Monthly Wrap Ups

May Wrap Up!

Happy Tuesday Bookish people! I’m a day late with this one but it’s finally the end of May. This month has been a difficult one, there’s been good parts to it of course but there’s also been some horrible parts. Nevermind, June is a new month and hopefully it will be a great one!

This month I will admit now, my TBR was mostly forgotten about. I had quite a few book tours I was taking part in and towards the second half of the month I was losing my motivation to read because of what was going on in my life.

So, onto the wrap up.

My May TBR:

  • The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni – I did read (start with a good one, however, this does not continue..)
  • The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton – I did not read
  • A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik – I did not read
  • Watch Her Fall by Erin Kelly – I did not read
  • Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch – I did not read
  • Lore by Alexandra Bracken – I did not read
  • Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon – I did not read
  • Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – I did not read
  • Turtles All The Way Down by John Green – I did not read
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – I did not read
  • A Masked City by Genevieve Cogman – I did read! (surprised you there didn’t I)
  • A Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwaab – I did not read
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman – I did not read
  • Yes, No, Maybe so by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Seed – I did not read
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel – I did start this but I didn’t manage to finish it within the month

So.. my TBR went pretty terribly, I read two and started another. But I did read other books that weren’t on my TBR which were: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss (which I loved!), Love Is What You Bake Of It and Love by Design by Effie Kammenou, Things To Do Before The End Of The World by Emily Barr and You Had It Coming by B M Carroll.

Altogether I read eight books this month which isn’t bad I suppose but it felt like I had a terrible reading month. Hopefully I’ll enjoy my reading more in June… I’m about to post my June TBR so check that out too if you are interested in seeing what I’ll be reading in June.

That’s it for my May Wrap Up, I hope you all enjoyed it!

Monthly Wrap Ups

March Wrap-Up

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!

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February 2021 Wrap-Up!

We have reached the end of February. February was a very busy month for me.
I had appointments, University classes with issues about who was going to be teaching those classes when the original teacher missed four sessions and didn’t keep in contact…stressful. I started a new job in February! – Which I am enjoying. Also, I finished and sent off my application to study a PhD so fingers crossed I get onto that course.

Because of this it was a pretty terrible reading month for me, I mean I did get some reading done but not half as much as I would have liked. My goals for this blog are to (hopefully) post about four times a week and one will be a book review, so each week I should put up a new book review. Anyway, February’s TBR looked like this:

  • The Guest List by Lucy Foley – I did read
  • Magonia by Maria Daevana Headley – I did not read
  • A mood read that I never ended up choosing a book for…
  • How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black – I did read
  • Charmcaster by Sebastien De Castell – I started to read but did not have time to finish
  • The Darkest Bloom by P M Freestone – I did not read
  • An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena – I did read
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I did not read
  • Furyborn by Claire LeGrand – I did not read
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I did not read
  • The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa De La Cruz – I did not read
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – I did not read

What I read: I only managed to read three of the books on my TBR this month which were: The Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena, The Guest List by Lucy Foley and How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories. Book reviews for this will be coming shortly but I will say I did enjoy all of these books although none of them were five stars for me.

My favourite read of the month was How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories, it was my first read of the month before my schedule got a little hectic and I spent a good couple of hours throwing myself into the collection of stories. I was very excited beforehand knowing that I got to go back to the world of Cardan and Jude and although I enjoyed the book, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations.

Most disappointing reads: I was very surprised that my most disappointing read was the Guest List by Lucy Foley. I went into the book with very high expectations, I’d seen lots of people on Booktube and Bookstagram absolutely loving this book and I am always up for a good murder mystery, but the constantly changing POV’s and the way the book went left me feeling underwhelmed. As I said my book review for the Guest List will be going up soon if you are interested in hearing more of my thoughts on this book.

Current Reads: currently I am in between books and deciding which book off my March TBR to start reading later today!

On another note – who else is loving the snippet of Six of Crows in the Netflix Shadow and Bone trailer?!