June Wrap Up and July 2021 TBR!

Hi guys!! Today I am here to do both my June 2021 wrap up and July TBR!!

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far and are staying safe and healthy. I know with a lot of states starting to reopen it can be exciting but just remember to keep safe.

So June was a mix of being calm and also crazy at the same time. I didn’t read a ton but towards the end of the month, I started to feel as though as I was starting to get out of this slump I’ve been in for the past 6 months or so. So thats pretty exciting!

With that being said, I thought I would go ahead and combine my wrap up with my July TBR to make it easier. Especially since i only read 1 book in June.

Now lets talk about my July plans. It’s going to be a big month of changes in my life. All for the best. I turn 24 in just a few days (July 8th) from when you guys are seeing this post. But the big thing that is happening this month is that we are getting our first puppy!! Actually the day after you guys are seeing this post is when she will be arriving! I’ll post a picture on this post and on all my social media!

Everyone meet Mellori (formerly Luna) our new Petite Goldendoodle Puppy!

So with all that out of the way, lets talk about my stats for june, my wrap up, and my tbr for july!!

JUNE STATS

  • Books read: 1
  • DNFs: 0
  • Physical: 1
  • E-book: 0
  • Audiobook: 0
  • Review books/ARCs: 0
  • Read-a-Thons participated in: 0
  • Pages Read: 418
  • Genres:
    • Fantasy: 1
    • Science Fiction: 0
    • Contemporary: 0
    • Historical Fiction: 0
    • Thriller/Mystery/Horror: 0
    • Other: 0
  • Star Ratings:
    • No Rating: 0
    • 1 star: 0
    • 2 stars: 0
    • 3 stars: 0
    • 4 stars: 0
    • 5 stars: 1

Books Read in June

July 2021 TBR

  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (reread)
  • The Dynasty by Jeff Benedict
  • The Octonumi by Trevor Alan Foris (my book club’s book of the month for July!)

Sorry fort the long post guys but I figured it would just be easier to combine the two into one! I have a nice short TBR to focus on when I have the time to read with the busy month ahead of me.

I have a full review for A Court of Thorns and Roses (as well as most of the series) up here on the blog so if you want to hear my full thoughts be sure to check it out. I will also have full reviews for any books I read this month up as soon as I can!

What did you read in June? What do you plan on reading in July? Let me know in the comments!!

Happy Reading!

(VERY LATE) MAY 2021 TBR!

Hey everyone!! Today I am here to do my extremely late May 2021 TBR!

So I didn’t plan on getting this TBR up so late but things just kind of got in the way. But we are finally here and getting this up!

So May up to this point has been very busy. With school finishing up and work being insanely busy as always, I haven’t had a ton of time to read. The last half of the month will be pretty tame as far as my work schedule goes so hopefully I can get some good reading in.

This month is also my 5 year aniversary of starting this blog as well as my YouTube channel so I’m reading a lot of past favorites in order to celebrate. Be on the look out for a special post here on the blog and a special video on my YouTube within the next couple of days!

With all that being said, here is my TBR for this month!!

So there is my overall TBR for the month! Hopefully most if not all of these books will be finished by the end of the month! I will have full reviews for all of them (except for ACOTAR and Revenge of the Sith) as soon as I can!

What do you plan on reading this month?! Let me know in the comments!!

Happy Reading!

FIRST WRAP UP OF 2021 and APRIL TBR!

Hey guys!! So it’s now the middle of April and I’m finally here to tell you about the books I read in March of 2021! I’ll also be telling you about the books I have planned for reading during the rest of the month of April!

So I finally finished a book guys!! After being in a reading slump since November, I finished 2 books in the month of March!! Yay! Hopefully the rest of my reading year will go well for here on out!

For the rest of the month of April, I don’t have a lot planned. School is starting to wrap up for this semester but other than that and working, I’ll have a good chunk of time to do some reading.

With all that being said, here are my March reading stats as well as the books I read and my tbr for the rest of April!

MARCH STATS

  • Books read: 2
  • DNFs: 0
  • Physical: 2
  • E-books: 0
  • Audiobooks: 0
  • Read-a-Thons participated in: 1
  • Total pages read: 658
  • Genres:
    • Fantasy: 0
    • Science Fiction: 1
    • Contemporary: 0
    • Historical Fiction: 0
    • Thriller/Mystery/Horror: 0
    • Other 1 (1 nonfiction)
  • Ratings:
    • No Rating: 0
    • 1 star: 0
    • 2 stars: 0
    • 3 stars: 1
    • 4 stars: 0
    • 5 stars: 1

Books Read in March

April TBR

  • Renegades by Marissa Meyer (currently reading)
  • Queens Peril by E.K. Johnston
  • Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (currently rereading)

So yeah there is how March went and all the books that I will hopefully get to in the next couple of weeks! I’m still running behind on reviews for any backlist books I’ve read soon once those are up, I will have a full review for We Should All Be Mirandas up here on the blog!

How has your reading been so far this year? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading!

MARCH 2021 TBR!!

Hey guys! Once again, long time, no see!! I took a very unplanned break from both YouTube and the blog during the month of February, but I am finally back!

Today I wanted to talk about the books that I am planning on reading in March 2021!

So…March. Hard to believe that it’s been almost a full year since COVID-19 all began. The thing that would change the world forever began what feels like just yesterday.

This month I have a bunch of stuff planned. For reading, YouTube, and the blog. I’ve been in a reading slump since November 2020 and I am trying my best to get out of it so hopefully this is the month that it will happen. I plan on doing a lot of rereading this month, so hopefully that will help me bet this slump!

With all that said, here is my TBR for the month!!

So yeah, you guys can definitely see the recurring theme with this month’s TBR but, once again I NEED to beat this slump at some point!

I have full reviews for the entire ACOTAR series up here on the blog as well as a review of Revenge of the Sith (all linked above)! I also have a full video review of Revenge of the Sith up on my YouTube channel if you would like to here my full spoiler-filled thoughts (check it out here)!

I am trying as best as I can to play catch up on backlist reviews but once those are all up, I will have full reviews for ACOSF and The Gilded Ones as soon as possible!

What do you plan on reading in March? Let me know in the comments!!

Happy Reading!

December 2020 Wrap Up and Life Update!

Hey guys!! Long time no talk! It’s been a hot second since I last posted here so I figured that I would pop in and talk about where I’ve been and what books I ended up reading during the month of December 2020!

So these past couple of months rounding off 2020 have just been crazy. I haven’t had much time to really do anything due to the fact that school was wrapping up for the semester and the holidays were quickly approaching so my work was way more busy than normal. I had this grand plan on doing Vlogmas on my YouTube channel for the first half of December and while it started off great, it quickly went down hill. I also had the plan of posting here on the blog everyday during December and I just found that I didn’t have the time to put the effort into it.

So I’m back and better than ever. 2021 is going to be a much better year (crossing my fingers) than 2020 was. I have a lot of plans for this blog this year so I hope you guys will stay tuned to see what I have planned!

So with that little life update out of the way, here were my stats for my reading in the month of December and what I read!

Stats

  • Books read: 1
  • DNFs: 0
  • Review books/ARCs: 1
  • Physical: 1
  • E-books: 0
  • Audiobooks: 0
  • Read-a-Thons participated in:
  • Total Pages Read: 173
  • Genres:
    • Fantasy: 1
    • Science Fiction: 0
    • Contemporary: 0
    • Historical Fiction: 0
    • Thriller/Mystery/Horror: 0
    • Other: 0
  • Ratings:
    • No rating: 0
    • 1 star: 0
    • 2 stars: 0
    • 3 stars: 0
    • 4 stars: 1
    • 5 stars: 0

Books Read

  • Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire (ARC sent to me for review by the publisher): 4/5

So there is my wrap up for the last month of 2020 as well as my mini life update! Now that the holidays are out of the way, hopefully everything will go back to normal for the time being!

Since Across the Green Grass Fields was provided to me as an ARC so kindly by the publisher I will have a review for it up the day before its release on January 12th, 2021! I’m really excited to share my thoughts on it with you guys and thank you again to Tor for sending me a copy early! After that is posted, I will be back to writing all those reviews that have been on the backlist for the past year or so (whoops)!

What did you guys read in December? Let me know in the comments!

October Update and November 2020 TBR!

Hey guys! Long time no talk! It’s been a hot second since I lasted posted on here and I sincerely apologize for that. Today I’m herer to talk about my October “Wrap Up” which is honestly going to be more of a life update and then I’ll talk about the books I plan on reading this November!

So let’s talk about October. It was a hot mess of a month to say the least.

I finished nothing in October. I’ve been finding myself in somewhat of a mini slump since the school semester began in September. Trying to manage school with working basically full time, plus reading, managing 2 YouTube channels and a Twitch channel has been really hard these past few months.

So I had to put reading on the backburner in October.

But hopefully November will go a lot better. I am participating in NaNoWriMo this month (the day I am writing this post it is day 1) so that will be keeping me busy and of course school and work will be as well.

With all that said though, here are the books that I will (hopefully) be getting to this month!

  • The Green Mile by Stephen King (currently reading)
  • Keeper of the Lost Cites by Sharon Messenger
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab (my book club book of the month)

So there is my TBR for the month. Short and sweet and hopefully (somewhat) manageable for my busy schedule.

As I have mentioned before, I’m still playing catch up on backlist reviews so as soon as those are published, I will have full reviews for all of these books up here on the blog!

What do you plan on reading in November? Let me know in the comments!

Stay Healthy and Stay Safe!

Happy Reading!

(LATE) SEPTEMBER 2020 TBR!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to tell you about the books that I plan on reading during the month of Setpember!

So we are already a few days into the month and to be honest, I have zero idea as far as how this month is going to go as far as reading. The day that I am writing this post (September 9th) is the same day as my fall semester of college begins. Work is just going to be its usual crazy self. I am also going to be starting to prepare for NaNoWriMo in November plus I have some other projects planned to do on top of all that.

So its going to be a crazy month.

With all that said, I do hope to get a good chunk of reading done. So here is my TBR for the month!!

  • The Green Mile by Stephen King
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar (my book club’s book of the month for the month of September)
  • House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

So there is my TBR for this month. A few chunky books on here but I do hope to read them all!

As I have mentioned several times before, I am still playing catch up on backlist reviews but I hope to get a good chunk of them written and posted for you guys this month! Once those are posted, reviews for all of the books mentioned above will be posted here on the blog!

What are you reading during the month of September? Let me know in the comments!!

Stay safe and stay healthy!

Happy Reading!

AUGUST 2020 WRAP UP!

Hey everyone!! How are you guys? Hope you are all staying safe and staying healthy as always!! Today I am here to talk about all the books that I read in the month of August 2020!

So August didn’t exactly go as planned as far as reading. I must have been in some sort of mini reading slump because I felt like I wasn’t reading as much as usual.

But I did manage to read 4 books and complete my Goodreads reading challenge for this year (35 books) so that’s pretty exciting! And on top of that, nothing that I read this month got below a 4 star rating!!

So with all that said, here are my monthly stats and the books that I read!

STATS

  • Books Read: 4
  • DNFs: 0
  • Physical: 2
  • Ebooks: 1
  • Audiobooks:
  • Read-a-Thons participated in: 1
  • Total Pages Read: 1,088
  • Genres:
    • Fantasy: 2
    • Science Fiction: 1
    • Contemporary: 2
    • Historical Fiction: 0
    • Thriller/Mystery/Horror: 0
    • Other: 0
  • Ratings:
    • No rating: 0
    • 1 star: 0
    • 2 stars: 0
    • 3 stars: 0
    • 4 stars: 2
    • 5 stars: 2

Books Read

  • The Deep by Rivers Solomon: 5/5
  • Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon: 4.5/5
  • Slay by Brittney Morris: 5/5
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: Stories of Light Dark edited by Lou Anders: 4/5

So that’s everything I read this month! All books that I really enjoyed my time reading! Besides rereads, I haven’t given out a 5 star rating to a book this year since I read Kingdom of Ash back in March so to give out 2 this month it was a nice surprise!

As I’ve mentioned several times before, due to my busy schedule, I am still playing catch up on backlist reviews so once those are posted I will have reviews for all of these books up here on the blog!

What did you read in the month of August?! Let me know in the comments!!

The Handmaids Tale: The Graphic Novel by Margret Atwood

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Synopsis:

Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us.

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social order she has only one purpose: once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if they are fertile. But Offred remembers the years before Gilead, when she was an independent woman who had a job, a family, and a name of her own. Now, her memories and her will to survive are acts of rebellion.

Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid’s Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renee Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.”

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August 2020 TBR!!

Hey everyone! Today I am here to tell you about all the books that I plan on reading during the month of August!!

So typically August is one of my best reading months. I don’t have a ton going on since school is done for the summer semester and work is work. I usually go on vacation the second to last week of the month but due to quarantine, I can’t do that this year. So I’m just going to kind of go with the flow when it comes to reading.

I will be participating in the N.E.W.T.S. Magical Read-a-Thon (hosted by Book Roast) as it is the final round before it gets remade next year, but very loosely. I will read the books that are on my monthly TBR and just see if any of them fulfill any of the prompts.

So with all that said, here are all the books I plan on reading!

  • Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao (currently rereading)
  • Slay by Brittni Morris (currently reading)
  • The Deep by Rivers Solomon (my book club’s book of the month)
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
  • The Stand by Stephen King

So that is my short and sweet TBR for August!! Hopefully I can read all of these and more during the month. Like I said I’m just going to go with the flow.

I have a full review for Forest of a Thousand Lanterns up here on the blog and as I am still playing catch up with backlist reviews, I will have reviews for all the other books up as soon as I can!!

What do you plan on reading in August? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading!!

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!