April Reading Update

ARCs
Incriminating Dating by Rebekah L Purdy – Read, review coming
The Castaways by Jessika Fleck – DNF 23%
Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey – Read, review coming
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares
Girl Out of Water by Sarah Silverman
A Million Junes by Emily Henry
Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson
Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Other
Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger – Read, review coming
Aversion by Kenechi Udogu

So far this month I have finished 3 books with 1 DNF. It’s been a slow start so far both reading and blogging-wise unfortunately.

How is your April reading going so far? Any memorable passages?

March Wrap-Up/April TBR

Wrap-Up & TBR
March

ARCs
Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge – Read, and reviewed
These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas – Read and reviewed
Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik – Read and reviewed
At First Blush by Beth Ellyn Summer – Read, review coming
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer – Read and reviewed
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray – Read and reviewed
The Takedown by Corrie Wang – Read, review coming
Incriminating Dating by Rebekah L Purdy – Currently Reading

Other
When We Collided by Emery Lord – Read and reviewed
Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger – Currently Reading
The Crown by Kiera Cass – Read and reviewed
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen – Read

This month I finished reading 10 books.

April

ARCs
The Castaways by Jessika Fleck
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares
Girl Out of Water by Sarah Silverman
A Million Junes by Emily Henry
Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson
Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Other
Aversion by Kenechi Udogu

How was your month? What was your favorite read from March and what are you looking forward to reading in April?

March Reading Update

For some reason, writing reviews has become SUCH a struggle for me lately. Any tips on staying motivated?

ARCs
Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge – Read, and reviewed
These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas – Read and reviewed
Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik – Read, review coming
At First Blush by Beth Ellyn Summer
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray – Currently Reading
The Takedown by Corrie Wang

Other
When We Collided by Emery Lord
Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger
The Crown by Kiera Cass – Read, review coming
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen – Currently Reading

So far I have finished 4 books this month. How’s your reading going?

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

So many. There are so many books on my Spring TBR (and TBR in general) that I don’t know what to do with myself.

ARCs

The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares
Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Books I Own

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
When We Collided by Emery Lord

What do you have on your Spring TBR? Anything in common? Which books do I NEED to move to the top of my Spring TBR?

February Wrap-Up/March TBR

Wrap-Up & TBR

February

ARCs
There’s Something About Nik by Sara Hantz – Read and reviewed
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham – Read and reviewed
Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse – Read and reviewed
You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner – Read and reviewed
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco – DNF 15%
Maid of the King’s Court by Lucy Worsley – DNF 40%
Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge – Currently Reading

Other
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – Read, review coming
Clandestine by Nichole Van – Read, review coming
Caraval by Stephanie Garber – Read and reviewed
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer – Read, review coming
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This month I finished 8 books with 2 DNFs.

March

ARCs
These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas
Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik
At First Blush by Beth Ellyn Summer
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
The Takedown by Corrie Wang

Other
When We Collided by Emery Lord
Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger
The Crown by Kiera Cass

How did your reading go in February? Did you read anything that you particularly loved? Which book should I look forward to most for March?

Under My Radar | Provo City Library Best Books of 2016

My local library does a fun thing every year where they go over the best books that came out the previous year. A lot of the books that they talked about I’d already read (like Crooked Kingdom and The Lie Tree), some I’d just heard a ton about (like The Sun is Also a Star and The Crown’s Game), but then there were some that had totally slipped under my radar! So here are a few that I thought sounded really good, that I hadn’t really looked into before tonight (covers link to Goodreads).

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Wanderlost by Jen Malone – European cities and old people. I seriously love a good secondary cast of the elderly.

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum – I’ve seen this cover EVERYWHERE but I’d honestly never really looked into it. It was described as a “You’ve Got Mail” type story.

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier – I don’t think I’ve seen anyone talking about this one, but it sounds amazingly creepy. A boy moves from Australia to New York and is in charge of watching his 10-year-old sister who he suspects is a psychopath. (o.O)

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This is the Story of You by Beth Kephart – There’s a super storm and so now this girl has to survive with some other people and the few supplies that she has. The writing was described as being punchy and lyrical.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman – This is another book where I’ve seen the cover floating around everywhere, but I hadn’t really looked into at all.

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock – This is a book about teens in contemporary Alaska. That’s pretty much all I know, but the cover’s really pretty.


At the end of the evening they had four drawings for some of the books that they talked about during the presentation. There were five of us in the room. Guess who was the only one to leave without a book? That’s right, it was me. It’s alright though, I’M NOT BITTER. 😉

Have you guys heard of any of these or did they slip under your radar as well? If you have read some of them, what did you think? Which ones should move to the top of my TBR?

February Reading Update

ARCs
There’s Something About Nik by Sara Hantz – Read and reviewed
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham – Read, review coming
Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse – Read, review coming
You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner – Currently Reading
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco – DNF 15%
Maid of the King’s Court by Lucy Worsley
Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge

Other
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – Read, review coming
Clandestine by Nichole Van – Read, review coming
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

So far this month I have finished 5 books with 1 DNF and I’m feeling pretty good about the amount of reviews that I’ve been able to put out!

How is your month going so far?