Top Ten Tuesday – Blue Books of 2020

Today’s topic is a Book Cover Freebie so I decided to do a little throwback to a similar Top Ten Tuesday post I did two years where the theme was Books With Your Favorite Color on the Cover or Title. Blue is my favorite color and there PLENTY of 2020 releases this year that feature that color beautifully.

Also I tried to give to credit to all the designers and artists. There were only a few I couldn’t find so if you happen to know let me know in the comments!

EDIT (1/28/20) totally forgot to talk more about some of these books so forgive me for editing this at a later time ✌🏻


All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
Release Date: February 4
Design by Natalie C. Sousa & Art by Gemma O’Brien

I love the blues in this one and the ocean theme is gorgeous. The perfect color for an epic sea fantasy!!!

Havenfall by Sara Holland
Release Date: March 3
Design by Peter Strain

First of all blue and gold is an excellent combo. Secdon, I definitely prefer this over the original US cover. Much like the color palette this cover gives off a gothic meets fantasy vibe.

Anna K. by Jenny Lee
Release Date: March 3

Minimalism is always the best way to go for covers. Also if you don’t know this is a retelling of Anna Karenina featuring a Korean American heroine! Also it’s been optioned as an HBO series!

The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett
Release Date: March 3
Design by Billelis

Billelis is known for these kind of epic heavy metal as fuck covers.

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
Release Date: March 3
Design by David Curtis

I’m actually not too familiar with this book but that I think it’s about Mozart’s sister and her creating a fantasy world (??) It sounds kind of wrord but cool at the same time. Also this cover is so otherworldly. 💙💙💙

The Silence of Bones by June Hur
Release Date: April 21
Design & Illustration by Kasiq Jungwoo

I love the ominous and hazy vibes this shade of blue gives off which is perfect for a mystery such as this one! This is a historical mystery-thriller set in 1800s Korea! It just sounds so cool.

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick
Release Date: June 2
Design by Debra Sfetsios-Conover & artist Levente Szabo

Not to be that person but I’m definitely bragging that I have an arc for this one already!! But I love the use of blue here set in a pool with just that one dash of red to make it more mysterious. I cannot wait to read this Rebecca inspired YA thriller!

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
Release Date: June 2
Design & Art by Alex Cabal

Aquatic vibes and black girl rep!! What more can you ask for???

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Release Date: August 4th
Design by Laura Eckes & Illustrated by Jeff Jeff Östberberg

You would never think to make a desert scene blue but it WORKS here. This is a sci-fi fantasy that I’m so hyped for because its got Roswell vibes and will also deal with some relevant topics of today such as immigration. Also it’s going to be a TV series which is very cool!

A Golden Fury by Samatha Cohoe
Release Date: October 2020
Design by Kerri Resnick

Another one I don’t know too much going into other than there’s some alchemist magic stuff and it’s basically historical fantasy? IDK but sounds like my thing™️


Let me know your thoughts on these covers! What is your favorite color and/or color palette on book covers?

Top Ten Tuesday – Cover Redesigns I Love

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I’m back!!! I’ll be talking more about my unannounced hiatus tomorrow-ish but in the mean time it’s been a while since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday and this is a very easy but fun topic to discuss.


The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

I have a preference towards the new version because I love illustrated covers especially for YA contemporaries and it features teens of color listening to music. It really fits the story much better than the original one. The OG cover is nice to look at but it doesn’t really represent the story inside as much as the redesign.

Hold Still by Nina LaCour

Hold Still has had quite a few redesigns but I think the winner for me is the latest 10th anniversary edition done by Adams Carvalho, who also designed the cover for We Are Okay and Darius the Great Is Not Okay. It’s such a gorgeous piece of art and again I’m going to restate my love for illustrated YA contemporary covers. The other two are perfectly fine but feel very dated and old-school YA.

Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

Speaking of older YA (and yes it feels weird saying that a book from 2008 is old because that means i’M GETTING OLDER!) there’s Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers. I’ve honestly only read one of her books, Sadie and I hope to remedy that soon when the redesigned cover comes out next year. They went with the minimalist style of Sadie for the new cover but still containing some of the essence the original one had and I LOVE IT. It really stands out to me while the original just seems kind of too generic for my taste.

Dangerous Girls / I’ll Never Tell by Abigail Haas

Not only did Dangerous Girls get a redesign for its cover but also for its title. I don’t know the specifics of the title change, but the new cover works so much better for me. I don’t actually think the other two covers are bad by any means, but the new one feels newer and fresher. This is a book I got on my TBR, so I hope to see if the redesign has any sort of significance.

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

I’ll be honest and say I don’t think I’ll ever actually read this one because I’ve seen reliable sources give this mediocre reviews but the redesign appeals to me much more. Again, illustrated covers do wonders for my taste. I get what the OG cover is going for and it works because symbolism or whatever but I definitely lean towards the redesign.

The Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black

This contains three stories in one. The OG cover is….in my personal subjective opinion bad. I definitely would not have picked it up if I saw this one in a bookstore. However the new cover appeals to me because 1) goes with The Folk of the Air aesthetic 2) aesthetically pleasing. It also makes sense to redesign it with TFOTA trilogy in mind since they’re both connected through their characters.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The entire series is getting a redesign and it seems fitting. I have yet to read this series but I’m interested in reading late 00s YA fantasy since I never got around to them in the first place. The old cover isn’t too bad to be honest, but I love a cover that has symbolism and aesthetically pleasing colors.

Katie Cotugno’s covers

Katie Cotugno is another YA contemporary author I’ve yet to read but I’m pretty interested. The original covers are okay by me, I like the photos, but the redesigns fit my personal taste better.

The Diviners by Libba Bray – Dishonorable Mention

We could have it all. I will never NOT be disappointed that this series had a cover change in the first place. The aesthetic of the first cover is magnificent.

Top Ten Tuesday – Summer 2019 TBR

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Today’s topic is Books on My Summer 2019 TBR. So here’s a few books that I want to read before summer ends. I really wanted to read some of my backlist reads, so there’s a few here. I also want these books to have that summertime vibe, since its Summer here in Florida (BIG TIME) .


Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

This has been described as “queer Practical Magic”. So there’s going to be magical realism with some F/F romance.

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

More magical realism with queer girls. color me surprised. But this time in Ireland! I’ve had on my TBR since last year so I should get to it.

The Lost Cost by Amy Rose Capetta

Okay just another queer book with witches. I realize I have trend going on here.

Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

I got this last year with the intention of reading it last summer but I never did. But it deals with a blueberry farm in Maine and a cute summer romance.

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

I actually started this…last October but never finished so I think I should finish it now because while its also a horror story it actually takes place during the summer.

Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga

All I really know about this is that the MC finds out her dad is a famous rock star and they go on a trip together, so I’m kind of sold on that aspect alone. One of my fave bloggers Aurora mentions this quite a bit and I trust her recommendations.

If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

These covers give me life and also I’ve been dying to read this one ever since I saw it described as Mean Girls meets 10 Things I Hate About You. Also the idea of an author couple writing together makes me feel things.

Like Water by Rebecca Podos

Another summe-ry queer book featuring a bi MC and genderqueer love interest. Also featuring mermaids (performing mermaids at a water park) and the MC is named Savannah (like me but with an H). Which may or may not be weird for me.

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

The first sentence caught my attention immediately, “Hannah calls it a “state of becoming,” but most people would probably call it chaos. This deals with a Japanese-American teen and her family’s history during WWII Internment Camps and in the present with their flower shop. Bonus points for that gorgeous cover.


Thanks for reading!!!

Top Ten Tuesday -First Ten Books I Reviewed on This Blog

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Hello everyone! It’s been a while! (I feel like I write this in every post).

This is a great topic because it’s a fun retrospective of my blog and seeing how I’ve made some progress and also kind of regressed in writing reviews and also how I write in general.


And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga #1) by Kiersten White

My first ever review on my blog and it’s pretty bad folks. There’s misspellings, typos, and just a lot of cringe-y moments here. You’ll notice this trend where I try to rate books from a 1-10 scale instead of using the star system (which I still hate btw) but as of right now I’m not even sure how I want to rate books.

This is also one of the few books I’ve reviewed on here that wasn’t an arc because at this time I had no idea what NetGalley and Edelweiss was. Honestly I had no idea what the hell an arc was.

By the way I still have yet to finish this series….I really need to get on that I guess.

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

I’m actually proud of this review because I took notes while reading which made it easier for me to go back and recall some details. But I also just genuinely enjoyed this book and wanted to gush about it. I also forgot that I used to do “+” for a positive thing I liked and “-” for something I didn’t like. This did not stay long.

Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black

This was my first ever ARC review and it shows. I think I tried really hard to like this book but I really didn’t. This book was more like a 2 star read now that I come to think about it. It was kind of forgettable but now I’m remembering some of the plot I kind of hated it.

Sadie by Courtney Summers

For Sadie I didn’t want to do a full on review but 1) other people had been doing and had some stunning and poetic reviews of 2) because I was kind of lazy and didn’t want to write a lot. I also just noticed that the photo I took of for this review is really huge and hard to see. But this review felt so easy but it was a great book and obviously it’s easy for me to write reviews for books I enjoyed rather than ones I don’t like and for some people it’s the the opposite.

Shadow of the Fox (#1) by Julie Kagawa

This was my second ARC review and another favorite review of mine because it was so easy to gush over this book.

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

I think I like this graphic novel even more now than I did when I first read it. I’m not really sure if my review did it justice but I hope someone picked it up regardless of whether I made them or not.

Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill

This was another grapic novel ARC review. However with this one I don’t really remember too much about it. It wasn’t bad, because it does have a good message but it’s just not a book that was meant for me. I still stick by my original rating but its not a story I would ever read again.

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

And finally I went back to reviewing a book that wasn’t an ARC. Yet another gushy review. I’m not sure what kind of review I was going for here but it did get plenty of interaction so I’m glad about that.


So there’s my evolution of reviewing books on my blog, which is still something I’m working on and I can always improve which I guess is my advice to anyone wanting to write reviews. Keep on writing! 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Quotes from Books I Read in 2018

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This week’s topic is a Freebie meaning I can write about whatever the hell I want to! YAY! I’m sharing some of my favorite quotes from books I read this year! 


“And listen to me love, when a woman risks her place, her very life to speak a truth the world despises? Believe her. Always.” 
― Joy McCullough, Blood Water Paint
“I don’t know what’s worse. Being mistreated because of the color of your skin, your size, or having to prove that it really happened.” 
― Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together
“You want to know what weakness is? Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves.” 
― Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing
“Wouldn’t it be nice, don’t you think, to not constantly compare everything you say and do to everything you’ve ever said and done and hope one day the good will outweigh the cringeworthy?” 
― Lianne Oelke, Nice Try, Jane Sinner
“Sadness is awkward. Grief is awkward. A missing mother is awkward, no matter what form that missing takes. And no one likes awkward. No one knows what to do with it unless you’re the person used to receiving all those averted gazes.” 
― Ashley Herring Blake, How to Make a Wish
“What could I become if I stopped worrying about death, about pain, about anything? If I stopped trying to belong? Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.” 
― Holly Black, The Cruel Prince
“It was a terrible thing, sure, but we live in a world that has no shortage of terrible things. You can’t stop for all of them.” 
― Courtney Summers, Sadie
“Lionel said as much to me once, how so many of the same people who are quick to empathize with physical disabilities don’t understand why someone with depression can’t just get up and get on with their day like the rest of the world. It’s like they need a receipt that proves someone is actually going through some shit before they care about them.” 
― Brandy Colbert, Little & Lion
“On our wedding night,” she said, “I will cut out your tongue and swallow it. Then both tongues that spoke our marriage vows will belong to me, and I will be wed only to myself. You will most likely choke to death on your own blood, which will be unfortunate, but I will be both husband and wife and therefore not a widow to be pitied.” 
― Kiersten White, And I Darken

Top Ten Tuesday – Bookstores On My Bucket List

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The topic this week is Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit. I’ve had this idea as a blog post for a while now and it was such an incredible coincidence that it ended up being a Top Ten Tuesday topic.


