It’s my birthday, and I’ll cry if I want to? Wait, that doesn’t sound right. Feelin’ like I’m 22? I wish! Actually, I am “Thirty, Flirty and Thriving!” In honor of my 30th birthday, I thought that I would do the ‘Over 30 Book Tag’. Enjoy!
In the comments, I would love your birthday wishes. Also, I did a whole post on my birthday book wishlist, or you can check out my Amazon wishlist to see what books I would like to add to my bookshelves. As a birthday gift to me, please follow my blog!
June is my birth month, so I thought it would be fun to share my birthday wishlist. Although, getting gifts aren’t important to me at all there are some books that I would like to buy or receive for my birthday. Do I need more books? No. Does that stop me from wanting more? Absolutely no.
Honestly, those are all the books at the top of my wishlist as of now. However, I am probably missing quiet a few. If you would like to see my full Amazon book wishlist feel free to do so by clicking here. In the comments, tell me what is the number on thing on your wishlist bookish or otherwise. Please send me love by following my little book blog.
You might have saw my birthday book haul already, but some of you wanted to see the non-bookish gifts I received. However, I got two books from family members that I didn’t feature in my book haul. Simply because I will be returning those books, because I already own them.
ColourPop Lizzie McGuire Collection
ColourPop Hocus Pocus Palette Macaron Candle Gift Set
Mickey and Minnie Mouse Backpack Purse
Light-Up Picture Hanging Decor Hocus Pocus Game Board
I am extremely grateful for everything I received. My family is truly amazing and I can not say thank you enough.
If you saw my birthday wishlist post, you’d know my 29th birthday was a few days ago. I was blessed enough to receive gifts from all my loved ones. My amazing spouse got me some books that I have been eyeing. I usually only buy books I have read, but a lot of the time I ask for books that I assume I would like. If you are a book blogger, booktuber, or book lover, you understand this struggle.
Tiny Pretty Things by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra
Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh
Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Teen Angst? Naaah… by Ned Vizzini
Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury, #1) by Tracy Banghart
Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein
Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale
You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
How We Roll by Natasha Friend
Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
Hearts Made for Breaking by Jen Klein
Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love by Various Authors
I hope that you all enjoyed this post, and I want to say once again that I am very thankful for all I was gifted.
In this post, I wanted to do my birthday wishlist. On June 27, I will be turning 29 years old, which seems ridiculous to me. I usually don’t ask for gifts since I can never think of gift ideas on the spot. Also, I like to see what other people would pick out for me instead of choosing my own gift. Anyhow, there are a few books that I wouldn’t mind being gifted since I don’t normally buy books for myself.
1)Finale: A Caraval Book by Stephanie Garber: I have the first two books in this series, so I would love to have a complete set. I have only read book one, but I know it is a series I am going to want to own. Plus, the covers of the hardback editions are stunning!
2)The Summer I Turned Pretty Series by Jenny Han: Honestly, I didn’t love this book series. Yes, it is a YA contemporary, which I generally do enjoy. But I wasn’t a fan of the characters or setting. That being said, I am Jenny Han girl through and through, so I have to have these books on my shelf.
3)My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Stephanie Perkins: This is a collection of short holiday stories by some amazing YA authors. Most of these stories are contemporary, but a few have a fantasy elements or two. I wasn’t a fan of every story, but overall I would read the book again. I would be happy to receive this book as a gift anytime of year. Also, it was released a few years ago now, so it is likely fairly inexpensive.
4)The Afterlife of Holly Chase Book by Cynthia Hand: Another holiday book here! I believe I mentioned my love for “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, which is my all-time favorite book. This is a YA contemporary retelling of the Christmas Carol story. I have wanted this book since I read it, so I am crossing my fingers I will get it for my birthday.
5)Lore by Alexandra Bracken: This is a book I haven’t read yet. And I’m unsure I will even like it. Alexandra Bracken is a new-to-me author, but I have heard only good things about their books. I read the plot of this book, and I knew I needed to own it. It is a mythological fantasy novel, which isn’t exactly my thing, but I am looking to explore other genres.
6)The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White: This is another book I have wanted for years. I have put off reading this book for many years, but I know that I would like to add this to my collection. I have heard mixed things about the writing, but I am usually enjoying underrated books.
7)The Thousandth Floor Series by Katharine McGee: After reading the first book in the series, I immediately added it to my wish-list. This is a futuristic, sci-fi ya contemporary, which was a horrible description. I had a great reading experience and the ending of book #1 was shocking.
8)It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini: This book holds a special place in my heart because it helped me through a hard period in my life. One of my favorite quotes comes from this book, which also happens to be a variation of a Dr. Phil quote. Random I know. I used to have a copy of the book, but it ended up getting ruined. I would love to receive a new edition of the story, and recommend it to others that like mental health reads.
9)Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker: I wouldn’t say I am a graphic novel person, but I have heard a lot of good things about this book. It seems like a cute, fun read that I could pick up every year. Also, I am not going to lie pictures in books help. In all seriousness I want to start growing my small graphic novel collection and this would be a good one to add.
10)Harry Potter Illustrated Editions: Honestly, I hate that I have to write this disclaimer. But I know someone will call me out for wanting anything that “You Know Who” profits from. I don’t agree with anything they support or are against. All people should be free to live a life that makes them happy, and “birth gender” be damned. But, I am not going to set here and claim to hate the Harry Potter series because that would be a lie. I want to be open with my readers. I have wanted the illustrated editions since the first one was released. Although I hate putting money in their pocket, Harry Potter is an amazing book series. It holds a special place in many people’s hearts. I wish the books weren’t tainted by the authors horrible hatred and discrimination towards a certain group of people.
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