The ABC Book Challenge | J

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I saw this book challenge/tag floating around the blogger world and just had to join in. This looks like such a fun feature!! What better way to share your book favorites?! I’m not sure where this originated from, if you know please leave a comment below so I can credit them.


*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page.*

Memorable Titles That Start With “J”

Jock Row (Jock Hard Book 1)

This was the least dramatic college romance that I’ve read in a long time. Everything just flowed so smoothly for this couple. Rowdy and Scarlett felt like soul mates. Like they were meant to find each other no matter what.

The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)

This book was amazing and so different!!! I could not put it down! I read 3/4 of it in my first sitting and only put it down because I couldn’t force my eyes to stay open. I’ve never read anything like it before.

 

**Sadly I don’t have a third book for you this round. Seems I don’t read many J books.**

Books Starting With “J” On My TBR

Judgment Road (Torpedo Ink #1)

Motorcycle romance?! Yes please!!! I’m always looking for a new MC romance series.

Justice (Creed Brothers,  #1)

I have yet to see anyone talking about this book, series, or author. Maybe I just haven’t came across the right group of people yet lol!!

Just Her Bodyguard (Blue Beech, #1)

I’m a fan of bodyguard romances. I like when guys are protective so that’s probably why!

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The Audiobooks Tag

Book Tag

I saw this tag on my friend Beatrice’s blog and had to do it as well.  You can check out her answers here. I’m currently all about audiobooks so this is perfect for me!!

This tag was originally created by Books and Things. Beatrice added a few extra questions from another tag (Audiobooks Tag 2.0) created by Jen @ Jen Talks Audiobooks.


*Clicking the book cover will take you to its Goodreads page*

The Questions:

1. Have you always listened to audiobooks, and if not, when did you begin?

Bombshell

  • I’ve tried to listen to audiobooks for as long as I can remember. I wasn’t able to absorb what I was hearing UNTIL recently. I was able to listen to the book above without any issues and have been listening to audiobooks ever since. I finished this one on January 9th, 2019.

2. What is your favorite audiobook?

If I Only Knew

  • I loved every single thing about this book. I cannot gush about it enough. I’ll leave a link to my review here if you are interested in reading it.

3. What is your least favorite audiobook?

The Room Mate (Roommates, #1)

  • The guy reading this one…..I don’t know what it is….I just don’t care for the way he reads the book. I don’t know if he’s trying too hard or what the deal is….It’s really making it hard for me to like the guy in the book because I associate him with that voice LOL!!

4. What do you think is the different in experience between reading a physical book and listening to an audiobook?

  • For me, I struggle with reading print on physical books. I have vision issues and with audiobooks I’m able to just sit back and let someone else read to me. I still get to enjoy the book but without the eye strain/headaches/etc. Also, if it has a narrator I love, it adds that much more to the story. I can hear emotions through their voices. I love it!!! It’s totally different from reading a physical or digital book.

5. How and when do you find you listen to audiobooks?

  • I usually listen when I’m cleaning or doing other household tasks. Something that doesn’t require my full attention and that I can do on autopilot. I sometimes listen right before going to sleep with all the lights out while laying in bed.

6. What style/genre do you prefer on audiobook?

  • I mainly just read romances these days. I would love to try out a thriller on audiobook and experience how that goes.

7. Top female narrator and top male narrator

  • SHANE EAST, SHANE EAST, SHANE EAST. Gahhhhh that man makes me swoon with his voice. That accent just adds to his narrations. He has this way of coming across so confident with this swagger. I would read whatever he narrated.
  • Female narrator wise, I don’t have a stand out favorite. I haven’t listened to that many narrators yet but I’m sure I’ll eventually have a preference. I really liked Tracey Marks and Sophie Eastlak, so I’ll pick those two for now 🙂

8. What’s the longest book you’ve ever listened to?

Royally Endowed (Royally, #3)

  • This is the longest one I’ve listened to so far at 7 hrs and 32 mins. Don’t forget I’m a newbie to audiobooks lol!!! Ask me again in 6 months!

9. Shortest book?

Bombshell

  • I can’t find an exact time for this one but I think it’s the shortest one I’ve read.

10. How do you listen to your audiobooks – iPod, MP3 player or phone? What kind of earbuds do you like?

  • I usually listen on my iPhone with the headphones that came with it. I listen to the Read me Romance podcast so it’s all right there in one place along with my Audible app.

11. Should authors narrate their own books?

  • If they want to sure. I figure they have enough going on with writing and book promotions, plus everyday life!!!

