Middle Grade March TBR

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I can’t believe it’s almost March already! This March round 3 of Middle Grade March is happening!

Middle Grade March is a readathon similar to Nonfiction November. The goal for this readathon is to celebrate Middle Grade books and to read more than you regularly would. There are 5 challenges but ultimately if you can read just one Middle Grade book in March you have succeeded!

This readthon is hosted by Krista of BookAndJams and Katie of Life Between Worlds over on BookTube.

I love Middle Grade fiction and I think this is the perfect way to get to some of the books sitting on my shelves

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Anticipated Releases 2020

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This is the time of year for either reflection or looking ahead to the new year. And this post will be one of the looking ahead ones. Lets have a look at my most anticipated released for 2020

This won’t be a definitive list of all the releases I’m interested in. I do have a more definitive list and add to it throughout the year. This list lives under the Anticipated Reads tab.

Warning my thoughts on these books and why I’m excited will some time be incoherent ramblings of excitement. I’ll also include the currently available synopsis of each of these books.

Each photo is linked to the corresponding goodreads pages. So if you like the sound of it, you can add it to your goodreads TBR

They are listed in release order. Also these may be subject to change

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April 2019 Wrap Up

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I am here with April  wrap up! And it’s super late I know! Sorry! In April month I read 9 books and a total of 3,415 pages.

The genres I read in April were Fantasy and Romance. I read 5 first books in the series, 1 standalones and 3 sequels.

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March 2019 Wrap Up

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I am here with March wrap up! It took forever to get this one up because procrastination! This month I read 10 books and a total of 3,416 pages.

The genres I read this month were fantasy, romance and historical fiction. I read 3 first books in the series and 7 sequels.

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Middle Grade March Wrap Up

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I can’t believe March is over! I had a ton of fun getting to the middle grade fiction that has been sitting on my shelves for literal years. Also hoping to continue to remember to read more middle grade fiction throughout the year.

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Middle Grade March TBR

Hello,

I can’t believe it’s almost March already! This March round 2 of Middle Grade March is happening!

Middle Grade March is a readathon similar to Nonfiction November. The goal for this readathon is to celebrate Middle Grade books and to read more than you regularly would.

This readthon is hosted by Krista of BookAndJams and Katie of Life Between Worlds over on BookTube.

I love Middle Grade fiction and I think this is the perfect way to get to some of the books sitting on my shelves

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January 2019 Wrap Up

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I am here with January Wrap Up. Oh my god! I think my reading slump bit be over. This month I read 16 books and a total of 5,585 pages.

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November 2018 Wrap Up

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I am here with November Wrap Up. This month I read a total of 8 books and a total of 3,238 pages.

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Top 5 Books of 2017

Hi again! I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas and the end of the year. In celebration of this, today’s topic is our top books of 2017

Top 5 Wednesday was created over on BookTube by the wonderful Laniey at gingerreadslaniey and run by the lovely Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . Also you can check out the Goodreads page for past and future topics.

These books are listed in no particular order.


The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

The Trials of Morrigan Crow
 
This is such a fun and whimsical series. I have a full review here if you want to know all my thoughts. Nevermoor might just be the Harry Potter for this generation of young readers. I adore everything about this book. Nevermoor, Morrigan, Hawthorn, Jupiter, The Hotel Deucalion and even Fen. Nevermoor has all the magic and whimsy of our favourite worlds like Wonderland and Whoville. I really hope they adapt this into a movie or tv series because I would love to see Nevermoor come to life.

 


The Boy Made of Snow by Chloe Mayer

The Boy Made of Snow

 
I adore this book so much, which was a big surprise for me since I’m not a fan of WWII fiction.  I have a full review so I won’t ramble on too long. I love Mayer’s writing. It is beautiful. So much so that I found myself slowing my reading pace and rereading sections just to savour it. I could have the whole novel wallpapered in my room and I would be so happy.
 
The narrative is beautifully crafted. It takes the dangers of living during WWII, twists them with the whimsy of fairytales and lets you deep inside a broken family who are trying to hard to be ‘normal’. I’m in awe of the way Mayer was able to balance to historic elements with the fairy tale threads. And I loved that the fairy tales were used to explore the relationship between Mother and Son. Seeing what each character got out of the same story broke my heart. Safe to say I want everyone to read this! Pretty please!


The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose

 

Rose’s prose is stunning it has a way of invoking strong images without overusing adjectives. For example, here the Arky, reflects on his life not only about love but about what it means to be an artist and to live creatively:

 

You would be amazed how rare it is for artists to feel moments of true satisfaction. When they’re inside their craft, inside colour or movement or sound, words or clay or pictures or dance, when they submit to the art, that is when they know two things – the void that is life and the pull that is death. The grand and the hollow. The best reflects that. To be such harbingers of truth is not without its cost. It’s no easy task to balance a sense of irrelevance with the longing for glory, the abyss with the applause. 

 

I highly, highly recommend this one, even if you’re not into performance art—I wasn’t. I don’t think it’s something you need to get something from this narrative.

 

Random side note: I am so excited to see two non fiction pieces on my top books of the year. I’ve been trying hard to read more especially after reading these two.

 


The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

 

 

So if you need help, just do as Amanda say and take that doughnut!

The Hate Race by Maxine Benabe Clarke

Hate Race

 

That’s all for me. Comment down below and let me know if you’ve read any of these and which books topped your 2017 reading. 

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and until next time, happy reading!
Dearna

October 2017 Wrap Up

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I am here with my October 2017 Wrap Up! These are the book I read in October, I kinda failed on the horror, spooky reading but hey Halloween is every day so I’ll get to all those spooky books sometime.

I read a total of 11 books which was way more than I thought. I read 1 Poetry Collection, 1 Middle Grade, 1 Historical Fiction, 1 Horror and 7 Fantasy.

Onto the ratings!

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