March 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up

Hello Lovely Readers!

March was an intense month for me!

I did get reading done and a lot of it was arcs but I am still drowning in them, haha. It’s definitely what I will be focusing on again in April.

I did play some World of Warcraft but not as much as usual. I go through phases of wanting to play and then taking weeks off. It is what it is.

We bought a new car though! It’s a 2019 Hyundai Elantra and so different from our 1999 Honda Civic. I will get to take it for a spin as we drive an hour and a half to his family’s this weekend. Pretty excited that it will take less gas than my Honda CR-V as I like to go vroom vroom. ūü§£

We got some bad news about my husband’s college graduating date though. He won’t graduate until next May instead of this December because his advisor didn’t tell him two of his business classes count towards his degree but not the hours required. It doesn’t make sense and would have been nice to know before as my husband talks to him every semester. It is what it is. That’s my new motto lately.

Other than that, I got to see my sister and dad as they brought our new car to us. It was a great a visit and hopefully soon I will get to see the rest of my family soon. I miss my mom but I at least call her everyday (sometimes 5 times ūü§£) because I may be an adult but I still need her advise.

This month I managed to read 17 books, 16 mangas and listened to 3 audiobooks.

36 books in total!

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My favorite book of the month was  Southern Sun, Northern Star (Glass Alliance #3) by Joanna Hathaway! It was a grea, tear-filled ending to this trilogy.

My least favorite was  These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan. I just had a lot of issues with it.

  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 5 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Southern Sun, Northern Star (Glass Alliance #3) by Joanna Hathaway (arc/ebook)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 6 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 7 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 8 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 9 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 12 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 14 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 15 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 16 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 17 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 18 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Fae Hunter (Tangled Fae #1) by Sarah K. L. Wilson
  • Float Plan¬†by Trish Doller (ebook/arc)
  • Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton (arc)
  • The Hollow Inside by Lauren Brooke Davis (arc)
  • The Fallen Kingdom (The Falconer #3) by Elizabeth May
  • The Case of the Cursed Crop by Michael Anthony Steele (arc/ebook)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 10 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 11 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Inuyasha VizBig Edition Vol. 13 by Rumiko Takahashi¬†(manga)
  • Nyxia¬†Unleashed¬†(Nyxia Triad #2) by Scott Reintgen (audiobook)
  • Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa (arc/ebook)
  • The Weirn Books Vol.1¬†by Svetlana Chmakova (arc/graphic novel)
  • Hello, Cruel Heart by Maureen Johnson (arc)
  • Kiss and Repeat by Heather Truett (arc)
  • Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1) by Scott Reintgen (audiobook)
  • Heart and Seoul¬†by Jen Frederick (ebook/arc)
  • Nyxia Uprising (The Nyxia Triad #3) by Scott Reintgen (audiobook)
  • House of Hollow¬†by Krystal Sutherland (arc)
  • The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni (arc)
  • The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He (arc)
  • Tiger Unbound by Evangeline Rain
  • Tin by Candace Robinson and Amber R. Duell
  • Those Snow White Notes Vol. 1¬†by Marimo Ragawa (manga/arc)
  • These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan (arc)
  • We are the Fire by Sam Taylor
  • Once Upon a Quincea√Īera by Monica Gomez-Hira
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How many books did you read in March? Did you have a favorite?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

February 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up

Hello Lovely Readers!

February was mediocre at best when it came to reading.

This month I’ve been struggling with reading. Not sure why but it could be stress or just enjoying World of Warcraft. Who knows, haha.

I still read a fair share but not as much as usual.

My husband and I also bought a car so that’s exciting! Still getting everything done with it but it hasn’t been too bad.

Other than that, February has been pretty laid back and chill.

This month I managed to read 10 books, 6 mangas and listened to 5 audiobooks.

21 books in total!

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My favorite book of the month was my reread of Night Spinner by Addie Thorley. It was still as good as the first time.

My least favorite was most likely Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard.

