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.
Total books read: 12
Reading challenge: 28/165
- Silence (#1) by Natasha Preston (4 stars)
- Shards and ashes by Melissa Marr (3 stars)
- Relentless (#1) by Karen Lynch (3 stars)
- Pandora hearts Vol. 1 by Jun Mochizuki (4 stars)
- Johnny and Jamaal by K. M. Breakey (4.5/5 stars) – review
- Blood rose rebellion (#1) by Rosalyn Eves (4 stars)
- The edge of everything (#1) by Jeff Giles (3 stars)
- Never, Never (Part 1) by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher (4 stars)
- Attack on Titan: No Regrets Vol. 1 by Hajime Isayama, Hikaru Suruga, and Gan Sunaaka (3 stars)
- Clotel: or the President’s daughter by William Wells Brown (4 stars)
- Touch of power (#1) by Maria V. Snyder (4 stars)
- 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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
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.
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
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?
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.
- The Reece Malcolm list by Amy Spalding
- Wings of the wicked (#2) by Courtney Allison Moulton
- Monument 14 (#1) Emmy Laybourne – Finished: 5/20/17
- A brief chapter in my impossible life by Dana Reinhardt
- Deja Dead (#1) by Kathy Reichs – currently reading
- Death ju Jour (#2) by Kathy Reichs
- Deadly Decisions (#3) by Kathy Reichs
- Mister Monday (#1) by Garth Nix
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green – Finished: 5/31/17
- Ashes to ashes (#3) by Jenny Han – Finished: 6/15/17
- Lies (#3) by Michael Grant
- Plague (#4) by Michael Grant
- Don’t stop now by Julie Halpern
- The Darlings are forever (#1) by Melissa Kantor
- Champion (#3) by Marie Lu – Finished: 7/5/17
- The rose society (#2) Marie Lu – Finished: 8/7/17
- The sweet life of Stella Madison by Lara Deloza
- The fall by Bethany Griffin
- Lock in (#1) by John Scalzi
- Privilege (#1) by Kate Brian – Finished: 5/18/17
- Talon (#1) by Julie Halpern – Finished: 7/8/17
- The eternity cure (#2) by Julie Halpern – Finished: 8/13/17
- The haven by Carol Lynch Williams
- Blackout (#1) by Robison Wells
- Free to fall Lauren MIller
- The realm of possibility by David Levithan – Finished: 2/5/17
- Sinner (#4) by Maggie Stiefvater – currently reading
- The raven king (#4) by Maggie Stiefvater
- Mostly good girls by Leila Sales – Finished: 8/6/17
- Tiger’s voyage (#3) by Colleen Houck – currently reading
- Tiger’s Destiny (#4) by Colleen Houck
- A storm of swords (#3) by George R.R. Martin
- Out of my mind by Sharon M. Draper
- I am the messenger Markus Zusak
- The Lost hero (#1) by Rick Riordan – Finished: 6/11/17
- The darkest part of the forest by Holly black
- Ice kissed (#2) by Amanda Hocking
- Crystal kingdom (#3) by Amanda Hocking
- Switched (#1) by Amanda Hocking
- Golden son (#2) by Pierce Brown
- Dark flame (#4) by Alyson Noel
- The forest of hands and teeth (#1) by Carrie Ryan
- November 9 by Colleen Hoover – Finished: 8/4/17
- Darkness before dawn (#1) by J.A. London- Finished: 2/1/17
- The Rosie Project (#1) by Graeme Simsion
- The black key (#3) by Amy Ewing
- Ruined (#1) by Amy Tintera
- Unspoken (#1) by Sarah Rees Brennan – Finished: 8/16/17
- Siege and storm (#2) by Leigh Bardugo – currently reading
- Ruin and rising (#3) by Leigh Bardugo
- This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp – Finished: 12/20/17
- The serpent king by Jeff Zentner
- The girl with the dragon tattoo (#1) by Stieg Larsson – Finished: 12/13/17
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik
- Stone cold touch (#2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Outpost (#2) by Ann Auguirre
- Armada by Ernest Cline
- The winter people Jennifer McMahon – currently reading
- Inescapable (#1) by Amy A. Bartol – Finished: 7/16/17
- Fever crumb (#1) by Philip Reeve
- In the Afterlight (#3) by Alexandra Bracken – Finished: 7/4/17
- Wanted (#8) by Sara Shepard
- Twisted (#9) by Sara Shepard
- Ruthless (#10) by Sara Shepard
- Sweet Evil (#1) by Wendy Higgins – Finished: 8/9/17
- Sweet Peril (#2) by Wendy Higgins
- Slither (#11) by Joseph Delaney – Finished: 5/30/17
- I am Alice (#12) by Joseph Delaney – Finished: 6/12/17
- Fury of the seventh Son (#13) by Joseph Delaney – Finished: 6/12/17 \
- Angel burn (#1) by L.A. Weatherly
- BZRK (#1) by Michael Grant
- Alive (#1) by Scott Sigler
- Eve (#1) by Anna Carey
- The epidemic (#0.6) by Suzanne Young
- Panic by Lauren Oliver
- The scorpion rules (#1) by Erin Bow
- Vampire Kisses (#1) by Ellen Schreiber – currently reading
- Marked (#1 by P.C. Cast
- Crooked Kingdom (#2) by Leigh Bardugo – Finished: 7/19/17
- Raging star (#3) by Moira Young
- Carry on by Rainbow Rowell
- The thousandth floor (#1) by Katharine McGee
- A million suns (#2) by Beth Revis
- Flamecaster (#1) by Cinda Williams Chima – Finished: 7/15/17
- Salt & Stone (#2) by Victoria Scott
- Nevernight (#1) by Jay Kristoff – currently reading
- Now I rise (#2) by Kiersten White
- Wintersong (#1) by Jae-Jones S.
- Defy (#1) by Sara B. Larson
- We are all made of molecules by Susin Nielsen
- Warcross (#1) by Marie Lu – currently reading
- Dreams of Gods & Monsters (#3) by Laini Taylor – Finished: 7/6/17
- Windwitch #2) by Susan Dennard
- The diviners (#1) by Libba Bray
- Illuminae (#1) by Amie Kaufman – Finished: 6/16/17
- The hundredth queen (#1) by Emily R. King – Finished: 11/28/17
- Frozen tides (#4) by Morgan Rhodes – Finished: 5/6/17
- La Belle Sauvage (#1) by Philip Pullman – Finished: 12/21/17
- Tower of dawn (#6) by Sarah J. Maas – Finished: 12/17/17
- A torch against the night (#2) by Sabaa Tahir – Finished: 7/25/17
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Impulse (Impulse #1) by Ellen Hopkins (4 stars) – This one was not as great as the crank trilogy but it was still okay.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.