June Wrap-up and July TBR

Awful! I can’t believe its July already. I feel that June slipped through my hands and I didn’t even realise that the month has already ended. I haven’t read any books this month and I feel really bad. It’s not even so much as I don’t want to read or I’m in a reading slump, I’m just really lazy to read. Usually summer is my down time, but I’ve been dragging my feet this whole year that I’m so far behind on all my reading goals/challenges.

Anyways, as I said before I haven’t read anything for this month and so I think we should just skip the whole Wrap-up and move on to the TBR.

JULY TBR

For this month, since I’ve been doing really badly in my previous TBR, I think I’m going to wing it. I won’t overwhelm myself in a set of books, but rather just pick up any book that I feel like reading. I do have a book though that I need to read this month since its an ARC.

I also posted a TBR for the Read-EH-thon that I’m currently participating in, so please click here to check it out if you want to know the books that I decided to read for that readathon.

Fifth to Die

That’s it for my Wrap-up/TBR. I’m really sorry that I haven’t been reading a lot lately. I’ve been trying harder than usual to pick up books and give it a go. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that July will be a better month for me.

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May Wrap-Up and June TBR

May was a success for my reading month. No I didn’t read all the books on my TBR, in fact I only read one of the five books I included in my May TBR, but that’s ok because I read a total of six books this month. This may not seem a lot for some, but the fact that I haven’t read any books in February, March and April, six books is quite a lot.

Since I participated in two different readathon last month, I already created a wrap-up for those and the link is here. I will only include the pictures for them on this post and my usual highlight/disappointment. As for the one book that I read, not included in the readathon, I actually wrote a review for that book here.

Here are the books I read for the month of May:

I’m actually pleasantly surprised at all the books that I read this month. Those that I thought were going to be good disappointed me and those that I thought I won’t like, were the once I actually enjoyed. I think the big disappointment for me would have to be Follow Me by Sara Shepard. I’ve read Shepard’s other series, Pretty Little Liars, and I have to admit, those are really gripping, but this book, falls flat in comparison. I wish that we were kept in the dark at who the villain is, but yeah. Anyways, I have to hand the highlight of the month to Hunted by Meagan Spooner. I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it considering  a lot of people disliked it. It was a pretty good month if I do say so myself.

Let’s get on with my June TBR.

JUNE TBR

The beginning of June (so, technically now) I will be participating in Sci-Fi Summer hosted by Seasons Reading. I enjoy joining her seasonal readathons because it end up being the perfect theme for what I’m in the mood for. So of course right now I’m really loving the sci-fi genre. The readathon starts from June 1-14 and you can basically read anything science fiction or its sub-genre. She’s also accepting any fantasy novels if that more up to your liking.

Anyways, here are the books I’m planning to read for the readathon:

I’m only going to aim for two books. Two books, for two weeks. At least I’m hoping to finish those and if I have more time then I’ll peruse my bookshelf for more books. As for the rest of the month I hope to get to some of the books that I included in my May TBR, which are:

That’s it for me this month and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’d do a lot of reading this month. Happy Reading to all!

May 2018 Readathon Wrap-up

May is coming to a close and I was unable to create a wrap-up for the two readathon that I participated in, Disney ReadAlong and Borrowathon Readathon. Although, I wasn’t able to finish all the challenges in both Readathons, I’m still very proud of the all the books I read. I haven’t been reading much lately, and both readathons enabled me to read more this month.

I won’t go into details on each Readathon, since I did those in my separate TBRs. I’ll create links to them in the proper sections.

Disney ReadAlong: Link to my TBR

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2 by Rick Riordan – 3.5/5

I enjoyed this novel slightly more than the first novel, but I’m not sure if I like more than Riordan’s Percy novels. I really prefer my heroes to be more kick-ass than Magnus Chase. It’s something different, but it’s not for everyone. I do enjoy all the characters that Riordan has created especially Samirah.

Hunted by Meagan Spooner – 3.75/5

I’m surprised that I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I did a full review of it and you can read it here. Long story short, I’m a fan of Spooner, she does really good relationships and characters.

