Book Blogger Hop: Sep 4 – 10

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Crazy-For-Books and is currently being hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a new question is posted for book bloggers to answer in the coming week. The purpose of the hop is connection and community. You can discover new blogs to follow, new books to read, and you may end up with some new followers, as well!

This Week’s Question

 What book or books are you going to read on Labor Day weekend?

This week’s prompt submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.

Alas, I have to work this weekend and on Labor Day, so I’m not sure how much reading I’ll get to do 😩 That being said, there are three books that I’ve just started so, when I do get reading time, they will be the ones I pick up!

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

I know, I know. I’m finally reading one of the more popular books in the bookish community. I’ve been wanting to read this book since I first discovered it existed. It sounds dark and compelling and, so far, it’s incredible! The writing and the characters (especially Rin!) have completely caught my interest. I’m excited, yet nervous, to dive deeper into this book. I know it’s based on a real, tragic event in Chinese history (the Rape of Nanjing) so I know it’s gonna get dark. Definitely check trigger warnings if you’re thinking of reading this one, as well.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Y’alllllll, I started this one a couple of days ago and I am in love! I’m reading this as part of the Hear Our Voices blog tour and I’m so excited to get to ramble on about this book! The magic is so graphic and intriguing. I’m enjoying getting to learn about the rules alongside our main character, Bree. Who is incredible, btw. Oh, and, can we talk about Nick?! Ugh… this book is going to be a fave, I can already tell.

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

I’m reading this as part of the Middle Grade Marvels group (come join us!) and, hoo-boy, is this fast-paced! There’s a lot going on in just the first few chapters. I feel as dazzled as the protagonist, Sophie, lol! Still, I’m enjoying the world being built and this is definitely a fun read. And, even though this is a thicker middle grade, I feel like it’s going incredibly fast!

Those are the books I’m currently focused on and, I have to say, they are really kicking the month off right! The hardest part is putting one down to pick a different one up 😂

Are you planning on snatching some reading time this weekend? What will you be reading if you do find the time? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!


WWW Wednesday: Sept 2, 2020

It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This is a bookish meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers answer the 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

If you’d like to learn more about any of these books, click on the cover to be taken to the Goodreads page.

Current Reads

  • Legendborn by Tracy Deonn: I’ve only read the first few chapters of this book about literal Black Girl Magic and I’m already hooked. I have no idea what’s going on, but I am invested! I love Bree, I’m really enjoying Tracy Deonn’s writing, and there’s already a mystery that I’m desperate to solve. I’m excited to continue!
  • The Poppy Wars by R.F. Kuang: Okay, so I’ve been meaning to read this book for what feels like ages. So I joined a buddy read to give myself the kick in the rear that I needed. I would say “Why did no one tell me this book was incredible?!” but, like… pretty much everyone in the bookish community I follow has sooooo… my bad. I’m only six chapters in and I’m already completely wrapped up in this story! Rin is so ruthless, y’all, and I kind of love it.

Recently Finished

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen: The perfect end to an incredible duology. This is definitely going to end up in my top ten of the year! I love Fie, I love Jas, I love Tavin (in that order, mind) and I loved watching them grow throughout this series. This book made me feel a lot of feelings which I have a hard time describing coherently, so check out my review to see how I truly felt. It mostly boils down to PLEASE READ THIS BOOK NOW, THANK YOU.
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Ugggghhhh, I will never look at mushrooms the same again 🤢🤢🤢 This book was so good, though! It was creepy and dark and disgusting and just everything I want from a horror novel! I also really enjoyed Noemi as a protagonist. She’s smart, she’s clever, and she knows how to work with what she has. This was the perfect book to get me in the mood for spooky season!
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells: Okay, um, I did not go into this book thinking I would become obsessed with a sarcastic, socially awkward android who just wants to watch daytime television BUT HERE WE ARE. I would die for Murderbot and I can’t wait to read the rest of this series! I am actually actively making myself ignore the other novellas because I have so many books I need to prioritize in September… but it’s hard, y’all 😩

What’s Next

  • Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger: This is the Middle Grade Marvels pick for the month of September. I’ll admit, though I’ve heard of this series numerous times, I don’t know much about it. The synopsis sounds like it’ll be an exciting time, though. And reading/discussing it with a group makes it that much more enjoyable! If you’d like to join in, definitely check out the Middle Grade Marvels announcement!
  • Vampires Never Get Old edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker: I’m reading this book as part of the Hear Our Voices tour. I’m stupid excited about it! A whole anthology of vampire stories written by some of my favorite authors? Yes, please!

What are you currently reading? Read any new favorites lately? Did you do your own WWW Wednesday? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

August 2020 Wrap Up

Hello, reader!

Welp, I blinked and somehow August is over? Not that I’m complaining as we have now entered the Best Month Ever! (Can you tell I was born in September?) As fast as August went, though, I managed to have my best reading month of 2020! Not only did I read the most books of any month in 2020, but I had two five star reads and the rest were all four stars. Like… just a solid reading month.

Let’s not talk about my review backlog, though 😬

Anyways, let’s take a look back at what I read during the month of August!

Books Read

Click on the covers to be taken to the book’s Goodreads page

  1. Crossings by Alex Landragin::★★★★::My review
  2. The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips::★★★★::My review
  3. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown::★★★★
  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn::★★★★
  5. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus::★★★★
  6. Small Spaces by Katherine Arden::★★★★
  7. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas::★★★★
  8. The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen::★★★★★::My review
  9. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia::★★★★
  10. All Systems Red by Martha Wells::★★★★★

(See what I mean when I say I’m behind on my reviews? Heh 😅)

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