ARC, blog tour, contemporary, Erotica, fantasy, ya

โ›ฑ๏ธ June TBR โ›ฑ๏ธ

I could not bring myself to set up a tbr this month. I mean, I kind of have one? I have 21 books I want to read. I mean, I know I’ve been reading 12 a month, so that’s a little over half, but dang. I just can’t decide! Too many good things!

First let’s take a look at this month’s Words & Whimsy Reading Challenge!

I am so excited to be on the Autumn Court! We had a twist this month – it’s actually Seelie vs Unseelie! Unseelie FTW! Now, let’s get into these books I can’t wait to read.

There you have it. My super huge tbr. What do you think? Do we share any of the same books? What is your first book for June? Let me know in the comments below!
I’m starting with Seven Endless Forests!

Until next time…

adult, ARC, blog tour, contemporary, fantasy, mystery, New Adult, Romance, Sci-Fi, thriller, ya

๐ŸŒž May Wrap Up ๐ŸŒž

Guys I am so proud of myself this month! For the first time ever, I finished all my arcs releasing this month! This is giving me a huge boost of motivation to keep it up!

I competed in both Words & Whimsy Reading Challenge and the Bookemon Readathon. I finished criteria in WWRC, which I’m always excited about. I ended up reading 12 books again this month! I also read a few books over 600 pages, which is kind of unheard of from me!

My favorite read this month was From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout. I couldn’t put it down. My least favorite was probably The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea. I just had a lot of trouble with the pacing and found myself getting bored.

Here’s what I ended up reading this month!

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
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Great conclusion to the series! It made me sob in the shower.

The Stone of Sorrow by Brook Carter
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I still can’t get over this cover.

Sisters of the Perilous Heart by Sandra L Vasher
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The virus in this book was SO interesting!

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
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This was a second close to being my favorite read of the month!

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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I wish I liked this one more than I did. I really wanted to.

This is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf
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My fave thriller of the month! It got CRAY!

Breath like Water by Anna Jarzab
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This book was so beautifully written. The descriptions were swoon-worthy.

Out Now by Saundra Mitchell
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Such a fun grouping of LGBT short stories!

The Dark In-Between by Elizabeth Hrib
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This is an AMAZING debut! I loved it!

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout
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The only way to describe my fave read this month : ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon
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Blog tour excerpt coming June 2!

Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally
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Super cute, quick contemporary!

๐ŸŒž Stats ๐ŸŒž

๐ŸŒž Goodreads Goal : 53/120. I am FOUR books AHEAD of schedule! WHAT?!
๐ŸŒž I read 12 books again, same as last month, but I read 5025 pages! Almost 1k more than last month. I had some chunkers! My average rating was also up from last month – 3.88!
๐ŸŒž Genre wise, I read six fantasies, two contemporaries, and two thrillers, and one each of scifi and anthology!
๐ŸŒž This was a very YA fantasy heavy month – 5 of them! In total I read 9 YAs, two adult and one new adult book.
๐ŸŒž And my ARCs! I am so proud to say I finished all eight May arcs! I have 10 next month. I think I can do it!

๐ŸŒž Yearly Goal Check In ๐ŸŒž

๐ŸŒž Goal of 10 books a month : I passed this again with 12! I hope to keep up the momentum!
๐ŸŒž TBR Posts : I missed last Sunday! I’m still trying to figure out a system for blogging and working out and cooking all with a three year old. My husband helps, but let’s face it. My kid is a momma’s boy! I’ll get there eventually!
๐ŸŒž Words & Whimsy : I got to chat with a great MG author this month, Sarah Mlynowski! It was so much fun and she was so knowledgeable!
๐ŸŒž Words & Whimsy Reading Challenge : Team Gaia won the Broken Worlds edition! Next month is a theme everyone is sure to love – be sure to check it out!
๐ŸŒž Mithah Reads : This poor little blog. I have so much to catch up on! I’m going to make more of an effort this month, I pinky promise!

