Friday Reads | Finding My Way Back

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I am currently in the middle of 5 different books. Ever since I went on vacation I have been in a bit of a reading slump, but also just super busy with other things, especially work. A few of them I am more than halfway through so I just need to sit down and complete them.I just got some ARCs in the mail and really want to be able to start and review those books. I have been binging so much tv that I havent read much either. Staring at my bookcases just make me want to read all of the books. The books I am reading are:

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  • The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
  • Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

What are you reading this weekend?

 

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2018 Beat The Backlist Challenge | February Update

 

I have some really big goals for myself with this new year, both personally and with regards to books. This will be the first year that I will be in one place (hopefully) not juggling school or the constant traveling I have experience that past few years. I am really trying to focus on myself and trying to limit distractions and drama. One of my biggest book goals next year is to read the books I own and definitely catch up on series I am so far behind on or that I need to read. (Shoutout to Alex @ Booksy Daisy for posting her tbr and convincing me to do this!) Beat the Backlist hosted by Novel knight is the perfect challenge. (I do better when I am able to mark off a list so challenges work so well for me) Now I cannot make promises that the books I list are going to be the ones I actually read, but it is the goal to get these ones specifically. I am setting myself the goal of 50 books! I haven’t decided what I want my year goal to be, but with the hopes of tackling the books on my shelf I definitely want to focus more on the backlist and older books!


THE CHALLENGE

  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
  • Books must be released prior to 2018 to count for this challenge.

My (Tentative) TBR List 

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
The Looking Glass Wars
Seeing Redd
ArchEnemy

Shattered Sea Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
Half A King
Half the World
Half a War

♣ Lunar Chronicle Series by Marissa Meyer
Cress
Fairest
Winter

♣ Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Immortal Series by Tamora Pierce
Wild Magic
Wolf-Speaker
Emperor Mage
The Realm of the Gods

♣ Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black
Valiant
Ironside

♣ Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins
Sweet Evil
Sweet Peril
Sweet Reckoning

♣ Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu
Legend
Prodigy
Champion

♣ Misborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

♣ Avalon Duology by Mindee Arnett
Avalon
Polaris

♣ Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson
The Crown of Embers
The Bitter Kingdom

♣ Wait For You Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Wait For You
Trust In Me
Be With Me
Stay With Me
Fall With Me
Forever With You

♣ Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan 
The Lightening Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan’s Curse
The Battle of the Labyrinth
The Last Olympian

♣ Rome by Jay Crownover 

♣ Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 

♣ A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 

♣ Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer

♣ Notorious RBG: The Life and Time of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon

♣ Americanah by Chimanada Ngozi Adichie

♣ Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 

♣ Lock in by John Scalzi 

♣ Kings of Broken Things by Theodore Wheeler 

Original List [3/50]

♠ The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

♠ The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

♠ Final Girls by Riley Sager

♠ Dear Martin by Nic Stone

♠ The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

♠ Wicked by Jennifer L Armentrout

♣ Torn by Jennifer L Armentrout

♠ The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken

Total {11/50}

 

Let me know if you are participating and what team you are on! Happy Reading and Tackle that TBR! 

Friday Reads | Catching Up After Vacation Hiatus

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I have so much to do after being on vacation for a week and a half. I did not read as much as I was hoping to in Feb. so I really want to take control and go head first into the month of March. I am currently in the middle of like 3 books and have a few I need to start for review and book clubs! I am almost done with Brave by Jennifer L Armentrout which I have been listening to as an audiobook. I am interested to see how this trilogy is going to end. I am also a third of the way through The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor and Phoenix Fire by S.D Grimm. I am hoping to make some dents in these books this weekend as well as catch up on all of last months wrap ups and posts I have forgotten. Look out for many blog posts coming your way in the next few days!

 

 

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Pulling Myself Out Of A Slump Edition

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I have been crazy busy with work lately and have been struggling with reading. And of course this is while I am hosting my blogiversary read-a-thon Down The Read-A-Thon Hole Challenge. Currently I am reading 3 different books and who knows what will happen this weekend. I am about halfway through listening to Brave by Jennifer L Armentrout, the last book in the Wicked Trilogy. It is a New Adult paranormal romance. I really enjoyed this trilogy so far and I am super interested to see where its going to go and how it is going to end.

