It’s Monday! What are you reading? Monday, July 3, 2017:

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at the bookdate. This is where you can talk about what you have read, what you are currently reading and what you are about to read.

This week was pretty busy as I had orientation last week and i went to my Grandparents house and stayed until Wednesday. I didn’t have any Internet where my grandparents are staying so whenever I went to a place that had Wi Fi I would add books that I read and checked my emails. I am back home now though and have been catching up on some anime that I have been looking forward to watching and reading.

 

Books I read last week.

I will be adding books that I read the week before as well since I missed last week’s update.

Of Triton (#2)  by Anna Banks:

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This one didn’t take me very long to read although I just thought it was ok. I am looking forward to seeing how this trilogy ends although I am not sure if I will be able to get the last book at my library. I am hoping to read it either in December, when I am on Christmas break or sometime next year hopefully. (4 stars).

 

Always and forever, Lara Jean (#3)  by Jenny Han:

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I was very surprised that I was able to get this one for June as I wasn’t expecting it until July but I am glad I read as it helped finish a trilogy and it also worked for a few challenges that I have been trying to finish on Goodreads as well (4 stars).

 

A torch against the night (#2)  by Sabaa Tahir:

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This one took me a while to get to but it was probably one of my favorite books of June so far (4.5/5 stars).

 

The Son of Neptune (#2)  by Rick Riordan:

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This one was a little better than the first one but it was still ok. I plan on listening to the third book in this series though.

 

In the Afterlight (#3)  by Alexandra Bracken:

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I thought this one was pretty good although it did take me a lot longer than I thought it would though.

 

Currently reading:

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I plan on starting this one later today and will hopefully finish it in the next couple of days or so.

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I’ve had a bit of trouble with this one so far but I am about halfway so i am hoping to finish it in the next couple of days or so.

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I’ve seen a lot of good reviews for this one so when I saw it on my Overdrive account i decided to give it a try. I should be finished with it in the next few days or so.

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I’m hoping to finish this one in the next couple of days or so as i have to return it on Thursday hopefully.

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I started this one last week but put it down to finish a couple of other books so I plan on picking this one back up today as well hopefully

 

 

Up Next: 

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So this is what I have planned for this week. I am hoping to finish almost all of these since I have to take them back to my library by the end of the week but I am not sure how much reading I will be able to do.

 

Posts I made last week:

My TBR list for June 22-28, 2017:

June Wrap-up/July TBR

My Favorite books in 2017 so far:

 

 

 

My Favorite books in 2017 so far:

I missed the Top Ten Tuesday post for this week so today I will talk about my favorite books of 2017 so far. This year I have tried to focus on finishing a lot of series that I have started and so far I have made a lot of progress.

 

  1. Caraval (#1)  by Stephanie Garber

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I read this one back in February when i found it on my Overdrive account and thought it was pretty good. I definitely can’t wait to see what happens in the next book in this series.

2. Poison’s Kiss (#1) by Breeana Shields:

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This one was another February read for me and it was very good. I definitely can’t wait to see how this story ends in the second bool.

 

3. Tara and the giant queen by Gita V. Reddy:

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This one was probably my top favorite book of the year so far.

 

4. Crystal storm (#5) by Morgan Rhodes:

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This series is definitely one of my favorites and probably one of the few that I am completely caught up with (at least before the last book comes out).. I definitely can’t wait to see how this series ends in the last book.

 

5. The novice (#1) by Taran Matharu:

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I bought this one on a whim when I was shopping at Books A Million and it was very good. I definitely can’t wait to get the second book from the library and see how this story continues.

 

So this is my favorite books that I have read so far.

 

 

 

June Wrap-up/July TBR

This month was another good reading month for me although I didn’t read quite as much as I did for May. I did finish quite a few trilogies and one long series that I have been working on for a long time so i am very excited about that. I also still have about 3 or 4 trilogies that i need to finish so I have gotten a little behind in reading but not much.

 

For July I plan on only getting about 10 books from the library hopefully and catching up on my currently reading shelf and getting caught up on my Goodreads reading challenge which I am still about 10 books behind schedule. I will probably get behind again as i start school in August but I am hoping to spend July finishing a few challenges and catching up on a few series that I have been reading.

