Monthly Wrap-Ups

June 2018 Wrap-Up

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This was a fun and hectic month!  I turned 26, and celebrated at high tea with my boyfriend, followed by drinks with friends.  I also have two great friends who got married this month, including my best friend since I was born, who is getting married today!  We’ve had a lot building up to this moment and I am so excited to be a part of her special day 🙂  I also read some pretty great books, as well as some duds.


Books Read:

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard 
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Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer 
You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero 
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 
Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch 
Caraval by Stephanie Garber 

Favorite Book of the Month:

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Currently Reading:

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Challenge Updates:

Goodreads Challenge: 38 of 50

A to Z Challenge: 12 of 26 (I kinda failed on this one this month)

Classics Club Challenge: 4 of 50


Broadway Book Chat: David Girolmo

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June Reviews

• Practicing Normal by Cara Sue AchterbergWar Storm by Victoria AveyardReview: Blackout (The Color Alchemist #3) by Nina Walker

June Posts

Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Decided to DNF (or Should Have) • The Spring Cleaning Book Tag • Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Awaken The Travel Bug In Me • Cleaning Up My TBR- Down the TBR Hole #1 • Top 10 Tuesday: Books to Read by the Pool — My Summer TBR • Mid-Year Freak Out Tag 2018 • Top 10 Tuesday: Series I Don’t Plan to Finish •

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Mid-Year Freak Out Tag 2018

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I did this tag last June (created by Ely and Chami at A Book So Fathomless), and have been seeing it pop up all over again.  I think it’s a great way to recap the first half of the year, so here we are! 🙂

Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2018

It’s a tie right now between The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman and The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.  Both gave me such severe book hangovers that I was basically a zombie afterwords.


Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2018

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I’m loving this series so much.  I can’t wait to get to the next one, because I know I have so much to look forward to! AHH!


New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

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I love The Devil Wear’s Prada series, and I cannot wait to read the third installment.  Especially because it’s about Emily and she’s my favorite 🙂


Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

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Ahhhh there are so many I am excited about, but Kate Morton has quickly become one of my favorite authors, and I can’t wait for her new release The Clockmaker’s Daughter in October!


Biggest Disappointment

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Don’t get me wrong, this is still a great book, and I liked it, however; I had such high hopes and there was so much anticipation for this release and finale, and I was underwhelmed by the ending.


Biggest Surprise

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On the surface, this does not seem like a book I would like… and I’m obsessed with it.  I love fantasy, but I’ve never been a huge sci-fi person.  This book is INSANE and I lived for every second of it.


Favorite New Author

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I fell in love with this book and her writing, and I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us! 🙂


Newest Fictional Crush

Chaol from Throne of Glass


Newest Favorite Character

Leni Allbright from The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah


Book That Made You Cry

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Blubbering MESS, per usual with Kristin Hannah.  LOVED this book.


Book That Made you Happy

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Favorite Book to Film Adaptation

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This series is incredible, and I love that it is expanding past the end of the book for the 2nd season.  Great writing and incredible acting. Way to go Hulu.


Favorite Post You’ve Done This Year So Far

Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Book Characters I Would Love to Play in a Movie

I had so much fun with this one.


Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

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What Books You Need to Read by the End of the Year

I have too many to name.  I do know that I need to finish the rest of the Throne of Glass series before the new one comes out this fall!  I have my Current TBR up and I update it regularly, so whenever I see a must read soon book I’ll add it to that list.


I tag anyone who hasn’t done this one yet and wants to 😉


Hope everyone is having a great year so far! Do you agree with my answers? Have you read any of the same books as me? Have any recommendations for me to add to my list? Let me know in the comments! 🙂 ❤ Happy reading bookworms!

 

 

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May 2018 Wrap-Up

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And just like that, we’re half way through the year! It’s crazy!! May was a month of playing catch up for me and getting back into the swing of NYC life again.  Luckily, my new job gives me the opportunity to read a lot! This is my best month to date as far as reading goes (10 books), and I have had some amazing luck with these books.  So many great ones!  With my birthday approaching this weekend, I can only hope that the rest of the year is as good as the first half 🙂

Books Read:

 

 

 


Favorite Book of the Month:

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Currently Reading:

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Challenge Updates:

Goodreads Challenge: 31 of 50

A to Z Challenge: 12 of 26 (E and W)

Classics Club: 4 of 50


Broadway Book Chat: Elizabeth Dugas

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May Reviews

Emma by Jane AustenEverless by Sara Holland • Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza • We Other by Sue Bentley •

May Posts

• Top 10 Tuesday: Books With My Favorite Color on the Cover • Inspired by The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho • Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Disliked but Am Glad I Read • The Netflix Book Tag • Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds I’d Want/Never Want to Live In •

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April 2018 Wrap-Up

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April was a month of traveling for me! I was gone every weekend on a different trip.  I went to see my boyfriend perform in the Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder national tour in New Jersey, then we went to a wedding in Delaware the next weekend.  I got to go to my best friend’s bachelorette party in Florida and got to fly to Arizona to see my sister perform in her dance concerts at the University of Arizona.  I feel so lucky to have been able to experience all of these wonderful things, and all of the traveling gave me the opportunity to read a lot!


Books Read:


Favorite Book of the Month:

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Currently Reading:

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Challenge Updates:

Goodreads Challenge: 21 of 50

A to Z Challenge: 10 of 26 (B,D)

Classics Club: 4 of 50 (Emma- Review Post to come)


Broadway Book Chat: Gabriella Perez

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April Reviews

Murder On the Orient Express by Agatha ChristieThe Black Witch by Laurie ForestDaisy Jones by Mack Mama ARC

April Posts:

Top 10 Tuesday: Characters I Liked in Books I Didn’tUnique Blogger AwardTop 10 Tuesday: Books I Loved But Will Never Re-ReadDo Re Mi Book Character TagMy New Book Buying BanTop 10 Tuesday: 10 Book Characters I Would Love to Play in a MovieDisney Song Book Tag

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March 2018 Wrap-Up

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What a great month!  I was lucky enough to be performing and working in Guys and Dolls for the entire month with an absolutely incredible cast of people.  I’m so sad to say goodbye to this show and these lovely humans, but I’m excited to get back to NYC and find out what’s next!

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Books Read:


Favorite Book of the Month:

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Currently Reading:

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Challenge Updates:

Goodreads Challenge: 15 of 50

A to Z Challenge: 7 of 26 (C, G)

Classics Club: 3 of 50 (Murder on the Orient Express– Review Post to come)


Broadway Book Chat: Mallory King

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March Reviews

 • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah •

March Posts

Blog Tour: The Torcian Chronicles: Defiance Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Favorite Book QuotesCurrently Reading TagTop 10 Tuesday: Books That Surprised MeBook Blogger Insider TagTop 10 Tuesday: Books on my Spring TBRA-Z Bookish Survey TagTop 10 Tuesday: Books That Take Place in Another Country •

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February 2018 Wrap-Up

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February was a crazy month for me! I started rehearsals for Guys and Dolls at the Fulton Theatre in Pennsylvania! Due to the fact that I’ve been super busy learning a new show and bonding with my amazing new cast mates, my reading and blogging has slowed down a bit.  I still managed to read a few books, and only missed one Saturday post!

Books Read:

 


Favorite Book of the Month:

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Currently Reading:

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Challenge Updates:

Goodreads Challenge: 11 of 50

A to Z Challenge: 5 of 26 (O, N)

Classics Club: 2 of 50 (Once again failed to read anything for this one…)


Broadway Book Chat: Synthia Link from Frozen on Broadway

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February Reviews

 • The Oathing Stone by J.Z.N. McCauley • The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill • Nature of the Witch by Helen T. Noorwood Blog Tour •

February Posts

Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Have Been on my TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t ReadDreams Do Come True-Meeting My Favorite Author • Top 10 Tuesday: Literary Couples I Love to Love • Superlatives Book Tag • Top 10 Tuesday: Books I’m No Longer Interested in Reading • Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Could Re-read Forever •

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January 2018 Wrap-Up

And just like that, the first month of 2018 is over!  It was a super busy month for me.  Audition season is already in full swing, and I am preparing to leave for my next show in two weeks! I had an amazing reading month too.  I read 7 books (my goal was 4), and read two of my new favorite books!  Here’s to keeping this going in February!

