WWW Wednesday #18

Welcome back to WWW Wednesday! I hope you’re having an awesome day! WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words.

The Three W’s are:

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

Let’s get started!

All covers are from Goodreads

What I Just Finished:

I finished I Found You late Wednesday last week and I really enjoyed it. The slow reveal of how the three stories tied together was wonderful and I really liked Alice, one of the main characters. Review

Instead of reading Blanca and Roja over the weekend, I read No Exit by Taylor Adams. This was thrilling, quite graphic (I felt the pain that the characters were in), and I liked the steely resolve of the main character Darby. This was a five star though I might move it down to a four. Review will hopefully be up on Friday!

Last night, I was feeling pretty nostalgic, so I re-read a book from one of my favorite espionage series from when I was younger, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter. This is the second book in the series, and I will not be doing a formal review. However, you can read some of my thoughts on Goodreads here.

What I’m Currently Reading:

I am currently trying to get in to Blanca and Roja. I don’t think it’s for me, and if it doesn’t pick up soon, I might have to put this on the side for now.

What I Plan To Read Next:

Next, I’m reading Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I’ve seen a lot of great reviews about how amazing this is, and I hope I love it!

That’s it for this Wednesday! What are you reading? Do you have any thoughts on any books that I’m reading, just finished, or want to read next? Let’s chat in the comments below! (Be sure to link to your WWW’s!)

Top Ten Tuesday – Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit

Hello! Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and The Bookish, and is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic is: Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit (submitted by Georgia @ Just Read Them)

I love travelling, and visiting/living in countries besides the US is a goal of mine anybody got some spare cash to give to a wannabe traveler? Today, I’m listing seven places from books that I would love to visit.

Let’s get started.

*Green Gables. As soon as I started reading about Anne, I wanted to visit Prince Edward Island and see Green Gables for myself. The town sounds lovely and it’s been on my bucket-list since I was a child.

*Gallagher Academy. A girls boarding school for spies. Um yeah! I’d love to find all the secret passage-ways, sneak out of the building through an underground tunnel, find the secret library…

*Mr and Mrs. DiNunzio’s house. Mary DiNunzio’s parents are Italian and they have a house with faulty air conditioning and a small fan in a tiny kitchen. However, I would love to eat some of Mrs. DiNunzio’s delicious food and become an adopted member of such a tight-knit and loving family!

*Aunt Eloise’s Apartment. Nancy Drew is one of my childhood besties and Aunt Eloise has become a person I would love to know. First of all, she’s a teacher, something I wanted to be as a kid, second of all, she’s this cool adult who doesn’t harass Nancy except to worry about her well-being, and I just want to meet her and see her apartment 🙂

*Dot’s family home. Dot from the Sammy Keyes Series is Dutch and from Holland. Her family is pretty large, she has HORSES, and her mom cooks these amazing dishes! I love food and horses so I’m going to be content living with her.

*Paris. Paris, oh beautiful Paris! It’s the city of lights, the city of love and the romantic part in me wants to eat in fancy French restaurants, see the beautiful cities, and just immerse myself in the magic of Paris. There is such a thing, right?

*London. London bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down. London bridge.. er sorry. London is the second city that I can not wait to see one day. I have this weird obsession with British history, the Monarchy, British accents, driving on the opposite side of the road, London cafes, the sometimes dreary weather, etc… I just love it for some reason and any book set there leaves my heart content 😊

That’s it for this Tuesday! Which places from book or real life would you like to visit? Let’s chat in the comments below (Be sure to link to your TTT so I can check it out as well)

Top Ten Tuesday – Underrated Books I Love

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and The Bookish, and is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic is: Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads (aka Underrated Books I Love)

So, a quick check of all the books that I love reveals that I have exactly two books that are under 2,000 ratings. That is a tiny number, so I’m gonna do:

Books I LOVED with Fewer than 6,000 Ratings on Goodreads. (It’s a big number compared to 2,000, but I’m working with what I’ve got.)

Let’s get started!

*Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Ratings: 1,587 | Reviews: 400

*The Gift of the Magi by Ally Carter. Ratings: 1,628 | Reviews: 231

*Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali. Ratings: 3,623 | Reviews: 902

*SYLO by D.J. MacHale. Ratings: 4,312 | Reviews: 668

*Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus. Ratings: 5,684 | Reviews: 1,368


That’s it for this Tuesday. What underrated books do you love? Let’s chat in the comments! (Be sure to link to your TTT so I can check it out!)

Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Characters in Books

Hi friends and welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and The Bookish, and is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic is: Favorite Couples in Books

However, I’m gonna be a rebel this week. Instead of the topic that was chosen, I’m going to do Favorite Characters in Books.

Let’s get started!

