Hey Bookworms! Sorry for not posting all weekend, but it was a hard one. I am just hoping this week gets better. I feel set back after having a few weeks of being okay to say the least. It is hard dealing with depression again after 5 years of being okay, but I am trying to stay strong. Even on the good days it is still is there lingering under the surface. The good news is I am taking steps to get better and am proud of myself for getting help. I know I am not always the easiest to deal with in these time, but am extremely grateful for the few who have stuck around I am glad for the support I have found through my blogging and twitter. My readers are helping me a lot and so once again thank you! All of you! I promise my next post will have a happier tone to it.
As for the Readathon:
I got one book done because my mood has made me quite slumpy. I want to scrap all my TBR’s and move to the childhood reads I posted in my Top Ten Tuesday post. I need light and happy reads. As for the Readathon as much as I loved the hosts it wasn’t as active as I’d hoped it would be. Well it was their first time, so I am hoping it just hit some snags. A readathon should be an event where readers are cheering each other on with posts and asking what is read. I hope they do it again with more activity though! As for July I want to participate in at least 2! If anyone knows of any I’d appreciate it so much if they were shared in the comments below =)
Books I read:
I was able to finish one book: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
This is a really cute and happy light book. I love that Anne Hathaway narrates and it just fits the personality of the character introduced in the movie. I do warn readers who are planning to read this that keep in mind that their are major differences. Try to set aside the movie as best as you can when you read and or listen to this book! That being said this book made me giggle and smile so much. So for those of you having a hard time at the moment I definitely recommend this book as a pick me up
I tried to read:
Thirteen Reason’s Why by Jay Asher
I had to put it down because it was triggering. I’m hoping when I am in a better place I can go back to it.
Good Reads Reading Goal Status
Even though I am in a bit of a slump I am still ahead of schedule! In fact I have almost reached it! I am 9 books away! I have read 63 out of 72 books. I am tempted to up it, but I dunno how often these slumpy periods will hit.
TBR for the Rest of June
Now most of these will be audio books since I am a bit slumpy, one Ebook, and a few Library books, but I’m hoping to get most of these done before the end of the month!
1. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
This is the second book in my Buddy Read I’m having with my Book BFF The Paige-Turner. I will be tackling some of this through half audio and half e-book to shake me out of slump
2. Hot Blooded by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie
I read the first book a while back and found out it was more than one. Lucky for me the Library had it and I plan to read it next =)
3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
My second buddy read of the month and I know I am more than a little behind my fellow readers but I hope they will forgive me!
4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Found the audiobook through my Scribd subscription, so since I’m having trouble reading words right now I am giving the audiobook a shot!
5. Echoes of Us by Khat Zhang
This is a last book in a series and I regret waiting this long to read it! The good thing about waiting so long is you forget who you like, so are not too affected when bad things happen to them. I remember all the characters, but beside the two main characters I do not remember who I like. This will also be a half and half as well between ebook and audiobook
6. Princess in Love by Meg Cabot
The next book and happily (for me) narrated by Anne Hathaway. I am adoring the lightness of this series =)
7. Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
Another Library book and I have only read the first in the Tyrelle series that this book doesn’t spoil the rest of the series for me. If anyone knows if it will please let me know!
8. Everneath by Jodi Ashton
A mythological retelling and also a library book. So I want to try and get this one soon! I don’t want to feel guilty for renewing it again.
9. Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
A reread from the Library for me since sadly I don’t have my own copy. This was my favorite series in high school and deals with a theme I love: Reincarnation. A lot of people hate on this series which makes me sad because they don’t push through and see reasons in the 2nd book and on.
10. The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
A childhood comfort that I am hoping will make me feel better! I just want to fall in this book and lost in the magic of it
So bookworms that is all for this post! I hope you all managed to stick through this whole post! I just wanted to make up for not posting for so long! I missed you all! Have you read any of these? What are you planning to read the rest of the summer. Comment and let me know down below! I always love to talk especially about books. Have a good week and happy reading!