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 [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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Waiting on Wednesday [13]: April Releases

Welcome to this month’s list of new releases that I’m dying to read.

Letters to the Lost
by Brigid Kemmerer

Publication Date: April 4th, 2017

I’ve been wanting to read this since I’ve since it floated around the blogosphere. It’s bound to break me but I’m so ready. It’s certainly been getting some great reviews so far, so let’s hope the hype machine is on point with this one.



Alex, Approximately
by Jenn Bennett

Publication Date: April 4th, 2017

Jenn Bennett has written a number of books before The Night Owls (a.k.a The Anatomical Shape of A Heart). But she’s recently broken the YA center stage with her contemporary release. I love, love The Night Owls. So, of course I needed to pick up a copy of this one. Lucky for me,  it was out early.



Waking Gods
by Sylvain Neuvel

Publication Date: April 4th, 2017

Sleeping Giants was one of my favorite Science Fiction reads of all time. And it’s because for once, I never found it to be dry nor daunting. It was such a smooth read that I never once felt like it was Sci-Fi at all. I saw this on Net Galley but I knew I had to read it in its physical form. Dying to get started.



The Chosen
by J.R. Ward

Publication Date: April 4th, 2017

This is the 15th installment for The Black Dagger Brotherhood. I’ve looked forward to reading Xcor & Layla’s story since they’ve first been introduced. I know many have asked for her to end this, but I’m not one of those begging for its death. Lol. I love this series, no matter what. If I had a choice, I wish this could be as long as JD Robb’s In Death series. Lol.


Mister Moneybags
by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Publication Date: April 10th, 2017

I’ve recently become a fan of this writing duo. This quasi-series, in particular, is one of the best ones. I love the romances in each book. And I find that there is always some distinction to their characters. These books are such fun! And phew, are they ever steamy!



At Attention
by Annabeth Albert

Publication Date: April 10th, 2017

I can never resist a good M/M romance. I just found this series recently, actually and I haven’t read the first book. But I’m a huge fan of men in military! I’m also quite fond of Ms. Albert’s work so looking forward to reading this one.



So that’s all the books I’m looking forward to reading this month.
What’s on your list?

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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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Waiting on Wednesday [9]: The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones



The Dirt on the Ninth Grave \ Darynda Jones

Charley Davidson, #9 \ January 5th, 2016

In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she’s more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her—even from her new and trusted friends—the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn’t help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she’s lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.


A blurb! A cover! Oh happy day!!! Y’all know I don’t do WoW that often. But when I do, you know it’s a big freaking deal. This book is worth the goat sacrifice, y’all! That pesky cliff hanger at the end of book 8 was just plain torture, and the only thing that can absolve Ms. Jones of her misgivings is to amend that quick by throwing a copy my way! So if you run into her, please do let her know.  So so so many things I’m looking forward to. I can’t wait to see this relationship between Ms. Charley and the cook! *wink, wink*

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