Posts By: Bonnie

Bonnie

Lover of tea. Crazed Bibliophile. Daydreamer.
I have a ridiculous love for the written word. I read anything and everything: Adult fiction, YA, Middle Grade, even the occasional Non-Fiction.

When I'm not reading I'm caring for my step-children, drinking obscene amounts of tea and contemplating what life will be like in the impending apocalypse.

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of April 22nd, 2019

April 22, 2019 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 April 22nd, 2019

The First True Thing by Claire Needell [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by HarperTeen

The Tiger at Midnight (The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy #1) by Swati Teerdhala [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books

All We Could Have Been by T.E. Carter [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Feiwel & Friends

If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Viking Books for Young Readers

How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Roaring Brook Press

You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Orbit

Delta-v by Daniel Suarez [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Dutton

Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World #2) by Rebecca Roanhorse [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Saga Press

The Pandora Room: A Novel by Christopher Golden [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

Emily Eternal by Mark Wheaton [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

Machines Like Me: A Novel by Ian McEwan [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Nan A. Talese

Ragged Alice by Gareth L. Powell [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Tor.com

I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Flatiron Books

Wolfhunter River (Stillhouse Lake #3) by Rachel Caine [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Thomas & Mercer

Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Minotaur Books

The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Berkley

Neon Prey (Lucas Davenport #29) by John Sandford [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

Hide and Seek (Criminal Profiler #1) by Mary Burton [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Montlake Romance

Cat Chase the Moon (Joe Grey #21) by Shirley Rousseau Murphy [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by William Morrow

Wunderland by Jennifer Cody Epstein [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Crown Publishing Group

Courting Mr. Lincoln: A Novel by Louis Bayard [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Algonquin Books

Fumbled (Playbook #2) by Alexa Martin [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Berkley Books

The Austen Playbook (London Celebrities #4) by Lucy Parker [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 22nd 2019 by Carina Press

Bad Ideas by Missy Marston [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by ECW Press

Swimming for Sunlight by Allie Larkin [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Touchstone

The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Graydon House

Happiness for Beginners by Carole Matthews [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Sphere

Dawn: Stories by Selahattin Demirtaş [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Sjp for Hogarth

D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Crown Publishing Group

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of April 15th, 2019

April 15, 2019 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 April 15th, 2019

An Anatomy of Beasts (Faloiv #2) by Olivia A. Cole [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books

The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Amulet Books

The Exalted (Untitled Duology #2) by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Inkyard Press

The Hummingbird Dagger by Cindy Anstey [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Swoon Reads

All for One (Alex & Eliza #3) by Melissa de la Cruz [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by HarperTeen

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Simon Pulse

Earth to Charlie by Justin Olson [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst & Paula Garner [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Candlewick Press

Last Girl Lied To by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Imprint

August Isle by Ali Standish [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by HarperCollins

The Line Tender by Kate Allen [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Dutton

Summer of a Thousand Pies by Margaret Dilloway [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Balzer + Bray

The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

No Country for Old Gnomes (The Tales of Pell #2) by Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Del Rey

Amnesty (The Amberlough Dossier #3) by Lara Elena Donnelly [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Tor Books

All My Colors by David Quantick [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Titan Books

Knight (The Sibyl’s War #2) by Timothy Zahn [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Tor Books

Perihelion Summer by Greg Egan [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Tor.com

Catwoman Vol. 1: Copycats by Joëlle Jones [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by DC Comics

A Time of Blood (Of Blood and Bone #2) by John Gwynne [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Orbit

Upon a Burning Throne by Ashok K. Banker [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Atlas Alone (Planetfall #4) by Emma Newman [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Ace Books

Winds of Marque by Bennett Coles [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Harper Voyager

Nest of the Monarch (Dark Talents #3) by Kay Kenyon [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Saga Press

The Master of Dreams by Mike Resnick [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Daw Books

The Department of Sensitive Crimes (Detective Varg #1) by Alexander McCall Smith [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Pantheon Books

Flowers over the Inferno (Teresa Battaglia #1) by Ilaria Tuti [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Soho Press

The 13-Minute Murder by James Patterson & Shan Serafin [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

Redemption (Amos Decker #5) by David Baldacci [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

The Better Sister by Alafair Burke [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Harper

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Sarah Crichton Books / Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Park Row

Alice’s Island by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Atria Books

A Bloody Business by Dylan Struzan [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Hard Case Crime

The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Berkley Books

The Binding by Bridget Collins [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by William Morrow

Old Baggage by Lissa Evans [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Harper Perennial

City of Flickering Light by Juliette Fay [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Gallery Books

Revolutionaries by Joshua Furst [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by AmazonCrossing

Before We Were Wicked by Eric Jerome Dickey [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Dutton Books

The Rose by Tiffany Reisz [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Mira Books

Normal People: A Novel by Sally Rooney [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Hogarth

Roar by Cecelia Ahern [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

Under the Table by Stephanie Evanovich [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by William Morrow

Feast Your Eyes: A Novel by Myla Goldberg [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Scribner

The Limits of the World by Jennifer Acker [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Delphinium

The House of the Pain of Others: Chronicle of a Small Genocide by Julián Herbert [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Graywolf Press

Diary of a Murderer: And Other Stories by Young-Ha Kim [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Mariner Books

White by Bret Easton Ellis [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Knopf

Ungovernable: The Victorian Parent’s Guide to Raising Flawless Children by Therese Oneill [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

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Monthly Rundown: March 2019

April 9, 2019 Bonnie Monthly Rundown 9 Comments

Books Read = 14

I had one of the best and worst reading months in March. It was the best in terms of quantity but the worst in terms of quality. I had nothing but 2 and 3-stars (okay, two 3.5 stars but still about the same in terms of mediocrity) and I’m really surprised I didn’t end up in Slumpsville. It was close, but in April I decided to join a readathon that has proved to be a lot of fun so far, so I’m hoping I’ve got more than mediocre reads to look forward to this month.

Posted Reviews

Unreviewed Reads

 

Best of the Month: A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself: A Novel by William Boyle ★★★½
This was such an interesting twist on your standard crime/mob boss thriller types where we’re told the story through the eyes of the females. Shockingly violent at times but once this story gained speed, it was a hard one to put down.

Least Favorite: Cold-Hearted Rake (The Ravenels #1) by Lisa Kleypas ★★
I’ve been trying to branch out and try new historical romance authors so this was my first endeavor into Kleypas. I’m not sure if I picked the wrong series to pick up or what but this one was not a favorite. I’m thinking I should have gone with the one that’s been on my TBR for years instead, Mine Till Midnight.

Biggest Surprise: The Power of the Dog (Power of the Dog #1) by Don Winslow ★★★½
I’m not sure Biggest Surprise is the best description of how this one ended for me, but close enough. Admittedly, I’ve been reading this story since October. Yes, 2018. I was constantly putting it on the back burner in favor of other reads but I was glad I finally got around to finishing this. Winslow is quite a writer.

Biggest Disappointment: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★Book Review | “Daisy Jones & The Six”: the Rise and Fall of Fame
I’m starting to think that any non-contemporary romance TJR is just not for me. I didn’t love The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I didn’t love Daisy Jones. Everyone else sure seems to but they sure aren’t for me.

