Reviews This Month:
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (5 Stars)
The Masked Truth (4 Stars)
None of the Above (3 Stars)
Tiny Pretty Things (5 Stars)
What Alice Forgot (3 Stars)
Total Books Read: 5 (way better than I felt like I did!)
Total Novellas Read: 0
Favorite Book Read This Month: Tiny Pretty Things was utterly addicting! I cannot wait to get my hands on its sequel!
Least Favorite Book Read This Month: None of the Above was a bit of a let down since I had SUCH high expectations for it.
Book that Most Surprised Me This Month: Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu was really, really fantastic. I’ll speak more about it in my upcoming review, but I was pleasantly surprised on how it dealt with a loaded topic like religion in a critical way.
Reading Challenge Updates
Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge Progress: 9/50
Fairytale Retelling Challenge: 0/5
Backlist Book Challenge: 3/10
Rock My TBR Challenge: 7/24
Must Read in 2016 Challenge: 3/10
*Note that the status bars for challenges in my side bar are slightly different because they only count books I wrote full reviews for.
Popular Posts This Month
Max introduced a new feature that compares books to their film counterparts.
I bring back the ever popular “I Will Go Down with My Ship” feature in time for Valentine’s Day.
I wonder if the second time is the charm for certain authors.
I participated in the 2016 Loveathon!
I share my pre-orders for the upcoming spring season!
Updates About My Life This Month
This month was a big month for me because I finally overcame a bit of a fear of mine…having my wisdom teeth pulled! I’m glad to say it went well (although it’s going to be a while before everything is completely healed!) and the bed rest gave me time to read 3 whole books in one week, which definitely helped me have a strong-ish reading month (at least, strong since I now work full time).
I also joined the new reading app Litsy toward the end of the month, which I’m cautiously optimistic about, as it’s sort of a book-specific riff on Instagram with some added Goodreads-esque features. My username is GirlinthePages, please feel free to add me if you join as well!
I’m also proud to say that this month marked my second year of blogging! I hosted a giveaway where you could enter to win any book I’ve reviewed on my blog over the past two years, and will be announcing the winner this weekend!
The month ahead is going to be really busy with work, but there are some fun things happening too such as Max’s birthday, plans with friends and getting ever-closer to YALLWest! Also, thanks to the 2016 Love-A-Thon, I’ve made a lot of new bookish friends and come up with a LOT of new post and read-a-long ideas that I’m SO excited to share with you guys!