Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 189


Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel | Sting by Sandra Brown | Nevernight by Jay Kristoff | All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood | A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin | Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake | Vicarious by Paula Stokes | P.S. I Like You by Kasie West | It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover | The Hating Game by Sally Thorne | The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Sorry. Sorry. Sorry.

I’m currently experiencing a funk of sort.  I usually do advance postings during the weekend, but since it’s Summer, they’re pretty much relegated to family barbecues. We seem to be having them on the regular lately. I’ve also decided to put my Fitbit to good use so I’m exhausted when I get home from work. On my lunch hour, I spend my time walking and then when my husband picks me up from work, he drops me off miles from home. So yes. All I want to do when I get home is to sleep. So I’m sorry for not having anything new on the blog.

That being said, can I just say that the books above are all gorgeous? I just want to read them all but I know I can’t because I have so many books for reviews. I need to find the motivation to read them all after I finish all the ones I’ve started. And you’re not seeing doubles; I do, indeed, own two copies of Sting and Nevernight because I’m the stupid one who pre-orders copies then buy them on release days at the bookstore. Idiot.

I’ve already read P.S. I Like You by Kasie West. My daughter saw the book I was reading, scoffed, and said, “Mom, that book looks so cheesy.” I told her I will not tolerate book-shaming in my house. Lol.

Peer Pressured – Books that I picked up because you told me to.

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From the Thrift Shop:


Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King | The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux | Letting Go by Maya Banks | Giving In by Maya Banks | Taking It All by Maya Banks

Gah. My daughter needs to stop coercing me to go thrift shopping with her. Seriously.

Reading Update:

I am not reading anything at the moment. I know I need to get going on those ARCs, but I just don’t know where to start. I suppose I should pick by chronological release. Sigh.

Happy reading, y’all.

  • karina

    Catching up on all updates again :0 Sorry, hope you are out of your funk by the time I’ll get to the last update from your blog, J.! Lovely books, sweetheart! Hope you enjoyed Lila Pace *wink*

  • ”Gah. My daughter needs to stop coercing me to go thrift shopping with her.”

    More books, More books *chants* lol

    happy reading

  • Sometimes I am in the mood for cheesy, I love Kasie West I need to read her latest book. Also very curious about Nevernight.

    Nereyda│ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist

  • These all look good but U’m most excited to see your thoughts on Nevernight *crosses fingers*

  • Jazmen

    Looks like you got some great books, even though you were coerced into it. Lol.

  • I have a weakness for thrift shopping as well. I can’t seem to leave without an armload of books. I totally get what you are saying about summer making it tough to stick with a blogging schedule. I am so there. Great haul! I have my eye on Vicarious and Nevernight.

  • I was wondering why you had two copies of those! I really am hearing a lot of great things about the Colleen Hoover book as well Nevernight. And then I really want to read The Phantom of the Opera because I went to see the play once a few years ago as well. It’s good that you’re walking and all. It’s good for you!

  • Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings

    I’m so curious about All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, not to mention Hoover’s latest and The Light Between Oceans because of the trailer. I also cannot wait for you to pick up Storm of Swords since it’s the best of the series! Great haul, Joy!(:

  • No book shaming allowed! Ha. I’m glad you set your daughter straight with that one. 🙂

    I get what you mean about not knowing where to start with the books. I have so many ARCS AND I have so many books that I have bought and sometimes I have no clue what to read next. Happy reading!

  • Haha, love the no book shaming! I haven’t read any Maya Banks, though I think I have one on my shelf and want to try it out.
    I’m curious to hear your thoughts on Nevernight! All The Ugly and Wonderful things looks interesting. Gah, I was so not a fan of It Ends With Us #blacksheep. I’m on the fence The Light Between Oceans – I just saw the movie trailer and it looks so depressing, haha.

  • Yay for putting your Fitbit to good use! It is tiring, though, right? Sometimes I crack open my kindle and can’t keep my eyes open. I hope you like Sting! It wasn’t my favorite SB, but I still really enjoyed it. Seriously, even SB’s worst books are usually head and shoulders above so many other reads. Enjoy your books! 🙂

  • NO BOOK SHAMING IN THE HOUSE hahahahhaha. From your haul, I liked Sleeping Giants, and loved Nevernight (You have the two editions! Do you have a favorite?), and I’m really hoping the library orders Vicarious, because I’ve heard that’s really good!

  • I just got All the Ugly and Wonderful Things last week, so I’m very eager to read it. I hope you enjoy Nevernight, even though I had a hard time with it. The world and plot are very unique, but I just couldn’t get passed the other issues to love it. Great haul!

  • I tend to read in chronological order for ARCs as well-unless a favorite author has an ARC and then all bets are off. Your daughter might even like the books by Kasie West. Isn’t your foot still healing? I can’t believe you walk that far everyday-I know it has to be hurting you! And lastly, your books always look so pretty on your shelves!

  • Ha! I like that. No book shaming. I’m going to tell my daughter that very same thing.

    I feel you on the exhaustion after work. I’m in the same boat. A lot of my blogging (and blog hopping) is done at work because if I put it off until I get home, it won’t get done. At all.

    I’m super jealous of all the new books you got though. I haven’t gotten anything in a while. I’m due for some new books (that aren’t for review).

  • shootingstarsmag

    Oh gosh, being dropped off miles from home? I mean, it’s good exercise, but I’d be ready to collapse too!!! It looks like you have some great books! I really am curious about Nevernight. It sounds so intriguing; hopefully you’ll love it since you own two copies! lol


  • I’ve yet to read anything by Maya Banks!!
    P.S. I Like You is amazing! I loved it so much! I’ve read amazing things for The Hating Game and I really want to read it.

  • Lol, it happens when you have too many books

  • I also got Sleeping Giants this month and I’m suuuuper excited to get to it (gotta take care of some books first!). I really, really want to grab Nevernight and Sting this month but I’m in a buying ban so…. possibly next month 🙂

  • I thought PS I Like You was adorable, so no shaming here. 🙂 I was wondering why you had two copies of those books – poor you! LOL!

  • kindlemom1

    Book shaming, love it! 😛
    I’ve been tired as well and with school starting this week, I’m exhausted! Which is why I’ve yet to even have a blog post this week *hangs head in shame* Next week will be better right? Hopefully. *sigh*

  • So many awesome books here! I can’t wait to read NEVERNIGHT (super jealous you have the US and UK editions!), P.S. I LIKE YOU (which sounds really cute), and VICARIOUS (my copy should be arriving soon!). I really need to get onto the Song of Ice and Fire series soon too, because the TV series is fantastic. Happy reading this week!

    Rabiah @ Confessions of a Readaholic

  • Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    “All I want to do when I get home is to sleep. So I’m sorry for not having anything new on the blog.”

    This basically could have been my post today Joy! I’ve been struggling to keep up lately as well, and have been posting more and more not-reviews because I just haven’t had the time to read. Like you, when I get done with work/life, all I want to do is sleep or watch TV.

    Read when you have the time or inclination, we’ll all still be here:)

  • Karen

    Ha! Your daughter was book shaming you lol

    I enjoyed Hi Royal Secret. Kind of cracky fun.

    You are pretty much describing my reading summer. I do seem to be coming out of it though. Sloooowly….

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

  • What an awesome haul! Seeing It Ends With Us and Sting make me happy. I just got a copy of the Hating Game, I hope it’s good.
    I’m with ya on the blogging. I just don’t have as much time anymore, and when I do, it’s the last thing I feel like doing. I’m lucky if I get to read. But great job on getting in those steps! I need to get back to walking on my lunch break. If work would slow down sometime.

  • ChristinaBookAddict

    That’s great about using your FitBit. I just broke mine out again as well. I am interested to hear your thoughts on The Light Between Oceans…that’s coming to theaters soon, right? Have a great week!

  • You don’t ever have to say sorry girl! We understand that other things get in the way of blogging, I for one have been in like this super funk lately. I haven’t posted, or read and it SUCKS, so I DEF know how you’re feeling, girl! <3 I hope you get out of the funk soon! 🙂

  • Hugs. <3 I hope you are doing good 😀 Yay for walking a lot. But ahh, being exhausted is the worst. I'm always so tired each day too, from doing just about nothing, though, haha 🙂 But anyway. I think you are doing great at blogging. <3 And yaaay for all those books 😀 I love that you got both editions of Nevernight 😀 It is such an AMAZING book. <3 You better love it 😉 Happy reading Joy. <3

  • Your book hauls make me a little drooly, Joy! 🙂
    I hope you enjoy The Hating Game. I had so much fun reading it.
    And don’t you apologize for not posting and being tired. It will make it easier for me to catch up when the time comes and also it’s summer, so go have a blast! 🙂
    Happy reading, Joy and I hope you find a good book to pick up soon!

  • lol @ your daughter. Okay, it’s sort of cheesy, but it’s the best kind of cheesy. 😀 Man, I want you to read Ugly & Wonderful Things soon. Don’t make me get my bamboo stick out.