Most anticipated books of 2018

This blogmas thing has been fun but I definitely should have planned it better then maybe I wouldn’t have missed three days. I’m going to try to post twice tomorrow to make up for one of those days we shall see if that works out. Anyway today I’m bringing you yet another list (I feel like that’s all I post) this one is of my six most anticipated books of 2018.

Sightwitch

The Witchlander series is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite fantasy series I cannot wait to dive deeper into the amazing world. This is a companion book I think it will expand upon the world and I can’t wait to learn more about the sightwitch’s. I’m so excited for this story, it’s going to be told through Diary entries and feature illustrations.

Heart of Iron

I loved Geekerella and even though I would read anything else Ashley comes out with I’m really excited that she’s doing something different from her previous books. I also know that she’s a huge nerd so I’m excited to see how her love for Firfly Star Trek etc, will influence the story.

Throne of Glass 7

I was disappointed in EOS and I’m not sure I’m liking where the story is going but I’m so invested in the characters and have to know how it ends. I still love the first three books in this series and really hope I’ll love this one too.

See Witch

Books about sea creatures is something I have been really waiting I know there’s a few books about them, but honestly none of them, except the one I read, sound appealing. This one however sounds great it’s about the origin of Ursala!

The Radical Element

I love a good anthology and A Tyranny of Petticoats is one of the very best ones. I’m so glad were getting another collection of stories of badass ladies.

Aru Shah and the End of Time

Roshani Chokshi is one of my favorite writers I did have issues with her two books but her writing is just beautiful and therefore I will read everything she writes. I’m curious to see what she does with a middle grade book it sounds like a fun story.

What are your most anticipated books of 2018?
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2017 favorites

I usually wait until the very last minute to post my favorites of the year but not this year. I really really doubt I’m going to read another favorite before the years over. I haven’t even read a book in a while I’ve been in a huge reading slump so I doubt I’ll even read many more books before the years over.

Truthwitch

I haven’t loved a book series this much in a while, I don’t read many series anymore, I had forgotten how nice it is to have an epic sage to get invested in. I absolutely adore all the characters and their relationships with each other are realistic and wonderful. The world is vast, the magic system is splendid it’s complicated but not overly so.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl vol 4

I love all the Squirrel Girl comics each one is fun, adorable, and filled with puns. The Mole Man/online dating storyline in vol 4 was probably by favorite but the Asgard story is amazing as well! There all amazing. Vol 4 probably did make me laugh the hardest though.

Hunted

This was an unexpected favorite it’s a beautiful tale I loved the main character and deeply related to her. It’s a perfect retelling it’s original and classic. It feels timeless and is just utterly enchanting.

The Language of Thorns

This put me in the biggest reading slump it was so good and the writing is amazing. The illustrations are beautiful and add so much to each story overall it’s a beautiful book.

The Girl with the Ghost Machine

The book that made me cry the most award goes to this lovely heartbreaking book. Even though it broke my heart it also mended it it’s a comforting and fantastic read. Its a heavy book but everything is handled so carefully.

Geekerella

I was going to choose just five favorites but I have to include this book it’s so adorable. It is a bit too cheesy sometimes but it’s so much fun! It celebrates being a nerd, and it made me fall in love with a fictional franchise because it was that well done.

What’s your favorite book you read in 2017?

2018 Plans

I don’t actually have a list of goals this year I’m not putting any sort of pressure on myself by assigning goals I’ll almost surly not meet. I’m going to be going to college in 2018 and while that’s exiting it’s also nerve racking and it’s gonna be enough to handle. My main plan for 2018 is to have the best freshman year of college I can possibly have. I’ve been waiting a while to go to college it’s something I have wanted for a while and I ended up having to put it off for a year. It made this year harder because I wasn’t where I wanted to be but it makes me all the more determined to get everything I can from the experience.

I just found out last night that I got accepted into my top choice of college! They have literally everything I was looking for in a school including a fantastic study abroad program where you get to stay in a castle, well it’s practically a castle. For those wondering, I plan to major in creative writing with a possible double major in journalism. I plan to use my degree to pursue a career as a children’s/middle grade book editor.

As far as reading goes U don’t have any plans for 2018 I’m setting my Goodreads goal to thirty books my average a year is fifty so I’m sure I can do it. I really just want to keep up with what books I read I don’t want to pressure myself to read a certain amount. I don’t know how overwhelming college will be and I’m not sure how busy I’ll be in the meantime. So for now my only plans are to enjoy the books I do read I have no problem stopping a book in the middle. I have gotten pretty good at figuring out within a few chapters if a book is right for me. Life is too short, and there’s too many good books, to wast time reading bad ones.

I want to continue to branch out and try new genres I might even try reading some adult books but I really wouldn’t know where to start. I will definitely continue to read comics I fell in love with them this year and I would also like to start posting about them, and I would also like to follow blogs that post about comics. Right now I follow a few people why read comics but, like me, they don’t mention them often.

I think that’s all of my plans for 2018 what are your plans bookish or otherwise?

Revisiting my 2017 reading goals + the best books of 2017 so far

At the end of last year I posted a short list of reading goals now that the year is half way over, actually over half way over, I meant to write this last month. Anyway I thought it would be fun to see how well I’m keeping up my goals as well as talk about some of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year. Continue reading “Revisiting my 2017 reading goals + the best books of 2017 so far”

2017 reading challenges 

I recently decided to join in on two fun looking reading challenge going on throughout the whole year, and today I’m here to tell you a little about them as well as what books I’m hoping to read for each one.

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This challenge is hosted by NovelKnight the rule is that only books published before 2017 count for it so no new releases click here for more information. I was hesitant to join because I don’t read a lot of new releases anyway, I recently created a NetGalley account and it’s easy to request a ton of books and neglect the ones on your shelf. I think this challenge will help me to have a good balance between backlist titles and new releases my goal is to read at least fifteen books for this challenge. I’m also participating in the Hogwarts House challenge and will be proudly representing Hufflepuff.

My TBR

  • Sabrial
  • The Outlaws of Sherwood
  • Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour
  • Longbourn
  • The Lizzie Bennett Diaries
  • The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennett
  • Falling Kingdoms
  • Snow Like Ashes
  • The Kiss of Deception
  • Playlist for the Dead
  • Shadow Scale
  • The Star Touched Queen

Classic a month challenge

I’ve actually seen a few people doing this but what made me decide to do it is when I saw Alex @Whimsy Pages post about how she was doing it and the pretty printable she made, click here to read her post. I tried to read more classics last year but was only mildly successful, hopefully with people encouraging me I’ll do better.

My TBR

  • Mansfield Park
  • Love and Friendship
  • Jane Eyre
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Wuthering Heights
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Frankenstein

Nether of my TBRs are set in stone and i obviously haven’t decided on what twelve classics I’m going to read I still need four more, do you have any recommendations the only classics that I’ve already read are all the Jane Austen books not already listed.

Are you participating in any reading challenges this year? If so what are they.

2017 reading and blogging goals

I was originally going to post this on Wednesday but I’m really not good at scheduling posts, but anyway today I’m bringing you a post about my 2017 reading and blogging goals. 

  1. Read 35 books: I’m not going to have a lot of time to read I debated a lot on what to set my goal I wanted something that’s achievable and will hopefully motivate me to read more. I think 35 books is going to be that perfect goal for me but it would be nice if I ended up reading more than that.
  2. Read more diverse books: This has been a popular discussion lately and I know a lot of people have this same goal for the new year. My priority is reading more books about mental health. I’m aiming to read one book a month that’s about mental health. 
  3. Add some variety: This applies to both reading and blogging I don’t want to talk about the same books all the time. I want to read less popular books and I think this will benefit my blog. I don’t want to always be talking about the same books that are all over the bookternet. I want my blog to have a verity of posts I’m brainstorming for some creative ideas so hopefully I come up with some cool post ideas. 
  4. Try Historical Fiction I love period dramas but for some reason I haven’t read much historical fiction and I would like to change that. My favorite period drama is Downton Abby I love to read some books that take place around the same time.
  5. Get into comics: I’ve been saying this for forever but 2017 is going to be the year I finally get into comic books and graphic novels. There’s been so many female led comics recently so I feel like it’s the perfect time to start reading them.

Now I need your help I nead recommendations for books that fit my goals, I really need Historical recommendations I only have like three on my TBR. I also want you to tell me a book you love that deserves more hype. 

2016 releases I didn’t get to

I hardly read any new releases I read only seven and a half. The Book Shimmy Awards hosted by Epic Reads and only awards that really matter have made me really want to read all the amazing books that came out this year. You should really go check out the awards and vote if you haven’t already. I can only vote in like three categories because of How few new releases I’ve read.  Maybe I’ll be better at keeping up with it next year, and maybe I’ll manage to read this six books I missed.

2016releases

Not Your Sidekick by C.B Lee

I love superheroes I love YA hopefully this will be as amazing as it sounds.

A Study in Charlotte by

I’m a fan of Sherlock the show I haven’t read the books, not a huge fan of classics, however I love retelling especially more unique ones you don’t see often. This seems like a fun read to help me deal with the long wait or the next season of Sherlock to be put on Netflix.

The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati

I was talking earlier about the book shimmy awards and that’s how I found this I saw it nominated for the mental health maters award. I want to read more books about mental health this sounds good and the reviews are very positive.

How it feels to Fly by Katheryn Holmes 

I keep seeing great things about this, the covers is beautiful, it’s about mental health and the main character is a ballerina. All of these things make me very excited to read it.

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The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis 

This deals with Rape Culture as a passionate feminist this sounds amazing and I liked the authors other book Not a Drop to Drink. I have been warned that this is hard to read it has scenes with animal cruelty but it seems like a necessary read.

The Girl from Everywhere

I follow the author on twitter so in edition to wanting to read about  pirate’s who time travel, I also want to read it because Heidi Heilig seems like a super cool person. I know you should separate the person from the work but I definitely prefer supporting books by nice author’s.

The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

I have seen so many good things about this and I want to know what all the hype is about. I’m trying to keep my expectations low so I’m not disappointed but it’s hard since this looks right up my alley.

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows 

This looks so funny, Lady Jane Grey’s life is actually quite sad but this isn’t historically accurate it’s in the vain of The Princess Bride Aka one of the bestest (Yes I know that’s not a real word) movies ever.

What 2016 releases do you most want to read? What book on this list would you read first? I need help deciding which ones to buy