WWW Wednesday: September 22, 2021

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. 

WHAT DID YOU JUST FINISH READING?

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I finally got to finish the Dirty Empire series by K.A. Tucker with Fallen Empire

I’m reading an ARC of Canary by Tijan. 

I cannot wait to go back to one of my favorites series of all time and read The Legacy (Off-Campus, #5) by Elle Kennedy! 

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall 2021 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

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: 

Fall 2021 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

You’ll Be the Death of My by Karen M. McManus
Indigo Ridge by Devney Perry
Bend in the Road by Sara Biren
Hate Me Under the Mistletoe by Kelly Jamieson
Main Street Dealmaker by Brighton Walsh
Infamous Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune
Boyfriend by Sarina Bowen
The Attic on Queen Street by Karen White
Canary by Tijan

WWW Wednesday: September 13, 2021

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. 

WHAT DID YOU JUST FINISH READING?

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I LOVED Another Motherfaker (The G.D. Taylors, #3) by Willow Aster & Laura Pavlov. This rom-com series keeps bringing the funny.

I am really enjoying the psychological thriller Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian. 

I am so excited to read Kiss and Don’t Tell by Meghan Quinn. She has been killing it with her releases this year. 

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Numbers 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 topic is: 

 Books With Numbers In the Title

I know I’ve done this prompt before, so I’m switching things up a little. You’re getting books with the word “NUMBER” in them instead of actual numerals. 

Number Neighbors by Emma Hart
Take a Number by Amy Daws
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kensella
Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen
The Wrong Number by R.L. Stine
Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey
Lucky Number Eleven By Adriana Locke
Black Number Four by Kandi Steiner

WWW Wednesday: September 8, 2021

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. 

WHAT DID YOU JUst FINISH READING?

Alecia from Staircase Reader had me picking up the Havoc Boys series by C.M. Stunich. I’ve been binging and just finished Anarchy (Havoc Boys, #4)

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

I’m currently finishing up the series binge with Victory (Havoc Boys, #5) by C.M. Owens.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

My plan is to read Relentless (Mason Family, #4) by Adriana Locke next. 

Top Ten Tuesday: Romances Guaranteed to Put a Smile On Your Face

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: 

Romances Guaranteed to Put a Smile On Your Face

Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams
The Highland Fling by Meghan Quinn
The Belle and the Beard by Kate Canterbary
The Bold & the Bullheaded by Willow Aster & Laure Pavlov
Becoming a Vincent by C.M. Owens
The Grumpy Player Next Door by Pippa Grant
Totally Folked by Penny Reid
The Bet by Max Monroe
Runaway Girl by Tessa Bailey
Isn’t It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams

OMG! That Song Book Tag

When I saw the OMG! That Song Book Tag post Dedra did last week, I knew I had to do it. It combines two of my favorite things: books and music. This tag was originally done by Katesbookdate on Youtube

OMG! That Song Book Tag

My Jam:

A song you have to listen to no matter how many times you’ve heard it before
and
a book you’ll never get sick of:

Robyn’s Dancing on My Own is a song I’ll sit dance through no matter how many times I hear it. 

Fallen Crest High is a book I don’t think I’ll get tired of no matter how many times I listen to or read it. 

THROWBACK:

A song that reminds you of the cringiest time in your life
and
a book you read that you wouldn’t like if you were to read it now:

I think I went through a phase when I was about 20 that I listened to Creed for maybe a month or two. This was a time I would give myself a good shake if I could go back. 

I rated Anna and the French Kiss high when I read it. The more I think about that book, the more messed up I think it was. I think I would hate it if I read it now.

REPLAY:

A recent song that you have on repeat
and
a recent favorite book:

I’m a big Sam Hunt fan, so I was excited to hear new music from him. I’m really loving this collaboration with Sasha Alex Sloan. The vibe is really cool.

Well Matched was so good! It’s my new favorite in the Well Met series.

GETS ME:

A song that is literally me
and
a book that is me in book form:

Blinding Lights is an odd choice. I wouldn’t say that the lyrics or video is me. What is me is the classic, almost 80’s vibe to the song. I’m a huge fan of the way this song sounds like it could be from almost any era. I would like to think that I’m a little old school, but still with it. HAHA

As for The How and the Why… Literally book me was hard to find. Are there books about women who are happily married with kids? Usually there’s some sort of turmoil and all the turmoil I’ve got right now is this dang pandemic. So I went with this book because I have felt what some of the MC felt regarding being an adoptee. 

WUT:

A weird song that you liked anyway
and
a unique book that stuck out to you for some reason:

I Believe in a Thing Called Love sounds like it should be in some weird horror movie or something, but I love it for some reason.

The Lace Reader is probably the first book I read with an unreliable narrator. It made an impression on me and I’ve read it several times since. I always pick up on something new.

LET’S GO:

Pick your best pump up song
and
a book that inspires you:

Are you trying to kill me with best pump up song??? There are so many that I would pick for different reasons! I almost chose I Got 5 On It because my friend and I used to listen to that back in the day before we would go out, but I ended up choosing Ol’ Dirty Bastard featuring Kelis with Got Your Money. It’s such a fun song. 

Do Epic. That’s all I got to say about Bright Side. Live every day to the best of your ability. 

CHILL:

Your best relaxing song
and
a book you’d curl up with on a rainy day:

BIG Ed Sheeran fan here and Thinking Out Loud puts me in a good, calm mood. All of his music does.

The Match because Sarah Adams’s books are light and fluffy, perfect for a rainy day.

ADDICTING:

A guilty pleasure song
and
a light, trashy read you can’t help but love:

Anything by Britney Spears will always be my guilty pleasure music. 

Um… trashy? Not my favorite word for a book. I don’t think any book deserves “trashy” as a descriptor. So Tapping the Billionaire is not trashy. It’s light, funny, and on the steamier side. But NOT trashy. 

NOSTALGIA:

A throwback song you look back on fondly
and
a book you read and loved when you were young:

I was obsessed with 80’s music when I was 18 (still am, but that’s when it started). There was a time when I listened to this song on repeat. I’m sure my parents loved it, especially with the song’s meaning. 

Say Goodnight, Gracie is a book I read as a child or teenager. It’s the first book I can remember loving.

And that’s it! That’s the tag. I’m not tagging anyone. Feel free to do this tag if you want. 

The Last Ten Books Tag

When I read this tag Dini did on Dinipandareads, I knew I had to do it. It was just too fun to pass up. The original tag was created by booktuber Marc Nash. I hope you enjoy reading my answers.

THE LAST BOOK I GAVE UP ON

I felt bad not finishing Tryst Six Venom. I knew going in it was a bully romance, but I just couldn’t stomach the slurs. 

THE LAST BOOK I REREAD

The last book I reread (or actually listened to again) was Broken and Screwed 2 by Tijan. I was in the mood for a Tijan book, so I listened to the series again. 

THE LAST BOOK I BOUGHT

I read the first book in the Deanna Madden series awhile back. I never finished it, but want to. I had to purchase the third book when it was on sale for 1.99. Now, I just need the second.

THE LAST BOOK I WROTE IN THE MARGINS OF

NONE! I mostly read ebooks, but if I’m reading a physical book I don’t normally write in it.

THE LAST BOOK THAT I HAD SIGNED

I had to think hard about this one because the last signing I was at was Book Bonanza 18. I can’t be 100% certain who the last author I had sign a book was, but I think it was Jay Crownover. I had my copy of Charged I had picked up at Powell’s City of Books a couple of years prior to that.

THE LAST BOOK I LOST

I couldn’t tell you that last time I lost a book or what it even was. 

THE LAST BOOK I HAD TO REPLACE

I borrowed this book from my boss years ago. Somehow, the corner got bent. I didn’t want to return it that way, so I bought her a new copy. 

THE LAST BOOK I ARGUED OVER

Argued over isn’t really the right way to describe it, but was the closest I could get to this prompt. I “yelled” at Ari to keep reading when this book was making her mad. LOL

THE LAST BOOK I PRE-ORDERED

I don’t often pre-order, but I did for Main Street Dealmaker because it had a special pre-order price I couldn’t pass up since I want to read it anyways.

TAGGING:

Anyone who wants to do this tag.

Book Recommendations: 5 Star Romance Reads I Didn’t Review

I wasn’t feeling today’s TTT topic, so you’re getting another book recommendations post from me today. This one is for the 5 star reads I’ve read in the past couple of months that I didn’t review, but would highly recommend. 

5 Star Romance Reads I Didn’t Review

Here are ten 5 star reads that I didn’t review on my blog. 

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Maverick by Karina Halle
Break Even by Lisa DeJong
Some Sort of Love by Melanie Harlow

Fallen Jester by Devney Perry
A Kiss for a Kiss by Helena Hunting
Evening the Score by Jaqueline Snowe
More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs

Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey
Runaway Girl by Tessa Bailey
Forbidden by Karla Sorensen
The Belle and the Beard by Kate Canterbary

The Bet by Max Monroe
Missing in Action by Kate Canterbary
Luca by Brenda Rothert
Shameless by Lex Martin

WWW Wednesday: August 11, 2021

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

A few months ago, I read S.T. Abby’s Mindf*ck series. I was a huge fan of that series and when I found out Abby was a pen name for C.M. Owens, I knew I had to try out more of Owens’ books. (Sadly, Owens has recently passed away.) I went with the romantic comedy, Becoming a Vincent (The Wild Ones, #1).

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

Since I enjoyed Becoming a Vincent, I’m binging the series. I’m now reading Going Wild (The Wild Ones, #2) by C.M. Owens.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I will be finishing up my binge with Wilder (The Wild Ones, #3) by C.M. Owens.