June Wrap Up

Welcome (back) to my blog! I honestly do not have a lot of prelude to this month’s post. It was very busy for me, so I didn’t read as much as I normally do. However, I did read a decent amount of books, especially given that arguably two of them are litfic and I was in the middle of two classics (one I finished, one I am still reading). I still read six books in total, which is certainly a respectable amount. I also managed to post multiple book reviews, which is a high number of reviews in one month for me.

My favorite book that I read this month was definitely Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. I listened to the audiobook, and it was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend it! I also re-read Emma via audiobook, which was really nice. All in all, I basically enjoyed all of the books I read this month. My full wrap up is listed under the cut!

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May Wrap-Up // getting back into the swing of things

Hello hello! I don’t know about you all, but May was a very busy month for me. I finished school, took a short vacation, then moved and started a summer internship. I also got the chance to read many great books, especially during my short break time.

I read some absolutely amazing books this month, including some of my most anticipated releases of the year: Book Lovers by Emily Henry and Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour. I also re-read I Kissed Shara Wheeler, and got out of my comfort zone by reading 3 nonfiction books, one fantasy, and one sci-fi! Not all of these attempts were successful, but some of them were amazing, like Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed. Overall, I would say it was a pretty solid reading month. As always, my full list of books is under the cut.

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April Wrap Up // reading new books

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well. I am currently doing lots of school work preparing for finals, but I am optimistic because the end is in sight, and Spring is here! The sunshine and warm weather do wonders for my mood. Especially because they give me the chance to read outside.

I read less books this month than I would have liked, but I managed to stick to my tbr relatively well, and I read some great books! I read eight books total, and some of my favorites of the month were Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie, Black Cake by Charmain Wilkerson, and Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood. I purchased 3 new books this month, all of which were published in 2022! I don’t do a lot of book purchasing, so it was very fun to get my quarterly book unboxing and shiny new covers. I did read all 3 of those this month, to mixed results. Overall, it was a good reading month! Read more about the books I read and what I posted on the blog below!

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February and March Reading Wrap-Up // A book slump and my spring break reading marathon

Hello hello! I am personally experiencing some lovely Spring weather today, so I am in a pretty good mood. All this Spring weather is good for me reading as well, apparently. I hit a bit of a book slump in February, so I ended up not posting a wrap-up last month. However, last week was my Spring break, where I ended up reading a total of 9 books in my 10 days of break.

I read a total of 6 books in February and 15 books in March. Despite the low book count, I did read some great books in February, including Seven Days in June and I Kissed Shara Wheeler. My favorite March read was Cultish: the Language of Fanaticism. I also went through a F/F romance phase and read How to Find a Princess and Home Field Advantage, neither of which are new favorites, but I would definitely recommend them. Given the book slump, I also 4 re-reads and 6 audiobooks over the last two months.

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January Wrap-Up

Happy end of January! I don’t know how it was for you all, but January just went by so slowly for me. I was so determined to post some reviews this month, and it just didn’t happen. However, I will hopefully be posting some romance related posts in honor of Valentine’s Day this month!

January is usually a pretty good reading month for me because I have most of the month off from school. I ended up reading 12 books, which isn’t that far off from my usual average, but HALF of those were literary fiction, and one of them was nonfiction. So in the end, I am pretty happy with it.

I read a lot of really good books this month. My favorites were When You Get the Chance, The Guncle, and Anxious People. But really, I liked every single book I read this month. Take a look under the cut for the list of all the books I read this month.

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Blogmas Day 6: November and December Wrap-Up

Happy New Year! I am on the West coast of the United States, so technically it is still December 31st, and thus this is indeed day six of blogmas. Originally, I was going to use this day as an end-of-year wrap up. But since I never did a November wrap-up, and I read so many great books in November and December, I thought I would use today to do it instead.

Like I said, I read a lot of great books the last two months. The only books I felt mediocre about were ones that I had to read for class. I read a total of eight books in November, and eight in December. Six of those were for school, so ten of them were for fun. Some of my favorites and almost favorites of the year came from the last two months, like Emma and The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics. I also read some great YA books just in the past week that I loved, including Layoverland and Cemetery Boys. Keep reading under the cut for the full list of books I read the last two months!

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October Wrap Up

Happy November! If you celebrate, I hope you had a fun Halloween. I went back to my childhood roots and was Kit Kitteridge for Halloween this year. I was in love with the American Girl books, I read all of them, and Kit was one of my favorites.

I would say that October was a good reading month for me! I read 12 books, which is average for me. I will say that 4 of those were for school, so I definitely read less for fun this month. But more important than the actual number of books I read that made it a good month is that I really enjoyed the majority of the books I read. Half of them were four or five star reads. I also read a lot of queer books this month, which I really enjoyed.

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September Wrap-Up

Wow! It’s hard to believe that we’ve already reached the end of September; I feel like we just started. However, the weather has started to change. I know that I am certainly looking forward to my favorite fall activity: curling up with a mug of tea and a good book.

Despite it all, I did manage to fit in my standard ten books, even if two of them were for class. As promised in my Shadow and Bone review, I finally got around to reading Six of Crows! I will admit that I found it to be quite enjoyable, but knowing the characters and the elements of the fantasy world definitely helped me get into it. I also read and loved Fat Chance, Charlie Vega for TeaTimeLit‘s September book club. Those two books were definitely my favorites of the month. I keep trying to write a review for Fat Chance, Charlie Vega, but I’ve been having writers block every time I sit down to write it, so we’ll see whether or not that actually happens.

I will say that I peaked early in the month, and I have felt a little disappointed in some of my recent reads. Even though I have liked most of them, they have also felt pretty mediocre. However, it’s a good reminder to myself to be mindful about what I am choosing to read. It can be hard to remember that it’s in my best interest to read books I think I will like. My full list of reads for this month and my ratings are under the cut!

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August Wrap-Up

Hello lovely readers! You may notice that this wrap up is a few days late. That would be because when I moved back to college I managed to leave my computer charger at home, so I was devoid of a computer for an entire week. Thankfully, classes haven’t started yet and my new charger came in today. But as you can imagine, this was very stressful for me. Now I only have school to be stressed about hahaha…

Thankfully, I have reading to escape to. I read a whopping 15 books in August, which is under my goal of 20 for the month, but still higher than my average of 11 or 12. I really read a variety of books this month, in terms of genre and ratings. I read five nonfiction books, five young adult books, and two literary fiction novels (I really can’t believe how much nonfiction I read!). I took a few book recommendations from my sister to read some fun YA mysteries, and listened to multiple amazing audiobooks. I read some absolutely amazing books like The Woman who Smashed Codes, The Anthropocene Reviewed, Clap When You Land, and Get a Life Chloe Brown. I also read some books I ended up really disliking, like The Man Ban, and Sarah’s Key. I will leave my list of all the books I read in August under the cut along with my ratings.

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July Wrap-Up

Welcome back to yet another monthly wrap-up! I don’t know about you, but for me it felt like July lasted for forever. I’m currently excited because I only have one more week left in my summer internship, and then I get a three week break before I have to go back to school! While I’m home, I’m hoping to get through a lot of books.

I read a total of 11 books this month, which is pretty comparable to every other month so far this year. I read a lot of really good books this month, including One Last Stop, Transcendent Kingdom, People We Meet on Vacation, and The Housekeeper and the Professor. Two of these were on my most anticipated of the year list, so I was so excited to finally read them. I only read one book this month that I didn’t really like, Fresh. This was also one of my most anticipated books of the year, but I just didn’t enjoy it. Hopefully I’ll be posting a review of that soon. I have left a full list of the books I read this month, along with my ratings, under the cut, and you can find reviews for some of them in my speed reviewing post. Happy reading!

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