February TBR

Hey Book Nerds!

As you can tell by the title, today’s post is my February TBR. I’m sure you are wondering where my January Wrap-Up is, but since it is still January, that post won’t be up until tomorrow or Monday. Anyway, here is my February TBR.

I have a total of 5 books that I am hoping to read during the month. Two of them are for school, two are books I am buddy reading, and the other book is one I chose from my TBR Jar.

Books for school:

Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden: Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians by Gilbert L. Wilson


For those of you that don’t know, I am majoring in Archaeology, so I have to take mostly Anthropology classes. One of the classes I am taking this semester is called “First Farmers”, so that deals a lot with plant and animal domestication, as well as the first farmers. So, for that class, we have to read this book and write a book review on it. It is due in March so I am using February to read and review it. This book is 129 pages, and most of those pages have small images, charts, or full page images on them, so it shouldn’t be too bad.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/682296.Buffalo_Bird_Woman_s_Garden?ac=1&from_search=1


Awatimarka: The Ethnoarchaeology of an Andean Herding Community by Lawrence A. Kuznar


This book is one that I also have to read and review for my Zooarchaeology class, which studies animal bones. This review is also due in March, and much like Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden, this book is very short- 160 pages, to be exact. I don’t have the physical copy of the book yet, so I’m not sure if the book is full of pictures like Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden or not.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5486568-awatimarka?ac=1&from_search=1

Buddy Reads:

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


I am buddy reading this book with my friend Sarah from MickeyBetweenThePages on YouTube. After we did a buddy read together this month, we had so much fun and decided to do more buddy reads. This month, because of Valentine’s Day, we decided to read Anna and the French Kiss. Sarah has been dying to read this book and I definitely need to read it, considering I’ve had the book since it came out. This book is 372 pages, so we will most likely read 3 chapters a day and have the book finished by the 15th of the month. I am looking forward to this book and really hope I enjoy it. Also, be sure to check out Sarah’s channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFcvOBbyQX05sMxopSFY08w

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6936382-anna-and-the-french-kiss?ac=1&from_search=1

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard


I am buddy reading this book February 17th-29th with 12 other awesome book people (I would link their information below but it would take way too long to do that, so instead I will tag them in my Instagram post when I put that up: @brittanynm14). This book is a 416 page YA fantasy novel that I am a little afraid to read. I don’t think I have ever read a fantasy novel before, so hopefully I will like this one. I wasn’t even planning on reading it at all until they all mentioned it and how much they all wanted to read it, so I thought “why not”, and bought the book. Despite my slight fear, I am actually really excited to read this book. We are reading 3 chapters a day, except for on the 29th when we are reading 4 chapters, and then discussing it each day.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21414439-truthwitch?ac=1&from_search=1

TBR Jar Pick:

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo


So, around midnight last night, I was bored and decided to make a TBR Jar. I have a few TBR Jars at home, but I didn’t have one for the books that I have with me at school. So I made one last night and put the 22 pieces of paper in a cute owl mug and decided ot pick one to read in February. I was actually very surprised when I chose this book out of my TBR Jar. I thought for sure I would’ve picked a Nicholas Sparks book, since I have 4 of his books in my jar. However, I am actually pretty excited to read this book and see what all the hype is about. This a 368 page YA fantasy novel, so it looks like this will be the month of fantasy for me! However, since I have 4 other books that I have to read in February, it won’t be a big deal if I don’t get to this book this month. I only chose it if I either finish all 4 of the books and want something else to read, or to have as a fun read for when I’m not reading the other books.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10194157-shadow-and-bone?ac=1&from_search=1

Hopefully this reading month will be a great one for us all. Leave a comment telling me what your February TBR is, I’d love to hear about it!


*Disclaimer: all images came from Goodreads.com*




Christmas Book Haul

Hey Book Nerds!

Yes you just saw a post from me, but I am currently playing catch-up with my posts. I know this is almost a month late, but here is my Christmas book haul (finally).

I received several books for Christmas, as well as a few that I bought for myself. I’m not going to mention every book that I got for Christmas, just the ones that you all have probably heard of. So, without further ado, here is my haul.

Books I received:

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

(Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11556960-crewel?ac=1&from_search=1)


See Me by Nicholas Sparks

(Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24820165-see-me?ac=1&from_search=1)


The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

(Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13643567-the-evolution-of-mara-dyer?ac=1&from_search=1)


99 Days by Katie Cotugno

(Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22836575-99-days?ac=1&from_search=1)


Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

(Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8685612-the-iron-queen?ac=1&from_search=1)


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

(Goodreads link:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23395680-illuminae?ac=1&from_search=1)



Books I bought from Barnes and Noble:

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

(Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/270805.Impulse?ac=1&from_search=1)


Cinder by Marissa Meyer

(Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11235712-cinder?ac=1&from_search=1)



Books I bought from a thrift store:

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

(Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17250.The_Crucible?ac=1&from_search=1)


Persuasion by Jane Austen

(Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2156.Persuasion?ac=1&from_search=1)


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

(Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1885.Pride_and_Prejudice?ac=1&from_search=1)


Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

(Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/562762.Peaches)



I hope you guys enjoyed seeing the books I received and bought for myself. If you have a book haul, I would love to see it, so feel free to comment below.


*Disclaimer: all images came from goodreads.com*

TBR Takedown 3.0 Wrap-Up

Hey Book Nerds!

I know this is a little late, but here is my very small TBR Takedown wrap-up and an excuse (I know, I know, I’m full of excuses).

As you guys know, I had the full intention of participating in TBR Takedown. I had a great TBR and I was ready to read for a week and start the year off with a bang in regards to reading. However, I started the new year off completely different than I would have liked. I ended up getting really sick January 1st and am still a little bit sick as I am writing this. I ended up having an upper respiratory infection. For those of you that have had one of those, you know that you feel awful. I pretty much slept the entire week of TBR Takedown because I couldn’t do much more than that. Reading was something that just really couldn’t happen because I either didn’t feel like reading, or I had no energy to read. However, I did read one book that week that does fit in with the challenges of TBR Takedown, even though it was not on my TBR.

The book I read was actually a buddy read with my friend Sarah from MickeyBetweenThePages on YouTube. I will link her channel below, so you guys should go check her out because she’s pretty awesome. Anyway, here is the one book I read during TBR Takedown:

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith


This book completed 3 challenges, which included:

1.) Read a book that has been on your TBR shelf for over a year- I have had this book for a couple of years, so it was time to finally read it.

2.) Read a book outside of your comfort zone- this book is a contemporary, and that is definitely out of my comfort zone. Contemporaries take me forever to read and I usually find them very predictable and sometimes boring. So, reading this was a little concerning for me.

3.) Read a fire color book (red, pink, purple, lilac, burgundy)- this book has red on the cover, so it fit in perfectly with this challenge.

Despite my concerns with reading this book, I loved it. It was so adorable and easy to read. Yes, this book takes place in the span of 24 hours, but none of it felt rushed. In other words, it did not feel “insta-lovey” at all. The characters were well developed and meshed so well. I definitely recommend this book and I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10798416-the-statistical-probability-of-love-at-first-sight?ac=1&from_search=1

Sarah’s  Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFcvOBbyQX05sMxopSFY08w

Hopefully TBR Takedown was a huge success for those of you that participated!


*Disclaimer: image came from Goodreads.com*

#TBRTakedown 3.0 TBR

Hey Book Nerds!

For those of you that don’t know, the #TBRTakedown read-a-thon, hosted by Shannon from LeaningLights on YouTube, is back! This read-a-thon is taking place from January 4th-10th and has 7 optional challenges for you to participate in. I will only be participating until the 8th because on the 9th and 10th, I will be driving back to school, so reading won’t be happening. This read-a-thon starts at midnight your time on January 4th and ends at 11:59pm your time on January 10th and is mostly a Twitter based event. I will leave Shannon’s announcement video as well as he Twitter (she will be hosting sprints and interacting with everyone) below. I will also link my Twitter below because I will be updating my progress on there.

Now, here’s the exciting part: the challenges and my TBR.

1.) Read a book from your most recent book haul

For this challenge, I chose to read Impulse by Ellen Hopkins. I chose to read this book because I love Ellen Hopkins’ books. Her books are also written in verse which makes you fly through them (and they are addicting, so that helps too).

2.) Read a book that has been on your TBR shelf for over a or year (or the book that’s been on your shelf the longest)

For this challenge, I chose to read Angel of Mercy by Lurlene McDaniel. I have this book in a bind-up with Angel of Hope, so if I finish all of the books I have chosen, I will move on to Angel of Hope. Lurlene McDaniel’s books are usually really short and fast reads for me, which makes them perfect for read-a-thons.

3.) Read a book outside of your comfort zone

For this challenge, I chose The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The Crucible is considered a classic, which is completely out of my comfort zone. The classics I have ever read are the ones I was forced to read in Junior High and High School (which most of the time I never actually read), and I usually ended up not liking them. However, I am fascinated with the Salem witch trials, which is what this play is about.

4.) Read a first book in a series

For this challenge, I chose Angel of Mercy again because it is the first book in the Journey of Hope duology.

5.) Complete a series/ read a sequel in a series

For this challenge, I chose Glass by Ellen Hopkins, which is the second book in the Crank trilogy.

6.) Read a fire color book (red, pink, purple, lilac, burgundy, orange)

For this challenge, I chose Impulse by Ellen Hopkins again because the book is red.

7.) Read a non-novel item (poem, verse, novella, short story, etc.)

For this challenge, I chose The Crucible by Arthur Miller again because it is a play.


As you guys can see, I used a few of the same books for more than one challenge, simply because I will only be participating for 5 days, so I picked 4 books. Now, if by some miracle I finish all 4 of these books before the end of my 5 days, then I will just pick up whatever I feel like reading.

If you guys are participating in this read-a-thon, leave me a comment and let me know what you will be reading. Good luck and have fun (I know I will)!


Shannon’s announcement videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em4P6FIK9JI

Shannon’s Twitterhttps://twitter.com/leaninglights

My Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Britt91495