Top Ten Tuesday| Top Books On My Spring TBR

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten  Books on My Spring TBR ! I have been very disconnected from the book community this year. A lot of stuff has been going on lately and it has caused me to be in a book slump. There are so many books I have been waiting to read and now that I have time I hope I will be able to get to all of these.

♠ Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

♠ I Am the Messenger

♠ Mrs. Dalloway

♠ Cress 

♠ City of Blades

♠ Wildwood

♠ The Golden Lily

♠ Half the World

 

What are some books you have on your spring TBR?

Top 5 Wednesday | Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

There are so many books that I have been creating monthly TBRs or writing down that I want to read forever and just haven’t gotten to them. I really want 2017 to be that year that I get to those dusty books sitting on my TBR.

♣ Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch 

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This book I have been putting off for awhile waiting for the 4th book in the series to be released. I love this series and miss it.

♣ Bloodlines by Richelle Mead 

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After I finished the Vampire Academy series I wanted to jump right into this series, but didn’t want to let go of the series. I think it is time to pick this up and read it because I miss the world and the characters.

♣ Jet by Jay Crownover

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I started this series last year and would love to continue it before I move on with the Saints of Denver series.

♣ City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

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I received this for review at the beginning of the year and I have still not picked it up. I was so excited for it and somehow it kept getting put off. I need to review it and submit so I can receive more review books.

♣ Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

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I bought this at the very beginning of the year. RBG is my hero and I think she is an amazing woman. I need to get on reading this ASAP!

What books do you finally want to get around to reading in 2017?

Top Ten Tuesday|Top Ten Books Recently Added to My TBR

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Top Ten Books I Recently Added to My TBR. These are the ten books that I last added to my “to read” on Goodreads!

♦ Gravedigger by Michael-Israel Jarvis 

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♦ Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

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♦ The Wicked + The Divine Vol 2. by Kieron Gillen 

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♦ Beyond the Red by Ava Jae

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♦ Escape From the Past: The Duke’s Wrath by Annette Oppenlander 

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♦ Beautiful Broken Promises by Kimberly Lauren 

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♦ The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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♦ Leviathan Wakes by James S.A Corey 

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♦ Old Man’s War by John Scalzi 

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♦ The Collector’s Society by Heather Lyons 

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Have you read any of these books? What have you recently added to you tbr?

 

 

 

 

 

Bout of Books 15 | Goals & TBR


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For those that don’t know what Bout of Books is… here you go:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

This will be my fourth time participating and I am really excited. For the most part there is something about read-a-thons that motivate me to actually read more. I have a very ambitious January TBR already but picked out some different books for this TBR to mix it up. I picked out some shorter books and books that I need to review, but ones from my January TBR might show up as well. 

Goals:
♠ I am hoping to read at least 100 pages a day.
♠ Finish at least three books (but hoping I finish more!)
♠ Update as much as possible (via my blog and twitter)
♠ Share quotes and thoughts on books throughout the week.

 

Books:

Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen
Rise of ISIS by Jay Sekulow
Sands of Time by Christine Church
No Rest For The Wicked by Dane Cobain
♠ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

 

Also make sure to follow my twitter @downthebookhole for more updates and information on Bout of Books 15!

January 2016 TBR

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With a new year comes loads of new reading goals and challenges. I want to start the year off strong and get to some books that have been on my shelves too long! This is a very ambitious list, but these are all the books I have been wanting to read and I am sure it will change.Also soon to come is my TBR for Bout of Books 15

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♠  Leveled by Jay Crownover 

This is the novella to Crownover’s new series Saints of Denver. I will be reading this with Samantha @ The Rambling Book Junkie.

Built by Jay Crownover 

This is the first book in the Saints of Denver series and also the January pick for Rambling Down The Book Hole Book Club that I run alongside Samantha!

Crown of Embers by Rae Carson 

I picked up The Girl of Fire and Thorns in November and was planning on binging the whole trilogy. I did not quite get around to that, but I want to continue with this trilogy and finish this series towards my series reads goals!

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

I have been wanting to read something by Sanderson so bad. What a better time to pick it up and read it. I am participating in a read-a-long for this book as well with some fabulous people on twitter!

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

I have really been missing the Vampire Academy world and Mead’s writing. With her new series starting this year I want to get into more of her books!

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan 

I have been really wanting to get into more adult books and specifically historical fiction. I also wanted to read more award winning books this year and this one jumped out at me.

What books are you planning on reading in January? 

2016 TBR Reading Challenge

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So with being gone and too busy to do much in the bookish world this past year, I have decided it is time that I start to tackle my TBR pile and cut down that huge number of 280 down. I went through and made a whole list of the books I own and have not read and it was just too crazy. From there I narrowed it down to a list of 30 books and a few authors that I need to read this year. I obviously need to read more than just these, but these are ones I have been putting off for far too long or I just need to read in 2016.

