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June 2017 Reading Recap

I only read 4 books this month. But I’m pretty proud of myself for it because I did start a new job that has been leaving me absolutely exhausted. So here’s what I read this month.

1. Storm and Silence by RobThier

  • wattpad story
  • Read from May 28, 2017 — June 11, 2017
  • 99 parts
  • 3 out of 5

2. If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer by O.J. Simpson

  • Online PDF
  • Read from June 11, 2017 — June 19, 2017
  • 208 pages
  • 4 out of 5

3. Lexi’s Undoing by neverfakeit

  • wattpad story
  • Read from June 19, 2017 — June 23, 2017
  • 66 parts
  • 1 out of 5

4. Looking For Alaska by John Green

  • ebook
  • Read from June 24, 2017 — June 29, 2017
  • 221 pages
  • 5 out of 5

 

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May 2017 Reading Recap

I didn’t have a lot of time to read this past month with AP exams at the beginning of May and my final exams towards the middle/end of the month. But, I did manage to read 4 books in May.

 

The Girl who wrote the Dating Manual xXForever_LoveXx

  1. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Physical book
  • Read from April 21 — May 13
  • 336 pages
  • 3 out of 5

2. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

  • Physical book
  • Read from April 18 — May 19
  • 506 pages
  • 4 out of 5

3. Paper Towns by John Green

  • Physical book
  • Read from May 20 — May 23
  • 305 pages
  • 5 out of 5
  • Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1464734659?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

4. The Girl Who Wrote the Dating Manual by xXForever_LoveXx

  • Wattpad story
  • Read from May 23 — May 28
  • 33 parts
  • 1 out of 5
  • Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1681690014?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

 

Here’s to maybe reading more this summer. But, I’m kinda doubtful because I’m working 52 hours this coming week since I did get a full-time job for the summer.

April 2017 Reading Recap

The past month I read a lot of ebooks or audiobooks (I suppose I actually listened to audiobooks). I only read one physical book this month, and it was for school. I didn’t read as much as the past few months, but it’s been a busy month. I’m in my senior year of high school, so there’s a lot going on with school right now. I also have AP tests this week (May 3rd and 4th), so I’ve been preparing for those instead of reading.

Nevertheless, here are the books I’ve read in April 2017:

  1. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Physical book
  • Read from March 16 – April 10
  • 256 pages
  • 3.5 out of 5

2. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

  • Audiobook
  • Read from March 29 – April 1
  • 194 pages
  • 3 out of 5

3. Fat Girl Problems by BookWorm006

  • Wattpad story
  • Read from April 3 – April 8
  • 33 parts
  • 1 out of 5
  • Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1681679074

4. My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak (AKA Fallzswimmer)

  • Wattpad story (There is an ebook version available for sale. I just read the Wattpad version.)
  • Read from April 8 – April 14
  • 55 parts
  • 3 out of 5

5. Wanderlust by writerbug44

  • Wattpad story
  • Read from April 15 – April 17
  • 26 parts
  • 4 out of 5

6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

  • ebook
  • Read from April 18 – April 21
  • 336 pages
  • 5 out of 5
  • Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1973195148

7. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

  • Audiobook
  • Read from April 15 – April 29
  • 209 pages
  • 2 out of 5

 

Right now, I’m currently reading 3 different books

  1. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  2. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (English class book)
  3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (audiobook)

You’re Not Good Enough [Book Tag]

So this is a book tag . . . again. But it’s like a game book tag. Disclaimer: I didn’t create this tag. I’m not sure who did. But the game is to take 30 characters, write their names down, and put them in a bowl (or I’m going to put them on my phone and use a random number generator to pick them). Then there’s a question and you pick two names at random and decide who the “Champion” is and who isn’t “good enough”.

I’m going to be using characters from Percy Jackson & the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus, Divergent, and Harry Potter. So let’s get into this.

1. You only have one more spot on your Spelling B team, who would you pick to complete your team?

Will Solace (PJO) or Harry Potter

Honestly, this is pretty tough. Probably Harry though, because of the magic aspect. Maybe he could use a spell to figure it out, or maybe know how to spell decently enough with all the weird words in Harry Potter. Either option would be better than me with my terrible spelling skills.

2. Both characters want to kill you, which one would you kill first so you have a better chance of surviving?

Chiron (PJO) or Neville Longbottom (HP)

I don’t think either of them are that threatening. But probably Chiron because you know the whole bow and arrow thing would help with distance, and he’s been alive for how long now? I mean, yeah Neville has magic but I don’t think he would kill me because of what happened with his parents. I feel like it would be harder for someone to kill him.

3. You’re on the bachelor/bachelorette and you’re down to these two characters, which one are you going to give your rose too?

Tris Prior (Divergent) or Annabeth Chase (PJO/HoO)

Probably Tris.I think if I did give it to Annabeth, and she got pissed about it. She would know how to get revenge a bit better than Tris.

4. You’ve been chosen for the Hunger Games, who would most likely volunteer in your place?

Nico di Angelo (PJO) or Uriah (Divergent)

Although Nico’s father is from the Underworld, I think Uriah and his Dauntless attitude would be like, “Hell yeah,” to the idea of the Games. Because you know the Games sounds like a pretty Dauntless idea. Especially volunteering in someone’s place. Besides, I don’t think Nico wants to be stuck with dad for good in the chance he would lose the Games.

5. You’re stranded on an island. Which character would you sacrifice to engage in cannibalism?

Leo Valdez (HoO) or Ginny Weasley (HP)

I was hoping I would get Frank Zhang for this question because in Son of Neptune, Percy says something about cannibals (or a word sound like cannibals) and Canadians in front of Frank. And Frank being Canadian gets slightly offended. But oh well guess I’m stuck with these two.

Ginny. Why would I sacrifice Leo. He has that fucking tool belt that could get us off the island. We need him and all his Leo ‘sexiness’.

6. You’re the next DC/Marvel superhero (with your own TV show of course), who is your sidekick?

Albus Dumbledore (HP) or Piper McLean (HoO)

Dumbledore. He’s one cool ass old guy. Besides, Piper is annoying little bitch half the time anyways.

But, I would probably end of being Dumbledore’s sidekick.

7. You’re a manager of an avocado admiring company, who would you fire for lack of communication skills?

Christina (Divergent) or Severus Snape (HP)

Snape. I feel like he would be less inclined to talk. Christina on the other hand, coming from Candor I think she would have absolutely no problem communicating.

8. You’ve just finished a book in which your favorite character dies, which character is most likely to comfort you?

Percy Jackson or Frank Zhang (HoO)

Probably Percy. I think Frank is a bit more clueless when it comes to feelings.

9. Ugh, it’s high school. Who would most likely be part of the popular clique?

Cara (Divergent) or Jason Grace (HoO)

Jason. He is the image of stereotypical popularity.

10. The day has arrived; you’re finally a year older! Who would have the nerve to forget your birthday?

Shauna (Divergent) or Tori wu

Shauna, and I would be happy because I don’t like my birthday.

11. You’ve just found an upcoming booktube star? Who would it most likely be?

Tobias Eaton (Divergent) or Hermione Granger (HP)

Hermione. I mean come on. Look how many books that girl reads.

12. Sleepover time! Unfortunately, you can only invite one person, who would you invite?

Zeke (Divergent) or Ron Weasley (HP)

I would feel safer with Ron in the room than Zeke. I feel like Zeke would do something like a practical joke to me in my sleep.

13. Bam, you’re pregnant. Who’s the father/mother?

Hazel Levesque (HoO) or Grover Underwood (PJO)

Well, I wouldn’t want my children to be half animal, so Hazel. Even though it would be rather difficult considering we would have to go to a doctor when we’re both females. So it wouldn’t be such a ‘bam’ thing.

14. You’ve just written a super important text. Who would ‘see’ it, but not reply?

Sirius Black (HP) or Minerva McGonagall (HP)

Probably McGonagall because I feel like Sirius is that cool uncle that would damn sure make sure he answers you.

15. You’ve just woken up and it’s time for breakfast. Your mom’s been replaced by . . . who?

Draco Malfoy (HP) or Rubeus Hagrid (HP)

Hagrid. I wouldn’t trust Draco with my fucking life.

March 2017 Reading Recap

This past month I read a combination of physical books, wattpad stories, and audiobooks. I actually finished the last book I read this past month on March 31 at 11:59 pm. But here are the books I’ve read in March:

1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

2. Four

3. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Audiobook
  • Read from February 26 – March 3
  • 149 pages
  • 2 out of 5

4. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

  • Audiobook
  • Read from March 5 – March 11
  • 182 pages
  • 2.5 out of 5

5. Consumed by AliciaMarino

6. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

  • Audiobook
  • Read from March 11 – March 18
  • 201 pages
  • 3 out of 5

7. First Love…Only Love by Sinaidkincaid16

  • wattpad story
  • Read from March 12 – March 16
  • 31 parts
  • 3 out of 5

8. Eve: The Awakening by Jenna Moreci

  • Physical book
  • Read from March 16 – March 31
  • 547 pages
  • 5 out of 5
  • Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1666629635?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

9. Beloved by Toni Morrison

  • AP English Literature class book
  • Read from February 3 – March 10
  • 324 pages
  • 4 out of 5
  • Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1660861363?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

I Confess

Okay, so I have a bunch of things I’ve posted on wattpad that deal with books. They’re like tag questions of sorts. So, why not post them on here? The titles I give to them are a lot of times just random. Also, some of these are a little old, but I’m not going to go through and change what I wrote the first time.

 

1. Have you ever damaged your own book?

No, my books are my children.

2. Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

No.

3. How long does it take you to read a book?

It all depends on the size and how into I am.

4. Books that you haven’t finished?

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (currently reading now though)

5. Hyped/popular books you don’t like?

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks: I read it but it was just okay

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks: I absolutely hated this book and thought it was stupid

6. Classics you didn’t enjoy?

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain: I thought it was boring and drawn out

7. Books you bought just for the intellectual-ness of it all?

Who buys a book for the intellectual-ness of it all? Buy a book because you want to read it and enjoy it multiple times.

8. Any books you haven’t given back?

I always give books back. I would be so pissed off if someone didn’t return my book.

9. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Goodreads: I’ll add my profile here if you want to be friends. I love seeing others reading challenges for the year. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/49890522-alexis (sorry that you can’t just click on it from here because that would be easier. I also added it in the external link)

10. Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

Probably 50/50

11. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

I tend to go in the order that I added them.

12. A book that you recently added to your TBR pile?

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

13. A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover.

I don’t base books on their covers or even their descriptions. Titles are what catch my attention.

14. A book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading.

Why the fuck is it on my TBR then?

15. An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.

The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan: It doesn’t come out until May and I haven’t even read the first book yet. But I love his work.

16.  A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy

17. A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

18. A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read.

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

19. The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

214 . . . for now. I need to finish adding the Lunar Chronicles

20. What do you love about buying new books?

Just the fact that their books. What’s not to like? One word: BOOKS!!!!

21. How often do you buy new books?

At least every other month on my Nook

22. Bookstore or online book shopping — which do you prefer?

Depends. I love going to bookstores (or library stores as Claire calls them), but online is so much easier and more convenient.

23. Do you have a favorite bookstore?

We only have big chain bookstores where I live. The only one actually really close to my house is 45 minutes away and it’s Books-A-Million. The next closest one is Barnes & Noble 1 1/2 hours away.

24. Do you preorder books?

Of course. How else am I going to make sure I get the books I’m dying to read? Preordering exist for a reason.

25. Do you have a monthly book buying limit?

I generally only buy books every other month, but ebooks are generally cheaper (or at least that I noticed on my Nook) so I limit myself to $25-$30. I generally get 5-6 books though.

26. Book buying bans — are they something for you?

Fuck no

27. How big is your wishlist?

42 on my Nook. I haven’t added everything though from my TBR list.

28. Books I want to reread this year.

The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian, The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades, The Blood of Olympus, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay, Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, The Serpent’s Shadow

29. Author you’ve read the most books from.

Rick Riordan

30. Best Sequel ever:

Catching Fire or Insurgent

31. Currently Reading

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (hint: my profile picture is generally the book I’m reading unless it’s a Wattpad book)

32. Drink of choice while reading

Water

33. E-reader or physical book

Both. I love physical books, but with an e-reader I’m carrying more than one book

34. Fictional character you would date

There’s a lot: Percy Jackson, Peeta Mellark, Finnick O’dair, Jace Herondale (100%), Tobias Eaton, Harry Potter: to name a few

35. Glad you gave this book a chance

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

36. Hidden gem book

Balanced of the Blade’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker

37. Important moment in your reading life

The Percy Jackson books because that’s when I really discovered how much I love reading in the 6th grade

38. Just finished

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

39. Kinds of books you won’t read

I don’t like to limit myself really but I’m not that fond of books that are strictly romance

40. Longest book you’ve read

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

41. Major book hangover because of 

How to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee I’m scared to read Go Set a Watchman because I’ve heard it isn’t that good

42. One book you have read multiple times

Any of the Percy Jackson books and any of the Hunger Games books

43. Preferred place to read

My bed

44. Quote that inspires you

“Live in the present,

Remember the past,

and fear not the future,

for it doesn’t exist and

never shall.

There is only now.” from Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle (can’t remember the exact book, sorry)

45. Reading regret

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (although it was a class book so I had to read it) and any of John Steinbeck (all class books too)

46. Series you started and need to finish (all the books are out in the series)

The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney

47. Unapologetic fangirl for

The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, The Mortal Instruments, Harry Potter, Divergent (you catch my driff)

48. Very excited for this release more than all the others

The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

49. Worst bookish habit

Buying more books when I already have 30 I haven’t read at home

50. X marks the spot: start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book

On my actual book shelf it is — The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

On my Nook it is — Curse of the Bane by Joseph Delaney

51. Your latest book purchase

It hasn’t come in yet but they’re my books for my AP English Lit class this next year. The books are:

– Mythology, Tales of Gods and Heroes

– A Lesson Before Dying

– Beloved

– The Grapes of Wrath

– The Secret Life of Bees

52. ZZZ– Snatcher book (Last book that kept you up way late)

Great Expectations because I have a habit of getting lost in books even if I’m not that into them

53. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I have this bench outside under this tree and inside I have this chair that used to belong to my great-grandma that sits in front of our sitting room window

54. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Whatever’s handy

55. Can you stop reading anytime you want or do you have to stop at a certain page, chapter, part, etc.?

Depends how into the book I am

56. Do you eat or drink while reading?

All the time

57. Can you read while listening to music/watching TV?

Depends how into the book I am

58. One book at a time, or several at once?

Obviously with Wattpad several at once. But I actually try to only read completed books on here (sorry). I only like to read several books at once (I don’t really like it though) when we’re reading a class book (because class books are read too slow)

59. Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere. I bring a book to band practice with me. We don’t really have time to read, yet I still bring it.

60. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

In my head

61. Do you read ahead or skip pages?

No, they are put in that order for a reason, so read them in the correct order.

62. Breaking the spine of keeping it new?

I try to keep it new for as long as possible

63. Do you write in books?

I hate writing in books. I do for English class because my teacher is crazy and requires us (like she’ll yell if we don’t) to write in our class books. The only way you’re getting out of writing in your class book is if it’s from the library and you have to prove it to her.

64. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

No, usually not

65. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Cassandra Clare because I’m not used to third person

66. Harry Potter series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Harry Potter 100%

– Harry isn’t sneaking into girl’s bedrooms at night and watching them sleep

– Magic

– Watching character grow up. It’s 7 years of their lives compared to Twilight’s what 2 years.

67. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books . . .)? 

Obviously my school book bag has school shit

But I don’t carry a purse, I carry a book bag (and that bag also happens to be my band bag) but besides a book of some sort I carry deodorant (because band), perfume (because band), my drill charts (because band), my drill markers (because band), my leadership shit packet (because band), my music for band (because band), a pencil (because band), my wallet, my keys, headphones, sometimes my phone charger, my phone, sunglasses, glasses case, sunscreen (because I’m white as fuck and can’t tan and because band)

I think that’s it

68. Do you smell your books?

Yes, I like how physical books smell. It would be weird if I smelled my Nook.

69. Books with or without little illustrations?

I don’t mind them. But not too much.

70. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

Quite a few Wattpad books that I now don’t bother to remember the name of

71. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

Sadly no.

72. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Shout out to my junior high reading teacher (even though she probably isn’t reading this): A Christmas Carol is about Christmas

73. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

Probably any of the Heroes of Olympus series

74. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I am an author on here. Do I see myself as being published by a publishing company? I don’t know. Do I write as well as I read? I don’t know. You guys tell me if my writing is good.

75. When did you get into reading?

6th grade. My parents started having more trouble than usual with their marriage and they were yelling all the time so I started reading more. It just so happened to be the Percy Jackson series and I fell in love with not only Percy Jackson but reading.

76. What is your favorite classic book?

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (Literally took me 0.00000001 seconds to think of that)

77. In school is your best subject English?

I’m not bad at any subjects really. I’m best at math, science, and history though. But I still get A’s in all my classes.

78. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated . . . what would you do?

Accept the gift and give it one of my siblings

79. What is a lesser know series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

Closer to Harry Potter than the Hunger Games, but the Dragon Blood series by Lindsay Buroker

80. What is your favorite word?

Ambiguous

81. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

I have never been called a dweeb, but nerd and dork are very common in my life.

82. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

What series we talkin’ about here? Twilight vampires, no. The Mortal Instrument vampires, yes. Because in TMI they ain’t stalking girls in their sleep by sitting in their room

83. Shape shifters or angels? Why?

Angels because Jace Herondale he’s half angel and he’s perfect

84. Spirits or werewolves? Why?

The Mortal Instruments werewolves, fuck yes. Because they ain’t annoying little bitches like Jacob

85. Love Triangle or forbidden love?

Depends on the circumstance and the execution

86. Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Action-packed because I find romance books dull and boring and with whiny little fuckers for characters

87. Do you read more in the morning or at night?

When I have time

88. Are there any books that changed the way you thought about things?

No I don’t think so. Unless you count The Mortal Instruments because it opened my eyes to a world where not every main characters are straight. Of course in Percy Jackson there’s a little of that too, but TMI had it first for me.

89. YA or not?

Of course.

90. Nobody touches my books or I don’t mind loaning my books out?

I don’t like loaning books, sorry.

91. Not everyone loves books . . . is this a positive or a negative?

Negative, you bitches are missing shit if you are just relying on the movies to tell you the story. Hollywood be fucking shit up. Look at Percy Jackson.

92. Have you ever spilled or stained your books before with something, and if so how?

No.

93. Soft or hard cover?

I love hardback more, but soft cover is cheaper.

94. Fiction or non-fiction?

Fiction

95. Fantasy world or real life issues?

Fantasy

96. Borrow or buy?

Buy

97. What percent of books do you get from the library and what percent do you get else where?

Library 1% My books 99%

98. Do you buy used books?

For school, hell yes since my teacher is going to make us write in them anyway

99. Do you own more than 150 books? If not would you?

I probably do, but it’s almost midnight and I’m not going to dig through my closet to find the box of books that don’t fit on my shelf. And I’m suppose to get this up before midnight. So I’m going to wrap this up.

Remember I would love to be friends with you on Goodreads, my profile is in the external links. BTW, the next part will probably be about marching band because I don’t know how many of you know about marching band. ~ Alexis

February 2017 Reading Recap

I’m actually more on time for once. It’s only March 1, and I’m sitting down to write my February Reading Recap. That’s impressive for me, considering how much I procrastinate at times.

I didn’t really sit down with physical books this month. I was busy with schoolwork and scholarship applications. But I did listen to quite a few audiobooks.

1. The Aleph and Other Stories by Jorge Luis Borges

  • Audiobook
  • Read from January 28 – February 8
  • 210 pages
  • Rating: 3 out of 5

2. The Time Machine by H.G. wells

  • Audiobook
  • Read from February 9 – February 14
  • 118 pages
  • Rating: 4 of 5

3. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Audiobook
  • Read from February 14 – February 18
  • 144 pages
  • Rating 3 out of 5

4. Sir, I Think the Badboy Knows About Us… by makeandoffer

  • wattpad story
  • Read from February 6 – February 19
  • 47 parts
  • Rating: 2 out of 5
  • I actually wrote a review for this one.  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1502839744?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1

5. Candide by Voltaire

  • Audiobook
  • Read from February 18 – February 20
  • 94 pages
  • Rating: 4 out of 5

6. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

  • Audiobook
  • Read from February 20 – February 23
  • 132 pages
  • Rating: 3 out of 5

7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  • Re-read
  • Read from February 22 – February 25
  • 313 pages
  • Rating: 5 out of 5

8. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

  • Audiobook
  • Read from February 25 – February 26
  • 140 pages
  • Rating: 2 out of 5

January 2017 Reading Recap

This is a few days into February I know, but I’m awful at uploading things on time frequently. I actually upload on time, occasionally. Honestly, I’m just horrible at remembering to actually upload it. Most of the time I have it written (unlike now). I just forget to hit upload or publish.

But anyway, as you can see from the title of this article. This is my January 2017 Reading Recap. If you don’t get it yet, I’ll spell it out for you. I’m going to be talking about the books I’ve read in January for 2017. Now that that’s covered, let’s get into my reading.

Honestly, I didn’t read much at the beginning of the month. I just didn’t have the motivation to really read, and I think part of it was due to the books I was reading. I wasn’t particularly enjoying them. It put me into a slump until I finished them. Now you may be asking yourself ‘why didn’t you just stop reading those books then if you didn’t enjoy them?’ I’ll tell you why. I’m a stubborn asshole . . . and one of the books was for my AP English Lit class so I had to read it. But once I got passed those books, I started to enjoy my reading again.

So now the exact books I read this past month:

1.Insurgent by Veronica Roth

2. Ulysses by James Joyce

3. The Grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck

4. A Dark Imperfection by LaDameBlanche

  • Read from January 23 – January 27
  • 17 parts [parts because this story is on wattpad]
  • Rating: 2 out of 5

5. The Call of the wild by Jack London

  • Read from January 28 – January 28
  • 172 pages
  • Rating: 3 our of 5

6. The Raven: Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Read from January 26 – January 31
  • 312 pages
  • Rating: 5 out of 5

2017 Anticipated Reads

I’ve made a list of books I’m anticipating I’ll read in 2017. Most of them are re-reads because I’ve been feeling like reading books as of late due to missing old stories I’m rather fond of. Also, I bought like 50 books in 2016 and I have yet to start reading some of them. So this is a list of books I’m anticipating for the year.

  1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth [re-read]
  2. Allegiant by Veronica Roth [re-read]
  3. Four by Veronica Roth
  4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak [re-read]
  5. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  6. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee [re-read]
  10. The Catching in the Rye by J.R. Salinger [re-read]
  11. Eragon by Christopher Paolini [re-read]
  12. Eldest by Christopher Paolini [re-read]
  13. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini [re-read]
  14. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini [re-read]
  15. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  16. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  17. The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  18. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  19. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  20. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  21. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  22. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  23. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  24. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  25. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  26. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  27. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan [re-read]
  28. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau [re-read]
  29. The People of Spark by Jeanne DuPrau [re-read]
  30. The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau [re-read]
  31. The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau [re-read]
  32. Something Upstairs by Avi [re-read]
  33. Tangerine by Edward Bloor [re-read]
  34. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  35. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
  36. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
  37. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
  38. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
  39. The Odyssey by Homer
  40. The Grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck
  41. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  42. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  43. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  44. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

 

Now, I’m going to end each part with a list of my current reads. Yes, list because I never only just read one book unless it’s summer. (Even then I usually don’t just read one book) So right now I’m reading:

  • Ulysses by James Joyce — audiobook
  • The Grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck — class book
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth — because I fucking feel like it

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