It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by The Book Date.

Read Last Week: 

Attack on Titan 11Tokyo Ghoul 1Tokyo Ghoul 2The Gathering Storm (Katerina #1) Robin BridgesThe Unfailing Light Robin BridgesThe Morning Star Robin BridgesOnce Dead, Twice Shy (Madison Avery #1) Kim Harrison

Currently Reading: 

Early to Death, Early to Rise (Madison Avery #2) Kim HarrisonEarly to Death, Early to Rise (Madison Avery #2) by Kim Harrison

Synopsis: Seventeen, dead, and in charge of heaven’s dark angels—all itching to kill someone.

Madison Avery’s dreams of ever fitting in at her new school died when shedid. Especially since she was able to maintain the illusion of a body, deal with a pesky guardian angel, and oh yeah, bring the reaper who killed her to his untimely end. Not exactly in-crowd material. It’s amazing that her crush, Josh, doesn’t think she’s totally nuts.

Now Madison has learned that she’s the dark timekeeper, in charge of angels who follow the murky guidelines of fate. Never one to abide by the rules, she decides it’s time for a major change to the system. With the help of some unlikely allies, Madison forms a rogue group of reapers who definitely don’t adhere to the rules of the heavens.

But as she grapples with the terrifying new skills that come with being a timekeeper, Madison realizes she may not be prepared for what lies ahead—unless she gets some seriously divine intervention.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Blackhearts

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I picked: 

Blackhearts Nicole CastromanBlackhearts by Nicole Castroman

Details: Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 9th 2016 by Simon Pulse
Buy it: Book Depository

Summary: Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything.

Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There’s just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following her parents’ deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she’s stuck in England?

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.

Wishlist Wednesday: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen to Paper.

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Carrie BrownsteinHunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

Details: Hardcover, 256 pages
Published: October 27th 2015 by Riverhead Books
Buy it: Book Depository

Synopsis: From a leader of feminist punk music at the dawn of the riot-grrrl era, a candid and deeply personal look at life in rock and roll.

Before Carrie Brownstein codeveloped and starred in the wildly popular TV comedy Portlandia, she was already an icon to young women for her role as a musician in the feminist punk band Sleater-Kinney. The band was a key part of the early riot- grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest, known for their prodigious guitar shredding and their leftist lyrics against war, traditionalism, and gender roles.

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is the deeply personal and revealing narrative of Brownstein’s life in music, from ardent fan to pioneering female guitarist to comedic performer and luminary in the independent rock world. Though Brownstein struggled against the music industry’s sexist double standards, by 2006 she was the only woman to earn a spot on Rolling Stone readers’ list of the “25 Most Underrated Guitarists of All-Time.” This book intimately captures what it feels like to be a young woman in a rock-and-roll band, from her days at the dawn of the underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s through today.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by The Book Date.

Read Last Week: 

Star Wars Dark Force Rising Timothy ZahnRadiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely #4) melissa marrAttack on Titan 10Darkest Mercy Marr

Currently Reading: 

The Gathering Storm (Katerina #1) Robin BridgesThe Gathering Storm (Katerina #1) by Robin Bridges

Synopsis: St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe’s royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina’s strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar’s standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina’s help to safeguard Russia, even if he’s repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?

Stacking The Shelves

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

I know my mom buys me a lot of books, but the last few weeks have been crazy. I don’t usually get books every single week so this isn’t a normal thing. I don’t think I will be getting anymore for awhile. Most of the books I got this week were from Goodwill. It’s one of my favorite places to go and we don’t get there that often. So thanks mom for buying me even more books. lol She’s the best.

From The Bookstore: 

Just Kids Patti Smith The Moonstone Wilkie CollinsAncillary Sword (Imperial Radch #2) Ann LeckieRat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery Kurtis J. Wiebe Roc Upchurch

From Goodwill: 

The Hollows Insider (The Hollows #9.5) Kim HarrisonThe Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) Philip PullmanThe Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2) Philip PullmanThe Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials #3) Philip PullmanThe Warded Man (The Demon Cycle #1) Peter V. BrettMagician: Apprentice (The Riftwar Saga #1) Raymond E. FeistMagician: Master (The Riftwar Saga #2) Raymond E. Feist

The Space Between Brenna YovanoffAscendant (Killer Unicorns #2) Diana PeterfreundLord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires #5) Rachel CaineStation Eleven Emily St. John MandelRedshirts John ScalziConsider Phlebas (Culture #1) Iain M. BanksElizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne David StarkeyA Tale for the Time Being Ruth OzekiSwamplandia! Karen RussellMonkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety Daniel B. SmithWithout You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent Anthony Rapp

2016 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Mount TBR 2016

January 1 to December 31, 2016 – Sign up here.

I’m going for Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s

  1. Soul Hunt (Evie Scelan #3) by Margaret Ronald
  2. Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel B. Smith Review
  3. Little Girls by Ronald Malfi Review
  4. A Billionaire Between the Sheets (The Unexpected Billionaires #1) by Katie LaneReview
  5. You (You #1) by Caroline Kepnes Review
  6. Vampires: Back in Time to the First Darkness – The Original Stories
  7. Covenant With the Vampire (The Diaries of the Family Dracul #1) by Jeanne Kalogridis Review
  8. Hidden Bodies (You #2) by Caroline Kepnes Review
  9. The Curse of Camp Cold Lake by R.L. Stine
  10. Inuyasha Volume 1 by Rumiko Takahashi
  11. Children of the Vampire (The Diaries of the Family Dracul #2) by Jeanne Kalogridis – Review
  12. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  13. The Sleep Room by F.R. Tallis
  14. Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 4 by Sui Ishida
  15. Rat Queens Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Writer), Roc Upchurch (Illustrator)
  16. God Emperor of Dune (Dune #4) by Frank Herbert
  17. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 1 (Death Note #1-2) by Tsugumi Ohba, Yuki Kowalsky (translator), Takeshi Obata (Illustrator)
  18. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis
  19. The Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis