Top Ten Tuesday|| Summer TBR.

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Books On My Summer 2019 TBR.


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First I want to say thank you for the comments on my previous post. They really meant a lot to me and I will reply back as soon as I get a little more free time. The beginning of the weeks are usually the busiest for me. So I will catch up with comments and your posts soon! Now onto my Top Ten Tuesday for this week. The topic for this week is books on my Summer TBR. My summer TBR this year is a mix of ARCs and some books that I hope to finally get around to reading. I’m not the greatest at sticking to TBRs, so some of these may change throughout the summer. But so far this is what my summer TBR looks like.

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Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway
Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman

These five books are Netgalley ARCs. A few of these are July releases, so I will hopefully be starting them pretty soon. I am actually currently reading Soul of the Sword right now, which I am really stoked to be reading. I’m not that far into it yet (maybe like 40 or so pages), but so far I am really happy to be back in that world. Shadow of the Fox was one of my favorite books and I have been dying for the sequel. I am really excited about all of these ARCs.

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Bunny by Mona Awad
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

The first two are library holds and I feel like I’ve been on hold for The Silent Patient for forever now! It should be checked out to me really soon though, so I’m stoked! I’ve been wanting to read Scythe for so long now, so I am hoping to finally read it this summer. Same with King of Scars! I meant to read it when it was released, but ended up not. It’s been really hard sticking to my alphabet challenge this year and deep down I’ve given up on it, but I wanted to throw Eliza and Her Monsters out there from that TBR, because I loved Zappia’s previous book and really hoping to finally read this one.

What does your summer TBR look like? Have you read any of the books on my list? Feel free to link me to your TTT post, so I can check it out! I’m sure my TBR will love you for it. 😛

Random question, do any of you watch the TV show Big Brother? The new season starts tonight and I am so stoked. It’s one of my favorite things about the summer!! I think I know summer is really here once Big Brother begins, haha. Also, it’s ridiculously hot outside now. Like 90-100s here. I’m not used to this. In my old city, it was always like ten degrees cooler there than it is here.

In case you missed it;
Why I’ve Been in a Reading/Blogging Slump.
Top Ten Tuesday|| Most Anticipated Releases.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday|| Most Anticipated Releases.

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Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019.


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I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since the last Top Ten Tuesday post I’ve done! I really need to get back into doing them, because they are a lot of fun. This week’s topic is about my most anticipated book releases for the second half of this year. There are SO many amazing sound books coming out this year that I haven’t gotten yet and that have still not been released! So many books, so little time…and money. 😛 Here are the books that I am really looking forward to in the second half of the year. The majority of these are ones that I actually have on preorder.

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Destroy All Monsters by Sam J. Miller
Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

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The Hive by Barry Lyga & Morgan Baden
Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson

What books are you looking forward to in the second half of the year? Do we have any similar ones? Feel free to link me to your post, so I can check it out!

Still battling this reading & blogging slump, but hopefully I’ll get out of it soon! I’m crossing my fingers, because only reading 2.5 books this entire month so far is unacceptable, haha. I also think I only wrote a few blog posts throughout the month too. Sad day. I’ll catch up with all of your posts and comments in the next day or two. 😀

In case you missed it;
WWW Wednesday #62.
Mini Review|| Virtually Yours.
Wrap Up|| May.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

Top Ten Tuesday|| Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype.

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 Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype.


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I forever have bad luck with hyped books. I don’t usually love them and I don’t understand the hype surrounding a lot of them. I don’t know why I am like this, haha. I guess when I see a book getting so much hype, my expectations become WAY too high and I expect amazing and get none of those amazing feelings when I read them. There have been a few where the hype was real and I was here for it though!

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Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

A little cheating for Falling Kingdoms, because not going to lie, the first book didn’t “WOW” me, but I am LIVING for the series and it’s one of my favorites of all-time now. With all the hype surrounding The Cruel Prince, I was sure I was going to hate it. I absolutely loved it so much and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Honestly, I have no idea why I am including Red Queen on this list. I guess because I loved the hell out of Red Queen, but the rest of the series sucked. The sequel was bad and I didn’t even get past a few chapters of the third book before I had to DNF it. But I did LOVE the first book so much, so I guess the hype was real for that one. The rest of the series, not so much.

