Archives for May 2017

May 9, 2017

Bout of Books 19 Sign-Up/Progress

I just figured out that the 19th round of Bout of Books started yesterday and around 8:00 PM (CST) I decided to join. This read-a-thon is perfect because I have just finished my last few days of grad school and now am officially on summer break! I haven’t had one of these since I started my BA so I am super excited for all the reading I can get done!

I have quite a few library books that are more than likely going to show up in the next week. With that being said,  these are the books that I am going to pull from. I also have ARCS that I have to read for review so these to particular lists will be what I pull from. I don’t have to say that I am a mood reader (I think 99% of us readers are) and so these might not be the ones I read, but since I am in the mood for them all at the moment they’re all in play for this read-a-thon.


Goals:
Finish at least three books during this readathon.
Read for 2 hrs. throughout the day.
Keep track of what I read during this read-a-thon every day.

The sort of TBR
From the Library
ARCS 

 


Daily Progress Updates
Monday
Books I’ve Read Today:  The Fifth Season by N.K Jemisin & Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Number of Pages: 300 (TFS) 10 (STTC)
The total number of books I’ve finished: 1
Total pages read: 310
Basic thoughts of the day: I was so glad that even though I didn’t know about the read-a-thon that I still read and ended up finishing one off the books on my TBR.

 

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May 4, 2017

Too Beautiful to Resist | Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday:Favorite Upcoming SFF Covers

Hello everyone, long time no blog! But since this semester has ended and I am free for the summer I can finally put some much needed TLC into my poor neglected blog.

As you can tell by the title of this post, for today’s Top 5 Wednesday we’re going to talk about those covers of science-fiction and/or fantasy that make us lust after them. The one that takes us from either young adults or adults to toddlers petting their favorite soft blanket. Today I’m going to be a bit different in the respect I’m going to talk about all the covers of future releases that have me enthusiastic about reading them. In this way, I haven’t actually read any of these books (besides those that are sequels) so most of these I’m going on the cover alone.

(click each titles name for the link to their Goodreads)

SHADOWHOUSE FALL by DANIEL JOSE OLDER | SHADOWSHAPER #2 | Arthur A. Levine Books| SEPTEMBER 12TH 2017

I recently read the first book in this series SHADOWSHAPER and I absolutely loved it. The magic, the family, the heart in this book. This cover is so beautiful and does the beautiful insides of this book so much justice! This one is technically urban fantasy but they’re so beautiful that I had to include them!

THE TIGER’S DAUGHTER by K. ARSENALT RIVERA | TOR | Their Bright Ascendency #1 | OCTOBER 3RD 2017

I have been lusting after this book for a long time and the cover makes me want it even more! Look at it! It’s a beautiful painting style cover with two dashing ladies on the cover. What more could you want in a cover? It screams fantastical adventure!

WARCROSS by Marie Lu |G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young | Warcross #1 | September 12th, 2017

I will be the first to admit that when I saw this cover I was not enthusiastic as I should be about this book. But the more I look at it the more I love the colors that they used and it really intrigues me to see in what aspects these colors are used. This will be the first book of Marie Lu’s that I will get to experience and I’m so excited!

THE CITY OF BRASS by S.A. Chakraborty | Harper Voyager | Stand Alone | November 14th 2017

I am not sure if this one technically counts as fantasy or urban fantasy. There are fantastical elements and I was instantly drawn in by this cover and this is a book for anyone who loved “The Golem and Jinni”. Djinn and foreign places are my kryptonite. Sign me up!

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi |Razerbill | ?? | October 31st, 2017

 This is another one that I found out about before the cover was revealed. I loved the premise but I also love this cover. It’s so mysterious (and slightly scary) and like the others I find myself drawn to not only the premise but also the gorgeous cover. Look at it! Doesn’t it scream “Open me, see what I’m about?”