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February TBR

Time for another overly ambitious TBR! No, but seriously, this is the shortest month of the year and I thought having 11 books on this month’s TBR would be totally doable. Who am I?? Like, do I not remember I am in my last semester of grad school?

But, let’s be honest, I will always have overly ambitious TBRs because I want to read ALL THE BOOKS. It’s that simple. So, while I am working my ass off this month on classes, it looks like I will be reading my ass off too lol. And, all the books are romance because A) I love me some romance and B) it seems appropriate since Valentine’s Day is this month.

So, let’s get into the books that are on my TBR this month…

1. Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne
2. About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis
3. Hold on Tight by J. Kenner
4. The One Who Got Away by Roni Loren
5. This Love Story Will Self-Destruct by Leslie Cohen
6. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
7. By the Book by Julia Sonneborn
8. Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
9. Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster
10. King of the Court by Melanie Munton
11. No Tomorrow by Carian Cole (cover not revealed yet)


What about you? What books are on your TBR for February?
Let’s talk about it in the comments below!



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January 2018 TBR

Ah, the first TBR of 2018. I’m so excited!

I am starting the year off with a bang. I have a rather large TBR and all of them are books for review except for one.

So, here is my TBR for January!

1. You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
2. You Won’t Know Until I’m Gone by Kristin Orlando
3. The One Who Got Away by Roni Loren
4. Hot Shot by Karina Halle
5. That Girl by Kate Kerrigan
6. Tempt Me by Carly Phillips
7. Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
8. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
9. This Love Story Will Self-Destruct by Leslie Cohen
10. Down on Me by J. Kenner
11. Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne
12. By The Book by Julia Sonneborn
13. Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen (cover not yet revealed)


What about you? What books are on your TBR for January?
Let’s talk about it in the comments below!


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November TBR

I can’t believe it is already November! That means there are only two more months left of reading in 2017. WHERE DID THE TIME GO?!?!?!

Goodreads Challenge Update

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I am currently on track on my Goodreads Challenge, having read 45 books so far. At the beginning of the year, the overall number of books I wanted to read was 90. As you can see that number has gone WAY down (thank you grad school 😠) and now I am shooting for 55 books. MUCH, more reasonable. I have 10 more books to read by the end of the year, so about five books per month. I definitely think I can make that happen, and who knows maybe I will even read more than that (fingers crossed 🤞 ).

Okay, now onto the books!
Currently Reading





Morningstar: Growing Up with Books

Hood mech FK.indd


Need to Read

Rock Solid


Holiday Wishes

Beautiful Mistake


Dating You/Hating You



Hope to Read

The Wedding Date

Sweet Little Lies



As you can see, I have a rather ambitious TBR for this month. It would be amazing if I could get to all of these but I honestly don’t think that is going to happen.

A girl can hope though, right?

Have you guys read any of the books on my TBR for this month?
What books are on your TBR’s for this month?



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February TBR 2017

It’s a new month! Which means… it’s time to make a new very ambitious TBR because I don’t do short TBR lists. I JUST. DON’T. It’s not my thing.

It is also February which makes me automatically think of Valentine’s Day which means romance AKA my favorite genre 🙂 If you didn’t already guess it, there will a LOT of romance books on this TBR. I am a hopeless romantic and it comes out SUPER strong in February because of Valentine’s Day.

I have to read a number of books for one of my classes so those will probably be my non-romance books in this TBR but hey who doesn’t love variety. I do, I swear. Romance is just my first love.

So I have somewhere around 21 books that I want to read this month which is beyond excessive/ambitious considering I have readings to do for my classes as well as assignments to complete but hey this is what happens when your are a bookworm/book blogger/wish you had all the time in the world to read. It’s totally normal.

Books For Class
  1. Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
  2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By Benjamin Alire Saenz
  5. Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster on Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer
  6. Popular: How a Geek in Pearls Discovered the Secret to Confidence by Maya Van Wagenen
Library Books

7.  Frostblood by Elly Blake
8.  Caraval by Stephanie Garber
9.  You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
10. Mr. President by Katy Evans
11. Royally Screwed by Emma Chase
12. The Goal by Elle Kennedy

Netgalley/Blog Tours

13. Hooked by Christina Phillips
14. Royal Affair by Parker Swift
15. Going Down Hard by Carly Phillips


16. Hot Stuff by Carly Phillips (Hot Zone #1)
17. Hot Number by Carly Phillips (Hot Zone #2)
18. Hot Item by Carly Phillips (Hot Zone #3)
19. Hot Property by Carly Phillips (Hot Zone #4)
20. How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Marie Harte
21. Gilded Cage by Vic James

SO there is my TBR… I know what you are thinking. Is she crazy? Probably. Will I read all these books? That is the dream, probably not the reality. But as I like to look at it, it is a way for me to keep my options open.

