June 2018 [Wrap Up]

I read 5 books in June:
2 Young Adult
2 Adult
1 Middle Grade

pages 368 + 288 + 244 + 272 + 416= 1588

I follow the Goodreads rating suggestions:
๐ŸŒŸ= did not like it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= it was ok
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= liked it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= really liked it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= it was amazing


Title: The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Author: Ruth Ware

Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press

Date Published: May 29th, 2018

Genre: Adult Mystery/Thriller

Page Count: 368

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย ย The Death Of Mrs. Westaway By Ruth Ware #NewBook #Thriller #Mystery #Netgalley




Title: Look At Me

Author: Mareike Krรผgel

Publisher: Text Publishing

Date Published: February 2018

Genre: Adult (European/German)

Page Count: 288

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Look At Me By Mareike Krรผgel




Title: Escape From Lucien

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Publisher: Graphix

Date Published: August 2014

Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel

Page Count: 224

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ




Title: Fina Draft

Author: Riley Redgate

Publisher: Harry Abrams

Date Published: June 2018

Genre: YA Contemporary (LGBTQ+)

Page Count: 272

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย  Final Draft #Bookreview #Netgalley #FinalDraftBook




Title: Thief of Happy Endings

Author: Kristen Chandler

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Date Published: June 19th, 2018

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Page Count: 416

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Book Review ~ Thief of Happy Endings




May Wrap Up [2018] #reading

I read 6 books in March:
2 Young Adult (Fantasy, Contemporary Romance)
2 Adult (Anthology/Fantasy, Mystery Crime Thriller)
2 Middle Grade (Fantasy Graphic Novels)


I follow the Goodreads rating suggestions:
๐ŸŒŸ= did not like it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= it was ok
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= liked it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= really liked it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= it was amazing



Title: Our Dark Duet

Author: Victoria Schwab

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Date Published: June 2017

Page Count: 510

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Our Dark Duet By Victoria Schwab #BookReview





Title: Some Of The Best From Tor.com

Author: Various

Publisher: Tor.com

Date Published: January 2017

Page Count: 667

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย  Some Of The Best From Tor.com 2016 #BookReview #Free #KOBO





Title: Find You In The Dark

Author: Nathan Ripley

Publisher: Text Publishing

Date Published: April 2018

Page Count: 352

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย  New Thriller by Canadian Author #Findyouinthedark #Netgalley





Title: The Last Council (Amulet #4)

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Publisher: Graphix

Date Published: September 2011

Page Count: 219

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10537195-the-last-council




Title: From Twinkle With Love

Author: Sandhya Menon

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Date Published: May 2018

Page Count: 336

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ New Teen Contemporary Romance #BookReview #Netgalley #FromTwinkleWithLove





Title: Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5)

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Publisher: Graphix

Date Published: September 2012

Page Count: 203

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2400981523?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

March Wrap Up [2018]

I read 6 books in March:
1 Middle Grade
1 Young Adult/Sci-Fi/Dystopian
1 Young Adult/Fantasy
3 Contemporary

2123 pages




Tournament Trouble


Tournament Trouble by Sylv Chiang


Here’s my review: New Middle Grade Book: Tournament Trouble (Cross Ups Book 1) #BookReview #SpoilerFree #CrossUps #Netgalley






Children of Daedala


Children of Daedala by Caighlan Smith


Here’s my review: Book Review: Children of Daedala by Caighlan Smith





Stray City


Stray City by Chelsey Johnson


Here’s my review: Stray City #bookreview #MarchBookRelease #LGBTQ







Every Note Played



Every Note Played by Lisa Genova


Here’s my review: Every Note Played #newbook #bookreview









Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi


Here’s my review: Whichwood (Furthermore #2) By Tahereh Mafi #BookReview #SpoilerFree





the astonishing color of after


The Astonishing Color of After

by Emily X.R. Pan


Here’s my review: One of the best books Iโ€™ve read this year โ€“ The Astonishing Color of After #BookReview

September 2017 Wrap Up

I started working full-time this month, which is taking away from reading time of course. But that’s okay! I read two books (halfway through The Waste Lands by Stephen King).

The first book I read was an ARC (advanced reader copy).

