Top Reads & Books of 2019

It’s 2020!! Enjoy, a recap of 2019…

Top Reads:

  1. Sons of Slaughter by Brian Mcbride
  2. Love and the Sea and Everything in Between by Brian Mcbride
  3. Every Bright and Broken Thing by Brian Mcbride
  4. The Cricket and The Bird by S. M. Creanza
  5. The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck
  6. Seek by Angela Watts
  7. Romanov by Nadine Brandes


  1. Emmanuel by Angela Watts
  2. Winter Cursed by Niki Chapelway
  3. A Cactus in the Valley by Olivia J Bennet
  4. The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
  5. Heir by Kiera Cass
  6. The Crown by Kiera Cass
  7. Love and the Sea and Everything in Between by Brian Mcbride
  8. Cricket and the Bird by S. M. Creanza
  9. A Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews
  10. Romanov by Nadine Brandes
  11. Fifty Days by Brittney Kristina
  12. Lydia of Mulberry Glen by Millie Florence
  13. Strength and Weary by Derek W.H. Thomas
  14. Everything Bright and Broken Thing by Brian Mcbride
  15. Seek by Angela Watts
  16. Curse and Consequence by Savannah Jezowski
  17. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
  18. Libby’s Cuppa Joe by Rebecca Waters
  19. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  20. The Pioneers by Willa Cather
  21. Even This Will Fade by Cassidy Bertrand
  22. Not a Tame Lion by Terry W. Glaspey
  23. Scarlet by Marrissa Meyer
  24. The Flames Within by R.A Rooney
  25. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  26. Unusually Effective by Akshay Desai
  27. Ink and The Bone by Lisa Unger
  28. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  29. The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck
  30. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  31. 1861 by Adam Goodheart
  32. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Crowell
  33. The Paradiso by Dante
  34. Poetry of Renaissance New England by George Frisbie Whicher
  35. Sons of Slaughter by Brian Mcbride


  1. I am not your perfect Mexican daughter by Erika L. Sanchez ( excessing language content)
  2. Amour Provence by Constance Leisure (romance content and the plot feels like a story but instead we get short stories)


  1. Hosea
  2. Joel

Reading Goals for 2020:

Read All of the New Testament

Read 70 books

Read more nonfiction!!!

Let’s make 2020, a great year of reading!!

Current Favorite Songs

Welcome back, owlnerds. So this blog post is not book based but since I am currently clueless about what to write. Might as well, do a lifestyle post. As seen in the title, I will listing my current favorite songs. I currently listen to rock, pop, country, soul, and Christian. Enjoy the music recommendations. Comment down below what music I should listen to next. 🙂

  1. The Proof of Your Love by King and Country
  2. What Ifs by Kane Brown, Laura Alaina
  3. Havanna by Camilla Cabello
  4. Don’t Worry about Me by Frances
  5. Let it out by Frances
  6. River of Tears by Alessia Cara
  7. Incomplete by James Bay
  8. Outlaws by Alessia Cara
  9. I am Yours by Laura Daigle
  10. Little Light by Rachel Platten
  11. Once in a Lifetime by Landon Austin
  12. Night’s on Fire by David Nail
  13. Take a Back Road by Rodney Atkins
  14. Wings of An Angel by Laura Alaina
  15. Before I Knew Ya by Maddy Newton
  16. All to Myself by Dan + Shay
  17. Mercy by Brett Young
  18. Take Back Home by Chris Lane, Tori Kelly
  19. Speechless by Dan + Shay
  20. Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
  21. The Champion by Carrie Underwood
  22. Something Bad by Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert
  23. See ya Again by Carrie Underwood
  24. Church Bells by Carrie Underwood
  25. Born to Love Ya by LANCO
  26. Love You Like That by Canaan Smith
  27. Break Up in the End by Cole Swindell
  28. Singles You Up by Jordan Davis
  29. My Girl by Dylan Scott
  30. Girls Like You by Maroon 5
  31. Walls by Trevor Holmes
  32. Till I Fall Sleep by Jayme Dee
  33. This City by Sam Fischer
  34. H.O.L.Y by Flordia and Georgia Line
  35. Break up with Him by Old Dominion
  36. The Fighter by Keith Urban
  37. Queens Don’t by Raelynn
  38. God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton
  39. In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young
  40. Parallel Line by Keith Urban
  41. Sleep Without You by Brett Young
  42. You Make It Easy by Jason Aldean
  43. It Goes Like This by Thomas Rhett
  44. Eyes on You by Chase Rice
  45. Written in the Sand by Old Dominion
  46. Nothin’ Like You by Dan + Shay
  47. Hello Beautiful by Noah Schnacky
  48. Never Forget You by Zara Larsson, MNEK
  49. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
  50. The Middle by Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
  51. In the Name of Love by Martin Garrix, Bebe Rexha
  52. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
  53. Whole Lot in Love by Austin Burke
  54. Hollow by Tori Kelly, Big Sean
  55. Great Love Story by LANCO
  56. All on Me by Devin Dawson
  57. Heaven by Kane Brown
  58. This Hour by Future of Forestry
  59. You Gonna be Ok by Jenn Johnson
  60. Back to God by Reba McEntire, Lauren Daigle
  61. Once and For All by Lauren Daigle
  62. Hold Back the River by James Bay
  63. On Giant’s Shoulders by Future of Forestry
  64. The Earth Stood Still by Future of Forestry
  65. Light from Earth by Future of Forestry
  66. You by Future of Forestry
  67. Hold My Hand by Future of Forestry
  68. Unforgettable by Thomas Rhett
  69. Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara
  70. Seventeen by Alessia Cara
  71. Stone by Alessia Cara
  72. Now is Forever by Lauren Daigle
  73. WILD by Trojan Sivan, Alessia Cara, Young Bomb
  74. Meant to Be by Bebe Rexha, Florida and Georgia Line
  75. Sparks by James Bay
  76. Seeing Blind by Nial Horan, Maren Morris
  77. Marry Me by Thomas Rhett
  78. If You Ever Want to Be in Love by James Bay
  79. If I Ain’t Got You by James Bay
  80. Gloria by Josh Garrels
  81. Journey to Bethlehem by Josh Garrels
  82. Colors by Josh Garrels
  83. Ulysses by Josh Garrels
  84. Need the Sun to Break by James Bay
  85. Smooth by Florida and Georgia Line
  86. On Top of the World by James Bay
  87. Hear Your Heart by James Bay
  88. Eyes Wide Open by Sabrina Carpenter
  89. Thumbs by Sabrina Carpenter
  90. Drunk on Your Love by Brett Eldredge
  91. I Could Use A Love Song by Maren Morris
  92. I Don’t Dance By Lee Brice
  93. I Like the Sound of That by Rascal Flatts
  94. Kiss Somebody by Morgan Evans
  95. I’d Be Jealous Too by Dustin Lynch
  96. Like I Loved You by Brett Young
  97. Legends by Kelsea Ballerina
  98. I’m Yours by Alessia Cara
  99. Stay by Zedd, Alessia Cara
  100. Wild Things by Alessia Cara
  101. Highway Don’t Care
  102. I Like Me Better by Lauv
  103. Jumpsuit by Twenty One Pilots

Thanks for reading! 🙂





The plague of wanderlust

Have you experienced that great urge to travel? Imagining your toes between the sands of a foreign beach? Ziplining through the forbidden jungle? I know I can’t be the only one. The only problem is that you are broke. Or have no idea where to begin? Me, too.

Since I have no idea where to begin. Let me explain. One of my dreams is to become a world traveler. A very unrealistic dream, I know. Even a travel blogger would be nice but still clueless about what God’s plan for me is; I just had to be content with what I have right in front of me.

 Image from Tumblr

^ .^ this picture is so cool. It would make a cool travel tattoo. But enough of that. I am getting off topic.

I have decided to mention several places where I hope to travel to since visiting every country is unrealistic. Unless somehow, I become a bestseller author which still seems impossible.

