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Top 5 Books I Didn’t Get To in 2018

Hi everybody and Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

Sorry this blog post is coming out so late, I’ve had a really busy day and have just been able to sit down, relax, and finally write this post.

While there are still a few weeks left in 2018, there is no way I will be able to finish all of the books I wanted to read this year in these next few weeks. And even though I got to my most anticipated ones, there are still some that I really really wanted to read before the end of the year… but there is always next year!

Shanah from Bionic Book Worm hosts a weekly feature called “Top 5 Tuesday“, which I have been meaning to participate in for a while now. I am so happy that this post fit into my posting schedule and was such a great topic! You can read the remaining Top 5 Tuesday December 2018 topics here. You can read Shanah’s version of this post here!


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The first book I wish I had read this year was “Five Feet Apart” by Rachael Lippincott. This book sounds super good and like a really lovely winter read. Even though I got an ARC from Simon & Schuster (a very special one, at that), I found it very difficult to read from the particular style of binding, as it cut off basically every first or last word of the sentence depending on which page you are reading from. I think I will purchase a copy of the finished book and review it when I get around to it. As always though, I am so happy to have received a special ARC!

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The second book I wish I had read this year but didn’t get to it was “The Walls Around Us” by Nova Ren Suma, which I recently bought on Book Outlet. I have been in such a thriller/mystery mood lately and I thought I was going to devour this book… if I had ever started it! I actually changed the status of this book on my Goodreads page to “Currently Reading” from “TBR”, but I found a book that was more interesting to me at the time so I decided to revert it back to TBR. I still have not yet picked it up, but I plan on doing so sometime in the new year.

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The third book I didn’t get to this year was “The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide” the sixth and final book in the Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer. If you are an “OG” reader of Reading, Reading, Reading, you have probably read about this series in an old blog post from 2013 or 2014. I was (and still am) in love with this series, and it is definitely still one of my favourite ones out there! While this book was probably my most anticipated book on 2018, I never had the chance to purchase a copy or read it. I will definitely do so next year!

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The fourth book I didn’t read in 2018 was “Behind Closed Doors” by B.A. Paris, which is another book I recently purchased from the Black Friday sale on Book Outlet. My mom actually recently read this book and enjoyed it, so I was planning on reading it soon. Unfortunately, I have quite a few books that I plan on reading during the rest of December so I don’t think I’ll have anytime to get to it.

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The final book/series I didn’t get around to this year that was high up on my TBR list was “Harry Potter” J.K. Rowling. My close friends are always shocked when I mention to them that I haven’t read this series, especially since I am such a book worm! I have a beautiful matching cover set (first cover design is shown in the picture above) of the entire series that I stare at on my shelves all the time. I really hope to read this series during 2019, and it is one of my reading goals for next year just to read/finish the series!!! (One of the biggest reasons why I want to finally read Harry Potter is so my father will stop antagonizing me about not reading this series EVERY SINGLE DAY, and I need to get around to it just so he will stop… HI DAD!!!!)


Those are the top 5 books I didn’t get to in 2018. Did you guys also publish this post today? Drop your link in the comments and I’ll make sure to check it out!

ALSO, I am giving away a $10 Book Outlet gift card!!!!! To enter, click here!

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Third Sentence Thursday {11/15}

(Hi peeps! I know today is Friday… HAPPY FRIDAY!!! However, I really wanted to post this yesterday but I didn’t have time to edit and post it… so here it is today!)

Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

My life has seemed to become consumed with school work lately, so sadly my reading time has been far and few between. I have been reading the book “1984” by George Orwell for my English Lit class, and I have been really liking it so far! My English class readings have  been very interesting in the past, so I am not surprised that I am actually enjoying a mandatory read.

Third Sentence Thursday used to be a very regular blog post that I would publish every Thursday, but I haven’t made one since March 2015! TST used to be hosted by That’s What She Read, but her blog has since been deactivated. If any of you know who currently hosts “Third Sentence Thursday”, please let me know in the comments and I will add their Blog URL/link to this post!

Take any book you are reading and flick to a random page. Share the third full sentence from that page with the blogosphere as a “taster” of the book! You can also share your thoughts about the sentence (does it affect the novel? did you like the language used? was it so short that it adds suspense?) It’s a fun, fast way to offer your readers a ‘snapshot’ of a particular book.

“Winston’s heart was thumping so hard that he doubted whether he would be able to sleep.” – “1984” by George Orwell, pg. 175

This is actually from the page I am on now! For my class, we split the book up into four different sections, and have a conference after we have read and finished each section. While I haven’t started this section yet, I assume this has to do with something related to The Party or Julia. Like I previously said, I am really enjoying this book so far! The beginning was a bit slow and hard to get into because I found it quite confusing. However, as I read on I started to understand the world a lot better and appreciate Orwell’s distinct writing style. The plot is very very interesting, and I can’t wait to see how the book pans out!

To read my past “Third Sentence Thursdays” (and some other weekly blog posts) click here!

What are you guys currently reading? Let me know in the comments below, or you can tweet me @readingreadingr or send me a message on Instagram @readingreadingreading!

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Making Up for Monday {08/24}

(Making up for Monday is a weekly meme in which there is a new question every monday and it is your job to write an answer. Want to participate in this meme? Here is the link to all of the questions: http://www.alotofreadingandalittlewriting.blogspot.ca/p/making-up-for-monday.html)

Who is your least favorite hero-esque character and why?

Probably Tris’s brother from Divergent, Caleb. He annoys me so much!

Previous MUFM:

https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/making-up-for-monday-0811/

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Swoon Worthy Saturday {08/15}

Hi everyone,

Saturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday is a weekly meme where in we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy! (Hosted by StayBookish)!

Ansel Elgort is a famous actor, that us as bookworms love, as a star in a YA movie! We loved him in The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent!

He just looks like someone who you’d want to sit down and chat with, I always enjoy those kinds of people!

Let me know who you are swooning this Saturday in the comments!

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Friday Reads {08/15}

Hi everyone!

Today I’m going to be sharing with you my Friday Reads/Weekend Reading Plans!

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This weekend, I plan on finishing The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett. I recieved an ARC of this book from Frenzy Presents, and I’m almost half way through it. It’s so good! Unlike anything I’ve ever read! Book review will be coming closer to the release date… get excited, it should be a good one!

That’s basically it!

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If I manage to finish The Unquiet sooner then expected, I’ll move onto A Step Toward Falling. This book sounds so unique and amazing! Can’t wait to start it. Another ARC from Frenzy Presents!

Let me know in the comments below what you guys are reading this weekend!

Good Night Book Owls!

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Magnificent May: WWW Wednesday!

Hi everyone!

For today’s magnificent May post, I’m going to be doing a WWW Wednesday!

Originally featured at Should Be Reading… WWW Wednesdays is all about answering the following three questions:


  1. What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Galgorithm by Aaron Karo! Expect a book review as soon as I’m finished it!


2. What did you recently finish reading?

I currently finished Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang, for my english class. Let me know if you guys would want a book review for this as well!


3. What do you think you’ll be reading next?

Well, depending on when I finish Galgorithm I may be picking up Three Day Summer. But, I am buddy reading The Selection with one of my best friends, Rachel, so I may be picking that one up soon instead with her!


Previous WWW Wednesday:

https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/www-wednesdays-068/


That’s it for today’s post! Feel free to share with me the answers to these questions in the comments below!

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Third Sentence Thursday {03/26}

Hosted by: http://www.thatswhatsheread.com.au

(Take any book you are reading and flick to a random page. Share the third full sentence from that page with the blogosphere as a “taster” of the book! You can also share your thoughts about the sentence (does it affect the novel? did you like the language used? was it so short that it adds suspense?) It’s a fun, fast way to offer your readers a ‘snapshot’ of a particular book.)

“We thanked heaven that Chairman Mao had started this cultural revolution, and that the Central Committee of the Communist Party had uncovered the mess in our schools.” -Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang

I’m actually reading this for school, and I’m currently liking it! Hopefully I will finish it soon and will get a review up for you guys soon! Although, to some people it is a very controversial book. Personally, I’m liking it and enjoying it!

Previous Third Sentence Thursdays:

https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/third-sentence-thursday-078/

https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/third-sentence-thursday/

https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/third-sentance-thursday-0119/

Good Night Book Lions!