Monthly Wrap Up | June 2021

Hey guys! Sorry i couldn’t publish this post yesterday i was at a work thing and i didn’t have time! But here it is! Everything i posted this month! Hope you enjoyed the posts as much as i did 🙂

Books I had on my TBR i read:

  • Jay’s Gay Agenda
  • If This Gets Out
  • The Falling In Love Montage
  • Lost In The Never Woods

Other books I read:

  • Shooter
  • You Brought Me The Ocean
  • Thanks A Lot, Universe
  • Frankenstein
  • Stargazing

Reviews I Posted:

Consistent Creative Content: A Guide to Authoring and Blogging in the Social Media Age by Lee Hall

You Brought Me The Ocean by Alex Sanchez And Julie Maroh

Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June

Thanks A Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich

Stargazing by Jen Wang

The Falling In Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

Book Blogger Hop:

Book Blogger Hop | Where Do I Get Book Images?

Book Blogger Hop | Love Triangles (UGH).

Book Blogger Hop | My Posting Schedule.

Book Blogger Hop | Staying Up Late To Read

Top 5 Tuesday:

Top 5 Tuesday | Books On My Wishlist

Top 5 Tuesday | Most Anticipated Releases

Top 5 Tuesday | Favorite Series.

WWW Wednesday posts:

WWW Wednesday | June 2nd, 2021

WWW Wednesday | June 9th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | June 16th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | June 23rd, 2021

WWW Wednesday | June 30th, 2021

Can’t-Wait Wednesday posts:

Can’t-Wait Wednesday | June 9th, 2021

Can’t-Wait Wednesday | June 16th, 2021

Can’t-Wait Wednesday | June 23th, 2021

Can’t-Wait Wednesday | June 30th, 2021

Let’s Talk Bookish:

Let’s Talk Bookish | Do We Lie About Reading Books?

Let’s Talk Bookish | The Most Annoying Trope.

Let’s Talk Bookish | Book Bloggers, I Love.

Let’s Talk Bookish | Judging A Book By Its Cover?

Other posts:

June’s TBR!

June’s Most Anticipated Books!

Books on Sale! (Kindle) – PRIDE SPECIAL

Pride Flag BookTag! (Original Tag)

The Day After I Leave This Blog…

Life & Blogging Update.

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag | 2021

More Books On Sale! (Kindle)

Reading The Classics #6: The Goal It’s Alive!

Thoughts on Thursday: When The Narrator Says “Gif”

Favorites | June 2021

That was all for the month! I hope you had as much fun as i did!!

Thanks for Reading ♥

Monthly Wrap Up | May 2021

Books I had on my TBR i read:

  • Cool For The Summer
  • The Last Fallen Star
  • Down With This Ship (DNF)

Other books I read:

  • And The Ocean Was Our Sky
  • Heartstopper Vol. 4
  • The Project
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 11-14
  • Consistent Creative Content: A Guide to Authoring and Blogging in the Social Media Age

Reviews I Posted:

And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

Heartstopper V.1-4 By Alice Oseman

Cool For The Summer By Dahlia Adler

The Project by Courtney Summers

The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans #1) by Graci Kim

Book Blogger Hop:

Book Blogger Hop | Tropes In Books I Like

Book Blogger Hop | My Bookmarks Collection

Book Blogger Hop | The Character I’m Most Like

Book Blogger Hop | Budgeting For Books 101

Book Blogger Hop | Favorite Character Of All Time

WWW Wednesday posts:

WWW Wednesday | May 5th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | May 12th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | May 19th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | May 26th, 2021

Let’s Talk Bookish:

Let’s Talk Bookish | Why I (Still) Read YA/MG Literature.

Let’s Talk Bookish | Books Based On.

Let’s Talk Bookish | Creating Bookish Content.

Let’s Talk Bookish | What Makes A Good Sequel?

Other posts:

May’s TBR!

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Books on Sale! (Kindle)

May’s Most Anticipated Releases!

They Both Die At The End By Adam Silvera To Become A TV Series!

Favorite Books I Never Talk About

More Books On Sale! (Kindle)

MHAM: Books About Mental Illness

MHAM: Book Reviews

Reading The Classics #5: A Little Party Never Killed Nobody?

Favorites | May 2021

That was all for the month! I hope you had as much fun as i did!!

