Thursday, December 27, 2018

2018 End of Year Book Survey

Joining in the fun with this survey provided by Perpetual Page Turner.


Number Of Books You Read: 95
Number of Re-Reads: 4
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary


1. Best Book You Read In 2018?
Either Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows or Scythe by Neal Shusterman

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  
Daughter of the Pirate King by Trisha Levenseller

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)? 

Scythe, but I'm not sure if they read it LOL

5. Best series you started in 2018?

Fallen Isles by Jodi Meadows or Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Best Sequel of 2018? 
Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Best Series Ender of 2018? 
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR

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

Hello, everyone! I'm back for my (dreaded) winter TBR. These are books I would like to read in the months of December, January, and February. Some of these have been on multiple seasonal fact, you can see my seasonal TBRs here: Winter 2017/2018, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018. Any books that have made it on those will have an asterisk next to it. But basically I want to read some Netgalley books, books that I have started, some old hauled books, and a few others.

  1. You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook - This is a Netgalley book that hasn't been released, hence on my TBR.
  2. Some Girls Bind by Rory James - This is yet another Netgalley book that hasn't been released :)
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses* by Sarah J. Maas - I got about 80 pages into this before setting it down. I thought I was at 40% but I guess not.
  4. Furthermore* by Tahereh Mafi - I'm almost halfway through this. I put it down in August and would like to finish it asap.
  5. The Sword of Summer* by Rick Riordan - I have wanted to read this since before it had a name and then I read two chapters, set it down, and haven't picked it back up and it BUMS ME OUT!
  6. Nevernight* by Jay Kristoff - The hype on this one is real and I read 8 pages during a slump and then...much like the others, put it down and didn't pick it back up.
  7. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan - I received this in my November Owlcrate and I really want to read it soon. I decided to put a newer physical book on my winter TBR, so I actually read lol.
  8. This Savage Song* by Victoria Schwab - This is one of my oldest physical books that I hauled and haven't read yet. I still haven't read any Schwab. WHY?!
  9. Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz - I purchased it back in October 2016, so it's one of the hauls I'm tracking.
  10. Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews - I read a chapter in this back in July for a readathon challenge to try a chapter in 3 books to pick your next read. I actually really enjoyed it, but I went with Paper Princess instead (which was also excellent).
What's on your Winter TBR?

Friday, December 7, 2018

November Book Haul

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

  1. Crush by Svetlana Chmakova - purchased Paperback for $9.80 on Amazon
  2. I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young - purchased Paperback for $7.50 at McKays
  1. The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark - purchased Kindle edition for $0.99 on Amazon
  2. The Syndicate by Sophie Davis - purchased Kindle edition for $0.99 on Amazon 
  3. The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel - purchased Kindle edition for $1.99 on Amazon 
  4. Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand - purchased Kindle edition for $1.99 on Amazon
  1. The Good Daughter by Karen Slaughter - borrowed the audiobook
  2. If You Ask Me (And, Of Course, You Won't) by Betty White - borrowed the audiobook
  3. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris - borrowed the audiobook
  4. Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan - borrowed the audiobook
  5. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green - borrowed the Kindle version

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Books I Read in November

I read 6 books in November and DNF'd 1 book.

  • If You Ask Me (And, Of Course, You Won't) by Betty White (2 hr 30 min, 2011, Audio, Adult Nonfiction) - 3.5 stars | My Review
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris (7 hr 15 min, 2014, Audio, Adult Nonfiction) - 5 stars | My Review
  • The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (17 hr 52 min, 2017, Audio, Adult Thriller) - 4 stars | My Review 
  • Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan (5 hr 26 min, 2013, Audio, Adult Nonfiction) - 3.5 stars | My Review
  • Final Girls by Riley Sager (352 pages, 2017, Kindle, Adult Thriller) - 4 stars | My Review  
  • I Hate Fairyland, Vol.1: Madly Ever After (128 pages, 2016, Paperback, Adult Graphic Novel) - 4 stars | My Review
  • Wicka by Christy Deveaux (307 pages, 2014, Kindle, YA Paranormal) - 1 stars | My DNF Review - DNF'd @ 46 pages 
Pages read: 480 + 33 hr 3 min
Pages DNF: 46
Average pages read per day: 17
Total pages: 526 + 33 hr 3 min

Saturday, December 1, 2018

December Monthly 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 :)

Last month, I read way more than expected thanks to audio books. This month, I am not setting a TBR because once again, I have started to set "strict TBRs" and then have read nothing on them at all. In 2019, I will try to keep my TBR to less than four books and be way more forgiving when I don't read those things. I'm also not going to try and plan them way ahead of time as I am definitely a mood reader. I just had the hardest time admitting that to myself. Hope you all have had a wonderful reading year and I hope December is the best month for you :) Let's end 2018 on a happy, amazing, wonderful note!