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My Top 5 Books of 2018

My top favorite books I’ve read in 2018 and my top 3 dislikes.

Likes and Why

1. Ghosted by Rosie Walsh . Without giving anything away because WOW. I lost it . I didn’t want to read it when I first heard about it but I gave it a chance and here we are. Its a book where if you know what happens in the end you dont want to read it.

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2. . Everything Everything. Nicola Yoon. A girl who is allergic to the world falls in love with the boy next door. This was an obsessive read. I finished it in one evening. I couldn’t but it down.

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3. A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World by David Spade. Why I love this audio book, I love David Spade. He is so funny! This did not disappoint. He ‘performs’ the book so its like “seeing” his stand up act. I loved all the Chris Farley memories.

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4. Me before You by Jojo Moyes. I already knew what was going to happen before I read this book from seeing the movie previews and putting  two and two together.  I cried almost non stop for half the book. Jojo makes you fall for  Louisa and Will, hard. I still have not watched the movie yet.

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5. Sadie by Courtney Summers. This book broke my heart. Its gut wrenching and dark. I was not expecting it to be so. It pulls you in and you need to know what happens next.

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Honorable Mentions:

In Her Skin, The Light We Lost, Bonfire, The Kiss Quotient , The Good Girl, The Woman in the Window, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine,  The Wife Between Us, Then She Was Gone,  & The Cheerleaders.

Dislikes and Why

1. Suck it , Wonder Woman by Olivia Munn. I think I skipped a good chunk of it. I thought it would be funny.  Nope.

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2. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick. Not much of a fan as I thought I was. Another one I skimmed. Too early in life/ career for an autobiography.

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3.The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen . I really couldn’t get in to this book until the end. Too many characters to keep track of.

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I plan to do book reviews in the near future ( like next month) . I dont want to spoil any books though. I hate that. I think I might start another blog for the reviews and post the link and a little snippet here.

Happy New Year!!

Until next time….

 

 

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Genre Challenge

Yup , another reading challenge. I will be adding a Challenges page to the top of my blog so these will be easier to find and keep updated.

This challenge shall be fun. Books out of my norm. I’m not into Paranormal or horror books but I am willing to give them a try. For the love of reading!!

Genre Challenge – All Kinds of Everything

Start Date: 12/1/2018 (around this time)
Time Limit: 12 months
0/20 Complete

1. Biography -The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
2. Chick Lit – Bubbles Unbound
3. Classics – The Catcher in the Rye
4. Contemporary -Bear Town
5. Crime – I’m Watching You
6. Dystopian -1984
7. Fantasy – How to Stop Time
8. Historical -The Betrayal of Mary of Scots: Elizabeth I & her Great Rival……… OR…………Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates.
9. History Fiction– Paper Wife
10. Horror – You … or… The Winter People
11. Humor– The Unidentified Redhead
12. Memoir -A Girl walks into a bar
13. Mystery -Pieces of Her
14. Non-Fiction -Girl Squads
15. Paranormal – Jinx
16. Romance -Ghosted
17. Science Fiction -The Handmade’s Tale
18. Suspense – Sadie ( started 12/3/18)
19. Thriller -Girls Night Out
20. Young Adult– Paper Towns

1. Favorite genres before taking the challenge – YA, Humor, Romance, memoir, chic lit, bio, contemporary,suspense.
2. New genres read for challenge –
3. New genres I will read more of as a result of the challenge –
4. Genres I will still avoid after taking the challenge-

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Second Update for 4th Quarter Challenge

Almost done with this challenge. 5 and 8 to go. I changed 5 to something else. This past month I finished The Perfect Neighbors, Say you’re Sorry and Your Suck.

1. Read the 17th oldest book on your TBR List

~~~~ The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen

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2. Read a book by an author you love or an author you read within 2018
~~~~The Prelude of Ella and Micha(I love Jessica Sorensen) done.

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3. Read a book published in the same year you joined Goodreads

~~~~(2012) The Secret of Ella and Micha. 

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4. Read a book by an author you’ve never read before

~~~~ Say You’re Sorry( Morgan Dane #1)  by Melinda Leigh ( Changed from the Drowned Girls) 

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5. Read a book set around a holiday or has a holiday themed cover

~~~~ Festivus: The Holiday for the rest of us. ***

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6. Read a book with a Orange cover

~~~~ Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich

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7. Read the next book in a series or start a new series

~~~~ You Suck by Christopher Moore. 

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8. Catch up on a Bookworm Bitches selection or read a book you have been meaning to read for a long time

~~~~ Little Fire Everywhere*** 

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***  = Currently Reading 

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I really liked this challenge. Since I had a list I didn’t run around with my head cut off looking for my next book.

What I am taking away from this quarter is love for new authors . (Melinda Leigh and Celeste Ng . I already loved the others)

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One Month Update: 4th Quarter Challenge

Its been a month since I posted the Bookworm Bitches 4th Quarter Challenge. And a month since I posted anything. October is always busy for me. Lots of Halloween orders . My free month of Kindle Unlimited went to waste.  I think I read one or two books. Neither book was from this list. 😦

Here’s a quick update..

1. Read the 17th oldest book on your TBR List

~~~~ The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen ***

2. Read a book by an author you love or an author you read within 2018
~~~~The Prelude of Ella and Micha(I love Jessica Sorensen) done.

3. Read a book published in the same year you joined Goodreads

~~~~(2012) The Secret of Ella and Micha. (I still might read A Walk Across the Sun for this challenge)

4. Read a book by an author you’ve never read before

~~~~ Say You’re Sorry( Morgan Dane #1)  by Melinda Leigh *** ( Changed from the Drowned Girls) 

5. Read a book set around a holiday or has a holiday themed cover

~~~~ Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich

6. Read a book with a Orange cover

~~~~ Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich

7. Read the next book in a series or start a new series

~~~~ You Suck by Christopher Moore. ***

8. Catch up on a Bookworm Bitches selection or read a book you have been meaning to read for a long time

~~~~ What Alice Forgot or Little Fire Everywhere. 

***  = Currently Reading 

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Reviews coming soon: Once I’m done with the Ella and Micha series ( The Secret ) I may do a review. I’m done with the Lizzy & Diesel series by Janet Evanovich ( Wicked Appetite, Wicked Business, Wicked Charms) so a review of the books is in the works. There doesn’t seem to be a 4th book coming out. Which is odd because the series is based on the 7 deadly sins. 

Whats Next: Little Fires Everywhere . I started it on audio during the summer. Didn’t like it. I found myself not paying attention. So I will be picking it up at the library this week since its available. I plan to save the Stephanie Plum series (by Janet Evanovich) until December. Book 8.5 is my #5 . 

 

 

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Bookworm Bitches 4th Quarter challenge

Yup another reading challenge, but …. different group. This group I forgot I was in. This challenge is different , Its just not reading books. The participants in the challenge are given tasks……

Here are my books plans so far…

1. Read the 17th oldest book on your TBR List

~~~~ The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen 

2. Read a book by an author you love or an author you read within 2018
~~~~The Prelude of Ella and Micha(I love Jessica Sorensen) done.

3. Read a book published in the same year you joined Goodreads

~~~~(2012) The Secret of Ella and Micha, A Walk Across the Sun , or Easy. 

4. Read a book by an author you’ve never read before

~~~~ The Drowned Girls by Loreth Anne White

5. Read a book set around a holiday or has a holiday themed cover

~~~~ Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich

6. Read a book with a Orange cover

~~~~ Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich

7. Read the next book in a series or start a new series

8. Catch up on a Bookworm Bitches selection or read a book you have been meaning to read for a long time

~~~~ What Alice Forgot or Little Fire Everywhere. 

 

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All set and ready to go except for number 7. For the Hooked on Books Fall read a thon my theme is series. So I can start or continue any one of the books on my list. 🙂

As you can see Ive already completed #2 🙂 It was a great little intro to Ella and Micha. ❤

I’m going to start reading The Drowned girls this weekend. Its a thick book. 524 pages. I borrowed it from the library and its due on the 15th but I can renew it 2 more times.. I think thats an extra month . It wont take me that long to read. It is on kindle unlimited, along with the other two books. I can’t get The Lullaby Girls from the library since they don’t have it so my free kindle unlimited subscription this month will come in handy 🙂

I have until December 31 to complete this challenge .

If you’ve read any of these books please let me know.

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