I got the inspiration for this post from Misty at Misty’s Book Space.  She did a post about every unread book on her bookshelf, and I thought that it would be fun to do.  Yesterday morning, I went to my bookcase and counted how many unread books I have, wrote them down in my blogging journal and broke them down into genres.  Without further ado here is the list of unread books on my bookcase.

Classics (15 unread):
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Siddartha by Herman Hesse
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Little House in Brookfield by Maria D. Wilkes
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers

Historical Fiction (3 unread):
The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Personal Librarian (GIfted for Christmas) by Marie Benedict and Christopher Marie Murray

Non-Fiction (2 unread):
Rabbit by Patricia Williams 

Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

Poetry (1 unread):
Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman 

Fantasy (1 unread):
Wolves and Roses by Christina Bauer

Contemporary (5 unread):
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and NIcola Yoon
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Pride by Ibi Zoboi 
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson 
Ana of California by Andi Teran

In total I have 28 unread books on my bookcase and that’s out of 130 something books that I own.  Stay tuned tomorrow for the unread books on my Nook.




If you are new to my blog, I have decided that I am no longer going to do Friday 56. Friday Update is a feature in which I provide an update on what I read during the week, sometimes what I’m currently reading and what book/books I plan on starting over the weekend.

It’s my 100th Friday Update!! Yes, I am fully aware that this is being posted today (Saturday) but the week just ran away from me.  I’m still getting the hang of working full-time and getting back into blogging.

For the week of 1/7/2022-1/13/2022 I read:
Finding Fish by Antwone Quenton Fisher- 231 pages which brought me to the end of the book.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern– 96 pages

I’m hoping to finish The Starless Sea this weekend.



Today I bring you my book haul for the second half of 2021.  This haul encompasses books that I acquired from July to December. You can see my previous 2021 book haul here.

Willa of Dark Hollow by Robert Beatty
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Cradled by Christina Bauer-

Fast Pitch by Nic Stone
City of Bones Collection by Victoria Schwab- Purchased

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco- Purchased
Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco
The Righteous by Renée Ahdieh

The Ickabog
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis- Purchased
We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire by Joy McCollough
Prince Neptune by Cody Simpson- Purchased
Dark Waters by Katherine Arden- Purchased

Reclaim the Stars edited by Zoraida Córdova

November: no acquisitions

Disney’s Christmas Carol by Disney- Purchased
Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar- Purchased
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray- Gifted
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon- Gift Card Purchase
White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson- Gift Card Purchase
Gallant by V.E. Schwab


If you are new to my blog, I have decided that I am no longer going to do Friday 56. Friday Update is a feature in which I provide an update on what I read during the week, sometimes what I’m currently reading and what book/books I plan on starting over the weekend.

For the week of 12/31/2021-1/6/2022 I read:
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi- 141 pages which brought me to the end of the book
Finding Fish: A Memoir by Antwone Quenton Fisher- 122 pages

Total pages read: 263



For the month of February, I read five books.

As always books are listed in the order that I read them and are linked to my Goodreads reviews.  Screenshots are also from Goodreads.

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For the month of February, I read:
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3171169042
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3171169042
Giant Days Vol. 11 by John Allison: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3140043517
Giant Days Vol. 12 by John Allison: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3140043913
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3140043913


Pages read:737
# of days that I read: 7

Weekly page stats:

1/31/2020-2/6/2020 1,251
2/7/2020-2/13/2020 112
2/14/2020-2/20/2020 0
2/21/2020-2/27/2020 227

Book Haul:
Giant Days Vol. 12 by John Allison- Library
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o- Library
The Revelation of Louisa May by Michaela McColl- Library



For the month of January, I read seven books.

As always books are listed in the order that I read them and are linked to my Goodreads reviews.  Screenshots are also from Goodreads.

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For the month of January I read:
The Call of the Wild by Jack London: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3116446026

The BFG by Roald Dahl: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3116460014

Moonshot by Alessandra Torre: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3125496878

Lobizona by Romina Garber: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2666484746

Belichick and Brady by Michael Holley: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2246814342

The Secret Chapter by Genevieve Cogman: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2980641645

Shadowshaper Legacy by Daniel José Older: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1991723805

Pages read: 1,993
# of days that I read: 16

Weekly Page Stats:

1/3/2020-1/9/2020 731
1/10/2020-1/16/2020 66
1/17/2020-1/23/2020 281
1/24/2020-1/30/2020 710

Book Haul:
The BFG by Roald Dahl- Library
Moonshot by Alessandra Torre- Library

Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega- Barnes and Noble Pre-Order
Lobizona by Romina Garber- NetGalley and Barnes and Noble Pre-Order
Shadowshaper Legacy by Daniel José Older- Library
Giant Days Vol. 11 by John Allison- Library
The Secret Chapter by Genevieve Cogman- Library
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire- Library
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli- Library
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg- Library
Stuart Little by E.B. White- Barnes and Noble
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit- Barnes and Noble


Reading Goals and Challenges

I thought it would be a good idea to update my followers on how I’m doing with my goals and challenges, and in a way, I feel like doing this holds me accountable.  You can find my 2020 Goals post here, it also includes links to the challenges that I will be doing.

Reading goals: 5 out of 115

Goodreads: 5 out of 115
The 2020 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge: 4 out of 10
Library Love Challenge: 4 out of 60+



It has been forever since I’ve done one of these posts, the last one I did was in February of last year.  However, seeing as how I have a few posts planned for this week I thought I would resurrect it and let my followers know what to expect this week on the blog.

Monday 1/13/2020: StartOnYourShelfAThon announcement post
Tuesday 1/14/2020: ZodiacAThon announcement post and book ideas
Wednesday: 1/15/2020: eBook Unhaul
Thursday 1/16/2020: Book Review 2
Friday 1/17/2020: Friday Update (normal)



calendar girls

Temporarily hosted by Flavia the Bibliophile and Dani @ Mousai Books. Normally hosted by Katie @ Never Not Reading and Darque Reader Reads. From Katie’s blog: Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile.  It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers, and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a different theme. Each blogger picks their favorite book from the theme, and on the first Monday of the month reveals their pick in a Calendar Girls post. Make sure to post back to the hostess’s post, and I will make a master list for the month. The master lists allow everyone to see the other Calendar Girls’ picks and to pop on over to their blogs. Thus, we all get to chat about books and even make some new friends!

The theme for January is New Beginnings: Your favorite first book in a new series.

I had somewhat of a hard time coming up with a book for this one as I really haven’t read too many series that aren’t completed yet.  I looked back in my Goodreads and found two possibilities but I’m going to go with my favorite between the two.  One of my favorite books that I read last year, and is a first in a new series with the sequel being published this April is:

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Screenshot from Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: “The Library of Ever is an adventure across time and space, as a young girl becomes a warrior for the forces of knowledge.

With her parents off traveling the globe, Lenora is bored, bored, bored—until she discovers a secret doorway into the ultimate library. Mazelike and reality-bending, the library contains all the universe’s wisdom. Every book ever written, and every fact ever known, can be found within its walls. And Lenora becomes its newly appointed Fourth Assistant Apprentice Librarian.

She rockets to the stars, travels to a future filled with robots, and faces down a dark nothingness that wants to destroy all knowledge. To save the library, Lenora will have to test her limits and uncover secrets hidden among its shelves.”