August Wrap Up | 2018

Wow, August went by fast. I’m not even sure why. I think it’s because I had to do so much for university as I tried to get ahead before I start work experience in September. I don’t think I’m going to get much reading done in September, yikes. I typically read over ten books so I’m a little nervous. But, that is not this month.

I didn’t do a lot throughout August. I did multiple university assignments, started walking my dog every day, my arthritis medication finally started to work. I didn’t do anything socially, so it was a tad bit of a boring month in terms of a social life.

My reading month was all over the place though. I read some books I loved and I read some books I hated. I had some of my most anticipated releases let me down and I had some shock books that I absolutely loved. I read way more books than I even thought I would this month as well.

Over August I read 26 books and 7,929 pages. I find the page count interesting, so I’m going to start adding it to my wrap-ups!

A lot of my reviews I have written for my August reads haven’t been published yet. I scheduled all my posts for September, which are mostly these reviews. I hope you all stick around to read them!

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The Learning Hours by Sara Ney | Review

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Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Release Date: September 26th, 2017

Pages: 345

Genre: new adult, romance, sports romance, contemporary

Goodreads blurb:

He’s not a douchebag; but that doesn’t stop his friends from turning him into one.

MY FRIENDS WANT ME TO GET LAID.

So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus, in bold printed letters:

Are you the lucky lady who’s going to break our roommate’s cherry?
Him: socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: must have a pulse. He will reciprakate with oral. Text him at: 555-254-5551

The morons can’t even spell. And the texts I’ve been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I’m not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one.

THIS ISN’T THE KIND OF ATTENTION I WANT.

One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can’t bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white.

However, after seeing her in person, I know she’s not the girl for me. But my friends won’t let up–they just don’t get it. Douchebags or not, there’s one thing they’ll never understand: GIRLS DON’T WANT ME. 

Especially her.

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The Failing Hours by Sara Ney | Review

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Release Date: January 31st, 2017

Trigger Warnings: dead parents, absent parents, rude love interest, ableist comments, mocking of a stutter

Pages: 332

Genre: new adult, contemporary, sports romance, romance

Goodreads blurb:

Zeke Daniels isn’t just a douchebag; he’s an a**hole. 

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships—most a**holes don’t. 

Dating?  
Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.

He’s never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he’s never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they’re related; his own friends don’t even like him. 

So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca? 
Sweet, quiet Violet—his opposite in every sense of the word.
The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.

And that pisses him off, too.

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April Wrap Up 2018

Happy end of April everyone! I’m pleased to be able to say I had an awesome month. There were a few downs – but when doesn’t life have done? The month was primarily filled with ups. I just really enjoyed my time and felt as though I was making leaps and bounds with repairing my mental health (yay!).

I’m also happy to say I read nineteen books this month. That feels a lot more like myself, I was hoping for 20 but I’m pretty proud of this! I’m not sure how many I will read next month considering I go away for around five days in the middle of May, plus it’s the knuckle down in uni month. So, crushing my own expectations in April will mean I won’t be too crushed by myself next month!

On top of that, I also finished my reading goal for the year. I set my goal pretty low because I wasn’t sure where I would be health wise and studying wise. 50 books seemed achievable but it is now April and I’ve read sixty-six books. I’m pretty stoked if I do say so myself. How are your reading goals going? What did you set it as?

I figure I better stop blabbing now since you’re here to find out what I did read. I’ve linked to where I’ve written the reviews, a few books haven’t had their reviews published just yet but I linked to the Goodreads review I wrote. Stick around and those reviews will be coming very soon!

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The Studying Hours by Sara Ney | Review

 

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Rating: ★★★☆☆

Release Date: September 13th, 2016

Pages: 307

Goodreads Review: here

Goodreads blurb:

CRUDE. ARROGANT. A**HOLE.
No doubt about it, Sebastian ‘Oz’ Osborne is the university’s most celebrated student athlete—and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn’t give a sh*t about what you or anyone else thinks.
 
SMART. CLASSY. CONSERVATIVE.
Make no mistake, Jameson Clarke may be the university’s most diligent student—but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags—and Oz Osborne is all three.

She’s smart, sarcastic—and not what he expected.
  
…EVERY DOUCHBAG HAS HIS WEAKNESS.

He wants to be friends.
He wants to spend time with her.
He wants to drive her crazy.

He wants…

Her.


R E V I E W

Hi everyone! I’m so sorry I didn’t post last week, I didn’t do a lot of reading because I was celebrating the holidays with my family and I barely had time to pick up my laptop to write a review. It was difficult, but having only read two books it wasn’t too hard. I actually went three days without picking up a book because I was so tired #oops.

Starting The Studying Hours I didn’t expect a lot. I had started possibly 10 books before finally continuing with this particular one. Shockingly enough, it was exactly what I needed. It was fluffy, the perfect read I needed. Not a lot happens but the slow burn romance with a hate to love trope shoved in made me so happy.

I had some pretty big problems with The Studying Hours, mainly the douche of a male lead, but I also had things I liked. One of my biggest hates was the ‘not like other girls’ cliche that ran through the book. James was supposed to be a nerd but she could kickass on the snowfields and that makes her soooooo different. I 110% rolled my eyes. Also, to anyone reading this, stalking the person you are interested in isn’t cuteOz (the love interest) manages to get onto a ski trip that James is going on and lies about being her cousin to share a room. Totally gross and totally something I was not on board with throughout this novel.

My favourite thing had to be that James was kickass. She wasn’t taking a single one of the wrestling boys shit and was reading to kickass if someone so much as tried to mess with her. In some ways, I saw myself in her and that was pretty cool. I hate reading the stereotypical introvert virgin ‘nerd’ in books, so it was great to get a different take on it. It was nice for something different.

The Studying Hours also reminded me of The Hating Game by Sally Thorne which is straight up one of my favourite books. It had a similar burn throughout the text that made me watch to jump back into The Hating Game (I can’t because a friend is currently borrowing the book).

There’s not too much to say, overall, on The Studying Hours. It is your cliche new adult book with another layer of depth. A jerk hero with a battered past and a softer side for the female lead, who doesn’t give two shits about him. It was what I needed and the writing was fast paced and easy to read in a sitting. I will definitely be checking out the others in the series when I am in need of a light read.


Happy reading everyone!

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