June ’21 Wrap Up

June was a weird month. On the one hand, I did pretty well with my TBR and finally read a book I’ve been dying to read for a while! On the other hand, life has been hectic. I’m planning my wedding, trying to spruce up my house so we can have guests come over and enjoy the space, and all the while I’m trying to write, and work, and read, and ah! It’s a lot lol

So my apologies for the down time I had in May and beginning of June. I think I’m finally getting back on track and I think it shows based off how much I read! I also went ahead and linked my reviews for each book, so if you want to read my thoughts or find out more information on a book, be sure to check them out!

Continue reading

May ‘21 Wrap Up

May was a tough month for me. Not only did I manage to get through an entire move, but I got through two moves in the span of a week. My time has been primarily devoted to getting our new home set up, which meant that reading and blogging were put on the back burner. Thankfully, I still managed to get some reading done this month and I’m finally out of my reading slump! Woo hoo!

While I didn’t get through much, here’s what I read in May.

Continue reading

Apr ’21 Wrap Up

I can’t believe we’re a third of the way through the year. Time is flying by so quickly and this month was no exception. Looking back at what I read, I was not only shocked at how much I read, but the fact that I was forgetting the books I read this month. Time is moving so slow and so fast at the same time, I can’t keep up. Anyways, here’s what I read for April and if you want to see what I plan to read in May, check out my TBR here!

I also linked all of the reviews that are posted for these books, so if you want to read my thoughts, check out the reviews below!


54227461

Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed

Genre: YA Thriller

Rating: 1 // 5 stars (DNF @ 42%)

Goodreads


53341666

A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 4.5 // 5 stars

Goodreads


54303971

In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 4 // 5 stars

Goodreads


50798935

These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 4.5 // 5 stars

Goodreads


53205978. sy475

The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 4 // 5 stars

Goodreads


50892106

When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Genre: YA Contemporary

Rating: 4 // 5 stars

Goodreads


54313045

Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads


43807238

Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein

Genre: YA Contemporary

Rating: 1 // 5 stars (DNF @ 24%)

Goodreads


44044099

What’s Not to Love by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

Genre: YA Romance

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads


49399658

Counting Down With You by Tashie Bhuiyan

Genre: YA Romance

Rating: 4 // 5 stars

Goodreads


44084665. sy475

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

Genre: YA Dystopian Thriller

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads


I can’t believe I read 11 books last month! It felt like I had read nothing, but looking back, I actually got through a lot more. I basically finished my TBR last month which was surprising and awesome at the same time. I need to keep up this momentum into May!

What was your favorite book you read in April? It’s so hard to pick, but I think it would have to be a three way tie between Our Last Echoes, What’s Not to Love, and The Ones We’re Meant to Find. And These Feathered Flames is a very close second!

Mar ’21 Wrap Up

It’s April 1st and while I’m not big into pranks and stuff, I really did play myself with reading this month. I was on track to finish all the books I wanted to read for this month, but life did not want me to finish reading them. Oh well, here’s what I read for March and if you want to see what I plan to read in April, check out my TBR here!

I also linked all of the reviews that are posted for these books, so if you want to read my thoughts, check out the reviews below!

Continue reading

Jan ’21 Wrap Up

January was a great first month of the year. I got to read some amazing books for blog tours, as a buddy read with my friend, and just new books I loved in general!

Along with great reading goals, I’ve also been working on personal goals and have felt so good this past month. Even with all the chaos my family has experienced, things are starting to turn around for the better.

So, clearly, I’m in a good mood so here are some of the books I read this month!

Continue reading

September 2020 Wrap Up

I didn’t read nearly as much this month as I did the previous months. And that’s okay. But you know what’s not okay? The fact that I can’t format this post like the rest of my posts because, for whatever reason, WordPress is messing up the formatting no matter what I do! So this post is going to look different and I’m sorry about that. I hate it too.

