September 2017 Releases to Read

I almost forgot to post about all the amazing books that released in September this year!  I haven’t read even a tenth of them, but I definitely want to make sure other people know about all these delicious looking titles!

Ready to Read-Look for My Review Later:

SkyfarerBefore She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1)The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous MagicThe Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2)Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Books I Plan to Read as Time Allows:

All's Faire in Middle SchoolEven the Darkest Stars (Even the Darkest Stars #1)Fireblood (Frostblood Saga, #2)The Night GardenRise of the Jumbies (The Jumbies #2)Quests for Glory (The School for Good and Evil: The Camelot Years #1)The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate #1)M.F.K.: Book OneInvictusThe Glass Town GameGodsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)The Brightest Fell (October Daye, #11)

 

Did I miss any of your favorites?  Let me know in the comments!!

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August 2017 Releases to Read

Here’s a roundup of new releases that I haven’t had a chance to dig into yet.  August wasn’t quite as crazy as July, but it did disappear just as quickly!  So many good books, so little time 🙂

Ready to Read-Look for My Review Later:

The Epic Crush of Genie LoEx Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and LoreSwarm and SteelAn Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors

Books I Plan to Read as Time Allows:

Venturess (Mechanica, #2)Shimmer and Burn (Shimmer and Burn, #1)Call of Fire (Blood of Earth, #2)Beast & Crown (Beast & Crown #1)The Book of EstherThornhill

Did I miss one of your most anticipateds for August?  Let me know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday: Go To Recommendations

After realizing I hadn’t made a Top Ten list in some time, I decided to make one featuring my 10 favorite go-to recommendations for books/series/authors.  You’ll see why I couldn’t just settle on one category once you read the list, but these seem to be my favorite recommendation pile for whenever a friend, family member, or random internet person asks for cool new stuff to read.  It does change over time as new books and authors get released and I read backlog titles, but I tend to shout about these the most right now.

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July 2017 Releases to Read

So, I’m convinced that we somehow skipped right over July.  I know I did things during that month, but I don’t understand how it went by so fast.  Same thing seems to be happening with August though as I just realized that I hadn’t done my July post yet and September happens in just under 2 weeks!  Anyway, here are some awesome releases from July that I haven’t had time to read yet!

Ready to Read-Look for my Review Later:

The Crowns of CroswaldHeroine Worship (Heroine Complex, #2)The Reluctant Queen (The Queens of Renthia, #2)Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of VillainyMonstress, Vol. 2: The BloodThe Last Magician

Books I Plan to Read as Time Allows:

The DisappearancesA Fiery Friendship (Ages of Oz #1)The Book KnightsThe Savage Dawn (The Girl at Midnight, #3)Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3)The Library of FatesThe Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga, #2)In 27 DaysThe Apprentice WitchClub Deception

 

Geez that’s a lot of books!!  I guess that July must have happened or all these lovelies wouldn’t be available to read, enjoy and share.  🙂

Have you read any of these?  Did I miss something that you loved?  Let me know!

Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag 2017

Since I haven’t participated in a book tag for awhile, I thought it would be fun to try out this one.  I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but anyone can participate if they like!  The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag was created by Chami from ReadLikeWildfire and Ely from Earl Grey Books a few years ago to recap your reading from the first half of the year and to anticipate for the upcoming half of the year.

Many of these are 2017 titles, but I’ve read a pretty good mix of new and older releases this year, so a few are from other years.

Best book you’ve read so far in 2017?

The Queen of Blood  (The Queens of Renthia, #1)

I really liked this one and am greatly anticipating having time to read the sequel soon.  Check out my review here!

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017?

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8)

Technically I could have put the second half of this series here and it would all be true.

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to?

The Crowns of Croswald

I was able to read the first chapter or so online and it was over too quickly.  I hope my copy arrives soon!

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

The Tiger’s Daughter (Their Bright Ascendency #1)

I just love the synopsis for this one and keep hearing awesome things about it.

Biggest disappointment?

By Your Side

I was excited to read this one as I hadn’t read YA contemporary in forever, but I couldn’t bypass the unrealistic and unexplained reasons for the main characters being locked in a library for any length of time.

Biggest surprise? Favorite new author?
(Debut or new to you)

Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)

This book counts for both questions as I wasn’t expecting to love this book as much as I did, and I haven’t read anything by Kendare Blake before this.  Although I own several by her.

Newest fictional crush?

Dream Magic (Shadow Magic, #2)

Not sure it’s a crush per se, but I fell in love with the jewel spiders.  And I generally hate spiders!!

Newest favorite character?

Firebrand

I’m sensing an animal theme as my newest favorite character would have to be the granite griffins that have a cat form 🙂

A book that made you cry?

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

SO many reasons to cry.

A book that made you happy?

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

This book focused on character growth and relationships in a way that was truly healthy.  And that meant a lot to me!

Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)?

Not Quite Narwhal

You’ll just have to pick up this book to fully understand its gorgeousness, but I was not ready for just how adorable this book is!

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

An Enchantment of RavensThe Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2)The Last Namsara (Iskari #1)Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1)Scion of the Fox (The Realms of Ancient, #1)The Tethered MageAkata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)The Reluctant Queen (The Queens of Renthia, #2)

Hopefully, I’ll have time to read all of these before the year runs out!!

 

What about you?  Feel free to continue this tag and share some of the fantastic reads that you’ve found throughout the first half of 2017 🙂  Don’t forget to link back to the creators!

March 2017 Releases to Read

It’s already time to look back on March to see what books came out that I just didn’t have time to read!  Surprisingly, I was able to read more March books than January and February books.  But maybe that’s just because there were so many more releases.  Who knows?  Anyway, here’s the releases I want to read but will have to wait a bit.

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February 2017 Releases to Read

This list is a tad bit late as it’s almost time to make my March releases list, but I wanted to make sure I shared several titles that I’m truly excited about, but they just didn’t fit into my reading schedule yet.

Dying to Read-Look for my Review Later

King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death (The Hollows #0.1)The Wish Granter (Ravenspire, #2)Daughter of the Pirate KingAriadnis

Books I Plan to Read as Time Allows:

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets WorldEmpress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #1)One Blood Ruby (Seven Black Diamonds, #2)The Dragon's Price (Transference, #1)Long May She Reign

Yeah, February was a big month for sequels and new series starts.  It may be awhile before I can get back to even a third of these, but I will get them read eventually as they all sound amazing!