Thanks for Reading ♥

Monthly Wrap Up | April 2021

Books I had on my TBR i read:

  • Hold Still
  • Can’t Take That Away

Other books I read:

  • Three Things I Know Are True
  • Who Moved My Cheese?
  • Peter Pan

Reviews I Posted:

Hold Still by Nina LaCour

Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley

Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore

Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson

Book Blogger Hop:

Book Blogger Hop | Weekly Memes.

Book Blogger Hop | Working on blog posts.

WWW Wednesday posts:

WWW Wednesday | April 7th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | April 14th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | April 21st, 2021

WWW Wednesday | April 28h, 2021

Let’s Talk Bookish:

Let’s Talk Bookish | Putting Off Books I Actually Want To Read

Let’s Talk Bookish | Qualities Of A Book Boyfriend/Girlfriend? 

Let’s Talk Bookish | What Makes Me Pick A Book?

Let’s Talk Bookish | Mental Health & Reading.

Let’s Talk Bookish | Toxic Relationships In Literature.

Other posts:

April’s TBR!

April’s Most Anticipated Releases!

Random Post Sunday: The Sad Salad Post (Lettuce, Lettuce everywhere).

The One Book I’ll Probably Never Read. (Trigger warning)

Poetry on Sale! (Kindle)

The Type Of Fan I Am Of The MCU

Books on Sale! (Kindle)

Reading The Classics Update #4: Growing Up Without Peter Pan.

Netflix Casts The Main Characters For Heartstopper Adaptation!

Netflix presents cast of the Heartstopper Adaptation!

Favorites | April 2021

Monthly Wrap Up | March 2021

Books I had on my TBR i read:

  • None

Other books I read:

  • Everything Leads To You
  • Clean Getaway
  • The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (As Told To His Brother)
  • I’m a Therapist And My Patient Is A Vegan Terrorist
  • The Knight In The Rusty Armor
  • Matilda
  • Date Me, Bryson Keller

Reviews I Posted:

Everything Leads To You By Nina LaCour

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother) By David Levithan

A Look Over: I’m a Therapist, and My Patient (…) trilogy by Dr. Harper

Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye

WWW Wednesday posts:

WWW Wednesday | March 3rd, 2021

WWW Wednesday | March 10th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | March 17th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | March 24th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | March 31st, 2021

Let’s Talk Bookish:

Let’s Talk Bookish | To Be Or Not To Be A Booktuber?

Let’s Talk Bookish | Diversity in Books

Other posts:

March’s TBR

March’s Most Anticipated Books!

Who Is Afraid Of The Big Book? (Spoiler, it’s me)

A Belated Women’s Day Post; The Person I Admire The Most.

Books On Sale! (Kindle)

More Books On Sale! (Kindle)

Reading The Classics Update #3: She’s a kind of magic

Why I Read More Ebooks Than Physical Books?

Favorites | March 2021

and that’s all for the month, i’m really sorry it was a slow month, but i was having a lot of trouble, i hope you’re all doing well though and that next month will be better!

Monthly Wrap Up | January 2021

Books I had on my TBR i read:

  • City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda (reviewed)
  • Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (reviewed)
  • Across The Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire (reviewed)
  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (reviewed)
  • Instant Karma (started may not finish this month)

Other books I read:

  • This Winter by Alice Oseman (reviewed)
  • HeartStopper Volume 3 by Alice Oseman
  • The Sun And Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (reviewed)
  • Hoshin Engi Volume 1 by Ryū Fujisaki
  • SlaugtherHouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Reviews I Posted:

City Of The Plague God by Sarwat Chadda

This Winter by Alice Oseman

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Sun And Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Across The Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6) by Seanan McGuire

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

WWW Wednesday posts:

WWW Wednesday | January 6th 2021

WWW Wednesday | January 13th 2021

WWW Wednesday | January 20th 2021

WWW Wednesday | January 27th 2021

Other posts:

January’s TBR!

2021; A Year Of Resolutions

January’s Most Anticipated Books

January 4th.

The Seasonal Anime Crisis of Winter 2021!!!

Books on Sale! (Kindle)

Budgeting | 2021

eArcs Waiting For Me | 2021

Reminiscing Monday #20: Bleach

Reading the Classics; Update #1 

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman Lands Adaptation on Netflix!

More Books On Sale! (Kindle)

Random Post Sunday: Let Evangelion have an honorable discharge.

Top 10 Books That Have Been On My TBR FOREVER

5 Less known and/or underrated book series I adore

Favorites | January 2021

Monthly Wrap Up | December 2020

The last month of 2020 is ending and i feel like we didn’t even move this year, it sucks! So, i’m very happy to see it go… I’m not delusional, saying next year will be exactly as they were before all the covid-2019 happened, but i hope we have a little more happiness coming our way.

Books I had on my TBR i read:

• Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Other books I read:

• The Little Prince by Antoine De Exupery

• The Disability Experience by Hannalora Leavitt

•The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn And David Levithan

•Eve Of Extinction by Salvatore A. Simeone

•Home Body by Rupi Kaur

I know i didn’t read much this month, but i had a lot of trouble … but i hope next year will be better!

Reviews I Posted:

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jonny Sun

Home Body by Rupi Kaur

Eve of Extinction by Salvatore A. Simeone, Steve Simeone, Nik Virella, Isaac Goodheart and Ruth Redmond

The Twelve Days Of Dash And Lily By Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

In An Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4) by Seanan McGuire

Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) by Seanan McGuire

WWW Wednesday posts:

WWW Wednesday | December 2nd, 2020

WWW Wednesday | December 9th, 2020

Other posts:

December’s TBR

Books on Sale! (Kindle)

More Books on Sale! (Kindle)

December´s most anticipated books.

Tis The Season Booktag!

7 Reasons Why Books Are A Great Gift.

Even More Books on Sale! (Kindle)

Goodreads Choice Awards.

Winter Wonderland BookTag

Netflix presents new UK projects; Half Life by Sally Green to become a show.

Books I DNF | 2020 edition

The Festive Christmas BookTag

Most Anticipated Books For The First Half Of 2021

24 books I wish I read this year | 2020 edition

Favorite Reads of 2020

Christmas Cookie BookTag

My year in books (Goodreads)

and that’s all for the month!

Monthly Wrap Up| November 2020

Another month is over, and thank god we are almost finishing 2020… i’m so done with this year!

Now, let’s see how this month went!

Books I had on my TBR i read:

Other books I read:

Reviews I Posted:

WWW Wednesday posts:

WWW Wednesday | November 11th, 2020

WWW Wednesday | November 18th, 2020

WWW Wednesday| November 25th, 2020

Other posts:

November’s TBR

November’s most anticipated books

Books I’d Want To Read Again For The First Time

Most Read Authors

Thoughts on Thursday: The SPN experience

Authors I Want To Read More From

February Wrap Up

I cannot believe another month is gone already, and with it almost all the promises for cold days (*suffers in silence*).

I have to admit i’m a little disappointed on myself, my book buying ban is over, yet i haven’t bought a book since. I need inspiration, which books should i buy next?

Any recommendations are happily welcome.

So this month i read 4 books and a lot of fanfiction. Like, seriously i read so many fanfics i cannot believe it myself.

Anyway, i enjoy everything i read pretty much. So now let me share with you the books i read on February.

We Are the Ants

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson [5♥]

OMG, i don’t really have words to describe the way i feel about the book right now.

The story is about Henry, a teenager that has been abducted by aliens since he was 13 and now they gave him an ultimatum, life on earth will be destroyed, but he has the power to decide if it’s worth to be saved.

An absolute amazing plot, with a lot of lovable character and a relatable narrator in many ways. This book will be for sure one of my favorite readings of the year. I wrote full review for this book, you can find it here.

Things I Should Have Known

Things I Should Have Known by Clare LaZebnik [3.25♥]

I’m still not a 100% sure on how to feel about this book.

The story is about a girl that tries to get her autistic sister a boyfriend so she wouldn’t feel so alone.

Though i enjoyed it some, i’m not sure how much i liked it… i mean it was an easy read and easy going but, i had so many questions about it.

I wrote a review for this book, and i wanted to post it, but i’m still changing and trying to make an opinion on the book, so it is still sitting in my notebook. Maybe i’ll be posting it next week and you can decide for yourself.

The book will be released at the end of the month, i got the arc from netgalley.

Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1)

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy [3.5♥]

This book is about a self-proclaimed fat girl and how the body where she always felt home in, suddenly isn’t as comfortable as it used to be and the lengths she’ll go to feel okay with herself again.

So, i’m not sure how to feel about this book. I have a lot of feelings about the story and the characters and not all of them are good. I mean… it had its sweet moments, but i don’t know, i’m not sure i would recommend it to people.

We Are Okay

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour [4.25♥]

This book made me so emotional. I just can’t, okay. I adored the main character, Marin, so freaking much. The story was nothing as i expected and that made it so much better. I loved and enjoyed every moment i spent reading this. I hope to read more by the author pretty soon because her writing was beautiful.

I recently posted my review for the book, you can find it here.

Well, that was pretty much what i read this February, if you wanna know the names of the fanfictions i read, just let me know.

have a great month!

Clemence.

January Wrap Up

I cannot believe January is already over. Like, last year i felt like the eternity was a real thing, the year wasn’t moving at all, and this one… it’s running like it’s on fire or something.

Anyway, gosh, i’m so thankful  for  last year to be over and for this one to start in a more “positive” light…

Doesn’t matter, we are not here for that right now, let’s talk about the books i read in January because, man did i read this month.

Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen Adulthood is a myth by Sarah Andersen [3.5♥]

I started the year with this book because i thought i should start with some easy reading after the slump i suffered from the last six months.  Iwas truly afraid i wouldn’t be able to return to reading but this booklet got me in such a good mood, it was like magic. It is short and concise, full of real moments in life. This book reminded me i’m not alone in this, and it was such a fun thing to read. It truly shows the real life of these last generations. Also, it kind of reminded me of the book Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch. A super fun and quick read.

Swarm by Scott Westerfeld Swarm (Zeroes #2) by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti [3.5♥]

The story follows a group of misfits with superpowers, after the summer adventure in their previous book, they are back with new problems, some new *zeroes* (instead of heroes) with powers and a truly menacing villain.

I wrote a full review on the book (review). Mmm, even after a while i still have some problems with the book, the series (or trilogy?) I still haven’t decided if i love it or hate it, though i will be reading the next book because of the cliffhanger and the heartbreak on the previous one. Anyway, these books make me question if i should read any other book nu the authors and the involvement of each one on the story. It gets a 3.5/5 only because of the cliffhanger.

Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan [3♥]

A really nice and easy reading about a family with quadruplets moving back to the town that saw them born. The story follows mostly one of the sisters and how she finds her place and new friends and such.  About the book, i felt like the other three sisters weren’t developed enough so for that matter why did they have to be four, it felt unnecessary. I hope the next one (it seems to be a series [?]) will focus on another sister, so we can get the full picture. If you wanna read the full review i wrote on the book you can find it [here].

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire [4.25♥]

I meant to write a review for this book a while ago but then i became really obsessed with a tv show and i took all my time so… I’ll be posting it soon.

At first, i thought the book would be a Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children rip off, and yet,  i had the urge to read it.

The story is about a home/school for children that went into some magical world and for some reason came back to our world and they can’t get over they adventure. Sure they don’t want to. And that’s all i’m gonna say about the plot because i want it to surprise you the way it did surprise me.

There was something utterly endearing about the book, i loved the characters and the way it was written so much i couldn’t put it down. The main problem with the book is that it’s a little too short. Luckily it will be a trilogy, so we’ll get to see the characters again… i hope.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Scarlet by Marissa Meyer [4.5♥]

The second book in the Lunar Chronicles series. Cinder is on the run and now we get another main storyline; please meet Scarlet Benoit and Wolf. Oh, the story… well, obviously Scarlet’s grandmother is missing and she’ll do anything to find her.

This is the one book most people say it’s the least interesting one in the series… to be completely honest i totally enjoyed the book, it may be because i really liked the new characters. In my opinion the adding of new characters on each book brings a lot of life to the series.

Anyway, i wrote a review for the book, you can read it [here].

Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon [3♥]

Three strangers that were supposed to die wake up in an abandoned hospital. From there on they find themselves in a journey to discover why are they there, what happened in the world they woke up in and how to get out of there.

Now, you see… the synopsis sounded extremely interesting to me and it started really well, but as the story continued to develop there was something that wasn’t working for me.  I cannot exactly explain what didn’t work in my opinion, but it got boring and i just, it took me too long to finish it.

Cress by Marissa Meyer Cress by Marissa Meyer [4.5♥]

The third book in the Lunar Chronicles and everyone’s favorite. In this book, we meet Cress (obviously) who is a sort of Rapunzel. As the story continues to develop we get more storylines and a lot of action. This book is incredibly entertaining, i honestly flew through it without even feeling it. My biggest problem was the lack of my OTP which i won’t comment much because of maybe spoilers.

I understand that people really love this book, but there is such a hype about it, i was expecting a mindblowing book i didn’t really get. Still, it’s a really great book, i cannot wait to read the last one… i’m waiting for my buying ban to be over so i can finally buy Winter.

The review for this book is coming soon.

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera [5♥]

Oh, look, the book that broke me.

I’m won’t comment much on this book, you just need to go ahead and read it.

In case you wanna read it, i wrote a review you can find [here].

Vicious by V.E. Schwab Vicious by V.E.Schwab [4♥]

I feel like this reading was a mess, mostly because i was so sad and broken when i read it. You see, so many people just love this book so freaking much, there’s so much hype… Now, because of the hype i was all like; “okay, this is a 5 stars book for sure” but when i read it, it’s not that i didn’t like it, because i did, i loved Victor [main character] so freaking much and Eli [antagonist?] but i was left with an emptyness, like something was missing.

I’ll blame it on HIAYLM, seriously, that book just broke me.

I hope i’ll be rereading this book, even this year to enjoy it the way it deserves. And i’ll be posting a review on the book asap.


Well, those are all the books i read on January! I know.. i should’ve written the reviews for many of these already but Eyewitness had me obsessed and all i did when i got back home was binge watch it again and again …09

Wow, i missed these wrap ups… i hope February will be a more active month, i just need to find the right amount of time to do all the stuff i should be doing instead of just binge watch tv shows… it’s difficult, but i’ll find the time!

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma

Wrapping Up 2016

Hi, i would like to start this post remembering my step-granddad who passed away a month ago. I have to admit i didn’t know him extremely well, but his demise made me put things on proportion because one day he was feeling a little under the weather and a month and a half later he was just gone.

RIP Cholo.

Now, i do know all the stuff i’m going to talk about doesn’t really seem to go with what i just said, but it is how i felt this year and until that very moment.

2016 is over, and thank god for that, because it was a very horrible year all over the place and every thought i have is about wrapping up this lame excuse of a year so i can finally get over with it for good. Sure, there were really great things, or at least i hope others enjoyed their year. In my case, this 2016 was pretty much chaos.

The Good

I traveled twice to Greece and though the cruise wasn’t what i did expect i enjoyed it pretty much. I traveled with my family and being in the open sea was one of the most amazing things that i’ve seen.

I finally got a new job. This time it’s a good one, a keeper and i hope i get to stay there until retirement, or until the light goes out, whichever comes first.

I read more than i expected, counting the fact that i was in a great slump, why am i saying i was? i’m still in it. But i managed to read some books anyway.

I’m doing my best to stop bitting my nails. It worked for a while, now it’s getting really difficult again.

I got help, i was very down lately (the past few months) but now i’m on treatment and i hope it will get much better soon. My doctor says i’m already doing great. She might be a little more right that i think.

I got to watch Rogue One the day it premiered where i live.

The Bad

Last year i made a list with a lot of resolutions, by the time i did that i didn’t realize i was just putting a lot of pressure on myself. I’m a very messy person, and putting on myself goals or rules that are strict and won’t let me breath is a very bad idea. Sure, it worked for a while, until i crashed under the pressure i was feeling in my life and couldn’t do anything anymore.

So, i crashed really bad, and thou i thought i was pulling myself out of the deep waters i was in it was just taking a breath out of them before sinking again, each time deeper. That’s basically the reason why i didn’t write much lately, i had to take care of my health before i could do anything.

The Ugly

To add to all the problems i was already having, my sister got sick and it took a lot of time to discover what was the illness. All my family and I were really worried because the symptoms were similar to cancer. Luckily, it is not. Apparently, she has an ulcer, but it’s treatable and that’s the important thing. Another one sick is my dog, who has similar symptoms to what my sister has.

Now, i knew last year was too great of a year and it would be a difficult one to surpass but i wasn’t expecting so many problems at home. Like, all three of us (i live with my sister) were having some problem at the same time, and having to take care of two sick persons while having a depressive episode is exhausting.

Look, i’m not saying there weren’t good moments, i do realize my life is pretty easy compared to other s’s and i’m truly thankful for all i had and have this year. The thing i’m trying to say really is i hope 2017 will get a little easier not only for me but for everyone.

I guess i won’t keep complaining.

I’ll just keep looking forward, hoping next year a little less intense than this one, and with great books as company.