August was such a strange but lovely month. I took time to enjoy being a newlywed, and then I started getting ready to go back to work, despite there being a heck of a lot procrastination involved in that as well. I’m very good at procrastinating. I did, however, end up doing a fair bit of reading, and some particularly good reading. It was an excellent month all told.
July was a really busy month for me because we were wedding planning and recovering from the school year so I didn’t spend as much time reading as I wanted to. However, I did conclude the month by getting married so that automatically makes this the best month ever. Ultimately, I read 12 books, which beats my monthly goal of 10 books read.
June was a pretty good reading month despite being incredibly busy. I had a lot of fun with the books I read and I got in some pretty good books that I was and am quite excited about. I ended up reading 19 books, which I’m pretty happy with.
May was an incredibly busy month for me. I had a lot going on work wise, and there was a lot going on personally as well. However, I still ended up reading 23 books, which is pretty good all things considered.
I am a bit behind on my hauls and wrap-ups. I ended up getting very busy at the end of the school year and when I came home from work I had little energy for anything outside of just sitting on my couch and recovering. However, now it’s summer break so I’m going to try and do some catching up. So here is what happened for me book-wise in April. I will admit that the book haul was a little crazy but that’s only because I made a Book Outlet order. Oops. I also read 25 books, which is pretty good.
***Disclaimer: I received a free early access copy of The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten from Orbit Books for review purposes. Thank you so much for opportunity.
I had seen the hype for this book all over bookstagram and when I emailed Orbit, they got back to me saying that if they had any review copies left they’d send me one. I was so lucky that one came in the mail but not a few days later! It was one of my most exciting book mail moments. So thank you once again so much to Orbit Books for making this reviewer so happy with this great story.
**Disclaimer: I received a free advanced readers copy of Girls Like Girls by Hayley Kiyoko through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
Girls Like Girls by Hayley Kiyoko is a young adult coming of age novel about a girl named Coley who moves in with her estranged father after her mother dies. In her new town, she meets a girl named Sonya and they find themselves drawn together. The novel is set to be published on May 30th, 2023. I rated it 5 stars on Goodreads.
**Disclaimer: I recieved a free advanced reader’s copy of Four Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
Four Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards is a young adult thriller novel. It is about a girl named Jo who is working her last shift at her job at a local movie theatre, which is closing down. Her and her friends have plans to go out to IHOP to celebrate, but instead they have to avoid a killer. The novel is set to be published on May 2nd, 2023. I rated it 4 stars on Goodreads.
March was a relatively good reading month. I enjoyed most of the things that I read and I was able to catch up on at least a few of my eARCs, which felt really good. I also got some really great books in and chipped away at reading them. You can see everything I hauled and read below the cut.
**Disclaimer: I recieved a free advanced reader’s copy of Vanished in Vermillion: The Real Story of South Dakota’s Most Infamous Cold Case by Lou Raguse through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
The Real Story of South Dakota’s Most Infamous Cold Case by Lou Raguse is a true crime book. It related the story of two teenage girls who disappeared without a trace and the investigation that followed into the crime. It was published on February 27th, 2023. I rated it 4 stars on Goodreads.