WWW Wednesday – April 13, 2016

Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is welcome to join, just leave a link to your post in the comments!

The Three Ws are:

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

Currently Reading…

Physical Book

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Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by Rachel Caine

I’m gonna try something new today instead of writing my typical paragraph about what I’m think of the books so far. But I will say this, I’m really enjoying this one!

In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time…

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…

NetGalley ARC Book

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Ascension (The Indigo Project) by Christopher De Sousa

I still have no idea what the hell is going on with this book. I feel like there was a prequel or something but no one bothered to tell me.

Katherine Munroe is most definitely not your typical teen and just about the only thing typical are her high school boy problems. She does however have quite the amazing ability to draw and much to her own confusion she accidentally lights things on fire. Even more plaguing are her reoccurring hallucinations, always thinking she is losing it, or so she thought. But then, after a horrific attack on her life resulting in the death of her father, she realizes there is something…more. Anzu, a winged beast of a different sort, and subject of Katherine’s hallucinations, saves her and become’s her guardian.

Bereaved over the loss of her father, she quickly discovers the unthinkable. Her entire township, as she knew, is a secret government experiment. And her father? Well, he was more of a caretaker since her birth. This rogue operation, better known as Project Indigo, is at war with a corrupted race of celestial beings.

In order to save the world and defeat The Corrupted they need the help of Katherine. Through special training and the discovery of her abilities, Katherine and Project Indigo battle the entities set to destroy them while she discovers the truth about her family, her lineage, and her future.


Recently Finished Reading…

This past week was a really good reading week for me. I totally recommend all 3 of these books to everyone. If you’ve had these on your TBR list for a while, bump them to the top. You won’t regret it!

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman: 5/5 stars,  FULL REVIEW

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: 4/5 stars, FULL REVIEW

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: 5/5 stars, FULL REVIEW


Reading Next…

2 library books, 1 author-requested book review, 2 book club BOTMs, and 3 NetGalley Arcs… Yikes. What are the odds that I complete this list by the end of April? Yeah, I don’t think it’s very good either.


Leave me a link to your WWW Wednesday post in the comments or just let me know what your reading schedule is looking like! Have you read any of the books on my list? See any that interest you or are on your TBR?

Challenge Updates as of April 13th – Goodreads & POPSUGAR

How’s everyone’s Hump Day going? Mine is going alright so far. I thought today would be a good day to give you a little update about some of the reading challenges I’m involved in this year. Reading challenges are fun, right?! If you want to read my preview update, you can find it HERE.


POPSUGAR 2016 Reading Challenge

I’ll be honest that I’m not consciously trying to complete this right now. I haven’t even looked to see if I actually get to check an item off the list so this may be a a really short update, haha!

If you want to join in on the challenge, you can find the actual PDF file to download and print off HERE.

Items Checked Off This Month:

  • A book that’s becoming a movie this year – Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  • A book recommended to you by someone you just met – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (thanks, Britt!)
  • A book that takes place in Summer – Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  • A dystopian novel – Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by Rachel Caine (currently reading and it’s part dystopian kinda so I’m counting it)
  • A book from the library – Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
  • A book that takes place on an island – The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge

Previous Month’s List:

  • Book based on a fairy tale – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • YA Bestseller – An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • A romance set in the future – Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • A book set in Europe – Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  • A New York Times bestseller – Morning Star (Red Rising Trilogy, #3) by Pierce Brown
  • A book you can finish in a day – The Siren by Keira Cass (took me less than 18 hours)
  • A book that’s more than 600 pages – Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) by Diana Gabaldon
  • A science fiction novel – Ready Player One by Ernst Cline
  • A book that is published in 2016 – The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry
  • A book with a blue cover – Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
  • A satirical book – Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Friend by Christopher Moore

TOTAL: 17/40

I’m feeling really good about this list since it’s just been coincidental so far. However, most of the items left are pretty specific so I may have to start planning ahead. Like a National Book Award Winner and a book from Oprah’s Book Club? Yeah… I’ll have to actually find one of those. I’ve read the list and I’m not really excited about it, haha.


2016 Goodreads Challenge

This past month has been pretty damn good for me reading-wise, minus the first week of April where I was in a bit of a mini reading slump. Luckily, I got out of it rather quickly and I’m back in the swing of things. Also, I’ve joined a BUNCH of book clubs and even started my own with a couple of other bloggers (Hype or Like Friday), which has really pushed me into power reading mode. I have to say, I’m really liking the motivation. I’m a bit behind on my BOTMs for this month though, as I’ve been too busy reading what I want to. I probably should switch gears soon if I want to finish them all on time.

TOTAL: 29/100

It actually says I’ve read 30 but I DNFed one of those so I probably should just remove it from my Goodreads shelves all together. Once I do that, I’ll be one book ahead of schedule which is good, if not great. It’s definitely better to be ahead of schedule than to be behind and have to play catch-up.

You can add me on Goodreads HERE if you want to stay up to date with what I’m reading and see how my 2016 challenge is going. I tend to update everyday and am very active on there, so I’d love to follow your reading adventure as well!


ARC April

I’m just gonna be honest, I’m doing bloody awful with this one. I’ve really come to hate reading my NetGalley ARCs on my phone and so I don’t force myself to read them as much as I should. It doesn’t help that I DNFed one, Norah & Kettle, either. Oops!

I also was rejected for a couple of them due to the publishing company already filling their quota. Totally sucks.

The List:

  • The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder
  • The Girls by Emma Cline
  • The Second Mrs. Hockaday: A Novel by Susan Rivers
  • The Atomic Weight of Love: A Novel by Elizabeth J. Church
  • Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (DNFed)
  • City of Blades (The Divine Cities, #2) by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell
  • Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey
  • With Malice by Eileen Cook (rejected)
  • And I Darken (The Darken Trilogy, #1) by Kiersten White
  • The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude (rejected)
  • The Other Side of Gravity (Oxygen, #1) by Shelly Crane
  • Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory by Noa Gavin
  • Ascension (The Indigo Project) by Christopher De Sousa (currently reading)
  • Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout

TOTAL: 1/15

HAHA! Wow, this is just awful.


I’m also currently in the middle of Genrethon, but since it’s such a short challenge, I’ll just post a wrap-up for it at the end. You can find my original post about it HERE.

Are you involved in any reading challenges this year? How are you doing with them? Are you looking to join any in the upcoming months?