MAY || Reading Wrap Up

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May has been a month of me easing back into the reading and blogging mojo. It’s like I finally shook some of the wedding hangover off, got into a more organized schedule and found some really good books to read among my TBR piles.

So here is my reading wrap up for the month of May, considerably less pitiful than my previous months – YAY for me!

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Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (pending review)

queen of shadows


A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin


Mischief in Miami by Nicole Williams

MISCHIEF IN MIAMI 2


Scandal in Seattle by Nicole Williams

SCANDAL IN SEATTLE


On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

On Dublin Street


The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

The Gravity of Us


180 seconds by Jessica Park

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One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid (pending review)

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Books Reviewed:

Pending Reviews:

  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  • One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

And there you have it, my May wrap up in a glance. It’s fairly few but I really loved and enjoyed most of the books I have read this month and I am looking forward to June.

How about you? Any good reads for the month of May?

Let me know in the comments!

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SECOND QUARTER READING WRAP UP

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The second quarter of this year has been truly busy and eventful in terms of social life and too much adulting. Ugh! Tell me about it. However, despite it all, I was still able to throw in 5 books each per month.

So here is my reading wrap up for the second quarter of 2016.

Wrap Up for April

My APRIL reads consist of a debut novel (Burning Muses), a free Wattpad novel (Too Late), a first book in a series (The Girl in 6E) and two books from new-to-me authors (Sparrow and Desperately Seeking Epic).

Here are the reviews I did for APRIL:

BURNING MUSES

SPARROW

TOO LATE

THE GIRL IN 6E

DESPERATELY SEEKING EPIC


Wrap Up for May2

MAY was an awfully busy month for me – a lot of birthday celebrations, festivals and it’s also summertime here in our country so it’s basically a month of getaways, trips and vacations. With 5 books read under my belt, I was only able to review a few.

I read Tapping the Billionaire to give in to peer pressure. There’s this set who loved it so much and there’s this set who cannot even get through half. So I got curious and got it to see for myself. It was an enjoyable read, nothing too special – just a fun and funny means to pass time.

On the other hand, I’ve always had the In the Company of Killers series but haven’t read them yet. I could almost kick myself for letting it sit on my Kindle this long. Killing Sarai is amazing, deliciously done and exciting. I will make sure to finish this series this year. That, I promise to myself and to the blogging oath watcher.

I got Smut and Dear Heart I Hate You after reading Sarai because I needed it! I needed to read something light and fun after the darkness in Killing Sarai. In all fairness, both these books delivered.

Lastly, Me Before You is a book that I’ve always had – be it in kindle copy or paperback. It’s just that I kept delaying reading it until closer to movie release date to spare myself multiple emotional breakdowns. Wise eh?

Here are the reviews I did for MAY:

SMUT

ME BEFORE YOU


Wrap Up for JuneHello my birth month!

JUNE was an exciting reading month for me. For starters, I met another new-to-me author and as much as I promised myself to stick to more standalones this year (versus series), I couldn’t help but dive into book two right away. I’m talking about L.B. Simmons and her Under the Influence and Out of Focus duology which is now in a series with The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller (which I’m yet to read and recently rebranded with a new title “Into the Light” as well as with a new cover).

Also I dove into two ARCs this month, one from Melanie Harlow and another from Trudy Stiles. After these two romances, I decided to switch to fantasy after months of not reading one. I think the last fantasy I have read was Red Queen and that was way back January. Anyway, A Court of Thorns and Roses is unbelievably good. The plot was well developed, the characters built in solid foundation and the story just flows. I was highly engaged from start to finish and I will definitely write a review for that one soon (once I finish my other ARC obligations and most likely once I finish ACOMAF)

Here are the reviews I did for JUNE:

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

OUT OF FOCUS

MAN CANDY

EPIC LIES

There you have it, my SECOND QUARTER in a nutshell. It may not have been much but most of these range from 3 – 5 stars. I have loved majority of what I have read this quarter and only fell in like with a few of them. Not bad at all.

How about you? How was your second quarter like? 🙂

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FIRST QUARTER READING WRAP UP

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As you all know, I have a habit of delaying things and tasks so my January reading wrap up became a Jan-Feb Duo wrap up and now you know that that didn’t happen too. So here is my reading wrap up for the first quarter of 2016.

Some of these were reviewed, others weren’t.

Wrap Up for January

I started the year with a bang diving into Tarryn’s F*ck Love as the year opened. I have also read “new to me” authors for January such as Leylah and Melanie. After experiencing an emotional Bright Side hangover last year, I opted to delay reading Gus until this year.

Here are some of the reviews I did for my January reads:

F*ck Love | Red Queen | Queen Song | Gus | Heartless Episodes 1-3 | The Mistake 

The Score | Never Never 1 | Never Never 2 | Never Never 3 | 53 Letters for My Lover 

Some Sort of Happy | Some Sort of Crazy


Wrap Up for February

My February list is a combination of new and old releases. Finally, I have read and finished Forbidden (I was really scared of this book but I’m glad I read it.), finished the Cocktail series (I miss their gang so much!) and read my firsts from Penelope Ward, SC Stephens and Mia Sheridan. I have also met Joe who is beautifully crazy and I have nothing but praises for KA’s latest release. February was also the month that I have received my first ever ARC from Melanie.

Here are some of the reviews I did for my February reads:

Some Sort of Love | He Will be My Ruin | You | Forbidden

RoomHate | Thoughtless | Leo


Wrap Up for MarchYou might have noticed that my list kept getting shorter from January to March. You might even ask what happened. Did I lose my momentum? Did something kept me from reading? Honestly, I have no idea. It felt like I was on a roll last January then slowed down by February. Anyway, March was composed of three ARCs, new releases and one highly recommended read (which I am yet to review but still torn about it because I am a minority when it comes to TSOT).

Here are some of the reviews I did for my March reads:

Midnight Lily Love, Chloe | Elastic Hearts

A Thousand Boy Kisses | Collared | Roots and Wings

I’m still working on my review for Kim Holden’s So Much More which was spectacularly flawless. I’ll have to post that at a later time though.

There you have it, my FIRST QUARTER in a nutshell.

Most of these are 3-5 star reads. Needless to say, the ones I’ve read this quarter range from “That’s good” to “Oohh la la! Perfection!”.

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