Top Ten: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was my most anticipated releases for the first half of 2019. Let’s go!

How to Date Men When You Hate Men by Blythe Roberson (1/8) // Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom (1/8) // Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen (1/29) // Giant Days vol. 9 by John Allison (2/19) // Trump Sky Alpha by Mark Doten (2/19)

Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (3/26) // Ms. Marvel vol. 10 by G. Willow Wilson (4/9) // If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (4/23) // The Clockwork Ghost by Laura Ruby (5/14) // Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke (5/21)

Round-Up: My Summer 2018 TBR

The Top Ten Tuesday topic for June 19th was “books on my summer TBR,” and I pledged to read the following:

So, what did I actually read?

On the list…

Not on the list…

What I missed…

Did any of you have a summer TBR? Did you stick to it? Let me know!

Top Ten: Books on My Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was books on my summer TBR!

The Broken Vow by Scott Westerfeld // Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession by Alice Bolin // Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen // A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey // I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

Inferno by Dan Brown // Ms. Marvel, vol. 9: Teenage Wasteland by G. Willow Wilson // Night Film by Marisha Pessl // The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee // Vox by Christina Dalcher

Honorable mentions

Breakout by Kate Messner // Notes from My Captivity by Kathy Parks // There, There by Tommy Orange

Top Ten: Books Featuring High Schoolers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was a back to school freebie, so I chose books featuring high school students because, to me, nothing screams “back to school” more than public school.

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The Bad Mother’s Handbook by Kate Long // Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes // Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik // Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger // Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

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Paper Towns by John Green // The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky // Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty // Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson // Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

Top Ten: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was my most anticipated releases for the second half (July through December) of 2016.

Yay new books! I am also very excited about Roxane Gay’s new memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, and Justin Cronin’s The City of Mirrors.

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July
5: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous by G. Willow Wilson
12: Lumberjanes, Vol. 4: Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, and Brooke Allen
26: The Unseen World by Liz Moore

August
2: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward
9: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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16: The Gentleman by Forrest Leo / The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

September

27: Black Panther, Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates / Time Travel by James Gleick

December

16: Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, and Brooke Allen

Top Ten: Books Every Fan of Kick-Ass Ladies Should Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was ten books every x should read.

My top ten list is a two-fer: books to read if you like kick-ass ladies AND want to start a series. (Because, honestly, who doesn’t??)

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Five Favorite: Books I Read in 2015

“Five Favorite” is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite “x”. Sometimes they’re relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they’re not. It’s an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous topics, click here.

I read about 30 books in 2015 – a lot of them good and a lot of them bad – but only a handful were absolute re-read favorites. Here are my top five.

Have your own five favorite 2015 reads? Let me know!