Sum it up Sunday: February 2019


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: 5
Avg Rating: 5
Pages Read: 1927
Books Bought / Received: 8


Books Read: 3
Avg Rating: 3.34 Voodoos
Pages Read: 807
Books Bought / Received: 6

What are you reading right now?

Still reading A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas…I don’t want it to end and annoyingly I’m still ill! I don’t want to read it when I’m ill – I’m finding it hard to concentrate on anything
Also, listening to A Winners Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

a court of wings and ruin winners kiss

Not currently reading anything but hopefully going to start:
Stupid Cupid by Arabella Weir as my Unread Book Shelf March read.

stupid cupid

What was your favourite book this month?

I ‘re-read’ a l load of favourites via audio book this month, it’s hard to pick. I enjoyed both The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh and The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski.

The wrath and the DawnWinner's Curse

Either 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff or Poison by Bridget Zinn

  84 charing poison

What was your least favourite book this month?

I haven’t finished it yet, but The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo might have to be it, just for the revelations on how she treated books!!!

the life changing magic of tidying up

Hidden Monster by Amanda Strong

hidden monster
What do you want to read next?


Still The Dark Days Club series by Alison Goodman, but also the Witchlands series by Susan Dennard!! YAY Bloodwitch!!

dark days club Dark Days Pact The Dark Days Deceit

sightwitch truthwitch wind witch Bloodwitch

Erm maybe another long stander on my bookshelf like
Touch the Dark by Karen Chance?

touch the dark

What books did you collect this month?


The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
The Traitor Prince by CJ Redwine
The Blood Spell by CJ Redwine
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid KemmererThe Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz

The Priory of the Orange Tree The Traitor Prince The Blood Spell The Afterlife of Holly Chase a curse so dark and lonely The Gilded Wolves Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

Bought – Physical Books:
84, Charring Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Slayer by Kiersten White
The Girls by Emma Cline
A Curse Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

84 charing slayer the girls a curse so dark and lonely

Bought – Kindle:
Dumplin‘ by Julie Murphy
Tempest and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
(99p each!!!)

dumplin tempests and slaughter

Book Box:

The Orphanage Of God’s by.


What books are you hoping to collect next month?


Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

aru shah and the end of time

Nope nothing

How are your challenges going?

The Unread Shelf Challenge: 1
Book Box Challenge: 1
Netgalley Challenge: 0
Reviews: 1? do Throwbacks count? I have 2 of those to write….

The Unread Shelf Challenge:
Well I cleared another 2. Quite happy with that however I didn’t read the 3 I intended to read. So they go back on the TBR pile.
Bought It, Read It: I bought 4 new books for my shelves and received another.  I only managed to read one new purchase book so that takes me to 2/8.
Reviews: I’m falling behind with these. I really need to catch up as I feel like I’m letting Paein down. 

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

Ahhh! MOXIE by Jennifer Mathieu is going to be adapted for Netflix by Amy Poehler and Tamara Chestna!! I’m so excited. I loved  “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and apparently it was adapted well so I have high hopes!! I’m so excited! Did I mention this?!
I also watched The Umbrella Academy and loved it! I’m considering the graphic novels but apparently the character development is far better in the show, and I think that was my favourite part!

Also, I received the Fairyloot box this month because they had a special edition of the book which was one I really wanted. I Was so disappointed with two of the main items however and I’m now sad I decided to order their March box too. I need to remember this and not be tempted again. Unless it’s a super spectacular special edition of a really fantastic book…

I’m annoyed about Illumicrate going to a monthly subscription. I can’t afford that and now I will have to either drop my subscription completely or spend each month logging in and ordering it as one off’s. To say this saddens me is an understatement. Oh well maybe its time I stopped anyway.

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