Week 1 of ARC August (hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat.) has come to an end and I was able to read 3 books this week!
All three books were completely different but I enjoyed all of them. I’ve staggered their reviews throughout this month 🙂 I also managed to write reviews for a couple of books I’d read but forgotten to review.
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?
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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
Sunday Smiles – Overcoming anxious day
Sunday Smiles – Picnic
Sunday Smiles – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead starring Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire, and Don Juan in Soho starring David Tennant.
Sunday Smiles – Easter holidays
TTT – Insta-reads
TTT – Instant not reads
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
How was your April?
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
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.