2014 Releases I’m Dying to Read

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is 2014 releases we can’t wait to read. Since a few weeks back we listed the sequels we can’t wait for, this list is sequel free on purpose. Also, no debuts, since that’s the topic in a few weeks!

The Vanishing SeasonThe Winner's CurseTsarina
1. The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson: Jodi Lynn Anderson is one of my favorite authors and her book Tiger Lily is one of my all time favorites. It made me cry! Anyway, I don’t really know what this book is about, since I don’t want to spoil myself before reading. Which I will OF COURSE.

2. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski: Have you seen the early reviews for this book? Seriously, nothing but praise. Which means I’ll love it too, RIGHT? I have this pre-ordered so please let me love you book.

3. Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick: RUSSIA. That’s enough for me to be SO EXCITED for Tsarina. I love books with foreign settings.

The Secrets of Lily GravesOn the FencePanic
4. The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer: I read Sarah Strohmeyer’s ‘Smart Girls Get What They Want’ this year and adored it. It’s seriously really cute and Sarah writes the best side characters. I’m really excited for The Secrets of Lily Graves because it sounds so different (it’s set in a funeral parlor) and it’s supposedly a lot like Pretty Little Liars, which is my guilty pleasure (The TV show, that is). Also, doesn’t the girl on the cover look like Zooey Deschanel?

5. On the Fence by Kasie West: I loved Kasie West’s Pivot Point and I’m anxiously awaiting its sequel Split Second. Katie also writes contemporary books, which I have yet to read but I really want to. Hopefully they are as good as Pivot Point.

6. Panic by Lauren Oliver: Finally an other contemporary from Lauren Oliver! I love Before I Fall, but I’ve yet to read the Delirium series because people aren’t so positive of it. Hopefully this is more like Before I Fall.

Daughter of ChaosWe Were Liars
7. Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel: WITCHES, that’s mainly why I want to read this book. I love books with witches (maybe my love for Harry Potter had something to do with this?) so I need to read this one.

8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: After reading Jamie’s review for this book, I knew I had to read this. She recommends going in blind and that’s what I’m going to do! I used to do that a lot and I’ve been meaning to do so lately.

Little Blue LiesKiller Instinct
9. Little Blue Lies by Chris Lynch: The synopsis for this book was written really well in my opinion, because I love the writing style. I hope that the book itself is written in the same way. Also, it follows some kind of crime family, so that’s really intriguing!

10. Killer Instinct by Shannon Greenland: Or S.E. Green of course! Anyway this book sounds SO SO intriguing and awesome. The main character hunts criminals & studies serial killers because she fears she might be one herself.

These were my ten picks, what did you think of them?

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Month in Review: November 2013

Month in Review

Month in Review is my monthly feature where I recap the past month. In these posts I’ll ramble about things that happened in the past month, including sections about books, travel, the blog and the past month’s obsessions.

On the Blog

My reviews:
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

My posts:
Book Haul October
Top Ten Tuesday: Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On
Oh help it’s NaNoWriMo time!

So my posts have been quite sparse the past month, which is because I’m still setting my blog up. Right now though I think I’m FINALLY satisfied enough with my blog design and am more than ready to get this blog up and going. Starting with my first readathon: I’m participating in the reading challenge Get Read-y for 2014 hosted by Loving books. The goal is to read as many books as you can in the month of December, so we can lower our TBR-piles and get ready for 2014 (and for all those new releases I’ll be sure to add to my TBR-pile). I’m just trying to motivate myself to read a lot of books and I’m not pinning a specific number to it. Knowing myself that if I do that, it’ll surely become a chore for me which’ll end up NOT motivating me at all. So, I will see how much I can read, but I hope a lot!

In Books

So yeah, this section is just basically me admitting my reading failure this past month. The only book I finished this past month is Monstrous Beauty (review see above). Which doesn’t count that much since I finished it the first day of November. What happened? Well, I started the Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa, and while I certainly don’t dislike it, I haven’t felt the need to pick it up much. And I NEVER DNF a book or start another one at the same time. So I’ve spend my free time with other hobbies like gaming, which I normally don’t really do. I don’t really mind it, as long as I can finally finish The Eternity Cure soon.

In Travel

And yes, I have a section dedicated to travel. For now nothing’s going on, but in the future this section will be filled with a recap of my travel-related posts and the places I’ve visited that month.

Obsessions

I’m participating in The Broke and The Bookish Secret Santa this year and I’m loving it! I have already shopped for books, now I’m only waiting on some things from Etsy to arrive so I can send it to my Secret Santa person. Hope she’ll love the gifts!

So yeah, I’ve been kind of addicted to One Direction’s new album. Who would have thought! Anyway, I especially really love Little Black Dress. I’ve been listening on repeat a whole lot.

Now tell me, what’s been going on with you the past month?