January Wrap-Up!

Happy end of January folks! It’s always the month that will never end, and I swear today is January 57th instead of the 31st. However, I still did not manage to read my entire planned TBR, but I got pretty darn close!

I ended up switching up some of the Netgalley books because I got approved for a few in early February at the last minute, so I had to switch some titles over to February’s TBR (check back tomorrow for that post!). I was a little stressed over this because I had 3 books due February 4th that I hadn’t read yet and only 9 days to read them all. BUT I managed it and my last second approval ended up being one of my favorite reads this month!

So without further ado, see below for my 16 finished books this month! I had a nice even split of physical books and ebooks, which was one thing I wanted to be more conscious of this year!

PHYSICAL BOOKS

  1. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4), Cassandra Clare – 4.5/5 stars
  2. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5), Cassandra Clare – 3.75/5 stars
  3. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6), Cassandra Clare – 4.25/5 stars
  4. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1), Cassandra Clare – 4.25/5 stars
  5. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2), Cassandra Clare – 4/5 stars
  6. Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3), Cassandra Clare – 4.25/5 stars
  7. My Favorite Half-Night Stand, Christina Lauren – 3.75/5 stars
  8. Love Her or Lose Her (Hot & Hammered #2), Tessa Bailey – 4.5/5 stars

NETGALLEY ARC’S

  1. The Silvered Serpent (The Gilded Wolves #2), Roshani Chokshi – 4.25/5 stars
  2. The Shrike & the Shadows, Chantal Gadoury & A.M. Wright – 3/5 stars
  3. Unravel the Dusk (Blood of Stars #2), Elizabeth Lim – 4.5/5 stars
  4. Heart of Flames (Crown of Feathers #2), Nicki Pau Preto – 3.75/5 stars
  5. Break in Case of Emergency, Brian Francis – 3/5 stars
  6. The Kissing Game, Marie Harte – 3/5 stars
  7. The Gravity of Us, Phil Stamper – 4.5/5 stars
  8. When We Were Magic, Sarah Gailey – 5/5 stars

BOOKS I DID NOT GET TO AS PLANNED

All of these books have been bumped to February’s TBR, with some additions of course!

  1. The Women’s War (Women’s War #1), Jenna Glass – I’m actually about 170 pages into this right now, just couldn’t get super into it so moved onto something else!
  2. Queen of the Unwanted (Women’s War #2), Jenna Glass – couldn’t read it without read the first!
  3. The Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1), Kat Cho
  4. The Beckoning Shadow (The Beckoning Shadow #1), Katharyn Blair
  5. The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2), Victoria Lee
  6. Havenfall (Havenfall #1), Sara Holland

Overall, I don’t think I did too bad! I planned to read 19 books, and managed to read 16. Let me know in the comments how many books you accomplished, and if we read any of the same!

Happy reading, folks! And happy almost February!

December Wrap Up!

December was a good reading month for the last of the year, and the decade. This decade of reading was very interesting for me. Whereas I’ve always loved reading, college and grad school made it difficult to really read for fun. In 2018, I immersed myself back in reading, started my bookstagram, and read 38 books. In 2019, I finished with 162 books, with 17 being in December alone.

I also started reviewing books on Netgalley in 2019, so I opened myself up to a whole new world of ebooks and being able to read them without having to purchase them first. I read a total of 45 Netgalley eARC’s in 2019, which is amazing to me. Below I detail my December 2019 reads!

PHYSICAL BOOKS

  1. The Start of Me and You, Emery Lord – 4/5 stars
  2. The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang – 5/5 stars
  3. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, Christina Lauren – 5/5 stars
  4. Twice in a Blue Moon, Christina Lauren – 4/5 stars
  5. The Simple Wild, K.A. Tucker – 5/5 stars
  6. Not the Girl You Marry, Andie J. Christopher – 4/5 stars
  7. The Big Love, Sarah Dunn – 2.5/5 stars

NETGALLEY EARC’S

  1. The Stars We Steal, Alexa Donne – 5/5 stars
  2. The Map From Here to There, Emery Lord – 4/5 stars
  3. No, We Can’t Be Friends, Sophie Ranald – 4/5 stars
  4. Temptress, Lola Dodge – 3/5 stars
  5. How to Build a Heart, Maria Padian – 4/5 stars
  6. What the Other Three Don’t Know, Spencer Hyde – 3/5 stars
  7. The Sound of Stars, Alechia Dow – 4/5 stars
  8. Ink in the Blood, Kim Smejkal – 3.5/5 stars

EBOOKS

  1. Of Rioters and Royals, M.L. Greye – 5/5 stars (reread)
  2. Entwined Paths, M.L. Greye – 5/5 stars (ARC provided by the author)

The Big Love by Sarah Dunn was my last read of the year, and unfortunately it just wasn’t for me. Planning on reading a book that I KNOW will be amazing as my first read in 2020 to make up for it! I hope you all had a great reading month, and decade! Comment below and let me know if you’ve read any of these, are looking forward to reading any, or something you read and loved in December!

Happy reading, folks!

October Wrap Up!

Good evening, friends! I’m back to discuss all the lovely books I was able to read in the month of October, and it was A LOT! I’m so surprised I read this many because it didn’t even feel like a good reading month for me! But I read a total of 19 books – eARC and physical books combined! I did not get to all the eARC’s or physical books I initially had on my October TBR, but I enjoy the fact that I get to mood read. I re-assessed my strategy for conquering all my Netgalley eARC’s and I’m very pleased with it.

