WWW Wednesday [August 2nd 2017] β€“

 

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This meme is hosted by Sam over atΒ Taking on a World of Words.Β All you have to do isΒ answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the Comments over atΒ Taking on a World of Words.

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

Currently Reading – DGB1t_4UwAMwaVm
I’ve been in a reading slump for the past week I think. I have been forcing myself to read but I haven’t been reading much. I was hoping that The Crown’s Game would help get me out of it and I am enjoying the book but it’s just not helping that much. Or, my phone and social media keep distracting me. Plus Game of Thrones and Teen Wolf are back and I was watching them the other day instead of reading. So those are all my excuses.Β 

This is the first book in a duology I think. It takes place in Russia but an alternate Russia, one with magic. There are two enchanters competing in a game to be the Imperial Enchanter. It’s been pretty good so far.

Recently Finished – DFsce4jUAAAn4vE
I read The Leaving last week. I think this might have been the book that put me in a reading slump. It wasn’t as good as I was expecting. I really enjoyed The Possible when I read it a few months ago so I guess I had my hopes up for this which is always a bad thing to do.

Anyway, so six kids go missing and eleven years later five come back with no memory of where they were or who took them.

I thought it sounded really interesting but it was just a little bit weird for me. I don’t know. I might do a review on this, I’m not really sure yet.Β DFdGElAXgAIw6N7

I also finished Countless which I really enjoyed. I think I talked about what this book was about in my last WWW Wednesday post so I don’t really feel like repeating myself. But I will say this was surprisingly good. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything when I started this which is probably why it was so good.

I will be reviewing this soon-ish. I don’t really know when. I haven’t written it yet and I have a few others to write first so if you’re interested in seeing my thoughts on Countless then keep an eye out for my review.

Reading Next – 16
I have a few books that I want to read next and I do have my ARC August TBR figured out but I just found a book that I was sent a few months ago and never got around to so I think I’ll be reading that.

I don’t actually have a photo of it by itself but it’s The Student by Iain Ryan. I don’t know much about it but I did think it sounded interesting when I first read the synopsis. This is an ARC so it’ll go towards my ARC August post at the end of the week. If I get it read by then…

What have you read in the last week?

– Aimee.

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July Wrap Up.

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I’m going to be doing things a little differently with my wrap up this month. I normally add my TBR for the next month after I’ve given a list of what I read but as it’s still July I haven’t gotten much of a TBR yet, except for my ARC August TBR. So I’ll just mention that at the end for anyone who hasn’t read my ARC August TBR post.

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I read 10 books in July, two of them were re-reads. I had a bit of a reading slump and just couldn’t get out of it. Anyway, onto the ratings.

The Glittering CourtΒ by Richelle Mead –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…/5
Begin, End, Begin – A #LoveOzYA AnthologyΒ by Danielle Binks – β˜…β˜…β˜…/5
IlluminaeΒ by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (re-read) –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…/5
GeminaΒ by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (re-read) –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…/5
When Dimple met RishiΒ by Sandhya Menon –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…/5
The Huntress: SeaΒ by Sarah Driver –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…/5
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness IndexΒ by Julie Israel –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…/5
The Moonlight DreamersΒ by Siobhan Curham –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…/5
CountlessΒ by Karen Gregory –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…/5
The LeavingΒ by Tara Altebrando –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…/5

Obviously I love Illuminae and Gemina and they were still good the second time. I also really enjoyed Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index, The Moonlight Dreamers and Countless. The rest were just okay. I loved some of the stories in the LoveOzYA Anthology but most of them were just okay so I couldn’t give that more than three stars.

So, now for my ARC August TBR. I have made a post about this so if you’ve already read that then you can skip this part.

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These are the five books I plan on reading for ARC August. Well they were when I made the TBR post. But I found another ARC that I should have already read by now that I’m going to read as well. That’s The Student by Iain Ryan. It’s set in Australia.

If you want to read the full ARC August TBR post then click the link πŸ™‚

I’ll be posting my full August TBR soon. When I’ve figured out what else I want to read.

What books did you read in July?

Aimee.

WWW Wednesday [July 19th 2017] β€“

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This meme is hosted by Sam over atΒ Taking on a World of Words.Β All you have to do isΒ answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the Comments over atΒ Taking on a World of Words.

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

Currently Reading –
DFdGElAXgAIw6N7I started Countless a couple of days ago and I’ve really enjoyed it. This wasn’t on my TBR for July but I didn’t really feel like reading the books I had left so I picked this up.

So the main character, Hedda, has an eating disorder that she calls Nia and finds out she’s pregnant. She plans her meals out for the pregnancy, she wants to put Nia on hold for a few months, have the baby and pick up where she left off…

I wasn’t sure if I’d like this but so far I’ve really enjoyed it. I think I’ll finish it today at some point.Β DFIjpdmUMAAlNXE

Recently Finished –
I recently read The Moonlight Dreamers. I’ve had a copy of this for a year and only now got around to reading this because the sequel was coming out.

This follows four girls as they set up a club, The Moonlight Dreamers, and go after their dreams. It’s diverse and full of friendship. I wasn’t sure I’d like it but I really did.

I’ll be holding a giveaway for a copy of both The Moonlight Dreamers and the sequel, Tell It to the Moon when I’ve read it. So if you live in New Zealand or Australia keep an eye out πŸ™‚Β DE-MiiVU0AA49f5

I also read Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index and I really enjoyed this. I think I mentioned what this was about in my last WWW Wednesday post so I don’t feel like repeating myself.

Anyway, I will be reviewing this soon. I didn’t post any reviews last week because I was having some health issues and decided to take a little break from my blog. I’m still behind on writing my reviews but I’m hoping to catch up over the weekend.Β DFJ6SYdUMAApaXr

Reading Next –
I went to the library last week and picked up these three books. I don’t know if I’ll be able to read them all as well as my review books but I am going to read The Leaving next. I wanted to read this when it first came out but never got around to getting a copy.

What have you read recently?

– Aimee.