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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Tackle Your TBR Read-A-Thon!

Hey guys! So I decided I really want to try to get a good few books off my TBR by participating in a Read-A-Thon! This read-a-thon is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. You can also find the Goodreads Group here if you’d like to sign up, there are a few challenges and give aways throughout the time of this Read-A-Thon so go check it out! But I’d like to share my Read-A-Thon goals with you guys!

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232995124. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

205754255. Wolf in White Van by  John Darnielle

228404216.  My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

232031067.  Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Quite the ambitious TBR but I’m going to try! Have you guys read any of these books? Did you enjoy them if you have?! Let me know!

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February Wrap Up & March TBR

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So this month has come and gone quite quickly but with it came an extra day! Yay for a leap year! We got an extra day of reading this month! But that didn’t really help me out much. I only read 5 books and I have a nice list for my March TBR…hopefully I’ll get a good chunk of reading done next month because I decided to take a break from derby.

But here we go! Here’s what I read in the Month of Feb!

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover (Our February Read Along Book!)
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
Splintered by A.G. Howard (DNF)

And I think I have a slightly ambitious TBR but I did read 5 books this month which is a bit more than I usually read.

March TBR
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine (Our Read Along Book for March!)
Fallout by Gwenda Bond
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Claire
City of Bones by Cassandra Claire
The Wolf in The White Van by John Darinelle

What do you guys plan on reading this month?

Also if you’re interested in joining our read along of The Shadow Queen please do so! Use #bibliomonthlyreads for your social media posts and please note we’re giving away a copy of A Court of Thorns and Roses!

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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November Wrap Up and December TBR

November was an alright month for me, nothing too bad but nothing too exciting either. I’m 2 books behind on my goal for 60 books this month, which is semi upsetting but I did take down 5.25 books this month! 7 left to reach my goal. So fingers crossed people! Here’s what I read in November

Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee – 3/5 Stars

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – 2/5 Stars

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider – 3/5 Stars

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson – 4/5 Stars

The Martian by Andy Weir – 5/5 Stars

(some of) Armada by Ernest Cline

And here’s what I hope to read in December

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (THIS IS OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH!)

Armada by Ernest Cline

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Grey

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The Rose Society by Marie Lu

I’m super excited for all of these reads! I hope this is how my month goes and I get to my challenge goal for the year! Have any of you read any of these titles? What are you guys reading this month?

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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September Wrap Up and Spooky TBR!

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Hey guys! I did another astonishing magical thing of reading a good chunk of books this September. Although towards the end of the month it’s felt like quite the slump. Yikes!
But here’s what I’ve got in that pretty little head of mine for a Wrap Up and TBR!

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (E-Arc) 5/5 Stars
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell  2/5 Stars
Storm Front (Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher   (Audiobook) 4/5 Stars
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness  5/5 Stars
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (1/2 Audio 1/2 Read)   5/5 Stars

1/2 of Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
15% of Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas.

So my favorite read of the month was a tie, between Everything, Everything and Heir of Fire. Two AWESOME books you should definitely pick up when you get a chance. I loved them both so much and highly recommend them!

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Now for my OCTOBER TBR! It’s as always, over ambitious

An Inheritance of Ashes by Leigh Bubot (E-Arc *October 6 release)
The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Nightmares! by Jason Segal
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich *THIS IS OUR READ ALONG BOOK FOR THE MONTH!*
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (remaining 85%)
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
Illuminae by (E-Arc *October 20)
Misery by Stephen King
1/2 of Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

 

What do you guys plan on reading this month? Any spooky reads for Halloween?

Stephanie’s August Wrap Up and TBR

Hey Guys! So I did PHENOMENAL this month with reading. I was super surprised with myself! I read 8 books. And I want to read almost the same next month! I know it sounds a bit ambitious but who cares? I’m one book ahead of schedule for my reading challenge (which I’ve never done before) so I feel super positive about it.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas     star-e1424615985435 star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435
Tales from The Back Row by Amy Odell (Sent to me by Simon & Schuster)     star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435
Hey Sunshine by Tia Giacalone (Author requested read)    star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435
Inconceivable! by Tegan Wren (Author requested read)    star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi    star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435star-e1424615985435
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I have to say I have 2 favorites for this month:
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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Now, you may be wondering, what could I possibly be thinking of reading for September? Well:

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (Received on Net Galley)
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Mistborn : The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Titans Curse by Rick Riordan
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll ( Sent to me by Simon and Schuster)

What do you guys think you’ll be reading in September?  And do you think my TBR is too ambitious? Is it a good one for the beginning of fall? Do you have any suggestions for good Autumn books? Let me know!