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Snakes and Ladders Finished!

 

 I finished Leia, Princess of Alderaan (which I enjoyed quite a bit), so that means I have finished Snakes and Ladders as well. It was a good note to end the game on. I had a blast playing.

 

 

1. Author is a woman - 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne - Rolled 3 & 2

6. Title has a color word in it - Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Climbed ladder

27. Set during WWI or WWII - Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse - Rolled 2 & 1

30. Someone travels by train - Resistance - Jennifer A. Nielsen - Rolled 1 & 1

32. Genre: thriller - Hidden Bodies - Caroline Kepnes - Rolled 4 & 6

42. Characters involved in sports/sports industry - Tradition - Brendan Kiely - Rolled 1 & 5

48. A book you acquired in February, 2019 - Cold-Hearted Rake - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 2 & 1

51. Has a wild animal on the cover - Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich - Rolled 6

57. Was published more than 50 years ago - Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit - Jaye Robin Brown - Rolled 4

61. Cover is more than 50% red - The Vanishing Stair - Maureen Johnson  - Rolled 3 & 1

65. Snake - go back to 52

52. Has a tree or flower on the cover - Marrying Winterborne - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 4 & 6

62. Cover is more than 50% green - Blood Rose Rebellion - Rosalyn Eves - Rolled 4

66. Part of a series that is more than 10 books long - Devil in Spring - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 6

72. Involves the mountains/forests - The Queens of Innis Lear - Tessa Gratton - Rolled 6 & 2

80. Main character is a man - A Night to Surrender - Tessa Dare - Rolled 2 & 2

84. Genre: police procedural - An Anonymous Girl - Greer Hendricks,Sarah Pekkanen - Rolled 5

89. Published between 2000 and 2017 - Scars - Cheryl Rainfield - Rolled 1 & 2

92. Reread of a childhood favorite -  Matchmaker's List - Sonya Lalli - Rolled 2

94. Non-fiction - Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee - Rolled 5 & 5

100. Let BL pick it for you: post 4 choices and read the one that gets the most votes! - Leia, Princess of Alderaan - Claudia Gray  

March Books

I read 22 books last month with an average score of 3.96. 9 books were YA and 2 were graphic novels. Snakes and Ladders really helped increase my numbers this month. I reached the end of the board right at the end of the month. My 1st book for April will be the book to finish the game.

 

My favorite read was Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I love the author's books, and she did not disappoint. My least favorite book was A Night to Surrender - Tessa Dare. Let's just say I really did not like the male love interest. But overall, it was a really good month of books.

 

5 Stars

Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes Scars - Cheryl Rainfield 

 

4.5 Stars

Resistance - Jennifer A. Nielsen  Marrying Winterborne - Lisa Kleypas  The Queens of Innis Lear - Tessa Gratton  Devil in Spring - Lisa Kleypas  An Anonymous Girl - Greer Hendricks,Sarah Pekkanen  On the Come Up - Angie Thomas  

 

4 Stars

Batman Vol. 8: Cold Days - Tony S. Daniel,Tom King  Hidden Bodies - Caroline Kepnes  Akuma no Riddle Vol. 1: Riddle Story of Devil (Akuma no Riddle: Riddle Story of Devil) - Sunao Minakata,Yun Kouga  Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey - A.J. Jacobs  Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich  Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit - Jaye Robin Brown  Watching You - Lisa Jewell  Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee  In Other Lands - Sarah Rees Brennan  

 

3.5 Stars

Matchmaker's List - Sonya Lalli 

 

3 Stars

Tradition - Brendan Kiely Blood Rose Rebellion - Rosalyn Eves 

 

2.5 Stars

Four Dead Queens - Astrid Scholte  

 

2 Stars

A Night to Surrender - Tessa Dare 

 

 

 

Books by author gender:

  • Male: 3
  • Female: 19
  • Male/Female Mix: 0

 

Books by format:

  • Physical: 8
  • Audio: 14

 

 

Snakes and Ladders Update #11 - Poll Winner

Winner:

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: the Last Jedi) - Claudia Gray

Leia, Princess of Alderaan - Claudia Gray won by one vote, so I'll finish the game with this. The Au Pair and We Set the Dark on Fire were tied for 2nd.

