Amanda’s July Wrap Up

Hello, lovelies! We are at the end of another month. What is up with this year? the first few months felt like a million years and now it feels like time is going by at hyperspeed. I had a bit of a slower month in July. I’ve finally found some new tv shows to get into and that’s definitely taken away from my reading time.

Physical Books
Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
Dune by Frank Herbert
Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker
The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 4: Rising Action by Keiron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, & Matt Wilson
What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green
Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak
When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry
The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

eBooks
As the Shadow Rises by Katy Rose Pool
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson

Audiobooks
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
Eve of Man by Giovanna Fletcher & Tom Fletcher
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

These are all of the books I read in July! I managed to pick up a few 2020 releases that I was really excited about and a few backlist books too. What did you read this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s July Graphic Novel Mini-Reviews

Hey, lovelies! It’s been a bit since I’ve picked up any of my graphic novels, but I’m determined to finally finish The Wicked + the Divine soon.

The Wicked + the Divine, Vol 4. Rising Action by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson, & Clayton Cowles

As I said above, it’s been a bit since I’ve read any of my graphic novels, so jumping back into this series was a bit confusing. But I would like to point out that because I like this series so much I remember most of the bigger details from the first three volumes. I also thing that this volume did a better job at giving some back story, or at least showing us some things that we assumed but didn’t actually get to see. I really enjoyed Rising Action. It was full of well, action. But it also brought the Gods together and I thought that was really cool. I’m definitely interested to see where the story will go next (especially with how Persephone ended this book).

I was hoping to read a few more volumes in this series but only managed the one. I got a bunch of new novels for my birthday and became a bit distracted.

Amanda’s June Wrap Up

Hey, lovelies. June has come to a close so I’m back again with another monthly wrap up. I’ve read some great new books, reread some older (but loved) books, and read some books I didn’t love.

Physical Books
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Hideaway by Nora Roberts
A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig
H20 by Virginia Bergin
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund
Beach Read by Emily Henry
To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters
The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
Day 21 by Kass Morgan
The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
Cloaked by Alex Flinn
Towering by Alex Flinn
A Million Junes by Emily Henry
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

eBooks
Meet Cute Club by Jack Harbon
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
The Black Veins by Ashia Monet

Audiobooks
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling
Followers by Megan Angelo
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Rules for Being a Girl by Candice Bushnell & Katie Cotugno
Vox by Christina Dalcher

These are the books I read in June. I’ve been doing really well mostly reading books off of my physical TBR to get it a bit smaller. Have you read any of these? Do you have any on your TBR? Let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s May Wrap Up

Hello, lovelies! Another month has come to an end so, it’s time for another reading wrap up. I’m here to share with you wonderful people all of the books I read during the month of May. May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month so I did my best to read all of the books I own that are by Asian authors. I also borrowed a few books from the library too because other’s recommended them.

Physical Books
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Wicked as You Wish by Rin Chupeco
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
Final Draft by Riley Redgate
Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones by Ngozi Ukazu
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

eBooks
The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park
Goldilocks by Laura Lam
Mayhem by Estelle Laure
The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune
The Mall by Megan McCafferty
The Game by Linsey Miller
The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Audiobooks
The Iron Will of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
Internment by Samira Ahmed
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Deceivers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin
Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan
The 100 by Kass Morgan
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

What books did you read this month? Did you find any five-star reads or new favorites? Leave me a comment and tell me about you’re reading in May!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s April Graphic Novel Mini-Reviews

Hi, lovelies! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these because I just haven’t been picking up my graphic novel collection lately. I don’t know why that is, but in April I tried to make a point of picking up at least a few of the graphic novels I already own. I did alright I think, I managed to pick up a few and I’m happy with that.

Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden

I picked this one up for the OWLs readathon. I have enjoyed everything I’ve read by Tillie Walden and this was no different. The story was a little bizarre. I wasn’t sure where it was going because the synopsis was pretty vague. I really enjoyed the art, Walden’s work is always stunning. The storyline was fascinating but weird. I couldn’t tell where the story was going and as I read things just got weirder and weirder in the best way. I really enjoyed this one even if I’m still sort of not sure what happened.

Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld, Devin Grayson, & Steven Cummings

I recently binge reread the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld and was excited to finally pick this graphic novel that I found at one of my local used book stores a few months ago.  I was really excited to see Shay’s story and more details of what happened to her. We got bits and pieces of her story in the original story, but we got so much more in this graphic novel. I really enjoyed this book. I loved getting to know more about Shay’s past and how she ended up where she did. I believe there is a second one and I’m going to have to find it because I love anything that takes place in the Uglies world.

