So I was going to write my typical review…I’ve been quite busy working at the Kindergarden class as a sub and then will be going to the middle school (thank goodness – I have no patience sometimes for the antics of five year olds, lol)…so I haven’t had a lot of time to post. Which I hate because it feels like a betrayal. This is my outlet. I love my blog.
I still have been reading…and receiving books…which made me start to think: how many is too many books??
I know that sounds like a silly question. We all want to scream out, “THERE ARE NEVER TOO MANY BOOKS!!” But I’m serious, guys. I think I’m getting to that point. Mainly bc my reading has slowed down, and mainly bc I live with my mom, who constantly is complaining about my books. I have literally one shelf. I’m trying to make room for more.
Let me show you what I’m dealing with here:
By the couch, I found another spot for recent finds…
(Disclaimer – what you are about to see may horrify you. Look away if you have a heart condition or may be pregnant)
Here’s what I’m dealing with – and if you have any storage suggestions, I’m all ears!
Now, this is not me bragging. I was going to do a book haul post like so many do, but I couldn’t figure out where to start. I have recently received some beautiful books, so on the upside, I’d love to share those with you. But this was more of a question I needed to pose to all of you: do I have too many books? Is there a way for a girl with one bookshelf to store her others? Should I put some in the basement? Should I get rid of some? What would YOU do?
Anyway, on the plus side, I received some great books that I’m truly excited to read (if you follow my Bookstagram then you might have seen some of these already)….
Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.
Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.
Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.
Sounds good, right? And then there’s this beauty here:
In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment. Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him. Desperate to earn time, she arrives at the palace as it prepares for a royal wedding, ready to begin her search into childhood secrets that she once believed to be no more than myths. As she uncovers lost truths, Jules spirals deeper into a past she hardly recognizes, and faces an ancient and dangerous foe who threatens her future and the future of time itself.
Love the premise and love the cover!
I can’t forget about the most exciting book of the year…
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.
The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.
Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.
Now sometimes I know there are certain books that will always be awesome. I’m pretty sure Renegades is a book I’ll keep forever. I love Marissa Meyer and have almost all of her books. I could never part with them.
I would love to make a regular post sharing the books that come, but I always thought it was conceited. I’ve seen book haul posts and felt guilty for wanting to share…is that something you’d want to see? Do you have a solution to my book horror show that would help appease my mom so I can keep receiving amazing books but stop getting heat for it? 🤔
Or am I overreacting and this is totally normal?