June 2018 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

The Last Star by Rick Yancey
“This is my body.”

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf
“King Sref of Cavanos watches me with the deadened eyes of a raven circling a corpse-patient, waiting to devour me the second I let my guard down.”

Rome by Jay Crownover
“It’s my favorite thing ever to have all the people I love in one place at the same time.”

Nash by Jay Crownover
High School… Not the best years of my life. “

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout 
“Dusty, empty shoe boxes, stacked taller and wider than her slim body, wobbled as she pressed her back against them, tucking her bony knees into her chest.”

Rowdy by Jay Crownover
“I don’t have a lot of great memories from my childhood.”


June/July 2017 | Tea Party Wrap-Up

“What’s the matter my dear, don’t you care for tea”

Lewis Carrol, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


Books I Read:

Odd & True by Cat Winters

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

♠ The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

Things That Happened on Falling Down The Book Hole This Month:

♠ Ashley’s Adventures on the Internet | #13

♠ 2017 Bookish Bucket List | June Update

♠ Let Freedom Ring | Quotes

Fight Like A Girl Tag | YA Edition

June Book Haul | 2017

Book Best Friend | Reading Nook Edition 

TV Watch List 

Gillian Flynn | Author Exploration 

Series Serial Reader | July Update

2017 Bookish Bucket List | July Update

For Even More Posts and Bookish Things From January (Links to the threads of post)

Top Ten Tuesday 

Top 5 Wednesday 

Friday Reads

Noteworthy Post Around The Blog

♠ Krystie @ YA and Wine – Anthologies 

♠ Cristina @ Girl in the Pages- YA for Different Ages

Emily @ Books and Cleverness- What Does YA Stand For?

♠ Sakina @ A Forest Of Books And Memories – How To Tamora Pierce : A Reading Guide

♠ Cristina @ Girl in the Pages- Lets Talk About Unhauling Books

♠ Kat @ Life and Other Disasters- Blogger Identity

♠ Liv @ Arctic Books – Why You Should Use Your Local Library More Often 

♠ Kel @ Booked Til Tuesday- How To Make a DIY Book Subscription Box

Upcoming Excitements!

 ♠ My Move to NE!

June Wrap-Up

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Hi Mad Bookers! As you can see I have recently been updating and giving my blog a makeover (I have been trying to gear it more towards the Alice in Wonderland theme!) A lot has been happening this past month down the Book Hole! This post is kind of long (so grab some tea and cake and stick with me). It has a lot of information and will also include some events that will be coming up in the next month!

I read a total of 8 books and managed to actually follow my TBR List better than I have in the past!


Books I Read:

Guardian by Alex London

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (audiobook)

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

Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre (e-arc)

I Am the Weapon by Allen Zadoff (e-book)

The Fear Trials by Lindsay Cummings (e-book prequel)

The End of You and Me by Wendi M. Lee (e-book)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling

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Things That Happened on Falling Down The Book Hole This Month:

♠  Interview with Michelle Krys, author of Hexed

June TBR List (and progress made)

Trees of Reverie Read-A-Thon 

The Book Blogger Test


Ann Aguirre’s 2B Trilogy Series Cover Reveal

June Book Haul

Bookish Bucket List Update

Mini Vacay Book Haul (& Announcement)

For Even More Posts and Bookish Things From June                                                 (Links to the threads of post)

Making Up For Monday 

Top Ten Tuesday

Third Sentence Thursday

Friday Reads

Swoon Worthy Saturday

Upcoming Excitements! 

♠ Buddy Read with Bookjunkiekrystal of Mrs. Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series

Buddy Read (with a twist) with Kitty Cat Reads of The Raven Boys 

July TBR

Creating a TBR List

I have been working on coming up with a TBR List for June and it is proving to be very difficult! There are so many books I want to read. I know I am horrible at following my list I create anyways, but I like to have it so that when I struggle to pick a book to read next I already have a laid out list of what I would like to read in the next month.(If that makes sense. I just reread that sentence and I am not sure if it sounds as good as it did in my head. Oh well)

I want to make progress in my TBR pile and get a lot of books read in the next couple of months. I also have some e-arcs to read and books to review that will be put on my TBR List. I also plan on participating in #SummerofSpells which is a Harry Potter read-a-long being hosted on twitter (mainly) by some booktubers and other book bloggers. But other than that I just have so many books I want to read I can’t narrow down my list.

It is just to hard so I guess the reason I am writing this post is to ask for help. If you follow my blog you should be familiar with a lot of the books I own (or if you don’t you could just go through my past TBR List because most of them haven’t been completed or my book hauls!) What books would you like to see me read and review? Are there any books you are planning on reading in the next month and would like to have a buddy to do a read-a-long with? A book you absolutely loved and want someone else to read it? Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated!