Netgalley Update: Part 2- March Releases

Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 7.15.36 AM.pngIn February, one of my goals was to make myself more accountable and figure out Mount TBR!  I wanted to try and get my Netgalley stack under control.   For the most part, I think I did okay!

I was able to make a dent in my pile and managed to keep my requesting to a minimum (Go me!).  I still have some March releases in my pile, so here they are!

Are any of these books that you have read?  Anything catch your eye?  Anything on your TBR shelf that we can buddy read?!

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Netgalley Update: Part 1- February Releases

Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 5.43.21 PMFor me, January is the month where I flounder like a fish out water as I desperately try to organize my life.  January seemed to last an absolute lifetime and I did indeed spend it aimlessly wandering, trying to get myself back on track.  Yikes…

But, now that February is here, I am ready to make myself accountable and figure out Mount TBR!

One of my main goals for February is to try and get my Netgalley stack under control.  I feel like I request all these books in moments of weakness (aka after reading all my favourite book blogs and developing serious FOMO) and then BAM all are approved at exactly the same time.  OOPS!

So, here are all the books I currently have on my Netgalley shelf releasing in February.  Are any of these books that you have read?  Anything catch your eye?  Anything on your TBR shelf that we can buddy read?!

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Book Review: Best Intentions (Erika Raskin) @erikaraskin @StMartinsPress

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When I started reading Best Intentions, by Erika Raskin, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I hadn’t heard very much about this book. Now that I have finished, I must say, this one became the surprise hit of my summer. I cannot believe more people are not talking about this book!

The way Raskin chose to narrate the novel and roll out the plot was absolute literary brilliance.

The novel opens with Marti, our narrator, looking back on the events of the story. Something bad has happened. She is facing charges. Her world has been torn apart. And, at this point, the reader has no idea why. Needless to say, I was hooked.    Told through a back and forth type of narration, the reader is able to see how the events played out and the repercussions. At about the 60% point is where the reader is finally privy to the events that led Marti to her situation and I was actually shocked with how things played out; I had my suspicions and I had my theories but Raskin does a phenomenal job at leaving small breadcrumbs so the reader stays in the dark.
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