Showing posts from January, 2020

WWW Wednesday: January 29

WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World of Words
The three W's are:
What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you'll read next?
Recently Finished

I really enjoy Jill Shalvis books, and this new release in the Wildstone series was a great read!Excited for Book 5 this summer!
Currently Reading

I'm listening to The Starless Sea on audio and Morgenstern's writing is so eloquent and beautiful.  Slowly making my way through this one.  
I'm currently reading American Dirt--yes, I'm aware of the controversy.  I've read many books on this topic, including #ownvoices books recommended by others. I'm  reading and reviewing this book as fiction. I'm halfway through it and it is very well written.

Up Next

One of these two! Still not sure yet. I JUST got access to the latest from Kerry Lonsdale--Side Trip! I'm on the Early Review Team for Side Trip and I am SO excited. I've loved all h…

Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.  
This Week's Topic:  Cover Freebie
It's no secret I am a sucker for a beautiful cover. Here are some covers I love--all on my currently reading or to-read list!

Do you love beautiful covers like I do? Happy Reading!

Blog Tour: Tweet Cute

Tweet Cute
By Emma Lord
368 pages, published January 21, 2020
Wednesday Books
Note: I received this book from the author and publisher via NetGalleyto facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

Purchase Links
Publisher Amazon

About the Book
Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming — mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account. 
Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time. 
All’s fair in love and chees…

Top Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.  
This Week's Topic: 
Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf 
I'm including physical books and kindle books in this list! They are mostly NetGalley ARC's, but a few physical books too.

What are some new arrivals to your bookshelf? Happy Reading!

Book Beginnings: Homegoing

Book Beginnings Fridays is a weekly event hosted by fellow Oregon blogger Gilion at Rose City Reader.  The purpose is to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
As I've mentioned in earlier posts, I'm participating in #theunreadshelfproject2020 hosted by Whitney @ The Unread Shelf.  January's challenge is to pick a book, any book off of your unread shelf and read it by January 31st. My pick,(thanks to several of you chiming in on Instagram!) is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It's been on my bookshelf for quite awhile, and I finally started it Wednesday night! Here are the opening lines:

"The night Effia Otcher was born into the musky heat of Fanteland,a fire raged through the woods just outside her father's compound. It moved quickly, tearing a path for da…

Book Review: Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age
By Kiley Reid
320 pages
Published December 21,2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
Source: Library

From Goodreads:

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living showing other women how to do the same. A mother to two small girls, she started out as a blogger and has quickly built herself into a confidence-driven brand. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains’ toddler one night. Seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, a security guard at their local high-end supermarket accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make it right.

But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix’s desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix’s past, both women find the…

Top Ten Bookish Discoveries I Made in 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
This Week's Topic:
Bookish Discoveries I Mad in 2019
What a fun topic! The notes on this topic said it could be books, authors, blogs, websites, apps, etc. It was really fun to put together this list!
Authors and Books
1. Allie Larkin: I read Swimming for Sunlight in 2019 and absolutely loved it, and immediately started reading her previous books.

2. Sarah Morgan: I read One Summer in Paris and loved it! I was surprised I hadn't read her books before. Later in the year I also read A Wedding in December later in the year. I will definitely read more of her books in the future!

3. This wonderful book:

4. And this wonderful book:

5. And this book, which was definitely a "bookstagram made me do it" read. I LOVED it!

Other Bookish Fun
6. withabookskeeve :  I first found these book sleeves on instagram. Chanon makes amazing book sleeves! I love this "avocuddle" one I got. She is currently taking a b…

WWW Wednesday: January 8

Hosted by Taking On A World of Words.

The Three W's are:

What did you just finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you'll read next?
Recently Finished
I enjoyed The Giver of Stars--though I have to admit I enjoyed The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek more! I was so excited to read Love Lettering, since there were so many amazing reviews, but....I just didn't connect with it. Loved the premise, but it just fell flat for me. To each their own!
Currently Reading

I just started Such a Fun Age yesterday, and I'm already hooked! I'm listening to an ALC on and really enjoying the audio version!
Up Next

I'm on the blog tour for Tweet Cute on January 22, so look for my review post! I'm also starting Homegoing soon--my January read for #theunreadshelfproject2020.
What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!