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TBR Jar: Top 12 Books That Have Been on My TBR the Longest

Hey everyone! I decided after watching April’s video on Youtube, her channel name is ApriliusMaximus, that I am going to try her idea!

So her idea was to look at her shelves and find the 12 books that have been on her shelves the longest and read them! I liked that idea so I checked my shelves out and I found some that would work for this idea! So each month I have to read at least one of these books to hopefully complete this challenge!

So I’ll show you them now!

  1. Fire Study by Marie V Snyder
  2. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
  3. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
  4. Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes
  5. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  6. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  7. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
  8. Tiger’s Quest by Colleen Houck
  9. The Tenderness of Thieves by Donna Freitas
  10. Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven
  11. The Winter People by Rebekah L Purdy
  12. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

And those are the 12 books that I believe are the oldest on my TBR! And they are the ones I plan on reading this year as well! I have a few other challenges so I might double up on these with books for other challenges.

And yeah those are the books I am planning on reading for this challenge! What are the oldest books on your TBR?

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Currently Reading

Hey everyone!

I’m a horrible person I am so sorry about this! I am sorry I haven’t posted in a while! I’ve been spending time with my family for the holidays and also working extra to pay off some things I need! But I am glad I have a few days off now to relax and read some more!!

But yeh! I am here to again talk about what I have read and what I plan on reading the rest of this week!

I haven’t read a lot this week because of work and family time but I did read a two books and I’m happy to talk about them!

So I read The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer, and We Are the Ants by Shawn David Hutchinson! They were both really really good and I enjoyed them both so much! Reading The Chemist reminded me of how much I loved Stephanie’s writing, and I couldn’t help but get sucked in once again! And We Are the Ants was just amazing! SO amazing! I loved it and feel like a lot of people need to read it! But trigger warning for sexual assault.

And I am still currently reading a couple of books that I will talk about here!

So I am almost done with A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer! I plan on finishing that tomorrow! And then I am also reading The Duke I Once Knew, and I also plan on reading this book asap! It’s good so far so I hope I continue to enjoy it! And then I started a new audiobook and that is Blood of a Thousand Stars so I can’t wait to see how this goes!

And I’m not really planning on reading anything else this weekend besides finishing these books! I plan on starting my new year on a new book!

What are you currently reading?? I’d love to know!

 

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Currently Reading

Hey everyone!! I know I said I’d post more when I’m out of class but I’ve literally been sleeping or like relaxing or at Disneyland with family or friends to catch up on time we’ve all been busy! Lol!

But hopefully now that things have kinda died down a bit I’ll be able to write more posts for you all!

Anyways I am here with a Currently Reading Update for you all!

So I finished The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee! It was so good!! I loved it!!! And then I DNF’ed Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys because it was getting painful and really sad, and I wasn’t in a place to be that sad and such.

And those are the two books I read so far.

I am still currently reading A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer but it’s getting really good! I plan on making time to read it! I wanna be done with it by this weekend! And I am also listening to the audiobook of The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer. I’m confused but so far it’s interesting!

And those are my reading plans this week! I just want to finish what I am currently reading and start fresh Monday!

What are your reading plans this weekend??

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Someone Like You Cover Reveal

Today we have the cover reveal for Alexandra Silva’s Someone Like You! Check it out and pre-order your copy today!!

Title: Someone Like You

Author: Alexandra Silva

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 31st

About Someone Like You:

Dorian Anson is my friend. She’s the only person who’s ever questioned my smiles. My jokes. The one liners that have our friends shaking their heads at me.
I’ve lived my life on those smiles. They never failed me, until her.

I wasn’t counting on her when I designed my front. I never imagined the possibility of someone like her coming into my life.

The wild hair, the kind smile and those eyes that see everything.

She was the girl with the beautiful soul, pretty face and whole heart. But hearts aren’t made to stay whole.

I watched hers break. I watched her tears fall. I watched as her world tilted on its axis and shattered at her feet.

This girl.

She sees me, all parts of me—the truths I try to hide, the secrets I bury. What’s mine and what’s not.

She sees it all, and I can only hope the truth isn’t too much. That she won’t walk away.

That she won’t leave me…alone.

We both have a past. We have ghosts. We have fears.

I’m hoping that somehow in the end, we’ll have each other too.

I’ve never needed anyone before her, and I know I’ll never want anyone else after her.

There is no one like her.

My pretty girl.

Dorian.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

“I believe I kissed you thoroughly.”

“You did. I should’ve raised the ante.” She chuckled as she reached down and picked the bag up from where it’d fallen onto the chair.

She handed it over to me with a smirk. Her lips pursing like she was trying not to laugh.

I kept my eyes on her as I opened it and then I looked in, “lube? You got me lube?”

She burst out laughing. Her eyes actually watered. “You were complaining about how your dick was getting friction burn from your hand, so…”

“So…you got me lube?”

She took the bottle from my hand and inspected it before she said in a soft and sultry tone, “it’s not just any lube. It lasts longer, making a little go a looooong way. Oh, and apparently it tingles all the right places.”

“You got me tingly, long-lasting lube. Just what every guy wants for his birthday.”

“I got you something else too.” She reached into her bag and took out a small cardboard box with a little blue bow stuck on top.

“Oh wow, is this a cock ring to go with the lube?” I asked teasingly as I took the box from her. “You shouldn’t have.”

“Shut up and open it, Becca was right, you’re testy.”

“Stop calling her Becca, she’s not your friend. She’s my assistant.”

“Just open the damn box before I really do take that one back.” She poked my shoulder.

After the lube, what else could she possibly get to top it?

About the Author:

Alexandra Silva is a lover of words and romance. She blames the classics and a nutty English teacher for her obsession with books and fiction. Come rain or shine with either coffee or wine in hand you can find her with her nose stuck in a book and her head in the clouds. She lives in London outnumbered by her very loud boys, with her very own hero and their two wild cats–Jack and Jill.

 

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Weekly Reads TBR & Wrap Up

Hey everyone!

It’s my last week at school so I have finals today and tomorrow so honestly I won’t have much time today and tomorrow to read except for audiobooks so I think that is what is going to happen.

But I have plans for the rest of the week! I’m so excited! I’m so ready to have a break and read like the wind!

So here they are!

So last week I read 4 books! I read The Thief, An Enchantment of Ravens, With this Heart, and Love and Other Words! I enjoyed them and the highest rating I gave was 5/5 with Love and Other Words. It’s now one of my favorite books of all time! So so amazing! I highly recommend checking it out! You’ll love it I promise!

And here are the books I am currently reading:

I am still reading A Curse so Dark and Lonely and it’s not that I haven’t enjoyed it, I just haven’t had the time to sit down and physically read a book sadly. But once my last final is done I’ll be able to do that and I’ll read like the wind! I also just started the audiobook of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and it’s good so far! I’m only like 2 chapters in so I’m excited to see where it goes!

and then the books I want to start reading are:

After, Reign the Earth, and Romanov. I’m not sure what else I will be reading once I’m done with one book or another but these are what I want hope to get to! I’m kinda keeping my options open so yeah!

What are you reading this weekend??

Wish me luck with finals! I hope to get back into the groove of things Wednesday!

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Currently Reading

Hello everyone!!

I’m sorry I haven’t been on in a few days. I’ve been preparing for finals that are next week! I have two projects to work on, and a test final, and another final that next week so I’ve been working on those and all. I haven’t really read much this week sadly but I know next week once I am off school for the break I will be reading so much more!

I did get the chance to read some books and I’m currently in the middle of some books! So I’m here to talk to you about those!

And yeah so here is what I read this week so far:

So I read The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner which I mentioned before that I had finished! And I gave it a 3/5 stars, I liked it a lot and I’m going to continue with the series but yeah it didn’t blow me away.

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And then I read An Enchantment of Ravens, and I honestly was a bit disappointed. I mean I liked it a lot but I wasn’t blown away, and I didn’t really care for it that much. I think because it felt too much like ACOTAR and if I wanted to read stuff eerily similar to that I would have reread ACOTAR. I mean I liked the romance and such, and I thought the action and the world was interesting. But I mean the story just felt so much like ACOTAR that I couldn’t overlook it and get too into the story. I ended up giving it a 3/5 and I think I’m going to be giving it away on my depop shop.

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And lastly I finished With This Heart which is by R S Grey! I was buddy reading this with my friend Ro and I cannot wait to see what else we will be reading! We have been loving her books and I’m honestly sad to eventually hit the end of her books that are currently out because they’re so good!!

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And yeah,

here is what I am reading right now:

I am currently like almost 100 pages into A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kimmerer, which is a beauty and the beast retelling! Its really good so far so I’m excited to see where it goes!!

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And I also got like 50 pages into After by Anna Todd. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while and since the movie is coming out I kind of want to check it out and see what it is like! I am interested to see where I fall on the spectrum!

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And I started the audiobook of Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren and wow so far it’s really good! I love it so far and I’m so ready to see what this book has in store for me!

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And I don’t really have plans for more reading during the weekend. I just want to finish the three books I am currently reading and that’s about it. I’m also working this weekend on top of doing finals stuff so yeah. Just want to finish what I am currently on and that be it for the weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend?? Anything good you are reading??

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Interlude Cover Reveal

We are so excited to be revealing the cover for INTERLUDE by D. Kelly. INTERLUDE is a brand new standalone contemporary romance set in the world of the Illusion series. Don’t miss out and pre-order your copy today!

About INTERLUDE

Jordan Weston is good-looking, mysterious, and sexually uninhibited, but his life is more like the name of his bar―Just an Illusion. His cousins are the bad boys of Bastards and Dangerous, but their fame hasn’t made everything rainbows and sunshine for him. He’s haunted, flawed, and the sole survivor of a homicide that wiped out his immediate family.

Allie Baker, the most recent hire at the bar, can see through Jordan’s façade. She knows he’s everything she doesn’t need, but she’s beginning to crave his cocky attitude and the way he looks at her. The more she tries to stay away from him, the more she wants to get to know him.

Jordan knows falling for an employee is a bad idea, but Allie pushes buttons he never realized he had. Even though Allie desperately needs her job, she soon decides being with Jordan is more important. Will they be able to compromise, or will she let her chance at love pass her by for the sake of a paycheck?

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About D. KELLY

Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.

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