Friday, November 30, 2018

Month in Review: November 2018

November was a weird month, does anyone else agree with that? The beginning of November feels like it happened so long ago, yet I also can't believe it's December. The weather is finally starting to cool off around here (of course, being a SoCal native that could just mean it's sixty degrees ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) and we got a nice day of rain, so it is truly starting to feel more like the holiday season, which I'm really excited for. It was also an exciting month because I finally got to see some bands (Underoath and The Plot In You) that I've been wanting to see live for ages--one, Underoath, I've been a fan of since I was about 11 or 12, so this was a long time coming. I hope everyone had a great month and a great Thanksgiving if you celebrate!

In reading news, it was a decent reading month. I was a little slump-y still at times, but I managed to get through some really fantastic books all the same, including to five stars--Once Upon a River and Empire of Sand! How was your month of reading!?

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Now, on the wrap-up!

Books read: 10

The Sisters of the Winter WoodTales of Kingshold (Wildfire Cycle #1.5)A Ladder to the SkyRosewaterCrown (The Manhunters, #3)In the Night WoodEmpire of SandHollywood Hostage
Banebringer (The Heretic Gods #1)Queen of Nod

The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner 
Tales of Kingshold by D.P. Woolliscroft 
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne 
Rosewater by Tade Thompson 
Crown (Manhunters #3) by Jesse Teller 
In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey 
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri 
Hollywood Hostage by Jordan Michael Road 
Banebringer by Carol A. Park 
Queen of Nod by C.W. Snyder 

(this month)

The Dead HouseThe House in Poplar WoodSmall SpacesOnce Upon a RiverThe Snow WitchThe Sea Was a Fair Master
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich 
The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee 
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden 
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield 
The Snow Witch by Rosie Boyes 
The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer 

DNF'd books:
The Friday Face-Off:
A Starry Sky

Have you read any of these? What books did you read this month? I hope you all had a great month-- comment below and let me know!

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Anticipated December 2018 Releases!

Ready or not, it's time to talk about December releases! December is usually a pretty slow month in publishing as far as new releases go, but there are still some fantastic books to look forward to before the year is over. I've already read Once Upon a River and it was stunning! My review for that should be up this coming Monday, but I'll go ahead and say its one that you should definitely consider picking it up. As always, here is a sample of what's coming up. Let me know what books--on or off this list--you're looking forward to!

 Once Upon a River Winter Loon The Blue Kingdom of Needle and Bone
Black City Dragon Soulbinder (Spellslinger #4) Verity Crow Flight
A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy (The Salvagers #2) DESCENT Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden Samovar
All the Wandering Light (Even the Darkest Stars, #2) Fire and Heist The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon (Tales from Alagaësia #1; The Inheritance Cycle World)
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield || December 4th -- Amazon | Book Depository (review coming soon!)

Winter Loon by Susan Bernhard || December 1st -- Amazon | Book Depository

The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau || December 3rd -- Amazon | Book Depository

Kingdom of Needle and Bone by Mira Grant || December 31st -- Amazon | Book Depository

Black City Dragon by Richard A. Knaak || December 18th -- Amazon | Book Depository

Soulbinder by Sebastien de Castell || December 4th -- Amazon | Book Depository (review coming soon!)

Verity by Colleen Hoover || December 18th -- Amazon

Crow Flight by Susan Cunningham || December 11th -- Amazon | Book Depository

A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy by Alex White || December 11th -- Amazon | Book Depository

Descent by Gabrielle Estres || December 15th

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton || December 4th -- Amazon | Book Depository

Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden Samovar by Olga Wojtas | December 4th -- Amazon | Book Depository

All the Wandering Light by Heather Fawcett || December 4th -- Amazon | Book Depository

Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst || December 4th -- Amazon | Book Depository

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm by Christopher Paolini || Decembter 31st -- Amazon | Book Depository

What are your anticipated December releases?

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