March Wrap-Up/April TBR:

March was a very good reading month for me as I was able to catch on a lot of books that were for Netgalley, review or on my Kindle and I was able to make my currently reading shelf much smaller than it was at the beginning of the month. I also made a lot changes to my blog although there are still a few minor changes that I need to make.

For April I just plan on working on books that I for review and on my kindle so I can start with new books in May. I will also be busy finishing up papers and getting ready for exams and graduation so I am not sure how many books I will be able to read this month.

 

March Wrap-up: 

Total books read: 12

Reading challenge: 28/165

Books read:

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  1. Silence (#1) by Natasha Preston (4 stars)
  2. Shards and ashes by Melissa Marr (3 stars)
  3. Relentless (#1) by Karen Lynch (3 stars)
  4. Pandora hearts Vol. 1 by Jun Mochizuki (4 stars)
  5. Johnny and Jamaal by K. M. Breakey (4.5/5 stars) –  review
  6. Blood rose rebellion (#1) by Rosalyn Eves (4 stars)
  7. The edge of everything (#1) by Jeff Giles (3 stars)
  8. Never, Never (Part 1) by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher (4 stars)
  9. Attack on Titan: No Regrets Vol. 1 by Hajime Isayama, Hikaru Suruga, and Gan Sunaaka (3 stars)
  10. Clotel: or the President’s daughter by William Wells Brown (4 stars)
  11. Touch of power (#1) by Maria V. Snyder (4 stars)
  12. November rain (#1) by Shannon A. Thompson (4 stars) – I will have a review up for this one in the next few days or so.

 

 

 

April TBR: 

Currently reading:

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To-Read:

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So this is what I have planned for April. I am not sure how much reading I will be able to do as I will be finishing up school for the semester but I hope to get caught up on my currently reading shelf again and I will also hopefully have a few reviews up as well.

 

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February Wrap-up/ March TBR:

This month has been really busy and I definitely have more homework now but I did manage to finish most of the books that I wanted to finish by the end of the month although I was surprised by how much progress I was able to make this month.

I am not sure how busy March is going to be yet but I will have a research paper that I need to start and a couple of projects in my Website design class but I do have Spring break and even though I will probably have homework I will try to finish a few books that I have been working on.

Total books read: 10

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  1. Darkness before dawn (#1) by J.A. London (4 stars) – I wasn’t sure about this one at first but once I got into the story I was definitely surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I will definitely continue the series although I am not sure when I will get to them yet.
  2. The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (4 stars) – I listened to this as an audio book on my computer and even though it took me a long time to finish I was very glad that I read it and I would definitely recommend it.
  3. Fallen (#1) by Lauren Kate (3 stars) – This one is technically a reread but it had been a while since I had read it and even though i didn’t enjoy it as much I will still continue the series this year hopefully.
  4. The realm of possibility by David Levithan – This is the first book by David Levithan that I have read and even though I didn’t enjoy it as much I will still recommend it.
  5. Caraval (#1) by Stephanie Garber (4.5/5 stars) – This is definitely already on my favorite books list for the year and I am really excited for the second book. This one that I would definitely recommend.
  6. Poison’s kiss (#1) by Breeana Shields (5 stars) -Ever since I first read about this book I knew I would want to read it and I absolutely loved it. This is one I would definitely recommend as well.
  7. One was lost by Natalie D. Richards (4 stars) – I got this one from Netgalley last year and even though it took me a long time to finish I am glad that I was able to read it.
  8. Girl online (#1) by Zoe Sugg (4 stars) – This one also took me a log time to read and even though I wasn’t sure about it at first it was okay. I’m not sure if I will continue the trilogy or not yet but if I can get the second book I might try it.
  9. The iron trial (#1) by Holly Black (4 stars) – This is my first book by Holly Black and it was pretty good. I have the second book on my TBR shelf so I will probably continue the series at some point hopefully.
  10. The night circus by Erin Morgenstern (4 stars) – I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I wanted to but I am glad that I was able to read it.

March TBR:

My goal this month is to continue reading all of the Netgalley books and books i have received from authors. I did add a couple of books to my list for the month but I am going to add any new books until I finish a few more on my currently reading shelf:

Netgalley books:

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  1. The edge of everything (#1) by Jeff Giles
  2. Blood rose rebellion (#1) by Rosalyn Eves
  3. Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

Books I’ve gotten from authors:

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  1. Johnny and Jamaal by K.M. Breakey – I have been reading this one slowly but have made some progress with it and so far it is okay.
  2. November rain (#1) by Shannon A. Thompson – I’ve only read a few pages of this one so far but it is pretty good.
  3. November snow (#2) by Shannon A. Thompson
  4. Tara and the Giant queen by Gita V. Reddy – So far this one is also pretty good even though I have only read a few pages.

Books I am still reading:

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Possible TBR for March:

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So this is what i have planned for March. I am not sure how much I will be able to finish but I am hoping to finish a few by the end of the month.

What do you have planned for March?

January Wrap-Up/February TBR:

This month was a slow reading month but I was able to make some progress with my currently reading shelf. My goal this month is to finish the books on my shelf and if I can’t finish them then I will add them back on my TBR until the summer when I am not in school, although the only books that will stay on my shelf are A clash of kings and the netgalley books that i am reading. I did add some more books and also got some books from authors and will start on those this week.

Total Books read: 6

4 stars:

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  1. The Crown (#5) by Kiera Cass – I thought this book was okay but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did The Selection series. I am glad I was able to finish it though and it is one I would definitely recommend.
  2. Happily Ever after (novellas) by Kiera Cass – I definitely enjoyed this one and can’t believe that it took me so long to get to even though it didn’t take me very long to finish it. This is one I would definitely recommend if you love The Selection series.
  3. A great and terrible beauty (#1) by Libba Bray – I wasn’t sure about this one at first but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I will definitely be reading more by this author hopefully later this year.
  4. My True love gave to me: Twelve Holiday stories by Stephanie Perkins/other authors – This was another book that I wasn’t sure about at first but i decided to give it a try and was definitely surprised. While I didn’t enjoy some of the stories that were in here, there were quite a few that I did enjoy. This is one I would definitely recommend.

3 stars:

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  1. Planet Urth (#1) by Jennifer & Christopher Martucci – I didn’t really enjoy this one that much even though it sounded pretty good at first. I have no idea if I will continue the series or not but if I can get them I may try the second book to see if it is better.
  2. Strange angels (#1) by Lili St. Crow –  I thought this one was okay but the only thing that I didn’t enjoy that much was the language although there was a lot of action in it. I do have most of the books in this series on my TBR shelf so i will definitely try the second one to see if I still enjoy it.

Books I am still currently reading but hope to finish this month:

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Poison’s kiss and The realm of possibility were technically on my Feb. TBR but I decided to go ahead and read them early. I’m hoping to finish them later this week.

February TBR:

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I got Caraval this morning and am really excited about it. I will hopefully start it later this afternoon, and the edge of everything is a netgalley book so I will have a review up for it once I finish it as well.

Books up for review

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I am not sure if I will have all of these finished by the end of the month since i usually give myself two months from when i get them but I will try to have a couple of reviews up once I finish each book.

So this is what I have planned for February. I’m not sure what the month will bring as i am sure that there will be some change but I am hoping to finish a few books this month.

What books are you planning on reading for February?

2017 Books Bucket list – 100 books that I want to read this year:

So I am planning on doing this again for 2017. I  wasn’t able to finish my list last year so i added the ones that I didn’t get to along with some new books as well.  This year I plan on trying to finish those books that I have had on my shelf for a long time. I also plan on reading  books that will work for challenges that I need to finish.

 

*Just a heads up that I am currently going through my TBR shelf and deleting a lot of books. Since there are so many (around 38) I will be adding some new books that have been on my list for a while.

  1. The Reece Malcolm list by Amy Spalding
  2. Wings of the wicked (#2) by Courtney Allison Moulton
  3. Monument 14 (#1) Emmy Laybourne – Finished: 5/20/17 
  4. A brief chapter in my impossible life by Dana Reinhardt
  5. Deja Dead (#1) by Kathy Reichs – currently reading
  6. Death ju Jour (#2) by Kathy Reichs
  7. Deadly Decisions (#3) by Kathy Reichs
  8. Mister Monday (#1) by Garth Nix
  9. Will Grayson, Will Grayson  by John Green – Finished: 5/31/17 
  10. Ashes to ashes (#3) by Jenny Han – Finished: 6/15/17 
  11. Lies (#3) by Michael Grant
  12. Plague (#4) by Michael Grant
  13. Don’t stop now by Julie Halpern
  14. The Darlings are forever (#1) by Melissa Kantor
  15. Champion (#3) by Marie Lu – Finished: 7/5/17 
  16. The rose society (#2) Marie Lu – Finished: 8/7/17 
  17. The sweet life of Stella Madison by Lara Deloza
  18. The fall by Bethany Griffin
  19. Lock in (#1) by John Scalzi
  20. Privilege (#1) by Kate Brian – Finished: 5/18/17 
  21. Talon (#1) by Julie Halpern – Finished: 7/8/17 
  22. The eternity cure (#2) by Julie Halpern – Finished: 8/13/17
  23.  The haven by Carol Lynch Williams
  24. Blackout (#1) by Robison Wells
  25. Free to fall Lauren MIller
  26. The realm of possibility by David Levithan – Finished: 2/5/17
  27. Sinner (#4) by Maggie Stiefvater – currently reading
  28. The raven king (#4) by Maggie Stiefvater
  29. Mostly good girls by Leila Sales – Finished: 8/6/17 
  30. Tiger’s voyage (#3) by Colleen Houck – currently reading
  31.  Tiger’s Destiny (#4) by Colleen Houck
  32. A storm of swords (#3) by George R.R. Martin
  33. Out of my  mind by Sharon M. Draper
  34. I am the messenger Markus Zusak
  35.  The Lost hero (#1) by Rick Riordan – Finished: 6/11/17 
  36. The darkest part of the forest by Holly black
  37. Ice kissed (#2) by Amanda Hocking
  38. Crystal kingdom (#3) by Amanda Hocking
  39. Switched (#1) by Amanda Hocking
  40. Golden son (#2) by Pierce Brown
  41. Dark flame (#4) by Alyson Noel
  42. The forest of hands and teeth (#1) by Carrie Ryan
  43. November 9 by Colleen Hoover – Finished: 8/4/17 
  44. Darkness before dawn (#1) by J.A. London- Finished: 2/1/17
  45. The Rosie Project (#1) by Graeme Simsion
  46. The black key (#3) by Amy Ewing
  47. Ruined (#1) by Amy Tintera
  48. Unspoken (#1) by Sarah Rees Brennan – Finished: 8/16/17 
  49. Siege and storm (#2) by Leigh Bardugo – currently reading
  50. Ruin and rising (#3) by Leigh Bardugo
  51. This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp – Finished: 12/20/17 
  52. The serpent king by Jeff Zentner
  53. The girl with the dragon tattoo (#1) by Stieg Larsson – Finished: 12/13/17 
  54. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  55. Stone cold touch (#2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  56. Outpost (#2) by Ann Auguirre
  57. Armada by Ernest Cline
  58. The winter people Jennifer McMahon – currently reading
  59. Inescapable (#1) by Amy A. Bartol – Finished: 7/16/17 
  60. Fever crumb (#1) by Philip Reeve
  61. In the Afterlight (#3) by Alexandra Bracken – Finished: 7/4/17
  62. Wanted (#8) by Sara Shepard
  63. Twisted (#9) by Sara Shepard
  64. Ruthless (#10) by Sara Shepard
  65. Sweet Evil (#1) by Wendy Higgins – Finished: 8/9/17 
  66. Sweet Peril (#2) by Wendy Higgins
  67. Slither (#11) by Joseph Delaney – Finished: 5/30/17 
  68. I am Alice (#12) by Joseph Delaney – Finished: 6/12/17 
  69. Fury of the seventh Son (#13) by Joseph Delaney – Finished: 6/12/17 \
  70. Angel burn (#1) by L.A. Weatherly
  71. BZRK (#1) by Michael Grant
  72. Alive (#1) by Scott Sigler
  73. Eve (#1) by Anna Carey
  74. The epidemic (#0.6) by Suzanne Young
  75. Panic by Lauren Oliver
  76. The scorpion rules (#1) by Erin Bow
  77. Vampire Kisses (#1) by Ellen Schreiber – currently reading
  78. Marked (#1 by P.C. Cast
  79. Crooked Kingdom (#2) by Leigh Bardugo – Finished: 7/19/17
  80. Raging star (#3) by Moira Young
  81. Carry on by Rainbow Rowell
  82. The thousandth floor (#1) by Katharine McGee
  83. A million suns (#2) by Beth Revis
  84. Flamecaster (#1) by Cinda Williams Chima – Finished: 7/15/17
  85. Salt & Stone (#2) by Victoria Scott
  86. Nevernight (#1) by Jay Kristoff – currently reading
  87. Now I rise (#2) by Kiersten White
  88. Wintersong (#1) by Jae-Jones S.
  89. Defy (#1) by Sara B. Larson
  90. We are all made of molecules by Susin Nielsen
  91. Warcross (#1) by Marie Lu – currently reading
  92. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (#3) by Laini Taylor – Finished: 7/6/17 
  93. Windwitch #2) by Susan Dennard
  94. The diviners (#1) by Libba Bray
  95. Illuminae (#1) by Amie Kaufman – Finished: 6/16/17
  96. The hundredth queen (#1) by Emily R. King – Finished: 11/28/17 
  97. Frozen tides (#4) by Morgan Rhodes – Finished: 5/6/17 
  98. La Belle Sauvage (#1) by Philip Pullman – Finished: 12/21/17 
  99. Tower of dawn (#6) by Sarah J. Maas – Finished: 12/17/17
  100. A torch against the night (#2) by Sabaa Tahir – Finished: 7/25/17 

Monthly updates – June books:

Since May was a really good month for me I went a little bit overboard this month to see if I could make some more progress with challenges and series that I am currently working on. So here is my list for June:

Books that I have to finish in June:

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Of Scions and men (#1) by Courtney Sloan, False idols (#1) by Alexis Grove, Hatred day (#1) by T.S. Pettibone, Bind the Soul (#2) by Annette Marie and Yield the night (#3) by Annette Marie are all Netgalley books that I have kind of neglected as I have had so many other things going on and haven’t had much time to read them. I do have a week off before I have to go back to work and while I will have hw to do for my summer classes I can do those anytime during the day and i have a readathon to do so I am planning on reading them this week. Prodigy (#2) by Marie Lu and Masquerade (#2) by Melissa de la Cruz were the two books that I didn’t get to finish in May and I am hoping to have those finished this weekend as well along with the two manga books that I have.

Books that I plan on reading for challenges on Goodreads:

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Ebooks that I am hoping to get to:

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Other books that i am going to attempt to read:

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So this is what I have so far. I am hoping to get to all of them but it does depend on how busy I get with school and work.

 

Monthly updates: May Books that I finished:

May was a really good month for me as I ended up reading a lot more than I thought I would and I was able to finish a couple of series that i have been trying to get to and I made progress with quite a few challenges that I had on Goodreads. My 21st birthday was also this week and I had a fun time just hanging out with my family and trying new wines.

This month I ended up reading:

  1. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer (5 stars) – This was really good. I enjoyed reading this series and while I am sad to have finished it I am also glad as it was a very good ending to this series. I would definitely recommend this whole series.
  2. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare (5 stars) – This was another great start of a series by this author. It really made me want to reread all the original series again and I would definitely recommend this one as well.
  3. Shadows/Opposition (Lux #0.5, 5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (5 stars) – I had a really hard time getting through this entire series for some reason but I very glad i finished it. I would definitely recommend this one if you enjoy books about aliens.
  4. This is not a drill by Beck Mcdowell (4 stars) – I was a little surprised by this one but it was still pretty good. I have never read anything by this author but if i can find another one of her books at my library then i might be interested in reading more.
  5. Lola and the boy next door (Anna and the French kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins (4 stars) – I don’t really like this series that much but I am interested to see what happens in the last book.
  6. Impulse (Impulse #1) by Ellen Hopkins (4 stars) – This one was not as great as the crank trilogy but it was still okay.
  7. Truthwitch (The witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard (4 stars) – I was a little disappointed in this one but I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the next installment.
  8. Nightshade (Nightshade #1) by Andrea Cremer (4 stars) = This was a reread for me but it had been so long since i had last read it and I still needed to read the other two books in this series that I decided to reread it.
  9. Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4 stars) – This one wasn’t quite as good as the last book but it still had a lot of action in it and I enjoyed reading it.
  10. Rage of the fallen (The Last Apprentice/Wardstone chronicles #8) by Joseph Delaney (4 stars) – This book was okay. It wasn’t quite as good as the books before it but I enjoyed reading it and I am planning on reading the next one in this series
  11. Killer (Pretty little liars #6) by Sara Shepard (4 stars) – This book in the series was just kind of meh. I had a bit of a hard time liking the characters and thought about rating it 3 stars but the ending did bump it up to 4 stars. I am taking a short break from this series as I have to read another one of Sara shepard’s books to finish a challenge on Goodreads in June but I am really excited to see what happens in the next book.
  12. Evil genius (Genius #1) by Catherine Jinks (4 stars) – I picked this one up on a whim at the library as I needed an E for a challenge on Goodreads and I am glad I read it. I was really surprised by how much i enjoyed reading it. There were definitely a few parts where i had a hard time with the main character but it was still pretty good and i would recommend it.
  13. How to say goodbye in robot by Natalie Standiford (4 stars) – This one was okay. It did not take me very long to get through it but I couldn’t really connect with the main character that much.
  14. You are here by Jennifer E. Smith (4 stars) – I had a harder time reading this book than I thought I would but I am glad that I read it.
  15. Through the woods by Emily Carroll (4 stars) – This was really different for me but i enjoyed reading it. It was more of a comic strip book and did not take me very long to read once i got to it.
  16. Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie (3 stars) – I didn’t really enjoy this book that much. It was just really slow and not much happened until the very end of the book. I am hoping going to read the next two books in this trilogy to see what happens next.
  17. Biggest flirts (Superlatives #1) by Jennifer Echols (3 stars) – I also had a hard time with this book and didn’t enjoy it as much as I originally wanted to.
  18. Drowned (Drowned (#1) by Nichola Reilly (2 stars) – I really did not like this book. I really wanted to since the summary sounded good but I just had no motivation to read it although I did finish it. I almost got close to a reading slump with this one though and i am very glad to have it off my shelf as it filled quite a few spots in challenges on Goodreads.

So this was what I read for May and while there were a few downers for this month I was able to read a few really good books. i am super excited for June though and while i probably have way more than I probably should I can’t wait to see how much progress I make with my list.