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October TBR

My TBR is pretty fluid but I do stay on track for the most part thanks to my reading tracker. And audiobooks–I’ve been able to finish so many books this way! (I’d give you a percentage on my completion rate before and after I started listening to audiobooks, but I’m not going to even pretend that I can math right now. Or ever. But it’s a lot.).

And just so you know, in case you can’t already tell, I will read almost anything (nonfiction is still a struggle for me). YA is my favorite but I also love fantasy (middle grade, YA, and Adult).

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But in the last two months I’ve branched out into two genres that I haven’t tried–Political thriller and Stephen King. I picked up the Mitch Trapp series by Vince Flynn and so far I’m really enjoying it. And yes, I think Stephen King is his own genre. I’m reading Revival (for the #grimdragon Read Along), IT (buddy read with @zoetzure) and The Drawing of Three (bc I want to know what’s going to happen to Roland). The only writing convention his books conform to is his own distinct style of storytelling and his flawed characters that you can’t help cheering for. You really can’t put King in one genre which is really quite brilliant. (Clearly, I’m still in the honeymoon stage of discovering a new to me author. Let’s see what happens when the gang returns to Derry or Roland gets to the Dark Tower or what’s Reverend Jacob’s sermon going to be before he leaves.)

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How do you pick your TBR? Have you tried any new to you authors lately that surprised you?

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Pre-birthday celebration with my sister today–lunch and a book signing! Have a great day!

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July TBR 

Okay. Where did the weekend go? I swear it was here just a minute ago! Summer needs to slow down and stop rushing through the weekend!.

That’s when I realized I hadn’t posted my July TBR! 😅 The Emperor’s Blades, The Sun is also a Star, and Lord of Shadows are from June that I’m hoping to finish this month. All the rest are buddy reads! I knowww. I usually only do two buddy reads, three if I’m daring each month, but this month, I somehow agreed to seven. 😅 Maybe it was the allure of summer reading and the promise of more free time (I’m donkey laughing at myself for being so naive) that had me saying yes to all the buddy reads this month, but I love buddy reads and I’m enjoying these so far! (And just to clarify, these buddy reads are not happening all at the same time.) Featured is my reading tracker in bullet journal to help me track my reading. Scroll down to see a close up or check out the tag #jennfscurrentreadstracker on Instagram to see more. 

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What’s on your TBR this month? What has been your favorite summer read so far?

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My son’s 5th birthday is on Tuesday but we’ve been doing all the celebrating this weekend. Today we’re surprising the family to a trip to Chuck E. Cheese. My five year old and three year old have never been and have seen the commercials (Well played, Chuck E. Cheese. Well played.) What are your plans for today?

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June TBR 

Jumping in real quick to share my June TBR! Better late than never right? 😆.

I’ve actually gotten through The Hate U Give, Tell Me Three Things, Thick as Thieves and The Song of Achilles. I’m making great progress on the others! 

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Featured also is my reading tracker. I want to read diversely but also consistently on a daily basis. Having it tracked like this helps with seeing my progress for the month and also which books I gravitate toward. I also included a close-up of my layout, if you’d like a better look. Or you can check out my tag #jennfscurrentreadstracker!

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It’s the last day of school! Yaaas! But I also realized my kids will be home and so I need to take pictures!! 😆

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Do you have any favorite reads for this month so far? Do you have vacation plans for the summer? 

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May TBR

I’m a lister, planner, tracker and an unapologetic notebook and pen addict. What does this have to do with books and reading? WELLLLL, I love making TBR lists and using my notebook to plan and track what I read. (If you saw my previous post, I included my disc bound notebook and Genre Tracker layout.) I usually post my reading tracker for the month with my TBR, but I still have to make mine for May. 😅 But I do have my TBR to share! .

Most of these are books from April that I didn’t get to finish. If you saw my previous post for my April Wrap-up, I really pushed myself to finish books before attending the LA Times FOB and Y’all West and meeting the authors. I did finish some books, but started many, so I hope to finish them this month. Top books to finish for this month are Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and I Darken by Kiersten White @authorkierstenwhite. (Both stories are fantastic so far and both authors are amazing humans! I highly recommend reading both of them!)

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I also added to my TBR some ARCs that I received at Y’all West @yallwest. The first two I hope to finish are I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo @mauxbot (out May 30) and A Poison Dark and Drowning Book 2 in the Kingdom of Fire series (out September 19) by Jessica Clues @jesscluess. I can’t wait to read these! I met both authors at Y’all West and they were both so nice! Thank you to Fierce Reads @fiercereads and Random House Kids @randomhousekids for the copies!

