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Added to GoodReads – 8/12/19

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Added to GoodReads is a weekly feature where I share the books that I have discovered and the book bloggers who are spreading the word. Here are this week’s discoveries:

  • Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim – To be honest, I have seen this book in lots of places around the book blogosphere, but never looked it up on GoodReads to see what the hype was about. After reading this review at Lori’s Bookshelf Reads, I am really excited to track this one down!
  • The Wild Book by Juan Villoro – This book is on a blog tour right now, so be sure to check that out! This is a middle grade book from Mexico and, according to this review by The Caffeinated Reader, it was really something special. Who wouldn’t want to spend time with a quirky uncle who lives in a library?
  • The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett – This is a historical fiction novel with a touch of magical realism, mostly centered around Vlad the Impaler, who may or may not be Dracula. Check out this review by Leelynn at Sometimes Leelynn Reads – she was lucky enough to get an ARC and really enjoyed it!

That’s it for this week! Have you found any new books or read some awesome reviews? Be sure to leave them in comments!

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Added to GoodReads – 8/5/19

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Added to GoodReads is a weekly feature where I share the books that I have discovered over the past week as well as the bloggers who have shared their thoughts about them.

That’s it for this week. Have you found anything good lately? Read any excellent reviews? Please share in comments!

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Added to GoodReads – 7/29/19


Added to GoodReads is a weekly feature where I share the books that I heard about last week as well as the bloggers that have shared their reviews. I’ve been trying to make more of an effort to be a better blog follower, liking and commenting more than I usually do, and it’s been a lot of fun. There are so many wonderful blogs out there!

See what happens when I blog hop more! My TBR explodes! Oh well. It was bound to happen eventually. Please check out these bloggers and also share any other reviews out there that you enjoy!

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Added to GoodReads – 7/22/19


Added to GoodReads is a weekly feature where I talk about new books I have either acquired or learned about. It’s also a chance to share reviews from other bloggers in the community. It’s actually been a while since I’ve done one of these, and I’m very happy to get back to it!

Have you found any new and wonderful books this week? Please share!

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Added to GoodReads – 7/1/19


Hello and welcome to a new week! Finally getting back into the swing of things after vacation with a new AtG post! Added to GoodReads is a weekly feature where I share new books I’ve heard about and the bloggers who reviewed them.

  • With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo – Check out the review for this book by Lori at Lori’s Bookshelf Reads. She loved the book and gave it 5 stars, thoroughly enjoying the characters and the themes it discussed.
  • The Parallax by Morgan G. Farris – This is actually the third book of a series (The Chalam Faerytales) and I’m not sure if it’s the last book or not. It’s definitely the most recent, having been released last week. Check out this review over at The Book Dutchesses, as well as their links to the previous books’ reviews as well.
  • Something to Live For by Richard Roper – I’m going to add this to the list of books I might not have looked at if not for seeing it reviewed by a fellow book blogger. Check out this review by Cleo at Cleopatra Loves Books. Also, according to GoodReads, it looks like it may have an alternate title, How Not to Die Alone. So keep that in mind if you go looking for it? I guess?

Anyone have some books they’d like to share or some reviews that they really liked? Please leave them in comments!

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Added to Goodreads – 6/10/19


Added to GoodReads is a weekly feature where I discuss books that I learned about over the past week and share the book bloggers who have reviewed them. As this has been a crazy few weeks, I haven’t been able to share as many as I usually do. I hate that — I love reading other blogger’s reviews and seeing what they have to say about new books, old books and anything in between. It’s just been a very hectic few weeks. I’m definitely looking forward to my upcoming vacation. I need it badly!

But enough of that. On to the books!

Chainbreaker by Tara Sim – I almost hesitated to put this on the list because it is actually the second book in a series, and I usually recommend first books only. I did want to share this really good review though over at Steph’s Story Space. You can also find her review of the first book, Timekeeper, here. This story sounds very steampunky, which I approve of.

Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan – Speaking of steampunk, here’s another one! This one has more of a Chinese flair to it, which sounds very interesting! Michelle at First Book Love is currently participating in the blog tour for this, and should check out her post here.

Legacy of Hunger by Christy Nicholas – This one was not found on the blogosphere, but through BookBub. I have to admit, I originally was drawn to the title after having a Hunger Games movie marathon this weekend, even though this book has absolutely nothing to do with that. This is a fantasy set in Ireland in 1846 and sounds really cool.

If you have found any new books that you love, or read any reviews that you thought were amazing, please let me know! I love finding new books and new blogs to follow!

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Added to GoodReads – 6/3/19


Added to GoodReads is a weekly feature where I share some of the new books that I’ve heard about and some of the wonderful book bloggers who have shared them.

  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Looking for a fun book club read-along? Check out the Immortal Bibliophiles, run by Noura @ The Perks of Being Noura) and their June pick (details here). I have not read this, but Noura has started it and said it’s really good so far! I also participated in their Potterhead Read Along, which was super fun.
  • Bonnie and Stan by Anna Stuart – I’m adding this to my GoodReads to further my quest of finding things outside of my normal reading comfort zone. This book is currently on a blog tour, and you should check out this blog tour stop hosted by Nicki @ The Secret Library. She really enjoyed this one and recommends it highly.

I have also just been approved for two new books from NetGalley! Yay!

  • Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict edited by Max Brooks, John Amble, M.L. Cavenaugh, Jaym Gates and James Stavridis – Okay, this is definitely not my norm! I am a big fan of Game of Thrones (the books more than the television show), but this is actually taking the battles in that fictitious fantasy setting and delving into the real military strategy behind it. I thought it sounded very interesting.
  • The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot – This one sounds like it could be a non-fiction book, but it’s not. It’s a story about loss and grief and, yes, dead animals. I know that I’ve heard about this somewhere else in the blogosphere, but I couldn’t say where. A few places, I think. So now I have it from NetGalley, which is cool!

One more book to share, this one that I got for free (yay!) from BookBub.

  • Descent by Sloane Murphy – This one is more my usual style. The description sounds very urban fantasy meets dystopian fiction, which are both things that I like very much. And hey, it was free!

Anyone else find any good books last week? I’d love to hear about them!