Bout of Books' Friday Update

Bout of Books

You can see my sign-up post with my goals here.

It's time for Friday's update. Scroll on down to see how I did today...

Update for Monday 8/18:
-Finished Willow Springs (1/2 a book) and started City of Heavenly Fire (up to page 308 - this book is pretty lengthy)
-Total books read: 1 (1/2 + 1/2)
-Books read: finished Willow Springs
Willow Springs

Update for Tuesday 8/19
-Finished City of Heavenly Fire, started In Perfect Time
-Total books read: 1.5
-Books read: finished Willow Springs, City of Heavenly Fire
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

Update for Wednesday 8/20
-Visited six participating blogs (Yay! I only had four in goals.)
-Completed the challenge for today. You can see my sentence here. I misunderstood the challenge the first time, so I really did two sentences with the first one using book spines. :)
-Finished In Perfect Time (review posted)
-Total books read: 2.5
-Books read: finished Willow SpringsCity of Heavenly Fire, In Perfect Time
In Perfect Time (Wings of the Nightingale #3)

Update for Thursday 8/21
-Finished Mark of Royalty and Bonds of Loyalty (reviews post Friday), up to 38% read for Darkness Within
-Total books read: 4.5
-Books read: 1/2 Willow SpringsCity of Heavenly Fire, In Perfect Time, Mark of Royalty, Bonds of Loyalty
Mark of Royalty Bonds of Loyalty (2)

Update for Friday 8/22
-Participated in both challenges today. Yay! You can see my book chain (loved this challenge) here and my book cover recreated (took time and turned out so-so) here.
-I also stopped by a few blogs, so I was happy about that.
-Still reading Darkness Within and read several chapters of Midnight Thief
-Total books read: 4.5
-Books read: 1/2 Willow SpringsCity of Heavenly Fire, In Perfect Time, Mark of Royalty, Bonds of Loyalty

So, I didn't get much reading done today. I'm okay with that, though. I've read a ton up to this point and I'm planning on reading a lot tomorrow and Sunday, so I should make my goal of six+ books. :D

37 comments

  1. YOU ARE READING SO MANY BOOKS :D I'm still on Book 3 of TMI and sigh felt so left out when everyone else went gaga over CoHF, need to finally catch up on that! Keep reading and have fun :)

    Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story

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  2. Grace Fonseca8/23/14, 6:14 AM

    Melt sounds very good. I see that you got a couple that I'm not familiar with. Great stack of books this week. Enjoy your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  3. Congrats on all the books, you are going to love In Your Dreams! I am exited about Sacrifice, I can't believe it is the last book already!

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  4. I liked "City of Heavenly Fire"! I look forward to reading your review!

    My Stacking the Shelves

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  5. So jealous you got Sacrifice as an ARC. I can't wait for that book to come out! Great list

    Kat @ Readiculous Blog

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  6. Loves of adult romance this week. I love Melt's cover and the synopsis sounded good. I also saw some positive reviews, so I'm hoping I'll like it.

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  7. I love that author even though I like cleaner books. She is one of the three or four adult romance authors I'll read, so I was so happy to find it still available on NG and be approved for it. :) I'm excited about Sacrifice too!! Those brothers! Lol! ;)

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  8. I was surprised I got it, but happy too! I received two of the others in that series from NG and reviewed them, so maybe that's why. I hope we both love it!

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  9. I'm trying. I have so many books I need and want to read! It helps when you love what you're reading too. :) Thanks for stopping by! I'll return the favor. :)

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  10. It will post this weekend or next week. It was probably my favorite of the series.

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  11. Oh man, I LOVE Juliet Marillier. I'm dying to read The Caller. I like clean romances, too, but I'm not as familiar with them as a genre. For example, I LOVED Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson, and would love to read books similar to that one (saw that you gave it 5 stars!)

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  12. In Your Dreams and All is Fair in Love and Cupcakes both have adorable covers, and Melt sounds really good. Enjoy them all! My STS.

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  13. I think I liked "City of Glass" best, but this one was definitely good, especially as I didn't like "City of Lost Souls" all that much.

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  14. I've seen Melt floating around recently. It looks really good. Same with Sacrifice. I have to look into these. Great haul!

    Our STS @ Lazy Book Lovers!

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  15. The last two before this one were so-so for me, but I did like the first book, City of Bones, I think the best or equally to this one.

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  16. Me too! I've read the other two books, so now I need to find how it's all going to end. She has a new book coming out called Dreamer's Pool in November. I'm hoping it will be clean.

    Loved, loved, loved Blackmoore! I could re-read that a million times over. Have you read Edenbrooke too? That is also a favorite. You should try Sarah M. Eden's books if you like those. You can do a search for her on my blog and pull up a bunch of hers that I've reviewed. You should also check out Becoming Lady Lockwood. It wasn't as good as Blackmoore, but was still good. You can see my review here. All the Heartwarming line from Harliquin are clean/sweet romances. They're all contemporary so you may or may not like them if historical is more your thing.

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  17. They are super cute! I hope I do enjoy them all. I'll be over...

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  18. Sacrifice is the fifth (I think) book in that series and I'm looking forward to reading it. Hopefully I'll like them all.

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  19. Thanks, Natalie! I hope I do. ;)

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  20. Cali Willette8/23/14, 5:05 PM

    City of Heavenly Fire is such a long book to read, but has a lot of action. <3

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  21. I'm totally going to check this out! One of the reasons I loved Blackmoore so much was because of the chemistry between the characters, so I'm super excited to read Becoming Lady Lockwood! Thanks for the rec :)

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  22. You're welcome! I hope you enjoy it!! :)

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  23. Yes to both. Took me two days, which is still really good being over 700 pages long. :) It definitely is a page-turner.

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  24. i love, love, love kristan higgins. i always recommend her to those who love chick lits but are reluctant to read a romance novel. i need to catch up with the other blue heron books before i can read in your dreams though. happy reading and i hope you can stop by my StS Post.


    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  25. kirstymariejonesstudioreads8/24/14, 6:12 AM

    Sacrifice! I've only read the first book, so I'm going to have to catch up with the series, heard they got better after the first, since I had a few issues with it. :) Happy reading!

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  26. The Caller…really enjoyed that series. I actually ordered The Caller from fishpond because I couldn't wait and of course right after I ordered it I saw it on NetGalley. Oh well! Hope you enjoy it! ~Pam

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  27. Looks like you got lots of cute reads! I can't believe the Christmas arcs are already out, don't leave, summer! Hope you enjoy them, have an awesome week (:

    Here's my SP and STS if you're interested!

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  28. Cali Willette8/24/14, 5:54 PM

    I want to read Sacrifice so bad. I love Michael!! <3

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  29. I seriously need to participate in a challenge. I have So many books that I have got to read. Maybe a challenge would help me get at least a few off of my massive TBR pile!

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  30. Well, there is always the read-a-thon I'm hosting in September... :)

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  31. I enjoyed the first two books in this series and I'm hoping to really like this one too.

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  32. She's one of the few romance authors that I'll read, so I know what you mean.

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  33. I actually liked the first and second books, but not the third as much. I forgot that I still need to read the fourth book, so I'll read them together. I hope we both enjoy them!

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  34. I saw your review of the first two books, but I don't think I saw you review The Caller. I'm expecting it to end with quite a bang because everything seems to just keep building. Thanks, Pam!

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  35. I know! It's not even September yet and they're rolling out - at least the ARC's. I'll be over...

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  36. Cali Willette8/26/14, 3:36 PM

    That is funny you should say that because I only liked the first two books in the series. ;)

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  37. That is funny. Guess we have similar tastes. ;)

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