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The most unsuccessful reading month of all time! || April Wrap Up

Another month has gone by. I seriously have no idea how it’s already the end of April. This year is seriously going by waaaay to fast. In April I had two weeks of holidays, as it was Easter. During that time I planned to be productive and do a lot of stuff for university, but that didn’t happen. Instead I procrastinated a lot and basically did nothing. I have no idea where those two weeks went. I had so much trouble to motivate myself to do anything, but I think I’m out of that now. Or rather, I really hope that I am as classes have started for me this week and I do have quiet a lot of work to do.

My parents came to visit me during the Easter weekend and we spent a lot of time together, which was amazing. It was really great seeing them again, especially since I don’t have the opportunity to do that often now. We explored Vienna a bit, since my mom was never actually here and we went shopping as well. All in all it we had a wonderful time. It was definitely the highlight of my month!


BOOKS I READ:

Or rather the Books I Didn’t Read, as I haven’t read a single book this month. Yes, I have neither started nor finished a single book in the month of April. And no, I have absolutely no idea how that happened. While I have been in a reading slump this whole year I at least managed to read one or two books per month. Well, not this time! I just didn’t feel like reading any book that I picked up. I honestly have no idea what was going on with me. I’m also waaaay behind on review books, which is frustrating and disappointing – but I’m trying not to think of it too much, as I don’t want to drive myself crazy.

I did read some things this month.What are those?” You may ask yourself, as I said that I didn’t read any books. Well, I reread some of my favourite manga. (Or rather parts of them, as my favourites tend to be very long series.) I don’t mention manga in my wrap ups sooo you might not even know that I read them regularly. I don’t mention them in wrap ups because I don’t mark them as read on Goodreads. I use MyAnimeList to keep track of what I’m reading and how far I’m into a specific manga. (If you are interested in that!)

So I guess this is my reading wrap up, if you can even call it that. April just wasn’t my month, neither for reading or doing stuff for university.


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-Anna♥

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I finally get out of my reading slump, but it’s not that apparent. || March Wrap Up

First of all: HOW IS IT ALREADY APRIL?!

I swear this year just started and somehow we are already in the fourth month. I have nooo idea how time flies by so fast! A good thing that it’s April: the spring weather is finally here and I’m LIVING for it!! Spring is my favourites season, so I’m very glad that it has come around.

How was my life in March? Honestly not much happened, well aside from classes starting again. So I spent time in classes and I also met up with my university friends.

Now I shall explain the title of this post for you. YES, I’m finally out of my reading slump!! (Though I don’t think I even mentioned it on my blog, so I’m unsure if you even know I was in one.) From the end of February till the weekend before this one (25. and 26. March) I wasn’t reading anything. I just couldn’t concentrate on ANY book and I just didn’t want to read. And I didn’t read anything, which I found incredibly frustrating. THEN that weekend I suddenly felt like reading and till the end of the month I finished 3 books. (In 7 days I read 3 books – which is a rather big achievement for me, as I haven’t been reading that much this year.) I’m beyond exited that I’m in a reading mood again and I sincerely hope that it will continue!

I have realised three things while writing this post:

  • I have started writing these posts at the beginning of the following month and not at the end of the talked about month. Surprisingly it’s not bothering me.
  • I have done A TON of tags and awards this month.
  • I seriously need to make some graphics for these wrap up posts. And yes, I was too lazy to do it for this one – but hopefully I will make them for the next one!

Okay. I have seriously rambled enough. Sorry about that! Now, let’s finally get into the three books that I read this month!


BOOKS I READ:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

5 out of 5 stars

Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice is one of my all time favourite books! And this was obviously a reread for me, I believe that this is the third time that I have read this book. (Just a random fact that I thought I would mention.)

It was simply amazing getting to read this story again. I just love the way it’s written and it was just what I needed to get me out of the slump I was in – rereading an old favourite. It was also wonderful to read about Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy again, as you may know they are my all time favourite book couple. All in all I’m really happy that I decided to reread this book when I did. Plus now I finally own a physical copy of this book and I’m very exited about that!

Miss Treadway & the Field of Stars by Miranda Emmerson

2.5 out of 5 stars

Well, this book and I did not get along that much. I really enjoyed it in the beginning, but as the story continued I got more and more bored. And by the end I just stopped caring about everything. I plan on posting a full review for this one some time soon, so look forward to that if you want to know more of my thoughts!

