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September 2018 Wrap Up

What can I say September was not the greatest month personally.  So much is going on and I finally crashed and broke down.  Honestly we all knew it was going to eventually going to happen there was six months of stuff that I let just keep piling up and you can only push so much stuff down before it all comes bubbling to the surface. I had a months worth of post prepared and I feel that is the only reason I made it through last month. I am hoping to get time to build back up my reserve and get things scheduled before the day they are due once again. On a positive note, I think I am getting better but these first two weeks are going to be crazy. Lots of Doctor appointments for the three of us a Wedding and Homecoming. Oh and I am looking for a job if anyone knows of one 🙂

Now lets get into the books that I read during the month of September!

I finished 7 books during the month of September. I am happy with this even though it is a much smaller amount than the past 2 months. With everything else going on I am honestly surprised I was able to accomplish that.

Sabriel by Garth Nix
4 Stars
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The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
4 Stars
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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
5 Stars
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Eldest by Christopher Paolini
4 Stars
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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
4.5 Stars
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Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
5 Stars
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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
5 Stars
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August 2018 Wrap up

Good Morning Everyone!!

July was a reading month of the likes I have never had any will probably never have again.. I finished 18 books this month!  I have no idea how this happened.

Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes
4 Stars
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Steampunk Fairy Tales
4 Stars
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Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
4 Stars
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Notes of Magic by Jessica Bucher
4 Stars
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
3 Stars
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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
3 Stars
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Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce
4 Stars
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Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
5 Stars
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Competence by Gail Carriger
5 Stars
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Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
3 Stars
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The Coven Princess by Lily Luchesi
DNF
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A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes
3 Stars
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Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
3 Stars
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Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal
3 Stars
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Eragon by Christopher Paolini
4 Stars
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The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce
4 Stars
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Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
4.5 Stars
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The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen
4 Stars
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July 2018 Wrap Up

Good Morning Everyone!!

July was a reading month of the likes I have never had any will probably never have again.. I finished 20 books this month!  I have no idea how this happened. Now to catch up on Reviews and Tag.

Kingdom of Ash and Soot by  C.S. Johnson
Rating: 5 Stars
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The City of Brass by  S.A. Chakraborty
Rating: 4 Stars
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Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
Rating: 5 Stars
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Seraphina by  Rachel Hartman
Rating: 3 Stars
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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Rating: 5 Stars
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Imprudence by Gail Carriger
Rating: 5 Stars
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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Rating: 3 Stars
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I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
Rating: 3 Stars
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Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson
Rating: 5 Stars
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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Rating: 3 Stars
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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Rating: 3 Stars
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The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t by Gail Carriger
Rating: 5 Stars
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Changeling by  Philippa Gregory
Rating: 3 Stars
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Stormbringers by Philippa Gregory
Rating: 3 Stars
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Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
Rating: 3 Stars
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The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
Rating: 5 Stars
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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Rating: 4 Stars
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Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
by J.K. Rowling
Rating: 4 Stars
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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Rating: 3 Stars
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Tome Topple #6 Wrap-up

Good Day Everyone!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday the 13th! I was born on a Friday the 13th so they do not bother me.

I am going to count this year’s Tome Topple a success for me.  The challenges were:

1. Read more than 1 tome
2. Read a graphic novel (still over 500 pages!)
3. Read a tome that is part of a series 
4. Buddy read a tome 
5. Read an adult novel 

The books that I read for Tome Topple are:

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The City of Brass
 by S.A. Chakraborty
(2 Week buddy read)
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Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for…

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
5 Stars
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Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Seraphina
Seraphina 
by Rachel Hartman
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In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side – while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer.

The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she guards with all of her being.

When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive—and dashing—Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina’s struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult… while its discovery could mean her very life.

Did anyone else participate in Tome Topple this round?  If so how did you do?

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June 2018 Wrap Up

Good Morning Everyone!!

I finished 10 books this month!  This number is greatly due to audio books. This was just a stressful month as a whole.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Rating: 4 Stars
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Blameless by Gail Carriger
Rating: 5 Stars
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Grayghost by Tamara Grantham
Rating: 4 Stars
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Circe by Madeline Miller
Rating: 4 Stars
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Edgar Allan Poe: The Strange Man Standing Deep in the Shadows by Charlotte Montague
Rating: 4 Stars
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Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Rating: 3 Stars
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Rating: 3 Stars
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Heartless by Gail Carriger
Rating: 5 Stars
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Timeless by Gail Carriger
Rating: 5 Stars
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Prudence Gail Carriger
Rating: 5 Stars
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May 2018 Wrap-up

Good Morning Everyone!!

I finished 12 books this month!  This just blows my mind with everything that is going on, end of school year wrap-up, life in general and then having trouble finishing books, I really didn’t expect to sit down and count up this many.

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
Rating: 5 Stars
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Ariel: The Restored Edition by Sylvia Plath, Frieda Hughes
Rating: 3 Stars
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The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner
Rating: 5 Stars
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American Panda by Gloria Chao
Rating: 4 Stars
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The Diviners by Libba Bray
Rating: 5 Stars
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Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
Rating: 4 Stars
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Air Awakens by Elise Kova
Rating: 5 Stars
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Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
Rating: 5 Stars
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Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
Rating: 5 Stars
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Soulless by Gail Carriger
Rating: 5 Stars
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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Rating: 2 Stars
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Changeless  by Gail Carriger
Rating: 5 Stars
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April 2018 Wrap Up

I was really surprised when I sat down to do this post and saw that I was able to finish a total of 11 books this month.

Books that I finished in April 2018.

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Rating: 4 Stars
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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Rating: 3 Stars
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The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
Rating: 4 Stars
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Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey
Rating: 5 Stars
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Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
Rating: 5 Stars
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Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu
Rating: 3 Stars
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The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Rating: 5 Stars
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Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
3 Stars
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
3 Stars
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The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
3 Stars
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The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
3 Stars
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