January 2019 Romance Wrap-up

Hello readers! Welcome to my very first romance wrap-up where I try to not feel shame for enjoying romance novels. Fake it til you make it, right? *Nervous laugh*

My goal here is to talk more openly about something I truly enjoy and not feel like I have to defend myself or qualify my interests in any way that minimizes them. If you ever catch me saying something like “I know this is trashy, but…” then please call me out on it. Romance is a perfectly valid genre to enjoy, people put a lot of work into writing these stories, and really, it’s not like any aspect of it is that different than a typical mature themed video game. And there I go, feeling like I have to defend myself. I’d better just get into the wrap-up.

I read eight historical romances this month. First up was The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. This is the third book in the Bridgertons prequel series the Rokesbys. I have read a lot of Julia Quinn at this point, and she has definitely improved as a writer over time. Her most recent books are some of my all-time favorite romances, and this one did not disappoint. There is a slightly over-the-top plot element later on, but you can really only have so many of your characters almost die of an infection or a duel before your readers start to see it coming, so the plots about spies and pirates don’t actually bother me.

Next I read The Governess Game by Tessa Dare. Tessa Dare is my favorite romance author. Her books are funny and cute and just the right amount of steamy (for me, at least). This book delivered. Alexandra is strong willed and fearless, but you have to be when you are left to make your own way in Regency-era London. Alex has some great friends and a job she enjoys, until one day she meets a duke who mistakes her for a governess and she somehow ends up taking care of two of the most peculiar children she has ever met. This is not my new favorite Tessa Dare book, that honor still belongs to A Week to be Wicked, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading this.

Next up I read And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake by Elizabeth Boyle. This is the second book in a series. I read the first book back when I was first getting into historical romance, and I really liked it. I wanted to continue the series, but none of the other books were available through my library. I had a few extra Audible credits at the beginning of the month, so I finally got around to continuing. I enjoyed this book. It includes the family feud trope, which is not one of my favorites, but the characters are amusing and I was definitely rooting for everyone to end up happy.

I next read the third book in this same series,  If Wishes Were Earls. I have to say, this is the best title in the series so far. The story itself was, well, it was fine. There were some plot elements that were convoluted, in my opinion, but I’m always willing to suspend my disbelief to some degree for a romance novel. The romance itself was pretty good. The miscommunications between the characters got to be a bit annoying which made the ending fall a little flat for me. But the middle was pretty good, and I liked the flashback scenes.

The next book I read was for the Biannual Bibliothon challenge of reading a book with a cover you don’t like. It was How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell. People who like Tessa Dare have told me that Lenora Bell is very similar, so I was excited to try her out. Overall, this story was fun, but it could have been better. There were some moments when the uneven power dynamic and the lack of communication were making me uneasy, which tends to hamper my enjoyment. There was a side character that I thought was hilarious, and she is the protagonist in another book, so I will be reading that one for sure. I listened to this book on Scribd, which I tried for the first time this month. Scribd is a service that allows you to access ebooks and audiobooks for a much cheaper price than Audible. They do change which books you have access to depending on what you’ve been reading lately, but they never limit the actual number of books you consume in a month, which is nice. If you want to try out Scribd, you can get 2 free months by using this link and then I get a free month too.

Next up, I read the first three books in the Scandalous Highlanders series by Suzanne Enoch. These were all just okay to me. I will definitely read the fourth book, but these aren’t my new favorites. These all make use of the highlander trope, which I tend not to like so much. The men are described as being as big as a mountain, or other similar things, and I’m sure it’s supposed to be sexy, but I can’t help thinking Hagrid. Knowing this, maybe I shouldn’t have picked up these books, but I have liked a couple of books with that trope in the past, so I thought I would try these. Also, I’ve like Suzanne Enoch books before, but I just wasn’t feeling the romantic tension to the level I wanted in any of these books.

That’s it for my first romance wrap-up. Let me know if there’s anything else you would like to see in these, or if there are any romances you would like me to read. Happy reading!


January Wrap-Up 2019

Hello readers! Welcome to the first monthly wrap-up of 2019! I’ve read 22 books this month, 8 of which were historical romance, so I will talk about those more in depth in my romance wrap-up.

