WWW Wednesdays #66 – March 7th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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33555224Currently I am reading the first book in The Rowan Harbor Cycle by Sam Burns, Blackbird in the Reeds – another M/M series I picked up.  I’m liking it so far and it’s a pretty quick read – less than 200 pages. I’m also about to start Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman, the second book in the Arc of a Scythe series. Can’t wait to see how this series continues to play out! :D I’m still plugging away at the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. We were getting back to it but it’s slowed down once again. But we’ll get there!


What did I recently finish reading?

26695561It’s been a bit since my last WWW post and in that time I’ve actually read quite a few books. I finished the first book in the Unbreakable Bonds series, Shiver by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott, as well as the other three books in the series and all four novellas. I really came to like these books and it quickly became one of my favorite M/M series. They’re working on a companion series that touches on characters introduced in this series, so I’m 22664303excited to read that one as well. I also picked up another M/M series, the Marshals books by Mary Calmes. I’ve read the first two in the series, All Kinds of Tied Down and Fit to be Tied. These are actually rereads for me – I wanted to reread them because the fourth book is coming out this month. This is another series I really enjoy. I finished reading  Scythe by Neal Shusterman, the first book in the Arc of a Scythe series. This was February’s read for my book club and it 28954189definitely lived up to all the hype! I really enjoyed it. The only slight issue, not even an issue really, I had was the way it was written left me slightly…detached, I guess? Normally when reading I’m right there in the story with the characters, but this one it was almost like looking through a two-way mirror – I was watching the story unfold but I wasn’t really a part of it. Does that make any sense? xD It didn’t deter from the reading experience though, it was just interesting to me. I also ended up reading the third and final book in the Bounty series  by Christine d’Abo, No Master. I read the first two in the series back in October. I was meaning to read this one soon after but, as usual, got distracted by other things. And 23437156finally, I finished Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I started this one back in January and read a decent chunk, but ended up pausing for awhile. Not because it was bad or anything, far from it, I just think I was in M/M mood for awhile. But it turns out Six of Crows is now this months read for the book club and I actually ended up finishing it that very weekend after our meeting. It was sooooo good!!! I adored all of the characters and the plot kept you ensnared the entire time. Once I got back into it I couldn’t put it down. I enjoyed the Grisha trilogy, but I have to say I enjoyed this one more and can’t wait to read the second.


What do I think I’ll read next?

22299763Next up I will be starting Crooked Kingdom, the second (and presumably last) book in the Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo. I can’t wait to see how the series wraps up, although I’ll be sad that I won’t get to spend any more time with the characters! D; Hopefully Bardugo will keep writing though, since I thoroughly enjoy her books.

 

 


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

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WWW Wednesdays #65 – January 24th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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26695561I’m still steadily reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, the first book in the Six of Crows duology. The last two of the six outcasts were introduced and I can’t wait until the groups adventure really begins! I also picked up another M/M book (surprise, surprise), the first book in the Unbreakable Bonds series, Shiver by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott. I’m really liking the characters in this book so I can’t wait to see what happens throughout the rest of the series, since the other books all focus on a different character.  I’m still plugging away at the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. There was a slight pause on this book while my friend caught up, but we’re getting back to it! I’m excited to see how the conclusion plays out. I’m also still reading the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. It’s still on the back-burner – and probably will be until I finish the Six of Crows duology.


What did I recently finish reading?

29622131I finished reading The Glass Spare, the first book in The Glass Spare series by Lauren DeStefano. This was the first book I read for the book club I recently joined. The first meeting I attended was last weekend and it was great! It was held at the apartment of the two girls that started the club. There were snacks, everyone was so nice and welcoming, we talked a ton about books (of course!). It was really a great time and I’m so glad my co-worker invited me to be a part of it. Really, the whole thing is so well-organized and awesome. I can’t wait for the next meeting! But, back to the book, The Glass Spare was a quick, easy read. The characters were interesting enough but I didn’t really love any of them. You can definitely tell this book’s main purpose is to set up the next. There were a few things that I felt like should have been touched on before this one ended, but they weren’t. I did think the world-building was neat. It was kind of a mix between medieval and the beginnings of technology. I’ll most likely pick up the second book but that one will determine if I continue the series or not. I also finished reading  Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters, the first book in the Offbeat Crimes series by Angel Martinez. Like I mentioned in my last WWW post, it was a fun, quirky read and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.


What do I think I’ll read next?

28954189Next up I will be starting Scythe by Neal Shusterman, the first book in the Arc of a Scythe series. This is this month’s pick for the book club. We got to vote out of three books and everyone selected this one. It was already on my TBR list, so I was excited! Once again, I’m so excited to be a part of this club. It’s nice having another outlet for books besides the blogosphere. I’ve mentioned before, not many of my friends read and one of the one’s who does is so busy she barely has any time to, no matter how many books I peer pressure her to start… xD


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

WWW Wednesdays #64 – January 11th

Shhhh, yes yes I know – it’s Thursday. But I was busy yesterday, so how about we let it slide, yeh? xD


WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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29622131Right now I am currently reading five books. FIVE! I started Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, the first book in the Six of Crows duology. I’m only a few chapters in but so far I’m enjoying it! I’m super excited to learn more about Kaz – he seems like such a neat character! I also began The Glass Spare, the first book in The Glass Spare series by Lauren DeStefano. I’m mostly focusing on this one at the moment because my first meeting for the book club I joined is next Wednesday so I’d like to finish it before then if I’m able. It’s another one I’m really enjoying! I’m still plugging away at the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. One of my friends is a bit behind in our buddy read so hopefully we keep at it once she catches up! I started reading a M/M book, Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters, the first book in the Offbeat Crimes series by Angel Martinez. It’s a fun quirky read so far! I’m also still reading the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. It’s kind of on the back-burner for now as the others are holding my interest a bit more at the moment.


What did I recently finish reading?

14061957I finished up the third and final book in the Grisha trilogy, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. It was so good! My emotions went on a roller coaster throughout this book but I have to say I was overall pretty satisfied with how things wrapped up in the end. After reading Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more books by this author! I also read the third book in the Signs of Love series by Anyta Sunday, Gemini Keeps Capricorn. This series is so cute and funny! I hope there’s at least a few more. I’ve come to really like this author as well.


What do I think I’ll read next?

Honestly, my mind is too busy with wanting to just finish the books I’m currently reading that I don’t even want to think of what I’m going to read afterwards. Especially now that I’m back to work and school starts up again soon! I’ll most likely have something for this spot in my next WWW post though!


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

WWW Wednesdays #63 – December 27th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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14061957Some of you may have seen my TT post yesterday, but yes! I’ve finally started the third and final book in the Grisha trilogy, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo.  And I’m actually a little over two-thirds done with it already! Go me! I’ll probably finish it in the next day or so. I’m also plugging away at the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. This is the book I’m buddy reading with Emily and another friend. I’m liking it so far! I’m still reading the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. I think once I’m done with Ruin and Rising I’m going to focus on finishing this one up. As I mentioned in my last WWW post, I feel myself drifting away again but really want to complete this series!


What did I recently finish reading?

34715224I finally sat down and read Flight of Magpies, the third and final book in the A Charm of Magpies series by K.J. Charles. I had started it a few months ago and since then it was just a game of renewing it from the library until I finally decided to read it. I hadn’t gotten far into the book so I decided to just start over and ended up finishing it in two days! I can definitely say I’m out of the little reading slump I had been in earlier this month. Finishing up school stuff and then my friend’s wedding was keeping me so busy I hadn’t been getting a lot of reading done. But now I’m on break and, because I work part-time at a school, I have no work this week or the next! It’s nice but sad at the same time since…no moolah, ya know? I am in search of another part-time 36064768job though so we’ll see how that goes. ANYWAY. I also read Fence, issue #1 & 2, a new comic written by C.S. Pacat, author of the Captive Prince series. I completely forgot this comic was coming out until it popped up under ‘recommended titles’ on my Kindle app. And by then I only had to wait a few days to read the second issue. I read a few Marvel comics so I’m used to having to wait a month for issues to come out, but it still sucks. Especially for those who aren’t used to it. Although I feel like people forget it’s a comic because I see all of these reviews complaining about the length! It’s a comic people, not a novel. Thirty pages is normal, if not generous, for a comic. So quit your whining and wait patiently for the young, handsome fencers! I’m really liking it so far and can’t wait for the third issue! :D


What do I think I’ll read next?

