Secondary February 2022 TBR: Because Apparently I’m BACK INTO READING AT LAST!!!!

Hello Everyone,

The curse has been broken. The struggles are over. Finally, the sun shines and all is right with the world in that I’ve been reading. A lot. I posted my wrap up for the month of January where I said that I had read 20 books. Well. Correction. It’s currently the 31 of January so I have read 24 books. Finally! It helps that the weather is fixing to be shit (again, sigh) so that means more time indoors to read.

So I figured why not do another round of a tbr? There’s been books that I have been dying to read for ages but just haven’t gotten to! February is the shortest month but I don’t care. I’m in a reading mood. Finally! So here are the books that I’m eyeing to add that I’m much more interested.

I hope to grab some of these in kindle format as I have been reading on my kindle a fair bit lately. Also on my phone through the kindle app. I really want to get caught up on all of these that I’ve been missing out on. I hope to get at least a quarter of these read next month! What are your tbr goals? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

September Reads: Almost 35 Books!

I can’t believe I was so close to reaching 50 books read in the month of September! And so many of them were such high rankings! This month was a real roller coaster ride of reads, and I have the feeling that October is going to be even better!

{Note: I don’t have covers for all the books I’ve read.}

 

Books Read for September

1.Priest of Bones| 5/5 stars
2.A Brazen Curiosity| 4/5 stars
3.The Highlander Who Protected Me| 4/5 stars
4.The Phantom Tree| 2/5 stars
5.Begone the Raggedy Witches| 4/5 stars
6.Undertow (Book Two)| 4/5 stars
7.Heart of Mist| 4/5 stars
8.Daisy’s Run| 4/5 stars
9.Eros| 4/5 stars
10.The Lady in the Cellar| 3/5 stars
11.Eve of Eridu| 4/5 stars
12.Miss Copp Just Won’t Quit| 4/5 stars
13.Sea Witch| 3/5 stars
14.The Wedding From Hell Part 1| 3/5 stars
15.The Wedding From Hell Part 2| 3/5 stars
16.Lost| 4/5 stars
17.Arclight| 4/5 stars
18.A Thousand Shall Fall| 2/5 stars
19.Game of Secrets| 5/5 stars
20.Hounded| 5/5 stars
21.Prisoner of Night and Fog| 4/5 stars
22.School of Wizardry| 3/5 stars
23.Stupid Perfect World| 3/5 stars
24.The Late Great Wizard| 5/5 stars
25.Worldshaper| 4/5 stars
26.The Magicians (re-read)| 5/5 stars
27.A Darker Shade of Magic (DNF)| 3/5 stars
28.A Necromancer’s Romance| 4/5 stars
29.Dark Wolf (Book One)| 3/5 stars
30.Malice of the Dark Witch| 5/5 stars
31.The Prince of Shadows (re-read)| 5/5 stars
The Iron Tower Trilogy (re-read)| 5/5 stars

I really enjoyed all of these, aside from a couple of them, and am definitely hopeful to read as many books if not more for the month of September. I’ve also started Instagram as PassMeThatBook, you can find the link at the bottom of my webpage, or just search my blog name and it should come right up! I don’t have a lot of pictures on my :Instagram yet, but I’m slowly building up on that as well.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book!

September TBR: New Releases + ARCS!

This month is all about reading new books. My libraries (I have two, because I alternate between two different places) have new releases that I’ve been dying to read, and a few I’ve put off reading until the sequels are out, so now I have no excuse, and am eagerly going to be reading these gorgeous beauties!

My Ambitious TBR Pile:

 

Now, will I be able to read all of these? I really rather doubt it. I might manage, if I keep up the pace, and don’t loose focus. These are also just a handful of books that I really want to read, some of them at least over 500+pages! I sincerely hope that I can get through these, and not lose interest like I’ve been doing here lately (rather a lot, actually).

So those are most of the books that I’m definitely wanting to knock out of my TBR pile for the month of September. A few of them are quite fitting for this month with horror or fall related themes. See if you can guess which ones!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Top #5 Books in my Goodreads TBR

I have quite a few books in my Goodreads To-Be-Read pile, or Want to Read pile (3,190 to be exact) and the number just seems to keep climbing. I really need to thin the pile down and so I have picked five books to read in the next week, if I can get a hold of them within that timeline, along with the ARCs and Library Books that I have as well.

These are the current top five books, though one (Fascmilie) is out of print, so I’m not sure that I can get a hold of it. I’m really hoping to be able to find these on Amazon, the local library, the ebook library system I have, or some other way.

Titles-Authors:

Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson

Facsimile by Vicki L. Weavil

Lotus and Thorn by Sara Wilson Etenne

City of Savages by Lee Kelly

Daughter of the Sword by Steve Bein

If I can’t get these five books, then I shall move on to other books on my pile and go from there. I am attempting to be a bit more organized, and get rid of the many books in my Goodreads pile. Hopefully this new thing I’m trying will help!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

 

Top #5 Underrated Books I Love

 

These are five books that I haven’t seen talked about much lately. While I have seen “Song of Blood and Stone” on a couple of blogs, these others I haven’t seen hardly at all, so I am helping to promote their beauty as well as their unique world-building, on my blog.

