Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #119: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

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:  On the Come Up
Author:  Angie Thomas
Expected Publication Date:  February 5th, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.

Oooh! A book about music (specifically rap) and about the challenges of nearly going through homelessness? Count me in!

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

Monday, January 28, 2019

New Releases on the Horizon #53: January 27, 2019 - February 2, 2019

Hey everyone!  I just started this new thing on my blog called "New Releases on the Horizon!"  It's where I list all the new books being release throughout the year and I choose from 10 books that I have the most interest in checking out and I also will list the dates the books will be released and where you can find them if you are interested.

So, be on the lookout for some new books on the horizon!

Expected Publication: January 27th, 2019 by DreamWords Publishing LLC  

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo  
Expected Publication:  January 29th, 2019 by Imprint   

Spin by Lamar Giles  
Expected Publication:  January 29th, 2019 by Scholastic Press    
(Thriller / Mystery) 

Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig     
Expected Publication:  January 29th, 2019 by Feiwel & Friends   
(Mystery / LGBT) 

The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg  
Expected publication: January 29th, 2019 by Arthur A. Levine Books  
(Contemporary Romance / LGBT

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan  
Expected publication:  January 29th, 2019 by Scholastic Press  
(Contemporary Romance / LGBT) 

Expected publication: January 29th, 2019 by The Parliament House   

Come Find Me  by Megan Miranda  

The Lonely Dead by April Henry    
Expected publication:  January 29th, 2019 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)  
(Thriller / Mystery) 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Sunday Post Meme (161)

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 once again haven't been keeping up with my Sunday Posts like I should since I've been very busy, but now I'm back and I have decided to wrap up the last two weeks worth of updates in this post (although it's not much).  I haven't done much for the past two weeks except catch up on some sleep and I'm hoping to get started on my reading soon!

Book Reviews



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!


One Word: RELAX.


Do you shop on Etsy or Society 6?


☆ Check out a GREAT read's post on Let's Discuss: Would You Rather...? Round 2

★ Check out Greg's Book Haven's post on Cover Love - Journey to the Center of the Earth

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, January 27, 2019.

Cover Spotlight #29: January 27th, 2019 - February 3rd, 2019

Hey everyone!  I just created a new book meme called "Cover Spotlight" where you get to showcase your favorite book covers!  It can be a book cover from a book you've read years ago, a book cover from a book you just recently read or a book cover from a book that you've never read before, but you still love the cover!  You can also feature multiple book covers instead of one for this meme! This is a weekly meme, which means that the meme starts every Sunday, but you have until the Sunday after that week to post your favorite covers!

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This is such a cute and creative cover for this type of story!