PHYSICAL BOOKS

  1. The Girl the Sea Gave Back – Adrienne Young – 4/5 stars
  2. The Wren Hunt – Mary Watson – 3/5 stars
  3. Stealing Home – Becky Wallace – 4/5 stars
  4. Alex, Approximately – Jenn Bennett – 4/5 stars
  5. The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren – 5/5 stars
  6. Passengers – Alexandra Bracken – 4.5/5 stars

EBOOKS

  1. The Throne of the Five Winds – S. C. Emmett – 3/5 stars
  2. A Midnight Clear – Sam Hooker, et al. – 3/5 stars
  3. Coral – Sara Ella – 3.75/5 stars
  4. A Violet Fire – Kelsey Quick – 4/5 stars
  5. Safe Harbour – Christina Kilbourne – 3/5 stars
  6. All That’s Bright and Gone – Eliza Nellums – 4.25/5 stars
  7. Good Girls Lie – J. T. Ellison – 4.25/5 stars
  8. Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things – Jacqueline Firkins – 4/5 stars
  9. Don’t Read the Comments – Eric Smith – 4/5 stars
  10. The Perfect Catch – Maggie Dallen – 4/5 stars
  11. The Perfect Match – Maggie Dallen – 4/5 stars
  12. The Perfect Score – Maggie Dallen – 4/5 stars
  13. The Weaver – Heather Kindt – 4/5 stars

I was able to balance more physical books with the ebooks this month, which was really my goal. I was getting sad not being able to work through some books on my TBR cart, so I have a much better plan of attack now. I look forward to a more balanced reading goal next month!

How many books were you able to read this month?

Happy reading, bookish friends! 🙂

September Wrap Up!

I definitely did not get to all the books I planned to this month, but I’m okay with that. I signed up for soooo many Netgalley ARC’s that I feel buried underneath them, so I took some time off reading and read some things that I’ve just been meaning to for awhile. I still have plenty of time to get my ARC’s read before they’re released, so it will all be okay 🙂

PHYSICAL BOOKS

  1. Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson – 5/5 stars
  2. The Kingdom – Jess Rothenberg – 4/5 stars
  3. The Crowns of Croswald – D. E. Night – 4/5 stars
  4. Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young – 5/5 stars
  5. Five Dark Fates – Kendare Blake – 3/5 stars
  6. Merged – Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl – 4/5 stars
  7. Fix Her Up – Tessa Bailey – 5/5 stars (reread)
  8. Demon in the Whitelands – Nikki Z. Richard – 3.5/5 stars
  9. The World is Ours – Abby Elise (ARC) – 4/5 stars
  10. The Right Swipe – Alisha Rai – 4/5 stars
  11. Spin the Dawn – Elizabeth Lim – 4.5/5 stars

EBOOKS

  1. The Stone Rainbow – Liane Shaw – 3.5/5 stars
  2. Gravemaidens – Kelly Coon – 4/5 stars
  3. These Wicked Waters – Emily Layne – 3.5/5 stars
  4. We Met in December – Rosie Curtis – 3/5 stars
  5. Michigan vs. The Boys – Carrie S. Allen
  6. The Memory Thief – Lauren Mansy – 4/5 stars
  7. Marrow Charm – Kristin Jacques – 4/5 stars

Did anyone read any of the same books? Let’s chat about them in the comments!

Happy reading, bookish friends! 🙂

August Wrap Up!

Happy last day of August! Where oh where did this month go? I feel like I was just typing July’s Wrap Up post yesterday! This month I got a good deal of reading done, including every single book that was on my TBR for August! I don’t think that has happened since I started keeping track, so I’m very impressed and happy with myself!

PHYSICAL BOOKS

So I definitely read a lot fewer physical books because I wanted to really crack down on my Netgalley TBR. I really missed reading physicals books though, so September will at least be more balanced between physical and ebooks, if not more.

  1. Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) – Laini Taylor – 5/5 stars
  2. A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) – Brigid Kemmerer – 5/5 stars
  3. Ignite the Stars (Ignite the Stars #1) – Maura Milan – 5/5 stars
  4. Fix Her Up (Hot & Hammered #1) – Tessa Bailey – 5/5 stars

EBOOKS

I managed to get my Netgalley ratio up to 50% this month by reading a bunch of the eARC’s! It would have been higher but I was also approved for more during the month 🙂

  1. Midnight Beauties (Grim Lovelies #2) – Megan Shepherd – 4/5 stars
  2. The Murder List – Hank Phillippi Ryan – 5/5 stars
  3. Eclipse the Skies (Ignite the Stars #2) – Maura Milan – 4/5 stars
  4. Realm of Knights (Knights of the Realm #1) – Jennifer Anne Davis – 4/5 stars
  5. The Weight of a Soul – Elizabeth Tammi – 4/5 stars
  6. Crown of Coral and Pearl (Crown of Coral and Pearl #1) – Mara Rutherford – 5/5 stars
  7. Tweet Cute – Emma Lord – 5/5 stars
  8. The Lady Rogue – Jenn Bennett – 3/5 stars

As you can see I managed to get a lot of really good reading done, of which I am super happy for. I’m also looking forward to what the next month will bring!

Come talk with me about your wrap up!

Happy reading, bookish friends 🙂