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Wednesday Wish List – May 11, 2022

Wednesday Wish List

What’s one unpublished book you wish you could have right now?

Surprisingly, I’m not in much of a book buying mood right now. Good because one of my goals was to spend less (often, let’s be real here). But sad because I love books and always want more even if it’s just to hold or admire them on my shelves.

The thing is, life’s been busy lately and I’ve been (mostly) focused on tackling my tbr. I’m also still trying to jump start other things I got going on. In short, I would if I could but I can’t. But that certainly hasn’t stopped me from daydreaming about all the books I want to add to my bookshelves.

Most of the must-buys I have left for this year won’t be published until fall and winter. However, there are a few I’d like to get when it’s closer to summer.

Currently, the books on my wish list are:

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Remarkable Ruby by Terri Libenson

Pride. Popularity. Poetry? Middle school.

Ruby and Mia are total opposites. Ruby is a little awkward, not a “joiner,” and loves to write poetry; while Mia is type A, popular(ish), and wants to be class president. They used to be friends, but they have nothing in common anymore–or do they?

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The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

Deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homeland for generations. Floods sweep away entire villages, while bloody wars are waged over the few remaining resources. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curses them with death and despair. In an attempt to appease him, each year a beautiful maiden is thrown into the sea to serve as the Sea God’s bride, in the hopes that one day the “true bride” will be chosen and end the suffering.

Many believe that Shim Cheong, the most beautiful girl in the village—and the beloved of Mina’s older brother Joon—may be the legendary true bride. But on the night Cheong is to be sacrificed, Joon follows Cheong out to sea, even knowing that to interfere is a death sentence. To save her brother, Mina throws herself into the water in Cheong’s stead.

Swept away to the Spirit Realm, a magical city of lesser gods and mythical beasts, Mina seeks out the Sea God, only to find him caught in an enchanted sleep. With the help of a mysterious young man named Shin—as well as a motley crew of demons, gods and spirits—Mina sets out to wake the Sea God and bring an end to the killer storms once and for all.

But she doesn’t have much time: A human cannot live long in the land of the spirits. And there are those who would do anything to keep the Sea God from waking…

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The Damning Stone by TJ Klune

A year has passed since the Dark Wizard Myrin attempted to take control of the Kingdom of Verania. Though the scars of the final battle remain, Veranians have come together in unity in order to rebuild. Good King Anthony sits on the throne once more, with Morgan of Shadows at his side.

However, a king is not immortal. One day, Anthony will step down, paving the way for his son, Grand Prince Justin, to assume the throne.

And Justin wants anything but.

Unfortunately for him, he finds himself with bigger things to worry about than just becoming the ruler of a country. At the celebration of the might of Verania and its people, a delegation arrives, led by a man who calls himself a magician. This man represents the King of Yennbridge, who has come to claim what was promised to him years before: the hand of the firstborn son of the King and Queen of Verania.

With his ridiculous friends at his side—Sam, Ryan, Kevin, Gary and Tiggy—Justin sets out to make the visiting king’s life a living hell. Which, of course, backfires spectacularly, and when the dust settles, Justin finds his friends changed in ways he can’t expect, leaving him standing alone.

Except he’s not as alone as he thinks, given the King of Yennbridge will do anything to prove he’s worthy of the frozen heart of the Ice Prince.

Prince Justin has finally met his match.

Let the games begin.

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A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

Robin Blyth has more than enough bother in his life. He’s struggling to be a good older brother, a responsible employer, and the harried baronet of a seat gutted by his late parents’ excesses. When an administrative mistake sees him named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society, he discovers what’s been operating beneath the unextraordinary reality he’s always known.

Now Robin must contend with the beauty and danger of magic, an excruciating deadly curse, and the alarming visions of the future that come with it–not to mention Edwin Courcey, his cold and prickly counterpart in the magical bureaucracy, who clearly wishes Robin were anyone and anywhere else.

Robin’s predecessor has disappeared, and the mystery of what happened to him reveals unsettling truths about the very oldest stories they’ve been told about the land they live on and what binds it. Thrown together and facing unexpected dangers, Robin and Edwin discover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles–and a secret that more than one person has already died to keep.


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#SixForSunday: Favorite Books Under 200 Pages

Six for Sunday

Six for Sunday is a weekly blog post by Steph @ A Little But A Lot where you share 6 books that to share to go with that Sunday’s prompt. To learn more, click here.


