WWW Wednesday #63.

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Simply answer the following questions. 🙂

The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

*All books linked to Goodreads below.


Hey!

I’m still kind of in this reading/blogging slump, which sucks. I just want to be back to normal with things, UGH. I had so many library e-books get checked out to me at the exact same time (that’s how it always goes) and I ended up having to sadly return them all and get back on the hold lists, because I knew I would never get to them this month with this slump and with the other books that I plan to read.

I’ve been trying to push through though, so when I’m not glued to true crime TV shows (currently it’s Homicide Hunter, I love Joe Kenda), I am reading here and there. I’m trying to get a lot of my ARCs read and reviewed, so all the books you see in this post are ARCs. That’s another reason why I decided on returning all of my library books even though I had been on hold FOREVER for them. I want to read all my review books first. Here are the books that I’ve been reading and hope to read next. 

Currently Reading:

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Wilder Girls by Rory Power

I am currently reading Wilder Girls right now and so far it’s pretty interesting. I’ve seen it marketed as being like Lord of the Flies. I loved Lord of the Flies, so I’m here for it. Right from the start it was really creepy and crazy what is happening to these girls. It’s actually disturbing and also addicting to read. Maybe this will be the book to get my out of my reading slump? I’m currently 25% into it. Wilder Girls was just released yesterday, so it’s out in the world if you’re interested. Review to come as soon as I finish it.


Recently Finished:

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Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

I finished Soul of the Sword the other day and it was everything I hoped it would be! I loved it so much. It was a lot fun to read and I was so stoked to be back in that world. I actually posted my review for this one on Monday, which I will link at the end of this post. I highly recommend picking up Shadow of the Fox (first book). This series is so amazing so far and I am dying for that third book.


Reading Next:

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Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Next up I’ll hopefully be reading Spin the Dawn. It’s marketed as “Project Runway meets Mulan” and I am LIVING for that. I remember watching all the Project Runway seasons when I was younger and I love Mulan. I hope I love it, because I need a physical copy of this haha. That cover is amazing. Spin the Dawn was just released yesterday as well, so it’s out in the world if you are interested.

What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Reading next? Have you read any of these books? Feel free to link me to your posts, so I can check them out!

I am hoping to catch up with all of your posts and comments either today or tomorrow. I am still working on my picture update post and my mid-year freak out tag. I’ve been kind of hestant about the picture update post, because I’m already so close to being out of picture space on here. I’m nervous that if I upload the 50+ pictures I have, it’ll take all of my space. That’s mostly why I haven’t done it yet. I need to figure something out with that or I guess upgrade my account to the next level, so I can more space. Feel free to follow me on Instagram if you do want to see some pictures until I figure out what to do with this situation. My username is: heyyitsashley. Anyway, that’s all for now.

In case you missed it;
Review|| Soul of the Sword {sequel}.
Book Haul|| June.
Wrap Up|| June.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

WWW Wednesday #62.

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Simply answer the following questions. 🙂

The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

*All books linked to Goodreads below.


Hey!

I’ve been feeling like I’m in a reading & blogging slump the last week and a half, which has really sucked. There’s a lot of things on my mind and happening in my personal life that I just think it’s kind of dominating my thoughts and energy right now. Hopefully I can get out of this soon. Things are just weird right now. I’ll catch up with all of your posts and comments in the next day or two. 🙂 Even though I’ve been kind of in a reading slump, I have been slowly making my way through a few books. Here are the books that I’ve been reading and hope to read next.

Currently Reading:

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Naturally Tan by Tan France

I’ve been seeing Red, White & Royal Blue everywhere and I’ve been dying to read it. I had it on hold at my library, but got tired of waiting so I broke down and bought myself a copy of my own. I love Queer Eye and I love Tan France, so I’ve been switching between reading Red, White & Royal Blue and Naturally Tan. I am almost halfway through both books and I am really enjoying them both. Red, White & Royal Blue has so many laugh out loud moments. I love the way Tan writes and it’s been so interesting reading about his life and adventures in his book Naturally Tan.


Recently Finished:

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Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash

I was sent an ARC on Netgalley of Virtually Yours and decided to pick it up ASAP because it was releasing soon after I got it approved. I was approved a week before release day. I actually really liked this one and had fun reading it. You can check out my full review linked at the end of this post.


