June 2019 TBR

It’s June you guys! Half of 2019 is gone, and I just can’t believe it. I’m really excited to get a lot of books read this month, I’m mainly in the mood for contemporary romance, but I’m taking more of a turn away from YA romance to New Adult/Adult romance, so that’s exciting. I’m sure I will still read some YA but probably not as much. Let’s get to the list of books I hope to get to this month!

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Fumbled (Playbook #2) – Alexa Martin

Single-mother Poppy Patterson moved across the country when she was sixteen and pregnant to find a new normal. After years of hard work, she’s built a life she loves. It may include a job at a nightclub, weekend soccer games, and more stretch marks than she anticipated, but it’s all hers, and nobody can take that away. Well, except for one person.

TK Moore, the starting wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs, dreamt his entire life about being in the NFL. His world is football, parties, and women. Maybe at one point he thought his future would play out with his high school sweetheart by his side, but Poppy is long gone and he’s moved on.  

When Poppy and TK cross paths in the most unlikely of places, emotions they’ve suppressed for years come rushing back. But with all the secrets they never told each other lying between them, they’ll need more than a dating playbook to help them navigate their relationship.

I read book #1 in May, I’m excited to get to this. There’s no random hashtags in this one, so I’m sure it’ll be much more enjoyable. Plus this one is actually getting a lot more hype than book #1 did.

Prince Charming (Royals, #1)

Prince Charming (Royals #1) – Rachel Hawkins

Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair, a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.

While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

Hailey In Bookland over on Youtube really enjoyed this book, and I usually take her word for books so I’m pretty excited about this.

We Regret to Inform You

We Regret To Inform You – Ariel Kaplan

Mischa Abramavicius is a walking, talking, top-scoring, perfectly well-rounded college application in human form. So when she’s rejected not only by the Ivies, but her loathsome safety school, she is shocked and devastated. All the sacrifices her mother made to send her to prep school, the late nights cramming for tests, the blatantly resume-padding extracurriculars (read: Students for Sober Driving) … all that for nothing.

As Mischa grapples with the prospect of an increasingly uncertain future, she questions how this could have happened in the first place. Is it possible that her transcript was hacked? With the help of her best friend and sometimes crush, Nate, and a group of eccentric techies known as “The Ophelia Syndicate,” Mischa launches an investigation that will shake the quiet community of Blanchard Prep to its stately brick foundations.

Summer Heat (Cruel Summer #1) – Rachel Van Dyken

Spoiled Princess is what he used to call me.We were an inferno of hate and passion wound up with a dash of chaos.For four years I watched him mow my lawn.For four years I watched my friends make fun of him.For four years I hated myself for wanting him, but even more for the way I treated him. And then I had him.For one night, we put all labels away and I spent the best night of my life in his arms.

Then the next day, with my secret night under lock and key, I looked the other way while my friends shamed him.But now the jokes on me, because the scrawny lawn boy who I secretly loved from afar is now the director of Hollywood’s most exclusive summer camp.And I’m on his staff. Now it’s his turn to punish me. His turn to make me pay.His turn to take his revenge after years of humiliation. He’s no longer a boy you can ridicule. But a college graduate who can have any woman he wants.I want him to look at me the way he did that one night we had together, but right now the look in his eyes tells me he’s going to enjoy having me under him for two straight months.I don’t know where his hatred ends, his passion begins. All I know is he wants revenge. And I’m his lucky target.

May 2019 TBR

Hello everyone, and Hello May! I can’t believe it’s May already this month. I’m very excited for this upcoming month, a lot of things going on. Mother’s Day, a couple of birthdays, and FINALE! I have been waiting for this book since January, so I am ready for the ending to this series. Getting that out of the way, let’s get into some books I hope to get to read this month:

Finale (Caraval #3) – Stephanie Garber

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…all games must come to an end.

It’s been two months since the last Caraval concluded, two months since the Fates have been freed from an enchanted deck of cards, two months since Tella has seen Legend, and two months since Legend claimed the empire’s throne as his own. Now, Legend is preparing for his official coronation and Tella is determined to stop it. She believes her own mother, who still remains in an enchanted sleep, is the rightful heir to the throne.

Meanwhile, Scarlett has started a game of her own. She’s challenged Julian and her former fiancé, Count Nicolas d’Arcy, to a competition where the winner will receive her hand in marriage. Finaly, Scarlett feels as if she is in complete control over her life and future. She is unaware that her mother’s past has put her in the greatest danger of all.

Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun―with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win…and those who will lose everything. . .