Powell’s Books – Portland, Oregon

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This is technically a chain but they’re all based on Portland and its one of the largest independent bookstores.

The Montague Bookmill in Montague, Massachusetts

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I would absolutely die if I could go there right now! It has such a fall aesthetic and it also has a creek beside it and a nice little restaurant. So nice and cozy!

Cărturești Carusel in Bucharest, Romania

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This looks like Heaven on Earth guys. WOW.

Merci Used Book Cafe in Paris, France

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I just love the idea of a used bookstore in Paris! Looks so comfortable.

Livraria Lello in Porto, Portugal

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Apparently this bookstore inspired JK Rowling for Hogwarts. It does indeed look magical.

Boekhandel Dominicanen in Maastricht, the Netherlands

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This is a bookstore that was a church! Pretty neat. The architecture is stunning!

Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France

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This bookstore has a lot of history. Many American writers such as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald spent their time here.

Book and Bed in Tokyo, Japan

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This is actually a hostel that also happens to have books. I would love to stay here!

The Strand, New York City, New York

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Of course I have to visit a New York City bookstore.

Atlantis Books, Santorini, Greece

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This is such a scenic place! It’s in Santorini which is where I hope to retire one day (in my dreams of course).

Sav

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Books on My Fall TBR

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Fall is almost here and I’m ready for it. Well at least I would be if I lived in a state where there are actual seasons and not just HOT, HOT, slightly cooler, and HOT again. I’m so jealous of y’all who get to see the leaves change colors and wear sweaters.

Anyways here’s my fall TBR, which I’d really consider my November TBR, since I already have an October TBR set in mind.


Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

When I think of fall of course I think of leaves, and this book cover is perfect for that. This is a YA contemporary about adopted families with multiple POVS.

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

I pre-ordered this from a subscription box so I can’t wait to see what other stuff I get with it. But this book sounds so magical and amazing. This has some Narnia vibes, dealing with two sisters who have to deal with the real world after coming back from a fantasy world.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Another book I’ve pre-ordered and this one of my most anticipated. I’ve been hearing so many great things about Girls of Paper and Fire. I also got the B&N exclusive cover which apparently is going to look a lot different from this one, so I can’t wait to share that. This is an Asian inspired YA fantasy that features a F/F romance!!

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

I can’t wait to finally read a Celeste Ng novel and of course this is one that is highly praised. I don’t know too much about this except that it deals with a missing girl and her family as they deal with the fallout.

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Books about working in bookstores and/or libraries are my thing right now and this is also set in Australia, so very cool IMO. I also have the audiobook for this one. I know very little about this book but I believe it has romance and hard-hitting issues in it.

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

That cover just screams FALL to me. With the leaves and rain puddles. This a dual POV YA contemporary about twin sisters who learn that they might have Huntington’s disease. I’ve read a little bit into it and so far I’m enjoying it already.

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

This is a priority read of mine. I’ve seen this book praised just about everywhere. This deals with sexual assault, rape culture, etc. It’s about time I got around to reading this.

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

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I love the cover for this one. This is a YA contemporary that deals with grief and also I think has something to do with music. I don’t own this one but it’s available at my library!!

People Like Us by Dana Mele

I just got this for my birthday. I’ve heard people describe this as “Pretty Little Liars but a lot more gay” which immediately sold me.

Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez

Here’s one of my favorite fantasy covers from this year besides Girls of Paper and Fire, and my most anticipated. This is a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult, which is a mythology I’m not at all familiar with but I can’t wait to research it before I go into this one. I believe this going to be either a duology or series.


Thanks for reading!! 🙂

Sav 

Top Ten Tuesday – Hidden YA Gems

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This is such a great topic, especially when it comes to discovering some new books that you’ve never heard of and the ones that especially deserve more attention! Here’s just a few of those hidden gems out there that deserve more love!

Also this isn’t exactly a Top Ten! I really need to read some more underrated books, so I can’t wait to see what books other people have in their lists so I can check them out!


How to Make a Wish

This is a YA contemporary with an adorable F/F romance that deals with some difficult topics such as parents abuse and neglect. I love Ashley Herring Blake’s writing and I can’t wait to read her other books.

Piecing Me Together

This book will definitely my Top 10 Best Reads List at the end of the year for sure. This is an important book about a black girl, Jade and is a slice of life story that deals with topics such as racism, police brutality, poverty, white privilege, body image, and family and friendship.

Under a Painted Sky

Another book I read earlier this year that I don’t see being mentioned. This is a YA Western and I appreciate that this book made me like Western and kind of makes me want to read more of them. At least ones like these with strong female characters of color as the leads and about the power of friendship.

Little & Lion

Is it cheating to put a book I’m still reading? I don’t care but I already know I’m giving this 5 stars. I love the writing and the story and characters are complex. I’m also listening along to the audiobook and it’s gorgeous narration. This is a coming of age story that deals with bisexuality, racism and bipolar disorder.

The Diviners

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It’s a huge stretch to even say that this is a “hidden gem”, since it does have over 50,000 Ratings on Goodreads but its a series that I think is underappreciated by a majority of book readers. This is a YA series that has just about everything in it. Mystery, suspense, horror, romance, and diverse representation all taking place in 1920s New York.

I never see fandom stuff for this series and its one that I would buy fandom stuff from like candles, bookmarks, and other Diviners themed stuff like that. I hope to see a subscription to have items from this series one day because this series deserves it!


Thanks for reading!

Sav

Top Ten Tuesday – Bingeworthy TV Shows

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This week’s topic is: Bingeworthy TV/Moves. 

I’m so happy that this week’s topic is a non-bookish one because I’m catching up on so many books right now and this gives me some time to read them because I can name off so many shows that I’m currently binge-watching and ones that I’ve enjoyed before.

Disclaimer: While I do recommend all of these, I know that a lot of these shows are not for everyone.


Killing Eve

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This is my current binge watch and I’m taking my time with it because it’s super good and I know it’s going to be a favorite by the time I finish it. Both of the main actresses (Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer) are INCREDIBLE. I hope Sandra gets the Emmy. I love so much about this show from the plot, the characters, to costumes (especially Villanelle’s). I don’t want to spoil too much about this but if you like espionage shows and killer female badasses, then this is the show for you.

Sharp Objects

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Another current binge watch that I’m watching slowly since it’s only a miniseries. Very dark and emotional. So far. This deals with a lot of intense subjects such as self harm and abuse, so be aware of that.

Breaking Bad

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I actually binged this about a year or two years ago (wow my memory is poor). It definitely deserves to be known as one the best television series of all time. It only has 5 seasons which is kind of unusual for an American show (we make our shows last until they get bad). I feel that the entire story of Walter White is told perfectly and there isn’t any episode that I think felt out of place or didn’t work.

Gilmore Girls

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I picked this one just because the Fall season is coming and this show has such a great fall aesthetic. I also really really adore Gilmore Girls. The main focus is its mother/daughter relationship and I actually watched this with my mom.

Twin Peaks

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I finally watched all of the original run (not including The Return) earlier this year. This is one of my favorite shows ever and I love the weirdness of it all.

True Blood

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Also since it’s almost October, why not through in some Southern Vampires? This is one of my favorites just for the sole fact of how campy it is. I’ll admit I haven’t actually finished this series so I have gone back to watch it recently. I’m currently on S3. Although I’ve heard the later seasons aren’t good at all.

The End of the F******g World

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This was another show I watched earlier this year and it became an instant fave. It has a bizarre and dark twist on the fake-dating trope and its such a unique show IMO.

The Office

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Of course I had to throw in my fave comedy series. I always watch this when I’m feeling down or just bored. Best seasons IMO are S3-S5.

Psych

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Another comedy series that I love. Its super cheesy at times but I still enjoy it, especially the dynamic between Shawn and Gus!

The X-Files

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I always find myself coming back to this series around the fall season. There’s also different ways to watch The X-Files. You can 1) watch it all entirely 2) Watch only the “mythology” episodes only 3) watch the monster-of-the-week episodes only. I’m personally more of a fan of the monster-of-the-week stuff but I still enjoyed the mythology episodes from the earlier seasons.

Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Bookish Websites

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I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday post. Mainly because I’ve been stressed and busy these past couple of months and many of the topics I haven’t been able to do.

Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite bookish related websites that I frequent whenever I’m looking for more books to read, to see what books others are talking about, organizing books, and where to buy more books.


Goodreads

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An obvious one, but if you haven’t heard or used Goodreads, you should definitely check it out. It’s one of the easiest ways to organize books you’ve read and want to read and also for looking for more to read. I’ll be honest and say it has some flaws, which I’ll probably discuss someday, but I still would recommend it for book bloggers especially.

Just going to throw in my Goodreads profile here, please follow me if you want to see my reading activity (sometimes I’m slow on updating my status though lol).

Book Riot

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This is a great resource for book lovers for finding new books. I’ve discovered many from this website. They have some interesting and thoughtful discussion posts as well. They also do some amazing giveaways for new releases, gift cards for bookstores, and more. There’s also the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge that they do every year, if you want to challenge yourself. I’m currently participating but I still have a ways to go before I complete it.

eReaderIQ.com

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I recently discovered this and it’s SO USEFUL. This is a website that tracks Kindle Price deals. You can track whatever book you want and whenever the price for it goes down, it’ll alert you by email. I’ve gotten a couple of good deals on books I’ve been wanting recently. I’d recommend this because I’ve figured out that Amazon doesn’t alert you to EVERY book that has a deal.

Book Outlet

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I LOVE Book Outlet. They sell new conditions books for cheap prices. I’ve gone overboard at times with the number of books I get, but they are all at such great prices, so how can I refuse?? Sometimes the shipping can be slow depending on where you live, but nevertheless, the books are always in good condition.

Netgalley + Edelweiss

Okay so it may be a bit of a stretch to call these my favorites because I haven’t gotten that much use out of either of these yet. NetGalley is the only one where I’ve been approved for ARCs so far. But I still think these are some important websites for book bloggers/reviewers if you are wanting to read ARCs. Plus it’s helped me add some more books to my TBR.

Bookperk

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This is yet another Kindle Price deals email alert thing. As I said before, Amazon doesn’t let you know everything that is at a discount price, so I have found this to be useful as well. This is a daily one, so I’d only recommend this if you are okay with them spamming your emails everyday.

LGBTQReads

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This is a very valuable and resourceful WordPress blog that I think is great for finding more LGBTQ+ books. Highly recommend this. They also have interviews with some of the authors about the representation in these books.

RightStuf

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This is a recent website I’ve discovered to get my manga. They sell at lower prices than most bookstores and even Amazon. They recently has a huge sale on a series. I highly recommend this for manga readers!

Twitter

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Yes, I know Twitter isn’t entirely about books, but there’s a whole community for books on Twitter that I’ve discovered and really enjoy. I’ve found many great book recommendations on Twitter through people I follow and see. It’s also a good place to discuss books and book related topics.

WordPress & Other Blogging Websites

wordpress logoOf course I had to mention WordPress, otherwise I wouldn’t even be making this post. WordPress has changed my reading experience in so many ways and I’ve discovered tons of bloggers out there.