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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 (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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Sunday Post (#3)

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The Sunday Post
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Happy Sunday!  Anything interesting happen in your week you’d like to share?

January TBR Update:

#RockMyTBR Challenge

Trick, by Natalia Jaster
Mechanica, by Betsy Cornwell
Vinyl (The Vinyl Trilogy #1), by Sophia Elaine Hanson
The Steep and Thorny Way, by Cat Winters
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli

4/5 Completed

2016 Debut Author Challenge

The Love that Split the World, by Emily Henry
This is Where it Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

1/2 Completed

2016 Diverse Reads Challenge

Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow

2/2 Completed

Recent Reviews:

Books

F*ck Love, by Tarryn Fisher — 3/5 Stars
Trick, by Natalia Jaster — 5/5 Stars

Read-to-Review Exchanges

Grimm House, by Karen McQuestion — 4.5/5 Stars

Currently Reading:

audiobooks:

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Up Next:

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That’s a Wrap!

How are you guys doing on your TBR this month (if you have one)?  If you don’t have one, how’s your reading going?  Read any awesome books you think I should check out?  Let me know your thoughts/comments below, or link me to your own Sunday Posts!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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