TBR List: February 2018

TBR List: February 2018

So…I’m supposed to be trying to read less this year, but so far it’s not working out that way. I read 11 books in January, and I have a huge line-up for this month. Books I plan to read in February Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West How I got it: I borrowed it from the library. Why I got it: I must have read a review that made me want to read this book ASAP because I added it to my library hold list immediately vs. just putting it on my Goodreads TBR list. Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford […]

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TBR List: January 2018

TBR List January 2018

I’m back! Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with blogging this month. I have some ideas on how to change things up, so I’m not so overwhelmed by the list of books I’ve completed but haven’t reviewed. Here are some of the books I’ve gotten recently that I hope to get to this month. Books I’ll be reading in January 2018 La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust #1) by Phillip Pullman How I got it: I borrowed the CD audiobook from the library. Why I got it: I love, love, love His Dark Materials, so of course I was beyond excited when I learned […]

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TBR List: November 2017

TBR Pile: November 2017

I skipped my TBR posts the last two months, but they are back! I tried to stack my list today with books I’m really interested in reading. I should really just title this month by favorite author list. So many great writers have new books out, and I am going to try to read them all. Haha. I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, so I’m hoping to find a couple of great books that really get my fired up about reading again…beyond audiobooks. I have been loving audio lately, but I miss my reading time. Stress can make it hard for me […]

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TBR List: August 2017

TBR List: August 2017

This month I am trying “ARC August.” Is that still a thing? Well, if not, I’m making it one. Aside from my one book club book (More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – Sarah’s pick), which I will be listening to on audio, I am going to be reading only ARCs this month. We’ll see how it goes. ARCs I’ll be reading in August 2017 Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel How I got it: I have an eARC from the publisher because I’m part of the book launch team. Why I got it: […]

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Goodreads Book Tag

Goodreads Book Tag

Last year I wrote a post about why I love Goodreads, and I had been planning to do a post about improvements I’d like to see to Goodreads, but then Goodreads adding the main functionality I wanted: The ability to re-read books. And I learned about the Google Chrome Library Extension that allows me to see if a book is available at my library from the Goodreads page. Now it’s pretty near perfect. So when I saw this tag on Mommablogsalot, I thought I should do this instead of the other post I had planned.   What was the last book you marked as ‘read’? I […]

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TBR List: July 2017

TBR List: July 2017

I have a fun mix of books selected for July 2017. I actually read (or am reading in the case of the last book) all of the books from my June TBR List, so that’s pretty exciting. It doesn’t always happen that way, and I managed to read a bunch of unexpected books, which is even better. Books I’ll be reading in July 2017 When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon How I got it: I borrowed it from the library. Why I got it: I keep hearing about this book. It was one of my suggestions for book club for July, but we settled […]

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Mid-Year Book Freakout

Mid-Year Book Freakout

I’ve been seeing this post around the blogosphere this month, and I couldn’t resist doing this tag. I can’t believe we’re at the half way point of the year, but I have read 78 books so far this year (5 ahead of schedule according to my Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge), so I have a lot of books to pick from for this Mid-Year Book Freakout tag. First Half of 2017 Best/Worst/Etc.   1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far In 2017 I shared my 10 Best Books of 2017 So Far on Tuesday, but if I had to narrow it down to only one book, […]

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Best Books of 2017 So Far (Top Ten Tuesday #27)

Best Books of 2017 So Far

I’ve read so many great books so far in 2017. I had a hard time narrowing this list of best books of 2017 down to only 10, but here they are. Best Books I’ve Read So Far in 2017 We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel My Life with the Liars by Caela Carter The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Tumbling by Caela Carter The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (review coming soon) The Upside of Unrequited […]

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Series I Want to Read (Top Ten Tuesday #26)

Series I Want to Read

I love book series. I sometimes struggle to get through descriptive or character-driven books, so when it’s a series, it feels like I’m getting a deal: more plot with the same characters, so less character descriptions or introduction. If I had to choose to read only series or only stand alone books for the rest of my life, I think I’d go with series. But of course they are a time commitment, so there are always more I need to get to. 9 Series I Want to Read (I couldn’t come up with a 10th! I’m sure I’ll find one on everyone else’s lists today.) […]

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Books My Husband Should Read (Top Ten Tuesday #25)

Books My Husband Should Read

Books Are Like Couple Friends One of the hardest things about being married is finding couple friends. You each have to like both people, and they both have to like you both. We have a few couples that we love, but there are others where I love the wife, and Jim hates the wife, or vice versa. We’re constantly on the look out for new couple friends. I think books are kind of the same way. I love to share books with my husband. It started with Harry Potter while we were dating, and though Jim doesn’t read much, I’m constantly on the look out for […]

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