Miss Treadway
Out Endless Numbered Days
by Claire Fuller

3.5 out of 5 stars

Our Endless Numbered DaysThis was such an interesting book and unlike anything that I have read before. The whole premise of the book sounded both fascinating and horrifying. And ever since I found out about this book I knew I had to read it, as I was VERY interested to see what was going to happen and how.

And while this book was interesting and unique it was also very boring for most of the middle part. The beginning and ending were definitely my favourite, but the middle of the book just dragged on and I got bored of it rather fast. I didn’t particularly care for any of the characters either. There were many things that I didn’t see coming and I enjoyed that a lot as well.


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-Anna♥

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February | Wrap Up

Another month gone by. I honestly have no idea how it’s already the end of February. I always forget that February has only 28 days. I basically forgot that I had to write a wrap up as well. (No idea how that happened, as I have been blogging for more than a year and have ever since I started been doing wrap ups.) I spent two weeks of February in my home town visiting family and friends. This month is the semester break for me, which mean I had the time to go home. I greatly enjoyed myself. With March begins a new semester for me, which means I’m going to be busy with university once more. I have 11 classes this time and we shall see how I’ll manage everything! 😄

BOOKS I READ:

Same as last month, I managed to complete 3 books in total. This year I haven’t been reading as much as some of the previous years. I just haven’t really been in the mood to read. And I haven’t been forcing myself to read when I’m not in the mood either. I do hope that I’ll end up reading more in March, as I have planned on getting to some rather exiting books! Anyway, let’s get into the books I read in February!

Harry PotterHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay

5 out of 5 stars

I finally got my hands on this book! It arrived in January, but to my family house and I had no access to it until February. Obviously I had to read it as soon as I got my hands on it. It was wonderful getting to read this book with the beautiful illustrations by Jim Kay. They made the story even more fantastic, which I’m not going to complain about. (Though if someone hates spiders, this book definitely isn’t for them!)

By far my favourite illustrations were the ones of Diagon Alley and of the Skele-Gro potion. (Though choosing favourites is seriously hard and I just thought of a ton more that I could consider my favourites.) I’m seriously exited for the illustrated edition of The Prisoner of Azkaban to come out, after all it’s one of my favourites from the series and I can’t wait to see it illustrated!

Shirley JacksonDark Tales by Shirley Jackson

3.5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the first short story collections (if not the first) that I picked up on my own and it wasn’t required reading. I don’t know what it is, I just never gravitate towards short stories when choosing what to read. Or buy for that matter, as I don’t think I own any either.

I had heard amazing things about Shirley Jackson and her writing before starting this short story collection, but I hadn’t picked up anything by her yet. After reading this book I know that I definitely need to read more of her books, her writing style is amazing and captivating. Plus her stories are very dark and sometimes creepy, which I adore. Hopefully I will be able to get my hands on more of her books some time soon, I really want to read We Have Always Lived in the Castle so I might pick it up first.

A Song of Ice and FireA Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin

3 out of 5 stars

This book turned out to be a short story collection as well, which I didn’t know it would be before starting this book. The only thing that I knew about this was the fact that it’s set long before the events of the A Song of Ice and Fire series and that I could read it, even if I’m not caught up with the main series. So that’s exactly what I did. (Plus it was a Christmas gift from my best friend, so I was exited to read it.)

I both did and didn’t enjoy this book.

On one hand it was very interesting seeing Westeros from the past, one I’m not that familiar with. It was interesting to see the time when the Targaryen ruled. On the other hand I basically had no interest in most of the things that were happening during this book. That’s mostly because I didn’t care about the main character and what he was up to. All three short stories were from his perspective and while I was very interested in the first one, I got very bored when I got to the end.  I just wanted to read about one of the other characters, but sadly I didn’t get to do that. All in all, it was an all right book, nothing particularly special.

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-Anna♥

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January 2017 || Wrap Up

January was a rather good month for me, even though I was very busy most of the time. The first week of the month I spent in my home town with my family and friends. It was simply wonderful being with all of them again. Afterwards I came back to Vienna where I continued going to classes and studying, as per usual. January passed by waaay too fast for me, I honestly have no idea where the time went.


