TBR Alphabet Book Tag

The TBR Alphabet Book Tag is a way to organize your ever-growing pile of unread books in a creative way by choosing a book that starts with each letter of the alphabet. I did add a few rules for myself and you’ll find them down below in bold. I found this wonderful blog at Read By Tiffany , make sure to check out her blog!

Rules –
  • Name a book title from your TBR for every letter of the alphabet (can exclude words like ‘the’ if need be) these must be books that you have physical/e-book copies of and not ones you intend on getting but haven’t yet.
  • Try to include different authors for every single one.
  • At the bottom of your list put how many you could fill in (out of 26).
  • Tag other people to join in and link back  to the person who tagged you.
  • As I have been trying to use the library more often, I did include a few library books as long as they were ones I was already planning on borrowing soon. 
  • I also included a few books coming out in the next month or so that I plan on immediately buying upon release. 

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First Line Friday – The Poppy War

Happy Friday everyone!

For First Line Friday this week, I chose The Poppy War, my current read. First Line Friday is hosted by the wonderful group of girls over at Hoarding Books. Go and check them out!


The Poppy War

R. F. Kuang

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The First Line is….

“Take your clothes off”

Comment with the first line of your current read!

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”