Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday | Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

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Hello Lovelies! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes and I am SO excited about this topic. For those that don’t know, I do a Book Quote of the Day post to share my love of quotes so a topic like this is right up my alley. Here are my quotes:


∴ Goodreads | My Review

“Sometimes duty walks a road where the heart can’t follow.”


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“Sometimes our best action results in things that are most regrettable.”


∴ Goodreads | My Review

“Sometimes not speaking says more than all the words in the world.”


∴ Goodreads | My Review

“Good and evil are merely opposite sides of a coin. Get tossed in the air enough, it’s easy to come down on the wrong side.”


∴ Goodreads | My Review

“But he who battles with monsters take care, lest he become one.”


∴ Goodreads | My Review

“Our lives mean so much more than the frail bodies that carry them.”


∴ Goodreads | My Review

“There’s nothing we can do other than live with the promise of tomorrow while knowing it may not come.”


∴ Goodreads | My Review

“Defiance of the way things are is the only way to embrace what’s coming.”


∴ Goodreads | My Review

“I think it’s easy to allow the grief of others to flow through you. It’s easy to cry or be mad. True strength means being a beacon of hope when everyone else gives into the darkness.”


∴ Goodreads | My Review

“We are all each other’s destinies. Every person you meet in your life is your destiny. We alter the course of every life we touch, whether we realize it or not.”

Thank you for joining me on Top Ten Tuesday! I loved revisiting all of my favorite quotes! I hope at least one of them caught your eye or was new to you! Please feel free to leave a link to your TTT posts down below. ~𝒜𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓂𝓃 💕

Book Quote of the Day

Book Quote of the Day #30

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 Goodreads | My Review

“Sometimes the greatest wounds are the ones we try the hardest not to inflict.”

Why this quote?

This is one of those philosophical quotes that, the more you think about it, the more it begins to make sense. It’s one of those that you keep thinking about long after you sat the book down.

Thanks for joining me! Have any thoughts on my quote? Let me know!

~𝒜𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓂𝓃 💕


WWW #5

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*WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.*

The three Ws are:

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

I know that it is not Wednesday, but since my Wednesdays are taken up by my Top 5 Wednesday post, I post my WWWs on Monday. It is the start of the week and just makes more sense for me personally.

Currently Reading:


I am currently reading Remember Us This Way (The Sound of Us #1) by C.R. Jane. I just started this book so I don’t really have an opinion on it yet. What I can tell you is that I have been really excited about this book for months and have been dying to read it!

This is a contemporary RH second chance romance. It is about a group of rockstars that made it big and the girl they fell in love with and had to leave behind.

Recently Finished Reading:

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I recently finished reading the first four installments in the Sixth Street Bands series. I highly enjoyed them and I have one more installment to go (which I am scared to read because it is going to be the saddest).

The premise for this series began with a group of bands from Austin Texas, who rose to fame when Damaged, the original Sixth Street band, lost two members in a terrible accident. Through this tragedy, a new group of bands emerged to carry on the Damaged legacy. These are their stories. My review for each book can be found below:

To Read Next:

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The books I plan to read next are:

Thank you for joining me today! What are some books on your WWW list? Have you read any of the books on my list? Please feel free to leave your WWW links down below so I can check yours out.

~𝒜𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓂𝓃 💕

Book Quote of the Day

Book Quote of the Day #29

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 Goodreads | My Review

“Holding onto anger was like drinking poison and hoping the other person would die.”

Why this quote?

I saw this quote in a recent read and it felt like I had been hit with a brick wall, because it is so harshly true. Holding on to anger really doesn’t do you (the presumably wronged party) any good. It can only hurt.

Thanks for joining me! Have any thoughts on my quote? Let me know!

~𝒜𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓂𝓃 💕

Weekly Recap

Weekly Recap | 4/21 – 4/28

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How was your week? What have you been reading or plan to read? Did you do anything interesting this week? Let me know! ~𝒜𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓂𝓃 💕

Book Quote of the Day

Book Quote of the Day #28

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 Goodreads | My Review

“I don’t care what anyone says, every girl needs to have a good long cry once in a while. The kind that weakens you, swells your eyes shut, and strips away every shred of emotion from your body until the pain subsides. The pain of… whatever. Death, heartbreak, solitude, desire, jealousy. All the crap that becomes a badge of honor among women—like those little merit badges Girl Scouts have sewn on their uniforms, only these badges are stitched across our hearts.”

Why this quote?

This quote is just so spot on and I absolutely love that an author put it in their book!

Thanks for joining me! Have any thoughts on my quote? Let me know! ~𝒜𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓂𝓃 💕

Contemporary, Reviews, Romance

Lost For You (Sixth Street Bands #4) by Jayne Frost


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When I was eighteen, I stood at the precipice of stardom. I had the record deal. And the tour to back it up. But I succumbed to the pressure of that life. The dark side.

Now, I skate on the fringe. My brother is the genius guitarist for the band Caged, and I’m the one who helped make that happen. I’m happy to run my bars and my land development company.

Sure I am.

And then I meet her—Taryn Ayers—the music manager behind the three biggest bands in the country. She doesn’t know I’m Cam’s older brother. Or that I’ve got a secret that makes her world and mine fundamentally incompatible.
Problem is, I want to know Taryn.

But do I want her to know me?

Lost For You is a STAND ALONE New Adult Romance with recurring characters. Pick up books 1-3 to get the full experience!
Intended for mature audiences due to hot as sin rockstars and the world they live in.

**Please note: This book contains instances of drug use.**

DNF 67%

“Maybe it’s better to have a short life filled with great things than a long life full of unfulfilled promises.”

I loved all of the previous books in this series, but not this one. And I think that is because I realized something while I was reading this book… The characters’ communication skills suck and there is an overuse of the miscommunication trope to the max. I can certainly tell you that this book would be half the size it is if the characters would just TALK TO EACH OTHER. It’s ridiculous and I couldn’t take it any more.

Plus, I’m not and never have been a drug addict myself, but I felt like Chase started using again out of the blue and it made absolutely no sense. It felt like it was used to further the plot when there was no background behind it. Like, he’s been sober for 11 years and is strong enough that he has helped other people, but all the sudden decides that he needs it again?! It just didn’t make sense to me.

I’m not sure if I will be reading the next book or not. On one hand, I really enjoyed the previous books in this series and I am really interested in Logan and Tori’s story. On the other hand, the miscommunication trope has been used to the max in every installment so far and, honestly, from what I saw in this book, I didn’t like Tori very much. I don’t know. Time will tell.

Other Books in the Series:

5 🍁s ~ Gone For You (Sixth Street Bands #1) by Jayne Frost

3.5 🍁s ~ Fall With Me (Sixth Street Bands #2) by Jayne Frost

4 🍁s ~ Missing From Me (Sixth Street Bands #3) by Jayne Frost

Contemporary, Reviews, Romance

Missing From Me (Sixth Street Bands #3) by Jayne Frost


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One mistake. Four years of regret.  A second chance worth fighting for.

When I traded one dream for another, she was the price. My Anna. But I never forgot her. Never let go. And no amount of drumming could drown out my love for her. Her music is in my head.


And when I see her again, it’s so clear. Anna is mine. She’ll always be mine. I just have to convince her.

Missing From Me is an epic story about second chances, redemption, undying love, and music. Because every great romance deserves a soundtrack.


This book hurt.. and I mean HURT. I went on a roller coaster of emotions while reading this book. My heart kept getting torn out of my chest, put back in, and then ripped out all over again. The story of Anna and Sean just gripped my heart and I could not stop crying. Every time they went through a bump in their relationship, I was right there with them getting my heart broken.

“Love wasn’t enough. Not then and not now. But it was a start.”

This book is about two broken people who have made a lot of mistakes and the path to them both finding their way back to each other is a long and hard one. This book doesn’t spare you from that and the heartbreak that both characters are feeling is very clear.

“But if my choice was having Anna one last time or never having her again, I’d take a few minutes in heaven with her and deal with the hell of it all later.”

Sean- Sean… He kept making mistake after mistake during this book and my heart hurt for him because he didn’t know what he was doing when he did it. He was trying to do the right thing or make the best out the situation and it always seemed to back fire. I couldn’t help but feel for him and his unwavering love toward Anna, despite all that they had gone through, made me love his character. I am so happy that he didn’t give up and kept on pushing.

“There are moments in life when everything changes. When the earth shifts, and the ground crumbles beneath your feet. Most of the time, you never see it coming. You certainly don’t invite it. But I had.”

Anna- Anna made a lot of mistakes too which is something she is never really called out on. That aggravated me a little bit because Sean had to pay for his mistakes and it felt like she didn’t. She came off as a saint and I was stuck going… uh hello? She kept his child from him for four years and he doesn’t even really yell at her. No matter what happened between them, that was wrong of her and she constantly threw his bad choices in his face, but her’s was never really acknowledged. It just didn’t sit well with me.

“Cataloging the tone and the pitch, I added it to the symphony of sounds seared into my brain. And I knew without a doubt that in a sea of voices, I’d always hear hers.”

Willow- My heart broke for Sean when I found out that he had missed out on four years of his daughters life, but it broke even more for Willow. She was just so sweet and perfect and precious. When her hearing problem came to light, I couldn’t stop crying. I felt so bad for this little girl and when the scenes happened where she swayed to the music, I sobbed. Sean hooking up the machine in his basement so Willow could see the colors was heart-wrenching for me and seeing this little girl get to play the drums brought an emotion out in me that I can’t even put into words.

“Asking me to love you is like asking me to breathe. I don’t have a choice, baby.”

Logan- Is it just me or was Logan being a grade A dick in this book?! That thing he pulled with Kimber was unacceptable and I wanted to punch him in the face.

“Anna didn’t put the music in my head, but without her, I couldn’t hear it. She was the muse.”

Kimber- I wish that Sean would have publicly shamed her or something. I know I wouldn’t have been able to keep my mouth shut if I was at an event with her.

“Holding onto anger was like drinking poison and hoping the other person would die.”

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It ripped my heart out more than once, but it was totally worth it. I will be continuing the series and I can’t wait to read the next book!

Other Books in the Series:

5 🍁s ~ Gone For You (Sixth Street Bands #1) by Jayne Frost

3.5 🍁s ~ Fall With Me (Sixth Street Bands #2) by Jayne Frost

DNF ~ Lost For You (Sixth Street Bands #4) by Jayne Frost

Book Tags

The Breakfast Club Book Tag

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Hello Lovelies! I saw Sara @ The Bibliophagist do this tag and I just had to do it for myself! I love The Breakfast Club and the questions were just great!

𝒫𝓇𝒾𝓃𝒸𝑒𝓈𝓈 ~ 𝒜 𝒷𝑜𝑜𝓀 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒾𝓈 𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓎 𝓅𝑜𝓅𝓊𝓁𝒶𝓇 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓅𝓇𝑒𝓉𝓉𝓎 𝑜𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑜𝓊𝓉𝓈𝒾𝒹𝑒, 𝒷𝓊𝓉 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝓉𝒽𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽𝓉 𝓌𝒶𝓈 𝓊𝓃𝒾𝓃𝓉𝑒𝓇𝑒𝓈𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑜𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒾𝓃𝓈𝒾𝒹𝑒


∴ Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I know! I know! This book is SO popular and everyone seems to love it. And before you throw something at me, I will say that it is not a bad book. It just wasn’t for me. If you want to know more about why I didn’t like it, my review can be found here.

𝒞𝓇𝒾𝓂𝒾𝓃𝒶𝓁 ~ 𝒜 𝒷𝑜𝑜𝓀 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓁𝑜𝑜𝓀𝓈/𝓈𝑜𝓊𝓃𝒹𝓈 𝓇𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒷𝒶𝒹, 𝒷𝓊𝓉 𝑒𝓃𝒹𝑒𝒹 𝓊𝓅 𝒸𝑜𝓂𝓅𝓁𝑒𝓉𝑒𝓁𝓎 𝓈𝓉𝑒𝒶𝓁𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒽𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓉


∴ Blood Wager (Blood Destiny #1) by Connie Suttle

The first couple times I saw this cover, I immediately skipped over it. I eventually read the synopsis which wasn’t really convincing either. A friend convinced me to read it and I ended up really enjoying it! I did have my ups and downs with this series but I ultimately enjoyed myself. My review of this book can be found here.

𝐵𝓇𝒶𝒾𝓃 ~ 𝒜 𝒷𝑜𝑜𝓀 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓂𝒶𝒹𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝓀


∴  The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin

This book has a lot of stuff going on and a lot of mystery in it. I spent a lot of this book trying to understand what was happening and coming up with a bunch of theories in my head.

𝐵𝒶𝓈𝓀𝑒𝓉 𝒞𝒶𝓈𝑒 ~ 𝒜 𝒷𝑜𝑜𝓀 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓅𝑒𝑜𝓅𝓁𝑒 𝓌𝑜𝓊𝓁𝒹 𝒸𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒸𝓇𝒶𝓏𝓎 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝒹𝒾𝓃𝑔


∴  Taking What’s Mine (Forced Submission #1) by Alexa Riley

This book sounded really bad but, at the end of the synopsis it said, “If you’re willing to hold off judgement until the last page the ending is worth it, I promise.” and that intrigued me. So, I read it… and I’m glad I did. It taught me to not automatically judge a book and give things outside my comfort zone a chance. My review of this book can be found here.

𝒜𝓉𝒽𝓁𝑒𝓉𝑒 ~ 𝒜 𝒷𝑜𝑜𝓀 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓂𝒶𝒹𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝓈𝓉𝓇𝓊𝑔𝑔𝓁𝑒/𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓀 𝓉𝑜 𝒻𝒾𝓃𝒾𝓈𝒽


∴  Never Too Far (Rosemary Beach #2) by Abbi Glines

This book still makes me incredibly angry when I think about it. I struggled to finish it and the only reason I did was so that I could justify my long rant review. You can read that here.

Thank you for joining me! I’m going to tag anyone and everyone for this tag! What do you think of my answers? Do you agree with me? What did you think of the movie? ~𝒜𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓂𝓃 💕

Book Quote of the Day

Book Quote of the Day #27

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 Goodreads | My Review

“Fiction is truth, even if it is not fact. If you believe only in facts and forget stories, your brain will live, but your heart will die.”

Why this quote?

This quote brings me to tears every time I read it, because it is so true. I don’t think I need to say any more than that, because this quote speaks for itself.

Thanks for joining me! Have any thoughts on my quote? Let me know! ~𝒜𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓂𝓃 💕