Sunday, July 1, 2018

My JUNE Book Haul, Wrap-Up, and JULY TBR (2018)


Hello, friends!!! 

SO happy to have made it through the month! June is always the busiest month of the year for us - busier than the holiday season with all the birthdays, lol! 
My kiddos finished school this month - all done with Pre-K, 6th grade, and 8th grade!
I'm trying not to think too much about the fall when school starts again... 
I'll have a kid in high school (hold me please! I'm really not ready for this!), a middle schooler and a kindergartener (hand me the tissues, please!)  
In the meantime, we have a lot of fun stay-at-home vacay plans, plus -  
swimming lessons, band lessons, foreign language and writing practice...
reading, movies, trips to local fun places!
I just need to catch up on a bit of sleep first, lol! 
SO happy to be able to sleep in for the next week :) 

Now, let's talk about BOOKS!!!



*My JUNE Book Haul*



*REVIEW BOOKS:

- STERLING, BEST FORK DOG EVER by Aidan Cassie (C/HB) from the author via Macmillan 
- A BLADE SO BLACK by L.L. McKinney (YA/ARC) from Macmillan
- BLACK WINGS BEATING (Skybound #1) by Alex London (YA/ARC) from Macmillan
- SPILL ZONE Written by Scott Westerfeld, Illustrated by Alex Puvilland (YA/HB) from First Second (Macmillan) 
- WILDER by Andrew Simonet (YA/ARC) from Macmillan 
- THE BROKEN VOW (Spill Zone #2) Written by Scott Westerfeld, Illustrated by Alex Puvilland (YA/HB) First Second (Macmillan) 
- WILLA IN THE WOOD (Willa #1) by Robert Beatty (MG/ARC) from Disney Hyperion 
- SHIP IT by Britta Lundin (YA/HB) from Disney/Freeform 
- NEANDERTHAL OPENS THE DOOR TO THE UNIVERSE by Preston Norton (YA/HB) from Disney Hyperion 
- HOCUS POCUS AND THE ALL-NEW SEQUEL by A.W. Jantha (YA/HB) from Disney/Freeform 
- GOD BLESS AMERICA: The Story of an Immigrant Named Irving Berlin Written by Adah Nuchi and Illustrated by Rob Polivka (C/HB) from Disney Hyperion 
- GRIM LOVELIES by Megan Shepherd (YA/ARC) from HMH Books 
- GO TO SLEEP, LITTLE CREEP Written by David Quinn and Illustrated by Ashley Spires (C/HB) from Crown Publishing 
- SIDE BY SIDE (Bonnie #2) by Jenni L. Walsh (YA/HB) from Forge 
- THE GIRL WITH MORE THAN ONE HEART by Laura Geringer Bass (MG/HB) from Masters Media Publicity 
THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF SHARKS by Brian Skerry (C/HB) from Media Masters Publicity 
- BUT NOT FOREVER by Jan Von Schleh (YA/PB) from Book Sparks/Sparks Press 
- BONFIRE by Krysten Ritter (A/PB) from Crown Publishing Group 
- THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST by Samantha M. Clark (MG/HB) from Simon and Schuster 
- RAD GIRLS CAN: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women by Kate Schatz (YA/HB) from Ten Speed Press (Penguin Random House) 


*BOOKS I RECEIVED FROM GIVEAWAYS/AS GIFTS/THROUGH A TRADE
- MY PLAIN JANE (The Lady Janies #2) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows (YA/ARC) - from a giveaway hosted by @CurtisBrownLTD
- FURYBORN (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand (YA/HB) from #booksfortrade
- BLANCA & ROJA by Anna-Marie McLemore (YA/ARC) from #booksfortrade 
- BROKEN THINGS by Lauren Oliver (YA/ARC) - gift
- LITTLE DO WE KNOW by Tamara Ireland Stone (YA/signed HB) from #booksfortrade 
- FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS (Rise of the Empress #1) by Julie C. Dao (YA/ARC) from #booksfortrade 
BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE by Rosamund Hodge (YA/ARC) - gift
SPLINTERED by A. G. Howard (YA/PB) from #booksfortrade 
UNTAMED (Splintered #1.5 and #3.5) by A. G. Howard (YA/PB) from #booksfortrade 
- ANOTHER DAY (Every Day #2) by David Levithan (YA/HB) from #booksfortrade 
- THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly Black (YA/PB) - gift
- EMMA by Jane Austen (Classic/Vintage Classics Edition) - trade 


