31 August 2015

ARC August wrap up!

Just like last year I participated in ARC August, this year I read a total of 15 books. All books are either ARCs or books I've received for review. 

Books read
  1. Monsters by Emerald Fennell ★★★☆☆ (review coming September 3.)
  2. The Violet Hour (The Violet Hour #1) by Andrea L. Wells ★★★★★ (review)
  3. All the Things We Never Knew by Sheila Hamilton ★★★☆☆ (review coming October 12.)
  4. Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thoas ★★★☆☆ (review)
  5. The Fixer (Mort Grant #1) by T.E. Woods ★★★★☆ 
  6. Rite of Rejection (Acceptance #1) by Sarah Negovetich ★★★☆☆ 
  7. Black Cairn Point by Claire McFall ★★★★☆ (review)
  8. The Golden Braid (Fairy Tales #6) by Melanie Dickerson ★★★★☆ (review coming November 16.)
  9. The Murder of Adam and Eve by William Dietrich ★★★☆☆
  10. More Than This (More Than #1) by Jay McLean ★★★★★ (review)
  11. The Monkey's Secret by Gennifer Choldenko ★★★☆☆ (review coming September 7.)
  12. Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly ★★★★☆ (review coming September 14.)
  13. Gut Feeling by Victoria Browne ★★★★☆ (review coming November 5.)
  14. Third Time Lucky - The Honey Trap (Third Time Lucky #1) by Victoria Browne ★★★★☆ (review coming November 8.)
  15. All of the Above by James Dawson ★★★★★ (review coming September 21.)
  16. Things We Know by Heart ★★★★☆ 
To be honest I didn't reach my goal of reading all the books I'd received for review BUT I received a few books throughout the month so the 5 I have left would probably have been read if I hadn't received the other books. I'll definitely get to the other 5 but my plan for September is to read whatever I want since I start school and I've just had a whole month of reviewing! So I could use a break.

Things that happened and my obsessions this month
  • I was nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award
  • I updated my review archive (or rather deleted the old one by accident and had to start from scratch...). I also updated all my reviews so they fit the new theme AND I made sure all of my reviews are on goodreads - I'll check amazon next month. 
  • I created a blog schedule and made my very own blog planner! I'm in love with it! 

 New books on my shelf 
So, I still didn't buy a single book this entire month but I received quite a few:

I've already read all the ones on the left, and you can expect reviews of all them in the next month or so. I received the four on top from Hot Key Books and the two on the bottom from the author herself.
The one on the right called 'Hvad hjertet ved' is the Danish version of Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby which I've received from a Danish publisher. 

Looking forward to
  • Starting school tomorrow, I'll have to spend 2 hours on the train each way but it's worth it - I hope!
  • Reading Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas! It's out tomorrow! 
  • I'm also looking forward to reading Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon!
  • Our internet will probably be up and running so I'll definitely catch up with some series! 
  • I'm actually adding a new feature next month: since I've brought my 'review' pile down to next to nothing opposed to how it looked before the Summer started I figured I'd do something new! Every month I'll do a poll, starting with September, where you choose 1 of 4 or 5 books I have to read and review for you guys. 
September is going to be great! 

30 August 2015

Sunday Post : Nothing much, to be honest

Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. To be brutally honest: this week was not eventful at all - nothing happened. I stayed at home watching TV and wrote the occasional blog post - I didn't even read. So, we'll skip the 'books read' part this time! But let's look at the rest.

Posts and other happenings this week

Upcoming posts and events
  • Tomorrow I have my august - or ARC August wrap up
  • Tuesday is Top Ten Tuesday as always - this time the characters I didn't click with
  • Wednesday brings my reading que for September (TBR) and a cover reveal! 
  • Since Monsters by Emerald Fennell comes out on Thursday I have a review scheduled! 
  • On Friday I'll share a beginning from an October release by Ginger Scott! 
  • Saturday will bring an excerpt from Gut Feeling by Victoria Browne 
  • and Sunday will of course be another Sunday Post - with a bunch of news hopefully
  • Well, I start uni on Tuesday! Wish me luck! 

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