Sunday, January 31, 2021

Shon's Monthly Wrap-Up & Book Haul | January 2021

Happy Sunday, Bookworms! Hope you’re warm and well wherever you are. I'm back with my first wrap-up for the year. I read 15 books and added 14 eBooks to my collection. Feel free to throw a link to your own monthly wrap ups in the comments and we can discuss!

eBook Haul

Love & Other Inconveniences by Catherine Cloud
Unfettered Journey by Gary F. Bengier
Dirty Little Secrets (J.J. Graves Mysteries) by Liliana Hart
Pawn (Fae Games) by Karen Lynch
Mirage: A Novel (Mirage) by Somaiya Daud
The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy) by S. A. Chakraborty
Him by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
Us by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious) by Maureen Johnson
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles) by Mary E. Pearson
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen
Sky in the Deep (Sky in the Deep #1) by Adrienne Young


Scoring With Him (Men of Summer Duet #1) by Lauren Blakely
Winning With Him (Men of Summer Duet #2) by Lauren Blakely


Pretty Boy (Perfect Boys #1) by K.M. Neuhold(Rating: 3/5 stars)
Maybe This Time (One Time Only #0.5) by Lauren Blakely (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Heartstopper: Volume Two (Heartstopper #2) by Alice Oseman (Rating: 5/5 stars)
Mr. Big Shot (Suits & Sevens #1) by Isla Olsen (Rating: 3/5 stars)
The Happy List (Better With You #1) by Briar Prescott (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Roommate by Sarina Bowen (Rating: 4/5 stars)
One Time Only (One Time Only #1) by Lauren Blakely (Rating: 3/5 stars)
The Dating Game by Rebecca Norinne (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Topping the Jock (Blue Harbor #1) by Jaclyn Osborn (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Stars Collide (Written in the Stars #1) by Mia Monroe(Rating: 2/5 stars)
The Faker Rulebook by Baylin Crow(Rating: 4/5 stars)
Stripped Love (Guys Next Door #1) by Baylin Crow(Rating: 4/5 stars)
Precious by Roe Horvat (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Winter Waites (Aster Valley #0.5) by Lucy Lennox (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Play With Me by Brittany Cournoyer (Rating: 4/5 stars)


Dating the Boss (Blue Harbor #2) by Jaclyn Osborn
Hot Mess by Zane Menzy

Format break-down 

  • 1 Physical books (Purchased)
  • 0 Audiobooks (via Audible)
  • 14 eBooks
    • 3 (Purchased)
    • 11 (Kindle Unlimited)

How was your month? What was your favorite book you read in January? What books did you add to your collection? Let me know in the comments!


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Shon's Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2021!

Admittedly, I haven’t seen a great deal of books coming out this year that have caught my eye but there are certainly a few!  Here are the ones I am most excited about.

Roommate by Sarina Bowen

The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1) by Namina Forna  

Featherbed (Vino and Veritas) by Annabeth Albert 

Heartscape (Vino and Veritas) by Garrett Leigh 

Headstrong (Vino and Veritas) by Eden Finley   

Malice by Heather Walter 

Witches Steeped in Gold (Witches Steeped in Gold #1) by Ciannon Smart 

Heartstopper: Volume Four (Heartstopper #4) by Alice Oseman

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Blood Like Magic (Blood Like Magic #1) by Liselle Sambury

Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire #1) by Jay Kristoff

All of Us Villains (All of Us Villains #1) by Amanda Foody, Christine Lynn Herman

What are some of the books are looking forward to reading this year?


Monday, January 11, 2021

Shon's 2021 Reading and Blogging Goals

Happy Monday Bookworms! I hope you’re all doing well.

Ah, it’s that time of year again – to discuss my goals for the year. I think this will be a pretty short post because things are simple this time around since I’m trying to stick to mood reading for most of the year and my blogging will follow suit.

Goodreads Challenge – 115 Books.

Continue to read sequels / work on finishing off series I’ve started. This is a goal of mine every year. Because I start so many new series each year it feels like this will always be a reoccurring goal.

No more monthly TBR’s. I’m just going to read what I feel like reading.

Sparse Book Buying. Last year, because of the craziness of 2020, I purchased a lot of books that I have yet to read. This year, I am going to be very selective about the books I will be purchasing for my physical collection. I have little room left on my shelves for new books, and want to fill the remaining space up with only books that I will be reading immediately and will most likely enjoy.

Those are all of the reading goals I have made for myself to complete this year! I’m trying not to stress myself out over blogging and reading this year.

Do you have any goals this year? Leave a comments, I’d love to chat!