Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July in Review

So far in July I have learned that the surest way for me not to read something is for me to tell the internet that I am going to read it. I read a lot of books in July, but most of them weren't the ones I said I was going to read! I normally do not post a TBR list for just this reason, but I thought with my vacation I would try. It didn't work out at all. Over half the books I said I was going to take to the beach did not even make it into my suitcase.

The Books I read during the Booktube-A-Thon: 
 1) The Woman Who Rides Like a Man - Tamora Pierce 
2) Chopsticks - Jessica Anthony 
3) Lola and the Boy Next Door- Stephanie Perkins 
Books I started but didn't finish: 
Defiance by CJ Redwine 
Eon - Alison Hutchinson 

At the tail end of the Booktube-A-Thon I left for a week long vacation to the beach! I did a lot of reading here as well. 

Books I Finished while on vacation  and not for the Booktube-A-Thon
1) Eon - Alison Hutchinson 
2) The 5th Wave- Rick Yancey 
3) My Life Next Door- Huntley Fitzpatrick 
4) Defiance - C.J. Redwine 

Other Books I Read this Month 
1) Beautiful Darkness- Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl 
2) In the Hands of the Godess- Tamora Pierce (reread) 
3) Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E.L. Konigsburg 
4) Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World - Abigail Reynolds 

So overall I read 11 books this month! I had a lot of fun watching the Booktube-A-Thon videos that people posted. I never posted anything because even though I participated in the reading portion of the event I did not have time to record and edit videos during that week. 
I'm very behind of reviews and I'll be working on this as much as I can as soon as I can. My schedule has been super hectic because I started work at a new job full time. (This keeps me super busy) 

Books I Started in July 
1) Mansfield Park - Jane Austen  
I've tried to read this so many times, but I always get stuck. Even so, I am going to try to read it again because it feels like a challenge. I'm still struggling a little bit though. 
2) Gravity - Melissa West 
I've only read 30 or so pages of this and I have mixed feelings about the writing and the main character so far...

I promise I'll be posting some real reviews soon! I know I am super behind! 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Booktube-A-Thon/My Beach TBR

Next week is the Booktube-A-Thon which I am going to participate in as much as I can.

Booktube-A-Thon TBR

1) Days of Blood and Starlight by Lani Taylor (513 pages)
2) The Return of the King - JRR Tolkien Finish a Series or Triology Challenge (278 pages)
3) Mansfield Park - Jane Austen Read a Classic Challenge (396 pages)
4) The Woman Who Rides Like a Man - Tamora Pierce Reread Challenge (228 pages)
5) Fallen - Lauren Kate Read a Book that's been on your shelf the longest Challenge (452 pages)
6) Divergent - Veronica Roth (487 pages)

At the tail end of the Booktube-A-Thon I'll be heading to the beach and be reading even more! These are the books I'll be taking along then.

1) Bloodhound- Tamora Pierce
2) For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund
3) All These Things I've Done - Gabrielle Zevin
4) Eon - Alison Goodman
5) Lola and the Boy Next Door- Stephanie Perkins

Hopefully I can get through most of these right? I'm excited to get some serious reading done over these next couple of weeks.

Happy Reading!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Weekend Reads!

This is just a little update to keep you informed of what I am reading this month so far. (and to tell you I'm still alive since I haven't posted in ages.)

This weekend I swear I am going to work on reading Mansfield Park because I will finish this book this time! I swear! I've tried several times, but this time I am determined. I'm about 50 pages into it and I've only ever read about 100 so I'll be working on that.

I also want to start reading Days of Blood and Starlight by Lani Taylor. I might make this part of my Booktube-A-Thon reading list if I don't finished it before then. I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone and I snatched this up right after I finished it. I cannot wait to read it!

What will you be reading this weekend?