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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P.S. Check out my most anticipated books of 2018 or this list of 42 books becoming movies/tv shows in 2018

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!

 

[Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on a link and purchase something I’ve talked about or recommended, I’ll receive a very small percentage of the sale. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.

 

PS. What To Read After You Read These Bestsellers // 9 Books To Read To Fill The Pretty Little Liars Void in Your Life

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9 Recently Released Paranormal-y Books On My Must Read List

paranormal urban fantasy books to read

I feel like I find myself wanting to read certain types of books at certain times of the year — it’s always contemporary in the summer and I seem to want like Gothic reads or paranormal/urban fantasy/supernaturally reads during the Fall.  I was feeling SO out of the loop of what was coming out/what has recently come out so I spent some time on Goodreads perusing to add stuff to my TBR and figured I would share some recently release  and upcoming paranormal/supernatural/urban fantasy books that I added to my MUST READ list.  I feel like I went through this phase, after the Twilight era, where I got real burnt out on paranormal sorts of books. BUT NOW I AM SO IN THE MOOD FOR THEM ALL and I feel like it’s been hard to find stuff like that! Soooo let me know your fave recent paranormal/paranormal romance/urban fantasy stuff!

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9 Books To Read To Fill The Pretty Little Liars Shaped Hole In Your Heart

 

You ever have those shows that just go on and on and you have a love/hate relationship with them but you keep watching anyways? Pretty Little Liars has been that for me for the past 7 years. Sometimes it would start to lose me or make me mad but then it would suck me back in somehow. I can’t deny how addicted I have been to that show — no matter what happened.

As I’m writing this it’s a couple hours before the finale of Pretty Little Liars (have no idea if I will finish it in time to post it before it airs) and I’m just SO sad it’s ending even though I think it DOES need to end. It’s the end of an era and that always makes me sad. It’s always been my favorite twisty teen mystery to watch and scream in misery over as we get one answer for every 50 new questions that pop up. I never did read the books but maybe will someday to see how the diverge but I’ve just always enjoyed having this show to keep me on my toes.

So I figured I would put together a book list for those of you who are going to have that same void needed to be filled now that Pretty Little Liars is OVER. WAH. But the good side to this is…with these books you won’t have to wait 7 years to find out the answers! So that’s a win?

I hope you will leave your own recs of books to fill the void for me in the comments!!

 

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas: If you’ve followed this blog for a while you know how much I rave about this mystery. I devoured it from page 1. It is twisty and suspenseful and you will be addicted in this story about a group of friends having the time of their life on Spring Break until one of the girls ends up brutally murdered in their house and the main character ends up being a suspect and being at the center of a murder trial in a different country. SUPER TWISTY LET ME TELL YOU.

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Books To Pack In Your Beach Bag This Summer: 2017 Edition

Beach Read Guide For 2017

Ah summer reading. Glorious, glorious summer reading. I love, love, love reading outside in the summer — beach, pool, big ol’ hammock at my mother-in-law’s, on a blanket in the park, a chair on my small back patio. If it’s nice out…I’m reading outside.

Honestly I’ll read just about anything on the beach or poolside. Hand me a book, I’ll read it. BUT I do tend to gravitate towards particular types of reads when I’m picking out a book to read lazily in the summer — hopefully on the beach or poolside.

Beach reads really are so subjective but my “beach read” taste tends to be a lighter (not always super light though) contemporary or historical read, page-turning dystopian/fantasy YA type reads, mysteries and thrillers, fun memoirs and romance-y type books so you’ll see a lot of that reflected in my list. I tend to have a hard time getting into anything TOO literary or fantasy that is too dense because I people watch and get distracted. And even though I am the queen of loving sad and gut-wrenching novels I tend to save those ones for when I’m NOT in public. I mean, at least when I DO read them poolside I can just dunk my face in the water and nobody knows I’m crying.

ANYWAYS…hope this list helps you this summer if you are looking for a good beach read! Since I’m due mid-July I’m not sure how much beach/pool reading I’m going to be getting in but these are the picks I’m drawing from/books I’ve already read and think make excellent beach/pool companions.

And if you are in need of MORE beach reads (ones that aren’t mostly 2017 releases like this list) then I have these: 17 Summer Must Reads, YA Beach Reads If You Aren’t Into Contemporary YA, this beach read list, this one, also this one and omg I’ve written a lot of beach read/summer reading lists over the past 7 years.

Ultimate Beach Read Guide For 2017

 

So check out my picks and save it throughout the summer for when you need a good book to read:

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What To Get Your Book-Loving Mom For Mother’s Day

Gift Ideas For Book-Loving Moms on Mother's Day

If you’ve been a reader of this blog for a decent amount of time you know that I lost my mom to brain cancer in 2006 when I just shy of 21 years old. My mom was a reader — she devoured John Grisham and just about any other mystery or thriller, memoirs of all kinds, any Oprah book club book and any sort of romance (Danielle Steele was her favorite).  I feel like I definitely got my love for reading at an early age from her. I always think about how our relationship would have changed once I became an adult (things were a bit tumultuous between us when she got sick). One of the things I often think about is if we would have talked books and given each other recommendations. I wonder if she would have branched out in her reading tastes and we could have read books together. I really would have loved to buy her books for Mother’s Day!

So I thought it might be fun to put together some books (and extra non-book goodies at the end) to help you pick out for YOUR moms for Mother’s Day! (Or for yourself, let’s be real!).

Mostly everything is going to be more recent releases in hopes that your mom hasn’t read it yet!

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14 New YA Series To Start This Year + A Giveaway

14 New Young Adult Series To Start This Year

Since I was quite MIA from November through February because of that pesky morning sickness and general WTF-is-happening-with-my-body pregnancy feels, I didn’t really get a chance to talk about what books I was excited about for 2017 so I thought it might be fun, even months after the start of 2017, to share what new series I’m excited to start this year and think that you should be excited about too! Some have already come out and some are still upcoming!

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8 Recently (Or Soon-To-Be) Released Historical Fiction Books I’ve Added To My TBR

New historical fiction must reads 2017

 

I’ve been a little out of the loop lately when it comes to what adult fiction books are coming out so recently when I had some free time I started perusing through Goodreads and publishers catalogs to get a sense of what was coming out and what I might want to add to my TBR. I always like to feel on top of things but things have been busy and ever-changing so it’s kind of fallen on the bottom of my TBR list. It was really relaxing to put on some music and discover some titles that piqued my interest. So today I figured I’d share with you 5 recently (or soon to be) released historical fiction novels I discovered. I loooove historical fiction so I’m hoping to snag some of these soon because I’ve definitely been in the mood for historical fiction lately.

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