June 2021 TBR

My all time favorite summer song is DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince’s Summertime. That video, the beats, the lyrics brings me back and I can just smell sunscreen and fresh cut grass. Nothing can invoke a memory like this song.

As it is most definitely summer here in Kansas with temperatures rising, the kids are out of school, and this year’s vacation plans are in place. I’m fully vaccinated and ready to visit family I haven’t seen in almost 8 years (the life of a military family….). We will be road tripping, so lots of sitting in the car with nothing to do but read, so hopefully my reading goals will stay the course or get ahead and I can enter the last third of the year with momentum.

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Floo…

First, I want to finish the second of my two B.A.B.s (Big Ass Books) that I chose for spring, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry. I want this book done by June 15th. This way I can take a few days off before I start on my summer choices for B.A.B.

Yes No Maybe So
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors (The Rajes, #1)

COYER book club picks for June are Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed and Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors (The Rajs #1) by Sonali Dev. I only had to borrow the first because I had the Dev book on my NOOK. So I can knock out one read down NOOK project and a book club pick with one book.

Destiny's Embrace (Destiny, #1)
Tycoon (The Knickerbocker Club, #0.5)
Magnate (The Knickerbocker Club, #1)
Murder on Location (Charlotte Brody Mystery #3)
A Geek Girl's Guide to Justice (Geek Girl Mysteries, #3)

My choice for this month’s Beverly Jenkins reading goal is Destiny’s Embrace (Destiny #1). This will also start a series I have on my Series to Read goal. I am also going to start The Knickerbocker Club series with reading Tycoon (#0.5) (also on my NOOK) and Magnate (#1). I will finish two other series by reading Murder on Location (Charlotte Brody #3) by Cathy Pegau (on my NOOK so another read down pick) and A Geek Girl’s Guide to Justice (Geek Girl Mystery #3) by Julie Anne Lindsey.

Roller Girl (Lake Lovelace, #3)
A Little Light Mischief (The Turners #3.5)
Proper English

June is Pride month here in the U.S., so I picked Roller Girl (Lake Lovelace #3) by Vanessa North, A Little Light Mischief (The Turners #3.5) by Cat Sebastian, and Proper English (Think of England #0) by K.J. Charles to celebrate.

Reckless in Texas (Texas Rodeo #1)

Going to get to Reckless in Texas (Texas Rodeo #1) by Kari Dell Lynn to finish off my library’s 2021 reading challenge. I need this book for the prompt “read a book from a Native, First Nation, or Indigenous author”. Lynn was a member of the Blackfeet nation.

Make a Scene
Along for the Ride

Finally, to round out my NOOK read down project, I am reading two books by Mimi Grace: Make a Scene and Along for the Ride.

May 2021 Haul

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I went a little wild over Mother’s Day trip to Barnes & Noble. The book buy ban goes into effect June 1st – no ifs, ands, or buts. No book buying for the entire summer.

Library Haul

  • Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed – YA contemporary romance for June COYER Book Club (Saved: $20.00)
  • What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon – nonfiction (Saved: $15.99)

Saved: $35.99

Personal Haul

  • House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy From Fascism by Caroline Moorehead – nonfiction women’s history (Spent: $16.19)
  • You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War by Elizabeth Becker – nonfiction women’s history about war correspondents during Vietnam War (Spent: $25.20)
  • Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America’s First Female Terrorist Group by William Rosenau – nonfiction women’s history that has been on my radar since I first saw the book in Book Page magazine (Spent: $25.20)
  • Forever Strong (True Heroes #6) by Piper J. Drake – contemporary romantic suspense by an author I have been meaning to try (Spent: $7.19)
  • The Secret She Keeps (Whitaker Island #2) by HelenKay Dimon – contemporary romantic suspense (Spent: $7.19)
  • The Marriage Game by Sara Desai – contemporary romance I’ve been eyeing this and the next book for awhile (Spent: $14.40)
  • The Dating Plan by Sara Desai – contemporary romance (Spent: $7.20)
  • Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth by Rachel Maddow – nonfiction from a favorite journalist of mine (Spent: $18.00)
  • In a Book Club Far Away by Tif Marcelo – contemporary women’s fiction (Spent: $9.68)
  • Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto – contemporary women’s fiction/romance/mystery (Spent: $9.61)
  • Tangerine by Christine Mangan – historical fiction set in Morocco (Spent: $5.40)
  • The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye – historical fiction mystery(Spent: $15.30)
  • The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton – historical women’s fiction (Spent: $7.65)
  • Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement by Janet Dewart Bell – nonfiction women’s history (Spent: $7.20)
  • Bimini Twist (Jane Bunker Mystery #4) by Linda Greenlaw – contemporary mystery/suspense (Spent: $1.00)
  • The One You Can’t Forget (The Ones Who Got Away #2) by Roni Loren – contemporary romance (Spent: $1.99)
  • Dare to Resist (Dare Nation #1) by Carly Phillips – contemporary romance (Spent: Free)
  • Dare to Love (Dare to Love #1) by Carly Phillips – contemporary romance (Spent: Free)
  • Recipe for Persuasion (The Rajes #2) by Sonali Dev – contemporary romance (Spent: $2.99)
  • Forbidden: Mystical Historical Romance by Christina Phillips – fantasy romance (Spent: $0.99)
  • The Right Sort of Man (Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery #1) by Allison Montclair – historical mystery (Spent: $2.99)

