TTT | Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

In honor of Mardis Gras, today’s topic is book covers that are purple, yellow, or green.

We Used to be Friends by Amy Spalding

Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger

Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price

The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Happy Reading Lovelies!

TTT | Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Of course, I plan to read certain books, but one thing or another gets in the way. Or I find that I just am not in the mood for that particular book at the time. So, hopefully, I can get to them in 2021.

I heard about this book a few weeks ago while listening to the podcast Behind the Bastards (Elite Panic Ep). I checked it out from the library before leaving on vacation (Christmas Break). Yet, I wasn’t in the mood for something heavy and wanted instead to immerse myself in some fiction. Hopefully, I can get to it this coming year.

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I bought this back in June or July and just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

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I had this book on hold to pick up at my work, but for some reason something happened, so I had to cancel the first hold and re-do the hold.

I finally checked it out once I was back at work in January and finished it a couple of days ago. Review will be forthcoming.

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Nope, still haven’t finished the last Throne of Glass book. I just keep having a difficult time with Sarah J. Maas’s writing. After finishing Tower of Dawn, I’ve had a difficult time ignoring the lack of representation and mistreatment of BIPOC characters in her previous books. I’m not sure if I will ever finish this series or if I’ll read future books of hers (minus House of Earth and Blood cause I already read it).

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School and work got in the way of reading this one. Hopefully, I can read this one in 2021.

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Started reading this in the summer or maybe fall, then I stopped. I don’t remember why.

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I placed this book on hold hoping it would be available before Christmas started but it wasn’t. So, I’m still waiting for the book to arrive.

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I just never got around to this one, but I’m definitely planning to read this one soon.

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This has been on my TBR list since it came out, but other books or life got in the way. I’m kinda happy I waited since now the whole trilogy is out, so I can just read straight through.

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I bought this cause it sounded like a fun and enjoyable read. I started it and am not sure if I’ll finish because I’m not a huge fan of the writing style. We’ll see.

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Happy Reading Lovelies!

TTT | Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Today’s topic is books that are on my winter TBR. I’m super excited because my Christmas break starts tomorrow, and I’ll have 18 uninterrupted days of reading (this does include weekends).

Just checked this out from the library today and will probably start reading it tonight.

I’ve had a difficult time trying to read this. I’ve read about 70 pages, but I absolutely hate what my baby (Aelin) is going through. But I’m hoping to get through this over the break, and then start reading Sarah J. Maas’s new novel House of Earth and Blood.

An advanced ebook I have that I am super excited to read!

Another eARC that I need to read. I actually have started it just need to finish it. This month has just been too busy.

I checked this out from the library as well tonight, and I cannot wait to read it!! Sci-fi western with lesbians, yes please!

At the library I work at, some of us review books for the Heart of Texas Literature Quarterly. This is one of the books I’m reviewing. It’s about when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War. From what I can tell flipping through the pages, it’s mostly told through poems and free verse.

As with Kent State, this is also a book I’m reviewing for the Heart of Texas Literature.

I really need to get on top of my eARC’s. Here’s another one I’ll be reading over the winter season.

A book that I’ve placed on hold and hope to be able to pick up before the library closes.

Last week this was on my TTT Holiday themed TBR, this week I remembered that I actually own it. So, I’ll definitely be reading this.

September 2020 Wrap-Up

Oh boy! Who would’ve thought I’d look back on 2016 fondly? Because I definitely didn’t; 2020 is not pulling any punches. I still cannot believe The Notorious R.B.G. died, so for anyone who lives in the United States and is over 18 vote like your life depends on it!!

Stats

💜 Books Read: I’ve read 7 books this month
💜 Total Pages: 2,051
💜 Authors Gender: I read 5 books by female authors & 2 books by male authors
💜 Book Genres: I’ve read 3 YA books, 2 Adult books, & 2 picture books | Within in these, were 1 horror, 1 mystery, 4 fantasy, & 1 biography
💜 Release Dates: I read 6 from 2020 & 1 from 2017

Favorite Read This Month

Cannot choose between the two because they are so different! Also, just realized I didn’t post my review of Mexican Gothic, so that will be posted this coming Monday. The review for The Inheritance Games can be found here.

Least Favorite Book This Month

The library I work at does book reviews throughout the year for the Heart of Texas literature. This was one of the books I chose, and I was sooo excited for it. Then I was super disappointed. There’s plot points dropped and never resolved. The whole idea of violence for violence instead of trying to raise boys better was a hard pill to swallow for me. I just didn’t like this book.

Books I’m Still Reading

Lovely War is wonderful so far, but it’s a story I want to savor. I’m having such a difficult time with Kingdom of Ash because I hate the torture Aelin is going through. I only started The Devil and the Dark Water yesterday (I received an e-ARC), and I’m hooked. Sammy and Arent are in love and no one can convince me otherwise!

In Honor of R.B.G.

Enjoy one of these books by or about the amazing R.B.G. May she rest in peace!

Notorious RBG
My Own Words
Conversations with RBG
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

Happy Reading, Lovelies!

TTT | Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Today’s topic is books on my TBR for the fall. Many of these will be ones I have advanced copies of.

I mean I’m reading it right now, but haven’t finished, so it still counts right? Right!

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An atmospheric contemporary fantasy about three teens coming of age in the wake of a mysterious death.

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A murder on the high seas. A detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.

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Based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris, this is an unforgettable story of romance, friendship, family, and the power of literature to bring us together.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young woman who desires a law career must be in want of a case.

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Need to read before the movie comes out.

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I also need to read the 4th in this series, but I want to re-read the first two as a refresher. Technically, this could count for 4 books.

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A sweeping, multi-layered romance with a divine twist, by the Printz Honor-winning author of The Passion of Dolssa, set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II.

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Award-winning journalist Delphine Minoui recounts the true story of a band of young rebels in a besieged Syrian town, who find hope and connection making an underground library from the rubble of war.

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Fantasy, female/female romance, and girls reclaiming their own narrative after horrible sexual violence. What more can you ask for?

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Happy Reading, Lovelies!