Current Reads #25

Hey, homies! I hope that 2018 is treating you well. I’m hardcore excited to share the books that I started this week. Both books are by authors who are pretty new to me. I have a feeling that these will be some dope ass reads. ūüôā

whisky¬†A Love Letter to Whisky by Kandi Steiner-¬†I was told that I should go in blind with this one. I’ve avoided all posts related to it, but trust me it has been difficult. So, I guess I’ll just say that this is a Contemporary/New Adult romance, and a lot of readers are digging this. Lol. I’ll give more info during my first¬†Finished Reads (wrap-up) post of the year.

FurFuriously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson-¬†Reading more nonfiction is one of my main 2018 reading goals. I wanted to start with something that revolved around mental illness. As someone who lives with depression and anxiety, I like learning how others deal with the drama in their heads. I stumbled upon this book during a late night search.¬†Furiously Happy¬†is the story of one woman’s lifelong battle with mental illness, but it’s supposed to be a tale filled with humor. Okay! I’m totally down!

Well, that’s it for this edition of¬†Current Reads. Thanks for checking out the post! Let me know what books currently have your attention.

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Current Reads #24

Happy New Year! It is my hope that 2018 is a bossome year for the followers- aka “homies” of my blog. I’m totally ready for what will be an amazing year. I’m claiming that shit right now! ūüôā Anyhoo, I’m also predicting that 2018 will be an incredible reading year. I’m thrilled beyond fucking reason for all the books that will rock my world in 2018. Reading is my escapism and I tend to overdose on it.

I will be giving mini reviews of my Current Reads in my Finished Reads posts, which will be shared at the end of every month. Basically, those are my book wrap-up posts.

Enough of me running my mouth. Let’s get into these¬†Current Reads!

Saga¬†Saga: Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughn-¬†Goodreads synopsis: “Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the world. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.”

I’ve been wanting to get into graphic novels, and apparently this is the best place to start.

SleepingSleeping With Strangers by Eric Jerome Dickey-¬†This New York Times Bestseller is about a hitman, named Gideon who is on his way to London for a job. I’m a huge fan of¬†EJD’s¬†work, and one of my reading goals is to read the¬†Gideon Series, finally.

IntensityIntensity by Dean Koontz-¬†I’ve been told that this is one of the best suspenseful novels that I’ll ever read. We shall see! A woman visiting the home of her best friend’s family, is introduced to evil personified. So far¬†Intensity is definitely giving me everything I need in a novel.

Thanks for checking out my post! Please share in the comments what you’re reading.

Cheers, homies!

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Finished Reads #6

finishedFinished Reads time! In these posts I do mini reviews of the last few books I’ve read. In this edition I’m reviewing the last five read books. Each book receives a star rating from 1 to 5 stars. 5 being the best- a fucking masterpiece! Let’s get started.

The Last Mission by Z. Lundy-¬†A contract killer falls for her target. This plot was anything but simple, trust me. I would put¬†The Last Mission under the “dark” reads category because this wasn’t your typical romance. Everything leading up to the final two chapters was intriguing, but the ending wasn’t my cup of tea. I am interested enough to find out what happens next.¬†3.5 Stars

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven- This was a YA Contemporary novel that focused on mental illness, grief, and falling in love. I was devastated by the ending… even though I knew it was coming, it still hurt.¬†3.5 Stars

Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino-¬†This novel rocked my fucking world! it was everything a great love story should be; passionate, intense, and unforgettable. I was completely immersed in this “lost connection” romance. I finished this book in a day.¬†5 Stars

Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino-¬†My name is Se’Quasha and I love Renee Carlino’s novels. Hashtag Straight Addict Status!¬†Lucian Divine¬†was essentially about a woman falling in love with her guardian angel. Before you roll your eyes, just read the damn book because it’s amazing! I wasn’t really digging the ending, but the story was still hella close to being perfect.¬†4.5 Stars

Swear On This Life by Renee Carlino-¬†Wasn’t able to add this to my¬†Current Reads¬†post because I finished it. Lol. Hashtag Blogger Problems. This novel was about a woman who discovers that her first love wrote a book… about their history. I really dug it.¬†4 Stars

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #23

I’m doing a little dance because it’s¬†Current Reads¬†time! Let’s do this! I swear I love getting excited about the little things.

takingThe Taking by Dean Koontz-¬†I’ve never read anything by Mr. Koontz, but I know I’m in for a thrilling introduction to his work. Simply put¬†The Taking¬†is about chaos, disorder, and the end of all things… courtesy of who knows what.

brightBright Side by Kim Holden-¬†I’ve heard a few BookTube peeps mention this novel. I thought I would take a chance and check it out. A young woman finds love in a new town, but has a closet filled with skeletons; my remix of the synopsis.

So what are you peeps currently reading? Let me know!

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #22

Hi ya, homies! Lately I’ve been a bit disappointed with the last few books I’ve read. I’ll discuss my annoyance in the next edition of¬†Finished Reads. But let’s get into what I’m currently reading. On a side note one of these books I started, then finished within a twenty -four hour period… it was that damn good! I decided to include it in this post anyway.

Lu¬†Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino-¬†I love a good guardian angel story; as long as it’s not corny, or full of clich√©s. Here’s a sample of the Goodreads synopsis. “Evelyn Casey’s life is at a standstill. She’s in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she‚Äôs starting to think that she‚Äôll live out her days in her crummy apartment with her overbearing roommate, Brooklyn. It’s absurd, but sometimes Evey longs for a guardian angel to show up and save the day.” This makes my soul cry out yessssssss! I’m hoping that this book blows me away.

before¬†Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino-¬†This is a second chance romance which I totally love. I started this book late Tuesday night, and by Wednesday morning I was done. I’ll share more of my thoughts on this novel soon.

Homies, what are you reading? Let me know down in the comments!

Cheers!

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Current Reads #21

When pondering about my next reads, I knew that I wanted something satisfying, with a narrative that would stick to my bones. Yep, I was hungry when putting this together! LOL. Anyhoo, here are my Current Reads.

Z¬†The Last Mission Volume 1: An Assassin Outmatched by Z. Lundy-¬†The Interracial/Multicultural Romance community is so passionate about good reads; and they’re also super supportive of new talent. I’ve heard about this novel over the past few weeks, but the glowing review from my homie, Mae (heyyyy) really made want to take a chance.¬†Z. Lundy‘s debut erotic novel is about a female assassin, and her hard to kill target. I know the pair gets together, but how they get there is what I’m interested in. So hyped for this book!

allAll The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven- YA Contemporary is a genre that I have to be in the mood for. I went from not digging YA, to now enjoying it a bit. I learned about this novel from a post on BuzzFeedBooks. All The Bright Places is about two teens dealing with emotional issues, and they strike up a friendship. I bet this will be an unforgettable read.

Well that’s it! Thanks for checking out my post.

Cheers, homies!

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Finished Reads #5

watch This is the fifth edition of my¬†Finished Reads. In these posts I give mini reviews of the last few books that I’ve read; and then give them a star rating from 1 to 5. 5 being the best of the best. This time my mini reviews are going to be even shorter since I’ll be reviewing thirteen books! Okay, I seriously thought that six out of the thirteen were already posted, but they weren’t. Dang it! Hecks, so I’m just going to make this quick. I’ll go back to the regular format in my¬†Finished Reads #6¬†post.

Priest by Sierra Simone- Priest combined spirituality, religion, and raw sexuality in a read that was anything but easy. However, I definitely enjoyed this novel. 4 Stars

Monster In His Eyes by J.M. Darhower-¬†This was an interesting entry into the mob romance sub-genre that I love the hell out of. I didn’t love¬†Monster In His Eyes, but I really dug it.¬†3.5 Stars

Garden Of Goodbyes by Faith Andrews- Guttural. Thought-provoking. Heartbreaking. Emotional. G.o.G. will be one of my fav reads of 2017. 5 Fucking Stars

A Bubble Of Time by Pepper Pace-¬†I made a deep connection with the protagonist in this page-turning, sci-fi novel. From the start I couldn’t get enough.¬†4 Stars

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger-¬†A magical and magnetic love story that left me satisfied.¬†4 Stars

Burned Promises by Willow Winters- A second chance romance that brought the damn heat! The sex scenes slayed!!!!! 4 Stars

Reap: The Irish Mob Chronicles by Kaye Blue-¬†Ms. Blue is an awesome writer and has written some pretty compelling suspense romance stories. I just didn’t really connect with¬†Reap.¬†3.5 Stars

The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid-¬†For two days I didn’t give a damn about eating, or sleeping. This novel was fucking brilliant!!!¬†5 Massive Stars

After Dark by Haruki Murakami- I was living for this book, but my enthusiasm eventually diminished. 3 Stars

The Gravity Of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry- A beautiful love story. 4 Stars

Exorcist Road by Jonathan Janz- This was absolutely and unapologetically terrifying. 4.5 Stars

Table For One by Laura Ashley Laraque- A poetry collection that fed my soul, and inspired my spirit. 5 Bright Stars

All The Good Parts by Loretta Nyhan-¬†The protagonist was relatable af. I felt as if I actually knew her. Great writing, but the side characters made me deduct half a star from the rating. I’m very interested in reading more from this author.¬†3.5 Stars¬†

Thanks for checking out my post!

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #20

Happy September, homies! It’s time to tell y’all about my¬†Current Reads. I’m really excited for the selection of books this week. Let’s get started.

TableTable For One by Laura Ashley Laraque- This is a poetry collection that came highly recommended. The themes revolve around self-love, romantic love, heartbreak, and inner strength. Sounds like this collection is absolutely perfect for me.

janzExorcist Falls by Jonathan Janz-¬†The latest novel from one of my favorite authors,¬†Exorcist Falls¬†is a supernatural horror novel involving Father Jason Crowder, a priest who is at war with the forces of evil. I’m already scared!

all¬†All The Good Parts by Loretta Nyhan-¬†A YouTuber I dig included this novel in a recent kindle/book haul, and it sounded really intriguing. A woman in her late thirties is basically trying to get her life together. I know I’ll connect with this story.

gravity The Gravity Of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry- I forgot to include this book in my last Current Reads post. Will be doing a mini review in an upcoming Finished Reads post.

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Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #19

It’s once again time to share my¬†Current Reads. I still can’t believe that it’s August. 2017 just refuses to slow down, right? Let’s get started.

evelynThe Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid-¬†I’ve been wanting to read this novel for the longest. Once I heard about it I knew eventually I would own this book. The cover alone is fucking stunning! I’ve always been a fan of old-school Hollywood; the actors/actresses, the style, Etc. Evelyn Hugo is a legendary actress who is ready to share her life story with the world. She decides that Monique Grant- a journalist who is really having a rough season of life, will be the one to pen her biography.

“Summoned to Evelyn‚Äôs Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn‚Äôs life unfolds‚ÄĒrevealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love‚ÄĒMonique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn‚Äôs story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique‚Äôs own in tragic and irreversible ways.”

Yasssssss!

Let me know what you guys are currently reading. I would love to know.

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #18

Here are the latest batch of books that I’m currently reading. I’m excited to read both of them, but then again I always say that. Lol. #BookJunkie

after dark¬†After Dark by Haruki Murakami-¬†Mr. Murakami¬†is a beloved and celebrated author that I’m finally trying to get into.¬†After Dark according to Goodreads is a story that¬† “moves from mesmerizing drama to metaphysical speculation, interweaving time and space as well as memory and perspective into a seamless exploration of human agency‚ÄĒthe interplay between self-expression and empathy, between the power of observation and the scope of compassion and love. Murakami‚Äôs trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery.” Can’t wait to get started tonight!

reap¬†Reap: The Irish Mob Chronicles #2 by Kaye Blue-¬†Ms. Blue is the reigning queen of suspenseful romance with mob elements, and I love her! This second entry into the¬†Irish Mob Chronicles¬†features two individuals who basically can’t stand each other. I know damn well that will change real quick like. All the great romances start with characters who are disgusted by the other.¬† I can’t wait to lose myself in this new novel.

Cheers, homies!

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