April 2017 Wrap Up

Good morning, and happy Monday, friends! Today I’ve got for you another wrap up, this time for April. Honestly, I know everyone says this, but I’m so shocked that April is already over. A third of the year has gone by and I feel like I’ve done nothing. Anyone else feeling like this?

Book I Read:

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate – ★★★★★

 

Books I’m Currently Reading:

Monstress by Marjorie M. Lui and Sana Takeda

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

 

Other Reviews I Posted:

Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

 

Miscellaneous:

Ten Bookish Places I Want to Visit

To Blog or Not to Blog

Bookish Resolutions Update

 

Thoughts

Yes, I’m still reading 2 books that I started in February. Unfortunately, I’ve only been reading them on-and-off, and I’m at the point where I don’t always feel like reading them, which is why I picked up Monstress. I am definitely hoping to finally finish them this month so I can move on to other books!

How did April go for you? Did you get a lot of reading done? Did you do any other fun things? Let me know in the comments!

Have a lovely day, everyone!

~Becca

 

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March 2017 Wrap Up

Hello everyone! It is now officially April, and does anyone else think that March went by really quickly?

Today I am bringing you my very short March wrap up! As you may or may not have noticed, I accidentally went on a little unannounced hiatus because I lost a bit of control over my time management and homework, which is why this is going to be a baby of a post. Here’s hoping I stop doing that!

Books I Read:

Currently Reading:

  • Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton – I just started it, so there’s not much that I can say about it. I’m slowly working my way through the list of ARCs that I am immensely behind on.
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco – I’m also not very far into this one, and I haven’t read enough to form a great opinion.

Miscellaneous:

 


 

That’s it! Like I said, short and sweet. I apologize for disappearing, but I’m working on my time management skills right now, and hopefully that won’t happen again for a while. I guess it also helps that my term has ended! Ha!

I hope you all have a wonderful day, and expect another post from me on Wednesday. Thanks for sticking around!

~ Becca

 

 

January Wrap Up

Archived Book Reviews

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Reboot by Amy Tintera

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Solitaire by Alice Oseman

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

 

Tags

Why I Am a Reader

 

Lists

Anticipated Releases: January – March 2017

Favourite Reads of 2016

 

My Reading

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To Hear the Ocean Sigh by Bryant A. Loney – ★★★☆☆

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Iron Cast by Destiny Soria – ★★★★★

Ya know, this isn’t a bad start to the year. I think 2 books per month is the reading pace that I want to keep up during the regular school term.

This month, however, I’m hoping to get through 3 books: Rebel of the Sands & Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton, and Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill.

How did your January go?

Have a great day, everyone!

~Becca

August 2016 Wrap Up

Book Reviews

Lists

News and Events

MY READING

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – ★★★★★

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi – ★★★★★

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston – ★★★★★

August was actually a really good reading month. Not because of the number – I didn’t read as much as I’d wanted to – but because of the quality of the books! Look at this month of 5 star ratings!

I’m currently reading The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow, with the hope that I can read my Swan Riders ARC before it comes out. I have a bunch of ARCs that I need to read so… ARC September? LOL

Here’s hoping I can keep reading during school! I hope you all have a wonderful September. Thanks for reading and following!

~Becca

July 2016 Wrap Up

Book Reviews

Lists

News and Events

And as for books, I read the following in July:

 

Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins – ★★★☆☆

The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh – ★★★★★

Nice Girls Endure by Chris Struyk-Bonn – ★★★★☆

 

I just finished Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo on Monday, but because that is technically August I will not be counting it towards my July reads. My review for it was posted yesterday, though, if you’d like to check that out!

I’m still reading The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, and I also started reading The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco recently. The book club I’m part of will be voting on August’s book soon, so I have that to look forward to, as well (unless I’ve already read it LOL).

With school starting back up in September, this will likely be my last month of posting 5 days per week. I will also start reading less for that same reason 😦 I’m not really sure how much reading I’ll get done this month, since I’m also hosting the writing challenge and I’ll be working a lot. But we’ll see!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful July, and I hope that August treats you very well!

~Becca

May 2016 Wrap Up

It’s already been 2 months since I started this blog, and I’m still very much enjoying it! I hope you all are, too.

This month was pretty busy, with work and school restarting at the same time, and the weather has been getting warmer so I’ve been going out more. I didn’t get to read as many books as I had wanted to, but I did the best that I could! Hopefully June will be better.

Book Reviews

Lists

News and Events

Most Popular Post this Month

 

So, what did I read this month?

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman – ★★★★★

The Sway by Ruby Knight – ★★☆☆☆

I’m currently reading Risuko by David Kudler. I was reading The Serpent King for the #BenTayReadalong, but I did not have enough time to keep up, and because I’m no longer in the mood for that book (as good as it is), I’ve decided to DNF it temporarily.

I also ran a poll this month, where I asked voters to help me decide which book I should read next. The winner was The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi, but it was just announced that my Goodreads book club will be reading A Court of Thorns and Roses in June, so that book will be prioritized!

How was your May?

Thank you for reading!

~ Becca

April 2016 Wrap Up

Hello friends! April was my first month of running this blog, and I’ve been really enjoying it – I hope you have, too! Here’s a recap of some of the things I posted this month:

Book Reviews

Tags

Lists

Weekly Posts

News & Events

 

As for books, I managed to read 3 this month

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(ebook – not pictured) The Space Between by Michelle L. Teichmann – ★★★☆☆

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes – ★★★★☆

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh – ★★★★★

I also started reading Passenger by Alexandra Bracken and Radio Silence by Alice Oseman!

I hope you all had a wonderful April, and I hope that May is even better!

Thanks for reading 🙂

~ Becca

March 2016 Wrap Up

Note: normally on Fridays I post booktube videos, but with exams coming up I don’t have a lot of time to film. So, in the meantime, I’ll post some extra freebies.

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Dreaming of Antigone by Robin Bridges

Format: ebook (from NetGalley)

Read: Feb 24 – March 3

Description: Dreaming of Antigone is the story of a girl named Andria who has epilepsy and her life 6 months after her twin sister Iris dies from drug overdose. Andria’s trying to keep her family, friends, and herself together after this loss, and trying to keep her sister’s former boyfriend, Alex, far, far away, blaming him for her death. As the book progresses, she and Alex inevitably get closer, and secrets are revealed about Iris’s seemingly perfect life that cause Andria to think twice about what she believes.

Rating: 2/5 stars

My Thoughts: Like I said in my review, this book was a solid OK. It wasn’t as mind-blowing as I was hoping it would be, but it was entertaining enough for me to want to continue reading it. Ultimately, the number of things I disliked about this book outweighed the number of things I did like, which is why I gave it such a low rating. To see my full review, click here.

 

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Format: paperback

Read: March 26

Description: Elena loves Star Wars – like, really loves Star Wars. In fact, she loves it so much that she decides to camp out for 3 days in front of her local movie theatre in order to be first in line to see The Force Awakens and so she can have that line-experience that she hears all about. When she arrives, however, there are only 2 other people in the “line”: an older gentleman named Troy who’s a camp-out veteran, and a guy named Gabe around Elena’s age who’s also camping out for the first time. Throughout the story Elena must fight the uncomfortable conditions, her mother’s pleas to come home, and Gabe’s cold shoulder, just so she can get the best seats in the house. Will Elena survive, or will she give in to her mother’s hot chocolate bribes?

Rating: 5/5 star

My thoughts: I don’t really have much to say about this book, other than it was short, sweet, and really fun. It packed a big, beautiful punch for such a short story. It was nerdy, it was heartfelt, it was funny. If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you do.

That’s it for me this week. Thank you all for stopping by, and I’ll talk to you on Monday!