August was a busy, hot month. The weather never cooled down but the reading picked up. I’ve read a lot in August, not as much as usual but certainly almost a book a day. Here’s my wrap up. I’m not going to list every book, as I couldn’t find photos for all of them but these are what I read:
A few classics, some romances, a ya or two and some historicals. My favorites of last month were Darkthaw by Kate A. Boorman, Eragon by Christopher Paolini (reread) and Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConagy. I also was delightfully surprised at Mrs. March by Virginia Feito, and I also liked but didn’t love A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle-I guess I’m spoiled by BBC’s Sherlock lol.
Anyway, that’s my wrap up, and I’m looking forward to next months books. Anyone read any of these? Let me know in the comments!
I only read 12 books for February? That’s depressing, though a couple of these were fairly hefty at nearly 600+pages, so I guess that’s not too bad, plus February is one of the shortest months of the year, so there’s that as well. Plus there was a lot going on in February including lots of cold and snow and ice, which we’re fixing to get more of here soon again. Yay. *insert sarcasm* I also read a LOT of fanfiction towards the end of the month. Primarily: The Avengers, Deadpool, Spiderman, The Orville, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter fanfiction, along with a tiny bit of Stargate. I apparently really missed reading fanfiction! Anyway, on to the books!
Now, these aren’t all the books that I’ve read shown, these are only my top favorites of last month, the bottom two standing out the most, though I really loved Black God Drums and Cold Is In Her Bones almost as much as those two. I really sincerely hope that there’s a book three for All the Wandering Light, and I KNOW there’s a book three for Arabella of Mars, and definitely look forward to that as well. Here’s a list of what I’ve actually read:
All the Wandering Light by Heather Fawcett 4/5 stars The Black God’s Drums by P. Djeli Clark 5/5 stars Arabella and the Traitor of Mars by David Levine 4/5 stars The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James 4/5 stars The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross 5/5 stars The Cold is in Her Bones by Peternelle Van Alsdale 5/5 stars Lady of Light and Shadows by C. L. Wilson 3.5/5 stars Trouble on the Books by Essie Lang 3/5 stars (review to come) A Pirate’s Love by Susan Ward 4/5 stars Hunter’s Oath by Michelle West 4/5 stars The Mountain’s Call by Caitlin Brennan 3.5/5 stars Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan 4/5 stars
+a bunch of fanfiction that I’m considering beginning to keep track of, because some of these fanfics are incredibly long
Up next is my March TBR post, which will feature a lot more books. Have you guys read any of what I did this month? Agree with the ratings at all? Let me know in the comments!
Welcome to the second part of the January Reads post, with more details and lists! This last month of January wasn’t as well read as the first half, and I’m hoping that February will change that. Here is a detailed list of all the things that I’ve purchased, read, bought, reviewed, and added to my TBR. It’s quite a long list, so prepare for a bit of a read through. If you make it all the way to the end, then awesome and I really appreciate you reading through all this!
Books Received in the Mail:
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
A Gleam of Light (Book One) by TJ and ML Wolf
The Dragon’s Glare (Book Two) by TJ and ML Wolf
Beyond the World (Book Three) by TJ and ML Wolf
The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams
The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
The Heart of What Was Lost by Tad Williams
Books Read + Reviewed for January:
Contact by MD NEO
Conspiracy of Lies by Kathryn Gauci
The Belgariad Series by David Eddings
Lying Beneath the Oaks by Kristin Wright
Families and Other Lies by Christina Dodd
Arcs Approved Via Netgalley:
Half-Life by Gregory L. Norris
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig*
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim*
Murder in Belgravia by Lynn Brittney
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding*
Watch Over by Amy Reece
A Dream of Death by Connie Berry
Trouble on the Books by Essie Lang
In Search of a Witch’s Soul by D. Lieber
Sparrow Squadron by Darius Jung*
Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuarry
The Rise of Winter by Alex Lythe=My Wish Came True!
Finding Katrina M. By Elisabeth Elo*
The Obsoletes by Simeon Miles*
*The ones with the stars are the my most anticipated ones to read
Physical Books Bought:
Once Upon a Midnight Moon by CArol Finch
The Courtship by Anna Deforest
Rules of Surrender by Christina Dodd
Too Wicked to Tame by Sophie Jordan
Texas Blossom by Kathleen Drymon
*The Library had a mini-romance book sale, and so I purchased a few for some romance readathons. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have bought any books at all for last month, aside from the free ebooks.
Physical Library Books Received:
All the Wandering Light by Heather Fawcett
Arabella and the Battle of Venus by David Levine
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright
Legion by Brandon Sanderson (Three Books in One)
The Cold Is In Her Bones by Peternelle ran Arsdale
Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye
My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life by Rachel Cohn
The Gilded Wolves by Roshoni Chokini
Library Ebooks Downloaded to Kindle:
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
Zero Sum Game by Stefani Deoul
Hull Metal Girls by Emily Skrutskie
Free Ebooks Purchased:
Facing Home by Danielle Stewart
Elemental Shining by Maddy Edwards
Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux
Clarity by Loretta Lost
Mail Order Bride Escape by Victoria Moon
Forever Road by Catie Rhodes
Kingdom of Magicians by Timothy L. Cerepoka
In Her Name: First Contact by Michael Hicks
Shattered Love by Nivia Borrel
Rise of the Forgotten Sun by Jon Monson
Matador by Stewart Matthews
Silent Night by Tom Barber
Wolfe by Kelly Oliver
The Black Sheep’s Shadow by Ayre
The Star Realm by Julie Elizabeth Rowell
Valley of Embers by Stephen Kelliher
Infected by Terra Ellis
And those are all the books that I’ve gathered/read/purchased/libraried this month! Next month, I’ll do something similar towards the end of the month once more. I hope you enjoyed this post, as it was a pain to put together, and keeping track of things is usually annoying and difficult for me, though I’ve been trying to do better with that lately. If there’s any mistakes or anything, please let me know. What books did you get last month? Anything good? Let me know in the comments!
Welcome to my first ever Weekly Wrap Up for my blog! I’ve been blogging for a while now, but have recently been searching for memes and tags and whatnot that I might be interested in, to help build up my website so that it has more interesting content. I hope it goes well. Here are the books read for this past week:
Devils and Thieves: 5 stars
The Afterwards: 5 stars
Blood and Wolf: 4 stars
Ash Princess: 5 stars
The Tory: 3 stars
Artificial Condition: 4 stars
Down Among the Sticks and Bones: 4 stars
King of Ashes: 2 stars
I’ve got quite a few books on my list, hopefully I can read them all! I also have more books waiting for me back at the library at home (currently traveling and visiting friends), so that’s even more books to add to my already big reading pile. Here are my hopefuls for the next week!:
Of course I have more books on my to-read pile, but these are the ones on my immediate ‘must read’ shelf. I hope to have all these finished by the end of next week, but well, I doubt that will happen if this busy week is anything to go by.
But anyways, what have all of you been reading? Seen any great new releases? Any summer bookish plans going on? Let me know in the comments!
I haven’t done much reading this month, apparently April was the month of being busy with writing my own book, and editing and editing and editing…well, I’m sure you get the idea. However, I was successful in knocking down some of the books on my enormous TBR pile. I’ve read a few arcs, mainly, to get them out of the way, and this upcoming month I’m hoping to get more read than I had in April. It helps that there’s several books that I’m eagerly excited for.
(It’s just going to be a list this time, as I don’t have time to fix the post all the way. I’ll come back to it in a while, hopefully.)
A Walk Between Stars
Murder Feels Awful/Murder Feels Bad (still working on Book 2)
Sun and Shadow: The Awakening (review to come)
The Hawkman (easily my favorite book of the month)
Don’t Look at Me
Dun Lady’s Jess (re-read)
The Fiery Cross (re-read)
And that’s basically it. Short, but hopefully this month will be better! My next month is pretty much planned to be a bookish month filled with lots of ARCs, books I’ve been meaning to get to, and books I want to read just cause. Future updates to come, and I hope you enjoyed this post!
If you’re interested in what I want to read, go and check out my anticipated reads page! There’s plenty there for you to add to your own TBR pile, if you so desire!
This book was just as good as I hoped, and I thought that I knew how it was going to end but the author shocked me by doing something completely different.
Stephen moves to a small town called Spencer, which is a dried up nowhere town filled with nothing to do. The town’s myth of The Winged Ones fills his time, and he falls for a girl named Cars, who has a brother named Devon who becomes his friend.
What follows is a likable cast of characters, a hauntingly beautiful tale of friendship and a town with more secrets than one might expect.