Friday Reads 8/11/2017

Happy Friday Readers!!! This has been one long and trying week, so happy to see it come to an end *whoop whoop* I’m actually surprised to have finished any books but I managed 3! LOL!

Earlier in the month I decided to join #arcAugust to help me make a dent in my physical & digital stack (see here). I opted not to have a set TBR because I am a mood reader and because I love to genre hop to keep things interesting and avoid slumps. I’ve read two eGalleys for #arcAugust & listened to 1 audio book from my back list…


I cannot even begin to tell you all how The Serpent King BROKE MEEEE!!! left me walking the New York City platforms hopping from 1 train to the next all the while trying to keep my tears under control. This story about friendship between 3 very different characters has managed to find a forever home in my โค for so many reasons (trigger warning: child abuse, racism, and homophobia) I will discuss in my review. I will be picking up a physical copy this month for my shelves & writing a Audio-book review over the weekend, just trying to decide between spoilery vs. non-spoilery haha! I have too many feels that need to be discussed! smh.

Soon after or around the same time really, I finished & reviewed The Epic Crush of Genie Lo which was my 1st chosen arc for the readathon. This was such a fun & diverse read with elements similar to those found in Rick Riordans books. Except we follow Chinese folklore centered around The Monkey King & I am so ready for more books with Asian representation. In my review I also linked two Own Voices reviews that I really enjoyed reading myself from two amazing bloggers.

Lastly, last night I finished reading Spellbook of the Lost and Found & will be writing my review tonight. I have not yet come up with a rating but I can say it’s between 3.5-4 stars. This book had that dark vibe that kept reminding me of the cult classic The Craft & could easily see it play out on the screen. Still gathering my thoughts but more to come…and will most likely watch The Craft cuz Fall please, I’m ready for my favorite season <3’s


I started When I am Through With You (Sins and Scandals #1) by Stephanie Kuehn….I legit JUST realized as I’m writing this post that this is going to be a series! GAHHH! freaking out at my desk cuz YASSSS! I started reading it this morning on the train ride to work & jeez it’s 50 shades of effed up! but oh sOoOo good! I’m already wondering if I’m in the mind of a psychotic killer. Just as soon as I publish this post I will be back to reading. This is also my 3rd read for #arcAugust & I’m content with that since it’s more than I’d have read by this date any month haha!

Also on the night stand for this weekend, is The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace which I am pretty excited about! my twin Gretchen over at ChicNerdReads LOVES this collection so much & I honestly don’t know what has taken me this long but better late than never ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy FriYay Readers! hope you’re all having a wonderful end of the week! what are YOU reading? watching? planning this Weekend?


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37 thoughts on “Friday Reads 8/11/2017”

      1. I believe You Stephanie!!! gahhhh! I was supposed to read it this weekend but with school coming back soon, I was scrambling to take advantage of all the sales for my little girl. I’m def taking it with me to work tomorrow since it’s such a short read ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. I’ve seen some brilliant reviews for The Serpent King, I really need to get around to that one myself because I need to know what everyone is talking about. I’m fully prepared for the book to break me, I just need to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed it Lilly, and The Epic Crush of Genie Lo. Also I can’t wait to see your review for Spellbook of the Lost and Found. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy reading! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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    1. Oh Beth! I am seriously hoping you read The Serpent King sooooon! haha! I KNOW you’d LOVE IT! Thank you & I def need to get to writing my Spellbook review, I’ve been enjoying reading & my reviews will soon start to pile up *sobs* Happy reading โค

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      1. At the moment I’m enjoying reading as well. I’ve managed to stay on top of my reviews but I have a lot of books I want to get around to this month and before the end of the year so I need to read fast! ๐Ÿ˜€


    1. Oh goodness Kim! You have no idea how amazing this book is. I won’t lie! It’s def sad & tragic but the lessons in friendship alone are gold!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ I hop you can get to it soon, is love to hear your thoughts โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

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      1. Ugh! Those are truly the BEST weekends! ๐Ÿ˜‚ mine was more hectic so, not much in reading but since I got in a ton of it on Friday, I was ok with that. Back to the arc list this week. ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘€

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      2. So have I ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m just now getting back to reading w/out getting distracted smh lol. Book events are always fun though ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I can’t wait for this Octobers NYC Con ๐Ÿ˜†

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      3. They are so much fun! I’d choose a book event over a night home reading almost any day. But I do need to catch up like crazy this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to hear all about NYC Con!

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  2. The Serpent King has been on my TBR forever and I’m such a softie so I’ll probably end up crying too when I decide to read it ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Can’t wait for your review though ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. I can’t wait to see what you think of The Princess Saves Herself in This One! I’m not a big poetry reader, but I really want to check that collection out because I’ve heard so many great things about it.

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    1. I was hoping to squeeze it in this weekend but LIFE got in the way lol. I’m just going to take it with me to work, it’s a short read so a train ride to work should do it. Will let you know how it goes ๐Ÿ˜‰

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