Hey beautiful people!
The hosts of Top 5 Wednesday have decided to take a summer hiatus! For a while now, I’ve been “hmming” the idea of doing the WWW Wednesday Meme and Down the TBR Hole … so why not both? For this week, I’m going to start with WWW Wednesday Meme and go from there!
Oh … this is also my FIRST time using the BLOCK editor update, since I forget to add-in to it a while back. So if the post looks weird, please let me know! I may have some something wrong ha-ha! Enjoy!
What is WWW Wednesday?
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
I don’t think I will do this EVERY Wednesday, but we shall see how it goes!
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
|| On the Come Up by Angie Thomas ||
Synposis: Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.
On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day …
Brief Thoughts: My first buddy read of 2019!! Olivia @ Purely Olivia and I wanted to do a buddy read and this was a book we had in common on our TBR list. She’s very kind, fun and a lovely blogger — so I’m happy that doing this will allow us to get to know one another AND have fun reading!
|| Dark Wine at Dusk by Jenna Barwin ||
Synposis: A seductive spy. An alpha vampire. A hidden threat…
When a rogue vampire group attacks again, Dr. Cerissa Patel’s happily ever after with the man of her dreams must take a back seat to her mission.
Her lover, vampire Henry Bautista, is quick to pick up the gauntlet. He’ll do anything to help his beautiful spy capture the conspirators who are determined to enslave mortals.
But as Henry’s secret past rears its ugly head, it not only threatens their mission, but risks their love—and their very lives.
Brief Thoughts: Jenna Barwin asked me to review her first novel in this series when I first started Bookmark Your Thoughts. Ever since then, I’ve been on the ARC team for this series! I’m just over halfway through but I plan to finish it this week!
WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
|| If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka ||
Synopsis: High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good.
In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labelled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice…
Brief Thoughts: As many you probably know already, I enjoyed this novel WAY more than I was anticipating — it’s probably one of the biggest “shocker” reads (in a good way) for me this year! Highly recommend, especially if you’re looking for a light yet funny summer read with some character growth and exploration.
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
|| Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston ||
Synopsis: A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends…
First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations …
Brief Thoughts: This is actually a buddy read I’m doing with Rebecca @ Bookishly Rebecca — she’s super adorable and has a lovely blog! We both had mentioned how we wanted to read this and I’ve been EAGER to do more buddy reads, so that’s how is ALL happened!
Have you read any of these? Are any of them on your TBR list? Let me know your thoughts!