WWW Wednesday (8/4/21)

Hello, My Lovely Bookworms!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and is now hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

It consists of answering these three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I am listening to The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien still.

I started A Fate of Wrath & Flame by K.A. Tucker on Monday and I am 42% through! I may try to finish it today. It’s an interesting mix of Urban Fantasy / Time Travel. There are some intense plot twists and I’m loving the romance plot.

  • A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft (arc) ⭐⭐⭐

After I finish my current audiobook I will continue on with The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien.

My next arc will be When Night Breaks by Janella Angeles. I also plan to read Between, You, Me, and the Honeybees by Amelia Diane Coombs. I got it in from the library so I need to get to it!

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What is your current read? Are you loving it? Have you read or want to read any that I have listed? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Top Ten Tuesday: Covers That Make Me Want to Read/Buy the Book (8/3/21)

Hello Bookworms!

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.

Today’s prompt is Titles or Covers That Made Me Want to Read/Buy the Book but I’ve change the made to make. I love prompts like this because I get to go through my tbr pile once again and see what the heck I have on it, haha. Usually it’s because of the cover or title anyways so it works.

1.) Always Jane by Jenn Bennett

2.) Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf

3.) All the Right Reasons by Bethany Mangle

4.) A Lair of Bones by Helen Scheuerer

5.) God of Neverland by Gama Ray Martinez

6.) That Dark Infinity by Kate Pentecost

7.) Lease On Love by Falon Ballard

8.) The Girl with the Hickory Heart by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

9.) Song of the Forever Rains by E.J. Mellow

10.) Escape to Witch City by E. Latimer

Are any of these on your tbr? What one would you read based on the cover?

Let me know in the comments below!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update (8/1/21)

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

I feel like weeks just go by faster and faster.

I didn’t post one of these last week because I just didn’t feel like it and that’s okay!

Nothing has really been going on besides the usual. I have been trying to get into a better routine for when my daughter starts school and we begin the process of homeschooling. I’m quite nervous but I also feel like everything will be alright, lol. Next Monday is the first day and I am just not ready to have a kindergartner.

My reading for July was quite sporadic. I did a lot of reading in the beginning and ending. The middle was okay I guess. Hopefully August will be the month I finish up my arcs (I have 6 left!) but I’m sure I’ll be busy with schooling.

So yeah, that’s it!

I hope you all have been doing well. ❤

  • Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (arc) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone (arc) ⭐⭐
  • Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long (arc) ⭐⭐⭐
  • Daughter by Kate McLaughlin (arc) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Dragonblood Ring by Amparo Ortiz (arc) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw (arc) ⭐⭐⭐
  • Full Flight by Ashley Schumacher (arc) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien (audiobook)
  • A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft (arc)
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How was your week? Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Read anything good this week? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island (7/27/21)

Hello Bookworms!

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.

Today’s prompt is Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island. I know there are a lot of books on my tbr I would like to get to and being on a deserted island would do the trick!

1.) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

2.) The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

3.) Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn

4.) Year One by Nora Roberts

5.) The Darkdeep by Ally Condie Brendan Reichs

6.) Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

7.) We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

8.) An Illusion of Thieves by Cate Glass

9.) Coraline by Neil Gaiman

10.) Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Have you read any of these? What book would you take to a deserted island?

Let me know in the comments below!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read In One Sitting

Hello Bookworms!

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.

Today’s prompt is Books I Read In One Sitting. There have been so many times I’ve lost track of time just to finish a book, haha. Sometimes it’s just so hard to put a book down!

1.) Caraval by Stephanie Garber

2.) House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

3.) Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher

4.) The Last Words We Said by Leah Scheier

5.) Well Met by Jen DeLuca

6.) Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

7.) The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields

8.) Well Matched by Jen Deluca

9.) Fae Hunter by Sarah K.L. Wilson

10.) Finale by Stephanie Garber

Have you read any of these? What’s a book you read in one sitting?

Let me know in the comments below!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update (7/18/21)

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

I feel like weeks just go by faster and faster.

This week has not been filled with reading. I think I managed to finish two but have made progress in my audiobook and other book. It’s slow going but sometimes I need that. I only have 5 arcs left which makes me quite happy!

I’ve been playing videogames like usual and it’s been nice. My daughter has showed us how to play some games on Roblox which is something she likes to do and least we can do it together. My brother also joins in!

