Monday, February 11, 2019

January Book Haul

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


PHYSICAL BOOKS
  1. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi - received Hardcover from the January Owlcrate box
KINDLE BOOKS
  1. Smoke and Summons by Charlie N. Holmberg - received from Amazon for Kindle First
  2. Simon Thorn and the Shark's Cave by Aimee Carter - purchased from Amazon for $1.99
  3. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo - purchased from Amazon for $1.99
  4. This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills - purchased from Amazon for $1.99
LIBRARY BOOKS
  1. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling - borrowed the audiobook
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - borrowed the audiobook
  3. My Plain Jane by The Lady Janies - borrowed the audiobook

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

Monday, February 4, 2019

Books I Read in January


I read 8 books in January.


  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (Audio, 27 hr 2 min, 2015, YA Fantasy, Library) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal and Popsugar challenge
  • Merry Inkmas by Talia Hibbert (Kindle, 211 pages, 2017, Adult Romance, Purchased) - 3.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal and Popsugar challenge. Own voices.
  • The Riley and Kane Bundle by Alexa Riley (Kindle, 437 pages, 2018, Adult Erotica, Purchased) - 1 star | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal and Popsugar challenge
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling (Audio, 18 hr 55 min, 2015, YA Fantasy, Library) - 4.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal and Popsugar challenge.
  • Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard (Kindle, 384 pages, 2019, YA Contemporary, Netgalley) - 3.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, Netgalley challenge, and Popsugar challenge 
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Kindle, 432 pages, 2015, YA Fantasy, Purchased) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, Popsugar challenge, and series challenge 
  • Some Girls Bind by Rory James (Kindle, 200 pages, 2019, YA Contemporary, Netgalley) - 2 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, Netgalley challenge, and Popsugar challenge
  • My Plain Jane by The Lady Janies (Hardcover, 452 pages, 2018, YA Historical Fiction, Owlcrate) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads goal, Owlcrate challenge, series challenge, and Popsugar challenge

Pages read: 2119 + 45 hr 57 min
Pages DNF: 0
Average pages read per day: 68
Total pages: 2119 + 45 hr 57 min

Friday, February 1, 2019

February TBR + Challenge Updates

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 :)

I had a great start to a new reading year in January, having read 8 books. My goal each month is to read 3 books - 1 being a Netgalley book and 1 being an Owlcrate book. I was able to successfully complete that goal in January. I actually read 2 Netgalley books, so again, definitely starting off on the right foot. In February, I'm making a slightly larger TBR. My main goals are to finish both Shadow of the Fox and #MURDERTRENDING. Both are Netgalley books and Shadow is also an Owlcrate book. My other three books are for the Contemporaryathon that takes place February 11 through 17. I don't necessarily have to finish all three, but I would like to read at least one during that week.

My Tentative TBR for February:
  • This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
  • Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kahn
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (finish it)
  • #MURDERTRENDING (finish it)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2018 But Didn't Get To

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


So this prompt is definitely a personal attack on me, but I'm going to suck it up today and share the top ten books (I could probably do 100) that I wanted to read in 2018 and that I had all the good intentions of actually reading in 2018, but didn't do that thing. If you've been around for a while, you'll have seen these books on many-a-TBR. Also if you took out Magnus, Nevermoor, and My Plain Jane, it would be a really cohesive red, black, and white aesthetic.

  1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  3. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
  4. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  5. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  6. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
  7. Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
  8. Everless by Sara Holland
  9. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
  10. My Plain Jane by The Lady Janies

Did y'all read any of these books?
What books made your list of books you meant to read last year?


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Top Ten New to Me Authors I Read in 2018

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


I read more new-to-me authors than I thought in 2018, but here are the ones that received very high ratings and I remembered as being some of my favorite reads of 2018.