Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn TBR

Ah, Autumn! That wonderful time of year when the temperature drops, and I can finally start wearing my vast collection of sweaters. *looks at outdoor thermometer and sees it is 98 degrees* Well, heck! At least I can read autumnally until the weather decides to cooperate.

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May Wrap Up & June TBR

Well, May was a month, wasn’t it? For one of the longer months it was painfully short. I’m not sure what happened in the time/space continuum that accelerated things so quickly, but I am now completely freaking out over the fact that it is JUNE and my best friend’s wedding is in less than 20 days and I’m not even sure what I’m going to be wearing yet. Pardon me while I go scream into the void…

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March Wrap Up/April TBR

Well this is going to be a quick one because March was a total disaster for me reading wise and I’d quite like to pretend it didn’t happen. But cheers to April being much, much better.

March Wrap Up

What I Read…

Basically nothing. I did read To Best the Boys and I quite enjoyed it. And then I read Never-Contented Things and that was just a disappointment. I’m also currently in the middle of the following books: Skyward, Scythe, Aurora Rising, The Crown’s Fate, Once and Future, and The Fever King. The first three in that list are good, the last three are not so much. I’m hoping to finish Aurora Rising, The Crown’s Fate, Once and Future, and The Fever King by the end of the week (Scythe and Skyward are buddy reads so they take longer).

What I Bought…

Basically everything. I’m pretty sure I acquired 30+ books this month. I know I got at least 22 at Emerald City Comic Con and then I bought at least 6 in a fit of post con blues. I know I got a few others too, because I have zero self control. And of course I didn’t log any of my new purchases into my Goodreads so I could responsibly track them. *sigh* BUT here are some that I am excited about:

  • Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
  • Space Opera by Catherynne Valente
  • Deathless by Catherynne Valente
  • A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy by Alex White
  • Geekerella and The Princecess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston
  • Honor Among Thieves and Honor Bound by Rachel Caine & Anne Aguirre

April TBR

So, my main problem with March was that I was totally unfocused with my reading and it lead to me getting almost nothing read. I am going into April with (hopefully) more intention. I will be finishing up the leftover March books and then be reading the following:

  • Mirage by Somaiya Daud
  • Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
  • Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst
  • My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
  • The Confectioner’s Coup and The Confectioner’s Truth by Claire Luana

If I somehow manage to read all of those I’ll be choosing only books published before 2019 as my extras. I desperately need to catch up on my Beat the Backlist challenge.

Wish me luck! I’m gonna need it…

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To

When I read the prompt for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) I actually laughed out loud. There are so many more than ten books I meant to read in 2018. So. Many. More. But here are the Top Ten (out of the like 200)

The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

I’ve had these books on my shelves for…4 years, I think. I have been gently yelled at numerous times by some of my booksta friends to get on this series. I had originally been determined to get to it in 2018. But…well…here we are…

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I have a soft spot for books that emotionally destroy me and I’ve been told this one will do just that. I bought this with the intention of reading it immediately but honestly it worked out that I didn’t get to this one in 2018. I’ve decided to read nothing but heart breaking books in February and this one is definitely on the list.

Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch

“What would have happened if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz.” That’s the blurb on the cover of this book. HOW COULD I HAVE NOT READ THIS YET??? I LOVE cop procedural TV series, especially British ones, and I am definitely a Harry Potter fan. I feel like I’ll be pretty pissed at myself for not getting to this series last year like I intended.

The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

This is my “forever on the TBR” series. I’m like 99% sure I’ll love it and I had really good intentions of getting to it in 2018. We all know what the road to TBR hell is paved in…

Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness

This is another series that I’ve been told will wreck me. I want to be wrecked. I need to be wrecked. But apparently I didn’t want to be wrecked enough to pick this one up in 2018.

The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell

I LOVED The Last Magician. LOVED! Give me all the Harte Darrigan. So even though I was totally anticipating the sequel, I never picked it up when it was released in 2018 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

NUMAIR IS THE OG BAE! Well, maybe not true OG, but it sounds good and I’m sticking with it. He was one of my favorite characters in the Tortall books and I about lost my mind when I found out there was going to be a series focusing on him. But have I read it yet? OF COURSE NOT *facepalm*

The Falconer series by Elizabeth May

Scottish lore and steampunk and Fae? WHY HAVEN’T I READ THIS SERIES YET? Someone tell me!

The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

Another one from my forever TBR. I thought 2018 was going to be the year, but I was wrong.

Keiko series by Mike Brooks

I’ve been told this series has a Firefly feel and y’all, that is the quickest way to get me to buy a book. I LOVE Sci Fi, but I’m super picky about it. But if there bounty hunters or smugglers or anything along those lines involved I will try it out. I bought the whole trilogy last year but have yet to touch a single page because I am the literal worst.

Want Now Wednesday: Never-Contented Things

Never-Contented ThingsNever Contented Things
Author: Sarah Porter
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Genre: FAIRIES! (Okay, not a genre, but still…FAIRIES!)
Publisher Website/Pre-order Links

Goodreads Synopsis:

Seductive. Cruel. Bored
Be wary of…

Prince and his fairy courtiers are staggeringly beautiful, unrelentingly cruel, and exhausted by the tedium of the centuries―until they meet foster-siblings Josh and Ksenia. Drawn in by their vivid emotions, undying love for each other, and passion for life, Prince will stop at nothing to possess them.

First seduced and then entrapped by the fairies, Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies’ otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price―and they must risk everything in order to reclaim their freedom.

Okay, first off: when you use words like “seductive”, “cruel”, and “fairy” that is a sure fire way to get me to pre-order a book. Which is exactly what I did when I stumbled upon this book. I cannot wait until I have this sumptuous looking book in my hands.

I love different author’s takes on fairy lore and I am excited to see what Sarah Porter brings to the table. I’ve never read anything by this author so I’ll be going in with a fresh slate when I get this book.


What are some key words that get you excited about a book?