{WWW Wednesday} 2-20-19

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

 

what i recently finished reading

  

I needed to read something fun and quick over the weekend, so I picked up The Unhoneymooners. Super cute and exactly what I’ve come to expect from this author duo.

Bethany Chase’s upcoming novel, One Night at the Lake, did not disappoint.  I loved it.

I loved listening to Becoming. Michelle Obama is an incredible and inspiring woman. I’m really enjoying listening to nonfiction audio books – hit me with your recommendations, please!

 

 

 what i’m currently reading

  

It has been a long time since I picked up a Judith McNaught book. Some of my favorite books are by this author. This is a historical romance and so far I’m really enjoying it.

Last week I listened to Sarah’s Book Shelves Podcast with Ashley Spivey of #spiveysbookclub. If you haven’t listened to any of Sarah’s podcasts, I highly recommend it. I get a lot of great recommendations from other book bloggers and Tell the Wolves I’m Home was one of Ashley’s recommendations.

And in an effort to utilize my library more (and save money), both of these books are library books! I’m trying to get better…

I’ve just started listening to Ghosted (which is an audio book from my library).

 

what i have recently added to my tbr

Has anyone read this one, yet? It sounds really good and different. I’m all about different these days.

 

 

WHAT SUNNIE READ

Reading anything good this week?

{Top Ten Tuesday} Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being featured on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads.

I learned two things by looking at the ratings of books I’ve read – I haven’t read many books below the 2,000 mark, and most of the books under that mark were romance. I don’t remember much about a few of these books, but apparently I loved them! 😀

    

    

 

Perfectly Undone – I listened to this one on audio and loved it. I have since read the author’s second book and loved it also!

Beautiful Disaster – I do remember bits and pieces of this book, even though I read it a long time ago. I loved it so much and was determined to read more books by this author…which never happened.

Once Upon a Wine – Obviously I was drawn to the title, but this was book was super cute and perfect for my mood at the time.

First Step Forward – This was a new-to-me author. I still haven’t read any more of her books, but I haven’t been in the mood for romance, either.

A Charmed Little Lie – This whole series is really cute.

Results May Vary – This is the book that made me fall in love with Bethany Chase’s writing and I’m kinda surprised there aren’t more ratings for it on Goodreads.

Stories I’d Tell in Bars – I’ve always loved Jen Lancaster’s memoirs.

Snow-Kissed – This still remains the best novella I’ve ever read.

Deep Dark – I’ve loved every book in this series. Laura Griffin writes really good romantic suspense.

In Her Bones – I loved this book on audio – I don’t know if I would’ve liked it as much had I actually read it. I really enjoy all of this author’s books on audio.

 

Have you read any of these?

{TBB Asks} Relationships

I love these TBB Asks surveys.

  1. Who is your oldest friend/how did you meet? This would be my friend, Sarah. We met at church camp when we were in middle school and stayed friends all through high school. We drifted apart for several years, but then about 6+ years ago she ended up coming to work for the same company I’m working at and we rekindled our friendship.
  2. Tell us about your circle of support. Who are your people? My husband is my constant support and my friend, Lisa, who has been my best friend for 15+ years now.  I have a few close friends who I know I can always call on if I need them, even if we don’t talk on a regular basis. I spend a lot of time with my dance mom friends. We support and help each other a lot throughout the year. And my mom – I couldn’t do life without her.
  3. How did you meet your partner?  Through mutual friends
  4. How is Valentine’s Day celebrated in your home? We don’t really celebrate it. We get Sunnie a little gift and card, but that’s it.
  5. What is your love language?  I’d have to say words of affirmation and physical touch are my top two, and acts of service is also important to me.
  6. Do you prefer receiving flowers or chocolates? I’ll never say no to dark chocolate. Once in awhile my husband surprises me with flowers, because he’s really sweet.
  7. What is the most meaningful gift you have ever received or given? I love all the homemade cards and things Sunnie has given me over the years – and I keep everything. Notes and letters from my husband, too. And my first Kindle (from my husband – 8 years ago). It changed my reading life.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

{WWW Wednesday} 2-13-19

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

 

what i recently finished reading

  

  

I didn’t love 99 Percent Mine, and I’m glad I listened to the audio version and didn’t waste my money buying a copy. It was just okay for me.

I also didn’t love The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. I just don’t think I was in the right mood for this book.

I really enjoyed No Exit. Non-stop action and pretty creepy/scary at times. I was dying to read this one, and ended up buying a copy because I was too impatient to wait for my library hold. There were some moments that seemed a little over-the-top, but overall, I’m glad I read it.

Educated – I absolutely loved this book. I listened to the audio version – highly recommend it. I’m still blown away by this story.

The Girl He Used To Know – I have never been a huge fan of this author, but I wanted to give this book a chance. Although I couldn’t really connect with Annika, I did enjoy the story, for the most part. The last 10% of the book is so intense – things happened that I did not see coming, but it felt rushed and had a whole different vibe from the rest of the book. I’m interested to hear what other readers thought of this one.

 

 what i’m currently reading

  

I love Bethany Chase and have been really excited to read this book.

Because I loved listening to a memoir/nonfiction last week, I jumped right into listening to Becoming. It’s wonderful so far, and I love that Michelle Obama is narrating the book herself.

 

 

what i have recently added to my tbr

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of book podcasts and finding book list recommendations on Pinterest. This was one of the recommended books, and it sounds really good.

 

 

WHAT SUNNIE READ

Reading anything good this week?

{WWW Wednesday} 2-6-19

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

 

what i recently finished reading

   

I love John Boyne‘s writing style. Both times I’ve read one of his books, I’ve not wanted to put them down. That being said, I didn’t love this book as much as The Heart’s Invisible Furies, but I really enjoyed it and still recommend it. I will definitely continue reading his books in the future.

So, there were some twists in The Au Pair, but they didn’t wow me as much as they made me roll my eyes. Didn’t love this one.

 

 what i’m currently reading

  

I’m still in the early pages of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and to be honest, it’s a slow read. But, it does have my attention and I’m enjoying the story. Hoping the pace picks up.

Having loved The Hating Game, I was on the fence about even picking up 99 Percent Mine, because I don’t know how she can top THG. And after seeing some early reviewers saying the books are very different from each other, I went into it trying to keep my expectations low. I’m listening to the audio version, and my emotions have been all over the place.  I can already say it’s not going to top The Hating Game, but it could still be worth recommending. We’ll see…

 

 

what i have recently added to my tbr

Christina Lauren is one of the few romance authors whose books I know I will enjoy. I’m excited to have a copy of this one.

 

 

WHAT SUNNIE READ

Still working on this one. Hasn’t had a lot of time to read in the past week. 🙂

Reading anything good this week?