2nd Quarter 2021 Yearly Challenge Updates


I finally remembered to add up my challenges for the first half of 2021.  I’ve been horrible with updating everything, but I think I’m doing pretty well so far.  

These are the totals for 1st and 2nd quarter combined. 

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Review of When All the Girls are Sleeping by Emily Arsenault (hardcover)



When All The Girls Are Sleeping by Emily Arsenault

For fans of People Like Us and The Cheerleaders comes an all new psychological suspense novel about one girl’s investigation into her friend’s sudden death and the unsettling possibility that a killer is still on the loose.

Windham-Farnswood Academy is beautiful, prestigious, historic–the perfect place for girls to prep for college. But every student knows all is not as it seems. Each January, the Winter Girl comes knocking. She’s the spirit who haunts the old senior dorm, and this year is no exception.

For Haley, the timing couldn’t be worse. This month marks the one-year anniversary of the death of her ex-best friend, Taylor. When a disturbing video of Taylor surfaces, new questions about her death emerge. And it actually looks like Taylor was murdered.

Now, as Haley digs into what really happened last year, her search keeps bringing her back to the Winter Girl. Haley wants to believe ghosts aren’t real, but the clues–and the dark school history she begins to undercover–say otherwise. Now it’s up to her to solve the mystery before history has a chance to repeat itself and another life is taken.

A skillfully plotted mystery, …dark secrets await. –Holly Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder on Emily Arsenault’s All the Pretty Things

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 7/21/21




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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Blog Tour for The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison (excerpt)




Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison.  This tour is being hosted by Inkyard Press.


The Right Side of Reckless  

Whitney D. Grandison

On Sale Date: July 13, 2021



$18.99 USD

Ages 13 And Up

416 pages

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Goodreads Monday 7/19/21


Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.  It will happen.  Probably a lot.

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Down the TBR Hole #195


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 am going to remove sequels for books when I haven’t read book one.  They may or may not get added back later.

I’m getting to more recent books now and won’t be removing as many.  Because of this, I’m not going to do 20 per post.  Probably 10.

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August 2021 Anticipated Young Adult Book Releases


As usual, this list doesn’t contain all the ya releases for August 2021.  I’m including ones I’m looking forward to as well as the ones I think other readers are excited for.

$ purchased

* read

% still have ARC to read

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Blog Tour for The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison (promo)


The Right Side of Reckless tour banner


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Right Side of Reckless by  Whitney D. Grandison.  This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.


The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Publishing Date: July 13, 2021

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Discussion Post: How Do I Support Bloggers?


I thought I would post a small discussion today.  Being a blogger is hard.  It’s time consuming and sometimes it feels like people aren’t visiting.  I try really hard to support other bloggers, but it can be difficult at times to know what’s best.

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