New-To-Me Author Summer Bingo

My blogger friend Jessica over at Reading with Jessica has set up a summer bingo challenge with Jana at Artsy Reader Girl. I am going to attempt to play along this summer. I’ll update you with how I’m doing periodically.

NEW-TO-ME AUTHOR SUMMER BINGO

The Basics:

  • This event lasts from June 1st-August 31st.
  • You can only count books towards the bingo card if you have not read that author before.
  • Each book only counts for one bingo spot. You can’t use one book for multiple spots.
  • A bingo can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal.
  • Feel free to use any genre for this challenge. Multiple genres even!
  • Use the hashtag #nasbingo to share updates on social media/blog posts.

Bingo Card:

Where you can join:

My TBR:

Recommended by a friend: Marrying His Runaway Heiress by Therese Beharrie
Over 400 pages long: The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Features a vacation: Vegas Love by Jillian Dodd
First in a series: The Hook Up (Game On, #1) by Kristen Callihan
Standalone: The First Score by Amie Knight

We’ll see how I do and I might tackle another bingo on the card, if I make it through these.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Give Off Summer Vibes

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 That Give Off Summer Vibes

1. Open Road Summer
Author: Emery Lord

2. Along for the Ride
Author: Sarah Dessen

3. Almost Summer
Author: Susan Mallery

4. When Summer Comes
Author: Brenda Novak

5. Love, Life, and the List
Author: Kasie West

6. Summer Rental
Author: Mary Kay Andrews

7. You’d Be Mine
Author: Erin Hahn

8. The Unexpected Everything
Author: Morgan Matson

9. Pulled Under
Author: Michelle Dalton

10. Where I Belong
Author: J. Daniels

WWW Wednesday: May 27, 2020

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

Happy belated Memorial Day to those in the U.S. Thank you to all who have served this country! This was the first Memorial Day in 11 years that we didn’t go camping with all of our friends due to COVID-19. It was sad, but what can you say? We’ve all missed out on so many things.

At least we have good books to read! This week I finished up both Clash (Crash, #2) and The Sundown Motel from last week. Then I read Crush (Crash, #3), Jock Blocked (Copper Valley Fireballs, #1), Liar, Liar, Hearts on Fire (Bro Code, #3), Lies Unspoken (Flawed Love, #1), Love Unspoken (Flawed Love, #2), and an ARC of Again Again. It looks like a lot, but most of them were fairly short reads.



Currently Reading

I’m reading Fool Me Once.

Reading Next

My plan is to continue to knock books off my TBR and read Playing for Keeps (Hot Jocks, #1).

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

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Great Opening Lines

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:

10 Great Opening Lines

Here are some fun opening lines.

1. The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater

“Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.”

2. Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover

“Somebody stabbed you in the neck, young lady.”

3. Bad Penny
Author: Staci Hart

This one is inappropriate, so if you’re curious you can go to Amazon and use their First Look to see the first sentence. It caught me so off guard that  laughed.

4. How to Walk Away
Author: Katherine Center

“The biggest irony about that night is that I was always scared to fly.”

5. Ilsa and the Happily Ever After
Author: Stephanie Perkins

“It’s midnight, it’s sweltering, and I might be high on Vicodin, but that guy—that guy right over there—that’s him. The him.”

6. The Lace Reader
Author: Brunonia Barry

“My name is Towner Whitney. No. That’s not exactly true. My real first name is Sophya. Never believe me. I lie all the time”

7. Landon & Shay: Part 1
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

“I never meant to be a monster, but sometimes I wondered if certain people were born that way, born with a darkness that oozed into their bloodstreams and infected their souls.”

8. Delicate Monsters
Author: Stephanie Kuehn

“A ropes course was a shitty place for self-discovery.”

9. Dr. Strange Beard
Author: Penny Reid

“Most people have approximately eleven or twelve stories, and that’s it.”

10. God-Shaped Hole
Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo

“When I was twelve, a fortune-teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone.”

WWW Wednesday: May 20, 2020

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

Another week of reading. There’s not much else going on, so I’ve been doing A LOT of it. I read an ARC of Say Yes Summer, The F List, Love Bank (Jobs from Hell, #1), Love in Lingerie (Unzipped, #1), an ARC of Hot Mess, an ARC of Varsity Heartbreaker (Varsity, #1), and Crash (Crash, #1).

Currently Reading

I think I’m going to start reading the next book in the Crash series, Clash. I’m also reading The Sun Down Motel. That one is slow going because it’s a physical book. The font is small and it’s on the creepy side, so it’s a daytime only read.

Reading Next

Well, I would keep binging the Crash series with Crush, but I’m waiting on my library hold for it. I’m #1 in line, so anytime in the next 3 weeks I guess… I’m not sure what I’ll pick up next if I don’t have that book to start. I’ve definitely been mood reading, so I will probably continue to do so.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons Why I Love Reading Romance

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:

Reasons Why I Love Reading Romance

1. Romances are usually fast-paced to read, even when it’s a slow burn romance.

2. Romances can be funny, sappy, sweet, sad at times, angst-filled, and on and on. There’s no limit to what the genre can make you feel.

3. There are so many different romance tropes that can be written so many different ways. It rarely feels like you reading a book you have already read.

4. I can choose how sexy of a romance I want to read. There’s everything from Young Adult romances to erotic romances.

5. There are so many great series in romance. I can fall in love with a couple and then get to read about their friends or family falling in love in the next book.

6. Romances feel more realistic to me than some other genres, and yet feel more like an escape.

7. I love reading about people falling in love.

8. Reading a romance novel is like watching a 90’s romantic comedy or the Hallmark Channel at Christmas time.

9. I love a guaranteed happy ending.

10. I am impressed with how so many romance authors give back to the community, and so I like supporting them by reading their books.

WWW Wednesday: May 13, 2020

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

 Week 9 of our stay at home order and I am definitely back to reading a bunch. This week I was all about reading romance. I read Treyton (Savage Beasts, #2), an ARCs of The Modern Gentleman, The Wolf Hotel, Sweet Mercy (Dirty Empire, #1), Gabriel Fallen (Dirty Empire, #2), and Game Changer.



Currently Reading

Keeping on my romance binge, I’m reading an ARC of Tools of Engagement (Hot & Hammered, #3). It’s not out until like September, but I feel the need to make sure I’m caught up on ARCs with everything going on.

Reading Next

I think I’ll read an ARC of Say Yes Summer next. It’s a book that’s already out, if you’re interested in reading it.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: The Last Ten Books I Abandoned

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:

The Last Ten Four Books I Abandoned

1. Lines
Author: Anna B. Doe

I didn’t like the writing style.

2. In Peace Lies Havoc
Author: Amo Jones

I have read her books before. They’re darker. I actually really liked the beginning, but when things went dark it felt like they were just for shock value and I was turned off. I own it, so maybe someday, but probably not.

3. The Secret Girl
Author: C.M. Stunich

The story was so ridiculous.

4. Dirty Letters
Author: Vi Keeland

I got to the part where the characters actually meet in person and he guy just weirded me out with the way he talked.

5. Perfectly Oblivious
Author: Robin Daniels

I wasn’t immediately into this one the way I was with another book I read from this author. I didn’t like it enough to continue.

6. Falling for the Backup
Author: Toni Aleo

Too much pining over each other too soon. It wasn’t believable and drove me nuts.

7. Clipped Wings
Author: Helena Hunting

The angst and direction this story was taking felt redundant and just wasn’t fun to listen to on audio.

8. Life and Other Inconveniences
Author: Kristan Higgins

I hate to say it, but I met a Higgins’ book that I didn’t like. I hated the characters and couldn’t force myself to read any more.

9. All the Crooked Saints
Author: Maggie Stiefvater

I tried both reading and listening to this book. The way it was narrated wasn’t my thing at all.

10. The Starless Sea
Author: Erin Morgenstern

I tried to listen to this book. I just felt lost and confused. I couldn’t bring myself to finish it.

WWW Wednesday: May 6, 2020

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

I finished up The Theory of Second Best (Cake, #2) and continued a binge read of the series with Fiercely Emma (Cake, #3)Cake: The Newlyweds (Cake, #4), and Rogue Wave (Cake, #5). Then I read Chicks, Man.


Currently Reading

Now, I’m reading an an ARC of Dirty Charmer.

Reading Next

My plan is to read an ARC of The Modern Gentleman next.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Friends I Would Invite to My Bookish Party

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:

Fictional Friends I Would Invite to My Bookish Party

1. Lily, Loren, Rose, Connor, Daisy, & Ryke
The Addicted / Calloway Sisters
Authors: Becca & Krista Ritchie

2. Hannah, Garrett, Grace, Logan, Ali, Dean, Sabrina, & Tucker
The Off-Campus Series
Author: Elle Kennedy

3. Jamie, Wes & the gang
Him Series
Authors: Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

4. The Entire Winston Brothers Clan
The Winston Brothers Series
Author: Penny Reid

5. Sam, Mason, Logan, Nate, Heather and the rest of the crew
Fallen Crest High Series
Author: Tijan

6. Mia, Ben, Tessa, Luke, Beth, Reed, Riley, & CJ
Alabama Summer Series
Author: J. Daniels

7. Bristol & Grip
Grip Series
Author: Kennedy Ryan

8. Rowe, Nate, Cass, Tyson, Paige, & Houston
Falling Series
Author: Ginger Scott

9. The Stiletto & Oxford Crews
Sex, Love & Stiletto and Oxford Series
Author: Lauren Layne

10. Frank Sanger
This Adventure Ends
Author: Emma Mills