August Wrap-Up!

Hi! I read a lot of books last month, so I wanted to give them all ratings.

Physical Books

The Room on the Rue Amelie- Kristin Harmel-3 stars

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas-4 stars

Twice As Perfect- Louisa Onome- 3.5 stars

Luck of the Titanic- Stacy Lee-5 stars

The Burning Maze-Rick Riordan-3 stars

Ebooks

The Song of Achilles- Madeline Miller- 4 stars

From the Desk of Zoe Washington- Janae Marks- 5 stars

They Both Die at the End- Adam Silvera-5 stars

In Deeper Waters- FT Lukens-4 stars.

Hot Dog Girl – Jennifer Dugan-5 stars

Alice Oseman-5 stars

The Love Hypotheses- Ali Hazelwood-5 stars.

Audio Book

You’ve Reached Sam – Dustin Thao-4.5 stars

Stats

Total Books: 13

Total pages: 4,909

Total Time: 79 hours and 40 mins

Trope-ical Readathon


Hi! I’m doing a readathon this month focusing on different tropes in books. I have fun finding different books with different prompts. Here is my TBR for this round. I’m team Contemporary/ Lit Fic/ Historical Fiction. Find out more on their Twitter- https://twitter.com/tropeicalreads. 

Holiday Trope: Read a book where the character is on holiday (aka a vacation) or that takes place around a holiday (e.g. Christmas, Halloween, etc.). Alternatively, read a book that takes place in a country that is not your own.-The Room on Rue Amelie-Kristin Harmel (France)

Mixed Media Trope: Read a book that includes letters, texts, emails, etc. Alternatively, listen to an audiobook or read an ebook.- They Both Die at the End-EB
Celebrity Trope: Read a book where the main character(s) is a celebrity or famous in some way. Alternatively, read a book that is celebrity-recommended (e.g. from Oprah’s Book Club, Obama’s Recommended Reading List, Reese’s Book Club, etc.).- The Song of Achilles (Alt)
Multiple POVs Trope: Read a book told through multiple points-of-view. Alternatively, read a book with multiple characters of color.- From the Desk of Zoe Washington-ALT
Team Contemporary/Literary/Historical Fiction
Team Challenge 1: Read a book with the “Recent Loss” trope-You’ve Reached Sam
Team Challenge 2: Read a multigenerational saga– Twice As Perfect

August TBR


Physical Books

Twice as Perfect by Louisa Onome

Luck of the Titanic by Stacy Lee

The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan-228/429

House of Sky and Breathe ( Cont from July)-466/878

Ebooks

The Song of Achilles- Madeline Miller

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens ( Cont from July)-197/312


Audiobook

You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao

 July Wrapup

Hi! I had a fantastic reading month, so I wanted to wrap up my TBR.

Physical Books

 It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne- 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake – 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️- a favorite

Ebooks

It’s All in How You Fall by Sarah Henning(E-ARC)- 4.5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Etta Invincible by Reese Eschmann (E-ARC) – 4.5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Conventionally Yours by Annabeth Albert – 2.5 ⭐️ ⭐️

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (reread)- 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️- a favorite

Total Books read- 6

Total pages-1,690 

July TBR

Hi! with the new month, I want to read in July. 

Physical books

1- House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

This is a fantasy novel by one of my favorite authors. I love the world-building in this series and the writing of this book so far. I have not read Fantasy in months, and I’ve missed the genre, so I can’t that long of a break from the genre for more than a month or so I’ve learned. 

2- Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

This queer romance has been getting a lot of buzz recently. I can’t wait to read it for myself and make my own opinion about it. The cover of this novel is so cute, and I love how the color is lavender, so I hope the novel is just as cute as the cover. 

3- It Only Happens in the Movie by Holly Bourne

I’m doing a reading game with a discord, and they picked this book for a poll pick. I’m excited to read it because I’ve had it for ages, and I want to finally read this book. This seems like a Rom-Com, and I want a summer Rom-Com right now, and I love the Rom-Com movies. 

4- The Trails of Apollo # 3 &#4

I’m in the middle of this series for Percy Jackson book club, and these are the books we are reading this month. This series is very good so far, and I love the characters and the story so far. Between the three series I’ve read, this one is my second favorite behind Percy Jackson. 

Ebooks

5- Eliza and Her Monsters

I am doing a buddy read of this with members of the discord I mentioned before. I already started it, and I am loving this reread. I am excited to continue and reread one of my favorite stories in the last few years. Eliza is a fantastic character, and I can relate to her in several ways. I wish that I had a way to display this book, so I might need to get a physical copy for my favorite shelf. 

6- Conventionally Yours

I needed a blue cover for the game I’m playing on a Discord. I forgot that I downloaded this on Prime Reading, and I can’t wait to read this. I love cons and fandom, so I can’t wait to read this story, and see how these characters are, and how the story is. I believe there is a dash of romance in the story, and I love romance in my stories. I can relate to characters who are a part of their fandoms, and I love seeing what others do for their fandom. 

7- In Deeper Waters

I have this book from a book swap. I’m enjoying the story so far, it’s not the style of book I would usually go far, but I am enjoying what I’ve read so far. The characters are fun, and the story is good so far.  I can’t wait to see if the characters end up together, and I’m enjoying their banter. 

Continue from June for Blog Tours

8- It’s All In How You Fall by Sarah Henning

I have this blog tour in July, and I’m loving this story and the characters so far. I love Caroline and Alex as characters, and the sublet romance plot of this story so far. Caroline is a gymnast who had to stop due to back problems, and I love seeing dancers and gymnasts in books. 

9- Etta Invincible by Reese Eschmann

This is a fun Middle-Grade novel about a girl with hearing loss, and a boy who is new to the country, trying to find the boy’s dog on a magical train. I wanted to read this because as someone who is also heard of hearing; I love seeing people who are also hard of hearing in books. The story is fun, and the characters are fantastic. 

10- Bad at Love by Gabriela Martins

I signed up for this one because of the demi-sexual rep in the book. I was not expecting to find a story about two teens who are great characters, and who also have a great story. I love both Sasha and Daniel already, and I can’t wait to see where their story will go as I read the story. 

Audio Book

11- Epically Earnest by Molly Horan

I’ve never read The Importance of Being Earnest, but I saw this last year or earlier this year, and I can’t wait to check out the audiobook. This is a queer retelling, and if you know me, you know that I love a good book with queer characters in them.  

April TBR

Physical Books Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

Boulevard of Dreams (Fearless # 2) by Mandy Gonzalez with Brittany J. Thurman

The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz

The Son of Neptune (The Heros of Olympus # 2 ) by Rick Riordan

Ebooks

A Very Large Expansive Sea by Tahereh Mafi

The Lightning Thief- Graphic Novel – Adapted by Robert Venditti, Art by Attila Futaki, and color by Jose Villarrubia.

January Wrap Up

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Hi! I know this is late, but I want to post my stats from my reading last month, as well as the stats from the Bookshelf App.

Stats

Books Read:10

Books Read from Start to Finish: 7

Pages read: 5,664

Time read:54 hours and 20 mins

Physical Books

The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1 by Jennifer Ashley Tepper (4 stars), Waking Romeo by Kathryn Barker (3 stars), Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sune Lynn Tan (4 stars), Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (5 stars), The Making of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story by Laurent Bouzereau (4 stars), When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord (5 stars). – a favorite

Ebooks

As Kismet Would Have It by Sandhya Menon (5 stars), Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (4 stars), A Whole New World by Liz Braswell (4 stars), Love Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed (5 stars) If The Fates Allow by Rainbow Rowell (4 stars).
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