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5 Stars:

  • Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives Vol. 3 by Ellen Schreiber (manga)
  • Night Spinner by Addie Thorley (audiobook)

4 Stars:

  • Inuyasha Vol. 3 VizBig Edition by Rumiko Takahashi (manga)
  • The Descent of the Drowned by Ana Lal Din (ebook/arc)
  • Just the Two of Us #2 by Ryu Hyang (ebook/arc)
  • The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  • Sky Breaker (Night Spinner #2) by Addie Thorley (arc)
  • Inuyasha Vol. 4 VizBig Edition by Rumiko Takahashi (manga)
  • Those Not-So-Sweet Boys Vol. 1 by Yoko Nogiri (manga/arc)
  • Haru’s Curse Vol. 1-2 by Asuka Konishi (manga/arc)
  • Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto (arc/ebook)

3 Stars:

  • A Pho Love Story by Loan Le (ebook)
  • The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer (audiobook)
  • Red Tigress (Blood Heir #2) by Amelie Wen Zhao (arc/ebook)
  • Pudge and Prejudice by A.K. Pittman (ebook/arc)
  • A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas (ebook)
  • Mercurial by Naomi Hughes (ebook/arc)

2 Stars:

  • Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins (audiobook)
  • Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard (audiobook)
  • Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (audiobook)
  • Undaunted by Ronnie Douglas

1 Star:

  • The Desolations of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs (ebook)

DNF:

  • Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
  • The Conjuerer’s Riddle by Andrea Cremer
  • The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance

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How many books did you read in February? Did you have a favorite?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

January 2021 Monthly Wrap-up

Hello Lovely Readers!

January was a really good month for me. Maybe because it was my birthday month, haha.

I have managed to keep my arcs under 15 which is awesome and makes me feel less stressed about it.

I also managed to read a lot of my own books that I own. I am pretty pleased.

This month I managed to read 23 books, 16 mangas and listened to 10 audiobooks.

49 books in total!

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My favorite book of the month was Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer. It was still as good as the first time!

My least favorite was A Man by Keiichiro Hirano. It was my only DNF and I just couldn’t get into it.

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5 Stars:

  • Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer (audiobook/reread)
  • Good Girl, Bad Blood (A Good Girl‚Äôs Guide to Murder #2) by Holly Jackson
  • I Want to Eat Your Pancreas by Yoru Sumino (manga)
  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 6 by Rei Toma (manga)
  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 7 by Rei Toma (manga)
  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 8 by Rei Toma (manga)
  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 9 by Rei Toma (manga)
  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 10 by Rei Toma (manga)
  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 11 by Rei Toma (manga)
  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 12 by Rei Toma (manga)
  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 13 by Rei Toma (manga)

4 Stars:

  • The Falconer by Elizabeth May
  • Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2) by Alwyn Hamilton (audiobook)
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl (audiobook)
  • Vampire Kisses: Blood Relative Vol. 1 by Ellen Schreiber (manga)
  • Vampire Kisses: Blood Relative Vol. 2 by Ellen Schreiber (manga)
  • Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 4 by Rei Toma (manga)
  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 5 by Rei Toma (manga)
  • A Sign of Affection Vol. 3 by Suu Morishita (manga)
  • Karma Moon: Ghost Hunter by Melissa Savage (arc)
  • Fadeaway by E.B. Vickers (arc)
  • Inuyasha Vol. 2 by Rumiko Takahashi (manga)
  • Small Favors by Erin A. Craig (arc)
  • The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer #2) by Elizabeth May
  • All the Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slatter (arc)

3 Stars:

  • New Year’s Kiss by Lee Matthews
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (audiobook)
  • Playing Cupid by S.C. Alban (arc)
  • Only When It‚Äôs Us by Chloe Liese
  • Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands #3) by Alwyn Hamilton (audiobook)
  • Idol Dreams Vol. 6 by Arina Tanemura (manga)
  • Where It All Lands by Jennie Wexler (arc)
  • To Sir, With Love by Lauren Layne (arc)
  • The World Between Blinks by Ryan Graudin and Amie Kaufman
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (audiobook)
  • Always Only You (Bergman Brothers #2) by Chloe Liese
  • What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson (arc)
  • Ever After Always (Bergman Brothers #3) by Chloe Liese
  • The In-Between by Rebecca Ansari
  • Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins (audiobook)
  • A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

2 Stars:

  • Broken Things by Lauren Oliver (audiobook)
  • Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries: The Return #1) by L.J. Smith (audiobook)
  • The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser (arc)
  • August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
  • Pastel Pink by Nikki Minty (arc)
  • A Man Called Trent by Louis L’Amour (audiobook)
  • The Narrows by Travis M. Riddle

DNF:

  • A Man by Keiichiro Hirano

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

December 2020 Monthly Wrap-up

Hello Lovely Readers!

