book hangover

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This week was super busy! I had a lot of catching up to do at work before my vacation, plus it was rough due to some life stuff. So not my most productive week, but I did get some reading in. Tomorrow, I leave for a week at the beach, so expect me to be sparse!  I’m bringing 10 books with me.  Too few?

I also got sucked in to Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray…and then I finished it. And WTF THE ENDING. I NEED MORE NOW.  I seriously hope it’s not another three years before she publishes the next book. I HAVE QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS. Still suffering some major book hangover (as is only right after 600 some pages of brilliance), but kicking it with The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare is helping.

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I made some great progress playing I Am Bread with one of my friends.  (Yes, we know it’s a single player game.)  Nothing like making some good virtual toast.  The Garden will be ours!

I’ve also been following all of the San Diego Comic Con buzz, including pretty much everything posted by Sarah Maas or Susan Dennard.  But then, I stalk them all the time.  GAH, I will get my hands on Truthwitch if it kills me!  This was technically last week, but I was chosen to be the first Witchlander street team member!  SO FREAKING EXCITED.  Full team will be announced this coming Tuesday.

#BookHaulthis week’s stack of pretties (links lead to Goodreads)



Made You Up by Francesca Zappia | The King in Yellow by Robert Chambers | Doll Collection edited by Ellen Datlow


The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie | Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson | All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

I went a little crazy with Amazon reward points and there were some good Kindle deals this week, so my wallet is aching a little bit.  Thank god I have that nice stack of ARCs sitting on my floor–although it makes the book haul less impressive right now, since I have them already.  (I know, I know.)

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How did your week go? Any new books added to your TBR piles?


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23 thoughts on “Weekly Recap #11: Book Hangovers and Beach Time!

  1. What an amazing haul of books this week. They look amazing and different. I hope you love all of your new books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love


  2. I haven’t read anything by Libba Bray and tbh that’s because I’m slightly intimidated with the thickness xD But Lair od Dreams sounds like a satisfying sequel I’m glad you enjoyed it (despite the terrible hangover afterwards haha).

    And I read Tiger Lily last year, but I didn’t enjoy it due to lack of dialogues but I hope you’re gonna love it! Many people seem to love that book :)


  3. I have sorta been in a book slump in that I am slooowly moving through a book. That is mostly because I have been at the beach this week and was much more interested in beach time than reading (I hope). I hope you enjoy your own vacay!


  4. OOoh nice! I still need to read Haunting of Sunshine Girl! But I LOOOOOVED Tiger Lily! Thought that was one incredible read! All American Girl was cute too! I read that one years and years ago, but I remembered liking it enough! LOL! Even had this same edition too!

    Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)


    1. I guess it’s based on a youtube series, which is intriguing. I’m dying for a good horror book. Oooh, yay, I hope I like them! I love Peter Pan and Meg Cabot, so there’s a good chance.

      I shall! You too!


  5. OH OOH I SO WANT TO READ MADE YOU UP. I see it everywhere and mostly (or all?!) good reviews so afldksa I need that kind of book in my life asap yes please and thank you. I hope you like Tiger Lily!! I LOVE PETER PAN. It wasn’t quite as epic as I wanted, but it’s so so beautiful and mildly heart breaking. :’)
    Thanks for linking to my post too. N’aWWWW YOU ARE SO NICE, CJ. I hope your bookhangover doesn’t last for too long. hehe


  6. Oh man, I’m so excited about Lair of Dreams but man, knowing it’s kind of a cliffhanger or something, I’m not too keen about that! I Am Bread sounds interesting, I saw it on Steam lol. I’m excited about SDCC! Yesss you got Made You Up! I hope you enjoy Sunshine Girl, I just read it and keen to hear what you think.


  7. I hope your week didn’t go so bad, even if it was quite hectic! At least you get to leave for the beach ;D And yes, 10 books are few, haha. I’m only kidding, they seem perfectly fine! By the way, so glad you enjoyed Lair of Dreams. I haven’t read the first book, BUT I PLAN TO. Enjoy your new books, especially Made You Up! I’m so excited to get my hands on a copy though :) Have a great week, CJ!!! Hope this week will do better for you!

    Jillian @ Jillian’s Books


  8. A week at the beach sounds like heaven C.J I hope you have a relaxing week, especially after the week that you’ve had. And I can’t wait to read Lair of Dreams, I plan to start it tomorrow, but after hearing that you loved it, I may have to start it tonight!


  9. OOH, I’M SO JELLY OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WENT TO COMIC CON >.< It's hard living halfway across the world. and I feel like I should give the game I am Bread a try…because virtual toast? ;) Why not? AND YES YES YES TO BEACHES.


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