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TBR Tuesday [17]

The following lovely ladies have inspired this new meme for me - inspired by "a peek at my TBR" by Jen at Makeshift Bookmark, "Waiting on Wednesday" by Jill at Breaking the Spine and "Books to Pine For" by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Here's a look at two books I have sitting in my To Be Read pile. I don't necessarily own these books, but they are books I want to read in the not too distant future.  

This week is all about the Middle Grade, you guys. MIDDLE GRADE FOREVAHHHH.

Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

Summary from Goodreads"Now, for those of you who know anything about blind children, you are aware that they make the very best thieves. As you can well imagine, blind children have incredible senses of smell, and they can tell what lies behind a locked door- be it fine cloth, gold, or peanut brittle- at fifty paces. Moreover, their fingers are so small and nimble that they can slip right through keyholes, and their ears so keen that they can hear the faint clicks and clacks of every moving part inside even the most complicated lock. Of course, the age of great thievery has long since passed;today there are few child-thieves left, blind or otherwise. At one time, however, the world was simply thick with them. This is the story of the greatest thief who ever lived. His name, as you've probably guessed, is Peter Nimble."

Why I want to read this: Aside from the awesome cover and ridiculously rad title? Aside from the fact that April at Good Books and Good Wine loved it? It's about a blind thief who's name is Peter Nimble. SERIOUSLY. If you have to ask me why I want to read this then you don't know me at all. For shame.

Seven Sorcerers by Caro King

Summary from GoodreadsNin had never liked Wednesdays, but this one took the biscuit. On this Wednesday she woke up to find that it was raining buckets and that her brother had ceased to exist. Ninevah realises she is the only person to remember Toby because whoever took him is about to make her disappear too. Enter Skerridge the Bogeyman, who steals kids for Mr. Strood. With his spindle, he draws all memories of Nin out of her mother's head. Nin escapes to the Drift, the world that her new friend Jonas and Mr. Strood inhabit. But the Drift is filled with the fabulous and the dreadful; tombfolk, mudmen, and the spirits of the seven sorcerers who once ruled the land. What is the secret of the Seven Sorcerers, and will Nin and Toby escape their fate at the House of Strood?

Why I want to read this: Read that opening sentence from the summary again. Took the biscuit? YES. That's all I need, really. But there's MORE. Like Bogeymen and sorcerers and the fabulous and the dreadful. It's a magical middle grade book with a kick ass cover. Yeah, I'm in. 

Do either of these Middle Grade - AND STAND ALONE - reads strike your fancy? Have you read either of them? Holla at me.

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I requested Peter Nimble a while ago but silly lil' me didn't bother to take the time to read it once I acquired it. I hope I can fix that soon!


  2. I agree with you, the cover for Peter Nimble is freakin' awesome! Also, I really like this meme...fun idea!

  3. I fell in love with both covers but you had me when you said the word STANDALONES. I am so adding these books. :]

  4. What's up MIDDLE GRADE???

    I have Peter Nimble and need to get on that bizness. I do not have the other one but it looks amazing. These covers are to die for. Srsly.

    Middle Grade forever.


  5. YAY! Middle Grade! I'm so in love with it right now. I've got Peter Nimble on my TBR, but what is this Seven Sorcerers business?! It sounds AWESOME!

    Peter Nimble has been on my TBR for a while and I'm loving the biscuit line from the other. I'll have to look into it :]

  7. Dude Peter Nimble is totally a Lisa book. Forever and always it is. Like, oh my god. It explodes with fantasy awesome. And I just want to hug it because it's so awesome. And ahhh.

    See, I am incoherent thinking about it.

    I liked Seven Sorcerers, but not enough to write a review during the limited time when I read it. Like, the bogeyman aspects are cool, but some of it was a bit, um, odd. IDK. I hope you like it when you read it.

    1. I love that you love Middle Grade as well and know the books I will adore!

      Interesting about SS. I'll have to keep that in mind. I can't believe there are books you've read and didn't review it. You are my hero with the amount you read!


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