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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday: Shiny New Releases


Are you the kind of reader who keeps a close eye on all the new releases coming out? Or are you one of those who couldn't care less? Maybe somewhere in between? I love keeping tabs on the up-and-comers so I know when my favorite authors are releasing new titles and which others I don't want to miss out on. It's not necessarily that I'm going to read them all right away; I just like knowing what's coming down the pipe. This week's TTT prompt is right up my alley: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2023. Mine includes my usual blend of historical fiction, mystery/thriller, and a couple middle-grade reads to round things out. I can't wait to see what's on your list this week. My TBR list is going to be in trouble this week, I can already tell!

If you want to join in the TTT fun (and you do!), click on over to That Artsy Reader Girl for all the details.

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2023  

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1. The Stranded by Sarah Daniels (published January 3)—Dystopian fiction might be passé, but I'm still a fan. This first installment in a planned series sounds compelling. It's about a luxury liner-turned-refugee ship that's been confined to the oceans since a devastating war turned the world into a post-apocalyptic nightmare. The passengers are getting antsy, desperate to see what's left of civilization on dry land, and they're about to take drastic action in order to escape the Arcadia, which has become—to them—a floating prison.


2. All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham (available January 10)—Isabelle Drake has barely slept a wink since her toddler was snatched from his crib one year ago. Even suffering from severe insomnia, she has only one purpose: finding her son. Desperate for any lead, she agrees to be interviewed by a true crime podcaster. His disturbing obsession bothers her, as does the paranoia and doubt that seem to be taking over her mind. Is she slowly going insane? Is she misremembering something from the night her baby disappeared? Where is Mason and how far will Isabelle go to bring him home?


3. Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies by Stacey Lee (available February 7)—I love Lee's Chinese-themed YA historical fiction, so I'm intrigued by her newest, a middle-grade fantasy. It's about a 12-year-old boy who prevents a robbery at a curiosity shop in Chinatown and is gifted an item from the store as a reward. Winston's disappointed when he gets a perfectly ordinary broom and dustpan, until strange things start happening and he wonders what exactly he's gotten himself into...Sounds fun!


4. The Woman With the Cure by Lynn Cullen (available February 21)—This historical novel tells the true story of Dorothy Horstmann, a woman from humble, immigrant beginnings who became a medical doctor when it was almost unheard of for females to do so. In the 1940s and 50s, she's at the forefront of the race to find a vaccine for polio. When push comes to shove, she has to decide what she's willing to sacrifice in order to save the world from a devastating disease.


5. Iceberg by Jennifer A. Nielsen (available March 7)—I enjoy Nielsen's historical middle-grade novels as well as books about maritime disasters, so I'm excited to read her newest. It's about a young stowaway on Titanic. One minute, Hazel's marveling at the great ship; the next, she's fighting for her life as the mighty vessel sinks into the sea.


6. All That Is Mine I Carry With Me by William Landay (available March 7)—In 1975, Jane Larkin disappears from her home without a trace, leaving behind her husband and three children. There are no signs of a struggle and her pocketbook remains in its proper place. Although authorities suspect Miranda's husband of murder, they can't prove it, and he remains free to raise his trio of traumatized children. When Miranda's body is found two decades later, the family is forced to reexamine what happened to Jane and who is at fault.


7. A Girl Called Samson by Amy Harmon (available April 1)—Deborah Samson, a penniless indentured servant, longs for freedom and adventure. The Revolutionary War provides a surprising opportunity for liberation. Deborah disguises herself as a boy and joins up. Will fighting for her country finally give her life purpose? Is she brave enough to be a hero? Will she be able to conceal her secret long enough to find out?


8. Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling (available April 4)—Camp Zero is an American building project located in Canada's frozen tundra. In an effort to help her mother, a Korean immigrant displaced by climate change, Rose agrees to work as a spy to uncover Camp Zero's many secrets. What is the building project really about? And why is there an army of elite women soldiers camping nearby? Rose won't stop until she finds the answers, however dangerous the investigation might be.


9. Homecoming by Kate Morton (available April 11)—Of all the books on my list, this is the one I'm most looking forward to. Morton is one of my favorite authors and she only publishes every 2-3 years, so I always get excited when she announces a new book. This one concerns a horrifying crime in Australia that has remained unsolved for many years. When Jess, a journalist living in England, gets a call summoning her to her grandmother's home in Sydney, she discovers a shocking connection between her family and the long-ago crime. What really happened on Christmas Eve 1959?


