Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read


So these ones are completely random and all, but I have been told by tons of folks that I really need to read them! :)

We Were LiarsDorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)Legend (Legend, #1)Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)FangirlHopeless (Hopeless, #1)Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bout of Books 11.0: Daily Updates

Bout of Books

Hello, BOB!!! I feel like it's been forever, but I'm excited it's back. I have a busy week, but I do plan on getting some reading done. My TBR is pretty much out of freaking control. Thanks to college, moving, and pregnancy. Woo!

  • Read a little every day
  • Finish 1 book, make a significant dent in a 2nd
  • Participate in a few challenges

Saturday 8/23 and Sunday 8/24:
Pages read: (total)
Books finished:

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bout of Books 11.0: Goals

Bout of Books

For my 8th BOB readathon...I'm really not expecting much. I do want to read...and finish one book, but I will also be in school for in-class observation 3 days next week, plus doing substitute teacher orientation, plus possibly taking a course exam. If I can do 1 book. I'll be golden.

So my goals are to:
  • Read a little every day
  • Finish 1 book, make a significant dent in a 2nd
  • Participate in a few challenges

Friday, August 1, 2014

August TBR List + Upcoming Releases

Surprisingly I've read a lot more than I typically read and I've nearly caught up with all my overdue NetGalley books. In fact, I only have 6 on my reading list. 5 of which are some I've been approved for in the last month - score! And my rating is like 75%. I kind of haven't been sticking with my TBR as much as I would like. My goal is to try and read at least half of this month's books and maybe 2 or 3 others. I'm participating in Bout of Books #11 - my favorite readathon! So hopefully I'll fit in a few extra this month with the readathon motivation :)

Currently reading:
  • Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Netgalley Books:
  • The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien
  • Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch
  • Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Wide Awake by Shelly Crane 
  • Heart of Dread: Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz 
  • Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
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
  • It by Stephen King
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire [reread]
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • Everblue by Brenda Pandos
  • The Program by Suzanne Young
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Area 51 by Robert Doherty
  • L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
  • The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
  • First Kill by Heather Brewer
  • The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad
  • Pulse by Patrick Carman
  • The One by Kiera Cass [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
Books for August:
  • Remember Me by Christopher Pike
  • Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen
  • Reboot by Amy Tintera

The Girl from the WellGates of Thread and StoneOpposition (Lux, #5)Forget MeThe Fool's AssassinThe Unfinished Life of Addison Stone: A NovelFiendishIsla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)Storm Siren (Storm Siren, #1)The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1)RumbleGhost HouseThe AftermathCan't Look Away

What are you reading this month?
What book releases are you completely stoked about?