January – April Book Haul

Hey bookends,

I haven’t hauled in a long long long time, so I though I would show y’all the books I’ve gotten over the past 4 months.

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January:

I received Roseblood by A.G. Howard from my January Owl Crate (I had a post but the pictures got messed up after I posted it for some reason). I then received a gift card from my family for my birthday so I bought The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz.

 


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February:

This month I got a lot of books. I bought The Merciless by Danielle Vega, Dangerous Deception by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stool, The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, Liar of Dreams by Libba Bray, and The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm,  both by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). Then in I received Caraval by Stephanie Garber in my February Owl Crate.


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March:

I bought Drama by Raina Telgemeier, It’s Not Like I Planned It This Way by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld, Legend by Marie Luand Gerald’s Game by Stephen King. There is also my March Owl Crate book in this picture but I don’t want to spoil the box before I post it.

 


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April:

I bought Broken Hearts by R.L. Stine, The Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Claire, and  The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey. I also reviewed my April Owl Crate book but, again, I haven’t posted that unboxing.


So that is all the books I have gotten over the past four months. I would love to know if you have read any of these books and if so what you thought of them.

January TBR

Hey Bookends,

I decided to completely change the way I do my TBR because I think I overloaded myself before. I have a document with all of the book I put on my TBR and didn’t finish last year plus any books from my book clubs this year. Every month I will pull 5 books off of this list and make those my TBR. So with that out of the way, here is my January TBR.


51kzalxuryl-_sy344_bo1204203200_  Goodreads Summery:

SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up – she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan – her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

This book contains graphic scenes and very sensitive subject matter.


tyranny-2Goodreads Summery:

From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines.

Criss-cross America — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They’re making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.


11737266Goodreads Summery: An arresting un-coming-of-age story, from a breathtaking talent

Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town–and Becca–into a tailspin. Unable to make sense of the violence of the outside world creeping into her backyard, Becca finds herself retreating inward, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.

Short chapters detailing the last days of Amelia Anne Richardson’s life are intercut with Becca’s own summer as the parallel stories of two young women struggling with self-identity and relationships on the edge twist the reader closer and closer to the truth about Amelia’s death.


27774758Goodreads Summery:

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.


28763485Goodreads Summery:

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?


So those are the books I am planning on reading this month. There are a couple of read-a-thons going on that I may participate in; however, I do have exams so I may not be able to read a bunch. I would love to know what you guys are reading this month and if you have read any of these books I would love your opinion on them.

January Wrap-Up/ February TBR

So I did not start the year off with a great reading month. In fact I only read 5 books and only 2 were on my TBR. But that is ok because I am figuring out a schedule for me to read. Anyway let me get to the books I did read this month.

I started off the month with the Biannual Bibliothon (TBR and Wrap-Up) 

  • I first read Soundless by Richelle Meed and gave it 4.5/5 stars.
  • I then read Wild Magic by Cat Weatherill which got 4/5 stars.
  • Next I read the Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Clarke giving it4/5 stars.
  • I then went on to read The Girl on the Train by Paula awkins giving it 4/5 stars.
  • I finished off the month by reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass and gave it 4/5 stars.

Now for the TBR which will mostly be books from last moths TBR.

TBR Jar:

  • The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz (From December)
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (From January)
  • The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon

Copy Cat Challenge:

  • Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck (From January)
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • I have another on but partner’s haven’t been announced.

Bibliobook Club:

  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

School Book Club:

  • All In by Jennifer Barnes (From January)
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

From a Past TBR:

  • Bradstreet Gate by Robin Kirman

Personal Challenge:

  • Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

Now I would like to show you guys the reviews I put up this month.

I would also like you guys to check out my Owl Crate unboxing.

So that is all I have for this month. Check out my goodreads and my Instagram to see what I am reading daily. Thank you so much for reading. I would love to hear what you read this month and if you agree with my ratings for the books I read.

 

 

 

 

January Book Haul

Hey Bookend, it is the end of the month which means that it is time for a book haul. I am very proud of myself because I didn’t obtain a lot of books even though it was my birthday month. So without any more jibber jabber let’s get to the haul.

   

  Books I Bought:

  • Pendragon: The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Books I Received:

  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley (Owl Crate Post)

So that is my short book haul. I would love to know if you have read and enjoyed any of these books!! Follow me on goodreads and Instagram to see what I am reading daily. Thank you so much for reading this.

 

December Wrap Up/ January TBR

Hey Bookends,
I believe that I had a very successful reading month. I read 7 books which were mostly really good books. I only had two books that I didn’t read from my TBR but I read books that I have been waiting for a while to read. I participated in 2 read-a-thons which I felt had a decent outcome and just overall had a great month. Let’s get onto the wrap-up.
  • I first read The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion and gave it 4.5/ 5 stars.
  • I then read Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony which I gave 4/5 stars.(This ended up being my Copy Cat Challenge)
  • Next I read That Summer by Sarah Dessen and gave it 3 stars.
  • Then I read Blankets by Craig Thompson giving that 4.5 stars.
  • I then read Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan and gave that 4.5 stars.
  • I then finally finished The Girl Who Played With Fire by Steig Larsson and gave it 4.5/5 stars.
  • I finished the month, and year by reading The Diviners by Libba Bray which I gave 4.5/5 stars.

Now it is time for my first TBR of the new year.

TBR Jar:

  • The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz (From December) (Currently Reading)
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Copy Cat Challenges:

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • I have another challenge but my partner has not been announced.

Bibliobook Club:

  • They will announce the next book sometime in January.

School Book Club:

  • All In by Jennifer Barnes

From Another TBR:

  • Bradstreet Gate by Robin Kirman

So I have decided to add a new category to my TBR’s this year. Once a month I want to read a book which is on the goodreads most voted list. I’m going to call this the ‘Personal Challenge’ category.

  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. (I also chose this book for the Copy Cat Challenge since I was already going to read it.)

Thank you guys so much for reading  this post. I hope you enjoyed it and friend me on goodreads or follow me Instagram to see what I am reading on a regular basis.