So I ummed and ahhed about whether or not to start doing monthly wrap-ups on the blog but have eventually decided that in an effort to keep my blog more organised, to keep on top of challenges and to do a nice re-cap of the month for you all, that I would do them :-). Therefore, this post will be set out like my weekly highlights post, split into headings in an attempt to keep everything organised easily :D
So really I think I should just be getting used to living a busy lifestyle as there is still no signs of things letting up with the next few weeks booked with work and social engagements. This month has been another rocky one for me but I really am hoping that soon I will get a better grasp of being organised while I’m busy. For this I’m hoping to start scheduling the book WAY in advance but we’ll see how well that goes!
My top three favourite posts I wrote this month are;
Top Ten Tuesday; Books That Deal with Tough Subjects
Monday’s Movie Musings; Iron Man 3
Book Tour Review; Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer
This month I also hosted the LGBT Readathon which went really well and I really enjoyed it! After some great feedback, you can be happy to know that I’ll be planning to re-host the read-a-thon so keep your eyes peeled!
I read nine books this month which means I am now four books behind on my Goodreads Challenge.
I read some really great books this month and choosing just one is an incredibly difficult task but I think I’m going to have to go with The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud as it was just an amazing book. It pulls you in from the start and really keeps you reading. The writing is absolutely fantastic, the story was thrilling and the whole trio set up just reminded me of Harry Potter and I really feel like this is a book that thousands of teenagers are going to love. Plus, I adored the idea of the ghosts and the agency and it was just brilliant. (And it inspired me to write a short-story which means it must be great, right?). Expect a longer review of this fabulous book further on in the year.
This months blogger spotlight was Raimy from Readaraptor! It was lovely to host her on the blog and I hope that you found someone new to follow as she has an absolutely wonderful blog that deserves plenty of followers!
This months blogger spotlight will be announced tomorrow.
A-Z Book Challenge; I read the letter E.
British Books Challenge; I read four books; Evanescent by Gabriella Lepore, One Seriously Messed Up Week in the Otherwise Mundane and Uneventful Life of Jack Samsonite by Tom Clempson, Pantomime by Laura Lam, and The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud. (Which means I’ve officially finished this challenge! Wooo)
Mystery/Crime Challenge; I read two books; Whisper by Michael Bray and The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud.
TBR Pile Challenge; I read one book; Pantomime by Laura Lam
Witches/Witchcraft Challenge; I read no books towards this challenge
Genre Variety Challenge; I read Comedy, Horror and Urban Fantasy.
That concludes my month! How did your month go?