*Tess. I’ve already elaborated on my love for Tess Kendrick. Her sassy behavior, confidence, and take-charge personality is so amazing. Read it all here! Book: The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

*Anne. Someday, I need to go to PEI (Prince Edward Island in Canada) and hunt down Green Gables and Anne’s room. I loved this series and Anne so much. Her confidence, mischief, boldness, and her wonderfully feisty personality are to die for. I mean, she takes it as an insult when someone misspells her name (without an E at the end), and literally smashed a slate over Gilbert’s (I LOVE HIM SO MUCH TOO) head when he called her ‘Carrots’. That is my favorite scene from that book. And as she matures, it’s all better because even though she doesn’t have a serious temper (she controls it better), she still makes hilarious mistakes and loses her temper sometimes at times. Book: Anne of the Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

*Mary. I loved Mary’s character. She’s a warm, loving woman who tackles any and every case. She’s a champion for those who are wronged and doesn’t care about money. She’d rather help an old friend for free than bleed their accounts dry. Her Italian family are also very hilarious and it was a refresher to see how much they loved her. Book: Accused by Lisa Scottoline

*Nancy. The very first heroine that I sincerely loved. Her adventures had me turning page after page after page. She introduced me to the world of mysteries and I’ve been hooked ever since. Book: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories by Carolyn Keene

*Mary. This Mary is from The Agency series by Y. S. Lee. Mary is fiesty, determined, and very unlike any lady that you’d find in Victorian England’s society. The mysteries she solves are all engrossing and I really loved her relationship with James. Book: A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee

*Jane. Jane is like all the other girls/ladies on this list. Feisty, determined, and a serious reader just like me!. Her determination, and passion is unmatched and she is very modern for her times. (It’s the 1300s/1500s or something around or in between that?) She’s a feminist in a time when women were considered nothing more than just another pawn in a game. Book: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

*Cammie. Her series are amazing! I’m sooo heart-broken that it had to come to an end, but I love you Cammie. I loved you, I still love you, and I will forever love you till the end of time. Book: Gallagher Girl Series by Ally Carter

*Lia. The Naturals is one the best psychological mystery series that I’ve read and one of the side characters, Lia, is amazing. She’s bold, she’s manipulative, sweet, caring in her own way (aka she hates you everyday until you realize she secretly fiercely loves you and would protect you forever and ever), and one of the best side characters I’ve ever encountered. I love how one of the books centered around her past (I’m sorry, it’s been a while and I can’t remember which one…). Book: The Naturals Series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

*Sammy. Sammy Keyes is the very definition of sarcasm and humor. I’m pretty sure a picture of her would show up in Merriam Webster’s definition of the words. Eighteen books of Sammy being a relate-able 13-14 year old, sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong, and getting into all kinds of trouble (with the bad guys, good guys, and her arch-nemesis at school) will have you in stitches and wishing there were more books. The books are all light and humorous and I highly recommend them! Book: Sammy Keyes Series by Wendelin Van Draanen

*Will Robie. He’s a calculated assassin who has made his personal life very detached from his professional one. He’s never let himself love anyone and doesn’t have any family to speak of. I loved his simplicity, no-nonsense manner, and sympathized with him a lot over the course of the series. Warning: There’s a considerable amount of violence and death in the series. Book: The Innocent by David Baldacci

UPDATE:

*Jo. I just realized that I forgot to add Jo from Little Women… (why am I so scatter-brained?) She’s an aspiring authoress (like me), has a hot temper (like me), loves her family fiercely (like me), and she also broke my heart later on in the novel (something to do with Laurie in case you are wondering). But I still love her and will forever do. Book: Little Women and Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott (The one I read incorporated Little Women and Good Wives into one, but they are sometimes separate books.)

That’s it for this Tuesday!

Who are your favorite characters/couples? Let’s chat in the comments! (Be sure to link to your TTT so I can check it out!)

Top Ten Tuesday – Book Quotes

Hi friends, and welcome to 2019! Today is Tuesday, so we are going to do the Top Ten Tuesday meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is actually: Top Ten Books I Read in 2018, but since I’ve already done something similar, I’m going to do a topic I missed: Book Quotes.


Sloane slipped an arm around my waist. “There are fourteen varieties of hugs,” she said. “This is one of them.” 

Sloane from The Naturals


It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth.

Kat from Heist Society


“I have a passing fondness for explosions.”

Asher from The Fixer


“There are a lot of ways to castrate a bull,” I said, my words deliberate and slow. “You can band the balls off, so they shrivel up and die. Or you can take a knife, and slide it just so.” I demonstrated with my free hand. “I grew up on a ranch. I know a lot about castrating bulls.” 

Tess from The Fixer


“What can I do for you, Detective?’ he said cheerily, smiling and nodding at Bailey.
What was I, chopped liver? I had a badge too. Maybe I should’ve shown it to him. Maybe I should’ve shown him my gun too.” 

Rachel from Guilt by Association

Now for some quotes from my favorite authors!


“Read as widely and as deeply as you can. You have to be a reader before you can be a writer.” 

Y. S. Lee, Author


“Not knowing you can’t do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it.”

Ally Carter, Author


What I’m doing is writing stories about women who care about justice. They are women who think about the difference between right and wrong, what’s legal and illegal, ethical and unethical, moral and immoral.

Lisa Scottoline, Author


Fiction is sort of a way to set the record straight, and let people at least believe that justice can be achieved and the right outcomes can occur.

David Baldacci, Author


Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.

Charlotte Bronte, Author

I need Charlotte Bronte’s quote hung up on a wall in my room, LOL.


What are your favorite quotes by authors, or characters? Let’s chat in the comments below!


P.S. What do you guys think of the new theme? 🙂