What did your May reading month look like? What was your favorite read? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

ARC, fantasy, Sci-Fi, three star book, ya

๐Ÿ‘‘ Sisters of the Perilous Heart ARC Review ๐Ÿ‘‘

๐Ÿ‘‘ Title : Sisters of the Perilous Heart
๐Ÿ‘‘ Author : Sandra L Vasher
๐Ÿ‘‘ Publisher : Mortal Ink Press, LLC
๐Ÿ‘‘ Publish Date : May 5, 2020
๐Ÿ‘‘ Genre : YA, Fantasy
๐Ÿ‘‘ Book Form : E-ARC
๐Ÿ‘‘ Pages : 395
๐Ÿ‘‘ Dates Read : May 4 – May 8
๐Ÿ‘‘ Rating : ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘.5

Thank you to Netgalley and Mortal Ink Press for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What would you do to save a sister?

As the last mortal kingdom of Kepler resists the Immortal Empire, its young queen faces a devastating attack. Queen Vivian is two minutes into her reign when an arrow pierces her heart and infects her with the Immortality Virus. But she has too much magic to become immortal and not enough to survive. She must find more magic fast, or sheโ€™ll die.

Meanwhile, another young mortal faces an uncertain future of her own. Carina is fleeing for her life, but her magic is a tracking beam for immortals. She must learn to harness and control it, or sheโ€™ll be captured and killed. Then she meets the queen of South Kepler.

Vivian needs Carinaโ€™s magic, and she can offer safe haven in exchange. But can Vivian trust this common girl? Carina isnโ€™t on the kingdomโ€™s registry of magicians. What if sheโ€™s a Northern rebel? A spy for the Immortal Empire? And will the truth be revealed in time to save them both?

– Goodreads

I just feel kind of meh about this book and I hate that. I haven’t read a lot of fantasy lately, but this month has kind of fell flat for me.

Humans have escaped to the planet Kepler to escape those with the Immortality Virus – which is a mixture of influenza and AIDs. (This I thought was super interesting). Immortals are here though – and they’re fighting to take over the planet. This isn’t a cute immortality virus like vampires normally have. This makes you go crazy and lose empathy.

Queen Vivian has just been crowned. And less than an hour later, someone tries to take her life. She is infected with the immortality virus, so she and her two brothers go off in search for a cure.
Carina has been hidden at a convent for most of her life with her sister. She has magic, but isn’t allowed to practice. Someone figured out where she is, so they are trying to capture her to put her powers to their use.
Paths cross. Stuff happens.

I don’t remember much of this book. I’m thinking back on reading it, and I can’t really remember anything? There was a romance, but it’s not jumping out at me. I think the last 15% or so picked up. It was enough to make me want to read book two, but not like RIGHT NOW.

I know this review has like, nothing really but a synopsis, but I swear to you guys. Nothing is sticking out about this book. I’m so sorry!

I would say give this a try if you like fantasy/sci-fi. It wasn’t bad by any means.

Have you read Sisters of the Perilous Heart? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

fantasy, One Star Book, Romance, ya

๐Ÿฆ– Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend Review ๐Ÿฆ–

๐Ÿฆ– Title : Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend
๐Ÿฆ– Author : Alan Cumyn
๐Ÿฆ– Publisher : Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
๐Ÿฆ– Publish Date : March 22, 2016
๐Ÿฆ– Genre : Ya, Fantasy, Romance
๐Ÿฆ– Book Form : Ebook
๐Ÿฆ– Pages : 416
๐Ÿฆ– Dates Read : Apr 23 – Apr 25
๐Ÿฆ– Rating : ๐Ÿฆ–

Prepare to be blown awayโ€”or rather, carried away on huge muscular wingsโ€”by this blissfully outlandish, bracingly-smart, tour de force about a teen who has to come to terms with relinquishing control for the first time as she falls for the hot newโ€ฆpterodactylโ€ฆat school. After all, everybody wants him!

Shiels is very pleased with her perfectly controlled life (controlling others while sheโ€™s at it). Sheโ€™s smart, powerful, the Student Body Chair, and she even has a loving boyfriend. What more could a girl ask for?

But everything changes when the first-ever interspecies transfer student, a pterodactyl named Pyke, enrolls at her school. Thereโ€™s something about himโ€”something primalโ€”that causes the students to lose control whenever heโ€™s around. Even Shiels, the seemingly perfect self-confident girl that she is, canโ€™t keep her mind off of him, despite her doting boyfriend and despite the fact that Pyke immediately starts dating Jocelyn, the schoolโ€™s fastest runner who Shiels has always discounted as a nobody.

Pyke, hugely popular in a school whose motto is to embrace differences, is asked to join a band, and when his band plays at the Autumn Whirl dance, his preternatural shrieking music sends everyone into a literal frenzy. No one can remember what happened the next day, but Shiels learns that she danced far too long with Pyke, her nose has turned purple, and she may have done something with her boyfriend that she shouldnโ€™t have. Whoโ€™s in control now?

– Goodreads

Okay. So. This is one of those books everyone talks about how bad it is. They tell you not to read it, but you do to see how bad it is. This was also (jokingly) a group read last month in Words & Whimsy Reading Challenge. Perfect time to read it and see what the big deal was.

The deal was – it was bad. Shelis is a highschooler. She’s very into student council, so when a pterodactyl joins the school, she decides she is going to make sure he fits in. All the while, she falls in love with him, is jealous he likes her AND another high school girl, AND Shelis’ MOM FALLS FOR HIM. WHAT? They also all have purple noses after they wrangle dance with him. Aka sex. They have sex with a pterodactyl. And get purple noses. I just… what?

That was my thought throughout the whole book. Just what? I was confused. So much happened, but it also seemed like nothing happened? It was weird. And bad. Please don’t read it.

I’m going to link my friend Jordan’s review here. She says it much better than me. Her review is honestly way better than the whole book – and takes a lot less time to read!

Dear friends, please tell me you have not read this book. But if you have, I want to know your thoughts in the comments below!

Until next time…

fantasy, Four Star Book, retelling, ya

๐Ÿบ Red Hood Review ๐Ÿบ

๐Ÿบ Title: Red Hood
๐Ÿบ Author: Elana K Arnold
๐Ÿบ Publisher: Balzer + Bray
๐Ÿบ Publish Date: February 25, 2020
๐Ÿบ Book Form: E-book
๐Ÿบ Pages: 368
๐Ÿบ Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, YA
๐Ÿบ Dates Read: Apr 11 – Apr 17
๐Ÿบ Rating: ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ.5

You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked.

And the wolf is angry.

Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. Sheโ€™s kept mostly to herself. Sheโ€™s been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisouโ€™s past and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woodsโ€”frightened, but not alone.

– Goodreads
Image by TheProseAndCons

Before we get into this review, I just want to point out Words and Whimsy is speaking with Elana K Arnold THIS SUNDAY at 8PM EST! Come join us here! It’s bound to be a great discussion!

Red Hood was the first book by Elana K Arnold that I have read, but now I have to go back and read Damsel! Red Hood was SO GOOD!

I don’t think I’ve ever eyeball-read a 2nd Person POV before. The only other one I can think of is You by Caroline Kepnes and I did the audio for that one. I know in the discussion, some were turned off my the 2nd POV, but I felt it put me more into the story. I was so immersed. It makes me want to look for other 2nd POV books!

The story follows Bisou, who gets her period and things get weird. Both for her, and the book. Like, the end of the first chapter is CRAZY. I’m not going to go into it, because spoilers, but omg. Never read anything like it and don’t think I will again. It’s WILD.

I was so immersed in the story. I loved learning about Bisou’s heritage. There’s a POV shift in part two, and it was like being told a bedtime story, albeit a very messed up one. It was so interesting to me.

Bisou has been through a LOT, and she handles it so well. She’s vulnerable, but strong. I loved following her. The side characters were great, too. Meme was my absoloute favorite.

This is a very feminist story. I loved the girl power, that girls are strong, and we can overcome the wolves. We’ve all met a wolf. We’ve all been victimized by one. Bisou handles them with such ferocity you’re left wondering who is really the predator, and who is the prey. This is also the only Little Red Riding Hood retelling I’ve ever read, and I loved it!

