January 2019 TBR

HAPPY NEW YEAR and Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

I am SO excited for 2019! Next year I am going to have a lot of inevitable personal changes, so I’m going to try and make this year as relaxing and fun as I possibly can. While I am not going to share my reading goals with you in this post (they will be shared in a few days), I am very happy with my picks for my TBR list this month, as I am looking forward to reading every single one of them!


This month, my TBR is compiled of six books. Three ARCs, one RC/FC (Readers Copy – not advanced, FC – finished copy), and two picks of my choice (one of those picks is an eBook). While I receive a lot of books from different publishing houses, I always make sure to include one book that I am really interested in and want to read at some point during this month.

The first book I plan on reading this month is “The Field Guide to the North American Teenager” by Ben Philippe. I was given an ARC of this book from Harper Collins Canada (a.k.a. HCC Frenzy) and am really looking forward to starting it! Lately, I have been reading a lot of heavy adult thrillers, so I am looking forward to a nice, light, and interesting teenage contemporary. Ben’s writing style in this book has been compared to John Green’s, whom is one of my favourite authors, which made me even more eager to start this novel! This book comes out on January 8, but my review should be up sometime next week.

The next book I plan on reading this month is “A Ladder to the Sky” by John Boyne. John wrote the best selling “The Boy In The Striped Pajamas” which I read in sixth grade and absolutely adored. When I found out that he was writing another book, I knew I needed to pick it up. Fortunately, the lovely people at Penguin Random House sent me a copy of it last month to review (and a hard copy copy, at that!). Since the book has already been published (and is receiving AMAZING ratings), I really wanted to get to it this month so that I can post my review ASAP. To say I am excited to read this book is an understatement.

The third book I plan on reading this month is “Behind Closed Doors” by B.A. Paris. I have heard a ton of opinions on this book, and I am interested to see what my overall opinion on this novel will be. People on the blogosphere and booktube seem to love it, while people in my personal life haven’t liked it as much as I was expecting. Like I have said a lot recently, my favourite genre has currently been domestic thrillers, and this one is a very very popular one that I think will be a book that I will really enjoy. I guess we shall find out by the end of the month!

The next book I want to read this month is “Golden State” by Ben H. Winters. I received an ARC of this book from Hachette Book Group Canada (along with a few other Winter ARCs) just this past weekend. After reading the synopsis, I thought that this book seemed very similar to 1984, which I have been reading with my English Lit class book club group. I have been enjoying it quite a bit, so I thought I would also enjoy this book as well. Like “A Ladder to the Sky”, this book has been getting stellar reviews on Goodreads, so I hope it lives up to the hype! This book comes out on January 22, so my book review will be up then.
P.S. Book Of The Month just released their January 2019 picks, and this book “Golden State” on the list!

The fifth book I plan on reading this month is “The Black Coats” by Colleen Oakes. While this book does not come out until the middle of February, I figured that it would be smart to start this one early. Especially since this book sounds like something I would enjoy this month! I received an ARC from HCC Frenzy, and am really looking forward to reading it!

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The last book I plan on reading is “The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I purchased this one on the Kindle App and was planning on reading it during my winter break/winter vacation. While I did not read it during my actual vacation, I still have a few days off before I go back to school, so I may read this one very soon. If not, I am not exactly sure when I will have time to read it. Among all of the books on this list, I think I am the most excited to read this one! I have heard nothing but great things about this book, and it’s another domestic thriller… which, by now, you should all know I absolutely love!


Those are the six books I plan on reading this month! What are you guys planning on reading this month? Let me know in the comments or send me a link to your post/picture, I’d love to find out! I will be posting all of my 2019 bookish goals on Friday, and I am so excited to share them all with you!!

Good Night Book Owls!

December 2018 TBR

Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

It is finally December! Does anybody else feel like this year has gone by pretty slowly? Most of the time I feel like the years go by quickly, but this one felt abnormally slow. Any who… December is the month of snow (yuck) and holidays (yay)! I will have a lot of exciting holiday posts for both Christmas, Hanukkah, and whatever else you may celebrate up very soon (including a YA/Bookish Gift Guide next weekend!).

I plan on reading quite a few books this month. If you read yesterdays blog post (November Wrap-Up), you will know that I sadly only read just about 1 and 3/4 books. Since I have quite a bit of reading time during the later end of this month, I have a set list of books that I hope to read and review for either this month or the beginning of next month. Fortunately, I am sent quite a few books from publishing houses every few months, and this month/the very end of November, I received a TON of Winter 2019/Spring 2019 ARCs (I will have a new “In My Mailbox” post up very soon) that I have to read as soon as possible, so I’m hoping to get through most of them this month.


The first three books I plan on reading are the “Shades of Magic” series by V.E. Schwab! I am more than half way thru “A Darker Shade of Magic” and I am really enjoying it so far. I recently purchased the entire box set from Indigo, which I posted an Instagram picture of last week. I plan on binging this series throughout the next week or two (however long it’ll take me to finish), and posting a full series review on my blog when I am finished it. I have heard an abundance of hype for this series, so I hope it lives up to it!

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The next book I plan on reading is “The Catcher In The Rye” by J.D. Salinger. Like 1984, I will be reading this with a group for my English Lit class and I am SO excited to finally read this book. I bought it off of Book Outlet a few months ago and have been meaning to read it for a while. When I found out that we were reading this for my class, I could not contain my excitement!

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A first weeks ago I requested “Watching You” by Lisa Jewell on NetGalley, and I got approved for it earlier last week! I have been super into Adult Thrillers lately and I have yet to read a Lisa Jewell book. This one sounds like something I would love, so I am so thankful that NetGalley accepted me for this e-ARC!

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The last book I plan on reading this month is another eARC from Simon & Schuster Canada via NetGalley. It is titled  “The Remarkable Inventions of Walter Martinson” and was written by Quinn Sosna-Spear. I requested this book a while ago, so I was so thankful to get an eARC of it! I believe this book falls in-between the Middle Grade and Young Adult sections, but I think it’s leaning towards more of a Middle Grade. Regardless, the premise of it sounds like so much fun and a great kind of book to read before the new year! The cover is also so interesting and makes the book that much more appealing.


Those are the books I plan on reading this December to end off the year! I am actually going to make another post with my Winter Break reading plans, because by then I will have all of my recent book gifts/ARCs/packages/orders (LOL), so I will have a bit more to chose from and to share for my two and a half weeks of winter break reading!

What are you guys planning on reading this month? Did you post a December TBR? Let me know in the comments, I love chatting with all of you! Make sure to check out my Instagram and Twitter, since I have been really active on both of them recently!

Good Night Book Owls!

November 2018 TBR

Hi everybody, Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

This month I am going to be reading more books for “pleasure” and less for review. While I still have a few ARCs to read this month, I am going to try to read some books I have on my shelf that I bought recently on BookOutlet.ca (see my hall here!), or another book that has been sitting on my shelf for a while.

Reading Progress Prior to this Month: 8/12 books completed (8 = read, 12 = 2018 yearly goal)

Readathon

I will be participating in “Lalathon” – which you can watch all about here – hosted by BooksandLala! Lala is one of my all time favourite BookTubers, so when I heard she was hosting her own Readathon, I knew I needed to join in on the fun! The whole point of Lalathon is to read some of her all-time favourite books that you have never read before! You can read the entire list here. It takes place from November 1st to November 9th. When I went through the list, I noticed some books that I have had on my shelf for a long time that Lala had rated 5 stars, so I thought this was the perfect time to read them. I owned 7/150+ books that were on her list, but I chose three that I wanted to read right now for Lalathon.

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The first book I plan on reading is “Girls of Paper and Fire” by Natasha Ngan. I have been reading some amazing reviews for this book over the past few days, and I can’t wait to start it! Lala also raved about it one of her recent videos, and I usually agree with a lot of her opinions on books we have both read. I received an ARC of this book from Hatchette Book Group Canada, which I was so incredibly excited to receive! I plan on posting my review for this one next week, so I will be starting this book as soon as this post goes up. I hope this one lives up to all of the hype!

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I have been wanting to read this book for AGES! I swear I have put it on several monthly TBRs over the past few years. I read one of Patrick Ness’ other books called “The Rest Of Us Just Live Here” and I posted a review for it a few years ago, which you can read here. I really hope I get a chance to read this during the readathon because I have always found the concept SO intriguing.

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This has been on my TBR for over 4 years. I remember first starting my book blog and trying to read this, but I don’t think I ever ended up getting more than half way through. This is something that I think I would really enjoy reading now, so I hope I read it and enjoy it!

Will you be participating in Lalathon? If so, let me know what you plan on reading for it in the comments! I will be updating you daily on my progress for this readahton on Instagram, so make sure you follow me!

