Bookish Odds & Ends

Most Anticipated YA Sequels of 2018 (June – December)



It’s crazy to think we are already halfway through 2018 already.  Despite the fact that winter drug on FOREVER, this year is flying by!

Surprisingly, 2017 was a good YA reading year for me.  For the past few years, I’ve often felt that YA it fairly hit of miss for me, so I was delighted to find so many great YA books that I enjoyed so much last year.  I noticed that many of these books had sequels coming out the second have of this year, so I thought I would share which ones I am most looking forward to.

Here are the 8 YA sequels releasing in the second half of 2018 that I am most anticipating…

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Bookish Odds & Ends, Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Books I Read for #WomensHistoryMonth 2018


March was #WomensHistoryMonth here in the United States.  What is Women’s History Month?  Basically, it’s a month set aside to honor women & their contributions throughout history.  Much like what I did for #BlackHistoryMonth2018, I wanted to try and pick up a few books that centered around women’s history & women’s issues…

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Bookish Odds & Ends, Monthly TBRs

April 2018 TBR


I ended up reading 5 out of the 7 books on my March TBR, so not too shabby.   For April I will be shifting my focus to reading a few books for the upcoming book festival I will be attending this month, the Ohioana Book Festival.  Ohioana takes place in Columbus Ohio, which is about an hour and a half north of where I live.  I probably should have started my reading BEFORE now since the festival is only a week and a half away, but you know how that goes.

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Bookish Odds & Ends, Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Books I Read for #BlackHistoryMonth 2018



Back in 2016 I made a commitment to read more diversely.  I am happy to report that I continue to honor this commitment, and will continue to do so moving forward.  Throughout the year I read books by black authors, HOWEVER for Black History Month I wanted to take it a step farther and read books that had some historical context.  For Black History Month 2018, I decided to read books that centered around the Civil Rights Movement.

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Bookish Odds & Ends

2017 New Releases I Wish I Had Read in 2017


It happens every year.  The year’s new releases come out and you drag your feet.

I’ll wait to read ((insert new release book title here)) until I see more reviews for it.


I can only read so many books per year, is ((insert new release book title here)) worthy of my time?

For whatever reason, some of those new releases don’t get read.  Today I am sharing a few 2017 new releases that I am kicking myself for not actually reading in 2017…

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