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November 2012 Wrap Up

This month, I read:

Seraphina – Rachel Hartman

Long Lankin

Ashen Winter

Fathomless

Girl of Nightmares

Supernaturally

Books I purchased : 0

Won in Contest : 1

Borrowed from friend : 0

Checked out from library : 4

Review books : 1

Pages read : 2461

Challenge Status:

Finishing the Series : 1/2

2012 Book Blogger Recommendation : 14/15

The Dusty Bookshelf : 11/15

Fairy Tales : 12/12

 

This month was amazing! With Christmas right around the corner, I’m hoping to find a few new favorite books underneath the tree. 😀 How was your November? What are you looking forward to for this December and the new year?

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October 2012 Wrap Up

This month, I read:

Two and Twenty Dark Tales

The Lost Prince-Julie Kagawa

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone-J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Origin-Jessica Khoury

Ever – Gail Carson Levine

 

Books I purchased : 3

Won in Contest : 0

Borrowed from friend : 0

Checked out from library : 2

Review books : 2

Pages read : 2453

Challenge Status:

Finishing the Series : 1/2

2012 Book Blogger Recommendation : 14/15

The Dusty Bookshelf : 10/15

Fairy Tales : 11/12

This month was awesome! I loved every minute of it; the gorgeous way the trees looked, being able to read some of my favorite books . . Now that it’s November, the snow already started up, and I’m looking forward to curling up with a good book!

How was your October?

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April 2012 Wrap Up

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

One Moment by Kristina McBride

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Steampunk : Poe

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson

 

Books I purchased : 3
Won in Contest : 0
Borrowed from friend : 0
Checked out from library : 1
Review books : 2
Pages read : 1634

Challenge Status:

Finishing the Series : 0/2
2012 Book Blogger Recommendation : 8/15
The Dusty Bookshelf : 3/15
Fairy Tales : 1/12

April was amazing! I didn’t read as much as I wanted because exams are coming up and I went away on my senior trip, but Disney World and fun times definitely made up for that! Can’t wait for May!

How was your April?

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March 2012 Wrap Up!

March was awesome! Not only because it had my birthday and the Hunger Games movie in it! Okay, maybe mostly because of those things . . . but I also read some great books!

So Much Closer-Susane Colasanti

The Kingdom Keepers – Ridley Pearson

Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson

The Princess Bride – William Goldman

Teeth: Vampire Tales

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

The Darkening Dream – Andy Gavin

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Bunheads – Sophie Flack

Books I purchased : 3
Won in Contest : 0
Borrowed from friend : 0
Checked out from library : 3
Review books : 3
Pages read : 2669

Challenge Status:

Finishing the Series : 0/2
2012 Book Blogger Recommendation : 7/15
The Dusty Bookshelf : 2/15
Fairy Tales : 1/12

How was your March?

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December 2011 Wrap Up

December was fantastic! Although it was much warmer than usual, with no snow and hardly any feel of winter, it was an odd month. But it was the wonderful kind, and I got some good reading in:

In the Forests of the Night-Kersten Hamilton

Paintings from the Cave-Gary Paulsen

Shift-Jeri-Smith Ready

A Matter of Perception-Tahlia Newland

Can You Survive? Sherlock Holmes-Ryan Jacobsen

Ashfall-Mike Mullen

My Beating Teenage Heart-C.K. Kelly Martin

Every Which Way but Dead-Kim Harrison

Perfect-Ellen Hopkins

Nightspell-Leah Cypress

Books I purchased: 0
Won in Contest: 1
Borrowed from friend: 1
Checked out from library: 2
Review books: 6
Pages read: 3248

Challenge Status:

Show Me the Free: 2/12
2011 Debut Author Challenge: 1/12
Edgar Awards Reading Challenge: 1/5
2011 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge: 11/15
Retold Fairy Tales: 9/6
Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge: 2/4

So many new favorites, all in one month! And now there’s an entire new year before me. I wonder what will come next!

How was your December? Have any New Year’s resolutions?

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October 2011 Wrap Up

This month, I read:

Goliath [Leviathan #3] – Scott Westerfeld
The Perks of Being a Wallflower-Stephen Chbosky
The Son of Neptune [Heroes of Olympus #2]-Rick Riordan
Stay-Deb Caletti
Everfound [Skinjackers Trilogy #3]-Neal Shusterman
Steel-Carrie Vaughn
Books I purchased: 2
Won in Contest: 0
Borrowed from friend: 1
Checked out from library: 3
Review books: 0
Pages read: 2393

Challenge Status:

Show Me the Free: 2/12
2011 Debut Author Challenge: 1/12
Edgar Awards Reading Challenge: 1/5
2011 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge: 10/15
Retold Fairy Tales: 9/6
Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge: 2/4

No! Winter is upon us! I’m not reading for the cold weather at all, but I’m looking forward to curling up with a good book. This month was great because a few books I’ve been waiting to read have finally been released! After months of waiting, my sadness turned to joy!

How was your October?

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July 2011 Wrap Up

Okay, so this post is long overdue. xD Practically half a month overdue. But with a week’s vacation and a load of summer reading to get finished before school starts next month (!!), I’ve been freaking out much more than is necessary. Thankfully, things have calmed. In time for me to tell you what I read last month:

Losing Faith-Denise Jaden
Cryer’s Cross-Lisa McMann
Peter and the Shadow Thieves-Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
The Spell Book of Listen Taylor-Jaclyn Moriarty
Shine-Lauren Myracle
Storm Thief-Chris Wooding
Song of the Sparrow-Lisa Ann Sandell
Delirium-Lauren Oliver
Peter Pan-J.M. Barrie
Fractured: Happily Never After?-Joanna Karaplis
Past Midnight-Purnhagen
A Nail Through the Heart-Timothy Hallinan

Books I purchased: 3
Won in Contest: 1
Borrowed from friend: 0
Checked out from library: 6
Review books: 2
Pages read:4086

Challenge Status:

Show Me the Free: 1/12
2011 Debut Author Challenge: 1/12
Edgar Awards Reading Challenge: 1/5
2011 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge: 9/15
Retold Fairy Tales: 9/6
Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge: 1/4

I read 12 books in July, and out of all of them, I’ve got to say that there were plenty of new favorites for me here. From old classics like Peter Pan to a brand new series starter like Delirium, this month had loads of books that I’ll be returning to again and again.

How was your July?

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June 2011 Wrap Up

This month, I read:

 A Golden Web-Barbara Quick
Ash-Malinda Lo
Hush, Hush-Becca Fitzpatrick
A Great and Terrible Beauty-Libba Bray
Peter and the Starcatchers-Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Cloaked-Alex Flinn
Insatiable-Meg Cabot
Uncommon Criminals-Ally Carter
Dr. Franklin’s Island-Ann Halam

Books I purchased: 1
Won in Contest: 0
Borrowed from friend: 2
Checked out from library: 5
Review books: 1
Pages read: 3164

Challenge Status:

Show Me the Free: 0/12
2011 Debut Author Challenge: 1/12
Edgar Awards Reading Challenge: 1/5
2011 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge: 8/15
Retold Fairy Tales: 8/6
Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge: 1/4

It’s the start of summer! I look forward to this month every year! June was awesome. Once finals were over of course. (: I can’t wait to really get into the swing of things, and July will hopefully be twice as fun.

How was your June?

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May 2011 Wrap Up

This month, I read:

The Adoration of Jenna Fox [Fox #1]-Mary E. Pearson
The Alchemyst [Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1]-Michael Scott
The Dead Tossed Waves-Carrie Ryan
Across the Universe-Beth Revis
Snow-Terry Lynn
What Happened to Goodbye-Sarah Dessen
The Iron Queen [Iron Fey #3]-Julie Kagawa

Books I purchased: 0
Won in Contest:  0
Borrowed from friend: 3
Checked out from library: 4
Review books: 0
Pages read: 2492

Challenge Status:

Show Me the Free: 0/12
2011 Debut Author Challenge: 1/12
Edgar Awards Reading Challenge: 1/5
2011 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge: 6/15
Retold Fairy Tales: 5/6
Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge: 1/4

This month was very hectic, but fun. I loved a lot of the books I read, and some were in a series I was dying to read. Hopefully next month will be filled with awesome books that I’ll want to read again and again.