I’m going to try and get through a couple more arcs this coming week, if not 3 or 4. I can do it!

I hope you all have been having a great weekend. 💖

  • Sleeping Around by Morgan Vega (arc) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay (arc) ⭐⭐
  • The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien (audiobook)
  • Jade City by Fonda Lee
  • Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (arc)
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How was your week? Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Read anything good this week? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

First Lines Friday (7/16/21)

Hello Lovely Readers!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!
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War is no good for the young, or for love.”

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The book is….

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I have already completed this trilogy but I feel like it doesn’t get the hype it deserves! It’s a WWII inspired fantasy that deals with war, love, and family. It can be brutal to your feelings at times but it is well worth the read!

Have you read this book?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Mid-Year Freakout Book Tag (2021)

Hello Fellow Bookworms!

It’s that time of year again. I am probably a couple weeks late with this but that’s okay, haha. It’s always hard for me to get tags done but I did want to find time to do this one. Let’s just get right into it!

Best Book You’ve Read So Far In 2021

I can’t wait to share my review for this one! I finished it in one night and was a tearful mess but I loved it so much! Grief is a topic I have been reading a lot about recently in books and this has been by far my favorite.

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far In 2021

I was hesitant about starting this one as I liked the first book but also didn’t love it. I’m so glad that the sequel blew me away! I can’t wait to find out what happens next in the third and final book.

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To

Biggest Disappointment

This is most likely an unpopular opinion but I didn’t like this book. It has been my lowest rating so far this year. I really did want to like it.

Biggest Surprise

I am not one for Historical Fiction but with this one I loved it! I think it helped that there were multiple point-of-views and the characters were so intriguing. I need to get a copy for my shelves!

Favorite New Author (Debut or New To You)

Axie Oh and Leah Scheier have definitely been favorites so far this year! I can’t wait to read more from them!

Newest Fictional Crush

None for me.

Newest Favorite Character

Ellie from The Last Words We Said and most of the characters from Son of the Storm. The first deals with a lot of grief that I can relate to and it was nice to read about her journey with it. When it comes to Son of the Storm, there are so many things to say about the characters! They all are striving for something but they each decide to do good or evil. It was just exciting to read about them.

Book That Made You Cry

Book That Made You Happy

The Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought Or Received This Year

I got both of these titles from Bookish Signs and they are signed with sprayed gold edges! I love them so much and am glad that I added them to my collection. The covers are just lovely too!

What Books Do You Need To Read By The End Of The Year?

I am going to try and finish the series I have started and can finish but haven’t.

  • Summernight by Sarah K.L. Wilson
  • Sanctuary by Caryn Lix
  • Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

Favorite Book To Movie Adaptation You’ve Seen This Year?

I don’t think there has been any. I don’t watch much tv.

Have you done this tag yet? What has been your favorite book so far this year?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

WWW Wednesday (7/14/21)

Hello, My Lovely Bookworms!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and is now hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

It consists of answering these three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I am going to be starting Sleeping Around by Morgan Vega and Jade City by Fonda Lee today. The first is an arc from an author/bookstagrammer that reached out to me! The second is a series I have been meaning to read and my husband has started it as well. He is ahead of me though, haha.

Still working my way through The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien. I made some progress yesterday and got to 42%.

None Since My Weekly Update

After I finish my current audiobook I will continue on with The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien.

If I like Jade City I will continue on to Jade War by Fonda Lee.

My next arc will be Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay. I love the cover and can’t wait to read it!

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What is your current read? Are you loving it? Have you read or want to read any that I have listed? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That are Questions

Hello Bookworms!

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.

Today’s prompt is Book Titles That are Questions. This may be a hard one! I know of one off the top of my head, haha. I guess I either don’t notice it, they aren’t common, or I just don’t read any with them. Let’s see what I can come up with!

Edit: After going through I have found a lot I have read to my daughter and a couple that I have read at one point in my life, haha.

1.) Isn’t It Bromantic?

2.) Are You My Mother?

3.) Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

4.) Mama, Do You Love Me?

5.) Got Religion? How Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues, Can Bring Young People Back

6.) Who Killed Mr. Boddy?

7.) Where’s Waldo?

8.) How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

9.) What is a Princess?

10.) What’s Wrong With My Pony?

Have you read any of these? Is there a book title that is a question you have read?

Let me know in the comments below!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)