#RockMyTBR October Update (2019)

Hi everyone! I hope you had a nice October, mine was once again largely work, but I did do some cool things, including a holiday to France with my friends, a trip to see Waitress in London with my parents and a dinner out with my friends this week for my friend Hannah’s birthday.

Reading wise, October was a little slow for me, I thought my #RockMyTBR book would take a lot less time than it did, but I was stuck with it through the entire month which was a shame as I was hoping to read more. For any of you who are new to the blog, #RockMyTBR is a challenge created by Sarah K over at The YA Book Traveler and I’ve borrowed it for my own blog over the past few years. The challenge is relatively simple, you just pick a list of books from your TBR and read them over the course of the year. I always do 12, one for each month of the year, and I have Twitter decide them for me as I am terrible at making decisions! I only read two books this month, but that has brought my total for the year so far to 37, only 3 away from my challenge of 40 and two more than last year already, so I’m really happy with that! Here is what I read in October:

Before the Devil Breaks You

Before The Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray:

My favourite book of October, this was my audiobook read of the month and I loved it so much. I can’t believe that I’ve caught up with this series already, I’m so excited for King of Crows to come out in February, though I am slightly heartbroken by some of the events of this book! I read this one from 1st-24th October. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/31/before-the-devil-breaks-you-the-diviners-3-review-audiobook/

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The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli:

This was my #RockMyTBR for October. I was actually quite disappointed by this one, the concept was great and I loved all the mythology of the world, but I thought it was poorly executed in terms of plot and pacing! I know I was busy this month, but it shouldn’t have taken me a whole month to read a 400+ page book. I read this one from 2nd-28th October. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/01/the-last-namsara-iskari-1-review/

So that’s what I read in October, here’s what I have coming up in November:

An Enchantment of Ravens-Margaret Rogerson

My #RockMyTBR book for this month. I honestly haven’t really heard much about this one, so I’m not sure what to expect, but the only experience of faeries that I’ve had are the alpha male ones in Sarah J Maas books so I’m hoping for slightly less toxic masculinity in this book!

Ninth House-Leigh Bardugo

I’ve just started this one, so I’m not really sure how I feel about it yet, I’m intrigued and it’s certainly very different to any of her other books. I really hope I enjoy it as it was one of my most anticipated books of the year!

Kingdom of Ash-Sarah J Maas

Yes, I know I’ve included this on several challenge updates and never actually finished it, but I am actually making a concerted effort this time! I’m using the audio to finish it and that’s definitely helping, I can make much more progress this way and it’s actually getting good now, so I’m glad I made the switch.

The Fowl Twins-Eoin Colfer

My Netgalley read for this month, the sequel series to Artemis Fowl, following his twin brothers this time. I’m not very far through this either, but I’m enjoying it so far, I love Colfer’s writing style for these books.

As I mentioned at the start of this post, I’m doing really well on my reading challenge, only 3 books to go before I beat it, I might even manage to do it before the end of December. How did your October reading go? Let me know in the comments!

 

#RockMyTBR September Update (2019)

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good September, mine was mostly work, but I did have some highlights, I had a great birthday, I went to see Wicked with my friends and it was just as amazing the second time around and I had a nice weekend away with my family in France.

I also read some really great books! So for any of you who are new to this blog in the past month, and are unfamiliar with this feature, this challenge was started by Sarah K over at The YA Book Traveler, and I’ve borrowed it for my blog over the past few years. The challenge is pretty simple, you pick a list of backlist books from your TBR and read them over the course of the year (though I get Twitter to pick mine via a series of polls, as it’s a lot of fun and takes the pressure of deciding off me!). I always do 12, one for each month of the year. September was quite busy for me again with work, but I did manage to read three books, which brings my total for the year to 35. I’ve now equalled the number of books I’ve read last year and only have five more to go before reaching my goal of 40, so I’m really happy with that. Here’s what I read in September:

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Into The Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo:

My favourite book of September, I borrowed an ARC of this from my friend Hannah and I’m so glad that she won this at YALC because it was brilliant. It had such a great cast of characters, a compelling magic system and a great plot, and I cannot wait for the sequel next year already! I read this one from 2nd-20th September. Here is my review of the book:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/01/into-the-crooked-place-into-the-crooked-place-1-review-arc/

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Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray:

This was my audiobook for the month, and I really enjoyed this one, much more than I enjoyed The Diviners, which I realised I left out of my updates, which was a definite oversight on my part, I finished the book not long after I did my July update. Because I was more familiar with ALL the characters (there are a LOT) and the magic system and everything in this book, I found I was able to immerse myself in the story more, and I also really loved new character, Ling Chan. I read this one from 2nd-22nd September. Here is my review of the book:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/27/lair-of-dreams-the-diviners-2-audiobook/

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco:

And finally we have my #RockMyTBR book for September. I really enjoyed this one, it was just what I needed, a nice, short, spooky read with a compelling protagonist and great mystery. I will definitely be reading on with this series, I think I might get the second book from Audible next month. I read this one from 21st September-1st October. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/stalking-jack-the-ripper-stalking-jack-the-ripper-1-review/

So that’s what I read in September, here’s what I have coming up in October:

The Last Namsara-Kristen Ciccarelli

My October #RockMyTBR book, as I said last month, I was either going to read SJTR or this in September depending on how much time I had, and I ended up going with SJTR because Into The Crooked Place took me most of the month to read. I’m really excited for this one, mainly because DRAGONS.

Crossfire-Malorie Blackman

I’m so excited to finally dive into Malorie Blackman’s latest book, I bought it at YALC back in July but just haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I’m definitely going to be prioritising it this month though, because I want to have it finished before 2019 is over (I can’t believe we only have three more months of the year, where did it go?).

Before The Devil Breaks You-Libba Bray

Continuing with my read of The Diviners series, I’m reading the third book this month. I just started it on Tuesday, and I’m enjoying it so far, though I’m not very far through yet.

The Fountains of Silence-Ruta Sepetys

I’m still reading this, as it’s quite long, and I’ve not had much time. To be honest, I’m not enjoying this one as much as her other books, I’m finding it kind of dull at the moment, but hopefully it picks up.

My reading challenge progress, like I mentioned at the top of the post, is going really well, I’m five books ahead of schedule and only have five to go until I finish, so I could even finish this year’s challenge before December! How did your September reading go? Let me know in the comments!

#RockMyTBR August Update (2019)

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great August, mine has basically been work of one kind or another, but I suppose that’s just being an adult. I do have some cool things coming up this month though, I’m going to see Wicked with my friends in just under two weeks, which is my second time seeing the show and I’m really excited for that. I’m also going out for dinner with a friend of mine tomorrow, and I’m going to France in a couple of weeks, so that should be good too. Plus it’s my birthday next Thursday as well, so all in all September is shaping up pretty nicely.

Anyway for those of you who are new to my blog since I last did one of these posts, this challenge was started by Sarah K over at The YA Book Traveler, and I’ve borrowed it for my blog over the past few years. How the challenge works is basically you pick a list of backlist books that you want to read over the course of the year, and knock them off your TBR. I always do twelve books, one for each month of the year. August has been a busy month for me with work, but I still managed to read 4 books, bringing my total for the year so far to 32, so I’m pretty pleased with that. Here’s what I read in August:

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Vengeful by VE Schwab:

Definitely my favourite read of August, and one of my favourites of the year, I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. It was even better than the first book, so expertly plotted and paced, with a brilliant cast of characters, including so many badass women, Marcella and June, the two new ladies in this book have my entire heart. I read this one from 28th July-11th August. Here is my review of the book:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/15/vengeful-villains-2-review/

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You by Caroline Kepnes:

This was my audiobook for August, and I have to say this was one of the rare times when I found the TV show better than the book. The narration, expertly done by Santino Fontana was definitely the best thing about this book, the writing wasn’t all that great and though the plot was decent, it felt like it was overly long. I read this book from 7th-18th August. Here is my review of the book:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/you-review-audiobook/

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An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir:

This was my August #RockMyTBR book, and I have to say I was a little disappointed. I’d heard so much hype about this book that I was expecting it to be something really great. Instead, I found the characters pretty flat, the world wasn’t particularly magical for a fantasy and I felt like the story dragged, though it ended in an exciting enough place that I’d still read the sequel. I read this book from 13th-31st August. Here is my review of the book:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/an-ember-in-the-ashes-review-an-ember-in-the-ashes-1/

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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson:

This was my Netgalley read for the month, which I read from 2nd August-3rd September. Whilst I appreciated what this book did in terms of highlighting sexual assault, and the story is unfortunately still very timely twenty years later, I didn’t find the actual story as powerful or emotional as I was expecting. Here is my review of the book:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/speak-review/

So that’s what I read in August, here’s what I have coming up in September:

Into The Crooked Place-Alexandra Christo

My current read, I borrowed this ARC from my friend Hannah, after she won it at YALC. I loved Christo’s debut, To Kill A Kingdom, and so far I’m liking this book as well, though I sense that the real excitement is just about to start!

Stalking Jack The Ripper-Keri Maniscalo/The Last Namsara-Kristen Ciccarelli

I’m not really sure which of my #RockMyTBR books I’ll be reading in September, as it depends how long Into The Crooked Place takes me as to which one I’ll choose. If I finish it relatively quickly, then I will read The Last Namsara, if it takes me longer, I’ll go with Stalking Jack The Ripper as it’s slightly shorter. Either way, I will be reading both in the next two months as whichever I don’t read this month, I will be reading in October.

Lair of Dreams-Libba Bray

This is going to be my audiobook for this month, I just started it. I’m enjoying it so far, although again, the audio is split in a weird way, each “chapter” is actually several chapters in one part, which means they are over an hour and half each, so it’s probably going to take me a while to get through.

The Fountains of Silence-Ruta Sepetys

This is going to be my Netgalley read for the month, and I’m really excited about it, Ruta Sepetys always writes the BEST historical fiction, and I’ve never read anything about Spain under the dictatorship of General Franco before.

My reading progress this year is still going very steadily, I’m 5 books ahead of my Goodreads Challenge and only have 8 books to go until I meet my challenge for the year. How did your August reading go? Let me know in the comments!

#RockMyTBR July Update (2019)

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great July, honestly mine hasn’t really been all that exciting, I’ve been working pretty much non-stop all month, but I did get the weekend off to go to YALC last weekend, which was awesome, and definitely the highlight of my July, as it always is.

Anyway, for those of you who are new to the blog since I last did one of these, this is a challenge started by Sarah K over at the YA Book Traveler, that I’ve kind of borrowed for myself over the past few years. It’s a really nice, low pressure challenge, you just pick a list of backlist books that you want to read, and read them over the course of a year. I always do 12, one for each month. July was a bit of a weird reading month for me, I read 3 books, but because of how busy I was with work, I didn’t find any that I really LOVED. Here is what I read in July:

43694151Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsay:

This was my Netgalley read for July, and well really for June as well, it took me a LONG time to read! It was an okay retelling/sequel of Alice in Wonderland, but it was so slow paced, the characters were really flat and it was kind of confusing to follow because there were a ridiculous number of subplots. I read this one from 27th May-13th July (I told you it took me a long time to read). Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/ever-alice-review-e-arc/

The Priory of the Orange TreeThe Priory of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon:

The book group I’m part of on Goodreads had this as their monthly read for July, so I finally had an excuse to squeeze it in. I read the audiobook, because that 800+ page behemoth is not exactly portable. I enjoyed this book, it took me a while to get into because of the sheer number of places and characters, but once I got into it, I really enjoyed the characters and their stories. I also loved how awesome all the female characters were and how much agency they had!  I’m looking forward to seeing what Samantha Shannon has up her sleeve for the companion novel. I read this one from 1st-16th July. Here is my review of the book:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/the-priory-of-the-orange-tree-review-audiobook/

