Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019

August Book Haul

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

Trying to keep my haul numbers down a little bit. This month since I didn't have any preordered books, I decided to get a few Kindle books that I was really wanting. I also found Fix Her Up for a steal at Kroger and purchased Restart for a book club at my kids' school that families get to participate in. It was already a book on my TBR, so score! I received one Netgalley book and got one audiobook from the library, which unfortunately I had to return before finishing, so I'm back on hold for it. Overall though, I'm okay with the amount of books that came in during August even if I only read 2 so my numbers are a little off balance - not like it's the first time that's happened ;)


PHYSICAL BOOKS
  1. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey - purchased paperback at Kroger for $8.99
  2. Restart by Gordon Korman - purchased paperback on Amazon for $4.59
KINDLE BOOKS
  1. Venom in the Veins by Jennifer Estep - purchased on Amazon for $1.99
  2. Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid - purchased on Amazon for $1.99
  3. The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre - purchased on Amazon for $2.99
  4. One, Two, Three by Elodie Nowodazkij - purchased on Amazon for $3.99
  5. Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz - gifted from Netgalley
LIBRARY BOOKS
  1. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor - borrowed audiobook from my local library

What did you buy, borrow, or receive in August?
Have you read any of my books?


Monday, September 2, 2019

Books I Read in August


I read 2 books in August.

  • Save the Date by Morgan Matson (Kindle, 432 pages, 2018, YA Contemporary, Library) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
  • Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Paperback, 374 pages, 2013, YA Paranormal, Owned) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, series challenge
Pages read: 806
Pages DNF: 0



Sunday, September 1, 2019

September Monthly TBR & Challenge Updates

Sept 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 :)

As expected August was a very slow reading month because I was concentrating on college. I read 2 books. I managed to fit a term's worth of classes into one month. Only 5 classes remaining in my degree and I have 5 months to finish them and I think I can do it after doing 4 in one month. I don't think I'll be doing them all that quickly now, but I definitely would like to finish by Christmas at the latest. This month I would just like to finish the books I have started and see what happens from there! :)

My Tentative TBR for September:
  • The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Friday, August 23, 2019

Bout of Books 26 [Days 5-7 Progress + Finish Line]


To sign up for Bout of Books, go here. It's a low pressure readathon and I love participating. I'm an expert once again, so I will be encouraging as many readers as I can :) To see my TBR and goals for BOB, see my TBR and Goals post.

[DAY 5 PROGRESS]
Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout - started at pg. 280, ended at 374 (96 pages)

DAILY TOTAL:  96 pages +  hr  min // 1 book finished
READATHON TOTAL:  315 pages +  1 hr  16 min // 1 book finished

READING UPDATE: 7AM I doubled my reading count yesterday, which was crazy with me studying for a test and being pretty busy. I ended up passing, so I can read more this weekend if I want. I would love to finish Origin today.
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[DAY 6 PROGRESS]
Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout - started at 0%, ended at 2% (10 pages)

DAILY TOTAL:  10 pages //  0 books finished
READATHON TOTAL: 325 pages + 1 hr  16 min // 1 book finished

READING UPDATE: 9AM Today is going to be a little on the busy side with a plant swap, maybe GermanFest, and studying thrown in. Plus we're in Phase 2 of the Marvel Universe, so our movie for tonight is Iron Man 3. I'm hoping to get 40 pages read of one of my ebooks and then I should be able to listen to at least a half hour of my audiobook.
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[DAY 7 PROGRESS]
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor - started at 18%, ended at 27% (1 hr 38 min)
Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout - started at 2%, ended at 3% (5 pages)

DAILY TOTAL:  5 pages +  1 hr 38 min // 0 books finished
READATHON TOTAL:  330 pages + 2 hr 54 min // 1 book finished

READING UPDATE: 1PM Not sure how much reading will get done today because it's time to hit the school books hard. I didn't really spend any time on college yesterday and I haven't touched it yet today because it was meal planning time for September.
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[FINISH LINE]

TOTAL: 330 pages + 2 hr 54 min // 1 book finished


FINAL THOUGHTS: I met all my goals this readathon and I even was able to finish a book, which is awesome! I cannot wait until January when we get BOB 27. :)