Cinderella by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm – 3/5

I’m a fan of the Disney version of Cinderella, it doesn’t really make all sense, but it’s still a beautiful story. The Grimm brother’s version, however, is very dark and very disturbing, but still a must read, especially for those who love fairytales/folktales. You must know the root of all story to fully appreciate the re-telling.

Borrowathon Readathon: Link to my TBR

I had high hopes for this readathon, but alas I technically failed, but at least I was able to read one book, which I will take as an accomplishment!

Sleeping GiantsSleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel – 3/5

I really wanted to enjoy this book. So many people talked about this book a few year ago and so many of them loved it, but I guess its just not for me. I’m really in the mood for sci-fi right now, but I didn’t really get the sci-fi feel to this, except for the giant. I’m not sure if I want to continue on with the other books. I’m just glad I didn’t buy the trilogy.

April/March Wrap-up and May TBR

These past few months has been such a bad reading month for me. I haven’t read a book in over two months. Due to unfortunate circumstances I’ve been really busy and life just became life again. I wasn’t planning on doing a wrap-up, but I might as well since there really isn’t any books to include here.

So that’s it for my quick update on both my March and April Wrap-up on to my TBR.

MAY TBR

I can’t believe it’s May now, it seriously feels like Christmas just finished. Anyways, I’m not complaining because I’m loving the good weather. I’m pretty much a winter girl, but I think Canada’s weather is a bit wonky these past few weeks.

Anyways, I’m pretty much behind on my Goodreads challenge, among my other challenges, so I’m trying to do a big TBR this month.  It’s my GO BIG OR GO HOME TBR. Catchy title huh. Lets get on with my TBR.

Last month I was suppose to review an arc but wasn’t even able to pick it up and read. I feel really bad, therefore, that is my priority for this coming month. I also want to read some thriller books and get to Ready Player One, before trying to watch it. Like I said, I wasn’t able to do a lot of things last month.

As stated previously, I’m trying to do a big TBR this month and I know 5 books isn’t a lot, but I will be participating on two readathons, The Disney Readathon and the Borrowathon, which I will post a separate TBR in the future.

So that’s it for my TBR and wrap-up, I’m happy to be back and I’m really sorry for all the inconveniences that my leave caused, in terms of book reviews and blog content, but you know, life.

 

February Wrap up and March TBR

February was an interesting reading month for me. I’m actually not in any kind of slump and I really want to read books, but I guess the month just caught up to me. It’s a pretty short month and to top it all off, I was on vacation, therefore, I was only able to read 1 book for February. On the good side, I actually wrote a review for this one book, so YAY for me.

I also participated in a Readathon and that didn’t go very well as you can tell. Anyways, here is the one book I read.

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Review for Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

MARCH TBR

I’m going to keep this short and simple. For this month I’m not going to create a list of books to read. I’m going to keep it pretty open so that I can get back on track on my reading challenge. I’m also not going to plan on anything major regarding readathons or challenges since I want to just read whatever I want at the moment.

Wow, this is the shortest Wrap up and TBR for me. Hopefully I’ll have more to say for the next one at the end of the month!

 

2018 January Wrap-up and February TBR

January was a good reading month for me. I struggles last year with mediocre books and I feel like January was off on a good start. I’m going to slightly do my wrap ups a bit different than the previous years, only because I feel that I don’t give enough information on the books I’ve read. I’m not going to go in depth with my reviews, but I will give a brief overview on my reasons for my ratings. I’m thinking of doing cumulative reviews in between months to books that I don’t get a chance to write an in depth review, but that’s still in the works. I feel like last year I didn’t really do any reviews and I want to remedy that this year.

Anyways, on to my wrap-up.

This month I read a total of 6 books and four of those books were on my January TBR.

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada – 4.5/5 Stars

I was in a science fiction kick the beginning of the month so I decided to pick this up. I believe its a debut novel of the author so I didn’t really have any expectations for the book, so I was really surprised when I actually enjoyed this book. I loved every minute of it. The mystery, the action and the science fiction in the novel is great! I would have wanted more world building, but we’ll see where Suvanda takes this story.

The Diabolic by S.K Kincaid – 3.5/5 Stars

I was on the fence on this book. The fact that I really enjoyed the first book, I figured I might as well start the year strong and picked this up. I hear so many good things about it, but I didn’t like it as much as other readers out there. I got a bit confused on the whole Diabolic aspect of Nemesis. I understand that this is Science Fiction/Fantasy genre, but I wasn’t all that sold with the sc-fi parts of the novel. I want to continue with the story, but just not right away.

The Amateurs by Sara Shepard – 3/5 Stars

Out of these four books I was actually disappointed on this book the most. The ending was interesting, but the storyline wasn’t as intriguing as her other books. I’ve read Pretty Little Liars and those books were hard to put down, but this I found myself stalling in finishing it. I actually picked up another book while reading this novel, which rarely happens for me.

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury – 4/5 Stars

I’m still craving science fiction and fantasy books so I thought this book should be read this month. I’m really glad. I’m a fan of Disney’s Aladdin, so of course I wanted to read this. I enjoyed how Khoury wrote her characters, especially the different relationships that she included in the novel. I can’t wait to pick up another book by her.

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Along with the 4 books that I finished on my TBR, I was also able to read 2 more books.

Meet Cute: YA Anthology – Rating Varies on each story, overall 3.5/5 Stars

I picked this book up because I needed to read a book of short stories, and this is actually the only one that hooked my interest. I’m glad I did. I actually enjoyed reading the different stories in the book and even though I didn’t like all of them, the lowest rating for me is 3/5 stars. I wrote a full review on it here.

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – 3.75/5 Stars

This is my most anticipated read of 2018 and I feel somewhat let down. I wrote a full review of it here, but to sum it up, it wasn’t as great as the Starbound books. I know it’s really unfair for me to compare the two, it’s just really difficult when there are aspects of Unearthed in These Broken Stars. Of course I’ll keep reading the books, because of that ending!

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Ok, so those are the books I read in January and I had a pretty good reading month. I hope that this will continue on throughout the year.

FEBRUARY TBR

I usually add around 5-6 books on my TBR because I know if push comes to shove, I can finish 5-6 books. Even if my month is hectic with life and work, but this month I’m keeping it simple because I’m going away on holiday and I don’t usually do a lot of readings during holidays. Also, I will try to participate in one readathon this month, but I’m just not sure which one. As usual I will be creating a different TBR for that.

Anyways, here are the books that I want to get to this month.

These are the two books that I want to get through this month. I might just pick up one book for the sake of my TBR challenge, but if I have enough time I’ll read both.

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Anyways, that’s it for my wrap-up and TBR. Let me know if you read some these books and give me your thoughts on them.

 

 

December Wrap up and January 2018 TBR

In my November Wrap up I mentioned that December would be a hectic month for me and it really was.  Since it was so busy, my reading took the brunt of it. I read a total of one book, and a graphic novel.

I liked Sweet Tooth, but I’m really not a fan of the art work. I enjoyed the story line and even though my library doesn’t carry the rest of the volume I still want to try to pick up the next few books. I also enjoyed Bird Box by Josh Malerman. I picked this book up because of Lala from BooksandLala. I love her recommendations and this was highly recommended by her.

Yea, it was a very lame month for me and I’m not even in a reading slump, I was just really busy in December.

JANUARY 2018 TBR

I really want to start out the year big. I feel like I had an awful reading year in 2017 and I want to read more good books this year. Plus, I want to include a lot more genre than mystery/thriller/cozies in my TBR. I have a ton of fantasy novels that I want to get a start on for 2018.

Anyways, here are the books I want to read in January

This is a very ambitious TBR, but like I said I want to start big. I’m not promising to actually read all these books, but these are the books that I want to start the year with.

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So that’s it for my wrap-up and TBR. Let me know down below what is your TBR for the first month of 2018.