Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year


Anna and the French KissThe Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey)Impostor (Variants, #1) The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, #3)Beta (Annex, #1)Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)Take Me On (Pushing the Limits, #4)Diners, Dives & Dead Ends (Rose Strickland Mystery, #1)

  1. Anna and the French Kiss: I shy away from contemporaries and I'm really not sure why. I loved this book and can't wait to read the next one! [5 stars]
  2. The Iron Traitor: Oh, Kierran. *sigh* I just love that Grimalkin and Puck joined in the adventure. Also the ending slayed me. [5 stars]
  3. Impostor: A girl with a morphing ability morphs into a girl to uncover a serial killer. It was an amazing read. [4 stars]
  4. The Mark of Athena: Another flawless book from Rick Riordan. Here was one of my updates: "Sometimes I think to myself...self, why do you have to sleep? Hoping to finish this one today. It's at a really intense part!" [4.5 stars]
  5. Beta: Clones. Clones that are soulless and become slaves for rich people on an island. I didn't expect the book to be as good as it was. [4.5 stars]
  6. Shadow Kiss: Oh.My.Glob. This book...just ahhhh! [5 stars]
  7. Shades of Earth: I've tried to read a few finales of trilogies recently...this was one of them. The other two received 5 stars, this one did too. One of the best endings of a trilogy I've read to date. [5 stars]
  8. Ignite Me: And this would be another one of the best endings to a trilogy ever. [5 stars]
  9. Take Me On: Katie McGarry is just so good at writing books. Loved this installment in the Pushing the Limits series. [5 stars]
  10. Diners, Dives, & Dead Ends: I was drawn in by the names of these ones. I really like the adult mystery books like Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swenson series and Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series (which is probably more crime, but it does have the who dun it element and therefore I'm saying it's mystery) - and this Rose Strickland series is definitely starting off on the right foot for me :) [5 stars]

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June TBR List + Upcoming Releases

I don't know why I'm still posting these...I've gone rogue and not stuck to my TBR at all. Well, maybe not too rogue. Last month I managed to read Frostbite which was on my list and I'm also working on Uganda Be Kidding Me...and the Shatter Me novellas so that I can finish that series up. I'm actually hoping to read a ton in June because I finished my term's worth of work early and don't start back up until July. *fingers crossed*

Currently reading:
  • A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
  • Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Overdue Netgalley Books:
  • The Queen's Choice by Cayla Kluver
  • The Hunt by Stacey Kade
  • Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron 
  • ARV-3 by Cameo
  • Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler
Books Leftover:
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  • The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore [Random Read] 
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman [reread]
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
  • 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Here We Go Again: My Life In Television by Betty White
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  • Decision Points by George W. Bush
  • All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Black City by Elizabeth Richards
  • Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • The House of Hades by Rick Riordan [We Heart YA Series Readalong]  
  • The Cruicible by Arthur Miller [reread]
  • The Initiation by L.J. Smith
  • Covet by J.R. Ward
  • The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
  • Ashfall by Mike Mullin
  • Breathe by Sarah Crossan
  • Icons by Margaret Stohl
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams [reread]
  • Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Books for June:
  • It by Stephen King
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire [reread]
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Everblue by Brenda Pandos
  • The Program by Suzanne Young
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
Books finished:
  • Take Me On by Katie McGarry - done 6/1 
  • Diners, Dives, & Dead Ends by Terri L. Austin - done 6/2
  • Losing It by Cora Carmack - done 6/4

The Truth About AliceThe Girl Who Never Was (Otherworld, #1)Mary Hades (Mary Hades #1)Chasing Stars (After Eden, #2)Hexed (Hexed, #1)My Last KissThe Murder Complex (The Murder Complex, #1)Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum, #21)Defector (Variants, #2)

What are you reading this month?
What releases are you excited for?