March 2018: #WrapUp

It’s with a heavy heart, I say goodbye to my favourite month of the year, March – favourite because it’s my birth month obvs. I read 14 books this month, one of which I can’t talk about as it’s a potential Ninja Book Box book – I’m fighting hard to get it in a future box – it was sooooooo good! But for the purpose of this post, we’ll recap the 13 books I can talk about.

It was a good month, I enjoyed every book I read, read along with a few book clubs and hosted a readalong, on Instagram, for It by Stephen King. The next King readalong will be in May, and we’re reading Needful Things, let me know if you want to join in! 9 of the books I read were featured in my March TBR post – the other 3 I’ll likely carry over to next month. I got distracted as I joined Edelweiss this month, as if I need another platform to get books! I also realised I need to get my Netgalley shelf under control. Anyway, let’s recap all the bookish activity that took place on the blog this month…

The standout books of the month were: Continue reading “March 2018: #WrapUp”

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January 2018: #WrapUp

How time flies! We’ve reached the end of January already, and what a busy month it’s been. I’ve had nowhere near as much free time as I’m used to but I read all 6 books listed in my January TBR, plus a few others, so I call that a successful reading month. February is going to be even more hectic for me so I doubt I’ll manage 12 books again, so I have to be super picky with what I chose to read next month. How has your first month of 2018 been?

I’ve has some real reading highs and lows this month, so let’s get to the books…

The Books:

The standout books of the month were: Continue reading “January 2018: #WrapUp”

2017 in Books and My Top Books of 2017

My Year in Books 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 was a brilliant year for me, bookishly – so before I dive into the book world of 2018, which I’m very excited for, I thought I’d recap last year in books. Firstly, looking quickly at the stats Goodreads thinks are important and then highlighting some of my standout reads of last year, aka my top ten books!

Total books read

Damn, one more book and I’d have hit the magical 200 mark! Although, I have to be honest, my total books read is slightly lower than this (maybe minus 10 books) because this total counts my DNFs as I mark them as read and give a brief paragraph of why I chose to not finish the book – more as a reminder to myself that I tried this book already so I don’t end up buying it in five years time, thinking it sounds amazing.

Shortest - longest

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Review x2: Dark Pines by Will Dean // The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

Dark Pines by Will Dean

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Book Description:

An isolated Swedish town. A deaf reporter terrified of nature. A dense spruce forest overdue for harvest. A pair of eyeless hunters found murdered in the woods.

It’s week one of the Swedish elk hunt and the sound of gunfire is everywhere. When Tuva Moodyson investigates the story that could make her career she stumbles on a web of secrets that knit Gavrik town together. Are the latest murders connected to the Medusa killings twenty years ago? Is someone following her? Why take the eyes? Tuva must face her demons and venture deep into the woods to stop the killer and write the story. And then get the hell out of Gavrik. Continue reading “Review x2: Dark Pines by Will Dean // The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh”

October 2017: #WrapUp

As we say goodbye to October and welcome November, it’s only right we look back over all the bookish activity that took place this month. This month has been full of bookish cheer – knowing I was on clinical placement this month, I aimed to read 12 books, I surpassed that, reading a total of 18 books! Let’s not waste words, I know you’re all just dying to know what my standout reads of the month were…

The Books:

The standout five star reads of the month were:

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