April Top Ten TBR

I usually read more than ten books in a month, but April is shaping up to be pretty busy. My husband and I are going to be moving, my husband’s graduating (so my parents will be in town), and my brother-in-law’s coming home from his two year mission in Argentina. Just a lot to do and maybe not a lot of time for reading. Nevertheless, I plan on reading at least ten books. Some I’ve checked out from the library and some I own. I’m hoping that making a TBR list each month will actually help me to get through all the books that I’ve bought but have yet to read. So without further ado…

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Born of Deception by Teri Brown
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
To the Rescue by Heidi S. Swinton
The 100 by Kass Morgan
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
Quick note: the author graduated from my alma mater. BYU represent!
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
The Diviners by Libby Bray
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Paper Towns by John Green

I’ve also got about 8 ARCs that I need to get going on (can you tell that I’ve just discovered NetGalley?) It’s an ambitious month for sure. Guess I better get going!

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Book Haul #1

This isn’t my first book haul, but it’s the first one that I’ve actually decided to document. Every first of the month, the Orem Public Library restocks their Book Sale Corner. There’s all kinds of stuff and it feels like a treasure hunt as you’re crouching in front of the shelves looking for your next great find. Today I bought four books for $3.50 (not bad if I do say so myself…) and in this book haul I’m including a couple of books that I checked out as well.

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Ready Player One – I’ve read this book once before…maybe a few years ago. I heard recently that it’s going to be turned into a movie? So I figured I’d reread it before it got too popular to check out from the library.

The Lucky One – I’ve always scoffed a little bit at people who are in love with Nicholas Sparks books. The only one I’ve read so far is “A Walk to Remember” and only because I liked the movie. After reading some of the summaries for a few of his books though, I decided that his I might actually enjoy some of them and that I need to stop judging poor Mr. Sparks by how many blockbusters he’s produced.

Montmorency and the Assassins – I read the Montmorency books way back in Junior High it feels like…maybe High School. It’s hard to remember. But I do remember really, really liking them. This is the third book in the series with the first being Montmorency, the second Montmorency on the Rocks, the fourth Montmorency’s Revenge, and the fifth Montmorency Returns. The covers on Amazon make the books look really boring, but they’re actually awesome.

The Perfume Collector – I picked this book 100% because I liked the cover. I actually know nothing about it.

Mr. Darcy’s Daughters – I love Pride and Prejudice (what literary minded girl doesn’t?) So this book seems promising…but I’m also prepared for it to be a major let down as well.

Born of Deception – I read the first book Born of Illusion maybe a year ago. I’ve been waiting for the second book to be put onto OverDrive but my local library hasn’t seen fit to do that thus far…so when I saw it just sitting on a shelf at the library, I had to snatch it up.

So there you go! Book Haul #1. What books have you guys gotten recently? Have you read any of the ones that I just got?