Happy Sunday, friends! It’s been a wonderfully rainy weekend for me and I’ve loved it. Last week I didn’t do a highlight on my TBR because I wanted to make a discussion post on Trigger Warnings instead. If you missed that, it would mean a lot to me if you checked it out. It’s a topic I’m very passionate about and I put a lot work into the post.
Even thought I had two weeks to complete the last Sunday Stacks TBR, I’m proud that I got it done! I went through a reading slump at the beginning of the month and wasn’t really able to stay focused on any books I picked up. Thankfully I think I’m finally out of it so I’m looking forward to reading all the books this week!
It broke my heart, but I ended up DNFing Amelia Westlake Was Never Here at page 139 due to problematic content. I was so looking forward to this one and it just wasn’t good for me. At this point it’s definitely the most disappointing book I’ve read of 2019. I have a full review coming April 22.
Deposing Nathan is the one book from my planned TBR that I didn’t get read and it’s thanks to my Kindle being a butt. The publisher is supposed to be sending me a finished copy for the blog tour coming up in a few weeks and I’m really hoping it comes in soon so I can read this. It has become one of my most anticipated books of the year and it’s killing me that I haven’t read it yet. One of my best friends, Taylor from Stay on the Page, recently read it and has been raving ever since, so I’m extra excited.
I’m actually blaming How to Make Friends with the Dark for my book slump. I knew that I liked it, but I guess I didn’t realize just how much. After finishing it though, all other books just weren’t good enough. Kathleen Glasgow really knows how to punch you right in the feels and make absolutely everything so relatable. I’m incredibly thankful for her books. Make sure you read my full review!
When I picked The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise up I was definitely hoping and expecting to enjoy it, but it was better than I thought it would be! Coyote is such a fierce and strong character and even though she’s only 12-years-old I kind of want her to be my best friend. This story was full of laughs and emotion and went places I really wasn’t expecting. Coyote Sunrise was my first book by Dan Gemeinhart and I definitely want to read more now.
I’m actually already in the middle of We Were Beautiful by and I should finish it today. Britt from Geronimo Reads is doing a buddy read with me in preparation for the blog tour coming up next week! This is only my second buddy read ever and I’m having fun. A lot of the time I want to talk about a book I’m in the middle of with somebody, but you don’t always know who has read it or maybe it’s been so long since they’ve read it that they understandably don’t remember all the little details.
The Devouring Gray is waaaaaayyyy outside of my comfort zone. When I first heard about it I was intrigued, but I figured I wouldn’t ever actually pick it up. The day it released though and I saw it in the bookstore and held it in my hands something happened and I just knew that I needed it. I was too excited to wait, so I ended up reading the first chapter immediately, and oh my goodness I’m already hooked. I’m so excited to meet the characters and get all the creepy vibes. You can see the bath bomb pairing (my favorite so far) I did with this book on Instagram!
The Merciless is a backlist title I’ve been eyeing since it came out in 2014 and for whatever reason I just haven’t picked it up yet. I had a $10 gift card to Barnes and Noble last week and really wanted to try and not spend much of my own money so I figured it was finally time to bring this one home. My husband and I are actually playing Outlast 2 right now so the horror vibes are strong in our apartment. What can I say, I guess I’m in the mood to be creeped out!
As of right now I’m decently caught up on my review books, so I’m mostly trying to dedicate this week to reading books that I don’t plan on reviewing and just want to enjoy. What did you read last week and what are you planning on reading this week? I’d love to know!