Hey peeps! How are you holding up with all the current events? Are you suffering from cabin fever yet? It’s funny because I’m such a homebody, so my life didn’t change drastically with the practice of social distancing and quarantine. Unfortunately, I do not have the option to work from home, so my reading time has not necessarily increased. However, I pre-ordered a bunch of books from the Target sale a while back and they are still continuing to roll in.

I am hoping to use this time to knock out quite a few netgalley arcs, but I am super excited to dig into most of the books I’ve recently received and a few that I have been hoping to get around to.

I’m a little over the halfway mark with My Dark Vanessa, and what a disturbing, uncomfortable, and unstoppable read that is! Have you read it? What are your thoughts? Have you read any others from this stack? If so, leave your thoughts in the comment below, so I can decide what my next read should be! 🙂

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson
Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller
Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel
The Operator by Gretchen Berg
Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas


Books Make You Lose Control

So, at the beginning of the 2020, I put myself on a book buying ban. I even told friends, family, colleagues, and a variety of Facebook book buying groups to not listen to me if I expressed interest. That ban lasted approximately five days. I started small though- used book stores and only getting books that had been on my wishlist for a very long time. In my head, I was doing great. Especially since I was slowly purging out my own library either through swaps, sell, or donation.

When February 1st rolled around, I said I would do even better! I had accumulated 30+ books from swaps, so I had a game plan worked out in my head for the order I would read all my books and ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY NOT BUY MORE BOOKS (I know, what a funny joke)!

Target and Amazon knew what they were doing to my bank account when they decided to roll out their *Buy 2, get 1 free* book deal! Personally, I still am unsure as to what exactly happened. I blacked out for a week and when I woke up- I had one too many boxes at my house, excluding all the books I preordered for the next three months. So without further ado, I present you- (most of) my new and beloved books (a few are from book friends who graciously surprised me with book mails) that sent me into a panic attack to run two totes of books to Half Price to sell.


Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie Grazer

Have you read any of these or are any of these also on your TBR? I’d love to hear from ya and what your thoughts are if you have! 🙂