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Fall Book Bingo '16 TBR

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Hey, everyone! Today, I come to you with yet another TBR (because the past few weren’t epic fails, right?) I’ve seen this Book Bingo thing around for a couple of months now, but I haven’t participated in one yet. Since school and work have started, I’d like to organize and orient myself so I can get more reading done, especially since the workload is just going to keep growing and growing until I explode.

This season-ly Book Bingo reading challenge is hosted at Pretty Deadly Blog. I think it’s a wonderful idea, especially since the reading categories are pretty open-ended, and give you some room to wiggle around. I did edit some categories (only two, I think) to suit my reading preferences, and I’ll tell you which ones as we go along. The Fall Book Bingo reading challenge runs from September – December, and since I’ve already read two books in the month of September, I’ll be counting those in this.

Obviously, my mood varies greatly and so does my reading. This is just a tentative TBR of books that I do plan on getting to soon, but don’t hold me to it. 😀


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Stand AloneDark Matter by Blake Crouch (Buy on Amazon)

Animal on the Cover: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (Buy on Amazon)

Purple Cover: And I Darken by Kiersten White (Buy on Amazon)

DragonsTalon by Julie Kagawa (Buy on Amazon)

Fall Release: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Buy on Amazon)


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Back List: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (Buy on Amazon)

Sea Creatures: Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama (Buy on Amazon)

Horror or Paranormal: The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey (Buy on Amazon)

Friendship: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (Buy on Amazon)

Creepy Cover: The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder (Buy on Amazon)


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Multi P.O.V: The Young Elites by Marie Lu (Buy on Amazon)

Green Cover: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (Buy on Amazon)

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Retelling: Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Buy on Amazon)

Short Story: The Good Immigrant edited by Nikhesh Shukla (essay collection) (Buy on Amazon)


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Killers: Saving Sophie by Sam Carrington (Buy on Amazon)

Revenge: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han (Buy on Amazon)

Illustrated: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (re-read) (Buy on Amazon)

Black Cover: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (Buy on Amazon)

LGBTQ (edited category): Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan (Buy on Amazon)


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Suspense: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (Buy on Amazon)

Recommended to Me: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Buy on Amazon)

Not Set in the USA (edited category): The Devourers by Indra Das (Buy on Amazon)

Weapon on the Cover: Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Harman (Buy on Amazon)

College: The Secret History by Donna Tartt (re-read) (Buy on Amazon)


Well, that’s it for this TBR. I’m very excited to be participating in this Book Bingo! Are you taking part? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments, and as always, thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

Top Ten Tuesday | Books on my TBR since Before I Started Blogging

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Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.

This week’s topic is “Ten Books that Have Been on Your TBR Since Before You Started Blogging.” I’ve been blogging for over a year and a half now, and I’m ashamed at how many books I have on my Goodreads to-read shelf that I still haven’t read. Granted, I’ve managed to get some of them off my shelf this year, but I still have way too many.


Tess of the D’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

I think Thomas Hardy is my favorite classics’ author, not that I have read many but still. I’ve read two books by him: Far From the Madding Crowd and The Mayor of Casterbridge. Tess is perhaps his most famous ones, and it’s been on my shelf for a good three years now. I can’t believe I still haven’t gotten to it but perhaps this year will be it.


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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

I’ve read The Kite Runner by Hosseini, and it’s a book that has stuck with me ever since I read it many, many years ago. Hosseini has since released two other books, both of which have gotten high praise. I’ve been eyeballing them for so long!


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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Honestly, this book ended up on my TBR when I was working at Barnes & Noble and I saw its new, bright red cover and fell in love with it. Then when I read the blurb and realized that it’s a modern classic – I knew I had to read it. And I do, but I still haven’t. >.>


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My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Another author whose work I have read and enjoyed. Nineteen Minutes is most definitely my favorite book on school shootings, and I know Picoult can handle sensitive, heart-breaking topics with poise. But I know this book is a hard one to digest, so I still haven’t gotten to it. Hopefully soon…


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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

I bought this book the day it was released. Started reading the first chapter, was so shocked by the drastic shift in writing from the Harry Potter series that I stopped. Never picked it up again. But ever since I’ve read and LOVED The Cormoran Strike series, I think I’ll give this one a go.


