Anticipated 2020 book releases on my list | a post after 27365535 years

Hi everyone! It does feel more than a million years since I last posted on here. I’ve been writing blog post ideas but never could I get my fingers to type up one. Will I do better at posting in 2020? Who knows..but I’ll try my hardest. While I was away from blogging, I was posting on Instagram so follow me, if you’re there!

I had a list of 2020 releases written up but I lost it, so I had to compile another one and uhh..this is not a Top Ten list as that is way too much pressure for me.. SO, here are some book releases I’m eagerly awaiting and this is only Part I!

Without any further ado, here are some Book Releases I’m Anticipating in 2020..

Book Releases I'm anticipating in 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on my Summer '19 TBR

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

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Give me a combination of an own-voices Indian fantasy + knock-me-dead gorgeous cover and watch me how fast I add it to my tbr. It’s about the daughter of a star and a mortal. Sheetal, who needs the help of a full star like her mother to save her injured father.
“Neil Gaiman’s Stardust meets a rich landscape of Hindu mythology and celestial intrigue in this sparkling YA fantasy debut.”

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A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore

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Bringing Down the Duke‘s one of my favourite books of 2019 and when I read a sneak-peek of the next book in this extraordinary series, I had to have it(but of course, I have to wait until SEPTEMBER!!)

A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

A Heart so Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

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Since I loved A Curse so Dark and Lonely (where I think Grey should have totally ended up with Rhen), I didn’t think twice about adding AHSFAB to my tbr.

The Gravity of us by Phil stamper

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

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This is a contemporary YA set around NASA’s first mission to Mars. Cal’s a a successful social media journalist who’s father is on the mission along with another “Astrokid” Leon’s parent.

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibańez

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Gorgeous cover and an own voices Latinx fantasy described as, A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.? Count me in!

The Silence of Bones by June Hur

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A YA historical fiction set during the Joseon Dynasty in Korea? Say no more!

Of Curses and Kisses(St. Rosetta’s Academy #1) by Sandhya Menon

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From the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi comes the first novel in a brand-new series set at an elite international boarding school, that’s a contemporary spin on Beauty and the Beast.” Even though I haven’t read any of Sandhya Menon’s books yet, I’ve heard good things and the synopsis makes me hopeful that it’s going to really good!

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

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A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected. I’ve heard a lot of chatter about this YA romance on Twitter(irony) and I’ve got an eARC too!

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed

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New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed have crafted a resonant, funny, and memorable story about the power of love and resistance.
I’m both excited and anxious about this book!


Thank you for reading! What about you? Do you have any of these books in your TBR? If you have some other books on your anticipated lists, then let me know in the comments below!

WWW Wednesday #3: Weekly Reading Update

Hi everyoneHappy Wednesday and welcome to my weekly reading update post or the WWW Wednesdays. WWW Wednesday is a meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking On a World of Words.


WWW Wednesday takes place every Wednesday, where bloggers discuss their 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?
WWW Wednesday #1 :​ Weekly reading update

The Cold is in her bones

I received this review copy of The Cold is in her Bones from the publisher and I was so excited to get this because this is a Medusa retelling.  Hopefully, I’ll love it  and I will know today because it’s a short read and I’m almost done.

Synopsis: Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will keep her safe.

Milla’s whole world is her family’s farm. She is never allowed to travel to the village and her only friend is her beloved older brother, Niklas. When a bright-eyed girl named Iris comes to stay, Milla hopes her loneliness might finally be coming to an end. But Iris has a secret she’s forbidden to share: The village is cursed by a demon who possesses girls at random, and the townspeople live in terror of who it will come for next.

Now, it seems, the demon has come for Iris. When Iris is captured and imprisoned with other possessed girls, Milla leaves home to rescue her and break the curse forever. Her only company on the journey is a terrible new secret of her own: Milla is changing, too, and may soon be a demon herself.

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The Glass Woman

I finished reading The Glass Woman recently and I’ll publish a review for it this week.

Synopsis1686, ICELAND. AN ISOLATED, WINDSWEPT LAND HAUNTED BY WITCH TRIALS AND STEEPED IN THE ANCIENT SAGAS.

Betrothed unexpectedly to Jón Eiríksson, Rósa is sent to join her new husband in the remote village of Stykkishólmur. Here, the villagers are wary of outsiders.
But Rósa harbours her own suspicions. Her husband buried his first wife alone in the dead of night. He will not talk of it. Instead he gives her a small glass figurine. She does not know what it signifies.
The villagers mistrust them both. Dark threats are whispered. There is an evil here – Rósa can feel it. Is it her husband, the villagers – or the land itself?
Alone and far from home, Rósa sees the darkness coming. She fears she will be its next victim . . .

Reading Next
     
        The Doll Factory       The Dollmaker     When the sky fell on splendour

 

I want to finish reading The Dollmaker by Nina Allan next, to be followed by The Hunting Party and then The Doll Factory. All of these are review copies that hve been gifted to me by their publishers and I really want to publish my review before the release of The Dollmaker and The Doll Factory.

Thank you for reading

What are you currently reading or finished reading? Have you read any of the titles I’ve listed? If not, do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments!

The Bookish Academy Awards Tag (2019)

Sahi@My World of Books tagged me 2 months ago to do this tag. So, here I am presenting you the winners of The Bookish Academy Awards(2019). This tag was originally created by BOOKadoodles but Jasmine’s Reading is where Sahi got a modified version of the book tag and now,I am doing it .

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Best Actor: “Best Male Protagonist”

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Adrian from the Bloodlines deserves this award. I loved his character arc throughout the series.

Best Actress: “Best Female Protagonist”

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You: “You are supposed to choose one.” Me: Nope.No can do.

I really tried, trust me, to choose a contender for this category but I found it too difficult. Instead,I present to you six wonderful ladies : Omat from The Wolf in the Whale, Emma Carstairs from The Dark Artifices series, Vasya from The Bear and the Nightingale , Kya from Where The Crawdads Sing, all the females from The Priory of The Orange Tree and last but not the least, Sydney Ivashkov(previously Sage) from Bloodlines series .

Best Cinematography: “Best Plot Twist”

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I have read far too many thrillers and other books with as equally tantalizing plot twists as they’re in a thriller. For now, I’ll choose Jane Eyre(my all-time favorite), Verity and The Winters.

Best Costume Design: “Best Book Cover”

I haven’t yet read King of Scars but I am in lust over the cover. It has my Nikolai as my main characters too so…yeah I’m in lust .

Best Supporting Actress and Actor: “Best Male and Female Sidekicks/Supporting characters”

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My favorite male side character is Nikolai and my favorite female side character would be Margaret from The Priory of the Orange Tree.

Best On-Screen Kiss:“Best Couple/Romance”

You see only The Kiss Quotient but believe me when I say, I could list another 100 books here but for the sake of mine, yours and internet’s sanity, let’s not list them, yeah ?

Best Original Screenplay: “Most Unique Plot/World”

….. What? There’s nothing to say except here’s my review

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation” OR “A book that should be adapted into a film”

I loved the movies so fricking much! I haven’t read the entire series but I saw all the movies and loved them a tad better than the books.

Best Animated Feature: “A book that would work well in an animated format” OR “Best Graphic Novel” OR “Best Children’s Book”

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I loved this book as a kid! Presenting “Charlotte’s Web” a.k.a. my childhood book crush.

Best Director: “A writer you discovered for the first time”

I discovered Hafsah Faizal through Book Twitter and then I received a proof copy of her debut novel, We Hunt the Flame.  I was completely blown away by her writing. I highly suggest you add this book to your TBR or pre-order it (if you love reading fantasy)

Best Short Film: “Best Novella” or “Short Book”

I rarely read novellas or short stories but I make exceptions when they are written by my favorite authors.

Best Picture: “Best Stand-Alone”

Things in Jars by Jess Kidd is an incredible novel set in the Victorian era.

Best Documentary: “Best Historical Fiction” OR “Best Non-Fiction”

I loved both of Madeline Miller’s books : Circe and Song of Achilles

Best Original Soundtrack: “Best Audiobook” or “Best Book in Verse”

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Best Foreign Film: “Best diverse author” OR “Best book with Diverse Representation”

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Besides We Hunt the Flame, and Descendant of The CraneThe Priory of the Orange Tree deserves an honorary mention.

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Congratulations to all the fictional winners in this fictional award show!!! I wish I could give you a gold embossed book shaped statue but alas, I can’t.

Have you read any of these books? Will you read them,if you haven’t ?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Five books that’ll leave you all hot and bothered

Ahem! *clears throat* This post is dedicated to romance..erm, the books that left me all hot and bothered.

SO…PLEASE DO NOT VENTURE AHEAD IF YOU ARE MY PARENT, or really any of my uncles or aunts …DO NOT VENTURE AHEAD if you are under 18.

I have started reading romance books since 2014 and I didn’t have a book blog then so, I don’t remember every book ..I also wasn’t good at keeping track with Goodreads so I will try to recommend five of my favorite books that will -I hope- make you all hot and bothered. I will not write mini reviews but I will mention the plus points of the book in bullet points.

Here are some of my favourite steamy romances :

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My (revised) January TBR and other books I read

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If you have read my Christmas post then you know that I had posted a tentative January TBR there too…so why am I posting it again? Because I have changed my January TBR and in this post, you can read about my REVISED January TBR! Read on ……..

I am a mood reader so, besides the ARCs I receive, I usually pick up books on my whim….meaning, I buy or borrow them. This year, I treated myself with some Penguin Clothbound Classics but I am afraid to touch them with my bare hands. Here they are :

I have already read Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights so I have yet to read Villette and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Now, without further delay, let’s us get into my January TBR and other books I read while ignoring my TBR >>>>

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