March Wrap Up and April TBR

Hi Guys!

I had a pretty good reading month in March (even though I read mostly novellas) and I thought that I’d share what I read with you guys!!

MARCH WRAP UP

  1. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

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I have a Non-Spoilery review of this entire series here and a video review here if you want to see my thoughts on it!

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2. The Whitechapel Fiend

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(I have a whole series review coming soon)

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3. Nothing But Shadows

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4. Pale Kings and Princes

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5. The Evil We Love

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6. Bitter of Tongue

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7. The Fiery Trial

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APRIL TBR

Born to Endless Night

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Angels Twice Descending

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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

I can’t wait to read this!!!

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

This is the bookmarked muggles book of the month!! You can join in on our goodreads group and instagram page if you’re interested!!

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The Dark Elements Trilogy by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

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Hopefully I can finish at least a few of these books in April!! Spring break is next week so I’ll definitely be able to get alot of reading done then!!

Happy Reading!

-Amber

 

 

Slay that Series TBR

Hi guys!! So if you don’t know, the slay that series readathon starts tomorrow! It goes from March 13-20th! It’s a readathon that’s meant to help you read books in series that you’ve been neglecting! 

This readathon was created by Sara from sarawithoutanh and Chami from readlikewildfire! You can find the group social media here:

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I’m super excited to participate in this readathon and I my TBR is pretty small but I want to read:

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare: I can already tell that this books is going to murder me and I’m not ready. I love this series so much and I really don’t want it to end. 

 
Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare!  I’m on the 3rd novella right now and it’s so good!!! I’ve heard that you should read all of the novellas before reading Lady Midnight so that’s what I’m going to do!
  
If you’re doing this readathon I’d love to know what series your planning on slaying this week!! And I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Happy Reading!

-Amber 

Biannual Bibliothon/ TBR Takedown TBR

Hi guys!

So I’ve decided to participate in both the Biannual Bibliothon (Jan 3-9) and the TBR Takedown (Jan 4-10)!!

There are reading challenges within both of them and I’ve layed out my TBR to fulfill most of them!

Biannual Bibliothon Challenges/TBR:

1. Read the group book

Soundless by Richelle Mead

2. Read a book that’s been sitting in your shelf for over a year

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

3. Read a book that’s over 300 pages

The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski

4. Read a book from your favorite genre

Soundless by Richelle Mead

5. Re-Read your favorite book in a series

I’m not going to be doing this challenge, I don’t usually re-read books!

6. Judge a book by its cover 

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

7. Read a recommendation 

The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski

TBR Takedown Challenges/TBR:

1. Read a book from your most recent haul

Soundless by Richelle Mead

2. Read a book that’s been on your TBR for over a year

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

3. Read a book that’s outside your comfort zone

Soundless by Richelle Mead

4. Read the first book in a series 

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

5. Read a sequel

The Rose Society by Marie Lu

6. Read a book with Fire colors on it

The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski

7. Read a Non-Novel

Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout


So, that’s my TBR for these two readathons!! I doubled up on a lot of these challenges because I’ll be going back to school this week and it’s going to be really difficult to read so hopefully I finish at least two of these books! I’m really excited to participate in these readathons and I definitely recommend you guys to too!!

Happy Reading!

-Amber

Favorite Books of 2015

Since I only was able to read 19 books this year (so sad, I was in a huge reading slump at the beginning of the year) I don’t have many but, here are my favorite books of 2015!

6. A Work in Progress by Connor Franta

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This book was so inspiring and it really made me think about my life and how to be more creative and insightful.

I definitely recommend this novel!

Check out my review of it here!

 

 

 

 

 

5. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

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This series just keeps getting better and better!! I have a feeling I’ll love Heir of Fire just as much if not more than this one! I love this series and I can’t wait to read more of it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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I loved this book! It was so cute and relateable and definitely one of the best books I read in 2015!

Check out my review here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. THE LUX SERIES BY JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

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I read the first four books of this series this year and I don’t want it to end but I need to know what happens!!

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This series is so fast paced and it’s so addicting. I literally cannot put it down. It has also inspired me to blog a lot more since the main character Katy is a book blogger!

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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This was one of the first books I read this year and it was amazing. This is my favorite Sarah J. Maas book and I cannot wait for A Court of Mist and Fury!!!

Read my review of ACOTAR here! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  And my number one book of 2015 is… DRUMROLL PLEASE!

CARRY ON BY RAINBOW ROWELL!!

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The characters were amazing, the plot was so unique and the relationship, don’t even get me started.

I have a review of it up on my blog if you want to hear more of my thoughts on it! Click here to read it!

 

 

 

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Happy Reading! -Amber

End of Year Survey 2015

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Number Of Books You Read: 17
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy

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1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist)

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell HANDS DOWN

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, I hate to say it but even though I enjoyed the book I like the movie better

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

Sea of Monsters, I liked it a lot better the second time

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

The Throne of Glass series! I got one of my friends to read it and she loves it!

 5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?

THE LUX SERIES BY JENNIFER L ARMENTROUT ENOUGH SAID

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

RAINBOW ROWELL

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

A Work In Progress by Connor Franta! I don’t usually read memoirs but I really loved this one!

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

THE LUX SERIES ITS SO ADDICTING

9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

CARRY ON WITHOUT A DOUBT

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

Carry On! Sorry I’m using that one so much but the cover is so aesthetically pleasing.

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Baz from Carry On, definitely he’s my spirit animal

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

A Work in Progress by Connor Franta

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?

A Work in Progress by Connor Franta

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read? 

THE LUX SERIES AND FANGIRL

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015? 

“You have to pretend you get an endgame. You have to carry on like you will; otherwise, you can’t carry on at all.”

Rainbow Rowell, Carry On

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

Shortest: Fences

Longest: Carry on

How I did this: Went to my read books on Goodreads and sorted by page number and just looked for what I knew I read this yeaer that was the shortest and longest.

 

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
SNOWBAZ AND KATY AND DAEMON

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Penelope and Simon

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

Percy Jackson

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

Daemon Black *heart eyes*

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

Carry On

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

The Faery world in A Court of Thorns and Roses

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

CARRY ON

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

Carry On, whoops

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Warm Bodies

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Carry On

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

The Young Elites, you don’t see unreliable antihero narrators very often

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

Beccaandbooks

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

My review for A Court of Thorns and Roses 

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

Anticipated Releases for 2016 

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

Meetup with Sasha Alsberg!!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?

Interacting with fellow book bloggers 🙂

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

It was very hard to post when I was in a slump at the beginning of the year.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

 ACOTAR REVIEW

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

 Anticipated releases of 2016

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

New bookstagrammers!!

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Probably not, knowing myself 😂 I can’t find them anywhere though!

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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?

The rest of the Harry Potter series!

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare!

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?

A Court of Mist and Fury!

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?

POST MORE REVIEWS! And I’d like to start a schedule for my posts!

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

I haven’t read any yet sadly.

Thank you so much for creating this survey! I loved doing it and everyone else should do it too!!

-Amber

CRAMATHON TBR/BookTube Channel?

Hey guys! So if you didn’t know the cramathon is a readathon that was started by whittynovels on YouTube and this winter its taking place from the 19th-22nd! So, I’m just going to quickly share my TBR with you!

1. Opal and Orgin by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

  I’m already part of the way through Opal so hopefully I’ll be able to finish these two books!! 

2. My True Love Gave To Me by Various Authors

 

This seems so cute and I’m really excited to read all of these little short stories!!

So I’m only planning to read three books for this readathon because I have a lot to do for school before I get off for break but hopefully I can finish at least one of these books!

Let me know if you end up participating in this readathon and what your TBR is!
On a side note, I’ve been thinking about starting a BookTube channel but I’m really nervous to, should I?

Happy Reading!

-Amber

December TBR

 1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell: I’m currently reading this book and absolutely loving it! I really don’t want it to end! 23734628

2. Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon: I’m in the mood for this book this month!

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3. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas: I know I won’t finish it this month but I’d like to read some more! Fantasy is really good to read in the winter time for some reason.

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4. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima (more fantasy)

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5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: This is a bit of a stretch goal but still I’d like to read another Harry Potter book this month.

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Please let me know if you have any recommendations for me! I’m really looking forward to reading by the fire this month and drinking a warm cup of tea!

-Amber