Books I’ve loved this year and other things I liked! // Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag 2.0 – 2017 Edition

Thought of the day: We’re halfway through the year, HOW???

I can’t be the only one who thinks someone fast-forwarded through this year? If someone did can I ask them to fast forward to future book release days thanks.

Sooooo we’re now at the end of June, halfway through the year, and I thought it would be fitting to do the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag! I did one for last year I think? I wasn’t tagged by anyone this time but psh, rebel here.

Oh and I’m also going to be linking up with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt for “Best Books You’ve Read in 2017 So Far”!

LET’S DO THIS.Read More »

I’m going broke again! // 2017 June Book Releases

HI! May is already coming to an end, can you believe it?? Though I’ve felt like it was June already every since the weekend because I had just set up my June bullet journal pages* but nonetheless, now June is actually here, seeing how it’s the second last day of May. Which of course means… NEW BOOKS**!! I am SO excited for all of these, but there a few in particular that I can’t wait for omg. ❤ ❤

*I have a pink theme this month!! And yes, I’m just as obsessed with my bullet journal as before. It’s SO MUCH FUN. ❤ I’m in loveeeeee.

**I’m linking up with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish WHICH I HAVEN’T DONE IN FOREVER omg. I’m also doing my own monthly release post at the same time? So there will be more than 10 HAHA I am a rebel. Also be proud of me I managed to write this post in advance!! 🎉Read More »

Thank god it’s finally May! // 2017 May Book Releases

Guess who’s going broke once again this month??

(Hint: it’s meeeeeeee.)

It’s that time of year again, and I’m actually super excited for the end of the month for once, because my classes have FINALLY ENDED. *cue cheers* 4-month summer, yessssss! I am taking summer courses though (ughhh) so that will still take up my time, but STILL. SUMMER.

Anyway, the end of a month bringing the start of a new one, and with that brings NEW BOOKS. *squeals* and also *cries because this human read only 5 books this month and can’t keep up* SO MANY BOOKS I can’t wait to read omg. Let’s just get right into the books so I don’t go onto a 500-word intro.

May 2

Avenged by Amy Tintera (Ruined #2): I ADORED RUINED SO MUCH. I need to return to my preciousssss children!! ❤

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (ACOTAR #3): PREPARE TO HAVE YOUR HEART STOMPED ON. It’s releasing in like 2 days?!! (But sidenote I’ve heard it has some really problematic things in it and now I’m scared and sad…)

The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan (The Trials of Apollo #2): I really liked the first book! I don’t remember it very much (nothing new, hi, I’m a goldfish.) but yayyy for another Riordan book!

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3): I would like to be overwhelmed with all the adorable feels, YES PLEASE.

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake: I’ve seen this around but I can’t remember what it’s about but WISHES. It’s probably some symbolic meaning for something but whatever. It sounds really good!

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate: Heard so much about this one, apparently it has DIVERSITY and it’s about singing which I am an expert on, obviously. So this is my book. I am so not an expert but shhhhh. I’m trying to sound convincing.

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman: Cute contemporary which also had diversity rep like a black love interest with a disability and lesbian friends.

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole: I can’t get over how pretttttttttttttttttty the cover is omg.

Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall #1): I haven’t read anything by Amy Plum, but I know many people who’ve loved her books!

May 4

Release by Patrick Ness: Two words for you; Patrick. Ness. (!!!)

The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember: The Little Mermaid retelling!! (Mermaidsssssss. I haven’t read a book with mermaids in a very very long time. Disgrace.) And also lots of diversity, f/f romance,

Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell (Spellslinger #1): It’s a cool cover!! And I like the author’s name haha.

The Fallen Children by David Owen: Firstly children fall down all the time I mean they might have a few bruises but otherwise nothing special???  I have zero idea what this is about, so. Um.

May 9

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy: I really liked Dumplin’ when I read it last year, so I’m interested in seeing how this one turns out!

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura: I’ve read some really great reviews on this one and it’s a diverse read featuring a gay Japanese-American protag. It may also be #ownvoices, but I’m not sure. But it sounds amazing!

It Started With Goodbye by Christina June: Another cute contemporary! (I’m pretty sure, anyway.)

Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell: Gilmore Girls with magical realism?? YES PLEASE.

Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman: How many times can I say cute contemporary without sounding repetitive? I wish I could say something else but I mean… either way, it sounds like a fun story!

That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim: Friendship! Diversity! Pakistani-American protagonist + Muslim American characters! And exploration of love, identity and relationships. SO EXCITED OMG.

May 16

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh: OH LOOK IT’S RENEE AHDIEH, pff, she’s only like one of my favourite authors of ever?? This is a retelling of Mulan with Japanese mythology and omg I CAN’T. I NEED THIS. ❤

The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye (The Crown’s Game #2): It’s almost hereeeee YAY. I loved the first book and needed this, like last year??! Apparently it’s really good so I am super excitedddddd.

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich: A story about a love triangle that I’m actually… looking forward to?? And many other people too??? *cue shock* This book actually seems like it could put an interesting twist on the trope and be interesting and I WANT.

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord: I finished her other novel, When We Collided, a while back and liked it well enough so I’m curious to see how this book is!!

Seeker by Veronica Rossi (Riders #2): I’ve had the first book on my TBR for a while but never got around to it! I hope whoever is following this series likes this one though.

Grit by Gillian French: Zero clue what it’s about, but it looks good! I’m so shallow when it comes to books, I know…

May 23

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices #2): I’ve waited enouuuuuuugh!! I really can’t wait for this omgggg why is it still so far away?

The Gauntlet by Megan Shepherd (The Cage #3): I liked the look of the series but haven’t gotten around to it.

In a Perfect World by Trish Doller: I’d have all the time in the world to read books and also have a ton of money to buy said books. But it’s not a perfect world and so now I’m sad?? But I digress. This sounds interesting!

May 30

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: Diversity and a story about two Indian-American teens and arranged marriage!! It sounds utterly adorable and I CAN’T WAIT.

Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson: PRETTY COVER! No idea what it’s about. But looooook at the cover! #helpful

Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia: I adored her previous book, Made You Up [review here] and I am suuuuuuper excited for this one!

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo: Diversity!! Korean main character and a super cute contemporary romance. Happy Analee!

Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney: This sounds like fun! So much adorableness is written on this cover!

Spectacle by Rachel Vincent (Menagerie #2): I don’t know much of what this is about but it has a character named Delilah and now I kind of want to know more.. (Yes I’m that obsessed with ADSOM. Hushhhh. Yes I know they’re not the same characters…)


What books are you looking forward to this month??! THERE ARE SO MANY I KNOW mwa ha ha you must choose. Also look at me, keeping this post at under 1200 words! (it’s at 1152.) *Gives self a cookie* This day should be documented. (Seeing how my last post was like, 2000+ words oops. Is this a normal thing, or…?)

I hope you guys are all having a super amazing day!

Goodbye February, hello March book releases! // NEW BOOKS YAY.

Hey everyone!

February is over, can you believe it?? It went by so fast ahhhh. I mean, even apart from the fact that it’s only 28 days. I hope your month went well! Mine was made better by the fact that I finally got to read A Conjuring of Light. 😛 (No, I’m not going to stop talking about it.) But the end of February brings March, which of course, means new book releases! And for your convenience, I have plenty of them here for you to check out aha. Let’s get into it!

2017 March book releases

March 7th

  • The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: I haven’t read Aristotle and Dante yet (cue gasps, I know, I WILL READ IT though) but I’m currently reading it and I’m so excited for people to read this!
  • Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner: I’ve heard so much about this author and I’m so excited to see what this book is like.
  • The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins (Eurona Duology #2): I haven’t read the first book, The Great Hunt, but I do have it on my TBR and hope people who’s in the middle of this duology enjoy this book!
  • You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner: I’ve heard a lot about this one, and am excited to see how the deaf main character is portrayed as well.
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (The Bone Witch #1): I’m not quite sure what this is about, but it seems interesting aha.
  • Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse: I only read a couple of reviews on this one, from what I’ve read of the reviews and the synopsis, it seems like a cute novel!
  • The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon (The Bone Season #3): I’m not sure if I have this on my TBR, but it seems like it’s a good series so I might have to pick it up!
  • Alone by Scott Sigler (The Generations Trilogy #3): I’ve seen the previous books before, but I never really got the motivation to pick them up haha. I hope people following the series enjoy the last book though!

March 14th

  • The End of Oz by Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die #4): I haven’t started this series, but I’m pretty sure this is the final book so I think I might pick it up soon. 🙂
  • Hunted by Meagan Spooner: Beauty and the Beast retelling, yay!
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde: Tbh I have no idea what this is about, I’m sure it’s good, but the fact that it does not coordinate with the green theme of the first two books is bothering me SO MUCH. Ahem.

March 21st

No idea what either one is about. (Hey, that’s what Goodreads is for!) But they seem good aha. 😛

March 28th

  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer #1): OH HI IT’S LAINI TAYLOR’S BOOK I’m not dying for this or anything. (GIVE IT TO ME NOWWWWW.)
  • A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi (The Star-Touched Queen #2): I enjoyed the first book of the series, but I have a feeling I’m going to love this one even more, and I’m so excited. ALSO THAT COVER.
  • Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion #1): A new author, but I’ve seen this around and the cover and synopsis makes me want to pick this up so much.
  • Things I Should’ve Known by Claire LaZebnik: I’m SO excited for this release. The last book I read from her (a while ago, but nonetheless), Epic Fail, was very adorable and I can’t wait to read this one.
  • The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber: THIS COVER omg.
  • The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi: Wow the contrast between this one and the other two books is major and causes much pain to my eyes, but nonetheless, seems intriguing!

And there we have it! I WANT THEM ALLLLLL. At least March 7th releases aren’t too far off, but I especially want March 28th to come fasterrrrrrr omg. So many books here! Which of these are you looking forward to the most?? Any other March release you’re looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

Yup, still more books! | 2017 February Releases

Hi everyone! It’s February, the start of a new month which means another book releases post! I swear, each and every one of these posts are constantly filled with so many pretty covers. Stop making me want you, books! I don’t have enough money lolll. This month is full of exciting releases, once again, so let’s just jump right into it!

Let's ignore the overly-pink theme of this graphic...
I apologize for the overly-pink theme of this graphic…

February 2nd

  • Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton: The US cover (being released next month) is horrifying so I shall ignore it because I despise cover changes and just whyyyyyyy. UGH. But aside from that, I really want to read this book! ❤
  • This Beats Perfect by Rebecca Denton: I don’t know what it’s about but it looks cute!

February 7th

  • Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan (Reign of Shadows #2): I haven’t read the first book, but I’ve been meaning to. The cover’s pretty cool though!
  • Starfall by Melissa Landers (Starflight #2): GIVE THIS TO MEEEEEE. I adored the first book and I want this so much ahhhh.
  • Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza:
  • King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #3): I have mixed feelings on this series, but I am definitely going to read this book in hopes of it turning out to be a worthwhile read. 🙂
  • The Sky Between You and Me by Catherine Alene: I don’t know what this is about (I did read the synopsis on Goodreads but I don’t remember it anymore??) but I’m cover-judging and it looks cute aha.
  • A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom: I really enjoyed his other novel, Not If I See You First, so I can’t wait to see what he did with this one. (And that cover though!)

I’m going to be honest here, I don’t have a clue what any of these are like (except for the first one, duh) but they’re being released this month and seem interesting!

February 14th

  • The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine (Ravenspire #2): I should probably start the first book…
  • The Valiant by Lesley Livingston: Ooh female gladiators and lots of action, is what this sounds like! Me want.
  • Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey: This book seems so heart-wrenching!
  • #famous by Jilly Gagnon: Awww this seems so adorable. Check out the synopsis on Goodreads haha. 😉
  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi: This book seems to deal with multiple topics and it has good reviews, so fingers crossed it’s as good as it sounds. 🙂

February 21st

  • A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #3) CAN WE JUSTTTTTT. Omg. I’m actually dying. I NEED THIS BOOK. If you haven’t picked up this series, you absolutely must ahhhhh. ❤
  • The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins (Transference #1): Dragons!
  • Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas:  Pretty cover haha. But it’s also a fantasy stand-alone (which is rare, when you think about it) and I’m intrigued by the storyline!

