Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Top Ten Series I Don't Plan to Finish

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

I am in the middle of entirely too many series. Back in 2011 when I joined Goodreads, I feel like a boom of Young Adult happened and I read so many first books in unfinished series. I have a whole list of series I'm in the middle of reading here. Over the past few months, I've started to weed out series I know I will never finish. Whether it be that the last books in a humoungus series have been poorly written or just meh OR I have lost interest in the story itself, these are the series I don't plan on finishing:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Top Ten Books to Read by the Pool [Summer TBR]

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

It's time for my Summer TBR. This is mostly a loose TBR and I am still working on things I wanted to read in the winter and spring because... of course I am. I still have 8 books from my Winter TBR (I have started 1 of those). I have 9 books on my Spring TBR (I have started 3 of those). So I'm going to be doubling and tripling up some of those reads by way of adding those I have already started to this list first and foremost.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

May Book Haul

Legit, I'm about to be on a book buying ban because I'm racking up books faster than I can read them. In June, I'm going to try and keep my haul 10 books or less. Wish me luck! It's the Amazon sales that kill me.

Monday, June 4, 2018

#AYearAThon [June TBR] + Relaxathon [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 June, the theme is CATCH UP/FINISH A SERIES with the challenge of reading a duology. It runs from June 4 to 10.

I am also participating in the Creating & Co readathon called the Relaxathon. It has a group book and four other challenges. Since I participating in two readathons at the same time, I tried to find at least one book that would go for both themes. So let's talk about the books I'm reading (and I will list the Relaxathon challenges).

  1. Group book: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
  2. Pool/Beach Read: Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West
  3. Something dealing with water: Daughter of the Siren Queen by Trisha Levenseller (will also count towards the theme and challenge of #AYearathon)
  4. Something less than 200 pages: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  5. Related to travel: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken 
Updated on 6/8: Surprisingly enough, I have already finished one book, Starry Eyes. A whopping 432 page book. It actually can count for 4 of the 5 challenges. So I'm relaxing a little and starting on my under 200 page book today :)
Updated on 6/11: I didn't end up reading a ton during the weekend but I'm happy with what I accomplished this week - especially with family in town and two appointments!

Total books finished: 1
Total pages read: 432 + 66 = 498

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Books I Read in May

In May, I finished 7 books and DNF'd 1 book.
  • Mr 60% by Clete Barrett Smith (192 pages, 2017, Kindle, YA Contemporary) - 4 stars | My Review
  • Truth or Beard by Penny Reid (390 pages, 2015, Kindle, Adult Contemporary) - 5 stars | My Review 
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (324 pages, 1986, Kindle, Adult Dystopia) - 1 stars | My DNF Review - DNF @ 32 pages
  • Brave by Svetlana Chmakova (248 pages, 2017, Paperback, MG Contemporary) - 4.5 stars | My Review
  • Renegades by Marissa Meyer (16:58:45, 2017, Audio, YA Sci Fi) - 5 stars | My Review 
  • Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony by Jeff Ashton (384 pages, 2011, Kindle, Adult Nonfiction) - 5 stars | My Review
  • Ship It by Britta Lundin (384 pages, 2018, Kindle, YA Contemporary) - 4 stars | My Review 
  • Blame It On Bianca Del Rio: The Expert on Nothing with an Opinion on Everything (208 pages, 2018, Kindle, Adult Nonfiction) - 2.5 stars | My Review
Pages read: 1806 + 16:58:45
Pages DNF: 32
Average pages read per day: 68
Total pages: 1838 + 16:58:45

Friday, June 1, 2018

June Monthly TBR & Challenge Updates

Last month, I wanted to keep my TBR low because I was in the middle of reading 7 books. Well, all I did was add 1 more book to that list (despite finishing 7 books in May). So I'm now currently reading 8 books and who knows if I'll finish them this month with my TBR. The Relaxathon readathon and the #AYearAThon readathon take place in the same week in June, so I have one book that counts for both and then 4 other books I will be reading for the Relaxathon. Plus my Owlcrate book.

My Tentative TBR for June:
  • Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  • Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett 
  • Love, Life, & the List by Kasie West
  • Daughter of the Siren Queen by Trisha Levenseller
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken