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)
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
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
The first month of 2017 is already over, which means it’s time to talk you through the books I read last month. I did a good job and read 5 books this month. I decided to not only delve into some fiction, but also picked up two non-fiction reads and am currently 1 – 2 books ahead of schedule for my Goodreads Reading Challenge. In short, it was a good reading month, despite the busy times and piles of grading. Here’s what I read in the month of January.
Genevieve Cogman – The Masked City
Sarah J. Maas – Empire of Storms
Oliver Tearle – The Secret Library
Christopher Winn – I Never Knew That About London
Marissa Meyer – Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1)
I know, I know: 2017 is already well under way, but I have one last post for you to wrap up 2016. I hadn’t gotten round to reviewing the book I read in the last month of the year just yet. I read a total of 6 books. One of them being the worst reads of the year and one quite possibly having been the best. So it was a month with ups and downs. It was the month in which I finished my Goodreads reading challenge and I managed to tag on 2 other books at the end, making a grant total of 52 books read in 2016. For 2017 I hope to do the same, so feel free to join me over on Goodreads.
Nick Hornby – About a Boy
Janet Hannah – The Wish to Kill
John Niven – The Second Coming
Anthony Doerr – All the Light We Cannot See
V.E. Schwab – Vicious
Sam & Nic Chapman – Face