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Books I’ve Read Recently #2

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I’m finally back with my long overdue recent books post!  Between March and June, I did a terrible job at doing any sort of reading, and I’m currently very behind in my book goals. Still, life has been super exciting and so I can’t be mad about missing out a little on reading!  However, I’m going to make it a bigger priority moving forward because I love to do it and I have so many books to read still and move off of my shelf.

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Books

Books I’ve Read Recently #1

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I’ve decided that instead of doing a monthly wrap up or TBR, I would rather just share my thoughts on the books I’ve read as I finish them, especially because I have spurts of reading a lot and then not reading at all, and so some months may have 1 book read while others have 5.  This will just help balance everything a little better!

The books for this post are from the beginning of the year until the end of February.

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19 Books I Want to Read in 2019

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Every year I make it a point to pick out some things I want to do, books I want to read, shows I want to watch, etc. Today, I wanted to share the 19 books that  I plan on reading this year!

A few of them are rereads that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, while some are from authors that I enjoyed and want to check more out from.  A lot of them are books that I’ve heard so much about in the book community that I want to finally read!  I’ve been on GoodReads for almost 5 years now, and some books on this list have been on my TBR for just as long – that’s wild.

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My Favorite Reads of 2018

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Today I wanted to share all of my five star reads from 2018! This year, I read almost 50 books, which is more than any other year that I can remember.  This was largely because I graduated college, meaning I had more time to read in general.  Plus, I wanted to make it a point this year since I’ve always loved books!

The list isn’t in the order of my favorites, just by the dates that I read them.

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Saga Volumes 1-3 by Brian Vaughn

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I’ve heard about Saga for a while now, and decided that now was as good a time as ever to pick them up. Wow, do I regret waiting this long to read them!

This review is going to be of the first three volumes released.  This means that volumes two and three may contain spoilers pertaining to the book before them.  I will have a general review, but will note when spoilers will begin as I break down each novel. I won’t go into super great detail to keep some things a surprise, but just be aware that reading the summaries of the separate novels may spoil the ends of others!

Warning: These graphic novels contain nudity, sex, violence, and gore.  If you are sensitive to any of these, this may not be the series for you.  Reader discretion is advised!

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The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Hello friends!  I’ve been bad about reading lately, but I’m slowly getting into picking up more books.  This one has broken quite a slump, so hurray for that!

I’ve never read a Gillian Flynn book before (shockingly!), so when I saw that my library had this available to listen to on audiobook and I had a long day at work ahead of me, I decided to pick it up.  I grabbed it due to a YouTuber recommendation, and so knew basically nothing going into it.

This review is going to be spoiler-free.  I don’t want to give away what happens, as that is the entire point of this short story!  Now, let’s get into my thoughts.

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The Safe Word by Karen Long

Hello, friends!  It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  I’ve been working on trying to find balance in my life with a new full time job and what I want to do now that I’m done with school, but I’m ready to dive headfirst back into this!

This is going to be a spoiler-FREE review of The Safe Word by Karen Long, which is the first novel in the DI Eleanor Raven series.  I’m trying to read my MASSIVE backlog of books from when I first got on Netgalley and requested pretty much everything, and this is one of the lucky winners that was on my Spookathon TBR.

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