February 28th

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: So many people are looking forward to this one, and I’m certainly not an exception! It seems like such an important and great read. I hope it doesn’t disappoint!
  • The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig (The Girl From Everywhere #2): Another sequel to a series I’ve been meaning to start but haven’t! According to Goodreads there doesn’t seem to be another book after this so I think it would be perfect to start this series haha. (And not have to die for the next book, ahem.)
  • Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot: This book deals with a girl who has an eating disorder (ARFID) and omg it sounds so sad but also hopeful and I really do want to read it.
  • 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac: The main character in this book has anxiety, and it seems like a very good read!
  • Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller (Daughter of the Pirate King #1): PIRATES.

So many amazing reads, as usual! Well, I’m assuming they’re amazing. I could be wrong. But I hope I’m not haha. Which of these are you looking forward to? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments! ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee

Welcome, 2017! (A bit belated but…) // An apology and 2017 January Book Releases!

Hi everyone! It’s been SO LONGGGGG agh. I’m questioning my ability to type proper sentences I’ve been away from this blog for so long. I’m wondering whether I’m even a book blogger, that’s how long I’ve been away. *sob* I missed youuuuuu and it’s okay, I’m not asking for “I missed you too” I just wanted to state that fact. I love you guys and agh 7 MONTHS. All gone. Since my last post. Can you even believe it?? Because I’m still in shock.

Ahem.

But I digress. Where do I even begin at the horrors of these past few months? A little recap:

  • I stopped blogging for more than 7 months, no joke. *cue tears* *hides from mob of angry people*
  • I stopped blogging for more than 7 months.
  • I died and it’s my ghost speaking to you all now. 
  • Don’t worry I’m still alive.
  • I ran out of chocolate.
  • (It’s okay I got more)
  • I ran out of shelf space.
  • But then I got a new shelf. Wait, that’s not a bad thing.
  • Trump became president and my soul is still crying.
  • I stopped blogging for more than 7 months.
  • No. blogging. for. seven. months. Who even am I?
  • I became an adult and started university which is my pathetic excuse for no blogging
  • I stopped blogging for seven months.
  • And I’ll stop here.
  • Was this too much?

Okay I should stop before I drive you insane?? Okay.

But guys, it’s 2017!! And no, I did not just realize this. BUT. I was stating the fact. Though to be honest I’m still kind of shocked. 30 days was not enough for me to adjust to the idea! But it’s okay. I have another 11 months before I go through the whole cycle over again. How has 2017 been treating you so far?? Hopefully well and you’re all good and happy and perhaps stressed because #life. Wait, the last one’s just me. 😉 But really, how’s 2017?

I will definitely try to come up with a more consistent blogging schedule though, this whole posting and then disappearing for 7 months really isn’t doing me any favors and is actually making me quite sad and pressured afterwards. SO. New year, new me! Right? Right. Okay then.

Something that hasn’t changed, though! MY LOVE FOR BOOKS. I promise you, that has not changed and will never change, no matter what my schedule is. Pinky promise and all that jazz! This month has went by so fast, and I swear, the amount of books being released each month kind of drives me insane? Because I cannot keep up, for the life of me. So I’ve decided to make a list of the books that was released this month! I’ve done this before in the past, and I usually do it at the beginning of a month, but, well..

So let’s do this!

