Waiting on Wednesday [23]: November Releases

It seems like all the books I want to read are all coming out in one day: November 5th. Aside from that, there’s only one on November 12th, and another on the 26th. But yeah, there are six that came out yesterday! I honestly don’t know what to do with myself.

November 5th

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern | Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater | The Toll by Neal Shusterman

The Night Circus is a contemporary classic, in my opinion. So I’m looking forward to reading Ms. Morgenstern’s second novel. I’ve been a Ronan fangirl since I met him in The Raven Boys so it’s no surprise that I will be clamouring to read his novel. This month, I’m endeavouring to read Scythe just so I can read Thunderhead in preparation for the series-ending, The Toll.

Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert | Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natash Ngan | The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Get A Life, Chloe Brown looks and sounds like an awesome contemporary novel so I’m looking forward to reading it. Girls of Paper and Fire is on my November TBR, so I want read the sequel hopefully next month. And last but not the least, The Bromance Book Club. It sounds funny so yeah, I’m down.

This has been an episode of books I want to buy but would likely not read for another 5 years. Lol.

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Waiting on Wednesday [22]: October Releases

Truthfully, there’s only one book that I’m looking forward to reading in October. However, I feel mildly excited about the rest on this list. I’m going to try and save the rest of the book buying for Christmas. That is to say, I’m going to hand a list to my husband to save him the headache of trying to figure out what I want for Christmas. Lol.

October 1st

The Beautiful by Renèe Ahdieh | The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake | The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith | The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Septeys

October 3rd

Never Have I Ever by Lauren Blakely | Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris | The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman

October 8th

How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones | The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes | Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

October 22nd

All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg | I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Nishi | Twice In A Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

October 29th

Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson | Find Me by Andrè Aciman | The Light At The Bottom Of The World by London Shah

I’m looking forward to reading Find Me by Andrè Aciman. If you must know, it’s the follow up to his novel, Call Me By Your Name. I know they’re probably not destined for HEA, but heck. I need to know what’s been going on with their lives.

What are you looking forward to in October?

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Waiting on Wednesday [18]: November Releases

It’s a bit late, I know but last week was just too  crazy that I didn’t get to write any advance postings. In any case, it’s that time of the month when I make a list of the books that I want to have in my possession just so they can collect dust on my shelves [insert eye roll here]. Kidding. The amount of books I have unread is directly proportionate to the time (or lack thereof) I have to read them. That doesn’t stop me from salivating and wishing and if I’m lucky, acquiring. To be honest, I go back to these lists when I’m stuck in the proverbial reading slump hell. Sometimes, I find just the right book to read from these lists.

I don’t know, maybe I’m getting soft around the edges but this month’s list consists of predominantly romance. I’m oddly okay with this. I even see a cowboy romance in there. Lol. Let me know if you’ve read any of these.

Happy reading, everyone!




















The book I’m most likely to get is that latest collaboration between Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. I’ve enjoyed their combined efforts so far, so I’m looking forward to reading Hate Notes!

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Waiting on Wednesday [17]: October Releases

So many great reads on my list this month! I honestly don’t know how my wallet I can cope. My book buying budget has gone down considerably over the years as I have a kidlet who’s about to go to college. (When did that happen?!). So yeah, my book buying adventures hasn’t been the same. Nevertheless, I persist. Lol.

So here are the books that I so want to read, but I’d probably be relegated to drooling.


The Ragged Edge of Night
by Olivia Hawker

Publishing Date: Oct 1st.

Historical Fiction in the vein of All The Lights We Cannot See? Take my money! I’m actually reading one right now set in World War II during Germany’s occupation of Poland. Much like all the other books I’ve read in this period, it’s heartbreaking and scary if you think about the resurgence of White Supremacists all over the world. Looking forward to reading this.


Saga, Volume 9
by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples

Publication Date: Oct 2nd

Admittedly, I’m a publication behind. So after I pick up a copy of this widely-loved graphic novel, I’m going to read them both at my leisure. I heard the artists are going to take a hiatus – boo – so I’m sort of glad I haven’t read #8 yet.



by JR Ward

Publication Date: Oct 2nd

I actually read this already but I think it warrants a re-read. I was sent an ARC of this book in the summer and didn’t waste a minute and got to reading right away. It’s different, but in some ways still a quintessential JR Ward novel. I dug it.




What If It’s Us
by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Publication Date: Oct 9th

I’ve been sallivating for this novel for a while now and was so jealous of everyone posting their ARCs on Instagram. Too bad I have to wait another week to procure myself a copy. Sigh. Looking forward to what kind of fresh UST hell this book has in store for me. Because it certainly looks like it’s going to be stingy.


The Library Book
by Susan Orlean

Publication Date: Oct 16th

I will always gravitate towards books about libraries and, well, books. I’m programmed that way. I also love reading about bibliophile and how books help shape the way they become as a person. I’m looking forward to reading this one for that very reason.

Keeping this list short, loves. There are a few books out this month but we can’t always get what we want, and I for one, can’t afford to buy them all. Lol.

What’s on your list today? Leave me a link!

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Waiting on Wednesday [15]: November Releases


I know we’re halfway to November already so this post might just be a bit late as all of the books on my list are already out in the wild. But as an effort to keep my consistency going again, I wanted to make sure to make this becomes a thing on the blog again.

So today, I have a few books that are on my wishlist. It’s so crazy how things have changed for me this year. Before, this list is what I typically call as, my “shopping list”. Meaning, I more than likely will go to the bookstore and pick up copies. But things are different for me now. Financially, I’m not able to spend hundreds of dollars a month on books. All I can do is hope that someone (and I really mean, my husband) will see this post and gift me books for Christmas or my Birthday. Lol. Crossing my fingers.

November 2nd, 2017

November 7th

November 14th


What are you waiting for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday [14]: May Releases

It’s going to be a great month for book releases – which means bad news for my wallet. These are just some of the books that are coming out this month that I want to get. Let me know which of these will be worth breaking the budget for!

A Court of Wings and Ruin
by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 2nd

Be honest, y’all. How many of you have already read this? Or made a special trip to the bookstore yesterday just to pick up a copy? For the first time in a long time, I might just be able to complete a freaking series.




The Boy on the Bridge
by M.R. Carey
Release date: May 2nd

I had the chance to watch The Girl with All the Gifts a month or so ago and have enjoyed it. I also read the book when it came out. This boy seems to have come out of nowhere to the delight of Melanie’s fans. I’m dying to get my hands on a copy if only to see if it will be just as scary.



Sons of Ares
by Pierce Brown
Release Date: May 10th

If I knew how to insert a GIF, I would have Stephen Colbert reaching out and begging you to give it to me.

From Goodreads: See how a forbidden love will set the course of events for the future and lead to the formation of the formidable Sons of Ares! 



The Names They Gave Us
by Emery Lord
Release Date: May 16th

I don’t remember ever reading her recent book but I do remember feeling a little disillusioned with the one before that. I’ve become wary of her books since but I’ve already seen a couple of great reviews from trusted friends so giving her another chance. Wish me luck.



In a Perfect World
by Trish Doller
Release Date: May 23rd

I used to be a big fan but Where the Stars Still Shine, though I enjoyed it, left a not-so-pleasant feeling afterwards. She forced me to like an otherwise unlikable character. So now I’m wary. I didn’t even bother picking up the book before this one. We’ll see what happens.



Lord of Shadows
by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: May 23rd


This tops the list of books I need to get this month. Shut it, haters. Readers gonna read.




Rich People Problems
by Kevin Kwan
Release Date: May 23rd

I swear to God, if Astrid and Charlie didn’t get back together in this installment, heads will fucking roll. I’m excited and anxious in equal measure, y’all. This family tends to drive me to drink and going by the synopsis, it sounds like same old, same old. Gah.



When Dimples Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon
Release Date: May 30th

Blessed are thou who have read thee; for thou may know the greatness of thee.

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2016 Most Anticipated Releases

2016 is turning out to be a great year for new releases. Whether it’s a series you’ve followed since day one or debut work from new authors, it is an exciting  year to be a book nerd. Today, I’d like to share you the books that I would kill, maim, and die for to get a copy.

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I’m pleasantly surprised to find two books in the Charley Davidson series that’s coming out this year. And though I’ve already read the ninth book, I still want to get a physical copy to add to my collection. In a sense, I supposed the ninth book is a bridge that will pave the way for the tenth book.

