WWW Wednesday #34.

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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.


Hello!

Ahhh, it’s been two months since I’ve done a WWW post! I haven’t been reading as much as I usually do this year, but that was of course due to all the wedding stuff. Now that my wedding is over, hopefully that’ll change soon! I’m still pretty busy these days trying to catch up on everything and Kingdom Hearts is taking over my life! 😛 I’ve missed that game so much and so happy to be replaying them again. I believe I’m almost done with the first game and then I’ll start my replay on the next one. Anyway…BOOKS! So here’s what I’ve been reading:

Currently Reading:

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

I am finally reading The Darkest Minds…OMG! 😛 I’ve had this on my TBR for years and collecting dust on my shelves for so long. I decided to finally dust it off and open it up. I am currently halfway through and I am really enjoying it. I love Chubs! I am hoping to have this book finished this week.


Recently Finished:

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Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

This series means the world to me and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. Crystal Storm was everything I hoped it would be and MORE! The cliffhanger at the end was pretty insane. I love the Falling Kingdoms series so much. It’s definitely at the top of my favorites list.


Reading Next:

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P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Fireworks by Katie Cotugno
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

I am having a hard time choosing between these three, but I feel in the mood to read some YA contemporaries. Maybe I’ll read them all back to back. I don’t think I have read anything by Kasie West, but I have a few of her other books. P.S. I Like You sounds really good. Last year I read two of Cotugno’s books and became addicted to them, haha. I was stoked when I won an ARC giveaway on Goodreads for Fireworks! I really enjyoed the first two Anna and the French Kiss books, so I’m looking forward to Isla and the Happily Every After. Comment below which of these three do you think I should read first? 🙂

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 #61.
Recap|| March.
Book Haul|| March.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleybluegray

WWW Wednesday #33.

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.


Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I’ve actually been reading quite a bit, which is awesome considering I am SO busy with getting all the last minute wedding things done. There has been quite a lot of hiccups with that, which sucks. Most hasn’t been turning out like I want it to, but honestly, some of it is my fault. It’s been nice to escape all of the crazy wedding stuff with reading more. Here’s what I’ve been reading over the last week/two weeks.

Currently Reading:

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Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

I was approved on Netgalley for Goodbye Days and I am so stoked. I’ve been dying to get my hands on Zentner’s new book. The Serpent King was my favorite book that I read last year, so I am excited that I get to read it now. I am about halfway through it already, it’s so hard to put down. It’s so sad though! 😦 The Serpent King tore me to pieces and I have a feeling this one will too.

Here’s the Goodreads description if you’re interested: Can a text message destroy your life? Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. Now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, there could be a criminal investigation into the deaths. Then Blake’s grandmother asks Carver to remember her grandson with a ‘goodbye day’ together. Carver has his misgivings, but he starts to help the families of his lost friends grieve with their own memorial days, along with Eli’s bereaved girlfriend Jesmyn. But not everyone is willing to forgive. Carver’s own despair and guilt threatens to pull him under into panic and anxiety as he faces punishment for his terrible mistake. Can the goodbye days really help?


Recently Finished:

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – Review.
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

I have no idea why it took me so long to read this series. It’s so amazing and I loved them both so much. I gave both The Bone Season and The Mime Order five stars. I’ve been REALLY picky with my ratings over the last year or so, so giving these both five stars is big! So action packed and fast paced. So hard to put down and easy to fly through them. Great story line, world, and characters. I loved everything about this series and I am dying to get my hands on the third book in a few weeks! I plan to read that one right away. This series will NO LONGER collect dust on my shelves. Feel free to check out my review of the Bone Season linked above.

Here’s The Bone Season‘s Goodreads description if you’re interested: The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.


Reading Next:

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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

I honestly have no idea what I am going to read next. I’m not really sure what I am in the mood for. I think I’ll for sure read Milk and Honey until I figure out what I want to read next. It’s a book of poems, so it’ll be a really quick read. It’ll also be different what I have been reading the last month and a half. I like reading poetry books like these. I read I Wrote This For You a few years ago and loved that and this a bit similar to that.

Here’s the Goodreads description if you’re interested: Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

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;
JOIN the Renegade Red Blog Tour!
Thoughts|| The Bone Season.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleybluegray

WWW Wednesday #32.

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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.


Hello!

It has been quite awhile since I’ve done one of these posts! I’ve been pretty busy all month so far with getting the last of the wedding planning done. My wedding is coming up so soon!! March 25th, ahhhh! I haven’t been reading a whole lot, but I am still managing to read a bit. A little is better than not at all! 😛 Here’s what I’ve been reading this month.

Currently Reading:

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

I am buddy reading The Bone Season with Maren (The Worn Bookmark) and Shelbie. I’m only about 50 pages into it, but it seems interesting. Lots of things to remember though, which is a bit annoying.


Recently Finished:

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The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
Renegade Red by Lauren Bird Horowitz

The Crown’s Game was so good! I really enjoyed that one. Renegade Red is the sequel to Shattered Blue and it was such an amazing sequel. So many twists and turns. I had no idea what was going on. When thought I had it figured it, nope…haha. Check out my reviews for both! The Crown’s Game review. Renegade Red review. I also listened to a couple audiobooks as well, but I’ll save those for my January recap post.


Reading Next:

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Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes
This Girl by Colleen Hoover

I am not sure what I want to read next, but I am leaning toward Crystal Storm, because I really want to see what happens next. I also kept saying I would read it in January, well January is almost over, lol. If not Crystal Storm, then maybe a contemporary. I usually can read those pretty quickly. I read the first couple chapters of This Girl by Colleen Hoover, so maybe I’ll pick that one back up.

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;
JOIN the Renegade Red Blog Tour!

I’ll be doing my January recap post and my January book haul soon! They will both be posted sometime next week, so be on the look out for those. I actually got quite a few books this month.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleybluegray

WWW Wednesday #31.

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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 am pretty busy today, but I wanted to get a post up on my blog today. I want to try to be better about posting in my blog again. It’s been crazy busy for me lately and the on-going reading slump I have been in made it so hard to blog! Anyway, onto my post! Here is what I have been reading (and listening to) so far this week!

Currently Reading:

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Sadly, I am not as far into A Monster Calls as I would have liked. I just haven’t had the time to sit down and actually read it with no interruptions. I’m about 60 pages in and it’s pretty interesting so far though. Maren (The Worn Bookmark) sent me an audiobook copy of Pride & Prejudice and I am currently listening to it. I’m not far into it yet since I started it at the end of the work day. I am really excited to listen to it though since I’ve really been wanting to read this book.


Recently Finished:

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Nightmare City by Andrew Klavan
I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells

Both of these books were so strange. Nightmare City I wasn’t really sure what was happening, eventually it came together and it wasn’t that great. The suspense was annoying and it wasn’t that exciting. I Am Not A Serial Killer was a bit better than Nightmare City. I was thinking it would be similar to I Hunt Killers (one of my favorite books and I am sure you guys seen me talk about it a lot), but it took a completely unexpected turn and got weird lol. I still liked it, but it wasn’t mind-blowing awesome. It was a 3 star for me and Nightmare City was a 2 star.


Reading Next:

I am not entirely sure what I am going to read next. I did make a Halloween themed TBR, which you can check out over here! I know it’ll be something off that list of spooky books! Which one do you think I should read next from my Halloweenie TBR?

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:
Book Haul|| September.
Recap|| September.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleybluegray

WWW Wednesday #30.

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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 am currently slumping pretty badly right now. I haven’t been in the mood to read and the books that I did read ended up being not that great, so it pushed me further into this reading slump, sigh. I need to get out of it! I have so many books to read! I’ve also been going through a lot this month and so many things floating around in my head; it’s kind of making it hard to let it all go and read. My mind wanders too much to these other things happening in my life that I can’t focus on what I’m reading. I have done a little bit though since my last WWW post. Here is what I’ve been reading in the past couple weeks.

Currently Reading:

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Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

I am halfway through Stealing Snow and so far I am not really enjoying it like I hoped I would. It’s been a really slow start. I am also finding it hard to connect with the characters. I don’t want to DNF it though, because it took me awhile to really get into Dorothy Must Die (Paige’s other series) and I ended up really enjoying the entire series; so hopefully it gets better for me. I am about 100 pages into Ruin and Rising. I’m stoked to be back into this world and so far I like this book. It already seems to be a bit better than Siege and Storm was.


Recently Finished:

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With Malice by Eileen Cook
The Last Star by Rick Yancey

I rated both of these books 2.5 out of 5 stars. They weren’t that great. They were actually pretty boring the majority of the time. I did a review of With Malice, which I will link at the end of this entry. The Last Star was such a disappointment, because I really loved the 5th Wave and the Infinite Sea. I don’t know what happened with this book besides the fact that nothing happened. I was so bored that once I stopped the audiobook, I had forgotten most of what even happened not even five minutes later. I expected a lot out of both of these books and was let down.


