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TBR At A Glance – January 13, 2022

TBR At A Glance

Hello, hello! I’ve been busy with work lately. It’s been a slow start to the new reading year so far. I have three books going at once and I have at least two others I need to finish by the end of January. I’ll make it work somehow. All things considered, I am loving what I’m reading and am super nervous but excited for how things will end.

CURRENTLY READING

  • Bend Toward the Sun by Jen Devon (arc)
  • No Gentle Giant by Nicole Snow
  • Starlight by Olivia Wildenstein

 

READING NEXT

  • Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. Collier (arc)
  • The Iron Sword by Julie Kagawa (arc)

 

RECENT REVIEWS

 

REVIEWS COMING SOON

  • TBA

AS ALWAYS, HAPPY READING!!!
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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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TBR At A Glance – November 8, 2021

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CURRENTLY READING

  • Getting His Game Back by Gia de Cadenet (ARC)

 

READING NEXT

  • A Swift and Savage Tide by Chloe Neill (ARC)

  • The Suite Spot by Trish Doller (ARC)

  • Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

  • Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

 

RECENT REVIEWS

 

REVIEWS COMING SOON

  • NOV 9 – You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao (ARC)

  • NOV 11 – A Flawed Scotsman by Hildie McQueen

  • NOV 15 – At Summer’s End by Courtney Ellis


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Currently Reading – October 11, 2021

Happy Monday!

What is the genre of your current read?

I’m stepping outside my comfort zone and am reading a speculative cli-fi novel, Trashlands by Alison Stine, that I was invited to participate in a blog tour for. Speculative fiction and dystopian aren’t genres I actively seek out. But I’m intrigued.

There’s something in the synopsis that draws me in. Perhaps it’s the main character able to make art in a despondent place (a light in the darkness). Perhaps it’s because the setting isn’t a not so impossible future. I also didn’t know cli-fi (climate fiction) was a thing, but totally worth exploring. All in all, I think it’ll be a good read.


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ABOUT: A few generations from now, the coastlines of the continent have been redrawn by floods and tides. Global powers have agreed to not produce any new plastics, and what is left has become valuable: garbage is currency.

In the region-wide junkyard that Appalachia has become, Coral is a “plucker,” pulling plastic from the rivers and woods. She’s stuck in Trashlands, a dump named for the strip club at its edge, where the local women dance for an endless loop of strangers and the club’s violent owner rules as unofficial mayor.

Amid the polluted landscape, Coral works desperately to save up enough to rescue her child from the recycling factories, where he is forced to work. In her stolen free hours, she does something that seems impossible in this place: Coral makes art.

When a reporter from a struggling city on the coast arrives in Trashlands, Coral is presented with an opportunity to change her life. But is it possible to choose a future for herself?

Told in shifting perspectives, Trashlands is a beautifully drawn and wildly imaginative tale of a parent’s journey, a story of community and humanity in a changed world.


As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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TBR At A Glance – October 2, 2021

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CURRENTLY READING

  • You Can Go Your Own Way by Eric Smith (ARC)

  • Haikyu!! (Vol. 4 & 5)

 

READING NEXT

  • Trashlands by Alison Stine (ARC)

  • Getting His Game Back by Gia De Cadenet (ARC)

  • The Water Dragon’s Bride (Vol. 4 & 5)

 

RECENT REVIEWS

 

REVIEWS COMING SOON

  • OCT 5How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan (ARC)

  • OCT 7The Highlander’s Pirate Lass by Heather McCollum

  • OCT 19Home for a Cowboy Christmas by Donna Grant (ARC)


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Currently Reading – September 13, 2021

Happy Monday!

What are you currently reading?

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend! I spent most of the time reading and recharging and just doing whatever. I meant to post this reading update on Saturday, but I was so tired and mentally occupied from work I completely forgot about writing it.

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This week I’ll be reading an arc I received a couple months ago called How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan. I’m 38% through at the time I’m writing this post and, so far, it’s been a good read.

This is a fun enemies to lovers story. Grace and Noah have already clashed several times. Their “good neighborly” feud and attraction is really entertaining to watch unfold.

What I didn’t know was that Noah is one of Chris’s older brothers from Sullivan’s previous book, Ten Rules For Faking It, so that was a nice surprise connection. I really enjoyed that story, so I’m even more excited for this current one.

I’m also liking all the side characters, especially Morty (an elderly man Grace was living with at the start of the novel), Josh (who is Noah’s assistant), and Rosie, (Grace’s best friend and fellow student designer). And it’s been nice reuniting with Chris and Everly (other MC from previous book).

