2019 TBR


I know I’m not a big fan of making a TBR, but as I get more arcs and group reads, the more I really do need to make one and stick to it.  I thought it would be fun to list some of the books I want to read in 2019.  Once the year is over, I can go back and cross off the ones I actually got to and see what got left behind.  This won’t be every book I read because I’ll be adding more as the year goes on.  And I have a written down list with hundreds of books which is way too much for one year.  These are some of the top picks.  I’ll be doing a post in a week with my 2019 reading goals, too.




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Review of The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (physical arc)




The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi


Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.

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Books I failed to read in 2018 (the post in which I publicly shame myself)


I planned on reading so many books in 2018 that I never got to.  I obviously expect way too much out of myself, but mostly, it’s because I kept requesting arcs.  I read most of those, but missed a handful throughout the year.  I had good intentions of reading a lot of these and it just never happened.  Warning, there are a lot!  I’m hoping to pick a handful and actually get to them next year.  Wish me luck!


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Are You Following Me On Social Media?


It’s been a little while since I shared all my social media accounts.  I have quite a few new followers, so I thought I would post them again.  Thank you to everyone that already follows.


Instagram  I’m not as active on instagram (with commenting) because I use my desktop for most things.  But I do try to share pictures a couple times a week.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 12/19/18




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.




Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

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2019 New Release Challenge Sign Up


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Since I already read a lot of new releases, I thought I would sign up for the 2019 New Release Challenge hosted by Lexxie and Brandee.   You can follow the link and sign up, too.


The Rules:


  • Books have to be released and reviewed in 2019.
  • Other challenges can be used as well, if you are participating in the Netgalley / Edelweiss challenge or in the COYER challenge, books can count towards more than one challenge, as long as the ones you use for the 2018 New Release Reading Challenge qualify to the other rules.
  • The minimum length for a book to qualify is 100 pages, it can be in any format though, physical, e-book, ARC or audiobook.
  • The New Release Challenge is open from January 1st through December 31st 2019, and sign-ups are open until September 1st 2019.
  • You don’t have to be a blogger to participate, you can link to your review on Goodreads or Booklikes instead – so don’t be shy!
  • If you want to spread the love, please use #2019NewReleaseChallenge on Twitter

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Review of The Girl King by Mimi Yu (digital arc)




The Girl King by Mimi Yu


Two sisters become unwitting rivals in a war to claim the title of Emperor in this sweeping tale of ambition, sacrifice and betrayal for readers of Sabaa Tahir and Alwyn Hamilton.

All hail the Girl King. 

Sisters Lu and Min have always understood their places as princesses of the Empire. Lu knows she is destined to become the dynasty’s first female ruler, while Min is resigned to a life in her shadow. Then their father declares their male cousin Set the heir instead—a betrayal that sends the sisters down two very different paths.

Determined to reclaim her birthright, Lu goes on the run. She needs an ally—and an army—if she is to succeed. Her quest leads her to Nokhai, the last surviving wolf shapeshifter. Nok wants to keep his identity secret, but finds himself forced into an uneasy alliance with the girl whose family killed everyone he ever loved…

Alone in the volatile court, Min’s hidden power awakens—a forbidden, deadly magic that could secure Set’s reign…or allow Min to claim the throne herself. But there can only be one Emperor, and the sisters’ greatest enemy could turn out to be each other.

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