December Wrap Up~

Well another month has passed and my reading and blogging still have not been 100% satisfactory.

Books Read:

Books Added to Shelves:

I’m cheating this month and using pictures!

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That last picture; the entire top shelf is almost all (43 total) the books I brought home from my trip to Canada.

Total, that’s 53 books total and that doesn’t include ebooks (4) and comic books (8) as well.

So, I may have only read 5 books, but I added a ton to my shelves!

 

November Wrap-Up~

I’m happy to say that November was a much better month than September & October combined! More reading, more books, more blog posts!

Books Read:

Books I’ve Started But Haven’t Finished:

Books Added to My Shelves:

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So these are all the books that I’ve either purchased, won or were given (minus two I bought for my Wife!). In this stack alone there are 20 books which actually surprised me.

Not shown in the picture are two books that arrived today from one of my really close friends. I’m so excited to finally own these books. I love love love this trilogy and definitely need to get the last book now for a reread.

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So that’s 24 books that hit my shelves this month, that’s crazy.

October Wrap-Up~

I thought my September wrap up was pitiful well October’s is even worse! But I actually have reasons excuses as to why October was not a month for reading or blogging. New job, immigration problems, new roommate, prepping the house for winter, laptop charger breaking. The list goes on, but anyways you catch my drift.

Books I’ve Read:

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Books I Started Reading but Haven’t Finished:

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Air Awakens by Elise Kova
Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson

Books I’ve Added to My Shelves:

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So needless to say October was even more pitiful than September was. Here’s to hoping November will be better!

My Pitiful September Wrap Up~

I sincerely apologize for my lack of posting, things personally haven’t been so great for me lately. My head is just not in the game, surprise. So I haven’t read much (but I did finish a really good book today!) but I’ve added quite a few titles to my shelves over the past month. I figured this would be an easy post to get back into trying to post more, so if you’ve stuck around, thanks! It’s really appreciated.

Books Read in September:

  • Slip by David Estes.
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
  • Half a War by Joe Abercrombie.

Books I’ve Added to my Shelves:
some of these are featured on Book Haul posts here & here.

  • Never Never by Brianna Shrum.
  • The Moon Dwellers by David Estes.
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (ARC).
  • Air Awakens by Elise Kova.
  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas.
  • Tolkien: A Dictionary.
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.
  • Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Giff.
  • The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy (ARC).
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (ARC).
  • The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne (ARC).
  • The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens (ARC).
  • The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (ARC).
  • The Library of Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (ARC).

Books Added to my Kindle:

  • Fire Falling by Elise Kova (ARC).
  • Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (ARC).
  • The Shards of Heaven by Michael Livingston (ARC).
  • Lois Lane: Cloudy With a Chance of Destruction by Gwenda Bond (ARC).
  • Grip by David Estes.
  • Flip by David Estes.
  • The Earth Dwellers by David Estes.
  • Court of Nightfall by Karpov Kinrade.

Books Reviewed:


I admit, it’s really sad that I’ve fallen so behind on blogging. I really enjoy it but real life just keeps me so distracted. I hoping to do better in the coming months. Again, if you’ve stuck around I appreciate it more than anything.

My First (May) Wrap Up!

So I obviously haven’t done this before but I seen a lot of this posted today so I thought why not do my own post? It seems I read a mix short story/novellas, manga, novels and audiobooks this month.

To start of the month I read a handful of short story/novellas to go with series I’ve read over the past couple of years.

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All three of these novellas belong to Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy, which to this day will always be one of my top favourite trilogies. I’ve had these sitting in my email for years, that’s right, years. I don’t know why I didn’t read them right after I read the trilogy. Maybe I was still reeling from Monsters of Men, I wish I had read them right after though. They tied up some loose ends and gave me a ton of feelings. 

15362992Next up, Endurance by Ann Aguirre! You’ll soon find out that I absolutely love Ann Aguirre’s work and the Razorland trilogy. This novella belongs to the amazing Razorland trilogy, again one of my all time favourites. Endurance gave me a taste of Thimble and Stone’s story that I needed. It made me want to re-read the Razorland trilogy, so that’s exactly what I did this month in the form of audiobook!  

Novellas I also read this month: 

  • Love Is A Choice by Beth Revis (An Across the Universe Novella)
  • Kat by Kelley Armstrong (A Darkest Powers Novella)
  • The Invitation: Gathering Bonus Story by Kelley Armstrong (A Darkness Rising Novella)

I recently jumped on the Attack on Titan bandwagon after not having anything else on Netflix to watch. Needless to say I binged the entire first season in 2 days only to find out there wasn’t a second season. So I decided to give the manga a try because I really need answers to the many questions the anime leaves you with.

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So this month I made it through Volumes 6 to 10 of the manga! Finally getting past where the anime left off! It’s been slow going with the reading but I know I’ll at least finish it before the second season airs, aha! 

A couple of you may have seen my Audiobooks Galore! post from last week, which brings me to what I read? (listened?) to this month.

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I originally read the Razorland trilogy a few years ago and was completely enamored with it! Honestly, Horde was one of my first ever 5 star ratings because Ann Aguirre couldn’t have ended that trilogy any better! It was always be one of my first recommendations for the YA Dystopian genre. So after reading a novella for the trilogy I knew I needed back in Deuces world. I went looking through my libraries online catalog and discovered the audiobooks for available for the entire trilogy so I dove right in. And as always I wasn’t disappointed, this was one of my favourite reads of the month! 

On to the big guns! The novels I read:
I didn’t read many this month which is nothing new because I can’t seem to finish a book for the life of me. But a few peaked my interest and kept me hooked until the end.

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First time I tried to read Talon I DNF which was so unfortunate because I loved Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden trilogy. But since Rogue had come out and I heard a lot of great things about it, I picked Talon up again. Surprisingly I loved it the second time around and finished it in no time so my hopes were high for Rogue. I dived into Rogue and soon disappointed, I almost DNF’d multiple times. But I pushed myself through it hoping the end would be worth it and it was. It’s probably the only saving grace for Rogue, I have yet to decide if I’ll pick up the next book or not. 

I recently made a small post about this next read, but I just have to say that this was definitely my favourite read of the entire month.

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I just, what do I say about this book? it was surprising and beautiful and made me cry more often than not. I admit when it first came out it was too hyped for me so I didn’t even give it chance. But after finally giving in, it so lived up to it’s hype and I feel like everyone should read it. 

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Oh, Sarah J. Maas, why must you do this? Create beautiful worlds and ensnare the reader in the matter of chapters. I admit, in my eyes Feyre didn’t live up to Celaena but I know I really shouldn’t compare. Feyre’s character though, kept this from being a 5 star rating though. There was just times that I couldn’t stand her and expected more from her character. But alas, it was my second favourite read of the month and definitely worth the read! 

Tonight, I finished The Wrath and The Dawn, another book not originally on my tbr list but after hearing some amazing reviews on Twitter about it, I gave in.

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Since I just finished this, and have a lot to say about it, I’ll use it for my first ever full review in the next day or two. Which I hope turns out okay and worthy of your reading! 

I’d also like to mention that I did beta read a YA (fantasy) book for a friend of mine that I absolutely loved as well. I can’t say anything about it but I do hope she finally comes around and pushes for it to get published. Because you’re all missing out on a great story and fabulous characters.

So with everything combined that brings my total to: 20! Wow! And if you made it this far, thanks so much for reading my first wrap up! I won’t blurb so much in my next one since hopefully I’ll be writing actual reviews for what I read this month.