Mid September Netgalley Update!

Happy Thursday y’all! I was hoping to be able to write my Iron Widow review for y’all today, but unfortunately, I haven’t finished the book yet, so we’re just going to have to wait another day on that and instead, y’all are going to be getting a Netgalley update today! I have so many amazing books waiting for me on there (and not a lot of time to read them) so let’s get to talking about all the books I have! Also, side note, my current feedback ratio is 78% and I’m really proud of that haha

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May Wrap Up and June TBR

Oof man y’all, this month has totally gotten away from me! Can y’all believe that we’re already 1/3 of the way done with June?! I’m just glad I’m finally getting this wrap up/TBR done and written haha

Let’s talk about May- I was overly ambitious in my goals and all of the books I checked out from the library and honestly, ever since I started my new job in mid April and I started going back to the gym more, I’ve been reading less and less, so I definitely didn’t read anywhere close to what I had planned/wanted to for May, but I also wasn’t going to stress myself out about reading more, so I’m actually very happy with what I did read!

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April Wrap Up and May TBR

Happy May y’all! April went by so fast! It’s most likely because I got a new job and I’m trying to get used to a new company and new products and a new team and reading and blogging and working out and cooking and all of normal life on top of that is more stressful than I expected! Thankfully, I think I’m getting the hang of it, plus I really love my new job, so that’s always a plus! Also! One of my best friends from high school who I’ve been friends with since I was like 14 or 15, so 13 or 14 years now, got engaged in April and she asked me and my other best friend from high school to be her co-maids of honor and I’ve never done that before, but I’m the most excited! We’re working on bridesmaids dresses, centerpieces, dress shopping, and bachelorette party planning right now, so lots going on!

April was also an amazing month for me book wise! I read the most books! I read 21 books in April, which is the most I’ve read in a month yet! A lot of them were either ARCs or for blog tours, so I’ll have links for those for y’all. I really liked pretty much all of the books I read in April, so that was also a huge plus!

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March Wrap Up and April TBR

Happy end of March/beginning of April y’all! Can you believe that we’re a quarter into this year already? Crazy! I’m super excited about how March turned out because I was able to get my first dose of the Moderna vaccine, I tried a new chocolate chip cookie recipe, which turned out really good, I finally finished knitting my brother’s Christmas present (only a few months late… it’s a scarf and it’s the most complicated pattern I’ve ever knit and it turned out so good!) and I ate all the good food! Books wise, while I didn’t exactly follow my TBR, I was a lot more relaxed this month and that was so nice! I didn’t feel stressed about finishing any books, which was so nice!

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February Wrap Up and March TBR

Oh man y’all, where is this year going? I can’t believe that we’re already in March! Updates from February: I tried a bunch of new recipes and some of them were SO GOOD!!! I was a big fan of the ricotta brownies, the mushroom, carrot, and potato barley soup, the taco-seasoning and lemon baked salmon with amaranth chili, and the one pot mushroom, arugula, and white bean pasta (let me know if y’all want recipes for any of these- I can for sure write them up). I watched some fun shows- Luther, The Five, and The Big Day were my favorites. And of course, I read all the books- I read 19 books in February!

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January Wrap Up and February TBR

Man y’all! It feels like January just flew by! Like how is it already February???

January was a month where I read lots of books (15 of them!), but I still didn’t read everything on my TBR, because you know, library books are always coming in and taking over my reading haha of the 15 books I read, 11 were from my TBR and 4 were unplanned, so that’s actually not too, too bad! I owned two of the books I read, seven of the books were ARCS, two books were from Scribd (one audiobook and one e-book), and 4 books were from the library.

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January TBR

OMG y’all, I have so many updates to write because I’ve done none of my 2020 wrap ups, nor have I done my December wrap up, but since it’s already January 6th, I figured let me get my January TBR up first and then I’ll get my wrap ups up ASAP. This month, I’ve already finished 2 of my 17 books, so that’s pretty good for 6 days into the month!

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December TBR

Hello December! This is one of my favorite months of the year because the holiday spirit is so much fun! Christmas isn’t even my holiday (my family is Hindu, so our biggest holiday of the year, Diwali, is normally in either October or November, depending on the lunar calendar), but I love the way it’s been commercialized over the years and I love the decorations and the food and the drinks and the fuzzy socks! Like I have santa fuzzy socks, reindeer fuzzy socks, Christmas tree fuzzy socks, polar bear fuzzy socks, etc (it’s close to a problem…). I’ve already made an ornament wreath to decorate the mantle and I’m going to putting up the Christmas tree sometime this week! I love eggnog (but don’t put any rum in mine, because the smell of rum makes me gag- one too many bad experiences as a young 20 something year old) and spiced cider and hot chocolate- especially peppermint hot chocolate! And Christmas cookies! I love all the Christmas cookies!

Now that you’ve heard me gush about how much I love December and the holiday season, let’s talk about something else I’m really excited for this month- reading. I’m back into the swing of things reading wise (was I ever really out of it?) and I have so many books to read and so little time to read them (aka only 29 more days)! Thankfully, I’ve already blown my 2020 Goodreads goal out of the water (which is both a good and a bad thing, because I had purposefully lowered it this year to try and focus on other things, like dating and making new friends, but the pandemic 100% killed that, so I ended up reading more books than I’ve ever read before, and I still have a whole month left to go), so I’m not targeting a specific number of books this month, but I do have some ARCs I need to get through, some rereads I want to do, and a few library books to get to, so let’s get started on my TBR!

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November TBR

Oh man y’all, it’s been a while since I’ve written out what I’m planning on reading in a TBR! I decided to do one for November because not only do I have a bunch of amazing ARCs that I’m reading this month that I think y’all need to know about, I also have some rereads that I want to do, so I’m hoping this will help force me to actually commit to doing them… we’ll see how it ends up working out!

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NetGalley TBR Updates

Well, it’s Thursday and I still haven’t finished a book so I can’t get y’all a review yet BUT I’m hopeful that I should have a review ready for y’all by Monday so soon! Instead, somehow, in the past few days, I’ve gotten a ridiculous amount of approvals on NetGalley, so right now I have 10 books (!) waiting for me in my queue, so I figured I’d give y’all an update on what all I’ll be reading soon!Read More »