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Quarterly Review

This is a look back on my reading of the past three months: the best of the best, the books I couldn't finish, and the non-fiction and adult books I don't review on the blog. These only cover new-to-me books and not rereads.

The DNFs:
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
Enchantée by Gita Trelease 
The Gilded Wolvesby Roshani Chokshi
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Parisby Jenny Colgan 
Trouble Brewingby Suanne Baltzar 
A Wedding in Apple Grove by C. H. Admirand

The Non-Fiction:
The Adult Fiction:  The Austen Playbookby Lucy Parker (contemporary romance)
Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson (historical fiction)
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (contemporary fiction)
One in a Million by Lindsey Kelk (contemporary fiction)
Spinning Silverby Naomi Novik (fantasy)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (historical fiction)
Thornbound by Stephanie Burgis (historical fantasy)
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (contemporary romance)
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (contemporary romance)

2019 Favorites So Far...

Who can believe we are halfway through 2019 already??? It's certainly hard for me. (Also, where did my summer go?) are my favorite reads of the year this year so far. I'm featuring my 10 Favorites overall and then 5 from each age category I read. It will be interesting to see which of these will make it all the way to the December 31 list!

Top 10 So Far:

 Top 5 MG:

Top 5 YA:

Top 5 Adult:

There's Something About Sweetie

You guys. I can not even begin to express how happy I am Sandhya Menon's books are being published and given to the world. I love them all so much for a variety of reasons. There's Something About Sweetieis another stellar contemporary romance with depth, nuance, and variety. And there IS something about Sweetie. It's impossible not to love her.

Ashish Patel's heart is broken, and he's lost his mojo. The world is no longer a place to play and enjoy. His game is off both on the basketball court and with girls. Frustrated and annoyed at his parents for being smug and thinking they can do a better job finding him a girlfriend, he challenges them to do it. He will date who they set him up with and prove once and for all that they are wrong about knowing him and what he wants. The girl his mother chooses is Sweetie Nair. Sweetie is a stellar student, a good Indian daughter, and a phenomenal track star whose prowess in running shoes is going to win her a full scholarship …

Future Favorite Friday June-19

I take the 2nd Friday of every month to highlight some upcoming releases I am looking forward to that I hope are Future Favorites. Feel free to do your own post, just please link back to my blog and tell me about your post in the comments.

In April I read and fell in love with Celine Kiernan's Begone the Raggedy Witches. I can not wait to read the sequel. (And pretty much anything else Celine Kiernan wants to write ever.)

The old queen and her raggedy witches have fled Witches Borough, and Mup’s family has moved into the cold, newly empty castle. But the queen’s legacy lingers in the fear and mistrust of her former subjects and in the memories that live in the castle’s very walls. While Mup’s mam tries to restore balance to a formerly oppressed world, Mup herself tries to settle into her strange new home with her dad, Tipper, and Crow. When an enchanted snow blankets the castle, Mup’s family is cut off from the rest of the kingdom, and the painful memories of the old queen’s victi…

May 2019 Stats

This is late because I've been busy and traveling.

I DNFed a lot of books in May. I'm not worried though because I also loved a lot of books in May. I think I just unluckily picked up several duds in a row.

May Favorites:

June is going to be another "Read the Books I Own" Month. I don't have a picture of the shelf because that didn't happen before I left but it hasn't changed much! Just minus the library books.