Sum it up Sunday – June 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: 8! (counting Furyborn and not counting currently reading)
Avg Rating: 4.25
Pages Read: 3,148
Books Bought / Received: 12


Books Read : 0
Avg Rating : 0
Pages Read: 0
Books Bought / Received : 2

What are you reading right now?

Listening to: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Reading: The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

ready player one the demon king

Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett and Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Not far enough into either of them to comment.

pyramids Legendary

What was your favourite book this month?

I can’t pick, I loved both Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh and Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

 smoke hunting Prince Dracula

Didn’t finish anything

What was your least favourite book this month?

Ash Princess  by Laura Sebastian
There wasn’t really anything wrong with what I read – I just lost interested and then heard there was a love triangle…

ash princess

Didn’t finish anything

What do you want to read next?

I don’t know…Perhaps it’s time for some of those books I keep meaning to read?!

Erm I’d quite like to read Now I Rise by Kiersten White as the last book in this trilogy is coming out next month.

Now I Rise

What books did you collect this month?


Bought 2 novella ebooks:
Okami and Yumi by Renee Ahdieh

Book boxes brought me:
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C G Drews
Light Years by Kass Morgan
All of This Is True by Lygia Day Penaflor
Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke
Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

Audible books:
Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (dramatised) by Douglas Adams
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

and the ones I forgot about last month:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 


And I Darken by Kiersten White
Vicious by V E Schwab (the collectors edition) – I already owned the UK paperback but who can resist this cover!
alsooo may have ordered the special Magic and Mayhem Illumicrate box… I do love V E Schwab

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

and i darken vicious grace and fury

What books are you hoping to collect next month?

Nothing in my pre-orders list – so just my book box selections!

Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

bright we burn

How are your challenges going?

Netgalley Challenge: 0
Finishing the Series Challenge: ooh! 1!! The Flame in the Mist series!
Book Box Challenge:1! Furyborn by Claire Legrand counts
Reviews: I’m 1 behind…, I mean, I’ve sort of written it with pen and paper, but I haven’t finalised it

Netgalley Challenge : 0
Finishing the Series Challenge : 0
Book Box Challenge: 0
The Unread Shelf Project 2018 : 0
Reviews: 0
I Bought It So I Must Read It:

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

I was unable to find an audio copy of Dirk Gently’s Holistic detective agency anywhere I looked! I had to settle for the dramatised version!! So sad ):
Also, I’ve been struggling with What’s in the Box posts. I’m one of those people that finds it hard to express themselves and I’m pretty sure I just say the same thing in every post. I’m also considering cancelling some or all of my subscriptions for several reasons. I’m not reading the books, I don’t know what to do with half of the items and the boxes cost the same as 3 books! But I haven’t quite decided about that yet, because I have to admit I’m pretty excited about the ARC’s we periodically get!! So maybe I’ll just go back to Instagram photos…

Absolutely ecstatic to have the money to be able to pre-order the Magic and Mayhem Illumicrate box. I’ve been so jealous of all the people who’ve received previous special Illumicrate boxes but I’ve just not been able to afford them. I couldn’t however pass up a VE Schwab box so I’ve scrapped together the pennies this time!

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