JANUARY WRAP UP

I read… I guess more than I was expecting to in January? But I didn’t get to some of the books that were actually on my tbr. There were a few ARCs I wasn’t expecting to be approved for and those got pushed to the top of my tbr.

In the end I read 11 books this month. There’s still about 8 and a half hours left in the day though so I might finish another.

Out of the 11 there was:

  • 1 audiobook
  • 2 re-reads
  • 6 books published in 2018
    • 5 of them were ARCs

Here’s what I read and what I thought:

  1. Timekeeper by Tara Sim – 5/5 stars
    • I told myself to read this first this year no matter what. I’d been wanting to read it for such a long time and I’m glad I finally did. Now I’m dying to read the next book and hopefully I’ll be able to get to it in February.
  2. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – 5/5 stars
    • I finally read an Adam Silvera book! It broke my heart! I can’t wait to read more from him!!
  3. See All The Stars by Kit Frick – 4/5 stars
    • Release date: August 14th 2018
    • This was a really nice debut novel. I’ll have a review up closer to release date.
  4. A List of Cages by Robin Roe – 5/5 stars
    • 100% worth the hype
  5. The Radical Element edited by Jessica Spotswood – 4/5 stars
    • Release date: March 13th 2018
    • I am not a huge anthology fan even though I still keep reading them. This one surprised me by how much I enjoyed it though! I’d definitely recommend picking it up when it comes out
  6. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – 5/5 stars
    • Obviously a re-read. I mean.. I named my blog after this series. I did listen to the audiobook this time which I didn’t do the first time I read it. I already can’t wait to re-read the next book.
  7. Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston – 5/5 stars
    • Release date: February 27th 2018
    • I was shocked when I got approved for this ARC. Usually I don’t re-read books within the same year but I really might read this one again when I get my final copy because I loved it that much.
  8. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – 4/5 stars
    • Another re-read. Still not my favorite Shadowhunters book which I guess is why it took years for me to get to the rest of the series. It’s still nice to go back and see how much her writing has improved though.
  9. The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren – 4/5 stars
    • I don’t have much to say other than I really, really loved this book. Roni Loren writes books you can’t put down.
  10. The One You Can’t Forget by Roni Loren –  5/5 stars
    • Release date: June 5th 2018
    • Again, this was a book I could not put down. I just enjoyed the plot a little more than the first book which is why this got 5 stars and the first got 4.
  11. I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman – 5/5 stars
    • Release date: March 27th 2018
    • I read this in one sitting…. which I very rarely do. I just kept turning the page, literally unable to stop until I got to the end. This is one of those books you really don’t want to miss out on. And it might be another that I re-read when I get a final copy.
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COVER REVEAL – GETTING SCHOOLED

 

We are so thrilled to reveal the cover for GETTING SCHOOLED by Emma Chase, a brand new standalone releasing on audible February 27th and everywhere else June 26th! 

 

 

Head of the class…

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out.

The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and “cool” teacher in the hometown where he’s not just a golden boy — he’s platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle.

Then…Callie Carpenter comes home.

And knocks him right on his tight end zone.

Back to school…

Callie has a pretty sweet life herself…on the other side of the country. But circumstances — that she’d prefer to never speak of again — have brought her back home, helping out her parents and substitute teaching at her old high school.

Now she’s facing bickering, raging hormones, constant gossip, awkward weirdness, and drama galore…and that’s just the teachers.

Just like old times…

When Garrett offers to show his former high school sweetheart the secrets of his winning teacher ways, Callie jumps at the chance – and then has to stop herself from jumping him.

Good friends are all they can ever be.

Or…these teachers just might end up getting schooled — hard — by love.

Includes a special bonus interview with the author!

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WWW Wednesdays – 1/31/2018

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

36563330I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs. 

An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and discovering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is best­selling author Gayle Forman at her finest.

Gayle Forman books are usually hit or miss with me. As long as this is a standalone it should be good? I’ve enjoyed her standalones but with her duologies I enjoy the 2nd book much more than the first. 

What did you recently finish reading?

36568029The One You Can’t Forget by Roni Loren

Most days Rebecca Lindt feels like an imposter…

The world admires her as a survivor. But that impression would crumble if people knew her secret. She didn’t deserve to be the one who got away. But nothing can change the past, so she’s thrown herself into her work. She can’t dwell if she never slows down.

Wes Garrett is trying to get back on his feet after losing his dream restaurant, his money, and half his damn mind in a vicious divorce. But when he intervenes in a mugging and saves Rebecca―the attorney who helped his ex ruin him―his simple life gets complicated.

Their attraction is inconvenient and neither wants more than a fling. But when Rebecca’s secret is put at risk, both discover they could lose everything, including what they never realized they needed: each other

This…might be my favorite read of January???? I’ll post my review closer to release date.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Probably Cinderella and the Geek by Christina Phillips. I was approved for an ARC on Netgalley and I want to read it so my feedback ratio goes back to 100%. I have no idea what to expect from this book honestly so we’ll see how it goes.

TOP 5 TUESDAY – INTIMIDATING BOOKS

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Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm and this week the topic is Top 5 intimidating books.

In no particular order, here are 5 books I’m most intimidated by:

  1. 51czsawi1slThrone of Glass by Sarah J Maas– I feel like this might be the book on my tbr that I’ve owned the longest? I’m just so terrified that I won’t like it!

  2. large_81c5461041af57f50463be814059e48aThe White Queen by Philippa Gregory – I loved the show but I’ve never really read something historical like this. It might be one I have to listen to the audiobook for.

  3. 512bdepgixvl-_sx327_bo1204203200_A Court of Thorns and Roses  by Sarah J Maas – Just like with Throne of Glass, I’m worried I won’t like it.

  4. 71njqs9rawlA Feast for Crows by George RR Martin – The ASOIAF books take so long for me to read! I love them but I hate reading one book for an extended amount of time.

  5. 13477883Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead – Richelle Mead is one of my favorite authors. I feel like there was no publicity for this book though? So I didn’t know it had come out when it did and I think people not knowing about this series is why sales weren’t good enough for the 3rd book to get published. I do own the first 2 books but I don’t know if I want to read them knowing I probably won’t ever find out what happens.

WWW Wednesdays – 1/17/2018

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WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

outlander-cover Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord…1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

I’m reading this again for the 2nd time. The first time around I didn’t listen to the audiobook so that’s what I’m doing this time. I’m loving it just as much as I did before and I already can’t wait to get to my reread of the rest of the series.


24885537City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know… 

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

This is now my 4th time reading City of Bones, but just my second time going through the entire series. I finally read all of The Shadowhunter Chronicles last year and now I’m reading them again to get ready for Queen of Air and Darkness.

What did you recently finish reading?

29748943The Radical Element by Jessica Spotswood

In an anthology of revolution and resistance, a sisterhood of YA writers shines a light on a century and a half of heroines on the margins and in the intersections.

To respect yourself, to love yourself—should not have to be a radical decision. And yet it remains as challenging for an American girl to make today as it was in 1927 on the steps of the Supreme Court. It’s a decision that must be faced whether you’re balancing on the tightrope of neurodivergence, finding your way as a second-generation immigrant, or facing down American racism even while loving America. And it’s the only decision when you’ve weighed society’s expectations and found them wanting. In The Radical Element, twelve of the most talented writers working in young adult literature today tell the stories of the girls of all colors and creeds standing up for themselves and their beliefs—whether that means secretly learning Hebrew in early Savannah, using the family magic to pass as white in 1920s Hollywood, or singing in a feminist punk band in 1980s Boston. And they’re asking you to join them.

I was so lucky to receive an ARC for this. It’s honestly my favorite anthology that I’ve ever read and I can’t wait to share more about it closer to release date.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Well I was approved for an ARC of The One You Can’t Forget by Roni Loren so I’ll probably read The Ones Who Got Away next so I can get to that ARC ASAP.