ARC August | TBR

I have seen this around in the book community the past couple of years, but I have never had enough ARCs to make a month of it. I do not plan on participating in any challenges or anything thing of the like beside participate in reading all the ARCs I have in August! Hosted by Read. Sleep.Repeat.

Here is the list of ARCs I have and that I am hoping to get to in the month of August!

♦ Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan {Pub Date 11/18}

♦ Seventh Born by Monica Sanz {Pub Date 9/4/18}

♦ Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel {Pub Date 9/4/18}

♦ Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi {Pub Date 11/27/18}

♦ Home and Away by Candice Montgomery {Pub Date 10/16/18}

♦ Freedom Trials by Meredith Tate {Pub Date 10/2/18}

♦ Afterimage by Naomi Hughes {Pub Date 9/18/18}

Are you going to be participating in ARC August? If so what ARCs will you be reading?

 

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Vacation Reading | TBR

So usually I share my TBRs on instagram lately, but thought I would share this time on the blog as well! I am going camping in South Dakota with my parents and although we have a packed schedule of sight seeing and doing the whole touristy thing, I am hoping to do lots of reading as well! I will have a lot of time in the car as we travel and have some audiobooks as wells as physical/ebooks I really want to read!

♦ Turtles All The Way Down by John Green 
I have started this book and I have enjoyed it so far. I have just had book ADD and have been juggling like 10 books so it has been put to the side lately. I am really hoping to finish reading this.

♦ Special Beta Reading Project! 
One of my lovely book friends wrote a book and I have been beta reading her book! I have made it a little over halfway through it so far and I am really enjoying it! I am going to finish this on vacation for sure!

♦ Charged & Riveted by Jay Crownover
The past few months I have been devouring the Marked Men series by Jay Crownover and immediately jumped into the spin off series Saints of Denver. Charged is thf e second book in the spin off series and I am about 1/3 of the way through the audiobook! I can read in the car and we have a 9 hour drive so I am hoping to listen to a few audiobooks!

♦ Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel
Earlier in the year I read the first book in this series Black Birds of the Gallows. I am interested to see what Kassel does with this story as I was not aware there would be another book. It is also part of my ARC August TBR since it comes out in September!

♦ Afterimage by Naomi Huges
This is also an ARC I received that comes out in September. I do not know much about it but it seems interesting. It is also a physical book and sometimes they are easier for me to read over ebooks.

♦ The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
I know I cant believe I havent read this book either. With the release of the movie so close I need to read this book ASAP!

I will only be gone for 8 days but you can never be too prepared right? Have you read any of these books? I would love to hear thoughts or know what you are reading! 

Summer Reads | Recommendations

I thought I would put together a list of books I thought make for some good reads in the summer. Some are contemporary and some are light fantasy, but all are good and worth spending some time under the sun reading! 

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord 

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon 

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy 

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

 

Nowhere by Here by Katie McGarry

By A Charm and A Curse by Jamie Questell 

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee 

Paper Princess by Erin Watt 

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf 

What are some of your favorite summer reads?

Down The Read-A-Thon Hole Challenge | TBR

 

The time has come my little friends to talk of many things, of books, and blogs and readathons, of blogiversaries!

With my 5 year blogiversary quickly approaching I thought it would be fun to host a Read-A-Thon. With my obsession with Alice in Wonderland I thought it would only be appropriate to make it an Alice in Wonderland themed read-a-thon. I reached out to some other book bloggers to help me with this because I love getting others inputs and sharing the love. 

 

WHAT IS THE DOWN THE READ-A-THON HOLE CHALLENGE  ?

The  Down The Read-A-Thon Hole Challenge runs from Thursday, February 1 to Thursday, February 15. During this read-a-thon you will select books to complete a bingo card, with each box earning you points as well as a bingo. In addition to the main challenge, you will have opportunities to earn even more points by participating in the themed bonus challenges using a blog/twitter/instagram.

 

Down The Read-A-Thon Hole Challenge TBR 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll [Alice in Wonderland]

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor [Through the Looking Glass]

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan [Knave of Hearts (because it has thief in the title I am counting it!)]

Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs [Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum]

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green [March Hare]

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Dinah]

 Are you planning on participating? What are you going to read?

Off With The Books! |Monthly TBR Takedown

I want to start to tackle my TBR and working on cleaning up my shelves/minimizing my TBR pile. I have a lot of books that have been on my TBR pile since I started my book blog over 5 years ago. I feel like I either need to make time to read these books or unhaul them. So I plan on selecting 4 books every month and have everyone vote/help me pick which one to read that month. If I do not get around to it or read it within that month it was selected I need to get rid of it. I need to stop holding onto books that I am no longer interested in reading and make room for new books and one I really want to read. 

Book Selection for February 

Which of these do I need to read in Feb ? Please help me choose, leave a comment below!

5 Series I Want To Read in 2018 | 2018 Goals

I have been asked by a couple of people what series I plan on reading this year. I have the overall goal to complete 10 series this year (that doesn’t mean start to finish, just completing). I also have a long list of series I need to read and I am working on with my Series Serial Reader Challenge. The 5 series I want to read are going to be the ones I want to read from start to finish!

The Immortals Series by Tamora Pierce

 

The Shattered Sea Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

(Half A King is a reread)

 

The Looking Glass Wars Trilogy by Frank Beddor

 

The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman

 

The Broken Empire Trilogy by Mark Lawrence

 

What are some series you are hoping to read in 2018?

 

 

#BoutofBooks 21 | Read-A-Thon TBR

Goals:

♠ Make more time for reading

♠ Interact with others participating

♠ Read 700 pages

 

TBR:

Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce

Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (audiobook)

 

Are you participating?  What are your goals? What are you planning on reading?

January 2018 | TBR

Well it is officially the New Year! I have a lot of goals for the new year both bookish and personal. I think 2018 is going to be a big year for my blog and for me bookish! I am excited for starting the #beatthebacklist challenge and my 5year blogiversary next month.  I am also excited to start my first read of the year. You can also check out my Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR.

Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett (because it has been on my tbr for the past 6 months)

Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik

What are you planning on reading this month?

Top Ten Tuesday| Top Books I Am Looking Forward To In 2018

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten  Books I am looking forward to in 2018! I have been pretty bad at keeping up with books and the latest releases. There are a few books I am looking forward to and want to make sure I read in 2018!

♦ Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi 

♦ Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyem

♦ The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

♦ Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh 

♦ Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

♦ To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

♦ Freyja’s Daughter by Rachel Pudelek

♦ Daughters of the Night Sky by Aimie K Runyan

♦ Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood 

♦ When the Light Left Us by Leah Thomas 

What are some books you are looking forward to in 2018?

December 2017 | TBR

Well it is officially winter and the last month of the year. That means switching into the bigger books that fall into the genres of fantasy and historical fiction! It is also the final push to complete those reading goals and I am 10 books behind my goal. You can also check out my Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR, but these are the books I am hoping to get to in the month of December.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

 

What are you planning on reading this month?