Book Resolutions 2018!

I’m guessing most readers and book bloggers use Goodreads to keep track of their reading. I try to, just to see if I meet my yearly challenge but I often forget to track every book I read. That being said, for 2018 I plan to stick to a realistic reading plan of 4 books per month. I think that’s a good amount based on my free time/schedule.

What are your book challenges like?

So, my book resolutions for 2018 are:

*Read more horror fiction

*Incorporate a few biographies/memoirs

*Read a self-help book or two. I think we all have areas that need improvement.

*Purchase a couple of books on writing. Always need to keep up with my craft😉

Happy reading folks!

Xo Kat

•Leave me a line in the comments if there is a book you’ve loved that I absolutely need to check out🤓

Thriller September Reads| TBR | Books

Halloween is already in my air. Two days of weather in the 60s and I’m already gearing up for my favorite season, the haunted season. Random Kat Facts: I didn’t grow up in the US so Halloween was just a TV thing to me but ohhh how I wished I could be part of that world. Growing up on movies like Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus and a ton of horror movies which I wasn’t allowed to watch. Well…fast forward a few years and here I am. Both my kids and I are excited about it. Have any of you started picking out costumes as yet? We haven’t but my daughter is bouncing around ideas. I feel like she’s leaning towards Trolls.

Without further ado, let me explain my Thriller September theme for reading. I read most genres but I pick and choose what I’m reading based on what vibrations I’m getting, and recently I’ve been feeling a thriller/horror binge.

Here’s what I have in mind for my upcoming reads:

Current reads: IT by Stephen King – As with any movie based on a book, I read the book just before the movie comes out.

  • Great Tales of Terror by HP Lovecraft – I’ve always wanted to read Lovecraft because Stephen King, whom I absolutely adore has spoken about being influenced by Lovecraft. I love that it’s a huge volume with a lot to offer, can’t wait to get into it.
  • Penny Dreadfuls (Sensational Tales of Terror) – Compiled by Stefan Dziemianowicz
  • Kingdom Keepers II (Disney at Dawn) – Ridley Pearson
  • End of Innocence – Stephen King
  • Lives of the Mayfair Witches – Anne Rice

Most of these are what I’ve had on my TBR for the longest while. If you have any scary reading suggestions, leave them in a comment!

Happy Reading!

xo Kat


July Book Haul| TBR

Thrift store book hunting is becoming one of my favorite things to do. I absolutely love finding such gems for super cheap. This month I had a small haul but I still thought I’d share since I’ve been so behind on blogging. Please excuse my lack of knowledge of these books as I’ve only read the back covers.

  1. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult


I love the way this author writes and I’m disappointed that I haven’t gotten to a whole lot of her books yet. This book seems to be revolved around a school shooting and the witnessing of it. Sorry I can’t provide more details at this time as I myself am trying to avoid spoilers but I will provide a full review once I’ve read it.

2. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown


One of my favorites reads til date. I completely trust Dan Brown as an author to deliver a riveting and cinematic experience through his books. I’ve read this one but I couldn’t pass up the hard cover version at only $3 in pristine condition 🙂

3. The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

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I picked up books one and three, The Elite and The One respectively. I am not really huge on YA but the books were hard cover and in great condition for the price. The covers were also very pretty so I couldn’t just leave them there. It appears to incorporate fairy tales and romance with a nail biting plot but we’ll see.

Hope you liked my tiny mid month haul. Stay tuned for my August TBR.

Happy Reading!

xo Kat

June TBR list

Hey y’all! What are you reading this weekend? Here’s my June TBR/haul. I’m sure I won’t be getting into all of these by even the end of July as I’m reading slowly. Investing my time in writing so bear with my slow book reviews.

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

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Recently I’ve been eyeing this book at my local pharmacy. They have a bestseller section. The cover alone has a certain pull to it.  I don’t want to spoil these books for myself so I didn’t look at any thorough reviews. From what I understand this is a thriller, there’s a murder and it might be connected to a detective’s past. Yeah, that’s what you get from me…I avoid spoilers like the plague because I know I won’t read it if I know details.

Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi

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I’ll be honest, I’m not really interested in this book but there was a hype around it on Booktube so I thought why not check it out at some point? It’s about a girl named Juliette who is locked up for murder who doesn’t touch anyone because the last time she did, she landed up locked up.

