January Wrap Up

So I’ve had a pretty chilled out month. I went to see Hamilton in London, which was absolutely incredible. Since then I’ve been at uni for the whole month and I’m only in for a couple of days a week so I don’t really do much and have had a lot of time for playing my switch and reading.

It was also my 24th birthday this month, gross. I start placement again on Monday so I will probably be scarce again but I’m hoping to be able to handle doing reviews on top of it.

I’ve just become obsessed with the podcast called My Favorite Murder. It’s all about murders of all kinds told by 2 women, it’s so good.

DNFs of 2017
2018 Most Anticipated

Books I read this month:

Heart of the Steal by Avon Gale and Roan Parrish
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Orange by Ichigo Takano
Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 1-7 by Sui Ishida
Down by Contact by Santino Hassell
Bad for the Boss by Talia Hibbert
Circe by Madeline Miller
Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

Books I reviewed this month:

Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Peter Darling by Austin Chant
I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk
Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones
Mini Reviews #4
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez

Books I bought this month:

Chronicles of Ixia series 1-6 by Maria Snyder (I got all of them for £12!!!)
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Fairyloot)
Orange by Ichigo Takano
The Fandom by Anna Day
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
The Single Girl’s To Do List by Lindsey Kelk
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
It Started with a Tweet by Anna Bell
Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
Down by Contact by Santino Hassell
Bad for the Boss by Talia Hibbert

Follow me:

Twitter
Goodreads
Instagram

 

Advertisements

December Wrap Up

I don’t have much to update since my November wrap up was only 2 weeks ago but I had a nice Christmas. Obviously with the death of my gran recently it wasn’t the best Christmas ever, my poor mum got sad every now and then. My other gran also isn’t feeling very well at the moment so it’s all a bit rubbish. I also had a migraine on Christmas day so that was fun. I hope you all had a good festive period if you celebrate and I hope the next year is good for you!

This month I read:

Legal Affairs by Sawyer Bennett
Saga Vol. 7 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K Vaughan, Cliff Chiang and Matthew Wilson
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

This month I bought:

Everless by Sara Holland (Fairyloot)
Wanting by Piper Vaughn
The Axeman’s Jazz by Ray Celestin
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
Lost Boy by Christina Henry
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Heart of the Steal by Avon Gale and Roan Parrish
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (10th Anniversary Edition)

This month I reviewed:

I Heart New York by Lindsey KelkThis Savage Song by V. E. Schwab
Meet Cute Anthology

Follow me:

Twitter
Goodreads
Instagram

I’m Back! November Wrap Up

Hey, its been a while huh? How the heck are you all?

So basically since I went on hiatus my gran died, I failed placement and I burnt my hand pretty badly. That’s everything in a statement. Obviously there’s more to it than that but it’s a very long story.

I didn’t do much in the month of November bar going to school. I saw Harry Styles and Little Mix at the beginning of the month, but that feels like last year at this point so much has happened. It literally doesn’t feel like I went to Asia this year because so much has happened.

I’m hoping to get back to blogging now that placement is over because I’ve missed it a lot.

In the month of November I read:

If I was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
It Started With Goodbye by Christina June
Poison Study by Maria V Snyder

I posted reviews for:

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
Sanctuary by Rebekah Weatherspoon
The Lady of Royale Street by Thea De Salle
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
Truth or Dare by Non Pratt

Follow me:

Twitter
Goodreads
InstagramPrint

October Wrap Up

So I had my first 2 weeks of placement this month which was just absolutely exhausting. I don’t know how I got up and went to school every day as a teenager. Apart from that I think I’ve had a pretty slow month. I’ve mainly been working on my essay that was due on Monday which I got done last week. I forgot what it was like writing an essay bearing in mind I did a maths degree so no essays involved.

I’ve had pretty crippling back pain for most of the month and I’m on some strong painkillers but I’m trying to do some exercises to loosen it but so far not much change. I have noticed however, just how unfit I am, so I’m trying to get back into the swing of regular exercise.

This month I read:

Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
Saga vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six De Los Reyes
The Last Olympian by Rock Riordan
Saga vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
Top Ten by Katie Cotugno
It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (reread)
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Saga vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

This month I reviewed:

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson & Robin Wasserman
Like Water by Rebecca Podos
The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

This month I bought:

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao (Fairyloot)
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (Fairyloot)
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne
The Brothers Sinister series by Courtney Milan
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
Welcome to Mistywood Lane by Reon Laudat
Legs by Kelly Siskind
Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six De Los Reyes
Freshers by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Follow me:

Twitter
Goodreads
Instagram

September Wrap Up | Announcement

Hey guys, how has your September been? Mine has been pretty stressful and annoying due to uni but hey ho. Based on that I’m going to announce that I’m not going to do Wednesday posts unless I get tagged or I have something I desperately need to talk about. I feel pretty stressed trying to keep up with reviews with everything going on so I’d rather focus on them as that’s kind of the point of my blog. One day I’ll finally post the rest of my holiday posts.

I went to a signing for Lindsey Kelk at the beginning of the month and she was so nice! Then I went to see Mayday Parade play their first album in full which is one of my favourite albums ever. And then I went to my second ever NFL game where I saw the Ravens play the Jaguars and it was a disaster on the Ravens front but I still got to finally see my team play after like 6 years.

I start placement on Monday, which means I go to a school and start to do the whole teaching thing in a practical sense. I won’t be teaching classes until November but I’m still pretty nervous about it.

Books I read this month:

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Bernard
Meet Cute anthology
Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Truth or Dare by Non Pratt
I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Saga Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Team Phison by Chace Verity
Prom Queen Perfect by Clarisse David
Long Macchiatos and Monsters by Alison Evans
Peter Darling by Austin Chant
I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk

Books I reviewed this month:

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Cyberlove Series by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell
Rebekah Weatherspoon Round Up
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Cheer by Mia Archer
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by MacKenzi Lee
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Cyclone series by Courtney Milan

Books I bought this month:

The Last Piece of my Heart by Paige Toon
A Girl’s Best Friend by Lindsey Kelk
I Heart Forever by Lindsey Kelk
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl
The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
99 Days by Katie Cotugno
Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan
Team Phison by Chace Verity
Transformed: San Francisco by Suzanne Falter and Jack Harvey
Late Call by Emma Hart
Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
Replica by Lauren Oliver
Linemates by Van Barrett
Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Follow me:

Twitter
Goodreads
Instagram

August Wrap Up

So I started uni, it’s only been a week but I already feel worried about the workload so hey ho I might have to go on a hiatus at some point but we’ll see, hopefully I can schedule posts well enough.

I’m back in Glasgow which is where I want to be always, apart from when I miss my dog. I have a new flatmate and she’s super nice and our flat is really great and really easy for uni.

I posted blogs about my adventures in China and Hong Kong.

Books I read this month:

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
The Tiger’s Watch by Julie Ember
The Melody of You and Me by M. Hollis
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
Sanctuary by Rebekah Weatherspoon
The Lady of Royale Street by Thea De Salle
Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Books I reviewed this month:

Frostbite by Richelle Mead
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
The Queen of Dauphine Street by Thea De Salle
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Books I bought this month:

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayesha Malik
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Temeraire by Naomi Novik
Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik
Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Wicked Like Wildfire by Lana Popovic (Fairyloot)
Scandalized by Tara Frejas
Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
The List by Siobhan Vivian
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Follow me:

Twitter
Goodreads
Instagram

June Wrap Up

I’m still abroad so the format of this post will be a bit different. I’m having a great time though I have been bitten numerous times and have had a rash and a swollen face but that’s all part of being uselessly white in a hot country. I hope you’re all well and I hope to catch up on some posts when I get back. I plan on writing a big post about everything when I get back but between work and getting ready for uni again who knows when I’ll get it done. 

I’ve finally got a flat sorted for uni which is a huge weight off my back so everything is sorted for that thank god. 

