Library Haul!


My physical TBR list just exploded! I went to the library this afternoon to return some DVDs that were due. My daughter wanted to check out some books, so I decided to take a peek at the shelves myself. Boy, did I ever luck out!!! ūüôā All these books were on the shelf! I also requested the second book in the Grisha series. Hopefully it’s in before I finish the first book.

I’m so excited!!!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature¬†created at The Broke and the Bookish. This¬†week’s theme is¬†Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List. (For anyone that doesn’t already know, TBR stands for To Be Read.) I’m really excited to share with you the books I can’t wait to read this fall!

1. After You by Jojo Moyes

Release date: September 29, 2015

Me Before You¬†was the first book to really touch me and make me examine some of the ideas I had about life and death.¬†I am so excited to see what is next for the main character, Louisa Clark. I want to see how she’s grown as a person since¬†Me Before You.¬†I’m pretty sure I’ll be shedding some more tears.

2.¬†The Girl in the Spider’s Web¬†by David Lagercrantz

Release date: September 1, 2015

I’m honestly not sure how I truly feel about the release of this book. I loved the second and third book in the¬†Millenium¬†series (Notice I left out the boring first book?), but I don’t know how I feel about someone else writing Lisbeth’s story. I will read it simply because I’m curious.

3. Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales

Release date: September 15, 2015

I loved¬†This Song Will Save Your Life, so I’m interested in reading another of Leila Sales’ books. This one sounds good!

4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Release date: October 6, 2015

I’ve read¬†Fangirl, so there’s no way I’m missing¬†Carry On. I’ve already put in a request from the library for it!

5. Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall

Release date: October 20, 2015

A Little Something Different¬†was a favorite of mine. I’m looking forward to see if¬†Signs Point to Yes¬†is as intriguing and different as it.

6. All I Want (Animal Magnetism #7) by Jill Shalvis

Release date: October 6, 2015

Animal Magnetism¬†is my favorite Jill Shalvis contemporary romance series. I can’t wait to read¬†All I Want¬†and get to know more about Zoe Stone. Plus, Jill Shalvis writes amazing alpha males.

7. The Anatomy of Curiosity by Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, Tessa Gratton

Ummm….Two words: Maggie Stiefvater. Well, actually it’s one name, but you get it. She writes, I read.

8. Reckless in Love (The Maverick Billionaires #2) by Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully

Release date: October 14, 2015

One of my¬†first reviews for¬†A Novel Glimpse¬†was Breathless in Love, the first book in this series. I’m definitely going to be reading the next book!

9. Anything for You (Blue Heron #7) by Kristan Higgins

Release date: December 29, 2015

Another of my favorite contemporary romance series is¬†the¬†Blue Heron¬†series. Each book makes me laugh. I can’t wait to see what Kristan Higgins has in store for Connor O’Roarke.

10. November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Release date: November 10, 2015

November 9¬†is releasing on November 10. Huh… This is another obvious one. It’s CoHo. Of course, I’m going to read it the minute it comes out. By the snippets I’ve read so far, it’s bound to be amazing.

What books are on your TBR list this fall? Any that are the same? Different?

The CRAP (To Read) List #2

Back at the beginning of August, I posted this picture of my to-read list on the new CRAP notepad I had picked up on a trip to Portland.


I can honestly say that I completed this list, with the exception of¬†Boys Like You because I had to return it to the library before I could read it. (I’m hoping I can pick it back up sometime soon, but for now it goes back on my TBR sometime list.) I also added four more books to this list before I was done with it.

I have to admit, having the CRAP (To-Read) list forced me to stick to a plan. I did deviate at times to buddy read with my favorite group on Goodreads, but I mostly stuck to the list. It worked so well for me that I’ve created a second list.


You’ll notice this time my CRAP (To-Read) list is¬†much¬†longer. A couple of the books are library books, some are from NetGalley, some from author review requests and others are simply books I downloaded on my Kindle.

Right now, I’m reading book #1. It’s¬†Restless Waters¬†by Jessica Park. It’s the sequel to¬†Left Drowning. Jessica Park surprised the reading world Thursday when she released it without any prior promotion. Very cool!

So, what’s on your CRAP (To-Read) list right now? Is it a long list or do you have it under control?

The CRAP (To Read) List


I bought this really awesome CRAP notepad by Knock Knock¬†when I visited Portland (see related post here) and¬†went to¬†the awesome Powell’s City of Books. It was supposed to be for my husband, but I don’t think he thought it was as cool as I did, so I stole it back.

Today, I put it to good use. I made it my physical TBR list. I felt like I needed a list that told me exactly what to read next because I haven’t been good at reading what I already have.¬†I have a ton of Kindle books, paperback books and library books that still need to be read. I even had to return a couple of library books I wanted to read because I didn’t get to them.

I’d like to say it’s because I’m a slow reader, but that’s not true. It’s because I’ve been adding books to the list by downloading books from NetGalley, purchasing amazing deals on Amazon or buying books that I want to buddy read with my Goodreads friends. I’m letting my TBR get completely out of control!


I thought blogging about my overwhelming TBR list in Too Many Books, Too Little Time¬†might help me stay on track, but it didn’t. I did read three of the books in my stack: Proof of Forever, A Good Killing, and¬†The Sisters Club.¬†The rest of the books have been pushed down my list. ūüôĀ I’m not happy about that, but I committed to read a few titles¬†so those will come first.

I’m hoping The CRAP (To Read) List is going to help me stay on track and get through my list of books. Once I’m done with the eight titles I have on my list, I’m going to add another eight. Hopefully, this will keep my TBR list from feeling so daunting.

What books on your CRAP (To Read) List? Let me know in the comments!