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Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2016

December 28, 2016

I completed my Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge by 148%, reading 37 of 25 books this year. Go me! I read a mixture of books this year including some highly anticipated new releases by my favorite authors, debut authors, independent authors, diverse authors and stories, and so on. I also completed my first audiobook and my first graphic novel. This year I really wanted to explore books that were outside of my usual picks (especially trying to read more grounded and contemporary fiction), and for the most part, I ended up loving every second. Without further ado, here are my Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2016.

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Blood For Blood Release Blitz + Giveaway!

November 1, 2016

I am so excited that BLOOD FOR BLOOD by Ryan Graudin releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Ryan, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for 5 finished copies of book 1, WOLF BY WOLF! US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. About The Book: Title: BLOOD FOR BLOOD Author: Ryan Graudin Pub. Date: November 1, 2016 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover, paperback, eBook Find it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Goodreads  The action-packed, thrilling sequel to Ryan Graudin’s Wolf…

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Waiting on Wednesday: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

September 21, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Title: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy Author: Cassandra Clare Expected Publication Date: November 15th, 2016 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Read more at Goodreads. Synopsis: The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print for the first time with ten brand-new comic illustrations! Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his…

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Waiting On Wednesday: Wing Jones

September 14, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Title: Wing Jones (The Heartbeats of Wing Jones) Author: Katherine Webber Expected Publication: January 5th, 2017 U.S. Expected Publication: March 14th, 2017 Publisher: Walker Books/Delacorte Books Read more at Goodreads. Synopsis:Jandy Nelson meets Friday Night Lights in this sweeping, warm, arrestingly original novel about family, strength, and hope. Wing Jones, like everyone else in her town, has worshipped her older brother, Marcus, for as long as she can remember. Good-looking, popular, and the star of the football team, Marcus is everything his sister is not. Until the night everything changes when…

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Waiting On Wednesday: The Burning World

August 31, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Title: The Burning World Author: Isaac Marion Expected Publication: February 7th, 2017 Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books Read more at Goodreads. Synopsis: Being alive is hard. Being human is harder. But since his recent recovery from death, R is making progress. He’s learning how to read, how to speak, maybe even how to love, and the city’s undead population is showing signs of life. R can almost imagine a future with Julie, this girl who restarted his heart—building a new world from the ashes of the old one. And then helicopters appear…

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Top Ten Tuesday #3: Fictional Schools I Wish Were Real

August 30, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. For this week’s back-to-school freebie, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of my favorite fictional institutes that I wish I could have attended! From wizards and witches, and superheroes and villains in training, to It girls on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, walking the halls with these characters would have certainly made school a lot more interesting.

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Waiting On Wednesday: Our Chemical Hearts

August 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Title: Our Chemical Hearts Author: Krystal Sutherland Expected Publication: September 6th, 2016 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Read more at Goodreads. Synopsis: Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into…

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Top Ten Tuesday #2: Most Underrated Books

July 5, 2016

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic was Top Ten Books With Less Than 2,000 Ratings. I altered it a bit to my Top Ten Eight Underrated Books. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz ↳ Read more at Goodreads. “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.    …

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