July Wrap Up 2018

I can’t even be like ‘wow this year is going by so fast’ because July was the slowest month for me ever. July was a super shitty month for me in terms of my personal life. I don’t think I got a break at all. My mum had three seizures and ended up in the hospital again a week later for almost having a heart attack (all before her 44th birthday). I was left to help care for mum alone while also trying to balance my full semester of uni that I signed up for. I also got diagnosed with mild arthritis so it’s been a mess of a month.

Don’t get me wrong, some good things happened. We finally caught up on our rent. My mum had a great birthday. My mum made a full recovery and there was no heart attack. I got to go see the Masterchef Australia judges with one of my favourite people, as well as have a great day with her and her partner. I also now being treated for my mild arthritis (which is good!) and I got the work experience opportunity I wanted.

Some major highs and lows this month.

I also upped my Goodreads goal and managed to hit 100 books this month! Yay!

You’re not here to hear about my highs and lows of July 2018 though. You’re here to find out how many books I managed to get through. I managed to read nineteen books in July. Here they are. A lot of the reviews haven’t been posted yet, so prepare for them over the next month or so.

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June Wrap Up

HELLO DEAR FRIENDS

So, it’s been a hot minute since I posted and I honestly don’t have much of an excuse. My bookish bestie came to visit so all my time was focused on giving her a great holiday, I’m sorry. I was meant to have some blog posts prepared buuuut I got sick (damn that immune system I say).

This wasn’t the best reading month for me. I only read 14 books and most of them I didn’t actually enjoy, which was disheartening. I did only DNF two books, something that needs to be acknowledged. Maybe my serial DNF days are coming to an end?

Nah.

Okay, but without further ado, because I’m sick again (I hate my body), here is the list of books I read this month and what I rated them:

  1. The Darkest Magic by Morgan Rhodes – 3/5 Stars.
  2. Obsidian Blade by Morgan Rhodes – 5/5 Stars.
  3. Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts – 4/5 Stars.
  4. One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus – 2/5 Stars.
  5. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner – DNF, 1/5 Stars.
  6. Trickery by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington – DNF, 1/5 Stars.
  7. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling – 5/5 Stars.
  8. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett – 3/5 Stars.
  9. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – 1/5 Stars.
  10. They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera – 5/5 Stars.
  11. The Dogs I Have Kissed by Trista Mateer – 3/5 Stars.
  12. Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee – 4/5 Stars.
  13. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – 2/5 Stars.
  14. This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis – 3/5 Stars.

Expect some more blog posts in the future, I have some plans on how I want to set out my reviews (which I want to do a few of). I hope you all had an excellent reading month in June! If not, let’s hope July is our month!

HAPPY READING EVERYONE.

May Wrap Up

So, I’m a little late in posting this but May was a slow reading month for me. I only read 16 books.

I know, you may be going 16 books?! That’s not slow!

However, this year I have been reading a minimum of 20 books a month which allowed me to hit my reading challenge goal of 100 books last month.

  1. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas: 5/5 Stars.
  2. The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan: 3/5 Stars.
  3. Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor: DNF, 1/5 Stars.
  4. Geekerella by Ashley Potson: 3/5 Stars.
  5. Avenged by Amy Tintera: 1/5 Stars.
  6. Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav: 2/5 Stars.
  7. Buns by Alice Clayton: 4/5 Stars.
  8. A Shadow Bright & Burning by Jessica Cluess: DNF, 1/5 Stars.
  9. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: 1/5 Stars.
  10. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: 3/5 Stars.
  11. Waters Wrath by Elise Kova: 5/5 Stars.
  12. Salt by Nayyirah Waheed: 3/5 Stars.
  13. Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova: 3/5 Stars.
  14. Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke: DNF, 1/5 Stars.
  15. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare: 5/5 Stars.
  16. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne: 5/5 Stars.

I did read a broad range of books this month, in my opinion. From high fantasy to poetry, to contemporary. I didn’t enjoy everything but what I did enjoy was absolutely phenomenal.

My favourite read of the month definitely goes to Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I have never been left so completely shocked after the completion of a book. Cassie is a genius.

What was your favourite read of May?