor– and really, what’s sexier than that? His¬†geek level makes me swoon¬†like a teenager again.


All the Bright Places

Theodore Finch

from All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Finch… Finch.. Finch… He’s an adorable guy with a genuinely good sense of humor about everything. If you want to have a smart-ass literary exchange¬†of conversations with someone, Finch can give you that.


Jake Undone (Jake, #1)

Jake Green

from Jake Undone by Penelope Ward

I wouldn’t¬†mind¬†a hot¬†engineer-slash-tutor guy who will make¬†me feel enthusiastic to study more.;)


Loving Mr. Daniels

Daniel Daniels

from Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy Cherry

Give it to Mr. Daniels if you’re into a hot teacher¬†who pampers you with music and intellectual ideas… and other things. ūüėČ



Blake Crawford

from Smut by Karina Halle

I easily became a fangirl of this super sexy¬†author who does not only write sci-fi but also…. smutty books. Yes, that’s Blake, ladies.


Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

Will Herondale

from The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare

If you do not have a crippling love for¬†Will, I don’t know what to say to you. This guy is an adorable book nerd¬†and Tessa is one real lucky girl!


November 9

Ben Kessler

from November 9 by Colleen Hoover

You want a swoon-worthy male author who can give you the greatest plot twist of your life? You do? Congratulations, you should marry Ben Kessler!


City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)

Simon Lewis

from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Y’all know this, of course. This guy is a real definition of sexy nerd. Not only a smart guy, he’s also brave and he knows exactly how to protect his friends.


Gabriel's Inferno (Gabriel's Inferno, #1)

Gabriel Emerson

from Gabriel’s Inferno¬†trilogy¬†by¬†Sylvain Reynard

I feel like a lot of romance lovers still haven’t met Professor Gabriel Emerson. Dashing, successful, and literally¬†a husband material,¬†he is¬†the hottest professor in the universe. I’m afraid I love him more than I love my professor crush in High School. lol

1st and the TOP 1

Kiss the Sky (Calloway Sisters, #1; Addicted, #2.1)

Connor Cobalt

from Addicted and Calloway Sisters series by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Has there ever been a man, in the history of fictional world, who so extremely embodied the nerdy sex appeal as Connor Cobalt? He has it all. The looks, the charm, the money, the brains. What more can a woman ask? He is my Top 1 sexiest fictional male nerd because, SERIOUSLY. No one can beat him in this department.

Who¬†are your favorite male¬†characters that you consider SEXY NERDS? Did you see them¬†in this post? I’d like to meet more nerdy characters so share your thoughts below and let’s all swoon together! ūüôā

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July 2016 Wrap Up

July Wrap Up

Hiya, bookworms!

It’s this time of the month to wrap everything up. So here’s my July 2016 Wrap Up. I’ve read mostly NA romance books this month and some of them are shorties and novellas. Here they are. Click the titles to check my reviews. ūüôā

#1 I Won’t Break by E. Mellyberry


I Won't Break (A Broken Love Story, #2)


#2 Sweet Jayne by K. Webster

4 stars

Sweet Jayne


#3 Transition by Paige Walker

2 Stars smile



#4 Suite 269 by Christine Zolendz


Suite 269


#5 Moonshot by Alessandra Torre

4 stars


#6 Tangled by Emma Chase

5 stars new

Tangled (Tangled, #1)

# 7 Tangled Extra Scenes by Emma Chase


Tangled Extra Scenes (Tangled, #1.1)

# 8 Holy Frigging Matrimony by Emma Chase


Holy Frigging Matrimony: A Tangled Series Short Story (Tangled, #1.5)

# 9 Drawn To You by Lily Summers

three point five

Drawn To You

#10 The Baller by Vi Keeland

three point five

The Baller: A Down and Dirty Football Novel

#11 Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard


Gabriel's Inferno (Gabriel's Inferno, #1)


#12 Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard


Gabriel's Rapture (Gabriel's Inferno, #2)


#13¬†Gabriel’s Redemption¬†by Sylvain Reynard


Gabriel's Redemption (Gabriel's Inferno, #3)

#14 Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt

3 Stars

Enslaved (The Life of Anna, #1)


#15 Broken Prince by Erin Watt

5 stars new

Broken Prince (The Royals, #2)


My Favorite Books this Month:

How’s your reading activity in July?¬†How many books have you read and what are the novels¬†that hooked you? Did you find new favorites?¬†Share your thoughts below.:) Have a wonderful day, guys!