 

 

 

Here we go: Poll Linked Here

 

I've got a random selection of books here, so this should be interesting to see what gets picked. Two were decided by my holds coming in at the library and the other two were available, so I checked them out as well to get to 4 books for the poll. I'm working on other books this weekend, so I'll have this run through the end of the weekend and see what book I'll be reading sometime Monday morning. So about 40 hours from the time this gets posted.

 

Edited to add: Results

 

 

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: the Last Jedi) - Claudia Gray 

 

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....there was a princess who became a legend.

Sixteen-year-old Princess Leia Organa faces the most challenging task of her life so far: proving herself in the areas of body, mind, and heart to be formally named heir to the throne of Alderaan. She's taking rigorous survival courses, practicing politics, and spearheading relief missions to worlds under Imperial control. But Leia has worries beyond her claim to the crown. Her parents, Breha and Bail, aren't acting like themselves lately; they are distant and preoccupied, seemingly more concerned with throwing dinner parties for their allies in the Senate than they are with their own daughter. Determined to uncover her parents' secrets, Leia starts down an increasingly dangerous path that puts her right under the watchful eye of the Empire. And when Leia discovers what her parents and their allies are planning behind closed doors, she finds herself facing what seems like an impossible choice; dedicate herself to the people of Alderaan—including the man she loves—or the galaxy at large, which is in desperate need of a rebel hero....

 

 

 

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel: A Modern Retelling of Little Women - Rey Terciero,Bre Indigo 

 

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are having a really tough year: Not only is their father overseas with the military and their working overtime to make ends meet, but each girl is struggling with her own unique problems. Whether it's school woes, health issues, boy troubles, or simply feeling lost, the March sisters all need the same thing: support from each other. By coming together--and sharing lots of laughs and tears--these four young women find the courage to discover who they truly are as individuals...and as a family.


Meg is the eldest March. She has a taste for the finer things in life--especially when it comes to clothes and parties--and dreams of marrying rich and leaving her five-floor walk-up apartment behind.


Jo pushes her siblings to be true to themselves, yet feels like no one will accept her for who she truly is. Her passion for writing gives her an outlet to feel worthy in the eyes of her friends and family.


Beth is the timid sister with a voice begging to be heard. Guitar in hand, her courage inspires her siblings to seize the day and not take life for granted.


Amy may be the baby of the family, but she has the biggest personality. Though she loves to fight with her sisters, her tough exterior protects a vulnerable heart that worries about her family's future.

 

 

 

The Au Pair - Emma Wood Rous 

 

Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother Danny were born in the middle of summer at their family’s estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circle.

Now an adult, Seraphine mourns the recent death of her father. While going through his belongings, she uncovers a family photograph that raises dangerous questions. It was taken on the day the twins were born, and in the photo, their mother, surrounded by her husband and her young son, is beautifully dressed, smiling serenely, and holding just one baby.

Who is the child and what really happened that day?

One person knows the truth, if only Seraphine can find her.

 

 

 

We Set the Dark on Fire - Tehlor Kay Mejia 

 

At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children, but both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class. Daniela Vargas is the school’s top student, but her bright future depends upon no one discovering her darkest secret—that her pedigree is a lie. Her parents sacrificed everything to obtain forged identification papers so Dani could rise above her station. Now that her marriage to an important politico’s son is fast approaching, she must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society, where famine and poverty rule supreme.

On her graduation night, Dani seems to be in the clear, despite the surprises that unfold. But nothing prepares her for all the difficult choices she must make, especially when she is asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio. Will Dani cling to the privilege her parents fought to win for her, or to give up everything she’s strived for in pursuit of a free Medio—and a chance at a forbidden love?

Snakes and Ladders Update #10

 

I finally finished Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism which was pretty great and let me roll 2 dice for a 5 and 5, putting me on square 100. I'm going to have to gather 4 books and then I'll create a poll and let everyone decide how I finish the game. I won't have any time tomorrow, so I'll likely get that all figured out on Saturday.

 

 

 

Completed, but Didn't Use:

On the Come Up - Angie Thomas

Watching You - Lisa Jewell 

Four Dead Queens - Astrid Scholte  

 

 

1. Author is a woman - 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne - Rolled 3 & 2

6. Title has a color word in it - Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Climbed ladder

27. Set during WWI or WWII - Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse - Rolled 2 & 1

30. Someone travels by train - Resistance - Jennifer A. Nielsen - Rolled 1 & 1

32. Genre: thriller - Hidden Bodies - Caroline Kepnes - Rolled 4 & 6

42. Characters involved in sports/sports industry - Tradition - Brendan Kiely - Rolled 1 & 5

48. A book you acquired in February, 2019 - Cold-Hearted Rake - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 2 & 1

51. Has a wild animal on the cover - Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich - Rolled 6

57. Was published more than 50 years ago - Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit - Jaye Robin Brown - Rolled 4

61. Cover is more than 50% red - The Vanishing Stair - Maureen Johnson  - Rolled 3 & 1

65. Snake - go back to 52

52. Has a tree or flower on the cover - Marrying Winterborne - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 4 & 6

62. Cover is more than 50% green - Blood Rose Rebellion - Rosalyn Eves - Rolled 4

66. Part of a series that is more than 10 books long - Devil in Spring - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 6

72. Involves the mountains/forests - The Queens of Innis Lear - Tessa Gratton - Rolled 6 & 2

80. Main character is a man - A Night to Surrender - Tessa Dare - Rolled 2 & 2

84. Genre: police procedural - An Anonymous Girl - Greer Hendricks,Sarah Pekkanen - Rolled 5

89. Published between 2000 and 2017 - Scars - Cheryl Rainfield - Rolled 1 & 2

92. Reread of a childhood favorite -  Matchmaker's List - Sonya Lalli - Rolled 2

94. Non-fiction - Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee - Rolled 5 & 5

100. Let BL pick it for you: post 4 choices and read the one that gets the most votes!

Snakes and Ladders Update #9

 

I didn't have access to a computer for the past few days, but I also didn't get a lot of reading done. I did finish a book published between 2000 and 2017 with Scars to move off of square 89 and roll 2 die. I got a 1 and 2, putting me on square 92 for rereading a childhood favorite. I decided to just use a new book instead and roll one dice, so I used Matchmaker's List and rolled a 2. Square 94 is a non-fiction, so I need to finally finish Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism.

 

 

Currently Reading:

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee   

 

Completed, but Holding for Later Use:

On the Come Up - Angie Thomas

 

1. Author is a woman - 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne - Rolled 3 & 2

6. Title has a color word in it - Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Climbed ladder

27. Set during WWI or WWII - Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse - Rolled 2 & 1

30. Someone travels by train - Resistance - Jennifer A. Nielsen - Rolled 1 & 1

32. Genre: thriller - Hidden Bodies - Caroline Kepnes - Rolled 4 & 6

42. Characters involved in sports/sports industry - Tradition - Brendan Kiely - Rolled 1 & 5

48. A book you acquired in February, 2019 - Cold-Hearted Rake - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 2 & 1

51. Has a wild animal on the cover - Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich - Rolled 6

57. Was published more than 50 years ago - Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit - Jaye Robin Brown - Rolled 4

61. Cover is more than 50% red - The Vanishing Stair - Maureen Johnson  - Rolled 3 & 1

65. Snake - go back to 52

52. Has a tree or flower on the cover - Marrying Winterborne - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 4 & 6

62. Cover is more than 50% green - Blood Rose Rebellion - Rosalyn Eves - Rolled 4

66. Part of a series that is more than 10 books long - Devil in Spring - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 6

