Monthly Wrap-Ups

April 2021 Wrap-Up

And just like that it’s May. Time is wild and this past month has honestly been a blur. I’m currently getting ready to make the move back to the Big Apple and I am so excited for this next stage in the adventure. In the meantime, I’ve been nannying quite a bit, playing with my sweet new puppy nephew, and reading, of course.


Books Read

Malice by Heather Walter ★★★★★

These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy ★★

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ★★★

Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein ★★★


Favorite Book of the Month


Currently Reading


Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge: 20 of 100 (12 books behind schedule 😬)

Classics Club Challenge: Still 10 of 50 (just utterly failing this challenge)


TBT- New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

April Reviews

• Malice by Heather Walter • These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy • Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein

April Posts

• Top 10 Tuesday: Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayons • Cleaning Up My TBR: Down the TBR Hole #34 • Zodiac Sign Book Tag • Top 10 Tuesday: Colorful Book Covers • 

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March 2021 Wrap-Up

Is it just me, or did March just FLY by?! I can’t believe it’s April already. I’ve been nannying a bit, watched a lot of basketball (I know, who am I?!), and got some good reading done! I did take a small spring break from blogging the past 2 weeks, but I’m ready to get back in. I’m in the process of making plans to move back to NYC, which is both extremely exciting and slightly scary- a lot of emotions and unknowns still, but I’m getting ready to take a step forward. I’m feeling hopeful and open to whatever the future has in store.


Books Read

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★★

The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme ★★★

Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. Olson ★★★★

Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales ★★★★

Namesake by Adrienne Young ★★★★

Things That Grow by Meredith Goldstein ★★★★

The Secret of the Irish Castle by Santa Montefiore ★★★★★


Favorite Book of the Month


Currently Reading


Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge: 16 of 100 (only 9 books behind schedule…)

Classics Club Challenge: 10 of 50 (I really suck at this one)


March Reviews

• The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme • Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. OlsonPerfect On Paper by Sophie Gonzales • Things That Grow by Meredith Goldstein

March Posts

• Cleaning Up My TBR: Down the TBR Hole #33 • Top 10 Tuesday: Books On My Spring 2021 TBR. • 


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February 2021 Wrap-Up

How is it already March? While February is the shortest month, it seemed to particularly fly by this year. I can’t believe it has been almost an entire year since the start of the pandemic. So much has happened in my life since then, and yet at the same time everything is still at a standstill. It is a wild contradiction that I am still figuring out the best way to navigate. I was pretty busy this month, so I didn’t get as much reading done as I would have liked, but I am hoping to make up for it in March!


Books Read

Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch ★★★★★

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah ★★★★★  

Isoldesse by Kimberly Grymes ★★


Favorite Book of the Month


Currently Reading


Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge: 9 of 100

Classics Club Challenge: 10 of 50


Broadway Book Chat: Maggie Malaney


February Reviews

• Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch • Isoldesse by Kimberly Grymes

February Posts

• Top 10 Tuesday: My Favorite Books That Were Written Before I Was Born • Cleaning Up My TBR: Down the TBR Hole #32 • Top 10 Tuesday: Books With Forbidden Love • Top 10 Tuesday: Purple, Yellow, and Green Book Covers • This or That Book Tag • Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud • 


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January 2021 Wrap-Up

And just like that, the first month of 2021 is over! I have been super busy this January between teaching dance, studying for my real estate license, and nannying, but I still managed to read a bunch of great books. There are a few really exciting releases coming out in February and I’m gearing up for another full month! Let’s do this!

Books Read

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik ★★★★

The Duke & I by Julia Quinn ★★★★

A Curse of Ash and Embers by Jo Spurrier ★★★★

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★★ *BOOK HANGOVER*

Love Spells and Other Disasters by Angie Barrett ★★★

Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★★


Favorite Book of the Month


Currently Reading


Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge: 6 of 100

Classics Club Challenge: 10 of 50


Broadway Book Chat: Dan Hoy


January Reviews

• You Have a Match by Emma Lord • A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik • A Curse of Ash and Embers by Jo Spurrier • Love Spells and Other Disasters by Angie Barrett


January Posts

• Top 10 Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021 • Cleaning Up My TBR: Down the TBR Hole #31 • Top 10 Tuesday: Bookish (and a few Non-Bookish) Resolutions for 2021 • The Folklore Book Tag • Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2020 • Top 10 Tuesday: New to Me Authors I Discovered in 2020 • 

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November 2020 Wrap-Up

Hello everyone! The holiday season is in full swing and I am getting into the spirit! I am super behind on my reading goals for the year, but I’m still chugging along and trying to get as many books in as I can. I’m really looking forward to finishing out this crazy year with some good reads, family time, and lots of hot coa coa 🙂


Books Read:

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett ★★★★

Lair of Dreams by Libby Bray ★★★★★

Our Bloody Pearl by D.N. Bryn ★★★★

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes ★★★★

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare ★★★★


Favorite Book of the Month


Currently Reading



Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge: 65 of 100 – Still 25 books behind schedule… oh well.

Classics Club Challenge: 10 of 50 – I have not been actively trying to do this challenge and I know I need to be better.

Beat the Backlist: 32 of 50 – I read one more. I’ve still been focusing on ARCs and new releases for the most part.


November Reviews

• Kingdom of Sea and Stone (Crown of Coral and Pearl #2) by Mara Rutherford • Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett • Our Bloody Pearl by D.N. Bryn

 

November Posts

• Top 10 Tuesday: Non-Bookish Hobbies • Cleaning Up My TBR: Down the TBR Hole #29 • Top 10 Tuesday: Book Titles That Would Make Great Song Titles • Top 10 Tuesday: Characters I’d Name a Pet After • 


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September 2020 Wrap-Up

It’s my favorite month! YAY! September went by so quickly, and now the weather is beginning to change, spooky season is upon us, and my inner witch is thrilled! This is my favorite time of the year to read as well. There is something about being cozy, with a hot beverage, a cool breeze, and my favorite book that checks all the happy boxes. I am also about to make my way back to NYC for the first time since the pandemic began, and I am really looking forward to being home for a bit and touching base. I was able to read a few really good books in September, and there are so many good releases coming out in October as well that I can’t wait to get to! Here is to a happy, healthy Fall full of Hocus Pocus, pumpkin everything, and a stack of big books. ❤


Books Read

Fable by Adrienne Young ★★★★★

Majesty by Katharine McGee ★★★★

The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor ★★★★

Eventide by Sarah Goodman ★★★★


Favorite Book of the Month

This one gave me a book hangover and I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel!


Currently Reading


Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge: 56 of 100

Classics Club Challenge: 10 of 50 (Idk why this challenge is so hard for me haha)

Beat the Backlist: 31 of 50


Broadway Book Chat: Joey Ortolani from Bullets Over Broadway


September Reviews

 • Fable by Adrienne Young Review •  Majesty (American Royals #2) by Katharine McGee ReviewEventide by Sarah Goodman

September Posts

Cleaning Up My TBR: Down the TBR Hole #27Top 10 Tuesday: Books On My Fall TBR•  Pumpkin Spice Latte Book Tag


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August 2020 Wrap-Up

Holy Moly Batman. August FLEW by. It feels like it was JUST August 1st, and now it’s September. August was not the best month for me, as I got sick for a bit and lost all motivation or ability to focus on reading. So, my ARC August this year was a fail, and I somehow completely missed The Magical Readathon N.E.W.T.s, but I think I might just do it on my own for fun. I am really looking forward to my favorite season, and yes, I have already gotten a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I’m looking forward to the coziness that fall brings, as it is my favorite atmosphere to read in and I have so many books and new releases to be excited about.


Books Read


Moonology by Yasmin Boland ★★★★

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare ★★★★

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan ★★★★★

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles ★★

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer★★★


Favorite Book of the Month


Currently Reading


Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge: 52 of 100

Classics Club Challenge: 10 of 50

Beat the Backlist: 31 of 50


Guest Post: Peter Kavinsky is My Boyfriend and I Don’t Care Who Knows It by Allison Hunt


August Reviews

Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey BlackWhere Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles#TBT: Revisiting Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

August Posts

Top 10 Tuesday: Books With Colors in the TitlesARC August 2020 TBR • Cleaning Up My TBR: Down the TBR Hole #26 • Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Should Be Adapted for the Screen • Top 10 Tuesday: Questions I’d Like To Ask My Favorite Authors • 


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July 2020 Wrap-Up

Boy, have I been escaping into books. I have been wanting to get out of my own head and have really been living in fictional worlds. I’ve gotten a lot of good reading done, as well as some good research and exploration. I’m still in Wisconsin with my family, for which I am eternally grateful, and am hoping I’ll be able to get back to NYC sometime in the near future.


Books Read

On Wings and Ash by Jo Holloway ★★★★

Now & When by Sara Bennett Wealer ★★★★

War of the Twin Swords by Julia Goldhirsch ★★

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare ★★★★★

The F List by Alessandra Torre ★★★

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare ★★★★


Favorite Book of the Month


Currently Reading


Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge: 46 of 100

Classics Club Challenge: 10 of 50

Beat the Backlist: 27 of 50


Broadway Book Chat: Allison Hunt from Untitled Millennial Project


July Reviews

The F List by Alessandra TorreWar of the Twin Swords by Julia GodhirshNow & When by Sara Bennett Wealer • On Wings and Ash by Jo Holloway • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen• 

July Posts

The Summer Vibes Book TagCleaning Up My TBR: Down the TBR Hole #25 • Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Make Me Feel GiddyTop 10 Tuesday: Authors I Have Read the Most Books By


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June 2020 Wrap-Up

We’re half way through 2020! Thank the lord. June was a super weird month for me. I turned 28 and have been having so many thoughts about the future. I have no idea what it holds for me, but I am trying to stay hopeful. I was fortunate enough to celebrate some amazing milestones for people I love this month which meant that I didn’t get as much reading or blogging done as I had planned, but I am coming out of my reading slump and am ready for some new good reads in July.


Books Read

Daughters of Castle Deverill by Santa Montefiore ★★★★★

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare ★★★★★

Redhead in a Blue Convertible by Ivan Scott ★★

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ★★★★


Favorite Book of the Month:


Currently Reading:


Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge: 40 of 100

Classics Club Challenge: 10 of 50

Beat the Backlist: 25 of 50


June Reviews

Redhead in a Blue Convertible by Ivan Scott • 

June Posts

Book Con 2020: Book Conline • Cleaning Up My TBR: Down the TBR Hole #24 • #TBT- Re-reading Old Favorites • Top 10 Tuesday: Books On My Summer 2020 TBR • The Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag 2020 • Top 10 Tuesday: Re-Do- Popular Books That Lived Up to the HypeTop 10 Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020• 


Monthly Wrap-Ups

May 2020 Wrap-Up

As we get into these summer months, I am constantly trying to find the joy and hope in this world and the uncertainty that surrounds all of us right now. It’s such a scary time for everyone, and as Broadway keeps pushing back its reopening, my unease and anxiety of what world I will be returning to in the, hopefully near, future grows. It’s not always easy, but one thing I can say is that reading has given me those moments of freedom and escape and I am eternally grateful that I have such a big love of books.


Books Read

Kill Code by Clive Fleury ★★★

Collide by Nina Walker ★★★★

The Betrothed by Kiera Cass ★★★

The Shadow Wand by Laurie Forest ★★★

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins ★★★★

Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mylnowski (Reread) ★★★★★

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare ★★★★


Favorite Book of the Month


Currently Reading


Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge: 36 of 100

Classics Club Challenge: 9 of 50

Beat the Backlist: 22 of 50


Broadway Book Chat: Mandy Striph from Mamma Mia!


May Reviews

My Summer of Love and Misfortune by Lindsay WongKill Code by Clive FleuryThe Betrothed by Kiera CassThe Shadow Wand by Laurie Forest

 

May Posts

Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Must-Haves for a Harry Potter Party • Cleaning Up My TBR: Down the TBR Hole #23 • Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Books I Wish I Had DNF’d • Top 10 Tuesday: Reasons Why I Love YA • The Fantasy Book Tag •