February 2019 Reading Wrap-up

For the shortest month of the year, I sure felt like February was dragging on a bit! Still, I think I have hit my reading/blogging/reviewing stride again and I feel more up-to-date with my reading related goals (even if GoodReads tells me I am 4 books behind on my 2019 challenge). 

Past Month’s Reading:

managed to read six books this month!

    1. The Slave City by Celine Jeanjean (YA steampunk – 4 stars – review) (read January, reviewed February)
    2. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (YA fantasy – 4 stars – review) (read January, reviewed February)
    3. In Another Life by C. C. Hunter (YA contemporary – 3.5 stars – review)
    4. Finding Aurora by Rebecca Langham (fantasy – 3 stars – review)
    5. The Zigzag Effect by Lili Wilkinson (YA contemporary – 3.5 stars – review)
    6. Second Star by J. M. Sullivan (YA sci-fi – 2.5 stars – review
    7. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (YA fantasy – 4 stars – review forthcoming)
    8. Famous Last Words by Katie Alender (YA paranormal thriller – 4 stars – review forthcoming)

Favourite Bookish Photo:

A view of the spines of 4 library books
I told myself I was just going into the library to use the bathroom. But we all knew that was a lie. In my defence, An Enchantment of Ravens is totally on my TBR, which counts for something, right?! You can see all my bookish photos (plus some RL as well) on my Instagram.

Booktube: 

I also started a Booktube channel this month! My plan is to talk about Australian books on it. Here are the videos I posted:

Currently Reading:

Physical book: A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe.  I picked this up because of the circus setting. I am staying for the magical realism. I’m not far enough in yet to form an opinion.

Ebook: The Dying Flame by R. L. Sanderson. This is on a bit of a hold while I read my library books. 

Audio book:  Bird Box by Josh Malerman. Everybody’s watched the movie but since I don’t have Netflix, and also since I deal with horror better in books than on screen, I decided to read the book.


Planning to read next:

I have both ARCs and library books at the moment, so who knows? Though there is a good chance it will be An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson. 

What are you reading? 🙂

January 2019 Reading Wrap-up

And the first month of 2019 is finished already!

Past Month’s Reading:

It’s felt a bit slow but still six books accounted for. 

    1. Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire (fantasy – 3 stars – review)
    2. The Bloodless Assassin by Celine Jeanjean (re-read – steampunk – 5 stars – 2015 review)
    3. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (fantasy – 4 stars – review forthcoming)
    4. The Black Orchid by Celine Jeanjean (re-read – steampunk – 4 stars – 2016 review)
    5. The Slave City by Celine Jeanjean (steampunk – X stars – review forthcoming)

I‘m a little bit behind on my reviews but I am hoping to get more into the swing of things this month. 

Favourite Bookish Photo:


I put this one together for the release of The Slave City, which is the third book in Celine Jeanjean’s The Viper and the Urchin series, which comes out today! You can see all my bookish photos (plus some RL as well) on my Instagram.

Currently Reading:

Physical book:  Nothing on the go right now.

Ebook: At time of writing, I haven’t started anything new since finishing Slave City. 

Audio book: I am about a third of the way through Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. I was glad to be able to follow up 


Planning to read next:

I’m leaning towards In Another Life by C. C. Hunter, which is a YA contemporary and I’m hoping a bit of a thriller. There is a mystery involved at the least. I think I need something different after all the fantasy. 

What are you reading? 🙂