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🎁 Wednesday Wish List 🎁 – Birthday Edition 🎂

Happy Wednesday, Bookworms!

Are you planning to buy any more books in time for the holiday season?

Yes, today’s my birthday and what better way to celebrate being *Charlie Brown wah wah wah* years young, I’m doing a Wednesday Wish List post.

This epic wish list features priority books I’m looking to get for my first book haul of 2021. It’s a huge list because I have no shelf control 😂

As much as I love the feeling of holding a physical book in my hands, this haul likely going to be an ebook haul with manga as the few exceptions.

Nearly all of these books have been published.

Currently on my list:

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Ana On the Edge by A. J. Sass
LGBTQIA+, Middle Grade, Sports

An Incurable Case of Love (Vol. 4-6)
Manga, Contemporary Romance

Brothersong by TJ Klune
LGBTQIA+, MM Paranormal Romance

Celestial by Olivia Wildenstein
Fantasy

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Crave by Tracy Wolff
YA Paranormal Romance

Dark Alpha’s Caress by Donna Grant
Paranormal Romance

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
YA Fantasy

Feel the Fire by Annabeth Albert
LGBTQIA+, MM Contemporary Romance

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Forget Me Nat by Maria Scriven
Middle Grade

Her Accidental Highlander Husband by Allison B. Hanson
Historical Romance

Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest
YA Contemporary Romance

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
LGBTQIA+ YA Contemporary Romance

The Royal Tutor (vol. 13 & 14)
Manga, Historical Fiction

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Servant to the Crown by Duncan M. Hamilton
Fantasy

Snow White with the Red Hair (vol. 10 & 11)
Manga, Fantasy Romance, Shojo

Spy x Family (vol. 1)
Manga, Shonen

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakar
YA Fantasy

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
YA Fantasy

Please let me know your thoughts if you’ve read any of the books above! Are you planning to buy any more books this year?


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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! 😊


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I’m Already Looking Forward To These Ten Epic 2021 Book Releases

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Happy Wednesday, Bookworms!

Epic book releases are already piling up for next year and I am beyond excited!

*SPOILER WARNING* for titles in RED

Everything is still upside that knowing that there are more epic books to be published gives a bit of peace of mind as well as something wonderful to look forward to.

Most of these books are continuing series that I wish I could read right now. It’s a lovely mix of new reads, new authors and auto-read authors. And I adore all of the covers. ❤️

January 5 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

Who’s ready to sparkle??

Project Runway goes to Comic Con in an epic queer love story about creativity, passion, and finding the courage to be your most authentic self.

Raffy has a passion for bedazzling. Not just bedazzling, but sewing, stitching, draping, pattern making–for creation. He’s always chosen his art over everything–and everyone–else and is determined to make his mark at this year’s biggest cosplay competition. If he can wow there, it could lead to sponsorship, then art school, and finally earning real respect for his work. There’s only one small problem… Raffy’s ex-boyfriend, Luca, is his main competition.

Raffy tried to make it work with Luca. They almost made the perfect team last year after serendipitously meeting in the rhinestone aisle at the local craft store–or at least Raffy thought they did. But Luca’s insecurities and Raffy’s insistence on crafting perfection caused their relationship to crash and burn. Now, Raffy is after the perfect comeback, one that Luca can’t ruin.

But when Raffy is forced to partner with Luca on his most ambitious build yet, he’ll have to juggle unresolved feelings for the boy who broke his heart, and his own intense self-doubt, to get everything he’s ever wanted: choosing his art, his way.

What interested me?: YA queer contemporary romance, fashion competition, the word ‘bedazzled,’ friends to enemies to lovers?, cute cover

 

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Ten Rules For Faking It by Sophie Sullivan

What happens when your love life becomes the talk of the town?

As birthdays go, this year’s for radio producer Everly Dean hit rock-bottom.

Worse than the “tonsillectomy birthday.” Worse than the birthday her parents decided to split (the first time). But catching your boyfriend cheating on you with his assistant?

Even clichés sting.

But this is Everly’s year! She won’t let her anxiety hold her back. She’ll pitch her podcast idea to her boss.

There’s just one problem.

Her boss, Chris, is very cute. (Of course). Also, he’s extremely distant (which means he hates her, right? Or is that the anxiety talking)?

And, Stacey the DJ didn’t mute the mic during Everly’s rant about Simon the Snake (syn: Cheating Ex).

That’s three problems.

