Monday, April 15, 2019

March Book Haul

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


PHYSICAL BOOKS
  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - purchased at local bookstore with store credit
  2. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor - purchased at local bookstore with store credit
  3. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - purchased at local bookstore with store credit
  4. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness - purchased at local bookstore with store credit
  5. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte - received in March Owlcrate box
KINDLE BOOKS
  1. The Delphi Resistance by Rysa Walker - purchased with Kindle credit
  2. Ask Me Anything by Molly E. Lee - gifted from Netgalley in exchange for a review
  3. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne - purchased for $2.99 on Amazon 
  4. Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston - gifted from Netgalley in exchange for a review
LIBRARY BOOKS
  1. Look Alive Twenty Five by Janet Evanovich - borrowed ebook from my local library
  2. Archenemies by Marissa Meyer - borrowed audiobook from my local library
  3. Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa - borrowed audiobook from my local library
  4. The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor - borrowed audiobook from my local library
  5. Wildcard by Marie Lu - borrowed audiobook from my local library

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

Monday, April 8, 2019

Books I Read in March


In March, I read 7 books.


  • The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle (Kindle, 280 pages, 2017, Adult Erotica, Purchased) - 3 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal and series challenge
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Hardcover, 370 pages, 2018, YA Fantasy, Owlcrate) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, series challenge, Owlcrate challenge, and Popsugar challenge 
  • Look Alive Twenty Five by Janet Evanovich (Kindle, 317 pages, 2018, Adult Mystery, Library) - 3.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal and series challenge 
  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (Hardcover, 409 pages, 2018, YA Fantasy, Owlcrate) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, series challenge, Owlcrate challenge, Netgalley challenge, and Popsugar challenge
  • You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook (Kindle, 368 pages, 2019, YA Thriller, Netgalley) - 2.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, Netgalley challenge, and Popsugar challenge
  • Archenemies by Marissa Meyer (Audio, 14 hr 33 min, 2018, YA Sci Fi, Library) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, series challenge, and Popsugar challenge 
  • The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor (Audio, 6 hr 36 min, 2018, Middle Grade Contemporary, Library) - 3 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal 

Pages read: 1744 + 21 hr 9 min
Pages DNF: 0
Average pages read per day: 56
Total pages: 1744 + 21 hr 9 min

Monday, April 1, 2019

April Monthly TBR & Challenge Updates

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 am so pleased with where I am in my reading journey for 2019. I'm meeting and surpassing many of my goals and I'm doing pretty well with sticking to my TBR. I am currently working on Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so I will finish it first and then move onto the books for April. I am really happy that I've been able to read 22 books so far in 2019. I haven't DNF'd one book yet - who am I?! I also made a big step and cancelled my Owlcrate subscription. I love them so much but I also think I need to take a break for a while. I am going to preorder or buy one new hardcover book each month instead and I think I will like that a little better.

My Hopeful TBR for April:
  • Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
  • Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett [Netgalley]
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR

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

For me, I always think of Mar, Apr, and May being the spring months even though by mid-May, it's full blown summer in Tennessee. So these are the books I hope to read in the next three months. The asterisks note if the book was on a previous seasonal TBR.

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor - technically three books, but I'm doing the DoSaB readalong and will finally, FINALLY get around to the third book. I will!
  2. Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett - I want to read my newer Netgalley books that will be released somewhere in the spring. This one comes out in April.
  3. There's Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon - Another Netgalley book and it's also the conclusion to a trilogy, so that's a huge plus!
  4. Ask Me Anything by Molly E. Lee - This is my most recent Netgalley book and one that sounds really interesting.
  5. Nevernight* by Jay Kristoff - At this point, this book has probably been on more TBRs than not. I started it last February and set it down, much like I did The Cruel Prince. I read The Cruel Prince this month and loved it so much (even though I wasn't sucked in back when I started it). So I have high hopes that now that I'm not in a slump, I will fly through Nevernight. It's also the next book in the long list of ones I started but put down.
  6. Furthermore* by Tahereh Mafi - I was almost halfway through this book when I set it down, so I would like to finish it.
  7. Shadow of the Fox* by Julie Kagawa - I'm waiting on the audiobook for this one from my library because I am struggling through it. It's not that it's bad or anything but it is very dense. I have a hardcover edition of it and an ebook through Netgalley.
  8. The Hazel Wood* by Melissa Albert - This is my oldest Owlcrate book, so it's kind of the next on my list to finish.
  9. Sky in the Deep* by Adrienne Young - I was so excited for this book when I found out about it. I read an excerpt and got even more hyped. I have a gorgeous ARC and a signed Owlcrate hardcover edition, but still haven't picked it up.
  10. Ace of Shades* by Amanda Foody - After The Hazel Wood, this will be my next oldest Owlcrate book. I believe it's also next on my list after Nevernight for books I started and then put down.

What books are on your spring TBR?

Monday, March 11, 2019

February Book Haul

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




PHYSICAL BOOKS
  1. Saga, Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples - gifted paperback from my sister-in-law
  2. Saga, Volume 8 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples - gifted paperback from my sister-in-law  
  3. Saga, Volume 9 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples - gifted paperback from my sister-in-law
  4. Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pao Preto - received Hardcover in February Owlcrate subscription
KINDLE BOOKS
  1. The Fever King by Victoria Lee - received from Kindle First
  2. Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett - gifted from Netgalley 
  3. There's Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon - gifted from Netgalley
  4. The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle - purchased from Amazon for $2.99
  5. The 52nd by Dela - purchased from Amazon for $0.99
LIBRARY BOOKS
  1. One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus - borrowed ebook
  2. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips - borrowed ebook

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