{Monthly Wrap Up} March 2017

So I’ve been doing this blogging thing for a couple of months now and I feel like my passion for it is growing in leaps and bounds every single day. I’ve never wrapped up a week or month before, but I’m really into the idea and think I’m going to start incorporating it into my blog – at least on a monthly basis until I graduate from school in May when I’ll have a bit more free time.


I set a goal to read 5 books this month, and somehow ended up reading 8! I honestly have no idea how I managed to fit in all those reads. I had to get really creative, that’s for sure. There was a lot of multitasking involved. Plus, I treated reading as a sort of reward. When I finished a homework assignment, I’d read a few chapters of my current-read. When I got out of work I’d take a book with me to the gym on my kindle and read while I was doing cardio. It became an exercise in creativity for me, to find the time to fit in reads.

I had a very lopsided month it appears! In like a lamb, and out like a lion. I really wanted to love City of Glass and A Thousand Pieces of You but a few things in them fell flatter than I’d have liked them to. Meanwhile, my last reads of the month were really pleasant surprises!

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I really wanted to bring a bit of life to my blog outside of all the reviews I post. So in an effort to liven things up I started participating in Top 5 Wednesday for the first time ever. It’s been really fun, really challenging and also eye-opening for me. I’m learning a lot about my reading habits, and also sort of becoming encouraged to broaden my horizons as a reader as well. It’s all very exciting!


Okay, so I bought a lot of books this month! I might be on a book buying ban for the month of April!

  • Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes
    • Falling Kingdoms
    • Rebel Spring
    • Gathering Darkness
    • Frozen Tides
    • Crystal Storm
  • A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
  • Golden Son by Pierce Brown
  • The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley
  • The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley
  • Percy Jackson & The Olympians Series by Rick Riordan
    • The Lightning Thief
    • The Sea of Monsters
    • The Titan’s Curse
    • The Battle of the Labyrinth
    • The Last Olympian
  • The Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan
    • Theft of Swords
    • Rise of Empire
    • Heir of Novron
  • His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman
    • The Golden Compass
    • The Subtle Knife
    • The Amber Spyglass
  • The Faithful and the Fallen series by John Gwynne
    • Wrath
    • Ruin
  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  • Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

I think that’s all of them! Whew! I’m lucky Mr. Bastion has been so patient with me this month! I’m also incredibly excited to crack into a lot of these, and a bunch of ARCs during the month of April! If you happen to own any of these and would like to buddy read them with me, please let me know!!

I think that’s about it. What a wonderful month. Two months into my book-blogging hobby and I really feel like things are kicking off quite well. Thank you all for being so receptive to my posts and always making me feel welcome within this community.

Looking forward to April!



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    1. Thank you! I was very blessed this month with a generous windfall that allowed me to buy all those books. I’m certain my hauls for the rest of the year will be far less impressive. I really enjoyed the wrap-up process so I definitely think I’ll continue it!

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      1. I noticed that Macmillan checks their requests every Saturday morning, so you might have to wait a few days. I just got approved a few hours ago. xD I could sent you a copy if you want. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! What a nice compliment! I bought An Ember in the Ashes in February, and then A Torch this month, but have yet to read either. I’m definitely planning on starting at least Ember in April though!

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  1. Great wrap-up! I think it’s really impressive that you’ve managed so much reading (and are using it as a reward system – so clever!) while going to school. I know I got to the point where I was only reading on breaks from university and grad school. It felt like a huge weight had lifted and I was able to read for pleasure again after I graduated!

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    1. I have no idea how I manage it either to be honest haha. This month has flown by with everything I’ve got going on! I graduate in May though, so I’m really eager for all that free time for reading in the future!!


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