WWW Wednesday #46.

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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?

*Goodreads linked below.


Hey!

I haven’t been reading that much this week. I’ve been trying to catch up on my endless DVR of TV shows I have recorded instead. I’ve also been sucked back into my re-watch of 7th Heaven. Just like books, my TV show list is out of control right now too. I did read a little bit though.

Currently Reading:

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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I am finally reading When Dimple Met Rishi! I am about 30% into it right now and I really like it. Hopefully I’ll find some time to read tonight, because it’s pretty cute so far and I’m interested to see what happens.


Recently Finished:

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your name. by Makoto Shinkai
Lord of the Flies by William Golding

I bought your name. back in November and never got around to reading it. I finally read it and it was SO AMAZING. SO MANY FEELS. The hubby and I watched the movie over the weekend and it was just as amazing. He even loved it. I read Lord of the Flies back in high school, but it’s been a really long time since then. I couldn’t remember everything that happened, so I decided to listen to the audiobook. The audiobook is read by the author and he made the story so boring. He doesn’t change his voice for characters or really give any expression at all. So I was BORED. I still really like the story though, but as an audiobook, nope. I also read What to Say Next and The Raven King the previous week.


Reading Next:

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Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I have been waiting too long for this. As soon as I finish Dimple, I am reading Immortal Reign. I am dying to see how this ends, but I am also kind of dreading it. BECAUSE THIS SERIOUS IS EVERYTHING and because Morgan Rhodes gives no fucks about killing characters. I’m nervous. I’m excited. I can’t wait! I also got these cute little Falling Kingdoms character bookmarks from Happy Hello on Etsy, so I’ve been putting it off until they got delivered to me, lol.

What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Reading next? Have you read any of these books? Let me know and link me to your posts if you have one!

In case you missed it;
3 & 3.5 star reads of 2017.
Random|| Picture Update.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

3 & 3.5 star reads of 2017.

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Hey!

I thought it would be fun to do a blog post with the books that I rated five stars. I also decided I would do one for all of the other ratings as well. This post post will show the books that I read in 2017 that I rated 3 stars or 3.5 stars. This is the last post in this little “mini series”, because I didn’t have anything lower than 3.5 stars last year.

In 2017 I read 67 books.
I rated 14 of those with 3-3.5 stars.

These are in no particular order. I just sorted my Goodreads 2017 list by “rating” and these are listed from top to bottom. I did try to group same author/series together though.

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Amish Guys Don’t Call by Debby Dodds
Bang by Barry Lyga
Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher

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The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
TMI by Patty Blount

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History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

What are some books that you rated three stars in 2017? Have you read any of the books that I read? Did we have any similar ratings? Let me know!

Here are the links to my other two posts if you want to check those out:
4 & 4.5 star reads of 2017.
5 star reads of 2017.

And in case you missed it;
Random|| Picture Update.
Top Ten Tuesday|| Books that have been on my TBR the longest.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyorange

Top Ten Tuesday|| Books that have been on my TBR the longest.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read.


Hi!

I am going to go with only the books that I own that I’ve had for a really long time now and still haven’t read. Let me tell you, it’s A LOT more than ten. I’m going to just get right into it. These are books that I’ve probably had since 2015 and haven’t read them yet.

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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Half Bad by Sally Green
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (and all MM books)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

I really want to try to make these books a priority this year and finally read them. There’s also PLENTY MORE not on this list that I want to try to make a priority this year. I really need to get to reading these older books I bought and that I’ve had for so long.

What are some books that you had on your TBR that you still haven’t read? Feel free to link me to your posts, so I can check them out.

In case you missed it;
4 & 4.5 star reads of 2017.
Photo A Day|| January 22-31 & GIVEAWAY WINNER!
Wrap Up|| January.

 

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

4 & 4.5 star reads of 2017.

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Hey!

I thought it would be fun to do a blog post with the books that I rated five stars. You can check that out over here. I also decided I would do one for all of the other ratings as well. This post post will show the books that I read in 2017 that I rated 4 stars or 4.5 stars.

In 2017 I read 67 books.
I rated 26 of those with 4-4.5 stars.

These are in no particular order. I just sorted my Goodreads 2017 list by “rating” and these are listed from top to bottom. I did try to group same author/series together though.

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The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari
Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman
Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone

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Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
The Complete Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway
This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

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Saga, Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
Mirror Me by Tara St. Pierre
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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Loving the University by Barry Lyga
The Ghosts at 95 by Barry Lyga
The Ideas of March by Barry Lyga
Four Minutes by Barry Lyga

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A Work in Progress by Connor Franta
Note to Self by Connor Franta
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon
On the Merits of Unnaturalness by Samantha Shannon
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

What are some books that you rated four stars in 2017? Have you read any of the books that I read? Let me know!

In case you missed it;
Wrap Up|| January.
Book Haul|| January.
Photo A Day|| January 22-31 & GIVEAWAY WINNER!

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

 

Wrap Up|| January.

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Hey!

First month of the year done! This month actually felt like it went by really slow, to be honest. It was a pretty crazy month for me with so many things going on, but I still managed to read quite a few books! I’ll have a picture post up for the month of January at some point of the random pictures that I took throughout the month, aside from my photo a day pictures that I’ve been posting all month. For now I’m just going to jump right into my January wrap up though. You can find a full list of these books and the other books I read this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review.

Physically Read Books:
These are the books that I read by myself (not audiobooks) throughout the month of January.

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Long Way Home by Katie McGarry – 4 out of 5 stars.
I love the Thunder Road series so much and I am sad that it’s over. 😦 I finally read Long Way Home and I am so glad that I did. It was so good and a good way to end the series. I did love the first two books a little more though.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – 5 out of 5 stars. – Review.
It’s rare that I love a really hyped book, but I really loved The Cruel Prince. There were quite a few twists and it was so much fun to read. Feel free to check out my review for more.

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum – 5 out of 5 stars.
I really loved Tell Me Three Things. It was a quick read, pretty fun, and cute. I am excited to read Julie Buxbaum’s book What to Say Next.

A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen – 4 out of 5 stars. – Review.
I really enjoyed A Taxonomy of Love. It was pretty interesting and weird, but it was still a good story. It was also interesting to learn a little about Tourette Syndrome. Feel free to check out my review for more.

The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye – 4 out of 5 stars.
The Crown’s Fate was really good! I enjoyed it and read through it pretty quickly. Lots of different things happening and the ending was really great. I gave it one less star than the first book, because while I did really like The Crown’s Fate, it wasn’t as good as the first book.

Textrovert by Lindsey Summers – 3 out of 5 stars.
I flew through Textrovert, but it was a short book (230 pages) and it had text message bubbles that took up page space, lol. BUT it was a really cute book and fun to read. I easily guessed a lot of what was happening, but it was still pretty enjoyable and a quick read. I read half on Sunday (1/29) night and the other half on Monday (1/30). I probably could have read it in an entire day if I didn’t continue my rewatching of all the 7th Heaven episodes on Hulu LOL.


Audiobooks:
These are the books that I listened to the audio versions throughout the month of January.

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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – 3 out of 5 stars.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater – 3 out of 5 stars.
I like this series, but I don’t love it. I think I’ve rated every single book so far three stars besides the first book. I think I gave that one 4 stars. It holds my attention, but I’m not jumping up and down with excitement for it. Kind of sad, because I know so many people love this series. I am hoping to read The Raven King in February.


Currently Reading Books:
These are the books that I started to read in the month of January, but didn’t get a chance to finish them yet.

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What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

I mentioned this one earlier in my post. I had What to Say Next on hold at my library for awhile and it finally got checked out to me, so I am reading that. I only have about two weeks before it gets turned back into the library, so I better get a move on. I actually had a ton of e-books on hold at the library and my library thought it would be cool to check almost every single book out to me at the exact same time. Last week I literally got six books checked out to me. SIX! I had to return two of the six, because I just can’t with all those books LOL.

What did you read in January? Have you read any of the books that in January? Feel free to link me to your wrap up posts, so I can check them out!

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway! Enter here: Three Year Blogiversary & Giveaway!

In case you missed it;
Book Haul|| January.
5 star reads of 2017.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyorange

Book Haul|| January.

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Hey!

