We seriously need to get better at keeping track of when we do stacking the shelves. But we are! We are also going to be more involved in this blog because we love it. So we know we said this wasn't going to be a review blog, but there are just so many books out there that we want to share with you.
On with the stacking!
Nikki: Inked Armor by Helena Hunting - I received the ARC from Netgalley a while ago and I'm just getting into the swing of it. Having read the first one and loved it, I found myself lagging to start. But now, I'm fully immersed.
- Dare You To by Katie McGarry - After reading, wait no, devouring Pushing the Limits, I had to get the follow up. I fell in love even more with these characters and their dark pasts and complicated love lives.
- Crash into You by Katie McGarry - Having loved Isaiah in Pushing the Limits, I couldn't wait to read his story. I wasn't disappointed in the very least either. I read all three stories back to back and I can't wait for the fourth due to come out May 27th!
- Nowhere but Here: A Novel by Renee Carlino - Just flipping through amazon, I found this little book. It was a sweet romance with lots of wine and a cute dog to boot.
- Sweet Thing: A Novel by Renee Carlino - Nowhere was her second book so I figured I'd read the first too. It was amazing! Really cute and funny. It is a rollercoster of feels with a great soundtrack via the uber sexy and talented Will Ryan.
- Sweet Little Thing: A Novella by Renee Carlino - See a trend yet? This was just a small little thing to wrap up Will Ryan and Mia Kelly's story. I usually don't like novellas but this fit perfectly with the first. I really like this authors effortless storytelling. I can't wait to read more from her.
- Dare You To by Katie McGarry - The follow up to Pushing the Limits, I appreciated hearing a different voice and a new story. McGarry’s writing is simple, making the reading effortless and simply put, FUN.
- Crash Into You by Katie McGarry - Story three of the series I’ve yet to delve into, but I look forward to hearing a fresh story about yet another already established, but not quite developed character.
- Panic by Lauren Oliver - I have been a fan of Lauren Oliver for a couple of years now, and couldn’t wait for Panic to be released. Unfortunately, after countless books and release dates, I forgot about this book, but have finally picked it up and look forward to digging in.
- Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta - My first Marchetta read and it did not disappoint. I have heard such good things about this author and finally, FINALLY, I know why.
- Just One Day by Gayle Forman - In the beginning, Just One Day made me feel - for lack of better term - stupid. There isn’t much I know about Shakespeare, so the references were lost on me. However, I did find that by the end of the book I wanted to know more about the playwright and thoroughly enjoyed this tale about self discovery.
- Just One Year by Gayle Forman - Willem’s side of Allyson’s story; Just One Year was not what I was expecting and I didn’t finish it. What I wanted was a follow up book, but instead it was the same book, from a different perspective, so I skipped to the end, which left much to be desired.
- The Positive Dog by Jon Gordon - iBooks free book of the week. Can’t we all use some positivity?
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - I first heard about this book from Nikki, when she asked me if I was going to read it. Immediately I went to read the blurb and HELL YES, I WAS GOING TO READ IT. After picking this up I’ve seen it mentioned everywhere! Very much looking forward to this read.
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - I’ve avoided this book like the plague. Suicide is not something I particularly like to read about, but something about it kept calling to me. When I’ll start it, I’m not sure, but having it on my shelf feels right.
- The Boyfriend Thief by Shana Norris - After seeing this on a friends “to-read” list, I thought the synopsis sounded interesting enough. It seemed light and fluffy, and sometimes I need to explore that side of myself.
- The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton - If you read nothing else this year, please read this book. It was strange. It was beautiful. It was dark in that masqueraded by light kind of way. This strange and beautiful and lovely tale touched the senses. Best book I’ve read all year.
- My Life From Hell by Tellulah Darling - When I requested this ARC I wasn’t aware that it was book three of a series! I’m shooting myself in the foot for not checking it out on Goodreads beforehand, but I will be stacking my shelves with the first two next week, and really look forward to the reads.
Until Next Time!