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Top Ten Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday! This will be my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday. This tag is from That Artsy Reader Girl and this weeks prompt is “Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About (these are the books you need help deciding if they’re worth adding to your TBR or not.)” This one was kind of hard for me to decide so I picked 5 books that I am on the fence about. 

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Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly is a Cinderella retelling. The reason I am on the fence about this book is that retellings can be hit or miss for me. I think the reason is because I have high expectations for nostalgia for the original fairytale, and most of the time it’s a let down. We will see if I pick this one up.

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How to Make Friends In The Dark by Kathleen Glasgow is a book about a girl named Tiger dealing with the grief from the loss of her mother. I have a hard time with books that are filled with grief. I have to be in the right mindset to read them. I have heard good things about Kathleen’s other book Girl in Pieces, so I might pick this book up if I am in the right mindset to read it. 

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The Girl King by Mimi Yu. This is a high fantasy set in Asia. High Fantasy is a hit or miss for me and I have a hard time picking it up. I have read REALLY good high fantasy books, but I am always SO intimidated to read them. This is something I am hoping to get over in 2019

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Enchantée by Gita Trelease. This is a historical fiction/fantasy tale set in Paris. These are all qualities in a book that interest me however, the reason I on the fence about this book is that I have seen a lot of mixed reviews about it from reviewers I trust. I might wait until more people have read it and decide from there if it is something I want to pick up. 

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Storm & Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout. The synopsis of this book sounds SO up my alley. Fantasy/Paranormal/Romance is my cup of tea, however I have read some reviews that this book has characters from Jennifer’s other series, Dark Elements and knowing myself, I am going to want to read those books first. And I have a large enough TBR as it, I will have to wait and see more reviews to see if its worth going down that rabbit hole.

 

What books are you on the fence about coming out in 2019?

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January Wrap Up

 

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I can’t believe that it is already February! I had a great first month of reading. I read a total of 11 books; 10 physical books and 1 e-book.

Here is a picture of the books:

My ratings: 

★★★★★:

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K Vaughan

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas                                 

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

The Gigantic Beard That was Evil by Stephen Collins

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black

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Princess on the Brink (Princess Diaries #8) by Meg Cabot                                                       

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison                                                 

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

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On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God by Louise Renninson

 

Overall, I had a great reading month. My goal is to read 52 books this year and I am on track to meet that goal.

 

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Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am really excited to share the books I read and reviews for them. This is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time and I am really looking forward to this new adventure. Feel free to contact me for any recommendations that you would like to see on my site!