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Loved and Loathed (December 2016)

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December 2016

I don’t know about all of you penguins, but I had a pretty spectaculous December!  As I mentioned before, I hung out with Keith’s son, Jasper, over the Christmas holidays.  We also had Jasper’s half-brother Mitchie–and let me just tell you, they WORE me out so hardcore!  It was a ton of fun, though, and I adored them both as much as they seemed to love me (I mean, I’m not trying to be arrogant here, but seriously…I was the chosen favorite for that weekend)

So we spent a large part of Christmas Eve “playing”…and by playing, I mean we became dragons, and our cave was underneath the dining room table, and we were hiding from the rest of everybody.  (Everybody being Keith, his sister, and his parents)  My back and tailbone hurt something fierce from sitting on hard wood floors at an awkward, slightly stooped angle…but the kiddos really enjoyed that I crawled around on the floor with them and hid beneath the table.  We ended the night with story time, and Jasper trying very hard to convince me to let him sleep with me downstairs.  It didn’t work out for him, but it was super adorable at the time–he’s got that quiet pouting, pulls at your heartstrings thing down pat.

I also spent a good amount of time talking with Keith’s mom, mostly in the early morning hours before Keith and the rest of the family woke up.  Overall, I feel like they got a good sense of who I am, and I’m hoping they approve of me as much as they seem to.

So…Christmas holidays and the move?  Definite LOVE.  Why don’t we take a look at some of the other things I’ve been up to?

I managed to read 9 books in December, which isn’t all that bad considering everything that’s been going on.  I’ll probably finish at least one more today (it’s currently the 30th, as I’m writing this) and maybe another tomorrow, so let’s just round up and say I read 11, okay?  That sounds good.

The 9 so far were (click the titles to go to GOODREADS!):

Four Real, by Alyssa Turner

The Red Pearl, by C.K. Brooke

Smoke Sky (Dark Sky #0.5), by Amy Braun

The Last Valentine, by Felix Alexander

The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga #1), by Elise Kova

Full Tilt (Full Tilt #1), by Emma Scott

November Snow (Bad Bloods #2), by Shannon A. Thompson

The Neverland Wars (The Neverland Wars #1), by Audrey Greathouse

Pumpkintown Perils (Wild Wild Witch Mystery Bundle Book 1), by Aubrey Law

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Because there are some GORGEOUS covers out there, I’m adding a new section to my loved/loathed posts!  My favorite covers in December were:

The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga, #1)

The Last Valentine

Smoke Sky (Dark Sky #0.5)

The Red Pearl

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(all titles will take you to my reviews!)

#RockMyTBR Challenge

I am going to TRY to read at least 5 books I already own each month.  In December, I read:

The Neverland Wars (The Neverland Wars #1), by Audrey Greathouse

2016 Debut Author Challenge

I’m going to try to read at least 1 debut book/author every month (maybe more!) In December, I read:

NONE this month!  What even did I do here?!?!

2016 Diverse Reads Challenge

I’m trying to read more diverse books.  I don’t have a specific goal in mind for each month–I’m hoping for at least two, but we’ll see what happens! This also isn’t excluding any other books set for the month that also fit the challenge!  In December, I read:

The Last Valentine, by Felix Alexander

Four Real, by Alyssa Turner

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Unfortunately, I had NO 5 penguin reads this month!  What the heckles is even UP with that, I mean seeeeeeriously, two months in a row?!  Hopefully I’ll have at least one in January.  Hopefully.

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NONE this month–yay!

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What awesome books did YOU read last month?  How are you all doing on any yearly challenges you set for yourself?  Feel free to comment, or link me to your monthly wrap-ups below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Loved and Loathed (October 2016)

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October 2016

YOU GUYS…. I am so tired.  I’m slightly anemic (which reminds me, I forgot to take my vitamin–hang on!)  Okay, as I was saying–I am slightly anemic, which is really not a big deal in my world because I’m slightly anemic pretty much every couple of months (I should just get into the habit of taking a vitamin every day, but…) and while I’m beginning to feel more like myself, I’m still suuuuuuper tired by the end of my work day and have, therefore, taken more naps the last week or so than I usually do.  Oops?

I dressed up for work today!  I don’t have pictures yet, my boss is supposed to send me them sometime–hopefully she remembers!  Which  unfortunately means you cannot oggle me in all my glory.

