WWW Wednesday 20

Hello and happy national tell a fairy tale day! Anyways, right now I’m back with my weekly reading update, WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words, and how it works is each week I answer three questions:

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WWW Wednesday 19

Hello and happy Wednesday, everybody! Tonight has been pretty crazy for me, and I have a french grammar test tomorrow, but right now is time for WWW Wednesday! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words, and how it works is each week I answer three questions:

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

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani and The Teacher’s Funeral, by Richard Peck.

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently reread It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas, the Novice, by Taran Matharu and Things Not Seen, by Andrew Clements. I also finally finished Crooked Kindom, by Leigh Bardugo which was so so so so sad, but incredibly written.

If you want to see all the books I’ve read so far this year, check out my Goodreads, where I (mostly) keep up with all the books I read.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Next, I really want to reread both The List, by Patricia Forde and Frogkisser, by Garth Nix.

*I also was experimenting with a different style of featured image in this post and the last one, so I’d love to hear what you think about that. I’m also going to be experimenting with redoing my blog’s graphics, keeping them kind of similar, but a little different? I’ll figure it out. But anyways, that should be happening in the next couple of days.

What are you currently reading? What do you think about my blog’s old graphics vs the new ones I’m trying out? Chat with me in the comments below! I’d love to hear your opinion!

Happy Reading,

Aria

WWW Wednesday 18

Hello, and happy Wednesday! Today was the semi-final of OBOB, which is a reading competition that I’m participating in, and I won the battle so tomorrow I will be in the final which is very exciting, but also stressful because I’m the spokesperson and I will have to speak in front of everyone who shows up. (That’s 6th, 7th and 8th graders plus teachers and so yeah, it’s a lot.) Today was also my last day of algebra finals, which I’m glad to be done with!

Anyways… Right now, it’s time for my weekly reading update, WWW Wednesday! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words, and how it works is each week I answer three questions:

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

What are you currently reading?

I am still currently reading Crooked Kindom, although I have made a lot of progress. I am rereading the Novice, by Taran Matharu, and The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani.

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently reread The Only Road, by Alexandra Diaz, House Arrest, by K. A. Holt, and Hattie Ever After, by Kirby Larson. I listened to Hattie Ever After, and the person who reads it is really good.

If you want to see all the books I’ve read so far this year, check out my Goodreads, where I (mostly) keep up with all the books I read.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Next, I think I’ll read Black Radishes, by Susan Lynn Meyer, reread It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas, and The Teacher’s Funeral, by Richard Peck! I’m keeping my weekly TBR the exact same because I didn’t actually get to any of the books above!

What are you currently reading? What do you plan to read next? Have you read any of the books in this post? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy Reading!

WWW Wednesday 17

Hello, and happy Wednesday. Right now, it’s time for my weekly reading update, WWW Wednesday! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words, and how it works is each week I answer three questions:

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

What are you currently reading?

I am currently rereading Falling Over Sideways, by Jordan Sonnenblick and Hattie Ever After, by Kirby Larson. I am also reading Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo, which I really love so far!

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently read The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, which I loved! It is such a good book, and I can’t wait until the sequel comes out! I also read Haveli, by Suzanne Fisher Staples. You can read my review here. I also reread becoming Naomi León, by Pam Muñoz Ryan. I read a few more, but I don’t remember at the moment exactly which ones. If you want to see all the books I’ve read so far this year, check out my Goodreads.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Next, I think I’ll read Black Radishes, by Susan Lynn Meyer, reread It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas, and The Teacher’s Funeral, by Richard Peck!

What are you currently reading? What do you plan to read next? Have you read any of the books in this post? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy Reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: Recent additions to my bookshelf

Hello and happy Tuesday! Right now where I live it is extremely rainy, which is great because I like the rain! Anyways, my first OBOB battle (Oregon battle of the books, a competition where teams battle to answer questions about 16 chosen books) is tomorrow, so I’ve been squeezing in as much reading as I can. Anyways, right now it’s time for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s topic is the 10 most recent additions to my bookshelf.

This is kind of hard because I have gotten a lot of books in the last few months and I don’t actually remember the order, but I’ll try, so without further ado, my most recent-ish additions to my bookshelf.

1 It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas

2 The Teacher’s Funeral, by Richard Peck

3 Ordinary Girls, by Blair Thornbush

Ok. So I got all three of those over winter break. I’m sure of that.

But before that was my birthday and my bat mitzvah, and because every one I know knows I love to read, I got a lot of books. Which is definitely not a bad thing. It is definitely a very very good thing. However, I don’t know the order in which I received the books, so I’m just going to list some more books that have recently-ish made their way onto my bookshelf.

4 The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

5 The Wolf Wilder, by Katherine Rundell

6 Before We Were Free, by Julia Alvarez

7 Giant Pumpkin Suite, by Melanie Heusier Hill

8 The Sun is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon

9 Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

X The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak

Ahhhh… formatting in WordPress is hard sometimes.

What are some of your recent additions to your bookshelf? Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned? Do you also think that Nicola Yoon’s book covers are really really pretty? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy Reading!

WWW Wednesday 15

Hello! I just started reading a book called Shabanu in school, and I don’t know if I’m going to like it or not, so here is my weekly reading update, WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words, and how it works is each week I answer three questions:

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

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Volume 1, The Pox Party, by M. T. Anderson, which is taking a while to get through, but I am enjoying it more as I am getting through it. I am also currently rereading House Arrest, by K. A. Holt. In school, I started reading Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind, by Suzanne Fisher Staples. It will most likely take me a while to get through this book, as usually reading books in school goes painfully slowly, but it looks like a pretty good book, so I’ll see how that turns out! I am also listening to The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani, and the woman who is the reader for this audiobooks is fantastic, so I’m enjoying that as well.

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished reading Port Chicago 50, by Steve Sheinkin, and The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Next, I think I’ll read The Blackthorn Key, by Kevin Sands, and Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo. I will be rereading The Blackthorn Key, so I know I’ll enjoy that one! I am very excited to read Six of Crows, because I have seen and heard amazing things about that book. I also want to reread The Teacher’s Funeral, by Richard Peck.

What’s your WWW Wednesday? Have you read any of the books in this post? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy Reading!

WWW Wednesday 14

Happy new year, everybody! I can’t believe that it’s 2020! A whole new decade! Anyways, for now, it’s time for WWW Wednesday, my weekly reading update! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words, and how it works is each week I answer three questions:

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

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Volume 1, The Pox Party, by M. T. Anderson and Port Chicago 50, by Steve Sheinkin, and I’m currently listening to The Girl who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill. I’m rereading The Girl who Drank the Moon, and Port Chicago 50, but both are very good, and so far, I’m really enjoying The Pox Party.

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished rereading It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas and The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell, and I recently finished listening to one of the 39 clues books, but I forgot which one. (It’s not the maze of bones, and it’s by a different author, but it’s the same series!)

What do you think you’ll read next?

Next, I want to read Before We Were Free, by Julia Alvarez, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, and Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm.

I’ll also probably reread The Teacher’s Funeral, by Richard Peck!

What’s your WWW Wednesday? Have you read any of the books in this post? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy New Year, and Happy Reading!

November Wrap Up

Hey! I can’t believe it’s already December; the season of holidays and snow! (haha it doesn’t snow in Eugene in December) I am so excited for winter break, and fun fact: Hanukkah falls right over Christmas this year!

Anyways, November has been a crazy month, but I actually managed to read quite a few books, so here’s my hopefully mostly complete list of the books I read in the past month, and by TBR (to be read) for the next month.

Books I read:

My TBR:

In December, I’m going to continue to reread the OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) books, but I there are also some books I’ve been wanting to read for a long time. I actually either own or borrowed from the library all of the books on my TBR, so here’s a picture of them, and a list of the titles:

  • The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak
  • Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • The Pox Party, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing #1, by M. T. Anderson
  • The Giant Pumpkin Suite, by Melanie Heuisier Hill
  • Girl on a Wire, by Gwenda Bond
  • The Wolf Wilder, by Katherine Rundell
  • For Black Girls Like me, by Mariama J. Lockington
  • All the Answers, by Kate Messner
  • Orange for the Sunsets, by Tina Athaide

That TBR and rereading the OBOB books is a lot, but I am going to try!

Posts I want to Write:

This month, I want to write:

  • 3: Top Ten Tuesday
  • 4: WWW Wednesday
  • 3 4: Let’s Talk Bookish
  • 4: Book Reviews

That’s 15 posts, which is a lot, but I really want to post more, especially book reviews, because even though they are the hardest posts to write, they are still really fun, and I enjoy it a lot!

So, that pretty much wraps up my month in books, so I hope you all have an amazing December!

Happy Reading!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. How it works is I answer 3 questions:

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

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading The Blackthorn Key, by Kevin Sands and The Teacher’s Funeral, by Richard Peck

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished reading Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, by Dusti Bowling.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Next, I want to reread Falling Over Sideways, by Jordan Sonnenblick

That’s it for today, so happy reading, and have a great Thanksgiving!