Hola y feliz miércoles. Como algunos sabrán, la forma en la que escojo qué libro leer es sacando un título de un frasco. La cantidad de libros que leo en español es muy reducida si la comparamos con los libros que leo en inglés, pero trato de leer por lo menos un libro en español al mes. Los libros que quiero leer son los siguientes:
¿Qué libros en español quieren leer? Cuéntenme acerca de ellos en los comentarios.
Con amor, Miss Camila
Hello and happy Wednesday. Today I’m going to show you my process to choose what book to read next, and how I manage my TBR lists. Let’s get started, shall we?
I start by drawing a title from my TBR Jar, although I will be honest and say that at times I end up taking different papers until I get a title that really catches my eye.
I then go through my TBR list and highlight the title of the book.
Then I do the same in digital TBR.
And that’s pretty much it. I would love to be one of those people who just look at their bookshelf and pick a title, but I have too many books to read, both physical and digital, so I prefer to have a system. This has also stopped me from going on full-on reading slump mode because as soon as I finish a book, I select the next one.
Do you have a system for selecting the books you’re going to read or do you just pick any title you want? Let me know in the comments.
Love, Miss Camila
Hello and happy Friday. I have probably already mentioned that my NetGalley ARC reviews will go on Fridays. Now, this isn’t going to happen every single Friday, but I wanted those reviews to have a day of their own.
We all know that I’m not a great blogger or reviewer, but in my defense, I’ve never claimed to be one. After I had started blogging, I discovered NetGalley and went crazy requesting books, which has led to a ridiculous TBR list I am in the process of tackling. This is probably going to take me years because I want to read other books and not just ARCs of books that have been published for years now. This list here is just a guide for you to know what’s to come and what you can expect from me in terms of ARC reviews. I’m not adding links because that would take me hours, but I assure you, all the titles are on Goodreads. Let’s get started, shall we?
Update: I will be crossing out the titles as I read them, to make things more fun. Okay, bye.
- The Sweetest Thing by Lilian Darcy
Clancy of the Undertow by Christopher Currie
- Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez
Andrea and the 5-Day Challenge by Cindy K. Green
School Monitor by Alex Dunn
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Chalk Houses by Tracy Clark
- Long Way Home by Katie McGarry
- Did I Mention I Miss You? by Estelle Maskame
- When Dreams Come True by Rebecca Emin
- The Secrets We Keep by Deb Loughead
- The Secrets We Kept by Lili Velez
- Puck by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
- A List of Cages by Robin Roe
- Sucktown, Alaska by Craig Dirkes
- Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant
- Radical Self-Love by Gala Darling
- Nice Girls Endure by Chris Struyk-Bonn
- The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs
- The French Impressionist by Rebecca Bischoff
- The Form of Things Unknown by Robin Bridges
- All Things New by Lauren Miller
- RJ by Tim Soeder
- Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais
- The Agony of Bun O’Keefe by Heather T. Smith
- The History of Hilary Hambrushina by Marnie Lamb
- 180 Seconds by Jessica Park
- My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen by David Clawson
- One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton
- Last Summer at Eden by Christina Hedgenrader
- Once, In Lourdes by Sharon Solwitz
- Amish Guys Don’t Call by Debby Dodds
- Windy City Magic by Crystal Cestari
- Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan
- The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
- Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger
Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam
Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin
- Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman
- Stealing Candy by Stewart Lewis
Paper Hearts by Ali Novak
- Unspoken Rules by Lora Inak
- The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Pirate by Tim Collins
- Maddie & Sayara by Sanjyot P. Dunung
- The Dog Walker’s Diary by Kathryn Donahue
- Protected by Claire Zorn
- The Crowns of Croswald by D.E Night
- 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicky Grant
- The Notations of Cooper Cameron by Jane O’Reilly
- The Way it Hurts by Patty Blount
- The Long Ride Home by Tawni Waters
- Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart
- Welcome to the Slipstream by Natalka Burian
- The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne
- The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King
- Seven Days With You by Hugo Driscoll
- Goth Girl by Melanie Mosher
- Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell
- Project You by Aubre Andrus
- Textrovert by Lindsey Summers
- Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
- Hit the Ground Running by Alison Hughes
- Follow Your Heart by Tasha Nathan
- We Can’t Be Friends by Cyndy Etler
- Dreams Beyond the Shore by Tamika Gibson
- Spin the Golden Lightbulb by Jackie Yeager
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- Superfail by Max Brunner
- The Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope
- Hickville Redemption by Marie Karlik
- Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith
- As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti
- Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief by Rosie Somers
- Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss
- The Border by Steve Schafer
- Little Gold by Allie Rogers
- Sunshine is Forever by Kyle T. Cowan
- Blood and Stars by Jaime Lee Mann
- Clara Humble: Quiz Whiz by Anna Humphrey
- All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso
- The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by NoNonieqa Ramos
- Begin Again by Mona Kasten
- Mick & Michelle by Nina Rossing
- The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden
- Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
- Frankie by Shivaun Plozza
- Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse
- Flying With a Broken Wing by Laura Best
- Carry Me Home by Jessica Therrien
- If My Moon Was Your Sun by Andreas Steinhöfel
- 7th Grade Revolution by Liana Gardner
- Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
- Mischief by Stefania Shaffer
- The Curious Chronicles of Jack Bokimble and His Peculiar Penumbra by James DeMonaco
- Secrets of the A-List by Joss Wood
- The Shakespeare Stories
- The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay
- Honey Moon Dog Daze by Sofi Benitez
- Plank’s Law by Lesley Choyce
- The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis
- The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
- 806 by Cynthia Weil
- How You Ruined My Life by Jeff Strand
- Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid
- Kasey & Ivy by Alison Hughes
- Go Bravely by Emily Wilson Hussem
- Queen of Corona by Esterhazy
- Boys Keep Swinging by Jake Shears
- Freefall Summer by Tracy Barrett
- So Near the Horizon by Jessica Koch
- Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken
- Leatherback Blues by Karen-Hood Caddy
- The Year Santa Stubbed His Toe by William M Hayes
- The Monster at Recess by Shira Potter
- Talk of Shame by Alex Everwood
- True Identity by John C. Majors
- The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
- Baking for Dave by Melissa Palmer
- Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton
- My Anxiety Handbook by Sue Knowles, Bridie Gallagher, and Phoebe McEwen
- In Paris With You by Clémentine Beauvais
- Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
- And We Call it Love by Amanda Vink
- You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
- Lovestruck by Kate Watson
- In Harmony by Emma Scott
- Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas by Andrea Pyros
- Mastering Adulthood by Lara E. Fielding
- The Boys Who Danced With the Moon by Mark Paul Oleksiw
- The Orphan Band of Springdale by Anne Nesbet
- Rule by Ellen Goodlett
- Garrison Girl by Rachel Aaron
- Doing It by Hannah Witton
- The Long-Lost Diary of the World’s Worst Dinosaur Hunter by Tim Collins
- Things I’d Rather Do Than Die by Christine Hurley Deriso
- The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl by Christina De Witte
- The Bible Promise Book for Teens by Steve Russo
- Rebel With a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring
- The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky by Jana Casale
- Beyond the Green by Sharlee Glenn
Those are all the books I have requested through NetGalley that I’ve yet to read. Which of these titles would you like to read? Let me know in the comments below.
Love, Miss Camila
Hello and happy Wednesday. Every few months, I get into obsessive mode and start reorganizing all my bookish things. I don’t just physically reorganize my bookshelves, in fact, that rarely happens and maybe I should do it. No, I mean I reorganize my TBR list, my wishlist, and yes, my TBR jar.
A TBR jar is essentially a jar or any other type of container, which contains pieces of paper with the titles of books you own and you want to read. In my case, having one takes the anxiety out of picking a book every time. I would rather be surprised.
The original idea was to dump the contents of the TBR jar and check each title, just to see that there were no repeats and to remove the titles that I’d already read. In theory, this plan was brilliant, but in practice, I started getting super confused.
This resulted in me throwing all these papers to the trash can and starting over, using my TBR list as a guide. That’s an exhausting process, but in the end, it’ll give me peace of mind. Hopefully.
What book is at the top of your TBR list and why? Let me know in the comments.
Love, Miss Camila
Hello and happy Wednesday. I don’t know how long ago, I told you I was working on creating the Ultimate Reading Challenge and that I’d share it with you when it was ready. It was really fun to go through different book lists and challenges and combining them all in this very long list.
As I added titles to what was going to be the Ultimate Challenge, I realized I already owned many of the books, and so I decided that maybe it would be a better idea to just list those books first, to read all of them, and then to move on to other titles and didn’t even own. I already knew my TBR list was going to be long, I didn’t anticipate it consisted of nearly 600 books.
That, of course, gave me an idea: my TBR list was going to be my reading challenge, and because challenges are more fun when you have a buddy, I decided to share the list with you. Now, there are to versions of the list; if you want a the printable PDF version click here , but if you’re like me and you’d rather have the Word version to digitally edit, you can get it by clicking here.
The first thing I’d suggest you do is look through the whole list and cross out or highlight the books you’ve already read. Once you’re left with the books you haven’t read, make a mark on those you own, so that you can start with them. Of course, if you want to take on this challenge with me, let me know in the comments below. I’ll be sharing reviews of books in this list as I read them, and my plan is to post an updated version of the TBR list in the future.
Love, Miss Camila
Hello and happy Wednesday. Lately I’ve been working on a bookish project I think you’ll love, and while I was at it, I did some “cleaning” to my Kindle library.
I also updated my Kindle Unlimited content by returning books I’d already read and getting new ones from my Wish List. To me, Kindle Unlimited is the closest thing to having access to free ebooks whenever you want to. Basically, you pay $10 a month and can have up to ten books at a time from the Kindle Unlimited library. Every time you finish reading one, you can borrow another one. I personally think it’s an amazing deal because $10 is the average price for just one book, and I clearly ready and buy more than that every month.
If you’re an avid reader, I 100% recommend you try Kindle Unlimited. Here’s the list of books in my Kindle Unlimited library:
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling
- Just a Drop of Water by Kelly O’Malley Cerra
- Get Rich, Lucky Bitch! by Denise Duffield Thomas
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant
- The Missing by Caroline Eriksson
- Pride and Prejudice (audiobook) by Jane Austen
- Fierce by Leah Oviedo
- Sparkle by Cara Alwill Leyba
In the comments below let me know if you’ve read any of the books in my list and what your thoughts were.
Love, Miss Camila
Hello and happy Wednesday. Have you ever experienced a reading slump? I’ve been on many, and I think that’s because I get easily bored of pretty much anything and everything, so it’s easy for me not to feel passionate a book I’m reading or not to feel motivated to start a new one.
I’ve come up with different strategies to deal with my reading slumps, but I think the one that’s worked the best is having TBR jars. I say “jars” because I have one for books in Spanish, and another one for books in English. The small one is the Spanish one, and I’ve had it for almost two years, I think.
I made my TBR jar for English books because I had a ton of titles to read (the ones in the jar and not even half of them) and I was sort of getting overwhelmed when I had to decide what to read next. I needed a system that worked better than the list I have written down in my super handy bookish notebook, and so I decided the best system was to just leave the choice to randomness and luck.
Doing your own TBR jar is easy and fun. I used an old Yankee Candle jar, and made sure I removed all the stickers around it. I got my super long list of books I want to read and wrote each title down in a lined paper I then cut in strips. I folded each strip and put it inside the jar, and that was it!
I have to admit that I haven’t yet used my jar because I still have a list of books I started and want to finish, but I can’t wait to put it in practice because I think this is a cute and fun way to pick new books to read without having to sit down and make a conscious decision, which is sort of what bores me and gets me to go into reading slumps. Hopefully, it’ll work.
Do you have a TBR jar or any other system to pick the books you’ll be reading? Tell me about it!
Love, Miss Camila