Of course, my customers had some…interesting…things to say.  See, I stuck some fake flowers down the front of my shirt ( I went as Spring, guys, let’s not make this dirty! )

The first guy that made awkward comments came in and the following happened:

Customer:  Let me rearrange them for you!
Me:  Why, so you can hide my face behind them?
Customer: No, so I can see what’s down there!
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Of course, this is the guy who ALSO told me my coworker, from certain angles, looked like she was dressed as a sex toy, so…. ( she was a unicorn, guys )

The SECOND guy came in, was all holly jolly, took a look at me, and goes…

Customer: You got something…growing, there. *gesticulates*
Me: Ayup!
Customer: Does that mean they haven’t been touched in a while?
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Basically, my customers are dirty old men.  It made the day interesting, though!  Though most people assumed I was a Flower Child–yay me for thinking outside the box?! XD

Annnnd…yeah, that’s pretty much it.  Let’s get into the wrap up!

I somehow went a little OFF MY FREAKING ROCKER in October and signed up for every possible thing EVAAAAAR!…. and somehow managed to do all the things without stressing myself out too much?!

I read 25 books, guys.  TWENTY.  FIVE.  Do you…How did I even?… I managed to go out with my mom, even, and keep my job, and do other human things like watch Netflix…. How did I do this?!?!?! And can I do it again?! (cause, y’know, why not?)

Are you ready?  Here’s the list (click the titles to go to goodreads):

Under a Million Stars, by Rita Branches
Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall #1),  by Elena May
Wyvernhail (The Kiesha’ra: Volume 5), by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
The Elf, by Max Dune
The Bone Sparrow, by Zana Fraillon
Cursed by Fire (Blood & Magic #1), by Danielle Annett
Kissed by Fire (Blood & Magic #2), by Danielle Annett
Burned by Fire (Blood & Magic #3), by Danielle Annett
The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet, by Natasha Farrant
Saving Hamlet, by Molly Booth
Girl on the Brink, by Christina Hoag
The Masterminds (Masterful #2), by Olivia Wildenstein
The Summer I Became a Nerd (Nerd #1), by Leah Rae Miller
Romancing the Nerd (Nerd #2), by Leah Rae Miller
Amber Sky (Dark Sky #0.25), by Amy Braun
A Fabrication of the Truth, by Katie Kaleski
The Duchess Inheritance (Jordinia #2), by C.K. Brooke
When, by Victoria Laurie
Frost, by M.P. Kozlowsky
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1), by Jenny Han
Songs of Seraphina, by Jude Houghton
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles #1), by Colin Meloy
Rise of the Chosen (Lifeblood #1), by Anna Kopp
Untitled Beauty (Somewhere-in-Between #1), by C.E. Wilson

Cover Love

Because there are some GORGEOUS covers out there, I’m adding a new section to my loved/loathed posts!  My favorite covers in October were:

Saving Hamlet

The Bone Sparrow

Under A Million Stars

TBR Challenge Update:

(all titles will take you to my reviews!)

#RockMyTBR Challenge

I am going to TRY to read at least 5 books I already own each month.  In October, I read:

Wyvernhail (The Kiesha’ra: Volume 5), by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

The Summer I Became a Nerd (Nerd #1), by Leah Rae Miller

Romancing the Nerd (Nerd #2), by Leah Rae Miller

When, by Victoria Laurie

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1), by Jenny Han

Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles #1), by Colin Meloy

2016 Debut Author Challenge

I’m going to try to read at least 1 debut book/author every month (maybe more!) In October, I read:

Rise of the Chosen (Lifeblood #1), by Anna Kopp

Songs of Seraphina, by Jude Houghton

Saving Hamlet, by Molly Booth

Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall #1), by Elena May

The Elf, by Max Dune

A Fabrication of the Truth, by Katie Kaleski

2016 Diverse Reads Challenge

I’m trying to read more diverse books.  I don’t have a specific goal in mind for each month–I’m hoping for at least two, but we’ll see what happens! This also isn’t excluding any other books set for the month that also fit the challenge!  In October, I read:

A Fabrication of the Truth, by Katie Kaleski

Saving Hamlet, by Molly Booth

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1), by Jenny Han

The Bone Sparrow, by Zana Fraillon

Loved (5 Penguins):

The Bone Sparrow

Untitled Beauty (Somewhere-in-Between #1)

Loathed (1 Penguins):

None this month!  My streak continues!

