January 2019 TBR

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Hi, friends! My January TBR is going to be pretty light because I’ll be in Disney World for a good chunk of time. I’m really excited to be taking a mother/daughter trip with my mom and I’ll definitely be posting updates on my insta stories. So if you don’t follow me on instagram you can find me @acourtofcrownsandquills 🙂

January is also really exciting because it kicks off our very first buddy read in Melanie and I’s new book club: Dragons and Tea Book Club! We hope you’ll join us but if you can’t this month that’s totally okay. We’ll be buddy reading one book a month so you’re still totally welcome to join our Goodreads group for updates!

So without further ado… here is my TBR for January:


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Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Wayward Children series #2-4 by Seanan McGuire

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum (our book club pick!)


That’s it! I’d love to hear what you’re all planning to read so please let me know! I hope your 2019 starts off amazing and I’m wishing you all the 5-star reads!

xx,

Amy

December 2018 TBR

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Hi, friends! Wow, December is upon us. I hit a major slump in November but December is going to be filled with so many fun things; I’m co-hosting a holiday themed readathon called TistheSeasonAThon!

Below are the books I plan to read this month as well as the TBR for TistheSeasonAThon. Knowing me I will probably change a few things as the month goes on, but I am very excited for all my choices!


December TBR:

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City of Heavenly Fire

Lady Midnight

Lord of Shadows

The Matchmaker’s List (ARC by Berkley)

The Gilded Wolves (ARC by Wednesday Books)

The Girl King (ARC by Bloomsbury YA)


TistheSeasonAThon TBR:

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And of course, these are the books I am planning to read during the readathon I am co-hosting on December 3-9! The reading challenges and extra info can be found here!


Please let me know if you’ll be joining us for the readathon! And if not, that’s totally fine, too! I’d love to hear what you plan to read to round out 2018. 🙂

xx,

Amy

Down the TBR Hole #13

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Down the TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story. Its purpose is to help narrow down your TBR list on Goodreads by selecting 5 or more titles each week and deciding if you want to keep it on your TBR or get rid of it! I was inspired by Melanie @ Meltotheany to start this blog series as my TBR pile is OUT OF CONTROL!

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The six books this week:

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1) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss:

Oh I am definitely not getting rid of this one. Don’t worry!

Verdict: Keep

2) The Hostage’s Daughter by Sulome Anderson:

I went to school with Sulome. This is her memoir that she wrote about her father’s captivity. I believe this book is so important so it is definitely staying on my TBR.

Verdict: Keep

3) First Comes Love by Emily Giffin:

I’m a bit trash for Emily Giffin’s books so I don’t think I can part with this one (yet).

Verdict: Keep

4) And I Darken by Kiersten White:

I can’t believe I haven’t read this series yet! I know I have to!

Verdict: Keep

5) This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner:

Whoops, I haven’t read book 1 yet so this one will have to go for now!

Verdict: Delete

6) In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch:

I’ve read a few of Scotch’s books a looong time ago but this one just isn’t really calling to me…

Verdict: Delete


Thanks for taking a look at my TBR! Please feel free to recommend what books I should add (or remove) from my TBR! You can go here to view my to-read shelf, or here to add me as a friend on Goodreads! 🙂

xx,

Amy

Down the TBR Hole #12

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Down the TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story. Its purpose is to help narrow down your TBR list on Goodreads by selecting 5 or more titles each week and deciding if you want to keep it on your TBR or get rid of it! I was inspired by Melanie @ Meltotheany to start this blog series as my TBR pile is OUT OF CONTROL!

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

On the chopping block this week:

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1) THE CROWN BY KIERA CASS:

This is the fifth book in The Selection series, but it’s technically the second book in the “spin off” duology. Unfortunately I was able to predict how this series was going to end before the fourth book even came out. So I’m not even going to waste my time finishing this series. Next.

VERDICT: DELETE

2) THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY BY ERIK LARSON:

I am a true crime fanatic so it’s no surprise I find the murder castle by H.H. Holmes fascinating. I really want to read this.

VERDICT: KEEP

3) THE NEST BY CYNTHIA D’APRIX SWEENEY:

This book has some horrible reviews and I just… don’t think I’ll bother making the time for it?

VERDICT: DELETE

4) THE GOOD GIRL BY MARY KUBICA:

I’ve only read one Mary Kubica book and sadly it just didn’t wow me. I don’t think I want to try any others…

VERDICT: DELETE

5) THE BONES OF YOU BY DEBBIE HOWELLS:

I… don’t even remember why I added this book.

