TBR >> Katie’s February Reads

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Here is a list of what I’m reading this month.  A bit long, for such a short month, but I’m already flying through them.  Look for reviews soon.  But we’ve been a tad busy lately working on a new look.  You might have noticed the blog change.  We are looking forward to releasing something much bigger soon!  Look for a preview soon!

In the meantime, if you’ve read any of these, leave a comment below!

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles) Book Review

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer YA book review

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

Across The Universe Book Review

Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1) by Beth Revis

A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis

A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis

Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) book review

Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis

Readdicted Review of Prodigy by Marie Lu

Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu

Readdicted Reviewers Fuse book review Julianna Baggott

Fuse (Pure #2) by Julianna Baggott

Readdicted book review of Sever by Lauren DeStefano

Sever (The Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren DeStefano

Readdicted book review of Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons

Breaking Point (Article 5 #2) by Kristen Simmons

Book Haul >> Katie’s January Reads

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I read nothing.  Literally nothing.

There is nothing in my January book haul.  For someone who reads an average of, oh about 9 or 10 books a month, while writing her own YA books AND being a full-time mom, well…this is a shocking thing folks!

I had no inspiration.  I struggled all of December to finish Beautiful Chaos and The Scorpio Races, which I know are definitely NOT horrible books.  But I just couldn’t!  I felt like I didn’t enjoy reading anymore.  And that there was something wrong within my brain.  So when things change and feel differently like that, when a part of you changes, it feels like it will always be that way.  A new way of life, where all of the things have changed, and nothing will change back again.

Okay…I may have been a little melodramatic, but I really couldn’t finish anything I started.  I couldn’t force myself to do it.  And I had other books lined up after, but my OCD would not let me move on without finishing.  Finally, in order to save my sanity and my literary loving soul, I took a break.

And I read nothing.

For the entire month of January.

I got caught up on HIMYM and discovered Dr. Who……but read nothing.

Turns out, that was just what I needed.  Because now, I’m reading up a storm and will have a plethora of reviews to post very soon.  A plethora, people!

Hooray!  I have it back!

So here’s to a new season of Readdicted Reviewers.  The time between my mental constipation and Connie’s graduation (when she can finally be free to read and write to her heart’s content)…so here’s to a fun and crazy time!  Until then, I raise my ereader, and say huzzah!

 

And, of course, Allons-y!

Book Haul >> Katie’s December Reads

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Wow.  I’m not going to apologize straight up for deserting the blog for a few months.  Life happens.  Connie was pretty clear that her accelerated nursing school program is so intense that she wouldn’t be around until her next break.  She has no time to read.  I, on the other hand, do have time to read.  So what on earth have I been doing?

Let me tell you a little about myself.  I tend to pour myself into things.  I spend hours on one thing a time.  What this means is when I have photography sessions, I ignore everything else until that session is done.  Except my kids.  Probably.  Sometimes.  This month I have been participating in NaNoWriMo.  Not only did I write a novel (while I’m still working on the last few thousand words to hit 50,000…..I had to start on the next in the series because I finished the first draft of book one), I wrote another half of a novel at the same time, and mapped out another series.  When my brain turns on, it can’t be stopped.  I have to wring out all the creative juices possible to get everything I can because I know that after an insane amount of awesome pouring out, I always have a dry spell.  My dry spell actually started last week, right around Thanksgiving, and coincided with a lot of sickness and my little brother getting hospitalized after Thanksgiving dinner when his bowels shut down.  No lie.  Can’t make this stuff up.

In October, I was in the ultimate dry spell.  Nothing happened for me.  I couldn’t bring myself to get on here and write crappy reviews for all of the great books I’ve been reading.  I can’t stand to do half of anything.  But now I feel like I owe it to our followers to put stuff out there.  So I am committing myself to doing that.  For you guys.  Aw.

 

Here’s what I’m planning on reading in December:

 

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Reached by Ally Condie

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Across the Universe by Beth Revis

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Hauls >> Katie’s September Reads

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September is here already!  Woah.  Time is flying, and FINALLY it will be fall soon.  Here are the books I am planning on reading this month.  A lot of sequels and a couple of supposed tear-jerkers.  I’m actually looking forward to those.  Sometimes….it’s a good thing to read something real and heartbreaking.  Something that makes you feel deeper than you do on a normal daily basis.  If you have read any of these, let me know what you thought!  I’d love to hear why you love/hate any of these.  Make me biased!

I also want to know what you think I should read next!  I will be putting my October list together pretty soon.  Any YA books, from any genre, from any time period, and any release date.  Thanks to @mikes75 for suggesting Angelfall!

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

The Death Cure by James Dashner

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Book Hauls >> Katie’s August Reads

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For August, I want a little of everything.  I’ve thrown in some dystopian, apocalyptic, contemporary, mythology, etc. etc.  Maybe that’s what I always do.  I tend to be scatterbrained.  I also like having a different type of book to read when I finish whatever I was just reading…for two reasons.  One to give my massive brain a break, and two, so I don’t compare too critically with what I just read.  If I read Article 5 right after I read Delirium, right after I read Matched, right after I read The Hunger Games…well it would all just blend together, and I wouldn’t see the uniqueness each book brings.  Instead I would get all hissy, pissy, and I would nitpick.  You don’t want that.  So here are my August reads.  Let me know what you think!

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Pure by Julianna Baggott

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Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

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Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

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Where She Went by Gayle Forman

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The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter

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Fever by Lauren DeStefano

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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

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Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan

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Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Both Starcrossed and Article 5 have been reviewed by Connie here on the Readdicted Reviewers blog already, and as I have already finished one of these, I can tell you right now our tastes are definitely different.  So don’t worry, they won’t be the same.  I know you were worried there for a minute.

Book Haul >> Katie’s July Reads

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July selections!  Because I know I’ll be hiding from the Nebraska summer heat and humidity inside where it’s nice and cool…..here’s my ambitious list for July:

(Gee….notice a theme here with the covers?  Girl sillhoutted against a dramatic scene, her back to the reader…)

The release of the fourth and final installment of the Beautiful Creatures series is in October…AND they are making a movie of this book, so I have to get on the bandwagon here and see what all the hype is about!  One book a month will get me to October and I’ll be reviewing Beautiful Redemption as soon as I can get my hands on it!

I recently happened across Lauren DeStefano’s blog…and instantly fell in love with her quirkiness and writing style.  This book wasn’t originally on my list, and I’m not sure when I will get to reviewing it, but I wanted to read it asap.  Here’s hoping her books are as awesome as she is!

I got a chance to hear Tosca Lee speak a few months back.  I’ll probably post on that sometime soon…but in the meantime, I want to read the book she signed!  And the second book just came out recently, so I’ll probably read that next month.

This book is just fracking cool (yes I’m a nerd, if you get that reference…).  It’s totally visual.  A novel told through pictures.  So yeah, I’m going to check this out from the library and see if it is something I want to own.

That’s a total of ten books.  Plus the self-published goodies I’m working on for a special August post.  Be on the lookout for what I thought of these and more in the coming weeks!

Book Hauls >> Katie’s June Reads

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Ok….June has been a bust month for me.  I finished Pandemonium at the end of May and then started a new series.  Which I’m STILL trying to get through.  (Flappers…in case you were wondering)  I LOVE historical fiction.  So without giving away my true feelings…let’s just say that to finish June, I need a great read.  So besides Vixen (Flappers #1) and finishing the second Flappers book, Ingenue, I am reading these hot selections:

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So be on the lookout for reviews for these books and more…coming soon!