Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge – March Link-Up

HAPPY March My Lovelies!

You’ve done it, you made it through the first two months of the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge! I hope you all have been getting your love fest reading on and have been linking up. If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge,you can so so HERE. If you don’t sign-up, your entries will not count toward the giveaway and I have to disqualify you. Basically…SIGN-UP!

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
  • Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

This month’s topic:

Favorite First Kisses

There are two moments I love the most when reading a contemporary romance: the first hand hold moment and the first kiss. There is something so magical about the first kiss scene that can leave a reader with butterflies. Here are six of my favorites:

 

  1. Anna and the French Kiss
  2. I’ll Meet You There
  3. All Broke Down
  4. Open Road Summer
  5. If I Stay
  6. The Sea of Tranquility

And since the first kiss is a huge thing for everyone, I wanted to get some other opinions in on the action. I asked on Twitter what were some of your favorites. Two of you loved The Deal.

If you have any questions, please email me (accessoriesbooksclothes@gmail.com) . Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@andiabcs) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2017 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

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Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge- February Link-Up

HAPPY February, Loves!

You’ve done it, you made it through the first month of  the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge! I hope you all have been getting your love fest  reading on and have been linking up. If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge,you can so so HERE. If you don’t sign-up, your entries will not count toward the giveaway and I have to disqualify you. Basically…SIGN-UP!

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
  • Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

This month’s topic:

Favorite Shippy Books

I personally love a good book ship I can get behind, a couple I can route for. It makes me so happy reading a contemporary and just getting the smile inducing moment when they become a couple. Just thinking about some of my faviorites makes me happy right now. Here are my 10 favorites:

  1. Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
  2. Breathe, Annie, Breathe – Miranda Kenneally
  3. I’ll Meet You There – Heather Demetrios
  4. Him – Sarina Bowen/Elle Kennedy
  5. Open Road Summer – Emery Lord
  6. What Happens Next – Colleen Clayton
  7. Since You’ve Been Gone – Morgan Matson
  8. Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta
  9. Something Like Normal – Trish Doller
  10. All Broke Down – Cora Cormack

If you have any questions, please email me (accessoriesbooksclothes@gmail.com) . Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@andiabcs) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2017 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

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Love is in the Air – Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

Ever since I started hosting the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge for 2017 I have been on a contemporary romance reading binge. Minus one book every book I have read this year has been a contemporary romance book. I can’t seem to stop reading them. I know there are a million other genres I can read but just give me all the love stories all the time.

Since I obviously can’t take part in my own reading challenge officially, I thought I would just check in and let you guys see what I have been reading and what I plan to read next:

Read This Year

Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins

Title: Beautifully Broken
Author: Laura Lee

Title: A Love Letter to Whiskey
Author: Kandi Steiner

Title: When Dimple Met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon

Title: Love & Gelato
Author: Jenna Evans Welch

Title: Words in Deep Blue
Author: Cath Crowley

Currently Reading

Title: Riveted
Author: Jay Crownover

Title: The Names They Gave Us
Author: Emery Lord

On My radar

Title: Once and for All
Author: Sarah Dessen

Title: Lucky in Love
Author: Kasie West

Title: Good Boy
Author: Sarina Bowen/Elle Kennedy

Title: Coming Up for Air
Author: Miranda Kenneally

Basically I’m a contemporary reading machine!

How has your challenge been going? Read any of the above or dying to read any of the above? Tell me in the comments.

Make sure you get your links all linked up. January is winding down fast and you don’t want to miss out!

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Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge- January Link-Up

HAPPY 2017, you fabulous people!

Today is the first day of the rest of your life…okay, the first day of the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge anyway! If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge,you can so so HERE. If you don’t sign-up, your entries will not count toward the giveaway and I have to disqualify you. Basically…SIGN-UP!

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
  • Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

This month’s topic:

Anticipated contemporary romances for the 1st half of 2017.
Here are my 10 (2 I have already read)

  1. Hard Hitter – Hitter Sarina Bowen (January 3, 2017)
  2. Good Boy – Elle Kennedy/Sarina Bowen (January 31, 2017)
  3. Queens of Geek – Jen Wilde (March 14, 2017)
  4. The Last Thing You Said – Sara Biren (April 4, 2017)
  5. Alex, Approximately – Jenn Bennett (April 4, 2017)
  6. Twist – Kylie Scott (April 11, 2017)
  7. Girl Out of Water – Laura Silverman (May 1, 2017)
  8. Someone Else’s Summer – Rachel Bateman (May 9, 2017)
  9. In a Perfect World – Trish Doller ( May 23, 2017)
  10. Romancing the Throne – Nadine Jolie Courtney (May 30, 2017)

If you have any questions, please email me (accessoriesbooksclothes@gmail.com) . Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@andiabcs) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2017 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

 

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A Month in Review: Challenge Update – December & 2016 Post Wrap-Up

Along with my Goodreads Challenge (you can find my progress on the side bar) I also challenged myself to 3 other challenges for 2016. Every month I will check in with my challenge updates.

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Love at First Page and Gone with the Words 2016 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. You can find out all the details you need to know HERE. There are different levels to this challenge and I decided to go for the grand slam level.

 

Title: The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You
Author: Lily Anderson
Dates Read: December 5 – 10

Thoughts: I really enjoyed this one. It was suggested to me and I had a great time with it. I reviewed it HERE. My one complaint is that title. Man is it a tongue twister.

 

 

Title: Hard Hitter
Author: Sarina Bowen
Dates Read: December 12 – 15

Thoughts: I loved this one so much more than the first in the series. I wasn’t sure what I would think since Rookie Move was kind of a disappointment, but these two had such good chemistry and everything felt natural between them. See my review HERE.

 

 

Title: Alex, Approximately
Author: Jenn Bennett
Dates Read: December 15 – 20

Thoughts: SWOON, SWOON, SWOON. I seriously loved this book. Porter is so adorable I couldn’t help but fall for him. And I loved the story. Review is a long ways off, but if this isn’t on your TBR, ADD IT.

 

 

Title: Fireworks
Author: Katie Cotugno
Dates Read: December 21 – 27

Thoughts: This is Katie Cotugno’s best book IMO. The friendship, the romance, the setting, the tome frame? It all just worked for me. I seriously loved everything about this book. Review to come sometime next year.


So I guess I read 4 more romances in December. NAILED IT!

I  finished this challenge of strong. I read 37 books. Which makes me a:

GRAND SLAM

Well done to anyone that even attempted it!

And if you missed the news, I am the new host for the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. Danielle and Jess have passed the reigns on to me. You can sign-up HERE. And feel free to grab the button and post it on your blog.

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Sarah at The YA Book Traveler is hosting Rock My TBR challenge. It is no secret that as book bloggers we have a lot of books that don’t get read. We get busy or getting something new and shiny (we are an easily distracted bunch) and things we were excited about reading don’t actually get read. This is my chance to change that and to read some of the books that have been collecting dust since before I was blogging. You can find more information HERE

 

I did not ROCK MY TBR this month. OOPS

 

So I failed at Rocking MY TBR. I read 4. I mean well, I really do, but I get easily distracted by new shiny books. Sorry TBR. I still love you.

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Lauren from Bookmark Lit is hosting The Must Read in 2016 “Challenge”. This challenge isn’t really a challenge per say. More a way to push yourself to read some books you were excited about in 2015 that you just never got to. Find out more HERE. This challenge will over lap a lot with Rock My TBR. Because of that I am just going to post a picture of what I read in the month from my original post:

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I also totally sucked at this challenge. I tried but See Rock My TBR. New shiny gets me everytime. Oh well, 4 ain’t too bad. :-).

How did you do in your December Challenges? How did you do for the year?

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December Wrap-Up: Post Edition

Year Wrap-Up: 2016 Post Edition

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