February Wrap-Up

I read seven amazing books this month:

18460392All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven: Oh my god, this book was beautiful. I wish I’d done a full review on this book but I forgot and then somehow a month had gone by. I read this book in a sitting and was constantly amazed by the beauty of it. I loved the theme of discovering new things and doing things that scare you. It was absolutely brilliant and if you ever get the chance, you should most definitely check this book out.

 

theevilwelove-680x1024 The Evil We Love by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman: I’m slowly but surely making my way through this series of novellas.

 

 

 

 

world_war_z_book_coverWorld War Z  by Max Brooks: The format was really interesting and really helped to make it seem as if these events had actually taken place. While it may have been a bit boring at times, it made all the events that much more real and never ceased to give me chills.

 

 

 

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The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater: I finally finished this series! I’m a bit sad to see it over, but the ending was really satisfying and I think it did the series justice. Overall, I really enjoyed this series, but the first book is still my favorite.

 

 

 

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes: So the anniversary of me first reading this book was sometime in February and I just felt it right that I should reread it this month. I’ve mentioned before that I was hesitant about rereading because I felt like I wouldn’t feel the same about reading it the second time around. Of course, I was wrong. I was completely blown away by the beauty of this book once more. My love for this book has only grown now that I’ve reread it. Again, if you ever get a chance, you should most definitely check it out.

 

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Pale Kings and Princes by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman: Looks like I’ll be starting Lady Midnight next month at the rate I’m going. I love the constant chemistry tension between Isabelle and Simon and I’m really happy they worked it out.

 

 

 

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Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin: Ahh! I finally got to this book, after months of anticipating it and wanting to read it. It was honestly so amazing. It was hands down better than the first one and I couldn’t put it down. It was brilliant, the character arcs were amazing. I honestly love the relationship that grew between Yael and Luca. Oh Luca…

 

 

Anyway, these were the seven books I read this month. Leave a comment about the books you read this month.

December Wrap-Up

Happy New Year everyone! Unfortunately, I didn’t read as many books as I had hoped this year (the dreaded reading slump got to me) but I can feel that this year is going to be a better reading year.

11/211-22-63-9781501120602_hr2/63 by Stephen King: This book was amazing and mind boggling and you should most definitely check it out.

 

 

 

 

city-of-ashes-9781481455978_hrCity of Ashes by Cassandra Clare: This was a reread that I’ve been meaning to get to for a while.

 

 

 

 

4-largeNothing But Shadows by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan: I’m slowly but surely making my way through this mini-series.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and I hope 2017 is filled with happiness and amazing books.

 

October Wrap-up

This month I read the amazing total of one book. Yeah, I know. I started 11/22/63 in the beginning of the month knowing it was going to be a commitment. The book is around a thousand pages long, so I knew I wasn’t going to finish it right away, especially the way I’ve been with reading these past months. My goal is to have this book finished by the end of November and I’m going to be seriously annoyed if I don’t get that done. Please hold me to it. Anyway, without further ado, here’s the sole book I read this book:

Stalking Jack the Ripper Kerri Maniscalco: I listened to this as an audiobook (duh, because since w28962906hen do I actually read books that I finish, wow) and it was amazing. The concept was so intriguing and I loved the setting. As I might have mentioned a few hundred times, I’m really, really, into historical fiction. I wanted to write a review for this book because I have so many feelings about it, but it never happened. I’m going to do a mini spoiler free review here.

I loved Audrey Rose and how she stood against all the gender roles that were set in place by London society in 1888. She is supposed to be at home, playing music or sewing, but instead she’s in her uncle’s laboratory dissecting cadavers. That itself was so intriguing. I loved the scenes when she was dissecting and looking at the cadavers, especially the first scene. Withing the first chapter, Maniscalco shows the dirty work Audrey Rose does and I love it. It’s so unique.  I loved Thomas, even though he seemed like a stereotypical YA protagonist to me. He was broody, closed off, but still sarcastic and funny. Nevertheless, I enjoyed his character. He reminded me a lot of Gideon de Villiers from the Ruby Red trilogy, and I think that was another reason why I felt so strongly for his character. At first, I despised him but throughout the book, we learned more about his character and he didn’t seem so flat to me.

The action in this book was really intense and fast paced. I felt as if there was something gruesome and interesting at every corner. I loved it. This book was extremely unique and interesting. I definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the Jack the Ripper mystery, Victorian London, and female protagonists who break the mold. Amazing read.

 

August Wrap-Up


Fairest 
by Marissa Meyer

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Winter by Marissa Meyer

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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The Paris Wife  by Paula McLain

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Vicious by Sara Shepard

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The Lost Herondale by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman

July Wrap-Up

I think I’m finally starting to get out of this slump and I’m finally up to speed with my Goodreads reading challenge. So here’s the nine books I read this month:

27190613And I Darken by Kiersten White (Review here)

 

 

 

9781455539741_p0_v1_s1200x630Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

 

 

 

lyreLyre by Tina V. Tatum (Review here)

 

 

 

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June Wrap-up

Happy Fourth of July all! I’ve decided that posting every day is not for me and instead, I’m going to start out by trying to post twice a week. From now on, I’m going to try and post something every Monday and Thursday. We’ll see how that goes.

Here’s what I read this month:

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The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

1984 by George Orwell

And:

25224799This Amazing Book is not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester