Showing posts from 2018

City Of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty - book review!

Hello guys! I have a book review for you today! City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty. The first book in the Daevabad trilogy.

2018 Book Haul No3!

In this series of blog posts, I talk about 5 books that I bought this year and I talk a bit about them! Make sure to visit part 1 and part 2 as well!

The Emerald Sea by Richelle Mead - book review

An other 2018-book book review! The Emerald Sea is the third and final novel to the Glittering Court series, written by Richelle Mead!

Hello November! October wrap up and favorites and November TBR!

Happy November guys! What are you all doing? October has been a GREAT reading month for me! The best of the year so far!!!

Dracula by Bram Stoker - book review


For today's blog post I have a book review for you that matches today's mood! And that is Dracula by Bram Stoker! A classic read I had never read before! The original story, published back in 1897 that inspired all later vampire tales!

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas - book review

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! 😎 I am coming at you with a new book review! This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 being written by my favorite author! So let's begin!

Happy release day to Kingdom of Ash!!! Quiz:Which character are you?

TODAY IS THE BIG DAY!!! THE FINAL INSTALLMENT IN THE THRONE OF GLASS SERIES IS HERE!!! The seventh and last book in one of my most favorite high fantasy series! I am so touched right now!!!😭😭😭

10 books I want to re-read!

Hello everyone! As the title suggests, I have a list of 10 books I want to re-read, preferably until January 2019! And that is because I want to re-fresh what happened so that I can continue with the series!!!

Hush hush by Becca Fitzpatrick - book review!

Hello guys! I know I was absent for a long time but I am really trying to get better!!!! If you didn't know, I have a bookstagram account now!!!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I post more often there, I promise!! Hahaha!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Just follow me on @booksreadbyjoan to get notified for when I post in my blog and to talk about books!!!

Back in March, I read Hush hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. It is a paranormal romance, something like Twilight or the Fallen series, that I hadn't read back on 2009 when it was published, and wanted a light read at the moment.

Hello October! September Wrap Up and favorites - October TBR!

Hello October!
So happy for another fall month! I can't believe how quickly time flies!!

Book Haul 2018 - No. 2!

I haven't posted a book haul for a really really really long time and I have many books to show you! However I decided to create this series and divide them so we can also talk about them a bit too!For part one click here!

The Edinburgh Fate by Alisha Klapheke - book review!

Hey everyone! New review coming your way! Let's talk about The Edinburgh Fate by Alisha Klapheke, the third and final book to The Edinburgh Seer series!
Make sure to read about The Edinburgh Seer and The Edinburgh Heir and I'll be waiting here to discuss book 3 together!

Best tv series of 2018!

It is September again which means new a new tv season begins! Here are the top 10 tv series I watched on 2017! Mind you that I include ONLY the series that I am UP-TO-DATE!  Also, visit my 2017 tv series post to see what has changed and which new series I have added to this year's top 10! So many new entries!! Warning! This is a long post!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Most anticipated fall 2018 releases!

Hello everyone and happy fall!!
A new season is upon us and that means new books are coming out! Here are my most anticipated releases of this fall!!

Hello September! August wrap up and favorites + September TBR!!

Hello everyone? Where did summer go? Well... to be honest weather in September feels like summer in Greece but still it is super nice to drop below 38 degrees Celsius like we had in July!
If you are familiar we these posts you know what to expect:

My August wrap up! Aka all the books I read this month!My top 5 favorites things or moments from August.Last but not least my September TBR, aka to be read books!

A Court Of Frost And Starlight by Sarah J. Maas - book review!

I read this book back in May, when it came out and I don't believe I haven't talked about it yet! It was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 and to be completely honest I was a bit disappointed that it was so short!!! Even though I new it was a novella! And another thing that really bothered me was that there will be another novella before the fourth book in this series, which is expected to be published in 2020!!!! 2020!!! Seriously??? After that bit of rant let's move on with this review!!! Make sure to have completed the previous three books in the series before moving on!

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Week on Goodreads!!! Book Recommendation!

Hey guys! It is Sci-Fi and Fantasy week on Goodreads! And what better way to celebrate this week by recommending my top picks from each genre! 

July favorites and wrap up and August TBR!

Hello guys! I am back from my summer vacation and feeling refreshed and ready for the rest of the year! I thought I would be able to read more but it seems that that wasn't the case...! So without further ado let's move on!

Tome Topple Wrap Up and War Storm by Victoria Aveyard - book review!

Hey guys! These last two weeks were so much fun reading War Storm during the Tome Topple Readathon! If it wasn't for the readathon I wouldn't have finished it, or wouldn't have started it being such a huge book to be honest! Hahaha!!!

Hello July! June Wrap Up + Favorites and July TBR!

It is July!!!! My favorite month of the year because it's my birthday on the 14th!!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŒŠπŸŒž


Hey everyone!
Tome Topple Readathon started today in my time-zone! Round 6 starts today June 29th and lasts till July 12th! Last time I participated was on Round 4 last summer! I honestly don't know what I've been doing during round 5 but now I am back and I have some unread tomes to read!!

Summer 2018 Book New Releases

A new season means... new books are coming!!!!
It is time to talk about those summer reads coming the next three months!!!

May Wrap Up and Favs & June TBR!

This whole year is flying by! Here I am again with another monthly review and honestly I feel like April's favorites were yesterday! I've been really busy the whole month but without further delay let's continue!

2018 Book Haul - part 1

I can't believe I haven't posted a book haul this year! I tried not to buy many books this year, as my main goal is to narrow down my endless TBR shelf! So for today, I have 5 books to share with you in this first part!

Exciting Fandom News!!!!!!!!

Hey guys!!!! The last few days I read some really exciting news and I wanted to share them with you in case you don't already now!!!
So read below and get excited too!!!!

Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead - book review

This is the second book in The Glittering Court trilogy by Richelle Mead. And this is the perfect timing to start reading this series as the last book, The Emerald Sea, is being published next month! You can take a glance in the series by reading the first book's review here!

Join Me for the Bikini Series

If you want to return to your fitness routine, or create a fitness routine this is the perfect timing to do so! Tone It Up has created an 8-week long fitness challenge to get ready for summer! Week 1 has passed but it is still early and you could join me if you want!

April Wrap Up and Favs and May TBR

We are already in the half of May! Time flew by so much! What happened this year??? Hahaha!!

April was a month that came and gone really quickly!!!

Confess by Colleen Hoover - book review

Hello everyone!
I am back with another book review! It is not uncommon that I read Colleen's books in no time!!!!!!! I read this one in one morning!!!! 😲😲😲😍 They are so addicting!!

March favorites and Wrap Up & April TBR

Another month flew by and spring is here!!! Finally!!! I love that now days are longer and warmer too! Even though we are in the middle of April I really wanted to share my last month's favs!!!

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes - book review

I am sure that I am the last to start reading this series.What have I been  doing these last years????? Honestly, I don't know!!!!! And if by any chance you haven't read that either let's start reading this series together!!! 

Edinburgh Heir by Alisha Klapheke - book review

Hey guys! Happy April! 🌸
This is the second book in The Edinburgh Seer book series by Alisha Klapheke! Make sure to buy the whole trilogy from Amazon for only $1.23 before it's too late! Also, go read my review hereof the first book and then come back here to discuss with me the second book!

Fitness Friday - Homemade Oat Bars recipe

I love fitness bars! They re easy to make, there are tons of recipes, million ingredient combinations and healthy first of all!!! Here is the recipe I've been using this year! They are amazing!!!!! If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me making them on my story!

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard - book review

This is a prequel to Truthwitch of The Witchlands novels by Susan Dennard! You can read it prior to Truthwitch and start the series from here too, even though the main world-building takes place in the first book of the series.

Edinburgh Seer by Alisha Klapheke - book review

Hey guys! New book review today! Edinburgh Seer! The first book in the Edinburgh Seer trilogy by Alisha Klapheke.
Goodreads summary: A Seer, a spy, and the rebellion that will flip their world upside down. Outlander meets Mortal Instruments in this romantic fantasy set in a modern, alternate Scotland.
Ξ’efore we begin let me inform you that right now the complete Edinburgh Seer trilogy costs only $1.23!!!!!!!