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My New Favorite Book Boyfriends

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Those of you who have known me (and my obsession with swoony male characters) for a long time might already know that Daemon Black, Rush Finlay, Owen Gentry, Kaidan Rowe, etc. are my book baes. But lately,¬†I developed new crushes and met new favorite book boyfriends. Why not? The more, the merrier, right? ūüėČ So here are my new favorite book boyfriends. If you haven’t meet them yet, go read these books and you’ll find out the reasons why I swooned over them. ūüėÄ



Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross

Whatever Life Throws at You

Hot baseball star, but despite his fame, he doesn’t act like he owns the world. Some guys in the sports romance sub-genre tend to get cocky but Jason is not one of them. He doesn’t abuse his popularity. Also, he stays attracted to only one person. Swoons!


Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting

Clipped Wings (Clipped Wings, #1)


I just love this guy! Tall, tatted, and just the perfect book boyfriend. Alright, not exactly perfect since he has some issues that scarred his past but a guy who would fight for you even if he has to go through a lot of things is everything!





The Do-Over by M.K. Schiller

The Do-Over

Kyle is so underrated! Seriously, everyone should meet this gorgeous hero. One word to describe him: SWEET.¬†He is the epitome is a perfect book boyfriend! I loved how he made Lanie feel like she’s the most beautiful woman in the world.


Smut by Karina Halle



What’s with British men and their accent? They’re seriously hot! If you love sexy British guys, then don’t miss Blake Crawford! This guy is serious sexy as hell and oh, very fun and hilarious, too!







The Deal by Elle Kennedy

The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)

Hot ice hockey star with drool-worthy abs and hotness written all over him? Sign me up! Garrett is one of a kind. I just love his character so much. The way he calls Hannah¬†“Wellsy”¬†is also a plus!


The Score by Elle Kennedy

The Score (Off-Campus, #3)

Like I said, I can’t say no to hot ice hockey stars. This Dean guy seriously screams sex. Lol. He’s not only sexy but this guy is funny, too. His character development in this book is¬†remarkable. And yes, he shares perfect chemistry with Allie. ūüôā







Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski

Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers, #1)

I love heroes that are literally “heroes”.¬†This man is bad-ass and will always keep you out of harm in times of trouble. Your kind of superman in a cruel world of criminals and assassins.


Collide by Gail McHugh

Collide (Collide, #1)


Perfection will never be enough to describe this guy. The¬†heroine in this book kind of annoyed me but because there’s Gavin Blake, somehow I enjoyed the book. He’s a total sweetheart!







Ladies Man by Katy Evans

Ladies Man (Manwhore, #3)

I may have swooned over Malcolm Saint in Manwhore but I swooned a million times over Tahoe in Ladies Man! This guy is hotness extraordinaire! Typical ladies man but when he falls for a girl, he falls so hard. Dibs on Tahoe Roth!


Jake Undone by Penelope Ward

Jake Undone (Jake, #1)


I love me some sexy nerd! If you think the tattoos define his personality, think again, because Jake is more than just a tatted, pierced guy. He’s a hot engineer with brains. And oh, did I tell you that he’s also sweet?






Sempre by J.M. Darhower

Sempre (Forever, #1)

Hot mafia prince. This guy. You wouldn’t want to miss half of your life without meeting him. You just cannot!


So you’ve just met my new favorite book boyfriends. Do we share the same favorite male characters? Thank the book Gods for blessing us these amazing men. Ha! Who are your favorite book boyfriends up to date? Comment down below and together let’s fangirl! ūüôā

xo pearl

The R.I.P. it or SHIP it Book Tag

Book Tag


So I saw this cool book tag called “R.I.P. it or SHIP it” on Twitter and I immediately wanted to do it myself. Luckily, I was tagged by a wonderful person named J.M. of Book Freak Revelations¬†to do this as well.¬†You can check out his “R.I.P. it or SHIP it”¬†post here. ūüôā

So how do we do this tag, anyways? Basically all you need to do is write the names of different characters on pieces of paper. Any character you want! ūüôā I listed 40¬†characters (20 males and 20 females), but you can decide how many characters you want. Do a random selection by pulling out two names in order to create a pair.¬†What makes this tag a lot more fun is how you decide– whether¬†to R.I.P. the pair or SHIP them. Isn’t it really fun? ūüôā

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Now take a look at my pairs and see if I rip or ship them together. ūüôā





