November Wrap up

This month I actually feel pretty good about what I read! I have done so poorly the past few months and have dropped off the face of the Erath I feel. I love that I have actually read a few more books this month and have read things that I actually enjoyed.

This month I also didn’t make a hopefuls list because honestly, I never stick with them in the first place and I was in such a slump I didn’t want any pressure for this month. Do I think I will do hopefuls again? Probably, just because I think it is fun to make a plan, I am just terrible at sticking to it!

What I Read

“Branded” by Neva Bell

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Chloe and Chelsea are twin sisters ready to leave for college, but not just any old college, Livingston is a college for witches! In order to go to this witch school you have to be branded first with either a white dove or a black hawk to decide what you will study.

When Chloe gets a brand that no one was expecting her and Chelsea’s life changes drastically! This brand becomes a dangerous mark and both of the girls lives are at risk. Werewolves are the witches biggest threat and when a surprise attack goes in the werewolves favor Chloe is forced into a dangerous path of revenge.

“The Love Hypothesis” by Ali Hazelwood

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Olive is a Ph.D student who has never really been a romantic person. However, in order to keep her friend happy she finds herself kissing a random stranger in the middle of the night.

This random stranger ends up being the schools most hated professor, Adam Carlson, and Olive immediately feels like her world is about to fall apart. The biggest surprise is when Adam agrees to keep the kiss a secret, but even more surprising was the fact he was willing to keep up this charade and fake date Olive to help benefit the both of them. Olive, to help her friend find love, and Adam, to convince the school to release his research funds.

After all, it is a win win situation with a deadline. What could possibly go wrong?

“In A Holidaze” by Christina Lauren

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Two families get together ever year for Christmas at a house in Park City Utah. The kids all grew up being very close with one another and Maelyn has had a huge crush on their friends oldest son Andrew but wait, there’s a love triangle including the other brother Theo. Theo and Maelyn have a little too much eggnog on Christmas eve and after one very awkward make out session all seems lost for Maelyn. Theo treats her as if she doesn’t exist, Andrew saw it all go down, and worst of all they have to sell the house! Many years of Christmas memories are about to be washed away and the final year would be left in ruins. But one wish and an accident can change the course of nature.

Mini Review

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Rating: 2 out of 5.

I haven’t typed up a big review for this book because I feel like most people who haven’t read this yet have probably seen the movie(s) already or already know what’s going on in the book.

I needed a fast book to read to try and get my reading goal reached for this year and this is the shortest book on my shelf. I am not someone who likes to read classics and honestly this book reminded me why. This book is short, yes, but it took me forever to get through. I even tried listening to the audio version and I was just consistently bored. I do not think my review is a fair review to be honest.

I feel like I dislike classics so much that my subconscious just didn’t give the book a real chance. So yes I might have rated this book low but it wasn’t a terrible book, just not to my liking. I might get some hate for this and to be honest I am ok with that. I did like the narrators voice a lot the writing of the book is just older and my brain can’t concentrate for too long.

So please do give this book a try, especially you are into the classics!

Conclusion

This was honestly a great month. I finished four books and I liked most of them! I feel like I have been becoming a harsher critic the longer I have been reading, but that is ok! I think I am also really over romances for a bit, I am just drained!

Life Updates

Me and Noah have officially been together for three years as of today! I am so proud of how far we have came in these past few years and I am so excited to see what adventures await us in the coming years.

I wouldn’t have this blog without Noah so I am beyond grateful for him. He is my biggest supporter and he is always reading these blogs as soon as they come out, he proof reads them too, thank goodness!

July Wrap up

At the beginning of this month I made a pretty big TBR hopeful list for myself that I really wanted to tackle. Did I complete my hopefuls or did I fall short? Lets find out!

The Honest Truth

These three books were my main hopefuls for this month! I got “The Maidens” and “One Last Stop” in my June Book of the Month box and was dying to read them! “Devil’s Knot” came in a true crime premium book box from One Night Stand With a Book and I have been dying to read it since!

I am going to be honest with you, I only read one of these hopefuls and that was “One Last Stop” by Casey McQuiston. I know I will get around to the other two books hopefully soon! I have read so many great reviews about “The Maidens” that I need to hop on that train soon!

What Did I Really Read

Did you really think I only finished one book this last month? I am a slow reader but come on, I’m not that slow!

I read a total of four books this month, one of which was a graphic novel. Have you read any of these books? Would you count a graphic novel towards your reading goals?

Five Star Ratings

“One Last Stop” by Casey McQuiston

I gave this book a five star rating because it truly deserved it!

The characters in this LGBTQ book were written so well and I could really find someway to relate to each and everyone of them. From true crime to psychics you can find some reason to love these characters.

I hope everyone will give this book a try.

Check out my full review here!

“Black Lantern” by Chris Bodily

This was my first ever graphic novel, I stumbled across this gem at an art festival in Utah! Turns out Chris is also from Utah and created this gorgeous piece of work!

The cat Julius is my absolute favorite! He is so cute and hilarious! I haven’t wrote an official review yet but you should give it a look!

Four Star Reads

“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

I gave this a four star read because it didn’t fully live up to the hype but was still really good! It started off a little slow but the ending was so good!

This is a very talked about book and honestly I would be so surprised if you haven’t read this one yet, but if you haven’t here is your sign!

Check my full review out here!

Three Star Reads

“A Type of Hunger” by Pamela D. Beverly

I found this book just scrolling through blogs and read a comment about an author wishing for some more reviews, and so that’s what I did.

This book received three stars because it had many grammar errors that were very distracting and the story felt very rushed towards the end.

This was a self published book so the grammar errors make sense and are expected. Please support Indy Authors!

Read my full review here!


Overall

Last month went a lot better than I originally expected. I have lately only been reading two or three books each month so to get four books finished I am pretty happy with that! I am hoping I can keep this momentum up for August and read at least four books!

QOTD: How many books did you finish this month? Did you read all the books on you list or did you mood read?