But I did read some awesome books this past month, so check out my September 2018 Wrap-Up.
Books I read last month
Keep an eye out for my review of The Casquette Girls coming next Monday!
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Want to read my thoughts of The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel? Check out my review on Creating Herstory before this book is released tomorrow!These three books bring my total books read for 2018 to 42 so far. I only need to read 8 more to reach my goal (which shouldn’t be a problem).
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So here’s my Autumn TBR!Continue reading
Here’s my weekly schedule!
MondayMondays can be rough for people, so I’ve decided that Mondays will be a great day to start off the week with a book review, a book chat, or something fun and bookish. Let’s not hate Mondays together!
TuesdayThis is my day to share Top Ten lists. This might be a Top Ten Tuesday feature. Or it might be a list of my own making. Either way, this is a great day to find fun, new reads for yourself. Continue reading
Are you unsure what to get a your bookworm friend as a gift this holiday season?
Look no further because I’ve come up with a Bookish Holiday Gift guide.
Just for you. Complete with suggestions, links to some amazing bookish shops, and photos for inspiration. Through Small Business Saturday, I will be sharing a couple of categories with you each day to help you pick out that special something for the special bookworm in your life.
As you know I set a quarterly goal to read one book a week from January through March of 2017. However, what will I be reading in 2017?
My overall goal for reading in 2017 is 50 books.
But I like to break down those books a little bit. So here are the reading challenges I’ve set for myself.
1. Re-read the entire Harry Potter series
I got the illustrated editions of Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of secrets for Christmas, so I’m going to start there. Continue reading
In 2016, I set out with a goal of reading 100 books. Ten of those books would be re-reads for me, another 12 to be contemporary, and 5 to be non-fiction. My Top 10 bOOKS OF 2016 ARE A NICE MIX OF ALL OF THOSE GOALS.
Not long into the year, I knew that reading 2 books a week would be difficult, if not impossible and the goal of 100 books was cut in half. That was a much more manageable goal. I reached and surpassed 50 books easily.
- 12 of them were contemporary novels (goal achieved!)
- 8 of them were re-reads (goal not quite achieved, but close!)
- 2 were non-fiction (wah wahhhh– fail)
But so many of them were incredible. Here are my top 10 books of 2016 (in no particular order)!
Hello! Today is Top Ten Tuesday, one of my favorite bookish memes in the blog world. This feature is brought to us by the wonderful people over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is the Ten Books I’d Buy Right This Second if I had A Fully Loaded Gift Card. And oh goodness, there would be wayyy more than 10. But in keeping with the theme…
Here are a couple books that haven’t been released yet. But with a fully-loaded gift card, maybe I could get them a little early? Let’s go with it.
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
I feel like I have been waiting around for Empire of Storms forever, but really it’s only been since I finished Queen of Shadows last fall. Is anyone re-reading this series (or part of it before this book comes out?
2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Since I read Six of Crows earlier this year I’ve been dying for this book to come out. It’s another Fall release that I already have on pre-order.
3. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
An Ember in the Ashes left me wanting more and so impatient to find out what happens next. Continue reading
What I’m Reading…
So, this section is becoming more and more chaotic by the day, but I’m reading quite a bit right now. Some of it is for school (things that my students are or will be reading), and some of it is for my own personal reading. So until the end of the school year, I’m going to break it down and let you know what titles I’m reading in both areas of my life! Continue reading
I didn’t post at all in March, but I did read a lot of books. Eight books to be exact! So since I have been too crazy and busy to post full length reviews, check out these awesome mini-reviews in my March Wrap Up!
My rating system works as follows: a scale of 1-5 hearts, 5 being the highest meaning I absolutely loved the book, and 1 being the lowest meaning I didn’t like the book at all.
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
I read the first two books in this trilogy last year and finally picked up the last book. I found Ruin and Rising to be an interesting ending to this fantasy adventure. While Alina sometimes grated on my nerves, I really liked the emotional journey that she undertook in this book. It wasn’t my favorite in the trilogy (#1 was) but I really liked it.