Goodreads Monday 9/9/19

 

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.

 

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

 

I feel like I’m the only person who hasn’t read this yet.  What were your thoughts?

 

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August 2019 Book Haul

 

My August haul is pretty big.  Yes, I know.  When isn’t my haul big?  I’m really scared because I feel like September’s will be worse.  At least for purchased books.

 

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Most Anticipated September 2019 Book Releases.

 

I’m going to say it now.  September is insane!  WTH publishers?  I know there are slow seasons and busy seasons, but this is nuts.  I do not have every release listed.  I tried to choose the ones I’m looking forward to and the ones I know a lot of other people are excited for.

 

*read

$ordered

%have an arc I still need to read.

 

September 3rd:

 

 

Kingdom of Souls  *$

The Lady Rogue  *$

There Will Come A Darkness (reading now)  $

The Girl the Sea Gave Back *

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Signing Up For ARC August #ARCAugust

 

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As you can see by the banner, this challenge is being hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat.  I had joined in on this right after I started blogging, but forgot to do it last August.  I always have a ton of ARCs to read, so this is perfect.

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Top Five Tuesday 7/30/19

 

 

Top Five Tuesday was created by Bionic Book Worm.  You can find the topics on the blog I just linked.

 

This whole month is focused on the alphabet.  Each week we share one book per letter.  It should be a book you’ve read, but can be something from your TBR, too.  This week is U-V-W-X-Y-Z and I’ve read all but one.   I just picked random books, so they might not be my favorite from that letter, but they’re all books I’ve liked a lot.  And yes, this final week has 6 instead of 5.

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Top Ten Tuesday 07/16/19

 

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.   You can find each week’s topic on her site.

 

This week’s topic is top ten auto buy authors.  This one is tough for me because there have been so many good debuts lately.  So I’m only going to pick authors that I’ve read more than one book from.   Even with this, I had a hard time and wanted to pick so many more authors.  I auto buy from a lot.

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Review of Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim (digital arc)

 

 

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Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim

 

Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places. 

At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn’t spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco’s Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She’s even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant.

The neighborhood seer reads the restaurant’s fortune in the leaves: Natalie must cook three recipes from her grandmother’s cookbook to aid her struggling neighbors before the restaurant will succeed. Unfortunately, Natalie has no desire to help them try to turn things around–she resents the local shopkeepers for leaving her alone to take care of her agoraphobic mother when she was growing up. But with the support of a surprising new friend and a budding romance, Natalie starts to realize that maybe her neighbors really have been there for her all along.

“Vivid and lyrical with a touch of magic.”–Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient 

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