6 Books Written by Women About Women: Women’s History Month

Happy Women’s History Month! I thought I’d write about women writing about other empowering women, whether they’re based on facts or fiction. Are there any books you’re specifically reading this month for Women’s History Month? Are there any you’ve read and would suggest to other curious readers? This list is curated from my TBR shelf on Goodreads.


Circe by Madeline Miller

If you’re unsure of who Circe was, I’ll go ahead and briefly summarize her. She was the daughter of Helios. She can turn mortals into animals, and is banned to a secluded island for turning a nymph into a sea monster. She was described as walking to the beat of her own drum. Circe was a free spirit, and didn’t really care whether what she was doing was good or bad.

This book is about her having to rise up and fight for what she loves most. She also has to choose if she belongs with the Gods or with mortals. I’ve heard so many great things about this one, and I’m hoping it’s just as good as The Song of Achilles by the same author.

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

This book follows Beryl Markham, a Kenyan aviatrix, who flew solo over the Atlantic Ocean. She didn’t stop there, though. She trained racehorses and wrote her own memoir. She was raised by her father and was a wild child, throwing her into many disastrous relationships. She attracts a community called the Happy Valley who also live by their own rules, and amidst the community is a man who changes her life . . . Denys Finch Hatton.

You’ll see that I have another Paula McLain book on this list, and that’s because I love her writing. I’m so excited to see how she writes about an aviatrix rather than someone who’s dealing with war. Beryl just seemed like a tough woman who chased her dreams when it seemed impossible. I’m all about that!

Euphoria by Lily King

This is loosely based on the famous Anthropologist, Margaret Mead. It follows three anthropologists (a married couple and another random man) in the jungles of New Guinea. They begin to create their best work, but it doesn’t come without fierce love and jealousy, threatening everything they have.

I recently finished King’s newest novel, Writers & Lovers, and I really enjoyed it. I know the writing style isn’t for everyone, but Lily King does such a great job at creating flawed, passionate characters. I’m hoping that this is no different! Beyond further research, I’m not entirely sure that this is 100% about empowered/empowering women, but it’s based off a famous, powerful figure, so I thought I’d add it.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This novel is about Janie Crawford, a fictional character, who is determined to become her own woman during the ’30s. It takes her through a journey of three marriages and going back to her roots.

I read this in high school, and as a book that I was forced to read, I really enjoyed this one. I definitely want to reread in sometime soon. I guess this month would be as good a time as any. I just think Janie is a strong woman, and I highly recommend you give this a read.

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Martha Gellhorn, one of the many wives of Hemingway, also happened to be a journalist and travel writer. This book follows her relationship with Hemingway and how it impacts her own dreams and aspirations during the Spanish-Civil War. Although, she does become one of the greatest war correspondents.

I loved this book when I read it back in mid-2018. I’d love to reread it and see if my thoughts have changed. I do remember her going through such turbulent times with Hemingway while also being an independent woman.

Leonora in the Morning Light by Michaela Carter

This novel is based on Leonora Carrington, a famous surrealist artist during the ’30s. She actually just died in 2011, which I had no idea she lived to see the 2000s. The novel also includes other artists of that era. She creates work that is based on her own life, and is recognized by her real name. Unfortunately, war looms over her and impacts her life greatly. The love of her life is taken away from her, and they have to find a way to reunite. They stumble upon an art collector who helps artists escape to America.

This just sounds so good, and it’s right up my alley. It’s historical fiction involving art. I don’t think I’ve read one that has let me down, yet. Leonora just seems like a strong woman who can handle anything, at least I hope so! This one actually isn’t out until April 6th, but I definitely want to read it. I’ll let you all know what I think when I do.


That’s it for this post. I hope you all are lifting each other up! Let me know if you have read any good books that would work well for this month! Thanks for reading.


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Book Review: The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey

The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey

336 pages

Published 4/14/20 by Berkley

ISBN: 9781984804938

Genre: Fiction

Rating: 4 out of 5.

B&N | Amazon

Thank you to NetGalley and Berkley for the early digital copy in exchange for an honest review. I also won this in a Goodreads giveaway, so thank you to them, too!

Goodreads synopsis:

Meet Duffy, an old curmudgeon who lives in an assisted living home.

Meet Josie, a desperate young woman who climbs through his window.

Together, they’re going to learn it’s never too late—or too early—to change your ways.

For Duffy Sinclair, life boils down to one simple thing: maintaining his residence at the idyllic Centennial Assisted Living. Without it, he’s destined for the roach-infested nursing home down the road—and after wasting the first eighty-eight years of his life, he refuses to waste away for the rest. So, he keeps his shenanigans to the bare minimum with the help of his straight-laced best friend and roommate, Carl Upton.

But when Carl’s granddaughter Josie climbs through their bedroom window with booze on her breath and a black eye, Duffy’s faced with trouble that’s sticking around and hard to hide—from Centennial’s management and Josie’s toxic boyfriend. Before he knows it, he’s running a covert operation that includes hitchhiking and barhopping.

He might as well write himself a one-way ticket to the nursing home…or the morgue. Yet Duffy’s all in. Because thanks to an unlikely friendship that becomes fast family—his life doesn’t boil down the same anymore. Not when he finally has a chance to leave a legacy.

In a funny, insightful, and life-affirming debut, Brooke Fossey delivers an unflinching look at growing old, living large, and loving big, as told by a wise-cracking man who didn’t see any of it coming.

Review:

Trigger warnings: Cheating, alcohol addiction, thoughts of suicide, grieving the death of a loved one, death, and mention of dementia/Alzheimer’s.

This was one of the purest novels I have ever read. It takes place in an assisted living facility called Centennial, where Duffy and Carl currently reside. Both of them are in pretty good shape for being in their eighties. They pick at the staff, specifically Nora and Anderson. The only problem is new management—she’s a WITCH. Anything out of place with the residents, and they go straight to the nursing home down the road, and it’s filthy!

Carl and Duffy are hilarious together. Carl likes to keep things cool and collected, while Duffy tends to stir the pot. He does try to tone it down since the nasty nursing home is looming over everyone’s head. Duffy also has a crush on Alice, another resident.

One day, a young girl named Josie climbs through their window with a black eye and boozy breath. She ends up being Carl’s granddaughter that Duffy didn’t even know existed. Carl and Duffy share everything with each other, except a shameful past apparently.

What I loved most about this is how real the characters are. The only problem I had was that the age of some of them didn’t match how they acted, Duffy especially. I know that there are eighty-year-olds who can still do a lot, but I just had a hard time wrapping my head around it. Other than that, these characters have so many flaws and so much baggage. Josie lies a lot about her black eye and about whether she has an alcohol addiction or not. What’s even better is that they are all confronted about their lies and secrets. It’s quite refreshing to see that. I think it helps the characters connect more than if nothing was brought to the surface. A lot of good discussions in here, and I think it would make a good book club pick.

There isn’t much of a plot here. There was a brief section where I got a bit bored right before the ending. This was the main reason I couldn’t give it the full five-stars. There was a lull in the book that I ended up skimming. It was only a few pages before it started to pick up again.

That ending, though! It truly broke my heart. I don’t know what I expected the ending to be, but I think I was just in denial. I subconsciously knew what was going to happen. The author did manage to bring light to the situation, and the book didn’t really end on a sad note. I appreciated that a lot!

Would I recommend this? Yes, of course! It was super cute and funny. There’s a lot of character development and important discussions. The author handles everything quite well, in my opinion. It just came out today. So go show the author some love and buy it or ask your library to buy it so you can read it!


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NetGalley Checklist: Books Being Published in April

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

Publication: 4/7/20 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

368 pages

ISBN: 9780593085424

Goodreads blurb:

When your nemesis also happens to be your fiancé, happily ever after becomes a lot more complicated in this wickedly funny, lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy debut. 

To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters

Publication: 4/7/20 by Atria Books

352 pages

ISBN: 9781982136116

Goodreads blurb:

In this fresh and hilarious historical rom-com, an estranged husband and wife in Regency England feign accidents and illness in an attempt to gain attention—and maybe just win each other back in the process.

The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey

Publication: 4/14/20 by Berkley

336 pages

ISBN: 9781984804938

Goodreads blurb:

In a funny, insightful, and life-affirming debut, Brooke Fossey delivers an unflinching look at growing old, living large, and loving big, as told by a wise-cracking man who didn’t see any of it coming.

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Publication: 4/21/20 by Viking

432 pages

ISBN: 9780525429760

Goodreads blurb:

The Book of Longings is an inspiring account of one woman’s bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place, and culture devised to silence her. 

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

Publication: 4/21/20 by Ace: Berkley Pub

384 pages

ISBN: 9781984805997

Goodreads blurb:

In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown.

Only when it’s darkest you can see the stars.

He Started It by Samantha Downing

Publication: 4/28/20 by Berkley

384 pages

ISBN: 9780451491756

Goodreads blurb:

Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven’t all been together in years. And for very good reasons—we’ll get to those later. But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and—more importantly—secure their inheritance.

Thank you to all of the publishers / NetGalley for the early digital copies! I also won The Big Finish in a Goodreads giveaway, so thank you to Goodreads as well.

Let me know if any of you would be interested in the books being released each month on my NetGalley checklist! This way it would make these a decent length without listing ALL of them in one post.


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Blogmas Day 11: Resources I Use as a Reader/Blogger

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Happy BLOGMAS day 11!

I’m sure everyone has heard of these resources, but I never really share what I use. If you’re new to the book community one of these may be helpful. They all help step up my blogging/reading game.

Goodreads:

I think we all know what this one is. I get one Goodreads at least once a day. I like to scroll through and find new books to add to my TBR. I’ve used it many times at work, since I do work in a library. I can also follow authors that I love.

If I don’t have a book review on my blog, I will typically put one up on Goodreads.

NetGalley:

I enjoy staying up to date on new releases. I’m definitely not the greatest at it, but I try. Don’t take my advice when it comes to NetGalley though, because I have a pretty low percentage ratio. I am working diligently at increasing it!

Google Docs:

I don’t have much to say other than this is where I take my reading notes. I can get it from any computer with internet access. I love customizing fonts and using the highlight feature. It’s satisfying!

YouTube (BookTube):

I love to lay on my couch and watch BookTube. Sometimes it helps give me motivation to read. I usually just watch it to check out what’s new in the book community.

Prowritingaid:

If anyone knows how bad I am with my grammar and punctuation, it’s my blogger friends. I did use Grammarly for a while, but that’s too expensive to get what I want. I also use this as another set of “eyes” after writing my blog posts. After reading something over and over again, words start to blur together.

Honorable Mention:

Fantastic Fiction:

This website is awesome when it comes to whether a book is in a series or not. It’s easy to use in a hurry.

What resources do you use as a blogger/reader?


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ARC Book Review: Olive, Again (Olive Kitteridge #2) by Elizabeth Strout

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Olive, Again (Olive Kitteridge #2) by Elizabeth Strout

ISBN: 9780812996548 (Hardcover)

304 pages

Published on 10/15/19 by Random House

Genre: Literary Fiction / Contemporary Fiction

Rating: ★★★✩✩

Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Thank you to Random House & NetGalley for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review!

*Any quote(s) used in the review are from the finished copy.*

Trigger Warnings: Homophobia, suicide, miscarriage, cheating, physical abuse, cancer, and possible pedophilia (the situation involved an older man, a young girl, and nudity.)

Story | Olive Kitteridge is at it again with her famous “Oh, Godfrey” and uneasiness around children. You learn about her hostility toward baby showers. That’s just a few things I love about Olive Kitteridge, her real and raw thought processes. She doesn’t always let it slip out of her mouth, but I’m glad we get to explore her inner thoughts and emotions toward certain situations. I find myself relating and agreeing with her the majority of the time.

Olive, Again focuses a lot on Olive’s relationship with Jack Kennison. It’s a very rocky relationship, but it’s not surprising considering the type of person Olive is. She wasn’t very nice to Henry either.

The individual storylines in this are fervent and disheartening, but I think the first book kept me more entertained. Olive, Again just kept me in a continuous state of heartbreak. I usually give high ratings to books that can get that kind of emotion out of me, but this just became too much. It just didn’t have the same vibe as the last book.

There is a lot of insight into Olive’s feelings on different topics—a ton of back and forth with herself. As she gets older, she digs deeper into her own conscience—her sad, depressing, suffering conscience.

“She realized it was as though she had—all her life—four big wheels beneath her, without even knowing it, of course, and now they were, all four of them, wobbling and about to come off. She did not know who she was, or what would happen to her.”

This book mainly focuses on the characters, so there isn’t a lot to talk about when it comes to the story. I will admit that it was quite nice to be back in Crosby, Maine.

Characters | There is a whole slew of new characters mixed in with some oldies.

Christopher, Olive’s son, visits her with his wife, Annabelle, and three kids. Unfortunately, tensions become very high. Chris never gives his mother the time of day. He doesn’t accept Olive for who she is. All she wants is to be present in his life, but it’s almost impossible that they all get along.

“But she saw behind her closed eyes the house, and inside her was a shiver that went through her bones. The house where she had raised her son—never, ever realizing that she herself had been raising a motherless child, now a long, long way from home.”

Kayley Callaghan – Eighth grader, father died two years ago, and cleaned house for Mrs. Ringrose. While there she would unbutton her blouse for Mr. Ringrose and he would give her cash in return. She didn’t feel like she could tell anyone about it. She enjoyed it at first, but it all abruptly came to end when Mrs. Ringrose said she didn’t need her anymore.
This short story surprised me and depressed me. I honestly didn’t expect this from the author. It was interesting to see Kayley’s thoughts on everything as an eighth grader. Way too young to be going through this. It made me sick.

Cindy Coombs – Used to work as a librarian at the local library, but now she has cancer. Olive talks to her about her feelings about death.

“You know, Cindy, if you should be dying, if you do die, the truth is—we’re all just a few steps behind you. Twenty minutes behind you, and that’s the truth.”