Spent: $185.77

DoTheThingathon

This is a week long readathon created by Ashleigh at A Frolic Through Fiction booktube channel. It runs from Monday, May 24th (uh, that would be today) through Sunday, May 30th. The premise of this readathon is simple: do the thing that gets you closer to finishing your reading goals. That could mean getting to that series you have been meaning to get to you or up the number of minutes or pages you read a day. Whatever your reading goals, just do the thing. No prompts, no group reads. There are daily live reading sprints on various YT channels, but the sprints are optional.

Looking at the remaining books on my May TBR and my yearly goals, here’s what I hope to get done this week + one day (Monday, May 30th is a holiday, so I am adding that to the readathon time):

  • Read parts 3 & 4 in Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry. I got part 3 done today. This will get me past the halfway mark and sets me up for finishing in the first half of June.
  • Finish reading Rebel (Women Who Dare #1) by Beverly Jenkins.
  • Read A Geek Girl’s Guide to Arsenic (Geek Girl Mystery #2) by Julie Anne Lindsay
  • Read Borrowing Death (Charlotte Brody Mystery #2) by Cathy Pegau
  • Read The Duke Who Didn’t (Wedgeford Trials #1) by Courtney Milan

I have been led astray twice this month by shiny books at the library, so some of my time this month has been reading unplanned books. So I need this readathon to re-focus on the planned books and meet my goals. Rising Tide is a B.A.B. book and has been on my shelves unread for almost 7 years; Beverly Jenkins was my author to focus on this year and this is my fourth book of hers in five months; Charlotte Brody and Geek Girl mystery series were two series on my Finish That Series list; and the Milan book was to support AAPI Heritage month and also it is by freaking Courtney Milan – guarantee a good time.

Bout of Books Cycle 31 Mega Post

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Welcome to my BoB31 mega post! I am just going to update this one post daily(ish) rather than do a separate post for each day. First up Goals & TBR!

Goals

  • Attend Monday night’s Twitter chat and possible for Saturday’s chat
  • 3x IG pictures
  • Page Goal: 820 pages
  • Participate in 15 out of the 21 scheduled reading sprints

TBR

  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer for COYER Retellings Readathon and another B.A.B. personal challenge.
  • Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After #1) by Tessa Dare for COYER Book Club.

Good Luck to my fellow BoB participants!

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Monday, May 10th

  • Currently Reading: Started both Heartless and Romancing the Duke
  • No books finished yet
  • Social: 3/15 Reading Sprints cleared, posted 1/3 IG photo, and participated in Twitter chat

Tuesday, May 11th

  • Currently Reading: Heartless got all my attention today
  • No books finished yet
  • Social: 3 more reading sprints in the books for a total of 6/15; posted 1 IG photo so now at 2/3

Wednesday, May 12th

  • Currently Reading: Heartless and Romancing the Duke
  • No books finished yet
  • Social: 2 reading sprints (I was too tired to stay up for the third) which brings me to 8/15; participated in a surprise Twitter chat

Thursday, May 13th

  • Currently Reading: Heartless
  • Finished two books: Romancing the Duke for COYER book club and a kid’s picture book Ninja! Attack of the Clan by Arree Chung for my library’s AAPI challenge. The kids loved Ninja!
  • Social: 2 more reading sprints (again so tired so I skipped the third) for a total 10/15

Friday, May 14th

  • Currently Reading: Heartless – made it to the halfway mark a day and half earlier than my plan; started my other B.A.B. spring read Rising Tide by John M. Barry
  • No new finished books
  • Social: 3 reading sprints for a total 13/15

Saturday, May 15th

  • Currently Reading: Heartless and Rising Tide
  • No new finished books
  • Social: 2 reading sprints for a total of 15/15

Sunday, May 16th

  • Currently Reading: Rising Tide
  • Finished Heartless
  • Social: 2 reading sprints for a total of 17/15 and 1 IG photo for a total of 3/3 photos

Wrap Up

Finished both books on my original goal and read over 800 pages. Worked on my library’s AAPI challenge as well. Did better than I thought I would do considering the hectic Saturday I had. Can’t wait for August’s round!

May TBR

Here’s what I am hoping to get to in May:

Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1)

Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After #1) by Tessa Dare was voted in the COYER book club for the adult fairytale/folk tale retelling. I’m getting this from the library because the author is a hit or miss with me.

The Right Swipe (Modern Love, #1)

I got The Right Swipe (Modern Love #1) by Alisha Rai from the library to finish off the series – yes, I read the series out of order and so can you – there is no plotline/story arc that goes into the next book.

Borrowing Death (Charlotte Brody Mysteries, #2)
A Geek Girl's Guide to Arsenic (Geek Girl Mysteries, #2)

I am borrowing from OverDrive Borrowing Death (Charlotte Brody Mystery #2) by Cathy Pegau and A Geek Girl’s Guide to Arsenic (Geek Girl Mystery #2) in an effort to get to those Finish the Series challenge books done and see some progress.

Rebel (Women Who Dare, #1)
The Duke Who Didn't (Wedgeford Trials, #1)

I don’t want to start another Jenkins series just yet, so I am going to read Rebel (Women Who Dare #1) by Beverly Jenkins. This will keep me on the Jenkins train and stay up to date on this series since I’ve already read book 2. It’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, so in honor of that I will be reading The Duke Who Didn’t (Wedgeford Trials #1) by Courtney Milan. Bonus points to me because both of those books are on my NOOK, so I can read the stuff I ACTUALLY OWN.

Speaking of my NOOK Read Down project, I got a decent chunk done in April and hoping to continue that trend in May. So I will read Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West by Stephen Fried, Reckless in Texas (Texas Rodeo #1) by Kari Lynn Dell, and Along for the Ride by Mimi Grace. If I have any time left in the month, I want to read Murder on Location (Charlotte Brody Mystery #3) by Cathy Pegau to finish off the series and get it archived on my NOOK.

Finally, I will work through the second half of Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Adam Hochschild. So far, so so so good. I stopped at the end of Part II so that I can really let the book marinate in my brain before getting on to Parts III, IV, and V.

Bout of Books Cycle 31 is scheduled for May 10th-16th; my library is doing an AAPI Heritage month challenge through Beanstack; plus three YouTube readathons are going on – 2021 Asian Readathon (@withcindy) Love in the Night Readathon (@happyfornow) and Do The Thing Readathon (@afrolicthroughfiction) are going on in May.

It’s going to be a busy month.

April Haul

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My book buying ban is going great…if great means greatly failing. I have done less book buying than in the previous three months, but I need to seriously go no-buy until after Labor Day.

Library Borrows:

  • Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige (Saved: $16.99)
  • Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn (Saved: $16.99)
  • The Right Swipe (Modern Love #1) by Alisha Rai (Saved: $14.99)
  • Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After #1) by Tessa Dare (Saved: $7.99)
  • Borrowing Death (Charlotte Brody Mystery #2) by Cathy Pegau (Saved: $12.75)
  • A Geek Girl’s Guide to Arsenic (Geek Girl Mystery #2) by Julie Anne Lindsey (Saved: $4.99)
  • The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing by Sonia Faleiro (Saved: $26.00)
  • I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib (Saved: $16.99)
  • Mishadra by Iasmin Omar Ata (Saved: $25.00)

Savings: $142.69

Additions to my TBR:

