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 [21]: September Releases

These are September releases that I’m looking forward to acquiring this month.

September 3rd

We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar | Quichotte by Salman Rushdie | Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore | Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Loki: Mischief of Lies by MacKenzi Lee | Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff | Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

September 10th

September 16th

The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas | Beard With Me by Penny Reid

September 24th

The Water Dancer by Ta Nahesi Coates | The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen | The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd Jones | Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

There are so many good books to look forward to this month, but I am most excited for Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell, as well, Beard with Me by Penny Reid. Let me know if you’ve read any of these. Happy reading!

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Waiting on Wednesday [19]: August Releases

Once again, I’m a bit late as I used to do these posts at the beginning of the month. And since I was doing God knows what then, I wasn’t able to write it. So here, I thought I’d share with you some of the books that I’m looking forward to acquiring this month.

Things You Save in A Fire by Katherine Centre | The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang | Fence, Vol. 3 by C.S. Pacat | The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai | Ziggy, Stardust & Me by James Brandon

I’m especially looking forward to reading volume 3 of Fence. I feel like I’ve waited long enough for the volume! Things You Save in A Fire features a female firefighter – which I’m so curious to read about. The Right Swipe is purely because I’ve been seeing this everywhere on Twitter. I thought I’d check out what the big deal is. Ziggy, Stardust & Me by James Brandon is a coming of age story about a gay teen set in the backdrop of the Vietnam war. I’ve been dying to read this book since I saw it on Goodreads. An finally, The Dragon Republic. Now, y’all know I’m not much of a fantasy reader, but I absolutely love The Poppy War so I can’t wait to get this book in my grabby little hands!

The Day He Came Back by Penelope Ward | Happy-Go-Lucky by L.H. Cosway | Blood Truth by J.R. Ward | Outfox by Sandra Brown | Handle with Care by Helena Hunting

The Day He Came Back is a second chance romance, so of course, I’m down. Happy-Go-Lucky is a story about an extrovert trying to lure an introvert out. Outfox is a no-brainer. I mean, I already have a copy so, I can’t wait to dive in. And I just love, love, Ms. Hunting. I can pretty much guarantee that I’ll read whatever she puts out. Also, Canadian!

what about you? what are you most looking forward to reading this month?

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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!

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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.

 

 

Consumed
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 [16]: May Edition


As always, May is a great month for new releases. Not so much for my wallet, however. Here are a few of the books I want to feature for this post. Let me know which of these books are on your wishlist as well.

Only Human
by Sylvain Neuvel


Release Date: May 1st

I love this series. The first two books ended so painfully like a good series should. I requested a copy from Penguin Random House but it hasn’t arrived. I’m guessing I didn’t get it. Sigh.

 

 

A Court of Frost and Starlight
by Sarah J. Mass


Release Date: May 1st, 2018

I really hated how A Court of Mist and Fury ended. So of course, I’m dying to read this book. I picked up a copy just this past weekend, and I’m trying hard to resist taking a peek at the end. Teehee.

 

 

I Was Born For This
by Alice Oseman

 


Release Date: May 3rd, 2018

I just finished reading Ms. Oseman’s Radio Silence. I’m floored with her writing chops, y’all. I also like that this book speaks to my former life as a fandom follower.

 

 

Level Up
by Annabeth Albert


Release Date: May 17th, 2018

I am a huge fan of Ms. Albert. Also of M/M romance – and she does them well! Her main characters always have chemistry in spades, so I’m looking forward to this one about a physicist and a photographer.

 

 

Aftermath
by Kelley Armstrong


Release Date: May 22nd

Another book that I’ve requested that I didn’t get. Sigh. Anyway, Kelley Armstong is one of my favourite Canadian authors so I’m always excited when she’s got a new one out. Especially if it’s a YA book. She’s an expert in suspense!

 

LIFEL1K3
by Jay Kristoff


Release Date: May 29

Everyone but my neighbour’s cat seems to be reading this on Instagram – lucky! I know I will be lining up for this one unless some wish-granter will put me out of my misery and send me an ARC. Lol.

 

 

All the Little Lights
by Jamie McGuire


Release Date: May 29th, 2018

I was just wondering the other day what she’s been up to. Then I stumbled upon this book while scoping out Net Galley. I requested it but I never got a response back. Such is my life. Sigh.

 

So these are the books I’m looking to covet this month. Have you read them? And what are you waiting for this month?

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Waiting on Wednesday [15]: November Releases

Hello.

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 [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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Waiting on Wednesday [12]: March Releases

Traitor to the Throne
by Alwyn Hamilton

Rebel of the Sands, #2
Release Date: March 7th, 2017

Loved Rebel of the Sands. Looking forward to this one! Worried about the love triangle implied but still excited to see whether this crew managed to stage their own rebellion.

 
 

Etched in Bone
by Anne Bishop

The Others, #5
Release Date: March 7th, 2017

We’ve been teased to within an inch of our lives. The previous 4 books kept us in suspense in all the ways that matter. But I’m chomping at the bit to see Meg and Simon advance their relationship further.

 
 

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Release Date: March 7th, 2018

To this day, Aristotle and Dante remain one of the most unforgettable couples in my books. It seems I’ve been praying for so long for Mr Sáenz to write another book. I can honestly say, I’m truly grateful for Benjamin’s ability to write. What an honour it is to read them.

 
 

Goodbye Days
by Jeff Zentner

Release Date: March 7th, 2017

The Serpent King was one of those surprise hits. It was so unassuming. The moment I took it for granted was the moment it sucker-punched me in the gut. So yeah, I’m going to make sure to expect the worst (and the best) from this novel. I can’t wait!

 
 

Saga, Volume 7
by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples

Release Date: March 28, 2017

I’m so excited for this. I always feel the need to read the previous instalment before jumping into the latest release. Due to the shortness of the volumes, I tend to forget. As far as I can remember, Alana and Hazel were reunited but Marko is still missing. And based on the reviews, it looks it’s a painful instalment by far. Gah!

 

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
by Hannah Tinti

Release Date: March 28th, 2017

From Goodreads: “This father-daughter epic weaves back and forth through time and across America, from Alaska to the Adirondacks.” This book explores the relationship between a father and daughter by confronting a dangerous past that had them on the run. DYING. Dying for this book.

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Waiting on Wednesday [11]: Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump by Aaron James

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Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016

That Donald Trump is an asshole is a fact widely agreed upon even by his supporters, who actually like that about him. But his startling political rise makes the question of just what sort of asshole he is, and how his assholedom may help to explain his success, one not just of philosophical interest but of almost existential urgency.
Enter the philosopher Aaron James, author of the foundational text in the burgeoning field of Asshole Studies: the bestselling “Assholes: A Theory.” In this brisk and trenchant inquiry into the phenomenon that is Donald Trump, James places the man firmly in the typology of the asshole (takes every advantage, entrenched sense of entitlement, immune to criticism); considers whether, in the Hobbesian world we seem to inhabit, he might not somehow be a force for good i.e., the Stronger Asshole; and offers a suggestion for how the bonds of our social contract, spectacularly broken by Trump s (and Ted Cruz s) disdain for democratic civility, might in time be repaired.
You will never think about Donald Trump the same way after reading this book. And, like it or not, think about him we must.”


Because I will take advantage of the chance to go on a political rant.

Because this man has it coming.

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