Monday, April 12, 2021

March 2021 Book Haul

Book Haul | Check out the books I hauled this month #bookhaul

This month I hauled 12 books which is one less than last month. However, I have only read 3 of these books. I did, however, read 5 books from last month's haul this month. I only have plans to read 2 of these books in this haul. I don't anticipate hauling too much in April but I've read almost 60% of the books I've hauled so far this year and that is really exciting!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

  1. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna - received in February Owlcrate box
  2. Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley - received in March Owlcrate box

KINDLE BOOKS

  1. The Queen of Delphine Street by Thea de Salle - purchased on Amazon
  2. Dead of Night by Emily Goodwin - purchased on Amazon
  3. Like a Boss by Anne Harper - received an eARC from Netgalley
  4. The Break-Up Book Club by Wendy Wax - received an eARC from Netgalley
  5. Stalling For Time by Christy Hayes - received an eARC from Netgalley
  6. Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid - purchased on Amazon
  7. The Single Mums' Book Club by Victoria Cooke - received an eARC from Netgalley

LIBRARY BOOKS

  1. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas - borrowed audiobook
  2. The Once & Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow - borrowed audiobook
  3. A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas - borrowed audiobook
What did you buy, borrow, or receive in March?
Have you read any of my books?

Monday, April 5, 2021

Books I Read in March 2021

I read 11 books in March.

  • A Promised Land by Barack Obama (Audio, 29 hours 10 min, 2020, Adult Nonfiction, Library) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer (Audio, 15 hr 41 min, 2014, YA Sci Fi, Library) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
  • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (Hardcover, 385 pages, 2018, YA Fantasy, Owlcrate) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Owlcrate challenge, Series challenge
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer (Audio, 23 hr 30 min, 2015, YA Sci Fi, Library) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
  • Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (Audio, 8 hr 17 min, 2021, YA Contemporary) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
  • A Court of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (Kindle, 706 pages, 2017, YA Fantasy) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
  • This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Kindle, 292 pages, 2016, YA Thriller) - 3.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
  • The Once & Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (Audio, 16 hr 3 min, 2020, Adult Paranormal) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
  • Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz (Kindle, 295 pages, 2015, YA Contemporary) - 3 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
  • Sanctuary by Caryn Lix (Kindle, 481 pages, 2018, YA Sci Fi) - 3.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
  • The Queen of Dauphine Street by Thea de Salle (Kindle, 228 pages, 2017, Adult Smut) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
Pages read: 2387 pages + 92 hr 41 min
Pages DNF: 0

READING STATS
BY FORMAT
  • Kindle: 5 (2021 Total: 15)
  • Physical: 1 (2021 Total: 5)
  • Audio: 5 (2021 Total: 10)
BY PAGE COUNT
  • Under 250 pages: 1 (2021 Total: 4)
  • 250 to 400 pages: 4 (2021 Total: 13)
  • 400 to 700 pages: 3 (2021 Total: 10)
  • 700+ pages: 3 (2021 Total: 3)
BY METHOD OF OBTAINING
  • Purchased: 5 (2021 Total: 10)
  • Borrowed: 6 (2021 Total: 16)
  • For Review: 0 (2021 Total: 4)
  • Gifted: 0 (2021 Total: 0)
BY RATING
  • 1 star: 0 (2021 Total: 0)
  • 2 stars: 0 (2021 Total: 2)
  • 3 stars: 3 (2021 Total: 9)
  • 4 stars: 3 (2021 Total: 8)
  • 5 stars: 5 (2021 Total: 11)
BY AUDIENCE
  • MG: 0 (2021 Total: 1)
  • YA: 8 (2021 Total: 18)
  • Adult: 3 (2021 Total: 11)
BY YEAR
  • Before 2000s: 0 (2021 Total: 0)
  • 2000 to 2010: 0 (2021 Total: 1)
  • 2010 to 2015: 3 (2021 Total: 5)
  • 2016 to 2018: 5 (2021 Total: 8)
  • 2019: 0 (2021 Total: 5)
  • 2020: 2 (2021 Total: 8)
  • 2021: 1 (2021 Total: 3)
BY GENRE
  • Classic/Historical Fiction: 0 (2021 Total: 0)
  • Contemporary: 2 (2021 Total: 3)
  • Dystopia/Horror: 0 (2021 Total: 1)
  • Fantasy: 2 (2021 Total: 8)
  • Nonfiction: 1 (2021 Total: 1)
  • Paranormal: 1 (2021 Total: 2)
  • Romance/Smut: 1 (2021 Total: 7)
  • Sci Fi: 3 (2021 Total: 7)
  • Thriller/Mystery: 1 (2021 Total: 1)

Thursday, April 1, 2021

April 2021 TBR & Challenge Update

Monthly TBR and Challenge Update | The post where I share what I plan to read and how badly I'm doing on my yearly reading challenges :)

My 2021 Series Tracker

In 2021, I'm participating in Words & Whimsy Reading Challenge (new challenge each month - April is Shadow & Bone theme) and The Avengers Initiative Reading Challenge (a year long challenge). 

March was a really good month for my reading. I stuck to my TBR and read all 10 books plus 1 extra totaling 2385 pages and 92 hr 41 min. My wrap up goes live on Monday so you can see what I read :) I am still ahead on Goodreads challenge, Series challenge, and Netgalley challenge. I should be able to catch up on my Owlcrate challenge this month if I read both books.

In April for Words and Whimsy, there are 8 criteria prompts instead of 10 but I have 10 planned, if I can. I have a lot of physical books this month and that may bite me in the butt. But it will be more books off of my seasonal TBRs and knock out some of my goals :) My plan is to read 134 page per day to read them all. Last month, I averaged 179 pages per day, so I think that I can do that for sure.

My TBR for April:

  • The Break-Up Book Club by Wendy Wax [Kindle - Netgalley]
  • Ask Me Anything by Molly E. Lee [Kindle - Netgalley]
  • The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend [Hardcover - Owlcrate]
  • Daughter of the Siren Queen by Trisha Levenseller [Hardcover]
  • Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff [Hardcover]
  • Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart [Hardcover - Owlcrate]
  • Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meghan Spooner [Hardcover]
  • A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas [Audio - Library]
  • Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy [Hardcover]
  • The Graces by Laure Eve [Kindle - Netgalley]

2021 READING CHALLENGES: should be at 25% 
Goodreads Challenge: 30/50 books - 60% AHEAD!
Series Challenge: 5/10 series - 50% AHEAD!
Netgalley Challenge: 4/12 books - 33% AHEAD!
Owlcrate Challenge: 2/12 books - 16%  BEHIND!
 
What are you planning on reading in April?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Top Ten Books on my Spring 2021 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. More information here.

The first 6 books are what is left of the last 3 years of seasonal TBRs and I'm kinda really proud that I finally have made some headway. My hope is to continue to read from the list and make actual seasonal lists for myself. Additionally, two of these books made my 5 star predictions list, so I'm really wanting to read them (Morrigan Crow and Godsgrave). The first two books are on my TBR for this month, so I really hope I get around to reading them. This Is Where It Ends is actually my next read after I finish ACOWAR.

I added 4 new books to my list which are still books that have been on past non-seasonal TBRs or ones I've actually started and put down because I got distracted by another book. I'll be honest only one of them is one I really really really want to read (Unearthed). The others are more that they have been on past TBRs or I've hauled them a long time ago and need to get around to reading them.


  1. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp [Appeared on 6 seasonal TBR] - Kindle copy
  2. Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz [Appeared on 5 seasonal TBR] - Kindle copy
  3. Ask Me Anything by Molly E. Lee [Appeared on 4 seasonal TBR] - Netgalley copy
  4. The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend [Appeared on 5 seasonal TBR] - physical copy (Owlcrate Jr) 
  5. Daughter of the Siren Queen by Trisha Levenseller [Appeared on 2 seasonal TBR] - physical copy
  6. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff [Appeared on 2 seasonal TBR] - physical copy
  7. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart - physical copy (Owlcrate)
  8. Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy - physical copy
  9. The Graces by Laure Eve - Netgalley copy
  10. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - physical copy

What books are on your seasonal TBR? 

Have you read any of my books?

Monday, March 15, 2021

February 2021 Book Haul

Book Haul | Check out the books I hauled this month #bookhaul

I hauled 13 books, which is more than my 10 last month. I have read 6 of the 13. I have 2 Netgalley books left, 1 Kindle book I purchased, and 4 library books that are for next month's TBR. I'm hopeful that I can knock out the library books at the very least.


KINDLE BOOKS

  1. Just Curious by Ariella Talix - received eARC from Netgalley
  2. You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle - bought on Amazon
  3. Too Good to Be True by Molorie Johnson - received eARC from Netgalley
  4. The Best Friend Problem by Mariah Ankenman - bought on Amazon
  5. New Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind - bought on Amazon

LIBRARY BOOKS

  1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas - borrowed eBook
  2. You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria - borrowed eBook
  3. Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey - borrowed eBook
  4. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - borrowed audiobook
  5. Cress by Marissa Meyer - borrowed audiobook
  6. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas - borrowed ebook
  7. A Promised Land by Barack Obama - borrowed audiobook
  8. Winter by Marissa Meyer - borrowed audiobook
What did you buy, borrow, or receive in February?
Have you read any of my books?