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings - book review

Hello everyone! Here comes another book review for you! It is a 2018 release and I am sure many of you anticipated this one too if you are Sasha's follower on You Tube! Sasha is one of my favorite book-tubers and I wanted to check out her work! And about Lindsay, I have read the first book in The Murder Complex duology and had enjoyed it, so I was glad about this duo writing together!

A Sky Unbroken by Megan Crewe (Earth & Sky #3) book review

This is the third and final book in the Earth and Sky book series by Megan Crewe! Make sure to read about Earth & Skyas well as Clouded Sky and come back here to read about the finale!
*Only contains spoilers of the first two books!

King's Curse by Philippa Gregory - book review

Hey guys! As promised, in February I read the 7th book in the Plantagenet and Tudor novel book series by Philippa Gregory, so I owed you this review!!!

Happy International Women's Day!

Happy International Women's Day to all amazing women all over the world! To celebrate this day I decided to share with you my top 5 girl-bosses from books I've read that you may already know or not! Sure thing they will inspire you to chase your dreams and achieve your goals!

Spring 2018 Anticipated Releases

As expected, a new season just started and that means it is time to talk about all that amazing books coming out!!!!

February Wrap Up + Favorites & March TBR

March is here! That means winter is almost over and spring is almost here!🌷🌸🌹🌿🌾🌼🌺🌻🌱 That means it's time to talk about February favorites and plan for March!

The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3) by Rick Yancey - book review

The Last Star is the third and final book in The 5th Wave book series by Rick Yancey. Oh yes! You got that right! I finished my first series for 2018, even though I owned this book since its release date back in 2016… Better late than never! Am I right? So go read The 5th Wave and Infinite Sea and come back for this review!

Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Valentine's Day has come and passed but still, February is considered the month of love! So, I have another romantic novel for you! I always wanted to read a book by Jennifer L. Armentrout and Frigid was for free on Kindle version so I took the chance to read it! This is an adult novel, as it contains strong language and adult scenes.

Top 5 book couples - 2018 edition

Happy Late Valentine's Day!!!πŸ’˜ Like every year this is the 2018 list of my favorite book couples of all times, mostly inspired by my latest reads to be honest!! Visit my previous posts (2016 and 2017) to see what has changed and which couples remained and share with me your own picks! Warning: It may contain slight spoilers according to romance but not about the plot of the book!

Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover - book review

Are you looking for a quick romance read for February? Well! This is it!!! πŸ’˜
Finding Cinderella is a novella in the Hopeless series, but it can be read separately! Trust me on this! I found it for free on Amazon Kindle and read it without even knowing that it was part of this series!

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer - book review

In the beginning of each year, for two years now I post a review of one of The Lunar Chronicles novels. So, during January 2018 I read the third book of this series, called Cress! However, I believe I will also read the fourth and last one soon and not let it for 2019... hahaha! I would advice you to read Cinder and Scarlet and come back again!

January Favorites and wrap up!

The first month of 2018 is almost over! Wow! It's been a great reading month and I created some nice memories too! 

Origin by Dan Brown - book review

This is another exciting book review I wanted to share with you!
I read this book in December and finished it in the first days of January, so it is the first book I read for 2018! It is the 5th book in the Robert Langdon book series by Dan Brown. Each book can be read separately so feel free to keep reading this spoiler-free review!

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas - book review

This is a book review I was really anticipating to write and share my thoughts and feelings with you! TOWER OF DAWN!!! AWWWW!!!!! One of the best books I read in 2017! Wanna know which place it got in my top 5? Visit my post here! πŸ˜‰ This is a novella in the Throne of Glass series that actually turned into a whole book, and I couldn't be more excited about that! If you are not familiar with this series what have you been doing all these years??? For real!!! Read my spoiler-free review of Throne Of Glass and get lost in the amazing world Sarah J. Maas has created!

The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory - book review

Here I am with one more book review! I promised you a Philippa Gregory book each month on my Bookish Goals and here is my January review of "The Constant Princess"