ARC April: Week Three Update Post

Well the third week of ARC April is done, which means the month is nearly over with. I read one ARC this past week (four ARCs total so far). The review for my latest ARC (Genius: The Game) will go live on my blog on May 1st i.e. Sunday. I’m not sure I’ll be reading anymore ARCs this week. I have books I pre-ordered coming in tomorrow, and I want to read them really bad. We’ll see. Regardless, four ARCs for ARC April is better than none!

 

READ AND REVIEWED:

In Real Life by Jessica Love

  In Real Life

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider (Review to go live on 5/29 for Sunday Street Team)

 Summer of Sloane

The Girl Who Fell by S.M. Parker

The Girl Who Fell

Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout (Review to go live on 5/1 for Sunday Street Team)

 Genius

 

NEED TO READ:

 9780399175411_OutrunTheMoon_BOM.indd The Star-Touched Queen And I Darken The Art of Not Breathing Did I Mention I Need You You Were Here Beyond the Red Blackhearts Whisper to Me Summer of Supernovas

 

What ARCs can you recommend after two weeks of ARC April? And what ARCs are you looking forward to reading in the next two weeks?

ARC April: Week Two Update Post

Well the second week of ARC April is officially over with (by a few day, oops), which means the month, and this challenge, is over halfway done. I read one ARC this past week (three ARCs so far). The review for my latest ARC (The Girl Who Fell) is live on my blog. I added Summer of Supernovas towards the top of my TBR list for ARCs–someone gushed about it & made me want to read it ASAP.

 

READ AND REVIEWED:

In Real Life by Jessica Love

  In Real Life

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider (Review to go live on 5/29 for Sunday Street Team)

 Summer of Sloane

The Girl Who Fell by S.M. Parker

The Girl Who Fell

 

NEED TO READ:

 9780399175411_OutrunTheMoon_BOM.indd The Star-Touched Queen And I Darken The Art of Not Breathing Did I Mention I Need You You Were Here Beyond the Red Blackhearts Whisper to Me Summer of Supernovas

 

What ARCs can you recommend after two weeks of ARC April? And what ARCs are you looking forward to reading in the next two weeks?

ARC April: Week One Update Post

Well the first week of ARC April is officially over with (by a couple days now). I read two ARCs so far, and the review for In Real Life (5 star read) is live on my blog. With all my other yearly reading challenges, I kind of slacked on reading ARCs. I’m hoping to kick things up a notch these coming weeks.

 

READ AND REVIEWED:

In Real Life by Jessica Love

  In Real Life

 

READ AND TO BE REVIEWED:

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider (Review to go live on 5/29 for Sunday Street Team)

 Summer of Sloane

 

NEED TO READ:

 9780399175411_OutrunTheMoon_BOM.indd The Star-Touched Queen And I Darken The Girl Who Fell The Art of Not Breathing Did I Mention I Need You You Were Here Beyond the Red Blackhearts Whisper to Me

 

Now that the first week is over, what amazing ARCs can you recommend? And what ARCs are you looking forward to reading in the next few weeks?

Contemporary Romance for Newbies

I’m doing this post as part of the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge I signed up for at the beginning of the year. The objective is to highlight books/authors that people could start with if they’re interested in giving contemporary romance a try. Contemporary romance is probably my all-time favorite genre, no matter the age category. Something about the swoony romance, the fantastic male characters that I want to make my book boyfriends, the way I squeal with happiness at the cute parts, etc. just makes me love love (at least in books). So without further ado, here are some of my top author choices (along with book recommendations) for contemporary romance for young adult and adult age categories:

 

Young Adult

 

This Lullaby Lock and Key Just Listen

Sarah Dessen

 The Start of Me and You Open Road Summer

Emery Lord

Anna and the French Kiss Lola and the Boy Next Door Isla and the Happily Ever After

Stephanie Perkins

To All the Boys I've Loved Before P.S. I Still Love You

Jenny Han

Fangirl Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Since You've Been Gone

Rainbow Rowell / Becky Albertalli / Morgan Matson

 

Adult

 

A Walk In The Park Don't Want to Miss a Thing To the Moon and Back Rumour Has It Staying at Daisy's

Jill Mansell

Chasing Perfect Almost Perfect Finding Perfect

Susan Mallery

Deep Dish Hissy Fit

Mary Kay Andrews

Match Me If You Can Natural Born Charmer What I Did for Love Call Me Irresistible The Great Escape

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Queen of Babble Queen of Babble in the Big City Queen of Babble Gets Hitched

Meg Cabot

Remember Me Twenties Girl

Sophie Kinsella

Cross My Heart Lucky Charm The Bachelor Hot Stuff Serendipity

Carly Phillips

How to Bake a Perfect Life The Lost Recipe for Happiness

Barbara O’Neal

Tell Me Lies Crazy For You Bet Me Anyone But You Welcome to Temptation

Jennifer Crusie

 

Have you read any of these authors? If so, which books? Any author recommendations for me?

2016 Harry Potter (Re)Read Reading Challenge

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So a group of us decided that we wanted to (re)read the Harry Potter books, so here’s a quick post about how we’re going to do things.

 

The only criteria is to read one book a month, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone this month (January). Then we’ll watch the movie 1-2 times to accommodate people’s schedules at the end of every month, after each book is finished.

 

January – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Movie dates: Sunday January 31st (9 PM EST) & Saturday February 6th (3 PM EST)

February – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Movie dates: Sunday February 28th (8 PM EST) and Sunday March 13th (6 PM EST)

March – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Movie dates: March 8th or 9th and TBD

April – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Movie dates: TBD

May – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Movie dates: TBD

June – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Movie dates: TBD

July – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Movie dates: TBD

 

Feel free to join us, and post any updates on Twitter via the hashtag #2016HPreread! And if you’d like to be added to our group DM, please tweet me (@nicolelynnhoefs) and let me know.