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Stacking the Shelves – May 13, 2022

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).

Tell me about your recent book discoveries. Which books have recently caught your attention?

Happy Saturday, bookworms! This week I added more 2022 releases to look forward to with the exception of one that released last year and another that won’t be out for a couple years more. It’s a lovely list includes a mix of historical, fantasy, romance, lgbtq+, contemporary, and mythology. My recent additions are:

  • A Fate Inked in Blood by Danielle L. Jensen (2024)
  • How to Steal a Scoundrel’s Heart by Vivienne Lorret (May 24)
  • The Rewind by Allison Winn Scotch (November 2)
  • The Other Man by Farhad J. Dadyburjor (2021)
  • Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan (August 2)
  • The Valkyrie’s Daughter by Tiana Warner (July 26)

I found some pretty great books to read in the future. I’m most excited for Jensen’s book. I love all of the covers for each book listed. The premises for Lorret, Dadyburjor, and Warner’s books intrigue me. And I love the title for Whelan’s novel.

Have a great weekend!


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2021-2022: Winter TBR List

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The Bookshelf Corner’s Winter 2021-2022 TBR List

ARCs
Starlight by Olivia Wildenstein
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
The Iron Sword by Julia Kagawa

MANGA
Snow White with the Red Hair (Vol. 14 & 15)
The Water Dragon’s Bride (Vol. 6-8)

MIDDLE GRADE
One Jar of Magic by Corey Ann Haydu
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Ten Thousand Tries by Amy Makechnie
Maya and the Return of the Godlings by Rena Barron

YA SCI-FI & FANTASY
Endure by Sara B. Larson
Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
Steelstriker by Marie Lu

PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Crave by Tracy Wolff
The Righteous by Renée Ahdieh
Inferno by Donna Grant

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Line Mates & Study Dates by Eden Finely & Saxon James
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams
Christmas from the Heart by Shelia Roberts
All I Want for Christmas Is a Cowboy by Jessica Clare

FANTASY ROMANCE
The Becoming by Nora Roberts
Fairy Godmothers, Inc. by Saranna DeWylde
The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen

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You’re Never Too Old To Make A Summer Reading List

ARCs

All Night Long With A Cowboy by Caitlin Crews

Her Renegade Cowboy by Lora Leigh

Carefree Black Girls by Zeba Blay

MIDDLE GRADE

One Jar of Magic by Corey Ann Hayou

Truly Tyler by Terri Libenson

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

Open Your Heart by Cheris Hodges

Fiance by Friday by Catherine Bybee

YOUNG ADULT FANTASY

Ignite by Sara B. Larson

Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

Forged In Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson

FANTASY

Fairytales From Verania by TJ Klune

Fairy Godmothers, Inc. by Saranna DeWylde

Servant of the Crown by Duncan M. Hamilton

The Wolf of the North by Duncan M. Hamilton

The Squire by Duncan M. Hamilton

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Crave by Tracy Wolff

Thrax by Christina Bauer

Inferno by Donna Grant

A Pack of Storms and Stars by Olivia Wildenstein

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

An Indecent Invitation by Laura Trentham

Highland Captive by Alyson McLayne

SCIENCE FICTION

The Alpha Protocol by Duncan M. Hamilton


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My Favorite Books of 2020: A Playlist

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Happy Thursday, Bookworms!

A few months ago I had an idea to make a playlist of songs I associated with my favorite books read in 2020.

Whenever I read I almost always come across a scene or moment that makes me think of a song or post-read I think of a song that kind of sums up the book. Sometimes it’s more the music than the lyrics. And sometimes it’s not literally what’s in the song be an emotional connection I felt from both song and book. (Really hope this is making sense 😅).

This favorites playlist consists of a random assortment of songs mostly from soundtracks and musicals. All of the books list I have reviews for. If you’d like to check those out, click on the book’s title.

So, without further adieu, here is the soundtrack of my reading year:

 

Something Wild” – by Lindsey Sterling, ft. Andrew McMahon – Pete’s Dragon
&Unbreakable” by Janelle Monáe & Kelly Clarkson – UglyDolls

The Awakening by Nora Roberts

 

Clarity” by Zedd, ft. Foxes (Glee cover)

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

 

One More Light” by Linkin Park
&For Good” – Wicked

Breath Like Water by Anna Jarzab

 

Alone” by Heart (Glee cover)

By A Thread by Lucy Score

 

I Need Your Love” by Calvin Harris, ft. Ellie Goulding

The Damned by Renée Ahdieh

 

Reflection” – by Christina Aguilera – Mulan

Dark Skies by Danielle L. Jensen

 

Out Here On My Own” – Fame (2009 movie)

Defy by Sara B. Larson

 

I Can Hear the Bells” – Hairspray (2007 movie)
&Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
&Hero” by Mariah Carey

The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune

 

I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz (Christina Grimmie cover)

Feather by Olivia Wildenstein

 

Taking Chances” by Céline Dion (Glee cover)

The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

 

Legends Never Die” by Pentakill, ft. Against the Current

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

 

We Both Know” by Colbie Caillat, ft. Gavin DeGraw – Safe Haven

One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London

 

For The First Time” – Tarzan (musical)

Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory

 

I See the Light” – Tangled

Protecting What’s Mine by Lucy Score

 

Everything That I Am” by Phil Collins – Tarzan (musical)

The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross

 

Journey to the Past” – Anastasia (movie)

The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

 

Rise” by Katy Perry (Superfruit, Mary Lambert, Brian Justin Crum, Mario Jose cover)

Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

 

Rewrite the Stars” – The Greatest Showman

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

 

Worlds Collide” by Pentakill, ft. Nicki Taylor

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch & Kristin Simmons

 

Ashes” by Céline Dion – Deadpool 2

Skyhunter by Marie Lu

 

Tale As Old As Time” – Beauty and the Beast

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

 

Pretending” – Glee
& “Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine

Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

 

No Good Deed” – Wicked

Thirteen Rising by Romina Russell

 

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My Winter 2020-2021 TBR List

PICTURE BOOKS
Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Amanda Redd, Illustrated by Nneka Myers
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Illustrated by Oge Mora
Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter, Illustrated by Shane W. Evans

 

MIDDLE GRADE
Thanks A Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas (ARC)
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

 

YOUNG ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Slay by Brittney Morris

 

YOUNG ADULT FANTASY
Blood Sworn by Scott Reintgen (ARC)
The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa (ARC)
These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy (ARC)
Gilded Serpent by Danielle L. Jensen (ARC)
Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg

 

FANTASY
Celestial by Olivia Wildenstein
The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Brothersong by TJ Klune
Inferno by Donna Grant
The Boss by Abigail Owen

 

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Strong, Silent Cowboy by Lora Leigh (ARC)
Feel the Fire by Annabeth Albert
Snapped by Alexa Martin
Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Fairy Godmothers, Inc. by Saranna DeWylde

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Recurring TBR Lists I Make

Happy Friday, Bookworms!

Do you make any TBR lists? Are you a mood reader or go with the flow?

I love making lists for anything and everything. There’s just something oddly satisfying about making a list and checking off stuff you’ve accomplished.Lists also keep me organized and on track towards any set goals.

TBRs are my favorite lists to create. Even though I more often than not change up said lists or aren’t able to accomplish the reading goals I set, I still enjoy making them.

I thought it would be fun to share the types of lists I make.

TBR for the Whole Year

This yearly tradition encompasses a large portion of books from my Goodreads to-read list. It’s a great way to reference back to when creating more focused lists.

Monthly TBRs

Monthly TBRs are a sub list for putting in order what and when I want to read certain books from a themed list. I am very much a mood reader, so these lists often change.

February

February is the month of love and romance and sweets, so I tend to read YA or adult contemporary romances during that month.

I make seasonal TBRs for each season but winter. I focus on these lists for the length of the corresponding season:

  • Spring TBR (March – June)
  • Summer Reading (June – September)
    • also an homage to grade school days
  • Fall TBR (September – New Year’s Eve)
    • this list extends into winter because it just made sense given that everything restarts January 1

As a book blogger, I’m always excited to share with fellow bookworms the epic literary shenanigans I’m about to get into. It’s a nice way to connect with others and sometimes get opinions about books on your list that others have already read.

That’s all for today. Just wanted to do a quick post for Friday. Thank you for stopping by!

 

And, As Always, Happy Reading!