Reading Next:

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Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

I am honestly not sure what I will be reading next. With this reading slump that I am in, I don’t know what may happen. I usually fly through CoHo books, so I may give Slammed a try. I am also next in line for the audiobook of Highly Illogical Behavior at my library, so that may be my next audiobook.

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;
Thoughts|| With Malice.
Random|| Picture Post Update.
Platform 9 3/4.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleypink

WWW Wednesday #29.

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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 awhile since I’ve done one of these. I didn’t feel like I was reading enough (or as fast enough) to do this type of blog post for awhile, so I skipped some Wednesdays. I am back though, because I feel like I am doing pretty good this month so far. Here is what I’ve been reading over the last week/week and a half.

Currently Reading:

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stealing snow by danielle paige
with malice by eileen cook

I am currently reading Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige and With Malice by Eileen Cook. I was approved on Netgalley for the Stealing Snow ARC. So far it’s interesting. I’m not blown away by it though, but I’m only a little over 30% into it, so I have a ton more to read. I seen With Malice floating around quite a bit, so I decided to finally get myself a copy. It sounded so interesting and so far I am pretty intrigued and I can’t wait to get further into it.


Recently Finished:

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it ends with us by colleen hoover – REVIEW.
harry potter and the cursed child by j.k. rowling – REVIEW.
every exquisite thing by matthew quick – REVIEW.

I loved all three of these books and I highly recommend them all. Lots of feels. You can check out my reviews (linked above) for more about them!


Reading Next:

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ruin and rising by leigh bardugo
the last star by rick yancey

I am trying to finish the series that I have started and haven’t finished/caught up with. I made a list and the list is kind of huge and overwhelming. Since I am trying to finish series, I am finally going to read these two books. For The Last Star, I will probably listen to the audiobook though since I listened to the audiobook for the other two books in the series. I’m kind of nervous about The Last Star, because a lot of people were disappointed and I loved the first two books. I loved Shadow and Bone, but I wasn’t that big a fan of Siege and Storm. I am hoping that Ruin and Rising is a good ending to the series.

What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Reading next? Let me know and link me to your posts if you have one!

I hope you have a great day!

ashleypink

WWW Wednesday #28.

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.


Currently Reading:

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul

I am a little half way through Illuminae and I find it really boring. I don’t love it. I don’t even think I like it. I mean, some of it is interesting; but the majority of it is boring. I recently just started My Kind of Crazy, so I am not that far into it. So far it’s pretty funny and I like it. I was approved for this ARC awhile ago on Netgalley and never had the chance to read it. I am finally reading it now and I’m really looking forward to it.


Recently Finished:

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We Awaken by Calista Lynne – REVIEW.
The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle – REVIEW.

These books were both two star reads for me. They weren’t the greatest, which was a bit of a disappointment, because they both sounded like they would be good. We Awaken deals with asexuality, which is different from most books I have read and have come across. I didn’t know about asexuality before reading it, so it was cool that I was able to get a better understanding of it. The Great American Whatever was a bit boring and it was hard to connect with the characters, especially because I found them to be annoying. Check out my reviews for more about them (linked above).


Reading Next:

I have no clue what I will be reading next. I am actually kind of feeling a bit slumpish, so I may just take a break from reading for a little bit. My DVR is also jammed packed with TV shows that I need to catch up on, lol. It’s also Shark Week, so I have a bunch of shark shows recorded as well. 😛 So…how about what I’m watching next?

Orphan Black – I have five episodes that I am behind on. AHHHHHH.
Wayward Pines – I believe I am behind by 2-3 episodes, oops.
Vanishing Women – Two episodes behind. Really 1 and a half though, because I watched half of one.

And then we have Shark Week like I mentioned above. I currently have about four shark shows recorded right now. Also, one of my favorite shows (Big Brother) started back last week, so there’s that as well. I have a ton of TV shows like I have a ton of books. I am drowning in books and I am drowning in TV shows, lol.

What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Reading next? (or watching)! Let me know and link me to your posts if you have one!

I’ve been working on my book haul posts and my monthly recap posts, so those should be coming soon. I’ll probably have my e-book haul tomorrow. I got a lot of books this month, so I split them into two posts, lol. 😛

I hope you have a great day!

ashleypink