Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2017 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: Summer Reads Freebie

Summer used to be this great time when I didn’t have to go to school and I could just relax and read ALL THE TIME. But then I grew up and got a full-time job and now I don’t actually have any extra time to read during the Summer. Summer is now just like any other time of the year *sigh*. Can anyone relate to this???

Despite all of that, I still have some books that I’m hoping (fingers crossed!) to get to this Summer just to have an arbitrary deadline. Here are my top ten picks (links to Goodreads):

1) Once and For All by Sarah Dessen – My husband pre-ordered this one for my birthday and I’m SO EXCITED.

2) Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – I picked this up a few weeks ago at B&N and I’ve only heard good things!

3) The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – I follow Mandy Moore on Insta and I guess this is being turned into a movie and she’s in it? So I’d like to read it sometime before the movie comes out.

4) Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine – I really love this series! I have the ARC on my Kindle right now and I can’t wait to dive into it!

5) Beastly Bones by William Ritter – I read the first one last year and have books two and three on my shelf, I just haven’t had time to continue the series even though I liked the first one.

6) The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley – Similar story as Beastly Bones–I have pretty much this whole series and LOVED the first book, I just need to keep going!

7) Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – I liked the second book less than the first book, so I’m hoping this third one really does it for me (and has about ten times the Kitty).

8) Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – This was one of my most anticipated books, but I honestly kind of forgot about it. Hopefully I can still get to it this summer though!

9) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – My mother-in-law really loved this book and my mom is also reading it right now. I think it’ll be a nice departure from my norm.

10) Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab – I was just scanning my Goodreads to find a #10 and I didn’t realize how soon this book comes out! So pumped!

Which of these should I read first? And what are some books on your Summer 2017 TBR?

May Reading Update

ARCs
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord – Read and reviewed
180 Seconds by Jessica Park – Read, review coming
The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari – Currently Reading
Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger
Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell
Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich (blog tour 5/16) – Read, review coming

Other
Understanding the Stars by X. Culletto (blog tour 5/19) – Read, blog tour coming
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – Currently Reading
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – Currently Reading

I can’t believe it’s MAY!!! Didn’t we just have Christmas like…a month ago? This year is seriously flying by so fast and I’m just trying to keep up. So far this month I have finished 4 books.

How is your reading going this month? What has been your favorite read so far?

April Wrap-Up/May TBR

Wrap-Up & TBR
April

ARCs
Incriminating Dating by Rebekah L Purdy – Read and reviewed
The Castaways by Jessika Fleck – DNF 23%
Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey – Read and reviewed
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy – Read and reviewed
The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares – Read and reviewed
Girl Out of Water by Sarah Silverman – DNF 22%
A Million Junes by Emily Henry – Read, review coming
Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson – Read, review coming
Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson – Read, review coming
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord – Currently Reading

Other
Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger – Read and reviewed
Aversion by Kenechi Udogu – Read and reviewed

This month I finished 9 books with 2 DNFs.

May

ARCs
180 Seconds by Jessica Park
Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger
Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell
Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich (blog tour 5/16)

Other
Understanding the Stars by X. Culletto (blog tour 5/19)

Last month was absolutely CRAZY and I’m feeling pretty good that this month is looking to be a little more relaxed.

What books are you planning to read this month? What was your favorite read from April?

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?