COYER Summer Vacation Wrapup & Tackle Your TBR Signup & My TBR List Meme

I’m combining a few things into one post today. It’s the end of COYER, the beginning of Tackle Your TBR, and the start of a new TBR meme.


COYER Summer Vacation 2014 ended yesterday. Here is the sign-up post I did in June. How did I do?

  1. Will the Real Prince Charming Please Stand Up? by Ella Martin – review
  2. The Dare by Hannah Jayne – review
  3. How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott – review
  4. Blackout by Madeleine Henry – review
  5. Panic by Lauren Oliver – review
  6. The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder – review
  7. The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming – review
  8. Always, Abigail by Nancy J. Cavanaugh – review
  9. Some Boys by Patty Blount – review
  10. Amity by Micol Ostow – review
  11. The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney by Lauren Barnholdt – review
  12. Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner – review
  13. yolo by Lauren Myracle – review
  14. This is Falling by Ginger Scott – review
  15. The Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz – review
  16. The Black Mage: First Year by Rachel E. Scott – review
  17. The Empress Chronicles by Suzy Vitello – review

Those aren’t the only books I read this summer, but since I haven’t posted reviews yet for the others, they don’t count.

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon runs from September 8-20.

As with COYER, my goals are pretty vague, but here are the ARCs I have available to read with release dates in September.

  1. Playing with Matches by Suri Rosen
  2. Everything Changes by Samantha Hale
  3. Wildlife by Fiona Wood
  4. Adreneline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton
  5. Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
  6. The (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys by Barbara Dee

My To-Be Read List

My To-Be Read List is a meme hosted by Because Reading is Better Than Real Life. On the first Saturday of every month, I’ll be posting a poll with three books from my TBR. You get to vote on one for me to read and on the last Saturday of the month, I’ll post my review.

Here are my choices for September:

Nantucket Red by Leila Howland

Cricket Thompson’s lifetime of overachieving has paid off: she’s headed to Brown University in the fall, with a spot on the lacrosse team and a scholarship that covers almost everything. Who knew living in the dorm cost money? An Ivy League education seems to mean living at home for the next four years.

When Cricket is offered the chance to earn enough cash to afford a real college experience, she heads back to Nantucket for the summer. But the faraway island challenges Cricket in ways she hadn’t anticipated. It’s hard to focus on earning money for next year, when she finds her world opening up in entirely new ways-to art, to travel, and, most unexpectedly, to a future completely different from the one she has been working toward her whole life. A friendship blossoms with Ben, the gorgeous surfer and bartender who encourages Cricket to be free, even as she smarts at the pain of seeing Zack, her first love, falling for her worst enemy.

But one night, when Cricket finally lets herself break all her own rules, she realizes she may have ruined her carefully constructed future with one impulsive decision. Cricket must dig deep to fight for her future, discovering that success isn’t just about reaching goals, but also about listening to what she’s been trying to ignore-her own heart.

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons, no warning, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but with help from her friend Bianca, she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back.

And that’s when the girls stumble across a copy of The Art of War. With just one glance, they’re sure they can use the book to lure Jason back into Lainey’s arms. So Lainey channels her inner warlord, recruiting spies to gather intel and persuading her coworker Micah to pose as her new boyfriend to make Jason jealous. After a few “dates”, it looks like her plan is going to work! But now her relationship with Micah is starting to feel like more than just a game.

What’s a girl to do when what she wants is totally different from what she needs? How do you figure out the person you’re meant to be with if you’re still figuring out the person you’re meant to be?



  1. Wow, you read a lot of books for this Coyer. This was my first time participating in Coyer and it was so much fun.
    I really like the new To-Be Read List meme idea, I voted for the Art of Lainey as I heard some good things about that book!
    Lola recently posted…My To-Be Read List #1: PollMy Profile

  2. I can’t believe COYER is almost over 🙁 Had so much fun this time around. I liked that it was longer.

    I voted for Nantucket Red. I am really looking forward to your review! 🙂
    Michelle@Because Reading recently posted…My To-Be Read List ~ Lets Vote ~ SeptemberMy Profile

  3. You did really great with COYER! I still can’t believe it’s over – it was more than 2 months and somehow its still over!? Thanks for joining us 🙂

    I voted for the Art of Lainey, never heard of it before, but it sounds really fun! (and its winning so far, so yay!)

    Good luck tackling your TBR, looks like a fun challenge!!

  4. I thought Never Fade sounded really cool. Hope you enjoy your read when you figure out which one it will be. 🙂 Come vote for mine!

    Stormi recently posted…My TRB list: Let’s Vote -SeptemberMy Profile

  5. I joined up the Sept TBR poll as well, seems so neat. I voted for Never Fade for you, for the pretty cover. 🙂
    Karsyn @ KaKiJoKoJa recently posted…To Be Read List ~ September PollMy Profile

  6. I voted for Never Fade, again. Hopefully it didn’t go through twice. Trying to comment again, my comments aren’t going through!! 🙁
    Karsyn @ KaKiJoKoJa recently posted…Tackle Your TBR RaT ~ Day 1 UpdatesMy Profile

  7. You did awesome with Coyer! Thanks for participating in the TBR Read-a-thon! I have Salt & Storm to read too. Hopefully we both love it! 🙂
    Tressa @ Wishful Endings recently posted…Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. AmantMy Profile

  8. I liked The Art of Lainey! Good luck with your goals!