How are we only 4 months away from 2018? I feel like the year has gone by way to fast and I’ve done nothing with it. Time sucks. August has been a busy month for me. Between work, making travel plans and trying to piece together my life, my heads been all over the place. Because of that I’ve not been as active on the blogosphere, which sucks but I’ve been feeling so drained that I just didn’t have the energy to be more active. Hopefully this will not be the case this September.
Anyway, this month was a steady one for reading. After finishing the Gravity series, I finally made that jump back into sci-fi and read Gemina. That book completely blew me away. I can’t believe I waited so long to read it and now I have to wait until 2018 to get my hands on Obsidio. After reading Gemina, I had the urge to go back and re-read Illuminae and it was just as much fun the second time around. To finish off the month I picked up Seeker and thought it did a great job at building on the first book in this duology.
Hello August. Another month has flown by and I’m pretty sure all my days are blurring into one right now. However, before we officially welcome August, we have to say farewell to July.
So, what was the highlight of the month? My new kindle. Yes, I have finally taken the plunge and have purchased my very own kindle voyager. Why now? Simple, it was a prime day deal. 😛 In all seriousness though I’d been debating getting one for a while now and the deal came about at the right time and because of it I had the best reading month so far.
It’s very rare that I read more than 5 books a month but somehow I ended up reading a whopping 7 books in July! That is quite an achievement for me. My favourite book from the month had to be The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta. Her books always get to me and I loved reacquainting myself with Tom, Francesca and the gang. My fantasy read of the month was Our Dark Duet and I really enjoyed it but it’s not my favourite Schwab book. After that I was pulled to my addiction; Sports contemporary romances. Those books are all kinds of addictive and kept my reading mojo alive. Here is a summary of my July.
I don’t like how fast this years going. It feels like we’ve just gone ahead and skipped the months of February to May. I’m happy to report that June has been another good reading month for me. I’m not someone that can read over 10 books a month, my mood reading is to unpredictable, but considering how slumpy a reading year I’ve had so far, 5 books is a major success. Life has been unsurprisingly uneventful this month. All I’ve really done is work and read. Exciting times. I’ve been craving an adventure as of late but sadly I don’t think I’ll be having one until next year.
Here are the 5 books I read in the month of June. As you can see I’ve been on a Katie McGarry kick lately and her books are so addictive and swoon-worthy, you simply can’t resist them. Crash Into You was my favourite in the series and for those of you that have read it you’ll know why. 😉 After exhausting my collection of Katie McGarry books I had an urge to read another fantasy and A Crown of Wishes was just what I was looking for. It had a strong hate to love dynamic between our two main characters and the world/writing was so magical.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.
2017 has been a bit of a slumpy reading year. I’ve only read 18 books so far and quite a few of those were re-reads. So, instead of picking my top 10 books of the year so far, I’ve decided to narrow the list to my top 6 books.
It only took 5 months but my reading mojo is back! May has been a blessing in disguise for me. I actually managed to read more than my average 2 books this month and I am over the moon with it. Who knew all it took was some heartache and sadness from the Winner’s Trilogy to snap me out of my slump. I have to say The Winner’s Trilogy has solidified its place as an all time favourite series. My heart suffered for it but the end result made it all worth it. After finishing that trilogy I really did not want to read another heavy book so I turned to Katie McGarry. Her books are addictive and the guys in her books are some of my favorite book boyfriends. So it’s safe to say I had a productive reading month.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Publication Date: May 16th 2017
Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in faith, in love, and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp—one for troubled kids—Lucy isn’t sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?
Goodbye March. As always I’m convinced we’ve skipped a few days or something cause there is no way I believe April has come by so quickly.
Good news. I have a new laptop. Yes, after 7 weeks of desperately trying to save my old one, at the end it decided it wanted to stay broken. It feels weird typing on a keyboard again.
Moving on, March was a solid reading month for me. I finished A Conjuring of Light on the first of the month and that book put me in such a deep book coma I’m surprised I even had it in me to pick up another book. The Shades of Magic series has officially sealed it’s spot at an all time favourite. However, the two other books I read in March were enjoyable as well. Breath of Fire had that same addictive quality to it and Wanderlost has me itching to hop on a flight somewhere.