Anyways, here’s what I read in the month of September!

Continue reading

August 2020 Wrap Up

Alright! Another month done, another list of books I read this month!

I did really well reading wise. Not only did I complete all the books on my TBR, but then I read a couple extra as well! I’m really impressed with myself – I didn’t think I was going to be able to read all of these titles in the span of 31 days, but I guess I shouldn’t doubt myself!

Check out all of the books I read in August! I have tagged reviews for most, if not, all of them for you to check out! 

Continue reading

July 2020 Wrap Up

Every time I do these wrap up posts, I feel like I barely read anything, but then I compile it together and I shock myself. This month I read 11 books, which is about the same as last month, although two of them were graphic novels so they weren’t as time consuming as the other longer or more wordy novels. I have linked all reviews for these books in the title, so if you’d like to see my thoughts, feel free to click the link and check them out!

Book I Read:

45892228

 

Crave by Tracy Wolff

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads

 

40211753. sy475

 

Warmaidens by Kelly Coon

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 3.5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

45184250

 

Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 4 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

34413312

 

North and South by Gene Luen Yang, etc

Genre: YA Fantasy (Graphic Novels)

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

52893819. sx318 sy475

 

Imbalance by Faith Erin Hicks, etc

Genre: YA Fantasy (Graphic Novels)

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

48675479

 

A Wicked Magic by Sasha Laurens

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 4 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

42835679. sy475

 

Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy

Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

Rating: 4.5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

32718027

 

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

35702241

 

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

ignite

 

Ignite the Sun by Hanna Howard

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 3.5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

steel

 

Steel Tide by Natalie C. Parker

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 4 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

I’m hoping to have a good reading month for August, especially since I have to focus on a lot of ARCs I received through NetGalley. While I wasn’t intentionally trying to do the ARC August Readathon (hosted by Octavia and Shelly @ Read. Sleep. Repeat.) I basically have only ARCs on my TBR that I need to read and review, so I guess I’m participating!

If you want to see what my August TBR is, check out my TBR post here.

.

.

.

.

.

If you liked this post, please like this post, leave a comment, follow, share with your friends – anything is appreciated!

May 2020 Wrap Up

Just like last month, this month has been a flurry of reading and receiving books.

For May, I surpassed my goal of 10 books by a lot. Unfortunately, I am going to reduce my goal next month since I’ll probably have a more limited reading time. But I did get to read a lot of awesome books this month and I’m way ahead on my reading goal!

Because I read and received so many books this month, I’m splitting up my posts. It was like 30+ books in one post which is just too much. So for today, here is my wrap up from May 2020 with all of the books I read!

Books I’ve Read

bone

 

The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

court

 

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

Genre: YA Historical Fiction/Fantasy

Rating: 4 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

crow

 

The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

thief

 

The Bone Thief by Breeana Shields

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

behold

 

The Beholder by Anna Bright

Genre: YA Fiction/Fantasy

Rating: 4.5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

forest

 

Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: ??? // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

42374300. sy475

 

The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 4 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

43900612. sy475

 

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

36443368. sy475

 

Thorn by Intisar Khanani

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

53065598. sx318 sy475

 

The Boundless by Anna Bright

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

45046552

 

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

Genre: Adult Fantasy

Rating: 4 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

39352771. sy475

 

Tunnels of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

42893340

 

The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

52870746. sy475

 

Divine Blood by Beck Michaels

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 3 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

36683940

 

Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 4.5 // 5 stars

Goodreads

 

What are some books you’ve read this month? Any books you’re excited to get/start soon?

.

.

.

If you liked this post, please like this post, leave a comment, follow, share with your friends – anything is appreciated!

April Mid-Month Update

March was crazy and April is following closely behind for me. This month I have focused on the books currently sitting in my NetGalley queue and other giveaway books I’ve won. I’ve also allowed my self to read some TBR books this month to keep it fresh and motivate me, as well as some buddy reading! Here is my mid month update on what I’ve read, what I’m reading, and what I plan to read for April!

