April Wrapup + May TBR


Read:

  1. Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #2) – Iain Reading *review*
  2. Oedipus Rex (The Theban Plays #1) – Sophocles
  3. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) – Sarah J. Maas *review*
  4. Redwall (Redwall #1) – Brian Jacques *review*
  5. Antigone (The Theban Plays #3) – Sophocles
  6. Othello – William Shakespeare
  7. Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller

TBR:

  1. Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #3) – Iain Reading
  2. Hannah’s Moon (American Journey #5) – John A. Heldt
  3. July Thunder (Bad Bloods #3) – Shannon A. Thompson
  4. July Lighting (Bad Bloods #4) – Shannon A. Thompson
  5. The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

October Wrapup + November TBR


Read:

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) – J. K. Rowling *review*
  2. Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassins #1) – Robin LaFevers *review*
  3. Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) – Tamora Pierce *review*
  4. Fire (Graceling Realm #2) – Kristin Cashore *review*
  5. In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness #2) – Tamora Pierce *review*

TBR:

  1. Mercer Street (American Journey #2) – John A. Heldt
  2. Indiana Belle (American Journey #3) – John A. Heldt
  3. Class of ’59 (American Journey #4) – John A. Heldt
  4. November Rain (Bad Bloods #1) – Shannon A. Thompson
  5. November Snow (Bad Bloods #2) – Shannon A. Thompson
  6. What We’ll Do For Blood (The Almost Human #1) – C. L. Mannarino
  7. Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things #1) – Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
  8. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4) – Rick Riordan

I PROMISE I WILL GET ALL THE REVIEW BOOKS DONE THIS MONTH!

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June Wrapup + July TBR


Read:

  1. Fallout (Crank #3) – Ellen Hopkins *review*
  2. Sword of Deaths (The Scythe Wielder’s Secret #2) – Christopher Mannino *review*
  3. Homecoming (The 100 #3) – Kass Morgan *review*
  4. Never Mind My Thigh Gap – Sarah Newton *review*
  5. Just One Night (Just One Day #2.5) – Gayle Forman *review*
  6. The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) – Rick Riordan *review*

TBR:

  1. September Sky (American Journey #1) – John A. Heldt
  2. Mercer Street (American Journey #2) – John A. Heldt
  3. Indiana Belle (American Journey #3) – John A. Heldt
  4. November Rain (Bad Bloods #1) – Shannon A. Thompson
  5. November Snow (Bad Bloods #2) – Shannon A. Thompson

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March Wrapup + April TBR


Read:

  1. School of Deaths (The Scythe Wielder’s Secret #1) – Christopher Mannino *review*
  2. A Long Way Gone – Ishmael Beah *review*
  3. Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables #1) – L. M. Montgomery *review*
  4. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) – Cassandra Clare *review*
  5. Looking for Alaska – John Green *review*

TBR:

  1. The Travelers – Chris Pavone
  2. Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) – Victoria Aveyard
  3. Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan

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December Wrapup + January TBR


Read:

  1. Down the Wormhole (Wormhole #1) – Ana Franco *review*
  2. Afterworlds – Scott Westerfeld *review*
  3. The Quest for Integrity – Jaswinder *review*
  4. The Mine (Northwest Passage #1) – John A. Heldt *review*
  5. Almost a Millennium – Jeanbill *review*
  6. Queen Song (Red Queen #0.1) – Victoria Aveyard *review*
  7. Amulet Volume 1: The Stone Keeper (Amulet #1) – Kazu Kibuishi *review*
  8. Amulet Volume 2: The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2) – Kazu Kibuishi *review*
  9. Amulet Volume 3: The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3) – Kazu Kibuishi *review*
  10. Amulet Volume 4: The Last Council (Amulet #4) – Kazu Kibuishi *review*

TBR:

  1. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) – Cassandra Clare
  2. The Lighthouse Thief – Bo Burnette
  3. Oleah Chronicles: Truth – Michelle Johnson
  4. Uglies (Uglies #1) – Scott Westerfeld

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TBR (To Be Read)


Ahh, the dreaded TBR pile. I have more books on my TBR list than books I’ve read in my entire life, very sad, but very true. Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in the amount of books you want to read? I’m not talking about the shelves of nicely organized books at your library or bookstore, I’m talking about all of the books you have purchased and have not yet read. As dramatic as it may sound, that’s definitely how I feel. Everyone’s bookish resolutions are: “Don’t buy books. #BookBuyingBan.” or “I’ll use the library more.” Honestly though, I will never be able to succeed at a book buying ban. I go to my bookstore at least once a week because of book club, and there are books to purchase there… and I have money with me usually. It’s unreasonable to set that for myself. I can tell myself to buy less books, which I’m planning on doing. “I’ll use the library more,” doesn’t work for me. Yes, I love reading a physical book, but I love owning them and putting them up on my shelves. I haven’t taken a book out of the library in probably a full year. Yes, I buy all my books and add them to the numerous (almost un-countable) amount of books I already own. Also, the wrapup and TBR posts at the end of each month are a great way to wrap up the month of reading, but are also stressful. I love lists and I love being organized, but I try and set too many books to read then get overwhelmed and just stop reading. A lot of books, not a lot of time. I find that all these books that I’m very excited to read just get tucked away on my shelves, then when I get around to reading them, I’m not intrigued anymore. My goal for 2015 is to lower the amount of unread books on my shelves, and diminish the TBR.

Oh gosh, finish with a powerful (and nerdy) statement. Gotta love book people. ;)

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