It’s gonna be a good reading week.


ABOUT: Interior Design School? Check. Cute little house to fix up? Also check.

Sexy, grumpy neighbor who is going to get in the way of all your plans? Check. Unfortunately.

Grace Travis definitely has it all figured out. In between finishing interior design school and working a million odd jobs, she’ll get her degree. She’ll have her dream job. And most importantly, she’ll have a place to belong, something her cold, manipulative mother could never make for her. When an opportunity to fix up—and live in—an adorable little house on the beach comes along, Grace is all in. Until her biggest roadblock moves in next door.

Noah Jansen knows how to make a deal. A real estate developer with a knack for betting and winning big, he’s not one to let a good opportunity slip away. So when a beachside house with great bones is ripe for a remodel and flip, Noah doesn’t hesitate. Except in order to spruce it up properly (is it even a beach house if it doesn’t have a pool?), he’ll need to take over the house next door. The house with the willful and combative and way-too-intriguing woman living in it.

With the rules for being neighborly going out the window, Grace and Noah are in an all-out feud. But sometimes, your nemesis can turn out to be the person who shows you that home is always where the heart is.


As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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First Read of September

Happy Saturday!

Although I don’t have a definite tbr planned for September, I’m deciding to start the month off by reading Servant of the Crown by Duncan M. Hamilton.

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Yes, it’s the third book I’m reading from him this summer but also the final book of a captivating fantasy trilogy.

Gill and Solène have come a long way since book 1. They gone through so much to reclaim and gain control over their lives (respectively), while at the same time facing off against dragons and whatever evil machinations the devious, and power-hunger Amaury sends their way.

It never gets easier saying farewell to a highly entertaining book or series. The author has taken readers on a wild ride and created such rich, multi-dimensional characters. I’m envisioning this final book will be as gloriously fantastical and dangerous as its predecessors.

What was or will be your first read of the month?


As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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TBR At A Glance – 2/15/21

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CURRENTLY READING

  • These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy (ARC)

 

READING NEXT

  • Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business by Bree Galbraith (ARC)

  • Tarnished Empire by Danielle L. Jensen

 

RECENT REVIEWS

 

REVIEWS COMING SOON

  • FEB 18Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Amanda Reed, Illustrated by Nneka Myers

  • FEB 19Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Story by Shana Keller, Illustrated by Kayla Stark

  • FEB 25 – Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

  • FEB 27 – Snapped by Alexa Martin


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TBR At A Glance – 10/15/20

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CURRENTLY READING

  • About A Vampire by Lynsay Sands

  • The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill (ARC)

 

READING NEXT

  • Trial By Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

  • Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

  • Secret Nights With A Cowboy by Caitlin Crews (ARC)

 

RECENT REVIEWS

 

REVIEWS COMING SOON

  • OCT 19Skyhunter by Marie Lu

  • OCT 20About A Vampire by Lynsay Sands

  • OCT 23The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill

 

 

~ ~ ~ November 3, 2020 ~ ~ ~


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October Happenings!

It’s Hard To Say Goodbye, My Love…

My final #1 most anticipated release is being published, Brothersong by TJ Klune, on October 13. It is the last book of Klune’s Green Creek series. This series has been humorous, heartbreaking, and a gazillion feels. I feel ready to read but am also nervous.

I haven’t pre-ordered a copy because I don’t know if I want an e-copy of physical copy. And even though I have been waiting months to read Brothersong, I probably won’t read it until November. One, because there are other books that I’ve been putting off for too long. And, two, it’s 500+ pages. But it will happen before the year is over and it will be gloriously bittersweet!

Paranormal Takeover…

There are currently around 50 books on my Fall TBR. It’s been a bit of a rough start with okay-ish books but I’m not gonna let that stop me. Plenty of very promising reads still to come.

I normally don’t do a themed October list but I want to try. Instead of horror or thrillers, I’ll be reading mostly paranormal romances and fantasy (with a few exceptions). Below are what I hope to get throughout in October:

The Princess Knight by G.A. Aiken (ARC) (currently reading)
Soul of the Crow by Jessaca Willis (currently reading)

About A Vampire by Lynsay Sands

Acca by Christina Bauer

Black Butler (Vol. 29) by Yana Toboso

The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill (ARC)

Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen

Inferno by Donna Grant

Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory

Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Trial By Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This list is subject to change because I requested several of my top-tier anticipated reads that I’m hoping to get approved for as well as books on hold from the library. I have no shelf control! 😊


As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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