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.”

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December 2017 | Tea Party Wrap-Up

TEA TIME
“What’s the matter my dear, don’t you care for tea”

Lewis Carrol, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

 

Books I Read:

By A Charm And A Curse by Jamie Questell

♠ Walk The Edge by Katie McGarry

♠ Long Way Home by Katie McGarry

♠ If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L Armentrout

♠ The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

♠ Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

♠ Help Me Follow My Sister Into the Land of the Dead by Carmen Maria Machado

♠ I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

♠ Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

♠ Jet by Jay Crownover

Things That Happened on Falling Down The Book Hole This Month:

♠ Books Best Friend |Candle Edition

♠ 8th Annual #TBTBSanta

♠ December 2017 | TBR

♠ November 2017 Reads | First Lines

♠ Dio Candle Co. Adorable Monthly | December Box

 November 2017 | Tea Party Wrap-Up

♠ 2017 Bookish Bucket List |November Update

12 Days of Books | 2017 Christmas Book Tag

♠ The Wonder Of You by Harper Kincaid | Cover Reveal

♠ 5 Tips On How To Properly Describe A Love Scene| Guest Post

♠ #OTSPSecretSister| December Package

♠ 2018 Beat The Backlist | Challenge

♠ By A Charm And A Curse by Jamie Questell | ARC Review

♠ Bookish Naughty List | Book Tag

♠ 24 Hour Christmas Eve Read-A-Thon

♠ End Of Year Book Survey | 2017 Edition

♠ Bout of Books 21 | Announcement

♠ Top Books of 2017

♠ Weekend Down the Book Hole | 12/22-12/25

♠ Book Bullet Journal Planning | 2018

♠ 2017 Reading Stats

♠ BIG BOOKS | 2018 Goals

♠ 2017 Bookish Bucket List |December Update

♠ First Read of 2018 | Discussion Post

Noteworthy Post Around The Blogosphere 

♠ Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner- 42 Books That Will Become Movies/TV Shows in 2018

♠ Bookish Byron- Books I’m Dying To Read In 2018

♠ The Book Stop- 2018 Reading Challenges

♠ Elena @ Bodies in the Library- 3 Crime Fiction Tv Adaptations To Binge Watch This Christmas

For Even More Posts and Bookish Things From January (Links to the threads of post)

Top Ten Tuesday 

Top 5 Wednesday 

Friday Reads

Upcoming Excitements!

♠ 2018 Goals!

December 2017 | TBR

Well it is officially winter and the last month of the year. That means switching into the bigger books that fall into the genres of fantasy and historical fiction! It is also the final push to complete those reading goals and I am 10 books behind my goal. You can also check out my Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR, but these are the books I am hoping to get to in the month of December.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

 

What are you planning on reading this month?

December 2015 | Wrap-Up

DECSo its the end of 2015. I can’t believe the year is already done and over. I loved participating in #readwomen for december and loved seeing all the posts and updates from others. I would like to thank all of my followers and friends I have made this year in the book community. I love that even though I was disconnected from the book community I still felt the love and was welcomed back with open arms. I have learned so much and have gotten a greater passion and love for books and reading! So here is to an amazing 2016!

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Books I Read:

Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

♠ All Played Out by Cora Carmack

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

♠ Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

♠ We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

♠ Beautiful Broken Rules by Kimberly Lauren

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Things That Happened on Falling Down The Book Hole This Month:

#ReadWomen December TBR

Swag Inspired by A Court of Thorns and Roses

6th Annual Broke and Bookish Secret Santa

A Court of Thorns and Roses Fairy Tale Comparison

12 Days of Books Tag

How To… Prepare for 2016 Blogging

2016 LGBTQIA Reading Challenge  

Bout of Book 15 Announcement

2016 TBR Reading Challenge

‘Tis The Season| Quotes 

December Book Haul

2015 Series Wrap-Up

2015 Bookish Bucket List Wrap-Up

Rambling Down The Book Hole Book Club January Read

2016 Bookish Bucket List 

2015 End of the Year Survey

For Even More Posts and Bookish Things From December (Links to the threads of post)

Making Up For Monday 

Top Ten Tuesday 

Top 5 Wednesday 

Friday Reads

Upcoming Excitements!

♠ New Year, New Adventures

December 2015 Book Haul

 

Going a year without buying books has put me in a crazy book buying frenzy. Not to mention the fact that there have been so many sales for the holiday season and new books that came out in 2015! I got books from a couple different places this month, Barnes & Noble, Bookoutlet, Blogging For Books, Amazon and  Netgalley!

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Barnes & Noble 

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

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Amazon

Half The World by Joe Abercrombie

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

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Authors

Sands of Time by Christine Church

Hello? by Liza M. Wiemer

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BookOutlet 

Lock In by John Scalzi

Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan

Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Polaris by Mindee Arnett

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Lani Taylor

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan

The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

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Blogging For Books Review Copies 

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Lights Out by Ted Koppel

Kindle Books 

Jet by Jay Crownover

Asa by Jay Crownover

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Twitter giveaway by Sarah @whatsarahread)

Make It Count by Megan Erickson

Dirty Thoughts by Megan Erickson

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Netgalley ARCs

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Scardust by Suzanne von Rooyen

How Many Letters Are In Goodbye? by Yvonne Cassidy

December Wrap-Up

DEC So its the end of 2014. I can’t believe the year is already done and over. It has been a pretty successful year for myself. I also become an affiliate of amazon this month so you should use the amazon link on my recent book review to purchase books! (shameless plug!) I have surpassed my goodreads reading goals and completed half of my bookish bucket list I created this year. I would like to thank all of my followers and friends I have made this year in the book community. I have learned so much and have gotten a greater passion and love for books and reading! So here is to an amazing 2015!

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Books I Read:

♠ The Dream Thieves by Maggie Steifvater

Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be A Grown-Up: Grace Helbig

♠ Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

♠ The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Left Drowning by Jessica Park

The Eighth Guardian by Meredith McCardle

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

Splintered by A.G Howard

Moth in the Mirror by A.G Howard

The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations from Grumpy Cat by Grumpy Cat

Unhinged by A.G Howard

DEC Stats

Things That Happened on Falling Down The Book Hole This Month:

12 Days of Books Tag 

NPR’s Top Science Fiction and Fantasy Books!

Black Friday Bookoutlet Haul

Volition by Lily Paradis Cover Reveal

Inspire by Cora Carmack Release Day Launch

Bout of Books 12 Announcement

Top 14 Books of 2014  

5th Annual Broke & Bookish Secret Santa 

2014 End of Year Book Survey 

2014’s Bookish Bucket List Wrap-Up

Holiday Book Haul

Read.Sleep.Repeat Series Challenge Wrap-Up

Ashley’s Adventures on the Internet

For Even More Posts and Bookish Things From December (Links to the threads of post)

Making Up For Monday 

Top Ten Tuesday 

Third Sentence Thursday 

Friday Reads

Swoon Worthy Saturday 

Upcoming Excitements!

♠ New Year, New Adventures