A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: Currently Reading

06:30:00 Jo Linsdell 25 Comments

A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: Currently Reading


Today is the first day of the A Bookish Summer Blog Hop! This blog hop is organised via the Facebook group Bookish Blog Hops and runs from 1st- 31st July 2018. During the blog hop members of the group will be coming together to answer bookish questions (you can find the complete schedule for the blog hop down below at the end of this post).

Want to join in future blog hops organised by Bookish Blog Hops? Join the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/127759384464964/

And now on to today's question...

What are you currently reading?


I just started reading Pressure by Betsy Reavley. I got sent a copy of this book by the publisher via Net Galley. I'd seen it pop up a few times on other book bloggers TBR's and the reviews all seemed quite good. Plus I love psychological thrillers :)

About the book:

When the submarine departed, none of the ten people on board knew it would turn into a nightmare.
Trapped on the sunken vessel and unable to escape, one of them is discovered dead. The tension escalates as the survivors realise there is a murderer among them, who is preparing to strike again and again…
With mounting desperation, people begin to turn on each other. While they struggle to identify who is responsible, each must contend with their own past and the secrets they are hiding.
But who is who?  And which of them will be next to die?

This is the cover as shown on Net Galley which I personally prefer to the alternative cover that is showing on Amazon:


I'm only at 16% but already liking it.

Now let's see what the rest of the gang are reading...

Kelli Quintos

I have only just started reading in these past few years and decided to dedicate this year to classics to try to play catch up to the more seasoned readers. I’m spending most of the year making my way through Harry Potter for the first time, but each month I try to have a side project. This month I’m going to read the Narnia series. I only thought it was a single book...no idea it was an entire series.

A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: Currently Reading
Brandy Potter

I am currently reading Phantom Evil by Heather Graham for like the hundredth time. Why? Because I read the new Krewe of Hunter’s series book Face to Black and I needed the original Krewe. Love Me some Jackson Crow/Angela Hawkins.

A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: Currently Reading
Leslie Conzatti

I used to be able to read more books in the course of a month, but that seems to have slackened in recent years! Currently, I have started to read two books at once: The Fix by David Baldacci (always a favorite!), and All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (because SHE WRITES MAGIC). In the realm of indie e-books, I’m finally getting around to reading Dreamtime Dragons, an anthology I actually participated in… but I never got to read all of the other submissions, so I very much want to do that!

A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: Currently Reading
Rachael Beardsley

I’m currently reading Sophie’s Choice by William Styron. My to-read list is full of all the well-known books I’ve never made it to, but I’ve been excited to read this one for a while. So far, it seems like a story that’s rich in plot with lively characters (almost too lively at times). It’s a long book, but I can’t wait to get deeper into it. Styron’s writing easily pulls me in.

A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: Currently Reading
Hannah Dadd


With YALC coming up (ahh!) I’m reading as many YALC author’s books as possible, hoping to read Things a Bright Girl Can Do and I’m about to start Children of Blood and Bone!

A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: Currently Reading
Casia Schreyer

I’m currently reading The Emotional Wound Thesaurus, part of the Writers’ Guide Thesauruses series by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglist. Not exactly a fun read, but I’ve been wanting to explore ways to create deeper characters without relying on so many cliches. There are 6 books in the series exploring settings, emotions, positive and negative traits, emotion amplifiers, and emotional wounds.

A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: Currently Reading
Marcia Marques  


I’m currently reading Sadie by Courtney Summers, which already is one of the most buzzed about YA thrillers from 2018 (the book will be published in Sept 2018).  I actually met Courtney at the BookCon NYC and got a signed copy of the book. I can already see that I will be reading her other books as well...

What are you currently reading?

A Bookish Summer Blog Hop


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A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: What are you currently reading?

25 comments:

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    1. I agree. Some great sounding books.

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  2. It's been so long since I've answered this, this is a great reminder of what I was supposed to be reading this month. :)

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    1. HAHA! It happens. I just finished Pressure. Will be posting my review for it soon. How are you doing with Harry Potter and Narnia? You made me want to reread them myself.

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  3. Looking forward to your review of pressure, sounds like a good book.

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    1. I just finished it. It wasn't as good I was expecting but still a good read. will be sharing my review soon.

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  4. I have Pressure from Netgallery and look forward to your review

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    1. I was seeing it popping up quite a lot and so jumped at the chance to read it. Glad I did, although with all the hype I was expecting it to be better than it was. Worth reading though.

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  5. Everyone is reading such awesome books, my poor TBR!

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    1. I know what you mean. Every day I add more books to my TBR.

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  6. Such a great list! Pressure looks intense but I see that it may have disappointed, that's a bummer.

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    1. It was a good read and I do recommend it, I just had mixed feelings about it.

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  7. I use to read Heather Graham a lot when I was in College!

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    1. I think I need to find some of her books to read. Not sure I've ever read any of them but sounds like she's pretty good. Now on my list ;)

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  8. Great post, I've been hearing about this book around lately. I hope you enjoy it Jo, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    1. Thanks Katiria. Glad you liked it. Pressure was good but not as awesome as I'd thought it would be. Still worth reading though.

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  9. Great hop. The books all sound great. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My pleasure. I love doing these Bookish Blog Hops. Always fun to get to know other book bloggers better, and my TBR always grow with awesome new suggestions for what to read.

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    1. They suggested some great books. I've been thinking about reading Sophie’s Choice by William Styron myself for a while now. When Rachael Beardsley mentioned it I was all "yeah I need to read that one too". These blog hops are great for finding out about new books to add to my TBR but always work as great reminders for older titles I still need to get round to.

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  11. Sounds like some great reads! Hope you enjoy.

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  12. I have added 2 David Baldacci's books to my TBR list. I am going to add The Fix as well!

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    1. My tbr is growing even more with this blog hop. So many great books!

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  13. Pressure sounds super interesting!

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