October 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in September.

Books Read:

  1. An Enchantment of Ravens by Marg Rogerson
  2. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  3. Forever in Love by Susane Colasanti
  4. Court of Fives by Kate Elliott
  5. Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  6. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
  7. You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
  8. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
  9. The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
  10. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  11. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Books On Deck:

  1. Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (Oct.)

Books Bought: 0!

ARCs Received:

October 3: Really loved An Enchantment of Ravens. Be sure to request a copy from your local library ASAP!

October 16: Just had a run of a lot of books not being exactly what I expected them to be.

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September 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in August.

Books Read:

  1. Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
  2. Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones
  3. Be True to Me by Adele Griffin
  4. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
  5. All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
  6. Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
  7. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
  8. The Empress by S. J. Kincaid
  9. The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows

Books On Deck:

  1. Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (Oct.)

Books Bought:

  1. Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows (signing)
  2. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (signing)

ARCs Received:

  1. Don’t Cosplay With My Heart by Cecil Castellucci (unrequested)

September 1, 2017: September snuck up on me!

September 13, 2017: Continuing my efforts to cut down my to read shelf and it’s finally starting to feel like I am making solid progress. This weekend I got all of my to read books back onto one bookcase (with two shelves double stacked, but still).

August 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in July.

Books Read:

  1. In A Perfect World by Trish Doller
  2. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  3. Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton
  4. The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel
  5. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
  6. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
  7. The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  8. Nothing by Annie Barrows
  9. The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  10. Waiting for Spring, Volume 1 by Anashin
  11. Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
  12. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks
  13. Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

Books On Deck:

  1. Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (Oct.)

Books Bought:

  1. Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno (Uppercase)
  2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber (UK hardcover–it’s a long story)

ARCs Received: 0!

August 1, 2017: July was kind of a mess book wise. Nothing held my attention and I burned through a lot of books. That is good because my owned books are slowly but surely getting read and also by to read list is shrinking. It’s bad because I read a lot of books that were annoying for various reasons. So it goes. I’m really hoping to keep my books bought at zero for this month. I have no control over ARCs but not getting any of those would be good too.

July 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in June.

Books Read:

  1. Bearly a Lady by Cassandra Khaw
  2. Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu (Sept.)
  3. Jonesy Vol. 2 by Sam Humphries
  4. Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
  5. The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent
  6. All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
  7. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
  8. Knife’s Edge by Hope Larson
  9. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
  10. The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine Howe
  11. The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag
  12. A Million Junes by Emily Henry
  13. Death Sworn by Leah Cypress
  14. Who’s That Girl by Blair Thornbough
  15. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockheart
  16. The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
  17. Invictus by Ryan Graudin
  18. Spellbook for the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle
  19. Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan
  20. Metaltown by Kristen Simmons
  21. The Wardrobe Mistress: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Meghan Masterson
  22. In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody

Books On Deck:

  1. Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (Oct.)

Books Bought:

  1. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (Prime Day deal)
  2. Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton (Uppercase)

ARCs Received:

  1. Reign the Earth by A. C. Gaughen (requested from publisher)
  2. The Wardrobe Mistress by Meghan Masterson (requested from publisher)
  3. Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones (amazon Vine)

July 17: Although I have been reading a lot this month I wasn’t doing a great job of tracking it here. I loved Moxie as much as I expected to and was pleasantly surprised by One of Us is Lying. All’s Faire in Middle School was a lot of fun while Knife’s Edge was disappointing. I’m not in the mood to read anything specific and I’ve been putting off dealing with sorting my BookExpo ARCs because they’re a disaster so instead I am trying to pull things that have been at home on my shelves for a while and deciding if I 1. want to read them and 2. want to keep them. So far given the mood I’m in, I’ve been getting rid of a lot of books.

July 24: I’ve been on a reading tear. Owned books down to 294 and to read list down to 137!

July 26: This month is really wringing me out. The Disappearances was quite good. Not at all what I was expecting.

June 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in May.

