It is currently 10th of June, but it feels like 160th days of January (I did the math, today is, officially, the 160th day of the year and end of Week 23) because the weather has been abnormally horrible, the summer doesn’t seem to rush to Portugal this year. I feel sorry for the numerous tourists who decided that May / June were the perfect months to come out on holidays. (which they usually are!).
Gray sky, cold wind and rainy evenings aside, let’s actually talk about some books, shall we?
Recently I posted a gigantic May book haul with a poll for my next read. Many of you voted for The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor, which I am planning to pick up as soon as I finish the ARC I’m currently reading.
My birthday was also in May, and I went a little bit crazy on book orders. In my defense, there were a lot of sales that I just had to take advantage of. So there are at least 15 new books on my shelves right now that I will feature in my next book haul. That also means that my physical TBR is growing every day and I need to finally focus on it.
However, more often than not, I tend to give priority to ARCs, and there are at least three reasons behind it (A) they are all on my kindle that I always carry with me, (B) there are deadlines to comply with and (C) I don’t spend 30 minutes picking the next book to read, because I can just follow the release order.
These are my Current Reads and also some books I am hoping to pick up next:
1 – Mr. & Mrs. American Pie by Juliet McDaniel. To be released on August 7th, this adult fiction is a perfect read for summer days at the beach! (or summer days under the blanket because you happen to live in 2018 Portugal). I am almost halfway through and loving every moment.
The year is 1969. Dick Nixon was just sworn in as the thirty-seventh President of the United States. Neil Armstrong just took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind. And notable Palm Springs socialite Maxine Simmons just found out that her husband is leaving her for his twenty-two-year-old secretary. (Continue Reading …)
2 – The Universe is Expanding and so am I (Virginia Shreves #2) by Carolyn Mackler. A second round after The Earth, My Butt and other big round things about proclaimed Virginia Shreves. This book can certainly stand on its own as YA Contemporary and does not require you to read the first Virginia Shreves books.
Six months ago, Virginia decided to ignore the ‘Fat Girl Code of Conduct’ she used to live by and make her relationship with Froggy Welsh the Fourth official. But now things are getting complicated. She’s not sure she still likes Froggy, (Continue Reading …)
*Can we take a moment to admire these beautiful covers?
3 – I’m listening to all of you who voted on my recent poll and picking up The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor. The bookish community went a little bit crazy about this book and my hopes are incredibly high. Fingers crossed that C.J. Tudor will deliver just enough suspense for me to enjoy the story.
In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code; little chalk stick figures they leave for each other as messages only they can understand. (Continue Reading …)
What is your Current Read? Does your ARC TBR pile get any smaller?
Let me know in the comments below!