Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge – October Link-Up

HAPPY October, you Fancy Readers!

Wow, I can’t believe we are in the final stretch of the year. Time has flown before our very eyes. And with a new month comes a new Reading Challenge link-up!  If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge, you can do 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:

I’m not going to lie, I struggle with blogging sometimes. Coming up with content and unique ideas is difficult. But recently I have gotten excited about it again. I was contacted by a group of 2019 Debut authors and I’m working with a handful of them to give you some unique content and to bring their books to your attention. Since these books aren’t available, and possibly heavier on the contemporary side than the romance, the topic for the month is: Favorite Contemporary Debuts. For my purpose I am going to share 5 of the ones coming out next year that I’m excited for.

  1. Just for Clicks – Kara McDowell
  2. The Quiet You Carry – Nikki Barthelmess
  3. When the Truth Unravels – Ruthanne Snow
  4. Match Me if You Can – Tiana Smith
  5. If You’re Out There – Katy Loutzenhiser

Are any of these already on your TBR?

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 #ContRom2018 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

 

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Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge – September Link-Up

HAPPY September, you Fancy Readers!

I honestly can’t believe it is September already. The rest of the year goes so slow yet summer flies by every time. But it means it is a new month in the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge (sorry for the delay, August was a bad month for me). If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge, you can do 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:

Recently I have been doing posts about Kindle Unlimited books that could be a reason to subscribe to the service. I have done a general post and a post about YA books. I have a sports romance in the works and thought today may be the perfect time to sneak peek it. So for this month’s topic: Sports Romances

  1. Fake Out – Eden Finely
  2. I Dare You – Ilsa Madden-Mills
  3. Grinder – Samantha Whiskey
  4. Her First Kiss – MJ Fields
  5. Dance with Me – Ann Grech
  6. Fraternize – Rachel Van Dyken

Are you doing ARC August? What books do you think you will read this month for the challenge?

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 #ContRom2018 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

 

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Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge – August Link-Up

HAPPY August, you Fancy Readers!

I truly am going to miss summer when it is gone. We are in August now and I’m shocked how quickly the year went, but we are here so that means it is a new month in the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge, you can do 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:

Today starts #ARCAugust (hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat). I am planning to read some contemporary ARCs for this challenge. So this month’s topic…Contemporary/Romance books you plan to read in August.

    

  1. Far From the Tree – Robin Benway
  2. These Things I’ve Done – Rebecca Phillips
  3. Girl Out of Water – Laura Silverman
  4. Fight of Flight – Samantha Young
  5. 500 Words or Less – Juleah Del Rosario
  6. Goodbye Days – Jess Zentner

Are you doing ARC August? What books do you think you will read this month for the challenge?

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 #ContRom2018 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

 

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ARC August, An Introduction

For years I have seen people talking about this thing called ARC August. I knew what it was, knew who was running it, had the books to do it. But for some inexplicable reason I have never signed up. I really can’t tell you why I haven’t taken the plunge, but I just never did. Well that stops this year. I have officially signed up for ARC August hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat. and I think you should too!

 

What is ARC August? It is simple really. It is a month to read all the ARCs you have. These can be ARCS for books that have come out and you slacked on reading or they can be ARCs for books that have not been released. If you are a book blogger you know how easy it is for ARCs to get out of control. We sometimes spread ourselves too thin and can’t say no when asked if we want a book. Sometimes we have no self-control and request all the books. And sometimes we go to BEA or ALA and then get sidetracked by new pretty or a mood read (or in my case a reread) and forget to go back to those books we were once so excited to have.

I’m under no illusion that ARC August will help me get rid of all the ARCs I have, but it will be a start. I also know there is no way I will get through all the books that I have decided on for this month long reading challenge, but a beginning is a beginning.

Here are the 15 physical ARCs and eARCs I will be picking from:

1) Far from the Tree – Robin Benway (2017)
2) Wait for Me – Caroline Leech (2017)
3) Sawkill Girls – Claire Legrand (2018)
4) These Things I’ve Done – Rebecca Phillips (2017)
5) Fight or Flight – Samantha Young (2018)
6) 500 Words or Less – Juleah del Rosario (2018)
7) Girl Out of Water – Laura Silverman (2017)
8) This is How It Happened – Paula Stokes (2017)

1) Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo (2015)
2) Imprison the Sky – AC Gaughen (2019)
3) The Long Game – Jennifer Lynn Barnes (2016)
4) Last Seen Leaving – Caleb Roehrig (2016)
5) Goodbye Days – Jeff Zentner (2017)
6) The Me I Meant to Be – Sophie Jordan (2019)
7) #murdertrending – Gretchen McNeil (2018)
8) Flawed – Cecelia Ahern (2016)

Are you doing ARC August? If so what books are on your list? Have you read any I hope to read?

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Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge – July Link-Up

HAPPY July, you Fancy Readers!

I’m not gonna lie, I have no idea how me made it to July. Like what happened to the rest of the year?! This is baffling to me how fast time has flown by. But we are here so that means it is a new month in the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge, you can do 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:

Since we are officially in the second half of the year, this month’s topic is: Books Being Released July – December

  1. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating – Christina Lauren (September)
  2. Sadie – Courtney Summers (September)
  3. The Geography of Lost Things – Jessica Brody (October)
  4. Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) – L.C. Rosen (October)
  5. This is What it Feels Like – Rebecca Barrow (November)
  6. Kiss Collector – Wendy Higgins (December)

Have you read any motorcycle club books? Create a post and link up! Admittedly I don’t know if these are any good but they are on my TBR.

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 #ContRom2018 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

 

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