Last month was a riveting success! I managed a good chunk of big books and I have read more than I had in ages! I almost reached 30 books in a month! Goodreads says I’m still 32 books behind schedule but it’s much better than it was! Here’s what I’ve been reading:
I’m not doing all the covers because that’s just way too many and it’ll take a while. These are some that I really liked,my top favorite being Nettle and Bone and The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea. Both were exceptional! My least favorite is probably Comfort Me With Apples. It was such a let down!
What all have you been reading? Anything good? Bad? Let me know in the comments!
Welcome to the last wrap up of the year! I haven’t read a lot this month, I had a hell of a reading slump again, but I still squeezed in 22 books. A handful were Tor short stories, a few were dnf’s. Very few were 5 or 4 ⭐ reads. Here’s what I read:
I’m just starting Hollow Empire and am about 100 pages into it. My favorites of the month were Dragon Bones, Warrior of the Wild, and Caressed by Ice. Least favorites were Life Class, Comfort and Joy, and Sword of Shannara.
There’s a small handful of books that I don’t have pictures of the covers for, and there’s also the Tor short fiction that I also have no images of.
As far as next year’s reading goes? I’m seriously hoping to make my wrap ups way bigger and get in actual reading done. I hope that the slumps are gone. And I hope to have more success in posting reviews.
I hit a week long slump in September then began to finally post Netgalley reviews towards the last week so I’m not mad about it, just frustrated. I read a lot of really good things and a few questionable things, but overall it wasn’t a bad reading month, just slow. October is my favorite month of the year, and I hope (but not holding my breath) to be able to read a shitton of books for next month, slumps be damned. But meanwhile, here’s a list of the books read. I am obviously not doing pictures for every single one that would take ages and I’m just not in the mood right now to do so. Anyway, here’s the books with rating attached.
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson 2 ⭐
Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn 3 ⭐
The Dead of False Creek by Sarah M. Stephen (Netgalley Arc) 5 ⭐
The Highland Bride’s Choice by Amanda Forester 3 ⭐
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao (Netgalley Arc) 5 ⭐
The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss 4 ⭐
Finna by Nino Cipri (novella) 4 ⭐
Deception and Desire by Aubrey Wynne 3 ⭐
The Treasure of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan (classic) 2 ⭐
Kissed by Starlight by Cynthia Bailey Pratt 4 ⭐
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis 4 ⭐
Gild by Raven Kennedy 5 ⭐
Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman 5 ⭐ ❤️
Poison for Breakfast by Lemony Snicket 3 ⭐
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens (classic)– technically a reread/dnf but still 4 ⭐
Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells 4 ⭐
The Black Pages by Nnedi Okorafor 3 ⭐
We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson 5 ⭐❤️
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw 5 ⭐
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman 5 ⭐
Lies by Kylie Scott 3 ⭐
Unbreak Me by Michelle Hazen 3 ⭐
And there is my wrap up! It’s nice doing these again, and I note that I didn’t really stick to my tbr but that’s fine, right? Who says a tbr is permanent and I’m more a mood reader than anything. Tbrs for me are mostly “books I’d like to get to but not important” anyway.
How was your reading month? Read anything good? Let me know in the comments!
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!
As the month passes swiftly by and its already past the halfway point, I’m doing an early wrap up, despite that I still have a week to go, because I can! Now, did I read any of the books on my TBR listed? Let’s see:
I’m currently reading The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso, and I’m about fifty percent through. I’ll finish it easily before the next month, and post a review.
I’m also reading House of Hollows, at the moment, and really enjoying it. I just started it, and when I’m finished with that I’ll start up
Winter Orbit, which is looking to be quite hefty. Not sure I’ll finish this before the end of the month but I’m willing to give it a go.
I’m seven books into that Lady Darby series, and am lacking in the ebook novella.
The only one I didn’t get to was Dark August.
Oh my. Does that…does that mean I completed my actual TBR for the month for the first time in AGES?! Seriously?! How’d that happen? Sure, I’m not posting reviews, but I read all but one of the books! *HAPPY DANCE* It worked! Getting a much smaller tbr WORKED!
Let’s not get so excited that next months tbr will increase, but I will add on a couple extra books as buddy reads. Y’all. What should be my reward for finishing all but one book on my tbr?! Let me know in the comments?!
Welcome to my first wrap up that I’ve posted in the past few months. I skipped two of them, because I just didn’t feel like posting even though they’re written and ready to go. I’ll include them in my Goodreads Wrap Up book. I had to stop and see where I started to read this month, I’ve been slacking in keeping track, so I’m unsure if this is what I’ve read actually thus far. I could be a book or two off, but I’ll try not to be. I apparently lost the will to keep track a few months before the end of the year. I’m hoping to do better next year in regards to such! Here are the books read with ratings:
1. The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away by Hannah Howell 3 stars
2.The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfield 5 stars re-read
3.Wolf Lost by Sam Burns 5 stars LGBT pick
4.Kidnapped by the Pirate by Keira Andrews 5 stars LGBT pick
5.The Glovemaker Ann Weisgarber 3 stars
6.Prince for Sale by Caroline Gibson 5 stars LGBT pick
7.Wrong Way Home by K. A. Merikan 4 stars LGBT pick
8.The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan 4 stars
9.The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston 4 stars
10.The Year We Fell From Space by A.S. King 4 stars
11.Brine and Bone by Kate Stradling 3.5 stars
12.Interview with Diana Gabaldon by Andrew Gull 4 stars
13.The Secret Book and Scone Society 5 stars re-read
14.A Hidden Magic by Vivian Vande Velde 4 stars re-read
15.Mystic City by Theo Lawrence 3.5 stars re-read
16.The Sentinel Mage by Emily Gee 5 stars LGBT pick
Not many five star books, unfortunately. I’m hoping to do better in the month of December. One month left, until the new year. Next year, I’m going to attempt to be more active in posting reviews, as well as more prompt. In the meantime, hope everyone’s Thanksgiving holidays were good, even as we’re nearing Christmas and I’m a bit late in posting. Cheers.
Well, this month wasn’t bad but towards the end of the month, the very last week of-I read absolutely nothing. I was just petered out on reading for a bit, I guess, or there was nothing that truly caught my attention that I didn’t have on hand at once. Such as Book 2, Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs. Or that new Aeronaut’s Windless by Jim Butcher book that still hasn’t been released. *mournful sigh* Still, 30 books this month isn’t bad at all, and better than last month even. I’m hoping to double that amount next month (hahaha!) and get some more series finished and short stories read. Here are the books that I’ve read that are my favorites:
1.The Eagle Has Landed by Neil Clarke (arc) – leftover from May
2.Pirate by LV Lloyd 5/5 stars LGBT Pridemonth Read
3.Alone by Skye MacKinnon 5/5 stars
4.Magic of the Gargoyles by Rebecca Chastain 5/5 stars
5.Independence by Alasdair Shaw 3/5 stars
6.Moonlight in the Valley by Wilson Harp 4/5 stars
7.Compromised by Raven McAllan 5/5 stars
8.Sold to the Enemy by Sarah Fine 4/5 stars
9.Highland Promise by Alyson McLayne 4/5 stars (re-read)
10.Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn 2/5 stars (re-read)
11.Fall of a Kingdom by Hilari Bell 3/5 stars
12.The Bear by Andrew Kravik 5/5 stars
13.Virgin River by Robyn Carr 3/5 stars
14.In too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz 3/5 stars
15.At Wolf Ranch by Jennifer Ryan 5/5 stars
16.Natural Evil by Thea Harrison 4/5 stars
17.The Vampire Club Book 3 by A Aratare 5/5 stars
18.Stilettos and Stardust by DL Pitchford 4/5 stars
19.Basic Instincts by Larissa Ione 5/5 stars LGBT Pridemonth Read
20.Baby I’m Howling For You by Christine Warren 5/5 stars
21.Locked In by Aiden Bates 4/5 stars
22.The Many Lives of the Doctor by Richard Dinnick 4/5 stars Graphic Novel
23.Moon Called by Patricia Briggs 5/5 stars
24.Would Be Witch by Kimberly Frost 3/5 stars
25.Over Sea, Under Stone by Suzanne Collins 5/5 stars (reread)
26.Going Dark by Monica McCarty 5/5 stars
27.Loss of Heart by Evan Gilbert 2/5 stars LGBT Pridemonth Read
28.The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson DNF at 50% 3/5 stars
29.Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs /5 (still in the middle of reading from yesterday)
And those were the books that I read, just at 30 books. Some reviews still need to be posted, but I’m still playing catch-up with Netgalley, Voracious Reader Arcs, Edelweiss Arcs…I’m sure you get the idea. How was everyone else’s month? Let me know in the comments!