72. Involves the mountains/forests - The Queens of Innis Lear - Tessa Gratton - Rolled 6 & 2

80. Main character is a man - A Night to Surrender - Tessa Dare - Rolled 2 & 2

84. Genre: police procedural - An Anonymous Girl - Greer Hendricks,Sarah Pekkanen - Rolled 5

89. Published between 2000 and 2017 - Scars - Cheryl Rainfield - Rolled 1 & 2

92. Reread of a childhood favorite -  Matchmaker's List - Sonya Lalli - Rolled 2

94. Non-fiction

Snakes and Ladders Update #8

 

I finished A Night to Surrender which had two main characters, a man and a woman, so I used it to roll 2 dice. I got a 2 and 2, putting me on square 84 for genre: police procedural. I didn't have any books fitting that, so I used An Anonymous Girl to roll 1 die and got a 5, putting me on square 89 for a book published between 2000 and 2017. That one shouldn't be hard to get, so I'll have to see what book I can find that fits and I'm in the mood for reading.

 

Currently Reading:

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee   

 

Completed, but Holding for Later Use:

On the Come Up - Angie Thomas

 

1. Author is a woman - 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne - Rolled 3 & 2

6. Title has a color word in it - Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Climbed ladder

27. Set during WWI or WWII - Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse - Rolled 2 & 1

30. Someone travels by train - Resistance - Jennifer A. Nielsen - Rolled 1 & 1

32. Genre: thriller - Hidden Bodies - Caroline Kepnes - Rolled 4 & 6

42. Characters involved in sports/sports industry - Tradition - Brendan Kiely - Rolled 1 & 5

48. A book you acquired in February, 2019 - Cold-Hearted Rake - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 2 & 1

51. Has a wild animal on the cover - Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich - Rolled 6

57. Was published more than 50 years ago - Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit - Jaye Robin Brown - Rolled 4

61. Cover is more than 50% red - The Vanishing Stair - Maureen Johnson  - Rolled 3 & 1

65. Snake - go back to 52

52. Has a tree or flower on the cover - Marrying Winterborne - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 4 & 6

62. Cover is more than 50% green - Blood Rose Rebellion - Rosalyn Eves - Rolled 4

66. Part of a series that is more than 10 books long - Devil in Spring - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 6

72. Involves the mountains/forests - The Queens of Innis Lear - Tessa Gratton - Rolled 6 & 2

80. Main character is a man - A Night to Surrender - Tessa Dare - Rolled 2 & 2

84. Genre: police procedural - An Anonymous Girl - Greer Hendricks,Sarah Pekkanen - Rolled 5

89. Published between 2000 and 2017

Snakes and Ladders Update #7

 

 

I ended up just going with Blood Rose Rebellion for square 62 and just rolling a 4 since it isn't more than 50% green. I landed on square 66 for a book that is part of a series that is more than 10 books long. I didn't have any books on hand that fit that, so I just used Devil in Spring instead and rolled a 6. That put me on square 72 for a book that involves mountains or forests. I actually had a book that fit that since the characters of The Queens of Innis Lear spent quite a bit of time in the forests of their land as the trees were very important to their religion. I then rolled a 6 and 2 to put me on square 80 for a book with a male main character. I'm a little over halfway through A Night to Surrender. It has two main characters, one of whom is a man.

 

 

Currently Reading:

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee   

On the Come Up - Angie Thomas  

A Night to Surrender - Tessa Dare 

 

Completed, but Holding for Later Use:

An Anonymous Girl - Greer Hendricks,Sarah Pekkanen

 

1. Author is a woman - 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne - Rolled 3 & 2

6. Title has a color word in it - Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Climbed ladder

27. Set during WWI or WWII - Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse - Rolled 2 & 1

30. Someone travels by train - Resistance - Jennifer A. Nielsen - Rolled 1 & 1

32. Genre: thriller - Hidden Bodies - Caroline Kepnes - Rolled 4 & 6

42. Characters involved in sports/sports industry - Tradition - Brendan Kiely - Rolled 1 & 5

48. A book you acquired in February, 2019 - Cold-Hearted Rake - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 2 & 1

51. Has a wild animal on the cover - Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich - Rolled 6

57. Was published more than 50 years ago - Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit - Jaye Robin Brown - Rolled 4

61. Cover is more than 50% red - The Vanishing Stair - Maureen Johnson  - Rolled 3 & 1

65. Snake - go back to 52

52. Has a tree or flower on the cover - Marrying Winterborne - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 4 & 6

62. Cover is more than 50% green - Blood Rose Rebellion - Rosalyn Eves - Rolled 4

66. Part of a series that is more than 10 books long - Devil in Spring - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 6

72. Involves the mountains/forests - The Queens of Innis Lear - Tessa Gratton - Rolled 6 & 2

80. Main character is a man

Snakes and Ladders Update #6

 

 

After some thinking, I decided to just use Girls Resist! for square 51, even though it doesn't have a wild animal on the cover since I didn't have any books that fit that readily available right now. I rolled a 6 to land on square 57 for a book that published more than 50 years ago. I knew I didn't have any books that fit that in my pile at the moment, so I just used Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit from 2016 and rolled a 4 to land on square 61. I already had read a book that was more than 50% red, so I used The Vanishing Stair and rolled a 3 and 1. Sadly, that landed me on square 65 to a snake that took me to square 52, but I at least had already read a book with a flower on the cover with Marrying Winterborne. I rolled a 4 and 6 to get to square 62. I'm now out of completed books, so I'll have to work on reading some more to continue on.

 

Currently Reading:

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee  

 

The Queens of Innis Lear - Tessa Gratton 

 

Completed, but Holding for Later Use:

 

 

1. Author is a woman - 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne - Rolled 3 & 2

6. Title has a color word in it - Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Climbed ladder

27. Set during WWI or WWII - Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse - Rolled 2 & 1

30. Someone travels by train - Resistance - Jennifer A. Nielsen - Rolled 1 & 1

32. Genre: thriller - Hidden Bodies - Caroline Kepnes - Rolled 4 & 6

42. Characters involved in sports/sports industry - Tradition - Brendan Kiely - Rolled 1 & 5

48. A book you acquired in February, 2019 - Cold-Hearted Rake - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 2 & 1

51. Has a wild animal on the cover - Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich - Rolled 6

57. Was published more than 50 years ago - Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit - Jaye Robin Brown - Rolled 4

61. Cover is more than 50% red - The Vanishing Stair - Maureen Johnson  - Rolled 3 & 1

65. Snake - go back to 52

52. Has a tree or flower on the cover - Marrying Winterborne - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 4 & 6

62. Cover is more than 50% green

Snakes and Ladders Update #5

 

 

 

I picked Tradition for square 42 for characters involved in sports/sports industry since one of the main characters is a hockey player. I then rolled a 1 and 5 to move to square 48 to get a book you acquired in February 2019. I already read one that fit that, so I used Cold-Hearted Rake to continue on. I rolled a 2 and 1 to move to square 51. That square's for a wild animal on the cover. I don't have a book for that at the moment, so I'll have to think on this.

 

Currently Reading:

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee  

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich 

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit - Jaye Robin Brown 

The Queens of Innis Lear - Tessa Gratton 

 

Completed, but Holding for Later Use:

The Vanishing Stair - Maureen Johnson

Marrying Winterborne - Lisa Kleypas 

 

1. Author is a woman - 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne - Rolled 3 & 2

6. Title has a color word in it - Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Climbed ladder

27. Set during WWI or WWII - Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse - Rolled 2 & 1

30. Someone travels by train - Resistance - Jennifer A. Nielsen - Rolled 1 & 1

32. Genre: thriller - Hidden Bodies - Caroline Kepnes - Rolled 4 & 6

42. Characters involved in sports/sports industry - Tradition - Brendan Kiely - Rolled 1 & 5

48. A book you acquired in February, 2019 - Cold-Hearted Rake - Lisa Kleypas - Rolled 2 & 1

51. Has a wild animal on the cover

Snakes and Ladders Update #4

 

I finished Hidden Bodies and rolled a ten to move to square 42. I don't have any completed books or currently reading books with characters involved in sports. I'll have to take a look at what books I've got in my TBR and what I can get quickly, otherwise I'll use something I've already read and just roll one.

 

Currently Reading:

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee  

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich 

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit - Jaye Robin Brown 

 

Completed, but Holding for Later Use:

The Vanishing Stair - Maureen Johnson 

Cold-Hearted Rake - Lisa Kleypas 

 

1. Author is a woman - 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne - Rolled 3 & 2

6. Title has a color word in it - Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Climbed ladder

27. Set during WWI or WWII - Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse - Rolled 2 & 1

30. Someone travels by train - Resistance - Jennifer A. Nielsen - Rolled 1 & 1

32. Genre: thriller - Hidden Bodies - Caroline Kepnes - Rolled 4 & 6

42. Characters involved in sports/sports industry

February Books

I read 14 books last month with an average score of 3.75. 9 were YA books and 2 were graphic novels. I managed to hit 4 of the books I most wanted to get to in 2019, 3 of which were great.

 

My favorite read was The Wicked King - Holly Black. I now desperately want the next book, but have to wait until next year. My least favorite book was Slayer - Kiersten White. It was one of my most anticipated reads, but I hated most of the characters.

 

 

5 Stars

The Wicked King - Holly Black  My Solo Exchange Diary Vol. 1: The Sequel to My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness - Kabi Nagata  

 

4 Stars

The Death of Mrs. Westaway - Ruth Ware  Ghostly Echoes: A Jackaby Novel - William Ritter  Fence Volume 2 - C.S. Pacat  My Favorite Half-Night Stand  - Christina Lauren  Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss - Kasie West  The Vanishing Stair - Maureen Johnson  Cold-Hearted Rake - Lisa Kleypas  

 

3.5 Stars

Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse  

 

3 Stars

Nightblood - Elly Blake  Your Own Worst Enemy - Gordon Jack  

 

2.5 Stars

Slayer - Kiersten White 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne 

 

 

 

 

Books by author gender:

  • Male: 2
  • Female: 12
  • Male/Female Mix: 0

 

Books by format:

  • Physical: 6
  • Audio: 8

Snakes and Ladders Update #3

 

I finally finished my book with a color in the title, so I got to climb the ladder to square 27. I already had finished a book that took place in WWII that I had on hold for later use in the game, so I got to roll right away. I landed on square 30 and needed a book where someone travels by train. I just so happened to have finished a book this morning that had a bit of train travel for the main character and her partner, so I rolled again and landed on square 32. I started Hidden Bodies today and am about halfway through. It's a thriller, so I'll use it for this square once I finish it.

 

Currently Reading:

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee  

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich 

Hidden Bodies - Caroline Kepnes 

 

Completed, but Holding for Later Use:

The Vanishing Stair - Maureen Johnson 

Cold-Hearted Rake - Lisa Kleypas 

 

1. Author is a woman - 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne - Rolled 3 & 2

6. Title has a color word in it - Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Climbed ladder

27. Set during WWI or WWII - Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse - Rolled 2 & 1

30. Someone travels by train - Resistance - Jennifer A. Nielsen - Rolled 1 & 1

32. Genre: thriller

Snakes and Ladders Update #2

 

I finished another book, but it didn't have a color in the title. Since I'm currently reading a book that matches that description (technically I'm reading 2 books), I decided to hold the finished book for a later use. I'm reading Little White Lies to finish square 6 and take me up the ladder to square 27. Square 27 is for a book set during either WWI or WWII which matches one of my other books I'm reading right now - Girl in the Blue Coat (set in WWII). Once I finish those 2 books, I'll roll, see what it gets me, and then go from there.

 

Currently Reading:

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee  

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich 

Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes 

Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse 

 

Completed, but Holding for Later Use:

The Vanishing Stair - Maureen Johnson 

 

1. Author is a woman - 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne - Rolled 3 & 2

6. Title has a color word in it

Snakes and Ladders Update #1

 

I finished one of my books, so I got to roll and move to square 6. Neither of my current books fit the color word in the title description, but I have a few options from the library to choose from that fit, so I'll pick something from my stack.