You learn that Olive—tough, fearless, grumpy Olive—is also afraid to die.

You definitely don’t have to read the first book to learn about these characters.

“I do not have a clue who I have been. Truthfully, I do not understand a thing.”

Writing | Strout’s writing is still wonderful. She is able to make it flow so well and it’s all just a bunch of short stories. My plan is to read everything by this author. I have completed three novels by her so far, and whether I found this one all that interesting or not, I keep thinking about her writing style. There is something about it that I love so much. The simplicity of the sentence structure while discussing such melancholic topics. It’s a true talent that not a lot of people can manage.

Overall | Would I recommend it? Yeah! Just because I wasn’t totally fond of it doesn’t mean you won’t absolutely love it. It’s worth loving. Strout does preforms some incredible magic with her Olive Kitteridge duology. So many characters and emotions. You’ll fly through them. I’m almost sad there isn’t another one. You don’t often find yourself reading a book with such a raw character who is still fighting with themselves on the inside. Go pick it up! You can blame it on how beautiful the cover is.


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Book Recommendations from Six Different Genres

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I never give book recommendations, and I felt it was a good time. I haven’t read enough to give you some from a particular genre, so here are six various genres. I even included a few Young Adult books, even though I don’t read Young Adult much anymore. There are a lot of you who do, and I respect that, too. Anyway, here are my book recommendations!

Historical Fiction 

40776163. sx318  The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

18143977 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

36529552. sy475  Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

41952185 The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung

Fantasy 

15329 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

33 The Lord of the Rings seriesby J.R.R. Tolkien

29588376. sy475  The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

68428. sy475  The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Contemporary 

34273236. sy475  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

41880044 The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

32620332. sy475  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Young adult contemporary  

30038906. sy475  The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

40714769. sy475  Dig by A.S. King

Science Fiction (Dystopian) 

32758901. sy475  All Systems Red by Martha Wells

41940388 The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

170448 Animal Farm by George Orwell

Young adult Dystopian 

28954189 Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman

Thriller/Mystery/Horror

41837243. sy475  Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

40489648. sy475  The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

40605223. sy475  I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

40121959 Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Romance

39555142. sy475  Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

42201431 The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

40189670  Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

See any of your favorites on here? Least favorites? Let me know in the comments!


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Cleaning up my Goodreads TBR!

I don’t have a lot of books on my TBR, at least that are documented on my Goodreads. Most of the books on my physical shelves aren’t even on my Goodreads TBR, which is something I should probably do. Anyway, this is just for the books that I have marked as “want to read” on my Goodreads account.

Disclaimer: This is my TBR, and I’m not trying to offend anyone if I don’t want to read books by your favorite author.


All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Any book by Leigh Bardugo (5 books)

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Any book by Patrick Ness (3 books)

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

The Way I Used to be by Amber Smith

Any book by Susan Beth Pfeffer (4 books)

Paperweight by Meg Haston

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

You’ll Grow Out of it by Jessi Klein

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett

Here, There, Everywhere by Julia Durango

The Social Affair by Britney King

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley

Into the Storm by Tristram Korten

The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs by Stephen Brusatte

The Library by Stuart Kells

Dominic by Mark Pryor

I know this was very boring, and I understand if no one reads it. I just wanted to document the books I’m taking off my TBR. It’s boring if I just write it in my notes on my phone. I figured I would let you all be part of it.

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Mini ARC Review: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Legendary

By: Stephanie Garber

451 pages

ISBN: 9781250095312 (Hardcover) by Flatiron Books

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 2/5 stars

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Goodreads Synopsis:

A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.


I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and I appreciate Flatiron Books for the opportunity to receive an ARC.

I think that since Young Adult is not quite my favorite genre anymore, I went into this book with too high of expectations. I thought Caraval was fantastic when I read it, but if I think if I read it again I wouldn’t like it as much. I still read Young Adult, but I am much more critical. I know when I read a good book, and this didn’t quite do it for me, unfortunately.

The story was strong in thought, but mediocre in practice. I found most of the characters to be annoying and repetitive (Tella especially). There was a lot of romance between Tella and Dante. I’m down for a little romance, but this just didn’t do it for me. With all of those elements combined it also didn’t have a lot of action. I figured after reading 70% of the book that something would transpire, but nothing ever really did. The “big reveal” was obvious from the beginning. I wanted so much more, and I was very disappointed.

The book has a pretty solid rating on Goodreads, so it might be the book for you. I’m sensing that Stephanie Garber just isn’t the author for me. I am glad I read this book though. It has been on my TBR since I first noticed that there was even a sequel to Caraval. If there is a next one (which I’m sure there will be) I’m kind of on the fence about reading it. I guess we will have to wait and see!

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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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Undecided:

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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

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