I haven’t done a monthly round-up yet this year (my bad), so here’s a quick summary of both. In January I took a blogging break and only posted TWIB and one review anyway. When I returned in Feb I decided to make some changes in which I wanted to blog less and read more, and also blog to the mantra of quality not quantity. It’s really renewed my enjoyment of blogging and reading so far. Whoop!
Jan & Feb 2017 Stats
Total Posts: 5 & 11
Books Read: 9 & 5
Most Viewed Posts
- This Week in Books 01.02.17
- Discussion: Blog-Life Crisis
- My Favourite Books of 2016
That’s it for this month. I should be back to my full monthly round-up next time. I also usually share my TBR update here but I haven’t looked at that since Christmas so there’s lots of additions (and a few subtractions) to make. I’ll do a separate post if I get time.
Hmm September, what happened to you!?
It went very fast. I’m not sure if I did anything interesting…I finally gave in and bought one of those unlimited cinema cards so I spent a lot of time at the cinema. Crime Writer of the Year, Clare Mackintosh came into my library for a talk and a workshop session. She was great. But other than that I have no idea what happened in September. I had another good reading month so maybe that’s all I did?
How do the years keep flying by faster and faster. It’s scary! I’m very happy Autumn has arrived though. I love this time of year.
September 2016 Stats
Total Posts: 18 (+ 4 from previous month)
Books Read: 6 (=)
The Thousandth Floor ~ Katharine McGee
Labyrinth Lost ~ Zoraida Córdova
Siege and Storm ~ Leigh Bardugo
Stealing Snow ~ Danielle Page
Cut to the Bone ~ Alex Caan
Haunt Me ~ Liz Kessler
Genres: YA (5/6); Fantasy (4/6); Contemporary (1/6); Crime/Thriller (1/6)
Formats/Sources: Advance Copy (5/6); Digital (5/6); Hardback (0/6); Paperback (1/6) / Owned (0/6); Borrowed (1/6); For Review (5/6)
Most Surprising: Haunt Me
Most Disappointing: Stealing Snow
Most Exciting: Hmm Labyrinth Lost at a push
Most Swoon-worthy: Siege and Storm
Most Beautifully Written: Haunt Me
Reviews: 6 (=)
- The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee, 3/5 (View)
- Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdovs, 3/5 (View)
- Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige, 2/5 (View)
- Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo, 3/5 (View)
- Picture Books by Various, (View)
- Cut to the Bone by Alex Caan, 3/5 (View)
Most Viewed Posts
- Top Ten Tuesday: Fairy-tale Inspired Books
- Bookshop Finds: Copperfields
- Ten Things About…Prague
Promos, Guest Posts and Highlights
TBR Shelf Update
Earlier this year I decided I HAD to do something about my TBR shelves. Each month I’ll be doing a quick update to see how I’ve done. See my original post here, and my updated TBR list here.
Previous TBR Count: 68
Books Added: 6
Books Read: 2
Heard about the Flash Fiction Battle I’m hosting? NO! Where have you been? It’s not too late to vote. See all the details here.