January Wrap Up

Goodreads Challenge for 2018 is off to a good start. I know only one of these books is a novel, but they all count! Here is the list of e-books I read in January.

  1. Under the Lights (The Field Party, #2)
  2. The Infographic Guide to Personal Finance: A Visual Reference for Everything You Need to Know
  3. I Love You with All My Butt!: An Illustrated Book of Big Thoughts from Little Kids
  4. Saga, Vol. 4 (Saga, #4)

january-2018-readsI Love You with All My Butt would have to be my fave this month. It’s a book that I want on my shelf and I will read to my daughter, so she knows that life isn’t always serious. If there isn’t room in your life for a little fun and laughter, then I’d say you’re doing it wrong.

I read the Infographic Guide to Personal Finances as my husband and I have started our wee family, and are looking to buy our first home. I’d like to say we are in a position to go it alone, but my parents will be contributing towards our deposit and thank God for Kiwisaver (a government retirement scheme) that I signed up to in my second job (like 5+ years ago). Because without it, this conversation might not be happening for another 10 years. Any help I can get, the better, and at least I won’t get weird looks from a book, like ‘You’re 30 and you don’t own your home?’.

I’m really not sure why I have continued reading the Saga series. It’s really quite graphic… and yes, it is a graphic novel! I am aware of that. But the blood, the gory, the off-earth aspect and the explicit. These aren’t really my kind of things I like to read. But OCD sticks it’s ugly head in sometimes, and I want to see the series through to the end, however it ends.

and I MUST READ all Abbi Glines, so I have continued the Field Party series, and read Under the Lights. I quite liked the story. My fave character would have to be Nona, the grandmother. She took in her granddaughter, when her own daughter couldn’t look after her child, not once but twice. She is a top lady.

Well there you have it, my reads for January 2018. What did you read this month? Leave me a link.

Monthly Wrapup & TBR | Jul-Aug 2016

july-wrapup-august-tbrKia ora everyone!

I’ve received a couple of books for review and I won a book competition, so I’ve got lots of new books to my shelf. My reading has definitely slowed down with my course work underway. With yesterday’s release of #CursedChild, I have discovered that my 7 yr old nephew (the neff) is interested in Harry Potter. #LOVE!!! He even turned his stick fishing rod into a wand. I’m thinking of re-reading the series again, with a chapter or two each night. This month I finally completed the audiobook series, and I must say, I have really enjoyed listening to Stephen Fry. So what have I read?

UPDATE on Goodreads Reading Challenge: I have read 63 out of 100 books. Only 5 books ahead. Uh-oh!

Books I read in July:

  1. Finding Audrey by Sopie Kinsella
  2. I am not Esther by Fleur Beale
  3. I am Rebecca (I am not Esther #2)
  4. Flutter by Tenzen Momoko
  5. Being Magdalene (I am not Esther #3)
  6. Tahoe: He pakiwaitara mo Hinemoa raua ko Tutanekai
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (audiobook)

Books to be read in August:

  1. The Dragon and the Taniwha by Manying Ip
  2. Longing and Belonging by Edwina Pio
  3. Dewey Decimal Classification volumes. Yep, I’m doing librarian studies 🙂
  4. The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel (for review)
  5. The Secret of Spirits Bay by Stephen Barker (for review)

What’s on your TBR this month?

Shaz xoxo

 

Monthly Wrapup & TBR | Jun-July 2016

june-wrapup-july-tbrKia ora everyone!

Here is my monthly wrap up. Yes, and I’m a little late with my July TBR. But what’s a week or two between bookish friends?

UPDATE on Goodreads Reading Challenge: I have read 57 out of 100 books. What can I say? With so many distractions, like Pokemon Go, it has been hard to read…

I don’t seem to have enough time in my day anymore for all the things I want to put energy into, like studies. I had high hopes for this semester, but it’s already week 2 and I haven’t got the readings done I had planned to do early. Is this such a thing as Mid Year Slump?

 

Books I read in June:

  1. Lumberjanes #4 by Noelle Stevenson
  2. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
  3. Stars Above (Lunar Chronicles #4.5) by Marissa Meyer
  4. Matariki by Melanie Drewery
  5. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Books to be read in July:

  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  2. I am not Esther by Fleur Beale
  3. The Dragon and the Taniwha by Manying Ip
  4. Longing and Belonging by Edwina Pio

Currently reading:

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (audiobook)
  2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  3. I am Rebecca (I am not Esther #2) by Fleur Beale

Monthly Wrapup & TBR | May-June

may-wrapup-june-tbrKia ora everyone! June has come around so quickly. We are halfway through the year and it’s a good time to take stock of all the reading we have done to make sure we are on target for the end of the year.

Goodreads Reading Challenge: I have read 53 out of 100 books. It say’s I am 11 books ahead of schedule and I hope to keep it that way until December.

Day Zero Project: I have completed 13 out of 101 bookish things. But luckily I have until March 2018 to get them all done. Not as far as I would like to be, but it’s a start.

I don’t have any readathons this month, but I am taking part in a two-month long Book Pool over at Book Loving Kiwis. There are like 50 books to choose from. I can’t wait to get into my pile of books for that.

I have another 3 assignments due this month, 2 are due this week. Eek! Like last month, once I’ve knocked out those, I hope to get some serious reading in.

Books I read in May:

  1. The Hueys in: What’s the Opposite?
  2. Revenants: The Odyssey Home
  3. Lumberjanes, volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy
  4. Saga, volume 1
  5. Soundless by Richelle Mead
  6. Lumberjanes, volume 2: Friendship to the Max
  7. Saga, volume 2
  8. Lumberjanes #3 <– i think this is a different series to the volumes I’ve started?
  9. Saga, volume 3
  10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (audiobook)

Books to be read in June:

  1. Stars Above (Lunar Chronicles #4.5) by Marissa Meyer
  2. Lady Midnight (Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
  3. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  5. I am Rebecca by Fleur Beale
  6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  7. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Currently reading:

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (audiobook)
  2. I am not Esther by Fleur Beale

Monthly Wrap Up & TBR | Apr-May 2016

Wrapup & TBR imageKia ora everyone. It is the 1st of May!

Honestly, the time is just flying this year. I feel like I haven’t accomplished much at all.

Luckily, I can’t say the same about the amount of books I’ve read. Pretty happy that I am keeping the book count up.

Bout of Books is happening this month, 9-15th. As of writing this, there were 145 people signed up. I will post my TBR for that next week. It’s a relaxed week long readathon. I highly recommend it!

I have 3 assignments due this month, 2 are due within the first week. Once I’ve knocked out those, I hope to get some serious reading in.

Books I read in April:

  1. Never, Never Part 3 by Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher
  2. Too Late by Colleen Hoover (available for free on WattPad)
  3. A Game of Thrones Graphic Novel, vol. 3
  4. The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell
  5. The Winter Train by Susanna Isern
  6. A Game of Thrones Graphic Novel, vol. 4
  7. Rahui by Chris Szekely
  8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (audiobook, narrated by Stephen Fry)

Books to be read in May:

  1. Stars Above (Lunar Chronicles #4.5) by Marissa Meyer
  2. Lady Midnight (Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
  3. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  5. Nimona (graphic novel)
  6. Lumberjanes (graphic novel)

Currently reading:

  1. Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince (audiobook)