Reading Next:

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Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

AHHH!! I was approved for Soul of the Sword on Netgalley last week and I can’t wait to dive into it. I was planning to reread the first book (Shadow of the Fox) before reading the sequel, but since I got approved on Netgalley and it’s releasing next week (!!!), I am just going to dive right into it. I honestly wasn’t sure I was even going to be approved because I requested it so long and the fact that it’s coming out this month I kind of gave up hope on that request, HAHA. BUT here we are…I am so excited! I can’t wait for my physical copy to get here though. My library hold for On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous was checked out to me, so I may be reading that one as well. Jeff Zentner gave it so much love and I love Jeff Zentner, so I have to read all the books he recommends, lol. 😛

What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Reading next? Have you read any of these books? Feel free to link me to your posts, so I can check them out!

In case you missed it;
Mini Review|| Virtually Yours.
Wrap Up|| May.
Book Haul|| May.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

WWW Wednesday #61.

wwwwednesdayflower

WWW Wednesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Simply answer the following questions. 🙂

The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

*All books linked to Goodreads below.


Hey!

I am really happy with my progress that I’ve been making this month. It’s steady, which is great. I could probably read more, but I like the pace I am going this month. I am reading the books that I need to read, writing my reviews, and actually enjoying them. I am also finding time to do other things like catch up with my LONG list of shows that I’ve recorded throughout the last few weeks. So that’s really awesome!

And speaking of shows, the hubby & I watched the entire season (only six episodes) of After Life on Netflix in one day and OMG that show is everything. We were both pretty much crying every single episode, haha. It was so damn good and I really hope there is another season. I love the shows that Ricky Gervais creates/stars in. I thought we were going into this really funny comedy show and I was so wrong. While it was still had so many laugh out loud moments, there were also so many that were sad and had us crying. I definitely recommend checking it out. Anyway, here are the books that I’ve been reading and hope to read next.

Currently Reading:

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We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I am currently reading my ARC of We Contain Multitudes and listening to the audiobook of Children and Blood and Bone. I am so in love with We Contain Multitudes so far. It’s told completely in letters between the two main characters, which I really love. I was sucked in from the minute I started the book. I could have had this finished the day I started it, but I don’t want it to end so I keep reading it really slow. I’ve owned Children of Blood and Bone since it released last year, but I seen that the library had the audiobook available so I decided to check it out. I hope I love it, because that cover for the sequel is amazing and I want to own it HAHA. 😛 So far it’s interesting though and I’m enjoying it. I’m a little over 100 pages into it.


Recently Finished:

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Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkin Reid

I recently finished Somewhere Only We Know and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Somewhere Only We Know was such a fun and cute read. I really enjoyed that one. I’ll link my review at the end of this post if you want to check it out. I liked Evelyn Hugo, but I sadly didn’t love it. It was still good though and I’m glad I read it. I actually listened to the audiobook and the audiobook version was really great. The story itself just didn’t pull me in completely and I didn’t fall in love with it like I hoped I would and like I did with Daisy Jones & the Six.


Reading Next:

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Going Off Script by Jen Wilde

Up next is another May ARC (Going Off Script), which I am really excited for. I also have about five audiobooks checked out at the library right now, so I will most likely start one of those once I finish the Children of Blood and Bone audiobook. I’m not sure which one I’ll listen to next, but my choices are Red Rising, Exit West, Since We Fell, The Last Mrs. Parish, and The Bear and the Nightingale. Have you read any of these? If so, which do you recommend?

What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Reading next? Have you read any of these books? Feel free to link me to your posts, so I can check them out!

In case you missed it;
Review|| Somewhere Only We Know.
Tag|| This or That.
WWW Wednesday #60.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

WWW Wednesday #60.

wwwwednesdayflower

WWW Wednesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Simply answer the following questions. 🙂

The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

*All books linked to Goodreads below.


Hey!

I am making some pretty good progress with my reading so far this month, which is pretty exciting. I really hope it continues! I have quite a few ARCs that I need/want to read this month, so I am trying to read those right away. I am also trying so hard to stay away from the library this month, so that I can read the books that I already have and catch up on ARCs. Here are the books that I’ve been reading and hope to read next.

Currently Reading:

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Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkin Reid

I am currently reading my ARC of Somewhere Only We Know and so far I am really enjoying it. It’s been a lot of fun so far. It was released yesterday (May 7th), so I am hoping I can finish it soon and get my review posted. I am also listening to the audiobook of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I really like the audiobook and the way the story is being told, but the story itself is not blowing me away. I’m finding myself a little bored a times. It’s not as good as Daisy Jones & the Six was, that’s for sure. I am hoping to finish the audiobook at some point today. Maybe this last little bit will be really great. I think I only have about three hours left on the audiobook.


Recently Finished:

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Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
Happy Messy Scary Love by Leah Konen

Shout was such a great book. I loved the poetry and I loved reading about Laure Halse’s life and the way that she told it. It’s a really emotional and deals with so many tough situations. Happy Messy Scary Love was such an amazing book. I loved it so much and flew through it in a day. It was so hard to put down. I had so much fun reading it. I’ll link my review at the end of this post if you want to check it out.


Reading Next:

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We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

Next up I plan to read We Contain Multitudes. I have been really looking forward to this one and I was so stoked when I received an ARC in the mail from the publisher. It releases next week, so I want to read this one ASAP and get my review up. I may or may not listen to an audiobook at some point as well, but haven’t found one yet.

What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Reading next? Have you read any of these books? Feel free to link me to your posts, so I can check them out!

In case you  missed it;
Review|| Happy Messy Scary Love.
Friday Finds #80.
Wrap Up|| April.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

WWW Wednesday #59.

wwwwednesdayflower

WWW Wednesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Simply answer the following questions. 🙂

The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

*All books linked to Goodreads below.


Hey!

I’ve actually been doing really well with reading this week. I’ve read a couple books myself and also listened to a couple of audiobooks since my post last week. I’m trying to read as much as I can before the end of the month, because I really want to try to read all the books on my “unofficial” April TBR. It’s REALLY ambitious and I have five books left on the list, plus two more that are bonus if I actually finish the five. CROSSING FINGERS! Anyway, here are the books that I’ve been reading and hope to read next.

Currently Reading:

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Cherry by Nico Walker (Library)
There There by Tommy Orange (Audiobook)

I am currently reading Cherry, which so far it’s okay. I’m only about 15% into it, so not a lot has happened yet. I’m not bored with it though, so that’s good at least. Hopefully it picks up even more soon. I’m listening to the audiobook There There, which I may be able to have finished today depending on if I continue to listen to it straight through work. I’m a little bit halfway through it. So far it’s okay, but it’s not blowing me away or anything. Maybe that will change in the second half.


Recently Finished:

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Summer of ’69 by Todd Strasser (Netgalley)
The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir (Library)
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James (Audiobook)

I recently finished Summer of ’69, which was such an amazing book. I loved it. I’ll link my review at the end of this post. I also finished The Book of Essie. I really loved The Book of Essie. I also listened to These Broken Girls, which I thought was good. It didn’t blow me away, but it was still a good read and was interesting.


Reading Next:

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Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering (Library)
We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett (Physical ARC)

This week my “reading next” list looks almost the same as last week. I strayed a little bit from the list this week by reading The Book of Essie instead of Cherry, Tell Me Lies, or We Rule the Night first. OOPS. I included two of those back to my “reading next” list and I also added Girls with Sharp Sticks as well, because I think I will be reading that one right after Cherry. I was sent a finished copy last week from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and since the book is already released, I want to read it ASAP so I can get my review up.

What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Reading next? Have you read any of these books? Feel free to link me to your posts, so I can check them out!

In case you  missed it;
Review|| Summer of ’69.
Friday Finds #78.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

WWW Wednesday #58.

wwwwednesdayflower

WWW Wednesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Simply answer the following questions. 🙂

The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

*All books linked to Goodreads below.


Hey!

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve last done this type of post. I usually just do them in the beginning of the month since my wrap up post usually follows at the end. Anyway, I don’t really have a whole lot to say, so I am just going to get right into the books that I have been reading and what I hope to read next.

