October TBR – Slightly Spooky Edition / Blogtober Day 2


October is one of my favorite months of the year (second only to November). I love the atmosphere- cool weather, falling leaves, warm-toned colors. Plus, the cozy feeling you get. You can lay in bed with a warm blanket, read a spooky book, light a pumpkin candle, take a bath. It’s my absolute favorite time of the year.

This month I decided not to participate in any read-a-thons because I feel like they’ve put in me in a bit of a slump recently. I have been doing way too many of them. That being said, I do still want to read some mystery/thrillers and fantasy books to put me in the Autumn vibe.

Here are the books I want to get to:

Currently Reading:

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

I started this one at the beginning of September,  and I’m about halfway through, so I know I will finish it soon. Especially because it’s the only book I’m currently reading. I’m reading it on Scribd and my trial is ending soon, so I need to finish it ASAP!



Cursed by Thomas Wheeler

This is an ARC I was really excited about but have heard some mixed things, so I’m a little apprehensive. But, it is an ARC and I do want to give my feedback to the publishers, so that is the goal for this month. This is a fantasy that’s actually going to be turned into a Netflix show very soon, which is super cool! It came out yesterday, but September was just not a good reading month for me, so I didn’t get a chance to read it sooner. All I know is that it involves dark magic- if that doesn’t scream Halloween, I don’t know what does.

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

I am actually going to be buddy reading this one with Jake (JakeDoesBooks) this month, and I could not be more excited. This is a mystery that involves a bunch of coworkers who get trapped in an elevator and slowly a bunch of secrets get revealed… It sounds incredible!

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

This one is a romance, and it’s one that I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about. I feel like I haven’t read an adult romance in a while, so I am really looking forward to it. It comes out on November 5th, in case you want to check it out for yourself!

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

I am going to be doing a full review for this book in January for a blog tour that I am so excited about! I do want to make sure I get a head start on it, though because December is a hectic month both in terms of school (finals) and life (Christmas). So, I hope to at least get halfway through it this month, and finish it in November (unless if I finish all of it this month).


Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

This is the third book in the Grisha trilogy, and as I mentioned with S&S, I only have 2 weeks left to finish both this and the second book. I think I can manage it, though. The books aren’t too long. So far I’m enjoying the series, and I can’t wait to see how it ends!

Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne

This has been on my TBR for ages. I actually have it marked as read on Goodreads, and I have a feeling that I only read about 1/2 of it. This is a book I got when I was first getting into the book community, so I marked my DNFs as read (I don’t now). Maybe I did finish it, but just don’t remember the story. I don’t know. But, I want to re-read it so that the nagging feeling it gives me can be put to rest!

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That is all! Seven books shouldn’t be too bad, but that’s also what I said when I set my last TBR. Who knows how this will go. It all depends on school (and keeping up with Blogtober).

Also, let me know if you’ve read any of these and what your thoughts on them were!


May TBR 2019 // YOU Choose My TBR

Happy Tuesday loves!

I hope you had a good week since we last talked. I finally finished my Spring semester, so I am home until the end of August! I am going to have so much time for my creative projects- writing, blogging, journaling, reading, etc., which is incredible. I have been neglecting all of those for the past few weeks as the end of the semester was nearing.

Anyways, today I have a TBR for May- that you guys chose! On Twitter, I asked you guys to give me a number from 1-90 (I have 90 unread books), and I picked 8 of them for my TBR! Now that I’m home, I definitely feel like I can read 10+ books each month, but I wanted to give myself some flexibility.

I tried to pick numbers from the beginning, middle, and end of the scale so that there was a good mix. Here are the books!

7- The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

I bought this one on Bookoutlet ages ago without really knowing what it was. However, I’ve heard really good things about Emery Lord, so I am really excited to get to this one. I really hope I enjoy it because I have another book by her on my shelves. If I like this one enough, maybe I will get to that one really soon, too!

15- Your Voice is All I Hear by Leah Sheier

This book looks like it will be a quick contemporary read, which is what I’m always in the mood for. I know that it deals with depression and is more of a darker contemporary. Those are always very on target for me.

23- A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks

I picked up two Nicholas Sparks books on a whim one time because I love all of the movies made after his books. They always make me cry, so I’m hoping his books can do the same! I have no idea what this one is about, but it looked interesting enough at the time for me.

If you’ve ever read any of his books, please let me know. I have not heard much about them at all.

33- I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman

I am embarrassed to say that I have not yet read this one, even though I had been talking about it since it came out last year. I really have no excuses, I’m just worried that it won’t live up to my expectations. I read Radio Silence by Alice Oseman a few months back and really enjoyed it, so I know I will give this one AT LEAST 3 stars, which is good (but let’s be honest, it’ll probably be a 5 star).

53- A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

I have heard nothing but good things about this one, and I’m pretty sure it will be a quick read! I have had it on my TBR for a while now, so I’m really excited to get to it!

65- Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

I received an ARC of this one so so long ago and it’s already been out for ages, but I have not yet gotten to it. I am an awful book blogger, I know. It was hyped up for a little while on Booktube, but I haven’t read or watched any reviews of it recently.

88- Storyteller: 100 Poem Letters by Morgan Harper Nichols

I’ve been following Morgan on Instagram for a really long time now, but I have not heard of any of her published work before. I decided to look it up and found this one, so I bought it immediately. It should be a very quick read, but I am excited nonetheless!

90- Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I was so happy that someone said this number because this book is already on my TBR for the month because it comes out a week from today! I have started it, and I can not wait to read the rest. Just in the first 2 chapters, this book has made my heart so happy! I can’t wait to see where the rest of the book goes.

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That is it! Thank you so much to those of you who tweeted me numbers! If you missed it, be sure to follow me on Twitter in case I do something like this again soon (and I might!) or do some other fun things!

Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these and what your thoughts were! See you next week :)

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April TBR

March was a long month. I’m hoping April just flies by though because I am so excited for everything I have planned in May. But, for now, here is my TBR for April (it’s a little late, I know).

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson


I have been reading this for a long time now but the book is just so long, it’s hard to get through! Plus, I am not really loving it, so that makes reading it even harder. However, I do know there is a lot of hype surrounding it, and I am already 1/2 way through, so I want to finish it.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson


This is my book club book for this month, so I know I will definitely get to it! I am almost done with my required reading for the week, and by the time this goes up, I am sure I will have finished the first 5 chapters! If you are interested in joining the book club, check out my post here!

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


If you have read a few of my past posts, you will know that this is my all time favorite book in the entire world. I have read it twice, and now that I own my own copy, I wanted to read it for a third time to annotate it. I am 1/4 of the way through, and I really hope to finish it within the next week or so!

The New Neighbors by Simon Lelic


I got an advanced copy of this book but I didn’t realize it was coming out so soon (April 10th). I am going to get onto reading this right after I finish writing this blog post. I am pretty sure it is a murder mystery novel, so I am excited to get into it!

The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky by Jana Casale


This is another ARC that I was given, and I have also not gotten around to it yet and it comes out April 17th. These next few weeks are going to drive me crazy with release dates, but I am very determined to finish!

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What’s on your TBR for the month? Be sure to let me know down below!

Xo, Jess