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2020 TBR List

(*) = recently added titles

ARCs
Don’t Read The Comments by Eric Smith (Jan 28)
Blood & Ash by Deborah Wilde (Jan 14)
Feather by Olivia Wildenstein (Jan 16)

 

MANGA
Yona of the Dawn (Volumes 1-3) by Mizuho Kusanagi*
The Demon Prince of Momochi House (Volumes 8-12) by Aya Shouoto
Vampire Knight (Volumes 15-19) by Matsuri Hino, Translated by Tomo Kimura
Kamisama Kiss (Volumes 1-25) by Julietta Suzuki
Seraph of the End (Volumes 1-15 of 19) by Takaya Kagami, Art by Yamato Yamamoto, Storyboards by Daisuke Furuya
Snow White with the Red Hair (Volumes 3-5)
The Royal Tutor (Volume 12)
Black Butler (Volume 28)
Days by Tsuyoshi Yasuda (Volumes 1-15)*
The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?) by Toru Toba (Volume 1)*
Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town by Toshio Satou (Volume 1)
86—EIGHTY-SIX by Asato Asato (Volume 1)*

 

MIDDLE GRADE
Spark by Sarah Beth Durst
After Zero by Christina Collins
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez*
OCDaniel by Wesley King*
Escape To The Mesa by StacyPlays*
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia*
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
Save Me A Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

 

YOUNG ADULT FANTASY
We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett*
Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons*
The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran*
Fantasy of Frost by Kelly St. Clare*
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin*
Storm Siren by Mary Weber*
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda*
Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler*
The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano*
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
Return of the Temujai by John Flanagan
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater*
Angel Mage by Garth Nix*
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Angelbound by Christina Bauer
Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau-Preto
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
Starling by Lesley Livingston
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
So You Want To Be A Wizard by Diane Duane
Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

 

Young Adult Contemporary Romance
The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey
If I Stay by Gayle Forman*
Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman*

 

YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
Thirteen Rising by Romina Russell
The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

 

ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant*
Cowboy, Cross My Heart by Donna Grant*
The Bridal Suite by Donna Grant*

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Hot Blooded by Donna Grant
Firestorm by Donna Grant
Blaze by Donna Grant
The Demon Lover Juliet Dark

 

FANTASY
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
Dragon Mount by Jennifer M. Eaton
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
The Starless Sea by Eric Morgenstern*

 

LGBTQ YA/Adult – Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal/Romance
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Brothersong by TJ Klune
The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
I’m A Gay Wizard by V.S. Santoni*
Sebastian by Sam Argent*
The Doctor’s Secret by Heidi Cullinan*
The Wolf At The Door by Charlie Adhara*
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller*
Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller*

 

FICTION
Strands of Truth by Colleen Coble
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo*

 

SCIENCE FICTION
Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff
All Systems Red by Martha Wells*

 

ROMANCE THRILLER
The Cost of Honor by Diana Muñoz Stewart*

 

NONFICTION
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty

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TBR At A Glance – 11/18/19

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CURRENTLY READING

  • Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

 

READING NEXT

  • Angelbound by Christina Bauer

  • Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga

  • Heartsong by TJ Klune

 

RECENT REVIEWS

 

REVIEWS COMING SOON

TBA

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Anticipated Book Releases – FALL 2019

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September

  • 03 Snow White with the Red Hair (Volume 3) by Sorata Akizuki

  • 03 The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier (Warrior Bard, book 1)

  • 10 Tiger Queen Annie Sullivan

 

October

  • 01 Shadow Frost by Coco Ma (Shadow Frost, book 1)

  • 08 The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh (The Beautiful, book 1)

  • 29 Black Butler (Volume 28) by Yana Toboso

  • 29 Fever by Donna Grant (A Dark Kings Novel, book 16)

 

November

  • 05 Snow White with the Red Hair (Volume 4) by Sorata Akizuki

  • 05 The Water Dragon’s Bride (Volume 11) by Rei Toma

  • 19 Knight of the Silver Circle by Duncan M. Hamilton (Dragonslayer, book 2)


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Summer Reading List [Revised]

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So I recently had to revise my summer reading list as other books took priority over most of my originally planned reads.

Here’s what the list looks like now:

 

Recently Finished

  • (ARC) Dark Alpha’s Redemption by Donna Grant (Reaper, book 8) [Pub. Aug 6]

 

Currently Reading

  • A Pack of Vows and Tears by Olivia Wildenstein (The Boulder Wolves, book 2)
  • (ARC) The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham [Pub. Aug 20]

 

Reading Next

  • (ARC) A Pack of Love and Hate by Olivia Wildenstein (The Boulder Wolves, book 3) [Pub. July 30]
  • (ARC) Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford [Pub. Aug 27]

 

Reading Afterwards

  • Alpha Unleashed by Aileen Erin (Alpha Girl, book 5)
  • Angelbound by Christina Bauer (Angelbound Origins, book 1)
  • Being Alpha by Aileen Erin (Alpha Girl, book 7)
  • Dreamlands by Felicitas Ivey (Dreamlands, book 1)
  • Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames (The Band, book 1)
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston