Holiday Reaing: Winter Break TBR

Hi everyone!

Today, I’m going to share with you my Winter Break TBR! I officially start winter break today (December 19), so I planned out a few books to read!

This will not include my Holiday Booktubeathon TBR, I will be posting that on Sunday!


The first book I plan on reading is Genius by Leopoldo Gout. I just received this book from Raincoast Canada and I am so excited to read it, it sounds amazing!

The second book I plan on reading is Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend. I received this book from Raincoast Canada last month and I plan on reading it now as it (again) sounds SO GOOD!

I then want to read Say What You Will by Cammie Mcgovern. I have been wanting to read this for such a long time and I think that now would be a good time to read this!

Finally, I plan on reading A Step Toward Falling by Cammie Mcgovern. I got an ARC of this book at Frenzy Presents and I haven’t read it yet so I need to!! I want to read Say What You Will first, so that’s why her first book is in my TBR too!

I hope that you enjoyed my Winter Break TBR! Let me know what your reading for the break in the comments below!

Good Night Book Owls!

Alyssa’s Reviews – Holiday Reading: My True Love Gave to Me Book Review

Hi everyone!

Today I’m going to be writing a book review for an amazing winter book called My True Love Gave to Me by several different authors!


If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.


I don’t really want to give away to much of my thoughts, as I think that when reading this book/the 12 stories its much better to read this without any info on the book/stories. All I’m going to say is that I LOVED this book! I loved almost all of the stories and would recommend it to all! Especially if you have read and enjoyed Let It Snow by 3 Amazing Authors! Overall I gave it 5/5 stars!

Good Night Book Owls!


Holiday Reading: Holiday Bookish Gift Guide: Teens

Hi everyone!

Last year I did a Holiday Bookish Gift Guide for Children and Teens. A lot of you enjoyed it so I thought I would make a new one for this year. I will only be creating one for Teens and Adults (tomorrow), as the Children’s one would remain the same.

Let’s get started!

This year instead of recommending books, I’m going to be recommending bookish things!

A fun gift idea would be a cute bookish subscription box! Here is once called “The Bookish Box“.

Another very popular one is called Owl Crate. You can find a ton of unboxings for this box on YouTube.

Mockingjay Magnetic Bookmark!

There are also some very cute Etsy stores that sell really cute bookmarks! This one is of Katniss from The Hunger Games and is sold in the shop called Booked You Up.

Coffee Set Magnetic Bookmarks (Mini 4 Pack)

One of my personal favorites is a shop called Crafted Van. This is a super cute set that has Coffee themed items!


This is my Holiday Gift Guide for Teens for 2015! I hope you the items!

Good Night Book Owls!

Holiday Reading: Hanukkah Bookish Present!

Hi everyone!

As most of you know, I celebrate Hanukkah and not Christmas. So, I thought that I would show you what I received as a “bookish” present from my parents for Hanukkah!

As most of you know, I love The Land Of Stories series by Chris Colfer! My parents are quite aware of this, and bought me the brand new box set with 2 mini stories! I am so excited to start reading these stories!

Good Night Book Owls!

Holiday Reading: Holocaust Book Recomendations

Hi everyone!

One of my favourite genres is historical fiction, especially holocaust books. Today I’m going to share with you a few Holocaust book Recomendations. I have read all of these books and have enjoyed the writing in them! Let’s get started!

  1. Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Grey was my first ever YA novel and I read it when I was in Grade 5. It is an amazing novel and my aunt, mom, and grandmother have all read it and loved it! I thourghly recommend it.

      2. Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

This book is an amazing holocaust Novel. I buy a holocaust book every year at my schools book fair, and I bought this one last year. I also bought Between Shades of Grey at my school bookfair, too! This is an amazing holocaust novel, and the emotion was real. It is very short novel, but it’s short and sweet.

3. Stones on a Grave by Kathy Kacer

I bought this book at a school event that you can read all about here. I loved this holocaust novel! It was so surprising and different than any other holocaust novel I’ve read! I really loved this one and would recommend it to all!

Those are the 3 holocaust books I recommend to everyone! Let me know some of your holocaust book Recomendations in the comments!

Good Night Book Owls!

Hanukkah Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

Today I’m going to be creating a Hanukkah Book Tag! I figured since there are a lot of Christmas Book Tags, I would do a Hanukkah one!

Let’s get started!

  1. The Oil lasted for eight nights… what book did you take your time with and end up loving?

It took me 2 weeks to finish Cress by Marissa Meyer, but I ended up loving it! It’s taking me a while to finish Winter, but I’m loving it so far, too!

2. Spinning Driedal… What book made you spin around and around?

A book that made me “spin around and around” was Red Scarf Girl. I had to read this for school last year, and I felt like there was no plot in it and once it got kind of good, it was done!

3. Hanukkah Gelt… What is the fanciest book/bookset you own?

I actually don’t have a lot of special bookish stuff, but I love this Hunger Games box set that I bought a few years ago!

4. Latka’s (Potato Pancakes)… What book do you love and reread once a year?

As most of you know, I’m in love with The Land Of Stories by Chris Colfer, and I always reread it every year!

5. Maccabees… What book has an amazing group of characters that beat out the enemies?

The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning has an amazing group of characters that #ComeTOgether (BLUEJAYS REFERENCE!!) to defeat the bad characters!

6. Family Time! What book has an amazing family aspect that touched your heart?

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini may not have a huge family aspect, but in a way friends are more like family in this novel! Read my review here. 

I hope that you all enjoyed my Hanukkah Book Tag!

Good Night Book Owls!