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!

Owned

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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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Good Night Book Owls!

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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Good Night Book Owls!

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!

March Break 2016 TBR!

Hi everyone!

I haven’t written a blog post in quite a while, and it sure is good to be back! This march break, I want to get a lot of blog stuff done! I want to schedule a ton of posts and change up my theme a little bit, as well as read a few books! March Break starts tomorrow (technically Monday) for me! Most people call it Spring Break, but I like to call it March Break!

Here are some books I want to read this upcoming week!

The first book I MUST READ this winter break is Winter by Marissa Meyer! I bought this THE DAY it came out, and I still haven’t finished it! This happened to me with Cress, too. I think the size of this book intimidates me. Plus, one of my best friends Jordyn has been begging me to read this book, and I really really want to!!

I then want to read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. I bought this book a while ago on Book Outlet. I believe I’ve read it before, but I don’t remember much of it so I want to read it again. We are reading The Wave at school after the break, so I want to read something about the Holocaust on my own time before diving into the Wave at school.

If I’ve finished the 2 previous books, I really want to pick up Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell! I am currently binge watching Once Upon a Time and LOVING IT!!!!! So, I figured a fairy-tale retelling of Peter Pan would be amazing to read now! I received this book from Simon and Schuster Canada 2 weeks ago, and I can’t wait to start it!

Those are the books I want to read during March/Spring Break! Check out the books I had on my reading list for last March Break here! Let me know what you plan on reading in the comments below!

Good Night Book Owls!

February 2016 TBR

Hi everyone!

This post was supposed to go up on Saturday, but I was busy so I’m posting it today!

January was a big reading fail for me. Last January I read 9 books which was amazing! So to think that I only read 1 this January is a tad sad. Hopefully this month I can change that. Already a week has gone by in February, so hopefully I’ll be able to read a ton in the next 3 weeks. I already have a few ARCs coming in from Raincoast, and hopefully one from Simon and Schuster Canada… Yes, they got back to me and were as sweet as ever (don’t know what I’m talking about? Click here)! Hopefully those books will make me more motivated to read a lot this month!

Anyways, let’s get to the books!

I received an ARC of Ice Like Fire all the way back from HCC Frenzy, and I still haven’t started this trilogy! It sounds so different from other YA/Dystopian novels, and it has some really amazing reviews! I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the ARC of Ice Like Fire Harper Collins Canada!

I requested this book a while ago from Harper Collins Canada, and now that I finally have it, I can’t wait to read it! I have yet to read Amy Zhang’s previous book Falling Into Place, but hopefully after finishing this book I will want to read her previous one soon! This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang comes out March 22, 2016.

Finally I want to read Flawed by Cecelia Ahern. I recieved an ARC 0f this book at the Raincoast Teen Preview, and it looks really really interesting!


 

Those are all of the books I want to read this month. I think that this should be a pretty realistic amount of novels I can read, but I guess we’ll see in my February Wrap-Up!

Good Night Book Owls!