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Whatcha Reading? June 2020 Edition, Part Two

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It’s that time again! Whatcha Reading sometimes sneaks up on me. Hope you all have been getting some ready done. It’s okay if not! I’ll be traveling next week and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can make a dent in my immediate TBR. Here’s what the SBTB staff as been reading lately: Catherine: I just finished The Dare by Elle Kennedy, who is becoming a bit of a guilty pleasure author for me. … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? June 2020 Edition, Part Two

Whatcha Reading? June 2020 Edition, Part One

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Hey hey! It’s Whatcha Reading time, where we discuss the books we’re been loving (or maybe hating) in the past couple weeks. Let’s get into it! Sneezy: I just finished Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert, and EVERYONE WAS RIGHT!! IT WAS EVERYTHING!! Aarya: Last week I finished Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic (out June 30) after Elyse’s recommendation. I loved it! Socialite Noemí Taboada travels to her ill cousin’s aid after receiving a … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? June 2020 Edition, Part One

Whatcha Reading? May 2020 Edition, Part Two

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It’s time for Whatcha Reading! This is where we try to make sense of our reading lately. Clearly there’s one standout that a majority of SBTB has been staying up late to finish. Aarya: I just finished He’s Come Undone, an anthology about starchy, buttoned-up heroes with contributions from Emma Barry, Olivia Dade, Adriana Herrera, Ruby Lang, and Cat Sebastian. They’re all authors I’ve enjoyed before and it’s a rock-solid collection. My favorite story is … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? May 2020 Edition, Part Two

Whatcha Reading? May 2020 Edition, Part One

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It’s time for everyone’s favorite post! We want to hear about all your reading woes and accomplishments, the good and the bad. It’s a weird time and we’re so grateful for this community of readers. Aarya: I’m basking in a Susanna Kearsley post-reading glow. I first read her last year. The experience was so perfect that I did what any reasonable reader would do: 1) refuse to read another book in the fear that I … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? May 2020 Edition, Part One

Whatcha Reading? April 2020 Edition, Part Two

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It’s our second and last Whatcha Reading of the month! We hope you all have been staying safe and trying to fill the time as best you can, in whatever ways you can. Maybe it’s not with reading and that’s okay! Here’s what we’ve managed to pick up in the last two weeks: Carrie: Catching up on my TBR pile at last with The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow. 64 pages in, … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? April 2020 Edition, Part Two

Whatcha Reading? April 2020 Edition, Part One

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It’s April and time for our first Whatcha Reading of the month! I’m personally pretty deep into a slump and that’s okay! I’m trying not to focus too much on what I think I should be doing. Instead, I want to listen to my brain and body on what they’d like to do in this weird time. So far, it’s play Animal Crossing: New Horizons and eat a bunch of string cheese. Lara: I’m on a … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? April 2020 Edition, Part One

Whatcha Reading? March 2020 Edition, Part Two

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We’re wrapping up March with our second Whatcha Reading post and I have a feeling people have either read ALL THE THINGS or are in the midst of slump, like myself. If you missed it, I’ll be doing Books on Sale posts every single day for the duration of the pandemic, to keep everyone well-stocked on ebooks. Please keep take care of yourselves! We’re all in this together. Carrie: I just started The Earl Takes … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? March 2020 Edition, Part Two

Whatcha Reading? March 2020 Edition, Part One

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It’s our first Whatcha Reading post of March 2020. All I can say is wow; it’s been a weird couple weeks and I have a feeling it’s only going to get weirder. Please look after yourselves, your friends, your families, you furry loved ones, and your neighbors. Oh, and make sure you have some good books on hand. Tara: I’m reading Kate Daniels Book 9, Magic Binds, right now and made the mistake of starting … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? March 2020 Edition, Part One

Whatcha Reading? February 2020 Edition, Part Two

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We’re slowly approaching the end of February and it’s a Leap Year! That means one more day to enjoy some (hopefully) good books. Sneezy: The Likability Trap by Alice Menendez, and City Kitty and Country Mouse by Alyssa Linn Palmer! The Likability Trap has been “I see myself in this picture, and I don’t like it,” from literally the first sentence. City Kitty and Country Mouse is cute as FUCK, and already layering feels, and … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? February 2020 Edition, Part Two

Whatcha Reading? February 2020 Edition, Part One

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February has arrived and we have books to discuss! Here’s what we’re currently reading: Carrie: Mazes of Power, by my friend Juliette Wade! It’s labelled as “sociological science fiction.” The focus is less on tech and more on social and political intrigue. Very good so far. Shana: I’m digging into The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan. It’s a British cozy mystery set in WWII about an opinionated middle-aged woman searching for her missing … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? February 2020 Edition, Part One

Whatcha Reading? January 2020 Edition, Part Two

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January is nearly at a close, which feels strange because it’s lasted for eighty-seven years. Here’s what books we’re finishing for the end of the month! Claudia: I’m reading Headliners by Lucy Parker but distracted by a million things so it’s been slow going! Tara: I don’t typically read short story collections, but I’ve been slowly making my way through How Long ’til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin and it’s excellent. I like … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? January 2020 Edition, Part Two

Whatcha Reading? January 2020 Edition, Part One

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It’s our first Watcha Reading of the year! I hope you’re all excited to talk about books! Tara: I’m reading Polaris Rising because Amanda said on the podcast that it’s amazing and, well, it’s definitely amazing. I’m also listening to 30 Dates in 30 Days by Elle Spencer, which is a pretty cute f/f romance. It has a lawyer who wants to find love and is reluctantly talked into going on (you guessed it) 30 … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? January 2020 Edition, Part One