August Wrap Up

August has been a funny old month. I haven’t really done much but I feel like I’m just constantly busy. I just out of the blue yesterday decided I would finally start a bookstagram. I’ve been wanting to do one of a while but I just feel like I don’t have the creativity but YOLO. As if I need more things to do with my already busy free time. I have a TEFL course to finish and here I am just like “yeah I’ll give myself more work to do”.

I got to go home and see my parents and dog this month which was well needed. I definitely just needed to see them and reset for my mental health.

I only bought 1 physical book this month, so I think my buying ban is going ok.

I haven’t mentioned it on here but 3 months ago I started weight watchers and at the beginning of this month I hit a stone lost but then I had a couple of weeks where I just ate a lot, but I’m still happy with how things are going.

Books I read this month:

Attack on Titan Vol. 22 by Hajime Isayama
Attack on Titan Vol. 23 by Hajime Isayama
Attack on Titan Vol. 24 by Hajime Isayama
Attack on Titan Vol. 25 by Hajime Isayama
Princess in Training by Meg Cabot
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Vox by Christina Dalcher
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Books I reviewed this month:

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
North to You by Tif Marcelo
The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X. R. Pan
Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly DeVos
Vox by Christina Dalcher
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

Books I bought this month:
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
Soft on Soft by Em Ali
Roomies by Christina Lauren

Videos I posted this month:
What I’ve Been Watching Lately | June-July 2018
YALC Book Haul
Thought and Feelings on YALC 2018 

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May Wrap Up

Hey everyone, how has your May been? Mine’s been pretty chill, I’ve mostly been working, but it’s nice to just have a good routine now after everything being so hectic. I went to see My Favourite Murder live, which was amazing. I also booked my flights and hotel for YALC. Who is going to YALC? We should meet up!

I’ve not been reading much this month as I’ve been busy/not in the mood/watching Kdramas. I always intended to watch Kdramas, but I’ve never really had the time to watch something with subtitles as it requires concentration but now I can so my reading has kind of fallen by the wayside.

This month I read:

The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
North to You by Tif Marcelo
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X. R. Pan

This month I reviewed:

Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski
Off the Ice by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn

This month I bought:
Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett (Fairyloot)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett
His Cocky Valet by Cole McCade
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
The Royal Trade by Erin Hayes

Videos I posted this month:

Get Ready With Me
May Fairyloot Unboxing

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April Wrap Up

Hello! How are we all?

Man what a month April has been. I started off at one job and have ended the month in another. I went from working in hospitality to working in finance. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind as I had no break in between jobs. I’m just happy to be earning money though. I can’t believe how much everything has changed in the past few months. In January I was on a course to be a teacher and here I am working full time doing finance. I can’t believe it.

It’s been a bit of a light reading month for me as I have been a bit rushed off my feet but things should be calming down and I can get back into it. Everything I’ve picked up I haven’t been in the mood for. I think I’m in a bit of a slump.

I finally got to see Love Simon and vlogged the experience, which you can watch here. I also posted a tag video. I’ve kind of run out of ideas for videos already, so if there’s anything you want to see from me leave me a comment!

I read:

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Scythe by Neal Scusterman
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

I bought:

Tiny Pretty Things by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra
Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie
A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert
North to You by Tif Marcelo
Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

I reviewed:

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Bad for the Boss by Talia Hibbert
Circe by Madeline Miller
Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

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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

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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

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September Wrap Up

September has been, in a word, hellish. As happens every year, people have left my work to go back to uni, but on top of that a couple members of regular staff have left. I have a seasonal job so by now things should be beginning to slow down with customers, but it isn’t and I’m basically working 40+ hours every week. On top of that I’ve started volunteering at my old high school as to buff up my application for teacher training. I am exhausted. But next month I go on holiday for 3 weeks so it’s all going to be ok eventually. I just need a whole lot of sleep right now.

I’m sorry that due to my crazy work schedule I haven’t really had time to keep on top of commenting and liking posts, if there’s a post you want me to read, if you feel proud of it, feel it hasn’t got enough attention, etc. link me to it and I will promise to have a look. I feel really bad but I just haven’t had the time 😦

I won a twitter competition from Bloomsbury for signed TOG books as art of their PR for Empire of Storms. I didn’t know what they were actually going to send but I got all 6 books in the series signed I was in shock when I got the box in the mail.

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I read 14 books this month:

The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Prodigy by Marie Lu
As I Descended by Robin Talley
You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour
Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
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
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Something In Between by Melissa de la Cruz
Cress by Marissa Meyer

I posted reviews for last month’s reads:

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

 

I bought 7 books this month:

Smut by Karina Halle
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
Graceling by Kristen Cashore
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
The Teacher by Katerina Diamond
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

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