Top Ten Tuesday #28: Fall 2017 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but I couldn’t resist this week’s topic:

Fall TBR!!!

😀 Love creating them but never follow them, here’s what I might/mightn’t read:

Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, illus. by Gris Grimly

An illustrated version of Mary Shelley’s famous story. I’ve never read the classic, so a bonus book on this TBR is the actual classic novel Frankenstein, if I can work up the interest to read it.

Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey

The third novel in the Monstrumologist series, Yancey’s YA horror series. I really need to get to this. It’s as if I’m reading a book per year.

Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill, illus. by Gabriel Rodriguez

Joe Hill’s horror comic book series about a family that movies to an odd house. I enjoyed the first volume and have been telling myself since forever to continue with it.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

It’s kind of weird to include this in a group of dark reads geared toward Halloween, but I’d really like to read this before the year is done and I’m in the mood to pick it up now.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

I read and enjoyed Every Heart a Doorway last year and would like to jump back into the story with this, which is a prequel, I’m told.

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

I’ve never read it before, but I’ve seen some movie adaptations. I’d like to read it before trying Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry.

The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

I enjoyed The Strain, the book and TV show, and would love to continue with the second in the trilogy. It’s a horror story set in New York City about vampires taking over.

Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods by Tania del Rio, illus. by Will Staehle

This was published earlier this year and I have yet to read it. I’ll do so this fall. It’s an illustrated story about a boy who manages his family’s hotel. It’s the second in the series.

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

I’m in the mood for books about witches so this is perfect. I love the movie so I hope I’ll like the book as much.

Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold

I refuse to let the year end without me reading another Chalion novel. This is the second novel of the fantasy series set in Chalion. The first, The Curse of Chalion, is a favorite.

From my progress on my TBRs so far this year, it seems that I’m doing well with them. I read almost 50% of my Spring TBR and the same amount for my Summer TBR. Compared to the past, I’d say that’s a success and it’s highly likely that I’ll read almost 50% of this one too (or none of them, haha!). 🙂

What do you plan to read this fall?

Summer Reading Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag, so since we are now boiling in the middle of summer, I thought why not do the Summer Reading Tag. The tag was created by booktuber Amy Jane Reads.

What three books do you want to read this summer?

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

The Iliad by Homer, trans. by Robert Fagles

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

I keep changing my mind about what I want to read next because I read according to my mood, but these three were on my summer TBR and I really would like to read or at least start them this summer. I would also like to sneak in one of Ann Brashares’s Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants books, if I can. Those are perfect for the summer.

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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag: 2017

And it’s another edition of the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag! I’ve decided to do this every year around this time.

I don’t think I was tagged by anyone (totally apologize if I’ve forgotten I was), but this tag was created by ReadLikeWildFire (a booktuber) and Ely Jayne (a blogger).

Best book you’ve read so far in 2017

Of course, that would be The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold. I’m so happy to have finally tried a book by her and I’m glad it was this one, which (for me) puts a spin on fantasy novels by giving me an older protagonist. I also like how it’s written and how things wrap up at the end. It was a great reading experience.

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Top Ten Tuesday #27: Best Books So Far in 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2017

I was surprised, upon completing this list, to find that I have given exactly 10 books high ratings of 4.5 or 5 stars so far this year. The books are listed below, followed by two comic books that also received high ratings. Rereads were not included.

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed


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Top Ten Tuesday #26: Series Starters I Haven’t Started

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

10 series I want to start but haven’t

There are many series I want to start and I’ve seen several mentioned in blog posts I read this morning. I tried leaving comments on some, but I think WordPress is blocking me from commenting on posts because none of my comments show up after I submit them. It’s highly frustrating because I’ve already forgotten what I said on those posts. Has anyone else encountered this problem? If so, how did you fix it?

Anyway, here are 10 series that quickly came to mind:

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Top Ten Tuesday #25: Summer 2017 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a summer reads freebie, so I’ve decided to do my

Summer TBR!!

And since this was also the topic for last week’s Top 5 Wednesday, I’ve decided to list 15 instead of the usual 10 books (I’m just looking for a reason to list more stuff), though I hardly ever read what I place on my TBR, smh. Just once it would be nice to complete my TBR list.

Of the 10 books I listed for spring, I read five, one of which I’m currently reading. I guess I should count that as a success since reading 50% of my list is an improvement over the usual 0%. I still would like to read the other five books I didn’t get to so though I won’t list them all here, I’ll keep them in mind as I read through summer.

The plan for summer is to focus on reading my own damn books, so here’s what I plan to get stuck in:

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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag: 2016

I think the Orang-utan Librarian can read my thoughts. Just as I was considering to do this tag, she tagged me in her post. Obviously she’s been hitting the mystic bananas.

I first did this tag last year and since then decided to do it every year. It was created by ReadLikeWildFire (a booktuber) and Ely Jayne (a blogger). Let’s get to it.

Best book you’ve read so far in 2016.

The Night Circus

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