#ReadingRecap: July, August, and September

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#ReadingRecap: April, May & June

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#2017 End of Year Survey

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Hey, Bookworms!

Let’s welcome to the new year with a look back on how 2017 went in regards to reading. Hope you enjoy my bookish escapades, have a great year!

You can find the original post here at Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner’s blog if you want to inquire or do it yourself. So without further ado, here are my book stats for 2017:


2017 Reading Stats

Number of Books You Read: 

155 books + 49,620 pages

Number of Re-Reads:

4

Genre You Read the Most From:

Fantasy / Sci-Fi


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Best Book You Read In 2017?

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was the best book I read in 2017. It is such an important book for everyone to read and I’m so happy it’s been doing so well since it debuted back in February!

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

The Empress

When I heard there was going to be a sequel to The Diabolic I was so excited. Sadly what I got was a big bag of disappointment. Definitely didn’t meet my expectations and could have been so much better!

Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

And I Darken

This was just plain bad. I went in thinking I was going to love it. I mean come on, a historical YA retelling of Vlad the Impaler but as a female? And what I got was 500 pages of pure boredom.

Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

We Are the Ants

Not too shocking considering how much I love Shaun David Hutchinson’s books! All queer, all AMAZING. So what are you waiting for? GO READ IT.

Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017?

  1. Best female anti-hero I read this year. Seriously. She gave me chills.
  2. It’s Harry Potter… k bye.
  3. Late to the game with this one, but it was well worth the wait!

 

Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Traci Chee is the lovely author of The Reader. Her writing is beautiful, her world building is stellar and her characters give me life!

Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

What To Say Next

I read maybe 15 contemporaries last year of almost 160 books… so it’s safe to say it’s not a genre I read often. But saying that, this one hit it out of the park. A sweet little story where it’s okay to be a little different!

Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Fireblood

I love this series so much. I just want to live in this world forever and ever!

Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Autoboyography

This book makes you feel things. ALOT OF FEELINGS I DIDNT KNOW I HAD LIKE HOLY SHIT SO MANY EMOTIONS.

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?

The Last Namsara

Look at this beauty right here. The colors, the sparkles, the dagger! Heart eyes for days.

Most memorable character of 2017?

Empress Xifeng 100000000%

She is the ruthless character I was talking about up above. Though this is not the real Xifeng from the book, it just serves as what I envision Xifeng to look like!

Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

They Both Die at the End

The writing of this book was raw, real, and true to the setting and characters that inhabit New York. Because of this, it was very beautifully written. Like I cried real tears… I DON’T CRY OK. I DON’T.

Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017?

The Hate U Give

If this book isn’t everyone’s answer to this question, then they either haven’t read it, or they are blind. There is nothing more important than the message from this book this year. Seriously.

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read? 

HP and the Order of the Phoenix

Yeah I know. Crucify me now. Get it over with. I still haven’t finished reading the Harry Potter series. BUT I’m doing it slowly and surely!

Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017?

At the Edge of the Universe

“It’s impossible to let go of the people we love. Pieces of them remain embedded inside of us like shrapnel. Every breath causes those fragments to burrow through our muscles, nearer to our hearts. And we think the pain will kill us, but it won’t. Eventually, scar tissue forms around those twisted splinters like cocoons. They remain part of us, but slowly hurt less.”

Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

From 98 pages to 870.

Book That Shocked You The Most

He Will Be My Ruin

Sexy thrillers FTW!

OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

Fight me on this. But I’m totally on board with Xifeng and the Emperor. Forget the little farm boy… muahahaha

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Yes this relationship had a slight crack into the romance side… but ultimately it was much more about the friendship!

Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

At the Edge of the Universe

I will read anything this guy writes. He literally vibes off my soul and get’s me through his writing!

Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

Autoboyography

I seen that Maria from Big City Bookworm read this one and it sparked my interst so I picked it up for myself! And if you read above, you will know how much I loved it!

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?

My precious little Arcus baby. I just want to put him in my pocket and protect him forever!

Best 2017 debut you read?

Perfect Ten

This one made my heart skip a beat several times while reading it!

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

The Last Namsara

This book is just beautifully written. You will literally be transported there and experience the story first hand!

Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

This one was so amusing, I couldn’t not put it down for this one. Yes I know… I made a double negative. Fight me.

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017?

