Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope your weekend has been as fabulous as you are. Today I’m posting my Magical Readathon wrap-up from April. If you haven’t heard of it before, the O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon is a month long readathon hosted by lovely G (a.k.a, Book Roast). You can find all the information about the readathon over on the Magical Readathon website! Read more
Hey everyone! How are you all this fine Tuesday? I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Today I’m back with another monthly wrap-up! March was definitely much better than February in regards to blogging etc so I’m happy with that.
Hey everyone! Long time, no see. I’m really sorry I’ve been quiet on here the past few weeks, I started a new job around the second week of February and I’m still trying to get my bearings with it. Because of this I didn’t get to read as many books I’d have liked to get through. Read more
Hey guys, today I’ll be posting both my best and worst books of 2018. Over the year, I’ve read 64 books which is over my target of 40. I’ve read 25,804 pages and on average my ratings were 4/5 stars. This year I’ve read some pretty amazing books, some I didn’t even think I’d enjoy and also some pretty disappointing books that I had a lot of high hopes for.
This first post will focus on my least liked books of the year so without further-ado…
Hey guys, so it’s been a few weeks since I was last active due to work so I apologise for this post being so late. Although I’ve been working, the travel has given me a lot of time to read so I read most of the books I wanted to read last month!
As I was saying last month, I got a new job and although I’ve only been in it for a few weeks I absolutely love it! I never realised how rewarding it could be working with kids and how good it feels to help them with things. Also, I know this didn’t happen in March but last Tuesday I PASSED MY DRIVING TEST!! I’m actually so happy that it’s over and done with and now I can go anywhere I want without having to worry about travel. I passed first time too!
I mentioned at the start of the post I had read most of the books I wanted to read in March so I’m happy about that. The only ones I didn’t get to start was The Shadowhunters series,’ so that is going to take up all of April (I’m not going to make an April TBR post because of this reason).
Books I Read
- The Show – John A Heldt
- Burning Bright – Chanda Stafford
- Dead House – Dawn Kurtagich
- Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Bernard
Books I Recieved
- Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Barnard x2 (one signed)
Books I Bought
- Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare
- Carry On – Rainbow Rowell
- Flawed – Cecelia Ahern
- Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Barnard
So there we have it, my March wrap-up! Hopefully this month I’ll be able to finish all my Shadowhunter series books!
How did you guys do in March? Let me know in the comments or link me to your post! 🙂
Hey guys, so I’ve been inactive throughout February as it’s been a rather crappy month for me and I’ve not really been in the right frame of mind to be posting a lot. I’ve also done a lousy job of reading all the books I planned on getting through and have only read three this month (that’s including the one I was almost finished at the end of January). So in all it’s been horrible.
So last month I mentioned that I had been job hunting and that I had received a second interview for a job as a support worker in after school care. I’m pleased to say that I got the job and I’m currently awaiting a start date! I’m honestly so excited to finally be able to do something I’m good at and hopefully will enjoy. Other than that, I’ve not really done much else apart from go to lots of gigs and I also went to Birmingham for a few days which was quite nice.
Like I said at the start of the post, my reading was awful in February. The only books I got through were;
- Even Angels Fall – F.L Darbyshire
- Seed – Lisa Heathfield
- Fallout –Gwenda Bond
‘Seed’ has genuinely became one of my favourite books now that I’ve had time to think about the book, plot and characters. Everything about it was just so unique and different from anything I’ve read and I still love how realistic Lisa Heathfield made it seem.
Books I Received:
Books I Bought:
- I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai*
- Waiting For Callback – Perdita & Honor Cargill
- Faceless – Alyssa Sheinmel
- Kindred Spirits – Rainbow Rowell**
- Spot The Difference – Juno Dawson**
- The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge
- How Hard Can Love Be? – Holly Bourne
Part of the reason I never did much reading in February is because I wasn’t really enjoying ‘Fallout’ but I felt like I had to finish it because I had been asked to review it for a website. It took almost the full month just to read that one book and it made me realise that with how I’ve been feeling mentally the past few weeks it’s best I no longer take review requests for a while. I’ve got so many books that I’ve bought over the last year and a half and I haven’t had a chance to read any of them yet because I had a huge list of books to review and I’m using a lot of time reading some books that I’m not even enjoying when I could be reading something else. I tried to organise the requests I got better this year and it was all right in January but more have came through than I expected and it’s starting to stress me out a lot and if I don’t do something now, then the list and my mental health is just going to get worse. As of today, I will no longer be accepting review requests however I am more than willing to host blog tours and giveaways for any authors/publishers etc. I do apologise to you all but at the minute I have to put myself first and plus I don’t want to start hating something I’m passionate about.
So there we have my February wrap-up guys. I am gutted to be taking my review requests down but for now it’s probably the best thing to do. I’ll still be posting reviews of the books I’m reading so it’s not as if that will be stopping. It will just be books I’ve bought to enjoy that I review instead.
How did you guys get on in February? Let me know in the comments or even link me to your post!!
Hey guys! I surprised myself with how much I actually read this month because I was so busy with work etc but I think I did pretty well!
Most of January has been spent job hunting as well as working in the two jobs I currently have. I never realised how hard it would be growing up and never in my life thought I would need 3 jobs in order to actually live. With a car and dig money to pay, both jobs I have don’t pay any of that and so I’ve had to look for another! I had an interview yesterday for an after school care club and it must’ve went well as I received a phone call earlier today to say I’ve made it to the second part of the interview so fingers crossed that part goes well too!
This month was such a good reading month because I enjoyed pretty much all the books I read apart from one.
Books I received:
- One – Sarah Crossan
- Not If I See You First – Eric Lindstrom
- Fallout (Lois Lane #1) – Gwenda Bond
- The Tattooed Heart – Michael Grant
- Ink & Blood – William Dickson*
*I actually got given Ink & Blood from our alarm maintenance man who received it from a customer so I could read it and let him know all about it haha!
Books I Bought:
- Seed – Lisa Heathfield
- The Miseducation Of Cameron Post – Emily M. Danforth
Books I read:
- The Mine – John A Heldt
- The Knife Of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
- The New World – Patrick Ness
- The Ask And The Answer – Patrick Ness
- The Wide, Wide Sea – Patrick Ness
- Monsters Of Men – Patrick Ness
- Snowscape – Patrick Ness
- Exposure – Helen Dunmore (DNF)
I reviewed almost all the books I read this month apart from the three small novellas and Exposure as I didn’t finish that. I received a copy of it from Netgalley in exchange of a review and so I posted a short one on that site. I just couldn’t get into the story and the characters annoyed me and it was just very boring for me. However, I loved every other book I read!
So there we have it, my January wrap-up! Hopefully next month will be another good reading month as I have so much I have to read! My February tbr will be up tomorrow so keep an eye out for that!
What books did you guys read this month?? Have you read any of the above books and what did you think?