Reading List: February 2019 {Includes ContemporaryAThon and Dragons & Tea Book Club Reads}

How has everyone’s first month of 2019 been so far?

Mine has been absolutely fantastic and I’m excited for all the things still to come, particularly with my blog and BookTube channel.

2019 has definitely been a year of bookish fun so far for me, and I’d be 100% ok with it if that stuck around all year long.

Anyway, it’s nearly the beginning of February and that means it’s time for a new reading list…

I’m super excited about this month because it’s my first month participating in Melanie’s (Meltotheany) book club: Dragons & Tea Book Club. I’ll also be participating in Contemporaryathon hosted by Chelsea at Chelseadolling Reads, Julie at Pagesandpens, and Melanie at Meltotheany.

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What Should I Read Next? (July 2018)

In preparation for my Monthly TBR list in the beginning of the month I like to post a list of books that are on my TBR and get YOUR opinion on what I should read.

I chose one book from each of the following categories:

  • A book on my Kindle
  • A book from my bookshelf
  • A book in my Audible library
  • A book from my Goodreads shelf

So, let me know… What should I read next?

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Reading List: June 2018

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The official first day of summer isn’t until later in the month, but it sure feels like summer around here. After almost three weeks of rain every single day, the sun has finally broken through and I couldn’t be happier.

Typically, when it starts getting this hot around here, I start complaining about how suffocating it is, but after dealing with the extremely unusual wet weather for so long, I’m so grateful for the sun. Even if it melts me as soon as I walk outside.

It’s kind of like when you take for granted how amazing it is to be healthy until you get sick.

Anyway, it’s the beginning of June and that means it’s time for a new reading list…

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Reading List: May 2018

Hello, May!

I have a Summer resolution and that is to go to the beach more. I’m literally minutes away from the beach and around only an hour away from one of the best beaches in the US and I’ve gone maybe 3 times last year.

It’s very sad.

This weekend I’ve vowed to take a family trip to the beach.

The beach is a great place to get in some reading! So, I’m going to share with you the books I’m planning to read this month and talk about the books I read last month.

I read a total of 11 books and re-read 3 in April.

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What Should I Read? 5 Books from my TBR (May 2018)

In preparation for my Monthly TBR list in the beginning of the month I like to post a list of books that are on my TBR and get YOUR opinion on what I should read.

 

I chose one book from each of the following categories:

  • A book on my Kindle
  • A book from my bookshelf
  • A book in my Audible library
  • A book from my Goodreads shelf
  • A book from my TBR ASAP shelf

 

 

So, let me know… What should I read next?

 

 

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Reading List: April 2018

Happy April, my lovely friends!

I’m just coming off of a nice week-long break from work, and though it was hard getting back today, I still managed and now I’m on the other side.

How has your April been so far? Did you get a break at all for the holiday?

As is customary in the beginning of the month, I like to share the books I’m hoping to read this month, along with how I did the following month.

I’m actually really proud of how I did in March. I’ve been averaging about 6 books per month, but in March (thanks to a vehement obsession with Trisha Wolfe) I devoured 14 books.

I don’t usually include re-reads in this count, should I?

I’m still 6 books behind schedule for my yearly goal, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can catch up at some point.

Anyway, Let’s start with my March round-up:

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What Should I Read? 5 Books from my TBR (March 2018)

In the beginning of the month, I like to make a list of the books I’m hoping to read for the month. In preparation for that, at the end of each month, I like to post a list of books that are on my TBR and get YOUR opinion on what I should read next month.

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I chose one book from each of the following categories:

  • A book on my Kindle
  • A book from my bookshelf
  • A book in my Audible library
  • A book from my Goodreads shelf
  • A book from my TBR ASAP shelf

 
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So, let me know… What should I read next?

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5 Books from the To Be Read List

 
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On my Kindle

Imperfect Chemistry (Imperfect #1) by Mary Frame

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Lucy London puts the word genius to shame. Having obtained her PhD in microbiology by the age of twenty, she’s amassed a wealth of knowledge, but one subject still eludes her—people. The pendulum of passions experienced by those around her confuses and intrigues her, so when she’s offered a grant to study emotion as a pathogen, she jumps on the opportunity.

Enter Jensen Walker, Lucy’s neighbor and the one person she finds appealing. Jensen’s life is the stuff of campus legend, messy, emotional, and complicated. Basically, the perfect starting point for Lucy’s study. When her tenaciousness wears him down and he consents to help her, sparks fly. To her surprise, Lucy finds herself battling with her own emotions, as foreign as they are intense. With the clock ticking on her deadline, Lucy must decide what’s more important: analyzing her passions…or giving in to them?

Goodreads | Amazon

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On my Bookshelf

Covet (Fallen Angels #1) by J.R. Ward

Seven deadly sins. Seven souls to save. This is the first battle between a savior who doesn’t believe and a demon with nothing to lose!

Redemption isn’t a word Jim Heron knows much about—his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option.

Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he’s good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. And then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart—and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.

Goodreads | Amazon

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In my Audible Library

Easy (Contours of the Heart #1) by Tammara Webber

Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret.
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth – and find the unexpected power of love.

A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl’s struggle to regain the trust she’s lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.

Goodreads | Amazon

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On my Goodreads Shelf

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her boyfriend: I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world: I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is. Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.…Until Emma comes face-to-face with Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her…

Goodreads | Amazon

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On my TBR ASAP Shelf

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right?

As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a sweet but shy girl named Cecily. And despite his fear that having a girlfriend will make him inherently dependent on someone sighted, the two of them grow closer and closer. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets. It turns out Cecily doesn’t meet traditional definitions of beauty—in fact, everything he’d heard about her appearance was a lie engineered by their so-called friends to get the two of them together. Does it matter what Cecily looks like? No, not really. But then why does Will feel so betrayed?

Goodreads | Amazon

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Do you recommend any of these books? Are any of these on your TBR?

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Reading List: February 2018

How in the world is it February already? SERIOUSLY.

Anyway, I almost wasn’t going to do the first part of this blog post in which I go back and see how I did on finishing the books on last month’s Reading List, but I’ve decided not to have shame in my game.

Nope.

I will, instead, accept that I am a failure. (She says before she even looks back on the list she made last month).

Alright, let’s see how she did, folks! (/end writing in third person. Sorry.)

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To Be Read ASAP List (July 2017)

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In putting together this list of books, I soon realized that this list is far too long for my comfort level. What I’m showing here is only a fraction of my full To Be Read As Soon As Possible list… which is only a fraction of my To Be Read list.

Le sigh.

In any case, most of these books I have not purchased yet. Books that make the cut on the particular list are books that have come highly recommended by multiple sources, are ARCs, or they are books written by authors who will be attending the Readers & Writers event in Tampa next month.

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