December 2018 TBR

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The last month of 2018 is here! This year has been such a blur. I am usually not a fan of winter because of my commute, but since my commute has been essentially cut in half, I’ve decided to just embrace it and spend my time getting cozy reading books. I’ve been doing pretty well with my monthly TBRs lately so I’m going to continue trying and put out a stack of books that I would like to try and read this month. I’m still a mood reader though so I’m not expecting myself to stick to it if I don’t feel like it anymore.

I decided to go with a wintery theme for this month. One of the books doesn’t quite fit the theme but Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm raved about this book and sent it to me for my birthday so I want to read it ASAP! It sounds so amazing! Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa.

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  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  • The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
  • A Year in the Wilderness by Dave and Amy Freeman
  • Son of a Midnight Land by Atz Kilcher
  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

I am really excited to read all of these books!


What are you planning to read this month?

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Month In Review: November 2018

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Apparently my blog is just turning into only wrap-up and TBR posts haha. Things should be winding down now with winter officially hitting us up here in Minnesota so I’m hoping to have more time to devote to the blog. But no promises! I’m still just going to post when I feel like it and not push myself to stick to a set schedule. So, I feel like although I only read 4 books this month, I read some pretty big books so that made up for it. I read the last three books of the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and I am so sad that it is over. One of my all-time favorite series. I know a lot of people don’t care for this series anymore or Maas, but I will always love her and her writing. I also read the most recent Nicholas Sparks book but didn’t care too much for it. It was just meh. I grew up reading his books and loved them, but the last couple just haven’t done anything for me. I don’t know if it’s his writing that has changed or me, but I just couldn’t even get through the one he wrote before this last one.

November 2018 Books Read: 4

Total 2018 Books Read: 101 (including 5 DNF)

October 2018 Pages Read: 2,432 (not including DNF)

Total 2018 Pages Read: 33,476 (not including DNFs)

  • Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
  • Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
  • Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

I have been doing pretty well at sticking with my TBRs lately so I’m going to try and continue that trend in December. Stay tuned for my December TBR post.


What books did you read this month?

November 2018 TBR

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My favorite month of the year has arrived! Fall is definitely in swing here which makes the perfect reading weather. My birthday is coming up on the 18th. And shortly after that, we have Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite holidays. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know that I am horrible at sticking to a monthly TBR except for last month when I read every single book and more on my October TBR. I was so excited that I even started planning my November TBR towards the end of the month. I know last month may have been a little bit of a fluke so I have one main goal this month. Finish the Throne of Glass series. Another bittersweet ending for me, like Muse of Nightmares was for me last month. The final book of Throne of Glass came out at the end of October and I’m a book behind in the series plus I still need to read the short story collection, The Assassin’s Blade. I’ve already started off the month reading Tower of Dawn and hopefully after I finish that, I will immediately start Kingdom of Ash. We will see what kind of mood I am in once I finish these massive books. For now, I have the following books on my list.

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  • Light Years by Kass Morgan
  • The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
  • Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
  • Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
  • Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
  • Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

I initially had more on my rough TBR list that I started putting together last month but I don’t want to get overwhelmed and end up not wanting to choose any of the books. So as always I will say that this is a loose TBR and I may choose to read other books not on this list as well. I am very excited to read each and every one of these books though.


What are you planning to read this month? Are you good at sticking to TBRs or do you just pick and choose as you go?

Month In Review: October 2018

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October seems to have blown by really fast! And yet I managed to have a GREAT reading month! Maybe having such a dismal reading month in September really helped turned things around for me. I read 11 books this past month, including one that I decided not to finish. Not only did I read 11 books, but I read well over 3,000 pages and I’m only three books away from completing my Goodreads goal of reading 100 books this year. And what might be even more amazing to me is that I finished every single book that I had on my October TBR! That has NEVER happened! I’m such a mood reader that it is hard for me to pick books for a whole month and then stick to those choices. But I guess I picked out a great stack this past month. Either that or I was just in a super Halloweeny mood the whole month!

One book that was a little bittersweet to read was Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. It was absolutely amazing, everything I wanted and more in the finale of the Strange the Dreamer duology…. But that’s it, no more to the story so that made me pretty sad about finishing it. Definitely my favorite book of the month, and of 2018 so far! With the pushback on publication of the Nevernight trilogy finale, Muse of Nightmares was my most anticipated book of 2018. So, so happy that it lived up to my expectations.

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October 2018 Books Read: 11 (including 1 DNF)

Total 2018 Books Read: 97 (including 5 DNF)

October 2018 Pages Read: 3,289 (not including DNF)

Total 2018 Pages Read: 31,044 (not including DNFs)

  • There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  • Pet Sematary by Stephen King
  • Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
  • And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
  • Saga vol. 8
  • Saga vol. 9
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  • An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
  • Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

What books did you read in October?

October 2018 Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Wrap-Up

Another readathon completed! I Had such a nice relaxing and very cozy day filled with reading. I ended up sleeping in so I missed the exact start time but still ended up reading for about 13 hours.  I started off with a graphic novel, Saga vol. 8. It was really good! I love that series so much. Then I started Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. Since this book was my most anticipated read of 2018, I didn’t want to rush through it so I took my time and decided to stop at page 153 so I could spread the book out over a few days. Next I read Saga vol. 9 which is the most recent release. It was fantastic but omg that ending! I need the next volume ASAP! Next up was Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. I had heard so many great things about this book. I really enjoyed it! Several twists and an ending I didn’t quite see coming. I can’t wait to read the next book. After I finished that book, I started reading An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson. I am really liking it! I only read 113 pages of it before I got tired and decided to go to bed at 1 am.

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Total Pages Read: 890

Total Books Finished: 3

Books Read From:

  • Saga vol. 8
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
  • Saga vol. 9
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  • An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Books Finished:

  • Saga vol. 8
  • Saga vol. 9
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Overall I would say I had a very successful readathon! I’m already looking forward to the next one in April!