June Wrap-Up \\ #ReadingPride and my first 5-star reads since 2016

Happy July Bibliophiles!

Technically it’s July 2nd, but I had a different post planned for yesterday so let’s all just pretend

I had an excellent reading month, saw a few good movies and maaaaaybe plotted for NaNoWriMo? Let’s see:

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May Wrap-Up \\ rereading, June goals and finally writing

Happy Wednesday bibliophiles!

It’s almost June, and that means it’s time for my monthly wrap-up. I managed to do a decent amount this month; I finished some books, wrote a bit of my story and did some actual real-life things!

So let’s talk about that:

*and also tell me what you read and accomplished this month! I’d love to hear it!

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March Wrap-Up \\ reading Moby Dick, cool new blogs and tackling tropes

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Hello Book Ravens!

March is now over and to be honest: I didn’t do much.

My big accomplishment was finishing Moby Dick, which I’ll definitely get to. Oh – and sticking to my blogging schedule!* I was really proud of that, though it’s somewhat irrelevant.

Let’s talk about that:

*mostly. I missed one day

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February Wrap-Up \\ Finish more than one book, writing update and more

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Hello Book Ravens!

So it’s the last day of February…and I can’t really believe it. I guess I never though March would come? And so now that it has…I don’t know what to do with myself.

Don’t get me wrong! March is great! Springtime, my mom’s birthday, my brother’s birthday…that’s pretty much it.

So why not cling on to February for just a bit longer and talk about what I read this past month, what I did as far as writing and my life.*

 

*are you even interested in any of this stuff??

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Writing Wrap-Up \\ January 2018

Hello Book Ravens!

2018 will finally be the year of writing. Whether or not I finish any of my ideas is irrelevant – I at least want to write more than last year.

I figured a good way to track my progress would be to do a monthly wrap-up, and I’m actually more excited to do this than I thought I’d be! Feel free to track your progress with me and tell me where you are in your writing! I love hearing other writers’ stories! 

I also have another post going up on Wednesday or Friday which is my January writing playlist. I love doing playlists, and I found some really cool songs that are perfect for writing!

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July Wrap-Up

I really can’t believe that it’s already the end of July!

I did read more this month than usual, just because I had a few books for book clubs, and I was trying to get pages in for my library’s summer reading program. I think I have a total of around 10 books…but I could be wrong.

 

Let’s get into what I read in July!

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June Wrap-Up

Hello everyone! I’m not going to waste too much time talking (typing?) becuase you’ve read the title of this post…and now I’m just stalling.

 

Here are the books I read in June!


Crown of Midnight

Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

★ ★ ★ ★

I liked this book just as much as the first one! Obviously I can’t say too much, but I did like it a lot.

I’m finding the third book hard to get into, but I’m planning on finishing the series by the time the next book comes out.


One of Us Is Lying

Karen M. McManus

One of Us Is Lying

★ ★ ★ .5

For whatever reason, I can never turn down a good murder mystery. I liked the majority of this book, but I did have a few significant problems.

As most of you probably know, I have a serious issue with how underage drinking is represented in books, and media in general. Frankly, I have a problem that it’s there at all. It was not done well in this book.

Also, I can’t say I love the ending. It was good, but somewhat unrealistic in my opinion. I can’t image it happening in real life.


We Are Okay

Nina LaCour

We Are Okay

★ ★ ★ ★

Full honesty here: I thought this book was a graphic novel at first…😂 Needless to say, I feel like an idiot.

That said, I really did like this book. It was a beautiful story, and my first Nina LaCour book. I have a feeling this one will stick with me for a while.


Nimona

Noelle Stevenson

Nimona

★ ★ ★ ★.75

I’d heard about this graphic novel before, but I never thought I’d pick it up.

I loved it! It’s definitely what started my graphic novel kick again – it’s well written, and I actually really like the artwork. It’s also funny, which is always a plus!


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

★ ★ ★ ★.5

I wanted to read this book because the movie is coming out, and a favorite actor of mine got casted as Bram, so I wanted to know who the heck Bram is.

Plus I also had a very pushy friend who wanted me to read this – two birds with one stone!

This was a really adorable contemporary! I liked Simon a lot, and I can’t wait to read more Becky Albertalli books! Definitely one of my favorites ❤


Kin (The Good Neighbors #1)

Holly Black and Ted Neifeh

Kin (The Good Neighbors, #1)

★ ★ ★

I just randomly decided to read this graphic novel, and I can’t say I liked it very much.

I feel like I would have enjoyed it more as an actual novel, and I also know that Holly Black is a very popular author. I’ll definitely read more of her books, but I just didn’t like this one.


Kith (The Good Neighbors #1)

Holly Black and Ted Neifeh

Kith (The Good Neighbors, #2)

★ ★ ★

This is the sequel to the graphic novel above, and I really just read it because it was right next to me. Will not be reading the third book.


Spill Zone

Scott Westerfeld & Alex Puvillan

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This has to be one of the best Graphic Novels I’ve ever read! If you haven’t read this one, definitely bump it up on your TBR!

The only downside is that this book just came out…so i have to wait a year for the second one 😩


The Wicked + The Divine (vol. 1-3)

Gillen McKelvie & Wilson Cowles

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust ActThe Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2: Fandemonium

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 3: Commercial Suicide

★ ★ ★ ★

These books man…I love them with everything I have!

If you know me, you know how much I love mythology – Greek specifically, but all mythology. This book was so perfect for me!

It involves gods from all over the world, and basically these gods are “reborn” every ninety years, live two years, and then die. It sounded good, but the minute I picked it up I absolutely loved it! Thanks Sam for introducing me to this series!


 

 

That’s what I read in June! I would like to know what you thought of these books, and which book you read this month that was your favorite.

 

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