WWW Wednesday: May 30, 2018

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

This week was crazy busy. We got a new puppy (picture below) and went camping for the long weekend. I read three books: Starry Eyes, Say You’ll Remember Me, and Part-Time Lover.

I also finished listening to the Sea Breeze series with Bad For You (#7) and Hold On Tight (#8).

And here’s our new Havanese puppy, Winnie. She’s a sweetheart, but it’s like having a new baby. I’m exhausted!


Currently ReadIng

I am reading an ARC of The Right Stud.

I’m also listening to Sustain. I’m hoping I can finish it before it has to go back to the library in a few days.


Reading Next

I need to pick up Dead Certain. It’s for a book club I’m in, and we’re meeting in a week and a half.


What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In. 


1. The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

I think this one is pretty self-explanatory, but I wouldn’t last long in the Hunger Games. I would probably be the first to die.

2. Little House on the Prairie
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

I don’t know that I could make it on the prairie. I like too many modern conveniences.

3. Game of Thrones
by George R.R. Martin

I don’t think I could live in any of the GoT settings. Like I said, I like modern conveniences and I don’t think I could handle all the death and destruction.

4. The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah

I am so relieved that I didn’t have to grow up in any of the settings of WWII. It was horrible. The injustices would have been scary and sad.

5. Divergent
by Veronica Roth

Yeah, I should just add every dystopian location to this list. I wouldn’t survive.

6. Nine Minutes
by Beth Flynn

I don’t think I have the grit it would take to be in a motorcycle gang. I’m too much of a softy.

7. After
by Anna Todd

I could not be in Tessa’s world. I couldn’t be her friend. I would have to tell her what an idiot she was, and then we wouldn’t be friends probably.

8. Mud Vein
by Tarryn Fisher

I could not handle being in that remote cabin that Sena woke up in. Too freaky. I would lose my mind!

9. Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline

I have no video game skills. This would make it hard to live in an Oasis filled world.

10. Saint Death
by Marcus Sedgwick

This book is about the Mexican drug world. Yeah, no desire to be involved in that.

WWW Wednesday: May 23, 2018

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

This week I read How to Kill a Rock StarFox (Stone Cold Fox, #3),Knocked Up (Crazy Love, #2), and One Small Thing.


I continued listening Sea Breeze series with Just For Now (#4)Sometimes It Lasts (#5), and also listened to Beneath These Lies (Beneath, #5).


Currently ReadIng

I am reading Say You’ll Remember Me.

I’m also continuing my binge listening to the Sea Breeze series with Bad For You (#7).


Reading Next

This weekend is going to be busy, so I probably won’t get as much reading done. I’m planning on starting Say You’ll Remember Me.


What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Best Character Names. This was a harder topic for me. Most of the names that stand out to me are male names. I only came up with one female name that I thought was awesome. 🙁


1. Frank Sanger

Frank Sanger is the first on my list because Frank Sanger is the man. It’s such a simple yet fun name to say, too.

2. Mason Kade & Logan Kade

To keep the list to 10, I lumped Mason and Logan Kade together. These names fit the characters so perfectly. Mason Kade is a badass. His name is as strong as his personality. Logan Kade is kind of a goof and the guy everyone wants to be around. Logan kade sounds like a cool guy name, and it is. Now, when I hear these two names used in books I always think of these two.

3. Gus

Gus…I can’t even describe why it’s one of the best names. It just is.

4. Memphis

I liked why Memphis gave himself this name. I also just like it.

5. Robbie Lingus

OMG. All I’m going to say is Robbie Lingus is a porn star’s alter ego. Pretty clever, Mariana Zapata!

6. Cletus

How can a name like Cletus not be on this list? Especially when Cletus is as weird as his name sounds!

7. Moses

Pure genius for Amy Harmon to name Moses Moses and then title this book The Law of Moses. I loved the way the title worked into the book. It’s definitely a name that stands out for many reasons.

8. Fig Coxbury

Yep. Fig Coxbury. Chick is crazy, and the name fit her so well.

9. Knox Masters

I don’t know why I like the name Knox Masters, I just do. It fits a quarterback.

10. Reed Royal, Easton Royal, Gideon Royal, and the-twins-I-can’t-remember-their-names-right-now Royal

I love all the Royal boys names when combined with their last name. The duo over at Erin Watt were so clever to give boys who were so privileged the last name Royal and first names that stand out.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read (maybe just for bragging rights)

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read (maybe just for bragging rights). 


1. After
by Anna Todd

I hated this book. The only reason I’m glad I read it was because it lead (eventually) to After Ever Happy, which was the book I wanted/needed the entire time I was reading the series. If you’re wondering why I hated it, my review is here.

2. The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins

This book had so much hype. So many people loved it. While the twist was great, the book was boring. I’m glad I read it so I can argue with anyone who says it was amazing. Lol.

3. Forbidden
by Tabitha Suzuma

Incest is a hard topic to stomach. I’m glad I read this book because the writing was brilliant. The topic, however, I hated.

4. Taking Chances
by Molly McAdams

I hated the love triangle in this book. It was HORRIBLE. At least I can say I’ve read it.

5. Allegiant
by Veronica Roth

Do I even need to explain? I’m glad I read it because I needed closure for this series, and I got it.

6. Fraternize
by Rachel Van Dyken

Another horrible love triangle. What makes me glad I read this one is the fact the it leads to the second book, Infraction, and that one was awesome.

7. Glass Sword
by Victoria Aveyard

This book was so dang boring. I’m only glad I read it because the ending was fantastic and made me want to read the next book when I probably would have given up on the series.

8. Sweet Home
by Tillie Cole

I didn’t really care for Sweet Home the crazy dramatics were just that: crazy and dramatic. I’m glad I read it because it set up the rest of the series, which was amazing!

9. Luxe
by Ashley Antoinette

This book was DARK. I’m glad I read it because now I can say I’ve read Urban Fiction. That’s about it.

10. Modern Lovers
by Emma Straub

I wasn’t a fan of this book really, but I was happy to get to read a new author for free. I would try another of her books.

 

Teaser Tuesday: Folsom by Tarryn Fisher & Willow Aster

I am so excited to share an excerpt and teaser for Folsom by writing duo Tarryn Fisher and Willow Aster coming on May 29th!

Excerpt from FOLSOM:

I stop dead in my tracks. There’s someone else in here. At first I see only boots, large boots, too big for a woman. He hears me come in and perches forward on the sink to peer around the corner.

“You can’t read or you don’t care?” he asks.

At first I’m too shocked to know what he’s talking about, then I remember the Out of Order sign on the door.

“I can’t read,” I say. “I’m just another stupid woman trying to have a baby.”

He laughs. It bounces across the bathroom walls and hits me in the chest.

“Well, at least you have a sense of humor, stupid woman.”

I’m witnessing the very serious and stern Folsom Donahue laughing. I stand there staring at him, not knowing what to do.

And then I ask. “Are you hiding, too?”

“In plain sight,” he says. “Who are you hiding from?”

“Everyone.”

“How’s that working out for you?”

I eye his casual stance, the large hands resting behind him on the sink, the crossed ankles. “Not well, since you’re here.”

He laughs again, this time just a slow rumble while he watches my face.

“I have to go,” he says, pushing away from the counter. He walks toward me and my heart races. I’ve never been this close to a man. He’s just trying to get to the door, I tell myself. But, then he stops so he’s towering over me. I have to bend my head back to see his face.

“Have a good night,” he says. And I learn for the first time what a smirk is. Full lips … teasing … I blink at him, my lips parting to answer, but then he’s gone and I’m not even sure it really happened.

Synopsis for FOLSOM:

The nation as we know it is a thing of the past.

With the male species on the verge of extinction, a society called the End Men is formed to save the world. Folsom Donahue is one of twelve men whose sole purpose is to repopulate the Regions. The endless days spent having sex with strangers leaves Folsom with an emptiness no amount of women, money, or status can fill.

Until Gwen.

Gwen has wanted a child for as long as she can remember, but when she finally gets a chance to have her own, she uncovers a long hidden truth. The injustice she sees moves her to help save the men whom no one else believes need saving.

A forbidden love, grown in a time of despair, ignites a revolution.

Folsom and Gwen, torn between their love for each other and their sense of duty, must make a choice. But some will stop at nothing to destroy them.

Folsom is book one of the End of Men series.

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39934742-folsom

Spotify: The End Men: Folsom
https://open.spotify.com/user/1226318453/playlist/0nD2lFQEfKiF1rWkdbNezi

Tarryn Fisher’s Links:

Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of nine novels. Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington with her children, husband, and psychotic husky. Tarryn writes about villains.

Website:

www.tarrynfisher.com

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/authortarrynfisher

Instagram:

https://instagram.com/tarrynfisher/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Tarryn__Fisher

 

Willow Aster’s links:

Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, and Lilith. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day away—anywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming and make fun of her for reading while cooking.

Website: www.willowaster.com

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/willowasterauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WillowAster

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowaster1/

 

WWW Wednesday: May 9, 2018

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

This week I read The Art of Running in Heels (Chinooks Hockey Team, #7)Bane (Sinners of Saint, #4), The Dating Experiment (The Experiment, #2)Speakeasy (True North, #5), and Pieces of Eight (Mad Love Duet, #2).

I also listened to Beneath the Truth (Beneath, #7) and Overruled (The Legal Briefs, #1).


Currently ReadIng

I am so excited to have started reading One Baby Daddy (Dating by Numbers, #3)!


Reading Next

I had to put down Dreams of Falling to read a couple of ARCs, so I’ll be happy to get back to reading it.


What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With My Favorite Color On the Cover (or In the Title)

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Books With My Favorite Color On the Cover (or In the Title). I don’t really have one favorite color, so I’ll go with turquoise or teal.


1. This Adventure Ends
by Emma Mills

2. The Learning Hours
by Sara Ney

3. The Other Brother
by Meghan Quinn

4. After
by Anna Todd

5. Eye Candy
by Jessica Lemmon

6. The Silent Waters
by Brittainy C. Cherry

7. The Boy Most Likely To
by Huntley Fitzpatrick

8. Lingus
by Mariana Zapata

9. The Real Thing
by Melissa Foster

10. Chasing Crazy
by Kelly Siskind

WWW Wednesday: May 2, 2018

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

This week I continued to catch up ARCs. I read Hot Asset (21 Wall Street, #1), Absinthe of the Heart (Sins of Yesterday, #1), 25: Angels and Assists (San Diego Enforcers, #3), I Flipping Love You (Shacking Up, #3), and Jock Row (Jock Hard, #1). I also read God-Shaped Hole.

I also listened to Love and Other Words.


Currently ReadIng

I am reading an ARC of Pick Six (Mavericks Tackle Love, #2).


Reading Next

I should read Dreams of Falling next.


What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early. Pretty simple. Here we go!


1.Speakeasy (True North, #5)
by Sarina Bowen

2. Trick Play (Mavericks, #3)
by Max Monroe

3. 4th & Girl (Mavericks, #4)
by Max Monroe

4. The Chase (Briar Hockey, #1)
by Elle Kennedy

5. I Think I Love You (Oxford, #5)
by Lauren Layne

6. All Your Perfects
by Colleen Hoover

7. One Baby Daddy (Dating by Numbers, #3)
by Meghan Quinn

8. Listen to Your Heart
by Kasie West

9. Folsom (End of Men, #1)
by Tarryn Fisher & Willow Aster

10. All Closed Off (Rusk University, #4)
by Cora Cormack