Retrospectively Reading (52)

RetrospectivelyReading

One more week of school, one more week of school, one more week of school! Well, it’s really two and a half days, but I’m counting that as three because I have to get up early for all of those three days, so they count. Anyway, the point of my rejoicing is that I hope my reading will pick up once summer officially starts. I haven’t been as bad as I was back in February or so, but I’m definitely not reading as much as I normally do. In between naps and school, I just don’t have enough time to read as much as I’d like.

Of course, since I haven’t posted one of these posts in a while, there are still plenty of books in here.

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TheTrialsofApollo MySoCalledBollywoodLife LoveHateAndOtherFilters Moxie

Modern Greek mythology, Bollywood movies, Muslim protagonists who are more than their religion and race, and girl power – lots of books, lots of nice diversity and stories. Now I just need more time to read them all…

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BatgirlBirdsOfPrey2 notnownotever RestoreMe TheLastOfAugust ATaxonomyOfLove TheBrightsiders ThePurityMyth NiceTryJaneSinner howtokeepaboyfromkissingyou Lumberjanes8 Brazen TheCruelPrince

Wow, I really haven’t posted one of these in a while – I feel like I read some of these books, like Not Now, Not Ever and Restore Me YEARS ago (OK, months ago, but in a school year, months can be a long time). There were some surprises, like Brazen and The Cruel Prince, as well as books I was pretty sure I’d love or love all over again, like How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You (reread) and the newest Lumberjanes graphic  novel (continuing series).

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YoungAvengers2 RoyalCrush KissingGames 

And there are always those books that aren’t bad, but aren’t great – they’re nice to read for a while, but you aren’t sad to close them when they’re done.

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TheHazelWood

After reading reviews, it was clear that I would fall in the “not a fan” category of this love/hate book – I didn’t care about the characters and didn’t find the writing magical. It was better to cut my losses and move on.

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books i need to reread

DistanceBetweenUs EverythingLeadstoYou TheDiamondofDruryLane CatAmongthePigeons DenOfThieves CatONineTails

Let the Cat Royal rereading begin, and soon (by which I mean, this probably won’t happen for another month or two, but I’m optimistic).

books i own but still need to read

Skulduggery8 SkulduggeryPleasant9 GoingTooFar TheBigF TheWayYouMakeMeFeel BlackHeartOfJamaica CatsCradle

I also bought some new books since I last posted one of these (but I think only one of them is showing up here – The Way You Make Me Feel).

from the library

TheCaseForJamie RagingStar thesweetterriblegloriousyearitrulycompletelylostit TheSummerOfJordiPerez WhattoSayNext LeahOntheOffbeat Obsidio ToughMothers

I have a lot more books from the library, but they’re all “might reads,” and since so many books go back to the library anyway since I always have less time to read than I expect, I’m too lazy to resize the covers for this post. They’ll show up if I actually get around to reading them.

e-arcs

none at the moment!

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Just Released

GiantDays7 SummerOfLies LeahOntheOffbeat TroubleNeverSleeps HiddenPieces MyPlainJane TheWayYouMakeMeFeel UndeadGirlGang

The summer book extravaganza has begun!

Just Added
WhattoSayNext TheCaseForJamie CoverComingSoon CoverComingSoon CoverComingSoon Lumberjanes9 Lumberjanes10 CoverComingSoon
A Question of Holmes (Brittany Cavallaro) // Two Can Keep a Secret (Karen M. McManus) // Red, White, and Royal Blue (Casey McQuiston) // Virtually Yours (Sarvenaz Tash)

I feel like I haven’t been adding a lot of books to my to-read shelf lately, so it’s nice to see that there were some there, especially books from authors I haven’t read – I’ve been so hesitant to add unread authors to my to-read list, instead just putting them on my maybe-read shelves.

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SummerOfLies TheLyingWoods KingOfScars

WHY AREN’T THERE MORE COVERS YET?! It’s been at least two months since I last did one of these posts, and yet only two covers.

Also, Leigh Bardugo continues to have all the luck when it comes to covers.

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“When Your Favorite Authors Write Books That Are Not Your Favorites” @ A Reader of Fictions

“Things Social Media Convinced Me to Buy | Quip, Cupshe, and Thirdlove” @ Hello, Chelly

“So Obsessed With: Baby Edition #6” @ So Obsessed With

“The Joys and Perils of Rereading” @ A Reader of Fictions

“The Freedom of Not Having Ratings On My Reviews Anymore” @ A Reader of Fictions

“The Sweet Freedom of DNFing” @ A Reader of Fictions

“Gimme the Books (3)” @ Bookmark Lit

 

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