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Category: Monthly Wrap Up

Reading Wrap Up – March 2017

I read 12 books in March. Books with reviews have their titles linked.

Total Books Read in 2017 (from my Goodreads page): 40

  1. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike 3/5
  2. Damaged Goods by Jennifer Bardsley 3.5/5
  3. Caraval by Stephanie Garber 4/5
  4. The Awakening by Kate Chopin 5/5
  5. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway 5/5
  6. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 2/5
  7. RoseBlood by A.G. Howard 2/5
  8. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie 4/5
  9. Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji 3/5
  10. Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen by Serena Valentino 3.5/5
  11. The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty’s Prince by Serena Valentino 3.5/5
  12. Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch by Serena Valentino 3.5/5

March reads

I’m hoping to have the review for the Disney Villains series up in the next couple of days. Stay tuned!

As always, pictures plus shorter reviews for some of my reads are also on Instagram.

Reading Wrap Up – February 2017

I haven’t done one of these since September – I think it’s about time to start up again!

I read 8 books in February. Books with reviews have their titles linked.

Total Books Read in 2017 (from my Goodreads page): 27

  1. The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff 5/5
  2. Relentless by Tera Lynn Childs 2.5/5
  3. The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank 5/5
  4. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley 3/5
  5. The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo 4/5
  6. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 5/5
  7. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 4/5
  8. The Phoenix Project by C.A. Gray 4/5

Feb 17 Wrap Up

I finished reading The Phoenix Project on the last day, so I haven’t had a chance to write a review yet. It’s coming soon!

As always, pictures plus shorter reviews for some of my reads are also on Instagram.

Reading Wrap Up – September 2016

I read 13 books in September. Books with reviews have their titles linked.

Total Books Read in 2016 (from my Goodreads page): 83

  1. Zero-G by William Shatner, Jeff Rovin 3/5
  2. Heart of Tin by Danielle Paige 2/5
  3. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling 4/5
  4. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling 4/5
  5. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling 4/5
  6. Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau 4/5
  7. Real Mermaids Don’t Hold Their Breath by Helene Boudreau 4/5
  8. Real Mermaids Don’t Need High Heels by Helene Boudreau 4/5
  9. Real Mermaids Don’t Sell Seashells by Helene Boudreau 4/5
  10. Mostly Void, Partially Stars by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor 5/5
  11. The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor 5/5
  12. Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs 4/5
  13. Shadows and Dreams by Matthew Cody 4/5

I came close to finishing one more, (Future Worlds) but sleep got in the way! Most of the books I read this month were ebooks, so my wrap up picture looks pretty sad.

September Reads

Oh well. As always, pictures, plus shorter reviews for some of my reads are also on Instagram.

Reading Wrap Up – August 2016

I read 9 books in August. Books with reviews have their titles linked. Enjoy!

Total Books Read in 2016 (from my Goodreads page): 70

Books Read in August:

  1. Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley  5/5
  2. Ghosts from Our Past by Andrew Shaffer  3/5
  3. The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov  2/5
  4. After Alice by Gregory Maguire  1/5
  5. After You by Jojo Moyes  4.5/5
  6. No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige  4/5
  7. The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige  3/5
  8. The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige  3/5
  9. The Boy Who Fell from the Sky by Jule Owen  3/5

August Wrap Up

I’ve decided to hold off on the Danielle Paige reviews, as I’m still making my way through the prequel novellas for her Dorothy Must Die series. I’ll write a review once I complete the novellas and the first book in the series. I will say this: The Wizard of Oz is a dear favourite of mine, and Paige’s series is leaving me a bit unsettled.

As always, pictures, plus shorter reviews for some of my reads are also on Instagram.

Reading Wrap Up – July 2016

I read 9 books in July, but once again I’m behind in reviews. I’ll be adding a bunch over the next few days. Books with reviews have their titles linked. Enjoy!

Total Books Read in 2016 (from my Goodreads page): 61

Books Read in July:

  1. The Liberty Box by C.A. Gray
  2. Miracle Monday by Elliot S. Maggin
  3. 100 Days of Happiness by Fausto Brizzi
  4. Ghostbusters by Nancy Holder
  5. The Eden Conspiracy by C.A. Gray
  6. The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr
  7. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
  8. Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
  9. Unbound by Shawn Speakman

July Books

As always, pictures, plus shorter reviews for some of my reads are also on Instagram.

Reading Wrap Up – June 2016

I read 8 books this month – a little less than my usual, but I’ve been really busy with work and also knitting gifts! My blogging seems to have suffered as well. I promise, a backlog of reviews is coming!

Total Books Read in 2016 (from my Goodreads page): 52

Books Read in June:

  1. The Wander Society by Keri Smith (read my review here)
  2. Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By by Dan
  3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (read my review here)
  4. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  5. Everland by Wendy Spinale
  6. The Restoration of Otto Laird by Nigel Packer
  7. Muse by Jonathan Galassi
  8. Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson

June Wrap Up

An impending Canada Post strike has created a slow down at customs, so my June Owlcrate still hasn’t arrived. Today is Canada Day – so no mail delivery – and they could strike as soon as Monday. So I may be waiting for quite awhile. I’m a bit bummed about it, but seeing as it’s out of my hands, I’m trying not to stress.

So that’s it! As always, pictures, plus shorter reviews for some of my reads are also on Instagram.

Reading Wrap Up – May 2016

I read 9 books this month. It’s funny, I read all the time, but my TBR stack is still huge!

Total Books Read in 2016 (from my 50 Book Pledge page): 44

Books Read in May:

  1. Zoo City by Lauren Beukes (read my review here)
  2. Fairest by Marissa Meyer
  3. Winter by Marissa Meyer
  4. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (read my review here)
  5. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (read my review here)
  6. Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley (read my review here)
  7. Superman: The Last Son of Krypton by Elliot S. Maggin (read my review here)
  8. Grendel by John Gardner
  9. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

May Reads

May Book Haul:

  • Everland by Wendy Spinale (from Owlcrate)
  • Superman: Last Son of Krypton by Elliot S. Maggin
  • The Wander Society by Keri Smith
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
  • Zero G by William Shatner (ARC)
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Pictures, plus shorter reviews for some of my reads are on Instagram.

Reading Wrap Up – April 2016

It’s that time again!

Total Books Read in 2016 (from my 50 Book Pledge page): 35

Books Read in April

  1. Baudolino by Umberto Eco
  2. The 100: Day 21 by Kass Morgan
  3. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  4. The 100: Homecoming by Kass Morgan (read my review here)
  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  6. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  7. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  8. A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren Destefano
  9. Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
  10. Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
  11. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

This month was great for reading, but not so great for writing reviews and blogging. Reviews for a bunch of my April reads are coming soon though, I promise.

April Read Books

April Book Haul

  • Flawed by Cecelia Ahern (from Owlcrate)
  • Study Hall of Justice by Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen
  • The Children Who Lived in a Barn by Eleanor Graham

Pictures, plus shorter reviews for some of my reads are on Instagram.

Reading Wrap Up – March 2016

Time for my March reading wrap up!

Total Books Read in 2016 (from my 50 Book Pledge page): 24

Books Read in March

  1. King John of Canada by Scott Gardiner (read my review here)
  2. Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni
  3. Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith
  4. The Siren by Kiera Cass (read my review here)
  5. The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry (read my review here)
  6. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  7. The Mermaid’s Child by Jo Baker
  8. Pax by Sara Pennypacker (read my review here)
  9. The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin
  10. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  11. Supervillains Anonymous by Lexie Dunne
  12. Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott
  13. Supergirl – Issues #1-3 (read my review here)

I really wanted to finish Baudolino by Umberto Eco in March, but I’m still working my way through it.

March 2016 Reads

March Book Haul

  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (from Owlcrate)
  • Hector & The Search For Happiness by Francois Lelord
  • The Restoration of Otto Laird by Nigel Packer
  • Grendel by John Gardner
  • The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Rock Paper Books)
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Rock Paper Books)
  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (Rock Paper Books)
  • The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (Rock Paper Books)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Rock Paper Books)
  • Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (Rock Paper Books)
  • To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway (a great used book find)
  • Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle (a great used book find)
  • Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison (a great used book find)

Pictures, plus shorter reviews for some of my reads are on Instagram.

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