On The List For February

Hey guys,

I am back with my list of books to read or listen for February. My January wrap up was posted earlier today so it seems only fair to have something February related, in the month of February.

So before diving into my list, I want to share with you some ideas I have for the next period. I will be receiving some ARCs in paperback format, so I decided to make some „unboxing” articles. Most of the books I read are in electronic version, so it seems appropriate to make it special when I receive a hard copy. It’s like a „thank you” to the author or publishing house but also a way to capture my first reaction, my first contact with it. It will be fun to write and I hope fun to read.

I plan on being more involved in the book related discussions, maybe in book tags or even create my own monthly tags which hopefully I will share with my fellow bloggers.

This last week I decided to always end my day reading some pages. I usually fall asleep watching a movie or TV, but I find that reading before sleep helps me disconnect from all things in tahat day and I just sleep better.

Now that I’ve laid some of my ideas, let’s see what I have in my TBR and TBL, in random order:

February TBL:

  1. Dark Canvas – Jody Summers
  2. Ten Years Later – Lisa Marie Latino
  3. Apparitions – Rebekah S. Fiore
  4. Love on Ocean Drive – Aubrey Parr
  5. At Close Range – Laura Griffin
  6. Halfway Dead (Halfway Witchy # 1) – Terry Maggert
  7. Ascension – Hannah Rials
  8. Claimed –  Sarah O’Rourke
  9. Mercy – Natalie Bennett
  10. You Drive Me Crazy –Anna Premoli
  11. No Good Dead – Dana Volney
  12. Loving You Like a Rubber Band – Isra Tabassum
  13. Inevitable Ascension – V. K. McAllister

February TBL:

  1. The Billionaire’s Touch (The Sinclairs # 3) – J.S. Scott
  2. The Sheikh’s Diamond (Sheikh’s Wedding Bet Series #1) – Leslie North
  3. Revenge (Secrets and Lies # 1) – Lauren Landish
  4. Halfway Bitten (Halfway Witchy # 2) – Terry Maggert
  5. Halfway Hunted (Halfway Witchy # 3) – Terry Maggert
  6. The Alienation f Courtney Hoffman: A Novel – Brady Stefani

When I see all these titles I am not very confident, but we’ll just have to wait until my February wrap up J That’s it for now, thank you for visiting and remember to leave a comment below or a link to your February TBR.

 

January Wrap Up

Hey guys,

I wanted to do this wrap up a little earlier, like on the 31st earlier, but I was a bit caught up with the books I’ve read or listen to and trying to be updated with all the reviews. I’ll do my best to have the monthly reports as close to the end of the month as possible.

If you’ve been following my articles, I have posted my January TBR and TBL on the 1st of January and now it’s time to see where I am with my commitments. I was mentioning 8 titles, 6 of them have received a review during this month and two of them will be on my list for February. I’ve managed to finish 10 books, here are the titles and links to my reviews:

  1. Light in My Dark – William Dresden and Jean Gilbert
  2. The Aureate Spectacles – Eliott McKay
  3. Sweet – Lisa Hahn
  4. Carnal Obsession: His Heart’s Prisoner – Reily Garret
  5. Journey to Dawn: Step One, Breathe – Reily Garret
  6. Bending Fate: Prequel to Carnal Whispers: Mind Stalker – Reily Garret
  7. Remember For Me – Diana Tarant Schmidt
  8. Jadeite’s Journey – Lucinda Stain
  9. Frost – Kaitlyn Davis
  10. Heartbreaker – Stacy Kennedy

In regards to my TBL, I accomplished my one audiobook on the list: Anomalies by Sadie Turner & Colette Freedman. This book has opened my appetite for audiobooks. I find that I enjoy them very much, so for February I have a lot more coming.

 January was not such a bad month for my reading experience, though I am really sorry I was not able to capture all titles I’ve forecasted. So that’s it for now, I’ll be back with my February TBR and TBL. Please feel free to comment below if you read some of these titles and maybe even post a link to your January wrap up. I’d love to know how your month was bookwise J

Goodreads Choice Awards 2016

 

Even if my TBR list is getting bigger day by day, I still try to stay up to date with what my choiceawards2016fellow bloggers are writing or with what is trending on Goodreads or other book sites J

So I took a look on the Choice Awards for 2016, held by Goodreads as usual. I was extremely happy to see that for the Romance section the winner is one of my favorite authors: Colleen Hoover with her book “It Ends with Us”. I love her work, I adore her characters even though I must admit I don’t own all her books (yet). Not all are available in paperback in my country, so I’ve started looking online to order them. Anyways, back to THE WINNERS.

For the Romance area, “It Ends with Us” has managed to gather 59,546 votes and it’s the story of a young woman who falls in love with a good guy but she actually still loves her ex. Check the synopsis  here. The book is quite amazing, as usual when it comes to Colleen Hoover! Second place is Robert Their’s “Storm and Silence” – book one of the Storm and Silence series. I haven’t read this one, but its action is based in 19th century London, so it’s right up my alley (new book on my TBR – yey!) – Check out more about it here. Third place is Nora Roberts with “the Obsession”. I love Nora Roberts just as much as Colleen Hoover. Both these authors have determined this blog’s creation, even though I haven’t posted any reviews for their stories – I feel I’m not yet ready to emit an opinion on them, as I simply like them too much!

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Note to self: write an article on how I discovered their books.

