December Wrap-up/January TBR:

Hello,

Happy New Years! I hope you guys are having a good start to the new year. I spent most of the morning working so I’m pretty worn out but it was good. Yesterday I made some changes to my blog as I have a couple of ideas that I haven’t completely formed yet, but I’ll be working on those sometime this week hopefully. I’ll be working every day this week until Sunday so I’m not sure how much I will be able to do but I’m going to try to do as much as I can before I have to go back to school.

December was a busy month for me as I finished up the fall semester and then starting working again as well. I’m a cashier at my local grocery store so I work in the summer and during Christmas break. I started just last May and worked during the first of each month during the fall semester when I went home. This is my last full week that I have though. I did manage to get some great reads in even though I was not able to finish my reading goal of 130 this year. I think my reading slump in September slowed me down a little bit. I did end up reading some really good ones though and am currently reading one of my favorites right now.

I’m posting this a lot later than I thought I would but I think I finished it. I’m woefully behind on posting but I’m hoping to catch up soon. I’ve also got some updating that I need to do as well so hopefully, I’ll have everything up soon. School has started back up again and I already have a ton of reading to do for my classes. I’m also recovering from a cold that I got last week but I”m feeling a lot better than I was.

Books read in December: 

I ended up reading 11 books last month, which is less than what I normally read this time of the year.

December wrap-up

  1. Geekerella (#1) by Ashley Poston – I’ve heard a lot about this book and thought I would try it. I loved the retelling part of the story, but it was pretty slow. I thought it was fast-paced at the beginnng, then it kind of slowed down a lot toward the middle and then picked up again. I would still recommend it for those who love the Cinderella story though (3.5/5 stars).
  2. The final empire (#1) by Brandon Sanderson – I really wanted to enjoy this one and while i did enjoy it there were some things that I was a little disappointed by.  While i absolutely loved the characters and the word-building, I thought there were times where the story dragged a little. Overall, I can’t believe that I haven’t read this one sooner and would definitely recommend it as well (4 stars).
  3. Above the waterfall by Ron Rash – I was totally surprised by this one. This was my first Ron rash book and I honestly wasn’t expecting much but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. This was set in North Carolina I think so I had heard os some of the places that were talked about in the book. This is one I would recommend as well and I will most likely pick up another book by this author at some point (4 stars).
  4. Dreamfall (#1) by Amy Plum – This one was interesting. It was a little confusing at first because of all of the character POV’s but it helped that each chapter also had the character’s names so it was really easy to keep track up once I got into the first few chapters. I’m definitely looking forward to picking up the second book (4 stars).
  5. Wings of the wicked (#2) by Courtney Allison Moulton – This one took me a while to get to but I finally finished it. There were times where I really enjoyed the story but then there were other times where I didn’t like the main character. I’m excited to see how the trilogy ends tho (3.5/5 stars).
  6. Now I rise (#2) by Kiersten White – This one was definitely one of my favorites. I loved the characters and Lada is definitely my favorite. I loved it so much i did end up finishing the trilogy later in January (5 stars).
  7. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin – I don’t really know what to think of this one. I think its an interesting concept but I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I had read it when I was younger. It was still interesting though (3 stars).
  8. Until the beginning (#2) by Amy Plum – This was another fast read and I thought it was alright. I have to admit that I liked this duology more than I liked Amy plums other books though (4 stars).
  9. Traitor to the throne (#2) by Alwyn Hamilton – This was definitely my second favorite book. This one was definitely fast-paced and I loved all of the characters. We also got to see some characters really grow throughout the book and I can’t wait to see how the story ends in Hero at the fall. (5 stars).
  10. You can trust me by Sophie McKenzie – This was another one that was alright. It was a little predictable. I had a guess to four people by around halfway though I wasn’t reallly sure until the end of the novel. This was my first book by this author and I look forward to reading more (4 stars).
  11. The murder complex (#1) by Lindsay Cummings –This was another one that was kind of disappointing. I loved the story but there some insta-love. Overall the concept was interesting and I look forward to seeing what happens in the second book (4 stars).