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of April 8th, 2019

April 8, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 4 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 April 8th, 2019

Dreaming Darkly by Caitlin Kittredge [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books

Through the White Wood by Jessica Leake [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by HarperTeen

The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Tor Teen

The Fall of Crazy House (Crazy House #2) by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 8th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

Alien: Echo by Mira Grant [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Imprint

Every Moment After by Joseph Moldover [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by HMH Books for Young Readers

In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Algonquin Young Readers

The Sound of Drowning by Katherine Fleet [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Page Street Kids

When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Tor Teen

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Delacorte Press

Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Henry Holt & Company

This Book Is Not Yet Rated by Peter Bognanni [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Dial Books

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Delacorte Press

The Door at the End of the World by Caroline Carlson [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by HarperCollins

Multiplying Mysteries of Mount Ten by Krista Van Dolzer [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Riverland by Fran Wilde [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Amulet Books

Twinchantment by Elise Allen [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Disney-Hyperion

Naamah by Sarah Blake [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Riverhead Books

The Last by Hanna Jameson [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Atria Books

Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Orbit

Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor #3) by Mark Lawrence [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Berkley

The Sundering (Dread Empire’s Fall #2) by Walter Jon Williams [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Harper Voyager

The Dream Peddler by Martine Fournier Watson [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Penguin Books

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by K.J. Parker [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Orbit

The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 11th 2019 by Flame Tree Press

Soon the Light Will Be Perfect by Dave Patterson [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Hanover Square Press

Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

Confessions of an Innocent Man by David R Dow [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Dutton Books

Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Forge Books

Afternoon of a Faun by James Lasdun [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by W. W. Norton Company

Tombland (Matthew Shardlake #7) by C.J. Sansom [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Mulholland Books

Metropolis (Bernie Gunther 0.5) by Philip Kerr [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Grievous by H.S. Cross [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Berkley Books

The Lost History of Dreams by Kris Waldherr [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Touchstone

Woman of the Ashes (Sands of the Emperor #1) by Mia Couto [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Picador USA

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

City of Jasmine by Olga Grjasnowa [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Oneworld Publications

One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Hqn

The Book of Dreams by Nina George [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)

Phantoms by Christian Kiefer [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Liveright

Savage News by Jessica Yellin [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Mira Books

A Duke in Disguise (Regency Imposters #2) by Cat Sebastian [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Avon Books

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Forever

Fame Adjacent by Sarah Skilton [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

Everything Is Just Fine by Brett Paesel [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

The Ash Family: A Novel by Molly Dektar [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Simon Schuster

Henry, Himself by Stewart O’Nan [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Penguin

My Coney Island Baby: A Novel by Billy O’Callaghan [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Harper

The Risk of Us by Rachel Howard [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Outside Looking In: A Novel by T.C. Boyle [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Ecco

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Henry Holt & Company

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi & Joshua David Stein [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir by Erin Lee Carr [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Ballantine Books

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O.W.L’s Magical Readathon 2019

April 4, 2019 Bonnie Reading Challenges 2 Comments


I used to love reading challenges but I stopped participating in them a while back and I hadn’t found one intriguing enough to get me back into them… until now. Jessticulates shared about a Harry Potter themed readathon hosted by Gi @ Book Roast for the entire month of April and as soon as I read about it, I knew I had to participate. Gi has created one of the most creative reading challenges I’ve seen yet and it certainly doesn’t hurt things that it’s Harry Potter related. Based off the O.W.Ls (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) from the stories, this readathon will be held April 1-30th where reading a book related to each “class” will earn you a grade.


In addition to trying to achieve as many “O’s” as possible, you can take this challenge to the next level using the Wizarding Career guide that Gi put together. Each career shows you which OWLs you need a passing grade for, so because I picked Librarian as my career choice, I need passing grades in five classes but I’m still going to shoot for all 12 OWLs because I’m ambitious insane. I’ve been heading for a major reading slump for a while now (my last 4-star read was 3 DNFs and 16 complete books ago) so I’m hoping I’ve picked some great reads and that this successfully gets me back on track. Without further ado, here are the books I’ve selected to read for my O.W.L.’s!

