Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Top Ten Books On My Summer 2019 TBR

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

Seasonal TBRs...my nemesis. I have discovered that I'm really not good at sticking to TBRs. Nonetheless, I am making one because these truly are books at the top of my "desperately-want-to-read" list. I have a "Read These Books NOW" excel sheet that tracks which books I've started or put on TBRs. That has been a big help with making these seasonal TBRs. So here is what I would like to read over the next 3 months:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

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

  1. The Toll by Neal Shusterman - Confession: I haven't read Thunderhead yet, although I do plan on it soon. I was putting it off until the third book had a release date. I'm so excited to finish out this trilogy because Scythe was one of the most unique and insanely incredible books I've ever read. I preordered it the second I saw it was available for preorder. Release date: November 5
  2. Supernova by Marissa Meyer - I really enjoyed Archenemies and would love to know where Meyer is going with this story! Release date: November 5
  3. Soul of Stars by Ashley Poston - the sequel to Heart of Iron! I have this one preordered as well. I thought it was meant to be a duology but the Goodreads blurb makes it seem like there may be more. The cover of this one is just as stunning as the first book and I am SO ready to read more of the story. Release date: July 23
  4. Past Perfect Life by Elizabeth Eulberg - All I really know for this one is that it takes place in Wisconsin (close enough to Minnesota to make me happy) and things aren't what they seem for the MC. It's pretty vague but definitely caught my interest. Release date: July 9
  5. Wilder Girls by Rory Power - First of all, the cover - WOW. It's a horror book which isn't usually my go-to genre, but it sounds very dystopian like with a virus that is taking over an island with an all-girls school. Release date: July 9
  6. Let's Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry - I enjoyed Heretics Anonymous and am excited that Henry has another book coming out. It follows a girl named Ellis who has anxiety and has prepared for all the different possibilities of doomsday. Sounds right up my alley. Release date: August 6
  7. Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan - Literally it says in 1992. SOLD. It's a feminism book and it takes place in the 90s. Sign me up. Release date: September 10
  8. The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen - The premise says "What if the X-Men, instead of becoming superheroes, decided to spend some time in therapy?" and doesn't that sound awesome?! Release date: September 24
  9. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo - This is Bardugo's first adult novel. I love the cover. The story follows Alex, a 20 year old woman who is tasked with keeping tabs on Yale's secret societies. It sounds like there is some paranormal/fantasy edge to it. Release date: October 1
  10. Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao - Another Anastasia retelling to make my list (Soul of Stars is the other), but this one is more fantasy than sci fi. It looks so dark! Release date: November 19

Tell me what books you're anticipating in the second half of 2019.
Are you looking forward to any on my list?

Monday, June 10, 2019

May Book Haul

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

  1. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - purchased Hardcover from Amazon for $12.91
  1. Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa - gifted from Netgalley
  2. Before the Broken Star by Emily R. King - received from Kindle First Reads
  3. Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell - purchased from Amazon for $0.00
  4. The Delphi Revolution by Rysa Walker - purchased from Amazon for $1.99
  5. Bound by Birthright by Janeal Falor - purchased from Amazon for $0.00
  6. Attraction by Penny Reid - purchased from Amazon for $0.00
  1. The Wicked King by Holly Black - borrowed audiobook from my local library
  2. Sadie by Courtney Summers - borrowed audiobook from my local library
  3. I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara - borrowed ebook from my local library
  4. Someone's Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins  - borrowed audiobook from my local library
  5. Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi - borrowed audiobook from my local library
  6. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer - borrowed audiobook from my local library
  7. Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillipe - borrowed ebook from my local library

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

Monday, June 3, 2019

Books I Read in May

I read 4 books in May.

  • The Wicked King by Holly Black (Audio, 10 hr 21 min, 2019, YA Fantasy, Library) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal and series challenge
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers (Audio, 7 hr 57 min, 2019, YA Mystery, Library) - 3 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal and Popsugar reading challenge 
  • Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett (Kindle, 432 pages, 2019, YA Contemporary, Netgalley) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, Popsugar reading challenge, and Netgalley challenge 
  • There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (Audio, 9 hr 26 min, 2017, YA Horror, Library) - 2 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal
Pages read: 432 pages + 27 hr 44 min
Pages DNF: 0
Total pages: 423 pages + 27 hr 44 min

Saturday, June 1, 2019

June 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'm working on one of the four hardest classes in my degrees and that means my reading is falling by the wayside. I'm not forcing myself to read the things on my TBR as much, I'll catch up later. Right now I'm basically listening to audiobooks from my library. I'm probably going to just have a couple of catch up months after this month and not add anything new to my tentative TBR.

My Tentative TBR for June:
  • Fake It Till You Break It by Jennifer P. Nyugen
  • Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman 
  • The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout