January 2017: The Month Of The DAReadathon, Contemporary Faves, Ed Sheeran, Ambitions & A Whole Lot Of Anime {Monthly Wrap Up}

January 2017

Hi and welcome to my first wrap up of 2017!

January has been pretty busy reading and blogging wise, so I hope you’re ready for a looong post 🙂 I have read 12 books, 3 of which were re-reads and I think that’s been one of my best reading months EVER, so yay for me! I entered my first readathon of the year and actually did okay. I’ve slowly but surely been discovering some new music. AND I’ve fallen in love with some new tv and movies. So let’s get into it!

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Monthly Wrap Up: December 2016

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Hi and welcome to a new monthly wrapup! The last one for 2016…

Can you believe it’s the end of 2016? This year has flown right on by. It also means that next month I have my 1-year blogoversary coming up and I am super excited about that. This whole blogging journey has definitely been one of the highlights of the year for me. I am infinitely thankful that I started this journey and got to know all of you in return. So here’s to many more wonderful years to come!

But first, let’s wrap up December.

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Monthly Wrap Up: November 2016

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Hi and welcome to a new monthly wrapup!

Let’s get this out of the way first: HOW ARE WE DECEMBER ALREADY? How fast is this year going by? I know I pretty much say this every month, but time really is flying…

November was a rather odd reading month for me. I only read one fantasy series and then I just binge-read a whole bunch of YA and new adult contemporary romance books. But that’s okay, because I am becoming more accepting of my total moodreaderitis. I’m just rolling with it and I’ll see where I end up. I am hoping to get back to fantasy in December though.

But first, here’s my November:

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Monthly Wrap Up: October 2016

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Hi and welcome to a new monthly wrapup!

First of all, HAPPY HALLOWEEN GUYS! Hope everyone will have a super day!

Come tomorrow it will be over. My favorite month of the year has already come and gone and now winter is really ahead of us. (well, not just yet, but winter always brings out my dramatic side…)

Anyway, here’s my wrap-up:

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Halloween Readathon TBR

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Let me start of this post with two little comics that I feel completely ‘get’ my feelings about Halloween.

Sarah Andersen Comic

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Comics by the amazing Sarah Andersen.

Needless to say, I’m obsessed with Halloween. My birthday also falls on Halloween (YAY!), but honestly, I love celebrating Halloween so much more than my birthday.

Anyway…

So given this obsession of mine with all things Halloween, combined with the fact that I want to expand my reading horizons a bit, I’ve decided to participate in the Halloween Readathon. This is organized by Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews and runs from October 10th until October 31st. The readathon focuses on trillers, horrors and paranormal books – basically perfect books to get in the Halloween spirit!

Here’s my TBR:

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Monthly Wrap Up: September 2016

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Hi and welcome to a new monthly wrapup!

September has been a pretty blessed book month. There were so many great book releases, among which were some of my most anticipated books. I started of the month with the rest of my Throne of Glass series re-read in anticipation of Empire of Storms. And then there was Empire of Storms itself – FINALLY! And then… the Sarah J. Maas book hangover.

Now, the funny thing is, my book hangover took a completely different turn than it usually does. Normally I would just re-read the Sarah J. Maas book in question for weeks and not read anything else. This time, however, I went on a book-reading binge. Not fantasy, because I was not in the mood for fantasy for weeks after Empire of Storms. But a contemporary romance binge. I read some YA and new adult contemporaries and I LOVED it. I’m back to my fantasy in the meantime, but I’m also kinda still in the mood for contemporary romance. So hey, why not? I’ll just keep reading whatever my mood tells me to read!

Here’s my wrap-up:

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Monthly Wrap Up: August 2016

August 2016

Hi and welcome to a new monthly wrapup!

August was actually a pretty great month.  I went on holiday to Italy and it was amazing. I saw the Amalfi Coast, which has been on my bucket list forever, and Pompei, which is just super impressive!

Readingwise, August has been pretty great for me as well. Though I guess most of that is simply because I had two weeks off which means more time for books, yay! I also kind of started a Throne of Glass re-read marathon – mostly because I am too excited about the upcoming release of Empire of Storms that I can’t focus on any other books right now. I still have Heir of Fire and Queen of Shadows to finish before September 6th, so it will be tight but I will try!

Overall, August has been good and I’m sad to see the summer almost at an end, but I’m also really looking forward to the next two months for several reasons:

  • So many awesome new book releases!
  • Fall weather, which means fall clothing!
  • Halloween!

But anyway, let’s first recap August:

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Monthly Wrap Up: July 2016

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Hi and welcome to a new monthly wrapup!

July has been… again… a bit underwhelming readingwise. I had a lot of other things to do and reading got a little bit procrastinated. I hope August will be a lot better though!

I have some holidays planned in August so usually that’s the time to get some more reading done. It also does mean that I will have a bit less blog posts up than usual. I’ll see what I can do though 🙂

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Monthly Wrap Up: June 2016

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And it’s time yet again for a monthly wrap up! #obligatorytimefliescomment

First of all, I’d like to quicTome Topple Readathonkly discuss my results in the Tome Topple Readathon! As you may know, I participated in this readathon, hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes , which ran from June 6th until June 19th. There were basically 5 challenges:

1. Read more than one tome (500+ pages)
2. Take a graphic novel break (doesn’t need to be over 500 pages!)
3. Read a tome that is part of a series
4. Read over 500 pages in one week
5. Read an adult novel

I had planned to read 3 big books: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson and The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson.

AAAAND… I finished Outlander. Only Outlander. It took me two weeks to finish this one. TWO WEEKS! It was huge. With a little tiny font. Seriously teensy tiny…

But even though I only finished 2 of the 5 challenges, I’m still pretty happy. I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages and now I finally did. On to the next readathon!

Anyway, here’s what the rest of June was like:

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Monthly Wrapup: May 2016 + June Tome Topple Readathon Announcement

Can you believe it’s already June? Yesterday I was still decorating the Christmas tree and today it’s June! Time does fly!

May’s been pretty weird readingwise. I didn’t get a lot of reading done because a) I had a lot of things going on this month like weddings, family stuff and dance rehearsals and b) I had a major book hangover which caused me to spend almost 3 weeks re-reading the same book over and over again (A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – favorite book so far this year).

Without further ado, here’s my wrapup:

What I read

May 2016 Wrapup