Sum it Up Sunday: May 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: 18
Avg Rating: 4.9
Pages Read: 7,430
Books Bought / Received: 15
(But to be fair, most of those are audio, some were on offer too!)


Books Read: None
Avg Rating: n/a
Pages Read: 393
Books Bought / Received: 7

What are you reading right now?

Listening to :
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
Kingdom of ash
BLOODWITCH by Susan Dennard! finally


Magician by Raymond E Feist
I’ve been reading this for about 2 months on and off.
I’ve had a really really bad year so far with family illness’s which have put a strain on my personal and work life.
As a result I have not been reading much at all.
This book has been a comfort. It’s the longest book I’ve ever read and its nice to have a constant companion.
It was also recommended to me by my dad so its nice to have something to talk to him about that isn’t hospital related.


What was your favourite book this month?

I think it would have to be Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas
queen of shadow

Magician by Raymond E Feist
See above

What was your least favourite book this month?

Crown of Midnight, also by Sarah J Maas
crown of midnight



What do you want to read next?

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo and I’m looking forward to listening to Owlflight by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon!
king of scars owlflight

The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst

deepest blue

I’ve got this one out of the library. I really hope I get time to read it.
I do love Sarah Beth Durst’s writing so I have no worries about liking it. It’s just about finding time.
I haven’t read the original series that this spins off from but if I like this one I will definitely go back and read those 3 books.

What books did you collect this month?


Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman 
The Beholder by Anna Bright
aurora rising the beholder

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
SightWitch by Susan Dennard
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
Wold Speaker by Tamora Pierce
Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce
tower of dawn Kingdom of ashsightwitch The Language of Thorns
Wild magic wolfspeaker emperor mage 
the realms of the gods

Romanov by Nadine Brandes 
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
Last of her Name by Jessica Khoury
Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley
Darcy’s Story by Janet Aylmer
romanov last of her name darcys story



I missed last month so this includes a couple of books that arrived in April too.

Sherwood nocturna finale candle flat share


by Meagon Spooner
Nocturna by Maya Motayne
Finale by Stephanie Garber
The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

bride test huntress

Ebook Bargains

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
The Huntress by Kate Quinn

What books are you hoping to collect next month?


Harry Potter Azkaban RAvenclaw shadow and flame
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Ravenclaw edition
Shadow and Flame by Mindee Arnett



azkaban Whisper of the Tide sorcery of thorns

Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban Hufflepuff Edition Hardback
Whisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

How are your challenges going?

The Unread Shelf Challenge:
I don’t think I have any for this months prompt, but I have been reading unread books from my shelf!
Book Box Challenge: Nope
Netgalley Challenge: Er, nope
Reviews: Um, yeah. I’ve dropped 2, but I still have FIVE to write up. And I’m not gonna be reviewing the Psy-Changeling books I’ve been re-reading, or we’d be here till next August, haha.

The Unread Shelf Challenge: I’m behind with this now.
Reviews: Haven’t written any in ages

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


Illumicrate will be offering a book only box from July and I’m so excited! I love all the special editions that they produce, but the other stuff…I Just don’t know what to do with. I hope to switch over in August, though knowing my luck, they’ll start having EVERYTHING that I want in their boxes.


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