⇒ Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

⇒ Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

⇒ Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

⇒ A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

⇒ Lover Eternal by J.R Ward

⇒ Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

⇒ Vicious by V.E Schwab

⇒Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

SERIES

◊ Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins

◊ Misborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

◊ Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

◊ Broken Empires Trilogy by Mark Lawrence

◊ Avalon Duology by Mindee Arnett

◊ The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

◊ Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

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Authors 

» J.R Ward

» Jennifer L. Armentrout

» Richelle Mead

» Tamora Pierce

» Rick Riordan

» Jay Crownover

#ReadWomen December TBR

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As I stated in an earlier post, I have decided to participate in #readwomen December. If you don’t know what this is and want to learn more check out my post on it here! While looking through my TBR pile and the books I have been wanting to read I have realized that I have a lot of books by female authors and a lot that I want to read so it worked out perfectly! These are the ones I want to get to, but of course it is subject to change!

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♠  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I will be reading this as the book of the month for Rambling Down the Book Hole Blogger Book Club!

Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

I started this one in November. I am listening to it on audiobook and I am really enjoying it so far and hope to start the second one when I finish this!

The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

I just read the first book in this series and absolutely loved it! I cant wait to continue on with the series!

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

I received an ARC of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review and the concept is so intriguing!

All Played Out by Cora Carmack

I need to catch up on this series. The Rusk University series is engrossing and a guilty read with swoon worthy men!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

How have I not read this yet??? It is quite embarrassing.

Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall

This is a book that I got sent to me by a publisher and it sounds interesting.

I really hope to get to more than just these books but these are the ones I am aiming for!

What books are you planning on reading in December? Are you participating in #readwomen?

Bout of Books 12 | TBR


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For those that don’t know what Bout of Books is… here you go:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

This will be my third time participating and I am really excited. For the most part there is something about read-a-thons that motivate me to actually read more. January will be my last full month that I will be really able to dedicate time to reading. I have some changes coming up in my life and I don’t know how much free time and such I will have.  My TBR is not set in stone and I have been in such a weird reading mood it was hard to make up a list, but I hope I can get through these books!

Goals:
♠ I am hoping to read at least 100 pages a day.
♠ Finish at least two books (but hoping I finish more!)
♠ Update as much as possible (via my blog and twitter) [updates will follow my normal format]
♠ Share quotes and thoughts on books throughout the week.

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Books:

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Ensnared by A.G. Howard ( comes out Jan 6th)
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkowski
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
 The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

 

Also make sure to follow my twitter @downthebookhole for more updates and information on Bout of Books 12!

Top Ten Tuesday| Top Books On My Winter TBR

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR. I only got to 3 of the books on my Fall TBR and hope to really read and accomplish this list this winter! I have been really busy lately and come Feb. I will have a significant less amount time for reading so we will see what happens. I also could not come up with 10 because I have been mood reading lately so its hard to make a list.

Splintered by A.G Howard. I am obsessed with Alice in Wonderland and everything about it so I cant believe I haven’t read any of the “retellings” yet. I have heard such awesome things about this series and I really want to read it!

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett. I have really been wanting to read more fantasy. This is a stand alone (as far as I know) and a book that I got for review so what better book to pick up!

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. I read the Vampire Academy series earlier this year and really want to get back into the world. Although I rather binge read the series I would at least like to read the first book.

♠ Wait For You by J. Lynn. I have really been getting into reading New Adult lately and I have heard good things about this series. I also happen to love Armentrout’s Dark Elements series so I am hoping to enjoy this too!

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma. This book doesn’t come out until March but I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC copy of the book and would really like to read it before it is published.

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. I have heard nothing but raving about this book. I love that its a stand alone and a retelling of sort for Peter Pan!

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins. The winter makes me want to read paranormal and fantasy books. I have this whole trilogy and would really like to get to them all. I feel like this will be a quick gripping read!

Yes Please by Amy Poehler. I do not own this book yet, but I NEED it! I love Amy Poehler and I read an excerpt from this and could not stop laughing. She has a great sense of humor and it really shows through the writing.

What are some books you plan/ want to read this winter? 

TBR TAG

I was tagged for this by Mariam Misty and you can see her tag here!


How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I have a shelf on my Goodreads page which is pretty much up to date on all the books in my TBR pile.

 Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?
It is mostly print, but I have a good chunk of books and review books on my kindle.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
Sometimes I plan it out if I am participating in a read-along or read-a-thon or by which review books I need to get through other than that its mood reading.

♠ A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?
True Believer by Nicolas Sparks (since 2007) in my personal shelves not goodreads etc.

♠ A book you recently added to your TBR?
The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts  (I won it in a giveaway)

♠ A book on your TBR strictly because of it’s beautiful cover?
I buy some books solely based on their cover, but I dont have any books that I have strictly just because of the cover, I do plan on reading them and I am interested in them.

♠ A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I would love to be able to read this but I dont know if it will ever happen.

♠ An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

♠ A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you?

So many it is hard to pick just one. I would have to say the biggest are the rest of the Harry Potter series (I just finished the 4th one) and the Percy Jackson Series.

♠ A book on your TBR that everyone recommends you?

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

♠ A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

All of them. I have just been in such a weird reading mood where I have been picking up too many books at once because I just want to read all of them NOW!

♠ How many books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

For my TBR as in the books I want to read the number is 581. For my actual books I physically own and are unread the number is 203!

 

I would love to see your answers to these questions! Make sure to leave the link if you decide to do this!