Hermione Granger (from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) and Vhalla Yarl (from Air Awakens series by Elise Kova)

I love this pair! I think these two will be instant besties because just take a look at¬†their characters. They’re both GENIUS. And both are associated with magic! Hermione being a wise, talented, nerdy witch while Vhalla being a library apprentice¬†and a witty sorcerer. I certainly


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Tessa Gray (from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare) and Dorian Havilliard (from Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas)

I wanna see them together, honestly. If Dorian can’t be with Celaena, then he should be with Tessa. Both of them are book lovers, so why not? They will put up¬†a BIG LIBRARY inside The Glass Castle. Perfect!¬†I


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Draco Malfoy (from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) and Mara Dyer (from Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin)

I think Draco’s antagonistic character will not suit Mara’s stoic personality. I can’t see these two going along well. So, no. I don’t want them together. I

R.I.P. IT!

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Queen Amberly (from The Selection series by Kiera Cass) and Professor McGonagall (from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)

Beauty and elegance versus intelligence and bravery? I think these two will make a great team together. They will learn from each other’s strengths and because of¬†that, I


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Karou (from Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor) and Luc (from Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout)

I think Karou will need Luc in certain situations. Although Karou is a strong character, she needs a brilliant and dependable person to guide her– one with a strong and wise personality like Luc, in order to survive. Luc, on the other hand, will certainly fall for Karou’s genuine and headstrong personality. They’ll make a great pair. I


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Ignifex (from Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge) and Cinder (from The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer)

NO. Definitely no. Ignifex, although a very beautiful character, has this strong and tyrant personality– one that will certainly not sit well with Cinder who certainly doesn’t want to be dictated. So I

R.I.P. IT!

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Celaena Sardothien (from Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas) and Aldrik Solaris (from Air Awakens series by Elise Kova)

I think Celaena and Prince Aldrik are promising. I can see them flirting while exchanging secret notes. And well, Celaena is one flirty character which will definitely attract Aldrik who is a sort of a playboy. Lol! I


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The Darkling (from The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo) and Katsa (from Graceling series by Kristin Cashore)

Well well well… I can perfectly picture these two together going along well. They both¬†have the power, strength, and a thirst¬†to prove something. And they’re¬†both brave and bad-ass. So, why¬†not? I


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Mare Barrow (from Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard) and Puck (from The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa)

I don’t know. Mare is too strong¬†for Puck because¬†well, Puck is one goofy guy while Mare lacks a sense of cheerfulness. I sense awkward situations if these two will be together. Maybe Puck can entertain her¬†with his humor but I don’t think Mare can accommodate that. She’s that boring. So, no. I

R.I.P. IT!

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Jem Carstairs (from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare) and Daemon Black (from Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Both are swoony. James is calm and serious while the Daemon is funny af. I think these two will become great friends if given a chance to be together. So I


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Sam Cortland (from Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas) and Sofia Claremont from (A Shade of Vampire series by Bella Forrest)

Sam is one of the bravest guys out there so he can very well¬†protect Sofia (a damsel in distress-y kind of character) so yeah, they’ll certainly make a good pair. I


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Alec Lightwood (from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare) and Maxon Schreave (from The Selection series by Kiera Cass)

I don’t think I can ship these two together. I find their personalities contrasting with each other. Alec is brave and he acts a real man while Maxon in my opinion, is a weak character and very dependent on¬†his soldiers. I bet Alec will be the one who will do the saving if dangerous situations arrive.¬†So I

R.I.P. IT!

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Albus Dumbledore (from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) and America Singer (from The Selection series by Kiera Cass)

 Everyone loves Dumbledore. He has a great, fatherly personality so I think he and America will have a nice relationship when paired together. So I


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Sydney Sage (from Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead) and Jace Wayland (from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare)

¬†I don’t think Jace’s sarcastic personality will suit Sydney’s quiet and intellectual one. There will be CHAOS when they’re together. And lots of snarks. Definitely NO. I

R.I.P. IT!

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Alina Starkov (from The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo) and Noah Shaw (from Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin)

These two might actually work out together given the fact that they’re both intellectual characters.¬†And well, knowing that Noah is fluent in certain languages, I think he will gladly learn how to interact well with Alina using a Russian language. What do you think? I guess I’ll


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Adrian Ivashkov (from Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead) and Akiva (from Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor)

Both of these characters might as well have a great relationship. Adrian has that coyness in him that may work out when he’s with a quiet and all broody Akiva. And well, when both charming characters collide, I can’t see anything bad with it. So I


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Clary Fray and Isabelle Lightwood (from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare)

These chicks have opposite personalities but they certainly make a good team together. Definitely


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Rose Hathaway (from Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead) and Nyx Triskelion (from Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge)

No way these two are going to like each other! Rose is too bad-ass for Nyx. And honestly, they won’t make a good pair because I’m pretty sure Rose will just be annoyed with Nyx. So I

R.I.P. IT!

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Nikolai Lantsov (from The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo) and Will Herondale (from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare)

Nikolai and Will have a lot in common. They’re both cocky and oozing with extraordinary appeal. I know they’re going to be best of friends when they’re together, so yes, please! I


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Harry Potter (from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) and Katy Swartz (from Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Hmmm… both are nerdy type and seriously brave-hearted. If Katy will join Hogwarts, I’m also pretty sure she’s gonna be a Griffyndor. So, yes,¬†I


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I had fun doing this tag! ūüôā Feel free to do this too guys, and you’ll see how enjoyable it¬†is!

Now I’m tagging these lovely people.¬†I wanna see your pairs! ūüôā

Thank you, guys and have a wonderful day/night! hugs!

xo pearl






My Top 15 Books of 2015

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This is the moment of torture. LOL. How would you¬†basically feel¬†if you’re asked to enumerate the top 15 books you’ve read for the whole year? Isn’t it so difficult¬†to choose¬†just 15? Pure torture! But anyways… I am not going to make this hard for myself because I will be featuring the Top 15 books of 2015 in separate genres. Which means, I’m going to show you my Top 15 Contemporary Books and Top 15 Fantasy Books. Problem solved. ūüôā

So here are my Top 15 Contemporary Books of 2015. (Top 1 being my MOST favorite) ūüôā

Top 15:

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)

Top 14:

Sincerely, Carter (Sincerely Carter, #1)

Top 13:

Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)

Top 12:

With This Heart

Top 11:

The Vincent Brothers (The Vincent Boys, #2)

Top 10:

Archer's Voice

Top 9:

The Redemption of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #2)

Top 8:

Saint Anything

Top 7:

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)

Top 6:

Addicted to You (Addicted, #1)

Top 5:

When It Rains (Rains, #1)

Top 4:

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)

Top 3:

Loving Mr. Daniels

Top 2:

Bad Romeo (Starcrossed, #1)


Top 1:


For Fantasy,¬†here are my Top 15 Books of 2015. (Top 1 being my MOST favorite) ūüôā

Top 15:

The Enchanted Rose

Top 14:

Vampire's Bane (Vampire's Bane, #1)

Top 13:

Oleah Chronicles: Truth

Top 12:

White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1)

Top 11:

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)

Top 10:

Switched (Trylle, #1)

Top 9:

Air Awakens (Air Awakens, #1)

Top 8:

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)

Top 7:

Vampire Academy

Top 6:

The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)

Top 5:

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)

Top 4:

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

Top 3:

The Return (Titan, #1)

Top 2:

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

Top 1:

Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1)

What are your Top 15 Books of 2015? ūüôā

xo pearl


My 2016 Special Buddyread with Alaina

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Hi, bookworms! Only two days to go and it’s already 2016. Have a happy New Year to everyone! ūüôā I have a lot of plans for the coming year and it makes me feel so excited just thinking about them. One of them is a special buddyread with my new friend, Alaina of An Infinite Book World. (Feel free to follow her amazing blog, guys! You can also find her on Instagram: @alainabagan.) Aaaand we decided to read After by Anna Todd.¬†Have you guys read this book yet? I’ve heard lots of awesome things about this book, especially after hearing that it was initially introduced via Wattpadd as a fan-fic. Also, it’s a New Adult book. Of course, I love NA! It’s my favorite genre! Well well well look who’s giddy??

In case you haven’t heard about this book, here’s a Synopsis taken from Goodreads:

After (After, #1)

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.

But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he‚Äôs also rude‚ÄĒto the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does‚ÄĒuntil she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she‚Äôs never known before.

He‚Äôll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?

Unless…could this be love?

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There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there‚Äôs everything AFTER … Life will never be the same.

Doesn’t it sound so amazing? I can’t wait to read this book together with Alaina. If you want to join us guys, feel free! Our schedule will be some time in January 2016. ūüôā YAY!

What are your bookish / reading plans next year? :)) Have an amazing Holiday!

xo pearl