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.
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.
**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 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.
**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.