I’m not sure how it happened, but I was not very good about not buying books and it’s only the first month of the year. I ended up getting several books. It could have been worse, to be honest though. 😛 Once again, no personal pictures of my books because we’re currently going through a lot of our stuff, moving things around, and I just haven’t been able to take any pictures of them. But the Goodreads cover will be okay, right? Onto the books that I got this month!

Physical Books:

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Barnes & Noble)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (Amazon)
Busted by Gina Ciocca (Amazon)

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Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee (Amazon)
Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry (Amazon)
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight (Amazon)
The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia (Maren)

So these are the physical books that I bought (or received). For Christmas my sister got me a Dobby bookend, but I was still missing one Harry Potter book. I’ve been collecting the hardcovers when I find them in Goodwill or other used bookstores. I finally broke down and bought a used copy on Amazon of Prisoner of Azkaban since it was the one I was missing. I heard I think Whitney Novels from Booktube talking about Disgrace and I really wanted to get it, so I bought a used copy on Amazon of that one too. I had to get Katie McGarry’s new book, because I love the Thunder Road series so much! I still need to buy those books to own! Maren from The Worn Bookmark sent me her extra copy of The Lovely Reckless. 🙂 And the other few books I didn’t mention are books that I really want to read and I read The Cruel Prince, which was amazing!


E-Books:

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The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
Warcross by Marie Lu
Nemesis by Anna Banks
Lucky in Love by Kasie West

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Because You Love to Hate Me by Various Authors/Booktubers
The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher
Dirty Red by Tarryn Fisher
Thief by Tarryn Fisher

There were some pretty good e-book deals this month that I had to get. I’ve been really wanting to read the top row of books and Because You Love to Hate Me, so I was stoked when I seen them all on sale this month for $2.99-1.99. I read a few Tarryn Fisher books and I’ve enjoyed them. Maren from The Worn Bookmark was talking about them and how fast she read through them. I seen that each book was on sale for 99 cents each, so I got them. I am really looking forward to them, because Maren and I usually like the same books.

That’s all for my January book haul! What books did you get in January? Have you read any of the ones that I got?

I’ll have my wrap up post in a day or two. I am hoping to finish at least one more book before I post my wrap up. I was able to finish The Crown’s Fate over the weekend and I read half of another book in one day (which is rare for me), so I think I can read the other half tonight or at least most and be done by tomorrow. 😀

In case you missed it, I have a giveaway on my blog for a book of your choice and it’s international. I am picking a winner and announcing the winner on February 1st, so you still have a couple days to enter. Three Year Blogiversary & Giveaway!

Other posts you can check out in case you missed them;
5 star reads of 2017.
Photo A Day|| January 17-21.
Top Ten Tuesday|| Books I liked, but can’t remember.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

5 star reads of 2017.

2017books.jpgHey!

I thought it would be fun to do a blog post with the books that I rated five stars. I’ll also have one for four stars and three stars as well. In 2016 I read 105 books and only rated 15 of them with five stars. In 2017 I read a lot less (67 books) and managed to rate so many (27) of them five stars! I was either less pickier with five stars this year or I read some pretty amazing books. 😛

These are in no particular order. I just sorted my Goodreads 2017 list by “rating” and these are listed from top to bottom. I did try to group same author/series together though.

 

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Renegade Red (sequel) by Lauren Bird Horowitz
Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
The Mime Order (sequel) by Samantha Shannon

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Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
The End of Oz (4th book) by Danielle Paige
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Catacomb (3rd book) by Madeleine Roux

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Horde (3rd book, reread) by Ann Aguirre
Outpost (2nd book, reread) by Ann Aguirre
Enclave (reread) by Ann Aguirre
Vanguard (4th book) by Ann Aguirre

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The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan
The Outside (sequel) by Laura Bickle
When It’s Real by Erin Watt
Crystal Storm (5th book) by Morgan Rhodes

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

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One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
Walk the Edge (sequel) by Katie McGarry
Legion (4th book) by Julie Kagawa

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The Border by Steve Schafer
F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

What are some books that you rated five stars in 2017? Have you read any of these books? Let me know!

In case you missed it;
Three Year Blogiversary & Giveaway!
Top Ten Tuesday|| Books I liked, but can’t remember.
Photo A Day|| January 17-21.

I hope you have a great day and weekend!

ashleyblack