The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news, recap what has happened on the blog, what is upcoming and anything everything in between.
Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
I'm combining both memes together again this week, and I'll be linking this post up to both linky's.
June 1 - 8 Re-Cap / Mini-discussion
I’m a little curious about something: Do you plan what you are going to read in advance?
I do. The main reason? Goodreads Challenges. I joined a couple of reading challenge groups last year, and I’ve become slightly addicted to challenging myself to complete the tasks or spell out the chosen words using book titles/author initials by the deadline date. I, erm, have over forty challenges currently active. Yeah… ok. Maybe the words “slightly addicted” don’t quite cover it? The only way I have a hope of completing any of these is to select the books I need to read in advance, and that’s usually a list of ten or eleven titles, and I read them in any order I like throughout the month.
There is a reason why I’m rambling about this. Having a list of books to read does help with knowing what to read next. But… the big downside is when I buy a bunch of new books and I can’t really read any of them immediately – it sucks! I have three books that are driving me absolutely bonkers for the past week: Cinder; Throne of Glass and Breakable. They are sitting on my bookshelf, tempting me, and I know I can’t read them this month unless I finish my TBR pile for June early.
This is going to be my little note-to-self moment: No. More. Reading. Challenges! Bring on the spontaneity!
Phew, I feel better after that little outburst… ok, carrying on: My beautiful shiny books I've added to my never-ending TBR shelves this week!
Books I Bought
Hallowed is book two in the Unearthly trilogy which I'm really looking forward to continuing. I've seen some mixed things about it, so, trying to keep lower expectations for this one. The Scorch Trials is number two in The Maze Runner trilogy. It's been a couple of months since I read The Maze Runner, and I'm not as big a fan as I was back then. It happens. Hopefully book two will help me remember what I saw in the first book.
And finally, the three little gems that I'm pretty sure I'll love, that I can't read just yet. *cries*
The links will open up each books Goodreads page.
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Breakable by Tammara Webber
On the Blog this past week
Tuesday: Ten Books That Will Be In My Beach Bag This Summer – 2014 Edition
Wednesday: WoW #13: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehu
Thursday:Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
Thursday:2014 Book Blogger Summer Reading Programme – May Update
Friday:Feature and Follow #8 – Guilty Pleasures
Saturday:Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Books I read this past week
Marched by Ally Condie -- Love, Lex by Avery Aster -- (And almost finished) Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Soundtrack for the Week
Chris Cornell and Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden) -- Black Hole Sun