Monthly Wrap-Up

Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: June 2019

It was another month with 16 books! I couldn’t believe it when I counted at the end. I don’t count during the month at all. That’s not the point. It’s nice to get through so many of the summer books I’ve been interested in though.

Would anyone be interested in a post about how I read so fast? I know some of it is purely some people are faster readers than others (which isn’t a bad thing at all — some people read 20+ books a month and that blows my mind). But, I do have some tips for choosing reading and how it helps you get further during the day.

Anywho, here is what I read this month:

  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson –
  • The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles #1) by Laurie Forest
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney
  • Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
  • Dark Shores (Dark Shores #1) by Danielle L. Jensen (RTC – ☆☆☆☆)
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreryrou (RTC – ☆☆☆☆)
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (RTC – ☆☆☆☆☆)
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco (RTC – ☆☆☆ 1/2)
  • The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer #2) by Elizabeth May (RTC – ☆☆☆ 1/2)
  • The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) by Danielle L. Jensen (RTC – ☆☆☆☆☆)
  • The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan (RTC – ☆☆☆☆☆)
  • Age of Swords (The Legends of the First Empire #2) by Michael J. Sullivan (RTC – ☆☆☆☆☆)
  • Beartown (Beartown #1) by Fredrik Backman (RTC – ☆☆☆☆☆)
  • Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2) by William Ritter (RTC – ☆☆☆☆)
  • Air Awakens (Air Awakens #1) by Elise Kova (RTC – ☆☆☆☆)
  • The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan (RTC – ☆☆☆☆)

Number of 5 stars: Five

Number of 4 stars: Seven

I would call that a good reading month having that many highly rated books! My favorite this month was WITHOUT A DOUBT AND EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT: THE BRIDGE KINGDOM.

My not so favorite this month would be Normal People.

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Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: May 2019

Y’ALL.

WHAT A MONTH.

I didn’t even realize I had read 16 books. I am still stunned. And everything got such a great ratings I couldn’t believe it. I promise I’m not a easy reviewer. I have been trying to choose books that I think will bring me joy rather than wasting my time on reading a book for the sake of it.

Read what makes you happy, my TED Talk for the summer.


  • The Gilded Wolves (The GIlded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chockshi
  • The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Traitor’s Ruin (The Traitor’s Circle #2) by Erin Beaty
  • Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus
  • Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber
  • The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty
  • The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1) by Katharine McGee – (RTC – ☆☆☆☆)
  • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – (RTC – ☆☆☆☆☆)
  • The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud – (RTC – ☆☆☆☆☆)
  • Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – (RTC – ☆☆☆☆☆)
  • Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin #3) by Robin LaFevers – (RTC – ☆☆☆)
  • The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon – (RTC – ☆☆☆☆☆)
  • Descendant of the Crane by Joan He – (RTC – ☆☆ 1/2)
  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – (RTC – ☆☆☆☆)
  • Jackaby (Jackaby #1) by William Ritter – (RTC – ☆☆☆☆)
  • Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton – (RTC – ☆☆☆☆)

Favorites of the month: Finale, The Unhoneymooners, and Aurora Rising

Least favorite: Descendant of the Crane


Have you read any of these? What do you have on your TBR? Lets talk in the comments!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2019

I can’t believe it’s May.

My sister graduates COLLEGE (yeah, I feel old) this month. My husband’s work-load lightens a bit for the summer. Our babe is growing like a weed. I see promise for an amazing summer ahead!

I had a really great month of reading. THREE 5 stars and FIVE fours stars. That’s a pretty dang stellar time if you ask me.

  • Again, but Better by Christine Riccio
  • Defy Me (Shatter Me #5) by Tahereh Mafi
  • In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton
  • Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire #1) by Michael J. Sullivan
  • The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May
  • The Traitor’s Kiss (The Traitor’s Circle #1) by Erin Beaty
  • Storm Siren (Storm Siren #1) by Mary Weber
  • The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty (RTC – ☆☆☆☆☆)
  • Kingdom of Exiles (The Beast Charmer #1) by Maxym M. Martineau (RTC – ☆☆☆)
  • The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker (RTC – ☆☆☆☆☆)

Favorite this month: The Traitor’s Kiss, The City of Brass & The Simple Wild (DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE)

Least Favorite: Storm Siren

Have you read any of these? What’s on your TBR? Lets talk in the comments!

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January 2019 Monthly Reading Wrap-up!

Is it really the end of January already?

Sometimes I look at my day and think it’ll never end, then I realize I need to write my monthly wrap-up and am amazed that it’s already here! Oh how times flies, and oh how I always wish I read more!

I finished a series this month and got around to knocking off some old ones on my TBR. Yay for a good month of choices.

Favorite book: Skyward / King of Scars
Least favorite book: Evermore

How was your month of reading? Were any of these on your list? Lets talk in the comments!

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December 2018 Monthly Wrap-up!

It really is the most wonderful time of year isn’t it? December is the only time where I tolerate cold weather. Already gearing up for Texas to warm-up. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

Here’s what I read this month:

Favorite book: The Winter of the Witch (but also The Crimson Crown and ACOMAF). I’m clearly an indecisive person.

Least favorite book: The Husband’s Secret

Have you read any of these books? Let’s chat in the comments! Have a happy New Year!

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November 2018 Monthly Wrap-up!

The best month of the year!

My birthday is November, so clearly (and everyone should agree) that it’s the best month. Fall is my favorite time of year and in Texas we finally got a good dose of cooler weather. I’m a firm believer in letting Thanksgiving have its day before Christmas starts so now that December is here, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Here’s what I read this month: 

Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3) by Rachel Caine

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte

Archenemies (Renegades #2) by Marissa Meyer

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Radiance (Wraith Kings #1) by Grace Draven

Smoke and Iron (The Great Library #4) by Rachel Caine

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

A Sorrow Fierce and Falling (Kingdom on Fire #3) by Jessica Cluess

The Demon King (Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima

The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen Trilogy #1) by Signe Pike

The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Favorite book: The Final Empire (Mistobrn #1)

Least favorite: Archenemies

How many books did you get to? Did you read any of these? Let me know in the comments!

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October 2018 Reading Wrap-Up!

Not a bad book in sight.

So much has been happening this month and I had a wonderful time reading! All of these books were stellar and I would definitely recommend them.

Click any of the links (below the photos) for my full review!

 

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