Monday, January 23, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday | New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2022


Ever since Karen McManus completely upended my world with One of Us is Lying, I have strayed far and wide from my non-fiction treasures. I always come home to them again, but I have discovered that despite not being the target audience, I really fucking love YA mysteries/thrillers. Here are some authors I found in 2022, in no particular order. The books I include with each author are those I have rated four stars or higher. I did not necessarily love all books by the author, but I really, really loved these. It serves as a great reminder for me that I will never love EVERYTHING an author writes, unless that author is my most favorite historian of all time, Dan Jones. No exceptions. Not even for my queen, Karen McManus (You'll Be the Death of Me was not my fave).

1. Jennifer Lynn Barnes 

2. Mindy McGinnis 

3. Amy Reed 

4. Goldy Moldavsky 

5. Ginny Myers Sain 

6. Jennifer Donaldson 

7. Nicole Lesperance 

8. Kathleen Glasgow 

9. Jessica Goodman 

10. Kara Thomas 

11. Lily Sparks 

12. Natalie C. Parker 

Are any of these authors new to you, or are they old favorites? Have you read other books by them that you loved? Let me know!

Happy Reading
Sarah

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Tackling the TBR Week 3: Jan 15 - Jan 21, 2023

Here we go!

This is year FIVE of Tackling the TBR and I finally have things sort-of under control. My ultimate goal is to get under 500 books, but I also have to be realistic - just think of all the books not even written yet that I will want to read. When I started this mess  I was at well over 5,000 books on the TBR, so to be where I am now is pretty incredible.

I will post on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and last day of the month.

Prevous Week's TBR Total: 2,340

Currently Reading


Books Read


Books DNFed:
 0


Books Added to TBR: 0

Books Removed from TBR: 0

Duplicates Removed: 0

New TBR Total: 2,340

Happy Reading!

Stacking the Shelves #228

 

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Reality. It is a chance to showcase all the goodies you've collected throughout the week, whether they're bought on-line or in-store, an ARC or a final copy, borrowed from a friend or the library, physical or digital, etc.

My Library Treasures
None!

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Thursday, January 19, 2023

First Line Friday #149


First Line Friday is hosted once again by Carrie at Reading is My Superpower. You can visit HERE to go directly to the FLF page of her blog.


"For a killer, William Tapp looked pretty stupid right now."

Have a line to share? Leave a link and let me know!

Happy Reading
Sarah

Monday, January 16, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday | Bookish Goals for 2023


I do a goals post each year on the first. You can see the original post HERE. There's a bit more detail in that post.

I have gotten more relaxed in my goals, especially last year and this year. I don't want this to ever feel like a job, because it is something fun that I love.

My goals are very simple, though I may decide to participate in challenges later. Who knows.


1. Read 250 books
2. Get my TBR below 2,000 books
3. Read more from my backlog
4. Write some reviews

What are your goals for 2023? Let me know!

Happy Reading
Sarah

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Book Review | Hitler's Last Secretary: A Firsthand Account of Life with Hitler



Rating ⭐⭐

Nope. Nope nope nope.

No on can be that naive. Nope.

I don't give a fuck what Hitler ate for dinner. I give a fuck that millions of men, women, and children were murdered on his orders. I don't care if it was naivety or being caught up in the atmosphere of the world at that time or both. Fuck all the way off.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Tackling the TBR Week 2: Jan 8 - Jan 14, 2023

Here we go!

This is year FIVE of Tackling the TBR and I finally have things sort-of under control. My ultimate goal is to get under 500 books, but I also have to be realistic - just think of all the books not even written yet that I will want to read. When I started this mess  I was at well over 5,000 books on the TBR, so to be where I am now is pretty incredible.

I will post on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and last day of the month.

Prevous Week's TBR Total: 2,340

Currently Reading


Books Read


Books DNFed:
 0


Books Added to TBR: 0

Books Removed from TBR: 0

Duplicates Removed: 0

New TBR Total: 2,340

Happy Reading!

Stacking the Shelves #227

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Reality. It is a chance to showcase all the goodies you've collected throughout the week, whether they're bought on-line or in-store, an ARC or a final copy, borrowed from a friend or the library, physical or digital, etc.

My Library Treasures

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Thursday, January 12, 2023

First Line Friday #148


First Line Friday is hosted once again by Carrie at Reading is My Superpower. You can visit HERE to go directly to the FLF page of her blog.



"That second week in July was full of surprises. Lovely, mysterious and ghastly surprises."

Have a line to share? Leave a link and let me know!

Happy Reading
Sarah