READ IN: September

September’s been a slow reading month for me, just considering how long it took me to read some of the books I managed to squeeze in here and there. I must say I haven’t had this many awesome books in a monthly wrap-up post in a long time tho, so I’m super excited to share my ratings!

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5 Stars
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (eARC), The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas, Game / Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga

4 Stars
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas,

3 Stars
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

2 Stars
Asking for Trouble by Tessa Bailey (ebook), Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton, Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt

1 Star
Stay with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ebook), The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Aaaand Book of the Month naturally goes to Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater, although Barry Lyga‘s Game definitely came in a close second, and since I don’t own my physical copy of Blue Lily, Lily Blue, a picture of Game had to do.

READ IN: August

I still have a lot of catching up to do on this blog for the past few months, but I’m excited to get back on track with my monthly wrap-ups. August was such a great reading month for me despite all the hours I’ve clocked into my B.A. thesis research. Here are the books I loved and hated and in-betweened this month! Check them out if you fancy! πŸ˜‰

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5 Stars
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

4 Stars
The Treatment by Suzanne Young, The Swan Prince by Danielle E. Shipley (ebook)

3 Stars
Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral, Some Boys by Patty Blount, Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton (ebook), Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt, The Stone Kingdom by Danielle E. Shipley (ebook)

2 Stars
The Golden Lily / The Indigo Spell / The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead, Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie, Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt

1 Star
Protecting What’s His / Protecting What’s Theirs by Tessa Bailey (ebooks)

I’m also adding a little feature to this category of posts, titled Book of the Month, in which I chose my favourite book that I read in the past month. This time, it’s naturally the unchallenged Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (which I also reviewed here for your reading pleasure) Alas, until next time! πŸ™‚

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READ IN: April

Oh man, April quickly became the biggest downfall in my reading history. Ever. If you don’t count the stacks and stacks of books I read on Mozart and discourse analysis this month, I only managed to sneak in three teeny tiny books for pleasure. I’m only a month into my final semester, and I’m not liking the outcome of it at all. Sad sigh. Concentrating on books is straight down impossible with deadlines and presentations and all that jazz in the back of your mind. To anyone braving the semester storm right now, I feel your pains. Well, at least I got to add a new favourite book to my shelves! Here are my ratings and the accompanying Goodreads links for further infos on the books! πŸ™‚

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5 Stars
If I Stay by Gayle Forman

3 Stars
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, Red At Night by Katie McGarry

READ IN: March

Oh well, it’s not like I didn’t see it coming. I read a devastating 11 books this month. There’s really not a whole much to say about this debacle other than that I hate you even more now, studying! Real life is quite audacious, taking away my reading time. Ugh. Anyway, here’s the books I’ve managed to squeeze into my schedule (despite music theory being a pain in my ass), their ratings and Goodreads links! Enjoy!

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4 Stars
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

3 Stars
Ringer by C.J. Duggan (ebook), The Underdog by Markus Zusak, Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt (ebook), Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

2 Stars
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, In Honor by Jessi Kirby (ebook), Easy by Tammara Webber (ebook), See Me by Wendy Higgins, Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

1 Star
The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski (ebook)

READ IN: February

February, you’re a cruel month with your petty little 28 days! Despite that, I still enjoyed you quite thoroughly, having read a total of 19 books! Also big thanks for introducing An Endless Summer, Better Off Friends, Of Beast and Beauty, Three, Ignite Me, Cress and Into the Still Blue to my favourites shelf! What’s really bittersweet though is the fact that come tomorrow, I will most likely have to cut back on my reading a lot, considering March will be my study month. Alas, it has to be, but I already miss my free time spent perched on my bed with a good book in my lap and yes, you too, February! I hope everyone had a great reading month, if you feel like checking out any of the books I devoured in February, just click on their respective names below and you’ll be directed to their Goodreads pages! πŸ™‚

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5 Stars
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay, Three by Kristen Simmons (ebook), Cress by Marissa Meyer

4 Stars
An Endless Summer by C.J. Duggan (ebook), Better Off Friends by Eizabeth Eulberg, Never Have I Ever by Katie Heaney, Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

3 Stars
The Boys of Summer / That One Summer by Duggan (ebooks), Avalon by Mindee Arnett, I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, Tangled by Emma Chase (ebook), Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, Alienated by Melissa Landers

2 Stars
Holy Frigging Matrimony by Chase (ebook), Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

1 Star
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ebook), Staking His Claim by Tessa Bailey (ebook)

READ IN: January

January, you were good to me. Even though classes started up again, I managed to read a whooping (not really ha) 14 books, most of which I adored. Though I tend to read more if I purchase ebook editions, reading from physical copies is just more magical. Books that made it to my favourites shelf this month are Unite Me,Β Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, The Program, Before Jamaica Lane and both of the Miss Peregrine’s Chrildren books. If you want to check out any books from the list, just click their names and you’ll be redirected to their Goodreads pages! Can’t wait for February with all those new releases!

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5 Stars
Unite Me (ebook) by Tahereh Mafi, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

4 Stars
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children / Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, World After by Susan Ee, Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young, The Program by Suzanne Young, Unravel Me by Mafi

3 Stars
Shatter Me by Mafi, Someone You Already Know by Sarahbeth Chaplin, Erased by Jennifer Rush, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

2 Stars
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill, The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine