Top Ten Tuesday- 10 Releases I’m Excited About For The Second Half Of The Year

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week it’s all about books that we’re eagerly anticipating! I like these lists, although I know this week my TBR will grow. Argh! Oh well, it’s worth it! 😉

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

All the Bad Apples

I am intrigued by this book. I liked The Accident Season and I’m intrigued to read this story.

The Best Lies

I love a good mystery and this one sounds like it could be good!

Say You Still Love Me

I don’t often read this kind of book anymore, but I do like K.A Tucker’s writing, so I’m interested in this one.

Color outside the Lines

I enjoy a lot off the authors that are featured in this anthology. I’m looking forward to it.

The Downstairs Girl

As you can tell, I like to vary my reading and this one sounds like a great piece of historical fiction.

Full Disclosure

This book sounds like it could be very powerful. It’s about a character that is HIV positive.

Color Me In

I’m all about diverse reads and this one looks like a decent YA read!

Maybe This Time

I can’t resist a bit of Kasie West’s writing! It’s perfect for a light read.

Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2)

I am so intrigued by this one. I’m wondering where it could go!

Wilder Girls

This book sounds SO good.

Which releases are you looking forward to for the last half of this year? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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The Accident Season

The Accident Season

How did I get it?:
It was a Christmas present!

Synopsis:

It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items – but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.

But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?

Thoughts:

At the end of last year, I heard so much about this book throughout the blogosphere. I knew I wanted to get my hands on it, so I put it on my Christmas wishlist. I was lucky enough to get a copy at Christmas time! I’m thrilled that I did, because I thoroughly enjoyed this unusual read, which really wasn’t what I expected it to be. It’s an incredible debut novel which makes me very excited for the author’s future work!

The Accident Season centres around Cara and her siblings. Cara’s family have been cursed with bad luck. Every October, they have to be careful as it is the accident season. It is a time when every member of the family gets hurt in one way or another. Some accident seasons have ended in death- others are cuts, bruises and broken bones. Cara’s mother is extremely paranoid and makes her family cover up, she hides dangerous items and does everything she can to prevent accidents. Cara is infuriated by her mother’s paranoia. She decides that this year she will have a Halloween party in a spooky old house that she’s just discovered. The Accident Season is mysterious throughout. We begin the story learning about a girl named Elsie who is strangely in every photograph that Cara has taken. Cara wants to find out why Elsie is appearing everywhere and then suddenly, isn’t as present in ‘real life’.

Don’t expect to go into reading The Accident Season expecting to know what was going on. There were times throughout that I didn’t have a clue where the story was going. I didn’t always understand what was going on at all times, but that’s what was so unique about it. I wasn’t frustrated though. It really worked in this book.

I struggled to categorise this book, because there really is a slice of everything. It’s certainly a YA read, but it’s also got a paranormal, fantasy, magical realism and a slice of romance edge to it. It’s a book that many readers will enjoy but at the same time, I get the feeling its uniqueness will divide! I recommend that you read it to form your own opinion!

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

A fantastic, addictive debut which will make you think!

Top Ten 2015 Releases That I Meant To Get To But Didn’t!

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week the list is about ten 2015 releases that we meant to get around to but never did!

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Underneath Everything- Marcy Beller Paul

Underneath Everything

This book came out late October, but I hadn’t managed to get around to reading it yet. I’ve heard good things though, so hopefully I can get around to it soon! We’ll see! 🙂

The Anatomical Shape Of A Heart- Jenn Bennett

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

This was another late in the year release, I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet as this book feels like it’s been on my radar for months on end!

First and Then- Emma Mills

First & Then

The simple but beautiful cover appealed to me in this book.

The Summer Of Chasing Mermaids- Sarah Ockler

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

I really enjoy Sarah Ockler’s writing! I’m surprised I didn’t get around to it in the summer!

Emmy & Oliver- Robin Benway

Emmy & Oliver

I have heard so many wonderful things about this book. I really want to read it ASAP!

The Lies About Truth- Courtney C.Stevens

The Lies About Truth

I adored Courtney’s debut Faking Normal. I’m looking forward to reading this book!

The Rest of Us Just Live Here- Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

I have no idea why I haven’t read this yet, as I LOVE Patrick Ness, but hopefully I’ll be able to read it as soon as I can in 2016!

The Accident Season-Moira Fowley-Doyle

The Accident Season

I am SO intrigued by this book. I really want to read it! I don’t know why I haven’t yet…

Challenger Deep-Neal Shusterman

Challenger Deep

I am so intrigued to read this book after reading so many terrific reviews. Hopefully soon!

99 Days- Katie Cotugno

99 Days

This looks like a cute contemporary. I have heard very mixed things about this book, so I’m immediately intrigued!

What 2015 books did you mean to get to? Feel free to leave a link to your posts below and I’ll stop by!

Stacking The Shelves #132- The Christmas Edition

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page!

Presents from the lovely Jess at Curiouser and Curiouser

Not That Kind Of Girl- Lena Denham

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"

I have heard so many good things about this book that I was incredibly intrigued!

The Rest Of Us Still Live Here- Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

I am SO excited about this book. I have wanted it for so long, so Jess made a fantastic choice!

The Mindfulness Colouring Diary- Emma Farrorons

I’ve always wanted to try these, so this is perfect.

Presents from the wonderful Becki over at The Flutterby Room

The Accident Season- Moira Fowley-Doyle

The Accident Season

I mentioned that I wanted to read this in my End of Year survey, so I’m extremely pleased that Becki picked this for me!

November 9- Colleen Hoover

November 9

I’m determined to get through Colleen Hoover’s books, I need to read Confess and November 9, so I’m happy that a Colleen Hoover book was picked for me!

Present from my sister-in-law and brother

Carry On- Rainbow Rowell

Carry On

I’m intrigued by this book. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Fangirl but I still liked it enough to want to read Carry On. 

Present from my sister, fellow blogger Bibliobeth!

Extraordinary Means- Robyn Schneider

Extraordinary Means

This book sounds SO good. I can’t wait to get to it!

Hollow City- Ransom Riggs

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)

I’m behind on this series, but will hopefully get to read it soon!

Hans Christian Andersen Classic Fairytales

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This book is quite possibly the most beautiful book I own. It’s stunning. I am so grateful for it!

To Dance- Siena Cherson Siegel

To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel

I am massively into dance (even though I can’t dance myself…) this was a surprise from my sister. It’s a gorgeous graphic novel which I have already devoured!

Did you receive any bookish gifts this Christmas? Feel free to leave a link to your hauls. Happy Reading! 🙂