Great Series I Need To Catch Up On

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While typing up yesterday’s haul post, I realized that I have a few great series that I started and then never finished for one reason or another. It’s not that I didn’t like the books. In fact, some of these are favorites. I just got distracted somehow, because honestly that describes me as a person in general. Anyways, I wanted to share them with you guys, and hopefully this holds me accountable so I actually finish or catch up on these series soon. For the sake of spoilers, I’m going to share the synopsis first book, and then also say what the last book I finished in that series was. Here they are:



February Book Haul

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I decided to actually do my taxes early this year (I know, I’m shocked too), so I got my refund and decided to do a bit (a lot) of book shopping to catch up on some series, grab some new releases, and finally get physical copies of some of my favorites. I have a lot to share, so let’s get to it.


Waiting on Wednesday – Restore Me

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It’s time for another Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. My schedule got messed up last week due to failing wifi and other life things, so my apologies. Also, on an unrelated note, Happy Valentine’s Day! Anyways, back to the books. This week, my pick is Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi.

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Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

Apologies For Absence / What Should I Read?

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I randomly disappeared at the end of last week, and I wanted to apologize for that. It wasn’t really planned. For one, my wifi was a total mess due to a snowstorm that dumped a foot of snow in one day. The other reason is my husband actually had a few days off, and I ended up forgetting to schedule posts, and then when I remembered, there was the wifi issue again. Once again, totally my bad.

BUT. I am back, and I come to you today with a slight dilemma. Normally, today’s post would be a “Currently Reading”, but I’m not reading anything, and I can’t figure out what I should read next. I wouldn’t say that I’m slumping, but I do have a weird lack of motivation sort of funk going on. What I’m trying to get at is I would love it if you guys would share books that got you out of a “reading funk”. Now I know, I know. I’m the blogger here, I should be the one giving the recommendations. This is me waving the flag of defeat, and reaching out to you guys to help keep my reading train going!

I’m open to pretty much anything, and I’m excited to see what books you guys recommend! This week, I have an “I got my tax return and went ham” haul and a fun tag scheduled, so be sure to look for those later in the week.

Review: By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell (Spoiler Free)

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Title: By a Charm and a Curse

Author: Jaime Questell

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publication Date: February 6, 2018

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.

Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame…and unwittingly recruited into its folds by a mysterious teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice.

Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl in the Box, Emmaline is completely trapped. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there’s no charm, either—dooming everyone who calls the Carnival Fantastic home. Including the boy she’s afraid she’s falling for.

Everything—including his life—could end with just one kiss.


February 2018 New Releases

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It’s the beginning of a new month, so it’s time to talk about the new releases that I’m excited for this month. Are you ready to add more books to your TBR? I’m not, but I’m doing it anyways. Like always, if I missed a release you’re excited for, let me know in the comments. With all that out of the way, let’s talk about new books.


January 2018 Wrap Up

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Somehow, the first month of 2018 is already over, so it’s time for my January wrap up. I’m writing this a few days before the actual end of the month, so I *might* have technically finished  another book by the end of the month, but I’ll just throw it in with February if I do. I won’t tell if you don’t. 😉 As of right now, I finished 9 books this month, with an average rating of 4.56 stars. I read SO many amazing books this month, so most of them were 5 star reads. It was an awesome way to kick off 2018, and I hope this good book trend continues. Without further ado, here’s what I read: