july tbr

New month, wrap-up posts, goal posts, and the best kind of posts of all: the TBR posts! I love doing a monthly TBR post, but this month I almost didn’t do one because I only have one book I want to read that actually releases in July. So, this TBR post is a mishmash of mostly June releases I haven’t gotten to yet and August releases that I want to read before their release.

Here’s what I hope to read in July:

  • Finding Yvonne – I’ve had this on my TBR pile for a while since getting my first ever batch of ARCs from LBYR. This book is about a violinist who realizes she might not be good enough to go to a conservatory after high school and struggles with that and an estranged relationship with her father, and meets a musician she relates to and becomes unexpectedly pregnant. I love books about music and this one sounds really good from an author who gets many good reviews for her other books. Am excited to read (also it’s short wooooo).
  • To Be Honest – First of all, the main character is a fat girl and second of all her nickname is SAVVY which is the cutest. I’m not too sure what it’s really about other than an overbearing mother obsessed with weight loss and a hopefully cute romance. I am hoping to feel seen in this book and for it to be very body positive and good.
  • The Looking Glass – I keep forgetting about this book then getting super excited about it all over again when I rediscover it and read the synopsis. It features dancing, a book of fairy tales, and a missing sister, all of which should combine to make a really good book.

 

  • Notes From My Captivity – I really loved Kathy Parks’ YA debut, THE LIFEBOAT CLIQUE, and have been looking forward to another snarky and sassy book from this author ever since. This one is about an aspiring journalist who goes to Siberia to chase a story about a legendary family of hermits…and gets kidnapped. This has all the makings of a Mel book and after her first book I have very high expectations of this author.
  • A Thousand Perfect Notes – Honestly, I didn’t even care about what the synopsis of this book was when I first heard it was coming out because it’s by CAIT of PAPER FURY, the blog that probably every blogger aspires to be like. I have been curious about Cait’s writing for so long as a long-time follower of Paper Fury, and was so psyched she was being published. I had to order this one special from the Book Depository since it’s not available in the US, and I literally almost cried when the package came.
  • The Art of French Kissing – I forgot about this book even though I have an eARC of it, then read a review somewhere and got excited about it. It’s about a teen girl who goes to a Chopped-style cooking competition to win a scholarship to culinary school, then ends up going to culinary war with one of the other contestants, aka hate-to-love romance aka the best romance trope. I hope this book is as adorable and fun as it sounds!

 

Have you read any of these books? What’s on your TBR list for July?

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June 2018: I survived some more

I think the main theme of my recap posts since starting the blog has basically been “I survived.” Which is okay, I guess, and understandable since a LOT has happened since I started the blog, including continuing in my new job, settling into my apartment, getting kittens, having my boyfriend move in, a lot of mental health problems, and a new health issue with my heart. That is…way too much for a little me to handle, honestly. But in June, I did manage to survive some more, despite heavier depression and a super stressful library event that over 600 people attended.

The library event, which was basically a comicon, was probably the most stressful part of the month aside from worsening depression and the heart thing continuing. I have been stressed about it since I got the job and they kept telling me “oh hey, you’ll have to help run and put this together next year! off you go!” because I have not done much library programming, let alone a ginormous event that over 600 people have attended. However, it happened last Saturday, it went well, and I SURVIVED and did okay. I now feel much better about helping to run it next year after having gone through it, plus I’ll have my work partner running it with me, so I think we’ll be good. And that is a MAJOR stress off my chest.

The depression has not been so great. I felt weirdly affected by the recent celebrity suicides in the U. S. (Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain), even though I didn’t know too too much about either of them. Plus, Corey and I watched a season of Masterchef recently and found out literally right after watching the finale that one of the finalists committed suicide a year after the show was filmed. I took that really hard because he was so ambitious and had so many big dreams and honestly I think he could have achieved any of them, and that’s kind of what all my college professors told me before I graduated. Everyone thought I would do so well, and I feel like other than career-wise I’m not doing that well. These three things have made my suicidal ideation a lot worse than normal, and I’ve started seeing my therapist twice a week now because I just need to get through it and really want to WANT to be alive, which honestly I haven’t felt since a friend died a couple years ago.

