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.
Another year has come and gone and what better way to wrap up the year than with this End of Year Survey, created by Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner. Continue reading
It has been a busy, busy month for me. If you didn’t already know, I spent the month exploring the wonders of New Zealand. I wasn’t as active on the blogosphere so I have a lot to catch up on. However, on the reading front I was very productive. It turns out nights at campsites with no wifi and rain makes for great reading weather so I ended up reading a total of 7 books in September. A new personal record so I think I deserve a round of applause for that achievement. 😉
My book of the month has to be The Hard Count by Ginger Scott. Seriously I would encourage everyone to read it. It’s such a clever and moving exploration of the highs and lows of sport, social divisions, racial issues and amazingly complex family dynamics. I have so much to say about this book and I am so excited to write up my reviews.
Turns out, New Zealand was also a great place to get my creative juices flowing because I have a load of discussion ideas that I want to type up so keep an eye out for them.
Overall September was amazing. I made it to Hobbiton, got to try some of the Green Dragon’s ale and soaked up all the natural wonders of New Zealand. I’ll be writing up my recap of the holiday soon enough. 😀
Here are the books I read in September and my review for each book will be posted throughout the month.
With another year at an end, I though it’d be nice to take this survey and have a recap of my reading year. The survey and image are courtesy of Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner.
2015 Reading Stats
Number Of Books You Read: 45 Books
Number of Re-Reads: I didn’t count my re-reads but from what I remember it was about 5.
Genre You Read The Most From: Probably fantasy. Continue reading