March Wrap up/April TBR (Arc-ish Readathon) | 2017

March has been quite a successful reading month for me. In fact, I think this may be the most books I have ever read within one month. Wooohooo! Achievement accomplished. This is brilliant, especially following of the lull that occurred in February, where I only read one book – which I will feature down below.

Over all, March has been a successful month. Despite my two week hiatus from blogging, this month has allowed me to consider the direction I wish to take with this blog. Although books will remain my primary focus, I will also be creating posts that will discuss diversity in life and literature and the advice that I have collected over the years – things I wish I knew years ago. This month has allowed me to plot new posts, as well as conjuring up the confidence to talk more about what I wish to discuss and represent.

So, let’s get on with my reading wrap-up for February and March, and A Very ARC-ish Readathon TBR. Continue reading “March Wrap up/April TBR (Arc-ish Readathon) | 2017”

January Wrap-up

January has allowed me to begin 2017 on a good note. I’ve so far completed 3 books out of my 20 books target for this year. And, although my goal is significantly smaller than other avid readers, I thought it best to keep my goal realistic and achievable, considering my actual reading habits as of late. So here is a wrap up of all the books I read in January and my general opinions on them. Also, a mention of what I am currently reading and what I think so far.


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The Diabolic by S.J.Kincaid

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The Diabolic is an all out there Sci-fi, that feels more like an intense political drama, which is set in space. Kincaid’s representation of the main protagonist, Nemesis, was brilliant. I related so strongly to this leading lady and because of that, I engaged with the novel on an emotional level – which has been a difficult task for a while now. I rated this 5/5 stars, so I certainly recommend checking this out.

I plan on releasing a review for this read soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen

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I was sent a copy of Optimists Die First for review by Penguin Random House over on Netgalley – you can find that review here. I genuinely adored this book, despite its flaws, and awarded it a 4.5/5 stars. It’s a quirky and funny easy read that addresses some sensitive topics in a respectable manner. The cast is brilliant and entertaining, allowing you to engage with the story. This book brought me to tears, and lifted my spirits, sometimes within the same page. I would definitely recommend this book to someone who likes The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

With Malice by Eileen Cook

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With Malice was an enjoyable read and the writing and the mystery were fairly engaging. Plus, I adored the ending. But, it’s one of those reads that you enjoy, and then forget about it 2 months later.  Compared to my other reads of January, it was average. I rated it a 3/5 stars and plan on doing a review, where I will explain my reasons why.


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The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

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Synopsis: A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie’s life. That includes taking her job… and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk — but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett was released at the beginning of the year and I was sent a copy from review from Sourcebooks Fire. I’m not that far through it yet, however it’s interesting. The main protagonist is unusual compared to other main protagonists as she is not a nice person. She says the wrong things and judges people immensely. It’s a perspective I am not used to reading. I’m intrigued. Hopefully, I will finish this book soon so that I may release a full review.


As always, have you read any of these books? Share your opinions down below!

Bout of Books 17 | Wrap Up

Oh failure, my all but too familiar friend. Maybe it is time you take up permanent residence in my life?

The Bout of Books Readathon has come to a close and I find myself deflated and disappointed in the reading I did this week. I wish I could conjure up some excuse as to why I only read Rainbow Rowell’s short, Kindred Spirits, and 74 pages of Clockwork Angel. Alas, I cannot even do that.

I would like to say that I was being so productive doing other things, that reading was my lowest priority, however that was not the case. Aside, from the constant panic clouding my mind regarding University, there has not been any activity that has stopped me from reading – or does Netflix count as an activity?

Again, I must reintroduce Septa Unella, the Game of Thrones’ lady with the bell.

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I most likely will not take part in another Readathon for quite a while. I was scheduled to partake in October’s Fright Fall Readathon, however it takes place during one of my first weeks at University, which will be quite a hectic period.

How did you find the Bout of Books 17 Readathon? Leave a comment down below!

The High Summer Readathon Wrap-up

The High Summer Readathon is over! I hope everyone had a wonderful week of reading.

Here is my reading wrap-up for the week:

  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters – 113 pages (Continued from previous week)
  • Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon – 310 pages
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – 30 pages (I stopped reading due to a lack of engagement with the writing)
  • We Were Liars – 138 pages (Yet to be finished)

Total Page Count: 591 pages

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