WWW Wednesday: Books and a short story

Hello Everyone,

I haven’t read a whole lot since last Wednesday/Saturday post, but I still managed to squeeze in a few things!

What Have I Read?:

Okay, so I read two books, a novella and a Tor short fiction piece. More than I thought but still not a lot. One book isn’t featured because I don’t have the cover to add and that’s Snapped by CM Sutter. All of these were four/five ⭐ so that’s awesome. Hopefully the coming week is good too.

What am I Currently Reading?:

The Jasmine Throne is a buddy read, and the others I’m working on for #BeatingtheBacklist. I’m hopeful to finish these, and so far enjoying Jasmine Throne and Vast Black a lot!

What am I Reading Next?:

My fantasy mood has returned with a vengeance and my slump seems to be finally gone!!! These are what I’m hopeful for but I do read by mood and I am waiting for library copies of some of these too. Hoping to read lots next week and write more reviews too! How is your reading going? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

August Wrap Up: I read 24 books

Hello guys and girls,

August was a busy, hot month. The weather never cooled down but the reading picked up. I’ve read a lot in August, not as much as usual but certainly almost a book a day. Here’s my wrap up. I’m not going to list every book, as I couldn’t find photos for all of them but these are what I read:

A few classics, some romances, a ya or two and some historicals. My favorites of last month were Darkthaw by Kate A. Boorman, Eragon by Christopher Paolini (reread) and Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConagy. I also was delightfully surprised at Mrs. March by Virginia Feito, and I also liked but didn’t love A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle-I guess I’m spoiled by BBC’s Sherlock lol.

Anyway, that’s my wrap up, and I’m looking forward to next months books. Anyone read any of these? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

September TBR: I Haven’t Done One Of These In Ages!

Hello all,

Lots of things happening in September. September first is my birthday!!! 🎂🎉🎂 Happy birthday to me!!! (I’ll be 32 for those curious.)

Series September is also going on, meaning you try to knock out as many series as possible.

Magical Readathon is happening but I doubt I’ll participate in that one.

Becca’s Bookopolathon which I think I misspelled lol, is also happening. I’m not sure I will participate in this yet or not?

Big Books September is something I’m doing for myself in reading as many big books as I can seeing as we’re at the home stretch of the end of the year.

Here’s my potential tbr subject to change:

All the books I want to read!

Now I have read Eragon books 1 + 2 but I don’t think I’ve read book 3 and I know I haven’t read the last one.

I have read the Poppy War but not the remaining two.

I have read ALL of Pawn of Prophecy first original set up until the second series midway through.

And I’ve read book one of Sabriel but not the rest.

See a theme going here? Lol. I’m hoping to grab these from my local library and finish these all off hopefully. The rest I haven’t listed are ones that I’ve not read. These are some extras that I’m contemplating for series + big books:

Extra books I’ve been meaning to read!

I probably won’t get to all of these lol. And I’m still struggling in writing reviews, but I really am behind and hopeful that September can be my catch up month. Y’all can join me in #BigBookSeptember. I’d love for you to spread the word! Just tag me on Twitter as @Lovesbookandtea! What’s your tbr looking like? Read any of these? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

BOOKISH TBR: What’s On My Kindle Right Now?

Hello everyone!

I have quite the collection of books I’m attempting to get through in between my physical reads. Here’s what I have so far:

As I don’t know much about them being on kindle and not physical I’ll talk about them in my upcoming book reviews! Currently fixing to start “Days of Distraction” and looking forward to all of these. Are there any on your radar? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

History or Mystery? Top Six Books On My TBR

Hello everyone,

I’ve got quite the hefty tbr going and so I thought I’d share some that I’m looking forward to reading here soon (I hope!). In no particular order these books are high on my wishlist to read:

A historical fiction piece about a group of men surviving in Alaska while the leader’s wife makes her own efforts to survive.
After losing her husband to war, a woman begins to become a well known midwife and leads a revolution.
A married couple become separated by war and husband believes that his wife has died when a chance encounter shows otherwise a few years later.
A woman goes on a hunt for lost art, and becomes involved in a mystery a painting believed to have been destroyed might actually be around after all.
A woman homicide detective returns to Ireland after clues show up of a long ago missing woman.
A woman begins to question that the man she loves might be a serial killer.

Each of these have elements history or mystery that I’m eager to explore. Some are new releases, while others are are backlist titles I’ve been meaning to get to for ages. Are any of these ones y’all have heard of? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Monday’s Meme: Reading This Week

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As I’m twenty books behind already on my Goodreads Goal, I’ll be doing a lot of reading, especially in regards to Tor.com short fiction. I’ve selected what I would like to get to reading, and here’s the breakdown for what I’m currently working on in regards to such.

Read Last Week:

Soundless by Richelle Mead 3 stars

Precious Little Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky 5 stars {Tor short fiction}

Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble 4 stars

Lady Takes the Case by Eliza Casey 4 stars

Tremaine’s True Love by Grace Burrowes 4 stars

The Fortunate Ones by Catherine Hokin 4 stars {Netgalley Arc}

Reading This Week: 

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Red as Blood, White as Snow by Theodora Goss

An Untimely Frost by Penny Richards

I’ve got quite a few other books that I’m hoping to get to as well, because I’m sure that the historical mystery will be a breeze, as will the short story, and the Ten Thousand Doors. But I’ll be traveling a fair bit, provided that the weather holds and I don’t get a large amount of snow dumped unexpectedly onto our location. But that just means more time for reading! What are y’all reading this week? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Unrealistic TBR: June 2019

Welcome to my Unrealistic June TBR, where I make a list of books that I want to read but will probably never get to, as that seems to be the case a lot of the time these days! Many of these are new releases, or arcs, that I’m planning to read, when I’m not suffering from allergies due to the summer air that hates me. Here are my planned reads:

 

Overall, that’s twenty books that I’d *like* to read, but I’ve been mostly mood reading here lately, and in a pretty hefty slump off and on as well. This month is not looking good for reading, especially as I’m overwhelmed with arcs. I hope to actually get to some of these, though a few of them I don’t have and will have to request at the library. What are y’all reading this month? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Monthly Wrap Up: May 2019

I started off strong, but towards the 10th I read barely anything. Then around the 15th I picked up books again, and just sped through several in a row. At the end of the month, I wound up finishing 25 books (counting Tor’s free short fiction + graphic novels), which is pretty awesome. Here is the list of books with the page count and rating attached!

My Favorites:

 

Least Favorite:

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Books Read:
The Bride Sale by Helen Scamp; 400 pages, 4/5 stars
The Prince of Shadows by Curt Benjamin; 500 pages, 5/5 stars (re-read)
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Sacasa; 200 pages, 4/5 stars
The Vampire and I by J. P. Bowie; 400 pages, 4/5 stars
The Aliens and Their Omega by Tabitha Austin; 300 pages, 3/5 stars
The Omega Prince by Lia Cooper; 300 pages, 2/5 stars
Scorched by Mari Mancusi; 300 pages, 5/5 stars
Lachlan by Hazel Hunter; 300 pages, 4/5 stars
Courage to be Counted by Eleri Grace; 400 pages, 3/5 stars: DNF at 65%
The Ventriloquists by ER Ramzipoor; 600 pages, 3/5 stars DNF at 35%
The Next to Last Mistake by Amalie Jahn; 300 pages, 2/5 stars
The Time for Murder is Meow by TC LoTempio; 300 pages?, 3.5/5 stars
Little Witches by Leigh Dargoon; 150 pages, 4/5 stars (graphic novel)
Through Lya’s Eyes by Justine Carbone; 100 pages, 3/5 stars (graphic novel)
Earth to Charlie by Justin Olson; 300 pages, 5/5 stars
The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams; 400 pages, 5/5 stars
The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler; 300 pages, 4/5 stars
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden; 200 pages, 4/5 stars
Witch Born by Nicholas Bowling; 300 pages, 4 /5 stars
We Hunt the Flame by ; 500 pages, 2/5 stars
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin; 900 pages, 5/5 stars (re-read)

Free Tor Short Fiction Read:
Where Would You Be Now Carrie Vaughn 4/5 stars
Bitter Grounds by Neil Gaiman; 3/5 stars
The Martian in the Wood by Stephen Baxter; 3/5 stars
One/Zero by Kathleen Ann Goodman; 3/5 stars
Waters of Versailles by Kelly Robson; 4/5 stars

And those are the books and short fiction that I read for the month of May. It was a good reading month, and I hope to do better for June. I hope all of you did well too, and if not better luck next month!

Until next time,
Pass Me That Book

Monthly Wrap Up #2: Lots of Books

Another month comes and goes. This month I was a progressive reader, trying to read every book under the sun, including a bunch of arcs. I still have a lot, but I’ve dropped from 55 ARCs to 34 which is a massive improvement, I think. I’ve stopped asking for ARCs aside from sequels that are coming out, of course. Aside from reading, I’ve been working on my writing as well, trying desperately to get published. I’m still debating self-publishing but am attempting to go traditional tho so far seven rejections still hurt.

 

This isn’t all of the books, as I don’t have all the photos, but I think I’ve roughly read about 50 books this past month. Some I didn’t finish because I didn’t like it, or because it was a sampler instead of the whole book (here’s to looking at you 84k), but otherwise it was an overall enjoyable book month.

Weekly Wrap Up #3: Fantasy Galore

Apologies for the lateness of this post, I couldn’t get online until now. As the title for this post suggests, this is my third weekly wrap up! I read a lot this week as well, a large jump especially compared to the nine books read last week. This week I read a total of 15 books, due to some new releases that I was excited for, along with some favorite authors flung in, and some amazon freebies/99c books that I snagged by chance. Onto the books!:

 

Books read (in no particular order):

Onyx and Ivory 5/5 stars, 500 pages {review to come}
Brief Cases 5/5 stars, 300 pages{review posted}
The Longer We Dwell 4/5 stars 400 pages {review posted}
Digging into Cydonia 2/5 stars 300 pages (review to come)
84k Sampler pages (review to come)
Sun and Shadow: Awakening 4/5 stars 400 (review to come)
Caine’s Reckoning 4/5 stars 300 pages (no review)
Out of the Blue 2/5 stars 200 pages (review to come)
Ride On 300 pages 4/5 stars (review already posted/re-read)
Ten Days in August 4/5 stars 300 pages (review to come)
Companions of the Road 4/5 stars 200 pages (review to come)

Let me know if I missed a book in the reviews listed below. This is a new thing that I’m trying, where I keep up with not only the books I’ve read in the week, but also what I rated them, and their page count.  More posts to come, as I’m playing catch-up with my reviews and such. Apologies for this being late! What books have you read this week? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book