WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday

Hey, bookworms! It’s that day of the week again where we participate in the wonderful bookish post that was formerly hosted by Should be Reading and was recently taken over by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer three questions to give an update about what you’re currently reading, going to read next and have read recently. Feel free to leave your answers in the comments or link your post!

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What are you currently reading?

Amanda- I’m currently reading War Storm by Victoria Aveyard. I’m hoping to finish it today.

Antonia- I’m currently ready Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.

What did you recently finish reading?

Amanda- the book I most recently finished was Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi and I adored it.

Antonia- I most recently finished Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

What do you think you will read next?

Amanda- Next, I will read one of several options I need to read before Monday: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen for my book club, an arc of Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett, or Red Sister by Mark Lawrence which is due back to the library soon.

Antonia- Next I’ll read Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. Can you tell I’m on a Throne of Glass binge?

Thanks for reading our W’s this week. What are yours? Leave them in the comments or leave us a link to your post.

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Amanda’s Contemporary-A-Thon TBR List

Hi, lovelies! I’m sure you’re thinking,  “Amanda, how can you have any contemporary books left to read after Contemporary January?” And yet, I still have plenty of books to participate in this fabulous readathon hosted by Chelsea Dolling ReadsNatasha @ My Reading is OddJulie @ Pens and Pages, and Melanie @ Mel to the Any. This readathon will be happening starting Monday, February 11th through Sunday, February 17th.

There are seven challenges for contemporaryathon. I have picked a book for each challenge because I’m always overly ambitious. The challenges and the books I have chosen are as follows.

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Read the most recent contemporary book you purchased/acquired

Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Read a book with blurple (blue or purple lol) on the cover

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Read a diverse contemporary (keeping in mind that it is Black History Month!)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Read a dark/emotional/hard-hitting contemporary

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Read a contemporary that you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format 

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Read a contemporary with some sort of picture on the spine

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

These are the books on my TBR list for Contemporary-A-Thon! I’m going to do my best to read all of them, but who knows what will happen. Are you going to participate in this readathon? What will you be reading?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Fierce Female Reads February​

Hi, lovelies! I am here today to share some fierce female February news. This post is in collaboration with Ashley @ Falling Down the Book Hole. This wonderful blogger has created Fierce Female Reads February. This month is all about the female power. There are many of us sharing different posts about different topics. We have quite a bit going on this month, so I’ll take it one step at a time!

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First, I will be sharing a few of my favorite fierce females with you later this week. So keep an eye out for that to read about all my favorite bookish female characters!

Second, the Instagram challenge

#FierceFemaleFridays is a photo challenge that will be over on Instagram. Each Friday we will be posting pictures that fit different prompts within the topic of fierce females. I will be posting the graphic with the weekly challenges below.

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Third, the reading challenge: Fierce Female Readathon

The readathon will have a sign-up link on Falling Down the Book Hole starting on February 10th. I will share this link when I post my TBR for the readathon. This reading challenge will be running starting the 15th and ending the 28th of February. There are a few challenges that I will list below in the graphic that we have for this readathon!

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Third and finally, the giveaway!

Yes, you read that right, giveaway! All of the details are on Ashley’s announcement page which is linked above, but I’ll link it again here. There are all kinds of books and bookish goodies to be won this month!

Click here to enter the giveaway.

If you’ve made it all the way through this post, thank you! I hope you will join us all month long reading about our favorite fierce females written by our favorite fierce female authors. Let me know what books you will be reading this month!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #FierceFemaleReadsFebruary and #FierceFemaleFridays and tag Ashley and me in your posts! You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and/or GoodReads to keep up to date with any announcements and see what I’m reading!

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Contemporary January TBR List – Romance Edition

Hi, lovelies! As I mentioned in my last TBR list (read it here) I am planning to make all sorts of lists for all the different kinds of contemporary books that are out there. This is my first one! TBR’s for Contemporary January, Romance Edition. There are so many romance novels out there by so many different authors that I would love to read, too many for one list, so this list is just going to include books that I own and are currently living on my bookshelves patiently waiting for me to pick them up and love them.

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Adult Romance

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Collateral by Ellen Hopkins
The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts
In The Garden Trilogy by Nora Roberts

Young Adult Romance

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
This Heart of Mine by CC Hunter
Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett
Roomies by Sara Zarr
Words in The Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

These are all of the books sitting on my TBR bookshelf that fit into the romance genre. Which ones should I tackle first? Are any of your favorites on this list? Any you didn’t like? Let me know in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContemporaryJanuary and tag me & Alana if you’re joining in! You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and/or GoodReads to keep up to date with any announcements and see what I’m reading!