Currently Reading:

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Summer of ’69 by Todd Strasser (Netgalley)
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

I am currently reading Summer of ’69 and listening to the audiobook of The Broken Girls. So far I am pretty into Summer of ’69. I love all the hippie vibes and everything. It is kind of a slow start though, so I am hoping it picks up more soon. I am almost finished with The Broken Girls. I’ll probably have it finished today. I only have a couple hours left on the audiobook. It’s an interesting story, but I do find myself getting pretty bored at times. I do like it though and can’t wait to see how it ends.


Recently Finished:

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Heartstopper Vol 1 by Alice Oseman

I have been impatiently waiting for my copy of Heartstopper to come in from Book Depository and it finally did the other day. I read it that day, because I couldn’t resist. It’s a graphic novel, so it was a quick read. It was such a great story too. I loved it. I also found out at the end of the story that it’s about characters from another one of Alice Oseman’s books (Solitaire), so I plan to read that one ASAP! I also really can’t wait for volume two of Heartstopper. It gets released later this year. I am just including what I recently finished this month (April) since I just did my wrap up post. You can check out some of my other recently finished books in my March wrap up linked at the end of this post.


Reading Next:

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Cherry by Nico Walker (Library)
Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering (Library)
We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett (Physical ARC)

I honestly have no idea what I am going to read next. I always say I am going to read one thing and end up reading something else. I’ve been a really big mood reader this year. I have three options that I am really leaning toward because 1. they are library books that I need to read before they get returned or 2. they are ARCs that I really need to read and get reviewed ASAP. It could be any of these books that I read next, but I am leaning heavily on Cherry, because I read the first 10 or so pages and I was really into it. I had to stop myself though, because 1. it was like 3:30am when I couldn’t fall back to sleep and I needed to try to sleep and 2. I need to finish my current read first, haha. I also need to read Tell Me Lies soonish before it gets returned to the library. We Rule the Night was just released yesterday, so I want to read that one soon too because I need to get a review up for it. So many books to read!!

What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Reading next? Have you read any of these books? Feel free to link me to your posts, so I can check them out!

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

WWW Wednesday #57.

wwwwednesdayflower

WWW Wednesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Simply answer the following questions. 🙂

The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

*Goodreads linked below.


Hey!

Not going to lie, I am kind of getting stir crazy being home pretty much 24/7 now that I work from home. I feel like I never leave the house and if you know me, I am a person that actually loves being at home so this is new. I still have boxes to unpack, but I’ve been kind of just ignoring them and reading or watching TV instead. Here is what I’ve been reading the last week and a half and what I hope to read soon.

Currently Reading:

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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I am currently reading Daisy Jones & The Six and I am really enjoying it. I definitely really like this one. I am 60% into it and I should have it finished today. It’s so addicting to read. It’s honestly so hard to stop and I curse work and adult responsibilities because I just want to read it all day. I love how it reads like a documentary. It goes back and forth between the different people involved in Daisy Jones & The Six band telling their story of past events and their stardom. It’s so rock ‘n’ roll and I am living for it.


Recently Finished:

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You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

I recently finished You Asked for Perfect and The Test. I liked You Asked for Perfect, but it didn’t blow me away like I had hoped it would. It was still a good read and I actually flew through it. It was really easy to read and the characters were really likable. I didn’t relate to it too much and I think that’s why it didn’t blow me away. I can see why so many people really love it though and I would definitely recommend checking it out. The Test….HOLY CRAP! This book was insane! It was intense! And I honestly can’t even put my thoughts into words. I loved it so much and gave it five stars!! I still think about it. It’s a pretty short story, but it’s so damn good that you don’t even notice how short it is. You’re sucked right into it from the start, it’s crazy.


Reading Next:

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Summer of ’69 by Todd Strasser (Netgalley)
The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena (Physical ARC)
Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

I said March would be a month full of ARCs and it hasn’t really worked out that way….YET! I am really hoping to at least get The Beauty of the Moment and Summer of ’69 read this month. Heroine is one of my most anticipated book releases of the year and it finally released yesterday, so I may have to read that one next or really soon. So it’s looking like one of these will be my next read.

What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Reading next? Have you read any of these books? Feel free to link me to your posts, so I can check them out!

In case you missed it;
Friday Finds #76.
Random|| Birthday & Other Things.
Review|| Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack