Category: TBR Lists

Some Adult Fiction On My TBR

Posted November 2, 2018 / Book Lists, Features, TBR Lists / 2 Comments
Some Adult Fiction On My TBR

You all know that I read mostly YA fiction, but I’ve noticed a trend toward ~adult~ fiction, either contemporary or mystery/thrillers. A lot of it is because I’ve been binge-reading one author’s cozy mystery series a for a month or so, but I’ve found myself adding more books that are closer to my age target. I feel very in-between YA and adult though because so many books are about divorce or familial problems with characters 40+ years old. Someone in their late-twenties or early-thirties is more in my range of life experiences, so I’ve been excited to see some of those books coming to fruition lately. Here are some of the top adult/older fiction books on my TBR! Life on the Leash by Victoria Shade September 2018 | Goodreads Must Love Dogs meets My Not So Perfect Life in this hilarious romantic comedy about a dog trainer who’s a master at managing her four-legged friends, but when it comes to her love life…let’s just say she still has a lot to learn. Cora Bellamy is a woman who thrives on organization. She’s successfully run her own dog training business for years, perfectly content with her beloved rescue pitbull as the main man in her life. She’s given everything to her business, and her lack of social life (or slobber-free clothes) has been completely worth it. But all that changes when she meets Charlie Gill, the hottest client she’s ever had. The only problem? Charlie’s taken. Luckily, Cora has a new friend—the sweet, lovably […]

October TBR

Posted September 28, 2018 / Book Lists, Features, TBR Lists / 4 Comments
October TBR

My monthly TBR feature here shows my progress based on last month’s TBR, my plans for this month, and anything else I might be thinking about from a reading perspective. Sometimes I feature a little poll at the bottom so you guys can help me figure out a certain title I should read from a group of books. September Progress        I actually did a great job for September! I started my series binge and got fairly far into it (about halfway?), as well was completed the CRAZY RICH ASIANS series. I read IN OTHER LANDS for my book club too. I pushed off some of the end-of-summer books I hoped to read because it just wasn’t gonna happen. On Deck for October Continuing My Series Binge         Rose Gardner Mystery Series by Denise Grover Swank I read the first few books in this series and really think I’ll just continue on right away. I haven’t done a full-on series binge in a long time! I have taken some “breaks” in between (meaning I’m reading multiple books at once) but am always also reading one of these… if that makes sense. I was able to borrow two from my coworker that she owned but I’ve had to buy the rest on Amazon. (The series WAS on Kindle Unlimited but it’s rudely not there anymore!) Library Books The Royals by Hawkins To Right the Wrongs by Scarborough I managed to catch up on some of my library books so I […]

Fall Bingo TBR Ideas

Posted September 5, 2018 / Book Lists, Features, TBR Lists / 2 Comments
Fall Bingo TBR Ideas

Another season, another round of Bookish Bingo (hosted by Pretty Deadly Reviews)! As always, I’m here to sign up for the next card and use it to guide some of my reading choices throughout the next three months. For fall bingo, we’re looking at September, October, and November. I already posted my September TBR so you’ll see a few repeats on here where applicable, but there will be plenty of other books to spread throughout the other  two months. I haven’t filled a full card in a few rounds, so I’m aiming to get everything crossed off this time! Also, sometimes I manage to cross a few items off really early with my first reads of the month, or am in the process of reading the book when this posts, so you’ll see that noted below too in italics. Fall Bingo Card TBR Ideas & Progress So Far     Made into a movie: You by Caroline Kepnes History with a twist: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee Space or stars: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman/Meagan Spooner Copper/bronze/gold cover: The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee The bingo card rules say that you can also do something developed for the small screen, so YOU was a great choice. I was always mildly interested in the book but nothing more. Seeing the trailer for the new show though? SIGN ME UP. Must read then watch! ♦ I don’t read a lot of books about history, but I DO read ones when there’s […]

September TBR

Posted August 30, 2018 / Book Lists, Features, TBR Lists / 4 Comments
September TBR

My monthly TBR feature here shows my progress based on last month’s TBR, my plans for this month, and anything else I might be thinking about from a reading perspective. Sometimes I feature a little poll at the bottom so you guys can help me figure out a certain title I should read from a group of books. August Progress      I did a pretty good job of reading books on my TBR from August. I knew that things could change with ARC August depending on what I got approved for during the month, or where my mood reading took me. I also didn’t include ALL of my ARCs in the TBR so I did technically pull from the ARC August TBR and had more success. On Deck for September Possible Series Binge     Rose Gardner Mystery Series by Denise Grover Swank This is incredibly random, I know, but here’s the story and the two connected reasons: Reason #1: I randomly got addicted to some Hallmark mystery movies a few months ago when I was still in Maine. I specifically loved the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, starring Candace Cameron Bure. I loved the true-crime-obsessed, small-town librarian and her Real Murders Club, often banding together to solve crimes in the local area. I LOVED the “cozy mystery” vibe of each movie and have been anxiously awaiting the new installments twice per year (I think). Reason #2: My coworker got addicted to a book series – the Rose Gardner Mysteries series above – […]

August TBR

Posted July 30, 2018 / Book Lists, Features, TBR Lists / 5 Comments
August TBR

My monthly TBR feature here shows my progress based on last month’s TBR, my plans for this month, and anything else I might be thinking about from a reading perspective. Sometimes I feature a little poll at the bottom so you guys can help me figure out a certain title I should read from a group of books. July Progress    I’m impressed at myself for getting to four books from my TBR, especially because that’s basically half of what I read in July. It was a crappy month but I got some egalleys completely out of the way (for blog tours and other due dates), so that was great. I checked out a couple of library books that I hope to get to but never made time for them. I was all about the ebooks and audiobooks in July! On Deck for August ARC August      The Impossibility of Us by Upperman | Broken Things by Oliver | Sadie by Summers The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Young | Toil & Trouble edited by Spotswood/Sharpe I did a full ARC August post and TBR list this month, so you can see all of the books here. I’m highlighting the stories I’m most likely to read based on my latest moods and due dates. These are all egalleys (which is my main focus for the month). I’m hoping to get to all of them and keep my ratio at 75% review books and 25% non-review books, hence the section […]

July TBR

Posted June 28, 2018 / Book Lists, Features, TBR Lists / 2 Comments
July TBR

My monthly TBR feature here shows my progress based on last month’s TBR, my plans for this month, and anything else I might be thinking about from a reading perspective. Sometimes I feature a little poll at the bottom so you guys can help me figure out a certain title I should read from a group of books. June Progress   I kind of gave up on reading my own physical copies during the month of June. I knew I would have to pack them all up and bring them home anyways, so it’s not like there was much holding me to reading them. I also knew I didn’t want to bring any physical books to California last week, so my Kindle was my savior. I didn’t read all of my library books but I was comfortable with at least getting to SAM & ISLA. I also read the two books for blog tours. On Deck for July Blog Tours   The Art of Inheriting Secrets by O’Neal | After Nightfall by Banner The Year of Living Awkwardly by Chastain I’ve been signing up for more adult fiction blog tours lately for a few reasons: the books have sounded really interesting, and I’m trying to switch my reading up a bit. I’ve been burnt out lately on certain books (YA contemps, pretty much), so anything that’s different (like these adult books with mystery elements involved) is appealing to me right now. I’m forcing myself to read something new instead. Upcoming […]

Summer TBR Lists: Bingo and Beach Reads

Posted June 14, 2018 / Book Lists, Features, TBR Lists / 4 Comments
Summer TBR Lists: Bingo and Beach Reads

You know I’m a big-time seasonal reader. Light, fluffy, easy contemporary books throughout the summer, and the longer fantasy books during the fall and winter. I mix mysteries, thrillers, and sometimes sci-fi or paranormal in throughout the year whenever I need a break. This summer will be kind of weird, reading-wise, because I’m going to be moving and finally have all of my physical books in the same place as me! I wanted to sift through  some books I plan on reading over the next few months that suit my bingo card, summertime beach reading, and some ARCs where they apply. Summer Bingo Books already read | Blue cover – The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan LGBT+ – Sam and Isla’s Last Hurrah by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Science fiction – The Similars by Rebecca Hanover    A book you’ve been putting off | Asian author | Illustrations I have been putting off a lot of books and ignoring my physical stack, so there are plenty of options here. I’m sticking SHE REGRETS NOTHING here as a placeholder. I want to read CRAZY RICH ASIANS before I see the movie, so I definitely hope to get on that one as soon as possible. EVERYTHING MUST GO has been sitting on my shelf since I bought it a few months back and I believe there are illustrations because it’s a journal-esque book?    Reread | Set during wartime | Realistic fiction I’ve been wanting to reread GOSSIP GIRL for a couple of years […]

June TBR

Posted May 31, 2018 / Book Lists, Features, TBR Lists / 4 Comments
June TBR

My monthly TBR feature here shows my progress based on last month’s TBR, my plans for this month, and anything else I might be thinking about from a reading perspective. Sometimes I feature a little poll at the bottom so you guys can help me figure out a certain title I should read from a group of books. May Progress     I managed to read a few egalleys and my book club selection, but that’s about it. I didn’t manage to finish any books from my physical TBR but I’ve been slowly slogging through one of them without much success. I tried to prioritize some of the deadlines I had (and expiring PDF egalleys), so that was okay. On Deck for June Library Books Puddin by Murphy | I Have Lost My Way by Forman Sam & Isla’s Last Hurrah by Levithan/Cohn I have these final three library books from the Portland library that need to be read and/or returned before June 30th. I definitely think I’ll get to them… at least two out of three, most likely. I’ve been really excited about them so I hope that motivates me. I’m the worst. Blog Tours   The Summer List by Doan | Your Destination is on the Left by Spieller I’m actually reading THE SUMMER LIST as we speak but had to put it on hold for my book club read. I have these two blog tours in June, on the 18th and 22nd respectively. One is YA and the […]

May TBR

Posted April 30, 2018 / Book Lists, Features, TBR Lists / 3 Comments
May TBR

My monthly TBR feature here shows my progress based on last month’s TBR, my plans for this month, and anything else I might be thinking about from a reading perspective. Sometimes I feature a little poll at the bottom so you guys can help me figure out a certain title I should read from a group of books. April Progress    April was a shitty reading month overall but I managed to get some books off my TBR. I was struggling to find the desire to read for most of the month, and got super wrapped up in all things wrestling or beauty YouTube. Oh well. It’s nice to find time for other hobbies but as usual, I need BALANCE dude. On Deck for May Books with Due Dates   May 10th | Blog Tour | Love & Luck by Welch May 31st | Book Club | Ghostly Echoes by Ritter I recently joined the blog tour for LOVE & LUCK. I enjoyed Welch’s writing style when I tried to read LOVE & GELATO but didn’t like the main character, so I’m excited to give another one of her books a try! I also have book club’s May pick (which we are squeaking in literally in the last day of May) to continue our read of the JACKABY series. May Egalleys      A Date with Darcy by Schmidt | August and Everything After by Doktorski Valley Girls by Lemon | From Twinkle, With Love by Menon | Furyborn by Legrand I […]

April TBR

Posted March 30, 2018 / Book Lists, Features, TBR Lists / 5 Comments
April TBR

My monthly TBR feature here shows my progress based on last month’s TBR, my plans for this month, and anything else I might be thinking about from a reading perspective. Sometimes I feature a little poll at the bottom so you guys can help me figure out a certain title I should read from a group of books. March Progress       Not bad for March! I managed to read two library books (even though technically I did the audio for DATSAB instead of reading the actual book), two egalleys, and my book club selection. I would have gone deeper into some of the other books on my list but I was distracted by the new and shiny OBSIDIO library hold that came in way sooner than expected. Oh well! I also DNFed NO FILTER. On Deck for April Books with Due Dates – Library & Book Club   The Chaos of Standing Still by Brody | The Case for Jamie by Cavallaro The Wedding Date by Guillory | Book Club: Beastly Bones by Ritter I ended up listening to some of the library books I had checked out via audio, which was a cheat-y way to get them out of here, but at least I did! These are my current books. I’ve already started reading and listening to THE CHAOS OF STANDING STILL, and will definitely get to the other two later this month before they’re due back. Also, BEASTLY BONES is our book club pick for later this month! Egalleys    […]