Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #80: Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  Tyler Johnson Was Here
Author:  Jay Coles
Expected Publication Date:  March 20th, 2018

When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.

The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

Lots of great books coming out about police brutality and this seems like a really important book to check out.

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #63: Top 10 Books I Could Re-Read Forever!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme that was formerly created at The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. 

This week's top 10 Tuesday topic is "Top 10 Books I Could Re-Read Forever!"  I have to say that there are like A MILLION books out there that I would hopelessly lay down on my reading bed and read until the day I DIE.  But, of course, I can only list 10 books that I would re-read like forever for this list.  You DON'T want to miss this list because these are books that you'll probably RE-READ FOREVER too!

So, here's my top 10 Books that I could Re-read forever (in no particular order, of course)!

1.  The "Saga" Series by Brian K. Vaughan:  This series is AWESOME!!!!  I just can't say this enough, because well, the characters and the world they live in is just full of pure AWESOMENESS and HILARITY and I'm going to re read this series until the DAY I DIE!!!

2.  The Astonishing X-Men Series by Joss Whedon:  Every X-Men fan knows that I LOVE this series like SWEET CANDY and I'm always CONSTANTLY recommending this series to any hardcore X-Men fan out there!  Definitely worth rereading! 

3. The Locke and Key Series by Joe Hill : YAAAASSSS!!!! This is like the best horror comics I had ever read and whenever Halloween rolls around the corner, expect me to be re reading this series over and over again!

4. The Sandman Series by Neil Gaiman:  Wow, another GRAPHIC NOVEL on this list?  Well, that's why I LOVE 'EM!  Anyway, this is another graphic novel series that's full of horror and creativity in the land of dreams that is MOST DEFINITELY worth the reread! 

5.  A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness:  Well, LOOKEE here!  I just finished this book a few days ago and it's already on my list of books to REREAD FOREVERMORE!!  Just the fact that the story is about the main character dealing with his mother's cancer and having all his NEGATIVE feelings calling up a MONSTER of EPIC PROPORTIONS is enough to reread over and over again!

6. Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips:  This is the ULTIMATE contemporary romance that I will spend my entire LIFE reading over and over again!  Spunky Female Protagonist? CHECK!  Sexy Russian Hero? DOUBLE CHECK!!

7.  Made You Up by Francesca Zappia:  Alright, this book has a special place in my HEART because it was the first book I've read that dealt with a protagonist with mental health issues.  Not to mention, having the COOLEST romantic couple EVER in YA lit!  Definitely worth the reread!

8.  Alice by Christina Henry:  Sure, this book got LOADS of RAPE and VIOLENCE, but it was quite a SURPRISE hit for me and I'm definitely planning on rereading this book down the line!

9.  The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling:  This is the ULTIMATE childhood collection that needs some serious REREADING and I have a feeling that after I reread the WHOLE series for the SECOND time around, I will be rereading this book for all eternity!

10. The Fool and the Flying Ship by Eric Metaxas:  And last but DEFINITELY not least, this TREASURED BEAUTY I had in my bookshelf for DECADES now!  This story is just so hilarious and the late ROBIN WILLIAMS just pulls in an awesome performance with this book!  HECK, I'm still rereading this BEAUTY to this very day!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

March Book Photo Sundays Bookstagram Challenge!

Hey everyone!  I just started up this new challenge for anyone who loves going on Instagram to post their book photos!  The goal of this challenge is to showcase your book photos from Instagram every Sunday in March and you are free to link up your book photos on this blog whenever we have our weekly Book Photo Sundays posts!

Basically, with this challenge, there will be two different options to follow whenever you are taking your book photos.  For example, March 4th is the day that you can post up a book photo that has all the books you are planning to read for March.  However, the other option is that you can post up any photo that has nothing to do with what is listed in the challenge.  Or, if you really want to challenge yourself, you can do both options and link them on this blog for the weekly Book Photo Sundays posts!

This challenge board will be available on both this blog and on Instagram and you are free to save this challenge board onto your computer to keep up with the scheduled dates!

I hope to see some lovely photos from everyone!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Sunday Post Meme (124)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone! I actually had a pretty quiet week, so not much has really happened, which is nice, since I have some time to relax for a change!  Meanwhile, on the Instagram front, I have slowly been improving on my Instagram photos since I've been buying lots of props for my photos and I personally think that my newer book photos are much prettier than they were before!  So, feel free to check out my new book photos HERE.  I am also planning on making a monthly bookstagram challenge on Instagram that would tie into my Book Photo Sundays meme.  I'm still working out the details for this challenge, but once I get everything ready with this challenge, I'll let everyone know about it, both through this blog and through Instagram!

Book Reviews


The Friday 56 #12: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness



Book Photo Sundays Meme!


Looking for New Guest Posts! 


My TBR List!



Comic Book Bingo Challenge 2018 Sign Up! 

Cover Spotlight Meme

2018 Caldecott Medal Challenge Sign Up!




What are your favorite games from the Olympics?


☆ Check out Rabid Reads' post on When You’re the Last One to Know

★ Check out Feed Your Fiction Addiction's post on Great Reasons to Get to Know Your Bookish Friends Better

☆ Check out Elley the Book Otter's post on Instagram/Bookstagram

★ Check out It Starts at Midnight's discussion on Book Culling: The Process

Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, February 25, 2018.