Reading Project

Getting out of my reading slump!

Hello lovelies!

You’ve heard it here first, but I am going to try and get out of my reading slump *gasp*. I’ve been in a reading slump and I blame two thing. First I finished Damaged Goods by Talia Hibbert and I got in a book hangover because it was too cute and I was on a warm and fuzzy cloud when I finished it. Second, I started watching Scandal. Oh my. I can’t believe I’ve never seen this show before. I am obsessed and I haven’t been able to do anything but binge-watch the first two seasons this week so here we are. One of my friends on Instagram challenged herself to reading 100 pages a day so I thought I’d do the same thing to get out of my slump. I’m truly hopeful to actually finish one of the four books I’ve started reading. I’m going to check in by the end of the week to see how it went!

Here’s my TBR for this week!!

I had been reading You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson when my slump came. I am hoping to finish this book this week! I only have 208 pages left so technically I should be able to finish it in two days.

I am buddy reading Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (637 pages) by Jennifer L. Armentrout with a friend over Instagram! I was kind of disappointed by From Blood and Ash so I’m hoping to enjoy this second book a little more. I’m trying to lower my expectations so I will hopefully be pleasantly surprised by this book. I don’t know if we will finish it this week but I’m hoping to make a dent in this beast.

I have been solicited by two authors to read their books and it’s high time I get around to them.

The first one is A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden (304 pages) and the second one is Merging The Drift by Tom Bray. These are not books I would typically go for, but I am super excited to step out of my comfort zone!

This is my TBR but then again, I’m a mood reader and I think I might change or add books along the week. Fingers crossed and see you in a week for the results!

Karla xx

Reading Project

Reading Project Wrap Up!- Week 3/3

Hello lovelies!

Woohooo I did it! *Happy dance*. I managed to read 10 books in three weeks! The first two weeks were off to a rocky start but I managed to catch up this week since I read 5 books. FIVE BOOKS. IN A WEEK. I usually manage to read five books in a month so I’m very proud of myself.

I really liked challenging myself and I think I might do this project again in the future. I want to hank you for taking this journey with me. Here’s a list of all the books I read with ratings and small reviews :

5 STARS ★★★★★

Beach Read: I love romance with my whole heart. I scarcely read books that do not contain a romantic relationship in it. It can be the worst plot ever, if the romance works, then I’m sold. This book was the best romance I have read in a long time. The chemistry between the characters was wonderful and the banter was just so well-written I couldn’t spot grinning. The plot was complex and exceeded my expectations and the writing style made it an enjoyable and swift read. I want to put this book into everyone’s hands. Full review to come.

Bérénice: This is a French classic. I love everything the playwright Racine writes and this play was no exception.

4 STARS ★★★★

Shatter Me: It’s my sister’s favorite series and what got her into reading. I cannot believe it took me so much time to read it. The beginning was too slow for me but once the plot picked up I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

Party of Two: It’s as though the author looked inside my head, saw the kind of book I craved for and wrote it. It was perfect.

Get A Life, Chloe Brown: This was so cute. It was a healthy, sexy and funny romance and I couldn’t get enough. I also want to get a life…and a Redford Morgan please.

The Hunter and the Mage: this is the second book in The Raven and the Dove series. This was an ARC and I will release a review closer to publication date. I was so afraid it wouldn’t live up to my expectations but it did and that makes me so happy.

Clap When You Land: This was heartbreaking in a beautiful way and reconciled me with books written in verse. A true masterpiece. See my full review here.

3 STARS ★★★

The Wicker King: This has highly been recommended to me and I ordered it immediately. I initially gave it four stars but it was very different from what I expected and I think I was trying to convince myself that I loved it but I didn’t.

Her Royal Highness: This story was really cute and had all the elements I like: a sapphic relationship, a school in Scotland, great friendships and royals. What’s not to love?

2 STARS ★★

The Siren: this was a big disappointment especially since I love The Selection series. This was a lot darker than I expected and the romance was lukewarm. I couldn’t wait to get it over with.

That’s all folks. Spot any favorites? Let me know in the comments!