WWW WEDNESDAY December 16, 2020

Hey everyone! Back again with another WWW Wednesday hosted by Taking on a World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is where you answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What do you plan on reading next? Let’s get into it!

What are you currently reading?

Anything and everything lol I pretty much threw my tbr out the window. I am “currently reading” about 8-10 books that I’ve picked up for like a day and than put down. I’m not in a reading slump. Work has gotten busy and I just want to read all the things at once. I think the main book I would like to finish this year that I just started is A Game of Thrones. I’m 100 pages in and my audiobook hold just back in on Libby so I’m ready to go!

What have you recently finished?

I’ve finished a few small things on Netgalley to try and bring my score up. Last time I checked I was at 77%! A couple of the titles I’ve finished were: I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Lore chapter sampler, and In Love and Pajamas comic collection.

What do you plan on reading next?

I would also like to finish up the House of M comic from Marvel to have some knowledge before WandaVision begins. Other than that, I also want to finish The Return of the King to finish out that series.


Best and Worst Book Series of 2020 book tag

Hey everyone! Work has definitely been keeping me busy (retail and holidays omg) so I haven’t been reading as much or posting as much as I wanted to. I wanted to do some kind of post today since I’m off, and I came across this tag on YouTube. Since I mostly read series, I thought this was fitting. Let’s get into these questions!

1) what is the best series that you caught up with this year that is still a work in progress?

That would be the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews. This is my favorite series of theirs! I think there will be a bit of a wait for book 6 because they are releasing a spin off series to Kate Daniels. I believe the first book comes out next year, and then Ruby Fever comes out 2022 (I could be wrong however I believe that’s what I read)

2) what is the best work in progress series that you are still catching up with?

I have to go with the series that brought me my first favorite author, and that’s Alex Cross by James Patterson. I swear I will be reading books by this man even when I’m old and gray lol this series alone has to be 20+ books and counting. I’m nowhere near caught up smh

3) what was your favorite first book in a series this year?

Hands down Get A Life, Chloe Brown. That book is special to me.

4) what is a first book in a series you read this year that you think should have just been a standalone, not a series?

Going with One of Us is Lying. I feel like it would have been fine on its own. However, then I wouldn’t have gotten Two Can Keep A Secret, which is my second favorite book of the year.

5) what is your most over-hyped series of the year?

I don’t have an answer for this because most of the series I’ve read this year have been backlist series.

6) what is a series that you DNFed this year?

Of Fire and Stars, The Crown’s Game, and Shatter Me are ones I actually made it past the first book.

7) what was your favorite series finale of the year?

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu.

8) what was the biggest cliffhanger you had in a series this year?

The ending to Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl HURT!!! It did not have to end like that.

9) what is your favorite spinoff series you read this year?

I don’t think I’ve read one. Unless you count books 4&5 in Hidden Legacy since we follow a different character then the first trilogy.

10) what is your most anticipated next book in a series that you read this year that will come out next year?

Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell. My babies Simon and Baz and Penelope πŸ’š It comes out in my birthday month too!!

11) what is your most anticipated series to catch up with next year based on what you read in that series this year?

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas comes out next year. It’s a continuation of the ACOTAR series, and it follows Nesta and Cassian. I can not wait for this because I love Cassian, and Nesta intrigues more than her sisters πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

12) what is your favorite series that you finished this year?

The Castor Chronicles (or Beautiful Creatures series) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The emotions that series put me through, plus the audiobooks were so immersive with the sound effects and the narrator was soooo good. Still not over how the final book made me happy just to rip my heart out.

13) what is your favorite episodic series of the year?

I honestly do not know. That’s a good question.

14) what is a series that you finally bailed on after holding onto it for a long time?

I’m glad to say I don’t have one. If I’m not feeling a series or book, I DNF it with no problem. I try to make it halfway to give it a fair try.

15) what is the series you were most surprised that you liked this year?

I would count The Kiss of Deception as an answer for this. It from a DNF to a 4 star read. I need book 2, but I want it physically lol

16) what is the series that you meant to catch up with or finish this year that you didn’t?

The Schools for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. Partly because I was waiting on the final book’s release this summer, and partly because I don’t want it to end 😫 I’m only on book 5 still and only like chapter 4 lol I am definitely dragging my feet

17) what is a series you finished this year that you think is greater than the sum of its parts?

The Another series by siblings Daniel and Dina Nayeri. Book 2 is by far the best of the trilogy to me, but I feel like that series was missing something. Idk what though.

Well that is all the questions. If you would like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged! I hope you all enjoyed my answers. As always, happy reading everyone πŸ’š

Books I need to finish (but probably won’t) by the end of the year

Hey everyone! Yes. You read that correctly lol this will be a list of books I’ve started in 2020 that I would like to finish. Knowing myself, plus working retail at the holiday time, they probably won’t get finished. I’m aiming for at least three to be finished. We shall see. These books are:

These are all the ones I’ve started this year. The last two were started this month so they should be finished. I also really want to finish Strange the Dreamer and either Crystal of Time or The Diviners. I might do a follow up to this post at the end of the month to see what I actually finished. Fingers crossed lol

Happy reading everyone πŸ’š

The Kiss of Deception book review

Hello everyone! Today I am bringing you a review of a book that I actually DNFed last year. I decided to give it a second chance because I kept thinking about it, and also hearing about it on Booktube. So let’s see what I thought about it.

Side note: I haven’t written a review in months so this should be fun and maybe all over the place lol

So ok. I need to be honest. I originally DNFed this because I thought it wasn’t what I considered fantasy. Mind you, I just got back into reading last year. So of course I didn’t know a thing lol

I am so glad I picked this back up. I gave it 4 stars. I now know what I actually like lol I’m a character driven person as you all know, so the different character perspectives we got helped me love it even more. I am not a big romance person, but the way it was done in this book was well done in my opinion. I prefer it to be kind of secondary and not all in your face. So it was done nicely for me.

If you have read this, and now the “thing” that happened, I can gladly say that I did not see it coming. I thought I had it all figured out. That brought me even more into the story, and by the end of it I was hooked. I need to pick up book 2 soon.

Have you read this series? Did you enjoy it? Did you not? If you did, which book was your favorite? Let me know in the comments. As always, happy reading πŸ’š

End of the year book tag 2020

Hey everyone!! Today I am bringing you my End of the Year Book Tag. I’ve seen this going around lately, but haven’t really looked at the questions or videos because I wanted this to be right off the top of my head. I didn’t want to think about it and end up changing things and whatnot. So without further ado, let’s get started!

Are there any books you started this year that need to finish?

Definitely. The main one being Strange the Dreamer. It is on my TBR this month so hopefully I can finish it. Also included in that is RoseBlood by A. G. Howard.

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

I’m not really a seasonal reader. I’m too impatient to try and save something for a certain time of year lol

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

Not that I’m aware of. If I’m not mistaken, my December release that I was looking forward to is now out. That would be The Cousins by Karen M. McManus. I already have it on hold at the library.

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Not including the two I mentioned in question one, I would say The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien, We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia, and Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

That’s a tough one. I would say it’s a possibility, but it has to beat out Get a Life, Chloe Brown. That book still holds the title of favorite of the year and I read it in February I believe.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?

Not concrete plans because I want to wait and see what I have left on my physical TBR by the end of the year. All that is set though is that I want to reread the Twilight series next year as well as get caught up on the Shadowhunter world. Plus I definitely plan on continuing with Bookopoly next year.

Well that’s it everyone! If you haven’t done this tag, and would like to, consider yourself tagged! Have a great day everyone and happy reading πŸ’š

WWW WEDNESDAY December 2, 2020

Hey everyone! Back again with another WWW Wednesday hosted by Taking on a World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is where you answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What do you plan on reading next? Let’s get into it!

What are you currently reading

I’m aiming to finish Shuri and the story The Horse and His Boy from Narnia today. A Crystal in Time I’m hoping to make decent progress on.

What have you recently finished

Not doing a November wrap up because I only finished three books. They were:

What do you plan on reading next

This is a definite! I need to finish this series. I’m absolutely loving it and maybe I can binge the movies afterwards 😊

December 2020 TBR

Hey everyone! Today I’m bringing you my December TBR, and once again I did Bookopoly. November was a tough reading month only because of work. I work retail, and retail during the holidays is rough lol I only read 3 books, and two of those were carry overs from October πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ So what’s on the schedule for December? Let’s find out!

Roll 1: Foiled cover

Reading the next story in the Narnia series, The Horse and His Boy.

Roll 2: POC rep

My girl Shuri ❀️ reading one of my newest additions to my TBR

Roll 3: Becca Rec

I’ve been trying to read this book for months lol I know Becca loves this book, and I want to actually finish this!!

Roll 4: Fire on the cover

I went for fire colors instead of literal fire. There is a Daughter of Smoke and Bone read along happening, and Days of Blood and Starlight is December’s read.

Roll 5: Friend Pick

once again I asked my baby brother to choose. Once again he went for a beast of a book. This is almost 700 pages! Luckily for me this is a reread for me 😊 I love these three books and will gladly reread it.

Roll 6: Lowest Rated

This was a DNF last year. However, it’s getting a second chance because I love the Splintered series by this author.

Roll 7: TBR vet

I’ve been participating in Tolkien along since September and we’ve now come to the final book. I gave The Hobbit 3 stars, but the actual Lord of the Rings trilogy has been all 5 stars so far. I am so eager to start this!!

Roll 8: LGBTQ+ rep

This was released in February, yet I’m just now getting to it in December lol classic me. I can’t wait to read the conclusion to this duology and find out more about Dani and Carmen.

Roll 9: Standalone

Took me way too long to find a book for this since I mostly read series. I actually forgot I owned it lol I still need to read The Song of Achilles as well.

Roll 10: Set in the past

Are we surprised? Lol I will keep putting this on TBRs until I actually read it.

So this is my TBR for the last month of 2020! Have you read any of these? Did you like them? Did you not? Let me know! Happy holidays and happy reading πŸ’š