May was another good reading month. I finished my 4th and final book of the month pretty much on the dot right on the 31st. And yes, I say 4, because I did read 4 books, but the 4th physical copy of the first book I read last month is now lent out. But that doesn’t mean I can’t review it of course!
I’ve been upping my reading game these past couple of years, but that also means that not every book you read is one you enjoy. These are books that I read from cover to cover, but that I somehow still didn’t rate too highly. I’m not a high rater to begin with: I don’t want to taint my star rating by randomly distributing 5 stars to each book I like. Books I like get a 4 star rating. Books that impress me or that I love get a 5 star rating. These all received a meagre 1 or 2 star in my book.
Apologies for this blog post going up so late, but I’ve been a little jetlagged so my schedule has gone completely haywire. I still wanted to get this post up though, so better late than never. I read 4 books in the month of April and am still making good on that Goodreads goal of reading 50 books in 2017. In fact, I am still 2 book ahead of schedule. Woohoo! Here’s what I read in April.
Raymond Chandler – The Big Sleep
Leigh Bardugo – Ruin & Rising (Grisha #3)
Catherine Arnold – Underworld London
Marissa Meyer – Fairest
Last December I reviewed the new Pixiwoo beauty book. I liked it, but wanted a bit more from it. But that doesn’t mean that I am lost in the make up book department. I already owned a few and realized I hadn’t really shown these before. Which is why I figured I could do a dedicated post to the make up books I own and tell you which ones I would recommend.
Francois Nars – Make up your Mind
Lisa Eldridge – Face Paint
Rae Morris – Make Up The Ultimate Guide
Rae Morris – Express Make Up
Cynthia Schulz – Cynthia Beauty
Taylor Chang-Babaian – Style Eyes
I’m still on that reading train. This month I read another 5 books. I made good progress on some YA fantasy series that I’ve been reading. And to keep up with my promise to myself to read more non-fiction, I also managed to squeeze in two of those reads. This month started with a lackluster read, but I also read some books that I thought very well my time. Here’s what I read in the month of March.
Marissa Meyer – Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3)
Catharine Arnold – Bedlam
Carmine Gallo – Talk Like Ted
Leigh Bardugo – Siege and Storm (Grisha #2)
Victoria Aveyard – King’s Cage (Red Queen #3)
Even though February is the shortest month of the year, I still managed to finish roughly a book per week. I did cheat a little as one of these books I finished just last Sunday, but I didn’t want to wait with reviewing it until next month as it was my favorite read this month. Here’s what I read in February.
Alwyn Hamilton – Rebel of the Sands
Leigh Bardugo – Shadow and Bone (Grisha #1)
Marissa Meyer – Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)
Neil Gaiman – American Gods