Category: WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays #12

Posted October 8, 2014 / Weekly Memes, WWW Wednesdays / 4 Comments
WWW Wednesdays #12

I am FINALLY, happily reading Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke. I’m glad to say that so far I’m about 50% in and it is certainly meeting/exceeding my expectations. The concept of multiple universes being created for every decision we make is absolutely fascinating to me. I’ve thought about this since I was a kid and can’t believe someone created a book about it. Her writing style is perfect and I’m so engrossed in what’s happening. I’m hoping to have this one done by the weekend. I don’t have a current audiobook since I just finished Big Little Lies (below) this morning.   I finished Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini FINALLY (review). It was a great book and I wish it didn’t take me so long to read. I’m anxiously awaiting the sequel to this book because it left in a little cliffhanger. Not a shocking cliffhanger, but one that makes you NEED to see what happens next. A lot of the book focused more on world-building and setting the stage for the following books, but that really worked for me. Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas (review posting later today) was a really funny, light read that was exactly what I needed. I sat down and finished it within a few sittings over the course of two days. The characters were great and I LOVE dual decision books like this one. It definitely made it onto my favorites list! This morning I finished Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, which I was expecting […]

WWW Wednesdays #11

Posted October 1, 2014 / Weekly Memes, WWW Wednesdays / 0 Comments
WWW Wednesdays #11

Okay so not much has changed since last week and that makes me sad. Again I had to pause my reading of Trial by Fire to finish up two book commitments. I’m finally making some progress, although I’m realizing now that it wasn’t the best book to be stop-and-go with. It’s not that I’m confused, it’s just that I somewhat forgot some of the things that happened. I plan to definitely finish it by the end of the week so hopefully my review will up soon! I’m still listening to my audiobook of Big Little Lies and things are starting to get really good. I love Liane Moriarty’s style. I read Just Like Fate for Andi’s Parallel Time Loop, starting this month! My guest post for her will be showing up on October 13th. I really enjoyed that one and posted my review last week. It was nice to get into the parallel universe books I’ve been talking about for so long but haven’t even read. I got Famous in Love through On the Same Page ARC tours and my review will be posted on the release date (the 21st). I had mixed feelings on this one. It was enjoyable for the most part as I read it, but looking back I was irritated by a lot of the elements of the book. Yeah, yet again, Dissonance is up next. It’s still sitting on my desk, waiting to be read from the library. I’m going to have to renew it within […]

WWW Wednesdays #10

Posted September 24, 2014 / Weekly Memes, WWW Wednesdays / 4 Comments
WWW Wednesdays #10

I received Trial By Fire in the form of a physical ARC from the publisher and have been reading it in between all of my other reading committments. I am definitely enjoying it and wish I could devote all of my time to it, but it hasn’t been possible given the ARC tour scheduling and the reading I need to finish for a guest post (stay tuned!). Just Like Fate is great so far! I’ve been absolutely cranking through it because it’s so good (and because I need to finish reading it before Friday :)). My current audiobook is Big Little Lies, which is interesting so far. I’m not very far along yet but its nice to throw in some adult fiction every once in a while…especially because I love Liane Moriarty. Well I’ve been making up for lost time, finally! I finished Second Chance Summer, which completely exceeded my expectations. I received Damsel Distressed from On the Same Page ARC Tours and had to make sure I finished it within the week. I really liked it, but it was definitely darker than I expected. That Summer, once I realized it was in my library’s audiobook files, was an impromptu choice. I was a little disappointed in it because not much happened plot-wise and  the characters were too selfish. Again, thanks to On the Same Page ARC Tours, I will be starting Famous in Love as soon as it arrives on my doorstep! I’m excited to have the ability to read […]

WWW Wednesdays #9

Posted September 17, 2014 / Weekly Memes, WWW Wednesdays / 2 Comments
WWW Wednesdays #9