10. The Only Survivors by Megan Miranda (available April 11)—I'm a fan of Miranda's propulsive thrillers, so I'm excited for this one. It's about a group of friends who reunite on the tenth anniversary of a terrible accident. When one of them disappears, it casts a whole new light on the decade-old tragedy.

There you go, ten new releases I'm eagerly awaiting. Are you familiar with any of them? Which up-and-comers are you looking forward to reading? I would truly love to know. Leave me a comment on this post and I will gladly return the favor on your blog.

Happy TTT!

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  1. A Girl Called Samson is on my list, too. Amy Harmon is such an amazing storyteller.

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    1. I've still only read one book by her, but I keep meaning to read more. I even have a couple on my bookshelf. *Sigh* So many books, so little time...

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Tanya!

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  2. I've seen Camp Zero on quite a few lists this week and I'll be keeping an eye out for it.

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    1. It sounds intriguing, doesn't it? I hope the story is as good as it sounds.

      Thanks for popping in, Ellie!

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  3. I have The Woman with the Cure, those psychological thrillers sound really good too. Plus, I love the cover of Kate Morton's book, it's stunning. Hard to believe I've never read one of her books.

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    1. You've never read Morton? You really should! I'm a big fan, although I didn't love her last one. All the books before that, though? I adored them :) I hope you like Morton if/when you try her.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Deanne!

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  4. Camp Zero sounds very interesting.

    I keep close tabs on new releases for my absolute favourite authors but aren’t so good at knowing what everyone else is releasing.

    If you don’t mind sharing, where do you find out about new releases? Goodreads? Another site?

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-most-anticipated-books-releasing-in-the-first-half-of-2023/

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    1. Good question! I find out about them from other bloggers on blogs and Instagram as well as from Goodreads. I also subscribe to Bookmarks magazine and pick up BookPage magazine for free from my library every month. I'm not super into following authors on social media, but I do follow my very favorites and they always post about their upcoming books. Even with all these sources, I've still seen a ton this week on other people's posts that I didn't know about. Crazy!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Lydia!

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  5. This looks like a fun TBR! I haven't read a Kate Morton book in a long time. I need to check this one out.

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    1. Morton's books are all kind of the same, but I still love them! Her "formula" just works for me, you know? I hope we both enjoy HOMECOMING.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Deanna!

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  6. I'm really excited for Winston Chu, too! I hadn't heard of The Stranded, but oh my gosh, that sounds so good! Gonna have to add that to me TBR. :3

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    1. I love Stacey Lee and WINSTON CHU is a bit of a departure from her other books, so I'm interested to see what I think. I hope we both love it and THE STRANDED.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Sammie!

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  7. These sound fun, though several of them sound too intense for me! I hadn't heard of Winston Chu, but it sounds like a lot of fun! I'll have to check it out. (I've heard of but not read Stacy Lee's other work.)

    My TTT: https://bookwyrmknits.com/2023/01/10/top-ten-tuesday-most-anticipated-books-of-2023-part-1/

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    1. Lee is a great writer! I love her. You should definitely try her YA historical novels. WINSTON CHU is a little bit different than her others in that it's MG and contemporary (with a bit of magic thrown in). I think it sounds fantastic!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Nicole!

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  8. I love how eclectic your list is! And A Girl Called Samson sounds really interesting; I have seen it on a few TTT lists today.

    My TTT list also has a mix of genres, but leans toward fantasy this season.

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    1. I always love mysteries/thrillers and hist-fic novels, but I do try to throw in other genres just to keep things interesting!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Lark!

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  9. Fun list, Susan! I hope you enjoy all of these!

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    1. I hope so, too! I'm excited about all of them.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Cindy!

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  10. Camp Zero sounds like it'll be really interesting.

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    1. I think so, too. It sounds unique and super compelling. I hope it's as good as it looks!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Louise!

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    2. I'm trying to comment on your blog, Louise, but for some reason, it won't let me click on links so I can't read your TTT post or leave a comment. I'm not sure what's going on, but I wanted you to know that I tried :)

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  11. Oh my, doesn't Iceberg sound fantastic?!

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    1. I can't resist books about the Titanic. Even though I know what happened, I still find the incident endlessly fascinating!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Deb!

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  12. Kate Morton's book cover is gorgeous! I haven't read anything by her yet. I hope you enjoy all of these!! Gotta love some MG thrown in. :)

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    1. You haven't?? You should! If you like immersive, Gothic-y dramas, she's an author you definitely need to try. I adore her.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Leslie!

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  13. Looking up new releases is new to me, I've not done that before. It was a lot of fun, but I'm not sure my TBR can take me doing it too often!

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    1. Ha ha. Right? I shouldn't keep an eye on what's coming out when I've already got so many to read. My TBR can't handle it either!

      Thanks for popping in, Cassie!

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  14. I am somewhere in between. Dystopian fiction is passé? Nobody told me that… 😝 The Stranded by Sarah Daniels sounds tempting. So does Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling.

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    1. It seems like it's become passé since so few dystopian titles are being published lately compared with a handful of years ago when it seemed like every other book was dystopian. I still love it, though.

      Thanks for stopping by, Cathy!

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  15. OOh nice! Those are new to me ones! Seeing some good looking mystery reads there too! Hope you enjoy them all this year!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

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    1. I'm ALWAYS up for a compelling mystery! I hope the ones I listed fit the bill.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Jessica!

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  16. Ooh so many new to me titles! Great list

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    1. My favorite thing about TTT is finding new titles to tempt my TBR pile :)

      Thanks for popping by, Lynne!

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    1. I think so, too! I hope they're all as good as they sound.

      Thanks for stopping in, Jenna!

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  18. Love your list, Susan. I haven't read a book by Landay in a while. I am so overdue. A Girl Called Sampson also looks good. Thanks for sharing.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2023/01/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-most.html

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    1. DEFENDING JACOB is the only Landay book I've read. I liked it a lot, so I'm excited for his new one.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Cheryl!

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  19. Great list! The Only Survivors and The Stranded especially caught my eye. The Stranded premise reminds me a little of the Netflix series 1899, which was awesome. Happy reading this week!

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    1. I don't watch much tv, so I haven't heard of 1899, but I'll have to look it up. Sounds intriguing.

      Thanks for popping in, The Bookworm!

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  20. I loved All the Dangerous Things, and hope you love all the books on your list when you get around to them. I've also added a bunch of these to my TBR, so thanks for that!

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    1. Oh, good! It seems to be getting great reviews, so that bodes well. Glad you found some titles to pique your interest :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Leah!

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  21. I enjoyed The Woman With the Cure, and I'm looking forward to Homecoming. We like a lot of the same books.

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    1. I'm so glad! I'm excited for THE WOMAN WITH THE CURE. It sounds fascinating. And a new Kate Morton book is always a reason to celebrate.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Bonnie!

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  22. Great list! The Woman With the Cure by Lynn Cullen is going on my TBR.

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    1. It sounds amazing, right? I hope we both enjoy it.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Rebecca!

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  23. I'm so excited for A Girl Called Samson, and Iceberg sounds so good, last year, I read Luck of the Titanic, The titanic is so interesting

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    1. I'm seriously obsessed with Titanic books. I don't know why, but I just find the subject endlessly fascinating! I'm a big Stacey Lee fan, so I liked LUCK OF THE TITANIC, even though the ending made me mad. Ha ha.

      Thanks for popping in, Vero!

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  24. I love learning about new books coming out too. Iceberg sure looks good!

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    1. The best/worst thing about TTT is finding new books I want to read! There are so many, I won't ever catch up, but that's okay. It's a good problem to have :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Wendy!

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  25. THE WOMAN WITH THE CURE is right up my alley. Adding to my TBR right now....

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    1. Mine, too! It sounds excellent. I hope we both enjoy it.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Anne!

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  26. Homecoming definitely has me intrigued!

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    1. Morton's books are so good! I can't wait for a new one.

      Thanks for stopping in. Next time, please leave a URL link so I can come visit your blog, if you have one :)

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  27. Great list, Susan! Several are on my list as well. I do want to read the new Kate Morton book when it comes out and the Megan Miranda book. And I've already read Stacy Willingham's ALL THE DANGEROUS THINGS! It was an early release from BOTM. I liked it a lot. I'll also be watching for that William Landay book. Fun times to come!

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    1. ALL THE DANGEROUS THINGS seems to be getting great reviews. That makes me even more excited to read it. Morton and Miranda are auto-read authors for me. I've only read DEFENDING JACOB from Landay. I liked it a lot, so I'm excited for a new one from him. Fun times, for sure :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Kay!

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  28. The girl called Samson looks interesting! I hope you enjoy all of these!

