Monthly Wrap-up – April 2017

IMG_20170430_131929_030I know it’s been a few days since I last posted, but I had a migraine that lasted nearly three days, and it is basically impossible for me to use a computer when I have a migraine, so I wasn’t able to post much this week. Sorry! Regular posts will start again on Monday!

In April, my goal was to read nine books, and I technically completed that goal by reading a total of ten books, but I did not read two of the books on my April tbr list. Instead, I read seven from my planned list and added three different books. The first book I added was the next book in the Sigma Force series, Bloodline by James Rollins. And then, I re-read A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas in preparation for the release of the third book in the series, which was released on May 2nd.

In April, I’d say my favorite read was A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed this story until I re-read it. However, even though I have a favorite, I enjoyed all of the books I read this month…more so than in other months! I’ve written reviews for two of these books so far–make sure to check them out–and be on the lookout for the remaining reviews!

Books I read this month:

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5🌸

The Devil Colony by James Rollins (Sigma Force series #7) – 4.5/5🌸

Bloodline by James Rollins (Sigma Force series #8) – 4.5/5🌸

Heartborn* by Terry Maggert – 4/5🌸

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – 4/5🌸

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely – 4/5🌸

Duels & Deception* by Cindy Anstey (ARC- published April 11, 2017) – 3.5/5🌸

The Circus* by Olivia Levez (ARC – published May 4, 2017) – 3.5/5🌸

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken – 3.5/5🌸

Fade Away by Harlan Coben – 3/5🌸

*I received free copies of the books with an asterisk(*) next to their title. I won a free copy of The Circus through a Goodreads giveaway, and I received free e-book copies of Duels & Deception and Heartborn from their publishers via NetGalley for review consideration. Receiving a free copy of a book in no way affects the honesty of my reviews!

 

Monthly Wrap-up – March 2017


I know, I know. We’re already 9 days into April, and I’m just now posting my March wrap-up. It’s almost to the point where I shouldn’t bother, but in my defense, I was going through a reading slump, which also impacted my motivation to post on here (as you can tell from the glaring lack of posts in the month of March).

But, I’ve recovered from my reading slump, and I’ve come up with a schedule for my blog to keep it active. The new schedule should begin this week, beginning with a new book review on Monday (I am so behind with my reviews, it’s ridiculous!).

Okay, let’s get back to the point of this post, wrapping up the month of March. It was a struggle (and I definitely listened to audio books to help the process), but I managed to get through all of the books I wanted to read for the month. And I did read one extra book not originally on my list…most of my reading occurred in the first part of the month and then sort of faded into nothing until the last three days.

I would say be sure to check out the reviews I’ve posted, but I haven’t reviewed any of the books I read this month, so I’ll just say be on the lookout for the reviews!

Books I read this month:

Heartless by Marissa Meyer – 3.5/5🌸

The Luster of Lost Things* by Sophie Chen Keller (ARC) – 4/5🌸

The Doomsday Key by James Rollins (Sigma Force series #6) – 4.5/5🌸

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread) – 5/5🌸

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz – 4/5🌸

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread) – 5/5🌸

Frostblood by Elly Blake – 3/5🌸

The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread) – 5/5🌸

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill – 3/5🌸

Crossing Ebenezer Creek* by Tonya Bolden (ARC) – 4/5🌸

Ruined* by M.C. Frank – 4/5🌸

*The books with an asterisk(*) next to their title have yet to be published. I received a free ARC e-book of Extracted through Amazon’s Kindle First Program, and a free ARC e-book of EnsnaredMask of Shadows, and Quest of the Kings, from their publishers via NetGalley for review consideration. Receiving a free copy of the book in no way affects the honesty of my reviews!

Monthly Wrap-Up – February 2017

img_20170228_082753_916I can’t believe the month of February is already over. It was a jam-packed month; between officiating my cousin’s wedding, road-tripping to Tennessee, spending a weekend with my best friend, and celebrating my birthday, the month seemed to fly by!

Despite all of the craziness of this month, I was still able to read all of the books on my February “to-read” list and even managed to squeeze in an extra five books! I haven’t finished writing all of the full-length reviews (as I chose not to haul my laptop around with me during my travels, and I hate blogging from my phone), but I have rated them all (see the list below)!

By far, the best book I read this month was Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. But that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the other books I read! Be sure to check out the reviews I’ve already written, and be on the lookout for more to come!

Books I read this month:
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – 5/5 🌸

The Judas Strain by James Rollins (Sigma Force #4) – 4.5/5 🌸

The Last Oracle by James Rollins (Sigma Force #5) – 4.5/5 🌸

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – 4/5 🌸

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon – 4/5 🌸

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris – 4/5 🌸

Extracted* by R.R. Haywood – 3.5/5 🌸

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedotti – 3.5/5 🌸

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst – 3/5 🌸

Drop Shot by Harlan Coben (Myron Bolitar #2) – 3/5 🌸

Ensnared* by Rita Stradling – 3/5 🌸

Mask of Shadows* by Linsey Miller – 3/5 🌸

Quest of the Kings* by Robert Evert – 2.5/5 🌸

Question of the week: What was your favorite read of February? 

*The books with an asterisk(*) next to their title have yet to be published. I received a free ARC e-book of Extracted through Amazon’s Kindle First Program, and a free ARC e-book of Ensnared, Mask of Shadows, and Quest of the Kings, from their publishers via NetGalley for review consideration. Receiving a free copy of the book in no way affects the honesty of my reviews!