August 2015 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read and received in July.

Books Read:

  1. The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
  2. Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
  3. Never, Always, Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
  4. The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block
  5. The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy
  6. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
  7. The Marvels by Brian Selznick
  8. The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow and David Ostow
  9. Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little
  10. Soundless by Richelle Mead
  11. Shade’s Children by Garth Nix
  12. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Books On Deck:

  1. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  2. The Truth Commission by Susan Juby
  3. Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan
  4. Prized by Caragh M. O’Brien
  5. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  6. Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
  7. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Books Bought:

Gifted/Traded Books:

  1. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  2. Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally (both from Erin‘s blogiversary giveaway)
  3. Unprooted by Naomi Novik (thank you OTSPsecretsister whoever you are!)
  4. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (thanks Jenna!)

Arcs Received:

  1. Updraft by Fran Wilde (from Tor, requested)
  2. Dream Things True by Marie Marquardt (from St. Martins, requested)
  3. The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell (from Simon & Schuster, not requested)
  4. Sanctuary by Jennifer McKissack (from Scholastic, not requested)
  5. Frosted Kisses by Heather Hepler (from Scholastic, not requested)
  6. The Sleeping King (from Tor, not requested)

If you want to see how I’m doing with BEA 2015 books check here.

August 1: I read a lot in July (12 books) but it was kind of a miserable failure in terms of sticking to my list. Oops. This month there are lot of BEA ones I want to get to so I’m just going to try to be a little less strict and see how that goes. Usually my “books on deck” follows a pretty strict formula but for this month, it’s just books I really really want to read right now.

August 2: Four days into the month and starting my second month. The voice in Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between is a little distancing after the first person of The Accident Season but I love Jen E. Smith’s book so I’m sure it’ll be fine.

August 9: Well I had a total disconnect with the Smith book and with Never Always Sometimes. The Rose and the Beast was weird but not bad. Lair of Dreams is next.

August 12: I’m already on page 200 of Lair of Dreams so I might even be able to fit in another book or two after I finish it if I keep up this pace!

August 14: Have read 60% of Lair of Dreams! Want to count it as two books!

August 17: Um hi Lair of Dreams was amazing! Also reading The Marvels at home because I can’t handle carrying another 600+ page book around.

August 18: I finally made a dent in my BEA books and got to read a lot of good ones. I have to get back to some review and backlist titles come September though!

Blog 8th Birthday Book Giveaway [closed]

Well, dear readers, it’s that time again. My blog is eight! (Check back on the actual birthday, August 12, to see some yearly stats.) To celebrate I am once again hosting a giveaway bonanza here on the blog. I’ve been squirreling things away for this giveaway for the past year, so I hope you enjoy all the prizes up for grabs.

This giveaway is open to any readers over the age of 13. US only.

Giveaway will run from August 1 to August 31. I will pick eight winners–one per prize pack. Winners will be notified September 1. If I don’t hear back from the winners by September 3, I will pick a new winner from the entry pool as needed.

ENTER HERE

I’m running the giveaway through a Rafflecopter giveaway. Details on how to enter can be found by clicking “enter” above! This year the prizes are all mysteries but I can tell you every prize is a signed book (arc or finished copy). Just to sum up you can enter to win one of eight signed books! If the giveaway results in a lot of entries or new follows, I might reveal some prizes so check back often.

Once again, here is how to enter:

Giveaway is open to any readers over the age of 13. US only.

Giveaway will run from August 1 to August 31. Winners will be notified September 1. If I don’t hear back from the winners by September 3, I will pick a new winner from the entry pool as needed.

ENTER HERE

I’m running the giveaway through a Rafflecopter giveaway. Details on how to enter can be found by clicking “enter” above!