Nov 2019 Challenge Updates

It has been way too long since I’ve done an update on my challenges, so without further ado ~

2019 Bingo Board 21/24

Demons ~ Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Picked By a Friend ~ Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Set in the Past~Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Warriors ~ The King by J.R. Ward
Billionaire ~ The Billionaire Boss Next Door by Max Monroe
Witches ~ Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
Mythology ~
Mafia ~ Violent Delights by Jessica Hawkins
A Book with LGBT character ~ Lover at Last by J.R. Ward
Retelling ~
Book to Movie ~ The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
Aliens ~ The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Enemies to Lovers ~ Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Made Me Cry ~ Bright Side by Kim Holden
Hyped Book ~ Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Shifters ~ Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
A Book Published this Year ~ Written With You by Aly Martinez
A Character Gets Kidnapped ~ Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
A Sequel ~ Trouble at Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy
Buddy Read ~ Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Fantasy ~ Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Cooking/Foodie Love ~ Hold on to Hope by A.L. Jackson
Vampires ~ Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward
Graphic Novel ~

Big Bad Shhlut 2019 Reading Challenge 23/26

2019 Library Love Challenge 12/12 Complete!!

2019 GoodReads READING CHALLENGE

2019

READING CHALLENGE
Congrats!

You have read 164 books of your goal of 160!

2 Challenges complete and 2 more to go! I think I just might completely pull this off!! We shall see!! How are your challenges going this year???
Happy Reading,
Ali

Quips & Quotes 11/10/19

I LOVE keeping track of quotes that speak to me. Some turn me to mush. Some are profound and make me think. Some are just funny or entertaining. I often include a quote or two in my reviews, but I thought it would be fun to start a weekly post sharing my favorites from the previous week. So, without further ado, here’s my Quips & Quotes ~

“You find your purpose when your love for someone else becomes bigger than your fears.”

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Hold on to Hope ~ Review

Ali here ~

Title: Hold on to Hope
Series: N/A
Author: A.L. Jackson
Release Date: Oct. 11, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Blurb: A best friends-to-lovers, stand-alone romance from New York Times Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .

Evan Bryant wasn’t your typical hero.
But he was mine.
Broken by the worlds’ standards, he was still the strongest boy I would ever know.
My best friend. The boy I’d given everything to. My heart, my body, and the promise of forever.
The day I’d needed him most, he walked away.
He left me shattered and questioning the love I’d thought we’d shared.

Three years later, I wasn’t prepared for him to return to Gingham Lakes.
It wouldn’t have mattered if he wasn’t the most beautiful man I’d ever seen.
My fingers still would have ached to caress his skin.
My body still would have begged to get lost in his touch.
And my heart . . . it would have always sung his name.
But time changes things. With it, secrets that could ruin everything.
Can we find a way to love again, or have the fears of our past stolen the hope of our forever . . .

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#IMWAYR ~ 11/4/19

Ali here ~

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date. Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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Stacking the Shelves ~ 11/2/19

Ali here ~

Stacking The Shelves is hosted at Tynga’s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


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WWW Wednesday ~ 10/30/19

Ali here ~

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

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

 

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#IMWAYR ~ 10/28/19

Ali here ~

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date. Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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