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

Ali’s October 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up

Linking up with Monthly Wrap-Up Round Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Happy November everyone!! I just can’t believe the end of the year is here and the holiday season is upon us!!

I read 16 books in October and 10 of those were 5 or 4.5 star reads for me, so that’s a pretty good reading month as far as I’m concerned!
I also participated in TropeAThon 2 this month. I finished 5 out of the 8 tropes. Not bad for 1 week!

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Reign of Brayshaw~ Review

Ali here ~

Title: Reign of Brayshaw
Series: Brayshaw High #3
Author: Meagan Brandy
Release Date: Oct 1, 2019
Genres: NA Romance/High School
Blurb: “Trust only those who earn it.”

A sentiment I follow without direction but holds more consequence than ever before.

One decision, five lives, three futures.
This is what’s at stake.
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WWW Wednesday ~ 10/9/19

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 ~ 10/14/19

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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WWW Wednesday ~ 10/9/19

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 ~ 9/30/19

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 ~ 10/5/19

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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#IMWAYR ~ 9/16/19

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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Fumbled Hearts ~ Review

Ali here ~

Title: Fumbled Hearts
Series: Tender Hearts #1
Author: Meagan Brandy
Release Date: Sept 21, 2017
Genres: NA Contemporary Romance
Blurb: He’s the persistent playboy who refuses to walk away. I’m the impassive new girl with nothing left to give.
Things are about to get complicated…

After months of refusing, I finally agreed to make the move to Alrick Falls. My family thought it was best – that a new scene would be good for me—and I was sick of having the same conversation.
So here I am, and the plan is simple. Smile through each day and avoid her at all costs.
It’s perfect.

Until the cocksure quarterback comes into play.

The last thing I want is his crooked grin and dark brown eyes focused on me.
Yet here he is, constantly in my space, pushing me, daring me to care. Telling me what I think and feel, as if he knows.
He doesn’t know anything. And  I plan to keep it that way.

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