May TBR!

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Hello and happy first day of May!  I can hardly believe it’s already May.  Summer will be here before you know it! 🎉☀  Last month I decided to take a break from planned TBRs, because for the past few months, they haven’t been going well, lol.  Well, I read even less last month, so I’ve decided to give them another try.  I’m really hopeful that May will be a great reading month. 🙂

So, let’s get started!

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March TBR!

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Hello!  I know we’re already a few days into March, but today I’m going to be talking about my March TBR!  Last month, I read a few great books, but unfortunately, I didn’t get to read as many of them as I would have liked.  So, I’m trying again in March – with a few more additions as well!

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February TBR!

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Hey everyone! I know I’m a few days late, but today I’m going to be sharing some of the books I’m hoping to read this month!  Last month, I didn’t finish as many books as I would have hoped, so I have some pretty high hopes for February.  I don’t always set monthly TBR’s, but I’ve decided to try it out for a while and see how it goes. 🙂

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Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday/Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature, started by Breaking the Spine and continued by Wishful Endings, that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases! 

This week’s pick is:

Romanov

RELEASING MAY 7TH, 2019

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From the author of Fawkes comes a magical take on the story of Anastasia Romanov.

The history books say I died.

They don’t know the half of it.

Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he’s hunted Romanov before.

Nastya’s only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn’t frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . .

That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other.

Romanov sounds like such an intriguing novel!!  I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Nadine Brandes’ other book, Fawkes, and so I’m sure this one will be just as wonderful as well.  I also follow her on Twitter, and she is just so sweet and fun, it really makes me want to read her books more.  I’ve always been super intrigued by Anastasia, and I have no doubt that this book will be intriguing as well.  Also, look at that gorgeous cover! 😍

 


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Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is:

Winter TBR

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The hype for Dumplin’ is out of control now that the Netflix movie is here!  I’ve heard nothing but good things about both the book and the movie, and I am really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this one.

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The Night Circus is one of those books I’ve been meaning to read for ages but just keep putting it off for one reason or another.  Well, I’ve really been in the mood to read something mysterious and atmospheric, and from what I’ve heard, this sounds like the perfect book to fill that!

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If there’s one book I’m hoping I get for Christmas, A Map of Days is it! I absolutely adore the Miss Peregrine series, and I’ve been desperately waiting to read this one.  If I get this one for Christmas (fingers and toes crossed), it may even be my very first read of 2019!

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I meant to read Rebecca earlier this year.  However, I checked it out from the library (along with a rather hefty stack of books) and I ended up not getting to it before it was due back.  After Christmas, I’m planning on checking this one out again and giving it another try!

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is another book that I’ve heard so many wonderful things about!  I’m very excited to read this book and watch the movie this winter.

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Okay, so everyone loves Outlander. I’ve always been intimidated by this book because of its size, but I really think I should give it a go!

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Greenwillow was another book I meant to read earlier this year.  It was in the same library stack as Rebecca, and, unfortunately, I didn’t get to this one either.  Here’s hoping I finally can read it!

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This book has been on my radar for quite some time, but I just never had the chance to read it.  Well, my package from TBTBSanta came and The Sun is Also a Star was one of the books she gifted me! I’m so excited to read it now!

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Parallel is another book my wonderful TBTBSanta gave me.  Honestly, I plan on reading all the books she gave me this winter, but being that I have an actual post sharing all that I got, I decided to only list two!

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Hiddensee sounds like such a perfect, wintery read. It’s a retelling of The Nutcracker, and while I’ve never read the book, I’ve seen the ballet (and the Barbie movie 😂), so I’m super excited to see how this one is!


There you have it! Those are just a few of the books I am looking forward to reading this winter!  Be sure to share with me some of the books on your winter TBR, because I would love to know!

Thanks for reading!


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December TBR + Tistheseasonathon & Classicsathon TBRs!

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Hello everyone!  I am so excited for the books I plan on reading this month! Christmas is my favorite time of year, and so December is going to be filled with holiday-themed reads.  I’ve also decided to participate in the ‘TisTheSeasonAthon – which starts today, December 3rd, and runs through the 9th – and the ClassicsAThon, which runs through the entire month of December.  Because everything was starting all around the same time, I decided to create one big TBR post!

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Sbooktober Readathon TBR!

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Hello!  In honor of Blogtober and Blogoween, today I’m sharing with you all my TBR for the second readathon I’m participating in this month!

The Sbooktober Readathon started today, October 21st and goes through October 27th!  You can click here to get all the details!

I’ve decided to join the Lycans team, led by Vanessa @ Paper Faerie! 🐺🌕

Alright, here’s the challenges and the books I’ve chosen:

 Join Sbooktober

Read a Halloween themed book of your choice (thriller, supernatural, gothic, etc)

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What better book to start things off with than Hocus Pocus?! It just screams Halloween!

Clan Up

Pick a clan and read a book featuring your mascot (Corpse brides can read a book involving any type of bride, and vampire bats can a read a book with vampires or bats).

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I bought this book a couple years ago, and I still haven’t gotten around to reading it.  Being that it involves werewolves, I thought now would be the perfect time to read Unleashed!

Enter the Haunted House

Read a book that includes a haunted house.

Perform an Incantation

Read a short story or poetry collection.

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I’m combining these next two challenges, and reading the short story, The Grownup by Gillian Flynn.  I’ll be honest, I’m kind of scared to read Gillian Flynn’s books, so I’m starting with a short story to get a feel for her writing style!

Face Your Fears

Read a book based on something you are, or have been, afraid of.

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The Fall of Candy Corn will be a reread for me, but it’s one I remember enjoying so much!  This series is about a girl who works at a theme park, and just like most theme parks, this one goes all out for Halloween and features tons of haunted houses and scary mazes.  I am so afraid of jump scares, like they do in theme parks!

🐺Lycan Challenges🌕

Howl At The Moon

Read a book at nighttime.

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Undead Girl Gang is actually Sbooktober’s group book, and I decided it would work really perfectly for this challenge!

Pack Instinct

Read a book you feel like everyone else has read and you don’t want to miss out on.

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Everyone I know who has read A Discovery of Witches loves it so much! I really do feel like I’ve been missing out.  Hopefully I’ll love this one just as much as everyone else seems to!


And there you have it! That’s my [overly ambitious] TBR for this week!  While I won’t be able to read them all, I’m really looking forward to reading a lot and trying to get to as many as I can. 🙂

Let me know, are you participating in the Sbooktober Readathon?

Thanks for reading!