They Both Die at the End

First book ever to make me shed a tear… sadly there were many tears. Many many tears.

Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Runebinder

This book literally flew under the radar. No scratch that. It flew so low the radar couldn’t even pick it up. But seriosuly it was such a good read!

Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Autoboyography

This one will crush, stomp, rip, tear, and shred your heart and feels to pieces.

Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

The Art of Starving

It’s not everyday you get a YA book where the main character who is male has an eating disorder. It was a nice change.

Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

A Stranger in the House

Ugh…


Well that’s pretty much a recap of my reading year in 2017! I hope you guys enjoyed looking into my book life and I hope you all had just as an enjoyable year as I did!

Until next time,

Jesse Nicholas Sig

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Reading Recap: July, August, September

Reading Recap- July, August, September! (1)

 

Hey Bookworms!

Welcome to another Reading Recap. Where I explore what I have been up in the past three months!


July's Books, Manga &Graphic Novels (1)

Rogue by Julie Kagawa★★★☆☆

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu – ★★★★★

Perfect Ten by L. Philips – ★★★★★ – Review

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum★★★★★ – Review

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh – ★★★★☆ – Review

Naruto Vol. 3: Bridge of Courage by Masashi Kishimoto★★★★☆

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab★★★★☆ – Review

Harley Quinn Vol. 1: Die Laughing by Amanda Conner★☆☆☆☆

Naruto Vol. 4: The New Opponents by Masashi Kishimoto – ★★★★★

He Will Be My Ruin by K. A. Tucker – ★★★★☆

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus – ★★★☆☆ – Review

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins – 

And I Darken by Kiersten White – ★★☆☆☆

The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller – ★★★★☆ – Review

Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes – ★★★★☆

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware – ★★★★☆ – Review


August's Books, Manga &Graphic Novels

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake★★★☆☆

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza – ★★★★☆ – Review

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. 3 by Kyle Higgins★★★★★

Bright Thrones by Kate Elliott – ★★★★☆

Batgirl Vol. 1: Beyond Burnside by Hope Larson – ★★★☆☆

Buried Heart by Kate Elliott – ★★★★☆ – Review

Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber★★★☆☆ – Review

Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast – ★★★☆☆ – Review

The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark – ★★★☆☆ – Review

Fireblood by Elly Blake – ★★★★★ – Review

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka – ★★★☆☆ – Review

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson – ★★★★☆

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – ★★★★★ – Review

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh – ★★★★☆

Black Clover Vol. 4 by Yuki Tabata – ★★★★☆


September's Books, Manga &Graphic Novels

Wayward Vol. 3: Out from the Shadows by Jim Zub★★★★☆

Archie Vol. 4 by Mark Waid★★★★★ – Review

Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – ★★★★☆

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena – ★★☆☆☆

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima★★★★☆

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo – ★★★☆☆ – Review

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – 

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows – ★★★☆☆ – Review

Release by Patrick Ness★★★★☆ – Review

Harley Quinn Vol. 2: Joker Loves Harley by Jimmy Palmiotti – ★★★☆☆

The Last Namsara by Kirsten Ciccarelli★★★★☆

Warcross by Marie Lu★★★★☆

There’s Someone Inside your House by Stephanie Perkins – ★★★★☆

 


Results

JULY:

13 Books, 2 Manga & 1 Graphic Novels

Pages5472

AUGUST:

12 Books, 1 Manga & 2 Graphic Novel

Pages4933

SEPTEMBER:

10 Books, 0 Manga & 3 Graphic Novels

Pages4222


Well there you have it. Over the last 3 months I managed to get some serious reading in. Hopefully it carries over through the summer!

Until next time,

Jesse Nicholas Sig

 

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Reading Recap: April, May & June

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Hey Bookworms!

Welcome to another Reading Recap. Where I recap what I have been up in the past three months!


