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Showing posts with label Monthly Recap. Show all posts

February 2021 Bookish Recap

March 15, 2021

I know, I know. I'm super late with this one. We're already halfway through March and here I come with a recap on what was great and fabulous over here in The Biblioholic's realm. I get it. But I'm here anyway because I seem to work on my own calendar and I'm treating today like it's March 1st.

I could go on and on about all that's happened in my life to delay this post, but I won't because it happened, it's past, and I'm ready to move on. I do promise that I will try to make a timely post for March's recap.
I still haven't read as much as I usually do and it's sad in a way, but it's also good. Reading less has made me appreciate the books I do read so much more and I can give time to each story that I couldn't give before. So in a way, reading less works for me. I found some amazing books in February and I can only hope to find equally awesome books for March.

The Best Book(s) of February

Forbidden Flame by Alison Aimes Conjugal Visits by Lani Lynn Vale

One is a scifi romance built around revenge while the other is an incredible story about true love.

The other books I read this month (all of them good) were:
The Young and the Sinner by V.T. Do — a new-to-me author (3 stars)
Trapped by Alison Aimes (4 stars)
The Cyborg's Secret Baby by Cynthia Sax (4 stars)
Stalkers Anthologya dark romance collection (3 stars)
Her Sexiest Mistake by Jill Shalvis — a new-to-me author (3.5 stars)

Book Haul

I've been doing exceptionally well on cutting down how much I buy each month. I did purchase some more signed books (more on that in a future post), but overall, I saved a lot of money as opposed to last year.

Added to my TBR

Falling Out of Hate With You by Lauren Rowe
Falling Into Love With You by Lauren Rowe
Rebellious by Kristy Marie

OMG you guys!! Look how good I did!! Three books??? My TBR is feeling lighter already!!

My Reading Stats

This month, I tried something new. I started putting my books into Google Sheets. I know, I'm probably one of the last readers to do this, but WOW why didn't anyone tell me how great it is to keep track of everything???

Okay, so here are some of my charts so we can see how I'm doing...

Out of a total of 8 books for February:

What Else?

I actually participated in AND completed a reading challenge this month. GO ME!! It was a monthly reading challenge with the Goodreads group called Romance Readers Reading Challenges. You can find all of their information HERE and their challenge for the month of March HERE.

I had a ton of fun doing it, especially when it came to the end of the month and I had to quickly find books to fit the challenge so I could finish it. I was planning to do one for March, but I'm probably going to wait until April and see what the prompts are.

Thanks for sticking around until the end :D I'm still looking for book recs, so if you have one you think I'll love, please let me know.

BTW... how was your February? And how is March treating you?

Talk soon,

xo, Natalie

January 2021 Recap

February 01, 2021

It's a new year and I thought my reading would improve, but sadly... no. I guess having 2021 roll in didn't make my reading go any faster. I find I'm reading even less than usual. But at least I'm reading, so I'll continue to count my blessings.

I hope we all find amazing reads in February!

The Best of January

See my review HERE

The other books I've read this month, which were all pretty great, include:
Quintessentially Q by Pepper Winters
Twisted Together by Pepper Winters
Repeat Offender by Lani Lynn Vale
Girl Meets Boys by Ari Reavis
Captain by Lauren Rowe
Stolen by Alison Aimes
The Revelation of Light and Dark by Sawyer Bennett
Ball Peen Hammer by Lauren Rowe
Call You Mine by Claudia Burgoa

Book Haul

Added to my TBR

Coldhearted Heir by Michelle Heard
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Heiress by Molly Greeley
Riot House by Callie Hart
The Songbook of Benny Lament by Amy Harmon
About a Dragon by G.A. Aiken

December 2020 Recap

December 29, 2020

We're heading into the new year and I cannot believe it's already here. What. The. Eff?! Seriously, who knew that being on lockdown didn't stop time from moving just as fast as usual. Christmas around my house was pretty tame this year with no visitors and I didn't do the rounds, but I'm hoping to be back to normal next year. Virtual Christmas just ain't the same. I missed eating everyone's food!!

As you will see, my reading this month was absolutely pitiful. I'm usually a book a day kind of woman. I get through books so fast it's ridiculous. So... the fact that I've only read less than half of my usual amount of books this month should give you a HUGE hint as to my reading mood lately. If I had one wish, besides wishing for good health and happiness for those I care about most, I'd ask that I can get back to my normal reading habits for 2021.

I hope you all have a happy and safe introduction to the new year!! Oh, and if you happen to want to check out my 'best of' lists for 2020, you can find it HERE.

See my review HERE

See my review HERE

Everything I read this month was pretty great. The other books include:
Straightened Out by Janine Infante Bosco
In for a Penny by Melissa Foster
Dream Chaser by Kristen Ashley
Cursed by N. Isabelle Blanco
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Fear for Me by Cynthia Eden
My Beautiful Sin by J. Kenner
The Villain by L.J. Shen
Confessions of a Bad Boy by J.D. Hawkins

My physical book haul includes:
Juniper Unraveling series by Keri Lake
Dominion series by Juliette Cross
Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey
Covert Game by Christine Feehan
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
Consumed by J.R. Ward
Down Too Deep by J. Daniels
Leave Me Breathless by Jodi Ellen Malpas

As for my digital books, I got:
Fear Me by Cynthia Eden
Confessions of a Bad Boy by JD Hawkins

My posts of the month include:
WWW Wednesday - December 2
Top Ten Tuesday - Winter reads
Depends on Who's Asking by Lani Lynn Vale - Release Blitz
WWW Wednesday - December 9
In for a Penny by Melissa Foster - Release Blitz
Top Ten Tuesday - Winter TBR
WWW Wednesday - December 16
Top Ten Tuesday - Anticipated 2021 Winter Releases
WWW Wednesday - December 23
The Villain by L.J. Shen - Blog Tour
The Estate by Ivy Wild - Blog Tour
Top Ten Tuesday - Favorite Books of 2020

November 2020 Recap

December 04, 2020

When was the last time a book got on your nerves for no reason? As most of you know, I was in the worst book slump I've ever been in. THE ABSOLUTE WORST!! It took way too long to get out of it, especially because it felt like I was forcing myself to read when I just wasn't in the mood, but for November, I chose to read whatever called to me. And it freaking worked!! No more slump. No more bad mood. No more negative bookish vibes. I'm not all the way back to normal, but I'm definitely better and that's gotta count for something. I'm hoping I can keep this positive momentum going up until the new year and that 2021 brings me all the best books possible.

Books Read

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I did read other books this month that I didn't post about on my blog, such as:
Wing and a Prayer by Amy Cissell
Angels of the Triad: Sariel by Maddie Wade
Wings of the Wraith by Khardine Gray
Before the Fall by Colleen S. Myers
Devil's Claim by Dariel Raye & Muffy Wilson
Arija and The Burning City by Zachary Paul Chopchinski
Chasing Fate by J.R. Thorn
Torn: a Fallen Angel love story by Ditter Kellen
Unsuitable Companions by Erin Lee

To-Read & Haul
I only added two books to my TBR for November. They are: Between Dawn and Dusk by Jamie Schlosser (to start a series that sounds incredibly good) and Daughter of Death by Lexi Foss (after reading Son of Chaos, I need to go back to the beginning).

And although I wasn't in the reading mood, I knew I would be some day, so I was still buying books (obviously). I'm still excited to read what I got. My one-click digital buys were:

Prisoned by Marni Mann
The Rivals: a Rivers Wilde Collection by Dylan Allen (pre-order)
Runaway Road by Devney Perry
Knight's Redemption by Sherilee Gray
The Swedish Prince by Karina Halle
Special Delivery by Lauren Blakely
Blood Seeker by Lexi C. Foss

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I hope you all find incredible reads for December and if you have a recommendation, please leave it in the comments below.