January 2018 Book Haul!!

When the new year rolled around I knew that I wanted to prioritize reading and my blog. I used to complain that I never had time to read, but now I find time. Even if it is just 5 minutes or 3 hours. Therefore, I have bought/received a lot of books this month. 23 books in total. It’s a lot of books for me anyway. I usually use my library, but I was sick of not owning them. Anyway, let’s check out what books I got in January!

Book outlet: 

A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys: Edited by April Genevieve Tucholke

The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

All the Light We Cannont See by Anthony Doerr

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis

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Books-A-Million:

Misery by Stephen King

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K Rowling

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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Amazon: 

Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Netgalley ARC:

I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter

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Physical ARCS: 

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (ARC from Tor.com)

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All We can do is Wait by Richard Lawson (ARC from Penguin Young Readers)

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EBOOKS: 

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges

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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

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Far from the Tree by Robin Benway

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Snow like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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Pines by Blake Crouch

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Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

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That’s all the books I have bought/received in January. Let me know in the comments if you have read/liked any of these! Be respectful and happy reading.

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Down the TBR hole #2!

I haven’t gone through my TBR list in a long time and I figured now is a better time than ever.

Rules:

  • Go to Goodreads TBR list
  • Change them to ascending order
  • Choose however many you want and decide whether you still want to read them or not.

I chose ten books from my TBR. There are technically more but I grouped some series together.

  1. Vicious by V.E. Schwab: Keep
  2. The Looking Glass Wars Series by Frank Beddor: I’m grouping all three books in this one because I own all three of them. Keep
  3. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera: Go. I’ve tried reading Adam Silvera before and I just didn’t like his books. They were boring and very cheesy. 
  4. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus: Go. Have not heard great things about this. It sounded interesting at first but now I just don’t want to read it. Bye. 
  5. Alive by Chandler Baker: Undecided… oops. I own the book and I’m not sure I’m ready to part with it yet. I want to at least give it a chance. 
  6. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: Keep
  7. Lunar Chronicles (Scarlet-Stars Above) by Marissa Meyer: Keep
  8. Wayfarers Series (Book #3 comes out this year) by Becky Chambers: Keep
  9. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: Go. Tried listening to the audio book and it did not sound like anything I was expecting. I don’t even want to sit down and read the physical book. I honestly have no intentions of reading anything from Rainbow Rowell. Sorry not sorry.  
  10. Emma by Jane Austen: Keep

Staying:

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Going:

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Undecided:

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If you have read any of these let me know what you thought of them in the comments! If you enjoyed reading this blog post give it a like and follow my blog if you want to read future posts. Be respectful and happy reading.

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The TBR Tag

It’s the TBR tag this week. I hope you find it interesting. I don’t talk about what is on my TBR that much.

I found this tag at A Booknerd Travels

  1. How do you keep track of your TBR? – Mostly Goodreads, which I’m sure is how the majority of readers keep track of their TBR. I don’t really write them down anywhere.
  2. Is your TBR mostly print of eBook? – I don’t really have that planned out until I actually read the book. Usually it’s a physical book but lately since I received my Amazon Fire it’s been eBooks.
  3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next? – In 2018 I have decided to do the Popsugar reading challenge. I put all the titles I want to read in a little box and just pull one out. In 2017 I just chose whichever book I had access to first. I started working at a library so it wasn’t that hard. Just place a book on hold and wait. I’m also a mood reader so that really helped me when choosing my next book.
  4. A book that has been on your TBR the longest: Definitely have to go with Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I don’t have the motivation to read it. I actually started it a long time ago and never picked it back up. Maybe one day.
  5. A book you recently added to your TBR shelf: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I’ve heard only good things about it and I am super stoked to read it.
  6. A book on your TBR list strictly because of its beautiful cover: Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic
  7. A book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading: There are actually a lot. Most of the books I put on my TBR last year would fit perfectly as an answer to this question. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy. Here We are Now by Jasmine Warga. That’s just a few of them.
  8. An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for: The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson!
  9. A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you: It’s either The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater or the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
  10. A book on your TBR that everyone recommends you: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  11. A book you’re excited to read: Misery by Stephen King
  12. The number of books on your TBR shelf: 207

How many books are on your TBR shelf? Let me know in the comments. If you enjoyed reading this post give it a like or follow me for future posts. Be respectful and happy reading.

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Weekly Wrap-up *Kind of* (1/1-1/13)

Since I started my blog schedule late I am going to do a wrap-up of the last couple weeks. Starting with January 1st.

January 2nd I finished up Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King. I did write a review for it and only ended up giving it three stars. Not bad but not that good either. Indeed it was an average book.

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January 7th I finished Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Of course I gave it no less than five stars. It was fantastic and obviously I wrote a review. Even if you don’t find the book interesting there will be something to take from it, believe me!

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January 9th I finished Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. Another average book coming in hot with three stars. Wasn’t really the biggest fan of this book and if you want to read why, here is my review.

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January 12th I finished Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Sadly I gave this one a two stars and only reviewed it on Goodreads. It definitely didn’t keep my interest, it was very cheesy, and the ending was awful.

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Since then I have started two other books.

I am 106 pages into Ringer by Lauren Oliver. It’s not living up to the first book, but I’m only 100 pages in.

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I am also 100 pages into Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman. It’s a weird book so far but that’s all I’m going to say.

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It’s been a good couple of weeks for reading. I do think I burnt myself out because I’m slowly moving through the two current reads. If you have read any of these let me know in the comments. If you enjoyed reading this post give it a like and if you’re not already, you should follow my blog for future posts. Be respectful and happy reading.

P.S- I’m starting to add my little logo at the bottom of my blog posts. Let me know if you guys like it. Thanks 🙂

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2018 Blog Schedule (FINALLY)

I’ve decided, finally, that I need a blog schedule. I have started taking blogging a little more seriously and would like to have some consistency. I do work full-time and I know that this may be a lot harder than anticipated but it will be fun (haha ha ha…) I still want to enjoy blogging so if this doesn’t work then I’m not going to beat myself up about it. Obviously, there are going to be days where I just won’t able to post. Just bear with me.

Monday: I would like Mondays to be my day off because nobody likes Mondays.

Tuesday: Top ten Tuesday

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Tags (whatever tags I find or ones I’ve been tagged in, which happens once in a blue moon)

Friday: Book Review

Saturdays: I will post whatever I feel like posting on Saturdays. It will probably be more of a chatty post (life updates, bookshelf tour, book hauls etc…)

Sunday: Weekly Wrap-up

Monthly: I will be doing a monthly wrap up on the last day of every month. If it lands on a day that I already have something planned it will be replaced with the monthly wrap-up.

What’s your blog schedule? Do you even have one? Let me know down in the comments. If you enjoyed reading this post give it a like or follow my blog if you want to see future posts from me. Be respectful and happy reading!

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