Series in Progress

Hello, everyone!

A while ago, I did a post called Top 10 Series I Want to Start and I thought that I could share with you the series that I am in the middle of and would like to continue on in.

1. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

I am in the middle of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets right now and will be finishing it very soon. This is the first time I have ever read the Harry Potter series and I am having a lot of fun so far. I hope to continue to read the series throughout the rest of the summer.

2.  The Bright Empires Series by Stephen Lawhead

I read the first book in this series called The Skin Map a while ago and absolutely loved it. I am really looking forward to see what will happen in the next books.  The second one is the one pictured above called The Bone House. This is a crazy sci-fi time-travel sort of series so if that sounds like something you would like, I recommend you go check this series out.

3. The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

I am also really looking forward to reading the next book in this very epic series. I recently finished the 7th book called An Echo in the Bone and am looking forward to reading the 8th one shown above. I ordered it from my library the second I finished the 7th one. There is suppose to be one more book coming out to complete the series but it is not known when the book will come out since it takes an author a long time to write such long books. I am literally obsessed with this series. It is an epic historical fiction series with hints of magic and time travel and it has captivated me from the very beginning.

4. The Aurelia Thread series by Jeffrey Overstreet

This is a Christian fantasy series that I began a year or two ago. I read the first two books but have yet to pick up the final two. This is a really crazy series with lots of intertwining plots and crazy monsters and other creatures. I have been meaning to finish this series for a while and I hope to read the 3rd book Raven’s Ladder sometime in the near future.

These are not all the series I am in the middle of but just a few of the ones I want to continue sometime this year.

Do you have any series that you want to get back into or to finish sometime soon? Let me know down in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Reading!

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BookTubeathon: Wrap-up

Well, BookTubeathon is over….

I actually did pretty good all things considered. Like I said in my update, I was hardly able to read anything through the first few days of the read-a-thon. Once I was moved, I was able to read more and ended up with a pretty respectable page count.

The books I read this week were enjoyable but none of them blew me out of the water. Little Lord Fauntleroy was a bit slow-moving and was a lot less interesting than A Little Princess and The Secret Garden.

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer again was enjoyable but wasn’t anything super exciting or surprising, just a fun read.

The final book that I started was The Eight by Katherine Neville. This is an adult suspense/mystery novel and I knew going into it that I probably would not be able to read it very quickly. That was an understatement. I had to move through this book slowly in order to not miss things in the very rich plot. I ended up reading 319 pages in it which brought me to the halfway point in the book. It has definitely been a really great read so far and things are starting to come together and to pick up in pace.

Overall, I read 2 1/2 books for a total of 909 pages. This is a totally respectable page count for me. I also was able to complete 3 challenges throughout the week and begin a fourth. I completed reading a book with a movie adaptation (Little Lord Fauntleroy) and read a book that had pictures and was from the genre I have read least this year (Between the Lines). I feel like, all in all, the BookTubeathon was a success.

How did you guys do in the read-a-thon or just in normal reading this week? Did you read any books that surprised you? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Reading!

BookTubeathon: Mid-Week Update

Hello!

I am here to bring you my progress report for the BookTubeathon. I have been able to make as much progress as I would have liked. I actually had to move the first three days and this is the first time I have had the chance to sit down and write an update.

So, since I was moving, I actually listened to and finished Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett on YouTube. This ended up being a great way to read while having to move. I thought this book was okay. It was not as good as A Little Princess or The Secret Garden which I read last week but is was a short and sweet read. It also helped me complete my first challenge of reading a book with a movie adaptation.

Yesterday, I began Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. I am currently 170 pages into it and am really enjoying it. It is an easy and entertaining read so far and I hope to finish it tomorrow.

Total Pages read: 408

Books completed: 1

Challenges Completed: 1

How are you doing in your reading this week? Let me know down in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Reading

Yearathon Wrap-up: Classics

Hello!

Well, the week’s classic read-a-thon is over.  I did not make it through my TBR pile completely though I am happy with how much I read.

I read 3 books and a handful of short stories throughout the week. The first book I read was A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. I really enjoyed it, even though it was non-fiction which I don’t usually read.

Then, I tackled some classic children’s books I had never read. I read A Little Princess and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I absolutely loved A Little Princess. That was one of my favorite movies growing up and the book was just wonderful. I did not like The Secret Garden as much. It seemed to be much slower and the plot just wasn’t quite as interesting. It was still an enjoyable read.

 

I had a great time during this read-a-thon. I hope to join in on some more of these throughout the rest of the year. Did you read any great books this week? Did you join in on the read-a-thon this month? Let me know down in the comments. I would love to hear what you were up to this week!

Remember to check soon back as I will be beginning updates on my progress during BookTubeathon.

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Reading!

BookTubeathon: TBR

Hi!

I am going to be participating in another read-a-thon this month. I am going to be a part of the BookTubeathon! I am really excited to be a part of this read-a-thon this year. I watched a bunch of videos about people who participated in the BookTubeathon last year but I didn’t join in myself. Even though I am not a Booktuber, I am going to participate here on my blog. You can go here to check out what the BookTubeathon is all about. It will begin July 14 and will end on July 20 and I thought I would show you what I am planning on reading.

On to the books!

For this read-a-thon, there are different challenges that readers try to complete throughout the week. I am probably not going to finish all of them but I have my TBR set up so I can try. I really hope to get a lot of reading done throughout this week and get rid of a few books on my TBR pile.

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Challenges:

1. Read a book  with pictures: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

2. Start AND Finish a series: The Eight and The Fire by Katherine Neville

3. Read a book with red on the cover: The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers

4. Read a book someone else picks out for you: (my mom recommended this one to me) The Eight by Katherine Neville

5. Read a book from the genre you’ve read least this year: (genre = contemporary) Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

6. Read a book that has a movie adaptation: Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

7. Read 7 books or an average of 300 pages a day: All the books

The other books in that pile (An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon and The Canterbury Papers by Judith Koll Healey) are books that I want to get to during the read-a-thon and will aid in the final challenge. These books may change as I get into the week but I am really excited about all of these books so I think I will be sticking to this TBR pretty closely. As I said before, though, I will probably not finish all of these. The combined page total of all the books is 3,145 pages. That would be an insane amount of reading! I am challenging myself to read as much as possible and I would love to try and read all or most of these books.

Are you joining in on the BookTubeathon? I would love to know what you are reading! Let me know down in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Reading!

Yearathon TBR: Classics

Hey, everyone!

This is a very simple and sweet post telling you about a read-a-thon I am participating in this week. At the beginning of 2014 I discovered  this group on goodreads that holds a read-a-thon every single month with a different theme every month. I have participated in some of these throughout the year but this is the first one I am truly going to try and read a lot of books for.

This month’s theme is classics and the read-a-thon will begin on the 7th and end on the 13th of July. Here is a picture of my classics TBR pile.

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I decided to stick with shorter books in order to not get overwhelmed during the week. I have a lot of hefty classics that I want to read but I am in the middle of two 600+ page books right now. Daisy Miller, The Yellow Wallpaper, and the short story collection books are all books that I don’t plan to read from start to finish. I wanted to include some short stories because I have a lot of them and they are fun to read in between books. I am really looking forward to reading A Little Princess in the Frances Hodgson Burnett collection. That was one of my favorite movies growing up yet I never read the book.

You can see the dates for all the different read-a-thons here and join in yourself if you are interested. I don’t think I am going to do any updates during the week for this read-a-thon but I will try to do a summary of my reading at the end of the week.

Are you participating in the classics read-a-thon? What are you reading? What are some classics you have been wanting to read soon? Let me know down in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Reading

Weekend Reads: 7/4/14

Hey everyone!

I just thought I would share with you guys what I am reading this weekend.

This is the second Dean Koontz book I have ever read. I am about 150 pages into it and it is pretty good so far. I don’t think I am going to do a review on this one but if you would really like one, let me know in the comments. It is a horror novel about this building in which all these crazy scary things begin happening. I don’t read a lot of horror novels because I am a bit of a baby when it comes to horror but it is not so bad so far.

Because I can’t read horror novels at night before going to bed, I also started a novel that I received a free copy of for review.

Awakening Foster Kelly is a YA contemporary novel about a very shy teenager called Foster Kelly. I have only read about 20 pages but I am intrigued so far. The writing is very beautiful and I am looking forward to really get into the story.

Both of these books are each over 600 pages so I don’t think I will be reading anything else this weekend.

What are you reading right now? Have you read either of these books? Let me know down in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Reading!