Sunday Stacks: The Upcoming Week’s TBR

I hope everybody is enjoying a relaxing Sunday before having to start another week! Being a mood reader like I am can make having an official TBR difficult, but ever since I got a book cart it’s become a lot more doable! I’m a very visual person, so being able to put my physical review books and other books I’m wanting to read soon on the cart in a prominent spot has helped me stay focused.

Today I’ll be sharing with you three books that I’m planning on reading this next week. Odds are I’ll read more than three books, but I like to try and set realistic goals, otherwise I’ll end up overwhelmed and won’t finish anything. It also makes me feel less bad in the event that a reading slump hits. Thanks to Harker for the post idea!

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Tag: Book Blog Newbie

I realized the other day that I’ve never properly introduced myself on my blog! Sure, you can read my about page, see 50 things that make me happy, or most of you probably know me from Twitter, but those are all just small pieces that make up who I am. When I saw this book blog newbie tag on The Book Mermaid I knew it was the perfect opportunity to share with y’all more about what makes me a blogger and reader!

Why did you start this blog?

I’ve been reviewing books on Goodreads for six years and talking about them on Twitter for probably about four years now, so really taking the plunge into blogging was long overdue! Writing is something I really enjoy, so having my own space where I can share my thoughts about one of my favorite things in the world (books, obviously) is a dream come true.

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Friday Jams Week Five

I’m going to try something different this week, and instead of showcasing my top FIVE artists I’m going to drop it down to the top THREE. Much to my husband’s dismay, I’m one of those people that has a core group of musicians they like and doesn’t deviate from them very much, so I feel like my top five artists are pretty similar week to week. Hopefully, by dropping it down to three, we’ll be able to see some changes? I guess we’ll find out!

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Review: Squad by Mariah MacCarthy

Title: Squad
Author: Mariah MacCarthy
Release Date: 3/12/2019
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 256
Rating: 4 stars
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Trigger Warnings: suicidal thoughts, dieting, sports injury, hospitalization

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This darkly comic debut novel by an award-winning playwright is like Mean Girls meets Heathers with a splash of Bring it On.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Black Veins by Ashia Monet

Title: The Black Veins
Author: Ashia Monet
Release Date: 7/17/2019

In a world where magic thrives in secret city corners, a group of magicians embark on a road trip—and it’s the “no-love-interest”, found family adventure you’ve been searching for.

Blythe is one of seven Guardians: magicians powerful enough to cause worldwide panic with a snap of their fingers. But Blythe spends her days pouring latte art at her family’s coffee shop, so why should she care about having apocalyptic abilities?

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Top Ten Books On My Spring 2019 TBR

There are SO MANY great books releasing this spring! Here are ten that I can’t wait to get my grubby book loving fingers on. 

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Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith was released on March 5. Smith’s books have always been some of my favorites. She always manages to write the most lovable characters and most swoony meet cutes I’ve ever read. Field Notes was no exception.

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Review: The Goodbye Summer by Sarah Van Name

Title: The Goodbye Summer
Author: Sarah Van Name
Release Date: 5/7/2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 352
Rating: 5 stars
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Trigger Warnings: unhealthy eating habits, underage drinking, academic pressures

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Caroline can’t wait for summer to end so that she and her older boyfriend, Jake, can run away together. She decides to spend her last summer at home saving money working at the local aquarium gift shop–and spending all the rest of her time hanging with Jake.

Then she meets Georgia, a counselor at the aquarium camp. Georgia weaves her way into Caroline’s life and suddenly the summer feels a lot less lonely.

The stronger Georgia and Caroline’s bond grows, the more uneasy Caroline becomes about her plans to leave. When summer comes to a close, she will have to say goodbye to someone… but who is she willing to lose?

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