 

Currently reading: 

December wrap-up - ebooks currently reading

  1. Right where I belong by Krista McGee – I actuallly finished this one in the first week of January and reallly enjoyed it. This was one that I definitely needed at the time. (5 stars).
  2. Reap the shadows (#4) by Annette Marie – This was another one that I had finised and it was alirght. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the previous ones but I am excited to start Unleash the storm (4 stars).
  3. Seven ways we lie by Riley Redgate – I’m not quite sure what to thinkk about this one yet. I’ve only read a few chapters so Farsi maybe it will get better but I don’t really know about this one yet,.
  4. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt – I haven’t really started this one yet even though I’ve been trying to but I think it will be alright.
  5. After you (#2) by Jojo Moyes – This is another one that I’m just not sure about. I’m hoping that it will get better as I read through it though.
  6. A Christmas Bride (#1) by Hope Ramsay – This is another one that I haven’ really gotten to yet. I needed a book that had a wedding in it and this was one of the few that I could find. I may end up changing it though.

 

December wrap-up ebooks par 2 currently reading

7. City of Bones (#1) by Cassandra Clare (reread) – I thought I would fly thru this one as it is a reread but I’m just kind of slowly reading along. I’ve read a good bit though so I hoping to finish it soon in between the plays, short stories and novels that I have to read for class this semester.

8. Smoke and iron (#4) by Rachel Caine – this is another that I thought I would fly through since I read the second and third book quickly but I’m having a hard time getting through it for some reason. I’ll get there eventuallly though.

9. Dumplin’ (#1) by Julie Murphy – I’m not entirely sure about this one yet but I’m hoping that once I get through it ill enjoy it.

 

January TBR: 

I really don’t have a TBR for this month other than I have to read Frankenstein for class. I got quite a few stories that I have to read for my classes so I’ll mostly be reading those. I am hoping to catch up on the books that I’m currently reading though. I’ll mostly be catching up on some blog posts that I have scheduled for the next couple of weeks and will try to get in as many as I can before I get piled with homework.

I hope you guys are heaving a good start to the week!

Marybeth

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? Monday, December 31, 2018:

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading is hosted by the bookdate. This is where you can talk about what you have read, what you are currently reading, and what you are about to read.

 

Hello,

I hope you guys are having a good Christmas and New Years. Christmas went by relatively fast, but it was a lot of fun. I went over to my grandparent’s house for the week and it was pretty good. I had this week off of work so it was nice to rest and catch up on some reading and sleep. I also did some baking and we went to see Aquaman yesterday, which was really good. I haven’t really watched a lot of DC movies but  I think Aquaman was my second favorite under the Batman movies. I start work again tomorrow morning and will be working every day until Wednesday probably. School starts back up in a week and a half or so and I’ll be gearing up for a new semester again. I’ve also got a few more library books that I need to read before I have to send them back so I”ll be working my way through those over the next few days or so. I’m not sure if we have any plans for New years as I”ll be working for most of the day, but I might do something.

 

I missed last weeks update so this one will have the books that I read last week and this week.

Books I’ve Finished:

Wings of the wicked (#2) by Courtney Allison Moulton:

wings of the wicked (#2) by Courtney Allison Moulton

This one was alright. There were times where I really liked it and then there were other times where I didn’t like it. I am glad that I was able to finish it though (3.5/5 stars).

 

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin:

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

This one was also alright. There were times where I really liked the story and then there were times where I didn’t enjoy it quite as much. I think if I had read it when I was younger I might have enjoyed it a little more but it was still an interesting read (3 stars).

 

Now I rise (#2) by Kiersten White:

Now I rise (#2) by Kiersten White

This one was definitely my favorite of the three that I read this week and I can’t wait to start the third book in this trilogy (5 stars).

 

Traitor to the throne (#2) by Alwyn Hamilton::

Traitor to the throne (#2) by Alwyn Hamilton

This one was really good. I loved all of the characters though Amani was probably my favorite in this one. I also wasn’t expecting that ending either and I’m super excited for hero at the fall though it might be a while before I pick it up (5 stars).

 

You can trust me by Sophie McKenzie:

you can trust me by Sophie McKenzie

This one was a little bit predictable, but there were some plot twists that I didn’t see coming. It was interesting though (3.5/5 stars).

 

Currently Reading: 

Reap the shadows (#4) by Annette Marie:

Reap the shadows (#4) by Annette Marie

This one is definitely one of my favorite series and even though I’ve only read a few chapters so far there’s already a lot of things going on in it. I should be able to finish it over the next couple of days or so.

 

The Murder Complex (#1) by Lindsay Cummings:

The murder complex (#1) by Lindsay Cummings

This one is alright. It’s a little confusing and there seems to be some insta-love between the two main characters as well. The mystery part of the story is interesting though, and it is fast-paced as well. I’m hoping to finish it by tonight though.

 

Bright we burn (#3) by Kiersten White:

Bright we burn (#3) by Kiersten White

This trilogy is definitely one of my favorites so far and I’m really excited to be able to see how this trilogy ends.

 

Right where I belong by Krista McGee:

Right where I belong by Krista McGee

I’ve started this one but I haven’t really sat down to read it though it is interesting so ar.0 I’m looking forward to continuing it though.

 

 

 

What I’m about to read: 

The wednesday wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Plague (#4) by Michael Grant

Dumplin (#1) by Julie Murphy

 

So this is what I have planned for this week. I am working every day this week so I’m not sure how much I will be able to finish but I’m hoping to get through the last of my library books since I have to take them back next week before I go to school again.

 

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? Monday, December 17, 2018:

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at the bookdate. This is where you can talk about what you have read, what you are currently reading, and what you are about to read.

Hello,

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these and I was able to finish some books over the weekend, so I’d thought I would post an update. I finished school last Monday and I was able to rest on Tuesday and Wednesday before I headed to work on Thursday. I also worked on Sunday and today but I’m off tomorrow, so I’ll probably spend the day catching up on reading again. I’ve got some things to do on Wednesday before I go back into work on Thursday but I’m hoping to get some more books read by then.

 

Books I’ve read: 

The Final Empire (#1) by Brandon Sanderson:

The final empire (#1) by Brandon Sanderson

This one was really good and one of my top ten fantasy books of the year though there were times where it was just a little slow. I loved all of the characters and the world building was really good though. I’m really excited to pick up the second book at some point (4.5/5 stars).

 

Dreamfall (#1) by Amy Plum:

Dreamfall (#1) by Amy plum

I really enjoyed this one though the change in characters confused me just a little bit at the beginning, though once I got into the story I thought it was really good. This one was a really fast read for me and I’m looking forward to picking up the second book as well (4 stars).

 

Above the waterfall by Ron Rash:

Above the waterfall by ron rash

This is my first book by this author and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it yet. It was definitely a fast read though I didn’t realize that it was going to be a mystery until I started reading it. I kind of went into this one blind which is a good thing though because it made me more curious about it. I’m probably going to read more by this author at some point. Overall, I would recommend it though (4 stars).

 

Currently reading: 

City of Bones (#1) by Cassandra Clare:

City of bones (#1) by Cassandra Clare

I’m not entirely sure what made me decide to pick this series up but its definitely one of my favorites. I’m not sure if I’m going to reread the entire series yet, but I might.

 

Wings of the wicked (#2) by Courtney Allison Moulton:

wings of the wicked (#2) by Courtney Allison Moulton

Oh boy, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this one yet. I’m almost halfway through and I’ve already gone through different emotions while reading it. There are times where I really enjoy it and look forward to reading about the characters and the action, but then there are other times where I don’t like it quite as much. I’m just not sure how I feel about it yet. Overall, I do enjoy it and the mystery of Ellie’s past is really interesting as well.

 

Seven Ways we lie by Riley Redgate:

Seven ways we lie by Riley Redgate

This is another one that I”m not entirely sure about either. Overall, it’s okay though I don’t really know how I feel about it yet. I”m hoping to finish it over the next couple of days though.

 

Right where I belong by Krista McGee:

Right where I belong by Krista McGee

So far I’m really enjoying this one. I’ve only read a few chapters so far but I’m hoping to make some progress with it this week

 

What I’m about to Read: 

Now I rise (#2) by Kiersten White

A Christmas bride (#1) by Hope Ramsay

Smoke and iron (#4) by Rachel Caine

The murder complex (#1) by Lindsay Cummings

So this is what I have planned for this week. I’m hoping to make a lot of progress with most of these though I’m not entirely sure if I will be able to get to all of them.

 

I hope you have a good week!

Marybeth

December TBR – currently reading:

Hello,

I finally got caught up with my previous posts so now I can focus on December. I’m going to try to write up some more posts this month and I’ll have my usual posts at the end of the month as well. I”m also thinking about doing a couple of Christmas-themed posts as well. I finished finals on Monday so I’ve mostly been resting and updating on Goodreads. I did finish one book that I was reading in November and am working my way through a couple of others this week. I have a long list of books that I am planning to read but I do go into work tomorrow and Friday for a few hrs. I have Saturday off so I’ll be able to catch up as well. I’ve also caught up on a couple of shows on Netflix as well and have a few anime shows that I want to start. There are also quite a few manga books that I want to read this month and because I have so many I will most likely do a separate post on that as well.

 

Currently reading: 

December TBR currently reading

  1. Geekerella (#1) by Ashley Poston – I recently finished this one this week and it was alright. It took me a lot longer to get through than I thought it would. I enjoyed the beginning of the novel but had a hard time getting through it when I got about halfway. I”m glad that I read it though (3.5/5 stars).
  2. Right where I belong by Krista McGee – I picked this one up when I was looking for a good contemporary novel and thought it seemed interesting. I’ve started it but haven’t really gotten to it yet, so I’m hoping to pick it up again this weekend.
  3. Above the waterfall by Ron Rash – I”m not sure how I feel about this one yet but it seems interesting so far. I’ve read a couple of chapters this afternoon and it’s alright.
  4. Reap the shadows (#4) by Annette Marie – I started this over the summer and wasn’t able to finish it so I’m hoping to get to it over Christmas break at some point
  5. Seven ways we lie by Riley Redgate – I haven’t started this one yet but it looks like it’s going to be a fast read hopefully.
  6. The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt – This is another one that I’ve been trying to get to since the summer and just haven’t been able to. I”m determined to get to it this month though.
  7. After you (#2) by Jojo Moyes -I liked me before you but I’m not sure about this one yet. I’ve read a few chapters and its alright so far.
  8. You (#1) by Caroline Kepnes -I started this one this week and am not quite sure what to think of it yet. It’s a little slow going but I’ll probably focus on it next week hopefully.
  9. Sinner (#4) by Maggie Stiefvater – The first three books in this series were alright but I’m not quite sure about this one. I’m hoping to make some progress with this one over the weekend though.

 

December TBR ebooks Part 2 currently reading

10. The Rosie Project (#1) by Graeme Simsion – I’ve started this one as well and its okay so far.

11. You will know me by Megan Abbott – I’ve never read anything by this author so I’d thought I would give it a try.

12. A Christmas Bride (#1) by Hope Ramsay – I needed a book that had a wedding in it for a challenge so I’d thought I would give it a try. This is usually not my type of novel but it seems like it is going to be interesting.

13. Dumplin’ (#1) by Julie Murphy -I also needed this one for a challenge so I’d thought I would try it. I’ve seen mixed reactions on it so I’m not entirely sure about it but I”m willing to give it a try.

14. Unleash the storm (#5) by Annette Marie – I still need to finish reap the shadows but I’m planning to finish this series hopefully.

 

Library books: 

December TBR library books currently reading part 2

  1. The Final Empire (#1) by Brandon Sanderson – I’ve already read a good bit in this one and kind of have mixed feelings about it but I am determined to finish it next week. I’ve heard a lot about this one so I’d thought  I would give
  2. Dream Fall (#1) by Amy Plum – I started this one this morning and it seems interesting so far. It’s definitely fast-paced though.
  3. Raging Star (#3) by Moira Young – I loved the first two books in this trilogy and am really looking forward
  4. Plague (#4) by Michael Grant –  I loved the first two books in this series and the third one was just okay so I’m hoping that this one will better.
  5. Traitor to the throne (#2) by Alwyn Hamilton – It’s taken me a while to get to this book but I’m hoping to enjoy it just as much as the first one.
  6. Wings of the wicked (#2) by Courtney Allison Moulton – This is my second attempt at reading this one so I’m hoping to get to it next week so I can finish it.

 

December TBR library books currently reading part 3

7. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin – I needed an “E’ title so I went ahead and picked this one up.

8. Now I rise (#2) by Kiersten White – I loved the first book in this trilogy so  I went ahead and picked up this one as well.

9. Bright we burn (#3) by Kiersten White – I saw this one on the shelf and decided to go ahead and get it as well.

10. The murder complex (#1) by Lindsay Cummings – I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while so I’d thought I would go ahead and get it.

11. Until the beginning (#2) by Amy Plum –  I really enjoyed the first novel in this duology so I’m looking forward to seeing how this book ends.

12. You can trust me by Sophie McKenzie – I needed a “Y” title and this book popped up so I’d thought I’d go ahead and get it.

 

Netgalley books: 

Netgalley books

  1. Tess of the road by Rachel Hartman – I got this book last year and started it but never really got back to it. Character driven books take me a bit longer to get through but I’m determined to finish this book even if it takes me a while to finish.
  2. I’m not missing by Carrie Fountain – I thought this one would be interesting when I first got it but I’m not really sure. I’m hoping that once I get into it I’ll enjoy it more.
  3. Nyxia Unleashed (#2) by Scott Reintgen – I loved Nyxia when I read it so when I saw this one on NetGalley I knew that I had to have it. Unfortunately, I haven’t really been able to read it but I’m hoping to this month.

 

So this is what I have for my December TBR. I probably have more books than I know what to do with but i”m hoping to make a huge dent in my TBR and catch up on my reading goals for this year. A lot of the books that I picked out are books that I really want to read so I’m looking forward to most of them. I’m hoping to go back to my regular posting schedule over the next two or three weeks and I’m also hoping to squeeze in a couple of Christmas themed posts as well.

I hope you all have a good weekend!

Marybeth

 

September/October/November Wrap-up:

Hello,

It’s been a while since I have posted so I’m catching up on posts and books that I have read. September, October, and November were extremely busy months for me as I was in the middle of the fall semester and I didn’t get out of my reading slump until the end of October. In September  I didn’t really start any books but I did finish a couple of really good ones. November was a much better month of reading as I was able to catch up on a few books and there were a couple of books that completely surprised me.

 

Amount of books read for September: 3 

September Wrap-up (1)

  1. Atlantis and other Places: Stories of Alternate History by Harry Turtledove – This one was not my favorite book but it was alright.  I enjoyed some of the stories in it, but there were others that I didn’t enjoy (3 stars).
  2. The rose & the dagger (#2) by Renee Ahdieh – I enjoyed this one a lot better. It still took me a while to get finished but it was interesting (4 stars).
  3. Obsidio (#3)  by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I think illuminae was my favorite in this trilogy, but this one is probably my second favorite out of the three. I really enjoyed it but thought it was kind of predictable. I am glad that it ended the way it did though (4 stars).

Books read in October: 0 

 

Amount of books read for November: 9 

November was a good month for reading as I had finally gotten out of my reading slump and was finally able to catch up on some books that I had gotten behind on.

November Wrap-up

1. Kingdom of ash (#7) by Sarah J. Maas – This was my most anticipated series of the year and I decided to preorder it three days before it came out. It was really good and I think I finished it in about a week.

2. Paper and fire (#2) by Rachel Caine – This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I love all of the characters and there was a lot more action in this one

3. If there’s no tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout –  I  was so surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. I enjoyed it so much I actually read it in an entire afternoon (5 stars).

4. Harry Potter and the cursed child (Parts 1 & 2 #8) by J.K. Rowling; John Tiffany and Jack Thorne – I never thought I would say that I didn’t like a Harry Potter novel but this one was just meh for me. There were a couple of times where the time skips confused me a little bit, but it was okay. (3 stars).

5. This mortal coil (#1)by Emily Suvada – This one turned out to be different than I thought it would be and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it (4 stars).

 

November wrap-up part 2

6. Code name Komiko (#1) by Naomi Paul – This was another book that I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I was looking for something different since I had picked up quite a few action novels before and needed something a little lighter. While this one is a mystery it was still a fast read and I enjoyed all of the characters as well (4 stars).

7. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince (#6) by J.K. Rowling – I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read this series and it was still just as good as the first .I had reread the series earlier this year, but took a break after the 5th one and then I watched Fantastic Beasts: the crimes of Grindelwald and it made me want to reread the last two books in this series.

8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (#7) by J.K. Rowling – I picked this one up right after I finished the sixth book and it took about 3 or 4 days to finish.

9. Ash and quill (#3) by Rachel Caine -This series is definitely my favorite series right now and I am currently waiting to get the next book though it looks like it may be a while before I do get it. I would definitely  recommend this series (5 stars).

 

So this is what I read from September to November. I’ll have my December list up hopefully by the end of tonight or tomorrow evening.

August Wrap-up/September TBR list:

This is way later than I thought it would be but I just finished up the fall semester this week so I’m catching up on some blogging and reading. I’ve got some blog posts this week that I am catching up on and I’ll hopefully be able to do some other posts over the next couple of weeks. At the end of August, I got into a month-long reading slump which I didn’t get out of until October. I’ve been able to catch up since then.

I’m going to focus on my August wrap-up and then since I only read 3 books in September I’ll add those in with my November Wrap-up.

Total number of books read in August: 11 

 

August Wrap-up

  1. Rogue (#2) by Julie Kagawa – I enjoyed this one a lot more than the first one. It did take me a while to read it but I am glad that there was more action in this one than the first one. I’m looking forward to reading Soldier at some point (4 stars).
  2. Starflight (#1) by Melissa Landers – This one was a lot better than I thought it was going to be and I’m glad that I was able to read it (4 stars).
  3. Fatal Voyage (#4) by Kathy Reichs –  I’ve really enjoyed reading this series so far. I’ve watched the series and thought that I would pick up the series itself to see if I liked it. This one was set in the Smokey Mountains so it was nice to be able to recognize some of the places that were talked about since I live about a couple of hrs away from them. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next in this series (4 stars).
  4. Siege and storm (#2) by Leigh Bardugo – I’m not entirely sure how  I feel about this trilogy yet. On one hand I have enjoyed reading these books, but on the other hand, it takes me a while to finish them. I will eventually get to Red rising though (4 stars).

 

August wrap-up part 2

5. The darkest part of the forest by Holly Black – I’m not entirely sure if I am a fan of Holly Black’s books but they are ok. I finally picked this one up for a few challenges on Goodreads and it was okay. I think if I had read this when I was younger I might have enjoyed it more, but I am glad that I read it (3 stars).

