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DOWN THE TBR #3: 'OUTLANDER', 'THRONE OF GLASS', 'OBSIDIAN' AND MORE!


Here's another installment of Down the TBR! Created by Lia from Lost in a Story, Down the TBR is as follows:

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you're scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!
 The Rules:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?


The next 5 books:



5. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - I absolutely love the show, but I don't know if I'll ever read the books. There's just too many, and they're so big and intimidating. It kinda sounds like I'm making excuses not to read it, but I think my love for the show is making me not want to get too deep into the series. DELETE

4. One to Tell the Grandkids and Duplicity by Kristina M. Sanchez - I added this as a favor to my buddy Kristina, but I don't know when I'll read her original stories. I still haven't read her first books, while she's a fantastic TwiFanfic (Twilight fanfiction) writer, that sometimes doesn't translate well to original novels. (eg. Fifty Shades, Wallbanger). DELETE


3. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I don't know a lot about this book, I know there's aliens in it and a forbidden romance. But other than that, I really don't know why I added this in? DELETE

2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - God, I feel like I'm about to get a load of hate comments coming my way!! I haven't read ANY of SJM's beloved series because of the hype, anticipation, and the crazy-obsessed-passionate fandom that is the TOG fandom. The ACOTAR (A Court of Mist and Fury) fandom is even more over-saturated. With that being said, I do want to see what the hype is about, at least with this series, since it's less heavy to deal with. KEEP



1. Reignite by J.M. Darhower - This is the second installment in J.M.'s Extinguish duology, but I don't think I want to continue the series. I liked the first book, I don't want to spoil my memory of it by getting into the sequel. DELETE 

What books are on your Down the TBR list? Leave comments below!



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BLOG TOUR: 'THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER' BY JEN WANG | RICH IN VARIETY BOOK TOURS


Here's a new blog tour spot from Rich in Variety for Jen Wang's The Prince and the Dressmaker, a graphic novel coming February 13 via First Second Books. The story reminds me of The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, a film about the first transgender female being the earliest recipient for sex reassignment surgery. Read the summary and Valentine's Day cards below!


TOP TEN TUESDAY #40: Favorite Romantic Kisses in YA


Formerly hosted by Jamie, Jana and Lauren of BrokeandBookish.com, Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly book meme that presents top ten lists on Tuesdays that promotes favorite bookish themes. Since BrokeandBookish.com had officially shut down in January 2018, Jana from ThatArtsyReaderGirl has offered to continue the series on her blog. 

How it works:

I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.
 This week's topic: Love Freebie (Romances, swoons, OTPs, kisses, sexy scenes, etc.)

This week, I'll share my favorite romantic kisses between characters. 😘


*SPOILERS* ARC REVIEW: 'ENIGMA' BY TONYA KUPER




Enigma is the second and final book from the Schrodinger's Consortium series. **Note: I received this ARC of Enigma from Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.**

I initially was supposed to read and review this back in July 2017, when the book came out. But I didn't have time to finish it, and I'm so disappointed that I didn't back then. I feel like I would have been fully invested in it then. However, I read it during this year's 24 in 48 Readathon and I felt more relaxed within my reading.

Like I'd said in my Spotlight post, this second book Enigma almost didn't happen; it was a long time coming. It initially was supposed to release in Fall 2016, but then got pushed back to July 2017. However, I'm so glad that it's finally out for more people to enjoy and hold on to. 

Summary

The highly anticipated sequel to Anomaly will be released the summer of 2017!

Worst. Road Trip. Ever.

Escaping with Reid Wentworth should have been fun, but how can I enjoy it when I just (accidentally) killed someone, my mom and brother are in danger, and the Consortium is trying to enslave humanity? (Yeah, they aren’t fooling around.) So feeling something for Reid Wentworth was not part of the plan. Trying to help unite the Resistance against the Consortium means I can’t be distracted by hot boys.

The Resistance secret hideout isn’t exactly the rebel base of my dreams. A traitor there wants me dead, but we have no idea who it is. And with both the Resistance and the Consortium trying to control me, the only one I can trust is Reid. If we’re going to have any chance of protecting my family, controlling my unstable powers, and surviving the clash between the Oculi factions, I’m going to have to catch this traitor. By using myself as bait.