Do not worry, I am still on this planet earth and have not been abducted by aliens. Nor have I died. I haven’t been able to post last weekend because I’ve been in bed with a fever since Friday. The fever has passed but now it’s just a very annoying cold that has me sobbing and sniffing constantly which is very distracting. Since I’m still not feeling 100%, I’ll keep this post short.
I read little this month. I’m currently finishing up two books which I hope to have finished by the end of today so I’m just going to count them as read.
Continue reading “February Wrap-Up | Yeah, I’m still alive”
January was such a weird month. It was very stressful and my mental health was all over the place. But there were good things too and I read a lot of good books! I have yet to reply to all your wonderful comments from the past few days, but I promise, I will! I’m currently finishing up my bachelor end thesis so I haven’t been in the right state of mind nor have I found the time.
Continue reading “January Wrap-Up”
Remember how I said I wasn’t going to read that much anymore? Well, let’s forget that for a bit because I’ve been reading so much this month! Mainly because of Riveted, which allowed people to read 25 books for one day each. That was really fun (and a little stressful). I’ve also read some other books and overall had a pretty great month! Christmas was fun (and I got a few books), and I got some eARCs, and blogging has been great too! I hope you had wonderful days too!
Continue reading “December Wrap-Up”
Since NaNoWriMo took place in November and I was busy writing 50 thousand words (which I managed, yay), I haven’t had a lot of time to read. So I’ve been reading a little less than I normally do, but I don’t really mind. Not at all, actually. I think I’m going to try to not read as much as I normally do, is that a weird thing to say? I’ve been reading ~10 books per month for this entire year and it’s a bit crazy. I love reading but I’m constantly trying to push myself to read more, and that’s just not a good thing.
This month I’ve read 6 books, which is a really good amount!
Continue reading “November Wrap-Up: The Month of Writing”
Because I decided yesterday morning, to change my entire NaNoWriMo plan around, I’m a little later with my wrap-up than I wanted to be. My October was really good, I read a lot of great books which I rated 4-5 stars and only one I didn’t like!
- Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody – ★★★★ This book was magical, had amazing worldbuilding, great characters and a lot of mystery! I loved the plot twists! And there was a lot of LGBT+ diversity, with one ace-spec character, a bi character, a lesbian character and probably more but I can’t recall.
- Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu – ★★★★ Moxie is a feminist story, it’s really empowering and is sooo relevant for this age. It was feminist, inspirational, enjoyable and at times funny! I definitely recommend it!
- What’s A Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne – ★★★★★ Another amazing feminist book. It’s by an author that I’ve started to consider to be one of my favourites. Holly Bourne writes books that are so realistic, funny and inspirational. I love them to pieces.
- This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada ★★★★★ This is a refreshing new dystopia/sci-fi/post-apocalyptic story that grabbed me from the start until the very end, and left me gasping with the many twists and turns. (review here)
- Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab ★★★★★ I’M STILL IN DENIAL THIS DIDN’T HAPPEN. A M A Z I N G, as usual.
- Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbree ★★★★.5 This book was so relatable for me, the way it dealt with asexuality was really good! It did have some aromisic comments though, so… yeah. Anyway, it was a lot of fun and I really like all the characters!
- Achilles by Greg Boose ★★ This book was just not as good as I’d hoped. The characters were shallow, the story too chaotic and it just didn’t grab me. (review here)
- Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin ★★★★.5 I had the brilliant idea to start this book while I was in Berlin, because it is about WWII and takes partly place in Berlin. The concept was so original and I loved it! I had never thought a book about motor racing in a historic setting would be a thing I’d like, but I was so wrong!
- Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★.5 I buddy-read this with the lovely Amy-Louise and Luna (who are both amazing so go check out their blogs) and we all enjoyed the book so much! Review up soon!
What I added to my tbr:
A few of these are eARCs I’ve received (All the Ways to Here by Emily O’Beirne, Weave A Circle Round by Kari Maaren and Nothing but Sky by Amy Trueblood) and the rest are recent additions! I’ve finally gotten a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, so I’m excited for that one! The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed and The Wicker King by K. Ancrum sound really good as well!
How was your reading month? Got any exciting plans for November? Any of these books you’ve read? What did you think? Any recommendations on what to read next?
September flew by, it feels like August was only a few days ago but at the same time it feels like school has started forever ago… September was an odd reading month for me. Some books took me forever to get through and some I read so quickly! I took part in the #TackleTBR readathon in which I read a lot and which was a lot of fun!
Overall I read 9 books in September, which is a lot but not as much as I normally read in a month. Over the past months, I have read at least 11 books per month (if I remember correctly), but that’s okay. I do wish I had been able to finish one more book this month because then I would have completed my goodreads challenge of 100 books!
Continue reading “September Wrap-Up | It was a weird month”
Since I’ve been on vacation for half of July and August, I’ve decided to it wrap it up at once, but that means this will be a very long wrap-up. I have read a lot over the summer (by which I mean A LOT). So I hope you will still enjoy this, even though it’s very long! Continue reading “July & August Wrap-up | Warning: it’s a long one”