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And don’t despair! I will share my Current Reads tracker layout once I’ve set it up! 

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This fabulous wood bookmark is made by my girl Mary @markedbymary. Check out the lovely Andie’s @_halfbloodprincess profile for a rep code! (And really, you should be following both of these amazing humans!)

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(And YES, I will also be reading ACOWAR. But my copy won’t be hear until Saturday! 😨)

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For #grimdragon, May Day! TBR

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Book Challenge: Well, that escalated quickly!

Hello! Hi! Hey! How are you all doing? I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but thank you for sticking with me! I’m still here and active on InstaStory. In fact, you can see more details about me trying to (unsuccessfully) organize my books and shelves. 😅 I’ve also put up stories about my current reads and reading wrap-ups for February and March. (Those are the stacks on the desk.).

If you’re new to my feed, welcome! I haven’t posted because I’ve been working on my WIP. I’m so close to the end! I keep saying that but I feel like the end is imminent. 

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How are you? What have you been up to? What are you reading? 

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Happy Monday! 

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For #grimdragons, Day 3: Well, that escalated quickly! Anyone else’s book shelves out of control? 😳

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For #squeakybookishlibrary, Happy and Sad! Happy because books! Sad because I need more room!!

Book Challenge: November TBR

I can’t believe it’s November! Friends, what is happening?! There are only two months left for me to get through my 2016 TBR and I’ve barely made a dent! I have so many books I want to read and I’m running out of time! 😩.

For #lilbookishnovember Most Anticipated Read: I’d say Heartless is one of the most anticipated reads for me this year! I was able to get an ARC at Y’all West earlier this year. I can not wait until you all get to read this so we can discuss! I’m about a quarter of the way through and OMG it’s causing so much pain to the feels already. I loved the Lunar Chronicles, but it’s looking like Heartless might even be better! 

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For #nanopromptchallenge A reluctant hero: I’m not quite done with Crooked Kingdom, but it’s feeling like Kaz Brekker might fit into this category. I could be wrong, but his motivation for revenge and retribution is quite the moving force and is pushing the story toward an incredible climax. Perhaps hero may not be the most accurate way to describe Dirty Hands—definitely flawed and dark, but the fascinating aspect of Kaz’s character is his unrelenting determination to achieve his goals even though his success would mean the destruction of another character. I’m definitely rooting for him to succeed!

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Here’s the rest of my November TBR. I’m finishing up buddy reads with Sandie @gameofpotterbooks for The Novice and Crooked Kingdom with Vicky @zoetzure. For November I will be buddy reading Orange with Natasha @shotmeinthebook and The Reader with Syd @deertales. I’m also working my way through the manga Ouran High Host Club. If you’re familiar with the anime, it surprisingly followed the manga closely. 

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Featured also is my #writersbulletjournal with my #currentreads layout for November in my Leuchtthrum 1917 @leuchtthurm1917. Reading at the Cafe candle was from a previous Owlcrate @owlcrate by Frostbeard Studio @frostbeardmpls. It actually smells like a bakery! ❤️

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Challenges:

#grimdragon #watermelanerdsnovember #mugglelibrarycandlesnov #inkinthebooknovember November TBR

#novemberbdaychallenge How about a cuppa? #bookandtea

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#bookandcandle #frostbeardcandles #owlcrate #leuchtthrum1917 #crookedkingdom #thereader #summonerbooks #orangemanga #ouranhighhostclub #heartless

Book Challenge: September TBR

So, here’s my September TBR. A lot of these are actually from August. I’m finishing up my buddy reads for A Gathering of Shadows with a good friend Vicky, My Lady Jane with Kori @_livelaughread, and reading City of Lost Souls, The Winner’s Crime, The Orphan Queen, The Cursed Child (which I feel like might turn out to be a DNF😔) and The Girl in the Clockwork Collar are also reads from August that I’m nearly finished with too..

For September, I’m excited to buddy reading Six of Crows with Vicky and Aristotle and Dante with Korinna @yay.korinna. I’m also shooting to read Heartless and Gemina too. I’m also excited to read The Sidekicks, Tales of the Otari: Across the Nightingale Floor, and Torch (WHICH IS KILLING ME BTW).

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Catching up on the September challenges:

#bookocandisrex TBR: Treat yourself to something after I finish this month’s TBR-I’m not sure yet what, but it will probably be stationery or book related. 😁

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#septemberfantasychallenge Dream theme park: Cabeswater! *wink* *wink* 😄

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#livelaughbooksseptember September TBR