I feel like I’m falling apart. I’m covered in bruises thank to: falling out of bed, tripping over a road sign, walking into really hard bench corners. Also I’m hungry because sure, fruit tastes nice, but it’s not very filling.
OK. I’m done complaining now. Sometimes you just need to get this stuff off your chest, I’m just sorry you guys get the brunt end of it.
Anyways, today I’m here to talk about what I read in September aka “my last month of freedom”. I was hoping to read a decent amount of books this month and … that didn’t really happen.
I read five books this month so it was a god month, I was just hoping for more. That being said though, I’m reminding myself it was a busy month of big changes and instead of reading I spent a lot of time with family and friends so I’m not too mad about it.
The post office keeps hanging up on me so clearly the next logical step is to chase the next postman I see down the street. If I get locked up for violence against Spain’s terrible postal service, just know that it’s been fun fellas ✌
Before I get arrested though, I’m here to talk about the 11 books I read in August. I had a really good reading month, not only in quantity but also quality. Don’t get me wrong, there were a couple of duds, but for the most part I see a lot of these books featuring on my favourites of the year so I’m excited to talk about them today!
I’m tired. I just finished a day shift and I’ve decided that I much prefer working 7pm til 1am. The day shift at a bar is so boring. Everyone’s down at the beach or the pool, not sipping pints in my bar.
To pass the time I read a couple chapters of The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead … and a Supernatural/911: Lonestar crossover fic I found last night on Tumblr 😂😂 Don’t judge me, it was a long 6 hours.
During this time of boredom I also remembered that I haven’t wrapped up the books I read in July yet so I’m going to do that now and then sprawl on my bed.
July was a really good month for me. I read 10 books in total and crossed a couple of ARCs off my list and even getting to a couple of books I’ve been dying to read!!
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – I’ve had my eye on this book all year long whether it be online or sitting on my own shelf, but I forced myself to hold off because I wanted to wait until I had a decent amount of time to dedicate. Ironically, I picked this book up during a week that ended up being quite busy. Typical.
This book definitely lived up to the hype though. I loved everything about it from the characters, the setting of 1920’s Shanghai and the trope of friends-to-lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers.
I’m glad I waited to read this and I’m dying for the sequel!!
It’s too hot. It’s been too hot for a couple of weeks now and I am melting 🥵. You’d think after 8 summers I’d be used to it but nope. I forget just how bad it get’s every year.
Anyways, to distract me from the heat, today I am going to be talking about the books I read in June.
June was a weird month for me. I had a lot going on: my drivers test, an exam that was literally going to decide my future, and then just a lot of everyday boring life stuff I had to help with. All that being said though, I’m really happy with the 11 books I read!
Of course, it was Pride Month so I tried my best to get to a wide range of LGBTQ+ books. Normally at this point in the year I’m super busy with end of year exams so I don’t get to participate as much as I’d like so I’m glad I had that chance this year.
Helloo, happy whatever day it is today. I’m kind of out of school now (its’ complicated) so I don’t focus on what day it is till much later on in the afternoon when I have to remember if I have a driving lesson or shift at work.
Today I’m joining two posts in one: my May wrap up aswell as talking about my favourite books I read this spring.
I was looking at the books I’ve read over the last three months and while I’ve enjoyed a lot of what I’ve read, there’s a lot of entire series and a fair few re-reads, so I think it’d be kind of boring, hence the combination.
May Wrap Up
My TBR for May included 3 books. I knew I was going to be busy with school so I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself to read. I ended up only reading 1 of those books on my TBR but in total I read 8 books this month 😂
Night Owls by Jenn Bennett – Jenn Bennett has become one of my favourite contemporary authors recently. I love her work so much that I’ve read all of her currently published books so when I was in the mood for something quick and easy I decided to re-read Night Owls.
This book follows budding anatomy artist who randomly meets the notorious street artist Jack who has been “defacing” the city left and right and a romance soon blooms.
I love the romance of this one, love how easy it is to read, and especially the focus on different and unique art styles. I’m trying not to re-read too many books but I lowkey want to go back and re-read more of Bennets books.
Howdy and hello. Happy Monday, it’s an especially happy Monday because it’s a bank holiday and who doesn’t love a bank holiday??
Today I’m going to be talking about the books I read in April. Overall I read 6 books and got halfway a seventh. I was not expecting to read that much so I’m very happy with that.
Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare – God how is it that I only read Chain of Iron this month? Feels like ages ago.
This is of course, the much anticipated sequel to Chain of Gold, a book I read last year and loved with my whole heart. I was really excited about this book and it was good, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think it lived up to my own expectations.
The eerie, almost horror like vibes of the first book is something I loved and that sadly wasn’t replicated. Plot-wise, I liked the focus on Lucie and Jesse and the James and Cordelia but the cliff-hanger with those two was not for me.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I watched this because of the show. What more can I say?
I’m really glad that I picked this book up this month. It was my third time reading Six of Crows but I loved it just as much. I actually went through and picked out my favourite quotes and moments.
I’ve also added this book to the stack of YA books I want my mum to read. I loved this book, I loved the show and if I have time I’m going to re-read Crooked Kingdom in May just to keep the love going.
We are officially a quarter of the way through the year. Is anybody else terrified by this? Because I am, but instead of facing my fears of the future, I’m reading through the anxiety. I highly recommend this method.
Some big things happened in March 2021:
I read 10 books.
I got a conditional offer to four out of five universities that I applied for (*screams because the future is coming and I’m not ready*).
I failed my driving test lol
I became obsessed with the boat blocking the Suez Canal.
In terms of books, I planned to start/make progress in a bunch of series and I kind of accomplished that but also I got distracted by some other books and totally veered off course of my T.B.R. I did enjoy more or less everything I read this month though, so I’m not too mad about it.
I got like 4 hours of sleep last night so I’m lagging but today we’re going back in time to have a look at what I’ve been reading over the last 3 months so I can chat a bit about my favourites. Collectively between December, January and February I read 27 books but it was actually super easy to assemble a list of my 5 favourites because a lot of what I read was either a re-read or just wasn’t anything special.
There’s a high chance I’ve talked about these books way too much already but I’m going to talk about them one more time for good measure.
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Mansicalco.
This one I know for sure I’ve mentioned way too much and part of me is sorry, the other part really isn’t because it’s a good book that deserves the hype. I enjoyed this book so much that it prompted me to start reading the authors extremely popular series, Stalking Jack the Ripper, which I was 98% sure I wasn’t bothered about reading.
Hi, happy Friday WandaVision day!!! Kind of heartbroken today’s the last episode but also hyped because it means it’s almost time for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series. I apologise in advance for the person I’m going to become when this show is released.
Before I start my nerdy ramblings, today I’m going to be talking about everything I read in February. I read way more then I was expecting but I didn’t really love anything. There was lot’s of 3 stars, so many in a row infact that I started thinking I was the problem.
Thankfully I had fanfiction to keep me entertained. I’m in the midst of a new “fandom obsession” at the minute so I’ve been reading a lotttt of fanfiction. It’ll wear off soon enough so right now I’m just riding it out and my sleep schedule is the one suffering.
We have officially completed the first month of 2021. Let’s give ourselves a round of applause. I think we need it. 👏👏👏
I started the year off with a reading slump but you wouldn’t think so considering the fact that I read eleven books this month. Eleven! That means I’m over 25% of the way through my reading goal for the year and I’ve just started.
The thing that ended up helping me get over the slump I was in at the start of the year was the New Years Reading Resolution Challenge created by Laura @ The Corner of Laura. Writing out my TBR to fit the prompts was a motivator or sorts so thank you to Laura for tagging me in the challenge!
A weird thing about my book slump? I was still reading, and wanting to read, but the only thing my brain allowed me to read was the Heroes of Olympus series. Why!? I have no answers. I have no explanation. In the end I ended up reading the entire series except from The Lost Hero which I skipped over because I re-read a year or two ago and didn’t want to do it again. I literally read The Son of Neptune, a 500+ page book, in one day. It was wild.
If you’re, for some reason, interested in my thoughts on every book in this series, I did a whole post about it the other day:)This also completed the challenge of: Screw Resolutions, I Quit! // Re-read an old favourite, specifically the bonus question: Re-read an entire series.
Get a Lift, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert has been on my radar for a while now as I try to dip my toes in some more adult romance and I can now officially say that it deserves the hype!
I was initially taken aback by the fact that sit is set in England and the vibes just weren’t what I expected but I got over that pretty quick and came to love everything about this book from the various types of representation to the romance which I couldn’t help but ship (Red🖤). Apparently the sequel is even better. How that could even be possible, I don’t know but I’m excited to find out.
This completed the challenge of Learn a New Skill // Read a book from a genre you never usually read.