Books I read this month:

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. James

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmeler

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Fast Connection by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Cheer by Mia Archer

Fit by Rebekah Weatherspoon 

Books I reviewed this month:
You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Books I bought this month:

Fast Connection by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Gena/Finn by Hannah Moscowitz and Kat Helgeson

Cheer by Mia Archer

Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 20th anniversary Slytherin edition 

Roar by Cora Cormack (fairyloot)

May Wrap Up

So as you read this I’m on a plane to Tokyo to begin my 5 week back pack around East Asian cities with Joanne. I won’t be online very much and it will basically be only scheduled reviews going live from my schedule but I’ll try and be on a couple of times.

We’re going to Tokyo, Seoul, Jeju Island, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Min City, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Phuket and Bangkok.

I had an incredibly slow reading month this month, as ACOWAR took me 2 weeks to finish, which is unheard of from me.

Other than that work has still been very hectic, we’re still short staffed and I still need to sleep forever. Joanne came to visit me on Skye and we did all the tourist spots, which will probably come as a shock to you but I’ve never been to some of the places we went just because I live here I’m not going to go to these places where there are millions of idiots.

I’m still in the process of trying to get a flat for when I start back at uni in August which is so annoying.

This month I read:

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Frostbite by Richelle Mead
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
The Queen of Dauphine Street by Thea De Salle
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

This month I reviewed:

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephenie Perkins
George by Alex Gino
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The Romantics by Leah Konen
The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

This month I bought:

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Flame in the Mist by Renee Adieh (Fairyloot)
City of Strife by Claudie Arseneault
Strong Signal by Santino Hassell and Megan Erickson
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Fit by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
Glutton for Pleasure by Alisha Rai

Follow me:

Twitter
Goodreads
Instagram

April Wrap Up

Had a pretty slow reading month by my standards, summer hours have started at work so I’ve gone from 24 hours a week to 44 hours a week working, and 38 of those are Friday – Monday so I’m feeling a bit exhausted, and add to that we did double the amount of covers as this time last year.  And so I haven’t really been reading, haven’t stayed on top of my reviews, so I’m only a couple weeks ahead of myself instead of a month, and I’ve barely been blog hopping so I’m sorry for being less active. I hope everything is ok in all your lives, leave a comment if there’s anything you want to touch base about or just want to chat I miss everyone.

Books I read this month:

Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Winger by Andrew Smith

Reviews I posted this month:

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
Mini Reviews #3
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
Half Lost by Sally Green
The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Books I bought this month:

love, and you by Gretchen Gomez
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Long Macchiatos and Monsters by Alison Evans
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

AND THAT’S IT I’M SO PROUD OF MYSELF. They were all e-books and the majority of which were only 99p (except Anna Karenina). I can’t believe I held myself back like that.

Follow me:

Twitter
Goodreads
Instagram

March Wrap Up

This month I celebrated my 1 year blog anniversary!

I went to Tuscany with my parents for a week, I visited a bunch of cathedrals, climbed to the top of the Florence Duomo, went to the Ufizzi museum and saw Michelangelo’s David.

I made my decision for what Uni I will be studying at in August and that is Glasgow Uni. I’m really excited to go somewhere new but I’m having a bit of a breakdown about where I’m going to live :/

I became a Book Depository affiliate so, you know, if you could use my link if a review of mine makes you want to read something that would be really nice

Also, I went to see my favourite band, All Time Low, in Glasgow and Edinburgh and that was v good. And I saw the Scotland vs Italy rugby game and Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai. I’ve had an exhausting month and I just want to sleep for a year.

This month I read 9 books:

The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

This month I reviewed:

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Off The Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The One We Fell In Love With by Paige Toon
Always With Love by Giovanna Fletcher
From the Stars by C.S. Wilde
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

This month I bought:

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
History Is All You Left by Adam Silvera
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Fairyloot)
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle

Follow me:

Twitter
Goodreads
Instagram