I recommend this to anyone who loves YA retellings, feminist novels, or books with super strong female protagonists. You won’t be disappointed!

Have you read Red Hood? Is it on your TBR? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

ARC, Five Star Book, Romance, ya

๐Ÿง› Crave ARC Review! ๐Ÿง›

๐Ÿง› Title: Crave
๐Ÿง› Author: Tracy Wolff
๐Ÿง› Publisher: Entangled: Teen
๐Ÿง›Publish Date: April 7, 2020
๐Ÿง› Book Form: Physical ARC
๐Ÿง› Pages: 592
๐Ÿง› Genre: Fantasy, YA, Paranormal
๐Ÿง› Dates Read: Apr 5 – Apr 9
๐Ÿง› Rating: ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿง›๐Ÿง›๐Ÿง›๐Ÿง›

Thank you to Entangled: Teen for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own.

My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among godsโ€ฆor monsters. I still canโ€™t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.

Then thereโ€™s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasnโ€™t felt anything for a hundred years. But thereโ€™s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with whatโ€™s broken in me.

Which could spell death for us all.

Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and Iโ€™m wondering if I was brought here intentionallyโ€”as the bait.

– Goodreads

Let me tell you guys. I am HERE for the return of sexy vampy romance! YES YES YES!

The story followed Grace. Her parents died in a freak accident, so she is sent to live with her only surviving family, her uncle and cousin. At a boarding school. In rural Alaska. Grace is from California. Major change there. Turns out, this is a boarding school for vampires, shifters, witches, and things that go bump in the night. Will Grace come out on the other side alive?

I hear a lot of people say this is a Twilight ripoff. Like, ok. I guess. Girl meets vampire in school. Inexplicably drawn to him. Falls in love. Finds out hes a vampire. But this is so much more than that. Also, isn’t that the plot of most/all teen vampire romances?

I loved all the characters. Grace was interesting and down to earth. She seems like someone I would definitely hang out with. Jaxon was Mr. Tall, Dark and Sexy Vampire like he should be. Plus he seemed to actually care about Grace. Grace’s cousin was fun and I couldn’t tell if the dragon was good or bad!

Crave was also funny. Grace keeps comparing herself to a ya heroine or a ya love story which made me laugh. There’s a throwback to Twilight. It was also a super fast read. I could not believe I read almost 600 pages in four days! That shows what I can really do if I am loving a story!

The book ended on a great cliffhanger and I cannot wait for book #2! I need it like, yesterday.

Is Crave on your TBR? Have you read it? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

contemporary, fantasy, LGBT, mystery, Romance, ya

๐Ÿคฉ April’s Most Anticipated Reads ๐Ÿคฉ

Wow. April is kind of slim for me! I usually have to narrow down the list, but this month there’s not a ton I just can’t wait to read. I have three this month!

First off is Crave by Tracy Wolff! I got the arc box for this which I was super excited about. I am also excited about the return of vampy romances!

Release Date: April 7, 2020

Next is Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson. I fell in love with A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and I have forced many of my friends to read it. They all enjoyed it too! I cannot wait for the sequel!

Release Date: April 30, 2020

Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran. This YA fantasy has a spymaster, plotting, hidden enemies, and of course a love story! Everything I want in a YA fantasy!

Release Date: April 23, 2020

What are your most anticipated releases for April? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

fantasy, Romance, three star book, ya

โš“ All The Stars and Teeth Review โš“

โš“ Title: All the Stars and Teeth
โš“ Author: Adalyn Grace
โš“ Publisher: Imprint
โš“ Publish Date: February 4, 2020
โš“ Book Form: Ebook
โš“ Pages: 384
โš“ Genre: YA, Fantasy, Pirates
โš“ Dates Read: Mar 11 – Mar 20
โš“Rating: โš“โš“โš“.5

Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice.

She will reign.

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancerโ€”the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, itโ€™s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchyโ€™s dangerous soul magic.

