I haven’t done a wrap up since forever! But I must get back on track, otherwise I’ll have no clue if my targets are achieved or not. So now that I’ve scolded myself enough, let’s see how my reading has been this month.
The most important thing to mention is that I’ve made a new book friend! Her name is Ami and she has started a book blog recently. So head over to her place at Shyla’s Uncensored Opinions to see what she has to say about the lovely books she’s reading. We do have different reading tastes, but her reviews are amazing and funny. We will do some articles together (I hope J ) and you will hear more about her on my blog.
Next item on my list is the new Instagram account. If you want to check how my reading day is going, in pictures, follow me there as well – @lillysbookstagram
As for reading, let’s just say I was kind of on a reading slump Most of the books on this list are audio and only a few actual books. I managed to have the reviews up for all except two, which are part of a blog tour or a promo article due in September. I did manage to catch up on some books that I’ve read earlier this year, but for which I did not find the time to write a review, so I’m happy that worked out. And more are to come this month. I have some titles which are on my backlog list and I’m hoping to be able to come back to during the following months. We’ll see.
So here is what I did manage to read this month (in chronological order):
- Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables #1) by L.M. Montgomery – in audio format
- Hooked On You (Paradise Cove #2) by Patrice Wilton – in audio format
- Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables #2) by L.M. Montgomery – in audio format
- Aranya (Shapeshifter Dragons #1) by Marc Secchia – in audio format
- Play Right By Me (Paradise Cove #3) by Patrice Wilton – in audio format
- Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables #3) by L.M. Montgomery – in audio format
- The Mortal Falls by Anna Durand
- Sunsets at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #4) by Addison Cole
- The Mistletoe by Patricia Catacalos
All these books have been reviewed this month, and to them I’m adding:
- Acer (No Prisoners MC #3) by Lilly Atlas – in audio format
- Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
“Acer” is part of a blog tour which will happen in September, so the review will be up then. As for “Cold Summer”, I have received this book from Sky Pony Pres, together with another title which I will be reading these days. A complete review will be up somewhere till the end of September.
That’s about it for my wrap up. I will get back to you with the best book I’ve read in August in a separate article. Till next time, let me know if you have read any of these books or if any title sounds interesting. Oh, and leave a link to your wrap up so I can go check it out as well J Happy reading!
I wanted to do this wrap up a little earlier, like on the 31st earlier, but I was a bit caught up with the books I’ve read or listen to and trying to be updated with all the reviews. I’ll do my best to have the monthly reports as close to the end of the month as possible.
If you’ve been following my articles, I have posted my January TBR and TBL on the 1st of January and now it’s time to see where I am with my commitments. I was mentioning 8 titles, 6 of them have received a review during this month and two of them will be on my list for February. I’ve managed to finish 10 books, here are the titles and links to my reviews:
- Light in My Dark – William Dresden and Jean Gilbert
- The Aureate Spectacles – Eliott McKay
- Sweet – Lisa Hahn
- Carnal Obsession: His Heart’s Prisoner – Reily Garret
- Journey to Dawn: Step One, Breathe – Reily Garret
- Bending Fate: Prequel to Carnal Whispers: Mind Stalker – Reily Garret
- Remember For Me – Diana Tarant Schmidt
- Jadeite’s Journey – Lucinda Stain
- Frost – Kaitlyn Davis
- Heartbreaker – Stacy Kennedy
In regards to my TBL, I accomplished my one audiobook on the list: Anomalies by Sadie Turner & Colette Freedman. This book has opened my appetite for audiobooks. I find that I enjoy them very much, so for February I have a lot more coming.
January was not such a bad month for my reading experience, though I am really sorry I was not able to capture all titles I’ve forecasted. So that’s it for now, I’ll be back with my February TBR and TBL. Please feel free to comment below if you read some of these titles and maybe even post a link to your January wrap up. I’d love to know how your month was bookwise J
This is my firs wrap up, so bear with me till I get my words going J 2016 has been quite an interesting year for me. I’ve started blogging about books, initially about the books I’ve came across. But soon I was flooded with review requests from authors I am now very lucky to have met – even if by e-mail or through the stories they write.
I also signed up with some of the greatest Book Promotion sites – they are a constant source of material for LBW so a big THANK YOU goes to them as well (check most of them out here).
Blogging about books has been one of my hidden desires since a young age. I now regret I’ve started so late! But regardless, the road to my One Year anniversary has not been easy. There were times I wanted to give it up because of lack of time; there were moments when I felt bad for not being able to keep a commitment. I’ve grown up, I’ve matured together with my small world of pages and chapters and I’ve made my own system to keep track of my TBRs, reviews, posts and everything.
I would have never imagined I’d have over 80 books read in one year (feel free to check them out here)! Over 80 reviews posted, most of them on Goodreads and Amazon as well. I’ve started being active on these sites as well and also NetGalley – on which I’m still growing up J Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to brag or anything. But 12 months ago I would have never imagined I would like it so much!
Not least on my mind, I would like to thank my followers for their support and all the visitors on LBW – THANK YOU for taking little of your time to scroll through my articles J
I wish you all a 2017 filled with accomplishments, happiness, good thoughts and a tons of health! Read books, drink some tea or … just do whatever brings you some small amount of comfort every day!