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End of Yearathon – Wrap Up

Happy New Year lovelies! The time has come to close out the last readathon of the year! For those of you that don’t know, I teamed up with Vicky @ What Vicky Read to bring you End of Yearathon (click here to read the announcement post). We thought this would be the perfect readathon for anyone that needed some motivation to read a few more books to meet their personal goals, GoodReads goals, or just to read those books that you didn’t manage to pick up yet. Feel free to check out my TBR list with the books I wanted to read here. This readathon started on December 26th and lasted until today (the 1st of January). I’m here today to share with you how I did this week.

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Basherdoust
People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins
Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich

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These are the books I managed to read for the readathon! The first two were audiobooks and the last three were phyisical books. My goal was to read five books and I succeeded, though they were not all the same five books that were on my TBR list. I had so much fun chatting on Twitter and Instagram with everyone that participated. I already can’t wait until we can host again next year!

Did you participate in End of Yearathon? Link me in your wrap up so I can see what books you read! Or comment below and let me know if that’s better for you!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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End of Yearathon – TBR List

Happy Christmas Eve everyone! Who else is as ready for Christmas as I am? As it’s my first Christmas with my daughter, it’s going to be a special one for sure. After Christmas, I am co-hosting a read-a-thon with Vicky from the 26th of December to the 1st of January. We hope to help ourselves and others get those final books read in 2018. Whether you need to catch up to your GoodReads goal, or if you just have books you want to read before the year is over, this is the read-a-thon for you!

 

We have come up with a few challenges to help to pick out books for a TBR list! Feel free to play with the challenges, or not! You can read with us the whole time or just one day! I am going to pick a book for each of the challenges so that I have some books to choose from depending on what mood I’m in.

Read a book released in 2018

Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich

Read a book with Christmas colors on the cover (Red, Green, Gold, or all three!) 

People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins

Read a book that is a part of a series

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Read a book that is 400 pages or more

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

Read a book that was released before 2018

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

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Are you going to join us for this readathon? Let me know in the comments! Feel free to tag me in your TBR lists for the readathon, I’d love to know what you’re last minute read for the year are! Follow on twitter (Amanda’s Twitter & Vicky’s Twitter) to stay up to date with the latest info & reading sprints!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Blogmas Day Nineteen (Part Two) – Twenty Four Hour Readathon (TBR)!

Hello book friends and happy wednesday! How is everyones week going so far? Six more days until Christmas! Is anyone else as excited as I am? Well, lets get to the point of this post. I have recently bought a few Christmas and holiday themed books that I wanted to read this month. So when Jess @ Kisses from Jess asked if anyone was interested in doing a 24 hour read-a-thon with her, I jumped at the invite! I had wanted to do a 24 hour reading challenge at some point this month anyway, so I’m excited to be able to do it with a friend! Head to her blog and see what she’s going to be reading tomorrow!

My plan is to start reading at midnight EST going into Thursday the 20th and do my best to read all day long, with a few breaks of course, until midnight EST going into Friday. The TBR list I am about to share with you is, as usual, way more than I am likely to read in one day. But I tend to set high goals to motivate myself. I’m going to list them in order of how I think I will read them tomorrow, but I’m a mood reader, so it’s likely to change.

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The Christmasy Reads

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody 

After hearing Hailey in Bookland rant and rave about how much she liked this book, I knew I had to get it when I saw it on Book Outlet. I think I am the most excited to read this one, so I will likely start the read-a-thon off with this one.

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz

I will probably pick this one up next because it’s a familiar story that I have a feeling I will fly through. So this one I think will be a comforting read with a bit of holiday festivity.

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

This is a book that has bee ALL OVER the bookish community this month. It’s a retelling of the classic Christmas story, A Christmas Carol, which is a well know and well loved story. So I’m intrigued for this retelling.

The Overachievers List

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson 

I am currently doing a buddy read with a few lovely ladies, AlanaRae, & BooksintheSkye, for this book. We are reading about 100 pages each day. So I will be making time at some point tomorrow to read our planned pages for Skyward.

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare 

This is what I’m currently listening to on audiobook. So I may listen to a bit of it if I find myself doing something where I can’t read but may be able to listen to audio.

People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins

Becasue Hopkins writes her books in prose, I can usually read them pretty quickly. People Kill People was one of my highly anticipated releases for 2018 and I’m really not sure why I haven’t picked it up yet.

Kings Cage by Victoria Aveyard OR The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

These are both books I’d like to get to before the end of 2018 because I’m trying to finish all the series that I’m in the middle of. So if I manage to read everthing above on this list, I will pick one or the other depending on how I’m feeling when the time comes.

Now that I’ve make it through this ridiculously long list, I will say that I only really hope to finish the first three books. My goal is to read all the holiday themed books and the 100 pages of Skyward for my buddy read. Anything else that gets read will just be awesome!

Let me know if you’ve read any of these books in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.