  • White Dove (Shadows in Drab and Green #1) by Katrina Nowak – historical fiction with romantic elements (Free)
  • A Deadly Tonic (Eliza Thomson Investigates #1) by V.L. McBeath – historical cozy mystery (Free)
  • Devoted to the Spanish Duke (London Lords #3) by Sasha Cottman – historical romance (Free)
  • A Pretty Deceit (Verity Kent #4) by Anna Lee Huber – historical cozy mystery (Spent: $1.99)
  • The Care and Feeding of Wapish Widows (Feminine Pursuits #2) by Olivia Waite – historical romance (Spent $1.99)
  • Dim Sum of All Fears (Noodle Shop Mystery #2) by Vivien Chien – cozy mystery (Spent: $1.99)
  • It Takes Two (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2) by Jenny Holiday – contemporary romance (Spent: $0.99)
  • Sleeping with Her Enemy (49th Floor #2) by Jenny Holiday – contemporary romance (Spent: $2.99)
  • Love Bites (Tails from the Alpha Art Gallery #1) by Cynthia St. Aubin – contemporary romance (Free)
  • Under the Cherry Blossoms (Finding Forever #1) by Amali Rose – contemporary romance (Free)
  • The Whistle Blower (Wing and a Prayer Mystery #1) by Robin Merrill – inspirational cozy mystery (Free)
  • The Pirate’s Tempting Stowaway (The Dukes of War #6) by Erica Ridley – historical romance (Free)
  • Meet Me in San Francisco (Girls Weekend Away #2) by Shana Gray – contemporary romance (Spent: $0.99)
  • Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift – nonfiction (Spent: $1.99)
  • A Taste of Heaven by Penny Watson – contemporary romance (Spent: $1.99)
  • A Daughter of the Regiment by Stephanie Grace Whitson – historical fiction with romantic elements (Spent: $1.99)
  • One Poison Pie (Kitchen Witch Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon – paranormal cozy mystery (Spent: $0.99)
  • Buns (Hudson Valley #3) by Alice Clayton – contemporary romance (Spent: $1.99)
  • The Duke Heist (The Wyld Wynchesters #1) by Erica Ridley – historical romance (Spent: $1.99)
  • A Soupcon of Poison (Kat Holloway Victorian Mystery #0.5) by Jennifer Ashley – historical cozy mystery (Spent: $1.99)
  • Sweet Talkin’ Lover (Girls Trip #1) by Tracey Livesay – contemporary romance (Spent: $1.99)
  • Overseas by Beatriz Williams – historical romance (Spent: $1.99)
  • Murder 101 (Kitchen Witch Mystery #1.5) by Lynn Cahoon (Spent: $2.99)

Spent: $30.84

Bout of Books Read-a-thon Cycle 31

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Time for another round of Bout of Books! As always, here is the obligatory blurb:

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 10th and runs through Sunday, May 16th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 31 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

My current library requests should be here by the time of kickoff, so I will do a mix of own books and library books. I am waiting until the weekend before the readathon to come up with goals and a TBR.

Sign ups are live. Come hang out for a week of reading and socializing with other readers.

April 2021 Dewey Readathon Mega Post

April 24, 2021 8:12am

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Greater Wichita, Kansas area
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Reckless in Texas (Texas Rodeo #1) by Kari Lynn Dell
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Pretzels and hummus. And lots of tea.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? Try for one bingo

First book of the readathon is Chili Cauldron Curse (Kitchen Witch #0.5) by Lynn Cahoon. This is a novella that kicks off the Kitchen Witch series of cozy mysteries.

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Mega Post? More like Mega Flop!

Well, the readathon came and went and I did little to update (here or on social media). I had a bad day with dealing with my epilepsy and was too sick to socialize or do much other than read. However, I did get a good amount of reading done – lots of little books/stories to clear out my NOOK. I read a total of 282 pages, which is under what I normally get to during a readathon.

Books Read: Chili Cauldron Curse (A Kitchen Witch Mystery #0.5) by Lynn Cahoon; Revolve: A Bewitching Romance by Wendy Dalrymple; Rise Like a Goddess (Surprise Goddess Mystery #0.5) by April Canavan; and A Kiss of Rapture (Renegade Angels #0.5) by Sylvia Day. Decent reads, all except the first one is a Freebie in the NOOK store. I also finished reading aloud to my daughter Thea Stilton and the Rainforest Rescue and we started Disney & Pixar’s Merida: Chasing Magic by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen.

I don’t know if I want to continue doing the Dewey after last night’s news. At the end of the readathon, the owners of the Dewey announced the dates for the Reverse Dewey (usually scheduled in August) and the October edition. They also announced that the Reverse was going to be themed – all Harry Potter readathon. *Sigh* Setting aside for a moment the crap regarding J* R*****g TERF opinions and other comments she has made about other things, I was very disappointed to see yet another Potter hyper-focused readathon. Look, if you are a Potter stan, I get it – my kids LOVE the movies. But a whole lot of people aren’t into Potter (like me) and to have YET ANOTHER book related activity that is meant to bring people together to read and have Potter shoved down our throats – it’s exhausting and so is Joanne’s continued bigotry which makes me avoid Potter-related stuff even more.

The original creator of Dewey stepped in yesterday on Twitter (I only know this because I follow her – she’s a great person) and made clear her disappointment and disgust with having the Dewey Readathon being intertwined with Potter/J* R*****g. In response to this and similar pushback from others, the current owners of Dewey cancelled OUTRIGHT the July event.

Huh? Why?

