Bout of Books 16 | Day 2 Update

Number of Pages Read: 131
Total Number of Pages Read: 226
Number of Books Completed: 1
Total Number of Books Completed: 1

Book Completed:

Current Read:

I finished Dark Lover by JR Ward. I am constructing my thoughts about it. Don’t think I will continue the series. Maybe if I get in the mood to do so. I’m really enjoying A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I’m a little surprised that I am. So that’s exciting.

Bout of Books 16 TBR

Bout of Books is here again! I haven’t read as much as I have hoped to this year, so with my favorite readathon coming back around, this is a good time as ever to catch up. Here is more information about Bout of Books.

Also, check out my TBR below.  I will be updating my progress on this blog throughout the week.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


The Bailey’s Prize Shortlist




The Baileys Prize is a women’s prize for fiction and the shortlist was recently announced. I am so excited to read these books! I only own one of these, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, but I have added the others to my hold list at the library. I’ve also only heard of Ruby by Cynthia Bond and The Green Road by Anne Enright, and of course A Little Life, so it will be interesting to get to the others. I hope to start at least a couple of these this month and finish them by June.

Early 2016 Book Haul

A few weeks ago (last month?) I posted my 1st book haul of 2016. I received a gift card and decided to treat myself to some books. I’ve, of course, purchased a few other books since then. That will come later.

Books mentioned:
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older
Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne
Nookietown by V.C. Chickering
Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The Circle by Dave Eggers | Book Review

Title: The Circle
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Knopf/Doubleday
Release Date: 10/8/2013
Genre: General Fiction
Page Count: 508


When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. – Edelweiss

Why I Picked It Up:
I have been seeing this book around for a while and I wanted to read it before the movie came out sometime this year.


February & March Reading Wrap Up

Its been awhile since I’ve updated this blog. Well I’ve had a busy beginning of the year and was sort of in a reading slump. I did read 6 books though in February & March. Here are those books. I also did a review on The Circle which will be added to this blog here shortly. Check that out as well. I’ll have my April TBR coming soon as well.