Saturday, July 1, 2017

Monthly Recap

Oh my gosh this year is flying by so quickly. June was my month to fully have off and it's been laziness to the extreme. I've spent time with family and friends. We had a graduation party for my husband and I. In June I worked so hard on getting my stuff together for my blog. I celebrated my 5 year Bloggiversary with a giveaway. I started my Comic Corner with one post this month, and my Movie/TV review tab is now up with two reviews in there. I spent two days updating my reviews to my "My Reviews" page which took forever. About 9 hours of just adding reviews. My book reviews are almost all caught up, I have about 5 left but all the books are from this month and not last year so I'm counting that as a win. My husband and I are planning on moving soon and this month we found an apartment to move into and so we started packing up our old apartment.
Nonbookish Stuff:

Song of the Month:

Bookish Stuff:

Favorite Book(s) of the Month:
I read almost this whole series in about two days. Loved the Mythos Academy and I know I will be rereading these books time and time again.

Book(s) that Surprised Me:
The Problem with Forever was sooo freaking good. I loved the story from beginning to end. I was surprised I liked it since I hadn't been liking JLA's books for the past year so to come back and like this one was awesome. I have written the review, but not posted it yet, so keep your eyes peeled for it if you want to see my thoughts.

Reading Challenges:

Challenges:
TBR: Read 20 books on my tbr pile list
Binge #1: Finish Random Pile #1
Binge #2: Finish Open Series
Binge #3: Finish my Random Pile #2
Harry Potter series
Netgalley: Raise goal to "suggested 80%"
Review Requests outside of websites: Read 10
Read over 72,110 pages
Working on my writing

Challenge that I finished this month:
TBR: 2 Read this month: 9 read total: 12 books left
Binge #1: Read 0 books
Binge #2: Read 1 book this month: 3 books total read
Binge #3: Read 0 book 
Harry Potter series: 2 books read this month: 3 books total read
Netgalley: Number currently 64% 
Review Requests outside of websites read 10: Read 0 books
Read:  37, 421 pages month, 35, 250 pages left
Writing: 0 notebooks this month: 1 left

I started this meme to finally get some books off my reading shelf. So at the beginning of the year I made a list of all the books I had listed for this meme. My goal for this year has been to read 20 books for this reading challenge. If you want to see the original TBR list you can look at my last months Monthly Recap post. This month I finished 2 books towards this challenge: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Bloodspell by Amalie Howard.
  1. Blood Red Road (Dust Land #1) by Moira Young
  2. Teardrop (Teardrop #1) by Lauren Kate
  3. End of Days (The Fallen #3) by Thomas E. Sniegoski
  4. Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi
  5. Black Hole Sun (Hell's Cross #1) by David Macinnis Gill
  6. What a Boy Wants (What a Boy Wants #1) by Nyrae Dawn
  7. Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum
  8. Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles #1) by J.A. Souders
  9. Eden (The Eden Trilogy #1) by Keary Taylor
  10. The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
  11. The Registry by Shannon Stoker
  12. The Peculiars by Maureen Boyle McGuerry
  13. Origin by Jessica Khoury
  14. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Leviathan
  15. Nameless by Lili St. Crow
  16. I Am Malala By Malala Yousafzai
  17. Pure by Julianna Baggot
  18. Innocent Darkness (The Aether Chronicles #1) by Suzanne Lazear
  19. Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting
  20. Solving for Ex by Leigh Ann Kopans
  21. Tragic by J.A. Huss
  22. Scan (Scan #1) by Sarah Fine & Walter Jury
  23. The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner
  24. Ruined by Jus Accardo
  25. The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark #1) by Shana Abe
  26. Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert
  27. Tethered (A Birthright Novel #1) by Brandi Leigh Hall
  28. Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
  29. The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing
  30. Devada (Angels and Demons #1) by Tich Brewster
  31. You Slay Me (Aisling Grey #1) by Katie MacAlister
  32. Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano
  33. Everblue (Mer Tales #1) by Brenda Pandos
  34. Matched by Ally Condie
  35. Salt and Stone (Fire and Flood #2) by Victoria Scott
  36. Cinderella’s Dress (Cinderella’s Dress #1) by Shonna Slayon
  37. The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May
  38. The 5TH Wave (The 5th Wave #1) by Rick Yancey
  39. Scorched by Melissa de la Cruz
  40. Doomed by Tracy Deebs
  41. The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors
  42. Bloodspell (The Cruentus Curse #1) by Amalie Howard
  43. Until Friday Night (The Field Party #1) by Abbi Glines
  44. Eternal Eden (Eden Trilogy #1) by Nicole Williams
  45. Dear Professor by Blaire Drake
  46. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
  47. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  48. Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Snowalter
  49. Unforgiven (Fallen #5) by Lauren Kate
  50. Tempest Rising (Tempest #1) by Tracy Deebs
  51. Last Years Mistake by Gina Ciocca 
  52. Quarterback Draw (Play by Play #9) by Jaci Burton

Last year I had a goal to binge read through authors and books. The idea was to group a bunch of books together and binge read them like a Netflix show. I've been steadily making progress for these challenges, but since I have been visiting family for the last couple months, I wasn't able to bring every book towards my challenges.

 Binge #1

Binge #2: This challenge has been getting harder and harder. I started reading The Fiery Heart so my hope is to finish the Bloodlines Series before I move in a couple weeks.



Binge #3: I finished Bloodspell this month. Sadly it wasn't very good, but not every book will be so no biggie. Now I know and now it's off my TBR Pile!


Harry Potter Series: Finished the second and third book in the HP series. Loving them so darn much it's crazy. 


Netgalley: I got a bunch of books reviewed, but then a bunch of books were sent to me.

July:

What's Coming in July:

  • Moving: I am moving in July. It's going to be a very hectic time which means I am going to be posting a lot of reviews during that time and TBR posts and such. The plus side is all of that work is done for me, but I won't be reachable for about a week while everything becomes situated. 

Books in July I'm Excited for:


How was everyone's June? Does it seem like this month and year is going by very quickly?
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