Readers: Its still off topic.

Me: Fine.

One of the first travel experiences, I hope to have is to go to Nashville, Tennessee. If you know me, I love country music. The Grand Old Opry, Country Hall of Fame, Parthenon,  Music City Tiny House etc. You get the idea.

The Grand Ole Opry, an American icon and Nashville, Tennessee’s number-one attraction, is world-famous for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages.  The Grand Ole Opry promotes the music of everyone from senior citizens Jimmy Dickens and Jean Shepard to hotshot youngsters Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins and Brad Paisley. This multi-generational approach has served the show well for more than 80 years. It is one reason why the Opry can say with pride that it is "Th(image from Pinterest)


I really want to go to the Redwood forest. Its another dream of mine. I actually got a brochure from them after doing an assignment from my English textbook, Rod, and Staff.

Forest Floor, The Redwoods, California(image from Pinterest)


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Indonesia: The culture, animals, and landscape Everything, really. I love it. I really want to see Komodo dragons up close. I know its really dangerous but I really want to.

Bali, Indonesia (want to go)  Don't forget when traveling that electronic pickpockets are everywhere. Always stay protected with an Rfid Blocking travel wallet. for more information. #igogeer(image from Pinterest)

Of course, I pick one of most expensive places to go, Japan and no its not because of Pokemon. Ok, maybe it is.

Pokemon Center TOKYO

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To this. Love the landscape and Mount Fuji.

Mount Fuji, Honshu Island, Japan(image from Pinterest)

Beautiful Fields in Hillside Hokkaido, Japan

Beautiful Fields in Hillside Hokkaido, Japan

Life got even better. Owl Cafes exist in Japan. I LOVE OWLS.

Owl Cafes Exist In Japan, Which Is Yet Another Reason To Move There Immediately/ A number have sprung up over the past year, in Tokyo and Osaka.

My heritage is in Scotland and Ireland. So of course, I want to go my ancestor’s land.

Wicklow Mountains National Park, County Clare, Ireland

wicklow mountains national park, county clare, ireland • ste cullen(image from Pinterest)

Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Kilchurn Castle in Scotland

Kilchurn Castle in Scotland.(image from Pinterest)

I continue this list forever. To see other places I hope to travel to, Check out my Pinterest board, Be Adventurous.

Where do you hope to travel to? Where have you been?

Thanks for reading!




Favorite Books

Currently, I have sixteen favorite books and counting. Sixteen books out of the two hundred and fourty two I have read.  Why is this? I have no idea. There were some books I thought were going to be favorite.  But reality sets in and expectations of a good book disappears.  Let us begin this discussion of my favorite books.

There is no order of which I like best. All of them have their unique reason why.

  1. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare: The main reason why is the story I believe is inspired by the Salem witch trials. This period of time is one my favorite times to read.
  2. The Door by Lorilyn Roberts: This story is amazing. A crossover of Alice in Wonderland and the time when Jesus was on earth. Great idea ever.
  3. Persuasion by Jane Austen: People ask why this book. Why not Pride and Prejudice? Or Emma?  The fact she is able to get a second chance at love. Come on. You don’t meet a girl like that every dynasty. (Referring to Mulan, Disney lovers) Yes, she didn’t marry him at first when he was poor. But she does, when he is rich. What a second, could Wuthering Heights be a new favorite? Must read it.
  4. The Odyssey by Homer I read this in high school and this opened by reading range to the max. I read Percy Jackson series because of this book and the class took of it. The Greeks, oh how I love the Greeks. Boo Romans.
  5. St. Bartholomew’s Eve: A Tale of the Huguenot Wars by G.A Henty: I actually enjoy reading the history of the Huguenots’ persecution.
  6. Kristen’s War by Peter Wisan. A retelling of Pilgrim’s Progress with a twist of the Marines.
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. I would love to tell why but that would be spoilers.
  8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  9. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  10. The Voyage of Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
  11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  12. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  13. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  14. The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander. I mainly read this because of the Disney Adaptation of it.
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  16. Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

What are you guys’ favorite? Comment below.