April-Books

 

Blacklist by Alyson Noel★★★☆☆ – Review

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer★★★★☆ – Review

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich★★★★☆ – Review

Bang by Barry Lyga★★★★☆ – Review

Detective Comics Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV★★★★★

Power Rangers Vol. 2 by Kyle Higgins★★★★★

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda★★★★☆

I Found You by Lisa Jewell★★★★☆ – Review


May-Books

 

At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson★★★★★

Black Clover Vol. 1 by Yuki Tabata★★★★★

The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty★★★☆☆ – Review

Black Clover Vol. 2 by Yuki Tabata★★★★★

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda★★★☆☆

Archie Vol. 3 by Mark Waid★★★☆☆

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas★★★★☆

Naruto Vol. 1 by Masashi Kishimoto – ★★★★☆

Bravest Warriors Vol. 5 by Breehn Burns★★★★☆


June-Books

 

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab★★★☆☆

The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson★★★☆☆ – Review

Jughead Vol. 2 by Chip Zdarsky★★★★★

Naruto Vol. 2 by Masashi Kishimoto★★★☆☆

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau★★★★☆ – Review

The Party by Robyn Harding★★☆☆☆ – Review

Black Clover Vol. 3 by Yuki Tabata★★★★☆

Replica by Lauren Oliver★★☆☆☆

The Young Elites by Marie Lu★★★★☆

Talon by Julie Kagawa★★☆☆☆

Roar by Cora Carmack – Unrated

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands★★★★☆

The Rose Society by Marie Lu★★★★☆

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh★★★★☆

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard★★★☆☆

Josie and the Pussycats Vol. 1 by Marguerite Bennett★★★☆☆


Results

APRIL:

6 Books, 0 Manga & 2 Graphic Novels

Pages2463

MAY:

4 Books, 4 Manga & 1 Graphic Novel

Pages2745

JUNE:

12 Books, 2 Manga & 2 Graphic Novels

Pages5433


Well there you have it. Over the last 3 months I managed to get some serious reading in. Hopefully it carries over through the summer!

Until next time,

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February 2017 Wrap Up!

February Wrap Up

Hey guys!

Is it just me or was the shortest month of the year the one that seemed to go by the slowest? It was probably just me, who am I kidding. Not a lot of things went down this month. I got to attend the HarperCollins HCCFrenzy Spring Preview this past weekend which was one. It’s always nice to here a publishing company talk about the books that they’re publishing. Plus I walked away with 6 new ARC’s too! But anyways..

Let’s take a look at what I got down to this month on the book blogging side of my life!


Wrap Up Books I've Read

The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom – February 2nd, 2017

Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham by Tom King – February 4th, 2017

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak – February 4th, 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – February 10th, 2017

What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan – February 20th, 2017

Jughead Vol. 1 by Chip Zdarsky – February 22nd, 2017

The Fire By Night by Teresa Messineo – February 25th, 2017

Batman Vol. 1.5: Night of the Monster Men – February 26th, 2017

Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman – February 26th, 2017

Driven by M.B. Mulhall – February 27th, 2017

A total of 6 novels + 4 graphic novels!

Other books I’ve started:


Wrap Up Reviews

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera – 5/5

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak – 4/5

The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom – 4/5

The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine – 4/5

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis – 3/5

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – 5/5

(Click the links to read the reviews)

Reviews Coming in March:


Wrap Up Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

Goodbye Days – February 1st, 2017

The Bone Witch – February 8th, 2017

Shadow Run – February 15th, 2017

A Crown of Wishes – February 22nd, 2017


Wrap Up Top 10

Top 10 Tuesday

Fantasy Romances (Valentines Day Edition) – February 14th, 2017

I Loved Them More Than Expected – February 21st, 2017


Wrap Up Awards

February Awards

N/A

February Achievements

800 Twitter Followers  February 2017

34,500 Blog Views – February 2017

14,000 Blog Visitors  February 2017


Wrap Up Book Tags

Lunar New Year Book Tag – February 5th, 2017

The Alphabet Book Tag – February 18th, 2017


Wrap Up Discussions at Dawn

Why I Quit NetGalley & EdelweissFebruary 4th, 2017

Bookish Pet Peeves – February 25th, 2017


Wrap Up Cover Reveal

January 30 to Febraury 5thBIG REVEAL: Siege of Shadows

February 6th to 12thBIG REVEAL: They Both Die At the End

February 13th to 19th – BIG REVEAL: One Dark Throne

February 20th to 26th


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40 Books / 40 Reviews

January:

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis

REVIEW: I See You

February:

What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan

Jughead Vol. 1 by Chip Zdrasky

REVIEW: The Sidekicks

Total: 4 Books / 2 Reviews


And that was February. Phew. That was a big month and I am glad I could get a lot of reading done! See you guys in March!

Until next time,

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