WWW Wednesday #44.

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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.


Hi!

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done one of these WWW posts. I think my last post of this kind of back toward the end of August, oops. 😛 I have been doing a lot better as far as reading goes. I find myself wanting to read more than I have been lately, which is good. I am going to just jump right into the books that I’ve been reading and listening to the last week or so.

Currently Reading:

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The End of Oz by Danielle Paige

I am finally reading The End of Oz! I am about 30% into it right now and am really enjoying it. This series has been so much fun to read. I think this is the last book in the series though and I’ll be sad to see it end!


Recently Finished:

Enclave, Outpost, Horde by Ann Aguirre
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

I listened to the audiobooks for Enclave, Outpost, and Horde. It was a reread for me though, because the new book Vanguard was just released this year and I really needed a refresher of this series. I first read them in 2012/2013. It’s hands down one of my favorite series EVER. This series is everything! I was so stoked to get back into it again and relive some of my favorite characters. I can’t wait to read Vanguard, which I am hoping will be this month or next month. 😀 I also finished The Sword of Summer, which was so freaking good! Rick Riordan never disappoints with his book. His characters are always the best, so funny, and so much fun to read. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next books in the series.


Reading Next:

The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares
Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

I am not entirely sure what I am going to read next, but it will most likely be one of these three. The Whole Thing Together is due back to the library in a week, so I may attempt that one. I still need to read my ARC of Being Fishkill, so I want to get to that soon and I’ve heard so many good things about Long Way Down and I am STOKED to have it and can’t wait to read it. Hopefully I can get around to reading all of these before the month ends.

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!

I have another photo a day post coming soon. I skipped a couple days  of pictures (oops), so I’ve been waiting until I got three or four more since I skipped. Maybe tomorrow or Friday I’ll have that post.

In case you missed it;
Photo A Day|| November 7-10.
Photo A Day|| November 1-6.
Blog Changes.

I hope you have a great day.

ashleybluegray

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WWW Wednesday #43.

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.


Hi!

I haven’t done a WWW post in awhile. I’ve been slacking with blogging altogether this year, to be honest. It’s a weird year so far, but I’m still trying to stay somewhat active and also figure out a bunch of other things happening in my life right now too. There’s actually A LOT going on and the next year is going to be probably a really tough year, but the outcome should be great in the end. I honestly haven’t even been reading a whole lot either. 😦 Anyway, here is what I’ve been reading lately. I’m still trying to read all my ARCs, which somehow I ended up with a ton. YIKES! I’ve also been trying to squeeze in some non-ARCs as well in between.

Currently Reading:

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

I’ve been seeing so many things about Gentleman’s Guide and how amazing it is. I read half of it and I agree with everyone. The second half of the book though has been kind of boring, to be honest. I’m a little disappointed because I was LOVING the first half so much and I don’t know what happened. I’m about 70% into the book though and I’m on the fence. A Semi-Definitive List is one of the ARCs on my list to read. I read a couple chapters, but haven’t been able to really read it much since I started Gentleman’s Guide. Hopefully I’ll get to more of it this week once I finish Gentleman’s Guide.


Recently Finished:

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The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

The Hearts We Sold was another ARC that I was reading, but now it out in the world. I really loved it and I highly recommend it. It was such a fun and creepy read. I’ll have my review linked down below at the end of the post. Twenty Boy Summer was a book that I’ve owned for awhile now, so I decided to finally read it. Plus it’s summer and I was looking for a fun summer read. It was a quick read and just what I needed. I really enjoyed it.


Reading Next:

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Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Two other ARCs that I received from publishers to read. I am really stoked for Invictus and Mask of Shadows. They both sound AMAZING and they both have pretty epic book covers. I can’t wait to dive into them. I need to start reading faster, haha. Life is weird right now though, but I do plan to read these ASAP.

I do have a couple other books checked out from the library, but I may return them and check them out at a later date, so I can get back into reading all of these ARCs! I honestly don’t know how I ended up with so many haha. I still have a few more, but they have later release dates.

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!

Sorry again for being a MIA. It might be that way for awhile, but I’ll still pop in from time to time, because I do love blogging and all of you guys! Just so many other things going on in my life right now too. You can follow me on Instagram though. I post a lot over there.

Instagram: heyyitsashley –
personal Instagram account
Bookstagram: foreverbookish_ –
book Instagram account (underscore after bookish)
Photography IG: stillpixels_ –
photography Instagram account (underscore after pixels)

In case you missed it;
Friday Finds #70.
Thoughts|| The Hearts We Sold.
Thoughts|| The Border.

I hope you have a great day.

ashleybluegray

WWW Wednesday #42.

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.


Hi!

I feel like I am slowly getting out of this dang reading slump! It’s still there, but not as bad as it was. I’m happy to finally start reading more again. I know July isn’t going to be my best reading month though. Anyway, here are the books that I’ve been reading this week and all books are linked to their Goodreads pages.

Currently Reading:

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Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

I am currently reading Little & Lion and The Rest of Us Just Live Here. I don’t always read two books at one time, but I am trying it with these two. I’m not that far into either of these books, but they seem promising so far.


