WWW WEDNESDAY // 2.27.19

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Hey, y’all! It’s finally Wednesday, so you know what that means: my WWW post! I’m constantly changing up what I’m reading/what I want to read, so this book meme is one of my favorites! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, where I have to answer three simple questions: what am I currently reading, what I have recently read, and what I want to read soon. I am always reading multiple books at once and queueing my next choices right on my nightstand. So, here we go!

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CARAVAL (CARAVAL #1)

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Written by: Stephanie Garber
Book # 1 / 3 of the Caraval series
Rating: 2 / 5 stars

Summary: Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

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WINTER (THE LUNAR CHRONICLES #4)

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Written by: Marissa Meyer
Book # 4 / 4 of The Lunar Chronicles series
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

*Please do not read unless you have also read Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1), Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2), and Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3).*

Summary:Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

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A COURT OF MIST AND FURY (A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES #2)

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Written by: Sarah J. Maas
Book #2 / 3 in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

*Please do not read unless you have also read A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR #1).*

Summary: Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

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THE BONE SEASON (THE BONE SEASON #1)

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Written by: Samantha Shannon
Book # 1 / 4 of The Bone Season series
Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Summary: The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. One day, after being attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

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2019 ALPHABET SOUP CHALLENGE

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Hello, everyone!

The year of 2019 is, I’m hoping, going to be full of me using this blog a lot more regularly. I had some personal and health issues last year that kept me from that, but hopefully all issues have been resolved and I can move forward!

In that light, one thing I’m doing a little different this year is doing what I like to call “directed reading”. I have a looooong TBR list, like I’m sure most of you do, so by completing challenges like the one below, I think it’ll help me start to make headway on my TBR list instead of just going to the library/bookstore at random, spotting a book I didn’t even know existed before, and picking that up instead.

This particular challenge is brought to us all by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book, and the goal is to read one book that has an author whose first or last name starts with every letter of the alphabet. The challenge will run from January 1st, 2019 until December 31st, 2019, although readers can join anytime. No reviews need to be posted and the books can be from any genre and in any format, and there are two options, instructions copy/pasted directly from the original post:
(A) Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the authors with the book you read to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find authors/books to fit.
OR
(B) Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. 

I personally am going with choice A because I can’t plan anything that far in advance as I get all sorts of stressed out trying to stick to it too much.

I’m so excited to get started, and I hope you join in, too!

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2019 LIBRARY LOVE CHALLENGE

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Hello, everyone!

The year of 2019 is, I’m hoping, going to be full of me using this blog a lot more regularly. I had some personal and health issues last year that kept me from that, but hopefully all issues have been resolved and I can move forward!

In that light, one thing I’m doing a little different this year is doing what I like to call “directed reading”. I have a looooong TBR list, like I’m sure most of you do, so by completing challenges like the one below, I think it’ll help me start to make headway on my TBR list instead of just going to the library/bookstore at random, spotting a book I didn’t even know existed before, and picking that up instead.

This one is called the 2019 Library Love Challenge, and is hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. The idea behind the challenge is to encourage readers to support their local libraries and save a little cash themselves by doing so. If you’re interested or want more information about the Challenge, I recommend you click the link and check out all the rules!

There’s a couple of different “levels” to this challenge, but I chose the mid-range level of reading >36 books from my local library – a.k.a., an Overdrive Junkie, which is funny because I usually don’t use Overdrive but instead go to pick up physical copies of the book from my library.

Levels:

  • Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
  • Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
  • Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
  • Library Addict: Read 48 books
  • Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books 

I will most likely read more than this many from my library, but one of my other goals this year is to actual try to read more of my own books that I already own, so I’m anticipating that number to be a little lower than normal. I’ll be updating this post every few weeks with images of the books, and with more books (obviously), but here’s a start.

Wish me luck, and let me know if you join in!

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