Posted in monthly TBR, Once A Month Posts

May ’20 Monthly TBR

I like sharing what books I’m planning on reading each month and it also helps me remember which books I want to read. I actually look back at this post periodically throughout the month– I’ve lost counts of the amount of times I’ve double-checked it and realized I had forgotten about a buddy read!!

So, what exactly is on my TBR this month….

»Group/Buddy Reads

Sin & Lightning (Demigods of San Francisco, #5)Orientation Week (Breakbattle Academy #0.5)Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1)Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)Forged by Desire (London Steampunk, #4)Pirate Nemesis (Telepathic Space Pirates #1)

This first weekend Sin & Lightning and Orientation Week are on the schedule for buddy reading. I’m running behind on my Hollows re-read, so I need to read Dead Witch Walking and the second one The Good, The Bad, and the Undead. Magic Bites is another monthly group read, just starting this month. Forged by Desire and potentially the fifth book are also on the table as potentials. And Pirate Nemesis is a group read.

So, so many buddy and group reads this month. 

»Challenges

Claire Kingsley’s May Challenge–
The Plan (Breakbattle Academy #1)Forged by Desire (London Steampunk, #4)Not That Kind of GuyBroken Miles (Miles Family, #1)

  1. Purple cover, 2. Non-US setting, 3. Workplace romance, 4. First in a series

Claire Kingsley’s Bonus May Challenge–
Buck Wild (Bennett Boys Ranch, #1)Fired Up (Fever Falls, #1)Pirate Nemesis (Telepathic Space Pirates #1)

  1. Cowboy romance, 2. Firefighter character, 3. Sci-Fi romance

»May ARCs: 

Last GirlsBy the BookStealing Thunder (Stealing Thunder, #1)Date Me, Bryson KellerWeird but Normal: EssaysHell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 2Something to Talk aboutOf Silver and Shadow

divider-2154993_1280

Monthly Goals

ARCs: Go big or go home, yeah? I want to try to read 10 ARCs in May.

Reviews: Uuuuggghhhhh minimum goal? keep the books I need to review under 100. My actual goal? I want to get it down to 50.

Misc: This month I want to listen to more audiobooks and perhaps even start a podcast. I’ve been enjoying playing audiobooks in the background and think podcasts could be a good alternative too.
It would also be great if I could fit more stretching in. I’ve been sitting way too much or laying down for long stretches of time– forgetting to get up. So, stretching and getting up regularly would be key.

What will you be reading this month? 

Posted in monthly TBR, Once A Month Posts

April ’20 Monthly TBR

I like sharing what books I’m planning on reading each month and it also helps me remember which books I want to read. I actually look back at this post periodically throughout the month– I’ve lost counts of the amount of times I’ve double-checked it and realized I had forgotten about a buddy read!! 

So, what exactly is on my TBR this month….

»Group/Buddy Reads

Druid Vices and a Vodka (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #6)Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1)Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson, #12)Ruby (Jewels Cafe, #6)Betrayals & Broken Promises (Masquerade of Myths, #1)

Druid Vices and a Vodka isn’t truly a buddy read, but one group has a few people reading the whole series, so I’m counting it. I love this series!! Dead Witch Walking is the start of a series re-read. And I’m guessing that Ruby will win– otherwise it is a placeholder for the group read pick. 

»Challenges

Claire Kingsley’s Apr. Challenge– 

The WitnessA Bad Day for Sunshine (Sunshine Vicram, #1)Stay (WAGs, #2)Ruby (Jewels Cafe, #6)

Claire Kingsley’s Bonus Apr. Challenge- 

Stud Muffin (Donner Bakery, #2)Tru Blue (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor, #1)Sol & Lune (Sol & Lune #1)

Read Harder Challenge

I need to start reading for prompts — I think I can fit these in. If I can do Hedwig as an audiobook that will be a double-win!

Hedwig and the Angry InchAsh

»April ARCs: 

A Bad Day for Sunshine (Sunshine Vicram, #1)Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy, #2)The Perfect Escape (Perfect Escape, #1)Chosen Ones (The Chosen Ones, #1)Not That Kind of GuyThe Rakess (Society of Sirens, #1)

divider-2154993_1280

Monthly Goals: 

ARCs: I’ve had some bad luck with ARCs lately, but I need to do better. Last month I met my goal of 5, so this month let’s bump it up to 7.

Reviews: Okay, 2019 reviews are done — time to get January and half of February done and catch up on ARC reviews. I am getting better at review writing !

Not Book Related: I want to start working out or jogging a little with my dog more often. Staying at home means I need to force myself to get up more. I’m taking it easy on the going out and being social since lol we really shouldn’t be doing that anyhow. 

What are you excited to read this month?

Posted in monthly TBR, Once A Month Posts

March ’20 TBR

I like sharing what books I’m planning on reading each month and it also helps me remember which books I want to read. I actually look back at this post periodically throughout the month– I’ve lost counts of the amount of times I’ve double-checked it and realized I had forgotten about a buddy read!! 

So, what exactly is on my TBR this month…. Continue reading “March ’20 TBR”

Posted in monthly TBR, Once A Month Posts

February ’20 TBR

I like sharing what books I’m planning on reading each month and it also helps me remember which books I want to read. I actually look back at this post periodically throughout the month– I’ve lost counts of the amount of times I’ve double-checked it and realized I had forgotten about a buddy read!! 

So, what exactly is on my TBR this month….

»Group/Buddy Reads

Where The Blue Thorns GrowThe Forever Crew (Adamson All-Boys Academy, #3)When the Dead Come Home (The Veil Diaries Book 8)The Sins of Desire (The Demons' Muse, #3)The Rebel's Vision (Age of the Andinna #4)

Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)The Jaguar King (The Wild Rites Saga #1)

Once again, most of these are for one group haha. The Jaguar King is a placeholder for the whole series… a series buddy read for the month. 

»Challenges

Pick It For Me

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (The Rules of Scoundrels, #2)Bitter Falls (Stillhouse Lake #4)

Claire Kingsley’s Feb. Challenge– 
Four Prompts: Pink cover, age gap, wears a uniform, new to me author

The Forever Crew (Adamson All-Boys Academy, #3)Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)Before GirlThe Jaguar King (The Wild Rites Saga #1)

Double-dipping here haha

SHOUT

Also throwing on Shout as it is YA, an audiobook, and fulfills a prompt through Read Harder or Popsugar… I can’t remember which. 

 

 

»Netgalley/ARCs

One’s I’m late to read…

Belly UpTell Me How You Really FeelRules We're Meant to BreakBriar and Rose and JackLoki: Where Mischief LiesThe Harp of KingsThere Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness, #1)The Lady RogueThe Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven, #1)The Beautiful (The Beautiful, #1)Into the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place, #1)Gravemaidens (Gravemaidens, #1)Songs from the DeepNovice Dragoneer (Dragoneer Academy, #1)The Wickerlight (The Wren Hunt, #2)Trace of EvilA Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2)The Vanishing (Fogg Lake #1)The Secret Chapter (The Invisible Library #6)A Love Hate ThingScavenge the Stars (Scavenge the Stars, #1)Tweet CuteDon't Read the CommentsGreen Lantern: LegacyWildfireMy Best Friend’s Royal Wedding

February ARCs: 

The Worst Best ManA Good Girl's Guide to MurderAll the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth, #1)The Last Smile in Sunder CityThe Sound of StarsSera and the Royal Stars, Vol. 1

If I could actually get myself to read some ARCs this wouldn’t be bad at all!

Total books I want to read this month: 43


Monthly Goals: 

ARCs: December I did so good, but I failed at reading ARCs in January… I need to get my head in the game and read at least 10 to make a dent. 

Reviews: lol I’ll be winning if I could write even one review… but mostly, I want everything prior to 2020 reviewed and all the ARCs. Let’s see what happens. 

Not Book Related: Finishing putting away all my things would be ideal, I’ll settle for having a space I can do pilates in without bumping into other things. I’m serious about wanting to start exercising again. 

What are you excited to read this month?

Posted in Anticipated Reads, monthly TBR, Once A Month Posts

January ’20 TBR

This year I’m changing up my Anticipated Reads post. It felt like it was getting too long. So, I’ll be splitting it into Anticipated Releases and Monthly TBR. 

I like sharing what books I’m planning on reading each month and it also helps me remember which books I want to read. I actually look back at this post periodically throughout the month– I’ve lost counts of the amount of times I’ve double-checked it and realized I had forgotten about a buddy read!! 

So, what exactly is on my TBR this month…. Continue reading “January ’20 TBR”