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January 3rd

January 10th

January 17th

January 24th

January 26th

January 31st


Books I especially look forward to:

  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera: ADAM. SILVERA. That’s all I need to know. GIVE ME plz.
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1): Tbh I’m not sure what this one’s about? But it seems interesting!
  • By Your Side by Kasie West: Kasie West’s books are so adorable!! I want thissssss.
  • RoseBlood by A.G. Howard: Phantom of the Opera retelling? Sign me up!
  • Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (Carve the Mark #1): I’ve read mixed reviews, but I’m still hoping it’s good? I enjoyed Divergent well enough, hopefully this one’s just as good or better?
  • Windwitch by Susan Dennard (Truthwitch #2): I really enjoyed Truthwitch, and I’ve heard good things about this one so super excited!
  • Frostblood by Elly Blake (Frostblood Saga #1): Ice and blood and fantasy and all the good things. Yum.
  • The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: Positive reviews! Fingers crossed.
  • The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles: Ummm… the cover is kind of super pretty soooo.
  • All of the other books, tbh. I was just too lazy to write a reason for why I want them? Pretty much because most of these all have #prettycovers and I’m just slightly obsessed with books in general? Just slightly.

Omg, so many good books. I hope. They look good so I’m just judging from the covers, once again. Nothing new, right? I hope you guys have had a great year, hope you’re enjoying this brand new year, and I’m looking forward to talking to you all once again! (AFTER 7 MONTHS *sobs again*) What books are you looking forward to? Have you read any of these books? If you have, tell me if you liked/disliked because right now I haven’t read a single one of these?? And I need your opinions. (I know, I know. I’ll get on it.. sometime.)

Hugs! ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee

With the New Year, Comes New Books..! | 2016 January Book Releases

Hello and happy New Year! I’m back from my trip to the U.S and it is officially the start of a new year, and with that new start comes, of course, new book releases—which I will be sharing with you all today! Guys, if 2015 was the year of amazing books, 2016 seems to be just as filled with exciting new books, including the beloved sequels to debuts we read in 2015..! (Rose and the Dagger, I’m looking at you! COME TO MEEEE.) But I’m getting ahead of myself. There are a lot of other tasty-looking books being released this January… let’s check them out, shall we? Warning: Prepare yourself for pretty book overload.. (then again, you can never get tired of pretty books, right?)

January 5th

January 11th

January 12th

January 19th

January 26th


Happy New Year once again, everyone! I’m sorry that I was so absent in the last few days of 2015—it was totally accidental! Unfortunately I didn’t get to schedule any posts and was busy with my family in America. However, it’s a new year, and hence, new beginnings! There are plenty of anticipated reads coming up this year, and the releases this month seems to be just the tip of the iceberg, but there are many books this month I’d love to read. What books on here interest you the most? And please, can we just take a moment to just ADMIRE THE COVERS. #coverlove

Lots of hugs and Happy New Year!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

2015 August Book Releases

Hello! The first day of August, whoa! July went by fast. I am currently in a state of chaos, since I’m leaving for Mont Tremblant tomorrow, and I still have lots to prepare, so let’s get to it! Here are a collection of August releases that seem interesting!

August 4th:

August 6th:

August 11th:

August 17th:So

  • Crossed by Eliza Crewe (Soul Eaters #3)

August 18th:

August 25th:

August 27th:

August 30th:


Do you have any releases you’re looking forward to on here? Am I missing any? (I’m always open to adding more books to my TBR!) Any you’re thinking of adding to your TBR? Let me know in the comments below!

Enjoy your first day of August!

Analee 10

2015 June Book Haul

Hi! I’ve accumulated quite the number of books this month, although I really shouldn’t have considering how low I am on money and how many unread books I already own. Oh well! So here are the physical books I got over the month:

I also forgot to add:

I’m pretty happy that I was able to get so many great books, and they were on sale too! 🙂

And some e-books:

I’m pretty wary of Hello, I Love You, because I’ve heard a lot of bad reviews on it, but I got it anyway. I’m looking forward to reading Royal Wedding though, as it’s part of the Princess Diaries series which I enjoyed, and I’ve read good reviews on Charlie, Presumed Dead as well.

And last but not least, review copies:

I think I’m forgetting some review copies, but oh well. These are the ones I remember I have received this month.


So overall I think, excluding the review copies of course, I have bought 21 27 books! Huh. Considering how much it seemed like I bought, 27 doesn’t seem like much. Oh well. I think I’m getting better at controlling myself. (Or so I’m deluding myself to believe I am.)

What books have you hauled this month? Do we share any in common? Let me know in the comments below or feel free to link your haul post as well!

Happy hauling and end of June!

-A