"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."


- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin


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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