What awesome books did YOU read last month?  How are you all doing on any yearly challenges you set for yourself?  Feel free to comment, or link me to your monthly wrap-ups below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Loved and Loathed (September 2016)

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September 2016

Let’s see how my month went (in GIFs because fun, duh!)

Let’s see…there was quite a bit of

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and some

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annnnnnd then some

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So…basically September was full of chaos and confusion!  Pretty much sums up my life lately, so yus, good.  Let’s move on!

According to goodreads (and I guess I’ll trust goodreads; I don’t know why it would lie to me?!) I read 10! books in September.  WHOO for doing no better or worse than August, I guess?!  (I mean let’s be honest, I could have done worse.)

Said books were (click the titles to go to their goodreads page):

A Mortal Song,  by Megan Crewe

Gilt Hollow, by Lorie Langdon

Sign of the Green Dragon, by C. Lee McKenzie

Since You’ve Been Gone, by Morgan Matson

Somniare (Somniare #1), by D.T. Dyllin

In the Shadow of David, by Martin Baggen

Going Geek, by Charlotte Huang

Night Ringing, by Laura Davies Foley

The Counting-Downers, by A.J. Compton

Dark Water, by Sara Bailey

Cover Love

Because there are some GORGEOUS covers out there, I’m adding a new section to my loved/loathed posts!  My favorite covers in September were:

A Mortal Song

Somniare (Somniare #1)

The Counting-Downers

TBR Challenge Update:

(all titles will take you to my reviews!)

#RockMyTBR Challenge

I am going to TRY to read at least 5 books I already own each month.  In September, I read:

Since You’ve Been Goneby Morgan Matson

Gilt Hollow, by Lorie Langdon

2016 Debut Author Challenge

I’m going to try to read at least 1 debut book/author every month (maybe more!) In September, I read:

Dark Water, by Sara Bailey

In the Shadow of David, by Martin Baggen

2016 Diverse Reads Challenge

I’m trying to read more diverse books.  I don’t have a specific goal in mind for each month–I’m hoping for at least two, but we’ll see what happens! This also isn’t excluding any other books set for the month that also fit the challenge!  In September, I read:

A Mortal Song, by Megan Crewe

Somniare (Somniare #1), by D.T. Dyllin

In the Shadow of David, by Martin Baggen

Loved (5 Penguins):

The Counting-Downers

See my review:
The Counting-Downers, by A.J. Compton

Loathed (1 Penguins):

None this month!  My streak continues!

What awesome books did YOU read last month?  How are you all doing on any yearly challenges you set for yourself?  Feel free to comment, or link me to your monthly wrap-ups below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Loved and Loathed (August 2016)

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August 2016

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Also, a lot of

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AND, in the last 48 hours at least, A LOT MORE OF

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Because my blood sugars have been super stupid and I am sooooooo tired of it.  BLOOD SUGARS, BEHAVE!  Please?

According to goodreads, I read 10! books in August.  Of course, this doesn’t mean I’ve posted all the reviews FOR said books–several of them read at the end of the month are going to be posted the week I’m on vacation (YAY vacation–it starts next week!)

These books were (titles will take you to their goodreads page–I’m changing this post up just a SMIDGE because why not?):

The Duchess Guest (Jordinia #1), by C.K. Brooke

Arctic Dawn (The Norse Chronicles #2), by Karissa Laurel

This Is Me., by C.E. Wilson

Summerlypse, by Gerardo Delgadillo

Hunter, by Sarai Henderson

Unlocked, by Margo Kelly

The Tokyo Cover Girls (The Tokyo Cover Girls #1), by Jackie Amsden

Stained, by Abda Khan

The Grove, by Elizabeth Guizzetti

In the Land of Broken Time, by Max and Maria Evan

TBR Challenge Update:

#RockMyTBR Challenge

I am going to TRY to read at least 5 books I already own each month.  In August, I read:

Summerlypse, by Gerardo Delgadillo

2016 Debut Author Challenge

I’m going to try to read at least 1 debut book/author every month (maybe more!) In August, I read:

Hunter, by Sarai Henderson

Unlocked, by Margo Kelly

The Tokyo Cover Girls, by Jackie Amsden

Stained, by Abda Khan

2016 Diverse Reads Challenge

I’m trying to read more diverse books.  I don’t have a specific goal in mind for each month–I’m hoping for at least two, but we’ll see what happens! This also isn’t excluding any other books set for the month that also fit the challenge!  In August, I read:

Stained, by Abda Khan

A Mortal Song, by Megan Crewe

Summerlypse, by Gerardo Delgadillo

Loved (5 Penguins):

None this month, unfortunately!

Loathed (1 Penguins):

None this month!  My streak continues!

What awesome books did YOU read last month?  How are you all doing on any yearly challenges you set for yourself?  Feel free to comment, or link me to your monthly wrap-ups below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Loved and Loathed (July 2016)

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July 2016

Pretty much all of that, yes?  Yes.

So.  I only read 9 books this month.  Not the best ever, but given what’s been going on, I’m cool with it.  They were (click the titles to go to my reviews!):

Girl in the Shadows (Girl on a Wire #2), by Gwenda Bond

Sticks & Stones, by Abby Cooper

Of Light and Darkness (Of Light and Darkness #1), by Shayne Leighton

Midnight Sky (Dark Sky #2), by Amy Braun

Everything that Makes You, by Mariah McStay

The Voyage to Magical North, by Claire Fayers

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall, by Karole Cozzo

Fire Bound (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart #5), by Christine Feehan

Future Shock (Future Shock #1), by Elizabeth Briggs

TBR Challenge Update:

#RockMyTBR Challenge

I am going to TRY to read at least 5 books I already own each month.  In July, I read:

Fire Bound, by Christine Feehan

2016 Debut Author Challenge

I’m going to try to read at least 1 debut book/author every month (maybe more!) In July, I read:

The Voyage to Magical North, by Claire Fayers
Future Shock, by Elizabeth Briggs
Everything that Makes You, by Moriah McStay
Sticks & Stones, by Abby Cooper

2016 Diverse Reads Challenge

I’m trying to read more diverse books.  I don’t have a specific goal in mind for each month–I’m hoping for at least two, but we’ll see what happens! This also isn’t excluding any other books set for the month that also fit the challenge!  In July, I read:

Future Shock, by Elizabeth Briggs
How to Keep Rolling After a Fall, by Karole Cozzo

Loved (5 Penguins):

Everything That Makes You

Sticks & Stones

Loathed (1 Penguins):

None this month!  My streak continues!

What awesome books did YOU read last month?  How are you all doing on any yearly challenges you set for yourself?  Feel free to comment, or link me to your monthly wrap-ups below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Loved and Loathed (June 2016)

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June 2016

Alright, alright, enough of THAT nonsense!  Let’s get chugging!

According to goodreads, I read SIXTEEN! (that’s right, 16!) books in June.  Holy PENGUINS, fuzzballs–that’s a crazy amount, even for me!  How did I even…I don’t know.  They are as follow (in order from first one read to last)

Just a Few Inches, by Tara St. Pierre
Artificial (The Kepler Chronicles #1), by Jadah McCoy
Supremacy (Supremacy #1), by Christin Lee
The Masterpiecers (Masterful #1), by Olivia Wildenstein
How to Make Out, by Brianna Shrum
Of Better Blood, by Susan Moger
Under My Skin, by Laura Diamond
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1), by Ransom Riggs
Whisper (Whisper Trilogy #1), by Dana Faletti
Change Places with Me, by Lois Metzger
Freakboy, by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
Crimson Sky (Dark Sky #1), by Amy Braun
Alice Takes Back Wonderland, by David D. Hammons
The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson
Zero (Zero Series #1), by Morgan Dark

I just… I don’t even knoooooow!

TBR Challenge Update:

#RockMyTBR Challenge

I am going to TRY to read at least 5 books I already own each month.  In June, I read:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

2016 Debut Author Challenge

I’m going to try to read at least 1 debut author every month (maybe more!) In June, I read:

Of Better Blood, by Susan Moger
Just a Few Inches, by Tara St. Pierre
Artificial, by Jadah McCoy
Supremacy, by Christin Lee

2016 Diverse Reads Challenge

I’m trying to read more diverse books.  I don’t have a specific goal in mind for each month–I’m hoping for at least two, but we’ll see what happens! This also isn’t excluding any other books set for the month that also fit the challenge!  In June, I read:

The Masterpiecers, by Olivia Wildenstein
Freakboy, by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson
Of Better Blood, by Susan Moger
Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
Alice Takes Back Wonderland, by David D. Hammons
Artificial, by Jadah McCoy

Loved (5 Penguins):

Of Better Blood

Every Heart a Doorway

Loathed (1 Penguins):

None this month!  My streak continues!

What awesome books did YOU read last month?  How are you all doing on any yearly challenges you set for yourself?  Feel free to comment, or link me to your monthly wrap-ups below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Loved and Loathed (May 2016)

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May 2016

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I…

AM SOOOO NOT SORRY!  I’m obsessed, what can I say!?

Well…besides HELLO!  And welcome to another Loved and Loathed.

Holy penguin beaks, guys–May went by SOOPAH fast, did it not?  I feel like I blinked and POOF!  Gone.  Done.  Over with.  What even IS that?!

I read 12!? books in May.  They are:

–Daisy and the Front Man (Backstage Pass #3), by Rebekah L. Purdy
–Anya and the Shy Guy (Backstage Pass #4), by Suze Winegardner
–Camp Midnight, by Stephen T. Seagle
–Valentina, by S.E. Lynes
–The Cilantro in Apple Pie, by Kimberley Nadine Knights
–The Boy with Words, by C.E. Wilson (technically 2 books in one volume)
–Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket, by Caleb Krisp
–This Old Heart of Mine, by A.J. Compton
–Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles #2), by Intisar Khanani
–Tail & Trouble, by Victor Catano
–Grey (The Romany Outcasts #1), by Christi J. Whitney
–Shadow (The Romany Outcasts #2), by Christi J. Whitney

Let’s just dive straight into this thing, shall we?

TBR Challenge Update:

#RockMyTBR Challenge

I am going to TRY to read at least 5 books I already own each month.  In May, I read:

Absolutely none because…ARCs!  And review requests!  And blog tours!  And…absolute madness, I tell you!  MADNESS!

2016 Debut Author Challenge

I’m going to try to read at least 1 debut author every month (maybe more!) In May, I read:

Tail & Trouble, by Victor Catano
The Cilantro in Apple Pie, by Kimberley Nadine Knights
Valentina, by S.E. Lynes

2016 Diverse Reads Challenge

I’m trying to read more diverse books.  I don’t have a specific goal in mind for each month–I’m hoping for at least two, but we’ll see what happens! This also isn’t excluding any other books set for the month that also fit the challenge!  In May, I read:

Anya and the Shy Guy (Backstage Pass #4), by Suze Winegardner
Valentina, by S.E. Lynes
The Cilantro in Apple Pie, by Kimberley Nadine Knights
This Old Heart of Mine, by A.J. Compton
Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles #2), by Intisar Khanani
Grey (The Romany Outcasts #1), by Christi J. Whitney
Shadow (The Romany Outcasts #2), by Christi J. Whitney

Loved (5 Penguins):

This Old Heart of Mine

Other things I loved in May:

Through the Looking Glass LIT CUBE

Book Mail!

Loathed (1 Penguins):

None this month!  My streak continues!

What awesome books did YOU read last month?  How are you all doing on any yearly challenges you set for yourself?  Feel free to comment, or link me to your monthly wrap-ups below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Loved and Loathed (April 2016)

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April 2016

Another month come and gone, and all I can think is:

My life has become a black hole of routine.  Get up.  Shower.  workworkworkworkwork.  Come home.  blogblogblogblogblog.  Try to keep up with all the awesome you guys put out there.  (emphasis on the word TRY)  Eat dinner.  Turn off computer.  Spend time with the hubby.  Sleep.

Start it AAAAAAAAAAAALL over again.

When did I become such an old old old lady?  Why… Why are you laughing at me?

On that note, let’s mosey this right on along shall we?

Loved (5 Penguins):

Wrecked

Holding Smoke

Loathed (1 Penguins):

None this month!  Yay!

TBR Challenge Update:

#RockMyTBR Challenge

I am going to TRY to read at least 5 books I already own each month.  In April, I read:

Absolutely none because I took on the ARC April Challenge instead.  Oops!

2016 Debut Author Challenge

I’m going to try to read at least 1 debut author every month (maybe more!) In April, I read:

Wrecked, by Maria Padian
Midnight Burning, by Karissa Laurel
Surviving High School, by Lele Pons
The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses, by K.N. Smith

2016 Diverse Reads Challenge

I’m trying to read more diverse books.  I don’t have a specific goal in mind for each month–I’m hoping for at least two, but we’ll see what happens! This also isn’t excluding any other books set for the month that also fit the challenge!  In April, I read:

Sunbolt, by Intisar Khanani

And there you have it!  A not so quick and simple glimpse into my April reads!

What awesome books did YOU read last month?  How are you all doing on any yearly challenges you set for yourself?  Feel free to comment, or link me to your monthly wrap-ups below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Loved and Loathed (March 2016)

 

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March 2016

Another month come and gone, and I…have learned pretty much nothing.

I kid, I kid!  Sort of.

But really, March wasn’t anything spectacular on the real-life front.  Because… I have no real life.  It’s ALL fiction, all the time up in this joint!  No, really.  I’m not kidding this time.

Which means a warning is in order.  This is NOT going to be short and sweet, like February was.  I read 16!!! books this month.  Like…wuuuuuuut?!  So let’s break it down.

Loved (5 Penguins):

Equal Parts (Supernova, #1)

The Uninvited

A Monster Calls

The Forbidden Wish

The Cresswell Plot

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)

Touch

Jeez, that’s SO MANY!

Loathed (1 Penguins):

Moondancers (The Beautiful Creatures of Beverly Hills #1)

TBR Challenge Update:

#RockMyTBR Challenge

I am going to TRY to read at least 5 books I already own each month.  In March, I read:

Wolfcry (The Kiesha’ra: Volume 4), by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak, by Brian Katcher
Spider Game (GhostWalkers #12), by Christine Feehan
Not if I See You First, by Eric Lindstrom
Epitaphs (Echoes #2), by Therin Knite

I mean…I read more, but this completes the challenge so.

2016 Debut Author Challenge

I’m going to try to read at least 1 debut author every month (maybe more!) In March, I read:

The Forbidden Wish, by Jessica Khoury

2016 Diverse Reads Challenge

I’m trying to read more diverse books.  I don’t have a specific goal in mind for each month–I’m hoping for at least two, but we’ll see what happens! This also isn’t excluding any other books set for the month that also fit the challenge!  In March, I read:

The Uninvited, by Cat Winters
Extra Parts (Supernova #1), by Emma Winters

And there you have it!  A not so quick and simple glimpse into my March reads!

What awesome books did YOU read last month?  How are you all doing on any yearly challenges you set for yourself?  Feel free to comment, or link me to your monthly wrap-ups below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Loved and Loathed (February 2016)

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February 2016

I know, I know–this is just a SMIDGE late.  I apologize for that!

February was, all-around, a very rough month for me…which means I read literally nothing CLOSE to what I wanted to.  Stupid reading slumps, anyway!  This should, therefore, be quick and relatively painless!  Hopefully.

Loved (5 Penguins):

Symptoms of Being Human

Loathed (1 Penguins):

None!  Because…I know my reading tastes pretty darn well, thank you very much!

TBR Challenges Update:

I am no longer going to post up monthly TBR lists, because I feel like all this does is stress me out and make me feel bad about NOT getting to those books.  C’mon, people–I get bored easily!  Let’s just avoid that entirely, yes?  This means I’ll be putting my TBR updates in THESE end-of-month posts, instead!  YAY ingenuity!

#RockMyTBR Challenge

I am going to TRY to read at least 5 books I already own each month.  In February, I read:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick
Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire #1), by Sherry D. Ficklin
Wild Cat (Leopard People #8), by Christine Feehan

… 4/5 isn’t bad, right?!

2016 Debut Author Challenge

I’m going to try to read at least 1 debut author every month (maybe more!) In February, I read:

Symptoms of Being Human, by Jeff Garvin

2016 Diverse Reads Challenge

I’m trying to read more diverse books.  I don’t have a specific goal in mind for each month–I’m hoping for at least two, but we’ll see what happens! This also isn’t excluding any other books set for the month that also fit the challenge!  In February, I read:

Unspeakable, by Abbie Rushton
Symptoms of Being Human, by Jeff Garvin

Overall, I don’t think I did TOO shabby–you know, for not reading.  Here’s hoping March is better!

What awesome books did YOU read last month?  Feel free to link me below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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