July Wrap Up

If you ever fall into a reading slump, do two 12-14 hour train journeys on your own and you’ll read out of sheer boredom if nothing else. That said, I read some really good books this month and some that have been on my TBR for a very long time. It was a good reading month, in terms of both quality and quantity. The readathons I took part in were really fun and I’m glad I did them (even if they all seemed to overlap).

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June Wrap Up

So, this was a busy reading month for me. I took part in six readathons, which would be absolutely fine if they didn’t all overlap. Emojiathon and The Annual Harry Potter Readathon were set for the month and I had seven books in total for those readathons. But then I went a little reading challenge mad and I signed up for Read-O-Rama ReadathonLibrary-a-thonBecause Dragons Readathon and Alphabethon. All of them lasted a week and the Because Dragon RAT started two days later than the other two. I had great fun reading all those books I have been meaning for a while but I’m going to try and not do it again. Because I gave myself seventeen books to read in a little over a week (while working at the same time) and then wondered why I didn’t get anything done. Good thing the internet was screwy the whole week so I really didn’t have anything to do.

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April Wrap Up

I was worried that when I started to work, the amount of reading I would do would go down. Thankfully I can read on trams so when I’m on the tram for an hour round-trip, I get a lot of my reading done then. Let’s not talk about how I’ve stayed up late finishing a book I couldn’t put down and then was so tired the next day. Definitely not as many books as in March, but I am doing Camp Nanowrimo at the same time!

Books I Read 

  1. Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2)
  2. Rose Petal Graves (ARC)
  3. The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game #1)
  4. Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)
  5. Captive Prince
  6. Muddy Waters (Otherwhere #1) (ARC)
  7. Three Daughters
  8. Frostbite (ARC)
  9. Strawberry Summer (ARC)
  10. The Upside of Unrequited
  11. Code Silver
  12. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
  13. Boy Meets Boy
  14. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
  15. The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4)
  16. Starting From Scratch (Housemates #5)
  17. Breakaway (Scoring Changes #1)
  18. An Unnatural Vice (Sins of the Cities #2)
  19. Broken Angels
  20. Vicious
  21. Mask of Shadows (ARC)
  22. Air Awakens (Air Awakens #1)
  23. Helping Hand (Housemates #1)
  24. Childhood’s End

Favourite Book

So I thought this would be hard. I really enjoyed Starting From Scratch, The Dream Thieves, Strawberry Summer and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before but I think my favourite book of the month was Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. It was just so enjoyable and light, with some great conflict and a really sweet romance.

Least Favourite Book 

Rose Petal Graves. God, that book was a slog. I enjoyed parts of it but the main character was just so aggravating with her character swinging between irrational and logical so fast that I couldn’t get a handle on how she was going to react. It was a shame that the world-building and plot were good, I just couldn’t get past the characters.

Reading and Writing Goals Update

I took part in three readathons this month and I discovered that month long readathons are too long and I’m horrible with dates when they start on any other day apart from Monday. I did the Tome Topple readathon, the A Very ARCish readathon and the Readathon of Kings. I think I did pretty well at each readathon and wrap-ups for the latter two will be coming later this week.

I’ve filled 22 squares on the Diversity Bingo square and I found this interesting post on Tumblr about the ‘own voices’ tag can force authors to be out with their sexuality and gender before they feel ready. That’s not saying #ownvoices isn’t important, because it is (article here) but I will say that if I can’t find the author having willingly put their gender/sexuality bio on their website, I won’t be messaging them asking if their book is #ownvoices.

I’ve read 6 books on my Beat the Backlist challenge, I read 8 books for Flights of Fantasy and I’ve read 96 which mean I’ve beaten my Goodreads challenge of 80 books. I won Camp Nanowrimo (which means I reached my word count of 50k) but I have to finish my novel in this month of May. I’ve started doing reviews on Goodreads for every book I read and the longer reviews on my blog. Feel free to friend me on Goodreads if you want to follow all my reviews!

 

March Wrap Up

When I first wrote this post, it looked like I was going to have read fewer books in March than in February. Then I had two very long train journeys (15 hours in all) so the number of books I read went up. I enjoyed what I read a lot more than February, which is always a plus I took part in one readathon this month, a weekly one in the last full week of March and it went well.

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February Wrap Up (2017)

In terms of numbers of books I read, February was a good month for it. In terms of books I enjoyed, February wasn’t such a good month for me, which was a shame. I did get to some of my books on my Mount TBR list (as in I bought them before 1st January 2017) and they were ones I have been meaning to read for a while. I took part in two readathons this month

I took part in two readathons this month Because Dragons Readathon and TimeHopAThon which were unfortunately at the same time but I really enjoyed them both and would definitely consider doing them in future (maybe with more overlap next time).

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