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 »

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Books I’m scared to read // Because pain + heartbreak galore???

It is a well-known fact, by now, that books = pain. If you were not aware, wellll now you know!! Of course there are some books that are full of FLUFF AND SUNSHINE which is good because they partially heal the hole in my heart after reading the particularly emotional ones (*cries*) but there are still a whole bunch I am currently half-avoiding like the plague?? And so I thought I might share those with you guys today!Read More »

I grow your TBR once again!! // LGBT books that I’ve loved or need to read asap

HI GUYS!! Guess who messed up the order of her own blogging schedule?? Meeeeeeeee! I had been intending for this post to be my first post of June but I accidentally scheduled my mini list of websites/html codes that I find useful for book bloggers ahead of this one so OOPS. I don’t even know how that happened???? -_- But I digress.

We’re now in June, which means it’s Pride Month!! ❤ In honor of all the people in the lovely LGBTQ community (ILY guys) and for those looking to support Pride Month book-wise, I wanted to do a post recommending LGBT books I’ve read/recommend and also the LGBT books that are on my TBR* (BECAUSE I HAVEN’T READ ENOUGH OF THEM. And I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed to!) Warning: this will be a longggggg list because of course I’m on a mission to grow your TBR once again. 

*I’ll be linking up with Top Ten Tuesday for this week’s prompt of 10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List even though LGBTQ+ isn’t a genre and I have more than 10 books here and also despite the fact this post wasn’t originally planned to be a Top Ten Tuesday post? LET ME LIVE.Read More »

Books I would’ve read in March if I hadn’t been in a slump // Lists + books = fun!

Thought of the day: The universe doesn’t like to give me sleep. 

Hey everyone! I hope your first few days of April has been going well! I’m currently writing this super late, hence the above little thought because SLEEP. One of the things I love almost as much as books that, unlike books, I don’t get enough of…

But moving on, the title of this post is kind of unconventional, but, I didn’t want to exactly do a wrap-up seeing how there were so little things that happened (including the amount of books read… I believe I read 2? Possibly 3? You’d think I’d be able to remember the amount since it’s so small, but. Goldfish here.) The biggest thing, however, was my birthday and blogiversary, which I already posted about so you see? And I also talked briefly about how much I adored the movie of Beauty and the Beast (SO SO GOOD GUYS)… I am a boring little potato sometimes.

SO March wasn’t very interesting, small exciting moments aside. I’m glad I was able to still post a bit for you guys though! I’m currently trying to come up with an easier schedule for me so I can post a little more regularly, but anyway. Today’s post is kind of like a TBR?? Except not really, because I’m a huge mood reader and planning out what to read is lots of fun (because LISTS and BOOKS) but actually following that plan? Um. Yeah, no. So instead, it’s just the list and the books without any sort of attachments to it? I’m not making any sense, am I. Oh well. Letès just get into the books I would’ve read in March if I could’ve. 

Caraval by Stephanie Garbar:  I have lost count of how many people adored this book?? It sounds like something I would totally devour and I totally would’ve loved to read it last month. I will definitely be getting around to it someday, fingers crossed this month?! 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: I KNOW, I KNOW. This book is at the top of my TBR right now, I know this isn’t a TBR post, but aghhhh if only my slump hadn’t attacked during March! I had been looking forward to this book for so long. Everyone has been praising this book nonstop, it’s a diverse read, own-voices, SO MANY REASONS TO READ THIS. 

Hunted by Megan Spooner:  Beauty and the Beast retelling? Yes please! I haven’t read many reviews on this one, but the ones I have read are really good (haven’t gone looking for the bad ones, granted) and I really would’ve loved to read this last month, seeing how the movie of B&B was released then! SIGH. Slumps.

RoseBlood by A.G. HowardI haven’t read any of A.G. Howard’s books yet, and I plan to read her previous series Splintered as well, but I really wanted to try this one out! It’s a standalone for one thing, as well as a retelling of Phantom of the Opera. I’ve heard mixed things, but I definitely want to give it a try someday!

The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine:  Remember how I said this isn’t a TBR? Yeah, I’m going to be honest and say I don’t think I’ll be reading this anytime soon… I loved the first book, The Imposter Queen, but it’s been such a long time that this has lowered in priority at the moment. I do want to read it though, and had I been in a more reading mood for March, I could definitely see myself picking this up.

Vicious by V.E. Schwab: In case you weren’t aware; V.E. Schwab is one of my favourite authors ever?? The Shades of Magic series has forever changed me and I am IN LOVE with her writing. I don’t even know why I haven’t read this yet???! Someone push me to read it. 

– Starfall by Melissa Landers: I hope to read this sometime as well, but again, it’s been a while so the details from the first book are a bit blurry! The POV changed too, which I’ll admit has me more hesitant because I loved the main characters in the first book so much. The struggle of companion novels. Authors, stop getting me so attached to the characters if you’re just going to snatch them away from me later?? (That goes for character deaths too actually.) 

– The Bone Witch by Run Chupeco: I don’t know if I really would’ve read this, but I definitely wouldève loved to, and will pick it up sometime in the future, hopefully! I’ve heard that it’s a diverse book, and it sounds really good, so fingers crossed for someday!

By Your Side by Kasie West Kasie West is so great at writing fluffy contemporaries! Her contemporaries are always so cute and fun and although this one has gotten mixed reviews (some expressing disappointment at the lack of the library plot being used properly, nooooooo) I definitely think it would be fun to try all the same.

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed I love finding new diverse reads, and I stumbled across this one a while ago and I’ve really wanted to read it! I even tried starting it a few times I think, but didn’t get too far in and obviously, didn’t finish it. We’re not doing a monthly TBR here, but if we were, I definitely want to give this a shot!


That was what, 10 books? I can’t say really if I would really be able to finish all of these, or if perhaps I would’ve chosen other books than these ones had I not been in a slump, but nonetheless these are some books I had a good chance of picking up! Some of these I hope I can read this month, others I may not, who knows! Sidenote: there’s a fair amount of fantasy here?? Whoops. Sorry not sorry. I would love to have any other recs though, contemporary or otherwise! I also want to read more diverse books; feel free to hit me up with suggestions for those as well. But mostly: have you read any of these books? Which should I prioritize? How was your month of March? (Pray for a no-slump month for me plz. :P)

I hope you have a lovely day! ❤

I partially completed my February TBR?? And yay, I make another ambitious TBR! | 2016 March TBR

Early last month, I decided to make a monthly TBR, and it went pretty well! It has its pros and cons, at least. I liked it well enough, and it made my TBR seem slightly more manageable, haha. So I decided to try and do it again for this March. I thought I might as well add in the books I managed to finish off of my Feb TBR at the same time!  Let’s do this.

2016 March TBR

February TBR: 9/18 books completed

(Books on my TBR that I completed)

Well, I got through half of my TBR, right?! I actually ended up reading a couple of other books though as well, that weren’t originally on my TBR. So I still consider it a success, as I was aiming for around 10 books this month. (I read 12, woo!) You can get a glimpse of what I thought of the books here.

BUT as much as I would’ve loved to, I didn’t finish all the books on here. So I decided to add a few of the ones I didn’t finish to my TBR for March once again!

I hope I get to these! Though I know I won’t, sigh. Positivism!! Right now I’m really wanting to read Red Rising, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, and Illuminae, though the others seem just as great. ❤ I’m no longer quite sure about The Love That Split the World, to be honest, I doubt it will be a priority read for me, but I’m adding it to the list anyway!

*I actually just finished this one yesterday night. IT WAS SO GOOD, btw. ❤ omg.

