Happy Monday bookish people! I know this post is going up on the first day of August when I usually post them at the end of the month I am writing about but July was quite the month! First there was YALC and Comic Con which I don’t really want to say that much about because it will turn into a rant, I did not have a good experience there this year because of the organization and well, they had no idea what to do with people who have disabilities so the less said about it the better. Then I found out I had gotten covid from YALC and I was so poorly, I still am a bit even a month on, I couldn’t do much. I rounded the month out with a trip to Bristol and a trip to Hampshire so I am pretty exhausted.
A good thing that happened this month is that I opened my Etsy shop! I have been thinking about this for a while and I have finally done it. I am creating bookish bookmarks, on card, wood and made of resin. If you’d like to visit my shop is TheBlindScribe
Anyway, my reading this month wasn’t great, I read some okay books but no books that I was really invested in. My book reviews of the books I did read will be coming on Mondays throughout August!
The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood – I did read this and actually I quite enjoyed it but I had one very specific issue with it which I will talk about in my book review of it.
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn – I did not read this book
Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li – I did not read this
The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson – I did not read this book either
Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano – I haven’t read this book
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton – I haven’t read this book yet either
Nine Lives by Peter Swanson – I did not read this
Daughters of Night by Laura Shepard Robinson – I started this book a while ago but I haven’t continued with it yet
The Three Dog Problem by S J Bennett – I did read this!
The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah – I also read this book!
The Perfect Escape by Leah Konen – I did not read this book
Overall, I read three books this month which considering how poorly I was and how much has been going on this month is pretty good, I’m happy with it.
That’s it for my July wrap-up! I hope you all enjoyed it, my August TBR is coming on Friday!
Happy Sunday bookish people! I hope you’re all having a good day. Today I am bringing you my April wrap up and I’m so glad to say that my reading has been a little bit better this month, not amazing to the extent that I was at this time last year but so much better than March and February. So I’m going to get straight into which books I did and didn’t read in April!
Small Favours by Erin A Craig – I did not read this book – I just wasn’t in the mood for this style of plot this month
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – I finally managed to read this book, my review for it will be up soon but I really enjoyed it
Daughters of Night by Laura Shepard-Robinson – I have started this book but I haven’t finished it yet, it’s a pretty big book so it might take me some time
Rose by Holly Webb – I did read this book
there was a non-bookish prompt and for this I had a nice warm bath and I watched some videos
Lily by Rose Tremain – I did read this book too so a review of this book will also be up soon
The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros – I did not read this book
The Mapmakers by Tamzin Merchant – I read this book too!
Down Comes the Night by Alison Saft – I did not read this book
Nine Lives by Peter Swanson – I did not read this book and I’m sad about that because I am really excited for it
Queenslayer by Sebastien de Castell – I am currently 3/4 of the way through this book and it is also on my May tbr so I will be finishing it in the next few days
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – I did not read this book
The Five – I did not read this book
A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske – I did not read this book but it is on my May tbr
Cecily by Annie Garthwaite – Again I didn’t read this book but it is on my May tbr
Only A Monster by Vanessa Len – I didn’t read this book
Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb – I did not read this book
Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore – I did read this book!
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson – I did not read this book
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody – I did not read this book – I did take it all the way to London with me and then still didn’t read it
House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Maas – I did not read this
So that was what I did and didn’t read in April. I ended up reading 5 books and started two others, one of which I will finish in a few days so I am really happy with that.
Happy Wednesday bookish people! It is the last day of March and today I’m bringing you my March wrap up! This was such a good reading month for me. February put me in a big reading slump and for the first half of March I was still feeling it a bit but I did manage to read some books and then there was the Becca and the Books 48 hour Bookopoly reading challenge where I read eight books in one weekend!
Also this month I had more appointments, I got a new teacher for my dramatic writing University module and he’s not much better than the previous one, I completed my first case study for my new job and I’ve started my second one so that’s going well and I still haven’t heard back about my PhD application so that’s a bit worrying but hopefully I’ll hear soon.
It was my birthday in March! I’m now 22 and I keep forgetting and telling people I’m 21… I got a couple of books as presents so I’m happy with that, my sister got me an art set and my boyfriend got me an Alice in Wonderland teapot which I love! I didn’t do any reading on my actual birthday but I’ve read one or two books since – I actually skipped ahead and read one of the books of my April tbr already…
Anyway, I didn’t finish my March tbr but it has been my best reading month so far this year so I’m still pretty happy with how I did. This was my tbr:
What A Way To Go by Julia Forster – I did read
Uprooted by Niami Novik – I did not read
The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige – I did read
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman – I did read
Rules for Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson – I did read
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – I did read
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow – I did not read
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty – I did not read
Map of Days by Ransom Riggs – I did not read
Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo – I did read
The Library of the Unwritten by A J Hackwith – I did not read
Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Haydu – I did read
Chain of gold by Cassandra Clare – I did not read
A Curse So Dark and Lonely – I did read
What I read: so from my TBR I managed to read eight books which is much better than February but I also read four books that were not from my March TBR which were: The Cousins by Karen M McManus, The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I have put up the book reviews for all the books I read this month except for the Cousins and Lives of Saints so check those out if you’re interested in what I thought of them.
There were also two five star reads this month! Those were Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell which I didn’t expect to enjoy as much as I did and A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. They were my favourite reads this month.
Most disappointing reads: It’s actually been a really great month, there’s only one book I didn’t enjoy which was What A Way to go by Julia Forster. It just wasn’t for me.
Current reads: well I read the Cousins off my April tbr last night so today I’ll be choosing a new book off my April tbr to start reading and I’m very excited about it.
That’s it for my March wrap up I hope you enjoyed it!