October Wrap Up: 25 Books

Hello Everyone,

October was a mixed bag of tricks when it comes to reading. Some I loved a lot I didn’t but I still managed to read a good chunk of books. Here’s some of what I read:

Now I’m still on my buddy read for Jasmine Throne but I’m counting this as I’m nearing the end and I still have a few days left in October to read it. As for those not listed, they were all either super low ratings or outright dnf’s that I don’t have pictures for. Hopefully more pictures next month.

I read 25 books, a few of them novellas, and a couple Tor shorts. Overall a good reading month but not my best one. I’m hoping #NetgalleyNovember will double this months number!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Thursdays Meme: Book From the Backlog

Hello friends,

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
Hosted by: Carole’s Random Life in Books

*Notes: I tend to recognize and remember most books that I have added, though there are surprises. So I’ll scroll through and pick a few that I have forgotten about!


Will I read it? Yes. Once I can locate a copy at my library.

Will I read it? Yup. I like this author though I’d forgotten about this book.

Will I read it? Yup. This sounds delightful with a character that’s a talking dinosaur that lives in the attic. *Want*

Will I read it? That cover is gorgeous but this one is a maybe.

Will I read it? Yup. This one sounds right up my alley!


That’s all I have for now! I’ll be attempting to do memes all through the year. Let me know what you think. Have you read any of these? I’m hoping to get to them soon before I forget about them again.

Until next time,

Pass Me That Book

The Monday Check In

It’s the start of a new month, and I’ve already listed my TBR but I feel as though there are going to be some surprises thrown in as well. I’ve got quite a hefty stack of library books at home, not to mention the three page list of Netgalley Reads that I desperately need to make my way through. I’ve requested only sequels so far, aside from one new release from an author I always automatically buy from no matter the book situation.

I successfully got “Once and Future” by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy.  I’m eager to dive into this book right away, but it’ll have to wait as it’s Monday and there’s plenty of things around the house that I have to get done first. I also need to work on my WIP, and check email…the list goes on.  Goodreads also states that I’m 3 books behind schedule. *Insert heavy sigh here* I’m hoping to play catch up this week in regards to that, because I want to keep up with my Goodreads Challenge. I’m not to fussed though, I’m nearly at 60 books read out of 250 for the year, so yeah.

Submitted a short story piece to Clarkesworld Magazine! I’m still waiting for a response back, and have my fingers crossed. It’s my first time that I submitted to them, but not my first time in submitting at all. I still haven’t gotten a short story or novel published in the traditional fashion, though I’m still trying!

Upcoming Reviews:

Saving the Scot by Jessica Tretheway

New Netgalley Approvals:


I think the one that I’m most excited for out of this batch is The Lady and Her Secret Lover. Because that cover? So lovely! *fans self* Of course, all of these sound awesome, and I can’t wait to dive into them.

I’m also thinking that The Lady and Her Secret Lover will be my LGBT pick of the month book. If people are still interested in my writing about that once a week/month? Please let me know in the comments!

Aside from that, not much is going on. Waiting on responses from publishers, and catching up on reviews is pretty much all that’s been happening, though later this month is the Annual Spring Library Book Fair which I’m greatly looking forward to!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Weekly Wrap Up #7: I lost count…

I’ve read about seven books this past week, several of which I rated highly. I wish every week was like this, filled with books that I love, but alas I doubt it will turn out that way. Anyway, here are the books read:


Status of Books Read:
(This is a new thing where I try to do the stats of the book, the page count and the rating going immediately after the title and author. I hope everyone likes this new feature! Of course, I can’t promise to review every single book-sometimes I forget, or get sidetracked by other more pressing reviews and it gets lost in the bundle of reviews still needing to be posted. I hope to keep on top of things, however, with this new organization system!)