I started off strong, but towards the 10th I read barely anything. Then around the 15th I picked up books again, and just sped through several in a row. At the end of the month, I wound up finishing 25 books (counting Tor’s free short fiction + graphic novels), which is pretty awesome. Here is the list of books with the page count and rating attached!
The Bride Sale by Helen Scamp; 400 pages, 4/5 stars
The Prince of Shadows by Curt Benjamin; 500 pages, 5/5 stars (re-read)
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Sacasa; 200 pages, 4/5 stars
The Vampire and I by J. P. Bowie; 400 pages, 4/5 stars
The Aliens and Their Omega by Tabitha Austin; 300 pages, 3/5 stars
The Omega Prince by Lia Cooper; 300 pages, 2/5 stars
Scorched by Mari Mancusi; 300 pages, 5/5 stars
Lachlan by Hazel Hunter; 300 pages, 4/5 stars
Courage to be Counted by Eleri Grace; 400 pages, 3/5 stars: DNF at 65%
The Ventriloquists by ER Ramzipoor; 600 pages, 3/5 stars DNF at 35%
The Next to Last Mistake by Amalie Jahn; 300 pages, 2/5 stars
The Time for Murder is Meow by TC LoTempio; 300 pages?, 3.5/5 stars
Little Witches by Leigh Dargoon; 150 pages, 4/5 stars (graphic novel)
Through Lya’s Eyes by Justine Carbone; 100 pages, 3/5 stars (graphic novel)
Earth to Charlie by Justin Olson; 300 pages, 5/5 stars
The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams; 400 pages, 5/5 stars
The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler; 300 pages, 4/5 stars
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden; 200 pages, 4/5 stars
Witch Born by Nicholas Bowling; 300 pages, 4 /5 stars
We Hunt the Flame by ; 500 pages, 2/5 stars
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin; 900 pages, 5/5 stars (re-read)
Free Tor Short Fiction Read:
Where Would You Be Now Carrie Vaughn 4/5 stars
Bitter Grounds by Neil Gaiman; 3/5 stars
The Martian in the Wood by Stephen Baxter; 3/5 stars
One/Zero by Kathleen Ann Goodman; 3/5 stars
Waters of Versailles by Kelly Robson; 4/5 stars
And those are the books and short fiction that I read for the month of May. It was a good reading month, and I hope to do better for June. I hope all of you did well too, and if not better luck next month!
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!
I read a lot of books in November. Around 30, in fact. For everyone else, the month of November seemed to have flown by, but for me it seemed to drag a bit. Whereas my favorite month (October) flew by with abandon. I read a couple of 600+page books, some fanfiction, and worked on writing my own book as it was NaNoWriMo-and was really pleased at winning the first NaNoWriMo that I’d attended! Tonight, I’ll be watching Fantastic Beasts 2, which is exciting, and I’ll be working on reading Girl of Paper and Fire for most of today, when not working on my blog. But that’s enough of the things that aren’t books-here’s the books that I’ve read for November:
There’s a few others that I didn’t get photos of, mostly because they aren’t released yet. I also haven’t gotten some of these reviewed yet, such as the Mercedes Lackey books, the Enchanted Castle, and a couple of others. I’m behind on reviews, mostly because I’m working on updates for my blog, as well as working on my book getting published.
My December TBR is coming up next, and then possibly either some reviews, or some new changes to my blog, haven’t decided which yet. I’m really looking forward to tonight, however, for tonight as I said earlier, I get to watch Fantastic Beasts 2! (Sadly not at IMAX.)