Top Ten Tuesday | Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I am excited for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic: Books on my Spring 2019 TBR. The next couple months have many new releases that I am really looking forward to.

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Top 4* Books I Read This Winter

At the end of every season throughout the year, I will write about my five favorite reads of the last three months. This will be a check in and foundation for my best-of-2019 list.

This feature will take into consideration the books I read from January 1 to the date this blog post is published. That is 20 books in total. These four titles will not be in any particular order. 

*11 out of the 20 books I’ve read so far in 2019 have been books in a series. Due to this fact, each series will only end up on the list once. Due to limited variety, I was only able to choose a top 4 for this season.

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February Wrap-Up

As I have already mentioned most of these titles, I am going to give you my biggest like and dislike about each one.

Shadow and Bone – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Like: I love the Grishaverse. I mean, who doesn’t? I enjoyed learning more about Grisha and the way they work, interact, etc.

Dislike: As a reread, I felt like this fell more flat than I remember it the first time.

Siege and Storm – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Like: I am glad that the story picks up more than the first book. And then everyone’s favorite character, Nikolai. Did you know that he was initially meant to die at the end of Siege and Storm?

Dislike: The romance between Mal and Alina. They are just an infuriating young couple.

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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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