Recently Finished:

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Mirror Me by Tara St. Pierre

I just finished Mirror Me the other day and I really enjoyed it a lot! It was pretty fun and a bit creepy too. I’ll have my review up for it on Tuesday (July 25th), which is the release date for this book.


Reading Next:

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The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Saga Vol 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
Long Way Home by Katie McGarry

I actually have quite a few ARCs to read, so I will probably read The Hearts We Sold next since it will be releasing August 8th. I also still have Long Way Home and Saga Vol 2 up on my to read next list. I really want to get to these two. Hopefully get to the Long Way Home at least since I currently have 14 days left until it’s returned to my library. Saga Vol 2 I’m not too worried about it since I actually own that one and it’s a graphic novel, so it’s really quick to read.

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;
Friday Finds #67.

I hope you have a great day.

ashleybluegray

WWW Wednesday #41.

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.


Hi!

I think it’s been a few week since I’ve done a WWW post! I’m currently kind of battling a reading slump (and blogging slump) that I am hoping I will finally get out of soon. Here are the books that I’ve been reading this week…

Currently Reading:

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Mirror Me by Tara St. Pierre

I was really excited when Tara asked me if I wanted to read her new book Mirror Me. I really enjoyed her first book Just A Few Inches. I am not that far into the book yet, but I think I’ll like it.

Goodreads Description: Hannah McCauley doesn’t look at herself in the mirror anymore. After a rebellious past, she now attends a strict private school in a new town, where her recently divorced mother has put her on social lockdown. No driving. No bad grades. No skipping classes. No unapproved friends. No makeup. No boys. And the subject of her best friend from her old school is definitely forbidden. Hannah is being punished for something that happened a year earlier, something that she would like to put behind her. But strange occurrences frighten her, and she’s accused of breaking rules and doing other terrible things without any recollection of them. No one believes her, so she starts distrusting everything, even her own reflection. Is she being haunted by her past? Stalked by someone with a grudge? Or is it all in her head? If she doesn’t figure out what’s happening fast, her existence could end up irreparably shattered.


Recently Finished:

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History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

I really enjoyed History Is All You Left Me. It was so sad and heartbreaking, but still so good! There were a few times throughout that I was bored, but I was also battling a reading slump while trying to finish this book before it returned to my library so maybe that played a role. Overall though I really liked this story and the characters. The friendship between Griffin, Theo, and Wade was perfect.

Goodreads Description: When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart. If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.


Reading Next:

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here may be my next read. I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve actually had this book since release day in 2015 and still haven’t read it, oops. 😛

Goodreads Description: What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.

I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to read next though, because I’m still kind of trying to get through this reading slump I’m in. I also have these two books below to possibly read next too and I’m super stoked about them.

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Saga Vol 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
Long Way Home by Katie McGarry

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;
Meet Leaf.
Recap|| June.
Book Haul|| June.

I hope you have a great day.

ashleybluegray

WWW Wednesday #40.

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.


Hi!

I actually finished three books since last week! I’ve been breezing through books, which has been nice. Here are the books that I’ve been reading this week…

Currently Reading:

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Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry

I am back into the Thunder Road series and I couldn’t be happier. I am about 30% into Walk the Edge and I love every minute of it so far. I am glad that I get to see Razor’s story and so far it’s a pretty sad one.


Recently Finished:

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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
A Work in Progress by Connor Franta
Note to Self by Connor Franta

Alex, Approximately was everything I hoped it would be. It was such a fun book and I loved everything about it. I posted a review a few days ago, so I’ll have that linked down below if you want to check it out! I had no idea who Connor Franta was until I read his books. He’s a YouTuber in case you didn’t know. After reading his books, I am definitely a fan. I felt like I could really connect to a lot of the things he was saying in his books and about his life and I love all of his pictures that he took and included in them. I loved A Work in Progress and Note to Self. Great reads and easy to fly through them in a day.


Reading Next:

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The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

My library did this thing that I hate where all the books that I have on hold get checked out to me at the exact same time. At one point last week I had SIX books checked out to me! These are the remaining three books I currently have checked out to me after I finish Walk the Edge. I am not sure which one I will read next, but it’ll definitely be one of these three. I have about 16 days to read them all…ughhh. DAMN LIBRARY! I am excited about them all though.

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!

I still need to do my vacation picture post. I swear I say this almost every post. I think I’ll start doing the typing of it first and then go through all my pictures. That’s the part that is basically holding me back, the pictures. I just have so many to go through to decide which to post lol. OVERWHELMING! But I do want to share, so I will eventually do this. PROMISE! 😀

Until then, here is one of my favorite pictures from Washington DC. After walking all over the city all day in the heat and climbing all of the stairs to get to the top of the Lincoln Memorial, here is our view when we took a break after visiting Abe (I love Abraham Lincoln so much). I was not ready to walk down those stairs right away haha. It was worth all the heat, walking, and stairs though. The view was amazing and seeing the Lincoln Memorial was so amazing and my favorite.

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In case you missed it;
Top Ten Tuesday|| Series I’ve been meaning to read.
Thoughts|| Alex, Approximately.

I hope you have a great day.

ashleybluegray

WWW Wednesday #39.

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.


Hi!

It’s been a little awhile since I’ve done one of these posts. I also still need to do my vacation post and share some pictures from that with you guys. Hopefully I’ll get some time this week/weekend to do that. I’ve been pretty busy since getting back from vacation, so I am behind on blogging. I’ve been trying to catch up with your posts and everything too. It may take a bit for me to get back into the swing of things around here. I still want to be on vacation, lol. Here are the books that I’ve been reading this week…

Currently Reading:

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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

I’ve been eyeing Alex, Approximately for weeks now. I’ve been really wanting to read it, but I was holding off on buying it since I’m trying not to buy a lot of books these days until I read more of what I have. I’ve been thinking about it so much that I finally caved and bought a copy. I’m almost halfway through with it and I really like it so much! I’m glad it I caved and bought it. I seen a lot of mixed things about I’m Thinking of Ending Things and a couple of my friends on here have said it was crazy and they didn’t know what they were reading. It definitely left me intrigued about it, so I finally decided to check it out from my library. I’m about 25% through it and I am so confused and so bored. I’m not sure if I want to finish it or not. It’s pretty short, so I may try to stick it out until the end.


Recently Finished:

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The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

I finally got around to reading The Song Rising. I love this series so much. I really enjoyed The Song Rising, but I didn’t think it was better than the first two books in the Bone Season series. It was really good, but also it was a really slow start and I felt like not a lot was going on. I’m still really stoked about the next book in the series. Now begins the wait for the new book to release, which most likely won’t be until next year or longer.


Reading Next:

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Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
Note to Self by Connor Franta

I’ve been waiting for my library to get the next two books in the Thunder Road series in and they finally did. I plan to read Walk the Edge and maybe Long Way Home this month and possibly next. I’ve also been wanting to get my hands on Note to Self and my library finally got that one in as well and checked out to me. I think I may pick up that one before Walk the Edge. I’ve been debating on buying it, but in bookstores it was like $24 and NOPE not paying $24 unless I love it and even Amazon pricing was pretty pricey for hardcover (over $16) and e-book ($12) . I’m glad my library got it in though and if I love it then I will buy it for sure.

I’ve been trying to use my library more when I’m not reading my own books I have at home. I don’t want to keep spending money on books I end up not liking and rather spend my money on books I really love, so I’ve been trying to borrow them from the library (or Netgalley) first before buying. There are occasions where I will buy before reading it first though, just not always anymore. Speaking of library, I had quite a few books on hold because they weren’t available yet. It’s forever a struggle. They never have them when I’m ready for them, but when I’m not ready for them they all get checked out to me at one time. I have five library books to read in 20 days (or less on some books) and I honestly don’t know if I’ll be able to do it before they get auto-returned (e-books get auto-returned) back to the library, sigh. WISH ME LUCK! 😀

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;
Friday Finds #65.
Recap|| May & book haul.
Thoughts|| The Unlikelies.

I hope you have a great day.

ashleybluegray

WWW Wednesday #38.

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.


HI!

I’ve been feeling kind of reading slumpish. I’ve been trying out a bunch of different books this week, but can’t seem to want to sit and read for long periods of time, so I have been reading a few pages here and there. I have a 15 hour long car ride coming up Sunday though, so maybe I will get a ton of reading in then! 😀 Here are the books that I’ve been reading this week…

Currently Reading:

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The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone
Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

I am about 75 pages into the Unlikelies and it’s pretty enjoyable so far. Hopefully I can read some more at some point this week. This week is going to be insanely busy for me with getting everything ready for our honeymoon trip. I am halfway through the audiobook for A Torch Against the Night and honestly I am so bored. SO FREAKING BORED. I haven’t picked it up again in a few days. I really loved An Ember in the Ashes. 😦 Maybe the second half of Torch will be good when I finally get around to picking it up again.


Recently Finished:

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Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

I finished Saga Vol. 1 and it was so so good. It was my first real attempt at a graphic novel and I loved it. It got a little weird sometimes, but it was still great. So many feels. So many! It had me laughing out loud quite a bit as well. I love Marko and Alana. They were hilarious. I am really excited to continue with the series.


Reading Next:

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The Windfall by Diksha Basu
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry

Same deal as it has been for the last few weeks for my reading next. I’m not entirely sure what I want to read next, but here are a few options I have and also the next two volumes of Saga (not pictured). I’m not bringing a ton of physical books with me on my trip, but I have my Kindle loaded up with a TON of books including these three. I’ve had the Windfall in my reading next list for the last few weeks. It’s the last ARC I have on Netgalley and it’s releasing at the end of June so I want to get to that one soon. I am dying to see what happens next in the Bone Season series. I read a couple chapters of The Song Rising and looking forward to reading more. I loved Nowhere But Here SOOO much and I am really looking forward to reading Walk the Edge, so we’ll see happens! What I’m reading next is really up in the air right now, to be honest.

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;
Top Ten Tuesday|| Summer Reads Freebie.
Friday Finds #64.

I hope you have a great day.

ashleybluegray