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Top Ten Tuesday:  Books On My Fall 2022 To-Read List

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Today’s Topic is: : Books On My Fall 2022 To-Read List (Now this is going to be fun again! XD)

1.) „Empire of the Vampire“ by Jay Kristoff

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I wanted to read this book for ages and I guess fall is the perfect time to pick up a huge vampire book! I can’t wait to see Jay’s take on vampires and I’m sure I’ll love it! With about 700+ pages this book is pretty thick though and that actually kept me from diving into it. I’m ready for it now, though! So bring it on Jay Kristoff! ;-P

2.) „Verity“ by Colleen Hoover

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And here’s another one of those books I wanted to read for a long time but never dared to pick up. *lol* This time around the fact that everyone, literally everyone, is constantly warning about the trigger warnings made me very scared to read this. But I guess it’s September and soon it will be spooky month aka Halloween so this sounds about the right time to read a book like this. I hope I’ll get out of this unscathed. *nervous laugh*

3.) „Call Down the Hawk“ by Maggie Stiefvater

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I started this book ages ago but never really picked it up because there was always a library book that needed to be read first. Guess that’s the problem with the books you own, you rather read all the others first. XD I’ll rectify that injustice to this, no doubt, amazing book this fall though and my Yoongi and I will finally read this together! ❤

4.) „Wolfsong“ by T.J. Klune

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I finally discovered T.J. Klune’s books this summer through my #Klunealong and I’m so going to pick up this one because everyone says it’s amazing. So far I loved all of his books and I’m sure I’ll adore this one too! I can’t wait to read about LGBTQIA+ werewolves and I’m so ready to be blown away by Klune’s writing again! This sounds like the perfect Halloween read for me!

5.) „All Systems Red“ by Martha Wells

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I’m so intrigued by the premise of this book, you have no idea! XD A murderbot sounds really interesting and so many people said that this is funny so I’m totally here for it! I mean alone the fact that this AI calls itself „murderbot“ in it’s head and doesn’t like humans is already very promising. *lol* I’m ready to find out more. 😉

6.) „The Silvered Serpents“ by Roshani Chokshi

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I really should FINISH. THIS. BOOK! *lol* Seriously I began to read it in April and it’s about time I take it off my „currently reading“! I guess you can tell that I was in a reading slump for a while because the mere fact I didn’t devour this says it all! I mean I love those characters and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on an ARC of this baby – which I never did btw – yet I still haven’t finished it. And that’s wrong! I’m going to love this book the way it deserves now and I’m determined to get it off my list in a month! XD

7.) „The Electric Heir“ by Victoria Lee

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I loved the first book „The Fever King“ when I read it this year and I can’t wait to find out how this story continues. Dara and Noam own my heart and I really, really just want the best for my precious boys! I’m kinda worried I’ll end up suffering in this book though so uff. I guess that’s why I procrastinated again. XD But I will read it this fall!! I know it!

8.) „The Queen of Air and Darkness“ by Cassandra Clare

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I promised Catherine that I’d read this book by the end of the year and I have every intention to go through with this promise! It’s about time I pick up Cassandra Clare’s books again and even though I know it will hurt, I still want to read this one! No, actually I NEED to read this one because damn, I need to find out what is going to happen to all my precious Blackthorns! T_T And my super precious Kieran which I love with all my heart! ❤

9.) „The King’s Men“ by Nora Sakavic

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This book is going to hurt so bad! I just know it, but I still want to know how it all ends. I made it through book 2 so how bad can it get? (He asked knowing full well that it would be excruciating! *lool*) No, seriously, I’m not ready to read book three of this series but oh well, I guess I’ll never be so it won’t help to procrastinate forever. I just need to be brave and pick it up. I can do it! XD

10.) „This Savage Song“ by Victoria Schwab

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This book has been on my TBR for ages and I finally want to read it. I mean it’s one of the few Schwab books I haven’t read yet and it’s been on my „Book List 2021“ as well. At least I think I put it on there. So yep, it’s time to find out what this series is about. Schwab can do nothing wrong with me, I just adore her books. ❤

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So what about you? Which books are on your fall TBR and do we have some in common? Do you have special books you want to read for Halloween and if yes, are they very creepy? As you all know I’m a scaredy fox and I’m always looking for nice horror books that aren’t too heavy. Do you have any suggestions for me?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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The „Never Have I Ever“ Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

It’s been a hot minute I last did a tag so I decided to go for one today! XD A huge, huge THANK YOU to Hundreds & Thousands of Books for nominating me for this and thinking of me! (last March… umm yeah *lol*) Anyway! Never mind! Check out their page! It’s amazing and I love all the blog posts! ❤

Rules:

  1. Link back to the original creator: Madame Writer
  2. Link back to the person who tagged you.
  3. Answer all prompts.
  4. Add one more prompt of your own.
  5. Tag at least five people.
  6. Don’t lie!
  7. Have fun.

The Prompts

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Read a later book in a series before the first

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I really try hard not to do that but sometimes the blurbs will be confusing and I’ll pick up a book from my library and only realize later on that it’s actually book two in a series. It happened with the „Wicked Lovely“ series by Melissa Marr. I actually read „Ink Exchange“ the second book in the series before I read „Wicked Lovely“ but I think with this series it wasn’t so bad. At least I didn’t have any troubles to follow the plot. *lol*

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Burned a book
I always joke that if I had to burn a book it would be „Imagine Me“ by Tahereh Mafi, but I honestly never burned a book. It would physically hurt me to give a book to the flames so a definite „no“ here.

