February TBR

Another month, another TBR! February is a shorter month, so I’m only expecting to read about six books this month. My TBR list is actually a little longer though, just to give me some room to pick from lots of options! Here are the eight books that are my priorities for February:

Charlie, Presumed Dead    Trust Me, I'm Lying (Trust Me, #1)     In Real Life     Valhalla

My Rebellion Checklist    The Moor's Account     Humans of New York     I Was Here

  1. Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel – I have been waiting for this book to come out for a really long time. It’s a YA mystery/thriller.
  2. Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer – This is another mystery book, I believe, and I love the idea of having an unreliable narrator.
  3. In Real Life by Lawrence Tabak – I received a copy of this book to read from the publisher!
  4. Valhalla by Ari Bach – I have seen some good reviews for this and I am trying to branch more into sci-fi because I love it so much when I do read it.
  5. My Rebellion Checklist by Susan Soares – This is another book I was able to receive from the publisher!
  6. The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami – This book is carrying over from my January TBR. I didn’t actually get my hands on it until the end of the month, so I wanted to keep it around for February.
  7. Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton – I am trying to read about one nonfiction book per month and this was my pick after following his Facebook page for a while.
  8. I Was Here by Gayle Forman – Last year, Gayle Forman came in at my number one favorite book of the year! I’m hoping to find another great story here.

What do you hope to read this month?



January 2016 TBR

It is time to kick off another new year of reading! This month, I have a 10 book TBR because I can get a lot done with the beginning of a new semester and some breaks. Anyway, here is what I have planned to read this January:

The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter, #1)     I Love Him, I Love Him Not (Westgate Prep #2)     Ink (Paper Gods, #1)

Confess     The Moor's Account     Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2)      My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)     Why Not Me?     Beyond the Red

  1. The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepard – This book sounds really interesting! It is two of my favorite genres, being both historical fiction and a retelling. I have also seen plenty of good things about it, although the horror/suspense aspect is a little out of my comfort zone.
  2. I Love Him, I Love Him Not by Ella Martin – I really enjoyed Ella Martin’s first book in this series and am looking forward to how she spins another story based on Sleeping Beauty in the modern times. Plus, I’ve heard it also includes some of the characters from the first book!
  3. Ink by Amanda Sun – I have had this on my TBR FOREVER. It’s essentially about Japanese mythology and art, which really intrigues me. It is something I have never seen done before, but I am all about that (as you can tell from this whole TBR so far!)
  4. Confess by Colleen Hoover – So, Sarah Dessen is kinda known as the queen of YA contemporary, and I think Colleen Hoover is probably the same for NA contemporary. I have never read any new adult before, but I think this will be a good place to start.
  5. The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami – Going along with reading outside of my comfort zone, this is an adult historical fiction. It is all about a Moroccan slave who comes to America as a conquistador. This book has won plenty of awards too, even being a finalist for the Pulitzer!
  6. Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter – I did a really good job with keeping up with some of my series last year, and I want to continue that in the new year. This is the sequel to the Heist Society series and they are always fun and action packed.
  7. My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with your Gut by Hannah Hart – I have read quite my share of books by YouTubers last year as well, some I liked and some I didn’t. Recently, I have been watching more and more of Hannah’s videos, so I will give her book a try too!
  8. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – Another book that has sat there with Ink forever. I really like the idea of this book, but it kind of freaks me out. Time to conquer that fear!
  9. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling – I love reading Mindy Kaling’s books. She has a very smart, witty voice and I cannot wait for more lessons and personal advice from her.
  10. Beyond the Red by Ava Jae – I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this! I just read the first couple pages so far, but I can tell there is going to be lots of science fiction/space/action – some of my favorites!

That’s it for January! Let’s hope I can get to all of them. What do you want to read this month?


#TBRTakedown 2.0 TBR

I am very excited to be participating in TBR Takedown 2.0. This is a week long readathon, running from July 25 to July 31 and is hosted by Shannon from Leaning Lights. For more information, you can check out this video below:

There are a few optional reading challenges for this readathon. My TBR pile will be aiming to complete all five.

1. First book in a series – All Fall Down by Ally Carter

2. Sequel book in a series – The Lucky Ones by Anna Godbersen

3. Out of your comfort zone – Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

4. On your shelf for over a year – Angelfall by Susan Ee

5. Most recently hauled book – The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

All Fall Down (Embassy Row, #1)The Lucky Ones (Bright Young Things, #3)Where'd You Go, BernadetteAngelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us #1)

Are you participating in this readathon? I’m hoping to do the other daily challenges too! I will hopefully also post daily updates.




Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Broke and Bookish. This week’s top ten list is my top ten books on my spring TBR pile! I’m so happy that spring is finally here. It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter and I am very happy that I can finally see grass again. 🙂

Open Road SummerI'll Meet You ThereOn the Fence

Just Like the MoviesSince You've Been GoneLet's Get LostLife by Committee

17 First KissesThe Things You Kiss GoodbyeThe Geography of You and Me

  1. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
  2. I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
  3. On the Fence by Kasie West
  4. Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore
  5. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  6. Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
  7. Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
  8. 17 First Kisses by Rachel Allen
  9. The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor
  10. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E Smith

Plenty of summery contemporaries! What are books are you going to pick up this spring?


February To Be Read

For the new month, I’ve decided to create a list of books I’m hoping on completing. This will just keep me on track with some of my challenges too. I do want to keep it open for some mood reading though, to prevent a reading slump. Here they are!

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.5)Unleashed (Uninvited, #2)CaliforniaEat, Pray, Love

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)Beautiful Days (Bright Young Things, #2)PersuasionBeautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

  1. Fairest by Marissa Meyer
  2. Unleashed by Sophie Jordan
  3. California by Edan Lepucki
  4. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – my nonfiction pick
  5. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  6. Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen – my series pick
  7. Persuasion by Jane Austen – my classics pick
  8. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

What do you hope to read in February?


January 2015 TBR

This year, I have decided to get back into posting monthly TBRs. I’m doing plenty of challenges for myself, so I need a better way to keep track of them. Here are the books I hope to read for January!

The 100 (The Hundred, #1)Eat, Pray, LoveHeads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called HospitalityThe War of the WorldsMe and Earl and the Dying Girl

  • The 100 by Kass Morgan
  • Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky
  • The War of the Worlds by HG Wells
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Other than those five, I have a few more ARCs. These are just my goals so I can be on track for my nonfiction, classics, and keyword challenges.

What do you hope to read this month?


Let’s Chat: To Be Read Lists Feat. the TBR Tag

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My To Be Read List (or TBR) is one of my favorite things about Goodreads. I love having all the books I want to read in one easy list, even though it can get a little bit overwhelming sometimes. For more discussion on this topic, I decided to do the TBR tag!

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Like I mentioned above, my Goodreads list has all of it. Everything is included on this list – from sequels to books that aren’t yet released to classics. It does look a little hectic, but I try to keep it up to date. I rarely ever buy books that aren’t already on this list, so it rarely needs updating from my physical book TBR pile.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

A few months ago, I would have definitely said ebook! I left my Kindle mostly abandoned except for the occasional ARC. However, I’ve gotten both of these almost balanced out. I’m reading more on my ebook and therefore less of print.

How do you determine what to read next?

I’m a mood reader! I just pick up whatever is looking good from my shelf. Typically, since I get most of my books from the library, at the beginning of the month I will request a huge stack of books including sequels, standalones, and a little bit from every genre. That way, I can pick based on my mood without having to run to the library every time I finish a book. I have found that this method works really well!

A book that has been on your TBR longest:

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows. It’s not available at my library and I’ve never seen it a bookstore. I recently bought it on my Kindle, but have yet to pick it up.

A book you recently added to your TBR pile:

On the Edge by Allison van Diepen. I’ve seen some pretty good reviews for this and I’m always up for a contemporary romance!

A book on your TBR solely for its beautiful cover:

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. This book is so pretty. Thankfully, the synopsis sounds interesting too, but it was a cover draw at first.

A book on your TBR you never plan on reading:

I’m not really sure…but the first one that comes to mind is City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. I’ve never been a huge fan of the Mortal Instruments or any of the characters. When it was first released, I was put off by the length of it all. And that will probably keep me from it for a while.

An unpublished book on your TBR you’re most excited about:

So many! Right now, my top two are Fairest by Marissa Meyer and Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales.

A book on your TBR basically everyone has read but you:

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer. I’ve only read Twilight and haven’t gotten around to finishing the rest of the series. It was so huge a couple of years ago and I really need to catch up with it.

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

369…which is a big number for me. I’ve seen some other huge numbers on other posts though! It makes me feel a little better that at least some of them are unpublished, but it is still a little scary to wonder if I’ll ever get to them all.

So… what do your Goodreads TBRs look like?