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This was my July #RockMyTBR book, and I was really excited for it because I’d heard such good things from my friends, but I was sadly disappointed. I found the story slow and confusing, and I just couldn’t connect to the characters at all, which no amount of Laini Taylor’s writing could save. It also took me forever to get through, I read this from 28th June-28th July, so exactly a whole month, which is very unusual for me! Here is my review of the book:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/02/strange-the-dreamer-review/

So that’s what I read in July, here’s what I have coming up for August:

Vengeful-VE Schwab

AGH, I AM ACTUALLY KICKING MYSELF THAT IT TOOK ME THIS LONG TO GET TO THIS BOOK. I’m loving this so much, it’s everything I loved about the first book, but with 10x the BAMF women, which pretty much makes it the perfect book. I’m about 200 pages into this, and so excited to see what happens next.

An Ember In The Ashes-Sabaa Tahir

This is my #RockMyTBR book for August, which I would have started as my first August book, but I was really desperate to read Vengeful, so I’ve pushed it back slightly. I’m really excited to read this one, as I’ve heard such good things, and by and large, my #RockMyTBR books have gone well this year, so I’m hoping this will be another good one.

The Diviners-Libba Bray

I’ve been reading this as an audiobook since I finished Priory last month, and I’ve been enjoying it. It’s a bit strange, but in a good way and it took a while for me to get into it but I’m really enjoying it now and I can’t wait to find out who the killer is and how Evie, Sam, Jericho and Will defeat them.

Speak-Laurie Halse Anderson

This is going to be my Netgalley read for this month as they are re-releasing it for its 20th anniversary. I know this book has been very important to a lot of people, so I’m hoping that I enjoy it just as much.

My reading progress this year is still ticking along quite steadily, I’m still 7 books ahead of my Goodreads Challenge, and I’m hoping that if I push it, I might be able to make the elusive 40 books this year. How did your July reading go? Let me know in the comments!

#RockMyTBR June Update (2019)

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great June, I definitely did, although between graduation, grad ball and meeting up with various friends, I’m not exactly sure where the time went. It was definitely an incredibly memorable month, my graduation celebrations were just as great as I was hoping, especially Grad Ball, it was lovely to have one last night to celebrate with my friends, though I know we will be friends for a long time to come, it’s not going to be quite the same as when we were all at Uni.

Anyway, for those of you who have only started following the blog since I last did one of these, I’ll give you a quick roundup, #RockMyTBR is a challenge started by Sarah K at the YA Book Traveler and I’ve borrowed it for myself over the last few years, as I love that it’s a nice low pressure challenge, you essentially just pick a list of backlist books from your TBR that you want to read and read them over the course of a year, I always do 12, one for each month. June was a pretty average month in terms of quantity, I only read two books, they were both pretty long though (500+ pages each), and it was a great month in terms of quality as they were 4 & 5 star reads, so I’m still pretty pleased with that. Here’s what I read in June:

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1)

The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee:

Phew, this book must have one of the longest titles ever! Anyway, this was my #RockMyTBR book for June and I really enjoyed it. I loved the historical setting, the m/m romance, the characters, the humour, I just found it so much fun to read. I was very disappointed to see that her upcoming release, The Madness Blooms was so harmful to trans readers however, and I hope that she truly does make the changes that she has promised to. I read this one from 1st-12th June. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/the-gentlemans-guide-to-vice-and-virtue-review-montague-siblings-1/

Bedlam (Skulduggery Pleasant, #12)

Bedlam (Skulduggery Pleasant #12) by Derek Landy:

I’ve been a bit unsure of the newest Skulduggery Pleasant books thus far, but I really enjoyed this one! It felt like a return to form for this series, more like the first “phase” of the series, with more humour, more Valkyrie and Skulduggery moments and just generally more exciting things happening. There’s a lot of setup for potentially exciting things going forward in the series and I look forward to seeing what happens next. I read this one from 13th-27th June. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/bedlam-skulduggery-pleasant-12-review/

So that’s what I read in June, here’s what I have coming up for July:

Strange The Dreamer-Laini Taylor

My #RockMyTBR book for this month. I’m not quite sure what to think of this one yet, I’ve been reading it kind of sporadically over the past few days, I’m just not finding it all that easy to get into, but I’m hoping that changes? We’ll see how it goes for the next week.

The Priory of The Orange Tree-Samantha Shannon

Yes, I’ve finally dived into this beast! I’m reading it as part of the YA Addicted Book Group, a group I’m part of on Goodreads, as it’s our book of the month. This is my first audiobook (at least since I was a kid) and I’m actually really enjoying the format, I don’t think I could have faced this book any other way, the audio breaks it up into nice, manageable chunks and I’m nearly done with Book One, having only started on Monday.

Ever Alice-HJ Ramsay

This was my Netgalley read for last month, but I’ve carried it over, as I didn’t manage to finish it, due to being so busy at the end of the month with graduation. I’m nearly done though, I have about 8 chapters left, so I should be done by the end of the weekend, or Monday, at the latest.

Vengeful-VE Schwab

I’m not actually sure if I’ll get to this as I think Strange The Dreamer is probably going to take me the whole month to read, but if I finish it before the month is out, then this one will be my next read, otherwise, it will be my first read of August as I’m determined to read it before the end of the year.

I’m still doing pretty well on my reading progress this year, despite not reading as much as I would have liked to last month, I’ve read 24 books and am still ahead of my Goodreads Challenge, so I’m hoping it can stay that way, even though I’ve just started my summer job and am going to be very busy over the next six weeks! How did your June reading go? Let me know in the comments!

 

#RockMyTBR May Update (2019)

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good May, mine honestly seemed to pass in a blur, what with finishing up at Uni, packing to come home and visiting friends, I genuinely don’t know how it came and went so quickly.

Anyway, for those of you who are new to the blog and haven’t seen me do one of these before, #RockMyTBR is a challenge started by Sarah K at the YA Book Traveler and I’ve kind of borrowed it for myself over the past few years, because it’s a nice, low pressure challenge, you basically just pick a list of backlist books from your TBR that you want to read and you read them over the course of a year. I always do 12, one for each month of the year. May was a good reading month in terms of quantity, I read 4 books this month, though none of them were new favourites. Here’s all the books I read in May:

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We Are Blood and Thunder by Kesia Lupo:

This was one of my Netgalley reads for this month and it was….yeah not great. I’d heard a lot of really great stuff about it before I started reading it, and I just found it so underwhelming. The plot was confusing, the characters were bland and I just generally didn’t enjoy reading it. I read this book from 3rd April-8th May (dipping in and out quite inconsistently). Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/09/we-are-blood-and-thunder-review-e-arc/

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik:

This was my #RockMyTBR book for May and again I found it kind of underwhelming. I’m not sure this style of book is really for me anyway, the prose was way too dense, the plot was extremely confusing and I could not get on board with the age inappropriate romance. I read this one from 30th April-16th May. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/uprooted-review/

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Romanov by Nadine Brandes:

This was my other Netgalley read for the month, and one of my most anticipated releases of the year. I did enjoy it, but not quite as much as I was expecting to, it was quite slow and took a while to get into and it wasn’t quite as fantastical as I was hoping. Still I did love the main character and when the book was exciting, it was really exciting! I read this one from 9th-26th May. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/romanov-review-e-arc/

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Finale by Stephanie Garber:

The third and final book in the Caraval trilogy was another one of my most anticipated reads for this year and again I was kind of disappointed. The plot was weak and slightly confused and there was far too much emphasis on the romantic drama rather than continuing with the more exciting plot threads that were introduced in Legendary. I did enjoy the characters though and found the ending quite satisfying, I liked how it tied everything together. I read this one from 17th May-31st May. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/02/finale-caraval-3-review/

So that’s what I read in May, here’s what I have coming up for June:

The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue-Mackenzi Lee

My #RockMyTBR book for this month, I only started it two days ago and I’m already loving it, it’s so funny and Monty is a complete ass but for some reason I really love him.

Bedlam (Skulduggery Pleasant #12)-Derek Landy

The latest Skulduggery Pleasant book! I’m going to see Derek Landy again at YALC at the end of next month and I definitely want to have this book done by then, so as soon as I’m done with Gentleman’s Guide, I’m going to be moving on to this.

Ever Alice-HJ Ramsey

This is my Netgalley read for the month and will probably be my last Netgalley read for a while since I’ve cleared all the outstanding books on my shelves and haven’t been approved for any new ones yet. It’s kind of weird having nothing on my shelf, but I think having a Netgalley break might be quite nice!

You-Caroline Kepnes

I just started Audible again, as I got a discount so I’m finally going to make good on my resolution to read more audiobooks this year. I decided to start with this one as I really enjoyed the show when I watched it on Netflix at the end of last year, and I think it will be a really good one to try on audio.

My reading progress this year is still going really well, I’ve read 22 books and I’m still way ahead on my Goodreads Challenge. I’m hoping to try and get a lot of reading done this month before my job starts in July and I have less time for it. How did your May reading go? Let me know in the comments!

#RockMyTBR April Update (2019)

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good April, mine kind of disappeared in a haze of deadlines, lots of final activities for Uni, my family visiting and various other things, I actually don’t quite understand how it went so quickly.

Anyway, for those of you who have started following since I last did one of these, #RockMyTBR is a challenge originally set up by Sarah K at The YA Book Traveler in 2016, where she challenged us to take a list of backlist books that we wanted to knock off our TBRs. I’ve kind of taken it for myself over the past two years as it’s a really nice, low pressure challenge. I have 12 books on my list, so I’m aiming to have them all done by December, reading one book a month. April was pretty good for me, not as good as March, but I feel like that was kind of a fluke anyway, I read 3 books, which is pretty decent for me. Anyway, here’s all the books I read in April:

38470247Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas:

This was my #RockMyTBR book for April and I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I was expecting? I’m not really a comic book person and I struggled to get into Wonder Woman, so I didn’t really have high hopes for this one, but I really enjoyed it, it was nice to see Sarah taking on a different world for a change, and reading a book by here that wasn’t like a thousand pages long! I read this book from 28th March-11th April. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/12/catwoman-soulstealer/

41054664King of Fools by Amanda Foody:

This was my main Netgalley read for April, and I LOVED IT. It took everything I loved about the first book and turned it up to 11, it’s so brilliantly feminist and has so many wonderful and varied women, there’s amazing character development for everyone and enough twists and turns to make you dizzy! I cannot wait to read the third book now. I read this one from 4th-15th April (a 600 page book in under two weeks is very impressive for me!). Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/02/king-of-fools-the-shadow-game-2-review-e-arc/

41054515A Girl Called Shameless by Laura Steven:

I loved the first book of this duology but I feel a little bit lukewarm about this one. I still loved Izzy, but I didn’t feel that this sequel was quite as funny as the first book and the plot was kind of lacklustre and slightly lagging. I read this one from 11th-21st April. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/a-girl-called-shameless-review-izzy-oneill-2/

So that’s what I read in April, here’s what I’ve got coming up for May:

Uprooted-Naomi Novik

My #RockMyTBR book for this month, I’ve heard great things about this one. I’m struggling with it a little because the chapters are so long, but I’m not all that far through yet, so I’m hoping that it will get better.

Finale-Stephanie Garber

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK! Only six more days to go until I finally get it. I love this series and I can’t wait to see how things end for Tella and Scarlett.

We Are Blood and Thunder-Kesia Lupo

My Netgalley read for this month. Honestly I’m not really enjoying this, I’m finding it kind of boring and confusing, but it’s a Netgalley book and I’m too far through it now to give up.

Romanov-Nadine Brandes

This is going to be my other Netgalley read for the month when I’ve finally finished We Are Blood and Thunder, and I’m so excited for this one, I really loved Fawkes and I can’t wait to see what Nadine Brandes has done with the story of Anastasia Romanova!

I’m still really pleased with my reading progress through this year, I’ve read 18 books which is far more than I usually would have by this point in the year & I have a few weeks before I go home from Uni, so I’m planning on getting a lot of reading done in that time. I’m still 7 books ahead of my Goodreads Challenge, so that’s feeling pretty good. How did your April reading go? Let me know in the comments!