Monday, October 11, 2021

September 2021 Book Haul

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

I did pretty well again with keeping the haul numbers relatively low. I actually hauled quite a few physical books - I purchased The Witch Haven after attending an author chat - Sasha is fantastic. I have my Owlcrate book from August box, my preorder of Jay Kristoff's latest novel, and a Goodreads giveaway win. I purchased 2 Kindle books (one of them may have been free) and then I have 4 library books - 3 of which I have read at this point.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

  1. The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith - purchased Hardcover on Amazon
  2. A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee - received in August Owlcrate sub box
  3. Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff - preordered Hardcover on Amazon
  4. The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath - won ARC on Goodreads

KINDLE BOOKS

  1. Love on the Sweet Side by Mariah Ankenman - purchased on Amazon
  2. Love, Comment, Subscribe by Cathy Yardley - purchased on Amazon

LIBRARY BOOKS

  1. While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory - borrowed audiobook
  2. The Layover by Lacie Waldon - borrowed audiobook
  3. Survive the Night by Riley Sager - borrowed audiobook
  4. Reverie by Ryan La Sala - borrowed eBook
What did you buy, borrow, or receive in September?
Have you read any of my books?

Monday, October 4, 2021

Books I Read in September


I read 9 books in September.

  • To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (Audio, 32 hr 29 min, 2020, Adult Sci Fi, Library) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
  • The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren (Audio, 9 hr 39 min, 2021, Adult Romance, Library) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
  • Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey (Kindle, 336 pages, 2016, Adult Smut, Purchased) - 2 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
  • Circe by Madeline Miller (Audio, 12 hr 8 min, 2018, Adult Fantasy, Purchased) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
  • While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory (Audio, 10 hr 21 min, 2021, Adult Romance, Library) - 4.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
  • The Layover by Lacie Waldon (Audio, 9 hr 28 min, 2021, Adult Romance, Library) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
  • People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (Audio, 10 hr 46 min, 2021, Adult Romance, Netgalley/Library) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Netgalley challenge
  • Witch Please by Ann Aguirre (Kindle, 352 pages, 2021, Adult Romance, Netgalley) - 3.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Netgalley challenge, Series challenge
  • Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas (Audio, 10 hr 7 min, 2019, YA Smut, Bought) - 3 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
Pages read: 688 + 94 hr 58 min
Pages DNF: 0

READING STATS
BY FORMAT
  • Kindle: 2 (2021 Total: 29)
  • Physical: 0 (2021 Total: 13)
  • Audio: 7 (2021 Total: 47)
BY PAGE COUNT
  • Under 250 pages: 0 (2021 Total: 6)
  • 250 to 400 pages: 7 (2021 Total: 56)
  • 400 to 700 pages: 1 (2021 Total: 22)
  • 700+ pages: 1 (2021 Total: 5)
BY METHOD OF OBTAINING
  • Purchased: 3 (2021 Total: 25)
  • Borrowed: 4 (2021 Total: 52)
  • For Review: 2 (2021 Total: 12)
  • Gifted: 0 (2021 Total: 0)
BY RATING
  • 1 star: 0 (2021 Total: 1)
  • 2 stars: 1 (2021 Total: 5)
  • 3 stars: 2 (2021 Total: 26)
  • 4 stars: 4 (2021 Total: 27)
  • 5 stars: 2 (2021 Total: 30)
BY AUDIENCE
  • MG: 0 (2021 Total: 5)
  • YA: 1 (2021 Total: 45)
  • Adult: 8 (2021 Total: 39)
BY YEAR
  • Before 2000s: 0 (2021 Total: 0)
  • 2000 to 2010: 0 (2021 Total: 1)
  • 2010 to 2015: 0 (2021 Total: 8)
  • 2016 to 2018: 2 (2021 Total: 22)
  • 2019: 1 (2021 Total: 14)
  • 2020: 1 (2021 Total: 22)
  • 2021: 5 (2021 Total: 20)
BY GENRE
  • Classic/Historical Fiction: 0 (2021 Total: 3)
  • Contemporary: 0 (2021 Total: 15)
  • Dystopia/Horror: 0 (2021 Total: 1)
  • Fantasy: 1 (2021 Total: 22)
  • Nonfiction: 0 (2021 Total: 5)
  • Paranormal: 0 (2021 Total: 4)
  • Romance/Smut: 7 (2021 Total: 21)
  • Sci Fi: 1 (2021 Total: 12)
  • Thriller/Mystery: 0 (2021 Total: 6)

Friday, October 1, 2021

October 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 :)

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

September really wasn't any easier than August schedule-wise but somehow I managed 9 books total - 688 pages and 94 hr 58 min. We still had our kids getting sick (all still with COVID negative tests each time) and we ended up taking our Muffin girl back to the vet twice (the second time ended up being when we found out she was in renal failure and we decided to make the decision to have her die peacefully rather than continue to suffer). On top of all that, it's been marching band 4 out of 7 days each week and I volunteer to do concessions and pit crew (helping with equipment). We're BUSY.

I have 8 criteria prompts to tackle for Words & Whimsy this month. I am once again starting to do poorly at sticking to my TBR, so this month I decided to pick 4 books and then just read whatever else I want to throughout the month. My goal is to read 8 books. I met my Netgalley goal for the year last month, so anything extra is great. I'm 1 book away from my Owlcrate goal.


My TBR for October:

  • Survive the Night by Riley Sager [Audio - Library]
  • Reverie by Ryan La Sala [Kindle - Library]
  • The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes [Kindle - Library]
  • The Road Trip by Beth O'Leary [Kindle - Library]


2021 READING CHALLENGES: should be at 75% 
Goodreads Challenge: 89/50 books - 178% COMPLETED 5/8
Series Challenge: 11/10 series - 110% COMPLETED 6/22
Netgalley Challenge: 12/12 books - 100% COMPLETED 9/28
Owlcrate Challenge: 11/12 books - 91%  AHEAD! 

 
What are you planning on reading in October?


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Top Ten Books on my Fall 2021 TBR

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


Unfortunately, I did not read all the things I wanted to read in the last 3 months, but I did read over half of them. The first four books are leftover. I do hope to read those very soon. I pulled some Netgalley books and some that I have physical copies of as well. So without further ado, here's what I hope to read in September, October, and November.

Monday, September 13, 2021

August 2021 Book Haul

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

I did it - I only hauled 10 books this month. Lately, I have also been reading 10 books a month, so it would've balanced out. But in August, I was only able to read 6 - not really a big deal. Probably a closer ratio of read to hauled anyways :) In August, I only purchased one book, the rest were free, borrowed, or ARCs. We'll see how many of these I get read in the next little bit. My library books are all on my September TBR.


KINDLE BOOKS

  1. Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco - received an eARC from Netgalley
  2. Hook, Line, & Sinker by Tessa Bailey - received an eARC from Netgalley
  3. Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur - received an eARC from Netgalley
  4. Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey - purchased on Amazon
  5. Night Stalker: The Life & Crimes of Richard Ramirez by Philip Carlo - purchased on Amazon
  6. Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy by Terry Sullivan - purchased on Amazon

LIBRARY BOOKS

  1. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - borrowed ebook
  2. The Road Trip by Beth O'Leary - borrowed ebook
  3. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini - borrowed audiobook
  4. The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren - borrowed audiobook
What did you buy, borrow, or receive in August?
Have you read any of my books?