Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #91

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Title: The Gravity of Us
Author: Phil Stamper
Expected Publication: February 4th 2020
Genres: LGBT, Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

As a successful social media journalist with half a million followers, seventeen-year-old Cal is used to sharing his life online. But when his pilot father is selected for a highly publicized NASA mission to Mars, Cal and his family relocate from Brooklyn to Houston and are thrust into a media circus.


Amidst the chaos, Cal meets sensitive and mysterious Leon, another “Astrokid,” and finds himself falling head over heels—fast. As the frenzy around the mission grows, so does their connection. But when secrets about the program are uncovered, Cal must find a way to reveal the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him.

Expertly capturing the thrill of first love and the self-doubt all teens feel, debut author Phil Stamper is a new talent to watch.



What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comment section below.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #90

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Title: Dark and Deepest Red
Author: Anna-Marie McLemore
Expected Publication: January 14th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Retellings, LGBT


Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves.

Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes.

With McLemore's signature lush prose, Dark and Deepest Red pairs the forbidding magic of a fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal.


What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comment section below.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Shon's January 2020 TBR


It's New Year Bookworms!!!  New year, mean new reading challenge.  I have a few books for my January's TBR.  Here's what I have so far...


Damaged Like Us (Like Us #1) by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie


Shots on Goal (Stick Side #3) by Amy Aislin 

Tough Guy (Game Changers #3) by Rachel Reid


Daughters of Nri (The Return of the Earth Mother #1) by Reni K. Amayo


After (After #1) by Anna Todd


Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston



I know I'm going to read more, but I actually have no idea what they will be. What are some of the books are looking forward to reading this month?


xoxo,
Shon



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year!! Shon's 2020 Goals & Resolutions


HELLO, 2020!!

The new year has officially arrived!!

Admittedly, 2019 was not the best year for me.  It was a great year for reading but, not such a great year for blogging or much of anything else, really.  I feel like I spent most of the year in the biggest funk ever, but, I've been working on it, and I feel like things are getting better.

That being said, I have a few goals and resolutions, (both bookish and non-bookish), that I'd like to work on it 2020, and if things go as I hope they will, 2020 should a really great year.

2020 Bookish Goals

Read 150 Books
That 50 more book then last year goal.  I think I can do it, I'm finally reading book I wan to read and not what everyone else is reading. 

More Catching up on Series
I know I say this every year.  I have a few different series that I had read on and off over the years, and I would like to finished 5 this year.


Expand My Horizons
I want to read at least 5 fantasy books and 3 non-fiction books this year.

Book Unhaul
I'm just ready to clean out my life, clean out my shelves.  There are some books that I'm definitely never going to read again. 


Other 2020 Goals

Get back into Blogging
I have been the worst blogger lately, but I seriously just feel like I've had no energy to blog. 


Watch More Movies and TV Shows

I've watched some really awesome movies and shows recently, and that makes me want to see more!  This also includes more book-to-movie adaptations, because I really want to do a feature for them on the blog this year!!


2020 Resolutions

Make healthier choices!

Keep up with Social Media! 

Save Money!

That's my list of goals and resolutions for this year!  What are some of yours??

xoxo,
Shon


Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #89

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Title: Chosen
Author: Kiersten White
Expected Publication: January 9th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

“Will get Buffy fans up in their feels.” —Entertainment Weekly on Slayer

Nina continues to learn how to use her slayer powers against enemies old and new in this second novel in the New York Times bestselling series from Kiersten White, set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Now that Nina has turned the Watcher’s Castle into a utopia for hurt and lonely demons, she’s still waiting for the utopia part to kick in. With her sister Artemis gone and only a few people remaining at the castle—including her still-distant mother—Nina has her hands full. Plus, though she gained back her Slayer powers from Leo, they’re not feeling quite right after being held by the seriously evil succubus Eve, a.k.a. fake Watcher’s Council member and Leo’s mom.

And while Nina is dealing with the darkness inside, there’s also a new threat on the outside, portended by an odd triangle symbol that seems to be popping up everywhere, in connection with Sean’s demon drug ring as well as someone a bit closer to home. Because one near-apocalypse just isn’t enough, right?

The darkness always finds you. And once again, it’s coming for the Slayer.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comment section below.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Shon's December Wrap Up



Hello Bookworms!  It's the LAST DAY of December AND the Last Day of a decade as well!!  WTF!!  This was a very good month and an epic year of reading for me.  As you may or may not know I only read 6 books in 2018.  I am happy to say that, this year not only did I reach my goal of reading 100 books this year but I surpass my reading challenge and read 117 books!


My December Wrap Up


Light My Fire (Sex. Rock. Mafia #1) by Jessica Ruben


Stalk Her by Ker Dukey


Corrupt (Devil's Night #1) by Penelope Douglas


Straight as a Wheel: Smoke Valley MC (Sex & Mayhem #11) by K.A. Merikan


Shiver (Unbreakable Bonds #1) by Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott


Unbreakable Stories: Lucas (Unbreakable Bonds #1.5) by Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott


Next Season by Avon Gale

Old Acquaintance by Avon Gale


Him (Him #1) by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy

Us (Him #2) by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy



Epic (Him & Us Story) by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy

Releasing The Gods (The Titan's Saga #1) by Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve

Dirty Games by Barbara Elsborg


Daddy's Forbidden Room by K.A. Merikan

A Boyfriend for Christmas by Jay Northcote

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Andi James, Lila Wilde 


Walking on Thin Ice (Ice and Snow Christmas #1) by Jocelynn Drake


Ace of Hearts (FU High #1) by Ella Goode

Deuces Wild (FU High #2) by Ella Goode 

As I said, this was a pretty good book month for me!  I'm really hoping that I can keep up this momentum in 2020, so that I can knock even MORE books off my ever-growing TBR.

How many books did you read??  What books did you add to your collection this month?  Until next year, Friends!!


xoxo,
Shon