Weekly Reading Recap

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On a Thursday this week because Wednesday was a long, long day.

Currently reading:

Finished reading:

What I’m hoping to get to next week:

Reading stats for 2019:

Books read: 113

Pages read: 34,147

2019 debut authors: 16

ARCs read: 53

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten auto-buy authors.

10. goodbye Cynthia Hand

9. challenger deep Neal Shusterman

8. three dark crowns Kendare Blake

7. Heart of Iron Ashley Poston

6. 33224061 Stacey Lee

5. salt to the sea Ruta Sepetys

4. 40291564 Jennifer L Armentrout

3. 40653162 Brigid Kemmerer

2. 9780373212378.indd Katie McGarry

  1. Heroine Mindy McGinnis

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Weekly Reading Recap

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I have a bad cold and just want to curl up with a book.

Currently reading: 43263520

Finished reading: Lifel1k3Red Rising3322406140599820._SY475_

What I’m hoping to get to next week: 3544270018966819

Reading stats for 2019:

Books read: 109

Pages read: 32,595

2019 debut authors: 16

ARCs read: 52

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten character freebie so I did Top Ten Characters who meant a lot to me.

10. Anne Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery. I’m from PEI so it was cool to see a character growing up here.

9. lion Lucy from The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis. It felt like we got to grow up with her through the books.

8. girl against the universe Maguire from Girl Against the Universe – Paula Stokes. Her journey of healing was so well done.

7. fangirl big Cath from Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell. I was young when I started University so I connected hard with Cath’s fears.

6. goodbye Lex from The Last Time We Say Goodbye – Cynthia Hand. This book hit me hard and Lex’s guilt was so easy to relate to and so memorable as an older sibling.

5. Eliza and her monsters Eliza from Eliza and Her Monsters – Francesca Zappia. For all the times I felt like my parents would never understand me.

4. bittersweet big Hudson from Bittersweet – Sarah Ockler. Would rather bake than face life? Sign me up for help.

3. Sadie Sadie from Sadie – Courtney Summers. A very recent book but a character I know will stay with me.

2. dumplin Willowdean from Dumplin’ – Julie Murphy. For all the big girls who deserve love to! Gotta love Willowdean!

  1. harry potter Harry/Ron/Hermione from Harry Potter – JK Rowling. Another trio of characters I feel like I grew up with even though I was much older than them when I started reading this series.

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Weekly Reading Recap

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Summer’s coming. I think. Hard to tell with the cold weather.

Currently reading: Lifel1k3

Finished reading: 94094694115048740042001Kingbane

What I’m hoping to get to next week: 33224061Red Rising

Reading stats for 2019:

Books read: 105

Pages read: 31, 235

2019 debut authors: 16

ARCs read: 50

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Book Review: Immunity by Erin Bowman

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Immunity

Release date: July 2nd. Tomorrow!

Sequel to: Contagion. Review here.

4.5 stars

Contagion was one of my highlights last year and I’ve been not so patiently waiting to the sequel, Immunity, since. It picked up pretty much as soon as Contagion ended and felt like getting thrown right back into the story. Even with such a length of time in between readings, Contagion was still in my head so it was easy to remember key details from the first book that applied to the sequel. Both are books I will definitely re-read.

Contagion was more about preying on fear of what might be out there, in the dark, waiting for you, and giving off an Alien vibe. Immunity took that to the next level, giving its characters more obstacles and ethical dilemmas. It’s definitely two books that make me side-eye the shadows in my room while and after reading them.

It was great to be back with Coen and Thea to find out where their journey would take them next. I enjoyed seeing their bond develop in Contagion but seeing it now, seeing them grow together, was amazing. These are two I was rooting for, both to overcome their odds separately and together. I really loved the new characters introduced in this sequel. Whether they were on the good side, the bad side, or in the grey area, they all played a role in the overall story and they added to it.

I feel like I can’t say a lot without giving away spoilers and I don’t want to do that because these are books everyone should experience without spoilers. I 100% percent both of these books, along with anything by Erin Bowman.

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Weekly Reading Recap

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It’s a day late but it’s here!

Currently reading: 9409469

Finished reading: 29 datesRise EllenNyxia Uprising30363412._SY475_

What I’m hoping to get to next week: 4115048740042001

Reading stats for 2019:

Books read: 101

Pages read: 39, 191

2019 debut authors: 15

ARCs read: 50

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten books on my TBR for the summer.

10. 41473823 Maybe This Time – Kasie West

9. 40291564 Storm and Fury – Jennifer L Armentrout

8. 40042001 Shadow and Flame – Mindee Arnett

7. 41150487 Red, White, And Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston

6. 35442700 The Music of What Happens – Bill Konigsberg

5. 38880852 Soul of Stars – Ashley Poston

4. 33224061 The Downstairs Girl – Stacey Lee

3. 42201366 Making a Play – Abbi Glines

2. 37545571 King of Fools – Amanda Foody

  1. 39679076 House of Salt and Sorrow – Erin A Craig

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Product Review: Knit Fingerless Gloves

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Knit Fingerless Gloves

These gloves are honestly, absolutely great! I have a couple of pairs of fingerless gloves because my hands tend to get cold, especially in the winter, but I need my fingers free to type or turn the pages of my book(among other things). Fingerless gloves is a perfect solution to that. My hands stay warm, I can still work, win/win. My biggest problem has been finding ones that don’t overheat my hands or get too itchy after wearing them for too long.

These are lightweight and easy to carry around in my purse. I’ve used them at work where I do a lot of typing and answering the phone and they’ve stayed in place. Actually, most times I forget I’m wearing them because they’re that comfortable. I did want to wait a little while after receiving them before posting a review, just to make sure they were something I would keep using. I didn’t want to use them for a week then have them sitting on my bookshelves untouched after reviewing them.

I am happy to say I use these gloves quite a bit. I can definitely see me using them even more in the Fall and Winter when it really starts to get cold, but for now, I use them on cold days. Either at work where my area always seems to be on the cold side, or at home where I curl up next to the window to read on rainy nights.

This is definitely a product I can see making its way into my Christmas shopping for some of my bookish friends.

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Cover Reveal: Cloak of Night by Evelyn Skye

Have you read Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye yet? If not, you should 100% check it out! The cover reveal for the sequel, Cloak of Night, is happening right now!

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