Books I Seriously Need to Read by the End of the Year

Posted August 26, 2016 in Book Lists, Features / 9 Comments
Books I Seriously Need to Read by the End of the Year

I have a lot of books I’m kind of “obligated” to read throughout the year, for various reasons, and that always affects my TBR. But I’m talking about the books I am ALWAYS saying I can’t wait to read… and then I ignore them. I mean, I created an entire challenge around this issue! That’s actually part of the reason for this post. I still need to get going on some of those. I always am baffled by how many books I have left to read that I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on for one reason or […]

Mini Reviews: The Islanders #1 and Nantucket Red

Posted August 25, 2016 in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Mini Reviews: The Islanders #1 and Nantucket Red

Beachy Backlist Reviews I wanted to read all of the books in THE ISLANDERS series this summer but… they weren’t binge-worthy. The characters weren’t so easy to relate to a lot of the time. I think I’d enjoy spreading them out a little more. I’m tossing in my review for NANTUCKET RED because I finally decided to catch up and finish this duo! I obviously needed at least one more ~summery~ book before the actual end of summer comes around!This book was legitimately exactly what I expected it to be. It reminded me right off the bat of the old books I’d […]

Recently Announced Books I NEED Right Now

Posted August 24, 2016 in Book Lists, Features / 5 Comments
Recently Announced Books I NEED Right Now

I’m not one that pays attention to the new book deal announcements (because I’m lazy)… however, I am totally the person who benefits from everyone else who does. I LOVE seeing unreleased books pop up on Goodreads right after they’re released because then I can add them and get my anticipating up and running. I wrote a big ol’ post about this recently and made all of you hate me, so I’m kind of going to do it again today 😉 By A Charm and A Curse by Jaime Questell From the synopsis: “Maggie Stiefvater meets Tim Burton, in which a […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #103: Pre-Blogging TBR

Posted August 23, 2016 in Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 12 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #103: Pre-Blogging TBR

Ten Books that Have Been on Your Shelf/TBR from Before Blogging that You STILL Haven’t Read Yet Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review. This week’s TTT is the top ten books that you’ve had on your TBR (physical or digital!) from your pre-blogging days that you still haven’t read. I definitely wanted to examine the books on my physical shelves […]

Review: Truly Madly Guilty

Posted August 22, 2016 in Book Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: Truly Madly Guilty

Initial Excitement Liane Moriarty is definitely one of my favorites. I’ve enjoyed all of her books so far and love them even more in audiobook form. When I saw that the same narrator was reading this one, I preordered the audio right away. I had just finished up an audio-binge-listen of a trilogy and definitely was ready to move on to something different. In other words… I started this book within the first week it was released, which never happens to me with audiobooks. Summary in a Second Six adults and three kids went to a random BBQ and clearly something […]

Gimme Some Recs! | Mystery / Suspense / Thrillers and Historical Fiction

Posted August 19, 2016 in Discussions, Features / 19 Comments
Gimme Some Recs! | Mystery / Suspense / Thrillers and Historical Fiction

I recently talked about how I feel like I’m a “fake” fantasy reader because I always say I like fantasy books, but barely read them. I don’t do well with high fantasy and tend to prefer lighter fantasy novels, if I read them at all. I sought out some recommendations based on some of the favorites I’ve actually read and you guys definitely delivered. I’m hoping for the same thing here today. I always add mystery/thriller and historical fiction novels to my TBR on Goodreads, but almost NEVER actually read them. I want to share a few historical and suspenseful books here so […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Posted August 18, 2016 in Book Reviews / 8 Comments
Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I feel the need to start this review with some general observations about the play/script itself and how people have reacted to its release. I absolutely understand the mixed feelings and reviews on this one, as well as the reasons some people won’t be reading it at all. There are some things I want to cover because I too had some mixed feelings about this that I literally had JUST spoken about. My thoughts changed at the midnight release, when I started reading, and while I was reading. Let’s get some shit out of the way If you asked me 10 […]

Wednesday Wrap-Up #1 | WOW & WWW

Wednesday Wrap-Up #1 | WOW & WWW

I don’t like to do too many weekly memes on the blog (anymore) and usually stick to TTT, but I thought it would be fun to occasionally post Wednesday memes I’m interested in. It won’t be weekly, but it’ll be fun to recap the previous week or so and talk about what books I have on the docket. It will be a combination of WWW Wednesdays and Waiting on Wednesdays (more details below!), as well as anything else I’d like to share. Waiting on…Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and asks upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I’m currently waiting impatiently for… The […]

Top Ten Tuesdays #102: Beach Setting

Posted August 16, 2016 in Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 16 Comments
Top Ten Tuesdays #102: Beach Setting

Ten Beach Settings in Books that I Loved Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review. This week’s TTT is the top ten books with X setting (boarding school, England, etc.). I chose one of my favorite bookish settings – BEACH TOWNS. I was thinking of the boarding school thing but I recently talked about this since it’s one of my […]

ARC August Check-In and Bout of Books Sign-Up

Posted August 15, 2016 in Book Challenges, Features / 4 Comments
ARC August Check-In and Bout of Books Sign-Up

ARC August is somehow already halfway over, so I wanted to check in on how I’m doing with my goals so far. I have to admit I didn’t really make a lofty goal because I was afraid of my mood reading biting me in the ass, but let’s remind ourselves what I set out to do regardless… My goal is to have a 1:1 ARC to regular/backlist ratio this month. I knew I couldn’t push it even though I’d love to have a 2:1 ratio. I decided to track all of the ARCs in this post until it was time […]