Top Ten Tuesday – 2018 Shame List (or Books I mean to read last year but didn’t)
Top Ten Tuesday / January 22, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To I feel like this week is a bit of a walk of shame, and airing of all I didn’t accomplish. But at the same time its a great chance for me to revisit and recognize the books I REALLY did want to read, but that pesky time factor  and real life just got in the way.   (listed in no particular order) Let me know which of these you’d read first, and feel free to share your missed books from last year as well!

Audiobook Review: Snakewood by Adrian Selby
Reviews / April 12, 2016

Oh, this is not an easy review to write. Ultimately, this is a book I wanted to love, or at least like, but truthfully I struggled with it. I will say, I enjoyed all the words as they were written, I felt the prose was incredibly well done. So while reading any given page I felt like I was enjoying the book at that particular moment. But when I would look at the big picture, and the story over all, that was not the case. If I stopped reading, I was perfectly content to not return. I also felt like I wasn’t retaining the details like I should be, so at times I would stop and just feel unsure how what I just read fit into the rest of the story, or maybe just try to remember details of what I just read. It all came down to the structure for me. I enjoyed the prose, but never felt invested in the characters or overall story. The format of telling the story through found footage is one that I’ve seen a few times recently in books that I loved. The Three by Sarah Lotz, The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason…

New Series or Standalones to Look For in 2016
Lists / December 17, 2015

During this season of List Making and Anticipation for the year to come, I really enjoy focusing on the books that anyone can jump into. This means brand new series and standalone novels that don’t require previous reading. As always, there are many great books to look forward to! I tried to mark if the book is a standalone or the start of a new series, but I’ll be honest, it’s not always easy to tell and sometimes books that are initially offered as a standalone wind up getting follow up book deals. For those interested in seeing a list of everything I am currently looking forward to, you can see my running list of 2016 Anticipated Releases that is updated through out the year as I hear of books and release dates. Its nothing fancy, just a list of dates and titles with links to reviews when I have them.   NEW STANDALONE The bestselling author of the ground breaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay is back with a new novel, Children of Earth and Sky, set in a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. Against this tumultuous backdrop the lives…