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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 (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 (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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