July is gone and so are 5 books that I read this past month. Yes, 5 book. Despite the first two weeks of the month being quite hectic, I ended up making up during the later weeks of the month because a) I have a week of vacation and b) I feel well-rested and energized which makes me want to read. Here’s the 5 books I read in July.
Cassandra Clare – Lord of Shadows (Dark Artifices #2)
E. Lockhart – We Were Liars
Jim Butcher – Storm Front (Dresden Files #1)
Steven Hall – The Raw Shark Texts
Rachel Joyce – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Almost half way through July, but better late than never: here is my June book review. I read another 4 books last month, which seems to be my average. So far I’ve read 26 books this year, which means I’m still right on track for completing my reading goal for this year. Last year around this time, I was doing a lot worse and summer vacation is almost near, so I hope to be reading some more and get ahead of the schedule again.
Leslie Silbert – The Intelligencer
Alex Grecian – The Harvest Man
Jonathan Stroud – Lockwood & Co – The Creeping Shadow
Lauren Kate – Fallen
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!
Ben Aaronovitch – The Hanging Tree
Ernest Cline – Ready Player One
Heidi Heilig – The Girl from Everywhere
Marissa Meyer – Winter (Lunar Chronicles)
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)