Jan 01
January 2018 Discussion Challenge Linkup & Giveaway!

January 2018 Discussion Challenge Linkup & Giveaway!

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Welcome to the January monthly link-up for the 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! It’s a new year! Which means a new year of discussing books with all of you! We’re excited to welcome new challenge members AND to welcome back those of you who are joining us once again. Looking forward to a fantastic year! The winner of our November discussion challenge link-up was Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books. She won a book that featured Native Americans (or other indigenous people) and chose The Ways of My Grandmothers by Beverly Hungry Wolf, which looks incredibly interesting. Hope you love it, Evelina! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll… Read more »


Jan 01
Top 10 of 2017: Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

Top 10 of 2017: Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

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I’m a day late with this one, but I decided to post it anyway. This is the last post of the Top 10 of 2017 Event, which was hosted over at Kimberlyfaye Reads. TOP TEN BOOKS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2018 I’m only including books from the first half of the year because I could easily come up with 10, just from those first six months. These are listed in order of release date. 1. The True Queen by Sarah Fine If I hadn’t done this post, I actually wouldn’t have even realized that this book was being released tomorrow!! I loved the first two books in this series—how could I have missed this last one’s release? 2. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman Um, this is Neal Shusterman. Do I have to say more? 3. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner I didn’t know until relatively recently (within the past few… Read more »


Dec 31
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 12/31/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 12/31/17

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): Who’s ready for the New Year? I don’t know if I am, but I’m going to pretend.  🙂 Sorry if I’ve been more negative on the blog lately. Things have been stressful in our personal lives (and in our country) and it’s hard not to let that bleed over into what I do here. But I’ve always been an optimist, and I do truly believe that things will work out. Maybe not the way we planned or the way we thought they would, but in the end, we might be stronger for it. That’s my wish (and my prayer)… Read more »


Dec 30
Top 10 of 2017: The Best of 2017!!

Top 10 of 2017: The Best of 2017!!

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I’m participating in the Top 10 of 2017 Event, which is being hosted over at Kimberlyfaye Reads. Each day has a different top ten list associated with it (you can see the list in the image above). You can choose to complete some or all of the lists. Feel free to join in at any time! FAVORITE BOOKS I READ IN 2017 I cheated and split this into two categories (and it was still hard to pick just 10 in each, especially in the fantasy category since I read so many of them!) CONTEMPORARY: Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed I actually haven’t even reviewed this one yet, and it isn’t published until January, but I feel like if I leave it off the list, it will never get the recognition it deserves (by next year’s list, it will have been a very long time since I read the book)…. Read more »


Dec 29
Top 10 of 2017: Cover Love

Top 10 of 2017: Cover Love

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I’m participating in the Top 10 of 2017 Event, which is being hosted over at Kimberlyfaye Reads. Each day has a different top ten list associated with it (you can see the list in the image above). You can choose to complete some or all of the lists (I’m not sure yet if I’ll be doing them all). Feel free to join in at any time! TOP TEN COVERS OF 2017 I’m pretty sure all of these were actually 2017 releases. I actually forgot to look at that at all when I was putting this together, so it’s just lucky that all the prettiest ones were new releases!   What were your favorite covers of 2017? I want to know!  


Dec 28
2018 Reading Challenge Sign-Ups and Wrap-Up of My 2017 Challenges

2018 Reading Challenge Sign-Ups and Wrap-Up of My 2017 Challenges

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I decided to combine my sign-ups for my 2018 challenges with my wrap-up for 2017. Kind of fun to see these side-by-side and analyze last year while looking forward to the year ahead! My 2018 Reading/Blogging Challenges: Goal: 31-40 Discussions (Terrifically Talkative)  Of course I’m participating in this challenge since I’m hosting it! The goal of this challenge is to post book-related discussions (or getting to know you type discussions work too.) This challenge is one of my favorite aspects of blogging, and I’m excited to be continuing it! I did reduce my goal a bit for next year, since I didn’t meet the goal last year and I plan to be a busy bee in 2018. HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Feed Your Fiction Addiction & It Starts at Midnight Goal: 365 Blogs Commented On This is going to be really tough, but I want to try the Commenting 365 Challenge this year. My… Read more »


Dec 27
Top 10 of 2017: Best Boys in Books

Top 10 of 2017: Best Boys in Books

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I decided to participate in the Top 10 of 2017 Event, which is being hosted over at Kimberlyfaye Reads. Each day has a different top ten list associated with it (you can see the list in the image above). You can choose to complete some or all of the lists (I’m not sure yet if I’ll be doing them all). Feel free to join in at any time! TOP TEN MALE CHARACTERS I READ IN 2017 I switched this topic up a bit. Instead of specifically listing best book boyfriends, I decided just to list my favorite boys in books (of course, those lists often overlap, but not always). Just like with yesterday’s list, I’m using books that I read in 2017, not necessarily books that were published in 2017. 1. Broody McHottiepants from Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me It should be quite obvious why… Read more »


Dec 26
2017 End of Year Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

2017 End of Year Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

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This month’s wrap-up round-up is a little different because we’re at the end of the year. You can feel free to post December wrap-up posts or any and all 2017 year-end wrap-up posts! (That includes Top 10 of 2017 posts, goal posts, challenge wrap-up posts—basically anything that sums up your year. Feel free to link up as many as you want.) I absolutely love all the year-end wrap-up posts and I can’t wait to see yours!! The November giveaway ends in a few days, so you still have time to enter! For October, the winner was Sam D, and we’re reading TheColdest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. Watch for that dual review coming sometime in early January. This is the link-up for our December and year-end wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, I’ll put up a… Read more »


Dec 26
Top 10 of 2017: Favorite Females

Top 10 of 2017: Favorite Females

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I decided to participate in the Top 10 of 2017 Event, which is being hosted over at Kimberlyfaye Reads. Each day has a different top ten list associated with it (you can see the list in the image above). You can choose to complete some or all of the lists (I’m not sure yet if I’ll be doing them all). Feel free to join in at any time! TOP TEN FEMALE CHARACTERS I READ IN 2017 I’m using books that I read in 2017 for this list, not necessarily books that were published in 2017. 1. Iku Kasahara from Library Wars I mean, she’s fighting for life, liberty and the pursuit of reading. What else could you possibly want? 2. Meg from Etched in Bone Meg is one of my all-time favorite characters, and the latest book is no exception. She’s got a great balance of strength and vulnerability. And… Read more »


Dec 25
Top 10 of 2017: New-to-Me Authors

Top 10 of 2017: New-to-Me Authors

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I decided last minute to participate in the Top 10 of 2017 Event, which is being hosted over at Kimberlyfaye Reads. Each day has a different top ten list associated with it (you can see the list in the image above). You can choose to complete some or all of the lists (I’m not sure yet if I’ll be doing them all). Feel free to join in at any time! TOP TEN NEW-TO-ME AUTHORS 1. Rae Carson I jumped into the Gold Seer Trilogy two years late. Now I just need to read that final book! 2. Jason Reynolds I read two books by Jason Reynolds this year (both in verse) and really enjoyed both of them. I was introduced to him with Long Way Down, which was a HUGE favorite for me! 3. Becky Albertalli I finally joined the rest of the world and read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens… Read more »