January was a really good month! I read 14 books, 4,511 pages. I’m still surprised I started the year this strong. I covered all 14 books in the wrap up on youtube.
But I wanted to highlight a few favorites from this month as well here.
2017 is over and I’ve got 17 books I loved this year. I’m going to lump any series I read together. Below is my complete list of top 17 books. It was really hard to pick a top 17 honestly and I struggled with it. I read 121 books in 2017 and a lot of them were very good (3-5) star reads. My goodreads overview is here.
1. Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab – this was my first finish it series and I can’t believe I waited so long to read them. The best series I’ve read recently and such an adventure to take in.
This is what aging feels like I think? It’s like HOLY CRAP! We’ve got one month left until the new year!
My biggest goal for the next month is to finish A Darker Shade of Magic series (which I may be done with this week honestly). Read a few ARCs I have sitting around including Zenith, Tess of the Road and a new motorcycle club romance. I’m pretty excited I’m at 113 books already!
What are your reading goals for the last stretch? Did you hit your goal yet? Are you already thinking about 2018 reading goals?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s finally fall and the south is kind of cooling off. Kind of. September included some good reads and some okay ones. I actually DNF’d one book this month too. Currently sitting two books away from my goal for the year of 100 books.
Continue reading “September Wrap Up”
Every month I think about wow that was a quick month, but damn I read a lot of books. So Here we go through my August Wrap up… I definitely finished a lot more books than I ever expected to. Also I think I’ve narrowed my book likes in enough to avoid reading books I won’t enjoy. Though they do pop up occasionally. I’m currently 20 books ahead of schedule for my reading goal of 100 and I’m hoping to possibly hit 150 this year.
Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire 5/5 – my library finally got this in and I finished it very quickly. This was delightful and nothing like what I expected. It’s a really cool world and I can’t wait to read the other ones in the series.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon 4/5 – Can you just say cute? Like this book is the definition of gushy mushy sweet. I adored the characters and how it all unfolded. It’s sweet it’s a sugary treat on a bad day. Can’t recommend the cuteness enough.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton 4/5 – This was part of my #makemereadit challenge. I was surprised by it. It’s magical realism so not for everyone, but my god was it a beautiful read.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 4/5 – My first time reading Agatha Christie. I might be hooked now and need to work through some of the backlog. I knew the premise for this one a good bit, but I didn’t know the whole story.
Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 4/5 – Another super fun one that I read because of the #makemereadit challenge. It was enjoyable even gave me cravings for oreos.
Sanctuary by Rebekah Weatherspoon 4/5 – Full review here go read this series it rocks!
Levar Burton Reads – has become an essential for me every week. Okay I’m not caught up, but I love listening to these and experiencing so many incredible short stories.
What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky 4/5
Graham Greene by Percival Everett 4/5
The Second Bakery Attack by Haruki Murakami 4/5
Chivalry by Neil Gaiman 5/5
Greedy Pigs by Matt Wallace 4/5 – this is talked more about in my reading quest week 1 wrap up, but I enjoyed it a lot.
Tampa by Alissa Nutting 3/5 – This is the most fucked up book I’ve ever read. I don’t know if I’ve ever rooted more for a main character to get in trouble, but Tampa does that. It’s not for everyone and I think you can easily tell from the plot summary if you could read it.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 5/5 – This was book club this month. Amazing beautiful story. You can watch us discuss it here. I also go more in depth on it during my Reading Quest wrap up.
Hamilton The Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda 4/5 – Great audiobook! Enjoyed the back story.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 4/5 – So glad I read this and I wish I read it sooner.
The Ghost Bride 3.5/5 – I wanted more from this. I wanted more story it ended too soon it didn’t give me enough. Still worth a read.
What book did you read this month that you loved?
Continuing on last week’s post. Here is the last half of books I’ve read this year!
Let me know if you have a favorite book you’ve read so far this year! My TBR is never full enough!
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Hi there. I’ve started to book blog again. It’s been a while and I’ve dabbled on and off in this hobby, but reading has always been a constant in my life. So here I am ready to share my insane reading habits.
What better way to kick off my blog than with a recap of the first 25 books I read this year. I pretty much spent the last 6 months like this…
and then you know like this because look at these books!!
Check out below for the first 25 books I’ve read this year!