12. Is there an audiobook you wish could be redone? By what narrator?

High Country Bride (McKettricks, #1)

  • I was beyond excited to see this on the Audible Romance Package….until I tried the audio sample. I just wasn’t a fan of the narrator sadly 😦

13. What’s the most recent book you listened to?

Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1)

  • I’m currently listening to this one and loving it. LJ Shen is a new author to me and I’m loving this world she has created for this series.

I had a blast with this tag!!! I’m going to tag my friend Nicole @Boundless Bookaholic and Kris @Boston Book Reader. I also tag anyone else interested in doing this one ❤

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The ABC Book Challenge | I

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I saw this book challenge/tag floating around the blogger world and just had to join in. This looks like such a fun feature!! What better way to share your book favorites?! I’m not sure where this originated from, if you know please leave a comment below so I can credit them.


*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page.*

Memorable Titles That Start With “I”

I Dare You (The Hook Up, #1)

This story was so much more than a typical romance. There were a lot of factors going on and a lot of hardships that our main characters face. It does have cutesy moments, don’t get me wrong. In fact, I had this biggest grin on my face while reading this book. At times I had to turn my Kindle off just to stop cheesing so hard.

If I Only Knew

I’m sure everyone is sick and tired of hearing me talk about this book lol!!! I can’t help it!!! It was such a great story!!!

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)

I couldn’t put this book down! It was amazing! A little out there at times but still an awesome read.

Books Starting With “I” On My TBR

In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1)

I haven’t read a book by this author and she has soooo many published. This one sounds right up my alley. I love when there’s a man whose all stern and gruff except with the woman. *swoons*

It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)

I just know this book will wreck me and I’m ready for it!

In the Prince's Bed (Royal Brotherhood, #1)

Historical romance….one of my fave genres!!! Can’t wait to read this one!!

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My Blog’s Name in Books Tag

Book Tag

Rules:

  • Spell out your blog’s name.
  • Find a book from your TBR that begins with each letter.
  • NOTE: You cannot ADD to your TBR to complete this challenge – the books must already be on your Goodreads TBR.

Reading:

R: Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

E: Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

A: After You by Jojo Moyes

D: Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

I: Irresistible by Melanie Harlow

N: Not Until You by Corinne Michaels

G: The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting

With:

W: When August Ends by Penelope Ward

I: In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks

T: Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn

H: The Heartbreaker by Cat Carmine

Jessica:

J: Judgment Road by Christine Feehan

E: The Earl of London by Louise Bay

S: Settling the Score by R.S. Grey

S: Shameless by Lex Martin

I: I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

C: Cards Of Love – Three of Swords by Willow Winters

A: Against the Ropes by Sarah Castille


I tag anyone who wants to do this one!!! I wasn’t tagged but still wanted to do this one!!! It was a lot of fun and I hope you guys enjoyed seeing some books on my TBR.

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The ABC Book Challenge | H

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I saw this book challenge/tag floating around the blogger world and just had to join in. This looks like such a fun feature!! What better way to share your book favorites?! I’m not sure where this originated from, if you know please leave a comment below so I can credit them.


*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page.*

Memorable Titles That Start With “H”

Happily Ever After (The Selection, #0.4, 0.5, 2.5, 3.1, 3.5)

I’m usually not one to enjoy novellas but this one was done really nicely. The illustrations really brought everything together and made it feel special. What can I say….I’m a sucker for cutesy little extras in my stories. I also loved that we got to see the couple right after they were married. I really wish we had an entire book dedicated to the moments right after marriage but alas, we didn’t get it.

The Hardest Fall

Wow!! This was such a great story!!! I’m not usually a fan of slow burn romances but this one really did it for me. This was my first book by this author and I cannot wait to read more by her. She did such an amazing job with this one. Highly recommend!

High Country Bride (McKettricks, #1)

I’m obsessed with this book/series. It blows me away every single time I read it. I really love the historical romance and the setting being in the Old West!! It’s definitely in my top 3 for favorite books of all time.

Books Starting With “H” On My TBR

Hell on Wheels (Black Knights Inc., #1)

I’m all about motorcycle romances!!! I can’t get enough *swoons*. I feel like this has been on my TBR for way too long!! Time to read it!!

The Highland Duke (Lords of the Highlands #1)

I’ve heard great things about this author and this synopsis really drew me in. I’m excited to see if the story is as great as the synopsis sounds. Wish me luck!!

The Hawk (Highland Guard, #2)

Book one in this series, The Chief, BLEW ME AWAY!!! I loved it so very much!! I will say I had to take notes because there’s a ton of characters, places, things going on, etc. You can read my review here. I hope this one is just as good as the first!

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Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

Yes, this is a Christmas post and yes, I know it’s the New Years lol!! I’ve been on my blogging break but I already had this post ready to go so it’s going live haha. I was tagged by Jenna at J.K. I’m exploring. Be sure and swing by her post to see her answers for this one as well. This tag was originally created by Jenn.

Rules:

  • Tag & link the person who tagged you
  • Tag & link me/this post
  • Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done
  • Tag another 10 people

1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it 

I think all bloggers are guilty of doing this. It’s really hard to balance everything that a blogger does. That’s not even factoring in their real lives and all that goes on with their day to day schedules.

2. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

I’m currently sitting at 46%. I feel so bad about it and want to play catch up in the New Year.

3. Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did) ✖️

I tend to review every single book I read. If I don’t plan on writing up a full review, then I won’t promise to.

4. Folded down the page of a book ✖️

NOPE. I’ve never done this and don’t plan to start. I like to keep my books in as good as condition as I possibly can.

5. Accidentally spilled on a book ✖️

NOPE. I don’t tend to leave books where they could potentially get something spilled onto them.

6. DNF a book this year

Torn by Melody Anne and American Queen by Sierra Simone were my DNF’s for 2018. Just couldn’t get into either of these.

7. Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it ✖️

I don’t think I’ve intentionally purchased a book without planning to read it. I may have bought a book and ended up not reading it…….but I’ve never bought one to just sit on the shelf and look pretty. Books are too expensive for all that.

8. Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)

Of course, every bookworm is guilty of this!!

9. Skim read a book ✔✖️

Does this mean the entire thing??? I don’t think I’ve skimmed an entire book before. Sure I’ve skimmed parts…. but never the whole story.

10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal

Every single year my goal is to read 100 books. Every year I fail lol!!! It’s not that I don’t try….it’s just my eyes won’t let me!!!

11. Borrowed a book and not returned it to the library ✖️

This is a big no-no!!! I’ve never even had a late fee.

12. Broke a book buying ban

Been there, done that!

13. Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about ✖️

NOPE. This is why as soon as I finish a book, I write the review. My memory isn’t the best so I have to write that review ASAP before the entire story disappears lol!!

14. Wrote in a book you were reading ✖️

NOPE. Another big no-no for me.

15. Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads✔✖️

I only started using Goodreads in 2013 so there’s plenty of books that aren’t on there. Now since I’ve created the account they will all go on there without fail.

16. Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend✖️

How cruel is this…..don’t do it!

17. Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book 

YES!!! I really don’t like loaning out my books because there’s always a chance for them to be ruined….then it becomes an awkward conversation on whether or not they’ll pay to replace it.

18. Broke the spine of someone else’s book ✖️

NOPE.

19. Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged ✖️

I always take the hardcover’s book jacket off and place it somewhere not around me to prevent this from happening.

20. Sat on a book accidentally

I’m sure I have before.

Final Score: 8/20

(On 2 I put both answers so I just left them off the final score)

I think I’m on the Nice list this year!!!! Woohoo!!! Feel free to do this tag as well and leave your links below!!

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Christmas Characters Tag

Christmas Characters tag was created by Anthony at Keep Reading Forward. All graphics also belong to him. Although all these prompts are about Holiday Traditions & Memories, if you have the opportunity to put in something book related, feel free to do so!

Rules:

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Santa Clause
A Gift You Received or Want This Year

I’d love to receive this 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. It combines my love for reading and puzzles into one!! How awesome is that!

Mrs. Clause
A Favorite Holiday Treat to Have Every Year

Grinch Juice!!!! My sister in law makes this punch and we call it Grinch juice. It’s green sherbet, pineapple juice, and ginger ale (I think that’s right….)

Ghost of Christmas Past
A Holiday Memory from Your Past

PASS. My brain is too sleep deprived so giving this one a pass lol

Buddy the Elf
“The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”
A Holiday Song You like to Sing Each Holiday Season

What song DON’T I like to sing lol!! I love Christmas music and sing it year round. I can never get enough. If I had to pick a favorite…..it’d probably be “Mary, did you know?”

Misfit Toys
An Unpopular Toy You Really Wanted to Get One Year

It’s not unpopular to other people but I’d love to go on the Walking Dead set tour. My family just doesn’t get why I like that show lol!!

Grinch
A Moment When Your Heart Grew Three Sizes

Anytime I hear about someone doing something for a person in need….It’s even better when they don’t have to film it or announce it to everyone to get the recognition.

Jack Frost
A Tradition You Like to Do Every Winter

Making s’mores on the fireplace. They’re just so delicious!!!

Hero Boy
A Moment You Believed in a Holiday Wish/Miracle

Check out my answer for the Grinch prompt ^

Cindy Lou Who
A Favorite Holiday Tradition

Every Christmas for the meal we do finger foods with chips and dips. It’s so much fun and we enjoy it so much more than the traditional Christmas meal. ((We eat the traditional food for Thanksgiving))

Frosty the Snowman
A Memory Involving Snow or A Memory You Would Like to Have Involving Snow

I live in Texas so we don’t get much snow, but I remember one year we actually got snow on Christmas morning. It was so beautiful and we all talked about it for years afterwards.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
A Holiday Activity You Like Doing

Looking at Christmas lights. I love seeing all the cool light decorations everyone puts up. Have you seen that show on TV called The Great Light Fight?! I can’t imagine how much their electric bills are lol!

Ebenezer Scrooge
“Bah, Humbug!”
A Favorite Holiday Saying or Quote

Literally anything from the movie Elf lol!!!! I’m obsessed with that show and watch it every year!


If anyone reading this wants to be tagged, consider yourself nominated!!!

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The ABC Book Challenge | G

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I saw this book challenge/tag floating around the blogger world and just had to join in. This looks like such a fun feature!! What better way to share your book favorites?! I’m not sure where this originated from, if you know please leave a comment below so I can credit them.


*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page.*

Memorable Titles That Start With “G”

Getting Schooled (Getting Some, #1)

Words cannot express how much I loved this book. GAHHHH!! It was perfection!! I could read it over and over without getting tired of it.

Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)

This book had me on the edge of my seat for literally every single page!! I’m not even kidding. It was so much more than I expected from a sequel.

The Great Pursuit

I don’t know what happened but I fell in love with EVERYONE in the book. I wasn’t feeling a lot of relationships in book one but somewhere along the way I fell in love with ALL of them.

Books Starting With “G” On My TBR

The Goal (Off-Campus, #4)

I still can’t believe I haven’t read this one yet. I really enjoyed the first 3 in this series so I need to hurry up and read this to wrap up everything.

Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers, #2)

I just love the covers to this series. They’re so much fun!!

The Good Luck Charm

I have yet to read a book by this author. I also want to read her Pucked series. Just need to find the time to read all these.

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The ABC Book Challenge | F

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I saw this book challenge/tag floating around the blogger world and just had to join in. This looks like such a fun feature!! What better way to share your book favorites?! I’m not sure where this originated from, if you know please leave a comment below so I can credit them.


*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page.*

Memorable Titles That Start With “F”

The Favorite (The Selection, #3.5)

Love love love this novella!!! The illustrations were perfect!! I enjoyed reading about Marlee and Carter. Such an amazing love story!!

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)

While it did have a slow beginning, I really enjoyed the characters in this book. I find myself still thinking about them days after I finished this story. I also loved how you could never see what was coming next.

Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Knife-Throwing Scene (Divergent, #1.5)

I loved seeing Tobias’ reaction and his outlook in this book. I just wish it was longer!

Books Starting With “F” On My TBR

Fallen Crest High (Fallen Crest High, #1)

This has been on my TBR forever it seems. I swear I’m drowning in books. I’ll never catch up.

Fake Fiancée

I’ve only recently discovered this author but I cannot wait to get to all her previous books. This is one I’m especially excited for.

Finding Alexei

Kendall Ryan has quickly become a favorite of mine. She writes the best romances!!!

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The ABC Book Challenge | E

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I saw this book challenge/tag floating around the blogger world and just had to join in. This looks like such a fun feature!! What better way to share your book favorites?! I’m not sure where this originated from, if you know please leave a comment below so I can credit them.


*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page.*

Memorable Titles That Start With “E”

Everything, Everything

I read a quote once by William Styron that said, “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end.” this book did just that. This story did not disappoint.

Every Day (Every Day, #1)

This story was so unique and so different from anything else I’ve read before. I really enjoyed it and would definitely look into other books by this author.

Eleanor & Park

This book was absolutely adorable. I will say the ending could’ve been better but that’s just my opinion.

Books Starting With “E” On My TBR

Elite (Eagle Elite, #1)

I’ve been wanting to read this series forever it seems like. I’m hoping it will be like The Royals series by Erin Watt.

Escape to You (Montana Heat, #1)

This sounds like the perfect romantic suspense story!!! Plus it has a high rating on Goodreads so that gives me high hopes that I’ll enjoy it too!

Everless (Everless, #1)

I’m just obsessed with this cover. It’s so gorgeous!! Everyone on my Goodreads list has given this a 4 or 5 stars. Let’s hope I’m not the only one to hate it lol!!

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