Suddenly, people are lining up to date her, Bachelorette-style, fans are voting (Reminder: never leave house again), and her interest in Chris might be a two-way street. It’s a lot for a woman who could gold medal in people-avoidance. She’s going to have to fake it ‘till she makes it to get through all of this.

Perhaps she’ll make a list: The Ten Rules for Faking It.

Because sometimes making the rules can find you happiness when you least expect it.

What interested me?: fake dating, rom-com, social anxiety rep, adult contemporary romance

MY REVIEW [link]

 

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An Incurable Case of Love
(Volume 6)

Nurse Nanase has striven to once again meet the prince of her dreams, so how is it he’s become such an aggravating doctor?!

After witnessing a handsome and charming young doctor saving a stranger’s life five years ago, Nanase Sakura trained to become a nurse. But when she meets the doctor again and they start working together, she finds Kairi Tendo to be nothing like the man she imagined him to be!

What interested me?: adorable love story, manga, kind of enemies to lovers, rom-com

MY REVIEW of Vol. 1

 

January 7 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Celestial by Olivia Wildenstein
(Angels of Elysium #2)

In ninety-two days, the feathered appendages that link me to the people I loathe finally come off. Dear, winglets, you will not be missed.

Celeste has spent the last four years building a life outside of angelic guilds—parties, check—pursuing human ambitions instead of celestial ones—college, check—and shedding feathers across Parisian cobblestones and more recently New York sidewalks—speaking her mind, always check.

She swore off angels, but the death of the woman who took her in the night Leigh died brings them soaring back into her life . . . and not just any angel but the most detestable one, the one complicit in Leigh’s death—Seraph Asher.

Although Celeste tells the archangel to feather off, the unreasonably pretty and obstinate man doesn’t leave her alone. He returns and insists she complete her wings. When she asks him for one good reason to do so, he gives her an unbeatable one: what he did with Leigh’s soul.

Asher never meant to share his damning secret, but he knows it’s the only way to save Celeste—the rebellious Fletching he can’t get out of his head . . . or heart.

What interested me?sequel love, angels, fantasy romance, cover love, auto-read author

MY REVIEW – FEATHER (book 1)

 

February 16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Blood Sworn by Scott Reintgen
(Ashlords #2)

Three cultures clash in all out war–against each other and against the gods–in the second book of this fantasy duology that’s sure to capture fans of The Hunger Games and An Ember in the Ashes.

The Races are over. War has begun.

Ashlord and Longhand armies battle for control of the Empire as Dividian rebels do their best to survive the crossfire. This is no longer a game. It’s life or death.

Adrian, Pippa, and Imelda each came out of the Races with questions about their role in the ongoing feud. The deeper they dig, the clearer it is that the hatred between their peoples has an origin point: the gods.

Their secrets are long-buried, but one disgruntled deity is ready to unveil the truth. Every whisper leads back to the underworld. What are the gods hiding there? As the sands of the Empire shift, these heroes will do everything they can to aim their people at the true enemy. But is it already too late?

What interested me?sequel love, cover love, YA fantasy, duology

MY REVIEW – ASHLORDS (book 1)

 

March 2 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead.

Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takes him to a small village. On the outskirts, off the path through the woods, tucked between mountains, is a particular tea shop, run by a man named Hugo. Hugo is the tea shop’s owner to locals and the ferryman to souls who need to cross over.

But Wallace isn’t ready to abandon the life he barely lived. With Hugo’s help he finally starts to learn about all the things he missed in life.

When the Manager, a curious and powerful being, arrives at the tea shop and gives Wallace one week to cross over, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in seven days.

By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this absorbing tale of grief and hope is told with TJ Klune’s signature warmth, humor, and extraordinary empathy.

What interested me?auto-read author, favorite author, one MC is a ghost, queer fantasy romance, synopsis

 

March 16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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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.

What interested me?werewolves, shifters, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, more Charles/Anna goodness, cover love

 

March 23 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Art by Billelis / Cover design by Lesley Worrell

Gilded Serpent by Danielle L. Jensen
(Dark Shores #3)

THEIR BATTLES ENDED IN VICTORY

Lydia returns to Mudaire to enter training at the healing temple. But instead of fighting to save lives, she’s convinced she is doing more harm than good. She delves into the history of the gods only to discover a truth that will change her life forever.

His birthright as commander of the Royal Army is finally in his grasp, but Killian feels anything but victorious. Burdened by his past, he embraces the darker side of his mark—and in doing so, risks starting a war.

