August 2017: #WrapUp

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Hallelujah!  August is over!  I have said it before, and I’ll say it again, I don’t “do” summer.  I don’t like the heat.  I don’t like the beach.  I am not a fan.  This August Wrap Up post is potentially my favourite post because that means we are closer to my favourite season, the season that rules them all- FALLLLL!

Pumpkin everything.  Boots.  Sweaters.  Yes. Please.

This month, I felt like I had a really terrible month for reading.  I didn’t feel like I was reading a whole ton.  I had my wedding shower, was feeling pretty sick, and had to deal with a flood in my basement. But, apparently, I was mistaken because I read 31 books this month.  Not my best month but not my worst month either!

Keep reading to see which books I read, which books I loved, which books I liked and which books I had to add to my DNF pile.

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June 2017 Wrap Up: #wrapup #June

Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 5.43.21 PMWell I blinked, June is over and summer is officially here! Anyone who works in education or an

Anyone who works in education or an education-related field waits for June with bated breath!   It always feels like there is not enough time and yet, time moves at a snail’s pace!  I work in an alternative school setting, so I work through the summer, but it is absolutely more relaxed and I am looking forward to the lighter weight load before I transition back into the public school system in September!

Needless to say, June was an absolutely crazy month for me personally, but, I must say, I had a seriously mediocre month for reading.

With life in the way and a full blown reading slump that plagued me for almost two weeks, I finished June with 25 titles read.

Keep reading to see what I read in June and, as always, be sure to click on the titles to bring you to the full reviews!
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May 2017 Wrap Up

Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 5.43.21 PMMay has come and gone and I have had another incredibly busy reading month.  I read some amazing books, took part in some blog tours and added about seven million books to my TBR pile.

This month I read thirty-seven titles.   I was hoping to finish the two I am currently reading to start June fresh, but such is life!

Keep reading to see what I read this month and to see will be coming up on Clues and Reviews!

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February 2017: #Wrap Up and Update

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February is typically my least favourite month of the year; it always seems to go by too slowly. Luckily for me, I had a whole bunch of books this month to keep me busy! This month, I was able to read 28 books.

Keep reading to check out what I read this month (and which reads I gave a 5-star rating!) and an update on my reading challenges!

 

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Mystery Thriller Week: Book Review- Medea’s Curse (Anne Buist) @SimoneSinna #MTW

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Medea’s Curse, a mystery by Anne Buist, follows forensic psychiatrist, Natalie King, works with violent criminals. Specifically, in this novel, her clients are all women who have committed infanticide.   As she works through these women’s issues, she becomes entrenched in issues of her own as she begins receiving anonymous notes from someone. Someone who knows too much. Someone who may be putting her in danger….

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Book Outside My Genre: Book Review- All Our Wrong Todays (@elanmastai @DuttonBooks)

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The future that people figured in the 1950s that we’d have? It happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, people ride around in flying cars and walk on moving sidewalks. Everyone works in laboratories and food never goes bad. Even though Tom lives in a utopia, he feels as if he cannot find his way. Through a hasty decision, Tom ends up in a time travel mishap and ends up in our 2016: the world that we know. Here, his career is different, his family is different and from his utopian background, this new reality feels like a dystopian wasteland. Torn between his desire to forge a new life in this new reality and fixing the flow of history, Tom finds himself on a search for answers to figure out what the future is truly supposed to be….
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#cjsreads2017: Distress Signals (Catherine Ryan Howard) @cathryanhoward

 

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As mentioned previously (check out my original post here), I am partaking in monthly buddy reads with two of my favourite Bookstagrammers- Chandra and Jessica.  For our first read of February, we read Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard and we LOVED it!

Keep reading below for a synopsis of the book and our thoughts.

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