MAY TBR

Since I am finally done with school and graduated!!!! I am going to have a lot more free time for reading. As made evident by my April TBR I have a lot of trouble making decisions and staying with those I pick. With that being said this is only a rough lay out of what I would like to read. This is just my general May TBR and I will be making a separate TBR for the read-a-thon, Bout of Books 10 that I am participating in starting May 12th!

Currently Reading: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

1. Obsessed by Jo Gibson

( This is a e-Arc that I received from netgalley for an honest review. Its publication date is set for May 27th 2014. )

2. Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii by Vicky Alvear Shecter

(This is a e-Arc that I received from netgalley for an honest review. Its publication date is set for May 27th 2014)

3. The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco

(I started reading this at the end of March. I am over 70% done with this and really want to complete it. It has been one of those reads that I have kept picking up and putting down and I just need to finish it.This is a e-Arc that I received from netgalley for an honest review. Its publication date is set for August 5th 2014. )

4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

(I own so many classic that I have never read. I have decided that I will start to read one a month. )

5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling

(I know it is absolutely horrible that I have yet to read this series. I decided what better time than this summer to start. I think I will pace it out and try to read at least one a month. So now I guess I need to go out and buy the box-set!)

6. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

(I am need of some fantasy in my life! I have been nervous to start any with how much I have had going on, but now that my life has become a little less chaotic I figure now is the perfect time!)

7.Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

(This is a series I have started awhile ago and need to work on reading the rest. I am excited for the new spin- off series that is coming out called Dangerous Creatures!)

I think I will stop my list there and see how it ends up. I tried to pick books from categories that I have kind of prioritized in my head. I want to start reading more classics and books that I should have already read, but I want to take it slow. I also need a variety and these books are for sure a broad variety of genres. Let me know if you have read any of these or have any opinions/thoughts! What are you planning on reading in May?

April Wrap Up

So I was not able to stay on my book buying ban (I never thought I would be able to stay on it anyways) I was really surprised that I was able to read so many books due to the fact that I struggled really getting into some books and suffered from a book hangover. But I did read 8 books this month! I posted earlier a picture of all the books I read which does not include the e-book I read. I read a total of 2.585 pages! and was able to finish my marathon read of the Vampire Academy this month!

The Books I read:

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black   by E.B Hudspeth

Catch a Falling Star by Christine M. Butler

Gated by Amy Christine Parker

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

The Program by Suzanne Young

I have to say that my favorite book that I read this month was A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.(I don’t think I could rave enough about this book!) I also really enjoyed Last Sacrifice, but was really sad to see the story end. (Just means I need to start Bloodlines soon!)

(I linked up the ones I have reviews for so go check them out! I just finished The program so the review is in the works. I thought it was a good book and gave it 4 stars.)

What did you read this month? Is there any books that I should read and review for May? What was your favorite book you read this month?

I am so looking forward to May and can’t wait for all the reading I will be able to get done now that school is done. I will be posting my TBR for May soon. I also can’t wait to participate in Bout of Books 10 that stars on May 12th! You should check it out and participate with me! I am just so ready to dedicate more time to reading and especially for summer. 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books If You Like…

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TOP TEN  BOOKS IF YOU LIKE DISNEY MOVIES 

(I am going to preface this with the fact that I have not read all these books. I could not find a topic in which I have had enough books to recommend.)

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Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce – Alanna disguises herself as her brother so that she can become a knight.

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer- This is a futuristic retelling of Cinderella in which Cinderella is a Cyborg.

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We Are The Goldens by Dana Reinhardt- The love and development of a bond between sisters.

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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge -Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

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Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson -Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

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Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown – One word mermaids!

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Splintered by A.G Howard – This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together.

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My Name Is Rapunzel -My tale has been told again and again, and I’ve heard each one. Except for my hair, I barely recognize the pitiful renditions.

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Percy Jackson and the Olympian Series by Rick Riordan -Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life.

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A White So Red by Krystle Jones-Seventeen-year-old Snow’s life changed forever the night her stepmother, the Queen, sent her huntsman to cut out her heart.

Read.Sleep.Repeat. 2014 Series Challenge

I have to thank and give a shout out to Bookjunkiekrystal for pointing this challenge out to me! Go check out her blog!

Anyways I know I am a little late to this challenge as it started at the beginning of the year. But I have completed some series/trilogies already this year! I am not sure how many I want to complete this year, but we will see how many I get to throughout the year! To see the rules of the challenge and a link back to the creator of this challenge click here.

Progress thus far:

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Vampire Academy Series (completed: 04/14)

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Shatter Me Trilogy (completed: 02/14)

Making Up For Monday

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Today’s question: Are you a big series reader? If so, what’s your favorite?

It is not like I set out to read series. Books in series do offer up more than a stand alone although sometimes its nice to just be able to read a book and have it be its own thing. But I do own a lot of books from series and highly enjoy them. This summer I plan on marathoning and powering through some series. My recent read series and so far my favorite is the Vampire Academy Series, but there are also some really good ones that I am in the process of reading such as the Lunar Chronicles.

What are your favorite series?

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