BOOKS I READ:

Ever since I decided not to force myself to read a high amount of books in a year (for a few years I had set my goal to 70 books) I haven’t been pressuring myself to read if I’m not feeling like it. Last year, during the second half of it to be more precise, I felt as if I HAD to read and I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I usually do. Now with this change I’m feeling a lot happier and I’m loving reading at a slower pace! I just love not feeling guilty if I don’t read at least 5 books per month or more.

In January I read three books in total and I really enjoyed all of them!

Victoria SchwabA Darker Shade of agic by V. E. Schwab

5 out of 5 stars

I simply adored this book. Not that I expected anything else, after all it does sound as something I would love and it’s written by one of my favourite authors, Victoria Schwab. This book is definitely a new favourite of mine, hopefully the entire series will be.

I’m glad that I decided to read this book now, as it means that I don’t have to wait for the next book to come out! In fact, I already own it. I plan on reading A Gathering of Shadows very soon (or rather some time in February, just before the third book comes out). I’m very exited to see where the story will go and I just can’t wait to read more about the characters that I have come to love.

ShadowhuntersCity of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

4 out of 5 stars

I finally decided to continue reading The Mortal Instruments. For some reason I kept on putting this book off, probably because I don’t own any of the other books in the series (and I’m on a book buying ban, so I can’t buy them either).

I enjoyed this book a lot more than City of Bones, which I’m very happy about. There was a lot more Magnus in this one and I couldn’t be happier about that. I’m still not liking Jace and Clary, they both annoy me a great deal. But I love all the side characters. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series and continue reading this story.

Agatha ChristieAnd Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

4 out of 5 stars

I adore reading the mysteries that Agatha Christie writes. They always manage to grip me and I find it very hard to put them down. This one was no exception! I found the whole premise of the story very intriguing. Getting stuck on an island while someone is murdering people around me sounds terrifying. The mystery was amazing and I kept second guessing everything and everyone until the end. I love it when a mystery manages to do that.

This is definitely one of my favourite Agatha Christie books that I have read so far. It felt also very unique, as it didn’t have one single main character – like in the Poirot books that I have read so far by her. This book definitely surprised me, in the best way possible.


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-Anna♥

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The time I had an AMAZING month!! || December Wrap Up

This month was rather successful for me. I managed to finish a big presentation for my university course and it turned out amazing! Plus I had to hold the presentation for a class of 25 people and it was successful as well – which I’m especially pleased about, as I don’t enjoy talking in front of a lot of people.

I went to my home town for the holidays (where I still am) and got to spend time with my friends and family, which is always wonderful!

And my reading was rather successful as well. I managed to read 8 books in total! Most of them were rereads, but I was just in that kind of mood. Plus I enjoyed (nearly) everything I read, which is always wonderful! Now let’s get into the books that I read this month!


A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

5 out of 5 stars

As it was December and the festive season I decided to reread A Christmas Carol. I just adore this book and the story in general. I did watch the movie (or rathe one of them) as well.

It was wonderful reading this story again and getting more into the Christmas mood then I already was. Plus it was very nostalgic to me, as my family watches one of the movie versions each year just before Christmas. So when I read it I felt closer to my family, even though I was in a different country.


Then I decided to read some Roald Dahl books:

James and the Giant Peach 

2 out of 5 stars

This is one of the ones I reread. Honestly I just don’t care about this story, nor did it interest me very much at all. I remember not liking it the first time I read it either, but my little cousin wanted to read it so I read it with him. So there’s that.

Matilda

4 out of 5 stars

This is the one that I read for the first time. I have watched the movie quiet a few times, but for some reason never picked up the book. Now I finally have and I enjoyed it greatly. This book was simply delightful!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

5 out of 5 stars

I have wanted to reread this book for ages now. I just simply adore this story and it has been a long time since I last read it, so I thought it was about time to pick it up again. And it didn’t disappoint, I loved it as much as I did the first time around!

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

3 out of 5 stars

So this was my biggest disappointment of the month. I seriously expected to love this book, as I did the first one. That sadly didn’t happen. I didn’t hate it or anything, it just didn’t live up to the first one and I found it quiet underwhelming.


Hans Christain AndersenClassic Fairy Tales by Hans Christain Andersen

4 out of 5 stars

I’m really happy to have finally read all these fairy tales!

