I absolutely cannot  believe it is October! What happened to September? Here it is a rather unfortunate mid-80s, and that doesn’t seem about to change anytime soon. I am very much looking forward to cooler weather. Weather that I can wear sweaters in. That’s a bit besides the point, but my month of September for reading was very good. I read thirty 30! Books this month. I was averaging a book a day. But I also messed up my October hopeful books because I ended up reading some of them in September. Now I’ll just have to find some new books to read. (I got a little obsessed and couldn’t decide what to read…so here we are.)

My favorite book this month was definitely Half Sick of Shadows. Laura K Sebastian is an amazing author and this book was no exception. I had a few four star reads, like Afterlove, The Hollow Gods, A Lesson in Thorns, Death in the Family, and Say You’re Sorry.

Then there were a few  three star reads that verged on four and include books like The Witch Haven, and The Echoed Realm.

Most of the rest were three stars, but I did have one two star read that surprised me: The Final Girl Support Group.

Overall it was a great month!

Happy September all! I’m a little belated in posting this (yet again) and one day I will post these in a timely manner. But today is not that day! So this is my August wrap-up in the first week of September.

I had no five star books in August. 🙁 While that is disappointing I did have some amazing reads this past month that weren’t five stars, but ones that I really enjoyed. I’ve been more on an adult fiction kick, but I did read some YA in August.

My favorite four star reads were:

-Talk Bookish To Me

-The Mask Falling

-The Deal

-The Winner’s Kiss

-The Simple Wild

My least favorite book this month was Savage Lands. This was followed by:

-Finding Grace

-Beautiful Legend

-Master of Salt & Bones

-Music of the Night

The book that surprised me the most that I enjoyed was To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. It was way more enjoyable than I thought and I gave it 3.5 stars. Also middle of the road books that I expected to love is JLA’s Covenant series. I didn’t end up loving it, but it was enjoyable.

I’m definitely looking forward to fall and some great new reads!

Well, well, well. I haven’t done a wrap up since March. Oops. But promise, I had a good reason. I’ve been just so busy with life! And reading. Also I sometimes forget I have a blog. I’ll try and be better. I’m sure you’re curious about how my month was, right?

It was a good month overall. I’ve found myself gravitating to more adult fiction, especially my KU subscription. I’ve also apparently been giving out less five stars and more three stars…weird.

Anyways, the books I read were:

books I read in July 2021

  • The Burning God
  • Curse of the Specter Queen
  • The Traitor Queen
  • Daughter of Sparta
  • Tithe
  • Valiant
  • Ironside
  • For the Wolf
  • Any Way the Wind Blows
  • Zodiac Academy 1-6
  • Gild
  • Glint
  • Gleam
  • House of Hollow
  • Of Wolves and Wardens
  • Fire with Fire
  • Gods & Monsters
  • Birthday
  • Girl
  • Six Crimson Cranes

my top reads

My top reads of the month include Any Way the Wind Blows, Daughter of Sparta, Gild, Glint, Gleam, Curse of the Specter Queen, The Crown of Gilded Bones, Gods & Monsters.

I enjoyed most of the rest. Really, I had a good month with enjoyable books which is SUCH a nice change. Sometimes I get a lot of bad books and I don’t really enjoy them which is unfortunate.

the bad

Really, the only one I really didn’t enjoy was Of Wolves and Wardens.

Although The Modern Faerie Tales were okay, I gave them three stars, but that was on the bottom. I didn’t love them as much as I wish I did. And Zodiac Academy was decent. I don’t know whether I’ll continue reading that series or not.

overall

Overall, I think I had a good month. Not sure what I will be reading next month, however!

march 2021, what a month!

Hello all, first off, happy April! This is my month in review! I can’t believe we’re almost into spring already! Warmer weather will be here soon and that means I’ll be headed outdoors to enjoy my reading. But what absolutely astonishes me is it has been over a year since the pandemic “officially” started! Time has flown by so fast! As of right now I am in classes four and five of my MLIS out of thirteen total. So this summer I’ll be halfway through.

One of the things I wanted to mention is I have had less time for bookish related things as grad school has ramped up. I’m not posting as much on my blog or instagram as I want to, and I have had to drop booktube entirely. Just not enough time in a day to keep up with everything! I have also been reading less much to my disappointment. I only read twenty three books in March. It is a low number for me.

But onto the stuff you really care about…what I read this month!

five star reads

I had five 5 star reads this month. Covet was my most anticipated alongside One Last Stop, so I’m glad they lived up to my expectations. Then two JLA books which were ridiculously good, and a surprise, Ariadne which was beyond excellent.

four star reads

I had four 4 star reads this month. I enjoyed them all!

three star reads

I had eleven three star reads. Most of them I enjoyed, although a few more than others.

two star reads and below

These are the books that were two stars and below. Four Winds is here because I did not know what to rate it.

the posts

This month was mostly about reviews, although I did do one post on Book Box Subscriptions! Overall, it was a pretty slow month because like I said, grad school and work have been keeping me really busy.

last thoughts

I hit 4k on my bookstagram last month, which was awesome! Way more than I could believe! Overall it was a good month. JLA is now a favorite author of mine!

How was your month?

Suffice to say, I read a lot this month. I had spring break for a week so I did several readathons on my own to get through a backlog of ARCs. I was highly successful in them all.

My Stats

Books Read: 38
Books Hauled: 18 (whoops?)
Book Reviews on Blog: 16
Other Posts: 1
ARCS Reviewed: 10

What I Read

What I Liked

By The Book
All the Stars and Teeth
The Silvered Serpents
Shielded
The Crow Rider
Chain of Gold
Crescent City ** Still working on a review…

Last Thoughts

I want to get back into book tags and maybe start doing some videos, but we’ll see! What were your favorite books this month?

It’s that time of month: the monthly wrap-up! I’m putting this in a slightly different format than before. We’ll see how it works out! ?

This month I read twenty-two books!! It was a really mixed bag for February. I had some that I really loved and others that I was just “eh” about. I’m going to feature a few I liked!

What I Read!

What I Liked

Wicked As You Wish ? ? ? ? ? (Goodreads Review)
A River of Royal Blood ? ? ? ? ? (Blog Review)
Blood Heir ? ? ? ? (Blog Review)
The Name of All Things ? ? ? ? (Goodreads Review)

Blog Posts

I did mostly reviews this month! I’m hoping to start changing that up a bit more this month!

Last Thoughts

Not a bad month overall! I found a few books I really liked, and that makes me happy! I didn’t go crazy and buy a whole lot of books this month, so I’m pleased about that.

What about you? How was your month?