The Way of Kings

Bout of Books 15 Read-a-thon TBR

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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I’m excited to be participating in my very first Bout of Books! I can’t wait to join all the twitter sprints and challenges, and hopefully, I’ll get some reading done for the new year.

My Tentative TBR:

Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – I am currently reading this 1000+ paged book, but I probably won’t finish before 1/4/2016, so we’ll see how much of this I can read!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – this is for a buddy read I’m doing with Kate from Kate Reads Lit! You should go follow her, she’s awesome.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – this is for a buddy read I’m doing on Goodreads!

Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow – ARC from Netgalley, it’s published on Jan. 26th, so I need to read it soon!

That might be all I can get through in a week, especially if I read a lot of Way of Kings.

Are you participating in one of the many, many read-a-thons going on this week? Tell me your TBRs below!

Also, HAPPY NEW YEAR’S DAY EVERYONE! Here is to an amazing 2016!

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Weekend Reads: Thanksgiving 2015 Edition

Thanksgiving is coming up this week for all us USA-ers which means a lot of turkey and some free time!  During this thankful holiday season, I am very thankful that I will have some time off to read and catch up on my TBR before the year ends.  I wanted to do a Weekend Reads post – extended into the entire week – for what I am currently reading and want to read during Thanksgiving break.

Current Reads:

In normal Alice fashion, I am in the middle of a couple books right now.  One is a much recommended classic, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.  The other novel I am reading is Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout.  The cover for Jane Eyre is absolutely stunning, and the other…not so much.  However, I am really enjoying both books!

To Be Read:

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After I finish the two that I am currently reading, I hope to pick up some of these books.  I have heard so many good things abut Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, and I loved her Fire and Thorns trilogy, so I am excited to try her most recent novel.  I finished The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel about two days ago, and I really want to pick up The Revolution of Ivy! The first book ended in a pretty big cliffhanger, so I am itching to read this one.  Also, if I am in the mood for some YA Contemporary, I want to pick up Since You’ve Been Gone even though YA Contemporary is not my favorite genre, Morgan Matson is queen! Finally, back to my favorite genre – fantasy – and one of my favorite authors – Brandon Sanderson – I want to pick up book one of the Stormlight Archives: The Way of Kings.  This is about 1000 pages, so I probably will not be able to finish it, but I cannot wait to get started!

Do you all have any reading plans for this week/end?