March Wrap-Up & April Most Anticipated Releases

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For the month of March, I decided to slow down when it came to blogging and just read more instead. The major reason for this is because I’ve developed carpal tunnel in my left hand and it’s become very hard to blog some nights. Blogging with one hand is no fun at all and while there isn’t much that I can to fix the damage done, I’m hoping that a little rest keeps the pain from getting worst. I did manage to read a great number of backlist books on my TBR this month and I’m hoping that I can somehow keep this up so I can start cleaning up my shelves. With further ado…

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February Wrap-Up & March Most Anticipated Releases

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Can I just ask where did this month even go?! Like 2017 just started, I’m going to need it to slow down for a minute. February was a great month for me because it was my birthday month! I turned 24 and I ate cake. I am now one year away from my “quarter-life crisis” and I’m kind of excited to see where the big two-five takes me. Okay, enough about me, let’s talk about books and blogging.

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January Wrap-Up & February Most Anticipated Releases

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The end of the first month for the new year is already here! Where did the time go?! While I want to say that this month has been a great month, I would be lying through my teeth if I did. I’m still trying to figure out how a racist, misogynistic bastard was elected as our president. I’m hoping we survive the first 100 days because hope is literally the only thing keeping me going right now. 

So enough with me going off about the current state of our country, I had a pretty good reading month and I decided not to pressure myself to read this year, so I slowed down my reading speed just a bit so I can enjoy books a little bit longer.

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December Wrap-Up & January Most Anticipated Releases

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HAPPY OLD YEAR’S DAY!

The end of the year is finally here!  The holiday season is coming to an end and the new year is almost upon us. While 2016 did us kind of dirty, I’m really hoping 2017 is A LOT better because seriously, we could use a little more hope right now!

I didn’t manage to get as much reading done this month, mainly because I’ve been working on my new blog revamp! I’m so excited to reveal the changes that are going to be made to my blog and I think that this new direction is going to make blogging more fun, for me at least. So without further ado, let’s get into this month’s wrap-up!

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November Wrap-Up & December Most Anticipated Releases

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This has got to be one of my worst wrap-up posts EVER! I literally only wrote three reviews this month, one discussion post and read only nine books. I have failed as a book blogger. But in that failure, I realized that I wasn’t fully loving my blog and I’ve decided to rebrand it. I’m excited for the changes that are about to happen and I can’t wait to share them with you all in the new year! 

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October Wrap-Up & November Most Anticipated Releases

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Happy Halloween!

October was a pretty hectic month for me. Blogging wise, it was crap because I didn’t really feel like blogging. Hence why I haven’t posted a discussion posts within the last two weeks. I have discussions, just no actual time to write them. Personal wise (is that even a phrase ??), I’ve been stressed with work and studying. I’m hoping next month is a lot better, especially since the holiday season is coming up. 

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August Wrap-Up & September Most Anticipated Releases

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Wrap-up time is HERE!

August is finally over and that means the summer is coming to an end! I’m so ready for Fall and for this humidity to go away so my curls will go back to not being such a frizzy mess. I had a pretty damn good reading month, mainly because of my  binge-reading of the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series. These characters have been so good to me, I’m going to cry so hard when this series comes to an end.

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July Wrap-Up & August Most Anticipated Releases

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Wrap-up time is HERE!

I decided to switch up how I do my monthly wrap-up because finding all the gifs was becoming a little time consuming. I’m kind of liking this new format better because I get to see how productive I was for the month and see how I’ve progressed throughout the month blogging-wise.

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BOOKS I READ:
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I read a total of 13 books this months, with majority of them being written by one of my NEW FAVORITE authors, Sarina Bowen. I’ve been trying to convince everyone I know to pick up her books because they’re just that good! GO CHECK OUT HER BOOKS IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY!


BOOK REVIEWS:

Feel Me Break by Tara R. | ★★★ | A nice introduction for Tara’s upcoming novel and the story of Chloe and Nick has quite a bit potential.
Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton | ★★★★ |  Fun-loving, super cheesy, and sexy as hell, this sequel did not disappoint and I absolutely adored the main character, Natalie.
Wanderlust by Roni Loren | ★★★½ | A rockstar romance that needed a little more rock and a lot less lust, but was still a fun read.
♥ Right of First Refusal by Dahlia Adler | ★★★ | This sequel fell victim to ‘Second Book Syndrome’ as I was annoyed by the characters and the overall story was nothing special.
 Steadfast by Sarina Bowen | ★★★★★ | A heartbreaking second-chance romance that stole my heart. This is my new favorite Sarina Bowen book!
 The Ivy Years Series by Sarina Bowen | ★★★★ | A refreshing New Adult series that I would recommend to those who are a fan of sport romances without the drama.
 One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid | ★★★★ | A  heartbreaking  and beautiful story with a love triangle done right. I am excited to check out other works written by this author.

♥ Broken Prince by Erin Watt | ★★★★½ | An intense and plot twisted sequel that barely left me alive.


TAGS & AWARDS:

 The Greek Mythology Book Tag

WEEKLY MEMES: 

 WWW Wednesday- July 27, 2016

RANTS & RAMBLES:

 My Favorite (& Not So Favorite) Types of Romance Tropes


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Swear on This Life by Renée Carlino | A Beautiful Funeral by Jamie McGuire | It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

By the time you all are reading this, I have probably already started It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. It’s one of my TOP MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES for 2016 and I have on good authority that this is yet another tear-jerker.

In all honesty, I feel like Jamie McGuire needs to let go of anything of Maddox brothers. I have a love hate relationship with her books, but I think it’s time to day goodbye to these characters and judging by the title of her upcoming release, it looking like that may happen. 

I’ve been meaning to check out Renée Carlino’s book and I want to pick up her new release to see if she’s worth the hype. 


That is all for the month of July! Feel free to check out any of the above posts mentioned if you haven’t done so already. 

Let me know in the comments which August release you are most excited for!

-Ari (2)

June ’16 Wrap-Up

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Wrap-up time is HERE!

My reading month for June is a bit funny because I started out reading some really great books and then things just went downhill by mid-June. I am now on week 3 of not reading a 5-star book, which is VERY unusual for me. WHERE WERE ALL THE GOOD BOOKS AT?! Hopefully Nevernight breaks this streak soon!

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WASTED WORDS by STACI HART: This modern day retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma was adorably sweet. Best friends to lovers is one of my favorite trope and despite the fact that the female MC made me want to pull my hair out, I still enjoyed it! Full review HERE.


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I’LL MEET YOU THERE by HEATHER DEMETRIOS: This was the only 5-star book I read this month and it was SO DAMN GOOD! This YA contemporary reminded me why I first fell in love with the genre and I just want to read this again. Full review HERE.


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THE ANATOMICAL SHAPE OF A HEART by JENN BENNETT: Another fluffy YA contemporary that I enjoyed this month. I loved the focus on family as our two MCs both have issues with their parents. Also, the romance was pretty sweet. My only complaint is that the ending felt a bit rushed.


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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT by DAHLIA ADLER: This was my first book by Dahlia Adler and it most certainly won’t be my last! I’ve finally found a decent teacher-student romance book that didn’t make me want to vomit. Full review HERE.


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NUTS by ALICE CLAYTON: This was my first Alice Clayton book and it was okay. I wasn’t too much of a fan as I found the characters to be bland and the plot to be fairly predictable. But the food talk was ON POINT! Full review HERE.


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SEA OF TRANQUILITY by KATJA MILLAY: OMG, THIS BOOK! This is just one of those slow-burns that just leaves you feeling empty at the end. I’m still debating about whether or not I want to review this book because my FEELS CAN’T HANDLE IT!


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BITTERSWEET by SARINA BOWEN: FAVORITE BOOK OF THE MONTH!! Just go read my gushing review over this romance involving a grumpy farmer. I’m so OBSESSED! Full review HERE.


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CREAM OF THE CROP by ALICE CLAYTON: This book was a lot better that Nuts, mainly because the MC is SO BOSS! I loved her straight-forward, no-filter attitude, although, I wish there had been more food talk. Review to come.


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RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL by DAHLIA ADLER: It’s that “Second-book syndrome”! It strikes AGAIN! This book was not as good as the first book in this series. The overall plot dragged and the characters were flat. Everything was then wrapped up in a pretty bow! Review to come.


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UNBREAK MY HEART by NICOLE JACQUELYN: You guys, THIS IS MY MOST HATED BOOK FOR 2016! Those 5-star reviews are lying. I’m about to rip this book a new one when I write my review because this book pissed me off so much, I almost threw my phone onto the train tracks. Review to come.


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NINE MINUTES by BETH FLYNN: I can’t talk about this one. Oh my god, this book! Full review HERE.


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OUT OF TIME by BETH FLYNN: I didn’t like this book because it was just a lot of info-dump that I could’ve done without. This book basically just basically explains why the events in Nine Minutes happened and I personally didn’t feel like we needed all those details. It took away from the story. Full review HERE.


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FEEL ME BREAK by TARA R.: This is a prequel novella to Tara’s upcoming full-length book and I felt like it was okay. Like the gif shows, it was close to being good, but it missed the mark for me. It started out good, but then the insta-lust in the end was just too much. It was unnecessary and it just happened too fast. Full review to come.


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WANDERLUST by RONI LOREN: I love me some romances that involve musicians. They are my fave and while this book was fun and sexy, the characters were flat. I wanted to know more about the male MC and his band and WHERE WAS THE MUSIC?! Full review to come.


I really feel like June did me dirty because I only read one 5-star book. I’m not usually a hard rater but I really couldn’t love most of these books.

I also just wanted to say that while I love doing my wrap-ups with all the gifs, it’s a little time consuming finding all these gifs so this WILL BE MY LAST wrap-up in this format. But my reviews will still be filled with gifs, so don’t worry.

-Ari (2)