The Reverse Dewey has already been in existence for several years, so longtime participants already know the set up and execution of this version of Dewey. It is great because more people can do a night time readathon rather than an early morning start time. It takes the same amount of energy to run. Yes, I do understand that planning was probably underway with all things Potter, but that energy could have been diverted to another readathon or a new one by the owners, separate from the Dewey. Instead, it came across to me as the current owners decide to “take their ball and go home if they couldn’t get their Potter-Dewey readathon” and was just not needed. Now the October Dewey will be a Reverse version but I don’t know if I want to continue to participate/support a readathon that has owners that would react to constructive criticisms from readers. I guess I will decide in September.

What I Read January – March 2021

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I understand that the list of books that need a review is disgustingly high, and yet I still don’t have the writing mojo back to do so. At this point though I just need to suck it up and write something about each book so that I can link up that something in the COYER linky. In the meantime, here’s the good, the bad, the ugly, and the DNFs from the first quarter.

The Most Excellent

  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabelle Wilkerson
  • Circe by Madeline Miller

The Great

  • Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker
  • Wild Rain (Women Who Dare #2) by Beverly Jenkins

The Good

  • The Berlin Wall: A World Divided 13 August 1961 – 9 November 1989 by Frederick Taylor
  • Dance with Me (Dance Off #2) by Alexis Daria
  • One of Us is Lying (#1) by Karen M. McManus
  • Breathless (Old West #2) by Beverly Jenkins
  • Tempest (Old West #3) by Beverly Jenkins
  • Murder on the Last Frontier (Charlotte Brody #1) by Cathy Pegau
  • A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder (Geek Girl Mysteries #1) by Julie Anne Lindsey
  • To All the Boys I’ved Loved Before (#1) by Jenny Han
  • Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey
  • Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

Decent Reads

  • Star Trek: Manifest Destiny by Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott, and Angel Hernandez
  • Panic! The Story of Modern Financial Insanity by Michael Lewis
  • In the Midst of Life by Jennifer Worth

The Crap

  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (#1) by Alexander McCall Smith

DNFs

  • An Unladylike Profession: American Women War Correspondents in World War I by Chris Dubbs
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Stats!

  • Pages Read: 6,083
  • Diversity: 4 Black authors, 1 Asian author, 2 Latinx authors, 1 LGBT+ author; 13 women authors, 8 male authors
  • Publish Years: 1998 (1 book), 2009 (3 books), 2010 (1 book), 2014 (1 book), 2015 (2 books), 2016 (1 book), 2017 (3 books), 2018 (1 book), 2020 (4 books), 2021 (1 book)
  • Genres: 3 historical romances, 6 non-fiction, 2 memoirs, 4 mysteries, 2 contemporary romances, 1 science-fiction, 1 fantasy
  • Sources: 6 books from my personal TBR, 13 from the library
  • Formats: 1 NOOK ebook, 2 Kindle books, 6 Hardcovers, 10 Paperbacks
  • Library Love Challenge: 13/36 books (36% complete)
  • Finish That Series: 2 series done, 13 to go (13% complete)

Spring TBR

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It’s Spring here in Kansas, which can be summed in by “Winter in the Morning, Summer in the Afternoon”. So I am ready to leave the cozy reads behind and get into breezy books that will distract me from the world. I decided to do a seasonal TBR rather than a monthly one so that I can be more of a mood reader while still meeting some of my reading goals. This TBR will cover months April, May, and June in keeping with COYER Seasons.

For COYER book club, April’s choice was announced – Death Below Stairs (Kate Holloway #1) by Jennifer Ashley. I have this book on it’s way from the library ILL system. May’s choice is TBA and June is a month off.

Series to Read – I want to knock out the Modern Love trilogy by Alisha Rai this season. I have First Comes Like (book 3) from the library; I have already read Girl Gone Viral (book 2) back in December, so just have to put in a request for The Right Swipe (book 1).

I want to read books two and three in the Charlotte Brody series by Cathy Pegau as well as books two and three in the Geek Girl Mysteries series by Julie Anne Lindsey. Both series is on my library’s OverDrive, so I will just read them on my Kindle. I am substituting the Geek Girl Mysteries and taking off the Lunar Chronicles on my series to read list. I decided to delete LC books from my e-Reader because I think the time has past that I made me want to read those books. I’ve got Faithless in Death (In Death #52) by JD Robb from the library ILL so that I can keep up with the series.

Looking at my physical shelves, I want to read Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Adam Hochschild and Rising Tides: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry.

Then I am just going to use Random Number Generator to read off my NOOK, which has no more space to download e-books purchased. This has been an issue for awhile, so I am taking the Spring & Summer to read down my NOOK to make space for these new purchases. Basically, I am going to really live up to what COYER stands for.

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