Saturday, March 3, 2018

January and February Book Haul, Wrap Up and March TBR (2018)


Hello, bookworms!!! 

How's 2018 treating you so far???
It's been kind of a rough start for me - I started out the year very, very sick with the flu and other sicknesses', I kind of fell off track with all the things... all I could do was concentrate on getting better and trying to keep my home and family from falling apart. It's the sickest I've ever been, and I have had my share of illness' in the past. But this season's flu and other nasty germs really got the best of me... But! I'm really happy to say that I am finally better, although I still feel a bit sluggish and I'm still trying to get organized and find my groove back into all the things I have to do and, of course, the stuff I enjoy doing - it's been tough. I'm not going to lie. It's been really hard trying to get back to life and back to feeling like me again - my anxiety has been on super-overload and trying to manage everything on my own has been stressful. I feel like I'm almost there, but it's still just a little beyond my grasp... I'm working on it ;) 

Things I'm happy about - climbing out of my reading slump! Connecting with a lot of fellow bookworms again, especially on Instagram... 
I am writing again! And, I'm currently researching a new project I've decided to finally work on... and, I've also picked up my pencils and watercolors again! This writing project may or may not require some illustrations ;) 

Let me know what you've been up to! Would love to catch up with you all soon!!! 

Now - onto the books!!!



*My JANUARY Book Haul



*REVIEW BOOKS:

- TOKOYO, THE SAMURAI'S DAUGHTER by Faith L. Justice (MG/signed PB) from Raggedy Moon Books 
- THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by Tae Keller (MG/ARC) from Random House Kids 

From Macmillan/Fierce Reads...


- THE OUTCAST (Summoner #4) by Taran Matharu (YA/ARC) 
- AIRPORTS, EXES, AND OTHER THINGS I'M OVER by Shani Petroff (YA/ARC) 
- MAYFLY by Jeff Sweat (YA/ARC) 
- SWEET BLACK WAVES by Kristina Perez (YA/ARC) 
- HOW WE ROLL by Natasha Friend (YA/ARC) 
- THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US by Katy Upperman (YA/ARC) 
- WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU DEMONS by Jennifer Honeybourn (YA/ARC) 
- BETWEEN FROST AND FURY (The Xenith Trilogy #2) Chani Lynn Feener (YA/ARC) 
- THE GAME CAN'T LOVE YOU BACK by Karole Cozzo (YA/ARC) 

*BOOKS I PURCHASED
- OFF THE ICE (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross (YA/PB) 
- BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY (Wayward Children #3) by Seanan McGuire (YA/HB) 
- BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER (DC Icon #2) by Marie Lu (YA/signed HB) 
- THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black (YA/signed Owlcrate HB edition) 


What I read in JANUARY*


- OFF THE ICE (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross (YA/PB) - 4 stars 
- ELMORE by Holly Hobbie (C/ARC) - 5 stars 
- INK, IRON, AND GLASS by Gwendolyn Clare (YA/ARC) - 3 1/2 stars 
- THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden (YA/PB re-read) - 5 stars 
- BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY (Wayward Children #3) by Seanan McGuire (YA/HB) - 5 stars 


*FEBRUARY Book Haul

*REVIEW BOOKS:
- THE ODDLING PRINCE by Nancy Springer (YA/ARC) from Tachyon Publications 
- BY A CHARM AND CURSE by Jaime Questell (YA/HB) from Entangled Teen 
- DON'T BLINK! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (C/ARC) from Random House 
- SYLVIA ROSE AND THE CHERRY TREE by Sandy Shapiro Hurt (C/HB) from Nicole Banholzer LLC and Tilbury House Publishers 
- THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah (A/HB) from Book Sparks 
- THE WINDOW by Amelia Brunskill (YA/ARC) from Delacorte Press 

From HMH Teen/Books...
- GRIM LOVELIES by Megan Shepherd (YA/ARC) 
BRIGHTLY BURNING by Alexa Donne (YA/ARC)  
THE CALCULUS OF CHANGE by Jessie Hilb (YA/ARC) 

From Disney Books/Disney-Hyperion... 
- DRAWN TOGETHER by Minh Le and Dan Santat (C/ARC) 
- PART-TIME MERMAID by Deborah Underwood (C/ARC) 
- SUPER SAURUS AND THE EGG by Deborah Underwood (C/ARC) 
- THIS STORY IS FOR YOU by Greg Pizzoli (C/ARC) 
- WE DON'T EAT OUR CLASSMATES by Ryan T. Higgins (C/ARC) 

*BOOKS I PURCHASED:
- THE GIRL IN THE TOWER (Winternight Trilogy #2) by Katherine Arden (YA/UK PB) 
- BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE HEART (Valkyrie #1) by Amanda Hocking (YA/PB) 
- AESOP'S FABLES (C/Vintage HB) - A Children's Classic edition 
- DECEPTION SO DARK (Deception So #2) by Clara Kensie (YA/PB) 

My February Book-of-the-Month picks...
- THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah (A/HB) 
- BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE by Ruth Emmie Lang (A/HB) 

*BOOKS I ACQUIRED THROUGH TRADES:
- THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME by Danielle Banas (YA/ARC) 


What I read in FEBRUARY*

- THE BEAUTY THAT REMAINS by Ashley Woodfolk (YA/ARC) - 5 stars 
- A WRINKLE IN TIME: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson (YA/HB) - 3 stars 
- PART-TIME MERMAID by Deborah Underwood (C/HB) - 5 stars 
- SYLVIA ROSE AND THE CHERRY TREE by Sandy Shapiro Hurt (C/HB) - 4 stars 
- THIS STORY IS FOR YOU by Greg Pizzoli (C/ARC) - 5 stars 
- TO KILL A KINGDOM by Alexandra Christo (YA/ARC) - 4.5 stars 
- WISHTREE by Katherine Applegate (MG/Library HB) - 5 stars 


*My MARCH TBR*

First, I hope to finish reading
- ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME (Pandava Quartet #1) by Roshani Chokshi (MG/ARC)
- THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by Tae Keller (MG/ARC) 
- THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah (A/HB) 

And then, I hope I have enough time to read all of these
- ASH PRINCESS by Laura Sebastian (YA/ARC) 
- OPAL (Raven Cycle Story) by Maggie Stiefvater (YA/eBook) 
- CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi (YA/HB) 
- THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black (YA/HB) 
- EVERY DAY by David Levithan (YA/HB) 
- THE WINDOW by Amelia Brunskill (YA/ARC) 
- DECEPTION SO DARK (Deception So #2) by Clara Kensie (YA/PB) 
- HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME by Adam Silvera (YA/library HB) 
- THE VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS: SELECTED NONFICTION by Neil Gaiman (A/library HB) 


Please let me know in the comments what you're reading... 
and leave your blog or book haul links too!

Happy reading!!!



8 comments:

  1. I’m glad you’re feeling better. I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. WOW, what a haul of all those books! I am riding out the storm that took out our power at a friends. So surreal looking at all the downed trees and power lines cut in half. They say we won't have power to our area till Wednesday!! Have a good Sunday!

    Mary #SundayRoundup #8

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    1. I hope they're able to get your power up and running sooner!
      We are preparing for a potential snowstorm now - hoping it isn't as bad...
      thank you!

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  3. Glad to hear you're feeling better and looks like you got a lot of good books here!

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  4. I see you have a great haul of books. I liked the Cruel Prince and look forward to reading the next one. I hope have a great week and glad you are better.

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    1. I am SO excited for the Cruel Prince! I hope it's everything we were wanting :)
      Thank you, I hope you have a great week too :)

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