Top Ten Tuesday | Anticipated 2019 Releases

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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! Okay, I should probably be a little more specific with this post! Today I’m going to talk about ten highly anticipated releases for me, that I probably won’t get ARCS of. Some of the books that are at the top of my list (Winter of the Witch, Gilded Wolves, The Hod King, Kingdom of Copper, Middle Game, The Wicked King, Priory of the Orange Tree, Wicked Saints, Descendant of the Crane) I’ve already been so blessed to receive early copies of! So these are going to be ten books that I’d commit minor felonies to receive ARCs of! ❤️💚✨


King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo
January 29th 2019 by Imprint


On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
February 5th 2019 by Balzer + Bray


Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) by Marlon James
February 5th 2019 by Riverhead Books


The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses #1) by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu
April 2nd 2019 by Simon & Schuster


Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton
April 30th 2019 by Tor Books


Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly
May 7th 2019 by Greenwillow Books


The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
May 7th 2019 by Berkley


Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber
May 7th 2019 by Flatiron Books


Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff
September 3rd 2019 by St. Martin’s Press


Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare
November 19th 2019 by Simon & Schuster 



Do you see these titles and covers? My cup runneth over! 2019 is going to be so amazing! I am honestly so damn excited for these releases and so many others! What’s your most anticipated 2019 releases? And I hope you’re all having the happiest of reading and holidays! ❤️💚✨

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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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Top Ten Tuesday | My Favorite Ships of 2018

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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! Today’s actual topic is “Platonic Relationships In Books” which you all know I’m always here for healthy friendships filled with unconditional love. But lately I’ve been in such a romance mood! So, I decided to tweak this week’s prompt a little and let you all know the top ten ships I’ve fallen in love with this year! And I even have them ranked in order from least favorite favorite to most favorite favorite! (And obviously, platonic relationships are just as important as romantic relationships! Your girl is just on the thirsty side this Tuesday!) 💖


Bloody Rose (The Band #2) by Nicholas Eames
Tam & Cura


The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch #2) by Rin Chupeco
Tea & Kalen


The Barrow Will Send What it May (Danielle Cain #2) by Margaret Killjoy
Danielle & Brynn


The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) by Helen Hoang
Stella & Michael


Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
Mara & Charlie


Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1) by Natasha Ngan
Lei & Wren


Blanca y Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
Blanca & Page


Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare
(Yes, this book doesn’t come out until a week from today but I’m that confident!)
Emma & Julian


Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
Mairwen, Arthur, & Rhun


The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black
Cardan & Jude


Okay, my loves! That’s the list! I hope you all enjoyed! Seriously, the OTP status is real for all of these! Let me know your favorite new ship below! And I hope you’re all having the happiest of reading! And I’m very excited to announce something really special on the blog tomorrow for you all! 💕

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Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Books I’m Thankful For

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, loves! This Thursday in the US is Thanksgiving! And what better way to celebrate than for me to take this random Top Ten Tuesday topic to talk about the ten books I am most thankful for in my life, all of which have changed my life forever! ✨


Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales #1) by Holly Black

I’m thankful because this is the book that ignited my love for all things Fae.


Black Iris by Elliot Wake

I’m thankful because this is the book that made me understand that I am pansexual.


The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco

I’m thankful because Rin Chupeco and her stories makes my Filipino heart so warm.


Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

I’m thankful because it taught me that carving out your own corner of the internet, and filling it with love from fandoms and friends online is valid and worthy and real.


The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin

I’m thankful because I will never stop moving forward, and I will never stop fighting for a better world, against white supremacy, bigots, and people who will never recognize their internalized racism, because no one ever gets to decide who gets to be people.


The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers

I’m thankful because this book proves that finding a found family that gives unconditional love is the most powerful force in the galaxy.


Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire

I’m thankful because it taught me that it is okay to be different, and feel differently, and even if no one is looking for you, it doesn’t mean you are less deserving of being found.


The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

I’m thankful because it healed so many wounds that I constantly open up about my biraciality and my white-passingness.


Bloody Rose (The Band #2) by Nicholas Eames

I’m thankful because this is the first book I was ever in the acknowledgements for and I still can’t believe it. So thankful and so blessed.


Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

I’m thankful because this book proved that ownvoices queer, Asian stories can be New York Times Best Sellers!


Okay, friends, this was a little personal, and actually made me cry while writing up, but I hope you enjoyed! I also just want to mention that even though most people in the US celebrate Thanksgiving by just being grateful for everything they have and for the family they are able to celebrate with, I don’t want to ignore that this day also marks the genocide of America’s indigenous people. It is heartbreaking and not okay and I don’t want to make light of that whatsoever. November is also Native American Heritage Month in the US, and I’d much rather celebrate that with my loved ones. But I hope you’re all having a safe and happy day, that is filled with a good book or two. ✨

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Top Ten Tuesday | My Favorite Fanart

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!

This week’s topic I believe is actually bookish merchandise that you’d like to own. But I’d want nothing more than to have my own personal library with the walls (that bookshelves weren’t covering) to be covered with my favorite fanarts. Seriously, there are so many talented artists out there that have just enhanced the enjoyment of my favorite books, because of how breathtaking their interpretations are! I can’t wait to share with you my ten all-time favorites this week! 💕


Loweana | Lady Midnight


Rovina Cai | Down Among the Sticks and Bones


Jameela Wahlgren | The Fifth Season


Jen Bartel | Wonder Woman: Warbringer


Dan Dos Santos | The Name of the Wind


SebasP | The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet


Steve Argyle | The Final Empire


Jeremy Vermilion | Strange the Dreamer


➽ xla-hainex | Six of Crows


MelieScribbles | The Cruel Prince


Okay, friends! Gosh, that last one with Cardan and Jude gets me EVERY SINGLE TIME. It is honestly my favorite fanart of all time. What a masterpiece. I mean, they all are honestly. Do you have a favorite piece of fanart? You should totally link it to me in the comments or in DMs on any social media! And I hope you all are having the happiest of reading! 💖

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’d Like to Read Before the End of 2018

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!

I can’t even believe we have less than two months left in 2018! Also, at the start of this year I compiled a list of twelve books that I wanted to read, all of which I thought would be five stars. So, this list is made up of the three of those that I have left, and the rest of books that my friends and trusted reviewers have praised so highly that I would love to be able to give them a read before the year is up! 💕


➽ The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #2) by Amy Harmon

This is book one from that list, and I put it on there because I loved The Bird and the Sword so very much upon reading in 2017!

➽ Now I Rise (The Conqueror’s Saga #2) by Kiersten White

This is book two from that list! Even though I didn’t love And I Darken, too many of my friends have loved this book and promised me that I would love it too!

➽ Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Third and last book left on that list, and the one I am most excited about reading!

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

Let’s be real, I’ve read ten books in 2018  in anticipation for this one! It is getting read and it better get loved, too!

➽ The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away from this one before 2019 rolls around.

➽ The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

After falling so in love with Strange Grace this year, I have to read this one before the year is over!

➽ Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen #2) by Sarah Glenn Marsh

1.) bi necromancers 2.) Sarah was so kind to put me in the acknowledgements of this book, and I can no longer hold out reading it!

➽ Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Guess what comes out today? This. Guess who isn’t waiting to read it? Me!

➽ Sadie by Courtney Summers

This is the only one I’m not really sure if I’ll get to, but I really want to because so many people that I love and trust are going to put this one on their best of 2018 lists!

➽ High Voltage (Fever #10) by Karen Marie Moning

If there is one book I know a lot of people want me to read, it is this one. I see it come up in my search engine searches all the time, and I feel so awful that I haven’t read it yet! Soon, friends, I promise! Very soon!

Okay, my loves! That’s all! What book(s) would you like to prioritize before the year is over? Any of them on this list? *whispers* Let’s buddy read them! Happy reading, friends! I hope you’re all reading something five star worthy!💖

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Want to Re-Read

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!

🎃 Hello, loves! It is almost All Hallow’s Eve and I’m so excited! This week’s T10T topic is a freebie, but I figured I’d talk about something that has been on my mind, and in my heart, a lot lately! This year, I reread The Song of Achilles and Jane Eyre and I had such wonderful experiences revisiting this stories that I loved so long ago. It has completely put me in a reread mood, and I think I’m going to make one of my 2019 resolutions to actively try to reread more. I mean, there are so many beloved books out there that have literally helped shape the person I am today, and I’d love to reread some of them.


➽ Circe by Madeline Miller

Again, since I’ve reread The Song of Achilles I can’t stop thinking about Circe either.

➽ The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

It has been too long, and this is my favorite book of all-time.

➽ The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin

Best trilogy of all-time, and I’ve only read it once? A tragedy.

➽ Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

I always say this is one of my favorite books of all-time, but I feel like it has been so long, and I’ve only ever read it once! I really need to read this and see if I still feel the same.

➽ Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales #1) by Holly Black

Consider this a sneak peak of my “Must Reread in 2019″ list!

➽ Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo

I’m very curious how I’d feel about this book upon a reread and upon me knowing (and hating) the ending so very much!

➽ The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

I honestly just want to constantly be rereading TRC 24/7!

➽ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I’m just curious if my thoughts would change on P&P, because it has been ten years since I’ve read this beloved book!

➽ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling

I reread Sorcerer’s Stone every time I’m feeling depressed, but I would love to actually reread all seven books, because it has been far too long!

➽ The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

I technically haven’t read this in 2018, and if I don’t read this in 2018 how can it make my best of 2018 list? So, soon, friends! Soon!

What book(s) do you want to reread? Seriously, I feel like my eyes have been opened and now I just want to reread everything! I hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween tomorrow! Sending you all love and spooky vibes! Happy reading! 🧛

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