March 2017 TBR (or a random list of books that I own)

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TBRs haven’t really been working for me lately, so, instead of making a fixed decision on what I am going to read, I am just going to show you all the books I currently have at my disposal. Depending on my mood, I will then choose what to read, hopefully taking off some pressure.

  • A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
    I will be reading the final book in the Shades of Magic series alongside Fadwa and Marie! We will jump right in as soon as we all have the book.
  • The Last Beginning by Lauren James
    I wasn’t a real fan of The Next Together, but somehow I wanted to give the series another chance. Even if I won’t like it, it wouldn’t be a disaster, because it was super cheap.
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
    I don’t know why this is taking me so long …
  • Caraval by Stephanie Gerber
    This will hopefully give me Night Circus vibes, because then I will be blissfully happy.
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
    I LOVE Norse Mythology so much!!!
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
    Film covers are my weakness. I’ve heard mixed things about it, but I just want to read it before I watch it.
  • King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
    This better salvage my opinion of the series or I will have to drop it.
  • Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
    Still planning on reading it with Cátia.
  • Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
    I do like the Thunder Road series, but it’s not calling to me right now.
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
    Trevor Noah is one of most awesome people out there. I’ve heard a lot about his past in interviews or his stand up program, but I cannot wait to read his entire book!
  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
    I have not not liked a Nina LaCour book thus far.
  • The Stone House by A.K. Benedict
  • Joyride by Guy Adams
  • What She Will Do Next Will Astound You by James Goss
    Those three are the Class novels … that I still haven’t read … I have no reasons …

And then I also have some eArcs I need to get to, which are the following:

  • Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
  • Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
  • Stealing Candy by Stewart Lewis
  • The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox

Click on the covers to get redirected to Goodreads!

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3)  The Last Beginning (The Next Together, #2)  Heartless  Caraval (Caraval, #1)  Norse Mythology  Before I Fall  King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)  Scrappy Little Nobody  Walk the Edge (Thunder Road, #2)  Born a Crime  We Are Okay  The Stone House (A Class Novel)   Joyride   What She Does Next Will Astound You   Goodbye Days  Girl Out of Water  Stealing Candy  The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase

I have even more books than that, but I know I won’t read those this month no matter what happens. This already gives me plenty of options! What are you reading this month?

February 2017 TBR

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Soooo, you might have noticed that my blog is looking slightly different? Also, it finally has the domain it deserves – lifeandotherdisasters.com! All of these things felt long overdue and with me finally reaching 1,100 followers, I just thought, why not?

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I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it, but just assure you that all old links still work and will just refer to the new domain now. I am really excited to have taken this step and make this whole blogging experience even more real. But now on to the important part of this post – the books!

  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
    This is the month! I am sure of it! (How often have I said that now?)
  • Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
    It’s about time I finally read this book. But WHY do they only ever release the US paperback one year after the release of the HC?
  • A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray
    I am going to read this with Cátia, Marie and maybe even Cristina (fingers crossed she catches up in time) and this will be so much fun! I can’t wait to see how this story plays out. There better not happen anything bad to my bae Theo.
  • Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
    This is part of my “Kat reads more non-fiction” program and I will be buddy reading that with Cátia as well!
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
    I am SO excited for this! It has a main character called Tea! TEA!!!!

Click on the covers to get redirected to Goodreads!

Heartless Walk the Edge (Thunder Road, #2) A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, #3) Scrappy Little Nobody The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1)

What are you reading this month? Have you already read any of my picks?

January 2017 TBR

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Wow! How weird to finally write the numbers 2017. I hope you all made it safe and sound into the new year, may it be at least fractionally better than the last one! (Which would already be a lot considering what a mess 2016 has been!!!) But now let’s talk about books and what I want to read this fine January.

  • Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
    It is time I finally read this. I don’t even know why I have been waiting this long, especially considering that I already had it in October.
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
    I keep forgetting about this book, just like I forgot to ever post that unboxing of OwlCrate. I will probably end up doing a combined post on that whenever I get around to reviewing it.
  • Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
    There’s the beauty of the book on the one hand and a story that seems very, very intriguing on the other. Can’t wait to dive into this.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
    Still haven’t read any regular HP books, but apparently I have absolutely no problems reading the screenplays!
  • The three Class novellas
    … to conquer my withdrawal

Blood for Blood (Wolf By Wolf #2)   Heartless   Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

What are you reading? What are your plan for 2017?

December 2016 TBR

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I intended for this post to be more of an info for you, so you would know which books I currently have at home (as a physical copy or ebook). However, then I realised that would be a ton of unread books and I don’t even want to put the pressure on me to read them all. Therefore, here is a selection of what I might choose to read this month. I hope you all got that me being super vague about this meant, no promises!

  • The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  • Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
  • Witch’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman/Jay Kristoff
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer

The Animators: A Novel   Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)   Blood for Blood (Wolf By Wolf #2)   Witch's Pyre (Worldwalker, #3)   Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)   Heartless

Click on the covers to get redirected to Goodreads! I sure have a ton of sequels on my list this month. What are you reading this month? Tell me all about it!

October 2016 TBR

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I mostly stick to my TBRs when I can, but there are times when I simply do not know which books to choose, because I want to read EVERYTHING so bad. Since I am really terrible at making decisions, I am just going to list some books here that I want to read, but I have no idea if I will have the time with work and writing and researching to actually do so.

  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
    This month I am going to read it for real, together with my good friend Cátia.
  • Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
    The book was featured in the September Fairyloot box and is a new take on Russian folklore. It includes the myth of Baba Yaga, so I am already immensely excited to read it.
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
    This one will be in my OwlCrate box, which I know because I have no self restraint. NONE!
  • A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
    Ever since I’ve seen the cover, I’ve just been in love. I want to read this one so bad!
  • Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
    There is no way I would pass up an opportunity to read the sequel to one of my favourite reads from this year.
  • Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
    Time to jump on the bandwagon I guess? I haven’t even read the Grisha books, but I will try and see if I can do without them.
  • The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch
    I have not read the best of reviews for that one, so I am not very eager to read it. However, it’s an arc and I will get through it, hopefully before the release date … I will most likely be reading this with Cátia and Cristina as well.

As always, click on the covers to be redirected to Goodreads!

It Ends with Us   Vassa in the Night   Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)   A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1)   Blood for Blood (Wolf By Wolf #2)   Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)   Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)   

My month is packed with almost exclusively Fantasy and I am quite happy about that, since it’s one of my favourite genres ever! What are you reading this month?

September 2016 TBR

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I have a lot planned for this month, unfortunately only very little of it has to do with reading, books and/or the blog, but bear with me. I don’t think I will lower my post count per week (4-5 seems a reasonable amount), however, I have come to a point in my life where I really need to take charge of what’s going to happen next. Do you know the feeling of getting stuck doing something just because it is comfortable and familiar, instead of investing some time, money and sweat into doing what you were meant to do or something you wanted to do for a while? Well, I feel sort of stuck and it’s time for a change. I want to do SO much, but it involves research, interviewing strangers and hoping for their help/advice and generally moving on from where I am now. So, I want to do that starting this month, knowing well that it will take some time and that it won’t just be a matter of weeks. Therefore I selected some books, but nothing that can’t be done in a month:

  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue/Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
    I love the Raven Cycle so far and they are pretty fast reads. So, that’s that.
  • P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
    You probably already know that this one was in my August OwlCrate box. It’s also my first Kasie West book, so I fairly excited to get to it.
  • It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
    Also, shame on me for not having read anything by Colleen Hoover until this point. I am kind of scared to get sucked into her literary world … what if I need all the books afterwards? My poor, poor wallet and shelf.
  • Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor
    I’ve raved about the release of this one, simply because movie sets are one of my most beloved settings ever.
  • Because I Love You by Tori Rigby
    I planned on reading this with Cátia and Cristina once, but I am not sure they have time.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)   The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)   P.S. I Like You   It Ends with Us   Unscripted Joss Byrd   Because I Love You

Click on the covers to get redirected to Goodreads!

If through some magic, I could get my hands on a copy of Furthermore and Witch’s Pyre, I would also tackle them right away most likely. But that’s it from my side. What are you going to read?

(Provisional) August 2016 TBR

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You may be wondering about the title of this post … or maybe not? I don’t know, you could be thinking that my indecisiveness is totally normal, which it technically is, but I am rambling. My point being that I do not have a fixed TBR for this month, because my birthday is in two days and I am not 100% sure what I am going to get in terms of books and therefore that could change EVERYTHING. Before I stop making even less sense, here’s what I provisionally had in mind:

  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
    I am so in love with the quiet excitement of this book. I am knee-deep into it all and my poor baby August isn’t fairing so well. As you could probably already guess, I won’t need much longer for this book now that I am so pumped about what’s going on.
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
    Mentioned it quite a lot, but I have not read any of the Potter books … I have seen the movies and know that that’s not the same, but I still like the world. So we will see how this script will fare with me.
  • Gone Wild by Jodi Lundgren
    I don’t really have anything to say about this book yet. It’s an eArc Cátia and I are going to read together. It looks promising, but we will see how it is when we get to it.
  • Player by M.L. Sparrow
    Yep, I am going to dabble my feet in NA again, which is like my only contribution to NA August, but whatever. Small steps!
  • All the birthday books?

This Savage Song  (Monsters of Verity, #1)  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8)  Gone Wild  Player

Click on the covers to get redirected to Goodreads and don’t forget to tell me which books you are planning on reading in August!!! 

November 2015 TBR

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Last month I didn’t make a TBR post, because I actually didn’t know what I wanted to read or if I was even going to read anything. This time it is a little different, but not all that much. November is really busy! With NaNoWriMo, working at the first Vienna Comic Con and having some other social responsibilities (like going to Daniel Sloss’ performance when he’s in Vienna next week), I have no idea how much time I have for reading. However, there are some books that I would like to tackle, so here is my very small November TBR:

  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell
    I LOVE everything Rainbow Rowell and the ever so amazing Cristina @My Tiny Obsessions had two copies of the book, so she actually sent me one. I cannot thank her enough, because that was one of the kindest things ever to do! It’s thanks to her that I get to read an actual physical book this month!
  • How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras
    This book will come out tomorrow and I haven’t started reading it yet. I hope to get to it soon, because I want to review it close to its release, but I am just not sure that I’ll be able to. (Thank the stars that I remembered to download it before it got archived though!!!)
  • This Song Is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin
    The book will come out in January, so I still have plenty of time to read it, but I like to tackle NetGalley books as soon as I get approved. A girl’s gotta keep her approval-to-feedback-rate up, if you know what I mean!

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What are you reading this month? Even if I doubt that I’ll get to, what are some of your recommendations?

September 2015 TBR

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I always have a hard time choosing books to read during … well, during any month really. On the one hand, my shelves are overflowing as it is and I have not read all of the books I already own. But to be honest, I often just don’t feel like reading them. And on the other hand, I want to read a ton of new books, but getting the original editions and not the translated ones takes time since they are barely ever available or on stock. So, I am super proud to actually have a pretty decent September TBR for you. Take a look!

  • The Magician King and the Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
    This is kind of a no-brainer since those are Book 2 and 3 in the Magicians trilogy and I promised to finish it.
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    I visited an English bookstore in Vienna and everything was soooo expensive. And then I saw them: various classics from the Word Cloud collection. I love those editions so much and I really had to restrain myself from buying them all. I ended up with Frankenstein and am quite happy about that. The books are bound in some sort of soft leather and have sentences from the book on the cover, formed in a word cloud using different fonts. I LOVE it!
  • Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines
    I am sure I am going to need a bit of a more light-hearted book when I’m done with the Magicians, so I thought this one would be quite nice. It seems like a sweet book about teens with problems, but the normal and not the magical kind.
  • The Next Together by Lauren James
    Incarnation love story and gorgeous cover? Count me in! I think it’s part of a trilogy, so I hope it doesn’t have a terrible cliffhanger ending, but I am excited about this book.

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As always click on the book covers to be redirected to Goodreads for more information! What are you reading this September?

August 2015 TBR

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As promised during my July Wrap-Up, here is my belated August TBR!

The list is unfortunately not very long. I would like to read more and I do have a huge TBR pile, which I’m not really in the mood for. So, here are the books I definitely want to read:

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    If heard so many good things about this book, I just can’t wait any longer.
  • Armada by Ernest Cline
    Yeah, it’s somewhat of a Cline-Marathon. I scored myself a signed hardcover-copy of Armada during my stay in Wales and I’m really excited about it. I heard that it’s very similar to Ready Player One and since I’m reading them one after the other, I’ll be able to judge if that’s true.
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
    People who know me, know that I can’t resist a book that’s been adapted for the big screen, especially if the movie had a good trailer. I often by books depending on which trailers I like to be honest. It may seem weird, but I read some great stories because of that. (Click here to watch the trailer!)
  • The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman
    This one I can’t be sure to read this month. It’s not because I don’t want to, but rather because I don’t know if my bookstore will actually have it in 1-2 weeks as promised, or like I know them, in one month. This has been adapted as a TV show and is said to be some grown-up Harry Potter version. I really want to read it! (Click here to watch a First Look of the show!)

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Click on the covers of the books to be redirected to Goodreads for more information! My month seems to be very sci-fi-heavy. How about you? What are you reading during August?