What I’ve read:

51182650. sx318 sy475     36505323. sy475     42281684

What I’m reading:

40144224    45872054. sy475      52894698. sx318 sy475

What I plan to read:

46222824    44778083     40571151. sy475

I’m currently buddy reading The Kingdom of Back and Goddess in the Machine with some friends, which is why it’s taking so long for me to read them. If you follow me on Goodreads, then you’d see I’m reading about 50 pages a day for each of them. I am also almost done with Where Dreams Descend and plan to start The Vanishing Deep next!

I’m hopeful that I can read the rest of these books by the end of the month, but it might change depending on how I’m feeling. Most likely, one or two of these will need to be pushed into May but again, I’m hopeful that I can get through them all. Now one of these books is HUGE (cough cough, SJM, cough cough)! I’m excited to dive into two of my favorite authors, especially since most of my friends have read their books already and are waiting on me to finish. I love Astrid’s debut novel Four Dead Queens and I’ve been hearing great things about The Vanishing Deep!

As I set up my May TBR, what are some titles you’re looking to read? I have a few ARCs, some new releases, and old TBR books I’m hoping to get through. I also want to push myself to read more books this month and next month so I can get ahead for my reading goal.

Don’t forget, I am currently co-hosting a giveaway with Writing the Universe! You can enter through the Rafflecopter we have set up (entries will only count if you enter through there!). I will link the post to our giveaway – please feel free to check it out and enter!

.

.

.

.

.

If you liked this post, please like this post, leave a comment, follow, share with your friends – anything is appreciated!

March 2020 Wrap Up

This month has been strange to put it plainly. With my position being moved remotely and me now working from home, I have more free time to do things like read. This month I’ve read more than I have in recent months. I’m quite happy with how much I’ve read, and it’s not a lot, but it’s more than in the past. These books have mostly been from NetGalley, but I hope to read more from my TBR in April. Here are all the books I’ve read and acquired in March.

Books I’ve Read:

44538875

 

 

Night Spinner by Jennifer Gruenke

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: star.pngstar.pngstar.pngstar.png//5

Goodreads

 

 

 

45046766

 

 

Night Spinner by Addie Thorley

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: star.pngstar.pngstar.png//5

Goodreads

 

 

 

30075662. sy475

 

 

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Rating: star.pngstar.pngstar.pngstar.pngstar.png//5

Goodreads

 

 

 

 

Books I’ve Bought/Received:

45554589. sy475

 

 

 

Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

Format: e-ARC

Received from: NetGalley

Publication Date: June 23rd, 2020

Goodreads

 

 

52748041. sx318 sy475

 

 

 

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

Format: e-ARC

Received from: NetGalley

Publication Date: July 7th, 2020

Goodreads

 

 

33973264

 

 

 

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

Format: e-ARC

Received from: NetGalley

Publication Date: June 2nd, 2020

Goodreads

 

 

51176642. sx318 sy475

 

 

The Bone Thief by Breeana Shields

Format: eARC

Received from: NetGalley

Publication Date: May 26th, 2020

Goodreads

 

 

 

44778083

 

 

 

House of Blood and Earth by Sarah J Maas

Format: Hardcover

Purchased: Barnes & Noble

Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020

Goodreads

 

 

17699853

 

 

 

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

Format: Hardcover

Purchased: Barnes & Noble

Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020

Goodreads

 

 

40742905. sy475

 

 

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee

Format: Hardcover

Purchased: One More Page Bookstore

Publication Date: November 26th, 2019

Goodreads

 

 

What are some books you’ve read/purchased recently? Let me know in the comments!

.

.

.

.

.

If you liked this post, please like this post, leave a comment, follow, share with your friends – anything is appreciated!

2019 Wrap Up: A Year in Books

Wow, who can believe that 2019 is coming to an end and we are about to emerge into the 20’s!? I can’t.

