My May 2017 Haul & Wrapup

Hey guys,
I am back with my May book haul and wrap up. This has been a great month where I read more books than I bought (yay for tackling my TBR). 

Let’s start with the haul. I got three books and some bookish goodies. Here is a list of what I got:

  • King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas 
  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
  • Bookish bookmarks by Bookmark’d Tattoos including: The dark mark, Gryffindor house tattoo, two currently reading tattoo sets, Am I not Merciful and bookstagram watercolor tattoos.


Next is my May wrap up. I read a total of 6 books in May (which I am very proud of). Two of these books are in Arabic. These books are:

  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – 5/5 stars
  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars
  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – 5/5 stars
  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – 5/5 stars
  • ليدبروا – مشاري البغلي -stars 4/5 
  • سيدة القصور – علي الجارم -stars 3/5 

I am so happy to see that I have read this many amazing books. Two of these are New Adult. I loved Sally Thorne’s writing as it is very intruiging and hilarious. I kept laughing out loud every time I have the book in my hands.

I was also very happy to have been introduced to Laini Taylor’s writing. I have a newfound appreciation for whimsical writing.

April 2017 Wrap-up

Hey guys! 

April has been good to me this year and I was able to finish reading 4 books this month! Although I am still struggling with my Goodreads reading challenge this month, yet I feel like I have made a bit of progress this month.
The four books I read are **drum roll**:

  • The One by Kiera Cass: 5/5 stars 
  • The Martian by Andy Weir: 5/5 explosive stars!!! 
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass: 4/5 stars
  • Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda: 4/5 stars

April Wrap-up

At the start of April, I continued reading the selection trilogy and was happy by the way the books ended. Then I started reading The Martian by Andy Weir while traveling and I have to say that this was the best book I have read this month! 

I have also enjoyed reading Throne of Glass and Monstress. I applaud Sana Takeda for the beautiful drawings! The story was beautiful too and can’t wait for the next volume to come out this year.
How many books did you read this month? Did you enjoy reading them?

March 2017 Wrap-up

Hey guys, long time no see.
It’s time to talk about my March wrap up. But before I that, I wanted to talk a bit about the books I have read in February.

I read only two books in February, so I decided that a blog post will not be needed. The two books I read were:

  • Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman: 5/5 stars
  • Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman: 5/5 stars

February has been a hard month for me personally, so reading the best books I have read in ages in that month kind of got me away from falling into a very long reading slump. However, I did still feel that slump in March (but that could have also been caused by the book I was reading).

In March, I have read 4 and a half book. Which is better than what I’ve read for a while. So I am pretty happy about it. So the books I read in March are:

  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey: 3/5 stars
  • Beauty and the Beast (novelization) by Elizabeth Rudnick: 5/5 stars
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass: 5/5 stars
  • The Elite by Kiera Cass: 5/5 stars

I am also halfway through The One (also by Kiera Cass) and I am loving it. I spent most of the month reading the snow child. It was a beautiful character based story, and the writing was magical. However, I felt that I needed to read a plot based book at this point of time because I felt like I needed something more to happen. I guess it wasn’t the right time for me to read this book. The beauty and the beast story got me back to reading at full speed. So hopefully April will be a great reading month too. As for the selection series, I can see why most people feel it’s their guilty pleasure read. I have absolutely loved the series and think that Kiera Cass is an awesome writer. 

January 2017 Wrap-up

Hey everyone!
So today I have my mini January wrap-up with a total of three book.. Ummm.. am I seriously writing a post about three books only? Well, why not?

So the books I read are:

  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer: 5/5 STARS!!! I LOVED this book! My year started with the best book I could have possibly read
  • Shepherd and the Professor by Dan Klefstad: 2/5 stars. The writing was good and interesting, but there were so many things that I personally did not like about this book.
  • Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout: 3/5 stars. My favorite books were the first and the second. I got bored starting from the third book because they weren’t as good as the first two. This book just felt like it was getting dragged along. I’m currently stuck on the last book.


How many books did you get to read this month? I hope you enjoyed reading all of them.

My Year In Books – 2016

Hey everyone!

 
My favorite part of Goodreads each year is the ability to look back at what I have read during the year. In 2016, I was able to complete my Goodreads challenge by reading 60 books with over 20 thousand pages *YAAAYY*. Until last week, I wasn’t sure i was going to be able to complete my challenge. It has been my highest goal since I started my account on Goodreads.

The shortest book was an eBook by Jodi Picoult “Larger than life” – 78 pages – which I just read in December.

The longest book I read was in January which was “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt which was 864 pages long. I did not enjoy this book and it caused me a major reading slump. The other major reading slump was in August and both were around 3 weeks to a month.

The Average length of the books I read this year is 343 pages. You can have a look at my reading activities below:


You can read more about my favorite books of 2016 here.

Also, if you want to have a look at my most disappointing reads of the year, you can check my post here.

Let me know how many books are you planning to read next year.

I wish you all a Happy New Year!
Marwa..