Friday, June 8, 2018

Spring 2018 & Birthday Book Haul!

Alright, I really need to cool it on the book buying. Seriously. XD Over the course of the last few months, I somehow accumulated 48 books?! #whatswrongwithme I'm, of course, very excited for all of these books, however, and I'm thinking I'm going to take a bit of a break from buying books. At least for a month or two. I need to give myself the chance to get all of the literary goodness that has come my way over the last season!

Birthday Gifts

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Autumn by Ali Smith
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
North: Finding My Way by Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott Jurek

Book Depository

The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 1-3 by Hiromu Arakawa


Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 4-6 by Hiromu Arakawa
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Book of the Month


The Oracle Year by Charles Soule
Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall
The Stranger in the Woods: the Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel


Still Lives by Maria Hummel
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy


The Anomoly by Michael Rutger
The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir
When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri

Book Outlet

First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy
American Street by Ibi Ziboi
Dreamology by Lucy Keating
Everything All at Once by Katrina Leno
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware


Trespassing by Brandi Reeds
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Bandwidth by Eliot Peper
Ms. Marvel, vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Radio Silence by Alice Ozeman
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
99 Days by Katie Cotugno
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer


Running Man by Charlie Engel
Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Friday, June 1, 2018

May 2018 Reading Wrap Up!

May was one of those months that both dragged and flew by. It seemed like we were in May for a LONG TIME, yet at the same time, I can't believe it's already June. I am super psyched that the summer months are here, though, and I'm SO looking forward to all of the reading the slower months will bring! May had its fair share of excellent reads and I may have even found some 2018 favorites this month which is always so exciting and I'm so happy to share them with you all! :)


Particpated in 2 readathons (#ReadYourFaceOff & #BorrowAThon)
Completed 2/10 books from 10 Book TBR #2 (6/10 total)
Started 1 series
2,692 pages read
14 books completed

The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
Kindle eBook, 1/5
Book 1 of 3 in the All for the Game Series

The Rosie Project by Grahame Simsion
Physical copy, 4/5

Braving the Wilderness: The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone by Brene Brown
Physical copy, 4/5

Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag by A.K. Summers
Library copy, 4/5

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Physical copy, 3/5
Read Your Face Off Book Club May 2018 Pick

Giant Days, vol. 3 by John Allison
Physical copy, 4/5

Lumberjanes, vol. 8: Stone Cold by Shannon Watters et. al
Physical copy, 5/5

River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
Kindle eBook, 3/5

2 AM at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
Physical copy, 5/5
TBR Jar Pick for 10 Book TBR #2

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
Library copy, 3/5

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, vol 1: BFF by Amy Reeder
Library copy, 4/5

Paper Girls, vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn
Library copy, 5/5

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Library copy, 3/5

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Library copy, 4/5

Thursday, May 31, 2018

June 2018 Plans

June is shaping up to be a pretty action packed month for me! I thought it would be fun to talk about the things I have planned for June. I'm really excited to travel, run, and read this month and I also can't wait to share all of these memories with you! I hope you're looking forward to them as well.


June 3 - Youngstown Marathon! - This month I'm running the Youngstown Marathon! I've been training for this marathon since February so I'm looking forward to taking on this challenge this weekend. Not gonna lie, I am pretty nervous (as I generally am for every marathon I take on), but I'm hoping it's a success and I'll have an awesome support team there cheering me on. Be on the look out for a marathon vlog and race review coming your way soon!


All Month - First We Were IV Buddy Read for the RYFO Book Club - This is the buddy read for the Read Your Face Off Book Club in June! I'm excited to read a YA mystery/thriller and the premise for this book seems so cool. If you want to read alone with us, make sure you join the Read Your Face Off Book club over on GoodReads!

All Month - Book of the Month Month - My Book of the Month books have been piling up on my TBR lately, so I decided to focus a lot of my reading energy on getting some of these books finally read! I have created a TBR for this project, so go ahead and check it out if you're interested in seeing what books I'll be working on this month!

June 9-10 - #ReadYourFaceOff 24 Hour Readathon - The monthly 24 hour readathon will be happening over the weekend of the 9th & 10th (9AM Sat - 9AM Sun in your time zone) and I am definitely looking forward to another awesome weekend of hanging out with my books. I love that these have become a monthly thing this year. It seriously helps with getting some books read! I hope you can join. :)


June 2-5 - Pittsburgh, PA - We're heading down to PGH this weekend to spend time with our friends Erin & Cullen! Fun fact: I specifically chose the Youngstown Marathon because it's only about an hour from where they live. Brett and I are thrilled to be spending a few days with our good friends for a few days, and I'm thrilled that they will be a part of the cheer squad on Sunday for the race!

June 14-17 - Florida - Visiting my parents has become a bit more difficult since they moved down to Florida, but we're finally going to be making another trip down to spend some time with them over Father's Day weekend! My parents recently bought a house so I'm excited to see their new place and spend time with them, the pups, and the glorious sunshine! I'll probably be in the pool and/or the ocean the whole time... XD

June 20 - Six Flags New England - My work is actually taking the staff out to a day at Six Flags New England this month! I am so excited because it has been AGES since I've been to an amusement park. I love roller coasters (or I did the last time I went to a Six Flags) so I'm super excited to ride a bunch of rides and just have a really fun time with my coworkers! :D

What are you up to in June?