January TBR | #Late-a-thon edition

January TBR | #Late-a-thon edition

Hello, new year friendos!

I have honestly been so looking forward to my January TBR for the past few weeks because it meant that the late-a-thon would finally be here to rescue me from my overdue ARCs. Destiny knows what we all need to get our 2019 off to the right start.

I’ve been incredibly fortunate to receive some excellent ARCs throughout 2018 and I have been feeling super guilty about how long some of them have been waiting for me to read and review them. I’m hoping that the late-a-thon will serve its purpose of helping me catch up on those pesky overdue ARCs, meaning that I can finally review them (sorry authors and publishers!) and move onto my more recent ARCs.

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2019 Reading Challenges

This year I took part in my first proper reading challenges, Beat the Backlist and the Goodreads Challenge, with varying success. Although I absolutely smashed my Goodreads Challenge, I struggled to balance backlist books with new releases and ARCS as well as log my reading progress with the BtB database to register points. However, I had a lot of fun with reading challenges and found that they (mostly) helped me keep on track with my reading!

For 2019, I’m committing myself to even more reading challenges and am super excited to take part. I’ve matched my challenges up to my reading goals, which I’ll be sharing with you all on New Years Eve, but for today I’m sharing with you all which challenges I’ll be taking part in and 8 books I will read for each as well as linking you up to the hosts so you can sign up too if you want! A massive thanks to the wonderful Tina for her 2019 Reading Challenge Index which helped me find some new challenges to take part in.

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ARC Review: The Boneless Mercies | Monster Slaying, Prophecies, & Badass Bands of Women

ARC Review: The Boneless Mercies | Monster Slaying, Prophecies, & Badass Bands of Women

TITLE: The Boneless Mercies
AUTHOR: April Genevieve Tucholke
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; Simon & Schuster Children’s UK
GENRE: YA Fantasy
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: feminist retellings, Norse inspired, friendships, prophecies, slow-paced
REPRESENTATION: female MC’s
CONTENT NOTICES: 
sad deaths, murder

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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Book Tag | Out of my Comfort Zone

Book Tag | Out of my Comfort Zone

Kathy recently did this really fun tag and at 1.30am when I couldn’t sleep I thought ‘what better way to spend the early hours of the morning’. As you might have noticed I tend to read a lot of science fiction. The one rule of this tag is that you have to choose one genre you frequently read and you can’t use any books from that genre to answer the prompts, so it will be an interesting exercise for my semi-tired brain!

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ARC Review: In the Vanishers’ Palace | Magic, Mythology, and F/F Monster Romance

ARC Review: In the Vanishers’ Palace | Magic, Mythology, and F/F Monster Romance

TITLE: In the Vanishers’ Palace
AUTHOR: Aliette de Bodard
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; JABberwocky Literary Agency
GENRE: Fantasy
FORMAT: e-book

KEY INFO: Novella, retelling, romance, dragons, colonialism, healing, agency, magic and mythology
REPRESENTATION: Vietnamese, f/f romance, female protagonists 
CONTENT NOTICES:
 woman held prisoner, sexual scene, poverty

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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