Monthly TBR, Reading Rivlary, TBR and Beyond Book Club

April 2021 – TBR

April is here!!! Closer to warmer weather even though was a little snow falling yesterday afternoon here in Ohio.

This month I am going to be participating in two reading challenges, TBR and Beyond Book Club Egg Hunt challenge and Reading Rivalry Shadow and Bone theme challenge. Letting my mood guide me to what I will read this month, so far these are the books that I am in the mood to read in April and it might change throughout the month.

TBR Books

🌟 The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna: Group reads for TBR and Beyond Book Club and it is a re-read for me. I really loved this book.

🌟 Poison Priestess by Lana Popovic : Historical Fiction (book will be here on 6 April)

🌟 Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab: Group reads for TBR and Beyond Book Club and middle grade paranormal books.

🌟 Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo: YA Fantasy and getting ready for Shadow and Bone Netflix movie this month!

🌟 Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo: YA Fantasy and hoping to get it finished before Netflix of Shadow and Bone comes out this month

🌟 A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: YA Fantasy

🌟 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig: Group reads for TBA and Beyond Book Club and adult fantasy

🌟 The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner: Historical Fiction/Mystery Thriller

🌟 The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss: Going to try to read this month….it was on my TBR in March. YA Historical Fiction/Mystery

🌟 A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Swoon Group Read in TBR and Beyond Book Club – New Adult Fantasy/Romance and second book of From Blood and Ash

🌟 Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley: YA Mystery/Thriller – I have heard great things about this book and really looking forward to reading it

I think my book list is doable this month. I have been cross stitching again and I have been listening to books while I am doing it so finger crossed that I do get all of these done this month.

What are you planning to read for April? Are you planning to do any reading challenges?

Monthly TBR, Reading Rivlary, TBR and Beyond Book Club

March 2021 – TBR

It is March!!! Getting closer to warmer weather and less snow. February was really rough with the cold and snow fall for everyone.

This month I am going to be participating in two reading challenges, TBR and Beyond Book Club Clover challenge and Reading Rivalry Hamilton challenge. Hoping the below books will fit the prompts for both challenges.

TBR Books

🍀Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann: This is one of the group reads for TBR and Beyond Book Club. Non-fiction true crime.

🍀The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse: Mystery/Thriller

🍀The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson: True Crime

🍀A Study in Treason by Leonard Goldberg: Historical Fiction Mystery

🍀Rebel Daughter by Lori Banov Kaufmann: Historical Fiction

🍀The Cousins by Karen M. McManus: YA Mystery/Thriller

🍀The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss: YA Historical Fiction/Thriller

🍀All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda (I didn’t get a chance to read last month): Mystery/thriller

🍀From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout: This is TBR and Beyond Book Group Read – Contemporary Romance (I don’t usually read this genre but heard a lot about the series and want to see if what it is about)

🍀When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole: (I didn’t get to read it in January): Psychological Thriller

🍀City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab: TBR and Beyond Book Club Middle Grade Group Read. Middle Grade Fantasy

What are you planning to read for March? Are you planning to do any reading challenges?

Monthly TBR, Reading Rivlary, TBR and Beyond Book Club

February 2021 TBR and Monthly Reading Challenges

Hello! February is here and it is getting colder out too. Below is my TBR for February…lately I have been letting my mood to select what I want to read. I am a burn out on YA Fantasy right now and I am trying to put more books into my TBR that I know I would like to read and not give up on the book.

I do have some e-ARCs that I will be reading this month for blog tours.

In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda (TBR and Beyond Book Club Monthly Group Read)

The Vanished Bride (Bronte Sisters Mystery #1) by Bella Ellis

The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1) by Namina Forna (TBR and Beyond Tours Blog tour)

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

For February, I am going to be doing two reading challenges. With TBR and Beyond Book Club and Reading Rivalry.

TBR and Beyond Book Club monthly challenge is about finding your one true bookish love. It is like the Dating Game with 6 doors that hold bookish character. There is still time to sign up for the group and the game.

For the challenge I selected contestant #6.

Prompts for contestant #6:

Read a book with a murder or about a serial killer: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Read book with a supernatural element: Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

Read a Historical Fiction: In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce

Read book with a strong female character: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Hoping to get these books done before the end of February so I can move onto another prompt.

Reading Rivalry is a monthly theme reading challenge. This month theme is fantasy and I am in the The Kingdom of Grimdark.

For this challenge, I am going to use books from my TBR that I am reading this month.

What are you going to be reading for February? Are you doing any reading challenges?

Monthly TBR, Reading Rivlary, TBR and Beyond Book Club

December 2020 TBR

Welcome to December! This year has gone fast and not the best year either, looking forward to 2021 and hoping it will be a better one. I am hoping that I will get a lot of reading done this month since we will not be travelling for the holiday.

The books I selected for my TBR this month are going to used for two monthly reading challenge this month. The two challenges are TBR and Beyond Book Club’s Do You Want to Build a Snowman Reading Challenge and Reading Rivalry monthly reading challenge which Harry Potter’s Hogwarts House theme. I only have two more books to read to reach my Goodreads reading goal.

Here are the books that I am planning to read this month, these might change depending on my mood.

What is everyone planning to read this month?

Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday!

Monthly TBR, Reading Rivlary, TBR and Beyond Book Club

October 2020 TBR and Book Challenges

Hello! October is my favorite month and I am excited to get spooky, creepy books read. I am doing two book challenges this month. The first one I am doing is TBR and Beyond Book Club‘s All Hallow’s Eve Camp game. I am part of the Nightmare Crew for the game which will be really fun.

Also TBR and Beyond Book Club has several group reads in October that have creepy and scary theme.

My October TBR is the following…this is what I plan on reading unless my mood changes and read something else.

Also doing the Reading Rivalry challenges this month, theme for this month is Six of Crows.

What are you planning to read in October? Are you doing any reading challenges?

Magical Readathon, Reading Rivlary, TBR and Beyond Blog Tour

April 2020 Reading Challenges

I did not do a wrap up for March because I forgot but I read three books last month and I didn’t buy a lot of books either. I am hoping that this month reading will be better since I decided to do three book readathon/challenges. Trying to do these to help with having to stay inside all of the time and reading helps me with relaxing. Also trying something different with tracking the reading challenges that I participate in every month, I decided to use a bullet journal which is the first time using one.

TBR and Beyond Book Club April reading challenge called Mix and Match Reading Challenge.

Below is my TBR for Mix and Match Reading Challenge and my cards. I have already completed one of the the cards – Backlist Title – 2019 or before with Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.

Reading Rivalry Reading Challenge – Star Wars theme of old Star Wars duo and new Star Wars duo. I am in the Mandalorian and The Child team. I am using the books I am reading for TBR and Beyond Book Challenge.

O.W.L.s Magical Readathon hosted by G (Book Roast) – the readathon is based on the magical world that J.K. Rowling had created. The Magical Readathon is based on two main events: the Ordinary Wizarding Level exams and the Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests which are the two main exams students take at Hogwarts to find out which career would be place in. In O.W.L.s level have 12 reading prompts for each magical subject and to passed the O.W.L.s you have to select books on the prompts. Also, G is hosting quizzes on Twitter and Instagram to receive House points. My house is Ravenclaw.

I selected to do the Librarian career and I am doing the Legal Defence of Fantastic Beast Seminar, I will need to complete 6 O.W.L.s to complete my exams. I did change one of the books for the prompt instead of reading A Witch in Time for History of Magic, I am reading Serpent & Dove for that prompt. I did complete one O.W.L.s prompt for Transfiguration, I read Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.

Is anyone doing any of these reading challenges? Which ones are you doing?

Happy Reading and be safe!

JoAnne