Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Antonyms and Female Authors (#16 & 17)

Last week I was supposed to read a book with antonyms in the title. I had originally intended to read Glory O'Brien's History of the Future, but that didn't work out. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Brey was available as an audiobook from my library so I ended up getting that. I haven't finished it yet, though.

This week I'm to read a book by a female author. I'll be reading Red Glove by Holly Black. It's been three weeks since I read White Cat and I'm eager to get into this one. This is also an audiobook. I seem to have acquired a love of them.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Week 15

Last week I read White Cat by Holly Black for a book with a color in the title. I enjoyed this book. I stumbled a bit at the beginning before I started to understand what the world was all about. 4 stars.

This week I'm reading Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. The challenge was to read a book at the bottom of my TBR. There was no shortage of books to pick for this. There are so many books on my TBR list it's kind of insane. There are 743 books on my to-read list on Goodreads, and there are at least 50 books that I haven't added to Goodreads yet. Yeah.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

March Wrap-Up and April TBR

In March I read the following 22 books:

Blood Rites - Quinn Loftis / 4
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green / 5 stars.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han / 4
Cruel Beauty - Rosamund Hodge / 5
The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks / 3
The Goose Girl - Shannon Hale / 4
The Selection - Kiera Cass / 3
The Elite - Kiera Cass / 2
Angel - James Patterson /5
Nevermore - James Patterson/ 3
The Iron King - Julie Kagawa / 4
Winter's Passage - Julie Kagawa / 4
The iron Daughter - Julie Kagawa / 4
The Iron Queen - Julie Kagawa / 5
Summer's Crossing - Julie Kagawa /4
The iron Knight - julie Kagawa / 5
Iron's Prophecy - Julie Kagawa / 4
Every day - David Levithan / 5
beastly - Alex Flinn /5
Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout / 4
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Levithan   / 5
Cloaked - Alex Flinn / 4

These are the books I plan to read this month:

Cinder - Marissa Meyer
Avalon High - Meg Cabot
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
These Broken Stars - Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey
Under the Never Sky - Veronica Rossi
Through The Ever Night - Veronica Rossi
Into the Still Blue - Veronica Rossi
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews
Delirium - lauren Oliver
White Cat - Holly Black
Red Glove - Holly Black
Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future - A.S. King
Just One Day - Gayle Forman

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Week 13

Last week I was supposed to read Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. Unfortunately, I'm still on the holds list for it. Hopefully I'll get it soon.

This week I'm to read a book by an author I haven't read before. This wasn't hard to pick for since I live under a rock. I've chosen to read Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I've heard some great things about this book and I'm excited to get started on it.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Weeks 10 & 11

Last week I was to read a quartet, and I chose the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. In addition to the four books in the series, I read two novellas. There is one novella left in the series I haven't read yet, but I have it checked out and will be getting to it in a couple of days.

This week I was supposed to read a book with non-human characters. This is the first time I've read a book by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and I look forward to finishing the Lux series and reading more of her work.

Week 10:
#1 - The Iron King, 4 stars.
#1.5 - Winter's passage, 4 stars.
#2 - The Iron Daughter, 4 stars.
#3 - The Iron Queen, 5 stars.
#3.5 - Summer's Crossing, 4 stars.
#4 - The Iron Knight, 5 stars.

Week 11:
Obsidian, 4 stars

This coming week I'm supposed to read a book that will make me cry. I've chosen Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. I'm still on the holds list for this book, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Monday, March 2, 2015

March TBR & Week 9

I read 17 books in February:

Austenland / Shannon Hale. 4 stars.
Schools Out - Forever / James Patterson. 5 stars.
Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports / James Patterson. 5 stars.
The Final Warning / James Patterson. 4 stars.
Max / James Patterson. 5 stars.
Fang / James Patterson. 5 stars.
Paper Towns / John Green. 5 stars.
An Abundance of Katherines / John Green. 5 stars.
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend / Kody Keplinger. 5 stars.
The Raven Boys / Maggie Stiefvater. 5 stars
An Ideal Husband / Oscar Wilde. 5 stars.
The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins. 5 stars.
Catching Fire / Suzanne Collins. 5 stars.
Mockingjay / Suzanne Collins. 5 stars.
Prince of Wolves / Quinn Loftis. 5 stars
The Archived / Victoria Schwab. 5 stars.
Incarnate / Jodi Meadows 5 stars.

I didn't read all of the books I had on my TBR because I had expiration dates for library books creep up on me.

My challenge for week 8 was to read a book with bad reviews. Because I had read it that week, and it has the lowest rating of the series on Goodreads, I'm counting The Final Warning by James Patterson for this.

My challenge for this week is to read a book set in high school. I've chosen To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han. I had intended this book for an earlier challenge but was on the holds list for it until recently.

March TBR:

To All the Boys I've Loved before / Jenny Han
the Lucky One / Nickolas Sparks
Angel / James Patterson
Nevermore / James Patterson
The Silver Linings Playbook / Matthew Quick
The Darkest Minds / Alexandra Bracken
The Fault in Our Stars / John Green
The Book Thief / Markus Zusak
The Goose Girl / Shannon Hale
The Selection / Kiera Cass
The Elite / Kiera Cass
Every Day / David Levithan
Looking for Alaska / John Green
Great Expectations / Charles Dickens
Anne of Green Gables / L.M. Montgomery
Obsidian / Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Iron King / Julie Kagawa
The Iron Daughter / Julie Kagawa
The Iron Queen / Julie Kagawa
The Iron Knight / Julie Kagawa
Hopeless / Colleen Hoover

As a side note: The books I read in February were either wonderful, or I need to reign in my star giving. I gave five stars to fifteen out of seventeen books. Interesting...

Monday, February 16, 2015

Snow and Books (Reading Challenge Weeks 5-7)

I've had quite a few books checked out from my library that I needed to read before they expired, so I haven't been able to read the books I've chosen for my challenge in the past couple of weeks. I do have them checked out, so now that I'm caught up on my other books I'll be getting to these this week.

Week 5: A play. I chose An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde. The only copy of this my library has available online is a performance of the play, so I'll be listening instead of reading. I'm assuming it's going to be the same as listening to an audiobook. Maybe not quite.

Week 6: A Book With Magic. I chose The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.

Week 7: A book from your childhood. I've chosen Secrets Can Kill by Carolyn Keene. Nancy Drew is the reason why I'm infatuated with mysteries and always have been.

We're currently bogged down by snow here in Kentucky and I'm afraid to leave my house. My body doesn't do well with anything cold. This is the reason that I'm able to read a boatload of books in the winter. I'm not brave enough to leave my house in the winter, and most of the time I don't want to leave my bed.

Hopefully we don't get the 18 inches that's being called for. While it might be nice to experience that much snow on the ground at one time, I'm afraid of being in too much pain to enjoy it for very long. I don't want all the snow to melt, though, and have to admit I was too chicken to get out of my house and walk in it for five minutes.

Maybe I'll brave the outdoors tomorrow.