My top five underrated books are as follows:

1: Heart of the Empire by Carrie Summers-filled to the brim with action, world-building, intense characters, romance, and war this is one of my favorites of this year and last.

2: Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope-this one gets a fair bit of negative reviews, but also a handful of positive reviews. I’m one of those positive people who really enjoyed reading this book. It’s full of magic, romance, a kingdom at war, and so much more!

3: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal–this is a kind of Jane Austen magical retelling, which that right there should capture your attention. It’s filled to the brim with magical theories, mystery, romance, and adventure. The magic just makes the Jane Austen retelling bit even more awesome, in my opinion.

4: The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross-another magical filled book, complete with war, romance, and mystery. This one is one of those that are talked about a bit more than the others, but not near enough.

5: Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett-this one is a slightly new release, which means it hasn’t had much of a chance to be talked about, but it’s still one of those I love and wanted to include on the list.

 

Well, what do you think? Am I missing anything crucial? Or should some of these not be on the list at all? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

Library Book Review: The Case for Jamie

The Case for Jamie

 

Book Review: The Case for Jamie

Title: The Case for Jamie (Book 3)
Author:
Series: Book 3
Page Count: 349
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Type of Book: Library Hardback
Genre: Mystery, Young Adult
Rated: 4/5 stars

The third book in the fabulous Charlotte Holmes is one of my favorite books of the year, and the series continues to grow with characters that make appearances and references to the first original Sherlock Holmes, in this case (see what I did there?) to the Reinchbach falls. I still favor Watson over Charlotte-while Charlotte grew on me through this book, I still liked Watson’s character rather more, for being more personable.

The two characters deal with the reappearance of Lucien Moriarity, who is up to his usual evil ways, though you admittedly don’t see a whole lot of that till the last half of the book. It’s the case of everyone plotting to make Jamie’s life miserable, and Jamie is utterly convinced that Lucien is behind everything, while everyone else is insisting Jamie is slowly growing crazy based upon the events of the last two books, well he knows that he has a new case on his hands. One where he hopes that Charlotte will come out of hiding and help him, despite his having a girlfriend named Emily.

I always found Emily to be a bit of a suspicious character, though I couldn’t place exactly why. I wasn’t surprised that she was (spoiler alert). Yeah, I’m not including spoilers, but I am pointing out how I felt about the characters.

Other than the characters of which I liked, the book felt to me that it dragged a bit through the middle, but at the end it was a resounding hit, meaning that I liked it enough to give it 4/5 stars. I definitely will continue with reading this series, as its loads of fun, though admittedly this book was a bit darker than the other two..

Overall, 4/5 stars for a job well done!

Now,
-Pass Me That Book

What I Want to Read in April

I already have most of a list picked out. My goal is to average a book a day (or at least half a book a day) during any bit of spare time that I have, when not working on my own writing. This month will be more for reading than writing, I hope. Anyway, these are some of the books that I want to get to this month!

I’m gonna try to read all of these in three weeks. Let’s see if I can’t keep the schedule. There’s a few new releases coming out, and other books too that I’m also interested in finishing. Don’t Look at Me is also the Indie Read of the Month that I’m hoping to finish. I’m a couple of chapters into it now, and am enjoying it so far!

But those are the picks for the month at the moment, with a handful of others that are waiting on the sideline.

Aside from that…

Happy Easter and April everyone.

Now,

-Pass Me That Book

Upcoming ARCs

I’ve gotten a fair few ebook ARCs in my gmail lately. Some I’ve requested, a few of them are from authors who asked me to review their books on Amazon-and I’ve been getting a lot more of those kind of requests. Most of the time the books are good. But there are a rare few that I just didn’t care for at all. These are the books that I’m going to hopefully read soon and post reviews as promised. Two of which I needed to write reviews for before the end of December, but at the rate that I’m going, that’s going to be an epic fail. Sigh. Anyway, here’s the list:

1: Traitor’s Crux by Jessica Prather

2: Witchy Eye by D. J. Butler

3: Blood Rose by Danielle Rose

4: A Summer of Witches by M. Ganendran

5: Dragon Bone by Aldrea Johnson

So yeah, those are going to be the next books that I concentrate on. Some of the covers don’t look very appealing, and a couple of them look nice. It varies. The stories all sound interesting, though, now its just a matter of choosing which one to start with. I’m at least hoping to finish all of these before the end of the year and post reviews at that time as well. Other goals I have are:

*review every book on my shelves at home (that’ll take a while)

*make my blog a bit more organized in finding the books you want to read the review of

*somehow gain more traffic on my blog, to draw in more publishers/authors

 

And that’s what I’ve been up to lately. In between all of that, I’m still working on finishing my first book. It’s a YA epic fantasy novel, and one that I think is really good. I’ve got an editor looking it over now. I’m hoping to have it up sometime next year. Anyways. That’s all for now.

Happy holidays everyone,

Now-

Pass Me That Book!