Sum it up Sunday – May 2018


Sum it up Sunday is a feature post we are going to trial for the closing Sundays of each month. In these posts we’ll detail various things that have excited or upset us over that month.
If you’d like to join us in our summing up, please feel free! Just please, provide a link back to our blog. Thank you.

Stats for the month:


Books Read:4…ish
Avg Rating: 3.5
Pages Read: 1,635
Books Bought / Received: 6


Books Read : 3
Avg Rating : 3
Pages Read : 892
Books Bought / Received : 6

What are you reading right now?

Furyborn by Claire Legrand
SO CLOSE to the end! I had hoped to finish this and get through some others this week. Ugh.
Still it’s a big book and I’ll finish it today!


Currently Nothing. I can’t decide!

What was your favourite book this month?

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green! I’m looking forward to book 2 already

the smoke thieves

Pyramids by Terry Pratchett.
These Discworld novels never fail to impress!


What was your least favourite book this month?

By default it has to be The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all.
I never read a blurb though, I went on a half remembered recommendation especially as I saw that Carrie narrated it.
Review still to come…

the princess diarist

Hmmm I guess Half Lost by Sally Green
Although I still enjoyed it. It was great to finish this series finally!

Half Lost

What do you want to read next?

I will be re-reading The Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh ready for the ARC I have from netgalley of Smoke in the Sun.
I had hoped to have read them by now…

I need to read Warcross by Marie Lu as I got it out of the library ages ago and still haven’t read it.


What books did you collect this month?

I Bought:
Apex by Mercedes Lackey

And in my boxes I got:
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C G Drews
Light Years by Kass Morgan

So I bought:
Legendary by Stephanie Garber (so excited by this one!)
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

I also bought for my kindle (because they were really cheap):
The Fire Queen by Emily R King
Illuminae, Gemina and Obsidio by Amie Kaufman

I was also naughty this month and got the Fairyloot Box as well as my Illumicrate Box… sadly I didn’t find a golden ticket but I did get:
Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C G Drews (AKA the amazing Cait from Paperfury!)
Light Years by Kass Morgan

What books are you hoping to collect next month?

Just the books in my book boxes!

I think I may have accidentally signed up for a subscription to Fairyloot rather than a one off. So I think I have another box on order but I’m not going to complain. :)

How are your challenges going?

Netgalley Challenge: 1! Because I also had a netgalley copy of The Smoke Thieves
Finishing the Series Challenge: Er…finished no series
Book Box Challenge: Technically 1, as The Smoke Thieves was also a box ARC
Reviews: I’m currently 2 behind. But in my defence I want sure I’d review the first and I have only just finished the second

Netgalley Challenge : 0
Finishing the Series Challenge : 1 (The Half Bad Trilogy FINALLY)
Book Box Challenge: 0
The Unread Shelf Project 2018 : 2 (Pyramids and Night Owls)
Reviews: 0
I Bought It So I Must Read It: still just 2/31

Any rants or raves?
Anything to boast or even just chat about?

A Discovery of Witches is going to be a TV SHOW!!!!! And Alex Kingston is going to be in it! I really need to read these books, but I’m really excited already!!

I don’t know if you can count this as a rave, but anyway…
I try and read to Cassie each night and for the past few days we’ve been reading the same books over and over because Cas finds them hilarious. If you have kids and you haven’t read them these yet, I would highly recommend,

There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins
and Chicken Little adapted by Oakley Graham.

chicken litte there's a bear

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