The Raven King is a long time coming. It’s been postponed for going on two years now, so I’m desperate to read this conclusion. I’m sad to see these kids go, but I really need Maggie to put me out of my misery already.

The Beast is the 14th book to The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I know it’s about Rhage’s — well, beast. I hope JR Ward has something new to offer us with this instalment.

Haters to the left, to the left. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare is yes, in the same world as her Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments. And I don’t care. I’m a fan of this series and if you’re not, then clearly, she’s not writing these books for you. Don’t buy it. It’s all for us, mkay?

The Golden Son by Pierce Brown killed me. Killed me. So yeah. I need Morning Star like I need my next breath. Gimme. Gimme. Gimme.

A Gathering of Shadows. It’s just one of those stories where the need to know what happens next is dire.

Marked in Flesh. Will they? Will Meg and Simon finally get together in this installment? Ack. Inquiring minds want to know!

The Shadow Hour. Man, this is one of those series where I know I want to read the next book, but for the life of me, I can’t remember what the first book was about. All I know is I need it!

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Book Lust [WoW #6]

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme featured by Jill on Breaking the Spine which highlights all the great books we’re lusting, needing, wanting to get. Book Lust is a feature on my blog where I embarrass myself by drooling over books that I’d sell an organ for. 

PUBLICATION DATE: October 30th, 2012

Nothing is certain and no one is safe in the second book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games.”

It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Saba’s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lugh’s freedom has unleashed a new power in the dust lands, and a formidable new enemy is on the rise.
What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? In this much-anticipated follow-up to the riveting Blood Red Road, a fierce heroine finds herself at the crossroads of danger and destiny, betrayal and passion.

There had been ARCs of this book popping around everywhere. Unfortunately for me, I’m one of the unlucky ones who didn’t get one. Sucks to be me.  I need this like Saba needed a tall, glass of…Jack. Heh. 
What are you jonesing for?
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Book Lust [One]

Today, I thought I’d give you guys a list of the books I’m absolutely jonesing for. I guess you can say that this is a take off from Breaking the Spine’s Waiting on Wednesday. I won’t be doing this every week, therefore, there would probably be several books in one post. Also, this periodical post will feature books that are either not out yet or I have them but I just haven’t gotten around to reading them for whatever reason.

There’s a ton of books out there that I’m aching to read but life happens and books for reviews become an obligation that I simply have to prioritize. I’m far from catching up, even with the ARC request ban. Anyway, all I can do nowadays is salivate for ARCs that everybody else is getting and heck, even drool over my books. I’m messed up, I know!

This is a Call (The Life and Times of Dave Grohl)
Publication Date: November 29th, 2011
SHELF: Own, To-Read

My first choice is the autobiography of my real GUITAR HERO, Dave Grohl. He’s the front man for the group, Foo Fighters. I worship this guy. He’s pretty fucking awesome. I watched a bit of their recent ROCKDOCS and I have to say that I’m pretty surprise by how completely genuine this guy is. I couldn’t tell where the rock god ends and the family man begins. This is also a peek at one of the man who started the 90s rock revolution and his friendship with Kurt Cobain. I need to read this book soon.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Publication Date: August 7th, 2012
SHELF: To-Read, Aug-2012

This book is available for request on Net Galley. Unfortunately, I’ve also banned myself from that site. Besides, I don’t think I’m going to get approved for this book anyway. Admittedly, I want this bad because of all the good things I’ve been hearing about it. The heroine definitely sounds like a kick-ass character, so I think I will thoroughly enjoy this.

The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
Publication Date: August 21st, 2012
SHELF: To-Read, Aug-2012

No matter how much The Power of Six sucked, this series will remain one of my favourites. I’m very interested to know how our group of aliens will band together to defeat the Mogadorians. Hopefully, John Smith will be left at home if he remains to be the whiny and sulking boy that he was at the previous book.

Lover at Last (BDB #11) by JR Ward
Publication Date: March 2013
SHELF: To-Read, Mar-2013

I’m panting. Wanting. Needing. I ache for this book in ways you cannot even imagine. This is the story of Qhuinn and Blay. These two invented the word, frustration; they live to frustrate us, die-hard readers of this series. I’ve been dying for these two to get together since I’ve met them. Can you say UST? Well, these two dwell, revel, thrive on those situations. All I hope is that they don’t disappoint. I expect a happy ending…’know what I mean? *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*

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