December Wrap Up and January CR/TBR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope you had a great Eve and I hope you have a brilliant NY day! ^_^ Mine will be spent in bed which is the best thing for me!! ^_^ So onto the wrap up!

Wrap Up

Heroine Shikkaku Volume 4
Orange Volume 2
Mistborn: The Well of Ascension

The Well of Ascension by Brandon SandersonOrange 2 by Ichigo TakanoHeroine Shikkaku vol.4 by Momoko Kouda

I finally did it! At 10:30pm last night I finally finished The Well of Ascension! After putting off reading the book for over 2 years(!), I finally got the guts to pick it up and it was amazing! (review coming soon!)

Currently Reading

Nothing. I do want to start Hero of Ages very soon but I think I’m gunna break the 2 and 3 book up by reading a smaller book in between but no idea what that will be. Probably a manga.

TBR

The new year always brings about a new motivation for reading so I’ve been thinking that I’d like to get through these this month:

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)Orange 3 (オレンジ, #3)

I have a quiet month socially (unlike December which was crazy!) so should be able to get more reading done ^_^

What are your Wraps Up and TBRs for December and January?

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TBR Shame 2015 Update!

29th August 2014, I posted TBR Shame Part 1 and Part 2. Today I am going to update that list… O dear… O dear, o dear.. so from those two lists I will list below: A. Books I’ve read or unhauled from those lists, B. new books I’ve acquired over the year and C. the total books I have now on my TBR.

Physical TBR (books read/unhauled)
The Rain
A Game of Thrones
Warm Bodies
Harry Potter Collection – Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Last Battle
The Silver Chair
Atonement
Thief of Time
Night Watch
Sourcery
Guards! Guards!
The Truth
Going Postal
The Naked God
The Reality Dysfunction
Car Fever
The Neutronium Alchemist
Sorcery! 1 – 4
The Enchanted Wood
The Wee Free Men
A Hat Full of Sky
Going Postal
Wintersmither
I Shall Wear Midnight
Thud!
The Art of Harmony
The Jungle Book
Single Mother on the Verge
Magyk
Reaper Man
Soul Music

New Books:
The Road
The Rithmatist
Brave New World
The World of Ice and Fire
Elantris
Warbreaker
The Way of Kings (in two parts)
Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords (two parts)
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons (two parts)
Steelheart
Alloy of Law
Ensnared

Total Books Left on TBR: 38

Japanese Physical TBR
Death Note 13
Vampire Knight Official Fanbook
Bleach – Souls

New Books:
Orange Volume 1 (already read)
Orange Volume 2
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 1 (already read)
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 2 (already read)
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 3
Heroine Shikkaku Volume 4
Heroine Shikkaku The Novelisation

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Comics Physical TBR
The Mighty Thor #1
Superman Special Edition #1
Avengers Arena #1

New Books:
None

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E-Book TBR – Public Domain
None

New Books:
None

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Kindle Freebies
A Bit of Bite
Sacrifice Me
The Walking Dead Volume 1

New Books:
The Iron Butterfly
Darkness of Light
Kingdom Series Collection (3 stories)

135

Bought E-Books

A Game of Thrones

New Books:
Assassin’s Quest
Royal Assassin

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ARCS

City of Stairs
The Diamond Thief
The Isobel Journal
Project Superhero
The Rain

New Books:
The Paper Magician (already read)
The Glass Magician (already read)
The Storm (already read)
The One (already read)
Angelfall (already read)
Circus of the Damned
Three-Body Problem
Gods + Monsters
Great Zoo of China
The Curse Keepers Collections (3 books)
The Girl at Midnight
Arivaca
SNEAK PEEK: An Ember in the Ashes (already read)
Cities and Thrones
To Honor You Call Us
For Honor We Stand
Brothers in Valor
Aramda (already read)

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ABSOLUTE TOTAL: 269 (21 books less than last year’s total!!)

June Wrap Up and July TBR!

I have a announcement tomorrow so it’s better to post my WU/TBR today instead of two posts tomorrow ^_^

Wrap Up

GANTZ Chapters 191 – 285
Ladel Rat Rotten Hut by Camerca Jace (3/5)
Angelfall by Susan Ee (3/5)
Shingeki no Kyojin Chapter 70
Kuroshitsuji Chapter 106

Ladle Rat Rotten Hut by Cameron JaceAngelfall by Susan Ee

I got 340 pages into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and The Vampire Lestat is currently on-hold because I am not in the mood to read it.

The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

Total Pages: 2573
Day Read in Month: 28 out of 30
Average Pages Per Day:  85
Average Pages Per Week: 643

I know what you’re thinking ‘but most of that was manga!’ yeah true they don’t technically count but… technically they do! xP

TBR

Well… I have a pile of books on my floor which I wanted to get through before I went to Japan… want to see those books? Here you go! Cos they’re this month’s TBR!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)Peter Jackson: A Film-Maker's Journey
Wool (Silo, #1)Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #2)Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)Ancient Egypt Myth  & HistorySteelheart (Reckoners, #1)
The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1)1984The RoadSuperColonyThe Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide, #2)
Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide, #3)The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)Brave New WorldSo Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, #4)HokusaiOtomen, Vol. 1 (Otomen, #1)
Otomen, Vol. 3 (Otomen, #3)Otomen, Vol. 2 (Otomen, #2)Death Note, Vol. 13: How to Read (Death Note, #13)Characters From Tolkien: A Bestiary

Oh dear…. don’t believe me? Here you go!

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HAHA! There is NO way in hell I’m getting through ALL those books in 26 days! Whatta shame I can’t =[ so looks like my suitcase and handluggage will be having more books in than anticipated!

What did you read in June? What do you suggest I read first? Long books first? Quick books first? IS THIS DO-ABLE?! What will you read this July? Let me know in the comments below!

May Wrap Up and June TBR!

We’re in June already?! Noooo! I only have about 7 more weeks left til the end of summer… but at the same time, ugh I’ve still got 7 more weeks left of summer >.< I participated in two read-a-thons this past month so check my progress out here and here.

Wrap Up

Shingeki no Kyojin Chapter 69
The One by Kiera Cass (2/5)
Avenger’s Arena Issue 3 (3/5)
Avenger’s Arena Issue 4 by Dennis Hopeless (3/5)
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (3/5) – just realised I haven’t done a review for this yet!! o_O
Vampire Knight Art Book by Hino Matsuri (5/5) – because it was perfect for a VK fan!
Kuroshitsuji Chapter 105

The One (The Selection #3)Avengers Arena #3 by Dennis HopelessAvengers Arena #4 by Dennis HopelessA Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

I also lemmed The Jungle Book and Car Fever this month too! Reasons being The Jungle Book caused me to have ‘Friend like you’ from the Disney movie in my head every single time I read and drove me insane. Car Fever was just too… car-like? xD

Car FeverThe Jungle Book

And I read about half way through the next The Grimm Diaries Prequels story (#4) and 244 pages of The Vampire Lestat.

Total Pages: 746 Pages! An amazing improvement for me =]
Day Read in Month: 21 out of 31 days
Average Pages Per Day:
  35 pages
Average Pages Per Week: 186 pages

A pretty good dent and start to my summer reading! Almost already a 1/3 of the way to my desired 3000 pages read goal!

TBR

As already said I’m currently reading two books so they are naturally on this TBR…

The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)Ladle Rat Rotten Hut (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #4)

After these, I seriously will start these three books. These three books I definitely must read with all my heart this month and I know I’ll love them and I just gotta jump in!

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

And obviously the #YearofCosmere is going on so the books I’m supposed to read for this month are:

The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1)Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)

But we’ll see if I get time after those three epics >.<

What did you read in May? What will you read this June? Let me know in the comments below!

Summer Reading Goals

No May TBR because it’s just been read-a-thon after read-a-thon so there’s been no point to it xD so onto the SUMMER READING GOALS!

I have just over 2 months of summer so I want to use them wisely!

Goals:

1. Read 30 books…but I would love to get to 50! But 30 seems more ideal for me =[
2. Read 3000 pages
3. Finish 2 Manga series – definitely want to finish GANTZ, keep up to date with Shingeki no Kyojin and Kuroshitsuji and the other manga I want to finish is…Highschool of the Dead.
4. Finish as many already started series as possible [list here] for series I have yet to complete, although tis a little old
5. Finish as many ARCs as possible (I have like 18) [See this shelf]

Blog Goals:
Post consistently
Comments on others more

Re-Organising My Shelves:

I decided to re-organise them so I had some priority going on. Basically just goes, priority books at the front, non-priority (also can be codename for = probably won’t get to/don’t mind not reading/my Japanese still isn’t good enough/will probably unhaul) books at the back. Let’s see who did and didn’t make the cut xD

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^ Back row ^

I know you are all hating me for putting Pratchett and Sanderson at the back but in my defense! The Way of Kings is something I want to start when I’ve read all his other pre-2015 books and I like to read Pratchett’s books in order and the next of his is Wyrd Sisters for me which isn’t in that pile.


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^ Front Row ^

Overall, including the RYBSAT books (and The Jungle Book) I have right next to me, there is a total of about 30 books! But we ALL know I wanna exceed that xD

Big goals? You betcha I’m looking forward to this challenge!

What are you summer reading plans/goals? Let me know in the comments below!

#RYBSAT TBR

Video explaining the details here.

This month really (always) is the month of Read-a-Thons xD Tomorrow begins RYBSAT and runs 18th – 25th and I am looking forward to it especially as it’ll be my first full week off since Uni finished on Friday so I have LOADS of time and LOADS of books to get through! So without further ado, here is my TBR:

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The Breakdown:

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I also picked a point on my kindle shelf too!

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If I get through the Anne Rice books and maybe one kindle book. I will be very happy!

ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN THIS READ-A-THON?!

Psst. TBR for May/Summer is coming soon!

Bout of Books 13 TBR

As this is my very last week at uni and all I have is revision, I feel I will have enough time to take part in this! And my plan is very simple: Finish all the books I’m currently reading and finish all the books I have left at uni with me! So the TBR is as follows…

Currently Reading

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)Car FeverThe One (The Selection #3)

Still at Uni with Me

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through The Looking-GlassThe Jungle BookTreasure Island

As for goals…I think I’ll keep it nice and simple:
1. Read as much as I can
2. Finish GoT (finally, please!)
3. Finish all my CR
4. Read at least 300 pages
5. Read everyday! (< but this was a year goal anyway)

I may even part-take in the challenges this time!! ^_^ Good luck to everyone joining in!