Something To Look Forward To – Week of May 21st, 2018

May 21, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 1 Comment

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of May 21st, 2018

Furyborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Crown Books for Young Readers

From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Simon Pulse

Always Never Yours by Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Speak

Driving by Starlight by Anat Deracine [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Viking Children’s

Ride On by Gwen Cole [Ride On]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Sky Pony Press

The Academy by Katie Sise [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Balzer + Bray

Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Tor Teen

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Disney-Hyperion

The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Swoon Reads

Dead Men’s Boots (Felix Castor #3) by Mike Carey [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Orbit

The Outsider by Stephen King [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Scribner

MEM by Bethany C. Morrow [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by The Unnamed Press

Still So Strange by Amanda Downum [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by ChiZine Publications

The Immaculate Void by Brian Hodge [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by ChiZine Publications

84K by Claire North [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Orbit

American Hippo: River of Teeth, Taste of Marrow, and New Stories (River of Teeth #1-2) by Sarah Gailey [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Tor.com

All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother by Danielle Teller [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by William Morrow

Season of Storms (The Witcher 0) by Andrzej Sapkowski [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Orbit

Star of the North by D.B. John [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)

Field of Valor (Logan West #3) by Matthew Betley [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books

How Far She’s Come by Holly Brown [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Cult X by Fuminori Nakamura [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Soho Crime

The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Pamela Dorman Books

The Mandela Plot by Kenneth Bonert [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A View of the Empire at Sunset by Caryl Phillips [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Girls of the Great War by Freda Lightfoot [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Lake Union Publishing

Unworthy: A Novel by Antonio Monda [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Nan A. Talese

Little Disasters by Randall Klein [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Viking

The High Season by Judy Blundell [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Random House

Campaign Widows by Aimee Agresti [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Graydon House

The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Doubleday

The Endless Beach: A Novel (Summer Seaside Kitchen #2) by Jenny Colgan [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Grand Central Publishing

The Name of Death by Kléster Cavalcanti [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Seven Stories Press

Ruthless Tide: The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood by Al Roker [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by William Morrow

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Audiobook Sync: Week 4 Titles | Saving Montgomery Sole & Being Jazz (May 17 – 23)

May 17, 2018 Bonnie Sync 3 Comments

For the fourth week of Sync, we’ve got two titles that celebrate diversity. Make sure you get these downloaded by May 23rd because a new set of books will be available to download on May 24th. In case you’re new to the Audiobook Sync program, here are the details:

Each audiobook will be available for you to download onto your computer and/or mobile device for one week. The files are available from Thursday morning 7am Eastern Time until the following Thursday morning at 7am Eastern time when the new audiobook titles become available. You may download more than once if you have more than one device. When you have downloaded the MP3 files they are yours to keep. We suggest using the free OverDrive app.

This year’s program kicks off on April 26th and there will be a total of 26 titles available, two available for download each week. Be sure to sign up for email and/or text alerts at Audiobook Sync to remind you when new titles are available. The audiobooks can be downloaded onto your computer and easily transferred to your smartphone for easy listening — and remember that these audiobooks are yours to keep!

Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki | Read by Rebecca Lowman
Published by Listening Library | Download available here!

Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don’t even know what irony is. Her saving grace–her two best friends, Thomas and Naoki. Monty’s obsessed with paranormal mysteries like ESP, astrology, superpowers, and the healing powers of frozen yogurt, but when strange things actually start happening to Monty, she realizes that the greatest mystery of all is herself. Thoughtful, funny, and honest, this audiobook will make you want to laugh and cry over a big cup of frozen yogurt with extra toppings and your best friends at your side.

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings | Read by Jazz Jennings
Published by Listening Library
 | Download available here!

Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series—I Am Jazz—making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults. In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn’t all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don’t understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence—particularly high school—complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy—especially when you began your life in a boy’s body.