Who doesn’t love short but sweet reads that pack a whole lot of awesome within them? I used to read mostly books in the 300-500 range but nowadays I find myself enjoying short books more and more.

Short reads can be just as amazing as much longer books. Since short books take far less time to read, there’s always a sense of accomplishment after finishing one.

I like using short reads when I’m in between books and don’t want to start something major quite yet. Shorter books are also the perfect solution for overcoming reading slumps.

So if you’ve been looking for a quick read and aren’t sure where to start, check out these recommendations of my favorite books under 200 pages below (note: page numbers according to Goodreads, may vary based on edition):

( 1 ) Kind of Coping: An Illustrated Look at Life with Anxiety by Maureen Marzi Wilson (192)

Genre: nonfiction, graphic novel, humor

( 2 ) All Systems Red by Martha Wells (149)

Genre: science fiction, novella

( 3 ) Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguié (195)

Genre: fairy tales/retelling, young adult fantasy, romance

( 4 ) Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen (112)

Genre: nonfiction, graphic novel, humor

( 5 ) Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton (64)

Genre: middle grade, children’s fiction, graphic novels

( 6 ) Winter’s Child: A Retelling of The Snow Queen by Cameron Dokey (173)

Genre: fairy tales/retelling, young adult fantasy, romance


What are some of your favorite shorter-paged books that you would recommend to everyone?


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February 2022 New Book Releases

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Which February releases do you hope to read this year?

Happy Wednesday! I would love to read all of these upcoming titles if I could.

I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea though! It’s another highly anticipated read for me that I’m positive I’m going to love  because it sounds enchanting (fingers and toes crossed!).

Ramón and Julieta and Meet Me in the Margins sound like great romance reads and Only a Monster seems interesting too.

Here are the new releases I’m spotlighting this month:

February 1

The Iron Sword by Julie Kagawa (review coming soon)
Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. Collier (review)
Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms by Jamar J. Perry
Ramón and Julieta by Alana Albertson

February 8

Not the Witch You Wed by April Asher
With Love from London by Sarah Jio

February 11

Playing for Love by Jeevani Charika

February 15

Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Fergusan
Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? by Leslie Connor
Crocodile Hungry by Eija Sumner, Illustrated by John Martz

February 22

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
I’m So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson
Only a Monster by Vanessa Len


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Brand New Bookshelf Tour!

First, thank you those who left helpful suggestions for rearranging my shelves. I really appreciate it 💙 I’m liking this new setup and can’t wait to add decor to it all.

Thank you to everyone who offered suggestions for how to go about this. Very much appreciated!

I did post this to Instagram first but here is the tour for those who haven’t seen it yet:

Part 1: my mini and middle grade books’ new home

To free up space I moved most of my smaller paperbacks (horizontal) and my middle grade books (vertical) to the top of the shelf alongside my precious Yu-Gi-Oh! collection.

Part 2: all kinds of fantasy and paranormal abound

I like the new arrangement for this shelf because it mostly features books from my favorite genre – fantasy! Each shelf has its own theme:

 

Part 3: the books and authors of my heart

Whenever I would rearrange my shelves one section always remained constant. I had a special place for my most favorite of books and authors. This time around I (mostly) changed it up:

Many of these books/authors I attribute as what made me the reader I am today.

Part 4: my cherished manga collection

This shelf is now officially my manga shelf and it is beautiful with its satisfying, uniform design.

manga collection

This was the game plan ever since I started seriously collecting manga. I did move around series to accommodate recent volumes I’ve received. My heart is so happy!

Part 5: new books tbr

The last part of the tour you’ve seen before and it continues to grow. I like to keep all of my new, unread books on top of my shelves until they’re read (eventually, I promise!).

I should only have to do a few minor shuffling of books for the rest of the year. A fourth shelf isn’t needed yet. There’s still plenty of non-shelf space to accommodate books I can use if necessary.

Have a nice day and enjoy your week!


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Recent Additions to My Kindle That Prove I Have No Shelf Control

Another day, another opportunity to willingly be bespelled by books.

