Something about me is that I am an avid reader. That might seem somewhat obvious coming from someone who has a book blog, but it is really true. I read a lot. It’s my favourite form of self-care, and I just love escaping into a different world and getting away from real life for a bit. In order to be meaningful about my reading, I have decided to set some reading resolutions this year.
November was a pretty good reading month. I tried to take it a little bit easy because I knew that I had report cards this month, but I still managed to get a lot of reading done, which felt pretty good. I also got some pretty exciting books in the mail. Overall, I really can’t complain.
I always love the promise of a fresh new year of reading. It just reeks of potential and excitement. I have to admit that I am off to a good start with my reading. I read some really interesting books and got some interesting books hauled in. I ended up reading 18 books in January. I’ll dive into the review below the cut, but know that I’m planning on catching up on my reviews for the last couple of months from 2024 as well.
October was a really busy month for me when it come to stress and all that, so I think I might have overcompensated by reading a whole lot more than I would have thought. Escapism is always fun. However, on the whole, it was a really good reading month and I read a lot of really wonderful things. I also got some really exciting books in.
Where the heck did September go? All of a sudden it’s October and I have no idea where any of the time went. It was a hectic month with back to school and back to school illnesses. However, it was ultimately a pretty good month, and I read a fair few books and got some good books to add to my collection. You’ll find everything I read and hauled below the cut.
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.
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.
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 received a free advanced readers copy of The Summer We Forgot by Caroline George through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
The Summer We Forgot by Caroline George is a young adult mystery thriller. It features a group of teens who worked at a summer camp a couple of years before the events of the book, but mysteriously they can remember no details about the summer. They reunite after the discovery of their science teacher’s body to try and figure out what happened that summer. The book was published on March 8th, 2022. I rated it 4 stars on Goodreads.