October 2020 Wrap Up

I’m baaacccckkkk with the only post that you seem to get from me nowadays. It’s not that I don’t have reviews written. I do! I’m just terrible at actually typing them up into something that is coherent and then posting them. I need an assistant who’ll take my handwritten sticky note reviews and will put them together for me. That would be nice.

I did really well this month reading wise! So I’m extremely proud of myself. I read a total of 8 books and the majority of them have quickly become new favorites of mine.

Without further ado here are all the books I read in October!

Ninth House (Alex Stern #1)

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: ★★★★

This was such a fun read for October and I’m so glad I read it in the spooky month. I listened to the audiobook and while the beginning was a little slow, it picked up eventually and soon I was falling in love with the characters. I need the second book ASAP.

The Rage of Dragons (The Burning, #1)

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter: ★★★★

This book was so good and I don’t know why more people aren’t talking about it!!! It’s such an intense and amazing fantasy. The second book comes out soon and I can’t wait to dive into it.

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon: ★★★

I really wanted to like this book and I did, just not as much as I had hoped to. I still want to continue with rest of the series and I’m hoping that as I continue reading I’ll like it more!

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September 2020 Wrap Up

Guess who’s back again with the only consistent post they write?? If you guessed me then you’re absolutely right!

Monthly wrap up posts are so easy to write and they don’t take me that long which is why I keep writing them every month even if I don’t post anything in between them.

I am in the middle of writing my review of The Burning God though and I do want to have that out before the book comes out next month. I have about half of it written which is honestly how all my book reviews are right now.

Onto the books I read in the month of September!

The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1)

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott: ★★★

First up is a book from my childhood that I wanted to reread. This was sweet and cute. It brought back a lot of memories of how much I loved to read as a child. I’m definitely going to continue with the series.

Jade War (The Green Bone Saga, #2)

Jade War by Fonda Lee: ★★★★

I love this series so much and I don’t know how I’m going to wait for the last book to come out. There were a lot of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and the last 100 pages of the book were so intense I almost started crying.

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August 2020 Wrap Up

It seems like monthly wrap ups are the only blog posts I’m consistently writing. This is kind of late though and that has to do a lot of with the fact that I don’t currently have a laptop. It’s in a shop right now and I’m hoping that it can be fixed. If it doesn’t I might buy a new one or I might wait until my birthday next year.

I read five books this month but I still haven’t caught up to my reading goal for the year which is really annoying. I’m currently three books behind and I’m hoping that this holiday weekend I can finally catch up!

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury: ★★★

This was a cute standalone that I listened to while I was driving to and from work. I have a review of it in progress and hopefully I publish it soon!

The Dragon Republic by R.F Kuang: ★★★★

I loved this book so much!! I honestly think it left me in a slump. I gave TPW three stars because I thought it was complicated for me to understand but when I read TDR I was blown away. It all came together for me suddenly and I loved it so much.

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July 2020 Wrap Up

Here I am with another wrap up where I didn’t read as many books as I had hoped. After listening to both the Brown sisters books, I haven’t really been in a mood to continue reading. I need to pick up books physically as I can finish a physical book much faster than I can finish an audiobook.

I did finish four books this month which to me seems like a really good amount.

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson:  ★★★

I’ve had this book on my TBR for ages and I finally thought it was time to read it. I picked up the audiobook from my library and I enjoyed it. It was interesting and I definitely felt like continuing the series.

Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1)

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert: ★★★★

I’ve actually already written my review for this book and you can find it here. I absolutely adored this book and it’s definitely a book I can see myself rereading when I get sad. I need to get myself a physical copy.

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June 2020 Wrap Up

This is kind of late because I didn’t realize that it was the end of the month and so I didn’t have this post ready but I’m here now! I have fallen behind on my reading challenge which isn’t ideal but I’m hopeful that I will get back on track soon.

I only read two books this month but they were both really good so I’m counting this month as a reading win.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust:  ★★★★

First up I received an ARC of Girl, Serpent Thorn and I decided to read that in June what with it being Pride month. You can actually read my full review here. I really enjoyed the book and definitely recommend it.

Dark Skies (Dark Shores, #2)

Dark Skies by Danielle L Jensen:  ★★★★

I read the first book in this series Dark Shores a couple months ago and I absolutely loved it. I still haven’t written a review and that’s because I’m lazy piece of shit. However, this series is very underrated. I don’t know why more people aren’t reading it. The first book amazing, this book also amazing. Please read it.

And those were the two books I read in June. Not a great reading month but hopefully July will be better. Spoiler alert. It is. I have read two books already this month. So things are looking up.

May 2020 Wrap Up

Another month has passed us by and I still don’t know what I’m doing with my life. I hope that everyone is doing well. I know that I’m not doing as well as I would like to be but it’s okay. I just need to relax and remind myself that everything is going to be fine.

I graduated from university this month and within two weeks I’ve found a job. I’m a little nervous about starting this new job tomorrow but I’m hoping that things will go smoothly and I will be able to do a good job.

