Friday Reads | Work All Weekend Edition

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I have to work all weekend and have been feeling so run down lately so I am not sure if I will get to much reading this weekend. I was able to finish 2 book this week and neither of them were ones that I started last week and needed to finish. Therefore I still have close to 100 pages left to read in  Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce the 2nd book in The Immortals series. I started The Luxe by Anna Godbersen as an audiobook, but I think I might have to put it down and come back to it at a later time.

I want to start listening to The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee, the second book in The Thousandth Floor trilogy. I just recently borrowed it from the library and want to get into after finishing the 1st book a week ago! I also want to pick up the next book in the Immortals series, Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce.

What are you reading this weekend?

 

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Friday Reads | Catching Up on Bookish Things Edition

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The New Year has started off great! But for some reason I haven’t given much time to reading and blogging lately. I have been sucked into The Vampire Diaries binge watch and the internet. I really need to get some review written, books completed and the rest of my read-a-thon announcement post put together. I am hoping that due to the cold weather and the fact that I need to go to the gym this weekend will keep me curled up on the couch able to get a lot of that stuff done.

I literally just finished The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee and it was so much better than I was expecting, the ending shocked me and I need the next book in the series. I also am hoping to complete Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce the 2nd book in The Immortals series. I am really hoping to read the whole series this month. I do not know why I have waited so long to read this series as well as the rest of the books by Tamora Pierce. These books are amazing young adult fantasy books with a great female lead, intriguing magic and a world in turmoil. I know if I put some time aside I will fly though the rest of the book this weekend. I am not sure what audiobook I am going to start next there are quite a few I have on a list to start. I also want to pick up the next book in the Immortals series, Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce. I am thinking of also possibly picking up Final Girls by Riley Sager ! But who knows what will happen.

What are you reading this weekend?

 

5 Series I Want To Read in 2018 | 2018 Goals

I have been asked by a couple of people what series I plan on reading this year. I have the overall goal to complete 10 series this year (that doesn’t mean start to finish, just completing). I also have a long list of series I need to read and I am working on with my Series Serial Reader Challenge. The 5 series I want to read are going to be the ones I want to read from start to finish!

The Immortals Series by Tamora Pierce

 

The Shattered Sea Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

(Half A King is a reread)

 

The Looking Glass Wars Trilogy by Frank Beddor

 

The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman

 

The Broken Empire Trilogy by Mark Lawrence

 

What are some series you are hoping to read in 2018?

 

 

#BoutofBooks 21 | Read-A-Thon TBR

Goals:

♠ Make more time for reading

♠ Interact with others participating

♠ Read 700 pages

 

TBR:

Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce

Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (audiobook)

 

Are you participating?  What are your goals? What are you planning on reading?

Library Sale | Book Haul

I finally made it to the library for the first time since I have moved here almost 6 months ago. There are like 6 different branches and I made sure to locate the one that has a library book sale the first Saturday of every month! I was a little overwhelmed because it is one of the bigger library book sales I have seen and they had so many titles to look through. There were also so many people there as well. I decided to pick up a lot of books in a series that I own some already of that way I can work on completing series! All of these books only cost me $15 and many are Hardcover in great condition, so it was a steal! I also picked up this awesome felt board that have been quite popular today at Target for $5!

The Cure For Dreaming by Cat Winters

Maid of Wonder by Jennifer McGowan

A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

Finnikin Of The Rock by Melina Marchetta

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Fall of Giants by Ken Follet

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

Skandel by Lindsay Smith

Gabriel by Nikki Kelly

Raven’s Shadow by Patricia Briggs

Lover Reborn by J.R Ward

 

Have you gotten any books lately? Does your Library do a book sale? 

Friday Reads | First Weekend of the New Year Edition!

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With the New Year comes new goals and new books! I have a lot of goals for 2018 and so many books I want to read/series to complete. I have decided to start off with a book I have been meaning to read for quite some time. It was recommended to me by one of my best friends and she is rereading it this month while I read it too! Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce is the first book in the Immortals series and I really want to read this whole series soon, maybe binge read the series. I am also listening to The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. I have not been able to sleep well lately and listening to audiobooks really helps on top of the fact that I am a multitasker by nature and need to read more than 1 book at a time. I am about half way through each of them at the current moment so I am hoping to be able to finish each this weekend and start some others! I am really loving Wild Magic, Pierce’s writing is so fun and the world of Tortall is so detailed and well thought out. I am enjoying seeing characters reappear from the Song of the Lioness Quartet! I am still unsure how I feel about The Female of the Species. It is a little bit darker, which I enjoy, but I am a little confused about the direction its going. We will see what I think as I continue and will be sure to share my thoughts.

What are you reading this weekend?

 

December 2017 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

By A Charm And A Curse by Jamie Questell
” Apologies to the people who love it here, but Claremore, Oklahoma, might actually be a circle of hell.”

Walk The Edge by Katie McGarry
” There are lie in life we accept.”

Long Way Home by Katie McGarry
” The instructions of the English homework I didn’t do hang out from the top of my folder : Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And Sorry I could not travel both.”

If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L Armentrout
“I couldn’t move, and everything hurt- my skin felt stretched too tight, muscles burned like they’d been lit on fire, and my bones ached deep into the marrow. “

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
“First the colors.Then the humans.”

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
“It’s a weirdly subtle conversation.I almost don’t notice I’m being blackmailed.”

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
Olivia knows what they are doing is stupid.”

Jet by Jay Crownover
“Jet Keller was all kinds of temptation wrapped up in too-tight pants and with too many personal demons hidden in those dark, golden-rimmed eyes.”

2018 Bookish Bucket List

Here goes year 4 doing this! And I think this is going to be the year I actually complete my bookish bucket list! I really want to throw myself back into the book community and blogging world, the past few years have been a little tough to get the reading done and last year I set high goals, but came up short. 

♠ Read at least 75 books.

♠ Read and Complete 10 Series. 

♠ Read at least 6 BIG books. This is a repeat from last year.I feel like I am always so intrigued and interested in the huge books, but never get around to reading them because they are intimidating. (I am counting this as over 500 pages.)

♠ Read 50 books from my TBR (#beatthebacklist) 

♠ Read at least 5 Non-Fiction Books. 

♠ Post 3 Reviews a Month.

♠ Create or Join A Book Club.

♠ Create my Own Read-A-Thon.  I want to create something that will become a yearly thing and go along with my blogiversary!

 

I feel like this list will have more added to it within the next week or so but for now this is it!

 

What are some of your 2018 goals/resolutions?

Top Ten Tuesday| Top New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017. I have read a lot of new to me authors this year, some I really liked and want to read everything they have ever written, others not so much. Many of these authors I have heard about and owned their books but this was the first year I read any of their works.

♦ Cat Winters 

♦ Patricia Briggs 

♦ Ta-Nehisi Coates

♦ Blake Crouch

♦ Nicola Yoon

♦ Ann Leckie 

♦ Gail Carriger 

♦ Marisha Pessl

♦ Kendare Blake

♦ Amy Engel 

What are some new authors you discovered and fell in love with this year?

January 2018 | TBR

Well it is officially the New Year! I have a lot of goals for the new year both bookish and personal. I think 2018 is going to be a big year for my blog and for me bookish! I am excited for starting the #beatthebacklist challenge and my 5year blogiversary next month.  I am also excited to start my first read of the year. You can also check out my Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR.

Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett (because it has been on my tbr for the past 6 months)

Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik

What are you planning on reading this month?