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My TBR

I thought I would share a list of the books I am going to be reading very soon. I am currently not accepting books for review unless they are audiobooks on cd. I am a member of NetGalley where you get arcs to read months in advance. I want to catch up on these books as soon as possible to begin accepting books again. Some of the books listed came from NetGalley (NG) and others came from other sources which are mentioned.

This is my planned TBR (to be read) list of books I will be reading in the immediate future in order of being read:

Operating on Faith– Matt Weber (NG)
Stop the World – Sherry Mayes (sent a copy from the author)
Duplicity– Sibel Hodge 12/27/2016 publish date (NG)
Everything You Want Me to Be-Mindy Mejia Publish date 1/03/2017 (NG and Goodreads)
Tattletale– Sarah J. Naughton – no publish date for USA (NG)
Grey Magic– JT Lawence- (sent a copy from the author)
Behind Her Eyes– Sarah Pinborough- Publish date 1/26/2017 (NG)
In Farleigh Field – Rhys Bowen- Publish date 3/01/2017 (NG and publisher)
*I will be taking part in a blog hop for this book in March 2017! I am very excited about this!

Broken English– Marita A. Hansen (NG)
Last Call-Jerry Herships (NG)
Behind Closed Doors– B.A. Paris- I won a copy through a Facebook giveaway from St Martin’s Press where they were giving away 10,000 copies
Good in Bed– Jennifer Weiner- (NG) It was a 15th anniversary copy
Fear Dreams (Detective Kerri Blasco Book 1)– JA Schneider
Her Last Breath (Detective Kerri Blasco Book 2) – JA Schneider (NG)
All Fall Down- Tom Bale

As you can see, I will be busy catching up for a while. I have more books to read, but I just wanted to share these. I average reading a book 7-10 days now, so I will be busy for several months!

**Very soon I will be posting my Top 10 list of 2016. I will also post all the books I read in 2016 on December 31st.

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Have any of you read any of these books? If so I would love to hear what you thought of them!

Jessica

Blog Blitz this Weekend!

I am excited to announce that I will participating in my first Blog Blitz this weekend!  This is where several bloggers come together to get the word out on a book.  The book that the Blog Blitz will focus on is In the Wake of Death by Billy McLaughlin.

Here is the cover of In the Wake of Death:

 

There will also be a chance to win a copy this weekend!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will be posting on Facebook, G+ and Twitter about the Book Blitz! Stop back here this weekend for the Blitz!

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Banned Books Week

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This week is Banned Books Week! Celebrate!  Read a banned book, or promote Banned Books Week on your Facebook page and/or blog. Just increase awareness! This year’s theme is Celebrating Diversity.

The information below is provided by The Banned Books Week Coalition. There is so much more information in regard to banned books on their site. Check it out here.

The top ten most challenged books of 2015 include:

  1.  Looking for Alaska by John Green
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
  2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
    Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and other (“poorly written,” “concerns that a group of teenagers will want to try it”).
  3. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
    Reasons: Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group.
  4. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
    Reasons: Anti-family, offensive language, homosexuality, sex education, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“wants to remove from collection to ward off complaints”).
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
    Reasons: Offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“profanity and atheism”).
  6. The Holy Bible
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint.
  7. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
    Reasons: Violence and other (“graphic images”).
  8. Habibi by Craig Thompson
    Reasons: Nudity, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
  9. Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, and violence.
  10. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
    Reasons: Homosexuality and other (“condones public displays of affection”).

Another great site with information on banned books is The American Library Association

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