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I recently unboxed a HUGE BookOutlet.ca order (which you can read about here), and this was one of the box I was SO excited to find on the website! I read the first couple of chapters last week, and it seems super good so far. I need to read the books I have on my Lalathon TBR before I continue this one, but I plan on finishing it sometime this month.

Physical ARCs

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The second and final physical ARC I need to read this month is “Five Feet Apart” by Rachael Lippincott. Even though this book is coming out during the middle of November, the movie has already been filmed and is scheduled to come out in March! I believe the main boy in the book is being played by Cole Sprouse, which is very exciting! Like “Girls of Paper and Fire”, I have heard nothing of amazing things about this book, so I hope it lives up to my high expectations! Thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada for sending me an ARC!

NetGalley

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I read A TON of my NetGalley books last month, so I am in good shape with my NetGalley shelf. However, this book came out on October 1st and I still have yet to read it. I read a few chapters of it a few weeks ago and it seemed really good, but I wasn’t in the mood to read something like this. I plan on picking it up this month, as I plan on posting my review for it in the coming weeks.

Those are all of the books I hope to read this month! Do you plan on reading any of these books this month like me? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear what you guys plan on reading this month… you never know, I might end up reading it, too!

Good Night Book Owls!


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October 2018 TBR

Hi everybody!

Welcome to the new and improved Reading, Reading, Reading blog! I have re-organized some of the categories and have switched the theme/layout for my blog, so I hope you can navigate through it easier and be able to find everything you are looking for! Baseball season is officially over for the Toronto Blue Jays, so that means reading season is on (for me!). I’m very excited to share the books I plan on reading this month! I have received a few books in the mail that come out this month that I need to read and review, as well as some new books I have recently purchased to read!


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The first book I plan on reading this month is Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. Thanks to Simon and Schuster Canada for sending this one my way! I can’t wait to read it. More info on this book will be coming out in my next blog post coming your way on Thursday!

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The next book I plan on reading is Dare You To Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch. I received this book a few months ago from Raincoast Canada a few months ago, but I have yet to read it. It came out just a few weeks ago, so I’m hoping to read this book and get my review up ASAP. I have heard such great things about this book, and I hope it lives up to my expectations! I cannot remember the last time I read a YA mystery book, so I am super excited to see what this book entails.

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The last book I have on my TBR for this month is Someday by David Leviathan. Every Day by Leviathan is one of my favourite books, so I hope this one continues off on the right foot! I recently got this book from Penguin Random House, and like Dry, it will be featured in a new blog post coming on Thursday.


I hope you all enjoyed my short October TBR! This month I need to read and catch-up on all of my ARCs, and I think these three will be the perfect ones to start with!

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December 2016 TBR!

Hi everyone!

To kick start my Holiday Reading 2016 series, I will be sharing with you my December to be read pile! Since I have barely read anything this whole year, I have only decided to chose three books, but they all sound great.


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A few months ago I received this book from a publisher, so I plan on reading it this month! It is a shorter novel, therefore I can read it as soon as possible.

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I bought this book many months ago, but I never ended up reading it. It sounds SO good! You can read the synopsis here. I can’t wait to start this book.

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I received this book from Raincoast Canada, and I requested it because it sounded different than anything I had ever read.

BONUS:

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It is currently November 28, and I am currently reading this novel. I will be finishing it within December, so technically I will be reading this before the books listed above.


Those are all of the books I plan on reading this month. Let me know what books you plan on reading in the comments below!

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September 2016 TBR

Hi everybody!

It has been quite a while since I made a proper blog post, but I am glad to say I am (finally) back! Most of my life this summer contained watching, blogging, and tweeting about the Toronto Blue Jays, as well as volunteering at a local dance camp. I also visited New York City for five days in August which was incredible, and I am still debating on whether or not to make a blog post entirely on that, let me know if you’d want to see it. Last week began my new journey of high school, and it is going very well! I feel like my life is falling into place, and I can’t wait to see where the next four years of my life go!

