10 Books On My Kindle I Keep Forgetting About


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Kristen over at See You In Porridge (a fab blogger & person I love following!) wrote a post a couple months ago about books on her Kindle that she keeps forgetting about and I was like OOH I like this because my poor Kindle books get neglected (mostly because I buy so many Kindle ebooks bc ALWAYS A GOOD DEAL SOMEWHERE (you should follow me on Facebook because I often post about them) and because they aren’t in my face the way my physical books on my shelf are). So I decided I was going to follow her lead and take a romp through my Kindle library and showcase some of the books on my Kindle that I totally forgot I had and should probably read soon.

Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these and if I should prioritize them!! I went with 10 as a good sampling but this list could have easily been 50…because I’m an ebook hoarder!


Books To Read: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

I remember being really excited about this YA fantasy when it first came out but somehow I never got to it and I thought “well I will just wait until the series is complete” and well here we are. Sidenote: it’s $3.99 for Kindle as of right now when I’m writing this.




Books To Read: Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley

Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley

I remember being excited about a YA contemporary romance set in the South but I never got to this one! Years later I read one of this author’s newer books but didn’t love it. This premise is so much better though. (The ebook is $2.99 right now at the time of writing this)




Books To Read: Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess

Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess

I remember being really excited about this one because it was about a group of twenty-somethings and I felt like it was so hard to find books with main characters that age! But then it got terrible reviews so I think I put off reading it. Still might get to it one of these days!


Books To Read: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Flat Out Love by Jessica Park

I definitely started this one because I thought I did and also my Kindle confirms it by saying I was 20% of the way in. I’m thinking I started it and then probably a book I was really excited about came in the mail and I forgot about it. I just glanced over some of it and I don’t know why I would have put it down…it seems like I would have been digging it.

Books To Read: Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

I’ve read some of her other books but I bought this when it was really cheap and I totally forgot I owned it!! I love the premise of this one and I can’t believe I didn’t get to it!


Books To Read: Sarah Dessen's The Moon and More

The Moon & More by Sarah Dessen

How did I forget I had a Sarah Dessen book on here? One that I haven’t read! I feel like it was really mixed feelings about this one so I was not as excited when it came out but I’m really feeling like I need a Sarah Dessen book in my life right now so I think this one is going to happen soon!



Books To Read: Trinkets by Kirsten Smith

Trinkets by Kirsten Smith

I forgot this book even existed and honestly I had no idea what it was even about or why I downloaded it! It’s got a shoplifting theme apparently BUT the most interesting thing I just found out when I looked this one up was that the author is a Hollywood writer who co-wrote things such as 10 Things I Hate About You!!! Legally Blonde!!! She’s The Man!! Fun fact of the day!



Regency Romances To Read: Why Dukes Say I Do

Why Dukes Say I Do by Manda Collins

Totally forgot about this Regency romance on my kindle!! Has anyone read this one??



YA Books To Read: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Oh man I’m really kicking myself about this one! This YA timetravel novel was SUPER popular when it was released in 2013 and somehow I managed to keep it collecting metaphorical dust here on my Kindle!



YA Books To Read: Life In Outer Space by Melissa Keil

Life In Outer Space by Melissa Keil

As an Aussie YA book enthusiast, I’m REALLY ashamed by admitting this one. I was SO SO SO excited for this one…but I’ve never read it!



Have you read any of these?? Tell me which ones are worth picking up soon! Are you an ebook hoarder like I am or are you better about reading what is on your e-reader?


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30 Of My Most Anticipated Young Adult Releases Of The First Half of 2018

New Books To Read 2018


30 New YA Books To Read In 2018 -- great list

Hellloooo I’m back with my most anticipated releases of 2018 (the first half anyways) — this time talking about all the YA I’m super excited about. If you missed my adult fiction anticipated release list, check that out!

30 Must Read YA Books Coming Out In 2018 -- great list

It was so so soooo hard to narrow it down…this list was like 60 originally and I wept every time I had to cut them to keep my very most anticipated books.

If you are interested in any of these, check the pre-order price on Amazon — sometimes they are like way cheaper to pre-order than buy them when they come out! So much of a better deal if you are on a budget like I am!!

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My Most Anticipated Books For The First Half of 2018: Adult Fiction Edition

List Of Must Read Books Of 2018


It’s the moooooost wonderful time of the yeaaaaaaar.  I’m talking about the time where I scour the publisher catalogs in search of new books to anticipate for the coming year and then cry about the fact I don’t have time to read all the wonderful sounding books and trying to strategize how I could quit my job and just stay home and read all day. All I’ve come up with is the lottery so far. BUT ALAS.

must read list of fiction books coming out in 2018

So here are my most anticipated, MUST READS for the first half of 2018 when it comes to adult fiction. I have quite a few of these for review and I have a good feeling about a lot of them!! Stay tuned for my YA list coming soon (soon is subjective and decided by if my kid decides to like nice long naps again…hard writing a post when she keeps taking these dreadfully short naps).

P.S. If you are into young adult books, check out my list of my most anticipated YA books for 2018!

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What To Read After You Finish Turtles All The Way Down by John Green


Books To Read After Turtles All The Way Down


If there is one author all my non-YA reading friends love, it’s John Green! Even my older sister who reads zerooooo YA has read and loved all of John Green’s novels. I’ve had co-workers not know any other YA books but John Green’s! Which is great…I LOVE John Green’s books…and he’s a great gateway into other YA books.

So, since Turtles All The Way Down has come out, I have gotten numerous texts or Facebook messages from random friends like “WHAT DO I READ NOW THAT I’VE FINISHED JOHN GREEN’S LATEST??”  This is like my favorite question because I was born ready to recommend books to people! Plus it’s always nice to know, even after you haven’t seen someone in 5 years, they still see you as a go-to book recommendation machine.

So, if you are like my friends and have just finished Turtles All The Way Down and are wondering what to read next because you’ve already read all his other books and WHO EVEN KNOWS WHEN HE WILL HAVE ANOTHER BOOK OUT…I gotchu.

Here are some of my recommendations for books I think fans of John Green will just eat up based on Turtles All The Way Down and also his previous works:


books for john green fans to read next



History Is All You Left Me Kids of Appetite Let's Get Lost Adi Alsaid
Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Standiford






History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera // Kids of Appetite by David Arnold // Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid// North of Happy by Adi Alsaid //Mosquitoland by David Arnold //Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith // How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Standiford // The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider


The Serpent King Extraordinary Means Robyn Schneider
Made You Up Francesca Zappia My Heart & Other Black Holes Our Chemical Hearts






A World Without You by Beth Revis // The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner // Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider // OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu // Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley // Made You Up by Francesca Zappia  // My Heart & Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga // Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland


The Female of the Species

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis // When We Collided by Emery Lord



I would love if you would leave in the comments YOUR recommendations for books perfect for John Green fans to read after they’ve finished Turtles All The Way Down!


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Are Readers Just Anti-Social People?

I had a conversation at work that was particularly frustrating. The higher up colleague who shalt not be named was talking about a beach vacation that he had just gotten back from and how he only got about 20 pages into his book. Mind you, the colleague doesn’t really know me all that well since I’m new but he does know I like to read.

Me: Oh man, I have to at least get 2-3 books read while on the beach to feel relaxed. (not in a braggart way at all..he knows I’m obsessed with reading)
Colleague: Yeah, well that’s because I ACTUALLY socialize.
Me: *shudders* I talked to my family on vacation and played with the kids and did a lot of things…
Colleague: How can you do both?
Me: I just can. I make it a priority…

This conversation, while not really a big deal, just irked me because it seems like there is always that stereotype of readers as being the most anti-social people in the world. I’m sure it is true for some people but I don’t think it is something that is inherent of all readers. You cannot say that all anti-social people are readers nor are all readers anti-social. It’s just not so. I do not spend every waking minute of the day with my nose in a book..shutting out the world. While that is a famous position you can see me in, I have a fiance, friends, family and many many activities outside of reading. I am a very active person and LOVE LOVE LOVE to talk. Ask anyone who has met me in person!

I remember in elementary school and middle school hating being called “a reader.” Being a “reader” didn’t just mean liking to read when you are growing up. I remember that “reader” had the label as a loser, a “smart person (because God forbid you be smart!) or a shy loner. I don’t know if this happened to others but when I was younger and reading become “not cool” anymore..I usually kept that dirty little secret to myself.  But WHY the labels when you say that you are a reader? Seriously? Just because I like to read books doesn’t mean I shut the world out or that I have some social disorder..just like you liking to cook doesn’t automatically mean you must be fat.

I’ve said it before during Book Blogger Appreciation Week, that I love how technology has evolved reading from a largely solitary activity into a social activity like never before. I can read a book and that talk about it on Twitter, blog about it and talk through comments, share my thoughts on Goodreads, participate in group reads or reading challenges, etc. etc. I can go to book signings and events like BEA and meet authors and other readers and just socialize until the cows come home. And the beauty of it all is that, while most of those conversations start about books, they move into other areas of interests and a level of personal sharing. Being a reader has probably made me MORE social than I ever was before. I’m not afraid to go to a book signing by myself and strike up a conversation with someone I don’t even know because we clearly like the same book. And obviously everyone is not like me. Some people ARE less social or more quiet and reserved.. and they happen to be readers. We read. Get over it. It doesn’t mean we are anything you THINK we are…we are just people who have better hobbies than you 😛

Anyone else have any similar experiences with people thinking that being a reader makes you anti-social or quiet or weird? What other stereotypes do you feel get attached to readers? WHY the thinking that reading is so uncool? Do you think the rise in popularity of YA books & how “mainstream” they’ve become (being especially propelled by the success of Harry Potter and Twilight) helps to make reading “cooler” in the eyes of children and teens?

Top Ten Books On My TBR List For Fall 2011- Top Ten Tuesday

 My list is a mix of new releases and books I already own as I’m really trying to get through a good chunk of the books I own this Fall….WHICH IS SUPER HARD WITH ALL THE GOOD RELEASES COMING OUT! As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at my other blog — The Broke and the Bookish!

1. Shade & Shift  — My blogging bff Jen has been telling me since the dawn of time that I need to read these and she is SUCH a wonderful person that she just sent them to me so they are WAY bumped up on my list! And plus, I got to meet Jeri Smith-Ready at BEA and she was AWEEEESOME. Like seriously…look what she did for her biggest fan Jen — thanks to Lindsey for packing Jen!

2. Every You, Every Me by David Levithan – Um…because I love David’s books and have met him twice so it’s an automatic top of the TBR.

3. Daughter of Smoke and Bones — I got this at BEA and it’s been staring at me to read it! I’ve heard it is quite good!

4. Harry Potter — Yeah, you know…since I STILL have not read these. BUT this time I have motivation because Jen and I are going to do some collaborative vlogs about reading these for the first time and it’s going to be AWEEESOME.

5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett – I’ve been meaning to read this forever ago when I bought it so that I will do. Plus, I’d really like to see the movie.

6. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater — Simply put, I think Carla will end our friendship, excommunicate me from the blogosphere or do something equally as cruel that she has up her British little sleeve. And look how beautiful our friendship is..I couldn’t do let that happen.

7. The Lost Girls – I had a fit about how I NEEDED to buy this book and haven’t read it yet. SO..it’s been bumped up so I can vicariously live through their travels as I will most likely have some major travel blues since summer will be over and I equate summer with road trips and traveling and all things fun.

8. The Name Of the Star by Maureen Johnson — I was about ready to promise my firstborn to someone at BEA so I could take their place in line to have. HOWEVER, I highly doubt Jamie spawn is high in demand. I will be at the bookstore as soon as it opens to make sure this is in my hands and probablyyy conveniently be sick that day at work. What? Did I say that? Juuuust kidding, work friends.

9. The Taker by Alma Katsu — After reading Nicole’s review for this I just had to have it so I was DELIGHTED to see it at the Book Blogger Convention. YAY adult books from BEA..because I didn’t get many of those!

10. Liesel & Po by Lauren Oliver — I almost cried tears of joy and started giggling like a maniac when this was in a nice little goodie bag from HarperTeen at BEA. Literally. I had to will myself into an emotional-less state so I didn’t seem crazypants. I love Lauren Oliver’s writing and I’ve heard this is AMAZING. And her letter to her readers. OMG. SLAY ME.

11. I HAD TO GUYS. Number 11 is definitely Shatter Me!! How could I forget that one?! Another BEA book that I was ecstatic about!

12. Re-read:  The lovely Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit let me borrow this after BEA and if you read my review of Lola and the Boy Next Door you will know how much I LOVED IT. OMG I don’t reread as often as I used to but you can bet your book-toting asses I will be getting my own copy and rereading it that day.

 So that was near impossible because I had a bajillion more I could have put on this list. What about you?? What books are at the top of your TBR list for the Fall?

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