Hi friends, I hope the end of the summer has been treating you well! I’m bringing you a post today inspired by the recent announcement of the Gravemaidens preorder campaign (which I’ll talk a bunch more about down below).
Here’s a short but highly enthusiastic, just-imagine-I’m-yelling-all-of-this-in-caps, list of books I think you should spend that extra money on to preorder (or request at your local library, if your pockets are looking a bit bleak like mine) before the end of 2019. Now, there’s approximately 18000000 books I could include on this list, but I decided to only mention the ones that I’ve already read and loved, and/or the ones that have some pretty unbeatable preorder campaigns! So basically, these are all the fall 2019 books I’m over the top excited about, minus Ninth House because you all don’t need me to yell about that book even more than I already have, lol.
And a general note: if you’re able to, I highly suggest preordering/purchasing these books from your local indie bookstore! You can use IndieBound to find a store near you. Alright, prepare yourselves for some very long, rambling excitement about these books friends!
At risk of looking like a totally awful blogger, I decided to do a mid-year update post on my reading (even though we’re well past the mid-way point of this year *hides in shame*) because, well, I wanted to lol. Also, Twitter told me it was okay so there, blame them.
Anyways, I’m sure you all have seen this tag before, it’s just a list of questions about what books I’ve read so far this year and what I hope to accomplish in the next six (now more like 5) months! People do this all around the book community, but I’ll link my bestie Jordyn’s book freakout post since I definitely used it to cheat reference for my own post.
More and more, it feels like every post I write on here starts with an apology for being gone. While I definitely owe you guys that, I have to be honest and say that I thought more than once about letting this blog go all together. The truth is, between school, friends, writing (some updates on that later on!), bookstagramming, tweeting, and just plain old reading, I just flat out don’t have time to blog. But it breaks my heart, cause I honestly love blogging more than any other platform.
So all of that being said, I decided to write this post to a) tell you guys what I’ve been up to, and b) let you know what the heck I plan to do with this blog, which I hope you’ll stick with me for!
Hello friends! I’m super excited to be participating on the blog tour for Enchantée today, I just finished this book earlier last week and had such a blast reading it! I hope everyone’s been doing well, I know it’s been a hot second since my last post (what else is new), but I’m so happy to be popping back in to talk about this beauty.
Synopsis: When smallpox kills her parents, seventeen-year-old Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic–la magie ordinaire–Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the food and medicine they need. But when the coins won’t hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family’s savings, Camille must pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. With the dark magic she learned from her mother, Camille transforms herself into ‘the Baroness de la Fontaine’ and is swept up into life at the Palace of Versailles, where aristocrats both fear and hunger for la magie. Her resentment of the rich at odds with the allure of glamour and excess, Camille is astonished to find that her would-be suitor Lazare, a handsome young inventor whom she thought shared her dreams of liberty, is also living a double life. As the Baroness de la Fontaine, Camille gambles at cards and flirts, desperate to maintain her place at court and keep herself and her sister off the streets. But la magie has its costs. When a scheming courtier blackmails her and Lazare’s affections shift, Camille loses control of her secrets. Then revolution erupts, and she must choose–love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, reality or la magie–before Paris burns. Bestselling author of Caraval Stephanie Garber calls Enchantée “a lit firework crackling with treacherous magic, decadent romance, and disguises that take on lives of their own–deliciously addictive!” Gita Trelease’s lush, imaginative debut fantasy is perfect for anyone looking for immersive magic in the world of Sofia Copola’s Marie Antoinette.
Hello fellow bookworms! This post is a bit late (like everything seems to be with me and my blog), I wanted to get it up in early January when everybody was still making New Years/2019-themed posts, but now it just gets to be special!
As I’m sure you can all sympathize, my TBR is actually an atrocity against humankind. I’ve noticed something in particular about my reading patterns over the last couple years though – I’m absolutely terrible at finishing series.
I used to be a really big fan of long series when I was a kid – all the Percy Jackson books, Magic Tree House, it didn’t matter what it was, I was never deterred by a long list of sequels. In fact, I preferred it. But once I started counting the books I read on Goodreads, getting into the book community, and receiving ARCs, I switched to a vast majority of standalones.
But one of my big goals for 2019 (that I’m already low-key failing at but it’s FINE) is to read and request less ARCs, so that I can finally turn my attention to the mountains of books – specifically sequels – I have on my shelves. Here’s a list of all the series I’d really like to finish (if all the books are out) or continue (up to the most recent release if not all the books are out yet) in 2019!