BUT THE WAR HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN

Having defeated the tyrant Urcon, Marcus struggles to form a lasting alliance with the Arinoquians. But he is plagued by the knowledge that there is a traitor among his friends, and it could cost him everything that he’s fought for.

Torn between her growing allegiance to the Thirty-Seventh legion and her need to liberate her people, Teriana finds herself mired in a web of secrets. She embarks upon a path that will either save everyone she loves—or put them all in their graves.

What interested me?cover love, favorite author, complex plot, East meets West

MY REVIEW – Dark Shores | Dark Skies

 

April 27 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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A Cowboy Kind of Love by Donna Grant
(Heart of Texas #6)

Who wants to rodeo again?

Jace Wilder has been rebuilding his life since the love of his life, Taryn, up and left town unexpectedly. But when she mysteriously returns, Jace’s dependable world comes crashing down. Taryn is hiding a dangerous secret, and no matter how hard he tries, Jace can’t stay away―especially when Taryn is at risk. And especially when the attraction he thought he’d buried long ago is back and hotter than ever. Will he be able to trust Taryn again?

Taryn Hillman’s world fell apart one horrifying night, and it’s never been the same since. When she sees a small chance at untangling herself, she takes it, though it means returning to Clearview – and seeing Jace again. But when he vows to protect her, will Taryn take a chance, and this time, never let him go?

What interested me?auto-read author, favorite author, amazing writing, adult contemporary romance, cowboys

MY REVIEW – A COWBOY LIKE YOU (book 4)

 

May 6 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Cynical twenty-three-year old August doesn’t believe in much. She doesn’t believe in psychics, or easily forged friendships, or finding the kind of love they make movies about. And she certainly doesn’t believe her ragtag band of new roommates, her night shifts at a 24-hour pancake diner, or her daily subway commute full of electrical outages are going to change that.

But then, there’s Jane. Beautiful, impossible Jane.

All hard edges with a soft smile and swoopy hair and saving August’s day when she needed it most. The person August looks forward to seeing on the train every day. The one who makes her forget about the cities she lived in that never seemed to fit, and her fear of what happens when she finally graduates, and even her cold-case obsessed mother who won’t quite let her go. And when August realizes her subway crush is impossible in more ways than one—namely, displaced in time from the 1970s—she thinks maybe it’s time to start believing.

Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.

What interested me?: new author love, synopsis, queer contemporary romance, movie retelling

 

Are there already 2021 book releases you’re looking forward to reading?


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September Happenings!

New Season, New Look: Remodeling the Blog…

As with previous years, I’m changing the blog’s appearance for the upcoming Fall season. It’s my favorite theme to create for the blog every year. The new theme will go live the week of the 20th.

There are a few new post header images (like the one for today’s post) I’ve been slowly integrating with the blog in an attempt for more cohesion.

Side note: I’ve created new tabs to help make the site more user friendly and easier to find specific content.

One Last Time, A Book Haul…

I think I ordered my final book haul for the year. I’ve been able to read and acquire most of my anticipated 2020 reads, which I’m so thankful for.

I left out one book from my order, Brothersong by TJ Klune, because 1) it won’t be released until late October and 2) I wasn’t sure if I wanted it as an ebook or print copy. I’ll preorder at some point.

Summer Reading Home Stretch…

My summer reading list changed a lot during the past month. I swapped a few books for library books that were anticipated 2020 reads, so I only read half of the books I had initially listed during my last Happening post.

With only less than 3 weeks until autumn begins, I plan to close out the season reading:

Something To Talk About by Meryl Wilsner (currently reading)

The Blood King by Abigail Owen (currently reading)
Looking For A Cowboy by Donna Grant (ARC)

The Last Second Chance by Lucy Score
Knight of the Silver Circle by Duncan M. Hamilton

Not Quite Forever by Catherine Bybee
One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London

Fall 2020 TBR Coming Soon…

I’ll be unveiling my Fall TBR later this month and it is HUGE! There are currently 59 books on it (what?!) on this very ambitious list. 90% of it are YA books of all kinds!


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Stacking the Shelves – 8/28/20

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).

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T.G.I.F. Bookworms!!!

I founded a few more good books to add to my tbr that I’m happy to share with you today.

The Awakening by Nora Roberts I discovered whilst browsing giveaways on Goodreads. I’ve never read any of her book but have been meaning to for a while.

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles was a Instagram add that was published earlier this week. I really like the premise so may give this one a try.

String: A Love Story by Megan Edwards is another book I found in the giveaways section. I used to play the violin and the story sounded interesting, so I’m inclined to try it.

The Keeper’s Vow by Francina Simone I added because I absolutely loved her book Smash It!, which will be published next month, September 22.

Her Accidental Highlander Husband by Allison B. Hanson had much of the things I love about fantasy and romance book, so I’d like to read it very much.

 

THE AWAKENING

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by Nora Roberts
(The Dragon Heart Legacy #1)
Fantasy Romance
Pub Date: November 24, 2020

Breen Kelly had always been a rule follower. So when her father left when she was twelve years old, promising to return, she waited. Now, more than a decade later, she needs to move forward. She can wait no longer. A summer trip to Ireland seems like the perfect next step. She never dreamed it would lead her through a portal to another world, where her latent powers of magick will be awakened, her true ancestry revealed and an epic battle against evil fought.

 

WHERE DREAMS DESCEND

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by Janella Angeles
(Kingdom of Cards #1)
Young Adult Fantasy

In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide

Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles’ debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed.

 

STRINGS: A LOVE STORY

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by Megan Edwards
Adult Contemporary Romance

The Merino Rose. Ted Spencer has a hard enough time believing the celebrated violin really exists. To find it sitting on his coffee table is nothing short of incredible. The stuff of legend, the exquisite Guarnerius has been missing for centuries.

But even though the renowned instrument is a violin lover’s dream come true, it holds only heartache for Ted. The value of the Merino Rose may be beyond measure, but he has acquired it at too high a cost.

Ted found his soul mate when he met Olivia de la Vega his senior year in high school. In the school’s production of Camelot, Ted was cast as Lancelot, Olivia as Guenevere. They should have spent their lives together but strings got in the way–family ties, career objectives, and the tangled web of fate.

Will the Merino Rose bring the two star-crossed lovers together at last, or will their love always remain the melancholy sound of distant violins?

 

THE KEEPER’S VOW

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by Francina Simone
(Guardians #1)
Young Adult Paranormal Romance

From the day he showed up on her front porch, he desperately needed three things: a new beginning, a place to belong, and someone to stand beside him.

By the time she figured that out, it was too late.

In a world where being half-vampire is a dark secret that tears families apart, 16 year-old Katie Watts must untangle the web of lies that is her so-called life. No one is who she thought they were. Her father is keeping secrets and everyone knows the darker truth except her. She has no direction, no answers, and—when she searches for the truth—no home.

As the web untangles, the truth pulls Katie and Tristan closer together, and they find themselves connected in more ways than she can believe. But—is honesty worth more than blissful ignorance? Can she live with the truths that begin with her dead mother and end with The Keeper’s Vow?

 

HER ACCIDENTAL HIGHLANDER HUSBAND

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by Allison B. Hanson
Romance
Pub Date: September 28, 2020

Marian Fletcher Blackley, Duchess of Endsmere, has been on the run from the English Crown for weeks since killing her abusive husband…no matter that it was self-defense. She has only one safe place to go—the MacKinlay clan in Scotland, where her sister is the laird’s wife.

War Chief Cameron MacKinlay has vowed never to marry after witnessing his widowed mother’s grief. He has his lands and his clan, and that’s enough for a good life. When one day a sprite of a lass comes running out of the forest with hounds nipping at her heels and an English bounty hunter not far behind, he feels compelled to save her by claiming the disheveled duchess is his wife. But he certainly didn’t intend to marry her for real!

And now he’ll do anything to protect her…


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Stacking the Shelves – 7/24/20

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Happy Friday, Bookworms!

What books have you recently added to your tbr?

This post features one of my favorite genres to read: paranormal romance!

I’ve added several paranormal romances to my tbr this week. I really want to read them right now but I’m trying to only read what’s on my summer reading list.

So today I’m doing another Stacking the Shelves meme.

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).

Angelbound Origin series by Christina Bauer (books 3-8)

Earlier this week I sped read through Scala, book 2 of this series, and now I need to read the rest like yesterday! I love Myla and Lincoln so much. It’s a really fun series. By the time I return to this series, book 8 will be out. I plan to binge read what’s left.

 

The Sorcery Trail by Claire Luana (The Faerie Race #1)

This one’s more fantasy than paranormal romance but wanted to include it as well. I like the idea of this story, plus it’s on kindle unlimited AND involves faeries so it’s a win-win. I need more faerie stories in my life.

 

The Boss by Abigail Owen (Fire’s Edge #1)

There are dragons in this book, therefore I need to read it! This book sounds so good and I love the cover. I may sneak this into my summer reading hehe!

 

Dark Beginnings: A First in Series Boxset by Donna Grant

I love Donna Grant’s books. In my eyes, she is the Queen of paranormal romances and an auto-read author. I’m not sure when I’ll read this but here’s hoping it’s this year. This boxset includes 3 HEA novellas.

 

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Down the TBR Hole – 7/13/20

Happy Monday, Bookworms!

I hope you all had a good weekend 😊

I need to do a bit of cleanup of my TBR because I have no shelf control. So I’m doing the Down The TBR Hole meme, seeing what I want to keep or remove.

Down The TBR Hole is hosted by Lia @Lost in a Story. The goal is to clean your TBR of books you’re never going to read.

Directions:
⦁ Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.

⦁ Order on ascending date added.

⦁ Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.

⦁ Read the synopses of the books

⦁ Decide: keep it or should it go?


Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt – KEEP

I still like the premise of this story, especially if there is representation for those with learning disabilities. Sounds like a great middle grade story.

 

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede – REMOVE

I’m no longer interested even though I love dragons. I did enjoy her Mairelon duology though. So maybe not this story but perhaps another story of hers in the future.

 

Salt For Air by M.C. Frank – REMOVE

No longer interested. I don’t even remember why I added it to my tbr.

 

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty – REMOVE

There’s a unique aspect of this story that I’m drawn to but I don’t think I want to read it anymore.

 

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson – KEEP

Beautiful cover. I think this story has a lot of potential to be an epic read, so I’ll keep it for now.

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Stacking the Shelves – 6/27/20

Happy Saturday, Bookworms!

Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend and that your current reads are going well.

I’ve added more books to my TBR within the last week or so, which means I’m doing another Stacking the Shelves.

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).

I’ve found some really interesting reads but today I’ll just share highlights from these new additions. At least half I discovered through bookstagram. Included are brief descriptions you usually see before the actual synopsis. Without further ado, let’s get started!

Something to Say by Lisa Moore Ramee (middle grade) [July 14, 2020]

“…unforgettable story about finding your voice—and finding your people…”

 

Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone (middle grade) [July 7, 2020]

“In this debut middle-grade girl-power friendship story, an eighth grader starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion.”

 

The Lending Library by Aliza Fogelson (adult contemporary) [July 1, 2020]

“A heartwarming debut novel about a daydreamer who gives her town, and herself, an amazing gift: a lending library in her sunroom.”

Knight of the Ice by Yayoi Ogawa, Vol. 1 (manga/rom-com/sports)

“Kokoro is the talk of the figure-skating world, winning trophies and hearts. But little do they know… he’s actually a huge nerd!”

 

Prince Freya by Keiko Ishihara, Vol. 1 (manga/YA fantasy)

“To save her kingdom, a simple village girl must live a royal lie.”

 

Perfect World by Rei Aruga, Vol. 1 (manga/josei/romance)

“The moving, provocative manga about the struggles and triumphs in love of a woman and a man who uses a wheelchair comes to print!”

 

A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School by Mai Tanaka, Vol. 1 (manga/paranormal/comedy)

“Haruaki Abe is the kind of guy who wouldn’t say boo to a goose. But when he starts his teaching career at a high school full of creatures that go bump in the night, he soon discovers that his students have no such qualms, and they’ll have him screaming “eeeeeeek”!”

 

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Books I NEED To Read When The Library Reopens

Happy Monday, Bookworms!

Has your local library reopened yet?

My local library has been closed since mid-March and will remain closed until further notice. It may be a while more before the library can reopen because it’s a part of phase 2 reopening.

For now, you can only access online library resources and borrow ebooks.

When the library does reopen I have a TBR already in place of books I NEED to read:

Attack on Titan (Volumes 1-29)

D. Gray-Man (Volumes 1-25)

A Silent Voice (Volumes 1-7)

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Crown of Feathers by Pau Nicki Preto

Slay by Brittney Morris

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

Defy by Sara B. Larson

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Flame In The Mist by Renée Ahdieh

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Strands of Truth by Colleen Coble

There are other library books I want to read but the one’s listed are priority library reads. They are all physical copies that I’d rather wait to read than buy (which is a struggle in and of itself!).

I’m most excited to binge read all the manga, particularly Attack on Titan, and I can’t wait to finally read Sorcery of Thorns, Kings of the Wyld, and The Bromance Book Club.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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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