TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to).

Oh, there are plenty of 2016 releases that I didn’t get to read yet. The list is very long, and in this post, I’ll try to create a short term TBR for myself of 2016 releases I want to read soon.


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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is  Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately.

I recently added a lot of own voices and diverse books to my TBR, they are all planned to be released in 2017. However, a lot of those books don’t have cover designs yet or blurbs, so I decided to skip them for now. I will add them to another list next year when I know more about them. Nevertheless, books I’m including in this list are either own voices and/or have diverse characters. I’m really excited for them, and I’m happy to share the list with you so we can all await their publications in 2017.


The Education of Margot Sanchez
by Lilliam Rivera

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Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted—from debut author Lilliam Rivera.
THINGS/PEOPLE MARGOT HATES:

Mami, for destroying my social life
Papi, for allowing Junior to become a Neanderthal
Junior, for becoming a Neanderthal
This supermarket
Everyone else

After “borrowing” her father’s credit card to finance a more stylish wardrobe, Margot
Sanchez suddenly finds herself grounded. And by grounded, she means working as an indentured servant in her family’s struggling grocery store to pay off her debts.

With each order of deli meat she slices, Margot can feel her carefully cultivated prep school reputation slipping through her fingers, and she’s willing to do anything to get out of this punishment. Lie, cheat, and maybe even steal…

Margot’s invitation to the ultimate beach party is within reach and she has no intention of letting her family’s drama or Moises—the admittedly good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood—keep her from her goal.

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BOOK TRAVELING THURSDAY: Mental Health

It’s Book Traveling Thursday! It is a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle. At the beginning of each month, they post a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of various editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover, and your least favourite cover. To find out more check out Goodreads group!

This week’s theme is: Because Mental Health matters! Choose a book that deals with mental health. This is a very important topic, and here where I live, an often overlooked topic. Books that deal with this topic are of interest to me, but I always need to know if the mental disorder is portrayed truthfully. One of the main things that annoy me immensely are stories of people that are ‘cured’ of their mental disorder because they find a boyfriend or girlfriend, that this new love and relationship is canceling out any fear or problem the person had before. The recovery from mental illness cannot be put so simply like that. The book I decided to feature this week is The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer. In America it was published under title ‘Where the Moon Isn’t’

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BOOK TRAVELING THURSDAY: Book that got me into reading

It’s Book Traveling Thursday! It is a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle. At the beginning of each month, they post a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of various editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover, and your least favourite cover. To find out more check out Goodreads group!

This week’s theme is: We all have to start out of somewhere. Choose a book that got you into reading. One of the first books I remember reading and loving is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. This must be the first series that I ever read, and I loved it. I was following Anne’s life in all the different books, it was amazing. I started reading about her teen lives and then about her adolescence and adulthood. I don’t remember much of the story, but it gives me a warm feelings, and I just remember living it and enjoying it.
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BOOK TRAVELING THURSDAY: World Smile Day edition

It’s Book Traveling Thursday! It is a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle. At the beginning of each month, they post a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of various editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover, and your least favourite cover. To find out more check out Goodreads group!

This week’s theme is: Tomorrow is World Smile Day! Choose a book that made you smile recently.  I’ve been reading so many new releases recently, which tend to have just two covers (US and UK edition) and it makes it a bit hard to choose a book I read recently that will have a variety of covers to choose from. But there is a book that I read quite recently that made me smile, even laugh out loud – Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell. This is an amazing collection of funny conversations between booksellers and customers, or just overheard bits of conversation in a bookstore. Every bookworm will appreciate this book.

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