Sunday Stacks Week Nine

I’m probably jinxing myself by saying this, but I think I’m out of my book slump! So far I’ve read five books in July, which is still less than normal for me, but better than what I’ve been doing.

The next round of 24in48 is this weekend, so fingers crossed I’ll get a lot read this weekend! Make sure you come back on Saturday to see my TBR for the readathon and then next Saturday I’ll have a recap post! For now, here’s a look at the last TBR I set for myself and what I’m hoping to read this week!

The Echo Park Castaways by M.G. Hennessey was such a quick read. I made my way through it in one sitting because it was a bit shorter at around 200 pages and I was generally interested in what was happening. While the story was good though, there were some disappointing issues I had with the characters. This has great potential to do well, especially in middle school libraries where books about foster care are needed. I just hope that adults are taking the time to also read this and then talking to their students to help them recognize the good parts and learn from the bad. Read my full review!

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Sunday Stacks Week Eight

I’ve had two weeks to complete the last TBR I shared with you aaaaaand I didn’t do it…. The worst reading slump I’ve experienced in a long time is still going strong. It’s given me time to eliminate some things from my Netflix list, but I’m more than ready to get back to hitting the books. I’m hoping this will be the magic week.

Here’s a look at my last planned TBR and what will hopefully get read this week.

Screen Queens just wasn’t anywhere near as good as I was hoping it would be. This is one that had so much potential and unfortunately for me it ended up falling flat. Though, the last 20 percent of the story was really good! I wish the entire thing had the power the last part did. I’ll have a full review going up tomorrow that will explain more of why this one just didn’t work for me.

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Sunday Stacks Week Seven

It’s been a month since my last Sunday Stacks post, sorry! Life got a little crazy. You can read about it in my May wrap up. I haven’t actually been reading a lot lately, also because of life, but I’m determined to get back into it this week! Here’s an update on the last TBR I shared with you and what my TBR looks like for this week!

I definitely want to read more by Christina June after finishing No Place Like Here. It was sweet and the perfect read for the beginning of summer. This was a very quick and easy one to get through and had some really wonderful family themes. I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to read and review it for the blog tour. My full review was posted at the beginning of the month, so make sure you read it before you go then add No Place Like Here to your TBR!

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Sunday Stacks Week Six

I had a really great reading week last week with my readathon! I ended up reading eight books for a total of 2,813 pages and that’s way more than I was expecting to do. Here’s a look at the TBR I set for myself last week, whether or not I completed it, and what I’m hoping to read this week!

I was expecting great things from Birthday and Meredith Russo definitely did not disappoint. This was a surprisingly fast read but that did not take away from any of the emotion these pages contained. Russo is an author that I will read anything they write. Make sure you come back tomorrow to read my full review of this incredible novel.

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Want to Read That Roundup: The Sequel

Back in February I was inspired by Emily from Midwestern Book Nerd to share some of my recent additions to my want to read shelf on Goodreads. It was a fun post to do, and since it’s been a bit since the last one, I thought I’d do it again! Last time I shared the last ten additions, but this time I’ll be sharing the last five.

Middle grade graphic novels are some of my favorite things! I’ve been thinking about reading something by Terri Libenson, but just haven’t done it yet. When I read the description for her newest graphic novel, Just Jaime, I knew this was where I needed to start. The synopsis for this one clicked with me more than her others, so I’m hoping it will be a good place to start!

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Sunday Stacks Week Five

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a Sunday Stacks. Instead, I introduced y’all to my new kitten, Noodle, and showed you what is currently on my iPhone the past two Sundays. But today I’m back with an updated weekly TBR! This week I’m actually participating in the next unexpected readathon Destiny from Howling Libraries is putting on. She does these every now and then and I love it! They really encourage me to buckle down and get a lot of reading done. Because of this I have a pretty ambitious TBR for the week.

Wow. Wow. Wow. It’s been about three weeks since I finished How it Feels to Float and I honestly haven’t stopped thinking about it. Biz’s story left me breathless and aching in the best way possible. This is seriously one of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year and it’s ranked pretty high up on my list of all time faves too. This novel is an incredible examination of mental illness, friendship, and sexuality. Make sure you read my full review and find the the mini playlist I put together for the book as well.

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Sunday Stacks Week Four

Happy Easter, everyone! Last year was my son’s first Easter, but this is the first Easter he hasn’t been in the hospital for! The Easter bunny brought him a Paw Patrol book, some candy, and a new Peppa Pig toothbrush, and at some point during the day he’ll hunt for eggs filled with more candy.

I did so much reading last week and got all of the book’s on my TBR read plus some others! Here are some quick thought’s on the books from last week’s TBR and what I’m hoping to read this week!

This was a buddy read I did with my friend Britt from Geronimo Reads. We Were Beautiful was such an amazing book that examines loss, grief, and guilt with my favorite found family trope! All of the characters were fantastic and I loved the amount of growth and development they each showed. This is a lesser known young adult book that I really hope more readers start picking up.

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