5 Upcoming Digital Book Releases I'm Anticipating

*An item mentioned in this post was received for free, but all opinions are my own. Receipt of mentioned item was not contingent upon a...

*An item mentioned in this post was received for free, but all opinions are my own. Receipt of mentioned item was not contingent upon a blog post - I published this post of my own accord. 

I've talked a lot in the past about how I am not a fan of e-readers. I don't typically read any kind of digital book, but sometimes it's the only way I can get early access to books that I really want to read. I bought an Amazon Fire tablet several years ago, but I don't typically find myself using it. Instead, I tend to use my Kindle app on my phone, which makes it easier to read on-the-go instead of a tablet - in my opinion anyways. I always have my phone, and it's always charged - which was something I found tended to be an issue with trying to read on a tablet. And realistically, I'm not sure I'll find myself using a Fire tablet to read in the future. I thought I'd be able to use it in a variety of ways, but it was actually very limited. So, when I do read digital books (often from Netgalley), I'll continue using my phone so I can literally read anywhere - including bed without bothering my husband by keeping a bright lamp on.

I do get bad migraines though, and have been utilizing blue light reflecting glasses since 2015. They help prevent constant blue light (working on a computer, and now reading on my phone) from causing so much eyestrain and thus resulting in more headaches for me. Discount Glasses was kind enough to send me a free pair to use. I picked out this super cute WestEnd Hayden Falls pair. I love a bold pair of glasses and I've been wanting some clear frames, so these were a perfect choice for me. I was able to plug in my prescription and these were sent right to my door. I didn't have to utilize insurance or anything, and these were still about a quarter of what I paid out-of-pocket for my other pair using insurance. The worst part was that it took me several days to actually pick my favorite pair because there were so many good options to choose from. I'd definitely choose Discount Glasses again in the future for more pairs of glasses. You can even get them with no prescription, or choose prescription sunglasses. Even though I did receive my pair free, I am so incredibly pleased and would highly recommend DG to others.

I'm looking forward to wearing these glasses more because I have so many good digital ARCs to get through over the next few months. I made a goal with myself to be more intentional this year with the ARCs I accept. Every year I tend to get in over my head because I feel bad saying no when folks reach out with requests (physical or digital), and I end up accepting too many to read when I just don't have time to do so.

And this year, I have accepted and requested several ARCs, but they are ones I've been very much looking forward to. I'm being more organized with those I accept to read and review. But I've been saying no more, which is still uncomfortable, but absolutely better for everyone involved.

Here are five upcoming digital ARCs I've been granted access to and I'm very much looking forward to reading:

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (out May)
This Coven Won't Break by Isabel Sterling (out May)
The Mall by Megan McCafferty (out June)
The Dilemma by B.A. Paris (out June)
Florida Man by Tom Cooper (out July)

Are you typically a reader of e-books? If not, what kinds of situations push you to change your mind?

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