I started off the month reading The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. This is a young adult fantasy about a princess who is meant to marry the prince of another kingdom in order to secure an alliance. Unlike many of the princesses we see in books, Lia isn’t snobby or spoiled, and all she wants is to live her own life and make her own choices. Just before her wedding, she runs away with her best friend and maid and they journey to a distant town within the kingdom. I love that Lia stands up for her friends, has no qualms about doing the same work as servants, and when she is confronted with the consequences of her actions, she takes responsibility and decides to set things right. This was a great read, and I totally did not see the plot twist coming, so I had to stop reading for a few minutes to sort through all of the clues that I could see in hindsight.

Next up, I read Renegades by Marissa Meyer. This was the second book by Marissa Meyer that I’ve ever read and it was so good that I immediately put all her other titles on hold at the library. Renegades takes place in a version of our world in which there are people with superpowers. For a long time, people with powers, called prodigies, were oppressed and made to hide their powers from fear of being experimented on or executed. Then the Anarchists, a villain gang, rose up and dismantled (aka murdered) the government. Though prodigies were no longer forced to hide their powers, chaos reigned, crime rocketed, and people lived in terror. Until the Renegades banded together to defeat the villains. But in a time of relative peace and prosperity, not everyone is satisfied that the Renegades remain in charge with no checks to their power. The story follows Nova, one of the few remaining Anarchists, who decides to go under cover in the Renegades organization to learn their weaknesses and figure out how to best dismantle them. We also follow Adrian, the son of two of the original Renegades, who likes Nova almost the instant they meet. I had a really fun time reading this book and I can tell that it’s the kind of thing I will want to re-read again and again.

After that, I tried my first Christina Lauren book, because pretty much everyone who likes contemporary romance likes Christina Lauren. I read Roomies which follows a pretty predictable green-card-marriage-trope plot line. But hey, I’m not looking for a romance to surprise me, I’m looking for a swoon-worthy pairing, some good character arcs, and maybe a few laugh-out-loud moments. This book did a pretty good job of that. I enjoyed the relationship between the main character and her uncles, and I especially appreciated the absence of any toxic masculinity, but the green card marriage is one of my least favorite romance tropes, so I gave it four stars instead of five.

Then the Biannual Bibliothon happened and I already did a wrap-up for that. I read a total of five books. My favorite was definitely An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard. It was so unlike most of the books I’ve read. It was just the right amount of dark and creepy, but also hopeful. I absolutely loved the female friendships in this book. I recognize that this book has some flaws, mostly in pacing towards the end, but I enjoyed it so much that I can’t help but give it five stars.

After the bibliothon, I felt like I needed something a little easier, so I read The 101  Dalmatians by Dodie Smith. This was a cute children’s classic. It’s basically the same as the movie, from what I can remember, but the descriptions in the book add so much to it. I love the twilight barking, and was recently telling one of my friends that I think of this story every time I hear dogs barking at dusk.

Then, I read another Marissa Meyer book. I really wanted to read the sequel to Renegades right away, but I had to wait for it to be available from the library, so when Cinder  became available, I jumped at the chance. Cinder, as you either already know, or can probably guess, is a retelling of Cinderella. Cinder is a cyborg in a future version of our world. She is a skilled mechanic, but as with all Cinderella stories, she is mistreated by her step-mother and step-sister. In this version, she is actually friends with her second step-sister, but that doesn’t really make her life any easier. I was very skeptical of a sci-fi version of Cinderella when I first heard about this book several years ago, but I am so disappointed that I put off reading this for so long. This is such a great retelling with so many twists and turns and a real edge-of-your-seat cliffhanger. I wanted to pick up the sequel as soon as I finished, but alas, I had to wait for someone to return a copy.

So in the meantime, I listened to The Spies That Bind by Ally Carter, which is currently available for free for all Audible members. This is a prequel to the Gallagher Girls  series, which I was obsessed with 11 years ago. I have kind of wanted to re-read the series, but have been scared that I wouldn’t like it anymore, but this prequel set me straight. Cammie, the narrator, has such a distinct voice and Ally Carter has a way of writing things so that they are both serious and hilarious. I was having lots of emotions in front of strangers on public transportation. I enjoyed this story just as much as I enjoyed the first GG books when I was 14, so I think a series re-read is in order.