The Midnight Dance by Nikki Krista pages 300 rated 4/5 stars review
Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel pages 200 rated 4/5 stars review
Medusa Uploaded by Emily Davenport pages 400 rated 5/5 stars review
Kill the Farm Boy by __ pages 400 rated 5/5 stars review
School of Wizardry by Debra Doyle pages 200 rated 4/5 stars review
Scarlet and the White Wolf by Kirby Crow pages 300 rated 5/5 stars review
The Maltese Incident by Russell Moran pages 200 rated 4/5 stars review

I only just started reading “The Unbinding of Mary Reade” and I’m about 189 pages into the book. It’s proving to be quite the long read, and actually really really good, so I’m thinking another 4 star rating at the very least!

Seven books read this week, which isn’t a bad number at all. That’s a book a day! Of course, one book took me two days and that was because I was stretching it out for as long as possible (Medusa, of course, I loved it so.) So many high ratings this week for those lovely books!

Here’s to hoping that this coming week is just as good, if not better! I’ve got Markswoman that I’m going to start reading, as well as The Poppy War, and several other monstrous sized books.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Weekly Wrap Up #3: Fantasy Galore

Apologies for the lateness of this post, I couldn’t get online until now. As the title for this post suggests, this is my third weekly wrap up! I read a lot this week as well, a large jump especially compared to the nine books read last week. This week I read a total of 15 books, due to some new releases that I was excited for, along with some favorite authors flung in, and some amazon freebies/99c books that I snagged by chance. Onto the books!:


Books read (in no particular order):

Onyx and Ivory 5/5 stars, 500 pages {review to come}
Brief Cases 5/5 stars, 300 pages{review posted}
The Longer We Dwell 4/5 stars 400 pages {review posted}
Digging into Cydonia 2/5 stars 300 pages (review to come)
84k Sampler pages (review to come)
Sun and Shadow: Awakening 4/5 stars 400 (review to come)
Caine’s Reckoning 4/5 stars 300 pages (no review)
Out of the Blue 2/5 stars 200 pages (review to come)
Ride On 300 pages 4/5 stars (review already posted/re-read)
Ten Days in August 4/5 stars 300 pages (review to come)
Companions of the Road 4/5 stars 200 pages (review to come)

Let me know if I missed a book in the reviews listed below. This is a new thing that I’m trying, where I keep up with not only the books I’ve read in the week, but also what I rated them, and their page count.  More posts to come, as I’m playing catch-up with my reviews and such. Apologies for this being late! What books have you read this week? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

My Top #5 TBR Thursday!

Ash Princess1

It’s TBR (To Be Read) Thursday, and today’s book choice is Ash Princess, which I received from my public library! It’s a book that I’ve been wishing to have for a while now, it’s popped up on quite a few different blogs that I follow, and I’m eagerly awaiting tonight where I can finally sit down, crack open the spine, and read the book that I can now cross off of my wish list.

#1: Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is a young adult fantasy that sounds pretty awesome. It’s got war, magic, queens, murder, rebellion…all the good stuff that you know you’re going to enjoy.



#2: The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara is another one that’s on my radar to read this weekend. It’s got pirates and girls in disguise. Need I say more?

The Tory

#3: The Tory by TJ London-I have kinda sort started this already, so far I’m enjoying it. It’s a good historical read, and I love that cover! This is yet another new arc that I have, that I need to review, so it’s definitely on my TBR list!


#4: Heart of Mist Book 1 by Helen Scheuerer-this has been on my TBR for ages, but I’ve been putting it off till the trilogy is close to complete. Now that I know it is, I’m fixing to start reading this ASAP, because just look at the cover! Not to mention, its FANTASY, and we all know that’s my weakness!

The Source of Magic

#5 The Source of Magic by Cate Rowan-I requested this one at my library (along with several others, of course), and am awaiting its delivery, hoping I can review it before too long. Another cover that is quite beautiful, don’t you think?


And there you have it! My Top #5 TBR books for the coming week. Next week, even more fantasy, young adult fiction, and arcs!

Until Next Time,

-Pass Me That Book.

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