 

Total Books read: 17 

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  1. The beauty of Darkness (#3) by Mary E. Pearson – This one took me a while to get into and it was alright. (4 stars).
  2. The school for good and evil (#1) by Soman Chainani – I thought this was an interesting take on fairy tales and will probably continue the series at some point (4 stars).
  3. Catching Jordan (#1) by Miranda Kenneally – I don’t really read a lot of books about sports but this one was ok. I will hopefully continue the series at some point (3.5/5 stars).
  4. A curious tale of the In-between by Lauren DeStefano – I thought this one was interesting although it did take me a long time to get to (3 stars).
  5. Ashen winter (#2) by Mike Mullin – I’ve had the third book in this trilogy on netgalley for a while now so I decided to go ahead and get this book For May and while it did take me a long while to finish I thought it was very good and can’t wait to see what happens in the third book (4.5/5 stars).
  6. The last hero (#1) by Rick Riordan – This one took me a while to finish but I thought it was interesting. I’m hoping to catch up to the third one by July and then maybe finish the serieas when I get on break after my first semester of school hopefully (4/5 stars).
  7. I am Alice (#12) by Joseph Delaney – This one was a fast read and was just ok (4 stars).
  8. Fury of the seventh son (#13) by Joseph Delaney – This series took me a couple of years to read but I am glad that i decided to reread and stick with the series even though I thought it was ok. I am not sure if I will read the next series or not though (3.5/5 stars).
  9. Crystal storm (#5) by Morgan Rhodes – I wasn’t expecting to get this one but I saw it at the library and decided to go ahead and read it. I am definitely excited to see how this series ends when the last book comes out in December (5 stars).
  10. A Court of wings and ruin (#3) by Sarah J. Maas – This is another book that i got on a whim when I saw it on my Overdrive account and it didn’t take me long to read it although I thought that it was pretty good (4.5/5 stars).
  11. Ashes to ashes (#3) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian – I didn’t really like this one that much but it did help with a lot of challenges and finished a trilogy so I am glad that I was able to get it (3 stars).
  12. The city of ember (#1) by Jeanne DuPrau – This was another book that i picked up on a whim when I saw it on my Overdrive account and thought it was just ok. i haven’t really decided on if i want to continue this series or not but if I do it will probably be next year (3 stars).
  13. Illuminae (#1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – This one was definitely interesting and while at some times I didn’t enjoy it i am glad that I picked it up and can’t wait to get the next one in this trilogy (4 stars).
  14. Of Triton (#2) by Anna Banks – I thought this one was ok. I am not sure if I will be able to get the third book or not as I am not sure that it is at my library but I will try to get it at some point (4 stars).
  15. Always and forever, Lara Jean (#3) by Jenny Han – This one was another book that i put a hold on when it came out and wasn’t really expecting it until July but I was able to get it when I went to the library for June and I thought it was pretty good. (4 stars).
  16. A torch against the night (#2) by Sabaa Tahir – This was another one of my top favorites for the month (4.5/5 stars).
  17. The son of Neptune (#2) by Rick Riordan – This one was definitely better than the first one. I liked most of the characters and can’t wait to see what happens in the Mark of Athena (#3), which I plan on listening to as an audio book in July hopefully (4 stars).

 

Books I am still working on From May and June:

May: 

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My first book out of this list to finish is In the Afterlight and I am hoping to read it this weekend so I can take it back to the library.

June: 

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Most of these books I didn’t start until closer to the end of the month so I am hoping to read them next week and see how many I can read before I go to the library.

 

July TBR: 

This is a tentative list as I don’t have all of the books that I plan on reading yet and I probably won’t get them until the end of the week depending on how many books i can read from my currently reading shelf. Since I will be going to college in August I plan on getting around 10 books or less from the library and 5 ebooks.

Library books I plan on getting: 

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Books I am getting on my Overdrive account:

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Other books I plan on reading for July: 

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So this is what I have planned for July. I am not sure if I will be able to read all of these but I am hoping to read as much as possible before August.

I will be linking up on Kathryn’s blog, the bookdate for the monthly review.

 

My TBR list for June 22-28, 2017:

This week I will be visiting my grandparents and I probably won’t be able to get on the Internet until I get back or when I am in town so I won’t be able to do any updates until I get back but I wanted to post my TBR list for the week before I leave.

 

Here is what I have read so far:

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This one was ok. It was fast paced at first and we learn a lot of information but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I am thinking about getting the last book though. (4 stars).

 

What I am currently reading now;

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I have just started this one and am hoping to finish it tonight but I am not sure how much reading I will do.

What I plan on bringing with me:

Kindle books:

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I plan on finishing at least one of these ebooks on my kindle this week but I am not sure which one I will focus on first.

Library books:

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I am not sure if I will be able to read all of these books while I am away but I am hoping to finish at least a couple of them.

I also won’t be able to any of my regular posts on Monday and Tuesday but I will post some things when I get back. I should also have my monthly Wrap-up/TBR list up by the end of the week as well.

So this is what I have planned for next week. I am probably taking more books than I will read but I am hoping to finish at least 2 maybe 3 books and make some progress with A storm of swords.

I hope you have a great week!

Marybeth

It’s Monday! What are you reading? June 19, 2017:

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Kathryn at the bookdate. This is where you can talk about what you have read, what you are currently reading and what  you are about to read.

 

This past week was a very good week for reading as I managed to finally finish one series that I have been reading for a couple of years and also a coupe of trilogies as well. I didn’t really do anything this week although I did start playing video games again.

This Thursday I have an overnight orientation at the school I am going to in the fall but other than that I will probably be reading again this week and will hopefully finish a few more books as well.

 

What I read last week:

I am Alice (#12)  by Joseph Delaney:

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I thought this one was ok but it was a fast read and I was able to finish it in a couple of hours or so. (4 stars)

 

Fury of the seventh son (#13)  by Joseph Delaney:

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I didn’t really like the way that this one ended either but it did finish a series that i have been reading for a long time so I am very glad that i decided to get it when I went to the library . (3.5 stars).

 

Crystal storm (#5)  by Morgan Rhodes:

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I really liked this one although it did take me a long time to finish. I am now caught up in the series and will probably get the last one sometime next year after it comes out in December. (5 stars).

 

A court of wings and ruin (#3)  by Sarah J. Maas: 

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I surprised myself this month by being able to get this one since my Overdrive account had it. It did take me a little while to read though but I thought it was pretty good. (4.5 /5 stars).

 

Ashes to ashes (#3)  by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian:

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I really didn’t like this one that much. I am glad that I read it though as it helped with a lot of challenges on Goodreads and finished up a trilogy as well. (3 stars).

 

Illuminae (#1)  by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff:

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This one only took me two days to read it and it was okay. I will Probably pick up the second one sometime next year though (4 stars).

 

The city of ember (#1)  by Jeanne DuPrau:

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I picked this one up on a whim as I am still working on a challenge on Goodreads from last year and needed one more new series. This one didn’t take me long to read but it was just okay. I might continue the series at some point but I am not sure yet. (3 stars).

 

Currently reading:

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I have only read a few chapters of this one so far but I hope to read it later this week hopefully.

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I’ve only read a couple of pages so far but this one looks really good. I will probably finish it within the next couple of days or so.

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I haven’t really read this one that much so I plan on reading it this week and will probably finish it by the end of the weekend hopefully.

 

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I’ve read a few chapters of this one so far but it is very slow going. I am hoping to finish it by the end of the week.

 

Up Next:

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So this is what I have planned for this week. I am not sure how much reading I will be able to do as I will be getting ready for orientation toward the end of the week but I am hoping to finish 3 or 4 books hopefully.

I hope you have a great week!

Marybeth

It’s Monday! What are you reading? June 11, 2017:

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It’s Monday! What are you reading is hosted by Kathryn at the bookdate. This is where you can talk about what you have read, what you are currently reading and what you are about to read.

 

This week was a little busier than usual but I was able to make some progress with a few of the books I have been reading. Last week I had to get some paperwork for the college that I will be going to in the fall and I was also able to get my final transcript as well. I also signed up for orientation which will be an overnight thing for me and I think I might have everything set for that but  I will have to make a couple of phone calls in the next couple of days to make sure that I have everything. I also went to the library on Thursday and ended up getting more books than I thought I would but I don’t have any plans for this week that I know of so I plan on finishing a lot of books that i have started.

 

What I read last week:

Catching Jordan (#1)  by Miranda Kenneally:

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At first I thought I would like this book but once i got into the story I found that I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. It was still interesting and I will be continuing the series although it might be a while before I get to the second book though (3.5/5 stars).

 

A curious tale of the in-between by Lauren DeStefano:

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This one also took me a while to get into and while it was interesting I thought it was just ok.

 

Ashen winter (#2)  by Mike Mullin:

 

This one took me a while to get to so I finally sat down last week and read it in a couple of days or so. I definitely enjoyed this one a little more than the first one and will be starting Sunrise (#3) later this week hopefully.

 

The lost hero (#1)  by Rick Riordan:  

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This one was a reread as I had read it some time after it came out and I think I liked it a little better than the first time. (4 stars).

 

Currently reading:

I am Alice (#12)  by Joseph Delaney:

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I have only read a few pages of this one but it seems interesting so far. I will probably finish it in a few hours or so.

 

A court of wings and ruin (#3)  by Sarah J. Maas:

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I have slowly been working on this one but I hope to finish it in the next couple of days or so.

 

Ashes to Ashes (#3)  by Jenny Han:

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I havent’ really started this on yet but I plan to read it after I finish I am Alice hopefully.

 

Crystal storm (#5)  by Morgan Rhodes:

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I started this one a while back but haven’t really read it that much so I plan on finishing this one soon as well.

 

Up Next:

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So this is what I have planned for this week. I don’t really have any plans for this week so I am hoping to get a lot of reading done hopefully. I should also have a Top Ten Tuesday post up this week as well.

 

Post I made last week:

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Fantasy books that I have recently added to my TBR list:

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Fantasy books that I have recently added to my TBR list:

toptentuesday Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the brokeandbookish.

This week’s theme is 10 books in X Genre that I have added to my TBR List.

 

Top Ten Fantasy books that I have added to my TBR list:

  1. Crooked kingdom (#2)  by Leigh Bardugo 

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I loved the first book in this duology so I decided to buy this one last week. I hoping to read it by the end of the month or in July.

2. daughter of the pirate king (#1) by Tricia Levenseller:

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I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book and decided to go ahead and get it as my library doesn’t have it yet. I will probably start this one soon as well.

3. The crown’s game (#1) by Evelyn Skye:

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I found this one on sale on Amazon a while back and decided to get it although it might be a while before I can get to it but I am looking forward to starting it at some point.

4. Air awakens (#1) by Elise Kova:

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I also found this one on Amazon and hope to read it soon as well.

5. the bear and the nightingale (#1) by Katherine Ardent:

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I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book so I hope to read it in the next couple of months or so.

6. The rose & the dagger (#2) by Renee Ahdieh:

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I didn’t enjoy the first book as much as i wanted to but I am looking forward to reading this one and plan on getting it later this week when I go to the library.

 

7. A torch against the night (#2) by Sabaa Tahir:

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I picked this one up at the library last week and haven’t started it yet but it sounds really good. I will probably start it next week.

8. Shadowcaster (#2) by Cinda Williams Chima:

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Cinda Williams Chima is one of my favorite authors and even though I haven’t finished reading Flamecaster (#1) yet I still plan to get this one from the library in the next couple of months or so.

9. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (#3) by Laini Taylor:

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I recently decided to finish this trilogy and ended up getting this one from the library last week. I haven’t started it yet but I am hoping to read it next week hopefully.

10. Immortal reign (#6) by Morgan Rhodes:

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This is another one of my favorite series and even though it doesn’t come out until December I am looking forward seeing how this series ends.

I think i can probably read almost all of these this year except for maybe Immortal Reign but they all sound really good.

What books have you added to your TBR list recently?

Marybeth