Into The Water – Paula Hawkins

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This is one I’m excited about because I absolutely loved The Girl on The Train. Not that it’s the same or anything but when I like an author, I like them a lot. A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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Friendship between a group of four friends turns destructive.

There are tons of books in my TBR pile that I want to share with you but as I can’t share them all at once, I break them into monthly TBRs. Happy reading and have a great weekend!

xo Kat

Current Reads and more on my TBR list

I am currently reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens as part of my childhood read-overs project. Another one I want to revisit soon is Moby Dick. I really want to experience these books as an adult to see how I feel about them after two decades or so.

In my earlier post, I talked about how Miss Peregrine’s dragged on for three weeks because it didn’t capture my attention so hopefully I get to cross one or two books off my May TBR list. Being stuck on one book for three weeks doesn’t help my yearly book challenge either. But I’m not a total failure quite yet…we still have some time.

  1. The Dark Artifices by Casandra Clare
  2. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Books 1 & 2
  3. Holiday Wishes – Nora Roberts
  4. Birthright – Nora Roberts

Please don’t judge my strange tastes in books. I love a good romance or contemporary as well 🙂

xo Coffee Doll

Happy Reading!

April 2017 TBR List

These are what I’m going to try to complete by the end of April if I get my hands on all of them. Comment down below what’s on your TBR list currently or even your most recent book haul. I’d love to know.

  • The King’s Man by Elizabeth Kingston (currently reading) – Historical Romance/Adventure
  • The City of Thieves by David Benioff (historical fiction)
  • The Cilantro in Apple Pie by Kimberly Nadine Knights
  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (Contemporary)
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Science Fiction)
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer – The Lunar Chronicles #3 (YA)

There are much more on my TBR List but these are what I intend to complete in April.

Happy Saturday folks! xo Coffee Doll



What’s on My Bookshelf? January 2017

door-881588_1920.jpgLast year(2016) I posted what’s on my bookshelf and it was on my electronic bookshelf at the time, however I had no intentions of finishing said books during 2016. Yes, I know, I’m a book hoarder. I need to collect everything for future reading, I just need to, else I’ll feel incomplete. I currently feel incomplete as I don’t have the first book of the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series yet, but soon that shall be rectified.

These are the books I currently have lined up on iBooks. There are hundreds on my kindle app but I won’t count the here as I read those with a different agility and can knock off on average like three a week with breaks in between. Some of these books are older ones that I wish to revisit or  I just have not read yet.

I am currently reading: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer. It’s the second installment of this series. I read the first one sometime last year but since then I’ve been reading a lot of dark/historical romance on kindle. This series is a futuristic take on some of our most popular fairy tales with a sci-fi spin on it. Cinder was based on Cinderella of course and Scarlet is based on Red Riding Hood. I will review the entire series when I have completed it. Also on my to be read list is the third and fourth installment of this series: Cress and Winter.

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. This one I think is self-explanatory as we have all heard of it. I will however post a review when I’m finished. I read this almost fifteen years ago and I feel like it’s high-time I reread it.

The Stand by Stephen King. A post-apocalyptical novel where most of the human population dies due to the release of a biological weapon.

The Handmaiden’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. A young woman is forced to become a handmaiden for a couple that can’t bear a child. Soon after she is lured into ellicit affairs. I’m a little iffy about the ending as I do have an idea that it might be an unclear one but we’ll see.

Indignation by Philip Roth. I don’t know much about this book. I saw the trailer for the movie last year and felt like I needed to read the book before I watch the movie. There’s a spark that happens when based on a book flashes on screen. I think this is about a young Jewish college student but that’s about all I know.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. While looking at other people’s to be read lists on Youtube, I saw this one come up twice. I believe this one is a romance between two young people that’s struggling in their own lives. The girl’s parents are to be deported and the boy’s family is pressuring him to become a doctor. Based on the reviews for this book, I’m pretty excited about this one.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. A fantasy novel based on Norse Mythology, told in first person by Magnus Chase, a sixteen year old homeless orphan. I will be reviewing this book in depth after reading.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 2: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan. A fantasy novel based on Norse Mythology, told in first person by Magnus Chase, a sixteen year old homeless orphan. I will be reviewing this book in depth after reading.

Lives of the Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice: The Witching Hour, Taltos and Lasher. About a family of witches and a spirit that had guided their fortunes for generations.

xo Coffee Doll