Monday, 1 August 2016

End of the Month Round Up (July)

Update on the Month 

So...this month...as you can see from my list of read books this month, I've done pretty well, and am now only 1 book behind my Goodreads challenge (down from 27 books behind!) I've also done a pretty good job of clearing out a load of Netgalley books, though I still have a lot to get through! 

At the beginning of the month I went to a friend's wedding, and predictably drank a little bit too much, but had a great time, though other than that I haven't done that much of any excitement! However August is looking good so far! At the moment we are planning on going to the World of Wizardry event next weekend (in Harry Potter themed fancy dress naturally!) and I have a wedding at the end of August too! 

Work/other stuff wise, I officially became a qualified Brownie Guide Leader this month, which was definitely a relief! Oh and Cloaked was officially released! You can check it out here!

Costs of the Month 

So this is basically the amount I should have spent on books, and the amount I actually did spend. I am ridicolously grateful for the existance of Netgalley and Review Copies it must be said! The prices I use is for the kindle edition of a book unless it isn't available or I read a paperback copy.



Year Total £643.30£76.32
January £82.18£5.45
February £91.17£18.83
March £90.41£5.95
April £70.64£14.35
May £92.95£11.15
June£66.36£6.63
July£149.59£13.96


Read This Month

I've decided that I'm now going to include star ratings on my list, just in case anyone's interested! Any reviews that haven't been posted on my blog yet can be found on Goodreads via my July Shelf.

Bailey, Em
Shift (3 star) 
The Special Ones (4 star)

Blackstream, Jennifer 
All For a Rose (4 stars) 

Bushnell, Candace 
Killing Monica (2 star)

Bussi, Michel
Black Water Lilies (DNF)

Carroll, Annie 
New Vampire Online (2 star) 

Croft, Nina 
Blood and Metal (4 star)
Bound to Moonlight (4 star)
Bound to Night (4 star) 
Bound to Secrets (4 star)
Her Fantasy Husband (4 star)
His Fantasy Bride (4 star) 
His Fantasy Girl (4 star)
Temporal Shift (4 star)

Crouch, Erica 
Entice (4 star)
Ignite (4 star)

deWolfe, Adrienne 
Devil in Texas (4 star)

Foster, Melissa 
Chased by Love (4 star)
Seaside Lovers (4 star)

Gischler, Victor 
Ink Mage (4 star)

Hackett, Anna
In the Devil's Nebula (4 star)
On a Rogue Planet (4 star) 

Hildenbland, Heather 
Imitation (3 star)

Hopkins, Faleena 
Cocky Biker (4 star)
Cocky Roomie (4 star)
Werewolves of New York: Eli (4 star) 

Jefford, Nikki
Bad Blood (4 star)
Northern Bites (4 star)
Stakeout (4 star)

Juneau, Eric J 
Merm-8 (3 star) 

Lane, J C 
Tag, You're Dead (4 star)

Lee, Nadia 
One Kiss (4 star)

Liu, Marjorie
Monstress (4 star)

McCoy, Jadah 
Artificial (3 star)

McLain, Molly 
Can't Hold Back (3 star)

Moon, Jeanie
His Forbidden Princess (4 star) 

Pike, Aprilynne
Glitter (5 star)

Ridley, Erica 
Let it Snow (4 star) 
Too Sinful to Deny (4 star) 
Too Wicked to Kiss (4 star)

Rivard, Olivia 
Vicious (2 star)

Rowling, JK, Tiffany, John & Thorne, Jack
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (5 star)

Sanderson, Brandon 
The Bands of Mourning (4 star)

St Claire, Sydney 
The Dom Tames Rapunzel (4 star)

Wright, JD 
Song of Sovereign (4 star) 
Song of Sparrows (5 star)


Bingo Card!


Total: 18/25


Challenge Updates

FYI my Bookish Resolutions update will be seperate this year! Also I've now completed 2year long challenges!

 


Goal: 50
Read: 56
Status: On Going
  1. Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell
  2. All For the Rose by Jennifer Blackstream 
  3. Temporal Shift by Nina Croft 
  4. Her Fantasy Husband by Nina Croft
  5. Devil in Texas by Adrienne deWolfe
  6. Blood and Metal by Nina Croft
  7. Tag, You're Dead by J C Lane
  8. Seaside Lovers by Melissa Foster
  9. Ignite by Erica Crouch
  10. The Dom Tames Rapunzel by Sydney St Claire
  11. His Forbidden Princess by Jeannie Moon 
  12. Song of Sovereign by JD Wright
  13. Entice by Erica Crouch 
  14. His Fantasy Girl by Nina Croft
  15. Can't Hold Back  by Molly McLain
  16. Artificial by Jadah McCoy
  17. Song of Sparrows by JD Wright 
  18. His Fantasy Bride Nina Croft
  19. Shift by Em Bailey 
  20. Merm-8 by Eric J Juneau
  21. Too Wicked to Kiss by Erica Ridley
  22. Bound to Night by Nina Croft
  23. The Special Ones by Em Bailey
  24. Vicious by Olivia Rivard
  25. Bound to Moonlight by Nina Croft 
  26. Montress Vol 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
  27. Too Sinful to Deny by Erica Ridley
  28. New Vampire Online by Annie Carroll
  29. Northern Bites by Nikki Jefford 
  30. The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
  31. Let it Snow by Erica Ridley 
  32. Bound to Secrets by Nina Croft
  33. In the Devil's Nebula by Anna Hackett 
  34. One Kiss by Nadia Lee 
  35. Ink Mage by Victor Gischler 
  36. Cocky Biker by Faleena Hopkins
  37. Stakeout by Nikki Jefford
  38. Imitation by Heather Hildenbland
  39. On A Rogue Planet by Anna Hackett
  40. Glitter by Aprilynne Pike 
  41. Bad Blood by Nikki Jefford 
  42. Werewolves of New York: Eli by Faleena Hopkins
  43. Chased by Love by Melissa Foster
  44. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
  45. Cocky Roomie by Faleena Hopkins
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Goal: 101+ Points (Vetran) 
Points: 278
Status: Complete


  1. Temporal Shift by Nina Croft (#4 Dark Desires) = 2 points
  2. Blood and Metal by Nina Croft (#5 Dark Desires) = 2 points
  3. Seaside Lovers by Melissa Foster (#7 Seaside Summers) = 2 points
  4. His Forbidden Princess by Jeannie Moon (#4 Royal Holiday) = 1 point
  5. Entice by Erica Crouch (#1.5 Ignite) = 1 point
  6. Song of Sparrows by JD Wright (#2 Songs of Everealm) = 2 points
  7. His Fantasy Bride by Nina Croft (#3 Things to do Before You Die) = 12 points
  8. Bound to Moonlight by Nina Croft (#2 Sisters of the Moon) = 1 point 
  9. Too Sinful to Deny by Erica Ridley (#2 Scoundrels & Secrets) = 2 points
  10. Northern Bites by Nikki Jefford (#2 Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter) = 2 points
  11. The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson (#6 Mistborn) = 2 points
  12. Bound to Secrets by Nina Croft (#3 Sisters of the Moon) = 1 point
  13. In the Devil's Nebula by Anna Hackett (#2 The Phoenix Adventures) = 2 points
  14. One Kiss by Nadia Lee (#2 Ever After) = 1 point
  15. Stakeout by Nikki Jefford (#2.5 Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter) = 2 points
  16. On a Rogue Planet by Anna Hackett (#3 The Phoenix Adventures) = 2 points
  17. Werewolves of New York: Eli by Faleena Hopkins (#2 Werewolves of New York) = 2 points
  18. Bad Blood by Nikki Jefford (#3 Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter) = 2 points) 
  19. Chased by Love by Melissa Foster (#3 The Ryders - Love in Bloom) = 2 points
  20. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne (#8 Harry Potter) = 2 points

Falling For YA

Goal: 100 Books (Diamond)
Read: 83
Status: On Going


  1. Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell 
  2. Temporal Shift by Nina Croft 
  3. Her Fantasy Husband by Nina Croft
  4. Blood and Metal by Nina Croft
  5. Tag, You're Dead by J C Lane
  6. Ignite by Erica Crouch 
  7. The Dom Tames Rapunzel by Sydney St Claire
  8. His Forbidden Princess by Jeannie Moon
  9. Entice by Erica Crouch 
  10. Can't Hold Back by Molly McLain
  11. Artificial by Jadah McCoy
  12. His Fantasy Bride by Nina Croft
  13. Shift by Em Bailey 
  14. Merm-8 by Eric J Juneau
  15. Too Wicked to Kiss by Erica Ridley
  16. The Special Ones by Em Bailey
  17. Vicious by Olivia Rivard
  18. Monstress Vol 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
  19. Too Sinful to Deny by Erica Ridley
  20. The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson 
  21. In the Devil's Nebula by Anna Hackett
  22. Ink Mage by Victor Gischler
  23. Imitation by Heather Hildenbland
  24. On a Rogue Planet by Anna Hackett
  25. Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

Because Reading is better than real life

Goal: 48 Books (4 Books a Month)
Status: On Going

Read List

  1. Temporal Shift by Nina Croft (July)
  2. Blood and Metal by Nina Croft (July)
  3. Ignite by Erica Crouch (July)
  4. Entice by Erica Crouch (July)

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Goal: 50 Books
Read: 43
Status: Ongoing


  1. Temporal Shift by Nina Croft
  2. Blood and Metal by Nina Croft
  3. Ignite by Erica Crouch 
  4. Entice by Erica Crouch 
  5. Can't Hold Back by Molly McLain
  6. Bound to Night by Nina Croft
  7. Vicious by Olivia Rivard
  8. New Vampire Online by Annie Carroll
  9. The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
  10. Bound to Secrets by Nina Croft
  11. In the Devil's Nebula by Anna Hackett 
  12. One Kiss by Nadia Lee
  13. Ink Mage by Victor Gischler
  14. Imitation by Heather Hildenbland
  15. On a Rogue Planet by Anna Hackett 


Goals: 45+ Books - New Release Enthusiast   
Read: 70
Status: Complete!
  1. Her Fantasy Husband by Nina Croft (04/04/2016)  
  2. Devil in Texas by Adrienne deWolfe (12/07/2016)
  3. Tag, You're Dead by J C Lane (05/07/2016)
  4. Seaside Lovers by Melissa Foster (20/07/2016) 
  5. The Dom Tames Rapunzel by Sydney St Claire (24/06/2016)
  6. Song of Sovereign by JD Wright (20/06/2016)
  7. Artificial by Jadah McCoy (04/04/2016)
  8. Song of Sparrows by JD Wright (26/06/2016) 
  9. His Fantasy Bride by Nina Croft (11/06/2016) 
  10. Merm-8 by Eric J Juneau (30/07/2016)
  11. Too Wicked to Kiss by Erica Ridley (19/07/2016)
  12. The Special Ones by Em Bailey (28/07/2016)
  13. Monstress Vol 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda (19/07/2016)
  14. Too Sinful to Deny by Erica Ridley (19/07/2016)
  15. The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson (28/01/2016)
  16. Cocky Biker by Faleena Hopkins (20/07/2016)
  17. Glitter by Aprilynne Pike (25/10/2016)
  18. Chased by Love by Melissa Foster (17/08/2016)
  19. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne (31/07/2016) 
  20. Cocky Roomie by Faleena Hopkins (16/06/2016)

Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2016 Badge


Goal: 80-100%
Read:  99 %


Status: On-Going

The list is books I have bought in 2016, when they're linked they are read!  I've not included free books, just those I have spent money on!
  1. All For A Rose by Jennifer Blackstream
  2. Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Box Set by Nikki Jefford (Northern Bites, Stakeout, Bad Blood
  3. His Fantasy Girl by Nina Croft
  4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany
  5. Cocky Roomie by Faleena Hopkins