VERDICT: DELETE

6) WHISKEY REBELLION BY LIANNA HART:

This is a book a young woman who goes from stripping to working in a detective agency. I don’t even remember adding this to my list but it does sound fun, considering it’s a romance, too? Haha. But I may pass for now!

VERDICT: DELETE

 

Thanks for taking a look at my TBR! Please feel free to recommend what books I should add (or remove) from my TBR! You can go here to view my to-read shelf, or here to add me as a friend on Goodreads! 🙂

xx,

Amy

November 2018 TBR

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Hi, everyone! I can’t believe we are already moving on to November’s reading. Where has 2018 gone? I decided to leave my month open for lots of mood-reading. I know I’ve been very fortunate this year — I started writing reviews and had the privilege of receiving lots of amazing books. And I am so thankful. But I noticed I don’t have a lot of ARCs due in November and December, so I’m not making a huge TBR this month!

Here are the four books I definitely plan to read!

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City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Enchantée by Gita Trelease (Buddy read with Mealnie!)

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton (Buddy read with Melanie. This will be my second attempt since I put it down several months ago!)

I know this TBR is super short, but I am hoping to get lots of mood-reading or spontaneous buddy reading done! 🙂 What are you planning to read?

xx,

Amy

Down the TBR Hole #11

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Down the TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story. Its purpose is to help narrow down your TBR list on Goodreads by selecting 5 or more titles each week and deciding if you want to keep it on your TBR or get rid of it! I was inspired by Melanie @ Meltotheany to start this blog series as my TBR pile is OUT OF CONTROL!

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

On the chopping block this week:

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The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh:

I can’t believe I still haven’t read this book! I’ve heard mixed reviews but I still want to give it a shot.

VERDICT: KEEP

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard:

I’m not really sure about this one, guys. I picked it up due to hype… but I think I may let this one go for now.

VERDICT: DELETE

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard:

I think it’s also time for me to let this one go as well. I just really don’t see myself picking this up any time soon.

VERDICT: DELETE

Lorali by Laura Dockrill:

I find the premise really fascinating but the reviews don’t look too fantastic. I think I’ll have to delete this one too.

VERDICT: DELETE

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender:

Usually I love anything set in a creepy building/asylum/school, but I am so over YA horror lately. I think I need to stick with adult horror for a while.

VERDICT: DELETE

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon:

Despite this being a mystery with amateur detectives the description just isn’t gripping me anymore. Sorry! 😦

VERDICT: DELETE

 

Thanks for taking a look at my TBR! Please feel free to recommend what books I should add (or remove) from my TBR! You can go here to view my to-read shelf, or here to add me as a friend on Goodreads! 🙂

xx,

Amy

Down the TBR Hole #10

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Down the TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story. Its purpose is to help narrow down your TBR list on Goodreads by selecting 5 or more titles each week and deciding if you want to keep it on your TBR or get rid of it! I was inspired by Melanie @ Meltotheany to start this blog series as my TBR pile is OUT OF CONTROL!

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

On the chopping block this week:

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A Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries #1-3 by Robin Stevens:

Apparently I decided to put the first 3 books in this series on my TBR! They sound quite cute and cozy, but they are middle grade which I’m not sure how much I’ll enjoy overall? For now I’m going to pass.

VERDICT: DELETE

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson:

This has been on my TBR for ages. I went through a humorous-memoir phase, but I haven’t been reaching for them lately.

VERDICT: DELETE

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine:

A mystery set in a London department store? Yasss.

VERDICT: KEEP

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer:

This is a collection of novellas from The Lunar Chronicles. I really love that squad with all my heart so this is for sure staying.

VERDICT: KEEP

 

Thanks for taking a look at my TBR! Please feel free to recommend what books I should add (or remove) from my TBR! You can go here to view my to-read shelf, or here to add me as a friend on Goodreads! 🙂

xx,

Amy

Down the TBR Hole #9

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Down the TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story. Its purpose is to help narrow down your TBR list on Goodreads by selecting 5 or more titles each week and deciding if you want to keep it on your TBR or get rid of it! I was inspired by Melanie @ Meltotheany to start this blog series as my TBR pile is OUT OF CONTROL!

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

On the chopping block this week:

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A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray:

This is the third book in the Firebird series. And while I did enjoy the first two books, it definitely had some flaws and problematic things. However I still want to know how this book ends, so it’s going to stay on my TBR.

VERDICT: KEEP

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi:

Another YA dystopia… nah.

VERDICT: DELETE

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by various authors:

I’ve heard many great things about this collection of short horror stories and it includes some of my favorite authors. Definitely keeping.

VERDICT: KEEP

Shutter by Courtney Alameda:

This creepy plot still intrigues me but I really don’t see myself reaching for it any time soon.

