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”