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Rick Riordan – The Hidden Oracle

July 11, 2017

36. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (2016)
The Trials of Apollo, Book 1

Length: 376 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Started: 04 July 2017
Finished: 08 July 2017

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? When I got the second Magnus Chase book it mentioned this one in the back and I couldn’t believe I’d missed one! (This book does sneak in some little references to the Magnus Chase series – a mention of Annabeth going to Boston, Apollo reminiscing about meeting a god in a Stockholm tavern who had a sword that would not shut up, etc.)

Being human is
hard, but it’s worse when you’re used
to being a god.

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Matthew Loux – The Time Museum

July 10, 2017

37. The Time Museum by Matthew Loux (2017)

Length: 256 pages
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Started/Finished: 09 July 2017

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? Random browsing.

A huge museum
AND the power to travel
through time? Count me in.

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Brian K. Vaughan – Paper Girls, Vol. 1

July 5, 2017

34. Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson, and Jared K. Fletcher (2016)
Paper Girls, Vol. 1

Length: 144 pages
Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Started/Finished: 30 June 2017

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? Random browsing (my library had it on one of their end-cap displays and the cover caught my eye), plus Brian K. Vaughan’s usually pretty reliable.

The dangers of a
paper route don’t usually
involve time travel.

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June 2017 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

July 2, 2017

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started June with 213 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …214! I got a good amount of reading done this month, even though quite a bit of it was re-reading, and none of it was from my TBR pile. But hey, reading is reading! I also (finally) (FINALLY) got some reviews written. I’m trying to work at my review backlog from both ends, working on the oldest books first but also reviewing new books as I finish them. Some of them have been (and are going to be) pretty short, since I don’t always remember a lot of details of stuff that I read more than a year ago. But I’ll keep chipping away.

…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:

Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile

Audiobooks
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Read But Not Owned (Books)
The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

Read But Not Owned (Graphic Novels)
Soviet Daughter by Julia Alekseyeva
The Wicked and the Divine Vol. 4: Rising Action by Kieron Gillen
Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan (review coming soon)

Re-Reads
Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
The Wicked and the Divine Vol. 3: Commercial Suicide by Kieron Gillen

Changes to the TBR pile

 
Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!) Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan
 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King
* Pursuant to the discussion on this post, I’ve decided to create an eTBR pile for e-books and audiobooks that I accept for review or for which I actually pay money. I’m not adding them into my total TBR numbers, but I have to fess up about them somewhere. Keeps me honest.
 

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Leigh Bardugo – Siege and Storm

June 28, 2017

33. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (2013)
The Grisha Trilogy, Book 2

Read my review of book:
1. Shadow and Bone

Read By: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 11h 52m (448 pages)

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Started: 15 June 2017
Finished: 26 June 2017

Where did it come from? Audible.
Why do I have it? I’d enjoyed the first one so I figured what the heck?
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 13 Jul 2016.

Alina summons
the sun’s power, but what is
it doing to her?

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Kieron Gillen – The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 4: Rising Action

June 27, 2017

32. Rising Action by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (2016)
The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 4

Read my review of volume:
1. The Faust Act
2. Fandemonium
3. Commercial Suicide

Length: 144 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Graphic Novel

Started/Finished: 25 June 2017

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? It’s one of my new graphic novel series to read.

When the gods turn on
each other, the results will
be catastrophic.

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Suzanne Collins – Gregor and the Code of Claw

June 26, 2017

34. Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins (2007)
The Underland Chronicles, Book 5

Read my review of book:
1. Gregor the Overlander
2. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane
3. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods
4. Gregor and the Marks of Secret

Read By: Paul Boehmer
Length: 9h 03min (413 pages)

Genre: Mid-grade, Fantasy

Started: 07 July 2017
Finished: 13 July 2017

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? I wanted to finish the series, of course.

To save the humans
from the rats, the prophecy
says Gregor must die.

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