VERDICT: DELETE

Catacomb by Madeline Roux:

The first two books were a complete mess.

VERDICT: DELETE

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs:

This is a tough one. I actually loved the first two books but I gradually lost interest in the world as my tastes have changed over the years. I think, for now, it’ll have to do.

VERDICT: DELETE

 

Thanks for taking a look at my TBR! Please feel free to recommend what books I should add (or remove) from my TBR! You can go here to view my to-read shelf, or here to add me as a friend on Goodreads! 🙂

xx,

Amy

Down the TBR Hole #8

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Down the TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story. Its purpose is to help narrow down your TBR list on Goodreads by selecting 5 or more titles each week and deciding if you want to keep it on your TBR or get rid of it! I was inspired by Melanie @ Meltotheany to start this blog series as my TBR pile is OUT OF CONTROL!

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

On the chopping block this week:

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The Alienist by Caleb Carr:

This ended up on my TBR back in 2014 but I completely forgot I added it! And then it recently became a TV show. Last year for Christmas my dad got me a copy of the book which wasn’t something I asked for but am so happy I got it. I think I’ll really like it!

VERDICT: KEEP

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty:

I love Liane Moriarty’s books so this is for sure a keeper. I really loved Big Little Lies.

VERDICT: KEEP

Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle:

I think 2014 me would’ve enjoyed this girl-becomes-famous YA story but 2018 me says no.

VERDICT: DELETE

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick:

Someone I trust did not like this book and that’s enough for me to X it from my TBR.

VERDICT: DELETE

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater:

LOL I haven’t even read the second book yet in The Raven Cycle, but I want to. So book 4 is for sure staying on my TBR.

VERDICT: KEEP

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven:

I know this book means a lot to so many people, and it has raving reviews. But I am just not sure if this is for me. I am going to say no for now.

VERDICT: DELETE

Thanks for taking a look at my TBR! Please feel free to recommend what books I should add (or remove) from my TBR! You can go here to view my to-read shelf, or here to add me as a friend on Goodreads! 🙂

xx,

Amy

October 2018 TBR

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Hi, everyone! Okay, so October is already shaping up to be another busy month, but I am so excited for ALL of these books. I really hope I can get to all of them and I am going to try my hardest! But I’m also co-hosting a readathon, so please check out the details below it you’re interested in joining! 🙂

My October TBR:

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Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah | Buddy read with Melanie!

Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean | Buddy read with Melanie!

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker | Buddy read with Melanie!

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas (release date 10/23)

Vengeful (Villains, #2) by V.E. Schwab

Wildcard (Warcross, #2)  by Marie Lu

But wait! There’s more! Below is my #FridayFrightAthon TBR. It is going to be a huge buddy readathon/readalong every Friday in October hosted by Melanie @ Meltotheany, Jen @ Pinot and Pages, & Chelsea @ Chelsea Palmer, and me! Please check out my post for additional info! We hope you’ll join us. ❤

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I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara: October 5th, 2018

Okay, so we’re kicking off our read-along with a true crime thriller about the investigation of the Golden State Killer (also known as EAR/ONS: East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker.) This case has spanned decades and the killer was finally caught earlier this year through familial DNA. Sadly the author, Michelle McNamara, passed away two years ago before she got to see the killer brought to justice. I am high key excited for this book.

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware: October 12th, 2018

I enjoyed In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 despite its polarizing reviews, but I have heard great things about this one. I think Ruth Ware is great at building these Agatha Christie-esque mysteries where there are a group of suspects trapped in one place and we have to figure out whodunnit. I actually have NO idea if this book will be set up that same way, but that’s how her previous books (that I’ve read) are structured. I have high hopes for this one!

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio: October 19th, 2018

This book has such high ratings and the premise sounds the most intriguing to me: A man who was formerly part of a Shakespearean acting troupe is released from jail and bears his confession to a detective about the dark, twisted things that went on in the theater.

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager: October 26th, 2018

I legit don’t even know what this is about because I’ve been avoiding reading the synopsis! (I tend to do this with mysteries/thrillers) But I am probably one of the few people who liked Final Girls lmao. I mean, it wasn’t my favorite by any means, but I still enjoyed reading it. Again, I’ve heard polarizing things about this book, but I’m really excited to dive back into another Riley Sager book!

That’s it! I’d love to hear what you’re planning to read this month. I know it’s sometimes hard to plan a TBR especially if you’re a mood reader. I am definitely a mood reader, too, but so far I’ve been loving keeping up with my TBR each month 🙂 I hope you have a great week and continue to read lots of good books! ❤

xx,

Amy