29622131I’m going to be picking up The Glass Spare in the near future. It is a new release (well, new as in released in October) and the first book in The Glass Spare series by Lauren DeStefano. I was talking with a coworker the other week and she was telling me about how she was a part of a book club. I immediately took interest and she asked if I wanted to join! So of course I said yes! They meet once a month, so I figured that was doable for my schedule. This is the book they chose for January. I’m really excited! Maybe I’ll even write a post about the first meeting I attend. Also, now that I’ll be finishing up with the Grisha trilogy soon, I’d like to read Six of Crows. Can’t wait!


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

WWW Wednesdays #62 – December 6th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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I am about to start reading the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. Emily, myself, and a friend buddy read the first two books and we finally started the third. Although it’s a bit trope-y, I enjoyed the first two and can’t wait to see how this series concludes. I’m also still reading the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. I need to plug away at this one more than I have been. I was in the mood for a bit, but I feel myself slowly drifting away again. I would really like to finish this series so I just need to get my butt in gear and read it. I’m still chipping away at Flight of Magpies, the third and final book in the A Charm of Magpies series by K.J. Charles as well.


What did I recently finish reading?

33349745A lot of stuff has been happening in life recently so I haven’t been reading as much as I like – I’ve also been trying to catch up on my comic books. But I did manage to read a couple books since my last WWW post. I read Pins and Needles, a standalone novel by A.J. Thomas, an author mentioned in my previous WWW post. It seems that I tend to default to M/M books whenever I have time to read, although I usually intend to read other books. This was a nice, fun read and I enjoyed both the characters and the plot. I’ve definitely come 33308391to like this author in general. I also picked up another M/M romance, Scorpio Hates Virgo, the second book in the Signs of Love series by Anyta Sunday. I really enjoy this author as well. I picked up the first book in the series back over the summer and I just happened to notice that the second one had recently been published, so I gobbled it up. This is cute, funny series. The third book is releasing later this month as well – I can’t wait. I had to read a book on leadership for one of my classes, Lead from the Heart by Mark C. Crowley, and I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It’s not my favorite book or anything, but the author had some interesting and relate-able stories and some valid points on leadership in general. However, it helped that it was on the short side.


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061957I AM GOING TO READ the third and final book in the Grisha trilogy, Ruin and Rising, by Leigh Bardugo. SOON. I PROMISE. I’m hoping to pick it up at the library during break. I really want to see how this series ends – plus I really want to read Six of Crows. I’m probably also going to read the third book in the Signs of Love series I mentioned above, which comes out in a few weeks. I’m planning on continuing the Jack Daniels series as well. And read more M/M.


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

WWW Wednesdays #61 – October 25th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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I am currently reading Flight of Magpies, the third and final book in the A Charm of Magpies series by K.J. Charles. According to Goodreads, I’ve technically been reading this one for awhile. I started it, but then other things caught my interest so I haven’t picked it back up in a few weeks. I’m loaning the ebook from the library and I keep having to renew it. I’m hoping to get back in the mood for this one soon so I can complete the series. I really enjoyed the first two books, so I don’t know why this one’s taking me forever. Although, I feel like I have that problem a lot with the final books in the series. Speaking of which, I’m also reading the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. As I mentioned yesterday in my TT post, I started this book back in April and, once again, other things caught my interest so I put it down. Recently I’ve been in the mood again, so I’m hoping to actually complete it this time. My mind must really not like it when series are about to come to an end…^^;


What did I recently finish reading?

I finished up Dirty Martini by J.A. Konrath, the fourth book in the Jack Daniels series. I’m still really enjoying this suspenseful series and will steadily keep plugging away at it. I also read a few M/M books by A.J. Thomas, including Sex & Sourdough, a standalone novel, and A Casual Weekend Thing, the first in the Least Likely Partnership series.  Both were four star ratings for me, and I’ll eventually get around to reading the other two books in the LLP series. I read another M/M book as well, Up For The Challenge, a standalone novel by Riley Hart and Devon McCormack. I really enjoyed the 7946475characters in that one! It was a great read and I actually gave it a five star rating. And guess what? I read a few more M/M books. It seems I’ve been really digging this genre for the past year or so. I read the first book in the Bounty series  by Christine d’Abo, No Quarter. Another book with two great MC’s. Their banter is hysterical and the author’s world-building was great! Aren’t we supposed to be living in space by now too? I also read the second book, No Remedy. This one was centered around some of the characters introduced in the first book. It was a little different because it was a love triangle, but where no one was left out (if you know what I mean ;D). I don’t normally read menage stories, but again, I really enjoyed the first book so I gave this one a go. Not as good as the first, in my opinion, but still a great addition! It answers some of the questions that the reader has at the end of the first book as well, which was nice. I’m planning on reading the third book at some point.


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061957I keep saying I’m going to read the third and final book in the Grisha trilogy, Ruin and Rising, by Leigh Bardugo, but will I ever actually get around to it? WHO KNOWS? I ranted a bit in one of my Bookish Challenge posts about how I was trying to get the ebook for this one and there’s none actually available (as in my library doesn’t carry the ebook anymore, I guess?), so I’ll have to go check out the physical copy when I get some time. I have a feeling it might just sit on my nightstand for weeks like it did the first time. Once again, the end of a series is playing with my mind. I’m also planning on continuing the Jack Daniels series. And read more M/M.


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

WWW Wednesdays #60 – August 23rd

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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I stated in my TT post yesterday that I would be starting the second book in the A Charm of Magpies series by K.J. Charles, A Case of Possession. I adore the main two characters, Stephen and Lucien – their banter is fantastic. The setting is in England. I’m not entirely sure about the timeline, it never really says, but I’m guessing somewhere in the 1800s. There’s definitely no cars or anything. The plots for the first book and this one, so far, are interesting and keeps me from putting the book down! If you’re looking for an M/M historical fantasy, check it out.


What did I recently finish reading?

17705713I finished up the third book in the Jack Daniels mystery series by J.A. Konrath, Rusty Nail. This was another thrilling installment to this series and I can’t wait to read more. I’m hoping to start the fourth book soon. I also completed reading the first in the Wolves of Hunter’s Rock series by Shelley Grayson, Shift. This was another good read. I enjoyed all of the characters and Grayson’s world-building. I’m definitely looking forward to reading the second book, whenever that happens to be coming out. I also stumbled upon another M/M series (shocking, I know) that reminded me quite a bit of C. S. Pacat’s Captive Prince trilogy. However, this series had 33014686significantly less sexual themes than Pacat’s. The series I am talking about is the Iron Breaker’s trilogy by Zaya Feli. The first book being Stag’s Run. I read all three of the books in a short amount of time because I simply couldn’t put them down. I loved both main characters, Ren and Anik, as well as supporting one’s. Although Ren’s a bit bratty he grows on you and his character definitely develops throughout the series. Just a warning, this contains a slow-burning romance. Nothing romantic actually happens until the end of the second book. But, for me, it just made the future moments Ren and Anik shared all the more sweeter. Also, I LOVE the cover art for all three books!


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061957I’ll be continuing the Grisha trilogy with the third and final book, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. I really need to start this book, but I just haven’t been reading physical copies as much recently. I’ve been on an e-book binge. But I’ll try to start it soon, especially because I’m running out of renew’s on my library website…xD

 

 


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)