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Gone into a shop to buy one book and come out with many more… 
Haha! Are you kidding me?! This happened way too often to count! *lol* Nowadays it happens with my library! I recently wanted to borrow new books and for some reason I couldn’t check them out so I went to the counter and the librarian told me that I already borrowed the limit that is allowed. He winked at me and added 3 more books than was allowed to my card. Haha! Seriously, my bestie who stood right next to me when it happened is still laughing about it! *lol*

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Loved a book when I was younger and hated it when I was older
Mhmm no matter how hard I think about it, I really can’t come up with a single book I later on hated. Maybe I didn’t like it so much after rereading it when I was older but I honestly never ended up hating one of them.

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Read a book I knew I’d hate
Well, you see, I always read the books I know I’ll like or at least hope I’ll like and that sound interesting to me. So I don’t hate read books because quite honestly, my time is limited as it is and I see no sense in reading a book I know I’ll hate. I mean every once in a while there will come a book I don’t enjoy anyway, so why torture myself by reading books I know I’ll hate?

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Wrote a fanfiction about my favourite book
Nope. I never wrote fanfiction about my favourite books. I read some but I never felt the need to write one of my own. Also I roleplay and created original characters for my roleplays so I write them and play them and they are all original which works better for me than to write fanfiction. 😉

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Dressed up as my favourite literary characters

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I dressed up as a Harry Potter student and as one of the elves of LoTR, but I think that’s it? It’s been a super long time ago though and I think I haven’t dressed up as a bookish character for ages. I admire all those cosplayers that dress up as their faves, though! Some of them are so realistic and look amazing! ❤

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Hated a book by an author I love
Puh, thankfully that never happened to me! I mean I probably didn’t like one of their books as much as the other ones but that’s it. I never flat out hated one of my fave authors books. XD I count myself among the lucky ones. *lol*

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Skim read a book
I don’t skim read books. When I read a book I read every single word in it because even if I dislike it I want to be able to tell people exactly why I disliked it. I think I owe the author to read their book and if I give a bad review to at least know what I’m talking about. So skimming a book is a no-go for me.

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Pretended to read a book when I haven’t
Okay, I don’t even know how people do that?! Like if you pretend to have read a book how do you even discuss it with the other person?! Sooner or later they’ll find out that you haven’t read it so where’s the point? I only talk about books I actually read. Period. 😉

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Read a book without a dust cover

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Gotta be honest here: I recently read „XOXO“ and it had a dust cover which I took off while I read the book because it always got in the way when I read it. *lol* I have no idea why books even have those but okay?!

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Had a book boyfriend/girlfriend
Umm… I feel called out now. Haha! I have both. Bookish boyfriends and girlfriends and I’m not ashamed to admit it. The thing about books is that the love interests in them are way too perfect and everyone just wants to have a bf/gf like them. So yeah, they cater to our needs, hopes, wishes and dreams so it’s no wonder we all have them at some point in our lives and fantasize about a relationship with them. ;-P

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Picked up a book based on the cover alone
I think the way books look always contributes to your interest in them. If it’s a beautiful book cover it causes you to pick the book up and to look what’s on the blurb and what the book is about. In Austria we always say: „Das Auge isst mit.“ which freely translates as „The eye always eats as well.“ So yeah, I bought books because of their cover but not because of the cover alone. It might have caused me to pick it up in the first place but for me the plot always has to be interesting too.

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Read the end of a book before the beginning
I can only repeat the question of my predecessor: WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS? I would never! Where is the fun in knowing the ending before you even read the beginning? Oh, I actually have a mean story to tell here. *lol* When I was a kid I basically grew up with HP and I read the first book when I was 11 and the last one when I was 19. So I finally held the last book in my hands and my sister dear took it and opened the last page, handed it back to me and said: Now I know the ending! And urgh! I’m still sore about that! *lol* She’ll never understand how she could do that. (She never read the series btw.)

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Read a history or anthropology book for fun
History book, yes, definitely. I love history and it’s such a fascinating subject. Anthropology, nope, never. *lol* At least I think  I never did? Mhmm.

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Participated in a readathon
My limited time just doesn’t allow to go for a readathon. I think I might have done my own personal readathons when I was younger and had entire days in which I did nothing else but read for 24 hours. XD But now that I’m an adult I just can’t do that. I have way too many things to do and a kid to take care of etc. The year long ones are too intimidating as well. I never know if I could handle them. So what this super long answer comes down to is a: „no“.

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Bought multiple books in a series before starting it

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Oh yes, I’m very gulity of this and so far it always worked out fine. Thankfully! I bought a lot of full series other people raved about and I was always lucky enough to actually end up loving the series. „Throne of Glass“, „The Raven Cycle“, „The Infernal Devices“, „Nevernight“, etc. I could go on and on.

Hundreds & Thousands of Books’s Question

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Filled up an entire bookshelf and had to have stacks of books balanced precariously throughout various rooms
This is such a specific question. *lol* I think I never did this. I only have the books that are in my shelves and 3 library piles that are all on my shelves too. So there are no stacks in other rooms and that’s good the way it is. Haha!

My Question

NEVER HAVE I EVER: Hurt a book (e.g. accidentally spilled ice cream or coffee on it, dog-eared a book, etc.) 
Not that I did any of those things. I’m just curious if YOU did! ;-P

I Tag:

And you if you want to do this tag! Consider yourself tagged! =)

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This was a lot of fun! I almost forgot how much fun it is to do tags like that. *lol* I really should catch up on my backlog. A lot of my tags are autumn or Christmas themed though so I suppose you’ll get some of them when the seasons come. 😉

So what about you? Have you ever picked a book based on the cover or hated a book by an author you love?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!).

