Taylor’s April Wrap Up | 2017

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I didn’t read as much in April as I had planned and the most of the books I did read didn’t really make their way to my favorites list. But hey, you win some, you lose some. I did read two books that I really loved so it wasn’t a complete loss.

13 books

Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz – 3/5 stars

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead – 0.5/5 stars

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer – 2.5/5 stars

One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul – 5/5 stars

The Seventh Sun by Kent Lester – 4/5 stars

Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis – 3/5 stars

Jesus Speaks by Steven K. Scott – 4/5 stars

The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley – 4/5 stars

That Summer by Sarah Dessen – 3/5 stars

The Edge of Juniper by Lora Richardson – 3/5 stars

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – 4/5 stars

Pandora by Victoria Turnbull – 5/5 stars

The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks – 4/5 stars

Favorites of April

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May TBR

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

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Taylor’s February Wrap Up & March TBR

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Hi everyone!

I started out the month really well, I read quite a few books. But in second week of February, I was hit with a slump and I hardly read anything. I’m still stuck in the slump but I’m going to try my best to get out of it in March.

February Wrap Up

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke – 5/5 stars

Consent by Nancy Ohlin – 0.5/5 stars

Undeniable by Liz Bankes – 4/5 stars

Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern – 2.5/5 stars

Gabriel and the Swallows by Esther Dalseno – 5/5 stars

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – 5/5 stars

The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald – 4/5 stars

Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler – 3/5 stars

Lali of The Lill: Two by Adi Mandal – 3/5 stars

Hinges Book Two: Paper Tigers by Meredith McClaren – 5/5 stars

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – 4/5 stars

Our Last Time by Cristy Marie Poplin – 5/5 stars

Because of You by RaShelle Workman – 3.5/5 stars

Favorite of February

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March TBR

The New Guy by Amy Spalding

Lumière by Jacqueline Garlick

Take the Leap by Derek Ryans

A Tyranny of Petticoats by Jessica Spotswood

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine (Our March readalong)

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Taylor’s January Wrap Up & Febuary TBR

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Hi everyone! I can’t believe the month is over already!

Anyway, I did really well with my reading for the first 2 weeks of the month but I think I was in a slump or I just burned myself out because I did awful the last 2 weeks. I read 8 books in the first two weeks of the month and but I really had to push myself to get through a couple of books.

13 books

Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor – 3/5 stars

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken – 5/5 stars

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes – 1/5 stars

The Dragon, the Thief, and the Princess by Gillian Bradshaw – 3/5 stars

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill – 4/5 stars

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke – 5/5 stars

Stray by Elissa Sussman – 4/5 stars

Mystical by Michael Weekly – 3/5 stars

Our Demons, Best Friends by Diana T. Scott – 4/5 stars

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach – 4/5 stars

Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen – 4/5 stars

Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen – 5/5 stars

November 9 by Colleen Hoover – 5/5 stars

Favorites of the month

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Febuary TBR

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover (Our Febuary readalong!)

Dead Ringer by Jessie Rosen

Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Consent by Nancy Ohlin

Our Last Time by Cristy Marie Poplin

Gabriel and The Swallows by Esther Dalseno

Because of You by RaShelle Workman

Lali of The Lill: Two by Adi Mandal

Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

What did you read this month? What are you planning to read next month? Let me know in the comments or link me to your wrap up post!

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Taylor’s December Wrap Up & January TBR

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For a great deal of December, I was stuck in a reading slump that I didn’t realize that I was in until I was out of it. I didn’t get much reading done for the first 3 weeks of the month but I got a ton of reading done from the 22-31.

13 books

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – 4/5 stars

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – 1/5 stars

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – 4/5 stars

Storm Front by D.L. Robinson – 4/5 stars

Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young – 3/5 stars

Winter by Marissa Meyer – 5/5 stars

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – 5/5 stars

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – 5/5 stars

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – 3/5 stars

Uprooted by Naomi Novik – 4/5 stars

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti – 3/5 stars

Night Fox by Tia Giacalone – 5/5 stars

Teagan of Tomorrow by Jaime Lee Mann – 4/5 stars

Favorite of December

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January TBR

Stray by Elissa Sussman

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen

Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

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Taylor’s November Wrap Up & December TBR

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I read so many great books in November and I found a lot of new favorites! I’m super excited about most of the books I read in November and I can’t wait to find new great reads in December.

21 books

New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson – 4.5/5 stars

Don’t Forget To Breathe by Cathrina Constantine – 4/5 stars

NYV: PUNK by K.D. McQuain -3.5/5 stars

New World: Ashes by Jennifer Wilson – 5/5 stars

The Rose Society by Marie Lu – 5/5 stars

News of the World by Paulette Jiles -3.5/5 stars

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – 5/5 stars

A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes – 5/5 stars

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis – 4/5 stars

The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary – 4/5 stars

Right Kind of Mistake by Rebecca Thomas – 3/5 stars

Elora of Stone by Jaime Lee Mann -3.5/5 stars

Inconceivable by Tegan Wren – 5/5 stars

The Worlds Traveler by M.L. Roble – 3.5 stars

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – 5/5 stars

Forgetting August by J.L. Berg – 4/5 stars

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom – 5/5 stars

Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl – 4/5 stars

Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall – 3/5 stars

Black Five by J. Lynn Bailey – 3/5 stars

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle – 4.5/5 stars

Favorites of November

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December TBR

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Our Book of the Month for December!)

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Finding Paris by Joy Preble

Link by Summer Wier

You Were Here by Cori McCarthy

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

What books did you read in November? What do you plan on reading in December? Comment below or link me to your wrap up post!

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Taylor’s October Wrap Up & November TBR

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I felt like I read a lot more books this month than I actually did! Hahaha.  Maybe because a few of them took me awhile to read.

16 books

The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper – 2/5 stars

The Gemini Virus by Wil Mara – 2/5 stars

Shattering Glass by Gail Giles – 5/5 stars

Life and Death by Stephanie Meyer – 1/5 stars

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll – 3/5 stars

Mosquitoland by David Arnold – 5/5 stars

Light of Dawn by Komali da Silva – 4/5 stars

A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan – 3/5 stars

Not Quite Dead by Lyla Payne – 3/5 stars

Croak by Gina Damico – 5/5 stars

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine – 4/5 stars

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly – 5/5 stars

Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn – 5/5 stars

New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson – 4.5/ 5 stars

Don’t Forget To Breathe by Cathrina Constantine – 4/5 stars

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich – 3.5/5 stars

3 graphic novels

Batgirl, Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside by Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr,  Brenden Fletcher -5/5 stars

The Empty, Vol. 1 by Jimmie Robinson -2.5/5 stars

Death Vigil: Vol 1 by Stjepan Šejić – 4/5 stars

Favorites of October

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November TBR

Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

The Rose Society by Marie Lu

A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Legend by Marie Lu

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

New World: Ashes by Jennifer Wilson

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

What did you read in October? What’s in your TBR for November? Comment below or link me to your posts!

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Taylor’s September Wrap Up & October TBR

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After a massive reading slump last month, I was finally able to get back to normal and read. Sadly, I was very busy in September so I still didn’t get my normal amount of reading done. But I’m still really happy with what I read last month and I’m going to kill October with a ton of reading.

16 books

Pursuit by Steve Monroe – 3/5 stars

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston – 5/5 stars

Mad About the Hatter by Dakota Chase – 2/5 stars

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman – 5/5 stars

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender – 4/5 stars

Catacomb by Madeleine Roux – 3/5 stars

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – 5/5 stars

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini – 3/5 stars

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey – 4/5 stars

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – 4/5 stars

Confessions of a Hater by Caprice Crane – 3/5 stars

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner – 4/5 stars

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell – 5/5 stars

Air Awakens by Elise Kova – 4/5 stars

Crown of Midnight by by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars

Tesla by Mark Lingane – 2/5 stars

4 graphic novels

Oz by Joe Brusha – 0.5/5 stars

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson – 5/5 stars

Saga Vol. 5  by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples – 5/5 stars

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, Clayton Cowles – 5/5 stars

Favorites of the Month

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October TBR

The Blood Gospel by James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell (reread)

Innocent Blood  by James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (Our readalong book for October!)

