Monday, May 21, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #293 & Bout of Books 22: Wrap-Up

Hosted by: The Book Date


Here is what I finished last week:
Had a great reading week for the Bout of Books readathon! I read 11 books start to finish with a total of  3,602 pages! Loved so many of these books but I think I have to give the favorite book of the week to Love in Three Quarter Time with Olivia Twist and Love's Silver Lining tying for a very close second. The Lauren Holbrook series had me laugh out loud countless times!

What I am currently reading:
Taking a tiny reading break at this very second, after the non-stop reading of last wek!

What I hope to read this week:
This is next up for me I think. Now to try to remember what happened in the previous two books...

Hope you have a great reading week, thanks for taking the time to check out mine!
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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Bout of Books 22: Day 6 Update


Day Six Update

Books I Read Today: 
Love in Three Quarter Time by Rachel McMillan (109 pages)
Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon (222 pages)

Books I Finished Today: 
Love in Three Quarter Time by Rachel McMillan

Pages Read Today: 331

Total Books Finished: 9

Total Pages Read: 3,107

My Thoughts on Day Six
Read the least amount today that I've read all week but that's always the case for Saturdays since I work at my part-time job that day and it doesn't have built in reading times (aka naptimes) like my full time job. And then I had babysitting in the evening. Still pretty happy with how much I got read today even if I wish it was a little more!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Bout of Books 22: Day 5 Update


Day Five Update

Books I Read Today: 
Match Point by Erynn Mangum (366 pages)
Love's Silver Lining by Julie Lessman (207 pages)

Books I Finished Today: 
Match Point by Erynn Mangum
Love's Silver Lining by Julie Lessman

Pages Read Today: 573

Total Books Finished: 8

Total Pages Read: 2,776

My Thoughts on Day Five
A pretty good day of reading! Didn't think I was going to manage to get both books finished but I just made it and now I'm only two books away from my goal!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Bout of Book 22: Day 4 Update


Day Four Update

Books I Read Today: 
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (311 pages)
Love's Silver Lining by Julie Lessman (183 pages)

Books I Finished Today: 
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

Pages Read Today: 494

Total Books Finished: 6

Total Pages Read: 2,203

My Thoughts on Day Four
Just barely beat yesterday's page count and I'm pretty happy with the reading I've gotten in so far!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Bout of Books 22: Day 3 Update


Day Three Update

Books I Read Today: 
Rescue Team by Candace Calvert (123 pages)
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan (312 pages)
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (50 pages)

Books I Finished Today: 
Rescue Team by Candace Calvert
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan

Pages Read Today: 485

Total Books Finished: 5

Total Pages Read: 1,709

My Thoughts on Day Three
Well I've been steadily reading less each day but it's still a pretty good amount for the day!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bout of Books 22: Day 2 Update


Day Two Update

Books I Read Today: 
Rematch by Erynn Mangum (327 pages)
Rescue Team by Candace Calvert (237 pages)

Books I Finished Today: 
Rematch by Erynn Mangum

Pages Read Today: 564

Total Books Finished: 3

Total Pages Read: 1,224

My Thoughts on Day Two
Not quite as good as yesterday but still a fantastic day of reading! Not sure if I'll keep this up throughout the week but it never hurts to get off to a great start!

Can't Wait Wednesday: The Hope of Azure Springs

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine


The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham
July 3, 2018
Revell

About the Book
Seven years ago, orphaned and alone, Em finally arrived at a new home in Iowa after riding the orphan train. But secrets from her past haunt her, and her new life in the Western wilderness is a rough one. When her guardian is shot and killed, Em, now nineteen, finally has the chance to search for her long-lost sister, but she won't be able to do it alone.
For Azure Springs Sheriff Caleb Reynolds, securing justice for the waifish and injured Em is just part of his job. He's determined to solve every case put before him in order to impress his parents and make a name for himself. Caleb expects to succeed. What he doesn't expect is the hold this strange young woman will have on his heart.
Debut author Rachel Fordham invites historical romance readers to the charming town of Azure Springs, Iowa, where the people care deeply for one another and, sometimes, even fall in love.

Why I Want It
I love discovering new authors and it's always fun to find them at the beginning of their published writing! This one sounds really good and I can't wait to get the chance to read it!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bout of Books 22: Day 1 Update & Day 2 Challenge


Day One Update

Books I Read Today: 
The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy
Miss Match by Erynn Mangum

Books I Finished Today: 
The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy (295 pages)
Miss Match by Erynn Mangum (365 pages

Pages Read Today: 660

Total Books Finished: 2

Total Pages Read: 660

My Thoughts on Day One
Exceeded my expectations for today and I'm really happy with the way this read-a-thon is starting off! Both books were great and Miss Match had me laughing out loud quite a bit!


Day Two Challenge

YEAR OF YOU
Share a book that was published the year you were born. 

I had to use Goodreads to help me on this one and I actually had no idea that two books from series I love were published the year I was born! These are the original covers and they are so 90's it's almost painful! Great stories inside though!

Top Ten Books I Read Just to Say I Did

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This post could probably be alternately titled "Classics I've Read" because most of the books that fall under this topic are classics. Some of them I truly ended up enjoying, others I'd probably have to be paid handsomely to pick up again.

#1. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

#2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

#3. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

#4. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

#5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

#6. The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas

#7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

#8. Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas

#9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

#10. I read the entire Bible in 5 days when my mom challenged me to beat my sister's record of two weeks.


Monday, May 14, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #292

Hosted by: The Book Date

Here is what I finished last week:
Absolutely adored Just Let Go! Loved it so much!

What I am currently reading:
A busy weekend so I didn't get the chance to pick up a new book.

What I hope to read this week:
READ-A-THON WEEK! Hoping to finish at least 10 books but we'll see what the week throws at me!

Blog Posts
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Top Ten
Waiting on Wednesday #
Friday Memes

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