43 2018 Releases To Topple Your TBR Pile (Because 2017 Is A Garbage Fire)

So far, 2017 has been a hot garbage fire.

So, I thought for a brief distraction, I could talk about my most anticipated 2018 releases because SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS. The excitement is real, you guys. 2018 is going to be such an amazing year for books, AND FALL RELEASES HAVEN’T EVEN BE ANNOUNCED YET. Hopefully, I’ll make your TBR grow because that’s my job as a book blogger, obviously. (Also, I’ve been slacking on replying to comments and commenting back and commenting on posts lately, and that’s mainly because I’ve been busy with school, but, hopefully, I’ll be able to catch up today and this weekend!)

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9 Series I Won’t Be Continuing (Fortunately and Unfortunately)

I am not good at finishing series.

I currently have several series that have one book that need to be finished, or I’ve only read the first book and not any of its sequels, or I’m in the middle of. Basically, I’m a series failure. So, I decided to talk about some of the series I’ve decided that I’m just never going to actually finish because I’m much too honest with myself.

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You Will Never Get Me To Read These Books | Books I’ll (Probably) Never Read Tag 

Hey, it’s Mikaela back at it again with another tag!

I feel like I haven’t done one in a while, and I thought, why not schedule one for September! I discovered this tag months ago, I’m pretty sure, and I’ve always been interested in it since I have so many books I don’t want to read! So, let’s get to it!

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[LET’S CHAT] Should We Stick To Our Favorite Genres Forever?

It’s obvious that all bookworms have their favorite genres.

There’s an endless amount of books out there, ranging from age, to genre, to sub-genre, and once you read a lot, you’ll realize that you favor certain stories over other types, and ignore the ones you’ve had not-so-great experiences with. But is that a bad thing?

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[LET’S CHAT] The Dilemma Of Reading Diverse Books As A Diverse Reader

Spoiler alert: I am not white.

I can’t really tell if it’s a surprise that I’m not, since I have pictures of me on my blog, but I’m not. And I thought that since there’s been such a huge move in #ownvoices and listening to minorities and teenagers, that I thought I’d talk about something more personal that bothers me a little: the fact that it seems like because I’m a minority, I have some sort of job to be the paragon of diversity.
So, let’s talk about it, I guess.

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[LET’S CHAT] How Have Your Reading Tastes Changed Over The Years?

 It’s so funny how things can change.

I’m currently in my junior year of high school, so, technically, my life has barely begun (even though it feels like forever, damn it), but I know that my tastes have definitely changed over the years, regarding what genres I enjoy, what books I read, and which authors are my favorites!
I know I’ve changed a ton over the years even though I’m pretty young; the things I loved and hated in middle school confuse me as a teenager, and I’m sure I’ll look back at the things I’m doing now and wonder, “What the heck was I doing?”
(But hopefully not, because this is clearly the best part of my life OBVIOUSLY.)
 So, I thought it’d be fun to take a journey through time over all the books I’ve read, from elementary school, all the way to where I am now, high school!

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[LET’S CHAT] The Sudden Abundance of Book-To-Movie Adaptations

So, if you’ve been around for the last couple of years, you’ve realized that book-to-movie adaptations have become all-too-popular and that there are WAY too many of them.

Book-to-movie adaptations usually stemmed from YA series becoming extremely popular, but, nowadays, it seems like every book, even if you’ve NEVER heard of it, is becoming a movie.

I know I’ve definitely gotten extremely tired of most adaptations these days.

It’s really more of a sign that the movie industry is starting to get super uncreative, not to mention that most of the ones that eventually become movies are books I haven’t even read yet or I’m just not interested in the books they’re based off of at all. The ones that I’m begging for – Looking for Alaska, Red Rising, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Eleanor & Park – are stuck in development hell while the ones I hate are being made. IT’S FINE; I’M FINE.

Personally, I barely keep up with adaptations in the first place. My family and I rarely go to the movie theaters at all, and by the time the adaptation rolls around, I’m not really in the mood to actually watch it, so I push it aside, and, as a result, time passes, and then I realize that I STILL haven’t watched it yet. Oops.

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[PROJECT BIG BLOGGER, LITTLE BLOGGER] Interview Blots of Ink & Words and Chelle’s Book Ramblings

I KNOW THIS IS LATE.

I’ve been trying to get this whole thing together, and I really wanted to make a masterpost, but now that school has started and I’m busier than ever, I’ve decided to go ahead and post my bloggers’ interviews, and let the comments section be a free-for-all for leaving links to your own posts supporting your Little Bloggers, or just leaving a link to your blog in general (ONLY if you’re a book blog; I don’t need the comments section to become a forum for random fashion, beauty, lifestyle, etc. blogs)!

I ended up having the opportunity to interview Julianna @ Blots of Ink & Words and Chelle @ Chelle’s Book Ramblings, and it was so much fun!

I highly recommend both of their blogs, and I’m so glad this project gave me the opportunity to learn more about them! If you want to learn more about the Big Blogger, Little Blogger Project in general, the link is right here! Feel free to click the link to their blogs at the top of their respective interviews to find their blog!

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