I started listening to The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, which is something I really need to get to since it is a well loved series by many.

I am also reading The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, which is an Alice in Wonderland retelling. I am about a third of the way into it and I am really liking it. It is like the reverse of the original story and has some almost steampunk-ish vibes at times and a very interest interpretation of imagination and creation. I am really hoping to make some progress on these reads as next weekend I leave on vacation.

What are you reading this weekend?

 

2018 Beat The Backlist Challenge | January Update

 

I have some really big goals for myself with this new year, both personally and with regards to books. This will be the first year that I will be in one place (hopefully) not juggling school or the constant traveling I have experience that past few years. I am really trying to focus on myself and trying to limit distractions and drama. One of my biggest book goals next year is to read the books I own and definitely catch up on series I am so far behind on or that I need to read. (Shoutout to Alex @ Booksy Daisy for posting her tbr and convincing me to do this!) Beat the Backlist hosted by Novel knight is the perfect challenge. (I do better when I am able to mark off a list so challenges work so well for me) Now I cannot make promises that the books I list are going to be the ones I actually read, but it is the goal to get these ones specifically. I am setting myself the goal of 50 books! I haven’t decided what I want my year goal to be, but with the hopes of tackling the books on my shelf I definitely want to focus more on the backlist and older books!


THE CHALLENGE

  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
  • Books must be released prior to 2018 to count for this challenge.

My (Tentative) TBR List 

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
The Looking Glass Wars
Seeing Redd
ArchEnemy

Shattered Sea Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
Half A King
Half the World
Half a War

♣ Lunar Chronicle Series by Marissa Meyer
Cress
Fairest
Winter

♣ Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Immortal Series by Tamora Pierce
Wild Magic
Wolf-Speaker
Emperor Mage
The Realm of the Gods

♣ Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black
Valiant
Ironside

♣ Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins
Sweet Evil
Sweet Peril
Sweet Reckoning

♣ Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu
Legend
Prodigy
Champion

♣ Misborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

♣ Avalon Duology by Mindee Arnett
Avalon
Polaris

♣ Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson
The Crown of Embers
The Bitter Kingdom

♣ Wait For You Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Wait For You
Trust In Me
Be With Me
Stay With Me
Fall With Me
Forever With You

♣ Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan 
The Lightening Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan’s Curse
The Battle of the Labyrinth
The Last Olympian

♣ Rome by Jay Crownover 

♣ Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 

♣ A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 

♣ Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer

♣ Notorious RBG: The Life and Time of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon

♣ Americanah by Chimanada Ngozi Adichie

♣ Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 

♣ Lock in by John Scalzi 

♣ Kings of Broken Things by Theodore Wheeler 

Original List [2/50]

♠ The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

♠ The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

♠ Final Girls by Riley Sager

♠ Dear Martin by Nic Stone

♠ The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

♠ Wicked by Jennifer L Armentrout

Total {8/50}

 

Let me know if you are participating and what team you are on! Happy Reading and Tackle that TBR! 

Friday Reads | Prepping for My Blogiversary Edition

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I have a lot of things I need to accomplish and a lot of the tasks on the list include preparing posts for my blogiversary and Down The Read-A-Thon Hole Challenge I am hosting! I have some DIYs, and pictures I need to complete as well as other end of the month wrap up posts. So it is definitely going to be a blog/Alice in Wonderland filled weekend. On top of that I have a lot of cleaning to do since I am going to have guests next week. But with all of this busy to do list I am hoping to get a ton of reading done as well.

I am almost finished listening to The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee, the second book in The Thousandth Floor trilogy. I am enjoying it so far, but I liked the first book a lot more than this one. It is filled with drama, deception and juicy gossip of course so it is definitely entertaining.

I also have made it about 30 pages into City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett. I had this book on my tbr like every month last year. I received it right when in was release back in like 2016 and was so excited for it because I loved City of Stairs! But it also made me nervous because it a fantasy novel that has a lot going on and the first book took me awhile to read it. I did have to read the last chapter of City of Stairs to refresh my memory. I really want to set aside some time to dive into this for sure this weekend.

Since I have a lot of cleaning, DIYing and blogging I will probably spend a lot of that time listening to an audiobook. I am just not sure which one yet, any suggestions?

What are you reading this weekend?

 

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?

 

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?