April 2022 TBR: Allllllll the boooooooooooooks!!!!

Hello Everyone,

I’m in a reading mood! Finally I’ve been seriously crushing my tbr! So I thought I would have a massive tbr (as always 😆) and share with you just what all I want to read. I’ve embraced that I’m a heavy mood reader so really anything may be chosen for April. Here’s some of what I have to read:

These are all my library books; a couple are not library books but ones that I own!

My TBR Cart:

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman

The Heartbreak Bakery by AR Capetta

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller

Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok

When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

I Must Betray You by Ruta Septys

The Starless Crown by James Rollins

The Red Palace by Jane Hur

A Thousand Steps Into Night by Traci Chee

The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang

History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw

The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

As if that’s not enough, though some I can just fly right through, I’ve also got these!:

I adore historical romance, can you tell?

I’m not going to list titles for all the historical romances there, but some authors are my favorites including Kerrigan Bryne, Kinley McGregor, and Sabrina Jeffries. Others I haven’t yet read from but recognize their names. I’m eager to get to at least some of these! (And if you want to recommend me some of your favorites, just let me know in the comments who think I should read next!)

Of course I’m not done yet! Did you really think that was it? Lol, not quite!:

Look at all the fantasy!

So many of these I’ve put off for ages! I’m hoping to finally get to these as I’m in a reading mood at last! I really want to read more hefty fantasies this year, and April seems the perfect month for it!

And finally, I learned how to make a collection on my kindle! I made a collection of my tbr of all the books that I haven’t read. And um. Guys. 380 books. 😬:

Clearly I’m not going to show every book in my kindle. That just takes up too much space, but I’ll list a few of my top priorities:

The Dragon Republic by RF Kuang

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (possible re-read)

First Riders Call by Kristen Britain

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novak

I hope to get some serious reading done this month. In between all the things that I’m doing for my family, I’m sure that I’ll be able to squeeze some books in! How’s your April tbr going? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

March 2022 TBR: Can I Read 50 Books In A Month?

Hello Everyone,

So I’ve got a big goal for March. I’m already behind on my Goodreads tbr goal. Not badly, maybe 15 books behind schedule. But this month? I’m issuing a challenge to myself to read 50 books. What books might those be? Well, the last tbr is still on my “must reads” but I have other new ones added. Sit back, relax, and prepare for scrolling through my stack of books!

Such an ambitious pile, as always but I think that this is my biggest yet! (I could be wrong lol.) I’m definitely looking forward to The Poppy War, Vita Nostra, Light From Uncommon Stars, and Brandon Sanderson Way of Kings. Many of these look so good! Tell me which ones you think I should prioritize because I could definitely use the help! 😆

I hope everyone else has a great month in March. Stay safe out there everyone!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

February 2022 Wrap Up: I Read 22 Books!

Hello Everyone,

I’m starting by saying that I’m clearly not showing every book that I’ve read this month, 22 books is a lot! I read way more than I thought but not everything from my original tbrs-as usual. I did get some translated works squeezed in, a few black authors and a few lgbt books too. My favorite of the month is The Border Keeper and I have the sequel that I hope to read in March. Least favorite book? Probably Informed Risk. It wasn’t awful I was just bored by it. Good writing, flat story.

Next month I’m aiming for 50 books. Ambitious number but I’m determined to beat this reading slump that I’m leaning towards. I hope everyone else has had a successful reading month too.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

WWW Wednesday: What’s New, What’s Old, What’s Read

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I skipped last week’s www because I hadn’t read but one book and I was in a hefty slump. Cue after that me picking up all the books and reading a lot over last week and actually posting reviews too! I know, right, who am I? Anyway. Let’s dive in shall we?

What did I finish reading?

I read so many good things last week! It’s nice to actually see more than just one or two finished books! My top favorites are The Border Keeper and Across the Green Grass Fields. My least favorite and perhaps biggest disappoinment tied between Moon of the Crusted Snow and Avalon. I was most surprised by Kanada which had me sobbing my eyes out but it was so beautifully written! The Cat and the Monk is an award winner and has such a lovely artwork and story in it. Overall a successful reading week!

What am I currently reading?:

I have all these as my physical books, and I am finally starting Children of Time which is easily 600+ pages. Hopefully it’ll be a fast read! I also have these on my kindle that I’m fixing to read too:

A buddy read, a couple arcs and a library loan on my kindle. I’m hoping to get through these as well as the others this next week too.

What will I be reading next?

These are my potential next reads. Nothing firm, just a few ideas that I have in mind for upcoming reviews. I’ve wanted to read Vita Nostra for forever and a day. Same for the others here. I hope everyone else is having a good reading week!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

February 2022 TBR: Banned Books, Translated Works, and Women Authors to Read

Hello Everyone,

I hope that your reading month was well last month. Mine wasn’t bad, I managed 19 books but still slumped by the end. February I hope to change that, though to be fair last month at the end got busy in cleaning house. House now looks much nicer so yay for that. Let’s cross our fingers that February will be a kinder reading month.

Focusing on these subjects for February I noticed lots of books being banned so why not go ahead and read them? I’m all for reading banned books and there’s certainly lots of options!

I also want to start reading more translated works, or works by foreign authors. I find some of those books fascinating and unique and I really want to support more authors in the book community.

Finally we have women authors. Most of my tbr will contain women authors. I am a woman so I therefore feel that I should support my own gender but more than that women ought to be heard. I hope to get through a lot of amazing books by women this month.

Let’s get to the tbr shall we?

Banned Books On My TBR:

I haven’t read a single one of these, though I have read Laurie Halse Anderson before. I’m really hoping to get to these I just need to wait for my library holds to get in.

Translated Works:

I doubt that I’ll get to all of these and these are potential books for my tbr for next month. The ones that are highest on my list are the Vegetarian, Vita Nostra and Mouthful of Birds.

Women Authors:

I threw in a handful of romances as I really want to read romance for the upcoming Valentine’s day holiday. After all that’s the tradition isn’t it? I’m hoping to be doubling my goal from 19 books last month to 38 but that’s highly unlikely lol. What’s on your tbrs? Let me know if I need to add in anything more.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

2022 January Wrap Up: I read 19 Books

Hello Everyone,

Last month started our strong but then the annoying af reading slump makes it’s triumphant return! Sigh. I’m tired of wanting to read but staring at books and having no inclination to read. Ugh. This is becoming seriously annoying beyond belief. Any suggestions? I’d appreciate them in the comments below!

Anyway. I read some good stuff. A mix of it mostly 3 ⭐ and up. One reread. Here is what I managed to get to this month:

As usual I don’t have photos for all the books, but these are the highlights! Best book was The Annual Migration of Clouds. 5 ⭐ for that beautiful book! Worst book? Hmm. Well none of these were flat out awful but the least liked is probably Empire of Chains that I read on a whim from my kindle. 2 ⭐ for that one.

I’m hoping that next month I can seriously get caught up on my reading. I’m behind, again, already, which seems to be the theme for this blog. Hopefully your reading month went better!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

WWW Wednesday: Another 4 Books Read

Hello Everyone,

Last week I managed four books. I had a bit of a reading slump but also I just haven’t felt like reading. My Goodreads goal says that I’m five books behind schedule. Yikes! 😳

I hope to get some reading done today, and then there’s lots of time this weekend too. I should easily get caught up to schedule. Anyways, here’s what I have managed to read.

What have I finished reading?:

Z for Zachariah is a beloved reread, and I also learned it was a movie from Sundance. The movie did an admirable job but I still like the book better. 5/5 ⭐❤️

The Marsh Queen was a Netgalley arc, RTC to come but I wound up dnf’ing it. Beautiful writing but I was still so bored by the 50% and just decided to call it quits. 2/5 ⭐

The Ocean Was Our Sky was in relation to Moby Dick. I wanted to like it but I just had no connection to this at all. Moby Dick is a great classic and this tried but failed to capture me. I dnf’d. Beautiful artwork though! 2.5/5 ⭐

And finally. The graphic novel The Best We Could Do. I wanted to love this so much. But it started with a detailed woman giving birth and a c section was involved and it just was not what I was expecting at all. I generally don’t mind pregnancies that get complicated but I SO wasn’t in the mood for such. Gorgeous, stunning artwork. But I’m setting this aside for later. So technically not a dnf, just… not reading this now.

What am I currently reading?:

Ugh, technically nothing. I haven’t picked up a book in about four days now. But here’s where I am in my current reads. I’ll be so glad when I finally finish Jade City!

I’m setting aside Jade City. My buddy had to return her copy to the library and we got to about 200 pages. So temporarily on hold.

Then I’m also in the middle of this beast of a book:

This is almost eight hundred pages!

I’m about one hundred pages. There’s a lot to process here. It’s good writing and I’m enjoying it so far. But I’m pausing on this so that I can focus on something that’s not so hefty and I can think about this book for a while. (I still just LOVE that cover!)

Now these are what I am thinking about-for no particular reason-reading tonight:

I’m leaning most towards the Circus Rose because it’s a novel in verse. That should go by fast. And I also really really really want to read The City of Brass. I’ve put it off so long. I also want to read Red Rising to get caught up on the series but that’s a maybe. The rest are also maybes.

What am I thinking of reading next?:

Well I’ve still got Jade City and Glory Season, obviously. But there’s also these that I’m eyeing that I’ve put off for a couple years:

I’m serious about tackling my backlog. If only these stupid reading slumps would leave me alone lol. I’m hoping these will help against my reading slump. I’ve requested them from the library, now I’m just waiting for them to show up. But those are my current reading plans. Hopefully by next week I’ll be ahead on my Goodreads goal!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

My Bookshelf Tour: A Sneak Peak At My 2022 TBR

Hello everyone,

Today I thought I’d do a bookshelf tour of all the books that I have on my never ending tbr pile. I’m not the best photographer but I do hope that this is still an enjoyable post! I love seeing others shelves so feel free to share yours in the comments!

Up first, my tbr shelf. As I sadly don’t own an actual tbr cart (yet!) I’m doing a tbr shelf instead. Jade City is a buddy read and the rest are my priorities for the year. I’m hoping to get to all of them eventually. I just started Glory Season by David Brin too, and I hope to start City of Brass soon as well.

The other half of my immediate tbr shelf! I have read Red Rising but never finished the series and remember nothing of book one so I’m due for a reread. I also adore Sebastian de Castell and really want to finish that series this year.

My second shelf of priorities is a mixed bag of tricks! I’ve got fantasy and thrillers, scifi and ya. I really need to catch up with Red Sister by Mark Lawrence, and there’s lots of others I want to read too!

The other half of the above shelf. Need I say more? Actually that Ken Follet book is book three. Books one and two I don’t own yet. The other Sharon Shinn books of that series are in my room… somewhere.

All my big books I’m intimidated by! 😳

The other half of my scary shelf. Jade City is currently being read (finally!).

My assorted, disorganized new books. Mostly historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers.

There you guys go! That’s my current tbr piles. Not my whole library then this post will be much longer! Hopefully you spot something to add to your own tbrs! Let me know what you think about this post in the comments! Good bad needs work? Lol.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

WWW Wednesday: How is it Wednesday again already?!?

Hello everyone,

Its time for another round of WWW Wednesday! I’ve only read three books this past week, but one was a classic. Here are the books that I finished reading!

What did I finish reading?

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh is a five star read. Romeo and Juliet was better than I remembered while sadly Psalm for the Wild Built wasn’t what I hoped it would be and I dnf’d it.

What am I currently reading?

These three are buddy reads! I’m at 120 pages of Jade City, I just started the Diviners and I have yet to start Bone Witch though that will change soon!

These are the books I’m currently working on. All of these apart from Glory Season and Battlemage are relatively short. I’m trying to really read a lot this week and get up to 50 books but not just reading short fiction. My plan is to read a bunch of short things with a couple big things in between and it seems to be working in getting rid of my slumps at last!

What am I reading next?

A lot of backlog titles I’m trying to get to. I really hope to read The Last Cuentista and The Stars Are Legion most of all.

What are all of you reading? Anything good? Let me know in the comments. I’m hoping to seriously thin down my tbr this year. I’m very tired of the backlog just glaring at me. Time to actually get some reading done this year!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

WWW Wednesday: I read 11 Books for the Start of 2022

Hello everyone,

It’s my first WWW Wednesday of this year! I’m happy to report that my reading has been going amazingly well! So many great books and already two that I think are the best books I’ve read yet! Let’s dive right into it shall we?

What did I finish reading?

This was a dnf at forty percent. I tried but I just wasn’t hooked as much as I’d hoped to be! 3 ⭐
5 ⭐! Glorious! Awe inspiring perfection! This is so far my most favorite read of the year!!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
I hadn’t realized this was a kids book but it had a good message and lovely artwork. 5 ⭐
5 ⭐!!! Such a cool concept and such tension! 💜
This was okay. I may need a reread to fully think my rating over. 3 ⭐
2 ⭐. Dnf. The pacing for this was weak and I didn’t much like the characters. Interesting concept for the bad guy though. Not terrible writing but definitely needs an editor. Kindle freebie I got years ago and read on a whim.
5 ⭐! This was way better than I thought it would be! I adore Scottish mysteries though the ending felt abrupt this was still quite fun!

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What am I currently reading?

Not a lot at the moment. I still have my Jade City buddy read going. I’m at page 82 and nowhere close to halfway lol. I also have these I’m reading:

What am I reading next?

I honestly have no idea. I’m trying to get books that have been on my tbr a while, even as I mix it with new releases to keep things fresh. Aside from Jade City, I’m mood reading right now before I start seriously tackling my enormous arc pile on Netgalley! February is going to be the start of my #ArcApocalypse again I think. Still feeling things out as I don’t want to have as many slumps as I did last year. This year I plan on doing things a bit different. WWW Wednesday once a month, maybe. And more book reviews. I’m still organizing. I also got a new phone so I have been transferring everything too which is fun…so many things to do! I hope everyone has been reading well at the start of the new year.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

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