Friday, December 29, 2017

My Most Anticipated Releases for January

My Most Anticipated Releases for January #books #newreleases

I already have a copy of Everless, thanks to FairyLoot, but there is tons more to get excited about for the January releases. What a way to start off the new year!


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward to In 2018

I'm surprised that my list of 2018 books is so short, but I know that will change. I ended up with over 300 on my 2017 list and it was sparse at first too. Here are some books I'm looking forward to in 2018.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Plan With Me: Creating & Co {Home for the Holidays}

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Hope 2017 was good to you and your family and friends but I hope 2018 is even better XO

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

FairyLoot Unboxing [Oh So Regal]

Check out FairyLoot here: 
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Owlcrate Unboxing [Seize the Day]

The magnet was designed by Ink & Wonder Designs and is a quote from Percy Jackson's mom. The candle was by Novelly Yours and is inspired by The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord. The double-sided bookmark is designed by Little Inklings Designs. The planner and reading journal was designed by Owlcrate with Blue Star Press.

Check out Owlcrate here:
It's a monthly YA book subscription box that includes 4-5 goodies and a book with a signed bookplate and letter from the author.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017

Is 2017 really almost over?! I can't believe it! I love talking about favorite books of the year at the end of each year. I love seeing other people's favorite reads too because I know that I'm super behind on all the good books and I need to know what the hype is about. This year, thanks to Owlcrate, I was able to pick up some books published this year and be part of the hype :) Without further ado, here are my top ten favorite books of 2017.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Plan With Me: Creating & Co {Winter Frost}

Creating & Co:
Nicole Alexia Designs:
Little Dog Paper Co:
Love, Shaira:
Rory's Sweet Addictions:

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Uniball Signo

Music: Jingle Bells (Instrumental Jazz) by E's Jammy Jams and O Christmas Tree (Instrumental) by Jingle Punks from the Youtube Audio Library

Monday, December 4, 2017

Plan With Me: Nicole Alexia Designs {Cold}

#AYearAThon [December TBR]

Each first full week of the month, a #AYearAThon readathon is held and there are themes and challenges for each month. In the month of December, the theme is 2017 DEBUT with the challenge of reading the last book or books we bought. It runs from December 4 through 10.

I picked out two books. As of right now, I may add more, but two is great to start out with :)

Updated on 12/10: I finished It Started with Goodbye but never started Daughter. I'm okay with that...honestly am I :)

Total books finished:1
Total pages read: 272

Saturday, December 2, 2017

2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge

I'm excited about the upcoming year and all the reading challenges that will be happening. I decided to add another (because I have no self control) in this Beat the Backlist challenge hosted by NovelKnight. I am not making a TBR persay, but I want to shoot for a goal of reading 40 books published before 2018. My Goodreads goal for 2018 is to read 52 books and I think I will very easily hit 40 books that are not brand new. I have too many books to read that were purchased in 2017.

I will include updates in my monthly TBR/update post on the 1st of each month :)

My team is the Novel Knights!

2018 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge

The last two years I wasn't able to find a series challenge hosted anywhere, so I just did my own thing. But Celebrity Readers is hosting one for 2018 and I'm jumping right in :) You can click the picture for more details.

My goal for 2018 is to finish 10 series aka A-List Series Finisher level. I have a page that lists my current series: here. I will be updating it in January to remove old series and books I have read in 2017. My goal was to finish 10 series in 2017 and I've only finished 2, however, I have read 21 books in a series. I still have December to go, but I'm hoping to do way better in 2018. Instead of quarterly updates, I will post monthly ones in 2018. :)

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Monthly Reading Goals + TBR

In November, I finished 5 books. I'm currently at 62 books read for my goal of 52 books in 2017. I spent the last week or so working on reading It and taking it easy.
  • The Surrendered by Case Maynard (240 pages, 2016, Kindle, YA Dystopia) - 2.5 stars - counted towards mini Netgalley challenge, yearly Netgalley challenge, Throwback Book Club challenge, and Overused YA Tropes Bingo.
  • Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler (304 pages, 2015, Kindle, YA Contemporary) - 2 stars - counted towards mini Netgalley challenge, ABC challenge, yearly Netgalley challenge, and Throwback Book Club challenge 
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman (196 pages, 2009, Kindle, YA Contemporary) - 4 stars - counted towards Travel Gnome challenge, Series challenge (although did not complete any series), Movie Adaptation challenge, and Throwback Book Club challenge. 
  • Reboot by Amy Tintera (365 pages, 2013, YA Dystopia/Sci Fi) - 4.5 stars - counted towards Travel Gnome challenge, Series challenge (although did not complete any series), and Throwback Book Club challenge.
  • A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard (400 pages, 2018, YA Contemporary) - 5 stars - counted towards mini Netgalley challenge, ABC challenge, and yearly Netgalley challenge
Pages read: 1505
Average pages read per day: 50
Pages DNF: 0
Total pages: 1505