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    1. Doesn't it? I love books about girls disguising themselves as boys to serve in war. Such an interesting topic!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Danielle!

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  29. Nice list, Susan. I have a few of these on my TBR, but I know that mountain is going to grow after reading all these posts.

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    1. Right? That's the best/worst thing about Top Ten Tuesday. My TBR pile just grows and grows!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Carla!

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  30. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Stranded! :D

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    1. Doesn't it sound compelling? I have an e-ARC on my Kindle. I just need to read it!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Lark!

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  31. I'm a bit in between on keeping up with new releases. I'm interested but not on top of it. I'm looking forward to the Kate Morton and I really need to read Megan Miranda's books. Each one looks better than the last.

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    1. I really like Miranda! I always zip through her books because they're so edge-of-your-seat thrilling. I hope you like them when you get to them.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Katherine!

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  32. Oh, I was actually just looked at Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies the other day! I want to read that one as well. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy these!

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    1. It sounds fun, doesn't it? I hope we both enjoy it!

      Thanks for stopping in! Leave your blog link next time so I can return the favor :)

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    2. Oh! You already did. I didn't realize it had logged me out when I commented, sorry!

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  33. I've read and really enjoyed All the Dangerous Things. That new Amy Harmon book sounds really good too!

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    1. So far, everyone I "know" who has read ALL THE DANGEROUS THINGS has really liked it. That makes me even more excited to read it.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Suzanne!

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  34. Winston Wu looks good. Iceburg is on my TBR.

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    1. I'm always up for a good MG read. I hope we both enjoy these books.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Kami!

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  35. Homecoming and The Woman With The Cure were both on my list this week too.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/01/10/top-ten-tuesday-402/

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    1. They both sound excellent. I hope we enjoy them!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Jo!

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  36. I’m curious about The Woman with the Cure, too. The world was such a different place before we had the polio vaccine.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

    Astilbe

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    1. The polio epidemic must have been so terrifying! I can't imagine. Thank goodness for modern medicine.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Astilbe!

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  37. I wish I was better at keeping track of upcoming releases, but I tend to go back and forth between both ends of the spectrum and spend most of my time in between. Kate Morton's book looks really good--and I love that cover. Camp Zero and The Stranded both caught my eye from your list, but they all sound good really. I hope you get to read them and enjoy them when you do!

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    1. Yeah, I pay more attention than I should. It's not good for my already overwhelming TBR list! Ha ha.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Wendy!

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  38. I just managed elsewhere that I promised myself not to buy too many new books but I know, I won't be able to withstand anything that comes out from my favourite authors, or something that looks interesting or something someone recommended .... like "Homecoming", sounds interesting. LOL

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    1. I know! I've been trying not to buy too many books as well, but sometimes the wait at the library is just too long and I can't resist. The struggle is real!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Marianne!

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    2. I think I bought a lot more books since moving here since the library hardly ever has any of the books I would like to read. Yes, a real struggle. ;)

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    3. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do :)

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    4. Yup. It's hard but somebody has to. ;)

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  39. Your lists always, always lengthen my TBR!! Today's first pick for me is #3 though...
    Here is my TTT

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    1. Ha ha. Sorry/not sorry! TTT always lengthens mine as well. For all the time I spend checking out books, it's amazing how many I still don't know about. WINSTON CHU is one I just found out about and I'm so excited. Lee is a great author, so I'm sure it will be fantastic.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Lady in Read!

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  40. Looks like you've got your eye on some great upcoming books. I love those covers. And I definitely love lists. But I have to right these kind of things down right away. Otherwise I forget. Thank god for Goodreads for sure :D

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    1. Same! I've tried keeping Excel spreadsheets to keep track of my TBR and such, but Goodreads is just so much easier and more convenient for me. I use it pretty much exclusively now since my memory is so very bad. LOL.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Maureen!

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    2. Oh my gosh, that cover on Homecoming is MUCH more enthralling than the one I just saw on someone else's blog. (the other one is pretty, but seems like it's foreshadowing a much lighter story. give me mysterious dark tree-lined gateways and gold overlay stenciling any day!) I was already interested despite my best attempts to resist new books, but now I'm VERY interested.

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    3. I hadn't seen that other cover before. Ugh, yeah, I wouldn't pick up HOMECOMING based on that cover art. The one I posted is much more appropriate based on the book's plot summary and Morton's prior novels. They're all Gothic-y and mysterious (one of the many reasons I love them)!

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