Kaijumax Season Two: The Seamy Underbelly by Zander Cannon

I read the first graphic novel in this series too long ago so it was a little awkward to jump back into this world after so long. The monsters all use really bizarre and creative slang and that was jarring at first. Like the first one, I thought this was a really creative story. We follow some monsters after they’ve escaped from Kaijumax prison for monsters. I liked getting to see the rest of the world. But it was hard for me seeing the guards that worked for the prison out hunting monsters. So many of them have no sympathy and think that all monsters are the same, even the ones that are doing all the right things. I thought it brought up an interesting conversation that could be related to the real world. Overall, I liked this one and I’m going to continue onto the third installment.

Kaijumax Season Three: King of the Monstas by Zander Cannon

I think what I like most about this series is the serious topics it covers in a creative way. In this installment we’re back in the world of the prison where we see what’s going on with an inmate/guard romantic relationship, the latest on the drama between the gangs, and focusing closer on a select few characters. I strongly disliked the romantic relationship but I think that was intentional. The warring gangs were the main plot of this story and at times it was hard to keep track of who was in which gang. Despite that I thought it was a really interesting story, especially Woofys plot line. I think the most interesting character that we focused on was the goat man, he has a long title that is the devil of something or other but I can’t be bothered. I’m still filled with questions about him. I’d love to know more about what he and his father are. I’m also wondering why he turned into a literal goat after crossing the river. Overall, I’ll have to buy more of the series to continue but I definitely plan on doing so.

I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young, Jean-François Beauleiu, & Dean Rankine

I’ve heard nothing but good things about the I Hate Fairyland graphic novel series. So, a few months ago after discovering the absolute gem that is my local comic store I bought the first four volumes. I don’t know what took me so long to pick them up, but I’m really glad I finally did because this was so fun. I adored the art. It’s so colorful and wild. It’s gory and gruesome, but also some how still sweet as candy (some may even say sickly sweet). I thought the story was incredibly creative too, though I would have liked to see more of why it took Gertrude 27 years to get even close to the key. It was clear toward the end she was pretty much a huge asshole, but what when wrong when she was still a little girl that made finding the key so impossible? I loved the story, a adult in a girls body, murderous and horrible. I also totally loved the ending. She was so close to finally reaching her goal. I’m very excited to start the next volume and see what chaos Gertrude brings to Fairyland next.

I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 2: Fluff My Life by Skottie Young & Jean-François Beaulieu

This series is hilariously vulgar and I love every page. I’m quickly becoming obsessed. Gertrude is a selfish 30ish year old trapped in a child’s body. She infuriated me but also made me laugh because she’s completely ridiculous. I love the art. It’s stunningly vibrant and I stand by calling it sickly sweet in my review for the first book in the series. Things were a little all over the place plot wise and time seemed to jump in big chunks (which I guess it did in the first one too) but with the ending of this one I’m really intrigued to see what will happen in the fourth one.

I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 3: Good Girl by Skottie Young & Jean-François Beaulieu

This has been my favorite volume so far. I still really love the art. It’s colorful and obnoxious in the best way. In this volume Gertrude has decided she’s going to try to be good. So for several months she tries to do good deeds and ends up only making things worse. But then her guide Larry tells her of a maze that just might be what she needs. She finds the balls of redemption and becomes good Gert. Finally, after thirty years she’s found the key and gets to go home. But…things don’t go as planned. I loved this story. It was different from the others but so fun. My only complaint is that, didn’t the world end in volume two? If we ignore that, I loved this and I’m typing this so fast so I can pick up volume four because the ending of this volume was an excellent cliffhanger.

Kaijumax Season Four: Scaly is the New Black by Zander Cannon

This installment follows the women’s side of Kaijumax monster prison. I thought this was a really interesting book. I loved the conversations it brought, such as pregnancy/adoption when you’re in prison, drug addiction and smuggling, and as with the rest of these stories, gangs. I love this world that Cannon has created. I love the monster slang, it’s fun and entertaining. But this whole series, while fun, has serious tones to it which I really love. There’s no information on when Season Five is coming out, but the end pages of this one did say that it was coming. I’m excited to see what Cannon does next.

What graphic novels did you read in April?

Amanda’s April Wrap Up

Hello, lovelies! We somehow managed to make it through April at light speed after March lasting about a million years. I don’t know how but I read an unreasonable amount of books. I ended up reading some new books I really enjoyed and rereading some old favorites. I had a great month overall.

Physical Books
I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski
Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane
The Martian by Andy Weir
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld
Impostors by Scott Westerfeld
Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Kaijumax Season Two: The Seamy Underbelly by Zander Cannon
Kaijumax Season Three: King of the Monstas by Zander Cannon
There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young & Jean-François Beaulieu
I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 2: Fluff My Life by Skottie Young & Jean-François Beaulieu
I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 3: Good Girl by Skottie Young & Jean-François Beaulieu
I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 4: Sadly Never After by Skottie Young & Jean-François Beaulieu
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
Artemis by Andy Weir
The Year They Fell by David Kreizman
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Kaijumax Season Four: Scaly is the New Black by Zander Cannon
The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
The Governess Game by Tessa Dare

eBooks
What You Wish For by Katherine Center
The Guy on the Right by Kate Stewart
The Guy on the Left by Kate Stewart
Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa
The Guy in the Middle by Kate Stewart
Immortal Unchained by Lynsay Sands
Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas
Shatter City by Scott Westerfeld
Inebriated by Katey Taylor
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez
The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler
Dark Skies by Danielle L. Jensen
Lobizona by Romina Garber
Immortally Yours by Lynsay Sands
The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Crave by Tracy Wolff

Audiobooks
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Overall, I’m really happy that I managed to read mostly physical books that I already own. While I am buying new books, I’m still making a good dent in my physical TBR of books I already own. How did you do this month? Did you read anything I did? Find any new favorites?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s March Wrap Up

Hello, lovelies! Why does it feel like it’s been a million years since my February wrap up? March has felt like the longest month and has been going on for literal years. I’ve read sort of an obscene amount of books this month. I’ve been on a romance binge because I can’t focus on any other genres and I don’t want to get into a slump, so I haven’t even bothered trying to read anything else. So, let’s get into all the books I read in March.

Physical Books
The Never Tilting World by Ron Chupeco
The Life Below by Alexandra Monir
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Fight or Flight by Samantha Young
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody
The How and the Why by Cynthia Hand
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

eBooks
The Last Human by Zack Jordan
Admission by Julie Buxbaum
About a Vampire by Lynsay Sands
The Next Always by Nora Roberts
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts
The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts
Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms
What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel
Runaway Vampire by Lynsay Sands
Immortal Nights by Lynsay Sands

Audiobooks
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
Supernova by Marissa Meyer
This Train is Being Held by Isme Amiel Williams
The Awakening by L.J. Smith
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

What books did you read this month? Any romance that you would recommend (I’m running out of romance at home to read so pretty please leave a comment with your favorites)? Did you find any new favorites?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s February Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! This month I read a ton of library books, so we shall see which format of books I read the most this month!

Physical Books
How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
We Regret to Inform You by Ariel Kaplan
Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Echoes Between Us by Kate McGarry
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen

eBooks
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
The Fever King by Victoria Lee
The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

Audiobooks
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

What books did you read in February? Leave a comment and let me know how you did this month!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s January Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! Today we’re here for my first wrap up of the year! As you all saw in the 2020 goals post, I wanted to make a point to read more physical books and fewer ebooks. Not that there’s anything wrong with any format of reading, I just personally don’t get to enjoy reading physically as much as I used to and I want to try to be better about that. Let’s see how I did!

Physical Books
Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman
Heartstopper Vol. 2 by Alice Oseman
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
These Divided Shores by Sara Raasch
Daring to Dream by Nora Roberts
Holding the Dream by Nora Roberts
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada
Spellhacker by M.K. England
A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

eBooks
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez
Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller
Girls With Razor Hearts by Suzanne Young
Reason Number One by Briston Brooks
Finding the Dream by Nora Roberts
No Place Like Here by Christina June
You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Reverie by Ryan La Sala
One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Audiobooks
The Emerald Sea by Richelle Mead
The Beholder by Anna Bright
The Final Six by Alexandra Monir
Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly
Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

 

January DNF’s
The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Warcross by Marie Lu
Matched by Allie Condie

I managed to succeed in reading mostly physical books this month and that’s something I hope to continue for the rest of the year. I’ve also started visiting my library again recently. So, hopefully, that helps too! Did you read any new favorite books in January? Leave a comment and let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s November Wrap Up

Hello, lovelies! Let’s jump right into all of the books that I managed to read this November.

Physical Books
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The Toll by Neal Shusterman
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts
The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting

eBooks
Rogue by Julie Kagawa
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
The Kiss Quotient Helen Hoang
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
Year One by Nora Roberts
Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
The Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands
Blood Magick by Nora Roberts
The Guinivere Deception by Kiersten White
The Immortal Hunter by Lynsay Sands

Audiobooks
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Finale by Stephanie Garber
Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

I read quite a few books, as usual. I think I read a bit more than usual because I’m suffering from a serious case of senioritis while I’m in my last term of college. So, I’m reading mostly to procrastinate getting my school work done. But hey, I read some great books this month. Leave me a comment and let me know what you read!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s August Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! I had the best reading month I’ve ever had. I’ve been reading like mad this month, everything from graphic novels to new releases. I don’t have too much to say, so I’ll get right into what I read in August.

Physical Books
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
How to Make Friends With the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
Under the Moon: Catwoman by Lauren Myracle
The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige
Kaijimax Season One: Terror and Respect by Zander Cannon
Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo
The Marvelous Land of Oz by Eric Shanower & Skottie Young
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Swarm by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, & Deborah Biancotti
Nexus by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, & Deborah Biancotti
Spell on Wheels by Kate Leth, Megan Levens, & Marissa Louise
Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk

eBooks
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Call it What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer
100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons
Chosen Champion by Elise Kova
Failed Future by Elise Kova
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray
This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes
The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm by Christopher Paolini
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, & Deborah Biancotti
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Audiobooks
Stepsister Jennifer Donnelly

Friends, I don’t know how I did it, but I managed to read fourty-one books in the month of August. Some good, some not so good, but I’m beyond pleased with myself for having a record-breaking month. I don’t know that I’ll ever read this many books in one month again. Tell me in the comments what books or how many you read in August.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s July Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! I’m here with a very belated wrap up for the month of July. I’ve been a bit lazy with setting up my blog posts which is why this wrap up is so late. But! I’m here and I’m sharing all of the wonderful (or not so wonderful) things that I read in the month of July. Without any further delay (because I’ve delayed enough with my laziness) here are the things I read.

Physical Books
Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
Under Currents by Nora Roberts
The Library Book by Susan Orlean

eBooks
The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
Darkwood by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch
All Our Broken Pieces L.D. Crichton
The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
Moon Cakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu
Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare
Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Audiobooks
Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

I managed to read twenty books in July. Not my best month, but still one that I’m very happy with. Tell me what you read last month!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s June Wrap Up

Hi lovelies! Can you believe it’s already July? I had an excellent month for June. I did pretty well in my college classes. I read a ton of books. I got to spend some fun days by the pool with my cousins. All in all, June was good to me. I read a total of twenty-seven books. Some great, some not  so great. But, most of them were on my physical TBR of books I already own which I’m happy to be making progress on.

Physical
Roar by Cora Carmack
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
Ozma of Oz by Eric Shanower & Skottie Young
Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanah Ganucheau
Girls of July by Alex Flinn
The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
The Wicked King by Holly Black
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

eBooks
Vortex Visions by Elise Kova
Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence
Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Audiobooks
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

How many books did you read in June? Did you find any new favorites? Did we read any of the same books?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s March Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! It’s April fools day but its no joke that I managed to read twenty-four books in the month of March. I was motivated by the NoVaTeen Book Festival to read books by a handful of new authors before I got the chance to meet them. Because of that, I read a large number of eBooks from my library (and I found a few new favorites!) So, without further delay here, are all the things (good and bad) that I read in March.

Physical Books
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
Deathcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

EBooks
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
A Long way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Grendel’s Guide to Love and War by A.E. Kaplan
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
The Clouds Beyond Us by Rahf Alrashidi
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

Audiobooks
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Pacifica by Kristen Simmons

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What did you read this month? Did we read any of the same books? Did you find any new favorite books or authors like I did?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s January Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! Happy February! This month is going to be filled with so many fun things. But before we can get to the fun I have to wrap up Contemporary January. I read so many great books this month and managed to knock a fair amount off of my always growing TBR list. So, without further delay, these are all the books I read in January.

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Physical Books
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

eBooks
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
Love Looks Pretty on You by Lang Leav
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
Beartown by Fredrick Backman
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Audiobooks
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

So I read a total of twenty books in the month of January. Mostly ebooks becasue of all the late nights up with my daughter that I had since she has decided she’d rather sleep during the day. I’m hoping to keep this pace up through February so I can read all the books I have on my TBR for this month. I’m not going to post a general TBR for February becasue I have two TBR posts going up for the two readathons I’m doing this month.

How did everyone do this month for reading? Let me know how many books you read in January down below! Did we read any of the same books?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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