Also, if you didn’t catch a reoccurring theme, I am planning on reading 5 of Carly Phillips’ books. The Hot Zone series will be a re-read for me in preparation for a blog tour in March but either way I am excited as she is one of my favorite romance authors. Re-reading is another theme and I am re-reading Fangirl for the second time and Diary of a Part Time Indian for the third time.

I would love to know what you have planned for this month. Are you as ambitious as I am? (Probably not lol)

Happy Reading!


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January TBR 2017

It’s the beginning of a new year which means new reading goals along with this feeling of excitement coursing through my body when I think about all the books I am going to read. This year has already started out so great and it has only been a week. It may be too soon, but I take that as a sign that this year is going to be amazing (and hopefully kick last year’s ass).

With my reading goals set, I have FINALLY been able to settle on a TBR for January. Now remember that feeling of excitement I just mentioned, well it may have influenced me to be a little ambitious about my TBR for this month. My semester doesn’t start until the 20th so I know I have more time read but it seems like I wanted to start this year off with a bang. And by bang, I mean I have a TBR that has 14 books on it!

Now I know I will not be able to read all of these books. There are at least two that I know of that I could read at another time but as always I like to have options. I already know that half of the books on this list are must reads for this month because they are either for one of my class this semester or I am reviewing them on my blog for a blog tour. The others are to fulfill the reading goals I made for the year.

Now that I have rambled enough, let’s get into the books on my January TBR!

*I have organized them into categories so I know which books are for what whether it is class, blog tours, or one of my reading goals*

Books for Review

1. Big Shot by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Anything Carly Phillips write I will read. End of story. So excited to review the next book in her new series with Erika Wilde. Also, go read their Dirty Sexy series, you will not regret it!

2. Dirty Dealers by Tia Louise
Bodyguard must protect Queen Regent. Major “The Royals” vibes which I am obsessed with. Can’t wait to read this!

3. Heartbreaker by Stacey Kennedy
Cop romance between rookie and her boss who happens to be a previous one night stand. Immediately thought of “Rookie Blue”. SO excited!

Books for Class

4. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Classic that I actually have never read. Interested to see if I will like this.

5. Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Black
Well-known YA book involving magical realism. Don’t know how I am going to feel about this one….

6. Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
Adorable middle grade that I have had my eye on for quite some time. Glad I get to read it for class.

Debut Authors

7. Frostblood by Elly Blake
I have heard nothing but amazing things about this. Elly Blake describes it as “fiery heroine versus frost king”. Definitely not like any fantasy I have read yet.

8. You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
YA Spy Thriller. That’s all it took to want me to read this.

Library Books

9. Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
Currently reading this. REALLY enjoying it so far. Getting ready for the BBC series that premieres in the US on January 15th. Love my period dramas plus there is a love story 🙂

10. The Troublemaker Next Door by Marie Harte
Currently reading this too. Loving it so far. The McCauley brothers are so adorable and funny. Plus the romance definitely has some sparks.

11. Royally Screwed by Emma Chase
So unbelievably excited that this came in for me at the library. Love my royal romances and LOOK. AT. THAT. COVER. Swoonworthy is an understatement that’s for sure.

Bookshelf TBR

12. Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen
Won this in a giveaway that one of my favorite book blogger was hosting, Jessica @ PeaceLoveBooks. Like Jessica, I LOVE my hockey romances. Can’t wait to get to this one!

13. How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Marie Harte
This is the second book in the McCauley Brothers series. I own books 2-4 and am currently reading the first one. This is one of the series I want to read this year which fulfills my reading goal to read at least 10 new series and fulfills my reading goals to read 30 books off of my bookshelf. Two birds meet one stone.

14. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
Re-read for me. First book in the Chicagoland Vampire series which is on my must reads of this year as the last book comes on in APRIL!! LOVE this series so much, I can’t wait to get back into it 🙂

So… thats my TBR for this month. Ambitious? Probably. But like I said, I like having options. 

What are your TBRs for this month? Or what are the books you really want to read? Let me know in the comments down below!