One recent addition was from my wish list (always a plus) at the tantalizing price of 99 cents and the rest were free kindle titles that piqued my interest as well. My latest additions are:

  • The Bachelor Bargain by Maddison Michaels (historical romance)
  • Manners and Monsters by Tilly Wallace (historical paranormal romance/mystery)
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Kait Nolan (adult contemporary holiday romance)
  • The Vampire Heir by Juliana Haygert (paranormal romance)
  • A Vampire Bewitched by L.E. Wilson (paranormal romance)

What I like most about these books is how different they are and that their genres are ones I want to read more often (historical fiction and vampires). If I remember correctly, The Bachelor Bargain I discovered via another book blogger (one of the best kinds of ways to discover new books) and the others were casual browsing finds through recommended/read-alike lists.

Anyway, thank goodness it’s Friday plus a three-day weekend from work. I’m hoping to catch up on a lot of reading and get a jump-start on next week’s work. This weekend I’d also like to try baking a funfetti cake for the first time, so that’ll be…interesting.

Enjoy your weekend!


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#SixForSunday: Sequels I Can’t Wait For

Six for Sunday

Six for Sunday is a weekly blog post by Steph @ A Little But A Lot where you share 6 books that to share to go with that Sunday’s prompt. To learn more, click here.

My picks for today’s prompt are sequels I can’t wait to read that I haven’t talked much about or at all. Some of these I’ve been trying to read for years but kept pushing off. I really want to finish/catch up on these series in 2022.

The books I chose are:

Husband Material by Alexis Hall (Boyfriend Material #2) (August 2, 2022)

In BOYFRIEND MATERIAL, Luc and Oliver met, pretended to fall in love, fell in love for real, dealt with heartbreak and disappointment and family and friends…and somehow figured out a way to make it work. Now it seems like everyone around them is getting married, and Luc’s feeling the social pressure to propose. But it’ll take more than four weddings, a funeral, and a bowl full of special curry to get these two from I don’t know what I’m doing to I do.

Good thing Oliver is such perfect HUSBAND MATERIAL.

This Summer 2022, you’re invited to the event(s) of the season.

 

Endure by Sara B. Larson (Defy #3)

At last, Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married. But their lives are far from safe. The kingdom of Antion is under siege, and Rylan is a prisoner of the enemy. Even worse, Alexa remains at the mercy of the evil Dansiian Rafe, who controls her mind and can force Alexa to kill or harm Damian at any moment. Despite this, Alexa is determined to rescue Rylan, which soon leads her far from Damian and deep into enemy territory.

When she arrives, what awaits her is deadlier than anything she could have ever imagined: an army of black sorcerers and a horrifying plot to destroy the world as Alexa knows it. Will she be able to gather the strength to free herself, protect the love of her life, and save the land? Will there ever be true peace?

 

Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega #6)

In the wilds of the Northern California mountains, all the inhabitants of a small town have gone missing. It’s as if the people picked up and left everything they owned behind. Fearing something supernatural might be going on, the FBI taps a source they’ve consulted in the past: the werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham. But Charles and Anna soon find a deserted town is the least of the mysteries they face.

Death sings in the forest, and when it calls, Charles and Anna must answer. Something has awakened in the heart of the California mountains, something old and dangerous — and it has met werewolves before.

 

Artificial Condition by Martha Wells (The Murderbot Diaries #2)

It has a dark past – one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself “Murderbot”. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more.

Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don’t want to know what the “A” stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.

What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks…

 

Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen (The Malediction Trilogy #2)

Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.

Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.

To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted.

 

Jorundyr’s Path by Duncan M. Hamilton (Wolf of the North #2)

Jorundyr’s Path is walked only by the brave. It is survived only by the strong.

As Wulfric pursues Adalhaid’s Blood Debt, he soon learns that the path to revenge is never easy, and the desires of men and the will of gods rarely meet. Aethelman seeks answers to questions long ignored. Rodulf chases power and wealth.

From the streets of Elzburg to the dry plains of Darvaros, Wulfric walks Jorundyr’s Path and encounters a world larger than he could ever have dreamed of: filled with friends, enemies, and danger–the crucible from which heroes are forged.


Is there a series you started that you’ve been meaning to continue for forever?


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📚🎁 A (sort-of) Christmas Book Haul 🎁📚

Christmas 2021 book haul

Happy First Friday of 2022! How has your year been going so far?

It’s been a bit topsy-turvy at work this week due to rising cases and weather. At the moment, my area is at high risk. So we are doing our best to keep calm and stay safe.

I haven’t made much progress in my current reads. One I’m really enjoying so far and the other I haven’t started but it’s all good. Trying not to rush getting reading done.

I got new books around Christmas and with Christmas money. The last of the books finally arrived yesterday, which put a big smile on my face.

Pictured above are all the physical books. I got:

  • Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo (volumes 2-6), and
  • Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce

A few ebooks I got (not pictured):

  • Dark Alpha’s Caress by Donna Grant
  • Fire & Flood by Demitria Lunetta
  • Archangel’s Kiss by Anna Santos, and
  • The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer

You can surely guess how happy I am to have more books to add to my bookshelf and kindle.

Spy x Family – I hope to have time to set aside to binge read soon. Lady Knight – this is one of my all-time favorite books by one of my all-time favorite authors so a reread is incoming! Dark Alpha’s Caress – I’ve been meaning to get back to this series for a long time and when I saw the ebook was 99 cents I HAD to get it. Archangel’s Kiss – a freebie that was recommended in another author’s newsletter. Fire & Flood and The Watchmaker’s Daughter – other freebies that sounded interesting enough for me to want to try.

That’s it for today. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Stay safe! 💙


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My 2022 TBR List

The Bookshelf Corner's Official 2022 tbr list

Did you or do you plan to make a tbr list for 2022?

2022 is bringing lots of new changes. One of those changes is how I approach tackling my tbr.

Every year I always make a general tbr of all the books I want to read as well as monthly and seasonal tbrs based on my mood. I’m still going to do the latter lists but for my general tbr I decided to just include priority reads.

These priority reads include: back-listed titles, must reads, owned books, recent releases, recently added, and other books I really want to read. Essentially, books at the top of my list in each genre.

It’s still a long list of books as usual, but I tried to narrow my focus based on my reading habits of the past few years.

In 2022, I’m hoping to read:

ARCs
Bend Toward the Sun by Jen Devon
Bet On It by Jodie Slaughter
Turning by Joy L. Smith
Summer Nights with a Cowboy by Caitlin Crews
Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. Collier
The Iron Sword by Julia Kagawa

 

MANGA
Spy x Family (Vol. 2-6)
Yona of the Dawn (Vol. 17-28)
Snow White with the Red Hair (Vol. 14 & 15)
The Water Dragon’s Bride (Vol. 6-8)
Ace of the Diamond (Vol. 4-8)
Attack on Titan (Vol. 1-9)
Let’s Dance A Waltz (Vol. 2)
Ossan Idol (Vol. 2)
Say I Love You (Vol. 1-13)
Heart Break Club (Vol. 2)

 

PICTURE BOOKS
Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, Illustrated by Gordon C. James
Earth Takes a Break by Emily House
Please Don’t Read This Book by Deanna Kizis
The Top Secret List to Becoming a Superhero by Adisan Books
The Angry Dragon by Michael Gordon
The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds
The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Memory Jars by Vera Brosgol
Goodnight, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman, Illustrated by Bonnie Leick
When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic, Illustrated by Wes Hargis
Dear Librarian by Lydia M. Sigwarth, Illustrated by Romina Galotta

 

MIDDLE GRADE
One Jar of Magic by Corey Ann Haydu
Cathedral of Bones by A. J. Steiger
Ten Thousand Tries by Amy Makechnie
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Maya and the Return of the Godlings by Rena Barron
The Girl of Magic and Dreams by Charity Tober
Blended by Sharon M. Draper
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Something To Say by Lisa Moore Ramée
Some Place More Than Others by Renée Watson
Wink by Rob Harrell
Genesis Begins by Alicia D. Williams
Spark by Sarah Beth Durst
A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
Stella Día Dreams Big by Angela Dominguez
Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty
When You Trap A Tiger by Tae Keller
See You In The Cosmos by Jack Cheng
Going Wild by Lisa McMann
The Elephant In The Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

 

YOUNG ADULT CONTEMPORARY FICTION
Slay by Brittney Morris
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

YOUNG ADULT FANTASY
Rise Up from the Embers by Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen
Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross
Burn by Patrick Ness
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy
Oath Taker by Audrey Grey
Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau-Preto
Endure by Sara B. Larson
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
Flame In The Mist by Renée Ahdieh
The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran
Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce
Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce
The Red Fox Clan by John Flanagan
Return of the Temujai by John Flanagan
Angel Mage by Garth Nix
So You Want To Be A Wizard by Diane Duane
We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
Soulforge by Brian Zeeff
Awakening Shadows by Sydney Hawthorne
Divine Blood by Beck Michaels
Realm of Knights by Jennifer Anne Davis
Air Awakens by Elise Kova
Dragon Academy by Devonnie Asher
The Awakening of Ren Crown by Anne Zoelle
Storm Glass by Jeff Wheeler

