Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Books STILL on my TBR List

Ah, the TBR (to-be-read) list.  An ever growing organism of suggestions, ideas, and shame because you haven’t read ANYTHING on your TBR list yet you INSIST on adding to it.

Or is that just me?

Anyways, here are a few of mine.



Anna Karenina


Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin


The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)


I'll Give You the Sun


Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library


The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)


Dory Fantasmagory


The Crossover


The Night Gardener


What’s still on your TBR?


Top 10 Tuesday Freebie: 10 Reasons Why I HATE Summer

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish*

I hate Summer.


Why?  Let me count the ways:

1.) Sunburns- My background is Irish.  To say I’m pale is an understatement.  Sitting outside for 20 minutes without sunscreen will gain me a respectable sunburn.  The sun= IT BURNS.

2.) Humidity- I grew up in Kentucky, in the Ohio River Valley.  My hair is thick, coarse, and wavy.  It can also detect humidity from 100 miles away.  It grows into a magnificent fluff ball in the summer.  It’s hot.  And don’t get me started on what the humidity does to my already oil complection.

3.) Sweat- Do we really have to say anything else on the subject?

4.) Summer Attire- Yeah, my legs are not made for short shorts, or any shorts really (and they REFUSE to tan).  If it could be fall when I could rock some tights, that would be great.

5.) Shaving- Again, do we really need to say anything else?

6.) Mosquitoes- They love me.  I hate them.

7.) Allergies- If it grows, it makes me miserable.  And while I love the smell of freshly cut grass, my allergies hate it.

8.) Hot Cars- Nothing like hopping into a black car with tinted windows (I didn’t think of these problems until after I bought the car) that has had the windows up all day because it was looked like rain.  Speaking of rain….

9.) Impromptu Summer Storms– I only hate these because storms FREAK OUT  The Tiny Human.  Especially if they come in the middle of the night.

10.) Summer Reading– This is a love-hate relationship. I love seeing all of the kids.  I love the programs.  I HATE planning it and I HATE the hateful people who have to complain about EVERYTHING we’re doing during the summer.

I can’t be the only one who hates summer.  Who else is with me?!

One Liner Book Review: February

Some things from February!

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard– Susan Meissner

Charming story.

I am Abraham Lincoln

I Am Abraham Lincoln– Brad Meltzer

I love these books!  If you haven’t read them, you must!


Binge– Tyler Oakley

Both humorous and heart-wrenching.

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

Me Before You– Jojo Moyes


So, of course, I now have the sequel to read.

The Forgotten Room

The Forgotten Room- Karen White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig

Three authors, three characters, one great book.

The Dungeoneers (Dungeoneers, #1)

The Dungeoneers- John David Anderson

Fun read.  Can’t wait for the next one!

How did your February reading go?

One Liner Book Review: October

A little late with this one. Here we go!

Dark Shimmer

Retelling of Snow White from the Wicked Queen’s POV.  Heartbreaking.

The White Rose (The Lone City, #2)


The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil, #3)

Final in the trilogy.  Not too shabby, but took a while to get into.

Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)

I need the next one, plzkthx.

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

GAHH!!!  Thankfully I had the next one waiting for me!

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

And now I’m caught up and playing the series waiting game….

The Sleeper and the Spindle

Meh, was ok (sorry Neil).

Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America

Great read on how Title IX came to be.  Give it a go!

Anyone else have some good October reads?

Top Ten Tuesday Freebie: Ten Books I Want to Read with My Book Club

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish*

I’m in the planning stage where I’m starting to pick out next year’s books for my two book clubs.  I keep a running list of books that I’d like to use in the future, but here are a few of the highlights.  Some are even being used in 2016!

     Dead End in NorveltDead End in Norvelt– Jack Gantos

The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1)

The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives– Michael Buckley

The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish– Jennifer L. Holm

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp– Kathi Appelt

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library– Chris Grabenstein

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

A Sick Day for Amos McGee– Erin Stead

Bridget's Beret

Bridget’s Beret– Tom Lichtenheld

Good Dog, Carl

Good Dog, Carl– Alexandra Day

The Day-Glo Brothers

The Day-Glo Brothers– Chris Barton

Imogene's Last Stand

Imogene’s Last Stand– Candace Fleming