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My 2019 Backlist Reads! Part 1 (?)

We seriously are getting closer and closer to the endgame of 2018 now…

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from my point of view less than 3 hours until 2019!

Happy New Year!!!

And I still haven’t accomplished something great? Ha-ha-ha? (We’re getting close to April 2019 too, *coughs* A4, GoT8, all that! My body is ready my mind ain’t yet nor ever will be, but it is coming, so, send help.

Enough of that, contrary with what I did with 7 Books I Need to Finish Before the Year Ends, comes an official List probably a guide for released books that I have in my shelves both electronically and physically. I had to do this in order to lessen the pile. It is becoming out of control. I had logged books in a tracker and I am shocked. I got more than 55 books unread. And yet here I am wanting and requesting for more.

I am claiming responsibility for these books and am getting ahead of myself before it becomes totally out of hand. I banning- will try to be responsible, being from buying more books. Okay, maybe a few Asian Fantasy pre-orders. We got to support! I came up with these titles. These titles are chosen from their seniority of them on the shelf and because the series had probably ended.

Like with any other list I made here are 7 Book Series…

Let’s go!  Continue reading “My 2019 Backlist Reads! Part 1 (?)”

7 Adult Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books to be Excited About in 2019!

Since the beginning of December actually since the “ber” months began I had been trying to branch out and read more some adult books. And for obvious reasons, I didn’t read that much from said category, because I’d been trying to finish my backlist reads. I figured “hmm, why not start fresh this, 2019?”. I looked up books that very much interest me.

Most titles were found in my e-mails, you know the one where I you subscribe and they up-to-date you with which is which? that. And here I am, listed them up both as a guide for me to follow and to maybe spark some of you into getting on board too.  And with what I did with my previous lists I tried to feature books that are written by marginalized authors at the same time that keep my interest with their books.

I came up with these 7 Books, to really be excited about! I had been granted ARC to some of these titles, I won’t say which I am still hoping it’ll turn up in the mail. On the other hand, I did receive some e-galley of the books in here too. I guess it still would count as good. But I am still hoping it’ll show up.

Here you go! I hope you enjoy and find another book to look forward to.

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Here and Now and ThenTitle: Here and Now and Then

Author: Mike Chen

Publisher: Mira Books

Release Date: January 29th 2019


To save his daughter, he’ll go anywhere—and any-when…

Kin Stewart is an everyday family man: working in I.T., trying to keep the spark in his marriage, struggling to connect with his teenage daughter, Miranda. But his current life is a far cry from his previous career…as a time-traveling secret agent from 2142.
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7 Middle-Grade Literature You & Your Shelf Needs!

Back at it again with another 7 Book List! Today we’re getting into middle-grade novels. These are books set to be released in 2019. It may be in the middle-grade category but I can tell that these titles would hook you to the last page.

Like before, these are the books I want to read too, and I might interest you with a book or two from the list. Why not?

Without further ado, the list…

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7 Contemporary Young Adult, You Must Read in 2019! (there may be a giveaway you’d be interested in entering…)

As we progress into the last days of the last month for the year, phew that was wordy… As a  countdown to hype up for 2019. I had been listing down 7 Books from different genres that I am most excited about for the next year.

Since my recent discovery? of these titles among many, I had been growing restless to get my hands on an advanced reading copy(ies), I really hope to be approved of at least just one. And I had been scraping a few pesos to score a pre-order to any of them. I had been trying my luck on giveaways and I may have won one! I am really thankful. The universe is aligning with me. And I want this energy to be until the end of this year and 2019.

Speaking of giveaways, I happen to be hosting one too. It’s on Instagram if you’re interested. I post books there, nothing grand basically book on hand and leafy background. If you want to know more about that click here.

Back to the List! Here are 2019 releases that may interest you too! I have here a mixture of almost everything and everyone. It features a diverse set of authors and characters for all of us to enjoy soon… I know there are more titles to see, but for now, here you go!

Spoiler Alert! Your eye may suffer from multiple eyegasms! Continue reading “7 Contemporary Young Adult, You Must Read in 2019! (there may be a giveaway you’d be interested in entering…)”

7 Fantasy Novels You Must Add in Your Shelves!

It’s December 2018, in just a matter of days then it’s freaking 2019! Please, let me sway you into adding these wonderful titles into your bookshelf or maybe you already had some of these then maybe scream along with me while we wait for them? These are books that I had left me, still do, give me feeling of huge encouragement especially as an Asian Reader.

I am beyond excited for these books forthcoming 2019! These are all written by fabulous Asian Authors and it warms me to see that there are more than 7 of these will make another list for sure!

Arranged them on scheduled release dates, here they are:

The Girl King


Title: The Girl King

Author: Mimi Yu

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: January 8th, 2019


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. Continue reading “7 Fantasy Novels You Must Add in Your Shelves!”

7 Lies Bookworms Had Told Themselves

Being a reader through the course of time and especially when on a reading streak, one had spoken out lies that your family and friends got their eyes rolling. Right? I have here seven lies that mostly we readers tried to convince ourselves but still ended up doing, the inevitability of it all.

Things listed in here are solely based from my personal experience and observations upon the bookish community and bookish friends.

1. The classic “just one more page”, “or chapter”.

Please, we all know how instances like this end up. It ends up pulling an all-nighter, a set of new eye-bags, and a finished book. Or in a worst case, a sob-fest suffering from all that feels may it be pure joy or rage.

And do, admit, it’s still something we try to avoid but cluelessly finds out when we are already fallen into the pit of excitement. And girl, was #worthit? Probably.

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2. My To-Be-Read pile is completely “under control”.

Ha-ha-ha, but really though is it really?

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7 Book Series I Need to Finish Before the Year Ends!

We all have that book pile to conquer, and I really am getting desperate in conquering mine so here are the books in my TBR that was kept on being bumped down; I now gave myself an ultimatum of getting through them before the year ends. The majority are from a series that I read the first book and enjoyed but never really got on with the sequel. Here are my books to conquer!

1. Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin

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I read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer years ago and easily fell in love with the eerie tone of the novel but most importantly Noah Shaw… This was back in, what 2015? I kept saying I will be reading this next. It‘s 2018, I really want to finish it so I can clear it from The List.

Continue reading “7 Book Series I Need to Finish Before the Year Ends!”

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