Sunday Stacks Week Ten

24in48 is in full swing and I’m having so much fun doing ALL THE READING! After being in a book slump for over a month, it’s nice to have this weekend to play catch up on my TBR. Here’s how I did on the books I planned to read last week and a look at the week ahead.

I just barely managed to finish They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera in time for this recap! I enjoyed this one, but I definitely didn’t love it. The story line is really interesting and I love Mateo, but there’s something about Rufus that drives me crazy. This was kind of the deciding factor for whether or not I like Silvera (since I hated More Happy Than Not but loved History is All You Left Me) and I guess the final decision is that I’m just meh about his books.

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Seven Books I Hope to Read During 24in48

It’s time for another round of 24in48 and I AM SO EXCITED! Seriously, I’ve been looking forward to this since I first participated back in January. I didn’t manage to complete 24 hours of reading, but I still had a blast, and I’m feeling hopeful for this round.

If you aren’t familiar with 24in48 then here’s some background information! During the 48 hours that make up July 20 and 21 (it’s held twice a year in January and July), participants are challenged to read for 24 hours. You can break up the time however you want, go solo or pair up with friends, get your family involved… However you do it is up to you!

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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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