August 2018 Wrap Up

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August was an incredible month. I spend two weeks of it in Thailand where I had the amazing experience of feeding and bathing elephants! I should have a post coming out next month all about it ūüôā In true Emily fashion, I stated planning my next holiday on the plane home and have now booked in Budapest for next April! I also went home and saw my family, and I saw one of my friends get married!

Books Read in July.

Kill a kingdom

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo Gold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svg

genuine fraud

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart Gold_Star.svgGold_Star.svg

the novice

The Novice (The Summoner #1) by Taran Matharu Gold_Star.svgGold_Star.svg

you only live once

You Only Live Once (Gracie Dart #1) by Jess Vallance Gold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svg

this is going to hurt

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay Gold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svg

the red parts

The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson Gold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svg

Blog Posts

sunday smiles

Sunday Smiles РThailand and films

TTT

Top Ten Books Set In Schools

ARC-August (1)

My Goals

Week 1+2 

Week 3 + 4

Wrap Up

Down the rabbit hole

Down the TBR Hole #1 

Down the TBR Hole #2

Down the TBR Hole #3


Books I Bought In July.

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve tried to not buy any physical books, only e-books, in the attempt to read more of my TBR pile.

e-books:

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior DoctorThe Red Parts

Illumicrate book:

Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons series)

Currently Reading: 

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)


Looking Forward To In September…

  • Meeting my new class – I’ve spent the last few days setting up the classroom so I’m beginning to get the back to school jitters now.
  • For once, I don’t actually have anything booked in! Maybe I’ll do a few impromptu trips into London…

How was your August?

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ARC August 2018: Wrap Up

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ARC August (hosted by¬†Read.Sleep.Repeat.) has come to an end and I must say I’m feeling quite pleased with myself. I read a book which has been sitting on my Netgalley shelf for THREE years and I read a book before its release date.


My Goals

My aim at the beginning of this challenge was to get into the 70’s but I really wanted the 75%. I raised my percentage from 69% to¬†72%

Feedback Ratio: 72%

103 Approved  |  74 Feedback Sent
28 Books on shelf

 

The Books

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo Gold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svg

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart Gold_Star.svgGold_Star.svg

Summoner: The Novice by Taran Matharu Gold_Star.svgGold_Star.svg

You Only Live Once (Gracie Dart #1) by Jess Vallance  (Review published on 5th Sept) Gold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svg

To Kill a KingdomGenuine FraudYou Only Live Once (Gracie Dart #1)

Still on the shelf…

  • Age of Swords¬†by Michael J. Sullivan (23%)
  • Godsgrave¬†by Jay Kristoff (Started)
  • The Break¬†by Marian Keyes
  • The Lying Game¬†by Ruth Ware
  • Allegiant¬†by Veronica Roth
  • The Shock of Night¬†by Patrick W. Carr
  • The Shepherd‚Äôs Crown¬†by Terry Pratchett
  • My Sister‚Äôs Secret¬†by Tracy Buchanan

 

Have you read any of these books?

Will you be joining in with ARC August?

 

July 2018 Wrap Up

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July marks the end of the school year. I can’t lie, this has been a really hard year. I like each child individually but as a whole… it’s a class I certainly won’t forget. July was a fun month as I had some great weekends in London, I managed to get back into reading and I’ve binge watched Orange is the New Black. I’m definitely looking forward to August especially as tonight I fly out to Thailand for my honeymoon!

Books Read in July.

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Jar of Hearts by Jennifer HillierGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svg

Adam hills

Best Foot Forward by Adam Hills Gold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svgGold_Star.svg

Blog Posts

sunday smiles

Sunday Smiles‚ÄstMarco Pierre White Steak House

Sunday Smiles¬†‚Äď Last Week of School + Hen Do in London

Sunday Smiles¬†‚Äď First Week of Summer Holidays

TTT

Top Ten Books With Red, White + Blue Covers

Top Ten Books That Lived Up To The Hype

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School’s Out for Summer

Second Quarter Quell – 3 Month Wrap Up


Books I Bought In July.

Book form:

Best Foot Forward

e-books:

The Grisha: Shadow and Bone: Book 1 by [Bardugo, Leigh]Dear Fatty: The Perfect Mother√ʬĬôs Day Read by [French, Dawn]

Physical ARCs:

Jar of HeartsCover Image for You Only Live Once

Currently Reading: 


Looking Forward To In August…

  • Setting up my new classroom.
  • My friend’s wedding.
  • My honeymoon in Thailand! I’m going to see elephants! I’m so excited!!!

How was your July?

May Wrap Up

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May was a bit of an up and down month for weather, work and social life. In work I had some REALLY hard days but I also found out what year group I’m getting next year. The weather was all over the shot with thunderstorms, sunshine and downpours. I usually book in things for weekends but found that I had lots of empty weekends this month, which was quite nice compared to my hectic April. I went to see Sarah Millican, who was so funny I was crying, definitely go and see her if you get the chance!

Books Read in May.

Wonder by R.J.Palacio

Claude on the Slopes by Alex T. Smith

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Plaques and Tangles by Nicola Wilson

Claude on Holiday by Alex T. Smith

+ Various children’s books

Blog Posts

sunday smiles

Sunday Smiles –¬†Impromptu trip to London

Sunday Smiles – Bank Holiday + Safe TV show.

Sunday Smiles – Sarah Millican and Royal Wedding

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Day 1 РBooks started + Challenge: Introduce yourself in six words #insixwords.

Day 2 РCompleting My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece + Challenge: Year of You

Day 3 РCompleting The Name of the Wind & Winston was Worried + Challenge: Show me your precious

Day 4 – Completing Plaques and Tangles +¬†Challenge: If you like…you’ll like…

Day 5 РCompleting Claude on Holiday + Challenge: Space Scavenger hunt

Wrap Up


Books I Bought In May.

Book form:

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Ebook:

A Town Like Alice (Vintage Classics) by [Shute, Nevil]Dark Places by [Flynn, Gillian]

ARCs:

Currently Reading: 

Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves, #1)


Looking Forward To In June…

  • My parent’s 25th wedding anniversary party.
  • Seeing Joe Lycett.
  • Going on a helicopter flight!

How was your May?

April Wrap Up

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I hope your April was as wonderful as mine. I got married at the end of March and went on honeymoon and had a party in April. I topped my magical month off by going to the Harry Potter Studio Tour for the fourth time! Unfortunaley my car broke (it was incredibly scary breaking down on the M25) but we’ve managed to get a lovely new(ish) car called Fifi.

Books Read in April.

Blood For Blood

Blood For Blood (Wolf by Wolf #2) РRyan Graudin

Clean

Clean by Juno Dawson

Blog Posts

sunday smiles

Sunday Smiles – Wedding and Iceland

Sunday Smiles – Quiz

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Reykjavík

Iceland


Books I Bought In April.

I’ve put myself on a book buying ban so I can work my way though my massive pile of unread book. I was very good and didn’t buy any in April!

Currently Reading: 

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)


Looking Forward To In May…

  • Seeing Sarah Millican.
  • My Parent’s 25th Wedding Anniversary.
  • Updating my scrap book, photo frames and wedding album.
  • The sun coming out some more!

How was your April?

First Quarter Quell – 3 Month Wrap Up

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Welcome to the first Quarter Quell of 2018. This is where I look back at the challenges I set myself at the beginning of the year and see how much progress I’ve made on them. It’s always nice to see a bit of progression, no matter how small. I’ve not had a particularly good start to the year as I feel very unmotivated to read, partly because the books I have read have all been brilliant.

I set myself the following challenges at the beginning of the year: 

  • To read my pre-ordered books.¬†(Court of Mist and Fury¬†and¬†Angel of Storm)
  • To get above 75% on¬†NetGalley
  • To complete¬†The Sherlock Holmes Collection
  • To read more pages in total than the 2016 total (16,084 pages)
  • To read at least 25 books I already own.
  • To complete at least one classic (other than Sherlock Holmes)
  • To read at least 5 of the books delivered to me in my¬†illumicrate¬†boxes, including any new ones I get.
  • To complete at least 26 of the¬†Around the Year In 52 Books¬†Challenge.

To Read My Pre-Orders:¬†The first book I read this year was A Court of Mist and Fury! What a great way to start the year, it was a brilliant book and it half ticked off one of my challenges! ūüôā Just Angel of Storm to read now!

To get above 75% on NetGalley:¬†In December 2017 it was at 70% and that hasn’t¬† changed. They’ve changed the region thing so it’s¬† now harder to get books by American publishers and to be approved for books in general, which is very frustrating!

Books that are sitting on my shelf, still to be read, include:

  • Traitor to the Throne ‚ÄstAlwyn Hamilton
  • Allegiant¬†‚Äď Veronica Roth
  • Age¬†of Swords¬†‚Äď Michael J Sullivan
  • The Best of Adam Sharp¬†‚Äď Graeme Simsion
  • Godsgrave ‚Äď Jay Kristoff
  • The Lying Game ‚Äď Ruth Ware

To complete¬†The Sherlock Holmes Collection:¬†¬†In December 2017, I was¬†88% through with just¬†The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes¬†left to read. I haven’t picked it up yet this year.

To read more pages in total than the 2016 total (16,084 pages):¬†So far (according to Goodreads) I‚Äôve read 3348 pages = 21% of 2016’s total.

To read at least 25 books I already own:¬†I’ve managed 5 books so far! All the books to date here¬†on my Mount TBR Challenge page.

To complete at least one classic (other than Sherlock Holmes):¬†None so far… I intend to read a Shakespeare play and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.

To read 5 of the books delivered to me in my¬†illumicrate¬†boxes:¬†My housemate read Nyxia and despised it, which doesn’t particularly make me want to read it. I tried Artemis but wasn’t in the mood for it. The books I still have to read are:

  • The Graces¬†‚Äď Laure Eve
  • Diabolic¬†‚Äď S. J. Kincaid
  • Wintersong ‚ÄstS. Jae-Jones
  • The Walking Land¬†¬†by Callie Bates
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer ‚ÄstLeigh Bardugo
  • Nyxia¬†‚ÄstScott Reintgen
  • Artemis¬†‚Äď Andy Weir
  • The¬†City of Brass¬†‚Äď S.A.Chakraborty
  • Blood and Sand – C.V.Wyk
  • The Smoke Thief – Sally Green

To complete at least 26 of the  Around the Year In 52 Books Challenge: (6/52 completed)

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Since the beginning of the year, I have ticked off:
1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title¬†‚ÄstA Court of Mist and Fury¬†by Sarah J. Maas¬†
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)¬†‚ÄstScythe¬†by Neal Shausterman¬†
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) –¬†Thunderhead by¬†Neal Shausterman¬†
18. A book with a location in the title¬†‚Äst¬†A Court of Wings and Ruin¬†by Sarah J. Maas
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn‚Äôt win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)¬†‚Äď A Graphic novel ‚ÄstPreludes & Nocturnes¬†(The Sandman¬† #1) by Neil Gaiman¬†
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title ‚ÄstThe Disappearance of Winter‚Äôs Daughter by Michael J. Sullivan¬†

See all the challenges I’ve ticked off here.

Currently reading:

Blood For Blood (Wolf By Wolf #2)Claude In The City


Have you read any of these books?
How are you getting on with your resolutions?

February 2018 Wrap Up

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Finally February is over! I am super glad as it seems like I’ve just had the worst luck throughout the whole of this month. Hopefully March is going to be better!

Books Read in February

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Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) РNeal Shusterman

Blog Posts

sunday smiles

Sunday Smiles¬†‚Äď Gerbils meeting and ice cream

Sunday Smiles – Wedding plans, book crafts and gerbils

Sunday Smiles – Bad luck

TTT

TTT – Books that have been on my TBR for the longest

TTT -Books I’ve decided not to read anymore

TTT – Books I could read forever

ACoWaR

Book Review –¬†A Court of Wings and Ruin¬†(A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas


Books I Bought In February.

I’m currently on a book buying ban until March. My exception is if it is a continuation of a series.

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) РNeal Shusterman

Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) РMorgan Rhodes

Image result for thunderhead bookImmortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms, #6)

Currently Reading: 

Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms, #6)


Looking Forward To In March…

  • My freaking wedding!!!!
  • My friend’s wedding
  • My hen do – afternoon tea followed by an escape room and cocktails – fab!
  • Seeing comedians

How was your February?

January 2018 Wrap Up

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The first month of the year comes to a close and I feel like I would like to hibernate. The winter always makes me feel very tired and I feel like I’ve just about dragged my way through this month. It’s been long but short at the same time?! I’ve had illness and observations, reading obsession and slumps, tea and cake; it’s been a strange one.

Books Read in January

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A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses 2) by Sarah J. Maas

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A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses 2) by Sarah J. Maas

Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman  #1) by Neil Gaiman

The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter by Michael J. Sullivan

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shausterman

 

Blog Posts

sunday smiles

Sunday Smiles РCharlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea, The Birthday Party play and LEGO shop

Sunday Smiles – Wedding dresses and signed books

Sunday Smiles Рgoodbyes and chocolate

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TTT- New  To Me Authors I Read In 2017

TTT – Books I Meant To Read In 2017

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Day 1¬†–¬†The Little Gardener¬†by Emily Hughes and¬†Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman¬† #1) by Neil Gaiman.

Day 2 РOi Frog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field

Day 3¬†–¬†The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge and¬†Copy Cat¬†by Ali Pye

Day 5¬†– Children’s books about babies

Days 6 + 7 + Wrap Up РThe Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter by Michael J. Sullivan and Wrap Up.

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My 2018 Challenges.

ACoTaR

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.


Books I Bought In January.

I’m currently on a book buying ban until March.

But… I picked up a copy Harold Pinter’s play¬†The Birthday Party when I went to see it.

Currently Reading: 

Poison (Tales from the Kingdoms, #1)

Poison (Tales from the Kingdoms #1) РSarah Pinborough


Looking Forward To In February…

  • Spa day!
  • Harry Potter Exhibition at the British Library!
  • A comedy show with lots of different comedians, most of which I’ve never seen before!
  • Half term and being able to sleep.

How was your January?

Final Quarter Quell 2017

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The year has come to an end! So lets have a look at the reading challenges I set myself at the beginning of the year:

  • To read my pre-ordered books.
  • To get above 70% on¬†NetGallery
  • To complete¬†The Sherlock Holmes Collection
  • To read more pages in total than the 2016 total. To beat 2014 would be brilliant!
  • To complete at least one classic (other than Sherlock Holmes)

Here’s the progress I made after 3 months, 6 months and 9 months.

To Read My Pre-Orders: These are A Court of Thorns and Roses and¬†A Court of Mist and Fury.¬†¬†I¬†finally¬†managed to read ACoTaR in November! Only 2 years after ordering it… I’m definitely going to read ACoMaF next year!

‚úst To get above 70% on NetGalley:¬†¬†In December 2016 it was 64%. Thanks to doing ARC August, it’s now 70%.
I’m trying to be a bit more picky with the books I request with the hope that I’ll actually read them. This means I have some really great books on my shelf at the moment. Most of them are second books in series:

  • Traitor to the Throne ‚ÄstAlwyn Hamilton
  • Allegiant¬†‚Äď Veronica Roth
  • Age¬†of Swords¬†‚Äď Michael J Sullivan
  • The Best of Adam Sharp¬†‚Äď Graeme Simsion
  • Godsgrave – Jay Kristoff
  • The Lying Game – Ruth Ware

To complete¬†The Sherlock Holmes Collection:¬†Last December I was 88% through with only¬†The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes¬†left to read. I haven’t even picked it up this year.

‚úst¬†To read more pages in total than the 2016 total (16,132 pages): According to Goodreads, I have read 19113 pages= 18% more than last year!

‚úst¬†To complete at least one classic (other than Sherlock Holmes):¬†I completed¬†The Great Gatsby¬†in March,¬†¬†Animal Farm¬†in April and 1984 in December. I started¬†Perfume: The Story of a Murderer¬†but ended up putting it down. I’ll possibly come back to it again next year.

The Great GatsbyAnimal FarmNineteen Eighty-Four

To read the books delivered to me in my illumicrate boxes –¬†Nevernight, The Graces, The Diabolic:¬†¬†More were added to this because of this year’s Illumicrate boxes (February,¬†May,¬†August¬†and November boxes.) I’ve completed the three below with dates next to them.

  • Nevernight¬†‚Äď Jay Kristoff (6/11/17)
  • The Graces¬†‚Äď Laure Eve
  • Diabolic¬†‚Äď S. J. Kincaid
  • Wintersong ‚ÄstS. Jae-Jones
  • Red Sister¬†‚Äď Mark Lawrence (27/10/17)
  • Truth or Dare ‚Äď Non Pratt¬†(2/6/17)
  • The Walking Land¬†¬†– Callie Bates
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo
  • Nyxia¬†Scott Reintgen
  • Artemis – Andy Weir
  • The¬†City of Brass¬†– S.A.Chakraborty.

dsc_0073‚úst To complete at least 26 of the¬†¬†Around the Year In 52 Books¬†Challenge.:¬†(50/52 completed) I’m super pleased with this and will definitely be taking part in it next year. See the books I read for each challenged here.

December 2017


The books I read this year:
The Accident Season РMoira Fowley-Doyle Image result for gold starImage result for gold star

Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms #5) РMorgan Rhodes Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Nina is Not OK ‚Äď Shappi Khorsandi¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Us РDavid Nicolls Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Paris for One and Other Stories РJojo Moyes Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Anna and the French Kiss Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1)¬†‚Äď Stephanie Perkins¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold star
Harry Potter and the Philosopher‚Äôs Stone¬†(HP #1) ‚Äst¬†J.K.Rowling¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets¬†¬†(HP #2)¬†‚Äď J.K.Rowling¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban¬†(HP #3)¬†‚Äď J.K.Rowling¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire¬†(HP #4)¬†‚Äď J.K.Rowling¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix¬†(HP #5)¬†‚Äď J.K.Rowling¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (HP #6)¬†‚ÄstJ.K.Rowling¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (HP #7) -J.K.Rowling Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
A Book of Spirits and Thieves¬†(Spirits and Thieves #1)¬†‚Äď Morgan Rhodes¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Bridget Jones‚Äôs Diary (Bridget Jones‚Äôs Diary #1) ‚ÄstHelen Fielding¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
The Edge of Reason¬†(Bridget Jones‚Äôs Diary #2)¬†‚ÄstHelen Fielding¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Bridget Jones‚Äôs Baby¬†(Bridget Jones‚Äôs Diary #4)¬†‚ÄstHelen Fielding¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Perfect (Flawed #2)¬†‚Äď Cecelia Ahern¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
The Great Gatsby¬†‚Äď F. Scott Fitzgerald¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
You‚Äôre the One That I Want¬†‚Äď Giovanna Fletcher¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Animal Farm¬†‚Äď George Orwell¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism ‚ÄstNaoki Higashida¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
The Darkest Magic¬†(Spirits and Thieves #2)¬†‚Äď Morgan Rhodes¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Dreamland –¬†Sarah Dessen¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
On the Other SideCarrie Hope Fletcher Image result for gold starImage result for gold star
Claude on the Slopes РAlex T. Smith Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
One of Us is Lying  РKaren M. McManusImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) РCassandra Clare Image result for gold starImage result for gold star
Truth or Dare РNon Pratt Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
When Dimple Met Rishi РSandhya Menon Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Claude Going for Gold! РAlex T. Smith Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Big Little Lies  РLiane Moriarty Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Red Queen (Red Queen #1) РVictoria Aveyard Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Thirteen Reasons Why РJay Asher Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
The One Memory of Flora Banks РEmily Barr Image result for gold starImage result for gold star
Love Hurts РMalorie Blackman + others Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Mr Katz is a Zombie РM.C.Lesh Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
This Secret We’re Keeping¬†– Rebecca Done¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire #1) РMichael J. Sullivan Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine РGail Honeyman Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me –¬†Lily Collins¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Wolf by Wolf РRyan Graudin Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Saga (Saga Vol.1) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Fables: Legends in Exhile (Fables Vol.1) by Bill Willingham Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Parsnips, Buttered: How to win at modern life, one email at a time by Joe Lycett Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
How to be Champion by Sarah Millican Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Red Sister by Mark LawrenceImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
The Awakening + The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries #1-2) by L.J.Smith Image result for gold star
The Handmaid’s Tale¬†by Margaret Atwood¬†Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
Saga (Saga Vol.2) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett Image result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold starImage result for gold star
1984 by George Orwell  Image result for gold star Image result for gold star Image result for gold star 

My targets for next year to come soon…


How did you do with your yearly challenges?

Have you read any of the books that I have this year?

November 2017 Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up (1)

 


Books Read in November

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The Handmaid’s Tale¬†by Margaret Atwood

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Nevernight (The Nevernight Cronicles #1) by Jay Kristoff

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Saga Vol. 2 by  Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples


Blog Posts

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Sunday Smiles – Rise Against

Sunday Smiles – Wedding plans

Sunday Smiles РBirthday and Book of Mormon

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TTT- Winter TBR List

 

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November Unboxing

Other Posts

Best Books I’ve Read This Year (So Far)


Books I Bought In November.

Books:

Dave Pigeon by Swapna Haddow

Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

Vampire Academy #1 by Richelle Mead

Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography by Phil Collins

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1)  by Neal Shusterman

Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)Saga, Vol. 2 (Saga, #2)

ARCs

The Warrior’s Path (Tales of Gorania#1)¬†by Karim Solimanh

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A.Chakraborty

The Warrior's Path (Tales of Gorania, #1)The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1)

Currently Reading

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

Hogfather (Discworld, #20)


Looking Forward To In December…

  • Christmas!
  • Seeing Five Finger Death Punch. We don’t go to concerts very often so I’m very excited.
  • Seeing Daniel Sloss. It’s basically become a tradition that we see him every year. This is the 7th (?) time we’ve seen him. We’re usually in the front row too.

How was your November?