#OnMyShelfTag

Today, I thought I would do something different. Today I am taking a popular BookTube Tag, the On My Shelf Tag, and doing it on my blog. I thought it would be something fun and different, I will also not be tagging anybody to do this. Last week, I asked people to give me a number between 1 and 105. Today, I am sharing those results.

Here are the results:
88- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: This book, while it does have its faults will always be one of my favorites, it’s a classic and one that I reread every once in a while.

82- Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee: I haven’t read it yet.

33- Stealing Home by Becky Wallace: I find it a little ironic that the 33rd book on my shelf is a baseball book (if you know, you know), it’s also one of many baseball books on my shelf. I loved this book, it was a cute contemporary and it focused more on the business side of baseball rather than the game itself. It’s a great summer read.

22- Black Moon by Romina Russell: This is the third book in a series set in space, and it is a wild ride. 

52- Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder: I haven’t read it yet.

46- Rabbit by Patricia Williams: I haven’t read it yet.

9- Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and A Dream by H.G. Bissinger: This book is a classic, and it’s a great story. It’s been a while since I’ve read it.

42- Hope Nation by Rose Brock: This an anthology of short stories from some of the most well-known YA authors that are heartbreaking yet hopeful. The stories are autobiographical.

78- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein: The poems in this book are always so much fun to read, and some of them actually make you think.

13- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: This is the first book in an adult fantasy trilogy. The magic system in this book is very unique in the sense that not everyone can do magic. There are also four different London’s in this book, which sounds confusing until you read the book.

102- Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis: I adore this book, it’s one that I have reread a few times. It’s the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia series (yes, I read them in chronological C.S. Lewis order) in which the Pevensie children return to Narnia and find it much different than when they left it.

7- The Teammates: A Portrait of Friendship by David Halberstam: This book is a true story of friendship. It tells the story of Bobby Doerr, Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Dom DiMaggio. It’s also about how Dom and Johnny take a road trip to visit Williams.

38- How To Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs: This is a collection of engaging short stories about the experience of not only living in Jamaica but immigrating to America and the experience of being a Jamaican in America.

53- On The Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder- I haven’t read this yet.

66- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle: I loved how different this book was and how one of the main themes is that everything isn’t always what it seems to be.

#eBookUnhaul

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Today’s post is going to be quite different.  Today’s post is going to be an eBook unhaul, yes you read that right eBook unhaul.  You might be asking yourself what is an eBook unhaul, well an eBook unhaul is when you go through your eReader for me it’s a Nook Tablet and you delete books that you’ve come to the realization that you’re never going to read, books that you’ve already read with no intention of ever rereading them and essentially freeing up wasted space.  The books have also been removed from my Goodreads account.  Books that I have read will be marked with an *asterisk. 

All the books were purchased with my own money, were acquired legally for free, or downloaded for free from Project Gutenberg.

Here are the books that I’ve unhauled from my Nook:
*The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
*The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
The Complete Hesiod Collection by Hesiod
The Complete Aeschylus Collection by Aeschylus
Euripides by Euripides
The Complete Plays of Sophocles by Sophocles
Children of the Dawn: Old Tales of Greece
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
*Hesiod the Homeric Hymns by Hesiod
The History of Herodotus by Herodotus
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
*The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
*Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
*The Crown by Keira Cass
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
*Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana
*The Elven Tales by Fabi Ghittoni
*It Wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble
*Beauty and the Beast x2
The House by the River by Lena Manta
The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen

 

#BookishOops

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To help me get back to blogging regularly, I have decided to participate in BlogTober hosted by Hâf from the Library Looter and Anniek from Anniek’s Library.  Today’s prompt Three Books I Meant/Wanted to Read Last Year.

Three books that I meant/wanted to read last year:
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
Challenger Deep by Neil Shusterman
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

#FavoriteDisneyVillains

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To help me get back to blogging regularly, I have decided to participate in BlogTober hosted by Hâf from the Library Looter and Anniek from Anniek’s Library.  Today’s prompt is Top 5 Disney Villains.

The list is in no specific order, and yes it is a bookish list.

1.) The Red Queen from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
2.) Captain Hook from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
3.) Mother Gothel from Tangled adapted from Rapunzel by The Brother’s Grimm who adapted it from the story by Friedrich Schulz
4.) The Witch from Into The Woods inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and Rapunzel from Grimm’s Fairy Tales
5.) The White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe adapted from the book of the same title by C.S. Lewis

#BeachReads

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Now that summer is finally here, I thought it would be fun to share some books that I think would make great Beach Reads.  These are books that I own, and haven’t read yet.  Some of them are eBooks and some are traditional print. 

On my Nook, I can create different shelves and add books to them, exactly like you can do with Goodreads.  On my Nook, I created a shelf and titled it Beach Reads. 

On my Nook Shelf:
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Again, but Better by Christine Riccio
With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

Traditional Print:
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Ana of California by Andi Teran
Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams
The Color Project by Sierra Abrams
Pride by Ibi Zoboi

#Top5Wednesday56

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by Lainey from Gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. There is a Goodreads group which lists the topics.  I will only be participating in this meme at least once a month, maybe more if it’s a topic that I’m really excited about.

This week’s topic is books about mental health or has mental health in them.  As always the list is in no specific order.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Beloved by Toni Morrison

#AdultBookRecommendations

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Today’s post is a little different.  If you read yesterday’s post, you knew that this post was coming, if not you can click the link and read it.

*Disclaimer: Before anyone comes at me and says some of these are not adult books, they are shelved in the ADULT fiction and non-fiction sections of the libraries in the consortium that I use.

Fiction:
The Shades of Magic Trilogy by V.E. Schwab
The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis
The Address by Fiona Davis
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Hiddensee by Gregory McGuire
All The Ever Afters by Danielle Teller
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose
That Crazy Perfect Someday by Michael Mazza
Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by H.P. Wood
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Wayward Children Series by Seanan McGuire– I have not read all of them yet, but the ones I have read I have loved them.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Non-fiction
Finding Fish: A Memoir by Antwone Quenton Fisher

The Color of Water by James McBride
Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports by Mark Fainaru-Wada
Francona: The Red Sox Years by Terry Francona
Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits by David Ortiz
Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series by Eliot Asinof
The Teammates by David Halberstam
Pedro by Pedro Martinez
Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend by Alan Steinberg
Second Wind: The Memoirs of an Opinionated Man by Bill Russell
Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas
Papi: My Story by David Ortiz
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza

#Top5Wednesday57

Spring_Summer Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by Lainey from Gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. There is a Goodreads group which lists the topics.  I will only be participating in this meme at least once a month, maybe more if it’s a topic that I’m really excited about.

This week’s topic is books that make me think of Spring  As always the list is in no specific order.

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
The Complete Tails of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Stuart Little by E.B. White

And yes, I am fully aware that these are mostly children’s classics.

#Top5Wednesday56

Spring_Summer Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by Lainey from Gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. There is a Goodreads group which lists the topics.  I will only be participating in this meme at least once a month, maybe more if it’s a topic that I’m really excited about.

This week’s topic is Independent Ladies.  As always the list is in no specific order.

Pippi Longstocking
Jo March
Anne Shirley
Elizabeth Bennet
Scout Finch

#Top5Wednesday55

Spring_Summer Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by Lainey from Gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. There is a Goodreads group which lists the topics.  I will only be participating in this meme at least once a month, maybe more if it’s a topic that I’m really excited about.

This week’s topic is Hyped 2019 Releases I Don’t Care About.  The list is in no specific order.

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff
Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
Slayer by Kiersten White
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

Yes, I’m fully aware that these are all fantasy and I’m not sorry.

There are so many more books that I could care less about, but I wanted to keep the list to five books.