After posting about all of my unread ebooks, I was feeling ashamed of myself, so I picked up one of the books on that list: Hunted by Meagan Spooner. Now, we all know I love a retelling, and I also love Meagan Spooner, so I don’t know why I kept putting this one off. It was so good. It reminded me a lot of East by Edith Pattou and The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, but it also was its own distinct story. It was magical and wonderful and just might be my new favorite Beauty and the Beast retelling.

After HuntedScarlet, the sequel to Cinder was available, so I read that. I don’t want to talk about this book too much because I would risk spoiling Cinder, but I will say that this book was also amazing and I am waiting impatiently for the third book.

Then Archenemies, the sequel to Renegades was finally available, so obviously that was my next read. Like all of the other Marissa Meyer books I read this month, this book was a really great time and I can’t believe I have to wait so long for the next book to come out. I just need Nova and Adrian to be okay.

And last but not least, I read Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. I was excited to read this story, because I know so many people who say that this is one of their favorite books even as an adult. I’m sorry to say that for me this book was just… okay. I enjoyed some parts of it, but I flinched every time a certain racial slur was used, and the fact that there were no real consequences to anything anyone did just bugged me. Like, “yep, I, a small child, just killed a grown man and it had taken no emotional toll on me, can we have an imaginary tea party now?” I can see why people love it, but this one just wasn’t for me.

As I mentioned earlier, I also read 8 romances this month, so check back later if you want to see my wrap-up for those. Until then, happy reading!

Monthly Goals Check-in

In order to keep track of how I’m doing with some of my reading goals, I am going to start including a little check-in at the bottom of my wrap-ups. I’m also adding a goal to read at least two books I already own each month.

Read at least one classic: The 101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan

Read at least one adult novel: An Unkindness of Magicians and Roomies

Read at least two already owned books: HuntedRenegadesCinderRoomies



Every Unread Audiobook I Own

Hello readers! I was originally going to wait until next week to post this, but I have been reading a ton lately and I don’t want to have to completely re-write this list by the time I get to posting it, so I’m just going to do it now. Last week I posted about all of the unread ebooks I own, and earlier this week I posted about all of the unread physical books I own. To round out this little series, here is every unread audiobook I own! Most of these I got through various sales or daily deals on Audible. I have a really hard time not buying things when they are so cheap. I should probably work on that. Anyway, in order from oldest to newest:

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I felt kind of ambivalent about Throne of Glass, so I have been putting off this one. I know people LOVE this series, but I am worried that I won’t like it.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I bought this without even knowing if I would like the Grisha trilogy, so here’s hoping I do.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

For when I finally decide to start the Grisha trilogy.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

I actually started listening to this and the narrator was not great. I think I’m going to have to be in a really patient mood to listen to this one.

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

Another Sherlock Holmes retelling/reimagining. I have been so pleased with the Lady Sherlock series that I am hesitant to start a new retelling that I might not like.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

I bought this in time for the movie release. I did not read it in time for the movie.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

I’m noticing that I own nearly every V. E./Victoria Schwab series starter in one form or another.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Scythe by Neil Shusterman

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I know this is a favorite in the booktube/book blogger community, but I just haven’t been in the mood for a YA contemporary lately.

It’s Not Always Depression by Hilary Jacobs Hendel

My dad told me to read this. I haven’t yet. Oops.

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman

I’ve been listening to this on the train every week on my way to therapy, so I am slowly making my way through it. Except that two weeks ago I listened to Renegades by Marissa Meyer because I only had a couple hours left and I could stop listening to it, and last week I listened to The Spied That Bind by Ally Carter, so when I say every week, I mean sometimes.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

These last two books I just bought during the Daily Deal Rewind sale last week.

Final Tally: 14

So if I’m counting right, and I think I am, I own a grand total of 112 books that I haven’t read: 54 ebooks (I’ve read Hunted since my original post), 54 physical, and 14 audio. Yikes.

I’m thinking I need to set a new goal for myself this year and read at least 2 books that I already own each month. I’ll think about it a bit more and maybe talk about it in my January wrap-up. Until then, happy reading!