*BOOKS I PURCHASED
- LEGENDARY (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber (YA/HB) 
- SAVE THE DATE by Morgan Matson (YA/signed HB) 
- THE GIRL IN THE TOWER (Winternight Trilogy #2) by Katherine Arden (YA/HB) 
- THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST by Holly Black (YA/PB) 
- SIMON VS THE HOME SAPIENS AGENDA (Creekwood #1) by Becky Albertalli (YA/Audible Audiobook) 
- AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir (YA/Audible Audiobook) 
- THE LITTLE MERMAID AND OTHER FAIRY-TALES by Hans Christian Andersen (Barns and Noble Classic Editions) 
- PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (Knickerbocker Classics Edition) 
- SENSE AND SENSIBILITY by Jane Austen (Knickerbocker Classics Edition)
- JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte (Knickerbocker Classics Edition) 
- A THOUSAND PERFECT NOTES by C. G. Drews (YA/eBook) 
GETTING DOWN (Shacking Up #1.5) by Helena Hunting (A/eBook) 

My JUNE BOOK OF THE MONTH picks:
THE KISS QUOTIENT by Helen Hoang (A/HB) 
- LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng (A/HB) 


*What I read in JUNE*

- CRAFT A LIFE YOU LOVE by Amy Tangerine (A/PB) 
- STERLING, BEST FORK DOG EVER by Aidan Cassie (C/HB) 
- SPILL ZONE by Scott Westerfeld (YA/HB) 
- THE BROKEN VOW (Spill Zone #2) by Scott Westerfeld (YA/HB) 
- THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF SHARKS by Brian Skerry (C/HB) 
- PETRA by Marianna Coppo (C/HB) 
- UPROOTED by Naomi Novik (YA/HB) - reread 
- SIMON VS THE HOME SAPIENS AGENDA (Creekwood #1) by Becky Albertelli (YA/Audiobook)

*My JULY TBR*

First, I hope to finish reading
- GRACE AND FURY by Tracy Banghart (YA/ARC) 
- WILDER by Andrew Simonet (YA/ARC) 

And then, I hope I have enough time to read all of these
- SWEET BLACK WAVES by Kristina Perez (YA/ARC) 
- SPINNING SILVER by Naomi Novik (A/HB pre-order)
WILLA OF THE WOOD by Robert Beatty (MG/ARC)
- SHIP IT by Britta Lundin (YA/HB)  
- SAVE THE DATE by Morgan Matson (YA/HB) 
- TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE Trilogy by Jenny Han (YA/HB)

For the Tome Topple Readathon 
- MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (YA/HB)
- THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzie Lee (YA/HB)
- THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING by Morgan Matson (YA/HB) 


Please let me know in the comments what you're reading... 
and leave your blog or book haul links too - I'd love to visit and see what you all have been up to!

Happy reading!!!

4 comments:

  1. Wow - you got so many amazing books! I absolutely loved The Darkest Part of the Forest and Splintered - I hope you do too! :)

    I really want to read Furyborn - it looks so good.

    I'm also participating in the Tome Topple readathon! The Unexpected Everything is also on my TBR pile. :D

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    1. Thank you!
      I agree, The Darkest Part of the Forest is really good! I hope to read Splintered and Furyborn soon too!
      Yay for Tome Topple! I'm halfway through The Unexpected Everything, and so far, it's okay for me ;)
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting - happy reading!!!

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  2. Awesome haul! I loved The Unexpected Everything. It's definitely my favorite Matson book. Happy July!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. I'm halfway through with The Unexpected Everything and hoping it lives up to my expectations - so many people love it so much :)
      Have a wonderful July too - happy reading :)

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