‘Empire of Storms,’ ‘The Sun is Also a Star,’ and Other Books I Read This Month (November Wrap-Up)

I haven’t done a wrap-up post in a while so I figured it was time. November was filled with some let downs but I also read some really great books. Here’s my wrap-up.


Number of Books I Read This Month: 7

Top Three Books I Read This Month

1. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas


In book five of the Throne of Glass series things heat up for Aelin and Co. Taking back her throne as Queen of Terrasen isn’t as simple as Aelin had hoped but as per usual she’s got a plan up her sleeve. The question is will she be able to save herself along with her kingdom?

2. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon


Nicola Yoon is a queen of writing great contemporary YA romances with diverse characters and she brought her A game with The Sun is Also a Star. Told in various point of views, Yoon tells the story of two teens who fall in love and how one’s actions can affect all those around them.

3. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West


I’ve never read a Kasie West book before but I can see now why people love her. The Fill-In Boyfriend was a cute YA romance about a girl named, Gia, who’s all about keeping up appearances. When her boyfriend, Bradley, breaks-up with her right before prom she enlists a stranger to fill in but surprises herself when she discovers she actually likes him.

Other Books I Read This Month

  1. All the Bright Places
  2. The Thousandth Floor
  3. Decidedly Off Limits
  4. Smut

Books I Received This Month

Although I was supposed to be on a book buying ban, I ended up purchasing Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon because I needed to purchase a book in order to get my books signed. It was totally worth breaking my ban for though.

August Wrap-Up

‘Illuminae,’ ‘Gemina,’ And Other Books I Read This Month (August Wrap-Up)

It’s been way too long since I’ve done a wrap-up so here we go. I read a lot of books this month and none of them were on my TBR but hey, it happens. Here’s my faves from this month.


Number of Books I Read This Month: 12

Top Three Books I Read This Month

1. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


Illuminae and Gemina actually tie for first place. They were both amazing and I got sucked into both. I couldn’t put them down. If you haven’t heard of these novels yet they’re told in this really cool format that makes it look like the book is a case file. Filled with emails, chat logs, video surveillance logs, and so much more Illuminae tells the story of Kady, who’s home has been destroyed. Now on ship filled with other refugees Kady will do anything to know what’s going on and how to fight those who destroyed her home and changed her life forever.

2. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


This was the perfect sequel to Illuminae. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone that hasn’t read Illuminae yet so I’ll just this book has the same level of action, humor, and crazy plot twists that Illuminae has. Gemina follows new characters but your favorites from Illuminae also show up as well. It’s amazing!

3. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover


I loved Ugly Love. This is by far my favorite Colleen Hoover book. The book is told in alternating point of views. We get Tate’s point of view in the present and Miles point of view in the past, explaining why he is the way he is when Tate meets him. This book was heartbreaking, romantic, and a little funny. I need this on my shelf immediately.

Other Books I Read This Month

  1. It Ends With Us
  2. Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles)
  3. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour
  4. The Silence of Six
  5. The Secret History
  6. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  7. Point of Retreat
  8. Interference

Books I Received This Month


I only bought three books this month and I received five books from publishers. I put myself on a book buying ban this month and I think I did fairly well. I’m excited to buy more books next month though. Is it pay day yet?

'Lady Midnight,' 'The Haters,' And Other Books I Read This Month

‘Lady Midnight,’ ‘The Haters,’ And Other Books I Read This Month (March Wrap-Up)

Unfortunately I did not read as much as I wanted to this month and now I’m behind on my Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge. However, all the books I read this month I loved so this will be a pretty tough wrap-up because it’ll be hard to choose a favorite. But I’ll try!


'Lady Midnight', 'The Haters', And Other Books I Read This Month

Number Of Books I Read This Month: 4


1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

'Lady Midnight,' 'The Haters', And Other Books I Read This Month

This book was everything I wanted it to be and more. I was so excited to get back into the Shadowhunters world and I loved the new characters. Emma and Julian were great and I’m a sucker for forbidden love. I also really liked all the Blackthorns and Mark was really funny. The plot was perfectly paced and I couldn’t put this book down. I can’t wait until I buy my own copy so I can reread it again and again.

2. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

'Lady Midnight,' 'The Haters,' And Other Books I Read This Month (March Wrap-Up)

I wasn’t a big fan of Red Queen but I really loved Glass Sword. I know a lot of people didn’t like how much Mare changed but I loved it. She was fierce, ruthless, and a little scary. I was 100 percent in support of the new Mare. And the ending? Crazy! I can’t wait until the next book. I need to know what happens!

3. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

'Lady Midnight,' 'The Haters,' And Other Books I Read This Month (March Wrap-Up)

It was great to jump back into The Lunar Chronicles world again. I missed all these characters and I really enjoyed learning more about Winter and Jacin since we don’t get to see a lot of them in the first four books. I like Jacin way more now than I did by the end of Winter. And of course that second epilogue with the wedding was everything I wanted and more. I can’t wait until Iko’s graphic novel comes out. I need more!


Books to Buy

  1. The Haters by Jesse Andrews


Unfortunately I didn’t receive any books this month but I did buy some books for the first time in a while. I ordered eight books from Book Outlet that I’ll hopefully get this weekend and I also won a giveaway so I should be getting Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell soon. I hope! I can’t wait to finally get some new books to add to my shelf.

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‘Me Before You’, ‘Confess’, And Other Books I Read This Month (Feb. Wrap-Up)

I read a lot of great books this month and I got a bunch of books too! Check out my first monthly wrap-up. I plan to do this at the end of every month as a recap of what I’ve read and what books I’ve either bought or was given to me during the month.

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Number Of Books I Read This Month: 11

Top Three Books I Read This Month

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas


I absolutely loved this book. A retelling of Beauty and the Beast, this novel follows 19-year-old Feyre who’s forced to go to Prythian, the land of faeries, with a beast that shows up at her door. Although at first she doesn’t trust him and is fearful for her life she begins to realize this beast may not be as beastly as she originally thought.

2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


This book made me cry just as much as I expected it to, which was a lot. When Louisa Clark accepts a job as a caregiver to Will Traynor, a wheelchair bound man, she doesn’t know what to expect. Although they have almost nothing common Louisa finds herself trying her best to make Will happy and show him life is worth living.

3. Confess by Colleen Hoover


I’d never heard of Colleen Hoover until I joined bookstagram and saw her books everywhere but man I’m glad I finally dived in. Confess follows Auburn and Owen as they’re paths continue to cross and intersect, having positive and sometimes negative affects on both of their lives. Filled with twists and surprises this book kept me on my toes.

Other Books I Read This Month

Books To Buy

  1. You Were Here by Cori McCarthy
  2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  3. How Willa Got Her Groove Back by Emily McKay
  4. Pushing the Limits by Brooke Cumberland
  5. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  6. Making Her His by Lucy Leroux
  7. The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters

Books To Borrow

  1. How to be Bad by E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle

Books I Received This Month

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I didn’t buy any books this month because I’m currently on a book buying ban but hopefully that will change next month. Still, I did receive a box load of books from a friend of mine that works at HarperCollins Publishers. Here’s all the books I got and plan to read soon.

  1. Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard
  2. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  3. Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass
  4. Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi
  5. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

What were your favorite reads of this month? Let me know in the comments below!