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.
I had a pretty good February. There were some moments were I was really struggling, but I would say that on the whole I had a good reading month. I loved most of what I read, and I picked up some books that I was pretty excited about. I ended up reading 25 books, which is pretty good all things considered.
January was a pretty good month. It was definitely a month with a lot of pre-orders so I got lots and lots of book mail, which was exciting. I evern chipped away at reading some of those books, which was extra fun. It was also a really good reading month. My students were very helpful in encouraging me to read a book for each day of the month. I didn’t quite succeed in that, but I read a lot, and I read a lot of very good things. You’ll find what I’ve read below, along with the books hauled.
**Disclaimer: I received a free advanced reader’s copy of Belle of the Ball by Mari Costa through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
Belle of the Ball by Mari Costa is a young adult romance graphic novel. It features the high school mascot who asks out the head cheerleader because she has a crush on her, but the cheerleader is already in a relationship with a top athlete at the school, and together they are the it couple. Things escalate from there. It is set to be published on March 21, 2023. I rated it 4 stars on Goodreads.
**Disclaimer: I recieved a free advanced readers copy of Come Out, Come Out Whatever You Are by Kathryn Foxfield through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
Come Out, Come Out Whatever You Are by Kathryn Foxfield is a young horror thriller novel. It is about a girl who goes onto a reality television where the point is for the contests to try to be the last one standing in a haunted spot. The novel was published on December 6th, 2022. I rated it 3 stars on GoodReads.
In previous years I have been creating a list of books to read based on my age, but I have not always been good about actually reading those books. However, this year I have decided to not do that and instead I’m going to try to read 23 specific books since it is 2023. I’m hoping that this is a more manageable number for me, but I guess we’ll see. I’m going to list the books down below. Let me know if you have read any of them, and which ones I should prioritize.