So I was on an audiobook high this month! I read 3 books & 9 audiobooks.
Well, that is my TBR! Hopefully, I can keep going this good for the rest of the year.
December is over! Well, as I’m writing this it will be over in about 40 minutes! Yes, I am sitting at home on New Years night watching blog posts and not out partying! Granted I have been drinking, but it’s been casual, not out partying. Anyway, let’s get into this!
Holy shit! I didn’t realise till right now that the covers join to make a picture!
Well, that’s my wrap up! I’m so happy with how I did considering I felt like I was in such a slump at the beginning of the month!
I’m fairly happy with how I went in November! I got into a bit of a slump towards the end of the month, but I read a total of 5 books and 6 audiobooks. So let’s get into what I read!
You’ll see that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is on their twice and that is because I listened to the audiobook but also read along with the illustrated edition! I also read The Graveyard Book via audiobook but couldn’t find an image.
The #HouseCupReadingChallenge finished a few days ago and here is my wrap up!
Tri-Wizard Tournament: Read a book that includes a competition
Occlumency: Read a book about a character with magical abilities or superpowers
Death Eater: Read a book told from the POV of a villain
Time Turner: Read a book set in the future or past
Fantastic Beasts: Read a spin-off to a beloved series
Okay, so I read 16 books! 5 audiobooks, 4 graphic novels & 9 physical books!! I am really happy with what I read, let’s jump in!
You can find my spoiler free review of The Dead of the Night HERE!
You can find my spoiler free review of The Girl from Munich HERE!
You can find my spoiler free review of Zero Repeat forever HERE!
You can find my spoiler free review of Before She Ignites HERE!
You can find my spoiler free review of The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding HERE!
You can find my spoiler free review of In Time & Never Fade HERE!
You can find my spoiler free review of In Time & Never Fade HERE!
You can find my spoiler free review of Queens of Geek HERE!
You can find my spoiler free review of One of Us us Lying HERE!
That is all for my wrap up!
August is over! I told myself at the end of July that I was going to have a chill month! But that didn’t last at all! This month I participated in Duodecathon, Rainbow ReadAThon & #TheReadingQuest and all of those definitely helped in how much I read this month! I promise to myself that all I am going to participate in next month is the end of #TheReadingQuest & the Duodecathon! That is all!
So let’s get into what I read!
You can find my review for Roar HERE!
You can find my review for The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue HERE!
You can find my review for Song of the Current HERE!
You can find my review for The Upside of Unrequited HERE!
You can find my review for Because You Love To Hate Me HERE!
You can find my review for Passenger HERE!
You can find my review for This Savage Song HERE!
You can find my review for Graceling HERE!
You can find my review for When Dimple Met Rishi HERE!
You can find my review for Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda HERE!
And that is all! I read 12 books, 3 graphic novels and 7 audiobooks in August which I am really impressed with!
Holy crap I read so much this month! I have been having some great reading month in the last couple months and this month was even better thanks to BookTubeAThon & Summer Biannual Bibliothon on top of the monthly ReadAThon I participate in, duodecathon!
I want to do something a little different on my wrap ups from now on! I am going to give a little bit of a mini review for all of the books that I read! I have a lot of books to talk about so I’m going to jump straight in!
This is a new favourite series for me! I absolutely loved reading this series! It is an amazing fantasy world, with awesome characters and amazing friendships! I highly recommend this series to fantasy lovers!
So, firstly I ABSOLUTELY LOVED Daughter of the Burning City! This world is so crazy and unique! You get dragged into this world and you can’t get out. Also, there are so many twists in the book that was so unexpected! I also really enjoy that this is a standalone fantasy which is really rare!
Cinder was a good read. I really enjoyed the world building in this book. This book is fairly action packed and I felt like there was always something going on! Cinder as a character was a little annoying at times but overall enjoyable. Kai annoyed me, if you want to know why then head to my review as I’m not going into it again. I did find this book a little predictable but overall enjoyable.
Since You’ve Been Gone was a really easy and fun read. I love that in all the Morgan Matson books I have read there is extra things added to the book, like in this one there were the list and also playlists! I really enjoyed most of the characters including Emily, Frank, Collins & Dawn!
So The Ocean at the End of the Lane was kinda meh for me. The swapping back and forward from the past to present was a tad confusing. I felt like at the end of this book I was still just as confused as when reading it, nothing was rounded off and explained. The characters were very mysterious and so was the world.
So I’m not going to say much about The Hobbit, like it’s The Hobbit! It’s bloody amazing! I also didn’t review this book as I couldn’t see the point.
The Life Siphon I enjoyed but I had a few issues with. First, it was a little predictable at times. Also, there were a fair few words that I had no idea how to pronounce in this book and it was a little confusing. The world building was alright but I needed more of it! I did enjoy the POV as it is kinda rare to read YA fantasy books from a male POV! I really enjoyed Tatsu’s character!
Finding Wonders was an amazing book! This is 3 short stories and they are non-fiction! This was also written in verse which I really enjoyed! I really enjoyed learning about these young girls from the 1800s that changed science! It was such an awesome, easy, fun and educational read!
Okay, so I didn’t review The Great Gatsby as I was just kinda confused. And I still don’t really know what to say about this book. It was okay, I didn’t love it and I was a little confused as to the point of this book.
Furthermore was such a fun and easy read! I really enjoyed the world building in this book, it’s such an interesting world and it was so fun learning about it. I do think the ending was really quick and kinda felt like it was just thrown together real quick and was kinda forced.
I really enjoyed The Bone Season. The first couple chapters were a little confusing before everything was starting to be explained. It does have a glossary in the back though which is handy if you know it’s there! This book was pretty action packed and the pacing was really good. The world is also really interesting and all the abilities are really unique.
Another one that I don’t think I need to talk about as everyone loves this book. But I do want to say that I didn’t feel like the characters acted their age. Both Percy & Annabeth are meant to be 12 years old but acted and spoke like they were a lot older!
So The Wicked + The Divine was my second ever graphic novel and I’m really enjoying it! The art work is gorgeous! It was a little hard to understand right at the start but once I got into it I was really enjoying it. The only thing I don’t like it this is only volume 1 and it’s short so there wasn’t a tonne that went on because the book isn’t that big. But I have ordered the next 3 volumes! I wish there was an option to buy the full set in one because it would make life a lot easier haha. But that’s just a personal thing that I think will annoy me about graphic novels that are on the shorter size per volume.
This was a reread for me so I’m not going to go into detail but I absolutely love this series! However, I will talk about the audiobook itself a little as a lot of people have asked me. The narrator’s voice takes a little to get used to. He really can’t do female voices, but you get used to it. His voice for Kavinsky was absolutely hilarious and I laughed at so much that he said that I didn’t think was funny in the actual book! Do not have your headphones in and turned right up during Blue Lily, Lily Blue & The Raven King because when a certain character starts singing you will regret it!! But I do recommend the audiobook once you get used to it!
More Happy Than Not was a kinda meh book for me. The audiobook itself I didn’t love. For one the narrator sounded like he was saying Erin instead of Aaron, so the entire time I thought the MCs name is Erin! Also, his voice for Aaron and his voice for Thomas sounded exactly the same and it was confusing when they had a direct conversation! Now as for the actual book, I strongly disliked that there was cheating in this book and everyone acted like it was fine and not a big deal.. I also hated how Aaron acted towards Thomas and was convinced he was lying to himself and wouldn’t take Thomas’s word for it! That absolutely drove me insane. I did really enjoy Thomas though!
Half Bad was an interesting book and I really enjoyed the audiobook. I just felt like the accent of the narrator just felt right for the book and the story! I didn’t love at the start when it kinda went from the present to the past and back to the present. It was kinda confusing until I figured out what was going on. But besides that, I really enjoyed the book. I loved the theme of the ‘good guys’ aren’t always good. I liked Nathan’s character a lot too.
I have since finished this and you can find my spoiler free review HERE!
I have also finished The Raven King today too (1st August).
Okay, so that is all I think!
I read 11 books and finished 2 audiobooks this month and I’m really happy with that! So here is all the books I read!
And that is all for this months wrap up! Hopefully I will have another great reading month in July!
So I’m pretty happy with how many books I have read this month! There was some good and some crap but that’s just how it is! So here we go, straight into my Wrap-Up!
I have basically just been re-listening to these books while bored and before bed.
I’m currently reading the Complete Maus, I have put in my Read books Volume I as I have finished that half of the book. So I only actually have Volume II to read.
Currently listening and loving! This is taking me longer to listen to simply because the usual audiobooks I read are Harry Potter which I can have playing while doing other things like blogging and because I know the story so well if I’m not concentrating for a little while it’s fine because I still know exactly what is going on. But with this book when I’m listening I am concentrating my whole attention on it and also following along with the book. So I’m limited to when I can listen to it. I’m 75% through so it won’t be too much longer.
Well that is it for this month! I read a total of 7 books, 1 graphic novel and 3 audiobooks. I also DNFd a book this month. I did still write a review and explained why I stopped reading it so be sure to check that out if you’re curious!