Top Ten Tuesday: My Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021

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Top Ten Tuesday: Mysteries, Horror, and Thrillers in my TBR

I wouldn’t say I’m a big fan of mysteries, thrillers, or horror novels – I consider myself a scaredy-cat, and I can’t stomach anything terrifying. This year though, I’ve been doing my best to diversify my reading, and when I see my favorite authors like Nalini Singh and Alyssa Cole release acclaimed thrillers… Of course I’ll check them out! Below are ten mysteries/horror/thrillers in my TBR. I haven’t read any of them so no brief descriptions from me, but they’re all pretty hyped books!

Without further ado, here they are…

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My September Monthly Wrap Up

A part of me can’t believe that it’s already October… Time is passing by so quickly! September was a pretty good month for the blog – I’ve been posting regularly, and I’m now at 150 wordpress and email followers! I can’t even begin to explain how much the follows, the likes, and the comments on my posts mean to me. While I’ve been blogging since 2012, I’ve also been on a hiatus for years, and I wasn’t sure if there were still people interested in reading what I had to say. Yet… Here you all are. 🙂 I couldn’t be more thankful to each and every one of you.

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Top Ten Tuesdays: My Favorite Book Quotes

In my previous Top Ten Tuesday posts, I talked about how I usually have trouble following the prompt, but not today! I soon as I saw this week’s prompt, I immediately knew what I wanted to write. So, without further ado, here are ten of my favorite book quotes. Some are dialogues between characters, while most are simple thoughts that the main characters have, and all of these quotes have stuck with me through the years.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Fall TBR

How is everyone doing? I hope you’re all doing okay! I was sick with a throat infection the past week, and I’ve also been extra busy with work, so I haven’t had the chance to blog much. Thankfully, I’m feeling much better in time for my birthday (!!!) tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to just relaxing, reading, and getting back to blogging – I can’t wait to share what I’ve been reading lately!

So, without further delay, here are ten books that are in my TBR this fall! And yes, they’re all Fall 2020 releases!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books for My Younger Self

There are so many books that I want my younger self to read, and it was difficult for me to list only ten titles. I’ve been reading since I was five (I’m twenty-eight now), but none of the books I read as a child and teenager made me feel seen. In a nutshell, I want young Lyra to see herself in books. As an Indian-Filipino child, I never saw myself in fiction. None of the heroines looked like me. Back then, there were also zero books with fat rep, and there were times I would feel so uncomfortable reading because there was so much emphasis in a heroine’s skinny body. Teen Lyra was also frequently bullied for looking different from her classmates, and books that mirrored how I look and my experiences would have been so helpful.

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My August Monthly Wrap Up

Last month, I finally took the plunge and started a new blog from scratch. All my old blogs used to be called Defiantly Deviant, but this time I thought of a different name. I wasn’t ready for too much change, so I came up with Defiantly Yours – it was important to me that the word defiant still be part of ny my new blog name, and Defiantly Yours just fits. It’s the perfect name to have as I take on a new blogging journey.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books About Food on My TBR

This is another tough topic – as soon as I read what the prompt for this week was, I immediately forgot all the books that I read that have to do with food. Heh. Do books make me hungry? I don’t know… I spent about an hour browsing through my kindle but I only found three books that I’ve already read about food, chefs, or restaurants, so I thought I’d change the TTT topic for this week. Instead of posting a list of ten books that made me hungry, here are ten books that have food as a setting that I want to read. Below is a list that has both adult and YA titles, and I’m excited to read all of these! No brief descriptions this time around since these are all new titles and I have nothing to say either than ‘this looks so good’, but if you have read any, let me know what you think!

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