Posted in Sunday Post

Sunday Post: 6/16/19

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blogs.

On one hand, I once again went back to reading only (Lucifer I will finish season 2 eventually!), but I only wrote some reviews, which is a relief. I still have about 40 to write, but April’s are all written and I got some Netgalley ones out of the way.

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Posted in Top Ten List

Top 10 Graphic Novels I’ve Read This Year (so far)

With the year [ almost ] halfway over, I thought I’d share some of the great books I’ve read this year! Considering I’ve already read over 300 books I’ll be doing these books by genre — or in this case: medium. 

Today’s list is on Graphic Novels! I adore graphic novels, but have been neglecting them over the past few years. This year I’ve been trying to read more of them, and specifically more Middle Grade ones since that is the age group I talk to the most at work. 

Before I share my list, I want to clarify that these aren’t all new books, just ones I’ve read between the beginning of January and the middle of June. Continue reading “Top 10 Graphic Novels I’ve Read This Year (so far)”

Posted in TBR Highs & Lows

TBR Lows & Highs #42

It’s Friiiiiiday! Time to take another look at my TBR 😄

Rules:

  • Link back to the original post at Howling Libraries
  • Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, ascending
  • Find 5-10 (or more, if you feel ambitious!) titles to purge from your TBR (the “lows”)
    • ALTERNATIVE OPTION: Find 5+ titles that are at the BOTTOM of your TBR—books you want to read someday, just not right now!
  • Post those 5 books in the list, with a brief explanation
  • Next, sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, descending
  • List the last 5 (or more!) books you added to your TBR, with a synopsis or your brief summary of why you added it (the “highs”)

Continue reading “TBR Lows & Highs #42”

Posted in Book review

Book Review: Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Title: Red, White, & Royal Blue
Author: Casey McQuiston

ISBN: 1250316774 (ISBN13: 9781250316776)

Genre/Themes: Romance, LGBTQA+, Humor
Recommended Age: New Adult
Series: No

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: May 14th 2019 (423 pages)

★★★★★

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Posted in Sunday Post

Sunday Post 6/9/19

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blogs.

Last week I took a little break from reading. Are you shocked? 😲 Let me tell you, the first day I didn’t finish a book shocked me haha. This isn’t to say I didn’t read at all, because I totally did, but I definitely took a much needed break. I was starting to feel… uninterested in reading anything. 

So, I started watching Lucifer! I’m about halfway through the second season and really enjoying it. I didn’t think it would be a cop show with some fantasy thrown in, but it works for me. 

Alrighty, now here is everything I read this week. 

Emoji Key
From Weekly or Monthly TBR — ✌
Recommended to Me — 🎮
Novella/ short story – 🌱
Graphic novel – 💥
ARC – 🐲
Kindle Unlimited – 🍰

How She Likes ItSorcery of ThornsMeteor Prince, Vol. 1Meteor Prince, Vol. 2First Moon (Lovin' the Coven #1)

  • How She Likes It by Carla de Guzman
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – This cute romance takes place in the Philippines with the traditional roles reversed, the heroine is the CEO and the hero is a stay-at-home dad turned assistant. I highly recommend this one. 
  • Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson 🐲 ✌
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Favorite book from the week?? Most likely. This was such a great book and I didn’t want to put it down. 
  • Meteor Prince vol. 1 & 2 by Meca Tanaka 💥💥
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – A super cute series that finishes up in 2 volumes which was a nice surprise. I do miss reading manga… 
  • First Moon by Jacquelyn Faye 🍰
    ⭐⭐ – I honestly only finished this one because of a reading challenge. I started it because it was a buddy read happening in one of my GR groups, but yeah this wasn’t great. 

Unnatural, Vol. 1: AwakeningUnnatural Vol. 2: The HuntThe BreakawaysMeet CuteHell's Bell (Lizzie Grace, #2)

  • Unnatural vol. 1 & 2 by Mirka Andolfo 💥💥
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I can’t remember how I found this one, but I dived in and really liked it. It has a very interesting world. I’m very much looking forward to volume 3. 
  • The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson 💥
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – Another good graphic novel. This one was more emotional that the others I read this week. 
  • Meet Cute by Helena Hunting 
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I almost passed on this one because I wasn’t a huge fan of Pucked, but this one is so good. Definitely one I recommend! 
  • Hell’s Bell by Keri Arthur
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I’m really liking this series. Apparently everyone else at my library is too because of the holds on each book! 😒 All these people keeping me from binge reading… haha. 

I’ve really been in the mood to read graphic novels, but mostly series that are finished. Unfortunately, I don’t know what to look up on Hoopla!! IF you have suggestions please throw them my way! 

»Did Not Finish

Ink Mage (A Fire Beneath the Skin, #1)Middlegame😕 I DNF two books from my Weekly TBR this week. I did try, but just couldn’t. See, Ink Mage really wasn’t working for me since I need more connection to the characters. I did get over 30% in!! I tried. 
Middlegame… I really wanted to like this one, but 8% in I just knew it wasn’t my kind of book. This one I’m not going to rate since I really think of it as a case of not being to my tastes but still felt like it was a good book. I might give it another try one day.

»Currently Reading

Full Moon Rising: The Complete Boxed Set 

I really liked Amy Green’s Shifter Fall series, so I decided to give this Full Moon Rising a try. I’m two parts in (30%) and liking it enough so far. It is definitely no Rebel Wolf, but not bad. 

 


ARCs check-in

In order to keep myself more accountable with my ARCs, I’m sharing my feedback and recent approvals once a week.

Feedback Ratio: 87%

378 Approved  |  329 Feedback Sent

Recently Approved: 

  • Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian (Pub. date: Nov. 26th)
    This has been on my TBR a while so when I saw it on Netgalley I had to jump on it. 
  • The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett (Pub. date: Sept. 3rd)

Eight Will FallThe Lady Rogue

Considering I read 2 approvals this week, 2 adds isn’t bad. 

Past the Publication (I’m Late!):

Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2)Rayne & Delilah's Midnite MatineeSky Without Stars (System Divine, #1)FinderYou'd Be MineFar from AgrabahWhen Summer EndsSeven Blades in Black (The Grave of Empires #1)Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid HeartbreakBelly UpAsk Me AnythingAurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)All Our Broken PiecesThe UnhoneymoonersDon't Date Rosa SantosAn Illusion of Thieves (Chimera, #1)I Wanna Be Where You AreIf It Makes You Happy


Today

I’m definitely going to finish Full Moon Rising, but after that… I’m not sure. Here are some possibilities–

Real (Real, #1)When Summer EndsCult of Personality (Criminal Intentions: Season One #7)Wild Fire (The Kingson Pride, #2)

What did you read last week?

Posted in TBR Highs & Lows

TBR Lows & Highs #41

It’s Friiiiiiday! Time to take another look at my TBR 😄

Rules:

  • Link back to the original post at Howling Libraries
  • Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, ascending
  • Find 5-10 (or more, if you feel ambitious!) titles to purge from your TBR (the “lows”)
    • ALTERNATIVE OPTION: Find 5+ titles that are at the BOTTOM of your TBR—books you want to read someday, just not right now!
  • Post those 5 books in the list, with a brief explanation
  • Next, sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, descending
  • List the last 5 (or more!) books you added to your TBR, with a synopsis or your brief summary of why you added it (the “highs”)

Continue reading “TBR Lows & Highs #41”