Down the TBR #48

 

Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go

 

I’m going to start doing these a little differently to save picture space/time.  I’ll still list all 15-20 books, but I’m only going to add a few pictures.  It will likely be the books I’m keeping unless there are none for the week.  Then I’ll add a few random ones so it’s not super boring.

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It’s my birthday! I feel so old.

 

I really stopped doing much of anything for my birthday awhile ago.  I kind of pretend they don’t happen for the most part.  But today is my birthday.  I’m not doing anything special, but hoping to get some reading done.

 

My dad gave me money, so I bought books (duh).  You’ll get to see some of them in my next haul post.  A few are preorders though, so those will be late.

 

Does anyone else have a fall birthday?  I love September (and October), so I’m really happy to have my birthday during this time.

 

 

Anticipated October 2018 YA Releases (the month we will all be broke)

 

October is going to be a crazy month for books.  Just October 2nd alone is insane!  I know this isn’t all the books coming out, but I tried to find a lot of the more anticipated ones.  Always double check the release dates, too.  I get most from Goodreads and I’ve found they’re not always 100% correct.  There are a couple that are releasing on weird dates (October 1 and October 4). I just added those to October 2nd to make it easier.

 

*arc I have

&book I’ve read

+book I have preordered already (I will be adding more)

 

October 2nd:

 

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Cookbook review: The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs (digital arc)

 

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The Complete Cookbook For Young Chefs by America’s Test Kitchen

 

Want to bake the most-awesome-ever cupcakes? Or surprise your family with breakfast tacos on Sunday morning? Looking for a quick snack after school? Or maybe something special for a sleepover? It’s all here. Learn to cook like a pro—it’s easier than you think.

For the first time ever, America’s Test Kitchen is bringing their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS in the kitchen!

Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America’s Test Kitchen has created THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs has delicious recipes that will wow!

Recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 750 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels—including recipes for breakfast, snacks and beverages, dinners, desserts, and more. Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help young chefs feel like pros in their own kitchen Testimonials (and even some product reviews!) from kid test cooks who worked alongside America’s Test Kitchen will encourage young chefs that they truly are learning the best recipes from the best cooks.

By empowering young chefs to make their own choices in the kitchen, America’s Test Kitchen is building a new generation of confident cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters.

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Blog Tour (release day blitz) for Charged by Gillian Zane (giveaway)

 

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I am so excited that CHARGED by Gillian Zane is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Gillian Zane, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International, courtesy of Gillian and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

 

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Review of Broken Things by Lauren Oliver (digital arc)

 

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Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

 

It’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. 

Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into the magical world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly.

The only thing is: they didn’t do it. 

On the anniversary of Summer’s death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as the lines begin to blur between past and present and fiction and reality, the girls must confront what really happened in the woods all those years ago—no matter how monstrous.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 9/19/18

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.

 

 

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96 Words For Love by Rachel Roy & Ava Dash

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Blog Tour (release day blitz) for The Competition by Cecily Wolfe (giveaway)

 

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I am so excited that THE COMPETITION by Cecily Wolfe  is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Cecily Wolfe, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed copy of the book with a notebook and pen International, courtesy of Cecily and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

 

 

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Review of Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (digital arc)

 

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Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

 

Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.

He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.

Who are the Sawkill Girls?

Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.

Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.

Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.

Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.

Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.

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