Readathin Update

I can’t believe it; I read all my plan to be read list for readathin. I’ll share the challenges and the books I read for them. I also read I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver (review coming soon), Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju which came out this month and as soon as, I got my hands on them I wanted to read them straight away.

Away, back to Readathin, here are the challenges and what I read for each one plus ratings.

1. Read a book that you put on a pervious Readathin TBR, but didn’t get too. Soulswap (Twin Souls #1) by Arizona Tape, Laura Greenwood Soulswap (Twin Souls, #1)
2. Read a Thin Book. Temptation by Design by Andrea Dalling

Temptation by Design
2/5 stars

3. Read a book that’s been gifted to you or that you got from a subscription box. City Boy (Hot Off the Ice #1) by A.E. Wasp

City Boy (Hot Off the Ice, #1)
3/5 stars

4. Read a diverse book. Would it be Okay to Love You? (Would It Be Okay to Love You? #1) by Amy Tasukada

Would it be Okay to Love You? (Would it be Okay to Love You?, #1)
3/5 stars


When It’s Right (Mile High Romance #1)by Aria Grace

When It's Right (Mile High Romance #1)
3/5 stars


Shane and Trey (Enemies to Lovers #1) by Anyta Sunday

Shane and Trey (Enemies to Lovers #1)
4/5 stars


When I’m Weak (Mile High Romance #2) by Aria Grace

When I'm Weak (Mile High Romance #2)
4/5 stars


Girls Love Girls by Liz Gavin

Girls Love Girls
1/5 stars


The Rainbow Clause by Beth Bolden

The Rainbow Clause
3/5 stars


The Rules of Love (Rulebook #1) by Cara Malone

The Rules of Love (Rulebook, #1)
3/5 stars


Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan

Just Juliet
4/5 stars


Dare To Love (Beautifully Broken #4) by Amanda Kaitlyn

Dare To Love (Beautifully Broken, #4)
4/5 stars


Merge Ahead by Tanya Chris

Merge Ahead
3/5 stars

5. Read a book that is spring themed (cover, story, etc.)

A Hero Lies Within (Wounded Warriors #1) by Patrice Wilton

A Hero Lies Within (Wounded Warrior Book 1)
3/5 stars


Handle With Care (Wounded Warriors #2) by Patrice Wilton

Handle With Care (Wounded Warriors Book 2)
3/5 stars


At First Sight (Wounded Warriors #3) by Patrice Wilton

At First Sight (Wounded Warriors Book 3)
4/5 stars

I did join some sprints on Twitter, which was super fun, but time zones come in the way sadly.



Readathin Announcement May 2019

I always try to take part, this is a month long readathon and here Announcement Video

1. Read a book that you put on a pervious Readathin TBR, but didn’t get too.
2. Read a Thin Book.
3. Read a book that’s been gifted to you or that you got from a subscription box.
4. Read a diverse book.
5. Read a book that is spring themed (cover, story, etc.)

The Instagram challenges 

My TBR will come in a further post.

Read-a-thin Twitter:

Amanda’s YouTube:

Amanda Blog Post Here: https://courtofbooksandlove.wordpress…


Jessica’s YouTube:…

Jessica’s Blog:




Firsts Lines Fridays

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!


Then why are you here?”

“Depends what you mean,” Rebus said.

“Mean?” The woman frowned behind her glasses.

“Mean by ‘here,’ ” he explained. “Here in this room? Here in this career? Here on the planet?”

She smiled. Her name was Andrea Thomson. She wasn’t a doctor — she’d made that clear at their first meeting. Nor was she a “shrink” or a “therapist.” “Career Analysis” was what it had said on Rebus’s daily sheet.

2:30–3:15: Career Analysis, Rm 3.16.

With Ms. Thomson. Which had become Andrea at the moment of introduction. Which was yesterday, Tuesday. A “get to know” session, she’d called it.

She was in her late thirties, short and large-hipped. Her hair was a thick mop of blond with some darker streaks showing through. Her teeth were slightly oversized. She was self-employed, didn’t work for the police full-time.

“Do any of us?” Rebus had asked yesterday. She’d looked a bit puzzled. “I mean, do any of us work full-time . . . that’s why we’re here, isn’t it?” He’d waved a hand in the direction of the closed door. “We’re not pulling our weight. We need a smack on the wrists.”

“Is that what you think you need, Detective Inspector?”

He’d wagged a finger. “Keep calling me that and I’ll keep calling you ‘Doc.’ ”

“I’m not a doctor,” she’d said. “Nor am I a shrink, a therapist, or any other word you’ve probably been thinking in connection with me.”

“Then what are you?”

“I deal with Career Analysis.”


Resurrection Men (Inspector Rebus, #13)  Goodreads