Every Single Unread Book on My Bookshelf

Hello readers! Last week I posted about every unread ebook I own and it was kind of fun, if also super embarrassing, to look at all of the books I haven’t gotten to yet. I thought I would do a similar post this week and go through every physical book I own and haven’t read. I’m excluding things that aren’t meant to be read cover to cover, like field guides, craft books, and textbooks, but otherwise, here is every unread book on my bookshelf.

The Two Princesses of Banmarre by Gail Carson Levine

Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine

A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine

I found a whole bunch of GCL books at the local used book store and bought them all. I’ve only read about half of them so far.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Exile by Anne Osterlund

I really want to re-read Aurelia before I start the sequel, but I just keep not doing it. Maybe I’ll get around to it during the Re-Readathon in March.

The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison

I’m not sure I’m ever going to read this book, but I’m not ready to give up just yet.

All Out by Saundra Mitchell

A short story anthology about LGBTQ+ teens

West by Edith Pattou

I currently own two copies of this, one is signed!

The Diviners by Libba Bray

This is pretty high up on my TBR.

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

I liked the first book in this series so much that I immediately bought the next two, and then proceeded to not read them.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

The World’s Greatest Detective by Caroline Carlson

I won this as a part of a fundraiser for eating disorder awareness and I don’t read a ton of middle grade, so it hasn’t been a top priority for me.

Emma by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

I’m honestly sad about how much Jane Austen I haven’t read.

Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye was one of the only classics we read in school that I actually liked, so when I found this at a library book sale in college, I bought it. I’m trying to read more classics, so maybe I’ll get around to this eventually.

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Bought this in an airport along with three other books. I read two out the four.

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

I actually only have like a quarter of this book left to read, but I just never bother to pick it back up.

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

I’ve been about a third of the way through this book for five years. *sighhhh*

Doing It by Hannah Witton

I don’t read a ton of non-fiction, but I am trying to read more, and I love Hannah Witton.

Bonk by Mary Roach

I read the first chapter of this about six years ago before realizing that I still had a really hard time with non-fiction.

The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

This was a present. I kind of doubt I’ll ever read it, but I’m not quite ready to part with it either.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

Ugh. I wish I liked non-fiction more because these books sound so interesting!

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Someday I will read this and it will inspire me to get everything organized. At least, that is my somewhat delusional expectation.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Another of those airport books I didn’t read. I know people love this book, but every time I try to read it, I’m just so bored.

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I read the first 20 or so pages of this book and really enjoyed the writing style, but then lost track of the book for a while, and have since forgotten what I already read.

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

There’s something about mermaid and siren books. I just can’t resist buying them.

Reign the Earth by A. C. Gaughen

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

This is on here because I wanted to point out how shameful it was that I own the physical book (signed!) and ebook, but still haven’t read it. But since I started writing this post, I have actually read this book and it was great!

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

I really enjoyed The Marriage Plot so I’m intrigued by Eugenides other books, but if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that I struggle with adult fiction a lot of the time, so I haven’t made this book a priority.

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

I got this book when I met Alison Bechdel a few years ago. I know she wrote Fun Home first, but I haven’t been able to figure out if I need to read Fun Home first, or if I can just jump into this one.

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

This was a graduation present from my family. I started reading it, and it gave me a lot of existential angst about being a biology graduate student, so I had to put it down for the time being.

Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn

Bought this for free comic book day last year. I was really into graphic novels a few years ago, but lately they just haven’t seemed quite as interesting to me.

The Umbrella Academy Vol. 1 by Gerard Way

The Umbrella Academy Vol. 2 by Gerard Way

I got both of these about six years ago because one of my friends really liked them. Still haven’t read them because see above about graphic novels.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

I’m actually about halfway through this one and I can tell that it’s something I would have really liked when I was a teenager, but it’s not really my thing right now. I really want to finish this book, but I don’t know if I will bother finishing the series.

Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen

Dramarama by E. Lockhart

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnely

The Musician’s Daughter by Susanne Dunlap

The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

This is possibly the oldest unread book on my bookshelf. I have had it since I was 14 or 15. I will read it someday. I will. I promise!

A Tyranny of Petticoats by Jessica Spotswood

Another short story anthology. For someone who doesn’t like short stories that much, I sure do own a lot of these.

Final Tally: 54

If you’re playing along at home, then you know that means I have over 100 unread books in my possession. And we haven’t even done the audiobooks yet!

Let me know which books I should bump to the top of my TBR and which ones I maybe should give up on ever reading and donate to the library. Happy reading!

Biannual Bibliothon Winter 2019 Wrap-Up

Hello readers! I’m a little late with this post, but I was really hoping to finish Empress of All Seasons before I wrote this post. But I don’t want to have to post this weeks after it’s relevant, so I gave up on that particular desire.

Anyway, here are the books I read and reading challenges I completed for the Winter 2019 Biannual Bibliothon.

  1. The first challenge was to read the group book, Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean.
    I am still only about a quarter of the way through this book, and this is the only challenge I didn’t complete. Oh well. I still think I did a pretty good job with this readathon.
  2. The second challenge was to read one of the host’s five-star reads. I went with  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
    This wasn’t my favorite book of all time, but it was a fun read, and I’ll probably read some more Neil Gaiman in the future.
  3. The third challenge was to re-read a book that got you into reading. For this, I read The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.
    I read the whole thing in a couple of hours. I didn’t love it quite as much as I did when I was a kid, but it was still a fun read.
  4. The fourth challenge was to read an adult genre book. I had planned to just pick up a historical romance for this challenge, but I ended up reading An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard.
    It was amazing. There were some pacing issues toward the end, but I still count it as a 5-star read. I love the friendships so much, and I think the magic system is super cool. I would definitely recommend it!
  5. The fifth challenge was to combine a favorite genre with a least favorite format, or vice versa. I took this challenge as an opportunity to finally finish Toil and Trouble which is a short story YA fantasy anthology about witches.
    I was about halfway through this book when the readathon started, and I am so happy I finished it. The last few stories were some of my favorites. In general, I’m still not sold on short story anthologies, but I’m glad I pushed through to the end.
  6. The sixth challenge was to read a book with a cover you don’t like. I did pick up a historical romance here. I read How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell, and boy do I not like the cover.
    Ugh it’s just so cringe-worthy, I can’t even. But I actually listened to the audiobook, so the cover I was looking at the whole time was this:
    These people look so uncomfortable. Sometimes I marvel at how I managed to even get into historical romance in the first place, because it definitely wasn’t the covers that hooked me. Anyway, the book itself was pretty enjoyable, but I am much more interested in the third book in the series that follows one of the side characters from this book.
  7. The seventh and final reading challenge was to read a book by an author you’ve never read before. Out of all of the books I read, Lemony Snicket is the only author I’ve read before, so I will double count a book for this challenge. Does it matter which book? No, not really. Take your pick.

Alright, so I completed 6/7 reading challenges and read 5 books. Not bad if I do say so myself.

I had a blast being an instagram host for this round of the bibliothon and also just taking some time to read a lot of books. Make sure to check instagram on Wednesday for my challenge winner! Until then, happy reading!

Every E-Book I Own and Haven’t Read

Hello readers! I used to get daily email updates from Goodreads with a long list of ebook deals. This feature no longer exists from goodreads, but you can get Kindle daily deal emails. I opted out of these because they seemed much less personalized and I already get way too many emails anyways. But for a solid few years, I basically got a daily digital nudge to go buy ebooks for the low-low price of $1.99. And I bought a lot them. And I haven’t read that many of them.

I tend to pretty much forget that these books even exist until I open my Kindle and start looking through my ebook library. And then whenever that happens, I feel so embarrassed by how many books I’ve purchased and not read. So I am going to take this time to go through every single unread ebook I own from oldest to newest, and then maybe you can tell me how to prioritize my TBR. So here we go:

Map of Fates by Maggie Hall

I read The Conspiracy of Us about three years ago, and it was one of those books that got me back into reading after spending a long time not reading. I was so excited that I immediately picked up the sequel, and still haven’t read it.

Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

I only have vague memories of buying this book, and apparently I also own it on audio, so whispersync is enabled.

