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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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February Wrap Up

I feel like I’ve just done my January wrap up wtf is going on. This month I received 2 offers from unis and now have an uncomfortable decision to make about where I want to go. I’ve been to a couple of 6 Nations rugby games, Scotland vs Ireland and Scotland vs Wales and Scotland won both of them, I’m so incredibly happy about it. I’ve been going to rugby games since I was about 4/5 years old, and for the past few years it’s been very depressing to be a Scotland fan but not anymore!

I’m off to Italy for a week tomorrow so I’ll be absent in the blogosphere.

Before you read my summary of what books I bought just know that they’re all bar about 2 of them e-books that I got on a deal! I’m trying so hard to stop myself!

I earned my first badge of the Read Diverse 2017 Challenge!
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I read 12 books this month:

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Curse of the Bruel Coven
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
The Summer Palace by C.S. Pacat
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephenie Perkins
The Cubit Quest by Trevor Leck
George by Alex Gino
How to be a Vigilante by Luke Smitherd
Coffee Boy by Austin Chant
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Reviews I posted:

Goldsmith Jones by Sam Taylor-Pye
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
November 9 by Colleen Hoover
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee &Susan McClelland
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
One by Sarah Crossan

Books I bought:

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza (Fairyloot)
Johnny Be Good by Paige Toon
Sofia Khan is not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Wait For You by J. Lynn
After Math by Denise Grover Swank (I’m super excited to read this one because it’s about a girl studying maths)
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
The Keeper’s Vow by Francina Simone
Gilded Cage by Vic James
The Summer Palace by C.S. Pacat
Alice by Christina Henry
Lirael by Garth Nix
The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

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January Wrap Up

It was my birthday this month and the bookish things I got were a kindle and the whole Falling Kingdoms series (excluding Rebel Spring because it was sold out). I also managed to buy Hamilton tickets for it’s run in London, I’M HYPED.

Me and Joanne began booking things for our trip to Asia, we’ve got all our hostels booked and you would not believe how cheap it’s working out for private rooms with breakfast.

I’ve received 2 invitations for interviews at unis for next month, one for one I want to go to and the other for one I don’t really care massively about.

I’ve now put myself on a book buying ban (unless it’s a kindle deal) and I’m not taking out anymore books from the library because I keep buying books and not reading them because I have books to read from the library and it’s just a bit ridiculous.

 

I read 11 books this month:

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
Relativity by Antonia Hayes
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
The Secret of the Mantle by Harini Chakrapani
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conoghan
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Lumberjanes Vol.1 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters and Brooke A. Allen
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
Goldsmith Jones by Sam Taylor-Pye
Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
Half Lost by Sally Green

I posted reviews for previous reads:

I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Corrupt Me by Jillian Quinn
Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davis
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
Kill the Boyband by Goldy Moldavsky

I bought these books:

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton
Gateway to Fourline by Pam Brondos
No Strings Attatced by Harper Bliss (please tell me this is a pen name because wtf)
Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
Coffee Boy by Austin Chant
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
Confess by Colleen Hoover
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

I took part in blog tours for Corrupt Me and Relativity. I posted about my mental health, some mini reviews, and my most anticipated books of this year.

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December Wrap Up 

So December has been a very hectic month for me. I’ve had 2 interviews for unis and a late trip to London to figure out if I wanted to volunteer abroad (I don’t 12 weeks is too long for me). So instead I’m planning a month backpacking through Asia. I’ve been given a place at Strathclyde, and the woman said to me at Aberdeen that she’d be giving me a place though I haven’t heard officially.

I had a horrendous cold. Which I got the morning of travelling to London so that was an absolute whale of a time.

I hope you’ve all had a fantastic festive season and if you received gifts you got everything you wanted. Book wise I got the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown, Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy, The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adieh, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay.

I also got Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE for the WiiU and have been playing that constantly. Why does this game have no hype, it’s so good!

This month I read 18 books:

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Corrupt Me by Jillian Quinn
Sabriel by Garth Nix
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee
One by Sarah Crossan
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
the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace
Always With Love by Giovanna Fletcher
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
From the Stars by C.S. Wilde
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
How To Make A Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

I posted previous months reviews:

Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Martian by Andy Weir
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry
Half Wild by Sally Green
Champion by Marie Lu

I posted a discussion post on periods that I was quite proud of to be honest.

I bought these books:

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (preorder)
Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake
The Reader by MK Harkins
Black-Eyed Susans by Julie Heaberlin
What Light by Jay Asher
My True Love Gave to Me
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
The Longest Holiday by Paige Toon
History is All You Left by by Adam Silvera
I Heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk
Iron to Iron by Ryan Graudin
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Soulmates by Holly Bourne

It looks like a lot but there was a huge Kindle sale so literally every single book bar More Happy Than Not and ACOWAR were 99p.

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November Wrap Up

So I am now back from Australia and if you would like to read all about my travels you can read my holiday post. When I came back from Australia I had a bunch of parcels in the mail, most of which were expected apart from 1 which was a random package from Hodder and Stoughton which was a few merch-y type things to promote Laini Taylor’s upcoming release Strange the Dreamer. Sadly something happened in transport because everythng was sticky but I’m still super happy that they sent it to me.

After last month’s Fairyloot (follow me on instagram for fairyloot unboxings, make up hauls and my everyday life) I ordered a bunch of Meraki Candles, which are book inspired. They all smell so good, I got Jamie Fraser, Rowan, Rhysand, The Burrow and Draco. Apart from Draco the male fragrances are all quite masculine scents which I’m normally not a fan of but they smell so perfectly like the character that I love them. Draco is a mint chocolate smell which is just so Draco and also yummy at the same time. And I don’t want to talk about how good The Burrow smells.

 

A few days ago I hit 250 followers which I’m of course buzzing about, I can’t believe all of your follow my posts and like my posts and comment. I can’t thank you enough. I wasn’t sure if anyone would care when I started a book blog but here we are.

If you’ve watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, HOW GOOD WAS IT, I was crying a lot of the time. And I just saw Fantastic Beasts and adored it. I originally wasn’t interested in getting the screenplay as it’s a bit of a money grabbing ploy but I want it. Eddie Redmayne was so perfect, I adore him.

How was your November?

This month I read:

Sugar Free by Sawyer Bennett
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
All The King’s Men by Alex Powell
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Bernard
Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop by Jane Linfoot
Fifteen Words by Monika Jephcott Thomas
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Kill the Boyband by Goldy Moldavsky 

Books I bought:

The Distance Between Us by Kaisie West
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi

I posted reviews for previous month’s reads:

You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
We Were on a Break by Lindsey Kelk
Half Bad by Sally Green
Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz
Cress by Marissa Meyer
The Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

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