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

logo-TopTenTuesdayTop 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

logo-TopTenTuesdayTop 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

logo-TopTenTuesdayTop 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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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Kick-ass lady: Delilah Bard
Series: Shades of Magic

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Kick-ass lady: Diana Bishop
Series: All Souls Trilogy

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Kick-ass lady: Lisbeth Salander
Series: Millennium Trilogy

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Kick-ass lady: Gemma Doyle
Series: Gemma Doyle

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
Kick-ass lady: literally ALL OF THEM
Series: Lumberjanes

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Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
Kick-ass lady: Kamala Khan
Series: Ms. Marvel (Marvel NOW!)

Soulless by Gail Carriger
Kick-ass lady: Alexia Tarabotti
Series: Parasol Protectorate

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
Kick-ass lady: Jessica Darling
Series: Jessica Darling

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Kick-ass lady: Tally Youngblood
Series: Uglies

Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
Kick-ass lady: Betsy Taylor
Series: Undead

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 (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down.

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.

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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The Martian by Andy Weir

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Ms. Marvel, vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

TheRoyalWe

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Have your own five favorite 2015 reads? Share them! Post them to your blog, link back to this post, and then comment letting me know!