Over the years I had read some of them, but never actually ‘bothered’ to read all of them. I think I didn’t own the bind up of all the stories and I didn’t feel like going out of my way to read them (for whatever reason). Anyway, I’m just really happy to have gotten around to reading them now – I really loved most of the stories and I had an amazing time reading them!

I can see myself in the future rereading most of these stories.


EmmaEmma by Jane Austen

4 out of 5 stars

I greatly enjoyed my reread of Emma. This was the first book that I had ever read from Jane Austen and the one that made me fall in love with her writing and want to read everything that she has written. I love reading Jane Austen books in the winter, they just have a cozy feel to them. And I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to reread this book.

I just love the characters from this book, with all their faults and flaws. My two favourite are Emma and Mr. Knightley (as if there was any doubt about that). It was amazing to read about them once again.


The Wishing WorldThe Wishing World by Todd Fahnestock

3 out of 5 stars

The start of this book wasn’t the best one. I was confused about how the Wishing World worked and how everything tied in together. It was just a confusing beginning.

But as the story progressed I began to enjoy it more! I love the fact that we slowly learn about the world as the story progresses. I have written a full review for this book, which you can check out HERE, if you are interested in more of my thoughts!


This was my reading month. It was quiet a successful one, even if most of the books I read were rereads.

How was your December? Which book did you enjoy the most? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Do let me know!

Thank you very much for reading. I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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I FINALLY READ BOOKS!! || November Wrap Up

Sooo my wrap up is a bit late. I usually like to post them on the last day of the month. This time I actually forgot that I had to write a wrap up, or rather I forgot what date it was. Honestly I have no idea where my head was (probably thinking of all the university work that I had to do). Anyway, better late then never! (Plus it’s not that late, so everything is fine.)

After the disaster of last month (when I read one book and a short story), this one was rather successful. I managed to read five books and I’m very happy with that! Honestly I didn’t enjoy most of them (the ones that I had to read for university mostly), but at least the reading slump passed and I was reading again. So there is that!

Now onto the books that I read this month! And this time I’ll go from the one that I enjoyed the least to the one I loved the most.


Heart of DarknessHeart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

1 out of 5 stars

Really not much to say about this one. I just didn’t like it.

But let’s be real, I wouldn’t have read it in the first place if I didn’t have to. (For an university course.) It just didn’t sound like something I would enjoy – and big surprise I was correct. So, while I’m glad to have read this book (for literary reasons and because it means I can pass the exam easier), I could have really lived without it. That’s all there is to it really. I’m just glad that this book was as short as it was, so I was done with it really fast.


Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

2 out of 5 stars

This is one of my least favourite Shakespeare plays. Why? Here are the reasons:

Everyone is very dramatic here. (Which is kind of the point, but still.) I’m still not sure why the families are so against each other and what happened there. I don’t understand why Romeo and Juliet just didn’t run away together. It would have seriously saved them a lot of heartache. Their relationship is annoying as hell, as are both Romeo and Juliet (and many other characters as well). And honestly, who falls in love in a day with someone and then decides to end their life when the other dies. Apparently these two. I really didn’t enjoy this play much.


ElectraElectra by Sophocles

3 out of 5 stars

Here is a little fact (that I’m not sure many of you know): I really enjoy reading ancient literature, be it greek or roman. I don’t know what it is, they just appeal to me.

It has definitely been a while since I last read an ancient Greek play. And when I was researching on goodreads which ones I have read I realised that this one was not one of them. So I decided to change that this month. I really enjoyed this play, it’s not one of my favourites (by far), but it was really great reading something like it again and it made me remember more of the myth concerning Electra. (Especially when it wasn’t required reading.)


Iron CastIron Cast by Destiny Soria

3.5 out of 5 stars

If you are interested in more of my thoughts I have written a full review for this book and you can check it out HERE.

But the short version is that I enjoyed this book. I loved the special abilities that were introduced in this story. The friendship between the two main characters was amazing. I did find the world building (or rather the explanation of the powers) lacking and I didn’t really feel the atmosphere of the time period that it was set in. And there was diversity and racism that was addressed. Overall, it was an enjoyable read.


GrishaCrooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

5 out of 5 stars

If you want to see me fangirling and explaining why I loved this book as much as I did, there is a review that you can check out.