What popular books did you read that lived up to the hype? Feel free to link me to your TTT posts, so I can check them out!

In case you missed it;
Wrap Up|| July.
Book Haul|| July.
Random|| Picture Update.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

Top Ten Tuesday|| Best Books I’ve Read in 2018 (So Far).

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Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far).


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I can’t believe it’s already been half a year! So far in 2018 I have read 38 books and listened to 10 audiobooks (currently listening to my 10th now). Here are ten of my five star reads. I think total I have about 12 or 13 five stars for the year so far. All of these books below were so amazing and I loved everything about them. Some are sequels and series enders that I absolutely love so much.

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
Inferno by Julie Kagawa
Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
your name. by Makoto Shinkai

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Orphan Number Eight by Kim van Alkemade
The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Turtles All the Way Down was probably the biggest surprise of 2018 for me, because I honestly went into it thinking I was going to hate it. I don’t usually love John Green books, but this one was pretty amazing. Another surprise was The Cruel Prince, because really hyped books and I don’t mix well. I don’t usually love hyped books as much as everyone else and I have no idea why! But it just doesn’t always happen for me, but I loved The Cruel Prince so much. Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms) and Inferno (Talon Saga) were series enders and they are two of my favorite series of all-time! I hated to see them end, but they were so damn amazing. ALL THE FEELS.

What are some of the best books you’ve read in 2018 so far? Feel free to link me to your posts, so I can check them out!

In case you missed it;
Random|| Picture Update.
Travel|| Black Point Marina.
Wrap Up|| June.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

Top Ten Tuesday|| Favorite Color Book Covers.

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Books With My Favorite Color On the Cover (or In the Title).


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The topic for today is books with my favorite color on the cover (or in the title). This is a fun topic this week! My favorite color is PINK. I pretty much love all shades of pink. These ten books are books that I have not read yet, but really want to read. Some of them I own and some of them I don’t own yet.

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Dreamology by Lucy Keating
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry
A Messy, Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan
The Falling Between Us by Ash Parsons
Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

I am hoping to read The Falling Between Us and Emergency Contact this month. And of course I would love to read all of these books at some point this year. I’ve owned Dreamology and The Wrong Side of Right for awhile now.

What’s your favorite color? Have you read any of the books on my list? Feel free to link me to your posts, so I can check them out!

In case you missed it;
Photo A Day|| May 1-6.
Wrap Up|| April.
Top Ten Tuesday|| Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early.

I hope you have a great day!

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Top Ten Tuesday|| Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early.

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Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early.


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Honestly, this post was a lot harder to do than I originally thought it would be. I guess there isn’t a ton of books that I am willing to slay a lion for. 😛 I decided to go with five books that are not released yet and then five books that are already released that I really want to get my hands on. I’ve been trying really hard not to buy a ton of books, so there are quite a few out there now that I still haven’t gotten.

Five Not Released:

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The Wicked King by Holly Black
And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli/Adam Silvera
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Five Already Released:

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Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
Love, Hate, & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

What are some books that you would slay or lion for? Do we have any similar one? Let me know and feel free to link me to your post if you have one!

In case you missed it;
Book Haul|| April.
Random|| Quick Update.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

Top Ten Tuesday|| Books that have been on my TBR the longest.

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Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read.


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I am going to go with only the books that I own that I’ve had for a really long time now and still haven’t read. Let me tell you, it’s A LOT more than ten. I’m going to just get right into it. These are books that I’ve probably had since 2015 and haven’t read them yet.

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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Half Bad by Sally Green
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (and all MM books)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

I really want to try to make these books a priority this year and finally read them. There’s also PLENTY MORE not on this list that I want to try to make a priority this year. I really need to get to reading these older books I bought and that I’ve had for so long.

What are some books that you had on your TBR that you still haven’t read? Feel free to link me to your posts, so I can check them out.

In case you missed it;
4 & 4.5 star reads of 2017.
Photo A Day|| January 22-31 & GIVEAWAY WINNER!
Wrap Up|| January.

 

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack