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May 2018 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in April.

Books Read:

  1. Votes for Women by Winifred Conkling
  2. Royals by Rachel Hawkins
  3. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  4. All Summer Long by Hope Larson
  5. Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy
  6. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
  7. Jonesy Volume 3 by Sam Humphries
  8. Check Please!: Hashtag Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu
  9. For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
  10. And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
  11. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Books Bought:

  1. Furyborn by Claire Legrand (signing)
  2. Legendary by Stephanie Garner (I had to)

ARCs Received:

  1. Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June (Vine)
  2. By Fire Above by Robyn Bennis (not requested)
  3. Witchborn by Nicholas Bowling
  4. Bright We Burn by Kiersten White (vine)
  5. Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf (not requested)
  6. Enchantee by Gita Trelease (not requested but only because Flatiron Books beat me to the punch)
  7. The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson (requested)
  8. Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neil (not requested but yay)

This was my planned to read list:

What books are you looking forward to reading this month? πŸ“š Here’s my planned TBR for May. πŸ“š I am already reading I Capture the Castle but decided it has to be a home read because it’s too heavy. I also started Royals but that’s on hold while I work through Votes for Women from last month’s stack. This is a lot but I’m hoping I can stick to it. Obviously The Queen of Sorrow is high priority as one of my most anticipated series Enders this year. πŸ“š #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #royalsbook #tbr #toread

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(I realized these posts make more sense if I post them at the end of the month when everything is updated. Such a small change but so obvious!)


April 2018 Reading Tracker

Here’s my planned to read list:

Do you plan ahead what you’re going to read? πŸ“š (Do not hit me up saying you’re a mood reader! Reading is a mood-based activity. That’s why I plan a stack with no special order.) πŸ“š This is my to read stack for April. I think it’s a little too ambitious but I’ve carried over most of these books for two solid months so it’s time. As is my way I am currently reading something else but really hoping to knock a couple of these out soon. πŸ“š Have you read any of these? Where should I start? πŸ“š #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #bookstack #toread #toberead

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Books Read:

  1. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  2. Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
  3. Bad Girls With Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten
  4. Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
  5. Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick, illustrated by Thomas Taylor
  6. Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
  7. Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten
  8. The City on the Other Side by Mairghread Scott, illustrated by Robin Robinson
  9. Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom by Gigi D. G.
  10. Cucumber Quest: The Ripple Kingdom by Gigi D. G.
  11. Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray
  12. Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi
  13. Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
  14. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  15. Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
  16. The Wicked King by Holly Black

Books Bought:

  1. Circe by Madeline Miller
  2. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  3. Royals by Rachel Hawkins
  4. Tithe by Holly Blak (I sort of don’t want to count these because I had to spend store credit anyway but okay)

ARCs Received:

  1. Royals by Rachel Hawkins (Vine)
  2. Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth (not requested, Scholastic)
  3. All Summer Long by Hope Larson (requested, First:Second)
  4. My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma (Vine)

So I read a lot this month including THE WICKED KING (SO GOOD OMG) and a new surprise favorite Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi. But I kind of failed at my planned reading. I’m hoping to knock out the lingering titles (Our Dark Duet, Votes for Women, I Capture the Castle, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Now a Major Motion Picture) next month but I think for some it’s officially make or break time. In other words, if I’m not reading them now I may not read them ever.

I also might have to admit that my dual goal to read more nonfiction AND more adult books may have been too ambitious. I’m doing great with adult titles but nonfiction has been a struggle and I might have to admit that it’s okay to let that go for now.

You can also see what I read in March.

March 2018 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in February.