Books Read:

  1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  2. Paper Girls Vol. 1
  3. Paper Girls Vol. 2
  4. The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
  5. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
  6. Spinning by Tillie Walden
  7. That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston
  8. Landscape with Invisible Hand by M. T. Anderson
  9. Roar by Cora Carmack
  10. The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst

Books On Deck:

I’m re-instating my book rotation strategy: Review (vine/publisher), BEA, long-term owned/backlist

  1. In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody (Aug. 29)
  2. Invictus by Ryan Graudin (Oct, Vine)
  3. Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu (Sept.)
  4. Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (Oct.)

Books Bought:

  1. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (signing)
  2. Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser (Uppercase)

ARCs Received: 0!

June 5: I acquired 26 books at BookExpo. So far I have given away five unrelated books which is bringing me closer to my goal of a “zero sum” for BEA book acquisitions. Today I am back at work where I have a few duplicates and miscellany which necessitates a desk cleanup.

June 12: I did a massive book purge post BookExpo and gave away maybe 15 books.

June 24: Dove back into #BooksForTrade this month and it’s a good reminder why I should never do it again. My office sprang a massive leak so that helped a bit in figuring out which books I really wanted (What’s priority to save from water damage? What’s worth carting home?). I really need to clear my shelves again soon and sort out what I’m saving for my epic Blog Birthday giveaway in August.

May 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in April.

Books Read:

  1. Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy edited by Ameriie
  2. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
  3. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
  4. Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman
  5. Real Friends by Shannon Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  6. Giant Days Volume 3 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, Whitney Cogar
  7. The Possible by Tara Altebrando
  8. The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty
  9. What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
  10. Giant Days volume 4 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, Whitney Cogar
  11. Power Up
  12. Jonesy Volume 1
  13. The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy
  14. Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Astley
  15. Lucky in Love by Kasie West

Books On Deck:

  1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (March 28, Vine)
  2. Lucky in Love by Kasie West (July)
  3. Love is Both Particle and Wave by Paul Cody (Aug. 1)
  4. In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody (Aug. 29)
  5. Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu (Sept.)

Books Bought:

  1. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (book launch!)

ARCs Received:

  1. Lucky in Love by Kasie West (July)

May 1: I was sick at the tail end of April (shocking I know) so I’m still working my way through When Dimple Met Rishi. I don’t mind spending more time with it because it’s a great story but I am feeling some pressure to finish other review books which I am trying to resist. If you value your life do not even try to ask me about my first read of the month. I never want to talk about.

May 22: Slowly but surely.

May 25: Trying to clean out my shelves which backfired with some concentrated book trading but I’m back on the straight and narrow now.

April 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in March.

Books Read:

  1. Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
  2. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo
  3. Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland
  4. Piper Perish by Kayla Cagan
  5. Flannery by Lisa Moore
  6. This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
  7. Infinite In Between by Carolyn Mackler
  8. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Books On Deck:

  1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (March 28, Vine)
  2. Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman (April 18)
  3. The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty (May 9)
  4. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (June 6, Vine)
  5. What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum (July)
  6. Love is Both Particle and Wave by Paul Cody (Aug. 1)
  7. In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody (Aug. 29)
  8. Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu (Sept.)

Books Bought: 0!

ARCs Received:

  1. Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland (requested, FirstSecond)
  2. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (vine)

April 1: I am making progress on my to read shelves but not much on my “books on deck” ARCs–I’ve had a lot of assigned reading come up and am hoping to refocus as my new books presentation at work is this month and then I will have some breathing time before I have to read anything too specific.

April 7: I’m having some fantasy burnout so I’m planning to read contemporary for the next little bit. I Believe in a Thing Called Love is delightful so far.

April 13: Sticking to contemporaries. I am halfway through Flannery and not sure how I feel about it but it’s such a short book I’m going to stick it out.

April 17: Flannery was good but not at all what I expected. This Adventure ends was good but not sure if I need to keep it forever and ever–it’s easy to get blinded by the gorgeous packaging.

April 18: Finally reading one of two BEA books I had left from BEA 2015. Total unread books left from BEAs past: 9.

April 21: I motored through Infinite in Between. It was fantastic and definitely should be on your radar. Next up is When Dimple Met Rishi which I’m excited to read but it’s been taking me a bit to get into.