When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: heโ€™ll help her prove sheโ€™s fit to rule, if sheโ€™ll help him reclaim his stolen magic.

But sailing the kingdom holds more wonderโ€”and more perilโ€”than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, sheโ€™ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stow-away she never expectedโ€ฆ or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever.

I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.

– Goodreads

I first featured this book on First Impression Friday. I predicted it to be a 4-5 star read. I wasn’t too far off, but I was a little disappointed.

There were tons of magic systems in the novel, but surprisingly, I didn’t have trouble following. It was laid out in a way that’s easy to remember what magic does what. This is super important since magic is the focus of the story! To use the magic, you have to give something whether it be blood, hair, bones, etc. I loved all the systems! My favorite was Zudoh. I’d love to work with curse magic!

There was a love triangle, like in every great ya fantasy. I was rooting for Bastian from teh beginning. He’s the perfect bad(?) boy. Ferrick seemed to have a little bit of Tamlin from ACOTAR-esque feels to him. Like, I kind of hated him. Through the book he got better and maybe even found a love of his own!

I really liked Amora, too. She seemed down to earth and just wanted to be the best leader she could be. She got thrown a lot of set-backs, but she got up fighting every time. While she did have a love interest, her main goal was not overshadowed by cute boys 1&2 so that was really nice to see.

What brought the rating down was the fact that it took me 10 days to read this. I mean, this is short for a fantasy. Part of that was probably me. Work has sucked the life out of me and I don’t see it getting any better soon. Yay healthcare… But by the end I was just ready for it to be over. I’ll definitely read book 2. I’m excited to see what comes next. Maybe I will be in a better headspace and won’t feel like the book is taking years to read!

Have you read All the Stars and Teeth? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

adult, contemporary, fantasy, Romance, ya

๐Ÿ“š Down the TBR Part 16! ๐Ÿ“š

Happy Sunday guys! I hope we are all social distancing and staying healthy!

I had planned to do a couple bonus posts last week, but work was crazy, I was tired, and it just didn’t happen. So today we will tackle the next 20 books from July 15, 2015.

We are starting at 1854, two more than last week. Not as bad as I thought! Let’s dive right in!

โœ” What I Kept โœ”

Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

I feel like this is a classic and I’m not sure how I didn’t read it in school.

Day of the Dragon by Richard A. Knaak

I played WoW for so many years. I’d love to give the books a chance and learn more lore.

A Rose for Her Grave by Ann Rule

Ann, my queen. I love her and her true crime.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

I’m a sucker for historical fiction set in Paris. I gotta have it!

A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris

Book 2 in the series. It’ll stay if I like book 1!

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

I swear I’ve read this before, but I don’t really remember. Plus, it’s part of a series and I know I didn’t read the others.

You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson

I’ve never read a Patterson book before. This sounds interesting so I think I’ll give it a try!

The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie

I love Hugh Laurie. Love. It’s only right that I read his book.

Hot Number by Carly Phillips

Doesn’t look like a book I’d normally read, but I can get behind a sporty romance. This is also book #2, so I added book #1

โœ˜ What I Deleted โœ˜

The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down by Neta Jackson

I’ve deleted the rest of the series that was on my tbr. Just not the chick lit for me.

Gone by Lisa McMann

This is book 3 in a series. I read the synopsis for book 1 and it didn’t seem like something I would enjoy.

One Door Away from Heaven by Dean Koontz

I’m not a huge horror reader, and the synopsis didn’t grab me.

Damaged by Cathy Glass

I probably could have read this earlier in life. But I just can’t really read child abuse stories anymore – especially if they are true. It breaks my heart.

Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks

It’s Nicholas Sparks. Need I say more?

Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult

Another child abuse story. I just can’t.

The Covenant by Beverly Lewis

Another Amish fic.

The Betrayl by Beverly Lewis

Book two to The Covenant

Demon Seed by Dean Koontz

Another horror that I just don’t think I’d be a fan of.

The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes

Honestly, this seems like a movie I’d watch, but I don’t think I’d enjoy reading it.

