TBR List: June 2017

TBR List: June 2017

I’m excited about my TBR list for June. I have a good mix of YA and adult fiction as well as one non-fiction selection. I started a couple of the audiobooks in May, but I won’t finish them before June, so I’m still including them on this list. Books I’ll be reading in June 2017 The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2) by Brittany Cavallaro How I got it: I borrowed the Playaway audio device from the library. Why I got it: I loved A Study in Charlotte when I read it a couple of months ago. I still need to get my review up, but I’m […]

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Anticipated Releases For The Second Half of 2017 (Top Ten Tuesday #23)

Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2017

So many great authors have new books coming out during the second half of this year. I almost don’t even care what these books are about. I’m reading based on the authors’ past work only. 10 books I’m anticipating for the second half of 2017 Renegades by Marissa Meyer The Book of Dust Volume 1 by Philip Pullman There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco Sourdough by Robin Sloan Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino Far from the Tree by Robin Benway […]

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Beach Reads (Top Ten Tuesday #22)

Books I'd Read if I Had a Week Alone at the Beach

This week’s top ten category is Summer Freebie. Nothing says summer to me more than a beach read. Here are 10 beach-y books that I’d like to read if I went to the beach alone for a week. New-to-Me Beach Reads The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan Open Road Summer by Emery Lord The Girl You Left Behind (The Girl You Left Behind #1) by Jojo Moyes The Distance Between Us by Kasie West The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Beach Books to Re-Read Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Emmy & Oliver by Robin […]

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Harry Potter Fandom (Top Ten Tuesday #21)

Harry Potter

When it comes to fandom, which is this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, there is really only one series that gets me fired up. I’m talking of course about Harry Potter. It’s no secret that I’m a Potterhead. As is my husband and our young son. There is no shortage of amazing Harry Potter items on Etsy, so that’s where I’ll focus my post today. Harry Potter items from Etsy I wouldn’t mind owning Hogwarts Watercolor Picture by ArtQuality Tea Mug by MoonChildCraftsShop Harry Potter and Hedwig Keychain by SogniDiFimoShop Gryffindor Quidditch Hoodie by ahhTEES Hogwarts Bookends by KnobCreekMetalArts Harry Potter Bookmark by BigNerdWolf Stemless Wineglass Set by […]

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Mystery Blogger Award

Mystery Blogger Award

Thanks to Jen @ Momma Blogs A Lot for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award. This is my first award nomination, so thanks a ton, Jen! The Rules: Put the award logo/image on your blog. List the rules. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. Mention the creator of the award, and provide a link as well. (Okoto Enigma @ Okoto Enigma’s Blog) Tell your readers 3 things about yourself. You nominate 10 – 20 people. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify). Share […]

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10 Books on my Spring TBR (Top Ten Tuesday #20)

Spring TBR List 2017

Since I already do a monthly TBR list post, I thought I’d use today’s Top Ten Tuesday to share the review copies I’ve received that I really need to read this spring. I am still so behind on my NetGalley queue (and other review copies I’ve received by email), and I don’t always list those books on my monthly TBR posts. Review copies I need to read this spring One of the Boys by Daniel Magariel Ashes by Steven Manchester Setting Free the Kites by Alex George Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star Thanks a Lot, John Leclair by Johanna Parkhurst Of Stillness and Storm by Michèle Phoenix To Capture […]

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Books I liked More or Less than I expected (Top Ten Tuesday #19)

Books I Liked More or Less Than Expected

I almost always have expectations going into reading a book. Usually I’ve read other reviews of the book, or I’ve at least read (and remember) the summary, and I have formed an opinion one way or the other. And most of the time, books meet my expectations. But sometimes they do not. Today I’m sharing 10 books that either exceeded my expectations or left me feeling disappointed. Books I liked more than I expected We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen (review coming next week) The Best Possible Answer by E. Katherine Kottaras Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon Stuck in Neutral […]

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Valentine’s Book Covers (Top Ten Tuesday #18)

Valentine's Book Covers

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Valentine’s Day themed of course. It was supposed to be All About Romance Tropes/Types, but I instead decided to go with a Valentine’s Book Covers theme. Each of these 9 books (I couldn’t find a 10th) have either red and/or hearts on the cover. I have read and loved all of these books although they are not all traditional romance stories. Valentine’s Book Covers Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay Me Before You by Jojo Moyes The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett Eligible (The Austen Project) by Curtis Sittenfeld Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway The Best […]

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Hidden Gem Books I Read in 2016 (Top Ten Tuesday #17)

Hidden Gem Books

Isn’t it fun to discover hidden gem books? These 10 books are ones that I read in 2016 and rated 4- or 5-stars that have less than 1000 ratings on Goodreads. Why haven’t more people discovered these books? They’re awesome! 10 Hidden Gem Books Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu Boy, 9, Missing by Nic Joseph Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer Multiple Listings by Tracy McMillan Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee Second House from the Corner by Sadeqa Johnson The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder Hello? by Liza Wiemer The Flip Side by Shawn Johnson   Have you read any of these titles? […]

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2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Haven’t Yet (Top Ten Tuesday #16)

2016 Releases I Meant to Read But Haven't Yet

There were so many books I wanted to read last year. Here are 10 books I didn’t get to in 2016, but I totally plan to read at some point. Perhaps in 2017. Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham The Leaving by Tara Altebrando Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst Tumbling by Caela Carter Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom My Life with the Liars by Caela Carter (wow, 2 books in 1 year) The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo   Feature […]

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