I decided, in preparation for attempting Camp NaNo in April, to descend upon my TBR and utterly devour it — as fast as humanely possible. I only had 10 books on my TBR left! This is the first time in forever it’s been so small! I had no library books and no ARCs.
So, naturally, I panicked and went to the library ASAP and fixed this.
See? I handled it greatly. My TBR is back to a comfortable 19 (all up, not just pictured) and I feel much better. (Although this is a collection of the last 14 days of March, so some I’ve already read.)
ALSO! In preparation for an attempt at writing a Middle Grade book, I’ve borrowed a few MG’s for research. (And also because I love reading kids books. But shhh! RESEARCH.)
- Gustav Gloom and the People Taker by Adam-Troy Castro: I don’t know, peoples, I think it’s like Coraline’s scary sibling.
- James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl: It’s research.
- The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner: From title alone I hypothesis it’s a bad idea.
- Isla and the Happily Ever After (book #3) by Stephanie Perkins: FINALLY I AM READING THIS! I heard it’s not nearly as good as the first two. Your thoughts??
- As White As Snow (book #2) by Salla Simukka: Thank you Hot Keys! I loved book #1 so I ate this the day it came but…it wasn’t nearly as good.
- The Messenger by Markus Zusak: I had a small panic, because isn’t this supposed to be I Am the Messenger?? But whatever. Markus Zusak is amazing and I’m totally excited for this one!
- The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker: Thank you Simon and Schuster AU!
- The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil: Well, Emily demanded I read it now so…I am. (Aren’t I obedient?!)
- Juvie by Steve Watkins: Thank you Walker Books AU!
- The Treatment (book #2) by Suzanne Young: I absolutely adored book 1. I’M EXCITED.
- Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch: FINALLY I GET TO READ THIS. OH GOSH. LET ME FLAIL A MOMENT, FOLKS. I HAVE WANTED THIS SO BADLY FOR YEARS. THANK YOU, MY GLORIOUS LIBRARY.
- The Killer Book of True Crime by Tom Philbin: Um. So. I have reasons…they are mostly that I’m writing and this is research.
I’m also listening to A Game of Thrones on audio (I blame Engie for this) and it’s fantastic so far! Sure, I’m like 200 pages in and I start each reading update on Goodreads with OMG THEY DID NOT JUST KILL [INSERT PERSON I LIKED HERE]. It’s rough. And I broke my Netgalley fast to request When You Leave and World After.
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ON THE BLOG?…
- MONDAY: I review The Winner’s Crime and basically confess how much I ADORE it. I also analyse the dress. (Is it black and red or blue and black?)
- WEDNESDAY: I encourage your inner con artist to be devious with a list of crimey movies and books you should try.
- FRIDAY: I hypothesis the explosion awesomeness if some of my favourite authors co-wrote together.
- SATURDAY: I review The Sin Eater’s Daughter which is not about eating. WHICH MADE ME SAD.
WHAT DID I READ??
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- The Sin Eater’s Daughter: Definitely disappointing but with a cracker of an ending! [3-stars]
- Half A King: See me reading adult fantasy?! I AM SO PROUD. This was sarcastically wonderful. [4-stars]
- Talon: This was absolutely FANTASTIC! Everyone hates this book! I love it! [4-stars]
- As White As Snow: Hopelessly disappointing and very very tiny. It barely scrapped into 200 pages. [3-stars]
- Juvie: Very boring. I know going to prison isn’t going to be a firecracker event of action, but literally nothing happened for 300+ pages. [2-stars]
- Every Breath: I put off this book, stupidly, because the cover and title are dorky. BUT IT IS THE MOST AMAZING BOOK IN THE UNIVERSE. I swear to always listen to Emily and Ella about these things from now on. [5-stars]
- The Spindlers: Cute and quirky and extremely imaginative. I’m becoming quite an Oliver connoisseur now. I’ve read 2 of her YAs, 1 adult, and now 1 MG. [4-stars]
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March has been the month of COVER REVEALS. Excuse me, while I absolutely freak out at the fantastic covers out now!!
- AG Howard @ A Still and Quiet Madness gives details details of Untamed and also is having a huge giveaway! (I don’t know why I told you that. Don’t enter. I want to win.)
- They couldn’t let it go, so Frozen 2 is officially happening! (Erm, sorry. But the pun was a must.)
- Veronica Roth is working on a new series! CUE ULTIMATE EXCITMENT. YAAAAAAY!!! It’s going to be sci-fi. It’s not announced yet, but I’m pretty sure all the characters are gonna die.
- There’s a trailer out for Mr Holmes which features
GandalfIan McKellan as an older Sherlock Holmes which is AWESOME.
- Epic Reads exploded my Goodreads wish-list with a list of YA books coming out that are just goooorgeous. Seriously, don’t click on this if you don’t want to add 5839823 more books into your life.
- Terry Pratchett, sadly, has died from Alzheimer’s.
- Paper Towns has an official movie poster, which, unfortuantely looks fan made and doesn’t give a single HINT to what the movie is about. Little disappointed, folks! I love this book.
- Inge @ Bookshelf Reflections has you covered for surviving Camp NaNo.
- I stumbled on this post about outlining your novel via Beth @ The Quiet People. It’s super awesome.
- Jen @ YA Romantics points out some rainbow and exploding-flower cover trends.
- Amanda @ Beautiful Bookish Butterflies talks about reading challenges and how they’re good for us.