Bookish Activities, Books, WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday {1} – July 12, 2017

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WWW Wednesday is a bookish weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and was formerly hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

It is open for anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answers. It is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

THE THREE Ws ARE:

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (GOODREADS)

Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for… well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret… and fears she doesn’t know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone’s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph.

But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!

And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide… is she his biggest threat, or his promise of a happy ending?

Thoughts: I’m currently rereading Romancing Mister Bridgerton, my all-time favorite book from the Bridgerton series of Julia Quinn. She’s my go-to author when it comes to historical romance and have been that way since I was a high-school student. To date, I couldn’t remember the times I’ve reread this book (and her other books) and I could do it over and over again. There’s something about Penelope and Colin’s story that always gets me and my emotions.

ON-GOING WATTPAD STORIES THAT I’M READING (just added this one)

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Bookish Activities, Books, Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday {3}: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

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“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I or us, readers are eagerly anticipating.

Here’s my pick for this week …

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WITHOUT MERIT
Author: Colleen Hoover (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: October 3, 2017

SYNOPSIS

“Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.”

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

Poignant and powerful, Without Merit explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love and truth.

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, Confess, November 9, and It Ends with Us. Colleen has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice—for Confess in 2015 and It Ends with Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit ColleenHoover.com.

GOODREADS
Pre-order links: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

It has been what – almost a year now since Colleen Hoover released a novel, right? So my anticipation for Without Merit is really high. Without Merit has a very interesting plot that I can’t wait to unravel. I’ve detected that a forbidden element is surrounding Merit and the male character. “Until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable”. Why is he unavailable? But what I’m curious the most is about her family and their issues. How would Merit “shatter the happy family illusion”? How is her family’s issues tied to the boy that she loves? I can feel that this book will have complex characters and plot. I’m excited!

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Bookish Activities, Books, Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday {2}: Lucky in Love by Kasie West

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“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I or us, readers are eagerly anticipating.

Here’s my pick for this week …

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Author: Kasie West (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: July 27, 2017
Publisher: Scholastic

SYNOPSIS

In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture.

Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment —

She wins!

In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun… until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.

GOODREADS
Pre-order links: Amazon| B&N

I’m an avid reader of Kasie West and I have been anticipating for her next release as soon as I finished reading By Your Side back in February! Kasie West just knows how to bring her A-game when it comes to realistic characters and situations, fluffy and utterly sweet romances. She also writes funny yet very witty (gold) dialogues/banters that I always anticipate for.

I have high hopes that Lucky in Love will be a success just like her previous releases! x

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Bookish Activities, Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday {1}: When it’s Real by Erin Watt

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“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I or us, readers are eagerly anticipating.

Here’s my pick for this week …

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WHEN IT’S REAL
Author: Erin Watt (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: May 30, 2017

SYNOPSIS

From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of “normal.” Under ordinary circumstances she’d never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn’t have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley’s team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?

GOODREADS

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I completely axed my TBR list and now only read whatever the book that I’m in the mood for. But When it’s Real is one of those few books that I’m highly anticipating to be released this year and would really prioritize in reading. First and foremost, because it is written by Erin Watt and I only have good words to say about this author. I love the first and second book of her The Royals series. Still have to get my hands on the last one and get hooked up with how it fared for Ella and The Royals. But I thoroughly enjoyed those books; from the well-developed characters to the highs and lows that took place.

When it’s Real’s premise sound thrilling, what with the fake girlfriend, bad boy x good girl, famous x commoner tropes in place. It already screams – DRAMA. But with Watt as the author, oh I’m quite sure readers will be guaranteed to witness yet another story with the juiciest and most fulfilling drama from her. I can’t wait to read it and get acquainted with Vaughn Bennett and the new bad boy in book community – Oakley Ford.