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Red House Books is going through a bit of a update!

I've always had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted this space to be but I've been detoured from my path by...lots and lost of other people's opinions and ways of doing things...

I'm committed to this little chunk of the interweb but I've also branched out into other places so! Now it's time to think of Red House Books as more of a hub of all things me! And Me is a hell of a lot of book love!

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Happy Book Birthday! NEW RELEASES January 31, 2017

Book Birthday Tuesdays highlight new young adult (and some adult and middle grade) books hitting shelves each week.

A big Happy Birthday to these lovelies today!


Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly | GOODREADS

Caraval by Stephanie Garber | GOODREADS

Wires and Nerve: Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate | GOODREADS

Long Way Home (Thunder Road #3) by Katie McGarry | GOODREADS

The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen #2) by Alison Goodman | GOODREADS


The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles | GOODREADS

Blood of Wonderland (Queen of Hearts #2) by Colleen Oakes | GOODREADS

Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen | GOODREADS

Wait for Me by Caroline Leech | GOODREADS


And my Pick of the Day is…

Wires and Nerve: Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer

I am so so so looking forward to this one! The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite series ever and I'm also a huge fan of graphic novels.
I am a little worried the story won't be very...robust? For me, sometimes, with graphic novels - especially ones that already have a 'real' book background - the details are sometimes glossed over.
We'll see though as this one should be arriving today!

Any birthday book buying planned into your day?

What new releases are you most excited for?



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Happy Book Birthday! NEW RELEASES January 24, 2017

Book Birthday Tuesdays highlight new young adult (and some adult and middle grade) books hitting shelves each week.

A big Happy Birthday to these lovelies today!


The You I've Never Known by Ellen Hopkins | GOODREADS

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson | GOODREADS

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson | GOODREADS

After the Fall by Kate Hart | GOODREADS


And my Pick of the Day is…

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson - because it's billed as a ya 'thriller' and you all know how I feel about those!
Really curious to see if it will actually thrill - cause, that part is sometimes lacking ;)
Pretty sure this one didn't hit my radar sooner because that cover just isn't doing anything for me. The figure doesn't stand out enough - I didn't even see it at first.
I know - I know! I shouldn't judge but still...first impressions and all.
In any case - I would love to give this one a shot!


Any birthday book buying planned into your day?

What new releases are you most excited for?


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy Book Birthday! NEW RELEASES January 17, 2017

Book Birthday Tuesdays highlight new young adult (and some adult and middle grade) books hitting shelves each week.

A big Happy Birthday to these lovelies today!


Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth | GOODREADS

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera | GOODREADS

The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt | GOODREADS

As Red as Blood by Salla Simukka and Owen Frederick Witesman | GOODREADS


And my Pick of the Day is…

Actually...I'm not sure I have one this week! I've been really looking forward to Carve The Mark and I have a copy coming that I won but after all the hype - good and bad - I'm not really feeling as excited for it now. I do plan on reading it but maybe not right away? I don't know.

Oh well! You can't love them all - right?


Any birthday book buying planned into your day?

What new releases are you most excited for?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Happy Book Birthday! NEW RELEASES January 10, 2017

Book Birthday Tuesdays highlight new young adult (and some adult and middle grade) books hitting shelves each week.

A big Happy Birthday to these lovelies today!


The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova | GOODREADS

Windwitch (The Witchlands #2) by Susan Dennard | GOODREADS

RoseBlood by A. G. Howard | GOODREADS

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler and Damian Duffy | GOODREADS

Frostblood by Elly Blake | GOODREADS


A List of Cages by Robin Roe | GOODREADS

You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando | GOODREADS

Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields | GOODREADS


Beheld (Kendra Chronicles #4) by Alex Flinn | GOODREADS

The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett | GOODREADS

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden | GOODREADS


And my Pick of the Day is…

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler and Damian Duffy
Octavia Butler is my favorite sci-fi author and I was so sad when she passed away.
Having something new of hers to read, even if it's an adaptation makes me incredibly happy.
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this one but I'm pretty sure a finished copy will find it's way to me soon!

Any birthday book buying planned into your day?

What new releases are you most excited for?




Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy Book Birthday! NEW RELEASES January 3, 2017

Book Birthday Tuesdays highlight new young adult (and some adult and middle grade) books hitting shelves each week.

A big Happy Birthday to these lovelies today!

Wayfarer (Passenger #2) by Alexandra Bracken | GOODREADS

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist | GOODREADS

The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia | GOODREADS

The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate by Jonathan Maberry | GOODREADS

Freeks by Amanda Hocking | GOODREADS

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser | GOODREADS

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall | GOODREADS

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti | GOODREADS

Flower by Elizabeth Craft and Shea Olsen | GOODREADS

The Cursed Queen (The Impostor Queen #2) by Sarah Fine | GOODREADS


Whenever I'm With You by Lydia Sharp | GOODREADS

The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron | GOODREADS

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos | GOODREADS


Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff | GOODREADS

Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez | GOODREADS

Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson | GOODREADS


And my Pick of the Day is…

X-Files Origins books 1 and 2 cause I will never not love The X-Files!
I've heard some really good things about these books so I'm pretty sure I will not be disappointed!
They actually should arrive today - my first preorders of the New Year (so excited!)


Any birthday book buying planned into your day?

What new releases are you most excited for?



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Beat The Backlist 2017 Reading Challenge


Beat The Backlist 2017 Reading Challenge is hosted by Novel Knight and is focused on getting some of those older titles off your TBR lists.

New books are very *shinny thing* *shinny thing* BUT once the newness wares off they can sometimes be pushed to the sidelines in favor of more *shinny things!*

Seriously, can't publishers STOP putting out books for like a year or so so we can all catch up?

(seriously kidding cause new books are life!)

Anyway!

The details:
  • No set levels or number of books - you set your own goals / pace (love!)
  • Books must be non 2017 releases - so basically, nothing coming out this year but ANY book that was released previously counts. 
  • Post it up on social media! We can all ra-ra-ra each other on all year!
  • Use the #BeatTheBacklist hashtag and include @BeatTheBacklist and @Novel_Knight if possible :)
If you think this is the challenge for you, head on over to Novel Knight to sign up!

Here are my picks - I'll update every month (link in the sidebar as well)

Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
Black Out by Robison Wells
In the After by Demitria Lunetta
Beta by Rachel Cohn
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Legend by Marie Lu
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick
The Compund by S.A. Bodeen
The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
Sabriel by Garth Nix

Happy 2017!

I almost can't believe 2016 is over!

So. Many. Things. Happened.

It's actually a little hard to process and I still don't know how to feel about some things.

Fortunately, there are some things I do know.

I know what I want and what I love.
I know what I need and what I hope for.

It's the little things - always has to be the little things.

So far 2017 is feeling good and I'm going with it.

Some new things planned - blog, reading, Instagram wise and I'm looking forward to putting in the work to get things where I wan them.

I'm forever grateful for my little chunk of the interwebs!

Wishing you all the very best in the year to come. It may be hard and it may be horrible but love and kindness can always be found if you have hope.

Happy Reading Everyone!!