My last wrap-up for 2020!

It was my best month of the year and I basically read more than one book a day. I didn’t play videogames for like two weeks, haha. I was in the zone!

I don’t think this will ever happen again but who knows. Never say never.

Also, Happy New Year! I hope 2021 is a lot better for everyone.

This month I managed to read 27 books and 12 mangas and listened to 11 audiobooks.

50 books in total!

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My favorite book of the month was A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes #4) by Sabaa Tahir. It was super cute and such a unique plot!

My least favorite was Crave by Tracy Wolff. It just wasn‚Äôt for me.

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5 Stars:

  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 1 by Rei Toma (manga)
  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 2 by Rei Toma (manga)
  • Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 3 by Rei Toma (manga)
  • Naruto Vol. 21 by Masashi Kishimoto (manga)
  • With You All the Way by Cynthia Hand (arc)
  • The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep by Laurie Faria Stolarz (arc)
  • Yona of the Dawn Vol. 27 by Mizuho Kusanagi (manga)
  • Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires #14) by Rachel Caine (audiobook)
  • A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes #4) by Sabaa Tahir

4 Stars:

  • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
  • The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries #2) by L.J. Smith (audiobook)
  • The Fury (The Vampire Diaries #3) by L.J. Smith (audiobook)
  • Dark Reunion (The Vampire Diaries #4) by L.J. Smith (audiobook)
  • The Demon Prince of Momochi House Vol. 16 by Aya Shouoto (manga)
  • Inuyasha Vol. 1 (Omnibus Edition) by Rumiko Takahashi (manga)
  • Coming Up for Air by Nicole Tyndall
  • TRUEL1F3 (Lifelike #3) by Jay Kristoff (audiobook)
  • Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher (arc)
  • DEV1AT3 (Lifelike #2) by Jay Kristoff (audiobook)
  • The Dating Plan by Sara Desai (arc)
  • LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff (audiobook)
  • Payback (Vale Hall #3) by Kristen Simmons (arc)
  • Queen Magic (Empire of War & Wings #5) by Sarah K.L. Wilson
  • Just the Two of Us by Ryu Hyang
  • The Obsession by Jesse Q. Sutanto (arc)
  • Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibanez (arc)
  • Love Me, Love Me Not Vol. 6 by Io Sakisaka (arc/manga)
  • Don’t Tell a Soul by Kirsten Miller (arc)
  • Daylighters (The Morganville Vampires #15) by Rachel Caine (audiobook)

3 Stars:

  • The Kindred Spirits Supper Club by Amy E. Reichert (arc)
  • The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries #1) by L.J. Smith (audiobook)
  • Idol Dreams Vol. 5 by Arina Tanemura (manga)
  • Yes & I Love You by Roni Loren (arc)
  • The Castle School: For Troubled Girls by Alyssa Sheinmel (arc)
  • Much Ado About You by Samantha Young (arc)
  • Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce (arc)
  • Midnight Bites (The Morganville Vampires #16) by Rachel Caine (audiobook)
  • A Thief Among the Trees by Sabaa Tahir (graphic novel)
  • Price Freya Vol. 4 by Keiko Ishihara (manga)
  • Lore by Alexandra Bracken (arc)

2 Stars:

  • The Life and Deaths of Frankie D. by Colleen Nelson (arc)
  • The Bright and the Pale by Jessica Rubinkowski (arc)
  • Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price (arc)
  • Cathedral of Bones by A.J. Steiger (arc)
  • The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis (arc)
  • The Girl from Shadow Springs by Ellie Cypher (arc)
  • What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo (arc)
  • Girl on the Ferris Wheel by Julie Halpern & Len Vlahos (arc)
  • Hana-kimi Vol. 2 by Hisaya Nakajo (manga)

1 Star:

  • Crave by Tracy Wolff (audiobook)
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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

November 2020 Monthly Wrap-up

Hello Lovely Readers!

Here we are again, another month gone.

This month was filled with videogames and not reading as much each day. I’ve been not pushing myself as hard but I am okay with that.

This month I managed to read 13 books and 5 mangas and listened to 5 audiobooks.

23 books in total!

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My favorite book of the month was Glimpsed by G.F. Miller. It was super cute and such a unique plot!

My least favorite was The Pearl in the Darkness by Santana Saunders. It just wasn’t for me.

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5 Stars:

  • Glimpsed by G.F. Miller (arc/ebook)
  • Swarm Magic (Empire of War & Wings #4) by Sarah K.L. Wilson (arc/ebook)
  • The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim (arc/book)

4 Stars:

  • Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires #11) by Rachel Caine (audiobook)
  • Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires #12) by Rachel Caine (audiobook)
  • Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires #13) by Rachel Caine (audiobook)
  • Idol Dreams Vol. 1 by Arina Tanemura (manga/ebook)
  • Crown of Bones by A.K. Wilder (arc/book)
  • Idol Dreams Vol. 2 by Arina Tanemura (manga/ebook)
  • Idol Dreams Vol. 3 by Arina Tanemura (manga/ebook)
  • Idol Dreams Vol. 4 by Arina Tanemura (manga/ebook)
  • Return of the Thief (The Queen’s Thief #6) by Megan Whalen Turner (audiobook)

3 Stars:

  • Bite Club (The Morganville Vampires #10)¬†by Rachel Caine (audiobook)
  • Daughter of the Serpentine (Dragoneer Academy #2)¬†by E.E. Knight (ebook/arc)
  • Any Boy But You by Julie Hammerle (ebook)
  • Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston (ebook)
  • K-pop Confidential by Stephan Lee (ebook)
  • Hana-Kimi Vol. 1 by Hisaya Nakajo (manga/ebook)
  • Enjoy the View (Moose Springs, Alaska #3) by Sarah Morgenthaler (arc/ebook)

2 Stars:

  • All I Want for Christmas by Wendy Loggia (ebook)
  • The Pearl in the Darkness by Santana Saunders (arc/ebook)

DNF:

  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

August 2020 Wrap-up

Hello Lovely Readers!

I’m still so surprised that we are this far into the year!

When it came to reading, I had a really great month. When it came to everything else, that is debatable, haha.

This month I managed to read 23 books and 5 mangas and listened to 10 books.

38 books in total!

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My favorite book this month was Mistletoe and Mr.Right (Moose Springs, Alaska #2) by Sarah Morgenthaler. It was so cute and I just loved the characters!

My least favorite book was Fractured by Shay Siegel. It was just bad. The guy in it was horrible. Prepare for a ranty review for that one, ha.

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5 Stars:

  • Carpe Corpus (The Morganville Vampires #6) by Rachel Caine (audiobook)
  • Mistletoe and Mr.Right (Moose Springs, Alaska #2) by Sarah Morgenthaler (arc/ebook)
  • Well Played by Jen DeLuca (arc/ebook)
  • Not Your Idol Vol. 2 by Aoi Makino (arc/manga)
  • Love Me, Love Me Not Vol. 4 by Io Sakisaka (arc/manga)

4 Stars:

  • Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz (arc/ebook)
  • The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke (arc/ebook)
  • Thomas Wildus and the Wizard of Sumeria (The Elandrian Chronicles #2) by J.M. Bergen (arc/book)
  • The Girl and the Ghost by Hannah Alkaf (ebook)
  • Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires #5) by Rachel Caine (audiobook)
  • A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey (arc/ebook)
  • Cry of the Raven (The Ravenwood Saga #3) by Morgan L. Busse (audiobook)
  • Flight of the Raven (The Ravenwood Saga #3) by Morgan L. Busse (audiobook)
  • Mark of the Raven (The Ravenwood Saga #3) by Morgan L. Busse (audiobook)
  • Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer (audiobook)
  • Gerard (The Aerowyn Tales #1) by Carla Reighard (arc/book)
  • The Marvelwood Magicians by Diane Zahler (arc/audiobook)
  • Prince Freya Vol. 3 by Keiko Ishihara (arc/manga)
  • Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes (audiobook)
  • The Jake Ryan Complex by Bethany Crandell (arc/ebook)

3 Stars:

  • The Time of Contempt (The Witcher #2) by Andrzej Sapkowski (audiobook)
  • Crazy Stupid Bromance (Bromance Book Club #3) by Lyssa Kay Adams
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (ebook)
  • Manga Classics: Anne of Green Gables by Crystal Chan (arc/manga)
  • To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (arc/ebook)
  • Set Fire to the Gods by Kristen Simmons and Sara Raasch (ebook)
  • Road Out of Winter by Alison Stine (arc/ebook)
  • Tempest Cursed by K.C. Lannon (arc/ebook)
  • An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley (audiobook)

2 Stars:

  • Simmer Down by Sarah Smith (arc/ebook)
  • A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe (arc/ebook)
  • Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar (ebook)
  • The Afterlife of the Party by Marlene Perez (arc/ebook)
  • Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade (arc/ebook)
  • The Legend of Akikumo by Dani Hoots (arc/ebook)
  • Fly Me to the Moon Vol. 1 by Kenjiro Hata (arc/manga)
  • From Fire and Shadows by J.F. Baptista (arc/ebook)

1 Star:

  • Fractured by Shay Siegel (arc/ebook)

DNF:

  • The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
  • The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison
  • Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

The last two were probably based on mood. MG has been meh for me lately.

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July 2020 Wrap-up

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Hello Lovely Readers!

Oh July. You were something, haha.

Less books than last month but it’s fine. I’m just doing me and bascially that means a ton of audiobooks and that’s okay. I’m still reading so that’s all that matters!

This month I managed to read 10 books and 2 mangas and listened to 12 books, .

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My favorite is my only 5 star which was Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee. It’s a heartbreaking read but one that is very important.

My least favorite was Shadows Rising by Madeleine Roux. There were some decent parts but it was really one big letdown.

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5 Stars:

  • Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee

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4 Stars:

  • The Bard’s Blade by Brian D. Anderson
  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  • Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
  • Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
  • A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton
  • Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes
  • Heart Sister by Michael F. Stewart
  • A Dance with Fate by Juliet Marillier
  • Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

3 Stars:

  • A Chorus of Fire by Brian D. Anderson
  • Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson
  • Shine by Jessica Jung
  • Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy
  • The Switch by Beth O’Leary
  • Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

2 Stars:

  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
  • Til We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
  • Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers
  • 500 Miles from You by Jenny Colgan
  • Shadows Rising by Madeleine Roux

Manga / Comics:

  • Yona of the Dawn Vol. 25 by Mizuho Kusanagi
  • A Sign of Affection Vol. 1 by Suu Morishita

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June 2020 Wrap-up

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Hello Lovely Readers!

June has been a very mentally tolling month. I have cut back on social media and it has impacted my reading as well. I still read a decent amount but I have definitely been playing video games a lot more.

I did get to visit my husband’s family and yesterday I celebrated my daughter’s 4th birthday. Although 2020 hasn’t been the best, I’m glad I have family.‚̧

This month I managed to read 28 books and 7 graphic novel.

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My favorite read was Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer! It was emotional and had the right amount of spooky vibes!

My least favorite was The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox. As an author I enjoy it was just very disappointing compared to her other books.

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5 Stars:

  • Far from Normal by Becky Wallace
  • Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer

4 Stars:

  • The Mask of Aribella by Anna Hoghton
  • Bellarose by Carla Reighard
  • The Story Hunter by Lindsay A. Franklin
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  • Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows by J.M. Bergen
  • The Garden of Promises and Lies by Paula Brackston
  • The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
  • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
  • The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

3 Stars:

  • Battle Born by Amie Kaufman
  • The Sisters of Straygarden by Hayley Chewins
  • Now & When by Sara Wealer Bennett
  • Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz
  • The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole
  • Secrets of the Chocolate House by Paula Brackston
  • The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston
  • The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan
  • The Storyteller’s Daughter by Victoria McCombs
  • The Silver Chair by C.S Lewis

2 Stars:

  • All this Time by Rachael Lippincott
  • Fable by Adrienne Young
  • The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox
  • One in a Million by Lindsey Kelk
  • The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordin
  • The Vampire Debt by Ali Winters

Manga / Comics:

  • Naruto Vol. 16-20 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • Prince Freya Vol. 2 by Keiko Ishihara
  • Love Me, Love Me Not Vol. 3 by Io Sakisaka

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

April 2020 Wrap-Up

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Hello Lovely Readers!

March is just a memory and now it’s already May. How??

This month I managed to read 37 books and 3 graphic novel.

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I honestly enjoyed every 5 star read but if I had to pick a favorite it would be Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis.

My least favorite would most likely be West by Edith Pattou.

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5 Stars:

  • Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber
  • Prince Caspian¬†by C.S. Lewis
  • Bloodwitch¬†by Susan Dennerd
  • Well Diary‚ĶI Have Tuberculosis: Researching a Teenager‚Äôs 1918 Sanatorium Experience¬†by Shirley Morgan
  • Yona of the Dawn Vol. 23 by Mizuho Kusanagi (manga)
  • The Winner‚Äôs Curse¬†by Marie Rutkoski
  • The Winner‚Äôs Crime¬†by Marie Rutkoski
  • The Winner‚Äôs Kiss¬†by Marie Rutkoski
  • The Morganville Vampires Vol. by Rachel Caine
  • Dance with a Vampire by Ellen Schreiber
  • The Coffin Club by Ellen Schreiber

4 Stars:

  • Fish¬†by Gregory Mone
  • Love Me, Love Me Not Vol. 2 by Io Sakisaka (manga)
  • The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin
  • Body Language by Marylee MacDonald
  • The Silence of Bones¬†by June Hur
  • Dark Shores¬†by Danielle L. Jensen
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses¬†by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Sweeney Sisters¬†by Lian Dolan
  • Pride and Prejudice¬†by Jane Austen
  • Journey to the Lights¬†by Suzanne Francis
  • The Legend of the Irish Castle¬†by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Echo North¬†by Joanna Ruth Meyer
  • The Story Raider¬†by Lindsay A. Franklin
  • Ice Wolves¬†by Amie Kaufman
  • Dark Skies by Danielle L. Jensen

3 Stars:

  • Little Creeping Things¬†by Chelsea Ichaso
  • The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Shinobi Life Vol. 1 by Shoko Conami (manga)
  • The King of Attolia¬†by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Flying in Love by Chalon Linton

2 Stars:

  • Library of Souls¬†by Ransom Rigg
  • A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
  • The Beholder by Anna Bright
  • The Conference of the Birds¬†by Ransom Riggs
  • This Savage Song¬†by Victoria Schwab
  • A Conspiracy of Kings¬†by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Before I Called You Mine¬†by Nicole Deese
  • Thick as Thieves¬†by Megan Whalen Turner
  • West¬†by Edith Pattou

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

February 2020 Wrap-Up

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Hello Lovely Readers!

Oh February, you went by so fast!  Seriously, where is this year going> I had another great month but I feel like I should slow down or I am going to crash and burn eventually, haha.

This month I managed to 35 read books and 9 mangas.

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My favorite read this month was The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It was so nice to revisit this book!

My least favorite was Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers. It was too much drama for me.

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5 Stars:

  • Waiting for Spring Vol. 4 by Anashin
  • Waiting for Spring Vol. 5 by Anahsin
  • In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park
  • Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
  • The Dead Girls’ Dance by Rachel Caine
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

4 Stars:

  • I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick (arc)
  • Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
  • The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park (arc)
  • These Vengeful Hearts by Katherine Laurin (arc)
  • Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights by Various Authors (arc)
  • Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
  • Servant of the Crown by Duncan M. Hamilton (arc)
  • The Water Dragon’s Bride Vol. 6 by Rei Toma
  • The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
  • Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
  • Husband Material by Emily Belden
  • Hard Wired by Len Vlahos (arc)

3 Stars:

  • Frozen Beauty by Lexa Hillyer (arc)
  • The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor (arc)
  • Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles (arc)
  • Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
  • Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson
  • The Water Dragon’s Bride Vol. 1 by Rei Toma
  • The Water Dragon’s Bride Vol. 2 by Rei Toma
  • The Water Dragon’s Bride Vol. 3 by Rei Toma
  • The Water Dragon’s Bride Vol. 4 by Rei Toma
  • The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson
  • East by Edith Pattou
  • The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver (arc)
  • Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee (arc)
  • The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
  • Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova (arc)
  • The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte (arc)
  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

2 Stars:

  • Some Kind of Animal by Maria Romasco Moore (arc)
  • The Sullivan Sisters by Kathryn Ormsbee (arc)
  • Komi Can’t Communicate by Tomohito Oda
  • The Water Dragon’s Bride Vol. 5 by Rei Toma
  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  • The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
  • Spindle and Dagger by J. Anderson Coats (arc)

1 Star:

  • Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
  • Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers (arc)

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How many books did you read in February? What was your favorite read? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)