The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

The Dogs by Allan Stratton

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (reread)

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad (reread)

The Murmurings by Carly Anne West

What did you read in September? What are you planning on reading in October? Let me know in the comments and/or link me to your wrap ups and TBRs!

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Taylor’s August Wrap Up & September TBR

I didn’t realize until the last few days of this month but I stuck in a horrible reading slump for 99% of August. I think I read so much this whole year that I just burned out. Pair that with not having a lot of time to read, I found a million excuses to not read this month. I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t read all the books that I wanted this month but I feel like taking most of a month off from reading as rejuvenated my reading. I’m very excited to tackle my TBR next month! So here’s what I did read for the month of August.

9 Books

Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca? by Alan Parks – 3/5 stars

Hunter by Mercedes Lackey – DNF (But I plan on re-reading)

Alive by Scott Sigler – 5/5 stars

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – 4/5 stars

Rust: The Longest War by Jonathan Waldman – 3/5 stars

Soul Corrupted by Lisa Gail Green – 2.5/5 stars

Tales from the Back Row by Amy Odell – 3.5/5 stars

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – 4/5 stars

Frostbite by Lynn Rush – 2/5 stars

3 Graphic Novels

Young Terrorists, Volume 1: Pierce The Veil by Matt Pizzolo, Amancay Nahuelpan – 4/5 stars

The Fox by Frédéric Brrémaud, Federico Bertolucci – 5/5 stars

Tabatha by Neil Gibson, Caspar Wijngaard – 2/5 stars

Favorite of the month

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September TBR

The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Mistborn : The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Pursuit by Steve Monroe

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Confessions of a Hater by Caprice Crane

 

What did you read this month? What are you planning to read next month? Link me your wrap up and/or TBR post/video!

Taylor’s July Wrap Up & August TBR

At the start of the month, I was stuck in a really horrible reading slump and it took almost two weeks to get out of it. I did still manage to read quite a bit.  I read a lot of 3 star books but I’m really excited about the books on my TBR.

June wrap up

25 books

Reflection by Lynn Yvonne Moon – 2/5 stars

The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige – 3/5 stars

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen – 3/5 stars

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu – 3/5 stars

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge – 4/5 stars

The Deal by Elle Kennedy – 3/5 stars

Possess by Gretchen McNeil – 3/5 stars

Lost and Found by K.F. Breene – 1/5 stars

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – 4/5 stars

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare – 2/5 stars

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West – 5/5 stars

The Suffering by Rin Chupeco – 4/5 stars

Hey Sunshine by Tia Giacalone – 5/5 stars

The Devil’s Wife by Reuben Carbone – 3/5 stars

Rush by Eve Silver – 4/5 stars

The Arrival by J.W. Brazier – 3/5 stars

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley – 3/5 stars

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith – 4/5 stars

Bird Box by Josh Malerman – 5/5 stars

Angels Dawn by Komali da Silva – 4/5 stars

Not Every Girl by Jane McGarry – 4/5 stars

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black – 4/5 stars

Fight for Dawn by Komali da Silva – 4/5 stars

The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell – 3/5 stars

3 Graphic Novels

Supreme: Blue Rose by Warren Ellis – 4/5 stars

Coraline by Neil Gaiman – 4/5 stars

Let’s Eat Ramen and Other Doujinshi Short Stories by Nagumo & Aji-Ichi – 4/5 stars

July favorites

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August TBR

The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (Our readalong book this month!)

Alive by Scott Sigler

Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Armada by Ernest Cline

Lumiere  by Jacqueline Garlick

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow