Posted in Monthly Wrap-up, Once A Month Posts

April ’20 Wrap Up

Being home pretty much 24/7 this month has led to a bit more reading time. Let me show you what I’ve been up to. 

Last month I read 67 books*!
*counting novellas and graphic novels

I read quite a few shorter books this month and had only a few DNFs which led to me reading more 😁

Here are the top 12 books I read this month:

Green Lantern: LegacyWicked Bite (Night Rebel, #2)Tangled Truths (Death Before Dragons, #3)A Bad Day for Sunshine (Sunshine Vicram, #1)The E.T. Guy (Office Aliens, #1)Beth's Stable (Stolen by an Alien, #6)That Alien Feeling (Calluvia's Royalty, #1)My Lady Quicksilver (London Steampunk, #3)How to Vex a Vampire (VRC: Vampire Related Crimes, #1)Happy Endings (Demon Magic #1)A Destiny of Dragons (Tales From Verania, #2)All Boys Aren't Blue Continue reading “April ’20 Wrap Up”

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February ’20 Wrap Up

How is the first week of March already almost over and I haven’t even gotten to my end/beginning of the month posts??? Let’s get to it!! 

Last month I read 53 books*!
*counting novellas and graphic novels

Getting onto a routine and finally getting back to normal has improved my reading ^_^

Here are the top 10 books I read this month:

The Jaguar King (The Wild Rites Saga #1)Sweep with Me (Innkeeper Chronicles, #4.5)Be Mine (Four for Love #1)Reese (Pack of Misfits #2)Summerland Stories: The Complete Collection (Summerland Series)

The Worst Best ManBEASTARS, Vol. 4Scarlett XOXOBitter Falls (Stillhouse Lake #4)The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 1

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Posted in Sunday Post

Sunday Post 3/1/20

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blogs.

Reading, reading, reading~ I’m getting back in the groove and also being productive at the same time. Watch me go, folks! 

Also, can you believe it is March 1st???? Wow… 

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Posted in Monthly Wrap-up, Once A Month Posts

January ’20 Wrap Up

I’m much later than usual in getting to this wrap up, but I’ve finally gotten time to write this up! 😁

Friends, what a month… Quit a job, started a new one, moved to a different state, and tried to join so many buddy reads haha. It’s been B U S Y!

Last month I read 46 books*!
*counting novellas and graphic novels

A good solid amount considering how busy I was…. seriously, I’m surprised. 

Here are the top 10 books I read this month:

Sin & Chocolate (Demigod of San Francisco, #1)The (Alien) Nanny for ChristmasLoser (Hillcrest University #1)Off the Ice  (Hat Trick, #1)We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, #1)Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)Love According to ScienceThe Weight of the StarsNerdgasm (Naughty Nerds)

  • Demi-God of San Francisco by K.F. Breene [Re-read]
    I re-read 1-3 and read #4. These were my first books of 2020 and I loved visiting this world again.
  • The (Alien) Nanny for Christmas by Amanda Milo [Re-read]
    Another re-read. I wanted to read something funny to deal with the stress of leaving my job and all that. So funny– 100% recommend. 
  • Hillcrest University by Candace Wondrak [Buddy Read]
    I read 1-5 and wow what a wild ride. I can’t wait to read the last book. 
  • Feralsong by TJ Klune
    Not showing the image since it is super long. But wow, way to break my heart… Can’t wait for the last book. 
  • Off the Ice by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn
    This was so good! I don’t know why I love reading hockey romances, but I’m not questioning it when I get to read such great books like this one. 
  • We Hunt the Flame by Hafash Faizal 
    Such a fun journey. 
  • Dark Lover by J.R. Ward [Re-read/Buddy Read]
    I’ve been hesitant to return to this world, but it is such a great book. Not a favorite, but so easy and fun to get through. 
  • Love According to Science by Claire Kingsley 
    I re-read the two pre-quels and loved them, but thought I’d show the new book off which features adorable nerds. 
  • The Weight of the Sky by K. Ancrum 
    It seems to be a trend now that I read a K. Ancrum book in January and wow… the written style just brigns me in. 
  • Nerdgasm by Kimberly Reese
    Short, cute, and lovely. I’m looking forward to the next couples’ books 🙂 

Book Haul

We Own Tonight (Second Time Around #1)Before Girl

We Own Tonight I was able to grab for free — the audiobook version even so I was pretty excited. Unfortunately, after listening for 45 minutes I was not a fan and DNF’d it. 

Before Girl I nabbed for free from Claire Kingsley’s newsletter. I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, but it looks cute. 

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Reading Challenges/Goals Highlights

Last year I went over every single challenge, this year I’ll make this section shorter and include the ones I’m more excited about/want to talk about and do quarterly (maybe) updates on everything. 

»Goodreads Challenge 46/325

We are off to a good start!

»Listen to 10 Audiobooks

This is where I’m rocking things. I listened to 2 audiobooks completed and DNF’d 1. This is thanks to the road trip. I also am currently listening to another one, so I’m happy about this. 

»PopSugar & Read Harder Challenges

Popsugar I’ve completed 24 out of 52 challenges — Almost halfway through!! Without even trying so this is great. 

Read Harder is a little more difficult and I’m halfway through it (8/16). I’m feeling so good about these. 

»Blogging

Look, I’ve been busy and stressed… I’m trying, but ugh. I’m hoping February is better for me here. 

»Life

Does the road trip count for anything??? We went out and I’m trying to do at least one productive thing a day even if it is just making dinner, cleaning dishes, etc. In February I’ll start keeping track of this. 
Exercise etc, I’ve just been so tired… again, once I’m hoping that once I’m completely moved in I’ll get into this. 

Final Thoughts

So much happened in January. I’m glad with the progress I’ve made and hope this keeps up for next month!

Posted in Holiday, New Year, Top Ten List

My Top… Books of 2019

My last New Years post. After this, I’ll try getting the blog to a normal schedule. Hopefully posting 5 times a week. Anyhow….

Here it is: my top ten books of the year post. LOL just kidding. 🤣🤣🤣😂😭

I poured over each monthly wrap up, looking at books– some I’d even forgotten I’d read this year! It was brutal, and out of about 110 books I narrowed it down to 52 books… for someone who read over 600 books in a year, I think this is doing good (less than 10% of the books I read).

So, instead I made multiple lists!!

I made a Middle Grade & Young Adult list, Graphic Novels list, and Adult list
And no duplicates  — so yes, this is my way of showing off more books.

Just to clarify, these are books I read this year, not necessarily books published this year!

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Posted in Holiday, New Year

My 10 Most Read Authors of 2019

Now that Christmas has passed, it is time for my new year posts! This series will last about 2 weeks and will encompass stats/info from 2019 and also my future plans for 2020). 

Today I’ll be sharing the authors I read the most of in 2019. 

2019 is the first year I used a reading log and it has been a great help and eye-opener for my reading. I plan on using one in 2020 because of how much I like looking at the number. Counting the amount of authors and the frequency of me reading them wasn’t even something I set out to do at the beginning of the year, but here we are! Continue reading “My 10 Most Read Authors of 2019”