But, I am doing my best to hang in there and just keep pushing through. My goal is to make it through August, and then maybe if I can do that, make it through another month. A year feels like so much, and forever seems impossible right now, but I’m doing my best and trying out a lot of new things to try and help myself, so hopefully something works.

Now, onto bookish things!

What I Read

I was secretly hoping to read at least 10 books this month, but as of the writing of this post, I have only read 6. However, this is still higher than normal for me this year, so I am still pleased with that number. Plus, I’m also 10 books ahead on my Goodreads challenge, which I now hope to exceed in numbers.

In terms of what I actually read, I read 2 nonfiction books and 4 YA books. I really didn’t read anything bad this month. SUMMER OF SALT was a little underwhelming but still very interesting and charming, with a good dose of bird-related magical realism and cool magical skills. My favorite two books were definitely INVISIBLE GHOSTS by Robyn Schneider and Morgan Matson’s new book, SAVE THE DATE. I’ve already talked about both in a couple other posts, so suffice it to say, they were both excellent.

 

Blogging Things

My stats are still very low (under 50 views per day), which I sometimes feel bad about, but I am still new and growing as a millionth-time blogger, so that is probably normal?? However, I’m getting more comments than I ever used to and more likes, which is very gratifying and nice. I like replying to people’s comments and talking to other bloggers and making online friends, which I’ve never had before.

My favorite things that I posted this month were all of my Pride-related posts, which I featured in a semi-feature called It’s Pride! Here are some of my favorite Pride posts:

The Pride Tag
Pride TBR List
Queer 2018 Books on my TBR List
Proud moments of Pride Month

I also started my own occasional Saturday feature called CATURDAY, where I pick a breed of cat and choose a book based on their personality or other characteristics. So far I’ve posted on Tortishells and Turkish Angoras. I am enjoying writing these posts thus far and people seem to like them as well 😀

 

How was your June?

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mid-year book freakout tag!

I know I do a lot of tags, but honestly I simply can’t resist doing them, plus, Caro tagged me (!!) so obviously this tag must be done. Also, what am I good for if not flailing about books?

1. Best book you’ve read so far

I didn’t know whether I wanted to count this question as best book PUBLISHED in 2018 or best book I’ve read in 2018, so I’m doing both. I read THE HAZEL WOOD last year, but I just love it so so much I couldn’t not put it on this list. It’s dark and twisty and magical and amazing and oh so good.

The best book I’ve read so far actually in 2018 is probably TO KILL A KINGDOM or SEA WITCH. I loved both of these books so much, I can’t even tell you. TO KILL A KINGDOM was stabby and slow burning and great, and SEA WITCH was a fantastic Ursula origin story that blew me away.

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2. Best sequel you’ve read so far

I don’t read a lot of series in general, so there’s really only one possible answer for this question, and that’s ACOWAR. I reread ACOMAF before finally getting around to ACOWAR in preparation for ACOFAS, and ACOWAR definitely did not disappoint. Even though I didn’t finish ACOFAS because I thought it was really boring and nothing was happening, I still can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series.

 

 

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

Um…try, all of them? I guess if I have to pick just one…A REAPER AT THE GATES would be my pick. I started it a bit the day I started writing this post, but I feel really disoriented in it at the moment and feel like I might have to reread A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, not because I don’t remember enough, but because it feels like such a huge break between the story that I keep worrying I missed something. Plus, it’s nice to read books in a series one after the other.

 

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Again, can I just pick all of them? It changes day to day, but at the time of this post writing, it is JACK OF HEARTS. It’s about a proudly sexually active gay teen who writes a sex advice column and has to figure out who is stalking him and trying to blackmail him into the closet. It sounds like amazing queer fluff thriller and I am so here for it.

 

5. Biggest disappointment 

Oh god, FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE definitely has to be the answer for this one. I was so ridiculously excited to read it and then even more excited to get an ARC, but…it was so bad?? I’m honestly still confused as to how Sandhya Menon could write something as amazing as DIMPLE and then write something so terrible. I hated everything about this book, from the writing style to the characters (OMG Twinkle is so annoying) and didn’t even ship the romance. Major thumbs down on this one.

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6. Biggest surprise

I’d have to go with Robyn Schneider’s new book, INVISIBLE GHOSTS. I liked her second book, EXTRAORDINARY MEANS, well enough, but was honestly not expecting greatness from this book. I kind of read it on a whim, and damn, I was blown away. INVISIBLE GHOSTS is about Rose, who sees her brother’s ghost and also other ghosts. She’s thrown for a loop when Jamie, a childhood friend, comes back to town, with an interesting secret of his own. I thought this book was so beautifully written with complex characters and relationships, well-executed paranormal stuff, and a really powerful exploration of grief. I just loved this one.

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7. Favourite new author

I know I’m repeating answers with this question, but I didn’t love another new author as much as I loved Alexandra Christo (TO KILL A KINGDOM) and Sarah Henning (SEA WITCH). They are my new (sea) queens.

 

8/9. Newest favorite character

Probably either Abby from THE SUMMER OF JORDI PEREZ or Alvie from WHEN MY HEART JOINS THE THOUSAND. Abby is a fat lesbian who’s into fashion and I so related to her and wanted to hug her. Alvie from WHEN MY HEART JOINS THE THOUSAND is an autistic teen trying to get emancipated from the state. She’s complex and messy and definitely traumatized, and tries so hard not to be loved. Alvie is for sure the most unique character I’ve read this year and one of the most unique voices I’ve read in a long time.

 

 

10. Book that made you cry

For the most part, I’ve been avoiding serious contemporaries and sad books this year, even though that used to be what I liked to read the most. I think I just have so much going on in my personal life that I don’t want to be overwhelmed while reading also. But anyway. The book that made me the most sad would have to be WHEN MY HEART JOINS THE THOUSAND, which I already talked a little about in the last question. This book is sad for a lot of reasons, but what I found the most heartbreaking other than the intense twist/reveal at the end, was how it was slowly revealed how Alvie’s mother couldn’t accept her daughter because of her autism. She kept talking about how she knew the “real” Alvie was in her, which confused small Alvie and teen Alvie. It was so hard to read about this mother because while it was clear she had her own personal problems, she also didn’t try to understand Alvie as she was as an autistic person.

 

11. Book that made you happy

I just read my first Morgan Matson book, SAVE THE DATE, and goodness, this book made my little heart so very happy. I think it’s really rare that a book just brings pure joy and delight and this was one of those books for me. I adored all the characters and couldn’t wait to get back to reading it every time I had to put it down. This book was just perfection.

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12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year

I’m ashamed to say I haven’t seen any, which is shocking considering how much I was dying to see Love, Simon. I just hardly ever go to the movies and couldn’t get myself to actually go see it. I also really wanted to see A Wrinkle In Time, but I wanted to reread the book first because it’s been so long since I read it.

 

13. Favorite review you’ve written this year

I don’t have a favorite review, mostly because I haven’t written many because I’ve decided for the most part that I’m not going to review on this blog. So my favorite review is that I haven’t written reviews and I don’t pressure myself to write them 🙂

 

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year

It’s a toss-up between Cait’s book, A THOUSAND PERFECT NOTES and Louise O’Neil’s Little Mermaid retelling, THE SURFACE BREAKS. I don’t actually love the cover of Cait’s book, but I love it because it’s her book and it’s just so special to me. THE SURFACE BREAKS has an extremely gorgeous cover, and also has a blue cover underneath with etchings that look like silver scales. I hope the inside is as pretty as the outside!

 

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

For sure THE CRUEL PRINCE, EMERGENCY CONTACT, and I HAVE LOST MY WAY. TCP and IHLMY are two of my most anticipated books of the year, which of course means that I put them off until I don’t read them altogether. I just get so nervous that they’re not going to be as good as I hoped. I wasn’t too excited to get an unsolicited ARC of EMERGENCY CONTACT, but then a bunch of bloggers started raving about it and made me think it’s one I have to read.

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astrothon tbr

Astrothon is a week-long readathon hosted on Instagram by, among others, Fey of Fey’s Bookish World, whose post directed me to this event. Astrothon runs from July 1-8 with various prompts to complete based off of the solar system! Their goal is to read at least four books, but I think I might shoot a little lower and stick with three. You can also combine books for topics with at least 2 books.

