Tuesday 24 September 2019

Fall TBR, Bookish Holidays and Alchemists!

I love participating in weekly bookish memes, answering questions and making lists, but sometimes the answers are not enough to make a decent post... On their own!
So, on those weeks, I'll be combining rather than skipping!

This week's topic is... Books On My Fall 2019 TBR

OMG, there are lots!
However, the ones I'm most looking forward to reading are...

The Alchemist and an Amaretto & Slaying Monsters for The Feeble by Annette Marie (releasing October and November).
Shatter The Earth by Karen Chance (supposed to release in December)
The Throne of Fire & The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan (these are part of my audio list!)
The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout (because I never finished it last year due to getting sick and my reading mood changing.)
The Cruel Prince (and the other two in the series because the trilogy will finally be complete and I can binge!)
War by Laura Thalassa (feel like I've waited forever!)
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (because I never finished it the first time due to reading slumpage.)

I can't wait anymore! It's been too long and I just can't... I need to catch up with my precious mages! And Tori! And... And... Needs it! 😭

Releases October 11th

As a guild bartender, I can handle pretty much anything--mages, sorcerers, witches, the occasional demon. But show me anything family-related and I'd rather run for the hills. It doesn't even have to be my family.

So I have no idea why I thought spending the holidays with Aaron's mom and pop was a good idea.

Meeting his famous parents is already terrifying enough, but I've got a bigger problem. Students of his family's renowned mage academy are being attacked on the grounds--and somehow no one has seen a single assailant? Unexplained tracks litter the nearby woods, rumors of forbidden alchemy are circulating the campus...and Ezra has been acting strangely since we arrived.

Something deadly is brewing in the shadow of Sinclair Academy, and the longer we take to uncover it, the more dangerous it becomes. But no matter the risk, we'll protect the students.

And Aaron's parents too, I suppose. If we have to.

Have you ever wished that there were official government bookish holidays, and that, by law, employers HAD to give their workers a paid day off? If so, what kind of bookish holiday would you like to have?

Erm... No. No, I can't say that I have.
You see, I like to joke that I should be paid to read and I often wish I was granted a special day 'just for reading' (aka an extra day in the week or something) but in reality, I'd hit the roof if anyone told me I had to spend a day reading. 
It's 100% acceptable if I just decide I'm reading today, but actually telling me I have a day off and I have to read? My rebellious little brain would go on strike and I'd end up watching Netflix.


  1. I hope you’ll love The Darkest Star and The Cruel Prince! Those were two of my favorites last year.

    1. I'm going to make a concentrated effort to read them all! I've been procrastinating too long on some of them... Only ones I know I'll 100% devour are the pending new releases!

  2. If I could get paid to read that would be exceptional. lol

    1. It would be nice but only if we could read whatever we wanted to read. Not what we were MADE to read.

  3. I see a lot of sequels. I hope they all deliver for you.

    1. Lots of sequels! They'll definitely get read when they release. It's the backlist ones I'm worried I won't feel inspired to tackle. 😟

  4. I agree about the bookish holiday-if I'm told I must read that day I probably wouldn't want to!

    1. Exactly! Too stubborn to be told what to do, lol. I do wonder if it's an inherent Scottish trait. Everyone in my family is like it, lol.

  5. I've never thought of a day off to just read, but I HAVE wished I could get paid for reading sometimes. haha


  6. Your Fall TBR list is droop worthy, Nicci. I hope you enjoy them all and any others you read. The Annette Marie book you are looking forward to reading looks so good! I really need to give her books a try.

    I would love a reading day, but I get what you are saying. It's like me making a TBR list of books I really want to read and then reading everything book but the ones on the list because now reading a listed book feels more like an obligation.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Nicci!

  7. I need to read A Curse so Dark and Lonely. 👍✨


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