Here I’ll just say that I basically adored everything about this book. It was my most anticipated book (of like…ever) and I had very high expectations for it. And it managed to live up to them! Honestly it even surpassed them (which I didn’t think would be possible). Simply this book was amazing, wonderful, fantastic and all the other positive attributes that you can think of.


So these are all the books that I read in November.

Have you read any of them? What did you think of them? Do you plan on picking any of them up? Do let me know!

Thank you very much for reading. I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Of Reading Slumps and Procrastinating || October Wrap Up

As the title of this post suggests, this wasn’t one of my best or better reading months. Not even close. I just didn’t feel like reading anything at all. (Spoiler alert: I didn’t read much.) In total I managed to read one book and one short story. I honestly don’t remember the last time that I read so little.

I also don’t like forcing myself to read when I don’t feel like it. It just doesn’t work for me and I end up disliking the book a lot. Sooo I don’t force myself, instead I wait until my reading moods returns. I’m feeling like reading today, so that’s a plus! It means my slump is nearing it’s end!

This is going to be a rather short wrap up! (As I, obviously, don’t have much to write about!) Before I actually get into the wrap up I would like to recommend you two recent videos by Ariel Bissett, who is one of my favourite booktubers:

They felt perfectly timed, she couldn’t have posted them at a better time for me! They made me think quiet a bit and I would highly recommend you watch both of them.


Now onto the actual wrap up! (If you can call it that.)

Victoria SchwabThe Unbound (The Archived #2) by Victoria Schwab

5 out of 5 stars

So, the only book that I managed to read this month is the sequel to one of my favourite books. I’m really glad that I at least managed to read this book.

I adored this book to pieces. It was an amazing sequel and I had a wonderful time reading it. I loved that we got more from Mac and Wes, who are both among my all time favourite characters. I seriously hope we get some news about the sequel to this book, I really NEED it!

I have written a full review for it as well, which you can read here if it’s something that interests you.

Leave the Window Open (The Archived #2.5) by Victoria Schwab

5 out of 5 stars

And the only other thing I read this month is a short story from Wesley’s point of view. Obviously I loved it! It was really amazing getting a glimpse of his thoughts and I really loved where this short story went. (Can’t really go much into that, because there are major spoilers.)

If you want to read this short story for yourself, you can do that here.


Well, that was my wrap up. Not really much to it.

It feels as if I linked a ton of things in this post! Well, it’s what it is. What did I do this month, when I wasn’t reading much? I re-watched some seasons of Criminal Minds. (And yes, I mean some seasons, not episodes. I’m seriously obsessed with this show.)


In other news:

social mediaI have created a new instagram account! I had some problems with my old one and I decided it would be best to just delete it and create a new one.

You can check out my new account HERE!

Disclaimer: It won’t be simply a bookstagram account – don’t get me wrong, most of the pictures will be of books, but I don’t want to limit myself. Basically you will be seeing a lot of random things there.


Do let me know how your month went! What is the best book you read this month?

(Hopefully better than mine!)

Thank you very much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day.

-Anna♥

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September || Reading Wrap Up

September was a really busy and stressful month for me. Sooo my reading suffered a little bit and I didn’t manage to finish as many books as I hoped I would.

I’m still 5 books ahead of my reading challenge (thank you for letting me know goodreads!), so all is well! 🙂 Anyway, in total I managed to read 4 books and 3 novellas. Which, now that I think about it, is quiet good.


First of all I finished The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan:

I mostly enjoyed this series. I did have some problems with it here and there. I plan on writing a full review for this whole series, so more of my thoughts there. (I have taken quiet detailed notes, I just need to put them into a review.)


The three novellas that I read were a crossover between The Kane Chronicles and Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan:

These stories were really interesting and I liked very much the way that the characters came together and how they interacted. If you have read both of these series I would definitely recommend you read this crossover as well!


The Beginning WoodsThe Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill

2 out of 5 stars

I have written a full review for this book and you can read it here.

I thought I would enjoy this book a lot more than I actually did. The writing style was simply wonderful and it felt like a fairy tale (which I loved). With everything else I had my problems.


Lament for the FallenLament for the Fallen by Gavin Chait

2.5 out of 5 stars

I found it quiet difficult to rate this book. There were some aspects that I enjoyed, but I also had problems with it.

My favourite aspect of the whole book has to be the world and world building. The biggest problem I had with this book is the writing. I just couldn’t get into it at all. And the further I read the more it bothered me. Plus I didn’t connect to any of the characters either. All in all, this wasn’t a book for me.


So these were all the books that I read this month!

Have you read any of them as well? Did you enjoy them? How was your September?

Thank you very much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day.

-Anna♥

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I had an AMAZING reading month || August Wrap Up

August was a seriously amazing reading month for me! First of all I managed to get through 8 books in total and some of them were quiet long. And I have to say I’m very happy with how much I managed to read (especially after last month). I read some fantastic books this month.

Now, lets get into the books that I managed to read this month! (They are in the order that I read them in.)


Anne RiceThe Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice

( The Vampire Chronicles #3 )

3 out of 5 stars

Now where do I begin with this book?

I have read the first two books (Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat) quiet a while ago. And by that I mean it has been at least 4 years since. This was the only other book from this series that I owned and I decided to randomly read it this month.

All in all, it was an all right book. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I read it right after I read the first two books.  (As I felt like I was missing some clues and important information while I was reading it.) I don’t plan on continuing this series any time soon (I’m just not interested in reading it) – but in the future I might.


Edgar Allan PoeThe Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

4 out of 5 stars

First of all: NO, I didn’t read this whole book this month. It’s over a 1000 pages long and there is no way I could read it within just one month. (Well, technically I could – but that would be forcing myself and I wouldn’t enjoy it then.) This month I finally managed to finish this book! I have been reading it on and off for quiet a while now (at least 4 months). All in all, I really enjoyed this book. There were some poems and stories that I absolutely ADORED and I read them multiple times (just because I felt like it). There were also some that I didn’t like as much, which is pretty normal considering the amount of poems and stories in this collection.


Stephen King11/22/63 by Stephen King

2 out of 5 stars

This is the 14th book that I have read by Stephen King so far. And sadly it wasn’t my cup of tea. I just honestly didn’t enjoy this book.

I usually really enjoy the way Stephen King tells stories and I usually like reading about his characters as well. He is one of my favourite authors, after all. This book sadly didn’t work for me. Why? I just didn’t care about the characters, the time period this book takes place in is not something I’m familiar with (or interested in, as I found out) and I felt that it was too dragged out (though that might have been due to the fact that I wasn’t enjoying it). There really isn’t much more to say about that.


Victoria SchwabThe Archived by Victoria Schwab

( The Archived #1 )

5 out of 5 stars

This was actually a reread for me, as I wanted to refresh my memory of this book since I plan on reading the sequel soon – for the first time. (And I did read it for the first time over 2 years ago. So I really did need to reread it before I start the sequel.) I ADORED this book. It was simply amazing! I honestly forgot how much I loved the characters and the world that Victoria Schwab has created within this book.

If you want to know more of my thoughts, I have written a full review of this book.


Night EngelBeyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks

( Night Angel #3 )

3 out of 5 stars

I really don’t know what to think of this book and I had the biggest problem deciding on a rating.

In some aspects I really loved this book. Then were the times I didn’t enjoy it at all. I honestly have no idea how that happened. Also, I’m not sure if I’m satisfied with the way this trilogy ended. On one hand I do like it, on the other one not. This seems to be the theme with my thoughts on this book. But all in all, this trilogy is definitely worth checking out!

(I can’t go into much detail about anything in this book – it’s the final one after all and I don’t want to spoil anything.)


CinderCinder by Marissa Meyer

( The Lunar Chronicles #1 )

4 out of 5 stars

This was such a fun book! I really enjoyed it, a lot more than I thought I would. (I just wasn’t sure if it was going to be my cup of tea – luckily it was!) I love the world that Marissa Meyer has created within this novel. My favourite characters are definitely Cinder and Prince Kai! They were both fantastic and I loved reading about them!

I did have some problems with it. BUT those reasons I’ll get more into later, as I plan on writing a full review for this book.


Kane ChroniclesThe Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

( The Kane Chronicles #1 )

4 out of 5 stars

I have wanted to read this book for ages and I finally got around to it! (Or actually: I finally bought it, so I was able to read it.)

I have always been fascinated with Ancient Egypt and the gods and everything else about it. So this book was right up my alley! Especially since I never felt as if I knew enough, or at least as much as I wanted. I learned MANY new things and I’m even more fascinated with it than I was before!

I did have some problems here and there with the story and the characters, but all in all it was an amazing read and I can’t wait to start the next book in this series!


Wolf by WolfWolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

( Wolf by Wolf # 1)

5 out of 5 stars

This book was seriously fantastic and I enjoyed every moment of it! I read this book together with my good friend Ariana @TheQuirkyBookNerd, which made my experience with this book even better.

The writing style was amazing, it just fit the story perfectly. The story in itself was fantastic as well. I do have to say though: I didn’t expect the race to be the way it was! I imagined it would be a race in a stadium or somewhere like that. But NO, this is a race across continents, over 20 000 km (if I’m not mistaken with this number). I adore Yael, she is definitely one of my new favourite characters.

I’m going to write a full review for this book, so more of my thoughts will be there.


So this was my reading month.

Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them? Or do you plan on reading any of them? Do let me know!

Thank you very much for reading. I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

wrap up

The Month In Which I MOSTLY Just Didn’t Like Anything || July Wrap Up

This month I have managed to read 5 books. Out of those five I:

  • loved one,
  • kind of enjoyed another,
  • was disappointed by one I was really looking forward to,
  • and hated the other two.

So, July wasn’t the best month for me. I seriously hope that August is going to be A LOT better, we shall see. Now onto the books I read this month!

(I’ll also try and keep this one short, I really don’t have the time to write a lot at the moment. We shall see how that is going to work out, as I tend to ramble a lot.)


Jane AustenMansfield Park by Jane Austen

3 out of 5 stars

I love the way Jane Austen writes and this book is no exception. The writing was wonderful. What I had problems with was the story line, I didn’t like where it went. I also didn’t really care about most of the characters, though I have to say that some of them were interesting, just not interesting enough…if you know what I mean.

I did enjoy this book in parts but as I said, it wasn’t really anything special. It was just all right.


The Star-Touched QueenThe Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

5 out of 5 stars

This book was simply wonderful. I loved nearly everything about this book! It’s definitely one of my favourites that I have read this year.

I have also written a full review for this book, where I expressed my feelings and thoughts about it (I don’t know why I’m suddenly “explaining what a review is”) and you can read it here.

I’m super exited for the companion novel – it can’t come out soon enough. I just need more from this world and the beautiful writing.


TruthwitchTruthwitch by Susan Dennard

2 out of 5 stars

So yes, I was disappointed in this book. I expected a lot more from it, as I have been seeing amazing reviews and everyone seems to love it. Not me though (obviously). I’m rather annoyed with it, as I wanted to enjoy it soooo much – it just didn’t happen.

I did enjoy parts of it. I enjoyed some of the interactions and action scenes. Plus I had fun reading it. Well, the first half at least, before I got annoyed at everything.

No, I don’t plan on continuing with this series . I just DON’T CARE about what will happen in the future or where the story is going.

I have written quiet a long rant on goodreads as to why I didn’t enjoy this book. You can check it out here, if you are interested in that.


The Woman in WhiteThe Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

2 out of 5 stars

I had fun reading this book but only because I was buddy reading it with my best friend. And we could rant and be annoyed about the same things together.

All in all this book was just boring to me. From the characters, to the story, to the happenings in it. I just didn’t care about any of it.

Honestly the only reason I finished this is because I was reading it with my best friend and we were making fun of it nearly the whole time. Otherwise I wouldn’t have bothered, especially since this book is massive.


Angel TimeAngel Time by Anne Rice

1.5 out of 5 stars

The summary for this book sounds absolutely amazing and like something I would enjoy. It wasn’t, as simple as that.

I bought this book a few years ago (I think around 4 years ago) and for some reason I was never in the mood to actually read it, well until now that is. And I do wish that I hadn’t even bothered with it.

I ended up skimming quiet a lot of the second half, because it felt as if nothing was happening. I was seriously bored nearly the whole time. The main character didn’t help either – I found him very annoying and I just wanted for this book to finish, so that I didn’t have to read more about him. (Obviously not reading the next book in the series.)



Well, that is all. This month wasn’t such a good month rating-vise for me. I really do hope that the next one will be a lot better!

I hope your reading month was a lot better than mine! Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them? What is the best book you read this month?

Thank you for reading. I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