Saturday, January 7, 2017

My TBR List #1 - January 2017

Hello everyone!  I'm participating in a new meme called the "My To-Be Read List" meme which is hosted by Because Reading and basically the goal of this meme is to pick 3 books from your TBR pile and let your followers and other participants vote for the book you should read next!  Also, stop by the other blogs and help vote for the books that they should read as well as your own!

Use #MyTBRL at the end of your post so that way, if your linky doesn't work, there's still a way to find you!

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

By: Becky Albertalli

Hardcover, 320 pages

Published April 7th 2015 by Balzer + Bray 
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
Throne of Glass

By: Sarah J. Maas

Hardcover, 404 pages

Published August 7th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Children's
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her ... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead ... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
Dark Triumph

By: Robin LaFevers

Hardcover, 385 pages

Published April 2nd 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
I lean forward, pushing my body out past the battlements. The wind plucks at my cloak, buffets against me, as if it would carry me off in flight, just like the birds or the knight's soul. Let go, it cries, I will take you far, far away. I want to laugh at the exhilarating feeling, I will catch you, it whistles seductively.

The convent has returned Sybella to a life that nearly drove her mad. Her father's rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother's love is equally monstrous. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?
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  1. I've heard such good things about all of these, Ronyell! How to pick . . . Okay, I'm going with Dark Triumph because I love that cover. I hope you enjoy whichever wins! Have a great rest of the weekend!

  2. I went with Throne of Glass because that is one of the groups reads I'm supposed to be doing in the Goodreads group I admin for. I've also heard it is really good. Enjoy whichever is chosen!

  3. YAY Throne of Glass!! Hope you enjoy the chosen one!!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  4. I just bought Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Would love to know what you think of it :) Also, voted for Throne of Glass. I liked it although I'm not a big fan. Hope you enjoy it :D

  5. Throne of Glass because the first one was my favorite :)

  6. I went with Simon because I've heard really good things about that one! I hope you enjoy the winner.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina