November, well it is almost Christmas time isn’t it folks? You know what I love about November? You can buy something, insisting it is a Christmas present, and either keep it for yourself or read it before you give it to them. I love November! It’s been a great month for books hasn’t it? I personally only brought one book, but and now here is where I am a bit smart. I have started making a list of the books I want for Christmas that have recently been coming out. So hopefully my Christmas stocking is full of the books I have been restraining myself from buying over the last couple of weeks.
Here are my NOVEMBER 2017 books: Continue reading “November 2017 Wrap Up”
October, well you have been one hell of a month even if I do say so myself. It has gone by so fast that Christmas is right around the corner. I suppose that happens when you get to the pointy end of the year though, everything seems to just accelerate before your very own eyes and then before you know it, it’s New Year’s Eve and you’ve already spoilt your resolutions. Well October has been great. It was my birthday, so I got a tonne of books to read out the end of this year and I can’t wait see how November pans out.
Here are my OCTOBER 2017 books: Continue reading “October 2017 Wrap Up”
September has been a bit of a wish wash kind of month. I had planned on reading a lot, but I never seemed to be able to get around to it. Other than a tonne of reading for work, I have managed to read 3 books this month. One of them being a 600+page book. And I only put down one of them. So, September has been a bit of a slow month for me. I haven’t even brought one book this month! Talk about restrictions. Hopefully with my birthday next month, I will be getting some enjoyable books to enjoy and read. Continue reading “September 2017 Wrap Up”
So, we are at the end of Winter. FINALLY! Hello Spring! That means warmer days and less layers, hopefully. This month has been a great bookish month. I have started a new job at a publishing/distribution house, so I am getting to know a lot about the literary world. I have also had a great month of buying restraint, with only buying three books this month and one of them was at a book fair, which is great. Bit of a slow reading month, but I am trying to get used to reading and working at the same time. I’m getting there but slowly.
Here are my AUGUST 2017 books:
Continue reading “August 2017 Wrap Up”
July, what can I say about this month. It has been cold. It has been full of new and exciting adventures. It has been hard. It has been busy. It has been good to me. I haven’t had a lot of time to read this month, but I have still gotten some done. I have also had a hard time finding something good to read. Lots of books have been put down this month. Hello reading slump. Anyway, it’s been a hell of a month and you can see all the exciting posts I have written this month on the blog, at your own pleasure whenever you like. Continue reading “July 2017 Wrap Up”
June, what a bloody cold month it has been. I really don’t like the freezing weather, and you probably know that if you follow my Twitter feed. So, this month, regarding reading of course, has been a great reading month. A lot of great new books have come out and I have wanted to buy them all, but alas, my bank account won’t let me. Oh well, I will get them all one day. I read some enjoyable books this month, including one on my Kindle, which is uber great. But the biggest news of the month has to be, I GOT A NEW BOOKSHELF. I have been cramming books under my bed, all through my old bookshelf and everywhere I can possibly think. So, I went out to Officeworks and got myself a second bookshelf. Yep that right folk, I have TWO bookshelves in my bedroom now, call the presses. I could have so easily filled the two of them up by adding all of the books from under my bed to them, but I decided against it, and now have all of my favourite books out on my pretty new black and white shelves. Now I have more room for a lot more books. Hell Yeah! Continue reading “June 2017 Wrap Up”
This year, the Sydney Writer’s Festival held its annual All-Day YA events at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta. The entire day was dedicated to the books and writers of Young Adult books. There were also a few overseas Young Adult authors as guests for some of the events. These were Sarah Crossan, Jennifer Niven, Markio Tamaki and Rupi Kaur. Continue reading “Sydney Writer’s Festival #AllDayYa Recap”
May has been an impressive reading month for me. I have read 6 books this month and I am pretty sure that is the most I have read in one month. How good is that? This month I put myself on a book buying ban and didn’t buy any books. Except of course the books I brought at Lifeline Book Fair I went to. This month I also dipped my toes into the eBook world and I must say I’m pretty impressed with the whole thing and fell in love with the first book I got to read on my new Kindle that I got. So, eBooks are a new thing for me and I hope I get to find more eBooks to love with time. This month also saw the wonder Sydney Writers Festival come back to life once again. A week of writers and authors inspiring and encourage us to read and write more. I attended alongside my mother, sister and close friend of mine, the All-Day YA events that took place on Saturday at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta. What a day that was indeed. Stay tuned for an exciting recap of the day and pictures of the events and new books coming our way. Anyway, enough about me. Continue reading “May 2017 Wrap Up”
April was a great reading month for me this time, not like March. I hardly read anything in March, only three books, but in April I doubled that number. Yay me! So, this month I have read some enjoyable books. Lots of terrific books have also hit the shelves and the ABC Book Club started up again, even if it is at 10pm at night. It is still an amazing show and it should be on more regularly. This month I went to my first reviewing gig, which was a fabulous play. We celebrated Easter and indulged in lots of chocolates and treats. I even got to go to another awesome Lifeline book fair in which I found two young adult books that only came out last year.
It’s been a great reading month and now I hope I haven’t jinxed May. Continue reading “April 2017 Wrap Up”
March has been a bit of a bad reading month. In February, I read more books than March had Mondays and had to double some weeks with two book reviews. But for April I am struggling to fill the four Monday’s it does have, so I will be taking the last book I read in February and placing its review in April along with the 3 books I read in March. I had a few days away up the coast with my best friend and didn’t read once. Because of that, I couldn’t get back into reading and then had trouble finding a good book to bring me back out of my slump. Time off reading is good but when you can’t find a book to bring you back into the book world, then there is a problem. Continue reading “March 2017 Wrap Up”
February has been a shocker of a month, the really random weather has gone up and down and if you’re not sick because of it, then you are one lucky person. We went from week long heatwaves to daily afternoon destructive thunderstorms. Other than weird weather behaviour, this month has been great. Filled with two Life Line Book Fair close by that I attended and the reading of a few books I purchased whilst in Melbourne last month. I have read a lot this month, but I have also written a lot this month also, which is great. Finding the balance between both, is however a different story. For all the books, I read this month, their book review will be coming out in March, in order of reading. And all books that I read in January, you can find their book reviews that are out now on my blog. Continue reading “February 2017 Wrap Up”
January 2017 has already come and gone and we are about to hit the beginning of the next month. My how time flies! If you are anything like me than you probably took advantage of this month great weather and relaxed whilst you could, with a book in hand, of course. Like any good month, new and great book are released and thrown out into the world for all of us hungry booknerd to get our hands on and devour. This month was no different, with the release of some highly anticipated new young adult books hitting the shelves. This month, Penguin Teen Australia held their annual Showcase, which I had the opportunity to attended. I also went to Melbourne for a few days and found some great books down there. It’s been a busy month, filled with lots of great books. Continue reading “January 2017 Wrap Up”
In December, I read 4 books. I started 2 of them but unsuccessfully finished reading them.
You can check out which books they were just with a few little scrolls down to the blog post called ‘December 2016 Book Haul and Reading List Wrap Up’ and you will find out all the books I brought, read and received.
Here is my current and up to date TBR pile:
- Yellow by Megan Jacobson
- Frankie by Shivaun Plozza
- Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy*
- Where Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid*
- The Enchanted Island by Ellie O’Neill*
- I Sang For My Supper by Margaret Fulton*
- Mia Culpa by Mia Freedman
- The Chocolate Promise by Josephine Moon
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
- Wedding Night by Sophia Kinsella *
- One Would Think The Deep By Claire Zorn *
- The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
- With Malice by Eileen Cook
- The Perfectionist by Sara Shepard
- V for Violet by Alison Rattle
- Bullet Catcher by Joaquin Lowe
- By Your Side by Jason Carrasco*
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
- Where Am I Now? By Mara Wilson*
- Chances by Freya North
- Graffitti Moon by Cath Crowley
- Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses by Carole Matthews
- Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
Note – a * means that I have already started the book but have yet to finish it.
I still also have the books I got from the 2016 Sydney Writer’s Festival. One day I will get to them:
- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Nivan
- Demon Road by Derek Landy
- The Bone Season by Samantha Season
- Lady Helen by Alison Goodman
- Zeros by Scott Westfeld
- Bro by Helen Chebatte
That is now 30 books that are sitting on my TBR pile. I don’t know when I am going to get to them, if I am honest with you and I don’t know if I can do another photo with all of them in it again, it’s too hard to find them all, arrange them all and fit them in the one shoot.
You can follow what I am reading on my Goodreads, or on Instagram or my here on my blog.
The first three books on the left hand side are the 3 books I have read this month.
The two standing up are what I am currently reading and won’t get finished before the new year.
The last two are the books I won and brought this month.
Scroll down to the post below for a full wrap up and more!
Stick around. . .
Well folks we have gotten to the end of 2016. I don’t know what shape you are all in, but know this, it’s been a tough year for all of us. The hassle of Christmas has come and gone once again, and the hustle and bustle of shopping, relaxing and catching up with friends whilst on holidays is either done, upon us, or about to finish, none the less, 2016 is almost over. December has seen the release of a few great books all around and hopefully many books have been brought and read thanks to Christmas. Now as the New Year is right around the corner, I hope you enjoy my final post for the year. Continue reading “December 2016 Book Haul and Reading List Wrap Up”