Wrap Up | May 2018 – week 2

This week was a really productive week for the blog. I cranked out a couple of reviews, and started some new reads too. Plus, I managed to get in a couple of extra posts this week that were actually great fun for me and helped to put my reading goals for the rest of the year in perspective. My upcoming reads list has been through some changes, but I’m really excited for my prospective reads over the next few months.

As for what my last week looked like:

Reviews |

This week I read and reviewed 2 books. First up was The Merciless by Danielle Vega: 


Young Adult Horror. I’ve been craving a scary read for awhile now, so when I came across this during a recent trip to the bookstore I was drawn right to that cover. Mean girl drama meets The Exorcist in this young adult horror. Entertained me, as a long time horror fan.

I also read Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton


Suspense / Thriller. Great Gatsby glamour meets Gone Girl levels of crazy suspense-filled drama. Loved this read! It was exciting from start to finish.

Netgalley |

I have one new approval to report. This week I was lucky enough to be one of 500 approved for an upcoming feminist YA fantasy from Little, Brown and Books for Young Readers. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart. Love the look of this title, and am very excited to review it soon.

grace and fury

My Feedback Ratio is currently at 97% – so if you’re reading this and working at one of the publishing houses whose eARCs I’ve requested and are pending response on Netgalley, feel free to throw a few new stories onto my plate. 😉

Bookstagram |

Here are the photos I released this week on Instagram! Follow me @bookbastion to see the rest of my snaps in real time.

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Book Tags|

I didn’t participate in any tags this week – as I didn’t have the chance!- but I promise I’ll make up for it next week. 🙂

Top 10 Tuesday |

I had a great time prepping my post for this week’s topic: Top 10 Books with My Favorite Color on the Cover (Blue!) There were so many awesome covers to choose from this week, and I had a lot of fun reading everyone else’s entries too!

2018 Owned Books TBR |

This week my significant other, Mr. Bastion, tasked me with finally organizing and inventorying my bookshelves, including the books I own that I haven’t had the change to read yet. I decided to turn my attempt at spring cleaning into an idea for a blog post, and made a list of all the books I own as of 2018 that I still need to read. This was a really eye-opening experience, and it helped to remind me of some awesome books that I’ve had for awhile and been neglecting.

I’m really excited to work some of them into my planned upcoming reads, and I’ll be going back to update that list throughout the year to see what I can cross off it between now and 2019.

Badges Collected |

The Merciless by Danielle VegaMay 9th 2018Owned TBR 2018FantasyFantasy YAFantasy Middle GradeContemporary YAScience FictionHorrorSuspenseMangaSocial Creature

How is your month going? Reading anything great? Writing anything? Let me know in the comments section below!




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  1. I got Grace and Fury too!!! I can’t wait to read it. Can’t say that I had such a productive week as you did. I need to go through and reorganize my son’s book shelf. All 5 shelves. Its going to be a chore…lol.

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  2. Congrats on your week Bentley and yes I’ve read (but not yet reviewed) Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer. Highly recommend it!

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