Today’s Topic is: Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago (Now this is going to be interesting because I have no idea which books are older than 10 years. *lol* Let’s see if I can find some. XD)

1.) „Legend“ by Marie Lu

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So I only started to read this series about two years ago but it’s definitely among my fave series ever and I really love Day and June!! I guess since the first book „Legend“ was released in 2011 it actually counts as a book older than 10 years. *lol* Honestly, though! I can’t believe this was written 11 years ago! How is this gem 11 years old already? I still need to read „Rebel“ (book number 4) but I’m sure I’ll love it as well.

2.) „Shatter Me“ by Tahereh Mafi

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Ahhh if you know me, you also know that I love the „Shatter Me“ series!! (Only the original trilogy though because book 6 doesn’t exist! At least not according to me! ;-P) I gobbled the first trilogy up like nobody’s business and Aaron Warner is number one of my book bfs! I mean yeah, he has to share first place with Will Herondale but still! This series is great and the first book came out in 2011 so it counts!

3.) „Wicked Lovely“ by Melissa Marr

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Okay, so the first book „Wicked Lovely“ got released in 2007 so it’s way older than 10 years but I still love this series so much! I dunno what it is about this series but ahh I adore so many of the characters and I just love the way the faerie courts are represented. It’s one of the best faerie series ever and I adore it. Period! Irial, Niall and Seth have my heart and soul! ❤

4.) „The Fellowship of the Ring“ by J.R.R. Tolkien

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I admit it, „The Fellowship of the Ring“ is way older than 10 years, because it was first published in July 1954. But I think we can all agree that LotR is one of the best fantasy series ever! It’s a classic and everyone and their grandma knows this trilogy, right?! I mean if you haven’t read all three (super thick books) you at least have watched the movies or heard about the movies so yep, LotR! =)

5.) „The Name of the Wind“ by Patrick Rothfuss

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Just to get it out there into the world: This book is amazing and a masterpiece and I love it so damn much you have no idea! It was released in 2007 and I think I only read it way later on but it really sneaked its way into my heart. Still if I’m talking about Pat Rothfuss I also have to say that I’m still waiting for book 3 of this trilogy! (Which probably will never come out and this totally sucks.) So if you want to read „The Name of the Wind“ you’ve to be aware that you’ll probalby never get to read the ending of this series. Just saying. *lol*

6.) „Divergent“ by Veronica Roth

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I can’t believe „Divergent“ was released in 2011. I really loved this first book so much! It was great, it was amazing, it was something different and I really loved to dive into this world. Unfortunately book 2 and 3 didn’t really do it for me and I came out of this series only loving the first book. It’s a shame but it is what it is. >_<

7.) „Clockwork Angel“ by Cassandra Clare

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This series is among my favourite series of all times as well! I mean „Clockwork Angel“ was released in 2010 but I’ve reread „The Infernal Devices“ about a gazillion of times ever since and it’s just… I adore all those lovely characters and Will Herondale! Ahhh Will! AKDFAKSDFKASDJ! Also Jem and Tessa and damn! I have so much love for this series and its characters I can’t put it into words. ❤

8.) „The Passage“ by Justin Cronin

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I can’t believe I read „The Passage“ in 2011 absolutely loved it and then never continued to read the rest of the series. *lol* What is wrong with me? I suppose one of the reasons is that it took a very long time for me to get book two and three and once I had all of them I knew I’d have to rearead book one to get back into the swing and it’s just so… huge. Haha! 766 pages. Uff. I will reread it one day though and then I’ll finally continue with the rest of the series. =)

9.) „The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo“ by Stieg Larsson

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Now this is a series I read a couple of years ago and I think I even read it when it was hyped so I definitely must have read the first book in 2008. This book was brutal, unapologetic, bloody and so unlike anything I ever read before and I kinda enjoyed the hell out of it? *lol* I think it spoke to my dark side back then and I never regretted picking it up. You should definitely check the trigger warnings for this one before you go into it though.

10.) „The Hunger Games“ by Suzanne Collins

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Funnily enough „The Hunger Games“ must have been released around the same time as „The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo“ so in 2008. I really liked all of the books and they were so well written. =) Suzanne Collins broke my heart multiple times throughout this series and I still think that Peeta is one of the most precious souls. The ending… well it’s been years and I still dunno how I feel about it. It was realistic but also so bittersweet and kinda sad. >_<

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So what about you? Which books were written over 10 years ago but you still love them? Do we have some in common? Did you have troubles to think of books that fit the prompt or was I the only one. (The most recent ones were the first to pop into my mind. *lol*) Did you count series into it as well?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Top Ten Tuesday: Long Book Series I still need to finish!

TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!).

Today’s Topic is: : A freebie! And I decided to go for: Long Book Series I still need to finish! There are so many book series out there but a lot of the ones I already started have even more than 3 books and I really need to finish them sometime soon! *lol* Some of them I’ve been reading for years now. XD

1.) Stephanie Plum Series – Janet Evanovich (book 14 out of 29)

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2.) The Iron Druid Chronicles – Kevin Hearne (book 6 out of 9)

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3.) Chicagoland Vampires – Chloe Neill (book 10 out of 13)

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4.) World of Kate Daniels – Ilona Andrews (book 7 out of 13)

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5.) Mercy Thompson – Patricia Briggs (Book 8 out of 13)

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6.) The Hollows – Kim Harrison (Book 5 out of 16)

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7.) Demon Cycle – Peter V. Brett (last book out of 5)

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8.) The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher (book 8 out of 21)

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9.) Rivers of London – Ben Aaronovitch (book 4 out of 9)

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10.) Gentleman Bastard – Scott Lynch (book 3 out of 4, for now – 9 planned books in total)

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So what about you? Which long book series are still on your TBR and how far did you come? Are you planning to finish them all or did you already finish some of them? How long did it take you to read through those long book series?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List

TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!).

Today’s Topic is: Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List – Now this is going to be a fun list because most of those books I borrowed from my library and need to read in time. 😉

1.) „The House in the Cerulean Sea“ by T.J. Klune

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I’ll finally read this gem in July!!! I’m hosting my first readalong ever and I named it #Klunealong because in July we’ll be reading „The House in the Cerulean Sea“ and in August… well, the voting for this one is still open so I dunno which book we’ll read. *lol* If you’re interested in joining here’s the link to the official blog post I wrote about it: Readalong Announcement: „The House in the Cerulean Sea“ – #Klunealong  My bestie was so kind to make a discord as well so we can chat about our reading process while we read the book! 😉 I’d love it if you’d join, the more the merrier! ❤

2.) „Camp“ by L.C. Rosen

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I finally put this book on my TBR for July because I loved „Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)“ when I read it and I’m sure I’ll enjoy this one as well. 🙂 Also I needed a short book I could read in July aside of „The House in the Cerulean Sea“ because I’m sure I’ll be very busy with hosting my #Klunealong. *lol* I really have no idea what I got myself into. XD

3.) „Rebel“ by Marie Lu

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It’s about time I finish this series! I mean I already read and loved the „Legend“ trilogy but I still haven’t picked up this book. As far as I could tell by the blurb this plays after the main trilogy and is about Day’s brother Eden. I still hope that we’ll get Day and June though because I’m still not okay after reading the ending of the trilogy. I mean… that ending! I can’t let it stand like that! Please Marie Lu, give me something good! I beg you! T_T

4.) „The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue“ by V.E. Schwab

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This book has been on my TBR ever since it was an ARC and I can’t wait to pick it up! I heard so many great things about it. Funnily enough I also heard a couple of negative reviews by now, so I’m very curious if it will live up to my expectations. The premise sounds way too good though and since I loved all of Schwab’s books so far I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy this one too. I guess the only way to find out it by reading it. 😉

5.) „Darius the Great Is Not Okay“ by Adib Khorram

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I recently found this in my library and instantly snatched it from the shelf! *lol* I heard so many great things about Adib Khorram and since he recently released „Kiss & Tell“ I thought it’s about time I pick up one of his books and start reading! XD He might actually become one of my new fave authors if I end up loving his books so fingers crossed my prediction will come true! Very curious if this is going to be great! (yeah, that was a subtle pun. ;-P)

6.) „A Very Large Expanse of Sea“ by Tahereh Mafi

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So far the only books I know by Tahereh Mafi are her „Shatter Me“ books and I absolutely loved the original trilogy. (Book 4 and 5 were okay, but book 6… let’s just say it so didn’t work for me! >_< ) Anyway! I still love the original trilogy so I’m ready to find out how Mafi’s writing style is going to work in a completely different setting. This sounds really intriguing and I’m ready to dive into it! =)

7.) „The Kingdom of Back“ by Marie Lu

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I gotta be honest with you: I had no idea Marie Lu even wrote this book! *lol* I read so many Marie Lu books already and loved every single one of them („Legend series“, „Batman“, „The Young Elites“, „Warcross“, you name it!) but for some reason I never heard of this one until I found it in my library. Needless to say I had to take it with me! Especially because this seems to be about Mozart’s sister Nannerl and as someone who was born and raised in Austria this is just too interesting not to pick it up! I am intrigued! XD

8.) „Legendborn“ by Tracy Deonn

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There was a time when this book was all over my feed and I couldn’t escape it so I got really curious and wanted to read „Legendborn“ as well. Thankfully my library finally got a copy of it and I went for it as soon as I found out. (Sorry to everyone who wanted to preorder it, I was really fast. ;-P) As far as I could gather from a couple of reviews this is some sort of arthurian retelling and I always dig them so yep, I’m sure I’ll enjoy this one too.

9.) „Nick and Charlie“ by Alice Oseman

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This is probably one of the few books of Alice Oseman I still haven’t read. I mean I read almost all of her books by now and I just love them so damn much! (I still hope to get my hands on one of those amazing book cases that has all the books in it. XD I’m sure it will happen one day!) I’m kinda worried about picking this one up though because it’s about Nick and Charlie going seperate ways and I just don’t want them to. *lol* I only want them to be happy and I dunno if I’ll get this in here so yeah… I guess I’ll just have to read it to find out. Please have mercy, Alice!

10.) „Call Down the Hawk“ by Maggie Stiefvater

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So technically I already started to read the first chapter of this book and I’m once again blown away by Maggie’s writing style. I forgot how much I love her lyrical and magical approach of things. ❤ Ahhh! Honestly I could have marked about a million quotes in the prologue alone! I know I’m going to love this and I’m so ready to dive even deeper into the book! I’m going to cherish every single word. =)

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So what about you? Which books are on your summer TBR? Did you read any of the books on my list or do we have some in common? Does it always take you so long to pick up anticipated books as well? Do you borrow books from your library or do you buy them? And the most important question of them all: Do you want to participate in my #Klunealong?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

Allgemein, Book Tags

The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag (Original!)

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Hey there, my lovelies!

I always wanted to do my own tag and in 2020 during PRIDE month I thought: Why not make my own LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag!? (Yes, it kind of rhymes again. You know, faeries and all that jazz! ;-P ) Anyway back to the topic at hand: Why did I do my own LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag? Well, 1.) I tried to find an already existing tag I could do for Pride month but nothing I found was the way I imagined it in my head. 2.) Once the idea took root the muse of creativity hit me full force and I couldn’t have stopped for the life of me. 3.) I blame it all on May and Sabrina!!! *lol* No, seriously, those two girls were so creative when they invented their The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag and The School for Good and Evil Book Tag that I was inspired big time! ❤ 4.) I’m a part of the community so I figured… why the hell not? 😛

Additional and nonrelevant (at least for you) info:

  • I know my graphics aren’t nearly as good as May’s or Sabrina’s and probably way too colourful, but I did my best or at least tried to. Bear with me? *lol* T_T
  • I never made my own tag, so this is a premiere and hopefully a good one. XD
  • You don’t even want to know how long it took me to create this and I really hope you enjoy the prompts and puns/wordplays. There went a lot of thought into them.

Okay, I’m done now! So without further ado: Let’s just go for it!

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RULES:

  • Thank whoever tagged you and link to their blog post.
  • Link to the original creator: The Sassy Library Fox! And please credit The Sassy Library Fox if you use (copy & paste) the artwork/ graphics.
  • Match books with the given prompts.
  • Tag as many people as you like!
  • Post the rules and the list of prompts in your tag post.

This year I finally decided to spread my tag on BookTube as well so I did a video and I’ll post it in here and let the prompt graphics in this post so you can use them if you want to do the tag. 😉 Yes, that means I’m going to tag a couple of people here too because I just love to see this spread into the world. *lol*

If you don’t want to use the graphics just click this and copy-paste the prompt list instead!

1. FEMALE STRENGTH: A book with a lesbian heroine
2. CINNAMON ROLL: A book with an adorable gay character
3. BOYS & GIRLS: A book with a bi rep done right
4. THE BODY & THE SOUL: A book with a transgender character
5. WE’RE ALL QUEER: A queer rep you’d love to see more often in books
6. ALL ABOUT PRONOUNS: A book with a non-binary character
7. A ROMANTIC ACE: A character that belongs to the aro/ace spectrum
8. ONE BIG FAMILY: A book that features lots of different LGBTQ+ reps
9. SAPPHIC LOVE: Your favourite f/f couple
10. BOYS LOVE: Your m/m OTP
11. SIDE KICK: Your favourite LGBTQ+ side character
12. STEALING THE SHOW: An LGBTQ+ side character couple that rocks your socks
13. STRONG BELIEFS: An LGBTQ+ book that deals with religion
14. RAINBOWS EVERYWHERE: A book with an unapologetic cover
15. FUTURE GENERATIONS: Your most anticipated LGBTQ+ release

Female Strength

Cinnamon Roll

Boys & Girls

The Body & the Soul

We're all queer

All about pronouns

A Romantic Ace

One big Family

Sapphic Love

Boys Love

Side Kick

Stealing the show

Strong Beliefs

Rainbows everywhere

Future Generations

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I TAG:

Destiny @ Howling Libraries
Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad
Alexia @ Right Writing Words
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Suhani @ Random Reader’s Rambles
Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books
Hayley @ On this I ponder
Ana @ Anaelwynn
Lyn @ Nomadic Worlds

Of course you don’t have to do the tag if you don’t want to, I just thought some of you might enjoy doing it! XD

Also I’m sorry I couldn’t tag more people but I guess this is already a lot. *lol* If you want to do this tag and I didn’t tag you: You’re now officially tagged! ;-P The more the merrier!
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This is my third time doing my own tag during pride month! So what do you think about „The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag“? Will you join the fun? (Say, yes?! You know you want to. ;-P ) I really hope I managed to do the LGBTQ+ community justice.

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe!

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Get To Know The Fantasy Reader Tag

Hey there, my lovelies! =)

It feels like it’s been ages I last did a tag on my blog so I thought it would be fun to post another one and to try to catch up to all the tags I was tagged for. I finally reached February 2021! *lol* You can say what you want about me being a snail when it comes to doing tags but I’m definitely a persistent one. ;-P This said, I want to thank Hundreds & Thousands of Books for thinking of me and tagging me for this! I’m late but I’m doing it! XD

Rules:

  • Make sure you give credit to the original creators of this tag – this tag was originally created by Bree Hill.
  • If you want to, pingback to the post you first saw this tag
  • Have fun!

The Questions:

What is your fantasy origin story? (The first fantasy you read)

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Believe it or not but it’s actually HP. I picked up the first book when I was 11 and then read the entire series over the years. When I was 19 I read the last book . I know the author is persona non grata in the bookish world now, but I grew up with HP and it will always be a part of me no matter what the author does/says. I don’t agree with anything she said but I also can’t erase 9 years of my adolescence/youth and I think a lot of people that are also part of the LGBTQAI+ community and loved/love HP will agree with me. Okay, sorry that this got so political but I kinda feel like nowadays everyone expects you to dislike the HP books because of what the author said and I just can’t dislike the books for what the author says. I keep them both seperate.

If you could be the hero/heroine in a fantasy novel, who would be the author and what’s one trope you’d insist be in the story?

As a faerie I’d totally love to be in a Holly Black or Cassandra Clare book. XD And as for the trope I’d insist on… It are actually two: 1.) found family & 2.) enemies-to-lovers! Ohh I’d love to be in a book like that. *lol*

What is a fantasy series you’ve read this year, that you want more people to read?

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Uff, that one is tough because I really didn’t read all too many books this year. Not just not a lot of fantasy books but books in general. I guess I’ll just go with a fantasy series I read in 2021 here because that answer makes more sense. Melissa Marr’s „Wicked Lovely“ series is definitely a series that should be read by more people because it are cruel and cunning faeries and I just love those books. They started my love for faeries years ago and I lost count of how often I reread this series already. XD

What is your favourite fantasy subgenre? 

I’m such a sucker for high fantasy and urban fantasy and yes, occasionally even dark fantasy. Okay, I’m just a fantasy fan in general so it’s hard to choose just one subgenre and I’ll just go for those three. No apologies here! ;-P

What subgenre have you not read much from?

I definitely didn’t read a lot of grimdark fantasy and I want to pick up more books of that genre because it sounds intriguing. XD

Who is one of your auto-buy fantasy authors?
Uff there are so many I’d auto-buy but quite honestly I ususally borrow the books from my library. I like Jim Butcher, Scott Lynch, Patrick Rothfuss (if he’d finally release that third book!!! ARGH!!!) but also Sarah J. Maas, Cassandra Clare, Leigh Bardugo, etc.

How do you typically find fantasy recommendations? (Goodreads, Youtube, Podcasts, Instagram..)
A mixture of all of the above? I found so many fantasy books on goodreads and through the BookTube channels I follow and since I joined IG in December 2021 I’m getting lots of recs over there too. *lol* Seriously social media is horrible if you want to reduce your TBR. It only adds even more books to it. >_<

What is an upcoming fantasy release you’re excited for?

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What is one misconception about fantasy you would like to lay to rest?

I really don’t know if there are a lot of them and if there are I never really heard about them?! Do there exist some serious misconceptions? The only one I can think of is that everyone who reads fantasy must have read Brandon Sanderson as well. *lol* Up until now I’ve never read any of his books and I only just picked up my first Brandon Sanderson. So I guess there are still a lot of fantasy fans out there that haven’t read him yet.

If someone had never read a fantasy before and asked you to recommend the first 3 books that come to mind as places to start, what would those recommendations be?

I guess it always depends on the age of the reader but those three instantly come to mind:

  • The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan (for young readers)
  • Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas (for people that like a little bit of romance in their fantasy books as well and lots of POVs)
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (for those who love easy banter and a wild ride *lol*)

Who is the most recent fantasy reading content creator you came across that you’d like to shoutout?

Okay, this person is a BookTuber but I really love Johanna’s book recommendations! She reads a lot of fantasy and she gives amazing recs and is such a lovely and sweet person! =)

I’m tagging: 

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This was a fun tag and it was nice to go for the topic of fantasy! I’m such a fantasy reader but I get a feeling I didn’t talk about a lot of fantasy books lately? So this was a refreshing change and I kinda feel like I should read more fantasy again. *lol* Thank you so much @Hundreds & Thousands of Booksfor tagging me for this.

So what about you? Do you agree with some of my answers? Which kind of books would you have chosen for the prompts? And what is your favourite fantasy book ever?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read

TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!).

Today’s Topic is: : Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read (bonus points if you tell us how long it’s been since you got them!) Haha! That’s like the perfect TTT topic for me. Oh boy, I’m going to call myself out now. XD

1.) „Wayward Son“ by Rainbow Rowell

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I wanted to read this book ever since I knew it would come out and I bought it when it came out. So in 2019 I think. *lol* I have no idea why I still haven’t read it but I guess I can only blame it on me procrastinating big time. Because I love „Carry On“ so much and I’m kinda afraid it won’t live up to my expectations? But I really should read it because by now I even have „Any Way the Wind Blows“ and I want to know what all the fuss is about. XD

2.) „Queen of Air and Darkness“ by Cassandra Clare

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I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with me but I wanted to read this book ever since I finished „Lord of Shadows“. I love Cassandra Clare as an author as well but somehow I still haven’t read this. I think once again I’m afraid of all the feels that will kill me once I open this. Especially after the ending of the second book. But I promised Catherine to read it this year and I’m planning to keep my promise so by the end of 2022 this will be read. 😉

3.) „Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World“ by Benjamin Alire Saenz

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I got this ARC in October 2021 I think and I’m ashamed to admit that I still haven’t read this one. >_< I’m always waiting for the right time to pick it up and with all the stress at my work and private life it never felt like the right time to read it. BUT I will read it this year and I’m sure I’ll love it as well. =)

4.) „Call Down the Hawk“ by Maggie Stiefvater

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I can’t believe that I put this on my TBR in 2017 and that I have it at home now but still haven’t read „Call Down the Hawk“!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!? There’s Ronan Lynch and Adam Parrish in this book!!! How come I still haven’t read this?! I’m kinda mad at myself now. *lol* But I’m also kinda scared to pick it up because ADKFASKDFAS „The Raven Cycle“ was so good and I want it to be at least as good, if that makes sense?