Here are some of the books I hope to read for each of the challenges:

 

sun: finish a book in 24 hours

…almost any book

 

mercury: a book with an important message

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I am expecting Maggie Ann Martin’s TO BE HONEST (formerly THE STRUGGLE IS REAL which I liked better) to be a body positivity fest.

 

venus: a book by a female author

Pretty much all YA books, honestly

 

earth: a book you see yourself represented in

I honestly don’t know what to pick for this one? I guess anything queer or having to do with mental illness would count. We’ll see I guess.

 

mars: a book about someone/something lost

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I’ve been debating reading this one since getting my eARC of it, but have been hesitant because it sounds very sad. It’s about three teens who suffer a tragedy and are brought together by music (the synopsis is sort of vague on the details). Marie at Drizzle & Hurricane Books wrote a brief review of it recently that made me want to read it more, so I might still give it a shot.

 

jupiter: a book you can finish in one sitting

…again, almost any book, if I set my mind to it

 

saturn: a book with an eye-catching cover

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This book wasn’t really on my radar until I was pitched an ARC of it and then started seeing super positive reviews of it everywhere. It’s about a texting relationship and social anxiety and other stuff that make me really want to try it.

 

uranus: a character with a cold demeanor

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So many characters from this book fit the bill for this prompt, but especially the Commandant and Helene. I want to reread this book because I just got REAPER and felt a little disoriented when I tried reading it right away. I usually read the previous book in a series when the new book comes out anyway, so it wouldn’t be terrible.

 

neptune: a book with blue on the cover

 

pluto: a book written in a nontraditional format

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I’ve been meaning to read JANE SINNER since before it came out and am kicking myself for not having read it yet. This book is about depression, reality tv, and religion apparently. It’s written in diary format with scripts in the middle.

 

moon: a book in a series

Another book I’ve seen on a ton of blogs is Nora Sakavic’s THE FOXHOLE COURT series. I might start this one because it sounds interesting and is queer. Honestly the queerness is my main motivation to read this series aside from the recs from other bloggers.

 

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It’s Pride! proud moments of the month

Since it’s the last week of Pride Month (but never the last week of pride, if we’re being honest, because QUEER PRIDE NEVER STOPS!!), I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from the month relating to queer things and Pride itself:

  • Writing about queer stuff on the blog. Up until this month, I don’t think I really wrote anything about queer books, being queer, or any queer things, really. Doing so made me realize I really want to focus more on queer books and diverse books in general on this blog. I love writing about, researching, and reading anything that has to do with queer stuff, so putting more of a focus for that on the blog makes sense. I definitely enjoyed coming up with topics for my It’s Pride! series, and found it remarkably easy also, which clearly shows that I should be writing about this stuff more often and not just during Pride Month.
  • Creating my Pride tag! I’ve never been brave enough to create my own tag, but I realized I wanted to do one and that Pride was a good theme to start with. It was good practice for writing other tags in the future hopefully, and people seemed to like it a lot, which was very gratifying.
  • Coming out on Facebook. A couple weeks ago, I ended up revealing on my personal Facebook account that in addition to identifying as bisexual/pansexual, which most people already knew, I’ve also been exploring the fact that I might be nonbinary. At this point, I think I’d describe myself as DEMIFLUID, or, I feel like a woman most of the time but sometimes feel like a different gender. For me that usually means that when I feel fluid, I feel like expressing myself in ways that are either hyper feminine, or more on the butch side of things. I wouldn’t say I ever identify as male, but nonbinary-femme and demifluid seem to fit what I feel. Pronouns preferred are she/her or they/them. Honestly I’d probably do they/them more if I could, but not a lot of people respect they/them pronouns and I always worry about being annoying or too demanding or something, even though I know that’s silly.
  • Making my Pride display at the library. I made the LGBT Galaxy, featured below, with planets, stars, and definition flip up parts of queer-relating words. It was the first display that I made really big and bold and creative, and my boss’ boss, who was very critical of my displays when I first started, said she loved it.
  • A girl getting very excited by the display. A couple weeks ago I also had a class visit at the library, and one of the girls in the class was super psyched about the Pride display. She explained what some of the terms meant to the other kids, and when she saw the book ABOUT A GIRL, with two girls kissing on the cover, she immediately picked it up and her whole face lit up and I was very excited. Other kids seemed interested in the books and learning the terms, too, which was really amazing for me.