 

Currently Reading:

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee  

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich 

 

1. Author is a woman - 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne - Rolled 3 & 2

6. Title has a color word in it

Snakes and Ladders Start

 

Since I just started, I'm on square one right now. I'm currently reading 3 books that all are over 200 pages and were written by women, so they all fit square one. Whichever I finish first will be the one I use to move on. I'll be under a blizzard warning until Sunday morning and won't be leaving my house at all tomorrow, so I'll likely be getting some reading done then.

 

Currently Reading:

99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne 

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - Kristen Ghodsee  

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution - Giulia Sagramola,KaeLyn Rich  

 

1. Author is a woman

January Books

I read 23 books this month with an average score of 3.59. 12 were YA books, but only one was a graphic novel. My most-read genres were contemporary, fantasy, and mystery. I've slowed down a bit on my reading pace from last year where I was hitting over 30 each month. I knew I couldn't maintain that pace, so I'm not surprised. I didn't think I was going to hit 20 this month until the final 10 days of the month where I suddenly had a reading spree and read 9 books.

 

My favorite read was The View from Flyover Country - Sarah Kendzior. The essays could get a bit repetitive since they were written over several years and combined into one book without being rewritten, but the messages they conveyed were important and worth reading. My least favorite was Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love. The book was not as advertised. I thought I was getting an anthology of short stories on love gone wrong, but it was actually authors giving advice to teens who wrote letters in. Their responses were mixed in quality.

 

 

5 Stars

The View from Flyover Country - Sarah Kendzior 

 

4 Stars

Divine Evil - Nora Roberts  A Blade So Black - L. L. McKinney  Everything's Trash, But It's Okay - Ilana Glazer,Phoebe Robinson  You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain - Phoebe Robinson,Jessica Williams  Aquaman Vol. 4: Underworld - Stjepan Sejic,Dan Abnett  This Is What It Feels Like - Rebecca Barrow  Sometimes I Lie - Alice Feeney  

 

3.5 Stars

The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer  Believe Me - J.P. Delaney  Evermore - Sara  Holland  It's Not Like It's a Secret - Misa Sugiura  Fire and Heist - Sarah Beth Durst  The Traitor's Game - Jennifer A. Nielsen  The Favorite Sister - Jessica Knoll  Defy the Worlds - Claudia Gray  An Unwanted Guest - Shari Lapena  Everything Trump Touches Dies - Rick Wilson  In an Absent Dream - Seanan McGuire  

 

3 Stars

Shadow of The Fox - Julie Kagawa  After Anna - Lisa Scottoline  

 

2.5 Stars

What If It's Us - Becky Albertalli,Adam Silvera Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love - Libba Bray,Ibi Zoboi,Cathy Liggett,Gayle Forman,Varian Johnson,Al Ewing,Kekla Magoon,A.S. King,Nina LaCour,Adi Alsaid,Cristina Moracho,Heather Demetrios,Jasmine Warga,Becky Albertalli,Sarah McCarry,Corey Ann Haydu,Sandhya Menon,Zach Fehst 

 

 

 

Books by author gender:

  • Male: 3
  • Female: 18
  • Male/Female Mix: 2

 

Books by format:

  • Physical: 6
  • Audio: 17

Currently reading

To Your Eternity 1 by Yoshitoki Oima
Satoko and Nada, Vol. 1 by Yupechika
Takane & Hana, Vol. 1 by Yuki Shiwasu
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku 1 by Maki Fujita
Silver Spoon, Vol. 1 by Hiromu Arakawa
The Prince in His Dark Days 1 by Hico Yamanaka
My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 1 by Hideyuki Furuhashi, Betten Court
Laid-Back Camp, Vol. 1 by Afro
Kiniro Mosaic, Vol. 1 by Yui Hara