WWW Wednesday: April 7, 2020

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WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

I didn’t read much in the last week. We watched a ton of basketball with the NCAA tournaments going on. I did manage to finish All Rhodes Lead Here by Mariana Zapata.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

I am reading an ARC of Earn Your Extra Credit by Meghan Quinn.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I’m planning on reading an ARC of Game Time (Moo U, #4) by Jami Davenport.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Burn

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Books I’d Burn

This week’s prompt was actually books I’d gladly throw into the ocean, but I don’t think we should be throwing anything into the ocean so you get burn instead. Let’s just imagine I need to find some sort of kindling to make fire. These are the books I would toss first.  I didn’t like them or they frustrated me to extremes. Don’t hate me if you loved them. 



The Why:

  1. The Map From Here to There – This sequel frustrated me because the MC reverted to who she was at the beginning of the first book. I needed more of the cute relationship stuff.
  2. Again, Again – The way this book was written didn’t work for me and I usually love this author.
  3. Again, But Better – I couldn’t get past the immaturity of the MC.

  4. Healed – Yeah, it was just horrible.

  5. Taking Chances – I hated the love triangle.
  6. Allegiant – Did the first 2/3 really need to be that boring only to lead up to that ending?
  7. City of Fallen Angels – This series should have just stopped after book 3. I couldn’t even make it through half of book 5 after finishing this one.
  8. After – This was actually the first book that came to mind when I saw the prompt. Tessa and Hardin’s “relationship” was not cute. It was emotionally abusive. Honestly, pretty much the entire series could have been on this list.
  9. The Curious Incident of Dog in the Nighttime – I just remember being SO BORED while reading it for a book club.
  10. Author Anonymous – 5 stars for the writing, but I wanted to DNF it so badly because it was all about cheating. 

WWW Wednesday: March 31, 2021

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WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

The last book I finished was an ARC of The Good Lie by A.R. Torre.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

I am reading an ARC of Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It’s my last NetGalley ARC. Woohoo! Now I’m going to try not to request any, or not let them pile up at least. I want the freedom to mood read.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I think I’m going to read Chance of Sprinkles (Donut Disturb, #3) by Melissa Williams. This series is so fun and light. I think I might need that after those last two books.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book Series I Walked Away From

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is supposed to be Places in Books I’d Love to Live, but I’m not very imaginative and honestly love living in the Pacific Northwest. Instead you’re getting:

Ten Book Series I Walked Away From**

**This isn’t a topic I thought of myself. I borrowed the idea from Annemieke of A Dance With Books. She posted this topic last week and I loved the idea of it. If you would like to read her original post from last week with this topic, you can find it here

1. Vino & Veritas – World of True North

I didn’t walk away because this series was bad. I actually adored three out of the eight books I read in it. The rest were good, too. I just don’t know think I’m going to read more unless I already know and love the author(s). Too many books, too little time and all that.

2. Busy Bean – World of True North

It’s pretty much the same for this series. I enjoyed the two books I read, but there’s going to be a ton of them. Unless I’m called to a book by the author or the blurb, I’m going to skip them. I am going to focus on the Moo U series from this world instead.

3. Silver Springs – Brenda Novak

I used to read all of Novak’s books. I especially loved her Whiskey Creek series. I wanted to dive back into her books, so I tried A California Christmas. I think I might have outgrown her books or just like to read a different style of writing now because I had a hard time with that book. I don’t think I’ll be reading more of the series.

4. Frisky Business – Kendall Ryan

I was on a Kendall Ryan binge last year. I read the first book in the Frisky Business series and it was cute. It just wasn’t what I was expecting, though. And for some reason it kind of put me off Ryan’s books…at least for now.

5. The Club – Lauren Rowe

This one might not be forever. I read the first book because it was free and I had read and loved many of her current related books. Problem is I read the next related series and it kind of spoiled this one for me. I still might go back and read it, but not for now.

6. Donner Bakery – Smarty Pants Romance

I read three books in this series. Only two worked for me — both by Karla Sorensen. Since her books became a spin-off series of their own, I probably won’t go back to this series.

7. Only One – Natasha Madison

I was really into a couple of Madison’s series, but they seem to have gone downhill for me. Some of the books work and some don’t. Unless I see someone that I trust raving about a book in this series, I won’t continue it.

8. Lost Boys – Emma Scott

I love me some Emma Scott books, but the angst level in the first Lost Boys series got me bad. I don’t think I can continue the series unless I know it’s not going to be as angsty.

9. The Brown Sisters – Talia Hibbert

I say this now, but it will probably change. I liked the first book, but didn’t love it enough to continue. That said, every time I see someone raving about the next two books in the series I’m tempted to try them again. So this might just be another for now. Maybe if I can get them on audio form my library…

10. Brayshaw – Meagan Brandy

I read the first three books in this series because I thought it had a similar vibe to Fallen Crest High by Tijan. It did and it didn’t. By the third book, I was like WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE??? and THAT’S FREAKING CRAZY! I saw reviews that were not so good for book four, so I decided I was definitely DONE.

WWW Wednesday: March 24, 2020

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WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

I finished Donut Disturb by Melissa Williams last night.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

I am reading an ARC of The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chantel Cleeton. It’s slow going because I’m entrenched in watching the NCAA Women’s basketball tournament this week.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

My tentative plan is to read an ARC of Heart and Seoul by Jen Frederick.

Top Ten Tuesday: Funny Book Titles (Pippa Grant Edition)

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Funny Book Titles

I know there are tons of funny book titles out there, but for some reason I had a hard time coming up with them. All I could think of were the titles for some of Pippa Grant’s books. She has a theme she kind of follows. They manage to fit her books and catch the attention of your eye. (I can guarantee someone is going to comment on all the abs in this post, too. Sorry for all the half naked men.) The inside of the books are just as funny.

WWW Wednesday: March 17, 2021

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WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

Combust (Everyday Heroes, #2) by K. Bromberg was the last book I read.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

I am reading an ARC of The Last Night in London by Karen White.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I don’t know what I will feel like next, but I might read The Bluff (Calamity Montana, #2) by Willa Nash.

WWW Wednesday: March 10, 2021

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WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

The last book I finished was The Last Carolina Sister (Magnolia Sisters, #3) by Michelle Major.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

I am reading a library copy of  Dotted Lines (Runaway, #5) by Devney Perry.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I have a few KU new releases that I want to read, so I’m starting with Make It Sweet by Kristen Callihan.

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning My Kindle

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a Spring Cleaning FREEBIE:

Spring Cleaning My Kindle

Here are 10 books I’ve recently deleted from my Kindle. How I determined I wanted to delete them was by reading their blurbs and Goodreads reviews.