 

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Books featured:

  • About A Girl
  • Ramona Blue
  • Every Day
  • Adaptation
  • Proxy
  • Ask the Passengers
  • If I Was Your Girl
  • It’s Not Like It’s a Secret
  • None of the Above
  • A Line in the Dark
  • Gallery of Unfinished Girls
  • Grasshopper Jungle
  • Fan Art
  • Beast
  • Autoboyography
  • Two Boys Kissing
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Caturday: Turkish Angora

Caturday is an original feature at A Word and a Whisper where I match cat breeds with books that either I’ve read or want to read. This week, I’m featuring the Turkish Angora.

Turkish Angora cat, Felis catus

As you can see from the picture above, Turkish Angoras are very beautiful cats with gorgeous, fluffy white coats. I have secretly always wanted a white kitty, because I find them very pretty. However, my kitties are obviously gorgeous and adorable gems. Anyway.

The Turkish Angora is apparently known for being intelligent and athletic, so the book I’m choosing for it has characters that exhibit both of those characteristics. The book that I’m picking for this cat is on my TBR list, and it’s THE FOXHOLE COURT series by Nora Sakavic. I’ve seen this book all over all of my favorite blogs, and though I am a little skeptical because the cover is dreadful, I trust my fellow bloggers.

Here’s a synopsis from Goodreads:

Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.

Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn’t need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed.

But Neil’s not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil’s new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can’t walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he’s finally found someone and something worth fighting for.

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According to the numerous reviews I’ve read of this book, THE FOXHOLE COURT contains male characters who are soft and lovely and queer. That alone makes me want to read it. Apparently it is sort of New Adult-y because of content, and I’m a little nervous about that because I am not a reader of NA at this point, and honestly am not a huge fan of sexually explicit content. Even reading ACOTAR I feel all blushy inside and I am an enormous fan of that series.

So we will see. Tell me in the comments if you’ve read this series and what your thoughts were on it!!

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It’s Pride! queer YA wishlist

As I’ve discussed on some other posts, I myself am a sometimes-writer (aka I write a lot and very diligently for a month, give up halfway through, and don’t write again for another year. Anyway). This means I think even more about what I want in books than if I didn’t write, or at least I think I do. I have a lot of things I’d like to see in queer YA novels, and though I could write some of them if I really set my mind to it in all likelihood, there are certainly others I don’t feel I would be the best fit for. Today, I’m going to share a general list of some of the things I’d like to see in queer YA.

  • a bi person who dates someone of the opposite gender
  • more LGBT stories that don’t revolve around them coming out
  • more trans, nonbinary, and agender stories
  • more queer characters in fantasy and other speculative fiction stories
  • more mentally ill queer characters
  • more groups of queer friends (it’s true; we travel in packs)
  • stories about queer people being happy
  • a stereotypical ya story but the characters are all queer
  • queer love triangles
  • queer insta-love
  • queer witches and mermaids
  • books in unique formats about queer characters
  • more historical novels featuring queer people
  • more queer characters of color
  • more disabled queer people
  • queer people as the “chosen one”

 

What do you want to see in queer YA?

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WWW Wednesday \\ 6-20-18

WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words where book bloggers answer these questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What are you reading next?
  • What did you just finish reading?

I don’t do a lot of meme posts but I really like this one because what blogger or booklover in general doesn’t like to talk about the books they’re reading/are going to read? So here’s another WWW Wednesday post…

Currently Reading

Honestly, I’m not sure what I want to start reading. I just finished Morgan Matson’s SAVE THE DATE yesterday, which was simply delightful fluff, and now I feel very motivated to read the other books by her that have been sitting on my unread shelf for years. The characters from THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING made cameos in SAVE THE DATE and I am already intrigued by them, so I am currently leaning toward that.

