Month In Review: June

Dear Book Reader,

June flew by and I flew through a few books!  It was a pretty crazy month, so I’m surprised that I got six books read.  Here’s what they are:

  1. Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  2. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
  3. Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price
  4. The Treatment by Suzanne Young
  5. Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  6. Toxic by Sara Shepard

My favorite from these six was Zoe Letting Go.  I loved it!

I, sadly, didn’t get any reviews posted this month.  I do have a number to get posted though.

Read On,

Liz

Check It Out Fridays #11

Dear Book Reader,

Well, I’m getting more books than I have time to read right now and it’s kind of overwhelming!  I’m really having to pick and choose what I read.  I’m also trying to be good about not checking out “first timers”, but failing at that…miserably.  I seriously need a couple of days when nothing needs to be done and I can curl up on the couch or in a chair and just read.  My library’s summer reading program started almost two weeks ago, so I am trying to read more instead of doing other things.  Like finding more books on Goodreads.

First Time Check Out:

  • Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (2nd copy)
  • Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
  • Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price
  • Newtown: An American Tragedy by Matthew Lysiak
  • The Here And Now by Ann Brashares
  • Great by Sara Benincasa
  • The Treatment by Suzanne Young
  • Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols

Checked Out Again:

  • Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington
  • Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  • The Sound Of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe
  • Something Real by Heather Demetrios
  • Prisoner of Night And Fog by Anne Blankman (accidentally returned early)
  • Insanity by Susan Vaught

Renewed Again:

  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  • The Other Countess by Eve Edwards
  • The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
  • The Savage Blue by Zoraida Cordova
  • The Ward by Jordana Frankel
  • Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney
  • Crewel by Gennifer Albin
  • Altered by Gennifer Albin
  • Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

Returned For Keeps:

  • Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

So. Many. Books.  Not enough hours!  Two got returned this week for library keeps, which is good.  One I had to return because someone had it on hold, but I’m sure I’ll have it checked out again before we know it.  A hundred points for anyone who can figure out what book it was.

Read On,

Liz

WWW Wednesday #6

Dear Book Reader,

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WWW Wednesdays is hosted over at Should Be Reading!
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


1. I’m currently reading “Don’t Look Back” by Jennifer L. Armenrout.  Enjoying it!

2. I finished reading “A Death-Struck Year” by Makiia Lucier last week.  Review coming soon!

3.  I’m either going to start “Incarnate” by Jodi Medows or “Zoe Letting Go” by Nora Price.

 

Share your WWW Wednesdays in the comments!

Read On,

Liz

Teaser Tuesdays #6

Dear Book Reader,

Another Teaser Tuesday for you and it’s from the same book as last week.  I’m not getting as much time as usual to read lately, so I may have to start spacing out Teaser Tuesdays or use the same book two weeks in a row.


 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2)  sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


A sense of familiarity crept over me and, with it, a twinge of guilt, but I shook it off in favor of just enjoying the moment.

~pg. 314, “Don’t Look Back” by Jennifer L. Armenmtrout

 

What teasers do you have to share for today?

Read On,

Liz

WWW Wednesdays #5

Dear Book Reader,

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WWW Wednesdays is hosted over at Should Be Reading!
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


1.  I’m still reading “A Death-Struck Year” because I haven’t had much reading time this past week.

2.  I’ve finished a few kids books lately.  Haha!  That’s about it!

3.  Next will probably be “Don’t Look Back” because someone else has a hold on the book.

How would you answer these 3 questions this week?

Read On,

Liz

Teaser Tuesdays #5

Dear Book Reader,

Well, after a long and out of routine day, I’m here to quickly throw my Teaser Tuesday out there!  I’m about ready to crash from lack of sleep, so we’ll see how this goes!  This week’s pick is from “Don’t Look Back” by Jennifer L. Armentrout.  Click here to add to your TBR list!


 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2)  sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


I stopped in front of a stack of photos.   Going through them, I kept waiting for a memory to spark.

~p. 115, “Don’t Look Back” by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The path we walked wasn’t much of a path at all.

~ pg. 220, “Don’t Look Back” by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

 

Check It Out Fridays #9

Dear Book Reader,

Wow, it’s been a long week and not much time left to read.  I don’t enjoy weeks like that, but I know I’ll have a few more coming up, sadly.  I am so excited about some of the books that came in this week because they’re on my TBR list for the Debut Author Challenge!  I’ve also decided to seperate the Checked Out & Renewed list…just because I want to.  🙂

First Time Check Out:

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
  •  Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
  • Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
  • Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • The Insider by Ridley Pearson (2nd copy)
  • Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs
  • Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Checked Out Again:

  • Avalon by Mindee Arnett
  • Shutdown by Heather Anastasiu
  • Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
  • Override by Heather Anastasiu
  • And We Stay by Jenny Hubbarb
  • A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
  • Starters by Lissa Price
  • Enders by Lissa Price
  • When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens

Renewed Again:

  • Going Rogue: An Also Known As novel by Robin Benway
  • Side Effects May Vary bu Julie Murphy
  • Ashfall by Mike Mullin
  • Pawn by Aimee Carter
  • Plague by Michael Grant
  • Fear by Michael Grant
  • Light by Michael Grant
  • Through The Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter

I have no idea when I’m going to have time to read all of these.  Have you noticed which ones I keep putting up here?  Some of these books I’ve had for months already and should really read them and get them returned for good.  Any of these you’d like to see reviews for?  What did you bring home from your library this week?

Read On,

Liz