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October 2018 Wrap-Up

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Books Read:

  • River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey. 2.5/5 stars, review.
  • The Female of the Species by Mandy McGinnis. 4/5 stars, review.
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers. 4.5/5 stars, review.
  • In Her Skin by Kim Savage. 4/5 stars, review.
  • Paper Girls Vol. 2 by Brian K Vaughan. 2/5 stars.
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Talyor Jenkins Reid. 4/5 stars.
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. 5/5 stars, review.

Books read: 7 books
Average Rating:  3.57 stars

Other Posts:

Notable Posts By Others:

Reading Goal Progress:

This month, I read 7 books, which puts me at a total of 68 books for the year. I’m 6 books ahead of schedule and at 91% of my reading goal for the year. 🙂

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Bookworm Blogging, Monthly Wrap-Ups

September 2018 Wrap-Up

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Books Read:

  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang. 4.5/5 stars, review.
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. 5/5 stars, review.
  • Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach. 2.5/5 stars, review.
  • The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. 3.5/5 stars, review.
  • Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. 2.5/5 stars, review.
  • Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce. 4/5 stars, reread.

Books read: 6
Average Rating: 3.67 stars

Other Posts:

Notable Posts By Others:

Reading Goal Progress:

This month, I read 6 books, which puts me at a total of 62 books for the year. I’m 6 books ahead of schedule and at 83% of my reading goal for the year. 🙂

 

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September 2017 Releases

This is my first “upcoming releases” type post and I’m pretty excited for it! I’ve gotten to the point where I have a decent amount of future releases on my TBR and I want to share them to see how everyone else feels about them too! So without further ado, here we go:

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Release Date: September 5th

Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale

At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.

Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.

Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything—unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

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They Both Die at the End
Release Date: September 5th

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.

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A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares
Release Date: September 5th

Ever since Esther Solar’s grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther’s father is agoraphobic and hasn’t left the basement in six years, her twin brother can t be in the dark without a light on, and her mother is terrified of bad luck.

The Solars are consumed by their fears and, according to the legend of the curse, destined to die from them. 

Esther doesn’t know what her great fear is yet (nor does she want to), a feat achieved by avoiding pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces, and crowds are all off-limits. So are haircuts, spiders, dolls, mirrors and three dozen other phobias she keeps a record of in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares. 

Then Esther is pickpocketed by Jonah Smallwood, an old elementary school classmate. Along with her phone, money and a fruit roll-up she d been saving, Jonah also steals her list of fears. Despite the theft, Esther and Jonah become friends, and he sets a challenge for them: in an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn’t counted on: love.

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Warcross
Release Date: September 12th

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

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Moxie
Release Date: September 19th

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

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There’s Someone Inside Your House
Release Date: September 26th

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

Am I missing anything good? What releases are you anticipating this month? Which of you have been lucky enough to grab ARCs of these?
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(All covers and blurbs courtesy of Goodreads.)