November Reading Wrap Up

November Reading Wrap UpNovember passed by in such a blur! My husband and I hosted both a Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving, which involved lots of prep work and cleaning, followed by even more cleaning. And as per our usual tradition, we decorated the house for Christmas in the weekend after Thanksgiving, which makes me a very happy camper!

It’s amazing that I found enough time amidst all the craziness to read nine books. Sometimes people ask me how I manage to read as much as I do and I honestly don’t even know. It’s like sleeping or eating. I don’t know how not to read!

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October Reading Wrap Up

October Reading Wrap UpOctober was an… interesting reading month. I’m not entirely sure how, but I managed to read 10 books in total, which is a lot more than typical for me. On the other hand, many of them were various degrees of middling. I don’t know if I’m getting pickier the more I read and review, or if it was just a coincidence of timing.

During this month I also started to feel my reading mood change. As much as I love a fast paced thriller, I find myself craving more classics and longer books to immerse myself in. Maybe it’s the change of season, maybe my tastes are changing as I get older, or maybe I just read too many new thrillers all at once and need a break. Regardless of the reason, I’m going to start incorporating more books that are longer or have stood the test of time in my rotation. I do like to read from a wide variety of genres, though, and don’t see that changing anytime soon so you won’t see too much of a change in the blog overall.

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September Reading Wrap Up

September Reading Wrap UpIn September, I took a break from reading review copies and focused on reading books that I already own. I had a backlog of reviews that I scheduled out throughout the month and enjoyed reading simply for the pleasure of it without spending as much time as usual analyzing and writing. It certainly was nice to just read at whatever pace I chose at any given moment! But I am looking forward to get back into a balance of review copies and books of my own choosing, which seems to be my current happy place.

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August Reading Wrap Up

August 2018 Reading Wrap UpAugust was a fantastic reading month! I was looking forward to all of the books I’d planned to pick up this month and wound up enjoying all of them. After getting ahead on my TBR back in July, it was great to actually read everything I wanted to this month and still have time to pick up other books just for fun. And three books I read this monthΒ got a full five out of five from me!

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July Reading Wrap Up

July 2018 Reading Wrap UpI love July! Those lazy, hazy days of summer start tantalizing me as the craziness of work and life slows down, and spending a day under the sun with a book is one of my favorite things.

All in all, July was quite the month of reading for me! I took the first week off for vacation and read over five books in that one week alone. Which is exactly what vacations are for, right? Resting, relaxing, and reading! After that, I still completed another five books, making this a record month. And I thoroughly enjoyed the vast majority of them, so July is really a win through and through as far as I’m concerned.

Let’s take a look at everything I read and reviewed now, shall we?

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June Reading Wrap Up

June 2018 Reading Wrap UpAh, June. It finally started warming up this month to feel like spring around here. Along with that, the craziness of May wound down and I was able to take time for myself and for reading. All in all, a great month!

Although every book I’ve reviewed this month was a review copy, I really enjoyed most of them, giving the majority a four out of five mugs. I also listened to two audiobooks this month just for fun and those reviews will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

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May Reading Wrap Up

May 2018 Reading Wrap UpMay is always a crazy month in my personal life, with both my wedding anniversary and my husband’s birthday. There’s also always 17,384 walks, runs, dinners, and other types of fundraisers that I wind up going to. I keep telling my husband to stop being so nice to everyone so they stop inviting us everywhere! He’s an outgoing extrovert who just can’t help himself, though. What’s a wife to do?? Introvert that I am, I schedule in days or nights when I can just be at home and get cozy with a book! So, even amidst all the goings on, I still managed to read quite a few books this month!

I also spent some time this month updating the blog style and graphics. Since first starting this blog, I’ve changed the design a few times, but I think it’s finally at the point where it incorporates all the features I’ve been looking for and will not be changing again anytime soon! This is the first post in the new style, but I’ll be going back and updating older posts to match over the next few weeks. Or maybe months… I hadn’t realized I’ve posted over 200 times so far! What do you think of the new design? Let me know in the comments!

Anyway. I’m ready to talk about the books I read and reviewed this month now, how about you?

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April Reading Wrap Up

April 2018 Reading Wrap Up

April was a whirlwind! Between starting out with snowstorms, tons of social obligations, and all the reading, it went by in such a blur I can barely even remember what happened. I did enjoy reading a nice variety of genres, from science fiction and fantasy to contemporary. And I’m still working on finishing IT (*insert sigh here*), but I’m so close to completing it and can’t wait to move on.

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March Reading Wrap Up

March 2018 Reading Wrap Up

March was a great reading month for me! I read books in a wide variety of genres, from fantasy to contemporary to mystery and more. This month was a bit heavy on review copies for me, but I managed to fit in a few just for fun reads and books I’ve been looking forward to for some time now. Only one five star book this month, but that’s one better than February!

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February Reading Wrap Up

February 2018 Reading Wrap Up

I don’t know about you, but February flew by for me! I’m on a roll with reading plenty, completing nine books again! Although most of them were enjoyable, none of them really stood out among the rest. What did stand out for me was my birthday! February is my birthday month and I always stretch the celebrating out over the entire month to pop some fun back into this otherwise dreary stretch of winter. For that, I’m sad to see February pass but I am looking forward to what the new month may bring!

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