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)

Monthly Wrap UP & TBR | Mar-Apr 2016

march-wrapup-april-tbr

March started off with a bang. It was going to be my best month ever. That was until I realised I had three assignments all due within a week of eachother and when I get stressed, all logic goes out the window.

MARCH WRAP UP

So, what did I read?

  • Just So Happens by Fumio Obata
  • The Favorite (The Selection, #2.6) by Kiera Cass
  • Notes From My Kitchen Table by Gwyneth Paltrow
  • A Game of Thrones graphic novel, volume 2, by Daniel Abraham
  • Never, Never Part One by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
  • Never, Never Part Two by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (you know who wrote it)
  • Asa (Marked Men, #6)

I also read/skimmed 3 fiction books for one of my assignments, which I posted reviews for. That was also a requirement 🙂

APRIL TBR

So what am I going to read this month?

Well, I’m almost finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, so that’s definitely on the list.

While procrastinating today, I discovered a new April challenge. It’s APRIL ARCs and it’s hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat. Time to read those Advanced Copies you get from the author that you haven’t read yet. That’s perfect for me. I just received a new book this week. It’s not my usual genre, so I’m looking forward to trying something different.

Keeping it simple this month. I really need to get into my reading for the next round of assignments. Reading because you have to really takes the fun out of it.

Thanks for reading & will catch ya next time!
xoxo Shaz