Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 Debut Author Challenge

 Hosted by ThatArtsyReaderGirl

1. All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

2. Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon

3. A List of Cages by Robin Roe

4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

6. Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

2017 New Release Challenge

2017 New Release Challenge

Hosted by Lexxie @ Un-Conventional Book Views & Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My!

The rules for the 2017 New Release Challenge are simple:

Books have to be released and reviewed in 2017.
Other challenges can be used as well, if you are participating in the Netgalley / Edelweiss challenge or in the COYER challenge, books can count towards more than one challenge, as long as the ones you use for the 2017 New Release Reading Challenge qualify to the other rules.
The minimum length for a book to qualify is 100 pages, it can be in any format though, physical, e-book, ARC or audiobook.

The New Book Release Challenge is open from January 1st through December 31st 2017, and sign-ups are open until February 15th 2017.

You don’t have to be a blogger to participate, you can link to your review on Goodreads or Booklikes instead – so don’t be shy!

There are five levels  in the New Release Challenge:
1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie
31-60 books per year – New Release Pro
61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran
101-200 books per year – New Release Enthusiast
200+ books per year – New Release Obsessed



Around the Year in 52 - 2017 Book Challenge

I'm behind with all of my book challenges, heck, I did not even pick one this year. However, I saw the Around the Year in 52, challenge on youtube and decided to give it a try. The crossed out ones are completed while others are the novels I'm planning on reading for the different challenges. It took a while but I managed to find one for all 52 challenges.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Booktubeathon 2017 TBR/Challenges

I’ve stayed away from read-a-thons this year because I’ve been in a horrible reading slump but I could not pass up the BookTubeathon! 😊 I hope to actually complete some of the challenges and have fun on twitter this time around. I’ll be working during the read-a-thon but I will also be completely alone (expect for one cuddly chubby cat and needy small dog) for the majority of the week. So more reading for me! 😊

Here are the challenges and my current TBR:

The 2017 Reading Challenges:
1/ Read a book with a person on the cover. 
The Black Key (The Lone City #3) by Amy Ewing

2/ Read a hyped book.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

3/ Finish a book in one day.
The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events #4) by Lemony Snicket

4/ Read about a character that is very different from you.
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

5/ Finish a book completely outdoors.
Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

6/ Read a book you bought because of the cover.
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

7/ Read seven books.
The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes #2) by Arthur Conan Doyle

Other Books I Want to Read:

A Million Junes by Emily Henry
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad #2) by Tana French
The Star-Touched Queen (#1) by Roshani Chokshi

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday # 142 and Wishlist Wednesday # 142

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where you pick a book that is coming out soon that you want to read.

Summary from Goodreads:

Three sisters born under different stars, sharing the same tragic ancestry and ambitious destiny, vie with each other and with the kings who will be their allies, enemies, and pawns, in a dangerous, sexy, deadly game for power, ignited by the madness of a declining king and the reappearance of a bastard soldier who wants to tear it all down.

A feminist, multicultural epic fantasy with the operatic feeling of GAME OF THRONES, inspired by the author’s conflicted relationship with KING LEAR and her desire to confront head-on provocative questions about birthright, gender, faith, and the complicated bonds of family

Release Date: March 27th, 2018

My Notes:

I saw King Lear I decided I wanted to read this. I love Shakespeare retellings.

Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.

Summary from Goodreads:

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623. The play's first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. 

Historically, critical response has varied, with some critics finding the work of lesser quality than other Shakespearean works and some finding the play a work of great merit. The play features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted speeches, "All the world's a stage", and is the origin of the phrase "too much of a good thing". The play remains a favourite among audiences and has been adapted for radio, film, and musical theatre.

My Notes:

I recently saw a staged version of this and want to read through the play as well. It was pretty funny/interesting but I had a hard time hearing all of the lines. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #5 and Top Ten Tuesday, Top Ten Of My Own Books I Want To Read #138

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker.

Here are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc

 "What's coming, she had said, a phrase that hardened my stomach into a lump of stone. I eyed the orchard outside the window, and beyond it the woods with its Douglas firs that scraped the bleak winter sky" (Kindle ARC Location. 753/3453 - 22%, Odd & True by Cat Winters)

The Broke and Bookish.

Top Ten Of My Own Books I Want To Read #138

1. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

3. Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson
4. Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake
5. The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
6. The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle
7. Left to Chance by Amy Sue Nathan
8. The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3) by Samantha Shannon
9. This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
10. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck