March TBR

I don’t usually make specific TBRs as I typically choose my next book based on my mood. I have been finding it more difficult to make that choice due to the vast amount of amazing titles that have been released recently. 2019 has already been a great year for new releases. By making this list, I hope to help future me make that decision easier. I have read 8 books a month so far this year so I choose 8 books for my TBR, my most anticipated among ones that will help me reach my reading goals as explained in this post.

I am currently rereading the Ember in the Ashes series so that I can read the third and final book in the series, A Reaper at the Gates. 

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1. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

I am currently reading this and hope to finish within the next 2-3 days.

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Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Title: Echo North

Author: Joanna Ruth Meyer

# of Pages: 389

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

CONTAINS SPOILERS!

Echo North is a mash up of several different fairy tales, including Beauty and the Beast. Don’t let the fact that it is a fairy tale retelling drive you away. The author introduces an imaginative and spellbinding aspect to a well known fairy tale. The story follows a girl named Echo, whose father has disappeared. Months later, she finds him in the forest barely alive. She runs into a talking wolf, who offers to save her father in return for Echo staying with him in his magical house beneath the mountain for a year. As she learns to tend to the house, she discovers the many enchanted rooms within, including a library containing these book-mirrors. Within these stories, she meets a man named Hal who is trapped in these stories. She determines that she must figure out how to save both Hal and the Wolf before her time is over.

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Library Haul

Hello! Today I thought I would do something a little different by showing you the books I currently have checked out from the library. Let you know why these particular titles interested me and hold myself accountable to read them in a timely fashion.

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1. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

I have heard so many good things about this book! If you have kept up with the young adult book community, I’m sure you have heard of this book at least a dozen times. The first in a series, Truly Devious is a mystery/thriller novel set around a Vermont academy, where a mysterious cold case took place decades before. I am looking forward to following the main character around as she navigates the complexities of a new school and the mysterious clues left behind, in an attempt to solve the mystery. Continue reading “Library Haul”

2019 Reading Goals

 

Read 75 Books

  • I have currently read 14 books this year. According to Goodreads, I am 4 books ahead of schedule. 
  • Avoid long reading slumps. Those are never fun. 
  • I was only able to read 34 books last year.
  • Make sure as I try to achieve this goal, reading is still enjoyable and does not feel more like a requirement. 

 

Post Consistently

  • Try to post every 2 or 3 days consistently.
  • Post quality content. 
  • As this is a newer blog, be responsible about posting book reviews in order to have deeper discussions about books I like/dislike. 
  • Make sure to tweet out new posts to increase potential audience. 

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Getting to Know Me – Book Blog Tag + Giveaway

Books:

Can you stop reading at any time, or does it have to be a certain page or chapter? 

Beginning of a chapter. I’ll also stop if there are breaks throughout the chapter.

Do you eat or drink anything while reading?

No eating. Sometimes I will have a tea or soda next to me.

Can you read listening to music or watching TV?

No. Too distracting for me.

One book at a time, or several at once?

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Verity by Colleen Hoover

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Title: Verity

Author: Colleen Hoover 

# of Pages: 314

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

 

I would label Verity as an adult romantic thriller. The book follows Lowen, a struggling writer who is given a huge break when she meets Jeremy. Jeremy is the husband of the famous author Verity, who is unable to finish her popular series due to injuries resulting from a car accident. When Lowen scours Verity’s office to find information that she needs in order to start the remaining novels, she comes across this hidden manuscript. This manuscript, meant to be seen only by Verity, reveals heartwrenching admissions about tragedies that the family has endured. 

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Most Anticipated Releases: Now – May

Priory of the Orange Tree – February 26

Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season, is releasing a high fantasy novel. It features both magic AND dragons. Do I need to say more? I am looking forward to this novel because I greatly enjoyed the first three books of The Bone Season. I enjoyed the world building, getting to know all about London and the way it worked, As a high fantasy novel, I am sure that there will be quite a bit of information and world building that we need to have in order to understand to throughly enjoy this novel. 

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