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The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

I’ve tried reading this a few times, but I think I was too young to fully appreciate the vivid world-building. I love the movies – they’re some of my favorites of all-time, and I’m certain that I’ll love the books too. I just need to gather the courage and give them another chance.


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Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Honestly, this book made it onto my TBR because it has a sick cover. Added bonus that it was all anyone was talking about in late 2013, or early 2014.


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The Child Thief by Brom

This book is about an evil Peter Pan who steals boys. It sounds freaking awesome, and it has illustrations and is a favorite among fantasy-lovers. I’ve been interested in this for a long time, but I made the mistake of reading another book by the same author- and I wasn’t crazy about it. Which is why I’ve been putting off reading this. But I do plan on picking it up!


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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Finished series are such a commitment. Something tells me I should read Passenger by Bracken before this one, but then I think that I already own a copy of the first book, and if I dislike Passenger, I won’t want to read it. It’s all very messy. #FirstWorldProblems


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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Palahniuk’s books have some of the most interesting covers, which I realized when I used to shelve them while working at B&N. But Fight Club is the only one that’s really pulled me in, and since everyone I trust loves either the book or the movie, I need to get to it like yesterday.


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That’s it for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments below; as always, thanks for stopping by and happy reading! 🙂

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ARC August TBR

Hello everyone! Today, I thought I would bring to you my ARC August TBR. ARC August is an annual event held by Octavia and Shelly @ Read Sleep Repeat. The sign ups have closed, unfortunately, and I wasn’t in time to add my name/blog to the linky, but I’ll be participating anyway! 🙂

I’m not a huge follower of monthly TBRs, because I’m a big mood-reader. I can never say for certain what I will be reading during the entire month. But ARCs have deadlines, and I’ve been so good recently about keeping up with these deadlines, and I also have a couple of ARCs set to release in September, meaning I should probably get to them this month. This is a great way to let you guys know a tentative outline of some of the reading I’ll (hopefully) be getting done in August before school starts early September!


the gracesThe Graces by Laure Eve | Releases on September 3rd

“Everyone said the Graces were witches. They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake. Stares followed their backs and their hair. They had friends, but they were just distractions. They were waiting for someone different. All I had to do was show them that person was me.

Like everyone else in her town, River is obsessed with the Graces, attracted by their glamour and apparent ability to weave magic. But are they really what they seem? And are they more dangerous than they let on?”


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28818317Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee | Releases on September 13th

“Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his “brothers”; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.”


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28363987The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride | Releases on September 20th

“Upon her arrival in London, an 18-year-old Irish girl begins anew as a drama student, with all the hopes of any young actress searching for the fame she’s always dreamed of. She struggles to fit in—she’s young and unexotic, a naive new girl—but soon she forges friendships and finds a place for herself in the big city.

Then she meets an attractive older man. He’s an established actor, 20 years older, and the inevitable clamorous relationship that ensues is one that will change her forever.

A redemptive, captivating story of passion and innocence set across the bedsits of mid-1990s London, McBride holds new love under her fierce gaze, giving us all a chance to remember what it’s like to fall hard for another.”


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25812109The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis | Releases on September 20th

“Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best. The language of violence. While her crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people, even in her small hometown. She relegates herself to the shadows, a girl who goes unseen in plain sight, unremarkable in the high school hallways.

But Jack Fisher sees her. He’s the guy all other guys want to be: the star athlete gunning for valedictorian with the prom queen on his arm. Guilt over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered hasn’t let him forget Alex over the years, and now her green eyes amid a constellation of freckles have his attention. He doesn’t want to only see Alex Craft; he wants to know her.

So does Peekay, the preacher’s kid, a girl whose identity is entangled with her dad’s job, though that does not stop her from knowing the taste of beer or missing the touch of her ex-boyfriend. When Peekay and Alex start working together at the animal shelter, a friendship forms and Alex’s protective nature extends to more than just the dogs and cats they care for.

Circumstances bring Alex, Jack, and Peekay together as their senior year unfolds. While partying one night, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting the teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.”


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27833670Dark Matter by Blake Crouch | Released on July 26th

““Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable–something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.”


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Are you participating in ARC August? Even if you aren’t, tell me some of the ARCs you plan on getting to in August. As always, thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

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