I’m still working on Second Chance Summer by Morgan Maston. It’s a long book that I’m really enjoying, but I just haven’t had enough time to read. I’m about 2/3 of the way through. I am definitely planning on finishing by the weekend! This book is really great so far. I absolutely love the characters, learning about their lives, and seeing Taylor get back into her routine with friends and family. I do have a feeling it’s going to make me cry, though…  I am not sure what audiobook I’m going to work on next, because I just finished Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally literally twenty minutes ago. So as of right now, I’m not listening to anything! Since last week, I’ve only finished two audiobooks. The only time I’ve really been able to “read” is while getting ready in the morning or driving to work. I loved both of these ones! I highly recommend them. Open Road Summer was a great debut from Emery Lord. Breathe, Annie, Breathe was a book I wasn’t really interested in reading when I saw it come out. Everyone had written glowing reviews and saw it on sale on Audible, so I decided to give it a shot. So, so glad I did! I have two ARCs I need to get done ASAP! I’m a part of the Damsel Distressed (by Kelsey Macke) ARC tour, so I have a week to read it once I receive it. It should be arriving today or tomorrow […]

WWW Wednesdays #8

Posted September 10, 2014 / Weekly Memes, WWW Wednesdays / 4 Comments
WWW Wednesdays #8

I slacked on my usual memes this week because of moving on Monday and my birthday yesterday. My participation in memes most likely won’t happen on a regular weekly basis anymore now that I’m comfortable with developing some other features. If the topic stands out to me and I have a good response for it, I’ll definitely participate! Without further ado… The books are both for my Goodbye Summer Readathon (and also cheating by having them be a part of Swoony September). I can tell that Second Chance Summer is going to be heavier read, but I’m looking forward to the fact that it will be a more family-oriented book than a romance one. I’m almost done with Open Road Summer and am really excited to see how it ends. I love the characters in this book. Since last Wednesday, I finished two books. It feels weird because this is the least I’ve read since before August. This past week has been ridiculously busy and there are no signs that it’s going to slow down. I liked Five Summers but it wasn’t as good as I expected. I loved Twenty Boy Summer! It was a perfect blend of heavy and light contemporary topics.   I bought this one a long time ago and it’s been sitting on my Kindle for a while. Effortless with You has almost a four star rating on Goodreads so I’m hoping for the best! I currently don’t have any audiobooks lined up next; I’m waiting to see if anything […]

WWW Wednesdays #7

Posted September 3, 2014 / Weekly Memes, WWW Wednesdays / 7 Comments
WWW Wednesdays #7

The books are both for my Goodbye Summer Readathon (and also cheating by having them be a part of Swoony September). I am currently working on Five Summers by Una LaMarche. So far, so good; I’m about halfway through. The book switches between the four girls’ points of view AND also goes back to their POVs during past summers at camp. With all the switching between characters and moments in time, you’d think it would be confusing. It’s actually pulled off pretty well. I like 3 out of the 4 main characters at this point – Skylar is pissing me off. I just finished my previous audiobook this morning and haven’t technically started Open Road Summer by Emory Lord yet, but I’ll be starting it this afternoon once I leave work! I’ve been looking forward to this one for a longgg time.           Since last Wednesday, I FINALLY finished The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (review this week; spoiler: very much disliked) on audiobook. I just finished The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider this morning; I really enjoyed it and loved the narrator’s voice. The review will come early next week. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway was good but didn’t blow me away (review). Since Last Summer by Joanna Philbin was somewhat disappointing because the first one was much better. This one was too predictable and had some annoying elements (review soon). Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler has been on […]

WWW Wednesdays #6

Posted August 27, 2014 / Weekly Memes, WWW Wednesdays / 14 Comments
WWW Wednesdays #6

I am still struggling through the audiobook of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. I only have an hour and a half left! I’ve never been so close to stopping a book in the middle. For my regular book, I’m finally reading Audrey, Wait! I’ve had this one probably since the year it came out and it’s been stuck in my pre-college book haul box. I like it so far but there’s something about it that makes me not want to read it all the time. I’ve been blessed with a lot of good books lately that have left me completely addicted, but this one isn’t striking that chord with me yet. Sigh. I love you so much Jenny Han. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was a great book that I can’t believe took me so long to finally get to. I’m so glad the anticipation didn’t ruin it for me. I cannot wait for the second one! Otherwise, I finished Bout of Books pretty strong by finishing 6 books out of my goal of 7. Included in that were There’s Cake in my Future and The Heiresses. I enjoyed them both a lot. My reviews for all three of these will be up within the week. Well, I mentioned The Beginning of Everything during last week’s WWW Wednesday because I was hoping to be done with my current audiobook. Since that’s not the case, I’ll be starting this one by the end of the week. For real books, I’m starting […]

WWW Wednesdays #5

Posted August 20, 2014 / Weekly Memes, WWW Wednesdays / 5 Comments
WWW Wednesdays #5

  My current audiobook is The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. This book sounded interesting and got some good reviews from other people, so when I saw it was on sale for audiobook I decided to give it a shot. I’m only a few minutest in at this point, but I’m not the biggest fan of the narrator’s voice. The current book I’m physically reading is The Heiresses by Sara Shepard. I’m not sure how it took me this long to pick this book up, but so far I really like it. I’m still a fan of the Pretty Little Liars series and this book seems moderately similar. That can be a good or bad thing – we’ll see! I’m only 100 pages in and started last night. I have finished a grand total of 7 books in the past week! That makes me confident that I’ll be able to finish that many this week for my Bout of Books challenge/goal. For audiobooks, I finished All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill [review] last week, Ajax Penubra 1969 by Robin Sloan [review] and Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira this morning. Driving 2.5 hours to Maine and back definitely helped me crank through the audiobook. I finished up The Distance Between Us by Kasie West [review] and Isa and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins [review] last week before Bout of Books. When I was in Maine, I finished a book per day, with Boomerang by Noelle August on Monday […]

WWW Wednesdays #4

Posted August 13, 2014 / Weekly Memes, WWW Wednesdays / 3 Comments
WWW Wednesdays #4

What are you currently reading? I just started The Distance Between Us by Kasie West last night. I’ve had my eye on this one for a long time and people seem to really enjoy her books. I read a third of it already last night in one sitting. It was addicting – short chapters, interesting characters, fast-moving plot. I love Caymen’s dry sense of humor and am very interested to see where this one goes. So far, so good! I’m also about 90% done with my audiobook of All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill. Things are coming together and I’m really curious about how everything is going to turn out… This has been an awesome book where the author slowly divulges information about what’s happening. It’s been great to listen to – my first really good audiobook experience! What did you recently finish reading? I’ve finished a few since last week. I read both If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman. I definitely enjoyed both of them a lot, but there was a little too much hype. I was prepared for an absolutely amazing tearjerker and really just found a well-written and interesting book. I think I enjoyed Where She Went a little bit more because it was different than the first one. I liked hearing Adam’s side of things and seeing how they both grew up. In between those two, I finished Lola and the Boy Next Door for the Isla Is Coming readalong! Such a cute book, just like Anna and the French […]

WWW Wednesdays #3

Posted August 6, 2014 / Weekly Memes, WWW Wednesdays / 3 Comments
WWW Wednesdays #3

What are you currently reading? I just started If I Stay by Gayle Forman last night. It’s been sitting in my office for a few weeks since my coworker let me borrow it. I’ve been caught up in the Isla is Coming readalong and the two ARCS I wanted to review, so it’s been hanging out on my windowsill for a while. From what I’ve gathered, it’s a pretty quick read. The Lola readalong starts tomorrow, so I hope I finish If I Stay by the weekend to keep on pace with everything! So many books, too little time. I’m also so close to being done with my Since You’ve Been Gone (Morgan Matson) audiobook. I’m too cheap to buy another one so I’ll be anxiously awaiting the arrival of my next Audible credit. What did you recently finish reading? I just finished Aspen by Rebekah Crane yesterday. That book totally exceeded my expectations. Before that, I finished my other ARC, Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner. I expected to like that one more than Aspen, but it was a little more predictable than I was hoping. I liked that both books were really unique and featured topics and characters unlike other books I’ve ever read. I’d highly recommend them both! What do you think you’ll read next? Besides Lola and the Boy Next Door for the readalong, I’ll probably read Where She Went by Gayle Forman (assuming I like If I Stay!) Everyone loved it, so I’m sure I will too, but […]