My reading this month was pretty great. I’m currently on track to complete my reading goal. I’m at 22/55 and it’s been nice. I read a pretty great variety of books this month and I enjoyed all of them a decent amount.

Dark Shores (Dark Shores, #1)

Dark Shores by Danielle L Jensen: ★★★★★

I absolutely loved this book. I found it amazing and incredible. I don’t know why more people aren’t talking about it. It has an amazing cast of characters as well as a riveting storyline with wonderful world building. It’s definitely become one of my favorite fantasy books. I’m currently reading the sequel as well

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab: ★★★★

I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a sweet book that explored life in a fascinating way. You can read my full review here.

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February 2020 Wrap Up

Another month has flown by and I am in shock. I can’t believe that we’re already in March. My reading hasn’t been that good this year but spring break starts next week! Hopefully I’ll be able to read a lot more then. I have been reading a lot of ARCs though lately which has been fun.

Onto the books I read this month! I once again only read three books this month but they were all pretty enjoyable which I’m calling a sucess.

Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: ★★★★

I really enjoyed this book! I don’t have a review of it up yet but hopefully I’ll have one soon. I listened to the audiobook which I’m glad I did as it made the book more enjoyable. I can’t wait for the Amazon show to come out!

Of Curses and Kisses (St. Rosetta's Academy, #1)

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon: ★★★

A cute sweet read. I had received an ARC of this and I’m glad that I read it. It was not anything special but it was an overall enjoyable read. You can check out my full review of it here.

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas: ★★★★★

This was so freaking good!!! I absolutely loved it and I’m so glad I was able to get my hands on an ARC of it. I’m hoping to have my full review of it up tomorrow before the release on Tuesday so keep your eye out for that.

And that’s it for February! My goal for March is to read at least 5 books so that I don’t fall too behind on my reading goal of 55 for this year. How’s your reading goal going?

January 2020 Wrap Up

Wow I can’t believe that January is already over. I’ve finished the first month of classes for my last semester of university. It’s crazy to me that after this I won’t be in school. I’m so nervous about applying for jobs and trying to find something that I enjoy.

I did read a little this month. I read three books in total which I think is pretty good for how busy of a month it was. I’m currently reading a bunch of books and I need to post reviews of the books that I’ve already finished. I still have one book review I need to do for a book from 2019. Hopefully I’ll get that up soon.

Now onto the books that I’ve read so far this year.

Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle, #1)

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera: ★★

This book ended up disappointing me. I had an ARC of it and I read it before it came out this month and it just wasn’t what I expected. I don’t think Adam Silvera is an author I enjoy.

Windwitch (The Witchlands, #2)

Windwitch by Susan Dennard: ★★★★★

I’m so glad I finally continued with this series! It was so good and I’m really in love with all of the characters I can’t wait for the next book.

Bloodwitch (The Witchlands, #3)

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard: ★★★★★

This series I think is becoming one of my favorites and I need the next book now. The characters are all so amazing. I will talk more about them in my upcoming reviews of the two books.

And those are all the books I read this month! I don’t know if February will be any better but we’ll see. I think I might start setting monthly TBRs for myself but I don’t feel like I’ll follow through with those so I don’t know if that’s a definite thing. One thing I do want to work in these upcoming months is starting my own Etsy pin store but that’s been in a difficult work in progress.

Let me know if there are any book series you would want pins from!

December 2019 Wrap Up

This is a couple days late but that’s because my laptop is currently out of commission. It’s getting repaired right now and I hope to get it back next week which will hopefully allow me to start posting again.

I only read two books this month but I’m okay with that. I did complete my reading goal of 50 books and I ended the year having read a total of 53 books which I think is pretty good. I set my reading goal of 2020 for 55 books and I’m hopeful that I will complete it.

Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei, #1)

Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen: ★★★★

I really loved this book. It was such an amazing book and it actually comes out next week so I definitely recommend picking it up and giving it a read! I’m going to have a review of it posted tomorrow.

Supernova (Renegades, #3)

Supernova by Marissa Meyer: ★★★★★

This book was so good!!! I have reviews of the first two books here and here. You can see that I enjoyed those books but I didn’t give them 5 stars. However this book completely blew me away. The ending is so amazing that I can’t help but want more.

And those were the two books that I read to finish out the year. I hope that everyone had a great holidays and wonderful beginning to the New Year!

November 2019 Wrap Up

I really enjoyed all of the books that I read this month. I ended up completing my reading challenge again after having raised it to 50 books. I had been a bit hesitant about raising but I’m so happy that I completed it! This month I reread a lot of books and that was good for me. It made me excited about reading!

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: ★★★★★

My first reread of the month. I was rereading the whole series in anticipation for The Queen of Nothing that was being released this month. I loved reading this book again. It was everything I ever want in a book. I actually rewrote my review for it which you can find here.

The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1)

The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic: ★★★★★

I first read this series three years ago and I loved it so much. I’m happy to say that after rereading it, I still love it a lot. It’s such a great series and I highly recommend it. Check out my full review of it here.

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