Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 181

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Alter Egos by Mark Landler | The Last Star by Rick Yancey | The Nest  by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney | The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Savage by Thomas E. Snigoski | Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes | Draw the Line by Laurent Linn | The Only Thing Worst Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson | Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee | Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse


I know, I know. I’ve gone and pulled a disappearing act again. Sigh. What can I say? May has just been one of the laziest blogging and reading month I’ve ever had. I don’t know what to tell ya. I go through spurts of inspired weeks then absolutely terrible weeks where I can’t bring myself to finish a book or write something. Anyway, I’m sort of back. Hopefully, I’ll be able to write more and more importantly, read more.

So the stack shown above are two weeks’ worth of books. I’ve tried my best to steer clear of the bookstore, but I’m Icarus and the bookstore – the proverbial sun. It always leads to my ruin. I’ve been thinking about skipping all those weekly new releases posts on my feed. This way, I wouldn’t be tempted. But again, weakness and such. I’m sure I’ll fail over and over again.

I’ve got to say that I’m pretty excited about my stack. Especially  Girl in the Blue Coat and Girl Against the Universe. After reading Salt to the Sea, I’m addicted to YA Historical Fiction now. I also added a non-fiction to the pile  – which I’ve started and have been enjoying (in as much as one can enjoy a non-fiction work). Alter Egos is a book about a couple of Democrats whom I greatly admire and their political relationship over the years. Lots of discourse – especially with regards to the US’ foreign policy – and all the fun of politics.

Another month is drawing to a close and I’m nowhere close to erasing the deficit on my reading challenge. As of this writing, I think I’m 10 books behind. FML. How about you? How are you guys doing on your challenges for 2016? I sure hope you’re doing much better. I’m sucking big time. That’s why I decided to take advantage of Audiosync’s summer free audiobooks downloads. Here are the latest:

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 Half the challenge is actually finding the time to listen to them. Before I hurt my foot, I was able to take advantage of the commute and the amount of walking time. Because I’m still trying to nurse it back to health, my listening time has been virtually non-existent. I just need to find the time to listen to them when I’m at home – which is good because this would mean I will find menial tasks to do just so I can pop my earbuds in. Lol.

I hope you’ll have a wonderful week, dear readers and thank you for your patience. I appreciate all of you. Happy reading!