Books Read:

  1. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  2. Wires and Nerve Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer, illustrated by Steve Gilpin
  3. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  4. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (re-read)
  5. Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova
  6. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
  7. Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll
  8. If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales
  9. The Stone Girl’s Story by Sarah Beth Durst
  10. Audrey’s Magic Nine by Michelle Wright, illustrated by Courtney Huddleston and Tracy Bailey
  11. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Books Bought:

  1. The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross (shelflove crate)

ARCs Received:

  1. Audrey’s Magic Nine by Michelle Wright, illustrated by Courtney Huddleston and Tracy Bailey (requested)
  2. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan (Vine)
  3. Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol (requested)

Here’s my planned to read list:

Time to share my planned reading stack for March! πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š February got away from me reading wise. It was a good month but I just didn’t get to as many books as I had hoped. The three vertical books are holdovers from February and will be my first reads this month. πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š I’m not sure if this stack is too ambitious or not but they’re all books I’ve been excited to read for a while now. πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Are any of these on your own to read lists? Which one should I read first? πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #bookstack #toread #toberead

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March 1: I am definitely reading less this year but I think it might be with more intention so calling it a win.

March 8: Still surprised by how much I enjoyed Saint Anything! I went through my to read/recently read books and pulled 20 to donate/give away.

February 2018 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in January.

Books Read:

  1. Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter
  2. As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti
  3. Ink, Iron, & Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
  4. Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neil
  5. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  6. Everless by Sara Holland
  7. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman

Books Bought: 0!

ARCs Received:

  1. Lights, Camera, Disaster by by Erin M. Dionne (not requested)
  2. By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell (requested)
  3. Unstoppable Moses by Tyler James Smith (surprise add-on to a request)
  4. Mirage by Somaiya Daud (surprise add-on to a request)
  5. Legendary by Stephanie Garber (requested!)
  6. Girl’s Can’t Hit by T. S. Easton (Fierce Reads book package–I might actually read this)
  7. The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde (Fierce Reads book package–I might actually read this)
  8. The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas (Fierce Reads book package–I might actually read this)
  9. The Boyfriend Bracket by Kate Evangelista (Fierce Reads book package–I might actually read this)
  10. Shadow State by Elyse Brayden (Fierce Reads book package–not directly requested)
  11. Run, Hide, Fight Back by April Henry (Fierce Reads book package–not directly requested)
  12. Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron (Fierce Reads book package–not directly requested)
  13. Supermoon by H. A. Swain (Fierce Reads book package–not directly requested)
  14. Screenshot by Donna Cooner (not requested)

Here’s my planned to read list:

New month, new to read stack! πŸ“š πŸ“š πŸ“š I’m going to stick with picking six target books to read in the month because it’s a manageable number and gives me room to read other stuff as I desire. πŸ“š I’m also going to include one adult title and one nonfiction book a month. (But I think I may stick to YA nonfiction moving forward because while I enjoyed Hit Makers it just took forever.) πŸ“š This month I’m focusing on some books that have been on my shelves for a while and review copies. Not shown: As You Wish which I didn’t get to in January and The Bone Witch which is high on my least of books to read ASAP. πŸ“š Have you read any of these? What should I pick up first? What are you hoping to read this month? πŸ“š πŸ“š πŸ“š #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booknerd #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #booklove #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookstack #bookandfunko

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February 1: I didn’t read as much as I’d planned to last month because last month was a wash in all areas. Let’s see if I can turn that around this month!

Februrary 5: Underwhelmed by As You Wish. How many times do you let an author’s books leave you cold before you admit the author isn’t for you?

February 17: Legendary was excellent. I can’t wait to talk to more people about it! I’m feeling behind on my reading for the month (most of my planned to read list is still waiting to be read) because I had a lot of reading I had to do for a committee thing I can’t talk about yet. It was twelve fifty page excerpts which amounts to around 600 pages. Most of which I read over the last two weeks because the deadline snuck up on me. So maybe considering that I should give myself a break!

February 21: Ugh I have so many feelings about Everless. I am so behind on my planned reading for this month and my review writing in general. Ugh.

January 2018 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in 2017.

Books Read:

  1. My Plain Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
  2. Exploring the Original West Village by Alfred Pommer and Eleanor Winters
  3. Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda
  4. Reign the Earth by A. C. Gaughen
  5. Say You’ll Remember by Katie McGarry
  6. Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles edited by Natalie C. Parker
  7. Warcross by Marie Lu
  8. Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in the Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson
  9. The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

Books Bought:

  1. Everless by Sara Holland (shelflovecrate)
  2. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (gift card spend)
  3. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
  4. It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
  5. We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

ARCs Received:

  1. The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar, and Michelle Schusterman (not requested)
  2. The Rose Legacy by Jessica Day George (requested)
  3. The Opposite of Here by Tara Altebrando (requested)

Here’s my planned to read list:

New year, new planner, new stack of books. πŸ“š I put this together after I spent most of the day sorting my read books. I got around 50 books out of the house although according to goodreads it was only 20 because I don’t track picture books I own. πŸ“š I feel good about that and my other big goal is to get through a lot of the books I want to read that I got at BookExpos past or requested for review. Eventually I want owned books to be at 250 or less and a to read list under 100. That starts now. πŸ“š I’m hoping to read more than the books shown (and I definitely forgot to include some … oops) this month but these are the definite ones I am going to make myself pick up first. πŸ“š What are you reading this month? πŸ“š #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature

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January 1: Another year, another reading tracker. As part of my ongoing effort to really and truly KonMari my life I may soon be sorting my books again. This ties well with a goal to buy fewer and continue being discriminating in what I request from publishers.

January 5: I have a lot of thoughts on My Plain Jane but you’re all going to have to wait a long while to hear them.

January 19: I haven’t read as much as I usually do this month but I’m really hoping to at least knock out my last two books from my planned to read stack. We’ll see.

2017 Reading Tracker Year in Review

It’s time for my annual break down of my reading tracker posts for the year.


  • Read: 14
  • Bought: 1
  • ARCs: 9


  • Read: 14
  • Bought: 0
  • ARCs: 9


  • Read: 20
  • Bought: 3
  • ARCs: 6


  • Read: 8
  • Bought: 0
  • ARCs: 2


  • Read: 15
  • Bought: 1
  • ARCs: 1



  • Read: 22
  • Bought: 2
  • ARCs: 3


  • Read: 13
  • Bought: 2
  • ARCs: 0


  • Read: 9
  • Bought: 2
  • ARCs: 1


  • Read: 15
  • Bought: 0
  • ARCs: 5


  • Read: 11
  • Bought: 3
  • ARCs: 5


  • Read: 15
  • Bought: 5
  • ARCs: 2

Yearly Totals:

  • Read: 166
  • Bought: 21
  • ARCs: 49


Books read jives with what I expected from my Goodreads challenge (which always skews higher because I count picture books I read for work).

Here’s the breakdown for the ARCs I received:

  • Requested: 15
  • Amazon Vine: 15
  • Not requested: 19

I am thrilled with these numbers. One of my goals for the year was to request fewer books. I still have a substantive pile of ARCs to read and review from publishers but it feels very manageable and I feel like I’m in charge of my to read list instead of the other way around.

I also bought slightly fewer books than last year and hope to continue to be even more mindful about purchases (which was an overarching goal I had for the year). I’m not entirely sure I succeeded there but I made progress and that’s kind of the same thing.

So that’s my year in reading according to the blog. You can also see my year in books on Goodreads. And check out my Top Ten list for 2017.

December 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in November.

Books Read:

  1. Furyborn by Claire Legrand
  2. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  3. The Place Between Breaths by An Na
  4. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  5. Spindle by E. K. Johnston
  6. Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight, Vol. 1 by Rin Mikimoto
  7. The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo
  8. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
  9. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
  10. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  11. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  12. Invictus by Ryan Graudin
  13. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  14. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
  15. Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

Books Bought:

  1. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  2. All Fall Down by Ally Carter
  3. See How They Run by Ally Carter
  4. Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter
  5. The Outlaws Of Sherwood by Robin McKinley

ARCs Received:

  1. Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry (vine)
  2. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (requested)

December 1: How is it December?!

December 8: Got an edition of Howl I’d been eyeing when it went on sale for under five dollars.

December 19: I am completely overwhelmed by how much I am enjoying Foolish Hearts.