Down the TBR Hole #22

Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost in a Story! The point of it is to help cull your reading lists down, or maybe push higher anticipated releases up on your TBR! And maybe you all can help me along the way, and tell me if you’ve loved or hated any of these!


How it works:
➽ Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
➽ Order on ascending date added.
➽ Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
➽ Read the synopses of the books
➽ Decide: keep it or should it go?


The Six Books:

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
This is another OwlCrate book that I haven’t read! But I’ve actually heard really good things about this one, so I feel on the fence! Have you all read this? Did you enjoy?
Verdict: Keep ✅

Rebellion (Rebellion #1) by Josephine Boyce
My wonderful friend sent this to me, and I’m so damn thankful so I’ll keep it on my bookshelves forever, just in case! But I don’t think this looks or sounds like a book for me, sadly.
Verdict: Delete ❌

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Secret History was the first thing I read this year, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I can’t wait to try something else out by Donna Tartt.
Verdict: Keep ✅

The Queens of Innis Learby Tessa Gratton
My face when I wrote this post up last month before I picked this up with some of my amazing friends. I ended up loving this one and even giving it five stars! 🙈
Verdict: Keep! ✅

Flow (Grip 0.5) by Kennedy Ryan
I’m here for this one, and I’m hyped for this one! I read another book by Kennedy Ryan early this year and I loved it! I can’t wait to find the time to pick this up!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Moon-Bright Tides (Lunar Requiem, #1) by RoAnna Sylver
I believe I got this for free last year from the author. And it’s supposed to be super queer, so I really need to read this one! And I hope to love it!
Verdict: Keep ✅


Okay, friends, these are the next oldest six books I have on my TBR! Let me know if you love, hate, and/or recommend me to read or trash any of these books! Thank you all so much, and I hope whatever you’re currently reading is five star worthy! ❄⛄

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Down the TBR Hole #21

Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost in a Story! The point of it is to help cull your reading lists down, or maybe push higher anticipated releases up on your TBR! And maybe you all can help me along the way, and tell me if you’ve loved or hated any of these!


How it works:
➽ Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
➽ Order on ascending date added.
➽ Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
➽ Read the synopses of the books
➽ Decide: keep it or should it go?


The Six Books:

Blood Song (Raven’s Shadow #1) by Anthony Ryan
Petrik made me auto-buy this because he loved this book so much! So, I just know I’m going to love it too!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
This is like the biggest shame of my “Down the TBR Hole” life. I know I’m going to love this, and I can’t believe I haven’t read it!
Verdict: Keep ✅

The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare #1) by Lauren DeStefano
I got this from an OwlCrate, I want to say. But I just don’t think this is for me. Have you all read this? Did you enjoy?
Verdict: Delete ❌

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon
I read Outlander around this time in 2017 and really enjoyed, surprisingly. I do want to continue on with the series. Maybe I’ll do it before the year is up!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
I really wanted to read this for Pride this year, but I just didn’t get around to it. But this book is beloved by so many, I can’t wait for when I finally do pick this one up!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff
Oh, I have the mightiest of needs for this one! I love Nevernight and Godsgrave so very much! Soon, soon, soon!
Verdict: Keep ✅


Okay, friends, these are the next oldest six books I have on my TBR! Let me know if you love, hate, and/or recommend me to read or trash any of these books! Thank you all so much, and I hope whatever you’re currently reading is five star worthy! ❄⛄

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Top Ten Tuesday | Atmospheric Books for the Cold and Snow

 

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Hey, friends! This week’s topic was more about holiday reads (I think), but I don’t read that many holiday themed books! Therefore, I kind of twisted this topic so that I could talk about the ten books that literally made me feel cold while reading. The atmosphere of all ten of these books are pure snowy perfection! (AKA: my west coast self is missing my east coast weather, here in the States!) But I hope you all enjoy! ❄


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis

I mean, endless Winter! Need I say more? But you all should totally buddy read this with me and Julie – December 17th – 19th!


The Secret History by Donna Tartt

This book will forever haunt me with its words and its cold.


Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

I only want to live in this Winter wonderland, forever.


Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Snow White meets Frozen, with even more snow.


Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead

Snow Lodges will forever be a setting I adore in books. Especially ones with Adrian Ivashkov staying in them, too!


The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner

This Russian Wilderness completely covered me with its coldness, and gave me all the best chills.


The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

Give me all the frost from the Alaskan wilderness, because this book was perfection.


Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

This is actually my favorite classic of all time, and it is probably because of the perfect winter setting that’s completely unforgettable.


Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

My first review ever, but also will always be a memorable winter read.


The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden

Never, have I ever, felt more cold while reading a book. Katherine Arden’s words not only teleport me, but they wrap their chill around my entire body. This book is literally the perfect book for the colder season, wherever you live!


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December 2018 TBR

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Hey, my loves! Can someone please tell me how it is December already? Like, I hope 2019 goes at least as twice as slow as 2018 went! Good Lord! But this month I want to keep my reading open, mostly because I’m not sure if I’m traveling a lot or not yet! Also, there are two readathons I’m participating in this month: Tis The Season A Thon & ! But expect separate TBRs for those very soon!  But here are the six books I plan on reading this month, because I love my self and I’ve decided to have my TBR reflect that!


Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare
 December 4th, 2018 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
You all know these last six months has just been me reading all of Cassie Clare’s back-list while falling more and more in love with her characters. And I can’t think of a time I’ve been more excited for a book in the last five years! This is going to be everything.

A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers 
Buddy read with Imi! ✨
A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet might be my favorite book that I read in 2018, and I am so blessed to read this next book with one of my best friends to finish out the year.

Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan
ARC – April 2nd, 2019 by Wednesday Books
This book honestly just looks like everything I’ve ever wanted, and I am slowly falling more and more in love with this author on twitter.

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
ARC – January 15th, 2019 by Rick Riordan Presents
Yoon Ha Lee is my king, and I cannot wait to bless my soul with his middle grade, ownvoices Korean mythology story.

The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden
ARC – January 9th, 2019 by Del Rey
You all know that this series is one of my favorites of all-time. The Bear and the Nightingale is my favorite debut in existence and even though I am not ready to say goodbye to this series, I know I’m going to fall in love with this last book.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
ARC –  February 26th, 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing
I want to pick this massive tome up every time I walk past my bookshelves, and it is finally time. I know I’m going to love with this the sum of my being, too.


The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe


I am also hosting a readalong for this with Julie from Pages and Pens!
(And we all hope you join us, using the hashtag!)
December 17th – Chapter 1 – 6
December 18th – Chapter 7 – 11
December 19th- Chapter 12 – End



Okay, friends! That’s everything. I can’t even believe this is my TBR! I am so blessed, so privileged, and so damn thankful. And I honestly think I am going to five star every single one of these titles! I hope you all have an amazing holiday season, and I’m sending you all love and light always! Happy reading! 💙

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November 2018 Book Haul

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Hey, friends! I’m not sure how it is already the end of the month, and already time for another book haul, but here we are! I was so blessed to get some amazing ARCS from publishers who always make my mailbox feel like it is Christmas! And I was also very privileged to pick up a few very anticipated releases! 💙


PURCHASED BOOKS:


The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Wundersmith
Heartstopper
Skyward | Review: ★★★★
Girls of Paper and Fire | Review: ★★★★★
The Diviners
Lord of Shadows | Review: ★★★★
The Monster Baru Cormorant
Kingdom of Ash | Review: ★★★


PURCHASED EBOOKS:


Merry Inkmas (Free on Amazon US as of today!)


