Thursday, January 04, 2018

2017 Releases You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

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It is NO LONGER 2017 but that doesn’t mean you cannot revisit the past and read some amazing books that came out last year. This list is based on what I’ve read and still isn’t entirely complete because I HAVEN’T READ SO MANY BOOKS that came out last year. I also wanted to narrow it down so as not to dump too many books on your tbr! The following is a list of some of the best books out in 2017 in my opinion.
Looking for a book to make that will make you cry, or at the very least, make you FEEL? These books might have something in store for you. Just as an FYI, all of these books involve death.

Saint Death by Marcus Sedwick

What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

The Girl with the Ghost Machine by Lauren DeStefano

Words in A Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Honestly, I am not really the kind of person who actively seeks out books that are gonna tear me apart and usually prefer some feel-good reads. Basically, don’t shit on the fluff because fluff is amazing and important.

You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

 

2017 was an amazing year for diverse books which meant we also got a lot more books that dealt with identity and intersections. We need diverse books where a character’s identity has nothing to do with the book but we ALSO need diverse books where characters explore and learn about their identities.

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Forest World by Margarita Engle

The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Mina doesn’t really struggle or explore her identity in The Lines We Cross but her identity is central to the novel which is why it is in this category as opposed to another!

That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim

 

If what you really want is a book that dark, gritty and/or complex as fuck, these might just strike a chord with you. Be aware though, THINGS GET FUCKING REAL. So……

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry

 

2017 was a year where I didn’t read as much genre fic as I would have liked. It was a hard year so I stuck to a lot of contemporary and the known but I did venture out of that a couple of times and did read at least two books that just REALLY stuck out to me.

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Warcross by Marie Lu

SO, there you have it! A semi-definitive list of some of the best books that came out in 2017! Anything out from last year I need on MY tbr?

 

 

BYE BYE 2017, FOREVER AND EVER.

BYE BYE 2017, FOREVER AND EVER.

Posted by on 12/31/2017 • 16 Comments

2017 has been a YEAR, amirite? I’ve been struggling to figure out what I want to do for my last post of the year because I don’t know if I just wanted to talk about the best books I’ve read this year (although I will do some of that!) Instead, I am doing a round up of my year personally and in books!

-Watched Twilight 5 times (I am really trying to make it 6 before the year ends) Update: ITS NOT GONNA HAPPEN

-Graduated 2 terms early from college with latin honors

-Adulted this summer (lived away from home and college, fed myself, paid bills, etc)

-Baked a FUCK TON. It was basically a coping mechanism but hey, I baked a tart for the very first time and am…

Fresh Batch (December 31st – January 6th)

Fresh Batch (December 31st – January 6th)

Posted by on 12/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

The Cruel Prince Holly Black Series: The Folk of the Air #1 Publication date: January 2nd 2018by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous…

12 Books I Need More Than Cake Coming Out in 2018

12 Books I Need More Than Cake Coming Out in 2018

Posted by on 12/26/2017 • 5 Comments

2018 is gonna be a good year for books. Maybe. Hopefully. As long as these books I need more than cake don’t let me down. Otherwise, its gonna be a bad year for books and I am calling quits.

1. Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet 

Who doesn’t want a story about cute meet cutes? I DO. PLEASE GIVE IT TO ME. I WANT IT.

2. My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

I am here for a Bollywood rom-com in literary form. That is all. I came out of the womb ready for this.

3. Royals by Rachel Hawkins

I’ve read 7/8 of Rachel Hawkin’s books so you bet your ass I am dying to read Royals. You’re lucky you didn’t have to hear me scream when the…

Fresh Batch (December 24th – 30th)

Fresh Batch (December 24th – 30th)

Posted by on 12/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Love, Life, and the List Kasie West Publication date: December 26th 2017by HarperTeen

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Everyone knows Abby Turner is in love with her best friend, Cooper Wells. Including Cooper Wells. But despite what people tell her, it doesn’t affect their friendship. And she’s practically over it, anyway. What she really can’t get over is when her boss at the local museum tells her that her paintings lack heart.

Art is Abby’s passion and she hopes her future as well. She is determined to change his mind and earn her way into the upcoming exhibit at the gallery. So along with her family’s…

7 Non-Fic Books On My TBR

7 Non-Fic Books On My TBR

Posted by on 12/21/2017 • 2 Comments

As I grow older, the more fond I become of reading non-fic and in particular, celebrity memoirs. Even just two years ago, I would have gagged at the thought of me picking up a memoir to read and yet here we are. I’ve started spending MONEY on them. I am a wild child. Anyway, here is a list some of the non-fic (all celeb memoirs) that I’ve been eyeing and wanting to read lately!!

1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

When young Trevor Noah took over on the Daily Show for Jon Stewart, I was over the moon. At some point, even if you love them, you get tired of listening to 50yo white men. He was a fresh new voice and I’ve really enjoyed the show. His…

4 Anticipated Sequels That Will Make it Even Easier for Me to Say Bye to 2017

4 Anticipated Sequels That Will Make it Even Easier for Me to Say Bye to 2017

Posted by on 12/19/2017 • 4 Comments

2017 has been an absolute garbage year not just on a political level but like a personal level (for me at least.) Back in 2016, I was so excited to bid the year adieu and yet here we are, again. I am not particularly looking forward to 2018 because wow, what a scary path ahead of us, but there are some books coming out that I’ve been waiting for since before I was born and I just wanted to scream about them for a little bit to make myself feel a little bit more pumped to bid this year GOODBYE.

1. Trouble Never Sleeps by Stephanie Tromly

I’ve been waiting for this book since 2016 and its unfair that I still have to waitttt. If you haven’t read this…

Fresh Batch (December 17th-23rd)

Fresh Batch (December 17th-23rd)

Posted by on 12/16/2017 • 0 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Prince in Disguise Stephanie Kate Strohm Publication date: December 19th 2017by Disney Hyperion

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Someday I want to live in a place where I never hear “You’re Dusty’s sister?” ever again.

Life is real enough for Dylan—especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network’s crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV.

As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the lead-up to…