July 2018 Wrap Up

I slowed down my reading a little bit this month since I hit a massive reading slump after finishing The Wicked King and I was traveling. But I am still so proud of myself for finishing five books this month! I’m still working on some of the reviews but, for now, here is my wrap up!



Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart ★★★★

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) by Holly Black ★★★★★

Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2) by Laini Taylor ★★★★★

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★★★


Digital ARC:

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The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Berube ★★

Overall it was an excellent month — look at those 5-star reads! I loved them with all my heart. Did you have any 5-star reads this month? Let me know! 🙂



June 2018 Wrap Up

Last month I read quite a lot of books, and while it was an awesome reading month for me, I think I may have burnt myself out a little! I hit the dreaded reading slump toward the middle of June, but I still managed to read eight books. So here they are! 🙂


Rule (ARC) by Ellen Goodlett [Little, Brown/The NOVL] [Review] ★★★★

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★

Escaping from Houdini (ARC) by Kerri Maniscalco [Jimmy Books] [Review] ★★★★

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco [Review] ★★★★

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang [Review] ★★★★★

Digital Galleys via Edelweiss:

Sawkill Girls (ARC) by Claire Legrand [Review] ★★★

My Plain Jane (ARC) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows [Review] ★★★★

I want to say thank you to all the wonderful bookworms I buddy read with in June! It’s always a pleasure reading along with others because we get to gush about all the things, and it always sparks some great discussions. ❤ I hope you all had a wonderful reading month and I can’t wait to hear what you loved the most!



May 2018 Wrap Up

I had a very productive reading month! I’m actually a bit shocked I read 12 books. I usually average around 6 books per month. I think a lot had to do with 1) needing to review ARCs in time and, 2) participating in buddy reads. Buddy reading always gets me to read a certain amount each day, which really helps keep me motivated!

So here they are: the physical and digital books I read in May. If you’re curious how well I stuck to my May TBR, you can check out that page here. I think I did a pretty good job! 🙂 My reviews are linked below.


Mirage by Somaiya Daud [ARC provided by Flatiron Books. Buddy read with Melanie, Lilly, Jules, Chelsea, and Julie!]

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian [Buddy read with Jen, Chelsea, Clarisa, Stacia, and Heather]

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody [Buddy read with Julie, Melanie,  Jules, Chelsea, Courtney, and Alexis]

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black [Re-read on audio]

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Legendary by Stephanie Garber [Buddy read with Melanie!]

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab [Physical ARC borrowed from Mary at Fox & Wit ]

Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova [Buddy read with Alexis, Lori, and Melanie!]

Tell Me No Lies by A.V. Geiger [Buddy read with Jen!]

I have another ambitious TBR for June, so I’m crossing my fingers I’m able to read everything on my list! Did you read anything good in May? 🙂



April 2018 Wrap Up

April was a VERY busy reading month for me. I did a lot of buddy reads which are always so much fun! In total I read 11 books. It was a good mix of ARCs and books that I purchased. You’ll notice Circe is on my list twice. I alternated between reading the hardback and the digital ARC, but I only count it once toward my wrap up. My reviews for each book are linked below! (If they’re not linked then it means I haven’t finished writing the reviews yet. They’ll be posted eventually.)

Physical Books and ARCs:


Strange the Dreamer ★★★★★

The Wicked Deep ★★★★★

The Smoke Thieves (ARC provided by Penguin/Viking) ★★★

Brightly Burning (ARC provided by HMH) ★★1/2

Spellbook of the Lost and Found ★★★★

Pines (Wayward Pines, #1) ★★★1/2

Bad Romance ★★★★

Circe (UK edition) ★★★★★

Cracked Kingdom ★★


NetGalley Digital ARCs:

Circe provided by Little, Brown ★★★★★

Sky in the Deep provided by St. Martin’s press ★★★

The Good Twin provided by Thomas & Mercer ★★★1/2

Thank you so much to Julie from Pages and Pens, Melanie at Meltotheany, Jules at JA Ironside, Chelsea at Chelsea Palmer, Tiffany at Tiffany’s Rainy Day Reads, Lilly at Lair of Books , Jen at Pinot and Pages, Paloma, and Jena for buddy reading with me this month! It’s always such a pleasure to read with this lovely group of bookworms!

I hope you had a fabulous reading month!




March Wrap Up – 2018

I had a very good reading month. There were so many wonderful new releases, and I am so thankful for the ARCs I got to read this month! Below are the physical and digital books I read, and they’re each linked to their respective reviews here on my blog.


To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo: ★★★★★

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert: ★★

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi: ★★★★★

Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser: ★★★

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: ★★★★

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: ★★★★

The following are digital ARCs I received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review:

Furyborn by Claire Legrand: ★★★★

Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall: ★★★

I hope you had a fantastic reading month as well! I’m looking forward to all the amazing books releasing in April. 🙂



February Wrap Up – 2018


I read some great books this month! So far it looks like I am averaging 6 books per month, which is a nice pace for me. My goal for 2018 is to read 50 books. Last year I read 75, and I didn’t want to stress myself out trying to reach a high goal this year. I am currently 4 books ahead of schedule. You may view my 2018 books read so far on Goodreads.

This was also my first time doing a buddy-read with a lovely group of ladies from Bookstagram. We read Scythe (and some of us moved on to Thunderhead), and it was so much fun. For March some of us will be reading Children of Blood and Bone together. Yay!

Here’s the wrap up for February 2018 (my reviews are linked below):

  1. The Final Empire (Book 1 in the Mistborn Trilogy) by Brandon Sanderson: 5 stars
  2. Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell: 3 stars
  3. The Broken Girls by Simone St. James: 4 stars
  4. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton: 3 stars
  5. Scythe (Book 1 in the Arc of a Scythe series) by Neal Shusterman: 4.5 stars
  6. Thunderhead (Book 2 in the Arc of a Scythe series) by Neal Shusterman: 4.5 stars

Needless to say, I am a bit behind on my reviews! Between having a death in the family and working on my health recovery, it’s been a hard month to stay on track. My goal for March will be to finish a few ARCs I received from NetGalley, and to post all my reviews here and on Goodreads and Amazon.

I hope you all had a great reading month, too!