Monday, July 15, 2019

June Book Haul

Book Haul | Check out the books I hauled this month #bookhaul

I am so proud of myself because I hauled very few books in June. The library books were books I already owned but wanted to listen to on audiobook and I did that during the month. My physical book is one that I had preordered AND I actually also have it on Kindle via Netgalley. So really the other three are basically Netgalley books :) I'm hoping to read them all this year, so we'll see how that goes.


PHYSICAL BOOKS
  1. Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa - purchased Hardcover on Amazon for $13.51
KINDLE BOOKS
  1. The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young - gifted from Netgalley
  2. Buzz Books 2019: YA Fall/Winter by Publishers Lunch - gifted from Netgalley
LIBRARY BOOKS
  1. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi - borrowed audiobook from my local library
  2. The Sword of Summer by Magnus Chase - borrowed audiobook from my local library

What did you buy, borrow, or receive in June?
Have you read any of my books?

Monday, July 8, 2019

Books I Read in June


I read 8 books in June.


  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (Kindle, 340 pages, 2018, Adult Nonfiction, Library) - 3.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, Popsugar challenge
  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (Audio, 8 hr 1 min, 2016, Adult Nonfiction, Library) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal 
  • A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (Audio, 6 hr 44 min, 2018, YA Contemporary, Library) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, Popsugar challenge 
  • Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi (Hardcover, 406 pages, 2016, MG Fantasy, Purchased) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, Popsugar challenge, series challenge **Bonus: This is the book that hit my yearly Goodreads goal. It's all smooth sailing from here on out!
  • The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe (Kindle, 384 pages, 2019, YA Contemporary, Library) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal 
  • The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (Kindle, 357 pages, 2016, YA Thriller, Purchased) - 3.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, Popsugar challenge
  • Pines by Blake Crouch (Kindle, 315 pages, 2002, Adult Thriller, Purchased) - 3 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal 
  • The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (Audio, 15 hr 26 min, 2015, YA Fantasy, Borrowed) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, series challenge
Pages read: 1802 + 30 hr 11 min
Pages DNF: 0

Monday, July 1, 2019

July Monthly TBR & Challenge Updates

Jul Monthly TBR and Challenge Update | The post where I share what I plan to read and how badly I'm doing on my yearly reading challenges :)

I'm so happy with my progress last month. I can't believe in the month I was doing probably the hardest class of my degree, I read EIGHT books. Half were listened to on audio, but I read the other half and I still don't know how I fit in that many books. My plan, at least for the near future, is to NOT make monthly TBRs until I can catch up on some of the books that I have put on TBRs in the past. So y'all will have to deal my anti-TBR TBR posts :)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Top Ten Books On My Summer 2019 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. More information here.


Seasonal TBRs...my nemesis. I have discovered that I'm really not good at sticking to TBRs. Nonetheless, I am making one because these truly are books at the top of my "desperately-want-to-read" list. I have a "Read These Books NOW" excel sheet that tracks which books I've started or put on TBRs. That has been a big help with making these seasonal TBRs. So here is what I would like to read over the next 3 months:


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. More information here.


  1. The Toll by Neal Shusterman - Confession: I haven't read Thunderhead yet, although I do plan on it soon. I was putting it off until the third book had a release date. I'm so excited to finish out this trilogy because Scythe was one of the most unique and insanely incredible books I've ever read. I preordered it the second I saw it was available for preorder. Release date: November 5
  2. Supernova by Marissa Meyer - I really enjoyed Archenemies and would love to know where Meyer is going with this story! Release date: November 5
  3. Soul of Stars by Ashley Poston - the sequel to Heart of Iron! I have this one preordered as well. I thought it was meant to be a duology but the Goodreads blurb makes it seem like there may be more. The cover of this one is just as stunning as the first book and I am SO ready to read more of the story. Release date: July 23
  4. Past Perfect Life by Elizabeth Eulberg - All I really know for this one is that it takes place in Wisconsin (close enough to Minnesota to make me happy) and things aren't what they seem for the MC. It's pretty vague but definitely caught my interest. Release date: July 9
  5. Wilder Girls by Rory Power - First of all, the cover - WOW. It's a horror book which isn't usually my go-to genre, but it sounds very dystopian like with a virus that is taking over an island with an all-girls school. Release date: July 9
  6. Let's Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry - I enjoyed Heretics Anonymous and am excited that Henry has another book coming out. It follows a girl named Ellis who has anxiety and has prepared for all the different possibilities of doomsday. Sounds right up my alley. Release date: August 6
  7. Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan - Literally it says in 1992. SOLD. It's a feminism book and it takes place in the 90s. Sign me up. Release date: September 10
  8. The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen - The premise says "What if the X-Men, instead of becoming superheroes, decided to spend some time in therapy?" and doesn't that sound awesome?! Release date: September 24
  9. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo - This is Bardugo's first adult novel. I love the cover. The story follows Alex, a 20 year old woman who is tasked with keeping tabs on Yale's secret societies. It sounds like there is some paranormal/fantasy edge to it. Release date: October 1
  10. Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao - Another Anastasia retelling to make my list (Soul of Stars is the other), but this one is more fantasy than sci fi. It looks so dark! Release date: November 19

Tell me what books you're anticipating in the second half of 2019.
Are you looking forward to any on my list?