November Book Haul

I know that there is still 13 days left of November but honestly, I am not planning on buying ANYMORE books because Christmas is right around the corner. Anyways, here are the books that I purchased this month!

Hammer of Thor By Rick Riordan – I wasn’t planning on purchasing Rick Riordan’s new book until December but I ended up finding it on sale so I just had to get it! I really enjoyed the plot and characters in the first book, Sword of Summer and excited to continue on with this Norse mythology filled world, because who doesn’t love mythology?

Silver Linings by Matthew Quick – I never really indented to buy this book but when I found it for less than a dollar I honestly couldn’t turn that down. I am glad that I bought this book because it deals with mental illness and it is important to have books about different struggles such as mental illness on your shelf. I also have heard great things about this novel and the movie so I am hoping to get to it sometime soon!

Night Film by Marisha Pessl – Again, I found this book for super cheap and I have heard good things about this mystery novel and even though I haven’t read much mystery I am really excited to try it out! This book is also very unique because it is told in multimedia formats which I love, and wish books had more of!

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella – At the beginning of the month, I went to this awesome used book sale and scored a TON of books for cheap and this was one of them! I have heard about this book a lot on social media and also I have seen the movie around so I am happy to finally have my hands on it!

Across the Universe by Beth Revis – I also got this at the book sale, and even though I don’t really know what it is about, the cover was just really pretty…I do know that it is a sci-fi novel and after reading the back I got really excited to read it! I don’t know when I will get to it because of my growing TBR but hopefully I will get to it sometime next year.

Champion by Marie Lu – I have read this entire trilogy, but do not own any of the other books besides Champion now. Eventually I will collect the rest of the series but for now I could only find the last book for a decent price so… yeah. I really liked the Legend trilogy but I would have to say the last book is my least favourite but I am still happy to own it!

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead – I think for the past 4 months I have been slowly collecting the Vampire Academy series and I finally found the 5th book at a used book store and I was so happy! Now I just need to keep an eye out for the final book and I will have the complete set. I adore the Vampire Academy series, it is fun, thrilling and amazing and cannot wait to give it a re read sometime soon.

A Novelist’s Commonplace Book by Michael Crawley – I always wanted to own a writing book rather than always boring them from the library, and I was super excited to finally have one…until I opened it up and realized it is mainly just a book about different verbs and techniques. I still find it helpful but it is more of a handbook than the craft type of book I was hoping for.

I bought so many books this month but I am pretty sure all 8 of them only cost me $20 altogether which is awesome. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this blog post and don’t forget to check out my last one: Reading and Writing Goals!

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June Wrap Up

June is almost over so I decided it was about time I share with you guys all the books I managed to read in June! Like May, June was a really great reading month and I managed to complete a total of 7 books! Here they are:

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead was the first book I finished in June and it is the 4th book in the Vampire Academy series. I really liked this book and a lot of very important things happened that totally blew my mind…4.5/5 stars!

The Crown by Kiera Cass is the second book I read this month and it is also the last book in the Selection series which I am really sad to see end. I enjoyed this book and I felt like it did a decent job of tying up all the loose ends but sadly I wasn’t blown away by it. 3/5 stars!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare is a book I completed for my English class and I actually ended up enjoying a lot more than I thought…because I liked it as much as I did I am hoping to read another book by Shakespeare this summer! 3/5 stars

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes…can we just take a moment to recognize how sad and amazing this book was. I really, really loved this book and I couldn’t put it down once I picked it up. It told such a realistic story which I personally really appreciated but really every aspect of it was amazing. 5/5 stars!

Legend by Marie Lu is a 5th book I read this month and I cannot believe it took me this long to pick it up! Oh well, I’ve read it now. I loved this book and I thought the whole plot line was fun, exciting and interesting and I was on the edge of my seat with every page! Just picked up the 2nd book so I cannot wait to continue! 4.5/5 stars!

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead is the 5th book in the Vampire Academy series and oh my god this book was fantastic! Every part was just so fun and exciting that I kept turning the page wanting to find out what happens next. I am really sad I am almost done the series but I am so pumped to read the final book! 5/5 stars

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is the final book on my wrap up. I am currently reading this and am about half way done but I already love it so much! All the characters are really unique and complex and I love each and everyone of them honestly. 4.5/5 stars…so far.

That was my wrap up and I hope you liked it 🙂

Reading Update!

I have recently finished Blood Promise by Richelle Mead which is the fourth book in the Vampire Academy series and it was so good! The middle was a tiny bit slow but the end…I just read the last 200 pages in an hour because it was so amazing. I also finished The Crown by Kiera Cass which is the fifth and final book in the Selection series and I am really sad that it has ended. I enjoyed the book but it wasn’t fantastic or anything but it was a fun and easy read like most of Kiera Cass’s books are and I did love the ending… 😉

Anyways right now I am currently reading Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead and I am so sad that I am almost one book away from finishing the series but I just need to find out how things played out! In the third book things went totally different than what I thought!

Hope you enjoyed this short reading update and check out my last few posts if you are participating in Camp NaNoWriMo or are interested in what it is!

Series to Binge Read

We all love those series that you can just sit down, read, finish the book, and then continue on with the series without getting up…well obviously you get up at some point but you don’t want to. For this post, I will be telling you guys some series that you will start and not want to stop.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – I am currently reading this series and I am loving it! I am on the third book and I never want to put them down. It is about two girls, Rose Hathaway who is a dhampir (protects vampires) and Lisa Dragomir who is a royal Moroi (vampire) and their life at St. Vladamir’s. The books follow them as they face enemies while trying to maintain a decent image. This is a good series to binge read because there are six books in total, Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound and Last Sacrifice. Go! Read them!

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan – This series is such a fun and easy series to binge read so if you haven’t read these please go now and read them! These books are about a boy named Percy Jackson who discovers he is the son of a Greek god and how he has to learn to live with that because that isn’t a small feat. There are five books in the series and I love all of them. The Lightning Thief, Sea of Monsters, Titan’s Curse, Battle of the Labyrinth and Last Olympian. A totally easy binge read!

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass – There are now 5 books in this series (The Selection, The Elite, The One, The Heir, The Crown) and they are just so easy to read. I read the first 3 books in one sitting because I was absolutely hooked. I really recommend this as a binge reading series.

Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout – Again, there are five books in this series (Obsidian, Onyx, Opal, Origin and Opposition) and they are really interesting! My favourite is probably the first book but all the books are very good. Please read this series if you haven’t yet!