6. Grave Secrets (#5) by Kathy Reichs – This one was my least favorite in the series so far. It was still interesting, but it lacked some of the things that were in the previous books. I will be continuing the series though since I have the next two books (3.5/5 stars).

7. Bare bones (#6) by Kathy Reichs – This one was a lot better than the 5th book and I enjoyed it a lot more. I”m looking forward to seeing what happens in the 7th book (4 stars).

8. Monday Mourning (#7) by Kathy Reichs – This one was also really good and I can’t wait to pick up cross bones though it might be a while before I do (4 stars).

August Wrap-up Part 3

9. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (#1) by Lewis Carroll – This was one of my favorite classics when I was younger and I have reread it multiple times since.

10. Everlasting (#6) by Alyson Noel – This one was my least favorite book that I read but  I was glad that I was finally able to finish this series (3 stars).

11. The boxcar children (#1) by Gertrude Chandler Warner – This was another one of my favorites when  I was younger and it was alright (4 stars).

 

So this was my August Wrap-up. Most of the books were pretty good though there were a few that were just okay. I got into a reading slump around the beginning of September and only read a few books. and the next couple of months were extremely busy as well.

 

 

 

 

 

Blog update: October and November:

Hello, It has been a long time since I have updated on here so I thought I would give a quick update for October and November. This is going to be relatively short as both months are going to be extremely busy for me with school but I plan to catch up in December when I am done with exams. In November I have a lot of big projects coming up so I will be working to catch up on some things and working on assignments as well. I haven’t read any books since September when I finished Obsidio (#3) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff and the rose & the dagger (#2) by Renee Ahdieh. Both were very good though I haven’t really been able to pick up anything since. I think I went into a small reading slump right after I finished reading those and haven’t really been able to come out of it since. I did pick up a couple of books, including my most anticipated book of the year, Kingdom of ash (#7) by Sarah J. Maas, but I’ve only been able to read a few chapters so far. I’m hoping that things will calm down soon though and that I will be able to get out of this reading slump that I am in. I’m not sure how much reading I will be able to do in November but I am hoping to finish at least 1 book.

Total amount of books read in September: 2

September Wrap-up

The Rose & The dagger (#2) by Renee Ahdieh – I definitely enjoyed this one more than The Wrath & the Dawn in this duology. It did take me a while to get into but once I did I couldn’t put it down. I would definitely recommend both books in this duology (4 stars).

Obsidio (#3) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – I think I enjoyed the first book, Illuminae better than the last two but I still enjoyed Gemina and Obsidio. It took me a little longer than I thought it would to get through Obsidio but I still enjoyed it and think it ended well. This is a trilogy that I would highly recommend as well (4 stars).

These were the two books that I read in September> Unfortunately I wasn’t able to read anything in October and I might not be able to finish anything in November, but I’m hoping to finish at least 1 book in November. I plan to catch up in December though as I have about a month of school off before I have to go back to school for the Spring semester.

 

November TBR:

November TBR

  1. A conspiracy of Kings (#4) by Megan Whalen Turner –  This series is definitely one of my favorite fantasy series. I was a little skeptical when I picked up the first book but I have loved every book so far and am looking forward to continuing this series to see how it ends.
  2. Kingdom of Ash (#7) by Sarah J. Maas – This is my most anticipated book of the year and I am super excited to finally start it. I’ve read a few chapters so far and its really good though it might be a while before I pick it up again due to school.
  3. Holding up the universe by Jennifer Niven – Niven is definitely one of my favorite authors in contemporary romance so I’m definitely looking forward to reading this one.

 

Some of these books will probably carry over into December as I am not sure how much reading I will be able to do in November but I will definitely have them started. I’m also not sure of how much I will be able to post in November but December will definitely be a month where I will catch up on both reading and blogging.

Hope you have a good week,

Marybeth