Summer Wrap Up

Man y’all, I’ve been so bad about wrap-ups and TBRs, which makes me kind of sad, because I generally love wrap-ups and TBRs! Hopefully by doing a wrap-up for the summer (June, July, and August) now, I’ll get back on track and maybe I’ll post a TBR soon too… Besides books, this summer was full of trying new recipes- my mom’s birthday was in July so I made this dark chocolate buttermilk cake with an espresso swiss meringue buttercream that was so good (and so fun to make) for that! I also went to a bunch of great workout classes and prepped for my gym to expand to a second location! We also had a mini family reunion at my aunt and uncle’s house in Northern Virginia and of course, I worked A TON. So all in all, a pretty successful summer!

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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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November Wrap Up

OMG y’all, I think I did pretty well in terms of sticking to my TBR this month- I mean I wasn’t amazing at it- I wanted to read 15 books in November and I only read 14 and I didn’t read 6 of the books on my TBR, but I DNFed one of the 6, so I know I’m never going to read that one, so that’s not a big deal, I ended up getting more ARCs read, and I definitely didn’t finish my Ember reread like I had wanted to (nor did I read all of my library books… oops)

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June Wrap Up and July TBR

Hey y’all! Can you believe that it’s already the end of  June?! I feel like this year, every time I write up one of these wrap up posts, I’m always so surprised by how fast time is passing (which is why all of my wrap up posts normally begin with “can you believe it’s already ______?”).

For some reason, work is always weirdly busy during the summer months and I’ve had a couple of all day workshops and after work activities recently and product launches and website refreshes, so I feel like I’m reading slower than I normally read.

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May Wrap up and June TBR

May started out as a really slow reading month, but then I went on a trip for work, and man, I ended up getting a lottttt of reading done while on my trip! I ended up reading 8 books in May, and I actually really enjoyed most of them! Read on to see what I read and what I’m planning on reading in June!

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April Wrap Up and May TBR

Man, April went by so fast and so slowly at the same time! The first half of April was great for reading- I finished 5 book!- the second half of April? Not so much. I only read one book in the second half of April! Also, the first 10 days of May went by SO FAST that I wasn’t able to get this blog written and up until now! I’m blaming work.

In April, I read:

The Queen’s Resistance 4.5/5 Stars

Deathcaster 5/5 Stars

Ash Princess 4/5 Stars

Dark Shores 4/5 Stars

Storm and Fury 4/5 Stars

Six of Crows 5/5 Stars

So overall, rating wise, I read some pretty good books in April!

May TBR:

Picking my May TBR has been so hard because I’ve been super unmotivated to read. So far, in the first 10 days of the month, so much has happened in my non-bookish life that reading has definitely taken a backseat (and I’m trying to catch up on Game of Thrones and since I’m super behind, that’s throwing a major wrench into everything). I finished Crooked Kingdom already this month, so yay for one book completed! I absolutely loved Crooked Kingdom (and Six of Crows!), so I’m hopefully going to be writing a review for both of those books soon!

Here are the other books I’m planning on reading this month:

Finale

King of Scars

The Evil Queen

Crown of Coral and Pearl

An Anatomy of Beasts

A Discovery of Witches

Once A King

I’m going on a work trip later this month, so we’ll see how much reading I can get done during that. What all are y’all reading this month?