Jake, Reinvented by Gordon Korman

A Great Gatsby retelling. It didn’t pique my interest.

Okay, I deleted 11, so that brings my tbr to 1844 since I added 1. I’m pretty happy with my results this week!

Did I make any mistakes? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

adult, contemporary, Erotica, Historical Fiction, mystery, Sci-Fi, ya

Down the TBR Part 15

This book meme is currently active over at Zezee with Books. Here’s what you do:

“A meme where we decide whether to keep or remove books on our TBR.ย The rules: Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf. Order on ascending date added. Take the first 5 (or 10 if youโ€™re feeling adventurous) books. Read the synopsesย of the books. Decide: keep itย or should it go?”

I’ve started doing this a little different. Same concept, but to cover more ground I’m going through one day at a time. Today we’ll examine all the books I added on July 15, 2015.

….Oof. Maybe not. So, I started getting all the books in a tab and it just kept going and going. Guys. I added 156 books that day! Whaaaat. That’s too many for one post. Cause I wouldn’t even want to read that. Let’s divide this up into a few posts. I’ll do 20 books this post, which is still kind of a lot, but I need to clear out this day! What was I thinking or doing? Lord.

Okay, so we’re starting at 1867. I’ve added a lot of arcs and books I found on other blogs. But maybe we can cut that number down!

โœ” What I Kept โœ”

โœ” Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

I have almost picked this book up many times. I need to get to it soon!

โœ” Creation in Death by JD Robb

This is #25 in the series, but it sounds so good. Do I need to read these in order? Can I commit to a 25+ book series?!

โœ” Salvation in Death by JD Robb

This one sounds good too! Please let me know if I need to read these in order.

โœ” The Stranger I Married by Sylvia Day

I love a good historical romance. This one sounds great!

โœ” Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

I love Charlaine, and I love a good cozy mystery.

โœ˜ What I Deleted โœ˜

โœ˜ Night Terror by John Passarella

I’m gonna get flack for this, I know. But I’m just not that into Supernatural anymore? Sorry, fandom!

โœ˜ Before Sunrise by Diana Palmer

Just seems like typical chick-lit love story. Nothing jumps out at me.

โœ˜ The Final Kill by Meg O’Brien

This one started off sounding great, but then it kind of turned into a political thriller so it kind of lost me.

โœ˜ Free Spirit by Fern Michaels

Another chick-lit that isn’t sparking my interest.

โœ˜ Wish List by Fern Michaels

Another chick lit. Honestly, these seem like something my grandma would read, which isn’t bad. We just don’t have the same taste.

โœ˜ Dear Emily by Fern Michaels

Same as above.

โœ˜ The Vampire Diaries books 1 & 2

I loved the tv show. The books? Not so much. One of the rare instances where TV was better than the original. I DNF’d book 1.

โœ˜ The Vampire Diaries books 3 & 4

I couldn’t get through the first two soo…

โœ˜ Irish Trilogy Collection by Nora Roberts

They all just seem typical love stories. Nothing sticks out at me.

โœ˜ Birthright by Nora Roberts

It just sounded… eh.

โœ˜ Born in.. Series by Nora Roberts

These all take place in Ireland, which is cool, but they’re all just romances. I usually need a little more than just a typical romance.

โœ˜ Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

Like the ones before, I guess. This sounded like it had more action, but it still didn’t really catch my attention.

โœ˜ The Dark City by Catherine Fisher

This is a YA series, but I’m just not really into secret relics and like, kind of historical science fiction? It’s kind of hard to explain, I just know this isn’t for me.

Horde by Ann Aguirre

Number 3 in the series, but the synopsis of the first didn’t really sound great.

Sara’s Song by Fern Michaels

This has a doctor MC, which is usually an automatic keep, but its just a weird love triangle. Which usually I like, but this one seems super weird.

So, here’s where we stand. I am ending the TBR at 1852. I deleted 15/20, so that’s not bad! I’m excited to do my next post! From what I have just glanced at, I’ll be deleting a lot from this day.

What do you think about what I kept and deleted? Did I make any mistakes? Do I have to read the JD Robb series in order? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…