January Reads


During the month of December, I had a bit of a reading slump, but I’m happy to say my appetite for books returned full force this month, and I started off 2017 with some really great reads. (My inspiration to take a quality picture of my books was rather lacking, however. But I like an excuse to feature some of my bookish mugs).


The Secret History by Donna Tartt • 5/5 stars
I truly began this year with the book of books, and it’s definitely this month’s favorite. It’s tragic and disturbing and fantastic and will probably be one of my favorites of the year. I’m THAT confident. Full review.

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2017 Resolutions / December Reads

I didn’t read a lot of books this month, but I’m pretty okay with it. October and November were filled with some really great and heavy reads, and December was kind of like coming up for air. I spent a lot of time with friends and family for the holidays, engaged more in my own writing, and just rested a bit as the year winded down.

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November Reads

November turned out to be a month for starting and finishing series, and I read some really, really great books. The Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo may just be the best set of books I’ve read this entire year.

Favorite book of the month: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

The rundown: 

Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo • 5/5 stars
These books were FANTASTIC. Amazing. Ruthless and relentless. Heart stopping and heartwarming. I wish I could wipe my mind of them and read them all over again. They were two of best books I read this entire year, and are definitely now on my list of all-time favorites. The characters, the plot, the writing, the adventure, the settings, EVERYTHING. I cannot recommend these books highly enough. I’m in love with them. Full Six of Crows review here / Full Crooked Kingdom review here.

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October Reads / November TBRs


So, it seems I managed to read a lot of books in October. To be fair, I tend to listen to the classics on audiobook while at work, otherwise I’m pretty sure I would not have gotten through Dracula so quickly.

Favorite book of the month: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater.

The rundown: 

Petty Magic by Camille DeAngelis • 1/5 stars
Petty Magic was a book I thrifted to get into the Halloween spirit, but it turned out to be a tough book to get through that I would have abandoned if I was better at abandoning books. It was a mix of historical fiction and contemporary fantasy that could have been done better.

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September Reads

The books I read in the month of September! A lot of very, very good books, but my heart belongs with those Raven boys, so my favorite for the month had to be The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater.

‘s next to the ones I loved.

Paul: A Novel ♥ by Walter Wangerin • The Dream Thieves ♥ by Maggie Stiefvater • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater • An Arrow’s Flight ♥ by Mark Merlis • On the Jellicoe Road ♥ by Melina Marchetta • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott • Agnes Grey ♥ by Anne Bronte • Station Eleven ♥ by Emily St. John Mandel • The Ocean at the End of the Lane ♥ by Neil Gaiman