Month: July 2018

ARC August 2018: TBR + Sign-Up Post!

Posted July 30, 2018 by Madalyn / 19 Comments

I can’t believe it’s already time for #ARCAugust! ARC August is a reading challenge hosted annually by the lovely people of Read.Sleep.Repeat. This honestly couldn’t come at a better time for me, because my pile of physical and digital review copies has been steadily piling up for the last couple months, and I’d love to make a substantial dent in it. After the BookTubeAThon, which ends on August 5th, I’ll be devoting the rest of the month exclusively to physical and e-ARCs. the rules The rules for ARC August are fairly straightforward: Any Advanced Reading Copy counts as part of this reading challenge (including backlist titles!). No blog necessary to participate, but you’ll need to include some form of social media […]

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Quarterly Reading Wrap-Up: April-June 2018

Posted July 27, 2018 by Madalyn / 9 Comments

Welcome to my second quarterly reading wrap-up of 2018! In case you’re new here (hi!), I do one of these every three months. You can find my quarter one wrap-up here. In this post, I’ll discuss all the books I read in April, May, and June; provide some reading statistics; and tell you all about my favorite and least favorite reads of this quarter. Sound good? Let’s get into it! reading statistics Total number of books read this quarter: 41 Rereads: 2 New reads: 39 Books DNFed: 1 (not counted in reading total above) My genre breakdown is probably not all that surprising to those of you who know my tastes. YA contemporaries comprised over a third of my reading this quarter […]

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Waiting On Wednesday: You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman

Posted July 25, 2018 by Madalyn / 14 Comments
Waiting On Wednesday: You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Breaking the Spine, and is now hosted by Wishful Endings (as Can’t Wait Wednesday). It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated upcoming book releases. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. madalyn’s waiting on… why i’m waiting I mean, Laura Silverman wrote it? That’s reason enough for me to pick this one up, but the main character sounds SO much like high-school-Madalyn (minus the cute tutor, sigh). Plus, a queer romance between two academic overachievers!!! Sign me the heck up. (Also, we got a cover reveal this week, and ISN’T IT SO BEAUTIFUL???) What book are you waiting on this week?

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Weekly Novel Rewind (34)

Posted July 21, 2018 by Madalyn / 10 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Updates Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a great week. This week was a little strange, but I did do some fun things. My mom was in town at the beginning of the week, so on Tuesday I got to show her around my new job and then we went out for Thai food and ice cream. I hadn’t seen my mom in person in a couple months, and I didn’t realize how much I missed her and needed to see her! Friday night, I hung out with my two best friends. This Saturday night, I’m headed […]

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Three Things Tag

Posted July 19, 2018 by Madalyn / 10 Comments

(This is not actually a book tag, but I’m too lazy to make a new graphic right now, lmao.) I saw this post over on Grace’s blog a while ago, and I’ve been meaning to do it ever since! I try to sneak in a not-strictly-bookish post on the blog every now and then so that y’all can get to know a bit more about me. Original credit goes to this blog, but like Grace, I’ll be doing Lauren’s version, which features some extra questions she added to make the tag longer. Anyway, let’s get into the categories! Three things I’d never give up || Books, caffeinated beverages, beauty products I’ve been a reader my entire life. It’s informed so […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (33)

Posted July 14, 2018 by Madalyn / 18 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Updates Once again, it’s been a bit since I’ve posted a weekly rewind! I got back from my New York trip with my best friends last Friday, and ever since my life has pretty much consisted of work, cleaning my apartment/doing laundry/etc., and scrambling to catch up on blog posts and YouTube videos that I’m behind on due to my computer hard drive mishap at the end of last month. Oh, and watching the World Cup, of course! Who are you guys rooting for in the final on Sunday? Book Haul Bought/Library:   I took my friends […]

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My Go-To Comfort Rereads | July Monthly Recommendations

Posted July 13, 2018 by Madalyn / 14 Comments

Monthly Recommendations is a Goodreads group created and hosted by Kayla Rayne @ Kayla Rayne and Trina @ Between Chapters… and, as of recently, also co-hosted by April @ April Sarah and myself! I would love if you joined the Goodreads group and posted your recommendations for the topics every month (or just the months you feel like posting)! Anyway, July’s topic is “books worth a reread.” Since I did a post at the beginning of this year all about books I needed to reread in 2018 (I’m making good progress on that list, btw! I’ve reread 3/5 of the books I mentioned), I thought I’d put a bit of a different spin on this month’s topic and share my go-to comfort rereads with you all. These are the […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Enchantee by Gita Trelease

Posted July 11, 2018 by Madalyn / 8 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Enchantee by Gita Trelease

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Breaking the Spine, and is now hosted by Wishful Endings (as Can’t Wait Wednesday). It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated upcoming book releases. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. madalyn’s waiting on… why i’m waiting As we all know, I love YA historical fiction, and I ESPECIALLY love YA historical fantasy. Plus, Enchantee is set in Paris! During the French Revolution! I’ve heard amazing things about it from my (lucky) friends who have already read it. Plus, after seeing the Versailles exhibit at the Met when I was in New York last week, I’m even more excited to read this one! 2019 can’t […]

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Monthly Novel Rewind: June 2018 | The sun is out to get me.

Posted July 10, 2018 by Madalyn / 10 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a wrap-up post, where we discuss what we read and what we’ve been up to during the past month, as well as what’s ahead in the coming month. You’ll notice that it’s just me (Madalyn) on the recap today… which is because my lovely co-blogger, Bee, just had her baby!!!!! Go send her some congratulations (and also go look at how ADORABLE Emma is. seriously, she’s so cute I can’t even). <3 new on the blog our most anticipated july release I’ve heard great things about this one from friends and reviewers I trust, and it sounds like it has everything I love in a YA thriller! venturing around the blogosphere Check out these […]

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