Books Read:


Favorite Book of the Month:

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(closely followed by Carry On by Rainbow Rowell)


Currently Reading:

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Challenge Updates:

Goodreads Challenge: 7 of 50

A to Z Challenge: 3 of 26 (F, H, P)

The Classics Club: 2 of 50 (I didn’t read any for this challenge this month… oops)


Broadway Book Chat: Mychal Phillips

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January Reviews

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard The Hazel Wood by Melissa AlbertFracture by Nina WalkerPractical Magic by Alice Hoffman


January Posts

•  Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 New to Me Authors I Read in 2017Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2017 •  Top 10 Tuesday: My 2018 Bookish Goals/Resolutions •  Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Liked but Can’t Remember Much About •  Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I Read 2017 Bookish Overview2018 A to Z Challenge Not All Tag

 

 

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2017 Bookish Overview

Happy New Year everyone! Looking back, 2017 was a great year and I cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store!  Thanks to everyone who made this year so special ❤

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I started Reading in the Wings this year, and I have been loving it.  The blogging community is incredible, and I can’t thank everyone enough for all of their support!  My blogging has definitely had a positive impact on my reading experience, and it has opened me up to so many more books that I wouldn’t have found without it.  So without further ado, here is my 2017 Bookish Overview!

Total Books Read: 45

Total Pages Read: 17,765

Favorite Book of the Year:

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Least Favorite Book of the Year:

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Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge: COMPLETE

My goal for this year was to read 35 book, and I read 45. Nailed it.

Classics Club Challenge: 2/50

I have read 2 of 50 classics from my list, but I still have about 4.5 years to finish this challenge.  I plan to make a lot more headway on this in 2018.  Check out my list here!

So here is to an AMAZING year! 2018, here we come!

 

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December 2017 Wrap-Up

I say it every month, but I honestly can’t believe how fast this month flew by.  I just got back to NYC after spending an AMAZING Christmas with my family, and although I was sad to leave them, I am getting excited for what the new year has to bring!  December was my first attempt at setting a concrete blogging schedule (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday), and I think I like how it’s working out so far.  Here’s to hoping I can stick to it in the new year 🙂

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Books Read:

 


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Christmas Book Haul

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Broadway Book Chat: Erica Stephan

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December Reviews:

The Gwythienian by Savannah J. GoinsThe Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard


December Posts:

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Fictional Bookish Settings I’d Love to VisitHarry Potter Spells TagTop Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books I Read in 2017 This is My Truth Now TagTop Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Hope Santa BringsCake Book TagTop Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I am Looking Forward to Reading in 2018

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November 2017 Wrap-Up

This year is just speeding by!  I have my Christmas decorations up, and I am already getting into the holiday spirit.  November was an amazing month! I took a week long blogging break when I went to London and Edinburgh with my best friend and absolutely fell in LOVE.  I cannot wait to go back!

I had a great Thanksgiving with my boyfriend and his family, and I also made a pretty good dent on my ARC/TBR pile!  I am putting myself on a book buying ban so I can keep going and get through the books I already have!  I am SO excited to head home for the holidays to be with my family.  In the mean time, I am auditioning like crazy and snuggling up with a big cup of hot chocolate, my current read, and my Christmas tree 🙂

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Books Read:



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Broadway Book Chat: Melissa Weyn from The Sound of Music

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November Reviews:

Remember for Me by Diana Tarant Schmidt  •  Prism by Nina Walker

November Posts:

•  Top 10 Tuesday: Ten Books I Can’t Wait to Read With My Future Children  •  Top 10 Tuesday: Books I am Thankful For  •  Top 10 Tuesday: Books On My Winter TBR  •  Fall For Books Tag  •