2019 was the year of new beginnings for me:

  • I graduated college that winter and was now free from school
  • I got my first full time job!
  • I bought my 3rd car, because my 2nd car died 😦
  • I started blogging regularly
  • I went to a lot of amazing conventions and met so many authors
  • And I read a lot of books!

This year was awesome and new, yet very hard. There were 3 unfortunate deaths in my family, people I loved were going through some rough transitions, but in the end, we have all ended the year on a strong foot and I’m excited for 2020 – if not also terrified.

To wrap up this year, let’s look back at all the amazing books I read and are set to finish by the end of the year:

  1. The Wicked Deep
  2. The Similars
  3. Grim Lovelies
  4. Queen of Air and Darkness
  5. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
  6. Truthwitch
  7. Spectacle
  8. A Reaper at the Gates
  9. Windwitch
  10. This Book is Not Yet Rated
  11. Courting Darkness
  12. The Waking Forest
  13. The Cerulean
  14. Furyborn
  15. The Dark Descent of Emily Frankenstein
  16. The Devouring Gray
  17. The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
  18. The Everlasting Rose
  19. Killing November
  20. Smoke and Key
  21. The Things She’s Seen
  22. Kingsbane
  23. We Hunt the Flame
  24. Wilder Girls
  25. Treason of Thorns
  26. Spin the Dawn
  27. House of Salt and Sorrows
  28. A Curse so Dark and Lonely
  29. Diamond City
  30. A Heart so Fierce and Broken
  31. A Crown of Coral and Pearl
  32. The Bone Houses
  33. Tiger Queen
  34. There Will Come a Darkness
  35. The Gilded Wolves
  36. The Grace Year
  37. Serpent and Dove
  38. Kingdom of Souls
  39. Gideon the Ninth
  40. Wicked Saints
  41. Queen of Nothing
  42. Ruthless Gods (in progress)
  43. Sensational (in progress)

Screen Shot 2019-12-16 at 9.13.40 PM.png

My goal for 2019 was 100 books, but with working two jobs and other things getting in the way, that did not happen. I’ll be lucky to get to 50 at this point, but that’s okay, because most of these reads have been well worth it!

Here is my year in review:

Favorite Book:

40024139

This was one of my favorite reads of this year. There seems to be a dichotomy over this book, with some people not liking it, but I loved it. The story was new and interesting, the characters had a wonderful relationship, and the world sucked me right in. I could not put this story down!

 

 

Least Favorite Book:

44596261. sx318 sy475

This was unfortunate, but this was my least favorite read of the year. While I liked the plot of the story it was the main character that I couldn’t connect with. I had some issues with pacing as well, but overall I couldn’t connect with her story or her personality and that made it almost impossible to get through. This story is amazing and unique, and you should definitely give it a try, but just wasn’t for me.

 

Most Surprising Read:

26032912. sy475

I was so excited for this trilogy to end – until I actually read the ending. I was not impressed with the ending and felt like it could have been much better. My biggest thing was the personality change in Jude and the big dynamic change between two characters. Overall, I still enjoyed the ending but I didn’t love it.

 

 

Most Anticipated Read of 2020:

41721210

There are so many amazing books coming out in 2020 and I’ve had the pleasure to have already read some of them. One of the early 2020 books I’m super excited about is called Diamond City and it is AMAZING! It’s like Throne of Glass met Six of Crows and it is so good. If this book isn’t on your radar, it needs to be!

 

 

Overall, this year has been filled with amazing books, events, and people – not a bad year to end the decade with!

If you’re interested in ending the year off right, check out my end of the year giveaway! This is as a thank you for reading 100 blog followers and it includes a 2019 ARC, 2020 ARC, a finished copy, and a bunch of swag! You can click here to enter!

.

.

.

.

.

If you liked this post, please like it, leave a comment, follow, share with your friends – anything is appreciated!