The 2015 releases I meant to get to but didn’t (or, Look at all these books rolling over to my 2016 TBR list) | Top Ten Tuesday [#20]

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This week’s topic is pretty self-explanatory if you read the post title. Let’s cut the introductions and get to all the books I really wanted to read last year but didn’t.¬†Sound off in the comments the ones you recommend I should prioritize first! (Books are listed in no particular order.)


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My 2016 Reading and Blogging Resolutions | Top Ten Tuesday [#19]

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Reading Resolutions:

Read 100+ books. This is my Goodreads challenge, and the only reading challenge I am participating in this year. in 2015 I read 165 books. I’m sure I’ll surpass 100 books this year, since I read over 100 books a year usually, but 100 is a lovely, round number to start out with, right? Also — this is the only “numbers based” reading resolution I’m setting myself this year. Because who needs all that added pressure?

Focus on getting that TBR pile down! Doesn’t everyone say this every year? ūüėČ

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All the 2016 releases I need in my hands ASAP | Top Ten Tuesday [#18]

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I’m focusing on books being released in the first half of the year (but there are a couple later releases I’m mentioning), and I’m breaking this post up into two sections: sequels/endings to series I’m¬†invested in, and then books that are either first in their new respective series or standalones.¬†Let’s jump right in, shall we? Books are listed in no particular order.


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Top 15 of 2015: Part 1 – Countdown of books #15-#6 | Top Ten Tuesday [#17]

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It’s that time of year! Where we all get to list our favorite books we read in 2015! I’m breaking up my countdown to create suspense (ha). This list will include my favorite books from #15 to #6. You’ll get to find out my top 5 favorites on Wednesday December 20th, for the Top 5 Wednesday meme that week. On these¬†lists I’m including books that weren’t 2015 releases. And I’ll be listing honorable mentions in at the end of Part 2 to make it a bit meatier.

Without further ado, let’s begin! Click on a title to read my review. (I’ve reviewed all but 4 of the 160+ books I’ve read this year!!!) Also, I’m doubling up books that belong to series because it’s my list and I say so. ūüėČ


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Favorite books by authors I read for the first time in 2015 | Top Ten Tuesday [#16]

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So I read a lot of books this year. I read 165 as of this post going up. That’s the most I’ve ever read in any given year, and I’m pretty pleased despite the number of reading slumps I’ve had this fall (one giant, one or two more small). Anyway, this week’s topic asks us to list our favorite new-to-us authors of the year. Let’s jump right in, shall we? Books are listed by author last name, since I can’t bear to rank them. (Plus, a few of these books will be on my Best of Year list, which will be ranked — I think — so I’d like to keep things ambiguous until then.)


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Book to Movie Adaptations I Really Want to Watch | Top Ten Tuesday [#15]

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This week’s topic asks us to list the book to movie adaptations we really want to see! I’m including TV series, too. (You’ll see why!) I thought about making a list of my favorite book to movie adaptations I’ve seen, but I decided¬†that making a list about the ones I haven’t seen would be fun, too, and a better push to actually go and watch them. (I might still make a list about my favorite book to movie/TV show adaptations sometime in the future. In fact, now I want to!) But for now, let’s jump right in, shall we? Titles¬†are listed in no particular order.


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Books with all the spooky supernatural creatures! | Top Ten Tuesday [#14]

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This week it’s a Halloween-themed freebie! So I’m giving you guys another compilation of book recs. This time about books that feature paranormal/supernatural beings! This list is far from complete, and there are a lot of books I’ve read that I left off the list because I didn’t like them hugely.¬†(Some titles I’ve reviewed, so click the link to read my review!)

With that, let’s start! (Click on titles to read my review.)


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Books Featuring Asian Main Characters | Top Ten Tuesday [#13]

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Freebie week! Today I’m spotlighting books I’ve read that feature¬†Asian protagonists¬†or that are set in Asia, or are inspired by Asian culture.

Why? Well, because I like to find books that 1) have¬†diversity and 2) are about people who look like me and 3) are sometimes about or incorporate my Chinese heritage. So many books are about Caucasian characters, and¬†that just “default” to white characters and white culture. I like books that have a protagonist¬†of a different ethnicity without that different ethnicity being a “big deal”. I like books that are set in different countries and¬†look at various different backgrounds and cultures.¬†So today I’m spotlighting books with Asian (East, Middle, and West-Asian — I’m talking about all of Asia!) protagonists that I’ve read and liked.

There are a few titles I’ve read that I’ve left off¬†this list, either because I forgot they have an Asian main character or simply because I didn’t like them that much. (The Cage by Megan Shepherd, has a main character who is Thai,¬†Prophecy by Ellen Oh, set in ancient Korea, The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman, about a Chinese immigrant girl, and Eon by Alison Goodman, set in an Asian-inspired fantasy world, are examples of books I wasn’t so keen on or whose Asian characters weren’t all the great.). But let’s jump right in, shall we? These (twenty-two¬†— eep!) books are listed in no particular order. (Also, I’ve read all these books, which makes me feel quite proud, not gonna lie.)


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