5.) „The Magicians“ by Lev Grossman

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Okay, I think this is one of the series that’s been on my TBR for the longest. I put it on there after watching the tv series in 2015 so yeah. It’s been 7 years and I still haven’t read a single letter of this series. *lol* I’m horrible and this post definitely makes me realize how long it actually takes me to read the books I want to read. >_<

6.) „The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks“ by Mackenzi Lee

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I first wrote about this book in October 2019 and back then I couldn’t wait to read it. Oh well, guess what? It’s still on my TBR and I still haven’t read it. *lol* Honestly, why am I like this? Still, I will read this book because I need to know how Percy, Monty and Felicity are doing. 😉 And I need to find out if Adrian is a nice guy. All good reasons to pick this up! 😉

7.) „The Fascinators“ by Andrew Eliopulos

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„How am I supposed to keep my fingers away from this when they have the audacity to mention „The Raven Boys“ and „Simon vs.“ in one sentence?!? The answer is: I’m not supposed to! *lol*
This book goes straight to my TBR and I really hope that it will be able to keep its promise!“

That’s what I wrote about this book in September 2019! *lol* Oh boy, it’s been on my TBR for ages and I clearly need to change that!

8.) „The Voyages of Trueblood Cay“ by Suanne Laqueur

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I put this on my TBR in 2020 and it’s about time I read it! I mean after I finished „An Exaltation of Larks“ I immediately wanted to read Suanne’s book but life got in my way again and again and I really feel like I need to read this soon! Maybe I should put some of those books on my 2023 TBR so that they will finally be read?! >_<

9.) „Devil’s Cut“ by J.R. Ward

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Honestly!! I can’t believe it’s been over 5 years and I still don’t know how this trilogy ends!!! I was so ready to dive into the last book in 2017 and then there were so many new releases and now it’s been 5 years and I still don’t know how this series ends!! OMG! AHHH! Why??! Okay, this just has to go straight to my 2023 TBR! I can’t with myself! *lol*

10.) „The Wrath and the Dawn“ by Renee Ahdieh

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So this is definitely one of the books that has been on my TBR the longest. I added it in 2017 when I joined goodreads and it’s been sitting on my TBR ever since. T_T Seriously, shame on me! This is such a beloved book and I can’t believe I still haven’t picked it up. Yep, this is so going on my 2023 TBR as well. *lol*

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So what about you? Which books have been on your TBR for ages and which book were you super excited about but still haven’t read? Did you read any of the books on my list? Which book has been on your TBR for the longest? And what’s keeping you from reading the books you were so excited about? Are you procrastinating too? XD

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Books as First Dates Book Tag!

Hey there, my lovelies!

I got tagged for this by Elli @ AceReader around Valentine’s Day last year and all I’ve to say to that is: YAY, I finally reached 2021 with my tags! *lol* My backlog has been huge but I’m catching up and I’m no longer two years behind. XD

Anyway! This said: Thank you so much for this tag Elli! This looks like it’s going to be a fun one and I can’t wait to dive into it. I need something easy right now and this just seems to be perfect for my mood. I have no idea who created this tag so I can’t give credits to anyone except of the person who tagged me. So without further ado, let’s just go for it! 😉


First and last: a book // A Series you’ve read and enjoyed but can’t bring yourself to read again.

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I really enjoyed this series so much and I absolutely adored Raffaele. Okay Adelina and Enzo were pretty cool too but Raffale owns my heart and I kinda loved Magiano too. Still, no matter how amazing this series was and how much I liked it, I don’t think I’ll ever read it again. XD This is one of those series you read once and love it but then move on. At least for me it is. I dunno how to explain it any better so please bear with me. *lol*


With a friend of mine: a book // Series someone recommended to you that turned out to be different from what you had expected.

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There was a time everyone and their grandma recommended me to read „Divergent“ and I’ve to say that it was actually a good recommendation. At least the first book was. I think the series lost so much after the second book and I didn’t really enjoy the ending anymore. So yeah, it was an awesome start but the initial flame kinda fizzled out at the end?!


Double date // A book whose sequel you ‘immediately’ had to read.

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Probably an unconventional answer but I gobbled this series down like nobody’s business! *lol* Seriously, when I picked up „Shatter Me“ I never expected to love this series so much but boy was I in for the ride! XD I think I immediately read „Unravel Me“ just to jump right into „Ignite Me“ as well. I absolutely love the original „Shatter Me“ trilogy. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for the other 3 books that came after. T_T


Let’s go to the movies // A book series that should be adapted to screen.

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Can Mr. Jay Kristoff get to it already?!! This series would be so perfect for the movies!! Like OMG!!! I mean just imange this series actually becoming a trilogy on screen! Alone the mere thought of it makes me grin like a Cheshire cat! ❤ I would love to see all those characters in action and because of the fast pacing of the series this would be one hell of a action movie. XD


Dreamy Stargazing // A book that made you go ‘ahhhh’ and ‘ohhhh’.

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This book made me go „ahhh“ and „ohhhh“ in the best way possible because it was such a lovely read. Legit my favourite coming-of-age story and I loved how all the different topics in here were explored. Not to mention the beautiful writing style of Mr. Alire Saenz! Truly such a wonderful „dreamy stargazing“ book! ❤


Fun at the Fair // A book full of colours.

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Wow, that’s such a tough prompt. Which kind of colours are we talking about? Actual colours on the cover? Characters that love to express themselves by drawing with different colours? Or the characters in the book themselves that all come with different personalities and therefore are diverse and colourful?! I’ll just go with the last one because I’m so extra and say: „Heartstopper“ because it’s not just a colourful cover but also a series full of diversity and I just love it!!!!


Amusement park adventure // A book that was a rollercoaster.

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ALL. THE. FEELS!!!! AAKDFLASDFJASKDFJASDFKASJDFAKSDFJ! This was such an emotional roller coaster I can’t even! Like seriously!!! I can’t! I finished this book in August 2021 and I’m still not over it!!! I repeat: STILL. NOT. OVER. IT!!! How am I ever supposed to move on to the next book?! Book 3 is going to destroy me for sure. T_T (but I still want to know what happens next… I know what you’ll say: „It’s your funeral“ and you’re so right with it. *lol* RIP my poor soul!

Picnic with cherries // A book whose food descriptions made you feel all *heart eyes*.

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I swear this book made me so damn hungry!!! *lol* All the mentions of „Monster Cake“ and „So Sorry Blondies“ etc. had me almost drooling on the pages and I really would have loved to taste the food Emma Lord invented in this book because it really sounded so freaking delicious! ❤ I’m sure I would have become an instant regular at Pepper’s shop! Haha!


Trip to the museum // A book that taught you valuable stuff.

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At the risk of repeating myself: „Felix Ever After“! I loved this book so much and I hold it so close and dear to my heart! There were so many things I learned from this book (especially a lot of things about myself) and this even though it’s a LGBTQ+ YA contemporary romance. But honestly it’s so good. It teaches you to accept yourself, it tackles lots of serious topics but it somehow still manages to keep the balance between serious and entertaining. Kacen Callender is amazing! ❤ I can’t wait to read more of their books.

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I Tag:

Destiny @ Howling Libraries

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The Yoongi to my V – Sabrina @ Notes From a Paper Plane Nomad

Ashley @ Ashes Books & Bobs

Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books

This was a really fun tag and I actually had to think very hard about some of my answers. XD A huge thank you to Elli once again for being so kind to tag me for this! And to everyone I tagged: You don’t have to do it if you don’t want to, but I thought you might have fun doing this tag as well! =) So what about you? Did you read any of the books I mentioned and if yes did you enjoy them? Which kind of books would you have chosen for the prompts?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To

TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!).

Today’s Topic is: Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To (Submitted by Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse)

I know I’m one week late with this T10T topic but last week my hubby tested positive and had to go into quarantine so our life was a little bit chaotic and totally upside down. XD To be confined at home during easter sucked. Yep… And with this said, let’s finally do this!

1.) Brandon Sanderson

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I still haven’t read my first Brandon Sanderson book. I mean technically I started with „The Final Empire“ but I’m only about 10% in and can’t really say a lot about it yet. So yeah, for me Brandon Sanderson is still an author I haven’t read, but want to. 😉 (and am reading now?! *lol*)

2.) T.J. Klune

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I swear, I so need to start reading TJ Klune’s books because everyone and their grandma is raving about them and they must be really good if so many people like them. I want to know if the hype is real and I’ll definitely read my first Klune book this year. Maybe it will even be „The House in the Cerulean Sea“. I’ve been dying to read that one for ages. XD

3.) Morgan Rhodes

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This book and the entire series has been on my TBR AND on my book shelves for ages and I really need to get to it. I heard so many great things about this series and I also heard that you either love it or hate it. Since it was highly recommended to me by two people that know my taste in books because our reading tastes are similar I’m pretty sure I’ll love this. =)

4.) Lev Grossman

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Another series that has been on my shelves for a very long time. I’m not entirely sure if I’ll like it or not, but I guess it’s about time to find out. The tv series was very intriguing so I’m hoping that the books will be good too. I guess the only way to find out if the author is for me or not is by reading the books, right?

5.) Anthony Doerr

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I’m so going to read this book soon! Anthony Doerr has been on my radar for ages and „All The Light We Cannot See“ is definitely going to be the first book I’ll read that was written by him. By now I even placed it on my April TBR so I’ll hopefully get to it soon.

6.) Becky Chambers

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Honestly, this series has been all over my Goodreads feed and so many people seem to read it. I’m very intrigued by the premise of the book and I’m also very curious about the author’s writing style. This seems to be a well-beloved series as well so I can’t wait to dive into it.

7.) Steven Salvatore

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I think this book only got out in March and the author is a very new author. Their other book is „Can’t Take That Away“ and it was their debut which I also want to read and which is still on my TBR. *lol* So yeah, I haven’t read any of their books but I really want to get to them because they all sound so good! XD

8.) Naomi Novik

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This is another case of „I haven’t read any of the author’s books so far but I’m currently 10% into „Spinning Silver“. *lol* I think Naomi Novik is also one of those authors everyone knows and has read at least one book of. Well, not me! 10% baby! Haha! Anyway! I’ll finish this book sooner or later and then I can finally say I have read one of the author’s books. 😉

9.) Xiran Jay Zhao

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So this author has been all over BookTube lately and everyone says you should read „Iron Widow“ because it’s so good. For a debut that’s actually quite something and I can’t wait to get a copy of this into my greedy hands. *lol* I’m looking forward to read about the strong female MC and apparently there’s even an LGBTQ+ element?! I’m ready!

10.) Emery Lee

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This is legit one of my most anticipated reads for 2022, because what’s not to love?! An m/m enemies-to-lovers trope with lots of food?! Sign me up! I can’t wait to read this and if I liked it I might pick up the author’s other book as well. 😉 Wish me luck that this is going to be the foodie romance I craved for! XD

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So what about you? Which authors haven’t you read but really want to get to? Do we have some in common and if yes, which ones? Did you read any of the books on my list and did you enjoy them? Are there any well-beloved authors you still haven’t read and if yes why?! And are you a fan of debut books too?! (I love it, there’s nothing better than to discover a new amazing author!)

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

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