September & October: Month(s) in Review

October was another fail.  Real Life has be just entirely bogged down, and unfortunately this blog has taken a back burner.  I don’t have the time to sleep, let alone read.

Between September and October I read a total of 9 books.

Top Five:

  1. Blue Lily, Lily Blue
  2. Sandman, Vol. 1  (Did Not Review)
  3. Symptoms of Being Human
  4. The Raven King
  5. Snow Like Ashes  (Did Not Review)

Other Books Read:

The Sin Eater’s Daughter
We Were Liars (Did Not Review)
The Assassin’s Blade (Did Not Review)
Other Posts:

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall TBR
Writer Wednesday
September Book Haul
Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Villains
Top Ten Tuesday: October Edition – The Undead


Looking into November, I’m not going to make any false promises.  Work is crazy hectic right now, and I’ve been moved to the overnight shift for basically all of November.  This might be good or bad, reading wise.  I’m just not sure.

I know I won’t have a lot, if any, free time at home.  Because I’m moving.  Which means packing, and my library alone will take forever to pack, let alone anything else.  I’m really excited, though, because my fiance and I are buying our first house together and I’m really looking forward to starting this new chapter of my life.  Buying a house is really really stressful, though.  Which is why I’ve been AWOL all month long.  I’ve been stressed out, and drowning in paperwork.

Still, I’ll try to update more in November.

*fingers crossed*


Month in Review: August 2016

August was a busy month for me, on a personal level, and I didn’t get nearly as much reading (or writing) done as I would have liked.  Between the multiple doctor appointments I had going on, family obligations, and working overtime almost every week… The month just got away from me.

To that end, I only read 9 books this month.

August Top Five:

  1. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
  3. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
  4. Crown of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  5. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers


Other Books I reviewed:

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han


I also read Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas (the prequel to the Throne of Glass series) and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart but didn’t review either of them.  Not that either read was bad, because I enjoyed them both, but they didn’t particularly stand out and I never found the time or energy to sit down and write a proper review.

I began reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dryer but abandoned it as a DNF.  It just was not to my taste.  Her favorite book is Lolita? Really? REALLY? No.  I haven’t noped out of a book so hard since Twilight‘s sequel.
Other Posts:
Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I’d Buy Right Now (If I Had the Money)
The YA “Genre”
Writer Wednesday


Books Read in 2016: 81
Currently Reading: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury


Month in Review: July

So the first month of this endeavor has drawn to a close.  In the last month, I’ve read 11 books and reviewed another one.

Top Five of July:

  1. A Court of Mist and Fury
  2. Six of Crows
  3. Passenger
  4. The Raven Boys
  5. Rebel of the Sands


Other Books I Reviewed:

A Court of Thorns and Roses
Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Shadow and Bone
Throne of Glass
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Top Tens:

Top Ten TBR (which I managed to cross several books off of!)
10 Books I Wish Had Sequels
10 Characters I’d Name My Children After

Other Posts:

Books! And Why I Love Them (An Introduction to Me)
2016 Mid-Point Questionaire

Friday Favorites: Harry Potter
July Book Haul, and the Cursed Child Midnight Release

Also in July, I gave up on finishing Siege and Storm.  I just couldn’t get into it, and after I made it about halfway I just gave up.  Maybe I’ll try again later.


Books Read in 2016: 72
Currently Reading: Red Queen