PHYSICAL ARCS FROM PUBLISHERS:


Miranda in Milan
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Review: ★★★
The Weight of the Stars
The Hod King
The Binding
A Curse so Dark and Lonely | Review: ★★★


NETGALLEY ARCS:


One Word Kill


EDELWEISS ARCS:


The Beholder
With the Fire on High
The Wise and the Wicked
Descendant of the Crane


CATCH UP ON CLASSICS:


Rebecca
Wuthering Heights
A Study in Scarlet
Sense and Sensibility
Anna Karenina
Something Wicked This Way Comes


SUBSCRIPTION BOXES:


BOTM | A Ladder to the Sky


Owlcrate | Girls of Paper and Fire | Review: ★★★★★


Whew! I think that’s everything! Man oh man, did Edelweiss come through for me! So many good books! And I feel so very blessed that I was able to add all of these to my personal library! I hope you all are having a wonderful end of November, and I hope it is filled with amazing books for you, too! Happy reading, loves! ❄⛄

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Down the TBR Hole #20

Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost in a Story! The point of it is to help cull your reading lists down, or maybe push higher anticipated releases up on your TBR! And maybe you all can help me along the way, and tell me if you’ve loved or hated any of these!


How it works:
➽ Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
➽ Order on ascending date added.
➽ Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
➽ Read the synopses of the books
➽ Decide: keep it or should it go?


The Six Books:

Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles #1) by Jodi Meadows
Friends, I’ve had this on my list for so long. And I feel bad, because I always say I’m going to buddy read it with my friend Jules! But the only reason this is on my TBR is because I got it in an OwlCrate. It just never jumps out on my bookshelves and makes me want to read it. Let me know if you liked this one, loves! Convince me to keep it!
Verdict: Delete ❌

Pennies (Dollar #1) by Pepper Winters
I hate using this expression, but Pepper Winters is always my “guilty pleasure” read. Her books are so over the top, unrealistic, and have some problematic content always, but I also can’t put them down. I’m sure this one will be no different. And I have so many other romances on my TBR!
Verdict: Delete ❌

Full Tilt (Full Tilt #1) by Emma Scott
This is a book that I really want to read, because I love Emma Scott and everything else I’ve read by her, but I know it’s going to make me an emotional mess. I’m not sure I’m ready, y’all! But this is also never coming off my TBR!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Far From You by Tess Sharpe
This is another amazing Elise recommendation, I’m sure! And I have the highest of hopes that this will be a hard-hitting masterpiece of a book.
Verdict: Keep ✅

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Yeah, I’ve had this on my TBR since September 2017! I have no shame. And wild horses couldn’t keep me away! The hype is real and I have a MIGHTY need for this book!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
Most beautiful cover in the world, and I have a feeling the inside will be just as beautiful.
Verdict: Keep ✅


Okay, friends, these are the next oldest six books I have on my TBR! Let me know if you love, hate, and/or recommend me to read or trash any of these books! Thank you all so much, and I hope whatever you’re currently reading is five star worthy! 🍂🍁

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End of the Year Book Tag | 2018

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful day filled with unconditional love and a good book! And I hope each and every single one of you knows how thankful I am for your friendships! But I can’t believe that it is going to be December in a little over a week from now! So, I figured that I would do this tag because I saw Myonna’s Reads do it! And I want to let you all know a few things I hope to read by the end of 2018, because it is coming up too damn quick! 🧡


➽ 1. Are there any book you started this year that you need to finish?


I put My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren to the side at the very end of September, and I still haven’t picked it back up! I’ll be honest, it is just not that good. But I will for sure make sure I finish and review before the end of that, and probably before the December 4th release date!


➽ 2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?


Honestly? Not really. But this December 17th – 19th me and my dear friend Julie are doing a buddy read for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis!


➽ 3. Is there a new release that you’re still waiting for?


Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare


➽ 4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

The three ARCS I know I will get to very soon are:
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi
The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty


➽ 5. Is there a book you think could still shock you & become a favorite of the year?

I’d be as bold as to say that I predict How Long ’til Black Future Month?: Stories by N.K. Jemisin will make my best of 2018 list! And it comes out this Tuesday!


➽ 6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2019?

Oh yes! I am going to be a little vague, but I promise announcements are coming soon for two different buddy read groups! And I will for sure do another five star prediction post featuring twelve books that I plan to read in 2019!



Okay, friends! That’s it! Again, I hope you are all having an amazing day! And if you do this tag, please tag me so I can see all the other books I need to make sure I read before the end of the year! Happy reading, lovelies! 🧡

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