January TBR: 8 Books

It’s my first TBR with my new 2019 structure and I’m SO excited! I have so many great books picked out and I can’t wait to start the year off strong.

Out of the 5 books on my December TBRΒ I have read a whopping zero of them! Not a great month for me reading wise; I read a lot of audiobooks and I was trying to wrap up all of the books I’ve been drudging through since like October πŸ˜…Β (I finally finished The Corrections literally last night and I just feel so free.)

I’ve set this post up with the book, a simplified summary from Goodreads, and a short note about the book. Cover photos are linked to their Goodreads page!

TBR Jar Picks:

The Daughters by Joanna Philbin

The Daughters (The Daughters, #1)

The only daughter of supermodel Katia Summers, witty and thoughtful Lizzie Summers likes to stick to the sidelines.Β The sole heir to Metronome Media and the daughter of billionaire Karl Jurgensen, outspoken Carina Jurgensen would rather climb mountains than social ladders.Β Daughter of chart-topping pop icon Holla Jones, stylish and sensitive Hudson Jones is on the brink of her own music breakthrough.Β By the time freshman year begins, unconventional-looking Lizzie Summers has come to expect fawning photographers and adoring fans to surround her gorgeous supermodel mother. But when Lizzie is approached by a fashion photographer who believes she’s β€œthe new face of beauty,” Lizzie surprises herself and her family by becoming the newest Summers woman to capture the media spotlight.

I’ve had this on my bookshelf probably since I was a freshman in high school and I’ve gone through many unhauls since then and for some reason there is just something about this book that I’ve been holding onto so while I was originally a little disappointed I picked this, ultimately I’m relieved to finally be reading it! Continue reading “January TBR: 8 Books”

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October Reading Wrap-Up: Employment, Manga, and Slumps

Books Bought:

  • Worn in New York by Emily Spivak
  • Lumberjanes Vol. 1-3 by* Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen, Shannon Watters, Carolyn Nowak, Faith Erin Hicks, Brittney Williams, Felicia Choo
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce (ARC)
  • Orange: The Complete Collection Vol. 2 by Ichigo Takano
  • The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth (ARC)
  • The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
  • Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

*There are a lot of different contributors to the Lumberjanes series, so I listed the authors and illustrators in the order the appear; however across the three different volumes I purchased, each contributor has a different level of involvement (i.e.: some are guest illustrators, etc).

Books Read:

Throughout the month, I had a terrible time reading, for reasons I’ll soon delve into. This was partially due to outside factors, and also partially due to my own lack of motivation.

In early October, I accepted my first full-time job! However, this quickly meant I needed to refocus my reading habits; my reading (and writing) hours were drastically reduced, and often times I found myself crashing in bed at like 8pm.

A few times I tried to read during my lunch break, but the lunchroom was always too noisy and I felt rude reading a book sitting at a table surrounded by my fellow co-workers (whereas at Barnes and Noble, almost every read during their meal breaks). The few times I sat by myself in an empty room eating so I could read, my boss would always magically walk in and make me feel guilty for eating alone! (I’m not sure how she consistently knows where I am at all times it’s actually kind of freaky.) Continue reading “October Reading Wrap-Up: Employment, Manga, and Slumps”