Ancient Runes (Retelling): The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3) by Rick Riordan
Arithmancy (Work written by more than one author): Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren
Astronomy (“Star” in the title): Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Care of Magical Creatures (Land animal on the cover): War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
Charms (Age-line, read an adult work): Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
Defense Against the Dark Arts (Reducto: title starts with an R): The Right Swipe (Modern Love #1) by Alisha Rai

Divination (Set in the future): Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #1) by Stacia Kane
Herbology (Plant on the cover): Wilder Girls by Rory Power
History of Magic (Published at least 10 years ago): Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
Muggle Studies (Contemporary): Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
Potions (Next ingredient: sequel): Like Lions (Bull Mountain #2) by Brian Panowich
Transfiguration (Sprayed edges or red cover): Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab

It’s not too late to join in! Check out Jessticulates and Book Roast for more information. 🙂

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of April 1st, 2019

April 1, 2019 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 April 1st, 2019

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Albert Whitman Company

The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses #1) by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Wednesday Books

We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Defy the Fates (Constellation #3) by Claudia Gray [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers

The Devouring Gray (The Devouring Gray #1) by Christine Lynn Herman [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Disney-Hyperion

Mirror, Mirror: A Twisted Tale (Twisted Tales #6) by Jen Calonita [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Disney Press

Forward Me Back To You by Mitali Perkins [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

The Lost by Natasha Preston [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Sourcebooks Fire

A Place For Wolves by Kosoko Jackson [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Sourcebooks Fire

Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by HarperTeen

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Wednesday Books

The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con #2) by Ashley Poston [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Quirk Books

There’s a Word for That by Sloane Tanen [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

Summer of ’69 by Todd Strasser [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Candlewick Press

White Rose by Kip Wilson [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Versify

Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Candlewick Press

The Strangers (The Greystone Secrets #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books

The Remarkable Inventions of Walter Mortinson by Quinn Sosna-Spear [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Trace by Pat Cummings [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by HarperCollins

Orange for the Sunsets by Tina Athaide [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books

The Becket List: A Blackberry Farm Story by Adele Griffin [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Algonquin Young Readers

Ghost Stories: Forgotten Classic Tales by Leslie S. Klinger & Lisa Morton (Editors) [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Pegasus Books

Blood Ink (Lilith #2) by Dana Fredsti [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Titan Books

Finder by Suzanne Palmer [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Daw Books

The Savior (Black Dagger Brotherhood #17) by J.R. Ward [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Gallery Books

Grave Destiny (Alex Craft #6) by Kalayna Price [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Ace

Agency by William Gibson [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Berkley Books

The Luminous Dead: A Novel by Caitlin Starling [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Harper Voyager

Kellanved’s Reach (Path to Ascendancy #3) by Ian C. Esslemont [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Tor Books

The War Within (The Great God’s War #2) by Stephen R. Donaldson [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Berkley Books

The Ghost Manuscript by Kris Frieswick [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Post Hill Press

Diary of a Dead Man on Leave by David Downing [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Soho Crime

The A List (Ali Reynolds #14) by J.A. Jance [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Gallery Books

The Killer in Me (Frankie Sheehan #2) by Olivia Kiernan [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Dutton Books

Stick Together (Awkward Squad #2) by Sophie Hénaff [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by MacLehose Press

An Artless Demise (Lady Darby Mystery #7) by Anna Lee Huber [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Berkley Books

The Poison Bed: A Novel by Elizabeth Fremantle [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Pegasus Books

Who Slays the Wicked (Sebastian St. Cyr #14) by C.S. Harris [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Berkley Books

Oscar Wilde and the Return of Jack the Ripper: An Oscar Wilde Mystery by Gyles Brandreth [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Pegasus Books

The Fourth Courier: A Novel by Timothy Jay Smith [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Arcade

The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green by Erica Boyce [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark

A Wonderful Stroke of Luck by Ann Beattie [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Viking

The Affairs of the Falcóns by Melissa Rivero [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Ecco

At the Mountain’s Edge by Genevieve Graham [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Simon & Schuster

When a Duchess Says I Do (Rogues to Riches #2) by Grace Burrowes [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Forever

Gimme Some Sugar (Southern Eclectic #4) by Molly Harper [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Gallery Books

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

The Editor by Steven Rowley [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Putnam

Stay Up with Hugo Best by Erin Somers [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Scribner

Beyond the Point: A Novel by Claire Gibson [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Women Talking by Miriam Toews [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing

Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Penguin Press

Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Harper

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays by Mary Laura Philpott [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Touchstone

Lucky Girls: Stories by Nell Freudenberger [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Ecco

Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by One World

Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault: Essays from the Grown-Up Years by Cathy Guisewite [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Random House

American Spirit: Profiles in Resilience, Courage, and Faith by Taya Kyle, Jim DeFelice [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by William Morrow

The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees by Meredith May [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Park Row

The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between by Michael Dobbs [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation by Mark Bowden [Purchase]
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Atlantic Monthly Press

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Waiting on Wednesday – False Step by Victoria Helen Stone

March 27, 2019 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 8 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – False Step by Victoria Helen StoneFalse Step by Victoria Helen Stone
Published by Lake Union Publishing on July 1, 2019
Pages: 280
Genres: Mystery
Format: Hardcover
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Stay calm, keep smiling, and watch your step. In this marriage of secrets and lies, nothing is what it seems.

For days, all of Denver, Colorado, has worried over the fate of a missing child, little Tanner Holcomb. Then, a miracle: handsome, athletic Johnny Bradley finds him, frightened but unharmed, on a hiking trail miles from his wealthy family’s mountain home.

In a heartbeat, his rescuer goes from financially strapped fitness trainer to celebrated hero. The heat of the spotlight may prove too much for Johnny’s picture-perfect family, however. His wife, Veronica, despises the pressure of the sudden fame, afraid that secrets and bitter resentments of her marriage may come to light. And she’s willing to do anything to keep them hidden.

But when a shocking revelation exposes an even darker side to Tanner’s disappearance, Veronica realizes that nothing in her life can be trusted. And everything should be feared.

About Victoria Helen Stone

Victoria Helen Stone, formerly writing as USA Today bestselling novelist Victoria Dahl, was born and raised in the flattest parts of the Midwest. Now that she’s escaped the plains of her youth, she writes dark suspense from an upstairs office high in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. She enjoys summer trail hikes with her family almost as much as she enjoys staying inside during the winter. Since leaving the lighter side of fiction, she has written the critically acclaimed, bestselling novels Evelyn, AfterHalf PastJane Doe; and the upcoming False Step.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Recent Audio Favorites

March 25, 2019 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 36 Comments

I haven’t always been a listener of audiobooks, but ever since they became a staple of my daily life, I can’t remember life without them. I mean, I have to listen to something when I’m on a long drive, or doing dishes, or doing some monotonous work task, and sometimes music just doesn’t cut it. I’ve done plenty of “favorite audiobook” posts in the past, so today’s post just serves as an update to the last ten that ended up being really fantastic listens.


To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo | Narrators: Jacob York & Stephanie Willis


The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Author & Narrator)


Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman | Narrator: Greg Tremblay


Lock In (Lock In #1) by John Scalzi | Narrator: Wil Wheaton

Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright | Narrator: Gabra Zackman

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter | Narrators: Emilia Fox & Richard Armitage


Becoming by Michelle Obama (Author & Narrator)


We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union (Author & Narrator)


One Day in December by Josie Silver | Narrators: Eleanor Tomlinson & Charlie Anson


Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely | Narrators: Grace Grant & Richard Armitage

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of March 25th, 2019

March 25, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 4 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 March 25th, 2019

Once & Future (Once & Future #1) by Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by jimmy patterson

Undaunted (Fetch #2) by Kat Falls [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Scholastic Press

Sky Without Stars (System Divine #1) by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 26th 2019 by Simon Pulse

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Dutton Books for Young Readers

Killing November by Adriana Mather [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

In Another Life by C.C. Hunter [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Wednesday Books

Dig by A.S. King [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Dutton Books For Young Readers

XL by Scott Brown [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Quarantine: A Love Story by Katie Cicatelli-Kuc [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Scholastic Press

Unleaving by Melissa Ostrom [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Feiwel & Friends

Brawler by Neil Connelly [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Arthur A. Levine Books

Eyes on Me by Rachel Harris [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Entangled: Teen

The Size of the Truth (Sam Abernathy, #1) by Andrew Smith [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Scorch Dragons (Elementals #2) by Amie Kaufman [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by HarperCollins

Dragonfell by Sarah Prineas [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by HarperCollins

The Astonishing Maybe by Shaunta Grimes [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Feiwel & Friends

Maybe a Mermaid by Josephine Cameron [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)

The Rambling by Jimmy Cajoleas [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by HarperCollins

A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1) by Arkady Martine [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Tor Books

Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse #8) by James S.A. Corey [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Orbit Books

Guest Book: Ghost Stories by Leanne Shapton [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Riverhead

A Parliament of Bodies (The Maradaine Constabulary #3) by Marshall Ryan Maresca [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Daw Books

Black City Dragon (Black City Saint #3) by Richard A. Knaak [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Pyr Books

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Berkley Books

The Night Visitors by Carol Goodman [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Dark Tribute (Eve Duncan #24) by Iris Johansen [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

The Last Second (A Brit in the FBI #6) by Catherine Coulter &, J.T. Ellison [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Gallery Books

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Graydon House

The Cornwalls Are Gone by James Patterson & Brendan DuBois [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 25th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

You Fit The Pattern (Julia Gooden Mystery, #4) by Jane Haseldine [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Kensington Publishing

I’ll Be Watching You by Courtney Evan Tate [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Mira Books

We All Fall Down by Daniel Kalla [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Simon Schuster

Crown Jewel (Simon Riske #2) by Christopher Reich [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Mulholland Books

The American Agent (Maisie Dobbs #15) by Jacqueline Winspear [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Harper

Murder in Midtown (Louise Faulk #2) by Liz Freeland [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

To Wed an Heiress (All for Love #2) by Karen Ranney [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Avon

The Infamous Duchess (Diamonds in the Rough #4) by Sophie Barnes [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Avon

Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure (The Worth Saga #2.75) by Courtney Milan [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Courtney Milan

Midnight at the Wandering Vineyard by Jamie Raintree [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Graydon House

The Dating Game by Kiley Roache [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Inkyard Press

Tomorrow’s Bread by Anna Jean Mayhew [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corp.

Stone Bridges (Swift River Valley #9) by Carla Neggers [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Mira Books

The Goodbye Café (The Hudson Sisters #3) by Mariah Stewart [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Gallery Books

Hope on the Inside by Marie Bostwick [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Hqn

The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Park Row

Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Tor.com

White Elephant: A Novel by Julie Langsdorf [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Ecco

The Promise of Elsewhere by Brad Leithauser [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

Kaddish.com by Nathan Englander [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Hogarth Press

Sing to It by Amy Hempel [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Scribner

Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe by Evan James [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Atria Books

No Happy Endings by Nora McInerny [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Dey Street Books

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Panthreon Books

The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Flatiron Books

Murder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens’s London by Claire Harman [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

On Cussing: Bad Words and Creative Cursing by Katherine Dunn [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Tin House Books

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Friday Favorites | Fictional Friendships

March 22, 2019 Bonnie Friday Favorites 2 Comments

Friendships seem like they’d be a staple item in books but that’s not always the case. A great friendship makes for a great read and these were the first five of my favorites that popped into my head.

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones | Charley and Cookie
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan | Percy and Grover
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell | Jennifer and Beth
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein | Maddie and Queenie
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater | Blue and the boys

What are some of your favorite fictional friendships?

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