 

YOUNG ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest
Breathless by Jennifer Niven
All This Time by Mikki Daughtry & Rachael Lippincott
A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

 

YOUNG ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE
The Righteous by Renée Ahdieh
Crave by Tracy Wolff
Deception by Stacy Claflin
Alpha by Regan Ure
Hidden by T.J. Yelden
Prophecy Accepted by Tamar Sloan
Blood of Anteros by Georgia Cates
Golden Curse by M. Lynn

 

YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION
Steelstriker by Marie Lu
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

 

LGBTQIAP+ YOUNG ADULT
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
I’ll Be The One by Lyla Lee
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner
Timekeeper by Tara Sim
The Black Coast by Mike Brooks
Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun Jonny Garza Villa
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

 

LGBTQIAP+ ADULT
Fairytales From Verania by TJ Klune
The Black Coast by Mike Brooks
Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefluer
In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish
Have Mercy by Christina Lee
Home Plate by Christina Lee
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Right as Raine by Lucy Lennox
In Her Arms by Melissa Tereze
Accidental Honeymoon by Miranda MacLeod
One Golden Summer by Clare Lydon
Line Mates & Study Dates by Eden Finely & Saxon James

 

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rocha
You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory
A Princess In Theory by Alyssa Cole
Shipped by Angie Hockman
Fairy Godmothers, Inc. by Saranna DeWylde
The Bridal Suite by Rochelle Alers
The Last Second Chance by Lucy Score
Forever Never by Lucy Score
Christmas From the Heart by Sheila Roberts
Christmas At Holiday House by RaeAnne Thayne
All I Want for Christmas Is a Cowboy by Jessica Clare
The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler
Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Married by Monday by Catherine Bybee
Not Quite Enough by Catherine Bybee
Everything Changes by Catherine Bybee
Forbidden by Destiny by Negeen Papehn
Forbidden by Time by Negeen Papehn
Call It Magic by Janet Chapman
Ride Wild by Laura Kaye
Ride Hard by Laura Kaye
The Investigator by Anna Hackett
Troubleshooter by Anna Hackett
The Bodyguard by Anna Hackett
The Checklist by Addie Woolridge
Waiting On the Rain by Claudia Conner
When You Knew by Jamie Beck
Worth the Trouble by Jamie Beck
The Promise of Us by Jamie Beck
Loving Callie by Julia Jarrett
Just the Two of Us by Ryu Hyang
Protect by Mica Rae
Love at First by Kate Clayborn
Irresistible by Melanie Harlow
Insatiable by Melaine Harlow
Saving the CEO by Jennifer Holiday
No Time for Promises by Lindsay Detwiler
It Started with a Dog by Julia London
Home Is Where You Are by Melissa Grace
Home Again by Melissa Grace
The Exception by Lauren H. Mae & Rosalie Rooks
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
No Judgments by Meg Cabot
Misconception by Julia Wolf
Rocked by Julia Wolf
Someone to Hold by Patty H. Scott
With You by Jessica Marlowe
Won’t Go Home Without You by Cheris Hodges
The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
Jagged Edge by Cara Carnes
Forever Only Once by Carrie Ann Ryan
Paws Off the Boss by Casey Griffin
Wait for Me by J.H. Croix
Meant to Be by Melody Grace
Before Dawn by Suzanne Halliday
Seaside Summers (books 1-3) by Melissa Foster

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Blaze by Donna Grant
Inferno by Donna Grant
Dark Alpha’s Caress by Donna Grant
A Pack of Storms and Stars by Olivia Wildenstein
Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs
Lost Wolf by KL King
Legacy Found by N. J. Walters
Oath Sworn by Kristen Banet
Her Dragon Protector by Roxie Ray
Moon Kissed by Jen L. Grey
Pack Challenge by Shelly Laurenston
Midnight Kisses by Leia Stone & Raye Wagner
Wildfire Pegasus by Zoe Chant
Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross
Vampire Girl by Karpov Kinrade
Wicked Gods by Michelle Hercules
Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken
Wolves and Daggers by Melanie Karsak
Blood Laws by Lexi C. Foss
Kiss of a Dragon by Alisa Woods
Thrill of the Chase by Layla Nash
Archangel’s Kiss by Anna Santos
Gone with the Wolf by Kristin Miller
Royal Dragon Bind by Ava Ward
Shadow Touched by Becky Moynihan
The Vampire Wants A Wife by Andie M. Long
Mortal Heir by Emma L. Adams
Brock’s Mate by Anastasia Wilde
Tangled in Time by Barbara Longley
Stolen by the Vampire by Roxie Ray & Lindsey Devin
The High Mountain Court by A.K. Mulford
Secret Legacy by Carissa Andrews

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Highland Captive by Alyson McLayne
An Indecent Invitation by Laura Trentham
Catching Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds
A Friend of the Highland Court by Celeste Barclay
Marquess of Menace by Tammy Andresen

 

FANTASY
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep
Knight’s Ransom by Jeff Wheeler
Jorundyr’s Path by Duncan M. Hamilton
The Blood Debt by Duncan M. Hamilton
The Tattered Banner by Duncan M. Hamilton
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
Star Mother by Charlie N. Holmberg
Rise of the Ranger by Philip C. Quaintrell
Ruins on Stone Hill by F. P. Spirit
Kingdoms at War by Lindsay Buroker
Gild by Raven Kennedy
The Last Shadow Knight by Michael Webb

 

FANTASY ROMANCE
Starlight by Olivia Wildenstein
The Becoming by Nora Roberts
The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen
Academy of Assassins by Stacey Brutger
First Term by Rachel Jonas
The Second Blind Son by Amy Harmon
A Court of Honey and Ash by Shannon Mayer & Kelly St. Clare

 

SCIENCE FICTION
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
The Alpha Protocol by Duncan M. Hamilton
Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha
Shockwave by Lindsay Buroker
The Messenger by J. N. Chaney & Terry Maggert
Alien Lord’s Captive by Mina Carter

 

ANTHOLOGY
Blackout edited by Dhonielle Clayton
A Universe of Wishes edited by Dhonielle Clayton


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Six for Sunday: Books You Wish For Under Your Christmas Tree

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Six for Sunday is a weekly blog post by Steph @ A Little But A Lot where you share 6 books that to share to go with that Sunday’s prompt. To learn more, click here.

Happy Sunday!

T minus six days until Christmas! I do low-key, chill Christmases these days. I usually do a post-Christmas/New Year haul but I might – with every ounce of bookish strength I have! – hold off on buying more books. One, I bough so many this year and, two, I’m saving up for Six tickets. (More free kindle books are okay though 😄.)

BUT if I was in a bookish mood this Christmas, five of the six books I’d hope would be under my tree are the rest of the Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo volumes that are currently available in English.

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I read Spy x Family volume 1 this year and it was one of my top favorite reads of 2021. Hysterical, bloody, action-packed, heartwarming. It’s been a long time since a manga series has enthralled me so. I’m also super excited for the anime to come out in 2022 😭💙.

My sixth pick for this prompt would be Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams.

Cover of "Undercover Bromance" by Lyssa Kay Adams.
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I enjoyed the first book and have been meaning to get back to this series for a while now. I feel so behind but I know the rest will sure to be great as well.


If you celebrate Christmas, what books are you hoping will be under your tree this year?

OR If you don’t celebrate Christmas, what must-have books do you want to get in 2022?


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Organizing Your Shelves: What’s your method?

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Happy Sunday!

How do you organize your shelves?

It’s time for a change.

Normally, I rearrange my shelves a few times a year with little shifts here and there. But with all the new books I recently got, another rearrangement feels necessary. This time though I want to do something completely different from the norm.

When I was a newbie, starry-eyed book lover, I did tallest to smallest for many years. Then, I switched it to by favorites by author for one shelf, manga for another, and some complicated order that satisfied my ocd for the rest.

That went on for many years as well, but now I want to do something new. With 2022 practically right around the corner now seems like as good a time as any. I just don’t know where to start.

I would like to have one shelf (I have 3) dedicated to my favorites. The manga shelf will stay the same as will having new, unread books on top of the shelves.

So it’s time for a change. How do you like to organize your books?


As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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