ARC August: Week 1

ARC August begins! graphicWeek 1 of ARC August (hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat.) has come to an end and I was able to read 3 books this week!

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All three books were completely different but I enjoyed all of them. I’ve staggered their reviews throughout this month ūüôā I¬†also managed to write reviews for a couple of books I’d read but forgotten to review.

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I also made a silly, I thought I had the whole of The Bone Season but tuns out I just requested chapter 1! So I managed to cross that off my list (kind of).

In total this week, I’ve managed to raise my Netgalley percentage from 66% to 70%!

What did you read during the first week of ARC August?

Remember: It’s not to late to join!

April 2017 Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up (1)

Another month is done. Is it me or did April go really quickly? I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks since I went to Barcelona!

Books Read in April

The Darkest Magic by Morgan Rhodes

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Animal Farm by George Orwell

You’re the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher

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Blog Posts

Tumbling into Wonderland BooksBarcelona

sunday smilesSunday Smiles РOvercoming anxious day

Sunday Smiles РPicnic

Sunday Smiles¬†–¬†Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead¬†starring Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire, and¬†Don Juan in Soho¬†starring David Tennant.

Sunday Smiles РEaster holidays


TTT – Insta-reads

TTT – Instant not reads

Currently Reading

I have 6 books down on my Goodreads as me currently reading but in all honesty the ones below are the ones I’m actually reading at the moment, the rest have been put on hold.

1984 by George Orwell

Death Note Vol 5 by Tsugumi Oba

I have tried¬†Caraval¬†by Stephanie Garber and¬†Dark Triumph¬†by Robin LaFevers but wasn’t in the mood to read either.

Looking Forward To In May….

Getting my Illumicrate box

May half term

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

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How was your April?

Quarter Quell – 3 Month Wrap Up

Since I don’t read enough books in a month anymore to do a monthly wrap up, I thought it might be a good idea to see what I’ve read over the past 3 months and how many of my targets I have achieved.

At the beginning of the year I set myself the following challenges as did my housemates:

  • To read 45 books
  • To complete¬†The Sherlock Holmes¬†Collection.
  • To complete one other classic
  • To not read ALL picture books
  • To Read my pre-ordered books
  • To get about 70% on Netgallery
2016 Reading Challenge
7 books ahead of schedule

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To read 45 books
So far I have read 17 books:

Not Completed:

  • The complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle – 84% complete
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – 20% complete
  • The Death of Dulgath (The Riyria Chronicles #3) by Michael J Sullivan – 37% complete
  • Grimm’s Fairy Stories by The Grimm Brothers – 66% complete


To Complete The Sherlock Holmes Collection

Well… I’m almost there! According to my Kindle, I have 3hours left. I am reading¬†one of the stories within His Last Bow.¬†Meaning once I have completed this selection, ¬†I just have¬†The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes¬†left!


To Complete One Other Classic

I completed The Secret Garden! 


To Not Read ALL Picture Books

Well, I have done this. Dr Seuss aren’t ENTIRELY pictures… My class just love them!


To Read My Pre-ordered Books

Uhm, this hasn’t been acheived yet. I think I might wait until summer to read¬†Queen of Shadows and¬†A Court of Thorns and Roses.


To Get Above 70% On Netgallery.

This may be aiming too high… Last summer it was on 50%. I have now managed to get it up to 59% but I keep requesting more books! I’ll get there eventually…


Here’s to hoping our “To Read” piles get ever smaller.