Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Books on My Autumn TBR

Autumn means it's back to classes for a lot of us, and for me as an English student, it means back to long required reading lists that I didn't actually get to reading this summer like I should have. I've actually been in a slow place in terms of reading this summer, so having a bunch of new books to be reading that I'm not excited by isn't ideal. Last year I was able to read the books I wanted in between the ones I was assigned, and it really helped me power through them all. But if my weird reading place persists I don't know if I can do the same this year.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

5 Books I Put Down This Year

I'm sorry I missed another week of Top 10 Tuesday - life has been busy at the moment. I haven't actually been able to come up for anything creative for this week's TTT, so because it's a throwback, I'm going to throw back to last week's challenge that I missed! (I feel like I always break all the rules with challenges like this, oh well).

Friday, 8 September 2017

Book Review // Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

It's always a risk when one picks up a book on a whim. It's impossible to know what to expect when you've never heard of a book, and there's always the potential of it going disastrously wrong. But Daughter of the Burning City ended up being a pleasant and refreshing surprise that stands out from the YA fantasy crowd.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

May-August 2017 Book Haul

I'm back today with another 2017 book haul! I decided to share a book haul post every 4 months this year rather than have them at the bottom of my wrap up post every month. I try really hard not to buy too many books, and I find that this is a much more effective way to track my bookish spendings. You can find part 1 of my 2017 haul here.

Friday, 1 September 2017

August Wrap Up

My August reading hasn't been the best in terms of quantity. I was saying last month how I hoped to be reading more books this summer, but I wound up reading fewer in August than I probably have all year. What's worse is that for a lot of this month I had limited Internet, so I definitely expected to have read more. For #TheReadingQuest I thought I'd set my bar to 10 books this month so that I'd be motivated enough to reach at least 5, but perhaps the over-ambitious technique doesn't work for me. I think I'm going to cut back on the ambitious goal setting for the next month, and maybe I'll get to read a bit more of what I want before my required reading is required to be read.