#winterbibib |Biannual Bibliothon | TBR

Hey, here is my tbr for this readathon. It is hosted by a big group of people but I will link the twitter here.  This is being hosted from January 20-26. I hope to finish all of these so I can mark a railroad off my #bookopoly2018 board but we shall see. Good luck to those who decide to join. Another point I am going to make is that I have some of these books on hold so hopefully they will come in. I will put hold by them so you know which ones they are.

Challenges:

  1. Read the group book- Otherworlds by Jason Segel (hold)
  2. Read a squeal- To the Nines by Jannet Evanovich (hold)
  3. Read a book you never heard of before-  Gilded Cage by Vic James
  4. Mental Illness- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  5. Mentioned in another book/tv show/ movie- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (hold)
  6. Read a book under 200 pages- Manga (I am not to sure what manga I am going to read yet)
  7. Back list title (aka book released before 2017)- Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (this may be cheating considering I read the first section but I may have to restart this one to remember what happened)

If I can’t get the ones on hold I may try finding something else. The way my books have been coming in a lot quicker than what I have anticipated. Good luck everyone with what ever reading you do during this week!

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Reading log | January 5-11

I am so sorry I almost forgot to do up this post for today.

January 5

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco- 49% (finished)

Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich- 4%

January 6

Hard Eight- 5%

January 7

Hard Eight- 16% (finished)

The Heir by Kiera Cass- 12%

January 8

The Heir- 20%

January 9

The Heir- 68% (finished)

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch- 15%

January 10

Love and Gelato- 34%

January 11

Love and Gelato-51% (finished)

So I did manage to finish three books this week! Go me! How did you guys do?

2017 Reading Favorites

Well this was kind of hard to rank. I read 41 books last year. Here is my top ten in order.

  1. Sword Art Online by Reki Kawahara
  2. The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere
  3. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  4. Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
  5. Eragon by Christopher Panolini
  6. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
  7. Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson
  8. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  9. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
  10. The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

 

What was your favorite read last year? Was any of these a favorite for you last year?

Reading log | December 29-January 4

I only read two days this week. I do apologize for no other posts. Hopefully next week I can get back into my schedule! I am considering going down to two posts a week though. Now on to what I read:

December 29-31

Nothing

January 1

The One by Kiera Cass- 100% (finished)

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Keri Maniscalco- 43%

January 2

Stalking Jack the Ripper- 8%

January 3-4

Nothing

How did you guys do this week? The last two days I had headaches.

December Wrap-Up

If you saw my year in review you would see that I did hit my goodreads goal for this year. Here is what I read in December.

Seven Up by Jannet Evanovich

Thoughts- This case was something.

  • Characters- 4/5
  • Setting- 4/5
  • Plot- 4/5
  • Writing- 4/5
  • Overall-4/5

The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere

Thoughts- Wonderful story!

  • Characters- 5/5
  • Setting- 5/5
  • Plot- 5/5
  • Writing- 5/5
  • Overall- 5/5

The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere

Thoughts- A cute continuation of The Christmas Shoes.

  • Characters- 5/5
  • Setting- 5/5
  • Plot- 5/5
  • Writing- 5/5
  • Overall- 5/5

The Christmas Hope by Donna VanLiere

Thoughts- What a sweet story

  • Characters- 5/5
  • Setting- 5/5
  • Plot- 5/5
  • Writing- 5/5
  • Overall- 5/5

 

Well that’s a wrap! See ya’ll next year! How did you do this year?

A Year in Review | 2017

Where has the year gone! Here is a link to my goodreaads year in books. I will however go through a good chunk of the information here.

 

So this year I set the goal of reading 40 books and ended up reading 41.

The shortest book was: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl with 32 pages.

The longest book was: Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb with 880 pages.

My averaged rating for the year was 4.4 stars.

My averaged length for the books was 396 pages

So what did I end up reading this year?

3 manga: Nisekoi vol. 1 by Naoshi Komi, Hadi Girl vol. 2 by Akino Miyabi and Clockwork Planet vol. 1 by Yuu Kamiya.

1 Light novel: Sword Art online Vol. 1 by Reki Kawahara.

1 nonfiction: Talking as Fast as I can by Lauren Graham

5 Jodi Picoult books: Harvesting the Heart, Picture Perfect, Mercy, The Pact and Keeping Faith

1 series finale: Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

9 series starters (not counting manga): The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, Eragon by Christopher Panolini, Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, The Selection by Kiera Cass, This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan, Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb and The Christmas Shoes.

12 sequels: Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, Eldest by Christopher Panolini, Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson, (Four to Score, High Five, Hot Six, Seven Up) by Jannet Evanovich, (The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena) by Rick Riordan, (The Christmas Blessing, The Christmas Hope) by Donna VanLiere.

 

 

Least Favorite book: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab.

Favorite book: Its a tie between Eragon by Christpher Paolini, Sword Art Online Vol. 1 by Reki Kawahara and Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman.

 

 

So I feel that was a great reading  year for me! I hope to do a lot better next year. Don’t know what I will set for my goodreads goal yet.

Winter Tag

I was tagged by Libby.

So i though that i would do this so here it is…

Rules:

  • Share 12 random facts about yourself
  • answer 12 questions
  • tag 12 bloggers

Random Facts:

  • I have always loved reading for as long as I can remember but I have comprehension problems
  • I don’t like the taste of coffee
  • I don’t have a particular genre that I read
  • on the flip side of that, I can’t stand horror
  • My go to Starbucks drinks are, caramel hot chocolate and caramel frappachino without coffee
  • I discovered audio books this year and I am so happy I did
  • I am happy with how my blog is coming along. I wanted it to be booktube but in blog form and I think i am doing okay at that.
  • I am a gamer as well. my main games are Vindictus, Tabletop Simulator and Pokemon Go
  • I love doing crafts; crocheting, and oil painting are my two favorite art forms
  • I tried doing a tbr jar but I didn’t stick to it for very long
  • I like doing readathons more than reading without a readathon because of the sprints and extra motivation
  • I am enjoying learning what works for a goodreads group that I cohost

The Questions:

What are your favorite things about winter?

Watching the snow fall and Christmas.

What is your favorite winter outfit?

Jacket, gloves, hat, boots/shoes, warm pants and warm socks

What is your favorite winter food?

Chili

What is your favorite winter drink?

Eggnog, or Caramel hot chocolate

What is your dream way to spend a winter day?

Warm, cuddled up by a heat source reading, playing a game or chilling with friends/family.

How do you like to do your make up in winter?

I don’t wear make up so this question doesn’t apply to me.

What do you hope Santa will bring you?

Books or a Pokemon Go plus.

What is your favorite winter song?

Colder Weather by Zac Brown Band

What is your favorite winter memory?

I think my favorite winter memory is going out with the youth group and going sledding. It was a really big hill and it was fun.

What is your favorite winter scent?

Pine. Anything pine. I love the smell of a live tree.

If you could have anything for Christmas, what would it be…..

Pokemon Go Plus

 

I don’t know who has and who hasn’t done this tag so I will leave it open to anyone who hasn’t done it. If you want to do this tag and say that I tagged you go for it!