Sunday, March 6, 2016

Books Read in 2016

1. Doctor Who: Deep Time by Trevor Baxendale (4)
2. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (4)
3. Frostbite by Richelle Mead (4)
4. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (3.5)
5. The Testing Guide by Joelle Charbonneau (-)
6. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider (3)
7. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed (3)

8. Fat Dad, Fat Kid by Shay and Gavin Butler (5)
9. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (5)
10. Steel Scars by Victoria Aveyard (4)
11. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (4)
12. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (5)

13. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (5)
14. This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki (5)

15. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (5)
16. Winter by Marissa Meyer (3.5)
17. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (5)

18. The Crown by Kiera Cass (3)
19. Gemina (ARC) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (5)
20. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (4)
21. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas (5)

Currently Reading: 
Currently Listening To: Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

February 2016 Wrap-Up

Hello everyone! It's the end of the month again which means it's time to talk about the books I've read this month! It was a busy month and I didn't get quite as many in as I did last month, but I also red some very good ones. So let's get going!

Fat Dad, Fat Kid: One Father and Son’s Journey to Take Power Away from the “F-Word”
Book: Fat Dad, Fat Kid
Author: Shay & Gavin Butler
Genre: Youtube, self-help, weight loss, non fiction
Rating: ★★★★★
Format: Paperback
I have been watching Shaytards for years and had pre-ordered this book a long time ago. Overall I really enjoyed the book. It caused me to think about health and my own personal struggle in a way I hadn't before, and has really helped me a lot. As Shay says is the book, he is in no way a professional on health and weight loss, he is just a person that did things and got results. I enjoyed this book as a fan of the Butler family and as someone looking to improve the way they live their life. :)

Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) Steel Scars (Red Queen, #0.2)
Book: Glass Sword (Red Queen #2); Steel Scars (Red Queen 0.2)
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: YA fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, distopian
Rating: ★★★★★
Format: Hardcover
Oh god. Oh oh god. So after waiting a year for this book, it finally arrived. So I kind of had the same problem with tis book that I had with the first one. The first half of the book really dragged for me, and I kept fading out of interest. But then at right abiut the half way point shit went cray and I could not put the book down. And that ending. THAT ENDING. WHY. I want more! And I don't want to wait! I feel like I need to post a full review of this book just to get out my feelings. The third book needs to be her, now.
Steel Scars was at the end of the book and was the novella I hadn't read yet. I felt very 'meh' about it, especially after the intense ending og Glass Sword. I found I rally didn't care. (★★★★)

This Shattered World (Starbound, #2)
Book: This Shattered World (Starbound #2)
Author: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Genre: YA fiction, sci-fi
Rating: ★★★★
Format: Audio Book
This book took me forever to listen too, mostly because the first third of it really dragged on. The next third got a little better, and the final third was much better. I didn't like it as much as the first book and I was happy when I got a glimpse of Tarver and Lilac. It's an interesting concept to follow a different couple each book, but it is slso a bit jarring in terms of staying in the story. Not too bad though, good enough tht I'm listening to the third now.

Book: I'll Give You the Sun
Author: Jandy Nelson
Genre: YA fiction, contemporary, lgbt
Rating: ★★★★★
Format: Hardcover
This book was one of the most beautifully written books I have ever read, and was also incredibly heart breaking.

That's it for Feburary! If you have any questions about any of the books I read this month or if you just want to talk about the,, feel free to reach out to me on here or on instagram @drunkbibliophile.