Currently Reading 1.13.2016

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Hello Friend,

Last week I participated in the #TRBTakedown 3.0 Read-a-thon and let me just tell you right now that I failed so hard at actually reading any significant chunk of my list. I was surprisingly busy, which I didn't count on, so I was only able to complete Yes Please by Amy Poehler my last minute addition for the read-a-thon (on audiobook) and start both The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton  and Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (alternating between reading parts and listening to parts). I did complete Bloodlines the day after the read-a-thon, but that couldn't really count could it? 

In spite of having a rocky start to my reading this year, I have not been deterred! So today I'd like to share with you what I am currently reading. In an effort to stick to my reading goal of reading according to my mood, I'm juggling three books at the moment. So far this week I've been bouncing from book to book once I get bored of one or the other. I have even been committing to one book for all of my reading sessions on the days I'm feeling a bit crazy! ;)

What I'm Currently Reading

What I'm Currently Reading 1.13.16 | OfficiallyPhoebs Blog
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton | OfficiallyPhoebs Blog

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

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Current Page: 175/392 

Current Thoughts: It's interesting so far. I don't typically read historical fiction, so unfortunately it takes me a bit to warm up each time that I start reading it or listen to the audiobook. I do like the characters and how they each have their own distinct personalities. The character of the Miniaturist is still shrouded in mystery, but I'm hoping I'll find out what her deal is by the end of the book.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner | OfficiallyPhoebs Blog

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

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Current Page: 133/360 

Current Thoughts: Earlier this summer I started reading this book and got 99 pages in and just had to put it down. Honestly it wasn't the books fault, I've come to realize that I just don't like reading in the summer (maybe because of the heat.. who knows!). Flash forward to a few days ago - I watch the newly released movie adaptation with my brother (I got the blu-ray as a Christmas gift from him) and all I kept thinking was, "Hu, this is different.." up until the point I'd read before. After watching the movie, which was wonderful in my opinion, I decided to continue reading the book again! Now I'm another 34 pages further into the book and all I'm thinking is, "Hu, this is different.."

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | OfficiallyPhoebs Blog

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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Current Page: 131/485 

Current Thoughts: I know, I know, I know! I'm SUPER late to this party, but I'm here now and I brought chips! I saw the movie before I read the book and I thought that the concept was really cool, so I got City of Bones on my kindle, which died, due to a broken charger not long after that.. Ugh. BUT a few months ago I found this paperback edition at my local Goodwill for 99 cents, woo! And I finally picked it up yesterday, since there was a whole bunch of hype leading up to last night's premier of Shadowhunters (the television adaptation of the Mortal Instruments Series) on Freeform (formally ABC Family). I'm really enjoying the pace of this book so far, it flows really well, which is keeping my mind from wandering too much while I'm reading. I'm just having fun reading this right now. PS. My kindle is no longer dead, thanks to a new charging cord :)

Well, I better get back to my bookworming! But before I leave you, I'd love to know what books you've been reading, let me know in the comments. Also if you'd like to know more about my reading goals that I mentioned earlier, you can find them right here!

♥︎ Phoebe 

PS. I've also been listening to Taylor Swift's Red and 1989 albums a ton this week :) Are there any albums you can't stop playing?