Friday, 28 February 2014

2014 Wrap Up: February

This was probably my worst month of reading ever. Let's hope it stays like that and I will continue to read many books.

This month not only I've read only four books (which sucks), but also completed only two challenges out of eight. I need to take my reading exceptions bar and low it down, because I'm hella crazy when I'm giving myself challenges to complete!

Anyhow, the first challenge I completed was- having a buddy read with someone you barely know. You know what? I didn't regret this challenge at all! I've read the book with Mizuki, a really cool person on Goodreads, which I befriended through the read-a-long. We loved laughing at the book and make fun of all the stupid moments it had. She completed the book, so even though I didn't complete it myself but very close to the ending, it counts as complete... right?

The second challenge I completed was to re-read a book, and guess what I had to read for a literature exam? Trumpet in the Wadi. This book is a melo-drama at it worst nature. The writing is really unreadable (I've read it in the original language- Hebrew) and I was so annoyed at the characters. Do not recommend!

Books I've read this month in order:
-DuRaRaRa!! by Ryougo Narita
-Accel World by Kawahara Reki
-Trumpet in the Wadi by Sami Michael
-The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

2014 Wrap Up: January

This was a great month reading wise, as I completed nearly every challenge. Except for one.

My first challenge was to start two new series (which is not good for me, as I have many series I try to complete). I started Every Day by David Levithan. Yes, it was confirmed by the author that the next book in the so called series, Rihannon, is going to be out in 2015. I don't know if I'm excited or not liking the idea of a sequel to a closed story.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer was the second series I have started.

The second challenge was to read books that the first letter in each title spells out NEW.
N was for Nightshade, which I didn't enjoy at all. I never really was into werewolf politics, slut shaming and too many characters that shouldn't be there.
E was for Every Day which I talked about in the first challenge.
W was for When God was a Rabbit, and this is probably the book I hated the most out of all the books I've read this month. It might be already my least favorite book of the year, and it was my first. Awkward.

The third challenge was to read a random book from my TBR shelf, and I chose Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen. I was bored by the first five pages and didn't come back to the book since.

The fourth challenge was having a book chosen for me by a stranger/ friend. My book, Cinder, was chosen for me by Sophie- a member in We <3 YA Books group in the Pick it for Me Challenge. I really enjoyed the futuristic world presented in the novel and how the romance builds up slowly.

How did you go with your challenges? I hope you completed them! :)

Books I've read this month in total:
-When God was a Rabbit >>Review<<
-Every Day {Every Day, #1} >>Review<<
-Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no vol.2 >>Review<<
-Glitches {The Lunar Chronicles, #0.5} >>Review<<
-Cinder {The Lunar Chronicles, #1} >>Review<<
-Nightshade {Nightshade, #1} >>Review<<

Saturday, 1 February 2014

2014 Challenges: February

As the seasons pass, new challenges come with the books.

This month we have seven different challenges, so let's get to them!

#1- Read a random book chosen by a stranger
Delirium {Delirium, #1} by Lauren Oliver

#2- Have a buddy read with someone who you barely know
The Evolution of Mara Dyer {Mara Dyer, #2} by Michelle Hodkin

#3- Read a chapter-a-day from a 400+ pages book (doesn't have to be only one chapter and doesn't need to complete the book this month)
The Knife of Never Letting Go {Chaos Walking, #1} by Patrick Ness

#4-Read a random book from your TBR shelf
Daughter of Smoke & Bone {Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1} by Laini Taylor

#5- Read a book with a romantic cover (two people hold hands, reach out for each other, kiss embrace, fuck etc.)

#6- Read three books from series you already started

#7- Re-read one book
Trumpet in the Wadi by Sami Michael