Replica by Lauren Oliver

I actually read like a third of this several months back and just wasn’t feeling it. I might pick it up again sometime.

Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

I used to be obsessed with Jessica Valenti, so I jumped at the chance to get this book on sale, but now it’s several years later and I still haven’t read it. In my defense, non-fiction is the hardest genre for me.

Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund

Shame on You by Tara Sivec

Woodcutter by Kate Danley

I have no clue what some of these books even are. This one has a really pretty cover though.

Ever the Hunter by Erin Summerill

All the Feels by Danika Stone

The Fifth Avenue Artists Society by Joy Callaway

From that time I thought maybe I would read some more adult literary fiction. Hah!

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

I also own a signed hardcopy of this one, so I really don’t have any excuse for not reading it.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

I read the first chapter of this for the try 3, pick one challenge for last summer’s Biannual Bibliothon, and I liked it, so I’m sure I will pick it up again at some point. I just haven’t really been in the mood for it.

Warcross by Marie Lu

I had totally forgotten that I own this. Yikes.

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Things I Should Have Known by Claire Lazebnik

Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey

This has such a cool sounding summary, but doesn’t get the best reviews, so who knows if I will ever bother to read it.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Dreamology by Lucy Keating

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

I really like the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver back in the day, but I’m not really sure why I keep buying her other books when I’m not that interested in them.

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

I wanted to brush up on some of my Jane Austen, and also read Daddy Long Legs before reading this. I read Daddy Long Legs and then 100% forgot about this book. Whoops.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

I keep forgetting that I already own this. I really want to read it and keep thinking I need to put it on hold on Overdrive or something.

Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

I bought this one because it had been on my TBR for years and it was on sale, and now it’s been on my TBR for another whole year (or more).

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I really want to make this a priority for this year.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Saving this one for a day when I want to feel sad.

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty

Dreadnought by April Daniels

Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

I feel like everyone I follow who loves romance loves Kasie West, so I bought this book. I guess I will find out if I also like her at some point, eventually.

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

Oh yeah! This one sounded super cool, and I loved the other books by Rosamund Hodge that I’ve read.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi

Now I Rise by Kiersten White

I’m not that embarrassed that I haven’t read this yet because I just read the first book not too long ago.

Vicious by V. E. Schwab

Wait, I own this? Cool!

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

I’m pretty sure I actually bought this one a lot earlier than it appears in the line-up.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

I literally just checked this out from Overdrive. Why am I like this!?

Wicked Like Wildfire by Lana Popovic

I think I just bought this one because the cover was pretty.

Conjure by Lea Nolan

I have no recollection of buying this book.

Meet Cute

this is a short story anthology by lots of authors

This Night So Dark by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This is a Starbound short story that I got right after meeting these two authors almost exactly a year ago. It’s like barely any pages. What am I even doing with my life?

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Eliza and Her Monsers by Francesca Zappia

Three Dark Crowns by Kendara Blake

I almost bought this entire series from the used book store before I reminded myself that I should at least read the first book that I ALREADY OWN.

Son of the Dawn by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Everless by Sarah Holland

How to Catch a Wild Viscount by Tessa Dare

I’m slightly surprised that this is my only unread historical romance.

Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

I just got this for the winter Biannual Bibliothon, and I’m about a quarter of the way through. I’m enjoying it to some degree, but not enough to read the whole thing in a day.

Okay, those are all of my unread ebooks. If I counted right, the final tally is 55. Let me know which ones I should prioritize, or which ones you really like. Hopefully I will get to at least some of these this year. Or maybe I’ll just keep getting stuff from the library because I am ridiculous. Anyway, happy reading!

Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2019 Day 4 Challenge

Hello readers! Today’s Biannual Bibliothon blogging challenge comes from Sprinkled With Words and it is to click bait 3-5 of your favorite books!
I want to try to stay spoiler free for this challenge, but that’s really hard, so I’m going to use classics and some Harry Potter, so that even if you haven’t read them before, chances are, you already know everything.

Pride and Prejudice

He left her and then married her younger sister!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 

He had WHAT on the back of his head?!!?!?!??

Little Women

You’ll never believe what Amy did to Jo’s manuscript!

Alright, that’s it from me today. Happy reading!