Some other winners:

  • Best Fantasy: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two”, 128,543 votes. I was expecting that actually. Even if I am not a big fan of Harry Potter, the series is fabulous indeed.
  • Best YA Fiction: “Salt to the Sea” by Ruta Sepetys with 29,122 votes. Jennifer L. Armentrout came second with her novel “The Problem with Forever”.
  • Best YA Fantasy & Science Fiction: “A Court of Mist and Fury” by Sarah J. Maas. She also owns third place with her book “Empire of Storms”. I did not have the chance to read her books yet, but this year she’s been getting a lot of promotion and many bloggers have spoken really nice of her books. I’ll definitely give them a try! There are so many great authors in this category, I don’t even know which one to mention…
  • Best Debut Goodreads Author: “Rebel of the Sands” by Alwyn Hamilton, with 24,445 votes. Published in March 2016, it has over 3,000 reviews and a score of 3.9 stars. Books 2 and 3 are expected this year and in 2018.

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There are a lot of amazing authors nominated – check all results on Goodreads here. I will definitely be more involved in this year’s awards; this means an even bigger TBR. Anyways, congratulations to all winners and authors nominated and THANK YOU for these great books that keep us up most nights!

 

On the list for January 2017

After a 2016 wrap up, let’s look a little over what’s coming for 2017 – January.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and research and I’ve decided to expend a little the discussion about books to the audio section as well. So starting this year I’ll start writing reviews for audiobooks. Not yet sure how those will come up, I haven’t really started my first audiobook, but I’ll come back and keep you updated this week. I’ll start some other activities outside of book blogging that require some of my time, so listening to some great story while doing something else seems like a good idea now.

I’m quite excited about the upcoming section of author interviews. I’m still deciding on a name for that one… “Author interviews”, “Author Q&A” just doesn’t sound up my alley. Anyways, my first guest will be Q. L. Pierce. I was really nervous because I did not want to ask the same questions she always hears so I really hope I did a decent job with this one.

I will also do some small adjustments to the Review Policy section and I also plan on writing not only book reviews, but also something else, book related. News, small articles related to quotes from the books I read and so on. Not yet sure how these will come out either but I’ll just go with the flow J Of course there will be a lot of book promos, reveals and blitzes as usual.

So here is my TBR for January:

  1. Light in My Dark – William Dresden and Jean Gilbert
  2. Sweet – Lisa Hahn
  3. Carnal Obsession: His Heart’s Prisoner – Reily Garret
  4. Ten Years Later – Lisa Marie Latino
  5. Apparitions – Rebekah S. Fiore
  6. Jadeite’s Journey – Lucinda Stain
  7. Frost – Kaitlyn Davis
  8. Heartbreaker – Stacy Kennedy

Starting also my TBL (To Be Listened):

  1. Anomalies – Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman

I have two more titles here but since I do not have the files yet, I’ll not add them.

January looks to be a busy month for me and LBW. Come back from time to time to check on my progress if something spiked your interest, or if you simply want to talk about books or any other stuff J

2016 Wrap Up

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This is my firs wrap up, so bear with me till I get my words going J 2016 has been quite an interesting year for me. I’ve started blogging about books, initially about the books I’ve came across. But soon I was flooded with review requests from authors I am now very lucky to have met – even if by e-mail or through the stories they write.

I also signed up with some of the greatest Book Promotion sites – they are a constant source of material for LBW so a big THANK YOU goes to them as well (check most of them out here).

Blogging about books has been one of my hidden desires since a young age. I now regret I’ve started so late! But regardless, the road to my One Year anniversary has not been easy. There were times I wanted to give it up because of lack of time; there were moments when I felt bad for not being able to keep a commitment. I’ve grown up, I’ve matured together with my small world of pages and chapters and I’ve made my own system to keep track of my TBRs, reviews, posts and everything.

I would have never imagined I’d have over 80 books read in one year (feel free to check them out here)! Over 80 reviews posted, most of them on Goodreads and Amazon as well. I’ve started being active on these sites as well and also NetGalley – on which I’m still growing up J Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to brag or anything. But 12 months ago I would have never imagined I would like it so much!

Not least on my mind, I would like to thank my followers for their support and all the visitors on LBW – THANK YOU for taking little of your time to scroll through my articles J

I wish you all a 2017 filled with accomplishments, happiness, good thoughts and a tons of health! Read books, drink some tea or … just do whatever brings you some small amount of comfort every day!

Cover Reveal: Into the Outside

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About the Book

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Title: Into the Outside

Author: Lynda Engler

Genre: YA Dystopian

When the mutants’ survival is threatened, will Isabella risk it all for the man she hardly knows or stay underground protected?
Fifty years ago the Earth died. In its place emerges a dangerous jungle world with oddly altered wildlife and a handful of short-lived mutated humans. Below ground, survivors wait.

One young mutant tribe leader, Malcolm, takes his people on a journey to find a better home. Isabella, a young woman born underground and in perfect health is intrigued by what is Outside. Isabella dawns a protective suit and meets Malcolm.

When the mutants’ survival is threatened, will she risk it all for the man she hardly knows or stay underground protected?

About the Authors

Henry & Lynda bioLynda Engler grew up in New Jersey, then spent three decades in New England, between Connecticut and Vermont, but now makes North Carolina her home. When not reading or writing, she enjoys being outside kayaking, walking or cycling. This is her second book. Her first, The Forgotten Isle, was published in 2004 and rereleased in 2011 with new illustrations by Noa Chaikin and is middle-grade historic fiction.

Henry Dixon is a massage therapist in North Carolina. His insightful understanding of human nature and his expert ability to weave ideas together made him the perfect co-author for Into the Outside, even if he never wanted to be a writer.

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Amazon Paperback: $10.99

Amazon Kindle: $1.99

Kindle Unlimited: Free

Author website: http://www.lyndaengler.com

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