As for some new additions for this month’s TBR:
  • A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab: I finished A Darker Shade of Magic last month, and I can’t wait to read the sequel! I’ve heard from some that it’s even better than the first, sooo #squeal!!
  • Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes: The last book in the Falling Kingdoms read-along, I will definitely be finishing Frozen Tides sometime this month, eep!
  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: Omgomgomgit’sfinallyhereIwantitomg okay BREATHE ANALEE BREATHE. As most of you know, I absolutely adore Cassandra Clare, and more specifically her Shadowhunter books. So you can imagine my excitement for this one! It’s being released March 8th and I can’t wait omg.
  • Map of Fates by Maggie Hall: I finished the first book in the series, The Conspiracy of Us, last year and really enjoyed it! It’s actually so good. The cliffhanger though killed me and I’m dying to read Map of Fates, which is also releasing on March 8th, like Lady Midnight.
  • The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins: This book is releasing… guess when? Yep, March 8th. And I really want to read it! It’s like a retelling, fantasy thing? I think? It seems soooo good, and I can’t wait to see what it’s like.
  • Beyond the Red by Ava Jae: This, actually released already, on the first of March! Ahh, let’s just take a moment to gush over the cover. Despite its first impression of being in-our-faces and all, I actually really like it. You can’t say it doesn’t stand out! But anyway. This book seems really good and I really want to read it! ❤
  • Starflight by Melissa Landers: I’ve previously read Landers’ Alienated (the first in a trilogy), and although it was good, I was hoping for more, I think? And so now I hear Starflight is better than Alienated, soooo. #scaredtohope #buthopesanyway
  • The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig: This book sounds so deliciously amazing! Apparently it has all sorts of fabulous things that I tend to enjoy—diversity, adventure?, time travel, and maps omg yesss please. Also this book has been so hyped? (Kind of?) So naturally I want to know what it’s like. XD
  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton: I found this the other day, in all it’s pretty cover glory, on sale, and of course I couldn’t resist buying it! I don’t know if I’ll actually read it, but, you know, I want to. Duh. It seems intriguing, though I’ve read mixed reviews on it?? I don’t know. I’ll judge for myself, I guess!
  • The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski: This is releasing at the end of March… *cries in sadness* *dies from anticipation* *stomps angrily in frustration* So I guess technically there’s no point in putting it on my March TBR, but hushhhh. I want to read it now, god. Why do books have to torture us by being released so late?
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: Everyone has been telling me to read this and Isla and the Happily Ever After, and you know me. After ten thousand people have been squealing in my ear, I kind of have to, no? Plus I want to, so it’s all good. 🙂
  • My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul: This is an ARC I got on Netgalley, releasing… in early April, I believe? So I’m hoping to read it sometime this month before the release date as well.

So that’s it, I think for this month’s TBR! Aha, it’s ambitious as always, no? (21 books, uhhhh…borders on impossible for me but hushhhh.) Though I doubt, no, I KNOW I won’t be able to read all of these this month (thanks, school. Getting in the way of the most important things as always.) I hope to read at least a few of these. You can be sure that I will definitely be getting through Lady Midnight if nothing else, haha. XD
What do you have planned for March? Do you think my TBR is too ambitious? (LOL only one answer for this one!) What books do you think I should go for first?
Happy reading! ❤
Now if you excuse me, I shall go devour chocolate bars to distract from the torturous wait I have to go through to read Lady Midnight and the other unreleased books. Yes yes. I am smart. 😉 Also chocolate because I started Illuiminae!! I must celebrate.

Until the Next Meal, Analee

I was never one much for making monthly TBRs.. but I can start now, right? | 2016 February TBR

As you may have guessed by my lack of monthly TBRs here on the blog, I’m not one much for making TBRs, at least not for each month. (But if we’re looking at my TBR as a whole, in general, wellllll… let’s just say it would take a long time getting to the end of it all.) However, I’ve decided to try and make one for this February! I didn’t get through as many books this month as I would’ve wanted (I blame it on school. And work. THEY’RE BOTH CONSPIRING AGAINST ME. AGH. I’m totally sane, by the way.) so I thought, why not? If I do get through more books, yay for me, but if not, oh well. Nothing new. XD I don’t have a set number for how many books I want to read, so basically I’m just compiling a list of books I’d LIKE to read this month. On with it!

  • Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes: I’m actually currently reading this one! Reading it as part of a read-along.
  • Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes: Once I’ve finished Rebel Spring, I’ll be continuing with Gathering Darkness, again for the read-along.
  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken: If you’ve been following my WWW Wednesdays (or saw my most recent one, yesterday) then you know I’ve been meaning to read this. Fingers crossed, this seems like a hit or miss…
  • Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales: A little contemporary to break up the fantasy! Planning (hoping) to pick this up soon.
  • Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstorm: Another contemporary I hope to read this month! Probably won’t be able to, but no harm on keeping it as a possibility!
  • Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin: Definitely going to get to this one when I get the chance. Been hearing so many good things!
  • Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard: I read Red Queen late last year and I’m interested in seeing how the series continues. Will be picking it up soon after it releases, hopefully!
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab: The sequel to this is releasing this month so I hope to finally get around to reading this!!
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown: The last book in this series is also being released this month, so perfect timing to finally get a start on this series!
  • The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle: I’m not exactly sure how high this is on the priority list, but this seems really good so I might give it a go sometime.
  • The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry: Another contemporary, because why not? This cover is absolutely gorgeous and even though I’ve read mixed reviews, I’m still interested in reading it.
  • Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn: This one released early January, I believe, and I’ve read many positive reviews on this! Don’t know for sure if I’ll actually read this this month, but who knows?
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera: I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for so long!! I hope to read it this month.
  • This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp: Another 2016 January release, this has also gotten many positive reviews so I look forward to reading it. The premise seems interesting!
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: This book has gotten ALL THE HYPE, so naturally, I’m intrigued! I hope it doesn’t disappoint when I finally get around to it.
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness: For all my excitement about another Ness book, it’s taking me so long to get to this one?? But I really want to, I swear.
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: Another very popular book in the blogging community (or is that just me?)! I’ve seen so many bloggers read this, so I can’t wait to read it too.
  • The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson: After reading (and really enjoying) I’ll Give You the Sun, I’m intrigued to see what her other book is like!

I’m not aiming to read ALL of the above books (because surely that will end in disappointment… I simply don’t have enough time these days to read 18 books in a month! *Sniffle*) I’d say if I manage to read at least 10-12 of them, I’d be good.. I think..? Even 10 might be stretching it (I literally have NO TIME UGH) but still.
What do you guys think of making monthly TBRs? Do you do them? This is one of my first times, so let me know if you think I should continue! What books on here should I prioritize? Are there any that YOU have been planning to read too? (Maybe we can read it together! :D) Let me know in the comments!
Happy reading! ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee

Top Ten Tuesday—AKA Thursday #23 (September 22/24): Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

Hello everyone! I’m 2 days late on this one, but here I am with a Top Ten Tuesday post, (a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)! This week’s topic is Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR. I have way too many books on my Fall TBR to count, but here are some! 🙂 (I’ll be dividing it between released and unreleased books)

Released Books on my Fall TBR

Everything, Everything_bookcover1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

This book has been so hyped up, so I’m glad to finally get the chance to read it! I will definitely be reading it sometime this fall, it’s already been so long since its release!

2. Vengeance Road by Erin BowmanVengeance Road

The concept of this seems very unique, and I’ve heard great things about this one as well! I already have a copy of this one, and I can’t wait to jump into it.

Dumplin3. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

This is one of my anticipated reads of 2015 ever since I heard about it, because it just seems so body-positive and diverse as well. I’ve read some mixed reviews, but the things I’ve heard were generally positive. Can’t wait to read it!

4. The Well of Ascension by Brandon SandersonThe Well of Ascension

I’m eager to continue with the next book in the Mistborn series—I read The Final Empire and loved it!—and so I will definitely try to get around to this book!

Dorothy Must Die5. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

It honestly seems like everyone has read this book, and it seems great, so this will definitely be one of my priorities this fall!

Books yet-to-be-published on my Fall TBR:

6. Winter by Marissa MeyerWinter_bookcover

This is a given considering how awesome this series is! I will definitely be getting around to it when it releases November 10th.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here_bookcover7. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

This book releases on October 6th, thank goodness it’s not as far away as before! I simply can’t wait to dive into another Patrick Ness book, and this one seems awesome!

8. Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoSix of Crows

Can you believe this book will be releasing 6 days from now?! Give it to me!! I can’t wait to read this, in case you couldn’t tell. This book is a spin-off off the Grisha trilogy, and I can’t help but hope for some guest appearances of some of the characters from the trilogy! 😉 Guess I’ll just have to wait to see.

Zeroes9. Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti. Published September 29.

A collaboration between three authors, Zeroes will be releasing September 29th, the same as Six of Crows, yay! So much awesomeness in books, am I right?! Anyway, this book seems like a great read, and I will definitely be reading this one.

6. Carry On by Rainbow RowellCarry On

I loved Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, which this book is based on, and I can’t wait to read this book, which is a fanfiction story written by Cath, the main character in Fangirl.

I have too many honourable mentions to count, so I’m acutally not going to bother naming them all! XD Basically I want to get to most of the books that were released this month—’cause there are some awesome-seeming books that were released this month,


So that’s it for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday/Thursday! I know it’s late, but I’d really love to know if any of these books are on your fall TBR as well! I sure do hope I’m not a lone black sheep here. 😉 And I’d also love to know what other books are on your fall TBR! Let me know in the comments below! ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee

 

The TBR Book Tag!

Hi there everyone! I have been less active lately on my blog and I’m really sorry for that! I’m currently working on getting a bunch of reviews up and ready to go, hopefully I’ll get those finished! Even though school just started, I already have several things to complete, so I’m kind of behind on things. Anyway, I’m back with another tag for you guys: the TBR book tag, in which the lovely Josie from Josie’s Book Corner has tagged me, (in the comments)! TBR means, in case you didn’t know, ‘to-be-read’. My TBR is over the moon honestly, I have waaaay to many books that I have yet to read. So this tag is great! Anywho, let’s get on with the tag!

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

goodreads

Goodreads!!! I don’t know what I’d do without Goodreads. I have tons of books on my TBR and I usually just keep track of everything from there! However, there are times where I hear of a book, write it down somewhere, telling myself I’ll add it to my Goodreads shelf, but end up forgetting to. This happens more times than I care to admit, (and as a result I’m sure I have a lot of books on my TBR written on paper that I have yet to add to Goodreads) but for the most part Goodreads is my best friend when it comes to my TBR.

Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?

Both, I think. In past years it probably would’ve been ebook, but as I’ve been increasing my physical book buying (wonderful for my shelves, terrible for my wallet) it’s kind of evened out now and I have a lot of print and ebooks waiting to be read.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

It’s a pretty spontaneous decision, really! Sometimes I choose books I have recently hauled, sometimes books that have been really hyped, and sometimes it’s just really up to my mood! Feeling down about something? Cheesy contemporary it is! Wanting some action? A thriller or fantasy! You get the idea. If I have review copies I usually try to give those priority as well.

A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?

Mansfield Park

Huh. This is a hard one! I have no idea, but I would say Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. It’s one of the only Jane Austen books I haven’t read, and I have been meaning to for a while!

A book you recently added to your TBR?

The Legend of Me

Will you just look at this book! The Legend of Me by Rebekah L. Purdy is slated to be released on Februaray 2016, and I will surely be keeping my eye out for this one!

A book on your TBR strictly because of it’s beautiful cover?

The Last of the Firedrakes

The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy has such a beautiful cover! It looks so magical and has a very fairytail-istic look to it that I just love. I don’t know much about the story, but this book is definitely on my TBR. (LOL quite superficial of me, but you can’t just look at this cover and resist it! Not if you’re like me, at least. <3)

A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?

Possession_bookcover

Possession by Elana Johnson seems like an interesting novel, but I just don’t think I’ll ever be reading this one! Mostly just due to time priorities, and just lack of interest compared to other books. There IS still a chance I will read this one day, but I have no plans of that in the near future. Though if you read and liked this book, maybe one of you guys will change my mind!

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?

ALL THE UNBUBLISHED BOOKSSSS. Kidding. Not really. There are so many awesome-seeming unpublished books that I am dying to have in my hands right now!

Winter by Marissa Meyer, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski, Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray, First & Then by Emma Mills are just few of the books that I can’t wait to get my hands on! I love how 4/5 of these are sci-fi, fantasy and all that, and I only have one book that is contemporary… there are a bunch more that I wish I could put in here, but if I do we’ll be here until Christmas. 😉

A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?

Anna & the French Kiss_bookcover2

Honestly, I feel as if every single bookworm has read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. It’s like some kind of unspoken rule or something! It’s everywhere. Don’t know when I’ll be getting around to this, but I will give it a try for sure.

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

The Young Elites

Maybe not everyone because everyone hasn’t read this book, but a lot of people has recommended The Young Elites by Marie Lu and I really want to read it! Especially since I’ve also read and loved Marie Lu’s Legend trilogy.

A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

The Queen of the Tearling_bookcover

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen seems soooo good and I honestly am dying to read it. And if I’m not mistaken, this book is even slated for a movie (not much planned yet though) and Emma Watson has shown interest in it! Ahhhhhhh!!!! Although I haven’t heard much on this news lately, you can check out this link for more details. Everyone and their mother has seemed to like this book, so I can’t wait to read it sometime.

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

More than I’ll ever be able to read, I’m sure, since I have 1095 books (last time I checked, at least) on my Goodreads TBR shelf!! I just never seem to be able to stop adding books to my TBR. Not to mention that this 1095 isn’t even the whole thing; I have a bunch of other books I need to add to my Goodreads shelf that I haven’t done yet. So, yes! Clearly I am unable to comprehend that I already have more books than I will ever need since I keep adding even more all the time. XD


I know I tagged a lot of people in my Summer Reader Book Tag, so I will try to tag other people this time, but feel free to do this tag if you want to! I’ll even add your name to the post if you want to do it—just let me know in the comments below and consider it done! ❤ This was a super fun tag so it would be great if you wanted to do it as well.

I tag:

No one is obligated to do this tag, but if you do, great! ❤ Just link back so I can come check it out.

What did you think of my choices? Let me know in the comments!

Analee 10

Friday Finds #20 (September 11th)

Hello bookworms! It’s Friday (thank goodness) and that means it’s time for a Friday Finds post, which I am glad to restart after quite some time missing it. This meme is hosted by Jenn @ A Daily Rhythm, and all you have to do is share a few of the books you’ve recently added to your TBR. Let’s get to it!

Wintermore The Mermaid's Sister  Slumber

Wintermore                               The Mermaid’s Sister                 Slumber
by Aron Sethlen                        by Carrie Anne Noble                 by Christy Sloat

Can't Lose You The Dark Days Club Sacrificed

Can’t Lose You                           The Dark Days Club                 Sacrificed
by J.R. Brown                             by Alison Goodman                 by Emily Wibberley


So that’s it for this week’s Friday Finds! Do you have any of these on your TBR? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments below! Also, feel free to link your FF post if you have one! I’d love to check it out.

Enjoy your weekend! #TGIF

Analee 10

Friday Finds #18+19 (August 7 & 14)

Hello my fellow virtual bookish friends! I missed last week’s Friday Finds, so today I have a combined Friday Finds post of both the books I found last week and this week. Here they are:

Some Girls Are_bookcover  The Looking Glass Wars_bookcover  The Book of Lost Things_bookcover

Some Girls Are                           The Looking Glass Wars          The Book of Lost Things
by Courtney Summers              by Frank Beddor                        by John Connolly

Sunset Rising_bookcover  The Night Sister_bookcover  Psycho_bookcover

Sunset Rising                           The Night Sister                         Psycho
by S.M. Mceachern                  by Jennifer McMahon              by Robert Bloch

Darkhouse_bookcover  Captivate_bookcover  Waterfell_bookcover

Darkhouse                                 Captivate                                   Waterfell
by Karina Halle                        by Vanessa Garden                  by Amalie Howard

The Great Hunt_bookcover  Underwater_bookcover  Beyond the Red_bookcover

The Great Hunt                          Underwater                                 Beyond the Red
by Wendy Higgins                     by Marisa Reichardt                  by Ava Jae


These all look like great reads! What do you think of these finds? What books have you recently added to your TBR? Let me know in the comments below or link your post!

Analee 10

Friday Finds #17 (July 31)

Hello! It’s time for another Friday Finds! This meme is hosted by A Daily Rhythm, where you feature the books you recently found and added to your TBR.

My finds for this week:

Free Agent_bookcover  The Girl From Everywhere_bookcover  Chameleon_bookcover

Free Agent                               The Girl From Everywhere     Chameleon
by J.C. Nelson                         by Heidi Heilig                          by K.T. Hanna

Lark Rising_bookcover  For Darkness Shows the Stars_bookcover  First and Then_bookcover

Lark Rising                            For Darkness Shows the Stars     First & Then
by Sandra Waugh                 by Diana Peterfreund                      by Emma Mills


What do you think of these finds? What books have you recently added to your TBR? Let me know in the comments below or link your post! Happy Friday, everyone!

Analee 10

Friday Finds #16 (July 24)

Hola! Time for another Friday Finds! This meme is hosted by A Daily Rhythm. All you have to do to join in is showcase the books you’ve recently found and added to your TBR. 🙂

The Friday Society_bookcover    A Little Something Different_bookcover    The Steel Remains_bookcover

The Friday Society                   A Little Something Different       The Steel Remains
by Adrienne Kress                     by Sandy Hall                                 by Richard Morgan

Miss Mabel's School For Girls_bookcover     Love Lucas_bookcover     Husky_bookcover

Miss Mabel’s School For Girls     Love, Lucas                                     Husky
by Katie Cross                                  by Charlotte Sedgewick               by Justin Feyre


So that’s it for this week’s Friday Finds! What do you think of these finds? What books have you recently added to your TBR? Let me know in the comments below or link your post! ❤

Analee 10

Friday Finds #15 (July 16)

Hola, mi book-loving amigos! (Don’t ask.) ‘Tis Vendredi, or Friday, and what means it is time for a Friday Finds! This is a meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm, where you share the books you recently found and added to your TBR. Here are my finds for this week (press cover to go to Goodreads and hover for synopsis):

Black-Eyed Susans_bookcover   I Am Her Revenge_bookcover   Bookishly Ever After_bookcover

Black-Eyed Susans                    I Am Her Revenge                     Bookishly Ever After
by Julia Heaberlin                     by Meredith Moore                   by Isabel Bandeira

White Lines_bookcover   Whistling Past the Graveyard_bookcover   My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece_bookcover

White Lines                               Whistling Past the Graveyard        My Sister Lives on the Mantel-
by Jennifer Banash                   by Susan Crandall                            piece by Annabel Pitcher


That’s it for this week’s Friday Finds! What books have you recently added to your TBR? What do you think of my finds? Let me know in the comment below and/or link your FF post! I’ll be sure to check it out.

Oh, and just a little blog update: I have decided that I will no longer participate in That’s What He Said Thursday. I haven’t been enjoying it as much, and I don’t want to continue something I’m not enjoying. Thank you to those bloggers who’ve helped me out in making that decision! It’s getting to be a bit too much like work for me and plus, I’ve been slacking on my reviews, and I think getting rid of the meme might help me balance things out a bit. So you can look forward to more reviews in the next few weeks! I’m trying to get through a lot of my pending reviews.

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend. 🙂

Analee 10

Friday Finds #14 (July 09)

It’s another Friday, which means it’s time for Friday Finds (a meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm)! This week I will be featuring 8 books:

Queen of Blood_bookcover         Awake_bookcover         Stone Field_bookcover         The Uninvited_bookcover

Queen of Blood              Awake                              Stone Field                    The Uninvited
by Jill Myles                   by Natasha Preston      by Christy Lenzi           by Cat Winters

Rebel of the Sands_bookcover         Into the Dim_bookcover         The Beautiful and the Cursed_bookcover         Damage_bookcover

Rebel of the Sands      Into the Dim                  The Beautiful and the                   Damage
by Alwyn Hamilton     by Janet B. Taylor        the Cursed by Page Morgan        by Anya Parrish


I just love these covers!! What do you think of these finds? Are any of them on your TBR too? What books have YOU recently discovered? Let me know in the comments below or link your post!

Happy Friday!

-A

Top 10 Tuesday #13 (July 07): Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

Hello fellow bookworms! I’m back from my unofficial hiatus (you might’ve noticed I haven’t been interacting as much on my blog or on other blogs) with a Top Ten Tuesday post. This is a popular meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, today’s topic is ten hyped books I’ve never read. Now, I can basically use my list for books I want to read this summer, since those books are pretty hyped up (like We Were Liars, Extraordinary Means, etc.)—you can check out that list here—but I’m going to make another list, since heaven knows my list of to-read hyped books is endless! Book titles link to Goodreads, and you can hover over the cover to read the synopsis from Goodreads. So, in no particular order:

The Kiss of Deception_bookcover1. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

I really want to read this! Especially since the second book, The Heart of Betrayal, releases today. It just seems so interesting!

2. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab A Darker Shade final for Irene

Or anything by this author, like Vicious. I have A Darker Shade of Magic currently waiting on my shelf and I’ve heard such great things about it that I’m just itching to get to it.

The Wrath and the Dawn_bookcover3. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

I really hope I can read this book this month. Ever since it’s been released (and before!) I’ve heard so many things and it seems like a great book.

4. Gone Girl by Gillian FlynnGone Girl_bookcover

Another hyped up book! It also has a movie if I’m not mistaken, so I really want to read this to see what the hype is all about and then watch the movie. 😉

The Girl on the Train_bookcover5. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

I’m trying not to sound too repetitive, but this book seems great! I’ve heard lots about it and it seems like a very intriguing thriller.

6. Red Queen by Victoria AveyardRed Queen_bookcover

I have my fingers crossed to read this book this month! If I can get past my review copies and other books, I will definitely be making time for this one. The cover, the synopsis, and all the great reviews has me intrigued!

Anna & the French Kiss_bookcover27. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Don’t kill me! I haven’t read this book or the series, BUT I do plan on reading it. Someday.

8. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (or anything Colleen Hoover, really.)Ugly Love_bookcover

This book has been on my TBR for a while now, and I’m actually currently reading it! It still counts for this list, since I just started it today and am only at the beginning of it. 🙂 This book has been really hyped up, well, actually, basically all of Colleen Hoover’s books have been hyped up. So yeah.

A Game of Thrones_bookcover9. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

This is the first in a series, and has a TV show based off of it. To be honest, I’m not that interested in these books at this moment, but I will probably still read the series one day. It’s pretty hyped up, and what can I say? I like to know what the hype is all about. 😉

10. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (or Since You’ve Been Gone & Second Chance Summer)Amy & Roger's Epic Detour_bookcover

Morgan Matson’s books have been hyped up as well (obviously, since she’s on this list) and the most notable books I know that have been hyped up (I’m not sure whether or not she has other books written aside from these three, but oh well) are Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Since You’ve Been Gone and Second Chance Summer. I really want to read all three of these!

 


Oh! I also forgot to add The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. I really want to read this one, I’ve heard wonderful things! And I also want to check out the movie, too.

The Book Thief_bookcover

So that’s it for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! What hyped up books have you never read? Do we share any in common? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments below or feel free to link your post!

Happy Tuesday!

-A