The monthly recap is one of my favorite posts to do even though it’s a bit time consuming. Every month I recap my life, my blog, and talk about music, movies, Broadway and book news as well. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it.
Note: Not everything will be linked, but I will be working on that tomorrow.
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# of Views/Visitors: 2,821/1,914
# of Blog Posts: 19 (20 Now)
# of Reviews: 4
# of Likes: 37
# of Comments: 89
Most Viewed Post: 2015 YA Trends/Themes (Amber’s Rambles (#12))
Most Viewed Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman (958 views)
# of Books Read: One. 😦
Finding Paris by Joy Preble, which I reviewed (and you can find that below).
# of Books Started: Four
Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer
City Love by Susane Colasanti
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
# of Books Bought: 12
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West (Kindle)
How to Love by Katie Cotugno (Kindle)
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings (Kindle)
Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine (Kindle)
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (Kindle)
TTFN – 10th Anniversary update and Reissue (The Internet Girls) by Lauren Myracle (Kindle)
L8R, G8R – 10th Anniversary update and Reissue (The Internet Girls) by Lauren Myracle (Kindle)
Play On by Michelle Smith (Kindle)
All The Rage by Courtney Summers (Kindle) – Which I pre-ordered last month
Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Alexander (Kindle)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
I was in this bookstore a couple weeks ago and I couldn’t resist picking these two books up. The first one, because, well it’s The Scarlet Letter, so like, obviously. And the second one because of the lovely writing I saw of Virginia Woolf’s in All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I had to get it.
All of the Kindle books above aside from Play On and All The Rage were 1.99 so I couldn’t resist buying them. 🙂 Even if I did already own The Distance Between Us and Since You’ve Been Gone in paperback.
# of Books For Review: 7
Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham (Little, Brown Books For Young Readers via NG)
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy (HarperCollins via EW)
Fans of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa (HarperCollins via EW)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (HarperCollins via EW)
One by Sarah Crossan (HarperCollins via EW)
Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas (Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books)
A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz (Chronicle Books via NG)
Thank you Brown Books For Young Readers, HarperCollins, Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books and Chronicle Books! I’m so excited to read these.
# of Books Won: 5
Simon VS. ARC from Epic Reads (Even though I didn’t receive an email
Written In The Stars ARC from Meredith on Twitter<3
A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery from The NOVL❤
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne (Book of my choice) from Holly!<3
Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash from Kaitlin! ❤
# of Books Given: 1
Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tanline by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
Thanks to Lauren in trade for my To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before ARC which I haven’t mailed out but will!)
~What I Posted (Minus memes and weekly recaps)~
If you haven’t entered the giveaway for Tiny Pretty Things, you should definitely check it out. All you have to do to enter is tell me why you’re excited or interested in reading it and then enter the Rafflecopter giveaway I linked! 🙂
~How Did I Do With My Resolutions?~
Not so well.
~How Did I Do With My Challenges?~
I read one book for the NG/EW Reading Challenge.
I may begin doing a bi-monthly recap for my blog because this is a ton of work to do all in one post. Haha. So similar to Lauren’s bulletin posts she does (which I think are still bi-monthly). 🙂
Nina leaves the vampire diaries
Director no longer doing Twin Peaks
Game of Thrones has returned for it’s fifth season!
The Young Elites is becoming a movie!
Ready Player One to be a movie!
Look at this amazing video of Stefan and Caroline!
This video kills me with it’s perfection and loveliness. I could die from watching. It’s amazing. And breathtaking.
I also just discovered this amazing video involving Stefan and Caroline again. ❤
I fell in love with this video again.
There’s also a “sequel” for the villains.
I also love this following video.
I re-discovered amazing Degrassi Minis including some I’ve never seen before that are totally bizarre and I love them. You can watch these without the show being spoiled for you at all since they’re not canon or anything. 🙂
Nostalgia hit me so hard with this video
Hop Along by Waitress
Say Something by Karen Harding
Jennasea by The Morning Of
Faith by Emi McDade
2AM by Astrid
Weak Heart by Zara Larsson
Rooftop by Zara Larsson
Lovin’ So Hard by Becky G
Anastasia Stage Musical Sets World Premiere! I’m so ecstatic about this!
Video of song scrapped from past album – Grimes “Realiti”
Entropy by Grimes (Co-written with Jack Antonoff)
The Vaccines premiered video for “Dream Lover”
Carly Rae Jepsen “All That”
Florence + The Machine “St. Jude” , “Ship To Wreck”
MS MR “Painted”
Lana Del Rey “Beautiful”
Hilary Duff “Sparks”
Vanessa Carlton “Young Heart”
Far From Heaven by Jojo”
Brandon Flowers “Lonely Town”
Breaking Benjamin “Angels Fall” and “Defeated”
Foxes album is finished!
Sky Ferreira’s in talk for her second album Masochism!
I Really Like You by Carly Rae Jepsen
Still Want You and Can’t Deny My Love by Brandon Flowers were made available to me through the pre-order
Angels Fall by Breaking Benjamin (Through my pre-order)
The Wolf by Mumford & Sons (Through my pre-order)
Something’s Gotta Give by All Time Low (Through my pre-order)
Received my pre-orders for Kodaline and The Wombats new albums.
I’m still trying to find a job.
It’s my dad’s birthday! He’s 56. Wow. 🙂
This month has been a bit chaotic, but winning a few books and finding new music has helped. 🙂
Hopefully next month will be a bit better though, even though next month begins the first of four months that I freak out over storms and tornado possibilities. 🙂
Let me know how your week has been everyone. Tell me what you did, what books you got, what you read, anything exciting or boring. Just share. ❤