I am so excited for this book! The day of I know I will be like the first in line to buy it. So excited, cannot wait. May 7th you guys might not hear from me, I’ll 100% be too busy reading this book lol.

No Place Like Here – Christina June

Ashlyn Zanotti has big plans for the summer. She’s just spent a year at boarding school and can’t wait to get home. But when Ashlyn’s father is arrested for tax evasion and her mother enters a rehab facility for “exhaustion,” a.k.a. depression, her life is turned upside down.

The cherry on top? Ashlyn’s father sends her to work with a cousin she doesn’t even know at a rustic team-building retreat center in the middle of nowhere. A self-proclaimed “indoor girl,” not even Ash’s habit of leaving breadcrumb quotes—inspirational sayings she scribbles everywhere—can help her cope.

With a dangerously careless camp manager doling out grunt work, an overbearing father trying to control her even from prison, and more than a little boy drama to struggle with, the summer is full of challenges. And Ashlyn must make the toughest decision of her life: keep quiet and follow her dad’s marching orders, or find the courage to finally stand up to her father to have any hope of finding her way back home.

One of a few eARC’s I plan on getting to this month. A modern twist on Hansel and Gretel, it sound’s really interesting and I am excited to get to this.

Where I End & You Begin – Preston Norton

Ezra Slevin is an anxious, neurotic insomniac who spends his nights questioning his place in the universe and his days obsessing over Imogen, a nerdy girl with gigantic eyebrows and a heart of gold.

For weeks, Ezra has been working up the courage to invite Imogen to prom. The only problem is Imogen’s protective best friend, Wynonna Jones. Wynonna has blue hair, jams to ’80s rock, and has made a career out of tormenting Ezra for as long as he can remember.

Then, on the night of a total solar eclipse, something strange happens to Ezra and Wynonna–and they wake up in each other’s bodies. Not only that, they begin randomly swapping back and forth every day! Ezra soon discovers Wynonna’s huge crush on his best friend, Holden, a five-foot-nothing girl magnet with anger management problems. With no end to their curse in sight, Ezra makes Wynonna a proposition: while swapping bodies, he will help her win Holden’s heart…but only if she helps him woo Imogen.

Forming an uneasy alliance, Ezra and Wynonna embark on a collision course of mistaken identity, hurt feelings, embarassing bodily functions, and a positively byzantine production of Twelfth Night. Ezra wishes he could be more like Wynonna’s badass version of Ezra–but he also realizes he feels more like himself while being Wynonna than he has in a long time…

Wildly entertaining and deeply heartfelt, Where I End and You Begin is a brilliant, unapologetic exploration of what it means to be your best self.

I don’t know too much about this one, but it’s another eARC I plan on getting to and checking off my list.

806 – Cynthia Well

Sibling 1 throws blenders and plays guitar. Sibling 2 is allergic to everything and is into magic. Sibling 3 is a varsity swimmer with a group of female fans. Enough said. The only thing they have in common is their biological father, and the only thing they can agree on is that they all want to meet him. With the help of a broken-down, “borrowed” Jeep, KT, Jesse, and Gabe make their way across the country evading police, trying their luck on the slots, and meeting a life-changing pig, all to track down Donor 806, their father. Any hope of success requires smarts, luck, and ingenuity. Good thing they have each other…even if they don’t see it that way.

Another eARC, but this is the one I’m most excited for. 3 kids going on a road trip to find their biological father? Definitely interested.

Definitely not as many, but I think it’s going to be too busy of a month to read too much. What do you guys plan on reading this May?

April 2019 TBR

Yay! We have officially made it to April guys! I am so excited for this month. The weather is getting nicer, I can open up the windows in my house finally, sit outside and READ! Ugh, this winter was too long, but we are finally moving on from this! If you guys happened to see my March Wrap-Up a few days ago, oh man. It was pathetic. I read one book, and it was my least liked book so far of the year.

BUT, we are moving past it! A new month filled with nice weather, nice vibes, and some nice new book picks. Speaking of new book picks, this month I did something a little different. I took out books I had never heard of before. All YA contemporaries (kind of), but different types. I have 2 ‘older’ books, not that old just released before 2017 and on. One book that was released last year that is considered a ‘Popular Now!’ book at my library, and a ‘NEW’ release at my library. Never heard of any of them, but I am excited to read them. Now enough talking, on to the monthly TBR!

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Mammoth – Jill Baguchinsky

So this was the ‘Popular Now!’ book that my library categorizes, and I had never heard of this before, but honestly, I loved the cover. I thought it was so cute and once I read the book, I kind of actually fell in love with it.

The summer before her junior year, paleontology geek Natalie Page lands a coveted internship at an Ice Age dig site near Austin. Natalie, who’s also a plus-size fashion blogger, depends on the retro style she developed to shield herself from her former bullies, but vintage dresses and perfect lipstick aren’t compatible with prospecting for fossils in the Texas heat. But nothing is going to dampen Natalie’s spirit — she’s exactly where she wants to be, and she gets to work with her hero, a rock-star paleontologist who hosts the most popular paleo podcast in the world. And then there’s Chase the intern, who’s seriously cute, and Cody, a local boy who’d be even cuter if he were less of a grouch.

It’s a summer that promises to be about more than just mammoths.

Until it isn’t.

When Natalie’s hero turns out to be anything but, and steals the credit for one of her accomplishments, Nat has to unearth the confidence she needs to stand out in a field dominated by dudes. To do this, she’ll have to let her true self shine, even if that means defying all the rules for the sake of a major discovery.

Okay, this sounds, so ridiculously cute. I’m pretty excited to read this one. Have you guys heard of this book before????

Your Robot Dog Will Die

Your Robot Dog Will Die – Arin Greenwood

So, this is the ‘NEW’ book I picked out. I have to be honest, I only picked it out because its like not even 200 pages and hopefully it will just be a quick read. It seems kind of heavy for the light, contemporary feeling I was going for, but, it’s quick, it isn’t this huge like 500 page book, and who knows maybe after all of my contemporary reading I will need something a little different.

In the mid-21st century, dogs are all but extinct. An experiment gone awry caused every canine on Earth to become hyperintelligent. When as a species they stopped wagging their tails, hysteria ensued—followed by a program of mass euthanasia. Now the only surviving dogs are relegated to a sanctuary off the coast of Florida: Dog Island. There, they are studied in a wild, feral, and protected state. And there, too, their robot replacements are tested before being sold for mass consumption.

Seventeen-year-old Nano Miller was born and bred on Dog Island, as were her two best friends, Jack and Wolf. Life has been mostly wonderful except for annual heartbreak, when another robot dog is torn from her arms and replaced with the latest model. And more recently, there is the heartbreak of her brother, Billy, who vanished without a trace a year earlier. Wolf, there to console Nano, has suddenly become more than a friend. (Bad news for Jack.) With the excitement of a surprise first romance, Nano is happier than ever, in spite of her loss. But then she makes a discovery that upends everything she took for granted: a living puppy who wags its tail. And there is no way she is letting this dog go.

Almost Impossible

Almost Impossible – Nicole Williams

Now here is the contemporary feel I was looking for, and I actually already started reading this one. The main character, Jade, is kind of giving me like a Lana Del Ray vibe, I don’t know, when I think of what Jade looks like while I read, I think of her. Anyways, it’s a pretty decent book for a book I have never heard literally anything about. Hopefully it helps my reading mood kick into gear. Sounds like a cute little teen romance, so fingers crossed!

When Jade decided to spend the summer with her aunt in California, she thought she knew what she was getting into. But nothing could have prepared her for Quentin. Jade hasn’t been in suburbia long and even she knows her annoying (and annoyingly cute) next-door neighbor spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E. 

And when Quentin learns Jade plans to spend her first American summer hiding out reading books, he refuses to be ignored. Sneaking out, staying up, and even a midnight swim, Quentin is determined to give Jade days–and nights–worth remembering.

But despite their storybook-perfect romance, every time Jade moves closer, Quentin pulls away. And when rumors of a jilted ex-girlfriend come to light, Jade knows Quentin is hiding a secret–and she’s determined to find out what it is.

I don’t know, I kind of have a good feeling about these books. What do you guys plan on reading this month?

March TBR

Hello everyone and good morning! Finally we are diving into March. I feel like February was so long, and just so crazy. Of course, the beginning of the month means a new monthly TBR. I don’t strictly stick to a monthly TBR, since I am such a mood reader, but I feel like this month is going to be a big month for horror/mystery thrillers. I read A Stranger in the House last month and ever since then, I have had a craving for it. I’m not fully in a contemporary mood yet, but there are a couple on this list I just might get to.

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Misery – Stephen King

I just ordered this as an audiobook from Libby and I am excited. Honestly, the first time I heard about this book, was from Family Guy. They did an episode where they re-did famous Stephen King stories and made them into little segments in the show using the Family Guy cast. I think the best segment in the show was the re-imagining of Misery. Misery is about a really famous author named Paul and gets into an accident during a snowstorm. He’s rescued by Annie, a fan of his popular series. When Annie finally reads the last book in the series and realizes the main character has been killed off, Annie makes Paul re-write an entire book ensuring the character will come back. Annie holds him hostage while also having two broken legs. I mean, this just sounds so good and super creepy and let’s just say I am really excited for this one. Also, my first Stephen King novel.

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The Third Twin – CJ Omololu

This one I don’t hear like anything about, but I have owned this book since June of last year, and I think it is time to read it. This one is about a set of twins who made up a third twin to basically blame that twin on all of the bad things they did. Suddenly one of the twins boyfriends has turned up dead, and evidence points to that twin. Then another boy is murdered, and still points back to that twin. Is it the twin murdering the boys in town, or the third twin who they thought never existed? I don’t know, it just sounds super cheesy, super fake and predictable so I don’t know I’m not too excited to read it, but it has to be done. I have had it for too long and it needs to be read!

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor

This is one I don’t know a whole lot about, but am very excited to start. I have heard constant positive things about this book, so I most likely will be picking this up in March. I know there’s paranormal elements with angels, a bit of romance. Who knows, but I have a feeling it’s going to be a 5 star read.

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Crazy House – James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Another one I have owned for too long that needs to be read. I’m going to do this one a little differently, I am going to read this while listening to an audio book. Something I have never tried, but it might be something new that I can be into. I don’t know a whole lot about this book, other than it’s about a sister being put into like some type of prison and the other sister having to save that sister. I honestly have no idea, I just know its like a thriller-horror and I am hoping it will be good.

So those are some of the books I hope to read this month of March. What do you guys hope to read this month?

February Harry Potter Month + TBR

Hello everyone and Happy Friday! Today is the official first day of Harry Potter Month here on my blog! This is my first time reading Harry Potter, so to keep me motivated and moving along in the series, the whole month is focused on Harry Potter!

I will be posting this month all about Harry Potter, which is going to be filled with Harry Potter book reviews, quizzes, and a GIVEAWAY! Which will be announced sometime this month!

So my TBR this month is pretty clear, it will be all of the Harry Potter books. I know. 28 days to do this sounds insane, but I am determined.

I decided to read the first 7, because I have heard mixed things about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, so we will see. Some people may say it’s not going to be a successful challenge, but I think 7 books in one month is pretty great for me.

Can’t wait to celebrate my blog’s Harry Potter month with you all!

January TBR

Happy Saturday everyone! I didn’t know if it would be a little too late to say my monthly TBR this month, but its better than never. So here are some of the books I want to read this chilly month of January.

Legendary – Stephanie Garber

This is one I have been super excited for to read this year. I bought it last year in like October, waited as long as I could, hoping to make it until April to read it to be prepared for Finale in May, but I realized I need to read this book right. now.

In the first book we follow a woman named Scarlett, who goes to an isle to play a game created by the ‘master Legend’. In the first book her sister Tella is kidnapped by the master Legend and the winner of the game must find Tella in order to officially have won. In Legendary we just folloe Tella’s story in the midst of a new game.

I’m super excited for this one, and I’ve already started it and I definitely plan on finishing it sometime this weekend.

Dry – Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

I recieved this book for Christmas and this is another one that I have just been dying to read, it looks so good! If you didn’t know Neal Shusterman is also the author of the really Popular Scythe, which I also plan on reading this year at some point.

Dry is about a drought occuring in California, until it finally reaches the point to where there is no water at all. We follow a girl named Alyssa who’s once lovely quiet neighborhood turns into a warzone of neighbors fighting for water. When her parents dont return on night on the search for water, Alyssa must make a choice for her and her brothers lives in order for them to survive.

I mean, come on. This sounds so intriguing and I am so excited.

Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi

I have been putting off this read for a long time, and I think with the new year, means I finally pick it up. This would be my first Tahereh Mafi read (I know guys, it’s unreal), and honestly I don’t know all that much. All I know is that its about a woman that cant touch anyone, because her touch is fatal. I want to be surprised going into this so, I think thats all I need to know.

The Sun Is Also A Star – Nicola Yoon

Last but not least, The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon. I also received this book for Christmas and I have only been waiting to read it due to me wanting the collector’s edition. I love her writing style, I love the feeling her writing gives me, so I knew I wanted the signed special edition with purple edges.

This book is about a girl named Natasha and a boy named Daniel and basically it’s a romantic YA contemporary. Don’t know much else, all I know is it’s kind of insta-lovey, which is a trope I dont really care for but, we will see how it goes.

What is everyone reading this month of January?