5-star predictions

These are some of my predicted 5 stars reads for 2019. I wish I had been able to read these in 2018 like I had tentatively planned to do but this way I get to start 2019 on a great foot!

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

Lifelike by Jay Kristoff

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Furyborn by Clair Legrand

With the exception of Legrand and Jemisin, I feel like these are pretty easy choices because I already know that I like previous books that I’ve read from Kristoff, Schwab, and Gaiman.

WWW Wednesday 1/16

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


Its finally happened.
I finally burnt out and while it’s not as brutal as I thought it would be, it still sucks. I don’t like feeling this way and I’m not sure what to do to help myself recharge. Despite that, I have read a couple of books that I loved so I’ll get into that now.

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TTT: Books that have been on my TBR the longest

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

For today’s Top Ten Tuesday I’m going to talk about some books that have been on my TBR the longest. I’m feeling pretty ashamed for just how long I’ve held onto these. The original prompt was “New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018” I’ve already posted that and you can read that post here, you know if you want.

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ABC Challenge: U

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Graphic designed by Jackie at Rattle the Stars 

Memorable titles beginning with the letter U

Ugly Love

I didn’t enjoy Ugly Love the first time I read it, I was really bothered by some of the tropes and I think I gave it 2 or 3 stars. However, I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I ended up getting the audiobook a couple months later and I enjoyed it a lot more the second time around. Maybe it was the narrators that changed my opinion but I was more connected with the characters the second time around. I’m still uncomfortable with some of the tropes but I wasn’t as bothered the second time around.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Mara Dyer! This is a book that I find myself wanting to reread this. The characters and the storytelling are everything!

The Unexpected Everything

I think this is my favorite Morgan Maston book. This is another one I want to reread soon. I adored the friendships and the dog-walking. This was a really enjoyable read.

TBR Titles beginning with the letter U

United

Unearthly

Under the Never Sky

A Gush about Muse of Nightmares

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Muse of Nightmares
by Laini Taylor
Hardcover
514 pages
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Sequel to Strange the Dreamer

synopsis via Goodreads:

Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.

She believed she knew every horror and was beyond surprise.

She was wrong.

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.

Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice—save the woman he loves, or everyone else?—while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the Muse of Nightmares, has not yet discovered what she’s capable of.

As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel’s near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: Must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?

Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in this astonishing and heart-stopping sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer.

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WWW Wednesday 1/9/19

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


The first WWW of the year! Woo!!
2018 is finally over and I was so over it. It didn’t end on a good note for me so I was ready for this new year.

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TTT: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

January 8: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019

There are a lot of January releases in this list. Seven out of ten. I’ve been looking forward to January for a long time now, January is also my birth month and I’m turning 27 on the 11th! It’s weird to think about, for some weird reason that I can’t explain even to myself, being 27 has some kind of odd importance to it. I really don’t know why just something in my mind has built up age 27, I don’t have any weird milestones around the age and I’ve never assigned any goals to reach by 27.

These are the books that I’m really anticipating right now, I may be picking up the January 8th books tonight after work, I’m that eager and I can just say it’s my birthday gift from me, to me…

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ABC Challenge: T

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graphic by Jackie at Rattle the Stars 

Memorable titles beginning with the letter T

These Broken Stars

I loved the worldbuilding that Amie and Meghan created, I was so into the Titanic vibes, and the story was so unique to me at the time.

A Thousand Pieces of You

Oh just reminiscing about Paul, I know you can’t see me but I just sighed and put my hand over my heart at the thought of him, I adored that character! Read it for Paul!

Three Dark Crowns

Im a huge fan of this series and I remember feeling so intrigued about everything, the girls, the island, the powers. I highly recommend binge marathoning this series because I just wanted more and more.

Throne of Glass

I hold the Throne of Glass series in a special place in my heart. This series really jumpstarted my love of reading back up. I finished this and just wanted more books in my life, thinking back to when I finished it and it really feels like that was a pivotal moment in my life. I had always been a big reader but I never felt this passionate about it until I read Throne of Glass. That was so melodramatic, you can’t see it but I’m rolling my eyes at myself.

TBR Titles beginning with the letter T

The Thirteenth Tale

The Time Travelers Wife

To Kill a Kingdom

2019 Book Goals

This year I want to focus less on the number of books I’m reading, even though I’m still setting my Goodreads goal at 100 books, this year I want my goals to be more specific rather than just a number.

Goal #1 51WI+hjY6uL._SY359_BO1,204,203,200_
Finish the Outlander Series: I am currently on book 4 and I would like to get to book 8.

 

 

 

Goal #2
Finish half of my unread series: This kinda ties into the Outlander goal but that is a set series that I want to catch up to, this one is more casual. I have a lot of series that I haven’t even started but I would like to get around to them.

Goal #3
read 12 classics: I’ve read more classics this year than any other year and I am so proud of myself. I want to read some Jules Verne and Mark Twain, those are two authors that I have never read before and I would like to.

Goal #4
Read 6 non-fiction books: Non-fiction isn’t a genre I reach for often but I’m trying to expand my horizons. I have a few memoirs and a few essay collections that I would like to get to.

Goal #5


Read 10 big books: I don’t know if I should include goal #1 in this goal or not, kinda feels like cheating to add it in, I typically shy away from bigger books since it takes longer for me to read them but if I’m focusing less on quantity then I won’t feel pressured to read something shorter. I really want to pick up the Way of Kings and all the available books in that series, maybe some more Stephen King like Under the Dome or 11/22/63