Before we begin this blog post, I have a few thank you’s and minor updates. Firstly, I’d like to wish a warm welcome to the few people who have followed my blog recently. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on all of my posts! I’d like to thank all of you for coming back and visiting my blog frequently, even though there have been no frequent posts. I am on track for more viewers and statistics than last year, which completely blows my mind! You guys are amazing! A few changes will be happening as I come back to blogging. Firstly, I have started up my newsletter again and actually sent out one on Saturday, which informed all of my newsletter subscribers about myself blogging again. Make sure that if you are not already subscribed that you do so, by either visiting the homepage of my blog and filling out the form at the top that asks for your name and email address, that’s the main way to subscribe. Or, you can click this link and subscribe here! Secondly, in my newsletter I mentioned myself making daily posts. I am now adjusting that. I will be making 5 posts per week, but there are no specific days for them. You will probably be seeing weekly posts on Monday and Saturday, but the other 3 days I am not sure about. This will also depend on my MLB blog schedule, which I plan on posting on at least once a week. When I post on that blog, you will NOT be seeing a post here, but you will more then likely be notified the day before on if you will see a post the next day or not. Lastly, I may or may not be switching up the theme for this blog, but for now I will have to think about it. Wow, that was a lot to say! Now let’s get into the TBR!

Lately, I haven’t been reading what so ever! I think I’ve read about 12 books this year, which is terrible. I really just haven’t been into reading to much, and I blame that partially on not blogging about books, because that is where my motivation to read majorly comes from. For these reasons, I am only choosing 3 books to read this month, but I am very excited about all of them.

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Scythe by Neal Shusterman is definitely on the top of my to-read list this month. It sounds incredible, and like a book that I would enjoy. I haven’t read a good fantasy-esque book in a long time. The plot in this book sounds like nothing I have ever read, and I can’t wait to read it. I received this book courtesy of Simon and Schuster Canada to read and review, so expect a review the week of Scythe’s publication date!

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The Diabolic was actually on my most anticipated book list of 2016 and I can’t wait to dive into it! I received this book over at Simon and Schuster Canada to read and review as well, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. The image above I actually just cut and paste from the Fall 2016 newsletter that was sent to me. The tagline above sounds so interesting, and it was marked as there most anticipated Fall release. I sure hope it lives up to its standards and doesn’t disappoint!

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Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter was given to me at the Raincoast Teens Preview for Spring/Summer 2016 books. Since I am such a big fan of folktale/fairytale retellings, I was very happy to see this ARC in my swag bag. Vassa In the Night is a retelling of the old russian folktale of “Vassilissa the Beautiful”. I am not sure what the folktale is about, let alone what this version is all about, but I am very intrigued by it and will be reviewing it as soon as possible!

I hope you all enjoyed my September 2016 TBR! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter, as well as like my page on Facebook!

Good Night Book Owls!

May 2016 TBR!

Hey Everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! Today, I will be sharing with you the books I plan on reading this month.

As most of you know, this year hasn’t been great for my reading. Last January I read 11 books, so far this year I’ve only read 5. But you know how it goes with me. I either have a great start and a horrible finish or a horrible start and a great finish… Hopefully that’s how this year will go!

  • The Wave

I’m reading this book for school and I literally just finished it. Wasn’t to great, but I’ll talk about it in my May wrap up!

  • Yellow Brick War

I’m currently reading this book, and I’m only about 30 pages in. It’s actually really good so far! This book is part of a trilogy called “Dorothy Must Die”. It’s a series in which Oz is different from the Wizard of Oz we all know and love. It shows what happens when good turns evil, and the only good in the land is the previous evil. Confusing huh? This book is surprising me quite a bit, especially since I didn’t like the 2nd book in the series, although I loved the first book in the trilogy. I hope it stays as good as it is now!!

  • The Square Root of Summer

I will be receiving an ARC copy of this book to read and review for my stop on the Square Root of Summer BLOG TOUR! My post will be up on May 18th, and I can’t wait to read and review the book, along with reading all of the other amazing blog tour posts!

  • Unexpected Everything

I recieved a wonderful copy of this book from Simon and Schuster Canada, and I can’t wait to start it! The cover is so cute, and will most likely be on my best covers of 2016 list! I’ve heard such great reviews about it, and I’m excited to see what all of the hype is about!

  • Charlotte Cuts it Out

I recieved this book quite a while ago, and it came out 2 weeks ago. It sounds like such an interesting book about frendship and new beginnings. I can’t wait to read and review it!

  • The Name Therapist

Finally, I want to read The Name Therapist! I heard about this book first during my latest trip to Indigo, and then the next day I recieved the monthly Penguin Newsletter and requested it right away! It sounds like a really interesting non-fiction book that I’ll really enjoy!

 That’s it for today’s blog post! Let me know what you’ll be reading during May in the comments below!

Good Night Book Owls!