However, I also just found out that ACE OF SHADES is diverse, which I didn’t know before, and I still have an eARC of DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY that I haven’t read on my Kindle. I just read about that one on Goodreads and now I remember why I wanted to read it in the first place. Plus, I’m kinda in a fantasy mood, so maybe I’ll change my mind and read this one before TUE?

We shall see.

Just Finished

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As I just mentioned, I just finished SAVE THE DATE! This book was so good and exceeded expectations. I was nervous about it a little bit because I don’t typically read books that are 400+ pages, especially contemporaries, but it flew by and was wonderful. This will definitely not be the last Morgan Matson book I read.

Reading Next

I guess what I read next depends on what I decide to start today. If I read the Morgan Matson book, I’ll probably read either DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY or ACE OF SHADES next. I also started A REAPER AT THE GATES yesterday, but felt very disoriented in the story, so I think I’ll feel better if I reread A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT before I get into that one. So it’ll be either Amanda Foody or Sabaa Tahir next.

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WWW Wednesday \\ 6-20-18

WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words where book bloggers answer these questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What are you reading next?
  • What did you just finish reading?

I don’t do a lot of meme posts but I really like this one because what blogger or booklover in general doesn’t like to talk about the books they’re reading/are going to read? So here’s another WWW Wednesday post…

Currently Reading

Honestly, I’m not sure what I want to start reading. I just finished Morgan Matson’s SAVE THE DATE yesterday, which was simply delightful fluff, and now I feel very motivated to read the other books by her that have been sitting on my unread shelf for years. The characters from THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING made cameos in SAVE THE DATE and I am already intrigued by them, so I am currently leaning toward that.

However, I also just found out that ACE OF SHADES is diverse, which I didn’t know before, and I still have an eARC of DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY that I haven’t read on my Kindle. I just read about that one on Goodreads and now I remember why I wanted to read it in the first place. Plus, I’m kinda in a fantasy mood, so maybe I’ll change my mind and read this one before TUE?

We shall see.

Just Finished

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As I just mentioned, I just finished SAVE THE DATE! This book was so good and exceeded expectations. I was nervous about it a little bit because I don’t typically read books that are 400+ pages, especially contemporaries, but it flew by and was wonderful. This will definitely not be the last Morgan Matson book I read.

Reading Next

I guess what I read next depends on what I decide to start today. If I read the Morgan Matson book, I’ll probably read either DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY or ACE OF SHADES next. I also started A REAPER AT THE GATES yesterday, but felt very disoriented in the story, so I think I’ll feel better if I reread A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT before I get into that one. So it’ll be either Amanda Foody or Sabaa Tahir next.

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WWW Wednesday \\ 6-20-18

WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words where book bloggers answer these questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What are you reading next?
  • What did you just finish reading?

I don’t do a lot of meme posts but I really like this one because what blogger or booklover in general doesn’t like to talk about the books they’re reading/are going to read? So here’s another WWW Wednesday post…

Currently Reading

Honestly, I’m not sure what I want to start reading. I just finished Morgan Matson’s SAVE THE DATE yesterday, which was simply delightful fluff, and now I feel very motivated to read the other books by her that have been sitting on my unread shelf for years. The characters from THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING made cameos in SAVE THE DATE and I am already intrigued by them, so I am currently leaning toward that.

However, I also just found out that ACE OF SHADES is diverse, which I didn’t know before, and I still have an eARC of DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY that I haven’t read on my Kindle. I just read about that one on Goodreads and now I remember why I wanted to read it in the first place. Plus, I’m kinda in a fantasy mood, so maybe I’ll change my mind and read this one before TUE?

We shall see.

Just Finished

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As I just mentioned, I just finished SAVE THE DATE! This book was so good and exceeded expectations. I was nervous about it a little bit because I don’t typically read books that are 400+ pages, especially contemporaries, but it flew by and was wonderful. This will definitely not be the last Morgan Matson book I read.

Reading Next

I guess what I read next depends on what I decide to start today. If I read the Morgan Matson book, I’ll probably read either DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY or ACE OF SHADES next. I also started A REAPER AT THE GATES yesterday, but felt very disoriented in the story, so I think I’ll feel better if I reread A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT before I get into that one. So it’ll be either Amanda Foody or Sabaa Tahir next.

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