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Waiting on Wednesday – In Her Bones: A Novel by Kate Moretti

May 16, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – In Her Bones: A Novel by Kate MorettiIn Her Bones by Kate Moretti
Published by Atria Books on September 4, 2018
Pages: 320
Genres: Mystery
Format: Paperback
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New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti’s next “exceptional…emotionally astute, [and] deliciously sinister” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) thriller follows the daughter of a convicted serial killer who finds herself at the center of a murder investigation.

Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She’s a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother.

Edie also has a disturbing secret: a growing obsession with the families of Lilith’s victims. She’s desperate to see how they’ve managed—or failed—to move on. While her escalating fixation is a problem, she’s careful to keep her distance. That is until she crosses a line and a man is found murdered.

Edie quickly becomes the prime suspect—and while she can’t remember everything that happened the night of the murder, she’d surely remember killing someone. With the detective who arrested her mother hot on her trail, Edie goes into hiding. She’s must get to the truth of what happened that night before the police—or the real killer—find her.

Unless, of course, she has more in common with her mother than she’s willing to admit…

Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, In Her Bones features Moretti’s “riveting and insightful” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) prose and “chillingly satisfying” (Publishers Weekly) twists, and will leave you questioning the nature of guilt, obsession, and the toxicity of familial ties.

About Kate Moretti

Kate Moretti lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and a dog. She’s worked in the pharmaceutical industry for ten years as a scientist, and has been an avid fiction reader her entire life.

She enjoys traveling and cooking, although with two kids, a day job, and writing, she doesn’t get to do those things as much as she’d like.

Her lifelong dream is to buy an old house with a secret passageway.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of May 14th, 2018

May 14, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of May 14th, 2018

Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Roaring Brook Press

Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Balzer + Bray

War Storm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by HarperTeen

The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Tachyon Publications

The Gone Away Place by Christopher Barzak [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Amulet Books

We Are All That’s Left by Carrie Arcos [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Philomel Books

All of This Is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by HarperTeen

What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

Four-Letter Word by Christa Desir [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Simon Pulse

Like Love by Leah Konen [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Amulet Books

Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Swoon Reads

Love and Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cozzo [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Swoon Reads

Nicola Berry and the Shocking Trouble on the Planet of Shobble (Space Brigade #2) by Liane Moriarty [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Penguin Workshop

Nicola Berry and the Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy (Space Brigade #3) by Liane Moriarty [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Penguin Workshop

The Memory of Forgotten Things by Kat Zhang [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Aladdin

By Fire Above (Signal Airship #2) by Robyn Bennis [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Tor Books

Armistice (The Amberlough Dossier #2) by Lara Elena Donnelly [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Tor Books

The Crossing by Jason Mott [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Park Row

The Queen of Sorrow (The Queens of Renthia #3) by Sarah Beth Durst [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Harper Voyager

Ascendant (The Genesis Fleet #2) by Jack Campbell [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Ace

The Forbidden City (The Dragon’s Legacy #2) by Deborah A. Wolf [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Titan Books

In the Region of the Summer Stars (Eirlandia #1) by Stephen R. Lawhead [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Tor Books

Wrath of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder #2) by Brian McClellan [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Orbit

The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn (Ardor Benn #1) by Tyler Whitesides [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Orbit

Armed In Her Fashion by Kate Heartfield [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 17th 2018 by ChiZine Publications

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Simon & Schuster

How It Happened by Michael Koryta [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

Second Strike (Mike Garin Thriller #2) by Peter Kirsanow [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Dutton

The Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway #10) by Elly Griffiths [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Ballantine Books

A Million Drops by Víctor del Árbol [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Other Press (NY)

A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

The Storm: A Novel by Arif Anwar [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Atria Books

Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen (Six Tudor Queens #3) by Alison Weir [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Ballantine Books

The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Gallery Books

Do This For Me by Eliza Kennedy [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Crown Publishing Group

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Riverhead

The Allure of Attraction (The Matchmaker of Edinburgh #3) by Julia Kelly [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 14th 2018 by Pocket Star

So Lucky: A Novel by Nicola Griffith [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by FSG Originals

Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Scribner

Tin Man by Sarah Winman [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison “Promiscuous” Women by Scott W. Stern [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Beacon Press

RAF: The Birth of the World’s First Air Force by Richard Overy [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles by Gary Krist [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)

MI5 and Me: A Coronet Among the Spooks by Charlotte Bingham [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Bloomsbury Publishing

Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, & Criminal in 19th-Century New York by Stacy Horn [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Algonquin Books

Sex Money Murder: A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal by Jonathan Green [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

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Audiobook Sync: Week 3 Titles | Johnny Get Your Gun & On Two Feet and Wings

May 10, 2018 Bonnie Sync 0 Comments

For the third week of Sync, we’ve got a novel that won one of the early National Book Awards: the Most Original Book of 1939 and a true story of a boy fleeing Tehran on his own during the Iran-Iraq War. Make sure you get these downloaded by May 16th because a new set of books will be available to download on May 17th. In case you’re new to the Audiobook Sync program, here are the details:

Each audiobook will be available for you to download onto your computer and/or mobile device for one week. The files are available from Thursday morning 7am Eastern Time until the following Thursday morning at 7am Eastern time when the new audiobook titles become available. You may download more than once if you have more than one device. When you have downloaded the MP3 files they are yours to keep. We suggest using the free OverDrive app.

This year’s program kicks off on April 26th and there will be a total of 26 titles available, two available for download each week. Be sure to sign up for email and/or text alerts at Audiobook Sync to remind you when new titles are available. The audiobooks can be downloaded onto your computer and easily transferred to your smartphone for easy listening — and remember that these audiobooks are yours to keep!

Johnny Get Your Gun by John Ball | Read by Dion Graham
Published by Brilliance Publishing | Download available here!

When a nine-year-old boy shoots an older child, a race war is ignited between militant blacks and racist whites of 1960s Pasadena. Follow black homicide detective Virgil Tibbs as he investigates the scene of the conflict involving riots, brutalities, a chase through Disneyland, and a heartwarming—and heartbreaking—scene that takes place in the baseball stadium of the former Los Angeles Angels. Here you will find childhood gone awry, racism that ought to shock but in context does not (we know it too well), and political conflicts that add fuel to the fire.

On Two Feet and Wings by Abbas Kazerooni | Read by Abbas Kazerooni
Published by Brilliance Publishing
 | Download available here!

Abbas Kazerooni is not yet ten, but he’s suddenly forced to leave his parents, his friends—his entire world—and flee Tehran. The Iran-Iraq war is at its bloodiest, and the Ayatollahs who rule Iran have reduced the recruitment age for the army. If Abbas doesn’t escape, it’s almost certain that he will be drafted and die fighting for a regime that has stripped his family of all they have. On his own in the strange, often frightening city of Istanbul, Abbas grows up fast—with little more than his wits to guide him. He must conquer difficult things: how to live on his own, how to navigate a foreign city and culture when he doesn’t speak the language, and, most importantly, how to judge who is a friend and who is an enemy. Facing the unexpected as well as the everyday challenges of life on his own, Abbas walks a tightrope of survival—yearning to please the demanding father he has left behind, yet relishing his new found independence. His quick thinking, entrepreneurial spirit, and the kindness of strangers allow him to make the best of his dire situation in surprising ways. Does he have what it takes to not only survive against these challenging odds but achieve his parents’ ultimate dream for him: a visa to England, and the safety it represents? This compelling true story of one young boy’s courage provides a powerful child’s-eye view of war, political tumult, and survival.

Happy listening!

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Waiting on Wednesday – An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

May 9, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – An Ocean of Minutes by Thea LimAn Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
Published by Touchstone on July 10, 2018
Pages: 320
Genres: Time Travel
Format: Hardcover
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“Amidst the breathtaking world Thea Lim has created in AN OCEAN OF MINUTES is a profound meditation on the inhumanity of class and the limits of love. It takes immense talent to render cruelty both accurately and with honest beauty – Lim has pulled it off. This is a story about the malleability of time, but at its core lives something timeless.”- Omar El-Akkad, author of AMERICAN WAR

America is in the grip of a deadly flu. When Frank gets sick, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him. She agrees to a radical plan—time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she signs up for a one-way-trip into the future to work as a bonded labourer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in twelve years.

But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, with no status and no money, Polly must navigate a new life and find a way to locate Frank, to discover if he is alive, and if their love has endured.

“A beautiful debut exploring how time, love, and sacrifice are never what they seem to be.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Heartbreaking and haunting.” - NetGalley UK (Top 10 Books for June 2018)

“An Ocean of Minutes is a time machine into the future of this moment. Gripping and graceful, it's dystopian love story as told by a visionary. Thea Lim's debut reads like the birth of a legend.” - Mat Johnson, author of LOVING DAY and PYM

About Thea Lim

Thea Lim's writing has been published by the Southampton Review, the Guardian, Salon, the Millions, Bitch Magazine, and others, and she has received multiple awards and fellowships for her work, including artists' grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

She holds an MFA from the University of Houston and she previously served as nonfiction editor at Gulf Coast.

She grew up in Singapore and lives in Toronto with her family.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Top Ten Tuesday – My Favorite Color Is…

May 8, 2018 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 13 Comments

…apparently not used on book covers as often as I thought! But I managed to find at least ten that I’ve not only read but thoroughly enjoyed. Without further ado…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling [Purchase]
Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1) by Karina Halle [Purchase]
Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5) by Darynda Jones [Purchase]
Binding the Shadows (Arcadia Bell #3) by Jenn Bennett [Purchase]
Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning [Purchase]

Stardust by Neil Gaiman [Purchase]
The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy #1) by Mindee Arnett [Purchase]
Glass (Crank #2) by Ellen Hopkins [Purchase]
Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse #2) by Charlaine Harris [Purchase]
Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1) by Neil Gaiman [Purchase]

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of May 7th, 2018

May 7, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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 Week of May 7th, 2018

The Collide (The Outliers #3) by Kimberly McCreight [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by HarperCollins

Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots by Margarita Engle [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Tor Teen

The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Flux

My Name Is Victoria by Lucy Worsley [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Candlewick Press (MA)

Puddin’ (Dumplin’ #2) by Julie Murphy [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Balzer + Bray

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)

Elektra’s Adventures in Tragedy by Douglas Rees [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Running Press

A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Greenwillow Books

Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Chronicle Books

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Razorbill

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Simon Pulse

The Handsome Girl and Her Beautiful Boy by B.T. Gottfred [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

The Foreseeable Future by Emily Adrian [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Dial Books

Surface Tension by Mike Mullin [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Tanglewood

The Boy From Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Amberjack Publishing

Tara Takes the Stage by Tamsin Lane [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Simon Schuster

Yael and the Party of the Year by Tamsin Lane [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Simon Schuster

The Inventors at No. 8 by A.M. Morgen [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Ace

Afterwar by Lilith Saintcrow [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Orbit

Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries #2) by Martha Wells [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Tor.com

Death Doesn’t Bargain (Deadman’s Cross #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Tor Books

Blood Orbit (Gattis File #1) by K.R. Richardson [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Pyr

King of Ashes (The Firemane Saga #1) by Raymond E. Feist [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Harper Voyager

What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Harper

Side Life by Steve Toutonghi [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Soho Press

The World of All Souls: A Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and the Book of Life by Deborah Harkness [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Viking

Our Kind of Cruelty: A Novel by Araminta Hall [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Obscura by Joe Hart [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Thomas & Mercer

Awaiting Identification by R.J. Fox [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 10th 2018 by Fish Out of Water Books

The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk #3) by Dean Koontz [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Bantam

For Those Who Know the Ending by Malcolm Mackay [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Mulholland Books

Gale Force by Owen Laukkanen [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Dead Pretty (DS Aector McAvoy #5) by David Mark [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Blue Rider Press

Edgar Allan Poe and the Jewel of Peru: A Poe and Dupin Mystery by Karen Lee Street [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Pegasus Books

The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Berkley

In the Garden of the Fugitives: A Novel by Ceridwen Dovey [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Knopf Publishing Group

Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing

The Flames Of Florence (Da Vinci’s Disciples #3) by Donna Russo Morin [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Diversion Books

Alternative Remedies for Loss by Joanna Cantor [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Bloomsbury USA

Regrets Only: A Novel by Erin Duffy [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Ones We Choose by Julie Clark [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Gallery Books

Lost Empress by Sergio de la Pava [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Pantheon Books

That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Ecco

Land Mammals and Sea Creatures by Jen Neale [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by ECW Press

My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Flatiron Books

Come West and See: Stories by Maxim Loskutoff [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

Night Beast by Ruth Joffre [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Black Cat

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Amistad

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story by Christie Watson [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Tim Duggan Books

A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA’s Secret War by Monte Reel [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Doubleday Books

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Stacking the Shelves (186)

May 6, 2018 Bonnie Sunday Book Haul 1 Comment

Last Week’s… Posts

Last Week’s… Book Mail

Purchased
A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas [Purchase]
Stories I’d Tell in Bars by Jen Lancaster [Purchase]

Library Checkouts

Roomies by Christina Lauren [Purchase]
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote [Purchase]

Don’t forget to download the free Sync titles this week!

Solo | The Devil’s Highway

Last Week’s… Obsessions

I haven’t been listening to audiobooks lately but I had to put a stop to that slump because Only Human released on May 1st. All three of these books have some of the best audiobook narration ever and the story is all sorts of fun.

I’ve used Kindle Unlimited a few times and there’s never quite enough for me to read that makes the $9.99 a month worth it. But when I got an e-mail today offering me 3 months for $1.99, well, I jumped on it. These 5 are the ones I think I’m going to try to prioritize (yes, that really is the most stereotypical romance cover I’ve ever seen–you know which one–but it’s been getting great reviews so I’ll give it a shot). I find their search catalog to be somewhat difficult to find good titles. Any recommendations?

Bad at Love by Karina Halle [Purchase]
A Girl Like Her (Ravenswood #1) by Talia Hibbert [Purchase]
The Risen by Ron Rash [Purchase]
The Blue Sword (Damar #1) by Robin McKinley [Purchase]
The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan [Purchase]

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Monthly Rundown: April 2018

May 4, 2018 Bonnie Monthly Rundown 5 Comments

Books Read = 12

Huzzah! Better than the 9 from last month. And I even had three 5-star reads! I rarely give 5-star reads because I’m a super stingy mofo. 🙂

Posted Reviews

Unreviewed Reads

Best of the Month: Ashes of Honor (October Daye #6) by Seanan McGuire ★★★★★
I’m slowly but surely getting caught up on this series (goal is to be caught up before the 12th installment releases in September!) and this was the first 5 star installment. I adore this series and can’t wait to see where McGuire goes with this.

Least Favorite: The Kremlin’s Candidate by Jason Matthews ★★★½
I tore through this trilogy and it was admittedly tons of fun… but the final installment was a bit of a letdown in terms of series enders.

Biggest Surprise: What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte ★★★★★
I had Hillbilly Elegy on my TBR for AGES and I kept mentally beating myself up about not having read it yet. I finally started it. It pissed me off so bad I DNF’d at 3%.  Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read.

Biggest Disappointment: High Voltage (Fever #10) by Karen Marie Moning ★★★½
Honestly, I had such a great reading month that this one is the closest that would qualify under “disappointment” but it really wasn’t. It was good ol’ Fever fun, featuring Dani O’Malley, and there was, of course, a cliffhanger and of course more books to anticipate. It’s fine. I still love the series… not nearly as much as I used to but I still love it.

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