My pockets aren’t ready…

Good morning or whatever time of the day you’re in, readers!

As broke as I am right now, I can’t verbally describe how excited I am, or how much I want to have all these glorious gems in my hands right now. Therefore, I decided to share them all with you instead, hoping it’d calm me down a little bit. 🙂

Lads & Gents, I present you my most anticipated book releases of July, August, and September 2016.

1. Empire of Storms by Sarah J.Maas (Throne of Glass #5)


Goodreads | September 6th 2016 by Bloomsbury Childrens

I know you expected this, hah. But seriously, give me this book already, I need it like two years ago. I have some requests tho, I want more Dorian, and more Dorian, and more Dorian. Thank you.

2. A Torch against the Nights by Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes #2)


Goodreads | August 30th 2016 by Razorbill

I mean, who’s not excited for this? Even though, An Ember in the Ashes is not my most favourite book of last year or something, I still enjoyed it immensely and I just know TORCH is going to be amazing.

3. It ends with us by Colleen Hoover


GoodreadsAugust 2nd 2016 by Atria Books


Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant.

With this bold and deeply personal novel Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all too human characters, “It Ends with Us” is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.


I loved November 9 by Colleen Hoover, I mean like love love love a lot, and I want more of that, so can someone just give this book to me right now? okay, Please?

4. Furthermore by Tehereh Mafi


GoodReadsAugust 30th 2016 by Dutton Books for Young Readers


There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other.

On her quest to find Father Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.


I wasn’t the hugest fan of the Shatter Me trilogy but I still really liked it and I can’t deny that Tehereh’s writing is just beautiful and I love the poetic style. Even though, Furthermore is a middle grade novel, I’m still super excited to read it.

5. The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1) by Katharine McGee


GoodReads | August 30th 2016 by HarperCollins


New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.

Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….


I mean, don’t this book just sound awesome and unique? Plus, the cover is so gorgeous *swoons* And it looks like there is going to be an amazing set of characters too! New friends, yay!

6. Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles #1) by Jay Kristoff


GoodReadsAugust 9th 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books


The first in a new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author.

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.


I’ve never read anything by Jay Kristoff except Illuminae, but this book sounds awesome and dark 😀

7. Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow


GoodReadsSeptember 6th 2016 by Delacorte Press


Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The thick glass of a mason jar cuts deep, and the pain washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.

Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.


I’m so excited for this, it sounds right up my alley. I really wish this tackles depression well and I hope to love it! 😀

And the list ends here, I’m trying to limit myself, okay? :’))

So wut bout u? Comment down what books you’re pumped for this summer :))

Happy Reading,

Kimsiang @ Stories&Brushes

Bookish Lists | Frustrating Things Bookstores Do

Friends, I’m so ashamedddd! I have only finished one book so far this month. Please tell me I’m not the only one, but I know that’s so unlikely. Ughhh. And also I apologize for the lack of posts. I’m just back from my trip in Bangkok, Thailand. (it’s my first trip to other country, my life is so lame I know) And of course I went to the bookstore there, which was Kinokuniya Bookstore (Central World branch), I was so excited because obviously they have a bigger selection of books and also new releases than my local bookstore. Sadly, I’m a bit disappointed and also frustrated (hence, the title of this post) because it was not I expected and when I have the money but I can’t get what I want? (Well I got some books which I’ll show y’all in my wrap-up post), so I decided to make this post by combining the frustrating things the bookstores that I’ve been to do.


The sequels but not the first book


Like whyyyy? Why would I pick up the second or the last book in a series when I haven’t read the first book? Even if it’s a series I knew I’m going to love.


Where are the books I want?

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Another one is also an experience I got from my local bookstore (mylobo), new releases usually take years before they make their way to mylobo. Except on that one rare occasion, a book (Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs) was displayed in mylobo before the release date. But mostly, the books that I want, mylobo doesnt have. Don’t they know the book’s market?


And custom orders too, when do I get to read it? This usually results in me losing interest on the book I anticipated.


Hardbacks, please.


When they have the paperbacks but you want the hardback (so you have to order and- see the previous issue). And the editions! When the first book has different cover or height or edition from the its sequels.


How they organize the books.

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I prefer the organize by authors and genres, because it’s easy to browse, and the sub category would be by the series. In Bangkok, the books were so badly arranged and even tho there were only a wall of shelves with YA books, it took be nearly an hour to process all the books they have.

That’s all I have at the moment. I hope this is relatable, and comment down your worst experiences at bookstores! 😀 Feel free to rant 😀

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it!

Books and more books,

Kimsiang @ TheSpinesBreaker


Bookish List | Books I am not interested in Reading

The current book population in my GoodReads’s tbr list is 294 and when I browsed through them, I realized that there are a few that I have lost interest in completely and even as a book hoarder I don’t think I’ll ever pick them up (or buy them myself XD). This post is about those books. 😀

1. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

After two months when I placed an order on this book, it just arrived a week ago. I am not as intrigued as I was before but since I have the physical copy, I’ll give this book a try. The Rest of Us Just Live Here

2. Alienated by Melissa Landers

When I first got into YA, this book was everywhere and I was very interested but now, I don’t think alien is my thing :////

Alienated (Alienated, #1)

3. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

I read the first book last year and was a bit disappointed. You can read my book review here.  I don’t think I’ll continue on with this series.

4. Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

I also read Legend last year. I only liked it and after I’ve been spoiled and everything, I don’t think I’ll ever read the other two.

5. Burn for Burn trilogy by Jenny Han

The first book, Burn for Burn, was very disappointing and I don’t really want to know what happens next so.. :///

6. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Trilogy by Ransom Riggs

I am 2/3 into the first book and I really like it but I am not exactly into the series, therefore I think I’ll finish the first book and ask my friend to tell what happens next.

7. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia


Everything about this book sounds like my cup of tea but a few bad reviews and a few months of delaying the order made my interests lower and lower.

8. A Song of Ice and Fire series by Goerge R.R. Martin

I don’t think I have that kind of commitment :////

9. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

I read the first few pages on ebook and I didn’t understand a thing so….and I’ve also heard that this series is a bit underwhelming.

10. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

They are just sooo hugeeee. So many words, I don’t think I can finish it :///

And the list ends here! Those are ten books that I don’t intend to read. What about you? I would love to know your list! 😀

Thanks for reading and Until next time,

Kimsiang @ TheSpinesBreaker