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
It’s been another busy one for me this month and I’m still struggling to settle down into a pattern but I’m trying! I think I may just stop posting daily for now on but we’ll see how that pans out. Lately I end up scheduling posts in the morning for that day and it’s stressing me a little bit. But we’ll see. Hope you stick with me though!
This month I attended the London Book Festival which was a very new and interesting experience! You can read up about it here. I also attended an Abbi Glines signing which was really fun – and kind of made my head spin at how quickly she churns out books! But she’s a lovely person and it was great to meet her.
This month I read nine books, meaning I am now three books behind schedule on my Goodreads challenge.
When it came to deciding on the best book I read this month, I realised I haven’t read many amazing books this month which made choosing incredibly easy. I was absolutely blown away by In the Shadows of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. It is a book that has a strong narrative, an addictive heroine, and an atmosphere to the entire book that draws you in and makes you feel as though it could have actually happened. I don’t usually read historical fiction but I love paranormal ghost stories and that was the reason I picked this book up, but in all honesty it was so much better than I had anticipated.
To know why else I loved this book, you can check out my review of the book here
This month’s blogger spotlight was Laura! It was a treat to be able to host her on the blog this week and I hope that a few of you found a wonderful new blog to follow.
This months blogger spotlight will be announced later on today!
2013 Reading Challenges
A-Z Book Challenge; I read the letter P. British Books Challenge; I read one book; Darcy Burdock by Laura Dockrill Mystery/Crime Challenge; I read one book; In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. TBR Pile Challenge; I read one book; Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines Witches/Witchcraft Challenge; I read no books towards this challenge Genre Variety Challenge; I read Fairy Tales, Historical, and Fantasy.
That concludes my month! Here’s hoping next month runs a little smoother, eh?
I'm just a twenty-something year old girl who has a passion for everything related to books, films and writing. I'm a part-time librarian, sharing my love of books and films with the world. I'm from the UK and love everything about the country. If you want to know more about me, feel free to follow me on twitter, add me on Facebook or e-mail me! :-)