WWW Wednesday: September 30, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

This week I devoted time to some library books that I had to read and an ARC. I ended the week with a buddy read with Kayla. It was a good reading week.

The Story Guy (Lakefield Novellas)
an ARC of Overdue
Kiss My Cupcake
Brady Remington Landed Me in Jail
Misadventures of a College Girl (Misadventures, #8)
The Enemy (What Happened in Charleston, #2)

Currently Reading

I’m reading Rifts & Refrains (Hush Note, #2).

Reading Next

My plan is to read an ARC of Muses & Melodies (Hush Note, #3).

This is kind of a side note, but I’m thinking I might take a break from WWW Wednesdays for a bit. I’ve been doing it religiously since I started my blog, and I think I need a break. It might not last long. We’ll see. I’ll still be looking for your posts.

What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. πŸ™‚

WWW Wednesday: September 23, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

Loathe Thy Neighbor (Roommate Romps, #1)
Baking Me Crazy (Donner Bakery, #1)
The Morgan Brothers Book #s 1-4

Currently Reading

I’m reading Rockstar (The Morgan Brothers, #5).

Reading Next

My friend Lenore at Celebrity Readers recommended The Story Guy (Lakefield novellas) to me, so I’m going to read that next.

What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. πŸ™‚

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

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 On My Fall 2020 TBR

1. Rifts & Refrains
Author: Devney Perry

2. Muses & Melodies
Author: Rebecca Yarros

3. Every Last Secret
Author: A. Torre

4. Wild Like Us
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

5. See Me After Class
Author: Meghan Quinn

6. The Bribe
Author: Willa Nash

7. The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating
Author: Emma Hart

8. Secret Puck
Author: Rebecca Jenshak

9. Varsity Rulebreaker
Author: Ginger Scott

10. Sorrow
Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo

WWW Wednesday: September 16, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

Holy smokes! Literally. We were inundated with smoke this past week from both the Sumner Grade Fire and the wildfires in Oregon. This week has been horrible for air quality. We could see the smoke and the air actually looked YELLOW one day. I cannot wait for it to leave (hopefully tomorrow) so I can get back outside. I need some Vitamin D.

I did get some reading done being stuck inside. I read Engagement and Espionage (Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries, #1), an ARC of Dirty Empire (Dirty Empire, #3), Real Fake Love (Copper Valley Fireballs, #2), Batter of Wits (Donner Bakery, #5), and Love Lettering.

Currently Reading

I’m reading an ARC of The Right Player.

Reading Next

I have no idea what’s next. I think it’s going to be more mood reading.

What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. πŸ™‚

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Covers for Upcoming Releases

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:

Cover Freebie

I’m going with:

Favorite Covers for Upcoming Releases

Here are some covers I love. Not all of these are books I plan to read, but these are cool.

1.

There’s something about the cat that makes me smile.

2.

I like the colors used and the simplicity.

3.

I’m not big on illustrated covers in romance, but this is one that I can get behind because it fits the story so well.

4.

It’s just so freaking cute and YA perfection!

5.

I love the creepy feel of this covers for McManus’ upcoming thriller.

6.

I just want to be on that beach enjoying that sunset.

7.

There’s something about this cover that’s both relaxing to the eye and slightly thrilling to the mind.

8.

I love the contrast of the pretty, white dress and the dark background. I also like the fact that it’s the woman from behind. It just works for me. Makes me want to read it.

9.

The simplicity of this cover and the old school feel fits the emotions I know DeBartolo can invoke. It makes me curious and it’s cute.

10.

ADORABLE. That’s it.

WWW Wednesday: September 9, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

This past week was a good one. My daughter started school with distance learning. I got to see my family and a couple of friends (physically/socially distancing). The only bad things were that we had wildfire smoke move in from Eastern WA, so crappy air quality. Add in some brush fires locally and 2020 is really delivering.

As for reading… I read a lot of ARCs this week. I read Lies and Lullabies (Hush Note, #1), The Set Up, Snapped (Playbook, #4), and Super Fake Love Song. I also read Yours to Keep (Man of the Year, #2).


Currently Reading

I’m reading Only One Kiss (Only One, #1).

Reading Next

My plan is to read an ARC of Dirty Empire (Dirty Empire, #3).

What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. πŸ™‚

Top Ten Tuesday: Books for My Younger Self

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 for My Younger Self

Honestly, I just wish there had been a New Adult Romance category when I was between 18 and 25. It would have been nice to have those books to identify with. Here are some I think I would have loved at that age.

1. Left Drowning
Author: Jessica Park

2. Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover

3. More Than This
Author: Jay McLean

4. You and Everything After
Author: Ginger Scott

5. One Tiny Lie
Author: K.A. Tucker

6. Making Faces
Author: Amy Harmon

7. Landon & Shay: Parts 1 & 2
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

8. Dear Heart, I Hate You
Author: J. Sterling

9. Addicted to You
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

10. Undecided
Author: Julianna Keyes

WWW Wednesday: September 2, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

Last week of summer. Tomorrow is the first day of school for my daughter. It’s a different start to the year with it being 100% distance learning. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it! I don’t know that I’m ready for summer to be over.

As for reading… I finished reading Midnight Sun from last week, The Reed Rivers Trilogy, an ARC of Well Played (Well Met, #2), and the Wait With Me series. Looks like a lot of books, but that trilogy was actually novellas and more like one book.

Currently Reading

Right now, I’m reading Lies & Lullabies (Hush Note, #1). I’m also reading an ARC of Blacklisted (Loveless, Texas, #3).

Reading Next

I’m going to read an ARC of The Set Up next.

What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. πŸ™‚

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Made Me Hungry

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:

Today’s topic is:

Books that Made Me Hungry

These are basically books with chefs, restaurants, or food in them.

1. Cream of the Crop
Author: Alice Clayton

2. The Opposite of You
Author: Rachel Higginson

3. Man Hands
Authors: Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

4. Garden Spells
Author: Sarah Addison Allen

5. Beard Science
Author: Penny Reid

6. Sweet Addiction
Author: J. Daniels

7. Bittersweet
Author: Sarina Bowen

8. Sweet on You
Author: Kate Perry

9. Master Baker
Author: Pippa Grant

10. Burn for You
Author: J.T. Geissinger

New-to-Me Author Summer Bingo FINAL UPDATE

My blogger friend Jessica over at Reading with Jessica has set up a summer bingo challenge with Jana at Artsy Reader Girl. I am going to attempt to play along this summer. I’ll update you with how I’m doing periodically.

NEW-TO-ME AUTHOR SUMMER BINGO

The Basics:

  • This event lasts from June 1st-August 31st.
  • You can only count books towards the bingo card if you have not read that author before.
  • Each book only counts for one bingo spot. You can’t use one book for multiple spots.
  • A bingo can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal.
  • Feel free to use any genre for this challenge. Multiple genres even!
  • Use the hashtag #nasbingo to share updates on social media/blog posts.

Bingo Card:

Where you can join:

*FINAL UPDATE*

Completed Bingo squares are βœ“ off. Titles are linked to my reviews.

My TBR: COMPLETED!!!

βœ“ Recommended by a friend: Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
βœ“ Over 400 pages long: One More Step by Assorted Authors – 658 pages and I’m kind of cheating here because this is an anthology. I have read some of the authors, but many were new to me. At least 15 out of 25. It counts, right?
βœ“ Features a vacation: Vegas Love by Jillian Dodd
βœ“ First in a series: The Hook Up (Game On, #1) by Kristen Callihan
βœ“ Standalone: The First Score by Amie Knight

Extra Squares Marked Off:

βœ“ A Holiday is Celebrated: Worth the Fall (The McKinney Brothers, #1) by Claudia Conner
βœ“ Contemporary: Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1) by Talia Hibbert
βœ“ Summer 2020 Release: Living at the Frat House by Penny Wylder
βœ“ Hyped: The Roommate by Rosie Danan
βœ“ One Word Title: Smitten by Lauren Rowe
βœ“ Buddy Read: The Match by Sarah Adams
βœ“ Your Favorite Genre: Filthy Forward by Kelsey Cheyenne
βœ“ Lesser Known: Work Song by Danielle Allen
βœ“β˜…: the Boss by Cynthia Page
βœ“ Under 200 Pages Long: Go Deep by Rizley Adams
βœ“ Reader’s Choice : That Man Next Door by Nadia Lee

16/25… Not too shabby!