Where January was not such a great reading month, February was. I read 6 books! Granted, I finished one on March 1st, but I did read most of that book in February, so I feel it counts. After the not so great book I read in January, I decided to read some books that had been on my TBR for some time. I finished a series, started three new ones and got a start on reading the books from my recent haul. These are my 6 reads for February 2018.
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Illuminae
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Gemina
Maggie Stiefvater – The Raven King
V.E. Schwab – A Darker Shade of Magic
Gail Carriger – Soulless
Oscar de Muriel – The Strings of Murder
August has flown by and that means it’s time to show you the books I read. I only read two books. However if I add up the amount of pages that I read between those two books, it is close to 1200 pages. So even though the amount of titles I read is not too impressive, it is still pretty close to what I usually read. I just felt like investing some time in reading something more hefty with it being summer break and all that. Here’s the two books I read last month.
Jay Kristoff – Nevernight
Steven Price – By Gaslight
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)
I read some more books! Yep, the reading challenge is still on and I’m slowly but surely catching up. In order to catch up, I’ve been opting for smaller books. Think novellas, short stories or just overall breezy reads. I also got round to reading my second comic book last month and chucked in a slightly more substantial read as well. In total I read 5 books last month and I’m only 10 books away from hitting my 50 book goal. Anywho, here’s what I read in the month of October.
AA Milne – Winnie The Pooh
Genevieve Cogman – The Invisible Library
Victoria Aveyard – Cruel Crown
Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book
Mark Miller & Steve McNiven – Marvel Civil War
Where last month I told you all about my reading slump, August saw me getting back on track. I am still behind schedule (4 books to be exact), but I feel confident I can still make up for it can hit that 50 book mark before the end of the year. There are 16 more weeks in the year and I think I have a few books that I can still read to play catch up. So this month I will be focusing on that. In August I managed to read 5 books in total.
The last day of the month is the perfect moment to give another overview of what I’ve been reading. This month had a bit of a general theme going on. Generally, I was craving fantasy and mystery. I think that pretty much sums up all these books in one go. I also read my first comic book in years and that’s how I managed to stay on track with my reading challenge for the most part. Life is mayhem at the moment, and I’m having little to no energy to read. So I find myself reading what I love most in the weeks before the summer break: books that are easy reads that allow me to escape life for a moment or two. It’s so tempting to grab for my old favorite in these dire times: the Harry Potter series, but so far I’ve managed to keep pulling something new from my shelves. Two more weeks before the maelstrom stops. Here’s to hoping I won’t cave before that time.
Sarah J. Maas – Heir of Fire
Ben Aaronovitch – Body Work Vol. 1
Ben Aaronovitch – Foxglove Summer
Jonathan Stroud – Lockwood & Co and the Whispering Skull
It is time for last month’s book overview. Unfortunately, May wasn’t a great reading month for me. I spent time traveling, then spent two weeks being super tired and distracted from my reading game. So there was little time for reading, which is why I only read 3 books. Luckily, I’m still on track with my reading challenge despite that slump. The three books I read were also not the most special. One was a reread and the other two were okay reads, but nothing that made me too excited. Here’s to June being a better reading month!
A.A. Aguirre – Bronze Gods
William Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Victoria Aveyard – Glass Sword