-A.M. Aguilar

What Makes a Book my ‘Favorite’?

Is it the characters? The pace of the book? Or an original storyline? Keep reading to find out… 😉

There is one question that most of us, book lovers, dread to answer. Not because we don’t have an answer for it, we must certainly do, but mostly because it is so difficult to choose only one for an answer. “So what’s your favorite book?” AS IF I CAN CHOOSE ONLY ONE BOOK! I literally have a full-on google document with all of my favorite reads from all genres, book formats, star ratings, stand alone, duologies, trilogies, etc. If you ask me that question, be sure to be specific…

-A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 April 2022

Mythology Inspired Fantasy, YA Fiction, Science Fiction and Graphic Novels

We are officially starting the 5th month of 2022, WOW! Time does fly, I swear; where do the hours even go? For real, we are about to finish the first half of the year. That’s surreal. Anyway, I hope you have been spending time well, dear book lovers. Staying safe, taking care and dedicating time to yourself, if possible. Remember you are your first priority :D. Hope you’re all good!

-A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 March 2022

Mystery and Thriller, Historical Fiction, YA Contemporary and a Non-Fiction Novel

April is here! Spring begins for many, and for us in Central America: a warm summer starts; you all have no idea how hot it gets here :0 . I prefer the freezing cold and winter but we have to adapt so, warm it is 😀 . Anyway, April has started which means Spring Break / Vacations from college so I am excited to post more articles here, as well as posts for my Instagram Feed so stay tuned for that (@thebookssmuggler) 😉 .

-A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 Jan & Feb 2022

Murder Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Fiction & RomComs

Happy March book lovers! It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating New Year’s, wow. Time does fly when you’re busy; I’ve proven that fact xD .  I hope the first few months of the year have been kind to you, and I can only wish the best for you during this month <3.

-A.M. Aguilar

Favorite Books I Read in 2021

This past year, I had the chance of reading many wonderful books: from high fantasy stories, to contemporary and mystery thrillers. A wide range of genres and writing styles. I was able to reach my goal of reading 80 books during 2021 and choosing 5! JUST 5 books for this post… has been a challenge 😉 .

-A.M. Aguilar

Top 4 November 2021

Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy & Thriller Fantasy

We are finally on the last chapter of 2021. This year feels like an extension of 2020 and for many of us, maybe that’s not a good thing; but overall we have made it through and that’s something we should be grateful for. I’m proud of you for making it to the end of this “rollercoaster” of a year. Let’s hope for the best on the year to come 😉 .

-A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 Sept & Oct 2021

Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & YA Contemporary

College has had me very busy the past two months as you may have noticed because this post is here a bit late, but it is here nonetheless ;). Today we will discuss a few of my favorite reads from this second-to-last trimester of the year, which are all varied book genres too, and chat a bit about your top reads of the month too.

-A.M Aguilar

Books that will get you out of a Reading Slump…

Fantasy & Fiction Version

A reader’s worst nightmare. The moment we all fear to live, but one that we will probably experience at some point in life. The dreaded ‘reading slump.’ Of course, there’s a chance that some of you have never heard the term and may be asking, “what even IS a reading slump and why will a specific book get me out of it?” Well, today we will be discussing it…

-A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 August Reads

High Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Fantasy & Fiction

It is finally September… wow. This year is going by so fast, Christmas is right around the corner. Just kidding lol xD We still have a couple of more months left in 2021 so let’s do our best to keep going and finish this year happily. Today I am back with a monthly wrap-up and hopefully you will have new blog posts this month because August was just a mess and I couldn’t find any time 😉

-A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 June & July Reads

Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Sci-Fi Romance, & Magical Realism

Happy August book lovers. I hope that the past few months have treated you well 🙂 I’m back with a double monthly wrap-up today and I can’t wait to share these amazing reads with you. I finished online classes last month so the past two weeks I’ve read a bunch 😀 So let’s get started with my Top 5 Reads of June & July…