Top Ten Tuesday: A Bookish Holiday Gift Guide

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This week’s topic is…

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Booklovers

Books to Book-inspired Candles to Subscription Boxes


#1: YA Fantasy: 


#2: YA Historical Fiction:


#3: YA Sci-Fi:


#4: YA Contemporary:


#5: YA Magical Realism:



#6: NovellyYours: Created by a fellow book-blogger, Brittany runs my favorite book-inspired candle store on Etsy. I’m addicted to the creative candles that she makes. They always smell so amazing and delicious.

#7: The Melting Library: This is another bookish-inspired candle store that creates some of the best scents, which is run by Raquel Nevarez. My favorite candle from this store is by far Bite and Sting, which is inspired by Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Trilogy series.

the winner's trilogy haul


#8: UppercaseBox: A monthly YA book subscription, which always includes a signed, recently released YA hardback book along with other bookish goodies including tea samples, candles, scarves, nailwraps, buttons, bookmarks, etc. Expert Plan is $23.00 per month plus shipping ($6.00).

#9: OwlCrate: A monthly YA book subscription box, which includes a newly released YA hardback book with other bookish inspired goodies, including tea, Funko Pops, jewelry, candles, and etc. A 1-Month Box costs $29.99 plus shipping. 

#10: FierceReads GiftLit Subscription: This is one of my favorite subscriptions I discovered this year. You can choose between a 3, 6, or a 12-month subscription. For each month you subscribed, you will get a recently released YA Fierce Reads book (you can also pick and choose which books you want to receive). Along with the books, you will get one package filled with FierceReads goodies, which includes signed bookplates, posters, maps, nail polish, lip gloss, and tattoos. 

Note: If you have any questions about any of these gift ideas, please feel free to comment below. I will try to answer you as soon as I can. 

What are some holiday gift ideas you have for fellow booklovers?

Treat Yo Shelf & Giveaway: June Monthly Recap

Treat Yo Shelf:

June Monthly Recap

Welcome to my monthly recap post, in which I fangirl over the books I read this month, bookish items I acquired, book events I attended, bookish news, and/or subscription boxes I received in the month of June.

What did I read?

It was another slow reading month for me. Sorry, guys.

What books did I buy? 

I was on a “Book Buying Ban” this month, but I did purchase one book, Autofocus, because I wanted the awesome swag that came with the pre-order. 


What books did I receive from Publishers/Authors to review?

  • Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi from HarperCollins/HarperTeen (Hardcover & e-ARC)
  • We Own the Night by Ashley Poston from Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books (e-ARC)

What books did I receive from friends/fellow bloggers?

  • The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker (ARC)
  • The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (signed Hardcopy)

June’s Uppercase Box


GiftLit Box


June’s BOOM!BOX from Espionage Cosmetics


Bookish Swag I bought or received from Authors/Publishers/Bookstores/Bloggers


I bought NovellyYours’ Unbirthday candle and it smells freakin’ amazing!!! NovellyYours is an Etsy account created by Brittany at The Book Addicts Guide, and her book inspired soy candles are fantastic.

June Favorites

  • Being part of my niece’s wedding and reading a Neil Gaiman poem during the ceremony.
  • Bringing back my favorite Summer drink: Starbuck’s Green Tea Frappuccino
  • Participating in the Irish Banana’s blog tour for Autofocus. I had so much fun taking pictures themed around my review for the book. Plus, I adored the book. 

Have you heard? Bookish News

  • My book buying ban wasn’t too successful, since I bought one book. But hey, it’s the little steps, right? HAHAHA!
  • Sarah J. Maas and Emery Lord are coming to Joseph Beth Booksellers on September 15, 2016 in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. Check out the event details HERE!
  • Decatur Book Festival author line-up is now live! Check out their site HERE
  • YallFest author line-up is live! Check out the list HERE!
  • I have three bookish giveaways posted on my Twitter account. See information and rules below:


Retweet and Follow to win (US only). Click on the picture to link to each Twitter post giveaway:

SUMMER GIVEAWAY #1 (ends July 8, 2016 at midnight):

SUMMER GIVEAWAY #2 (ends July 8, 2016 at midnight):

GIVEAWAY #3 (ends July 8, 2016 at midnight):

This contest is supposed to end July 1, but I will be extending the contest for my blog followers. Enter to win PRESS BACK tattoos inspired by Kristen Simmons’ Metaltown.

press back contest

How did you treat your shelves in June? What books did you buy? What books did you read and would highly recommend?

Thank you for stopping by. Happy Reading!