December 2017 TBR

I’ve got 21 more books to read to reach my goal of reading 100 books in 2017. Yikes! So here are the many books I plan to read this month. (Less pictures this time, since there’s so many!)


Christmas on 4th Streetby Susan Mallery

The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery

Twice Upon a Marigold by Ferris

AI Love You by Anamatsu (volumes 1 and 2)

Graviationby Maki Murakami

Collision Course by Gordan Korman

S.O.S. by Gordan Korman

Sugar and Spice by Lisa Papademitiou

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

Shimmer by Noel

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms by Woodsmall

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Asi Es Josephina by Pleasant

Warcross by Marie Lu

Windfall by Jennifer Smith

Secretly Hers by Jamie Beck

Unexpectedly Hers by Jamie Beck

Joyfully His by Jamie Beck

Not Exactly Lying by Melody Summers

What’s on your December TBR? Is your December going to be filled with lots of time to read (vacation time, yay!) or little time to read (finals and travel)?

❤ Annette

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November 2017 TBR

As I’m sure you can tell by my previous TBRs and then the end-of-month reviews, I take my TBRs as pretty loose guidelines. For as long as I’ve known me, you’d guess that I was better at knowing what I’m going to read! But that’s the great thing about books – you never know where they’re going to take you!

I need to read 26 more books to reach my goal of reading 100 books in 2017. Which means 13 books for November and 13 books for December. Here’s what I’m aiming for this month:

Secretly Hers by Jamie Beck

I read the first book in this series in October and it was great, so I’m excited to pick this one up.

Unexpectedly Hers by Jamie Beck

This is the third book in the Sterling Canyon series.

Joyfully His by Jamie Beck

A Christmas novella! Perfect for November. 🙂

Warcross by Marie Lu

I’ve heard great reviews about this book, and also met some people who didn’t like it. I want to read it so I can discuss.

Windfall by Jennifer Smith

This book sounds fantastic!

Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson

This one’s been on my TBR for a bit now – another cute sounding romance.

Counted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette

I picked this eBook up a couple of months ago, so now it’s time to actually read it!

It Had to Be Love by Tamra Baumann

I read book one of this series a year or two ago, so this is another series I want to complete.

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett

Still working my way through this one for the book club.

Collision Course by Gordan Korman

Hopefully a quick read to boost my books read total!

S.O.S. by Gordan Korman

The third and final book in Gordan Korman’s Titanic series.

Sugar and Spice by Lisa Papademitriou

I so need a cute bakery themed book. It’s been a while since I’ve read one.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet! The book is sitting on my nightstand, enticing me to pick it up.


What are you planning on reading this month? Any thoughts on my list?

❤ Annette


October TBR

So far this year I’ve read 66 books, which means I have 34 more to go before I reach my goal! This means I want to read 12(ish) books this month.

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Soldier by Julie Kagawa

This book has been on the list three months in a row now. But this month I’ll get to it!

Taken by Tuesday by Catherine Bybee

A couple months ago I was sure I was done with romance as a genre, but it seems I have fallen back in to reading them. 🙂 This is the next in a series that I have so far enjoyed.

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett

This one was assigned by a book club I’m a part of.

Collision Course by Gordan Korman

The first one was intriguing enough that I need to find out what happens next!

S.O.S. by Gordan Korman

Book three in the Titanic series.

Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky

I bought this one on Black Friday two years ago. It’s about time I read it!

The Marriage Merger by Jennifer Probst

Once I finish this I’ll have finished another series!

Dead and Dateless by Kimberly Raye

This one seems perfect for the month of Halloween. It’s a vampire murder-mystery romance.

When to Rob a Bank by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

I’ve enjoyed the other books these authors have written so far (Freakonomics and its sequels). Hopefully this one doesn’t disappoint.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

I read half of this one and then put it down. So it’s time to pick it back up!

Sugar and Spice by Lisa Papademitriou

Book three in this adorable cupcake series.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

My friend got me this book for my birthday in August. I’m hoping I actually get to it this month!

Any other suggestions for quick reads for this month? Any thoughts on the books already on the list? I’d love to hear from you!

❤️ Annette

September 2017 TBR

I mentioned this in my August wrap-up, but I’m moving full-steam ahead towards by goal of reading 100 books this year. Which means I’ll be reading anything and everything I can do quickly! Graphic novels, children’s novels, young adult, romance, etc. I have 48 books left to reach this goal and only four months left to reach it, which means I have to read at least 12 books each month. So without further ado, here are the 12 books I plan on reading in September!

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The Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielsen

I whizzed through the first two books in this series. I can’t wait for the third!

F**k Depression by Robert Duff

I’m intrigued to see what this book has to offer.

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Ray Kristoff

I caved. I was going to wait to read this until it was closer to the time when the third book in this series comes out. But I just can’t do it. I know this is going to be so good!

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Condie

I saw this on someone else’s list of books read (I don’t remember who, I should take better notes!) and remembered how much I wanted to read it when it first came out. So I ordered it off of Amazon and it’s on its way.

Sugar and Spice by Lisa Papademitriou

Book three in this adorable cupcake series.


Unsinkable by Gordan Korman

I loved Gordan Korman’s series (such as Dive or On the Run) growing up and I haven’t had a chance to read his Titanic series yet. Also, curiously, I own books two and three in this series already.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

My friend got me this book for my birthday last month. It sounds awesome and I’m super excited to read it.

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

I haven’t read this book, but I’ve heard so many good things. One friend loves it so much that she owns four copies of the book!

Asi Es Josefina

Hopefully the Spanish doesn’t slow me down very much. 🙂 I’m excited for a chance to keep in practice in reading it.

AI Love You

This was on sale at the library’s book store, so I picked it up. I have no idea if it’s going to be any good.

Ragweed by Avi

I love books about mice so hopefully this one is no exception.


Soldier by Julie Kagawa

I didn’t get around to this one last month, but hopefully I’ll get to it this month! (I also just realized that I read all but two from last month’s TBR, so go me!)


Any other suggestions for quick reads for this month? Any thoughts on the books already on the list? I’d love to hear from you!

❤️ Annette

August 2017 TBR

Here’s by TBR list for August! I’m aiming for 8 books, to keep on track with my goal of reading 100 books before the year is out. I’m keeping a couple of slots open for random books that might strike my fancy, or for sequels I have to read immediately.

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Plot Perfect by Paula Munier

My writer friend lent this book to me. I’ve only read a couple of books about writing, but they all turned out to be pretty awesome. Hopefully this one is no exception.

False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

This was on last month’s TBR, and this time I *promise* I’ll get to it this month. 😄 This book has been recommended to me so many times, and it sounds quite intriguing, so I really should pick it up.

V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram

I’ve loved all of Kelly Oram’s books so far, so I’m excited to start this new series by her. I already have the ebook sitting on my phone, so it shouldn’t be to hard to pick up. It follows a girl who has vowed to remain a virgin, and a rockstar who disagrees.

Re Designed by Denise Swank

This is the second book in a series I read quite a while ago. It’s a romance with college students as the main characters. I believe in this one the main character is studying design, hence the title.

Forgotten Honeymoon by Beverly Farr

I’m sort of ashamed to admit I read these types of books. But sometimes you just need a good, predictable romance book. I enjoyed Beverly Farr’s “Love and Chocolate” series, so I’m hoping this one will be great as well.

Soldier by Kagawa

I read the first two books in this series last month and loved them. Dragons? Dragon slayers? Fast-packed action? Hints of romance? Count me in!


Have you read any of these books? How were they? Any books I need to add?

❤️ Annette

July 2017 TBR

Hello! Here is my TBR (to be read) list for July. I’m not sure if I’ll get to all of these, but I’m certainly going to try! Some of these are sequels to books I’ve previously read. Expect to see reviews for those books in the coming months.

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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

I first heard about this book through an incredibly well done Ted Talk (which you can find on YouTube here). After reading one of his other books So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (review coming soon!) and enjoying it, I definitely want to check this one out as well. In it he studies the “madness industry” and how it has evolved over time. Is there really a such thing as a psychopath? Do you look at people differently if you’re expecting them to be a psychopath?

Heaven’s Queen
by Rachel Bach

This is book three in the Paradox series. Rachel Bach does an amazing job of developing incredibly unique characters and the cultures surrounding them. Not only is the main character absoultely kick-butt, but the other characters are not even human – they come from distinct alien species. This series is probably the first adult science-fiction series I’ve read, and I’m super excited to see what this book brings.

Sugar and Spice by Lisa Papademetiou

I’m not sure if I’ve shared this yet, but I love cupcake/sweet themed books. This is book three in the Confectionately Yours series, an adorable middle-grade collection that follows Haley as she navigates the perils of junior high. She turns all of her problems into cupcakes at her grandmother’s tea shops. And the books actually include her recipes!

Scooby Doo y el Barco Hundido by James Gelsey

I’m always trying to improve my Spanish, so I try to read books to increase my vocabulary. While I can (and have) read more complex novels in Spanish, I’m more comfortable at a children’s chapter book level. This book, which in English is Scooby Doo and the Sunken Ship follows Scooby Doo’s adventures at the beach.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

I first heard about this book via YouTuber Thoughts on Tomes. Then, my friend read it and recommended it. And since this particular friend has excellent taste in books, that means I have to read it! It is about an “audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters” according to Goodreads. I can’t wait to read it. (Also, the cover of the book I’ve borrowed is much prettier than the one pictured here.)

The False Prince by Jennifer Neilson

This is one that I probably should have read years ago. It’s the first book in a young-adult fantasy trilogy, and it’s another one lent to me by my friend (the one with impeccable book taste). It follows an orphan named Sage who is recruited to be a “puppet prince” for the king, presumably to do a nobleman’s bidding. It sounds enthralling and I hope it lives up to its potential.

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

This book follows a boy-magician and a powerful genie he has summoned. I don’t know much beyond that – but do I really need too? I also get the impression that the genie is somewhat snarky – I’ll have to read the book to find out!

Redwall by Brian Jacques

I’ve been obsessed with reading about mice since at least first grade, and my friends were flabbergasted to find out that I’ve never read this book. So after it’s long-standing place on my to-read list, it will (hopefully) finally be read! I can’t wait to read what happens in this kingdom of animals.

So that’s my TBR list for July! Which one should I start with? Have you read any of these? What did you think? I’d love to hear from you!

❤️ Annette