Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

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Synopsis:

Thousands of miles away from the small township of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people, a man and a boy, still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. They must return to ‘Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town.

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October 2019 TBR!

Hey everyone!! Today I am here to tell you about all of the books that I plan on reading in the month of October!!

So October really (as of right now) won’t be a busy month. Though work and school will keep me occupied for most of the month, I think I can still bring myself to do some good reading. I am participating in Spook-a-Thon which is happening October 14-20 but I will have a separate TBR for that once it gets closer to the start of the read-a-thon. I also will be prepping for NaNoWriMo next month so that will be keeping me busy.

With all that said, here are the books that I plan on reading this month!

  • Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (currently reading)
  • It by Stephen King (currently listening to on audiobook)
  • Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia (ARC sent to me review by the publisher)
  • Gideon on the Ninth by Tamsin Muir (my book club’s book of the month for October!)
  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (reread)

As I said before, I will have a separate Spook-a-Thon TBR coming out within the next couple of days so stay tuned for that.

As always, I will have full reviews for all of these books (except for Empire of Storms) up here on the blog as soon as I catch up with my other reviews from previous months! I will also try to post at least one review up on my YouTube channel, which you can find here (be sure to subscribe while you’re a it)!

What do you plan on reading in October? Let me know in the comments!!

Happy Reading!!

SEPTEMBER 2019 WRAP UP!

Hey guys!! Long time no talk!! Today I’m back to tell you guys about all the books that I read in September!

So I know I disappeared again for the entire month. College started back up at the beginning of the month and work was ridiculously busy as per usual.

So that’s why I’ve been gone and why I am so behind on my reviews for the months of July, August, and September.

With all that said, here are my monthly stats for September as well as the 2 books that I managed to finish!

STATS

  • Books read: 2
  • DNFs: 0
  • Physical: 2
  • E-books: 0
  • Audiobooks: 0
  • Review books/ARCs: 0
  • Read-a-Thons: 3
  • Genres:
    • Fantasy: 1
    • Science Fiction: 1
    • Contemporary: 0
    • Historical Fiction: 0
    • Thriller/Mystery/Horror: 0
  • Ratings:
    • 1 star: 0
    • 2 stars: 0
    • 3 stars: 0
    • 4 stars: 2
    • 5 stars: 0
    • No rating: 0

Books Read

So not a spectacular reading month but I’m glad that I enjoyed both of the books that I read. I will be playing catch up with all the reviews that have yet to be posted during the month of October so hopefully a review for Vicious will be up by the end of the month! If you would like to hear my thoughts on Queen of Shadows, you can click the link attached above or you can hear my full series thoughts on books 1-5 of the Throne of Glass series up on my YouTube channel here (and make sure to subscribe while your at it)!

What did you guys read in September? Let me know in the comments!

September 2019 TBR!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to tell you about all the books I plan on reading in September!!

So September is going to be another insanely busy month. By the time you guys are seeing this post, my fall 2019 semester of college will have already started. Then, of course, my job will be keeping me busy during my off days. I also plan on starting the outline for my NaNoWriMo 2019 project at some point.

But with that said, I have some very ambitious reading plans. I am participating in 2 read-a-thons this month. I am also doing a project that I have been planning all year where I only read Stephen King books for the entire month.

So with all that said, here are the books I have picked out for one of the read-a-thons, plus the Stephen King books and other books that I want to read at some point this month!!

Stephen King September

*Challenge created by me!*

  • Joyland
  • It
  • Revival
  • Needful Things
  • 11/22/63
  • The Stand
  • On Writing
  • Different Seasons

ATLA Read-a-Thon

*Hosted by Maelys Reads*

  • Zuko: give a book/author a second chance: Renegades by Marissa Meyer
  • Azula: read a book with an interesting villain: Vicious by V.E. Schwab (currently reading)
  • Iroh: read the group book: The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Lee

Other Books I Want to Read

  • House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin a Craig (my book club’s book of the month)
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alex E. Harrow (ARC sent to me for review by the publisher) (currently reading)
  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (reread)

So that is the majority of the books that I plan on reading this month. As I said above, I am participating in one other read-a-thon this month but I will have a separate TBR for that once it get closer to the dates of the read-a-thon!! As always I will have full reviews for all of these books (except for Queen of Shadows) up on the blog as soon as I finish them!! I also have a full review of the Throne of Glass series up on my YouTube channel (which includes Queen of Shadows) if you would like to check that out!

What do you plan on reading this month?? Let me know in the comments!!

Happy Reading!

August 2019 Wrap Up!!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to tell you about all of the books that I read in the month of August!!

August was a decent reading month for me. Considering that I was doing 2 read-a-thons that were both a month long, trying to finish up my class for the summer semester, and going on vacation all around the same time, I read some pretty good books this month. I am officially 100% sure that the reading slump is done for good. Now its time to catch up on reviews for you guys to read (sorry for the delay)!

With all that said, here are my stats for the month of August and all 8 books that I read!

