So the big news first!!!
I have been doing this for a year!! It is kind of surprising because when I first started (like my bookstagram) I knew nothing but I have learned a lot on the way and I will continue learning. I do hope to have a longer post about my first year but I am leaving for vacation on Saturday and there is much to do (and eat because the fridge has to be cleaned out)!
And speaking of Vacation, my August TBR (Yes, I realize that I am kind of doing this backwards!)
These are the books that I am bringing for my friend and I to go on vacation.
She Walks in Shadows by Various Authors
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
And for my ARCAugust selections
Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
I read the excerpt for this on BookishFirst and it was amazing and I am super excited to read the rest of it!
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
I actually started reading this book yesterday and it is awesome so far!
Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan
Beast by Lisa Jensen
Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie
I know that I probably won’t be able to read all of them but it is good to have options!
Now, I only read 4 books in July but I did start and not finish quite a few but the ones that I did finish:
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
I loved Gentleman’s Guide and I knew that if I got Lady’s Guide that it was probably going to be something that I would immediately start reading, which I did and if I had started it earlier I could have definitely finished it in a day!
Crimson Ash by Haley Sulich
This book was… interesting… I learned that I don’t really care for dystopian anymore but the characters were amazing!
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
THIS BOOK! So I actually just finished Godsgrave a few hours ago and I am going to be have a bookhangover until September 3, 2018 because that book was just awesome. And I am really happy because those were two books that I really wanted to finally get off my TBR this year!
The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen
I read this right after I read Crooked Kingdom and I was worried that it wasn’t going to be as good and though it was not the same as Bardugo’s books, it was still fabulous! I now have a book boyfriend, Khalaf, who from now on all other boyfriends will be judged to. (this is seriously a big deal for me as I don’t like taking others SOs but in this case I am okay with it) One thing I was not okay with, that ending! I hope Bannen write a short story (I can’t say about what but if you read the book, know that I want it to be about two characters) so I at least I get some closure.