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Friday Reads - April 28, 2017

Friday Reads - April 28, 2017

Oops. I hiatused again without meaning to. My bad. It's been a busy week at my full-time job, and my book launch stuff is starting to ramp up, and my race training is starting to ramp up at the same time. So, sorry, but something had to give this week, and it was the blog. I'll try to reprioritize in the future, so it's sleep that gives, or something like that. (Haha.)

Anyway! Part of it too is that I'm still slogging through Empire of Storms. This book is dense, y'all, and I'm not sure how I've felt about it as a whole. It's supposed to be YA, but there's so much sex in it? It's like it's suffering from second book syndrome (except it's the fifth book?) - trying to build all these elaborate plots and tie them together hurriedly at the end. Anyway. I WANT TO BE DONE WITH THE THRONE OF GLASS WORLD FOR A WHILE. I'm just. My body is ready (to be done with effing Aelin).

So anyway! I'll likely finish that tonight - I'm almost done. Then I'm hoping to fly through The Handmaid's Tale! I've never read it and want to watch the show so bad. I don't know how I've never read it? I've been living under a rock, I guess?

After that, I'm launching right into ARC May! Speaking of...

Reading Themes!

I have SO MANY BOOKS TO READ, and the only way I can find to get through them is to create themed reading months and tackle them in groups. So! May is going to be ARC May, because I'm so behind on reading ARCs after hopping into Backlist April. Anyway! Here's a sample for the next two months:


  • Solo by Lauren E. Rico
  • Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
  • Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
  • How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
  • Tobacco Sun by Lorna Hollifield
  • Chasing Evaline by Leslie Hauser

TriloJune (trilogies, obviously)

  • The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han (first two books will be rereads)
  • March graphic novel trilogy by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy by Rae Carson

So, you'll see, I have some plans in my future. Right now, I'm thinking I'll do Contemporary July after that, but we'll see. I'll have to have another ARC-athon at some point, because I'll still be behind after May. Oops. Sorry, y'all!

In any case, I've got my reading all planned out! And I'll be back on Monday with April's Amanda Reads. It will be great! I promise!

Happy Reading!


Amanda Reads - April 2017

Amanda Reads - April 2017

Friday Reads - April 21, 2017

Friday Reads - April 21, 2017