Possible TBR for Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 #YARC2019


I’m not great with sticking to a TBR, but I wanted to share some possibilities for this years Asian Reading Challenge.  My goal is Indian Cobra which is 11-20 books by Asian Authors.  My sign up post can be found here.


I’ve already read two books for January, but I’ll include those below.  Some of these books are ones I have arcs of, so they have a much higher chance of being read.  Others are highly anticipated releases for me or some back releases that I haven’t had a chance to read yet.


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Book Spotlight for Divine Abomination by Jillian E. Martyn


I was recently contacted by Jillian E. Martyn about reviewing her book.  Sadly I didn’t have time to squeeze it in, but I decided to do a spotlight post for her instead.  I will be sharing info about the book and author below.



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Blog Tour for That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm (giveaway)




Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.


That’s Not What I Heard

by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Publisher: Scholastic

Release Date: January 29th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary


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Can’t Wait Wednesday 1/30/19




Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.




The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

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Review of We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia (digital arc)




We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia


At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children, but both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class. Daniela Vargas is the school’s top student, but her bright future depends upon no one discovering her darkest secret—that her pedigree is a lie. Her parents sacrificed everything to obtain forged identification papers so Dani could rise above her station. Now that her marriage to an important politico’s son is fast approaching, she must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society, where famine and poverty rule supreme.

On her graduation night, Dani seems to be in the clear, despite the surprises that unfold. But nothing prepares her for all the difficult choices she must make, especially when she is asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio. Will Dani cling to the privilege her parents fought to win for her, or to give up everything she’s strived for in pursuit of a free Medio—and a chance at a forbidden love?

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Thank You Candlewick, Algonquin Young Readers, and Entangled Teen!


I received some wonderful book mail this week from three publishers.  I cannot thank them enough.  One was a surprise, too.


From Candlewick:



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Blog Tour for Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian (review and giveaway)


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I am so excited to be part of this blog tour hosted by RockStar Book Tours.  Ash Princess was a favorite last year, so I was thrilled to get to read Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian early.  I am sharing my review today and there will be a giveaway.


Title: LADY SMOKE (Ash Princess Trilogy #2)

Author: Laura Sebastian

Pub. Date: February 5, 2019

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 512

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudible,  B&NiBooksTBD


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Review of On Thin Ice by Julie Cross (digital arc)




On Thin Ice by Julie Cross


Brooke Parker never expected to find herself in the tiny town of Juniper Falls, Minnesota. Of course, she also never expected to lose her dad. Or for her mom to lose herself. Brooke feels like she’s losing it…until she finds Juniper Falls hockey. Juniper Falls girls’ hockey, that is.

Jake Hammond, current prince of Juniper Falls, captain of the hockey team, and player with the best chance of scoring it big, is on top of the world. Until one hazing ritual gone wrong lands him injured, sitting on the sidelines, and―shocking even to him―finding himself enjoying his “punishment” as assistant coach for the girls’ team.

As Jake and Brooke grow closer, he finds the quiet new girl is hiding a persona full of life, ideas, and experiences bigger and broader than anything he’s ever known. But to Jake, hockey’s never just been a game. It’s his whole life. And leveraging the game for a shot at their future might be more than he can give.

Each book in the Juniper Falls series is STANDALONE:
* Off the Ice
* Breaking the Ice
* On Thin Ice

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Down the TBR Hole #66


Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go


I’m going to start doing these a little differently to save picture space/time.  I’ll still list all 15-20 books, but I’m only going to add a few pictures.  It will likely be the books I’m keeping unless there are none for the week.  Then I’ll add a few random ones so it’s not super boring.




X-Files  The Truth Is Out There

Breakfast of Champions

Saving Wishes

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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