A bold and dangerous familyA Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism

Non Fiction, Biography
432 pages
Expected Publication in TWO DAYS! October 3, 2017
Then I read…
Young Adult, Fantasy
396 pages
Published September 2015

August 2017 Reading Wrap Up

Books I read this month ๐Ÿ“—๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ˜Š

Dress Codes for Small Towns

Dress Codes for Small Towns

By Courtney Stevens

Here’s my review: Best Book Iโ€™ve read this year! Dress Codes For Small Towns by Courtney Stevens ] Spoiler-Free #BookReview






Remnant Population Sept 2003

September 2003, Paperback Edition


Remnant Population

By Elizabeth Moon

Remnant Population #FirstParagraph #BookTubeAThon #BTAT17

Here’s my review: Remnant Population By Elizabeth Moon #SpoilerFree #BookReview






The Raven Boys

Published 2012 by Scholastic Press (Goodreads Photo)

The Raven Boys

By Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

Here’s my review: The Raven Boys By Maggie Stiefvater โ€“ Book Review #SpoilerFree








Drawing of the Three

The Drawing of the Three

By Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three By Stephen King #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

Here’s my review: The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower Book #2) By Stephen King #SpoilerFree #BookReview







By Megan E. Bryant

On Sale September 1st, 2017!

Here’s my review: Glow by Megan E. Bryant Book Review (Spoiler-Free)Glow by Megan E. Bryant Book Review (Spoiler-Free)




The Dream Thieves


The Dream Thieves

By Maggie Stiefvater

Review coming soon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


July Wrap Up

The Books of Magic

The Books of Magic

By Neil Gaiman

Illustrated By: John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess, Paul Johnson

Published January 2013 (first published 1993)

Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Fiction, Fantasy

My Review: The Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman #spoilerfree #bookreview #fantasybingo


Little Deaths

Little Deaths

By Emma Flint

Published January 2017

Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery, Historical, Thriller, Crime

My Review: Little Deaths: #SpoilerFree #BookReview




The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1)

By Stephen King

Published October 2016 (First published June 1982)

Genre(s): Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction

The Gunslinger by Stephen King #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

My Review: The Gunslinger Book One of #TheDarkTower by #StephenKing






The Edge of EverythingThe Edge of Everything

By Jeff Giles

Published February 2017

Genre(s): Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

My Review: The Edge of Everything By Jeff Giles #spoilerfree #bookreview

April Reading Wrap Up

Books I read in April ๐Ÿ™‚

library of souls

Library of Souls
by Ransom Riggs

“The adventure that began with Miss Peregrineโ€™s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon heโ€™s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children.”

My review for Library of Souls


murder by family


Murder By Family
By Kent Whitaker

Kent Whitaker’s story of how an unknown assailant opened fire on his entire family, killing his wife and teenaged son, and how his heart-wrenching decision to forgive begins a journey toward redemption and faith when he discovers that the one responsible for the attack is his other son.

My Review for Murder By Family





By Jessica J. Lee

At the age of 28, Jessica Lee–Canadian, Chinese, and British–finds herself in Berlin. Alone. Lonely, with lowered spirits thanks to some family history and a broken heart, she is ostensibly there to write a thesis. And although that is what she does daily, what increasingly occupies her is swimming. So she makes a decision that she believes will win her back her confidence and independence: she will swim fifty-two of the lakes around Berlin, no matter what the weather or season. She is aware that this particular landscape is not without its own ghosts and history.

My Review for Turning

The Only Child

The Only Child

By Andrew Pyper

The #1 internationally bestselling author of The Demonologist radically reimagines the origins of gothic literatureโ€™s founding masterpiecesโ€”Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Draculaโ€”in a contemporary novel driven by relentless suspense and surprising emotion. This is the story of a man who may be the worldโ€™s one real-life monster, and the only woman who has a chance of finding him.”

My Review of The Only Child


Dragon Teeth


Dragon Teeth

By Michael Crichton

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition.ย  But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.ย  With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and Williamโ€™s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the Westโ€™s most notorious characters.

My Review for Dragon Teeth

A Tapestry of Tears


A Tapestry of Tears

by Gita V. Reddy

Set in the early nineteenth century, A Tapestry of Tears is about female infanticide, and the unmaking of tradition. If a woman gives birth to a female child, she must feed her the noxious sap of the akk plant. That is the tradition, parampara. Veeranwali rebels, and fights to save her offspring.
The other stories span a spectrum of emotions and also bring to life the varied culture and social spectrum of India. Woven into this collection is the past and the present, despair and hope, and the triumph of the human spirit.

Click here for my review of A Tapestry of Tears