Stats

  • Books read: 8
  • DNF’s: 0
  • Physical: 6
  • E-books: 1
  • Audiobooks: 1
  • ARCs/review books: 1
  • read-a-thons: 2
  • Genres
    • Fantasy: 5
    • Science Fiction: 0
    • Contemporary: 1
    • Historical Fiction: 1
    • Other: 1 (non-fiction)
  • Ratings:
    • no rating: 1 (book for school)
    • 1 star: 0
    • 2 stars: 0
    • 3 stars: 3
    • 4 stars: 3
    • 5 stars: 1

Books Read

  • Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (listened to on audio): 3/5
  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (reread): 3.5/5
  • Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Susan Walker (ARC from NetGalley): 4/5
  • Invitation to Sociology (read for school): no rating
  • As Many Nows As I Can Get by Shana Youngdaul (sent to me as part of a blog tour by the publisher): 3.5/5
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff: 4.5/5
  • Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (reread): 5/5

Like I said before, I am behind on writing reviews for these books. I will have reviews for all of them (except for The Sorcerer’s Stone, As Many Nows As I Can Get, Heir of Fire, and Mooncakes) up within the coming weeks!

What did you read in August?? Let me know in the comments!!

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Synopsis:

From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure.

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.”

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Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

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Synopsis:

“Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a “mockumentary” bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy.

Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they’re not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life’s work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves. But the secrets of the deep come with a price.”

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As Many Nows As I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl (review + moodboard)

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Synopsis:

“In one impulsive moment the summer before they leave for college, overachievers Scarlett and David plunge into an irresistible swirl of romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions.

Scarlett and David have known each other all their lives in small-town Graceville, Colorado, where David is just another mountain in the background, until, one day, he is suddenly so much more than part of the landscape. Magnetic, spontaneous, wry, eye on the future, welcomes the whirlwind he brings even as she resists it.

Moving between the present and the past, this is the story of a seemingly grounded girl who’s pulled into a lightning-strike romance with an electric-charged boy, and the enormity of the aftermath. Smart, bold, and unconventionally romantic, Shane Youngdahl’s debut explores grief, guilt, and reconciling who you think you need to be with the person you’ve been all along. It’s an aching, transporting reminder that between the past that shapes us and the unknowable future, we have only the present to forgive ourselves and forge ahead.”

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Cujo by Stephen King

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Synopsis:

“Outside a peaceful town in central Maine, a monster is waiting. Cujo is a two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. One day Cujo chases a rabbit into a bolt-hole—a cave inhabited by sick bats. What happens to Cujo, how he becomes a horrifying vortex inexorably drawing in all the people around him makes for one of the most heart-stopping novels Stephen King has written.”

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(A Late) August 2019 TBR!

Hey everyone!! Today I am back to tell you about all of the books that I plan on reading in August!! Yes, I know this is late and I apologize.

So August is going to be a little all over the place for me. The first week and a half of the month I have been working like crazy hence why this TBR is going up so late. This upcoming Saturday (August 17th) is when I am on vacation until the 25th. And then as soon as I come back, school is going to be starting up again.

So who really knows what this month is going to be like as far as reading.

With that said, I am doing 2 read-a-thons this month so here are my TBRs for those as well as some of the other books I plan on reading!!

N.E.W.T.S. Magical Read-a-Thon

*Hosted by Book Roast*

  • History of Magic:
    • Acceptable: Read a Fantasy: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao (currently reading)
    • Exceeded Expectations: Read a book with a map: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
    • Outstanding: Reread a favorite or read a classic: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (reread)
  • Muggle Studies:
    • Acceptable: cover that includes an actual photo element: It Gets Worse by Shane Dawson
    • Exceeded Expectations: book set in our world: Face the Fire by Nora Roberts
    • Outstanding: Book written by a person of color: From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon
  • Subject of your choosing: Potions:
    • Acceptable: read your friend’s favorite book: Joyland by Stephen King
    • Exceeded Expectations: read a book with a cover in your house color (green for Slytherin for me): The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
    • Outstanding: a book that starts with a prologue: The Devils Labyrinth by John Saul

Review-a-Thon

*Hosted by NetGalley*

  • Moon Cakes by Wendy Xu and Susan Walker (currently reading)
  • The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy
  • The Girl the Sea Gave back by Adrienne Young
  • Mirage by Somaiya Daud
  • A Hero Born by Jin Yong
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
  • Watching You by Shannon Greenland

Other Books I Want to Read

  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (reread) (already finished!)
  • Peace and Turmoil by Eliot Brooks
  • The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter (my book club’s book of the month for August)
  • Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (already finished!)
  • Sorcery of Thorns by Margret Rogerson

So yeah. Another ambitious TBR for this month. Let’s hope I can read most of these. As always, I will have full reviews for all of these books (except for Mooncakes, Heir of Fire, and The Sorcerer’s Stone) up here on the blog once I finish them and I will try to get at least one video review up on my YouTube channel as well!

What do you plan on reading in August?? Let me know in the comments!!

Happy Reading!!