Wow, I can’t believe it’s May already! I know its a cliche, but this year really is flying by! I have to say my reading has taken a little bit of a downwards turn this year – I’ve just been so busy this year with my master’s degree that reading has had to be put on the back burner a little bit! That being said, most months I’ve still managed to read about six books. But in April I only managed three! Nevertheless, I really enjoyed all three of the books I read!
The first book I finished was Corrupt by Penelope Douglas which I gave 4 stars! As you can tell from my rating, I really enjoyed reading Corrupt! Its a new adult romance, but quite a dark one I have to say! It follows Erika, jumping back and forth between the present and a night a couple of years previously that changed her life forever. As well as a dangerous group of men that she just can’t resist being around. Its addictive, dark, and it just pulls you straight in! You should definitely try it out!
Next I read The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen! This was a reread for me, but this time round I still gave it 5 stars! I just love Kelsea so, so much. And Mace! Mace is my favourite character in the book! This is a bit of a strange one, it reads like a fantasy, but its actually set in the future in a regressed society, and it follows Kelsea as she takes her rightful place as Queen in a kingdom on the brink of war. Its the perfect mix of fantasy, politics, and fantastic characters!
And finally I read Geekerella by Ashley Poston, and another excellent book! I gave it 4 stars! This is such a cute read! Its a Cinderella retelling but in a YA contemporary setting, a first for me! Have you seen the cover? Its AMAZING! Its a really fun book, and its perfect fix for anyone with a geeky side to them! It has fandom references, conventions, cosplay…it really appealed to me! Its fast paced, fun, and so unique! 100% recommend it!
So! Those are the books I read in April! I know its not a lot, but I did really enjoy them all! And I’m hoping for a really good reading month in May. I hope you all have a great reading month too!
Wow. Another year gone. 2016 went by so quickly, I can’t believe its 2017 already. So I’m not usually one for doing New Year’s Resolutions – I ALWAYS FAIL! But…I feel like since 2016 wasn’t the best of years for me I need to try and make 2017 a good one. Combine that with my love for organisation and BAM! Time for some 2017 goals! 😉 ok, maybe that was a tad dramatic! But it’s true, I definitely want to set myself some goals for this year.
So what do I have planned for the upcoming year? Well, in 2016 I managed to read a few classics and really enjoyed them…but I want to read a whole lot more. I have two shelves full of beautiful editions of classic books and only a handful have been read. One of my goals for this year has to be to make some progress with that. Some of my top classic tbr books are Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Persuasion by Jane Austen, The Wizard of Oz by Frank L Baum….I could go on and on! I’m going to aim to read at least one classic every month!
Another goal for 2017 is to use my blog more. Ok, so I completely neglected Bookish Wonderland for the last few months and that has to change! I love writing reviews and just generally fangirling over books so I want to get back to that this year. I have some really exciting things planned so keep an eye out! While I’d love to say I can commit to posting two or three times a week I really can’t promise that. University is just too much sometimes and I just know I can’t do that…but I want to update it at least once a week. Anymore and it’s a bonus right?
What else? Oh yes, my goodreads goal! Well this year I’m setting my goal at 100 books. In 2016 I read 132 books, and in 2015 I read 213 books…so you never know I might get higher! But I don’t want to set myself up with a completely unachievable goal when I know how busy 2017 is going to be for me. I just have to keep telling myself “READ! READ! READ!”
And my final goal, at least for now, is to keep myself involved in the book community! I’m obsessed with bookstagram, its like a therapy for me! For the past couple of years it has been nothing but supportive of me and I am so, so grateful for it!