March 2016 Wrap Up

Thursday, March 31, 2016

I cannot believe another month has come and gone. 2016 is moving by so quickly. Is it just me that feels this way? I literally feel like I just celebrated Christmas last week.

So, this last week my husband surprised me with a spur of the moment trip to San Diego. We flew out for a few days and I just got home. I need a vacation from our mini vacation. Seriously, I don't think we stopped moving once while we were there. It was beautiful though... especially La Jolla. I would love to live somewhere so warm, but we flew home to more snow out here in Colorado. I'm so done with the snow. Anyways, the trip kind of threw off my reading. Not by much, but I did have 2 books I had hoped to finish this month that I never got to. Oh, well. Here is a wrap up of what I read.

Books I Read

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1. Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes (5/5 stars)
2. The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace (5/5 stars)
3. The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury (5/5 stars)
4. The Demon King  by Cinda Williams Chima (4/5 stars)
5. Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner (3/5 stars)

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6. Angelfall by Susan Ee (4/5 stars)
7. World After by Susan Ee (4/5 stars)
8. End of Days by Susan Ee (5/5 stars)
9. Alienated by Melissa Landers (5/5 stars) REREAD
10. Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson (dnf at 50% unrated)

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11. Sparrow by L.J. Shen (3/5 stars)
12. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (5/5 stars) REREAD
13. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (5/5 stars)
14. Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout (5/5 stars)
15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (5/5 stars) REREAD


16. Firelight by Sophie Jordan (2/5 stars)

16 books this month, with 3 rereads. Not too bad. I wanted to reread Cinder and Alienated before I work my way through the rest of those series. I am also working on my 15 millionth reread of the Harry Potter series before the play scripts come out this summer. I skipped 1 and 2 since i just read them at the end of 2015.

Favorite new book this month.

I'm only picking this from the 13 new books I read this month... and sctually I have a toss up tie. I'm going with both The Forbidden Wish and Six of Crows. I just adored both of these books. I'm pretty sure both will be in my top reads of 2016. They were just wonderful.

Reviews I wrote

The Forbidden Wish
Penryn and the End of Days Trilogy
Six of Crows

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My Completed Series as of March 2016

My Completed Series (March 2016)

Saturday, March 26, 2016

So, I have decided to make 2016 the year of completing series. I have already been working on it quite a bit this year, but I want to finish as many as I can.

You see, I have read almost 600 books since I started keeping track. However, I have only completed 20 series. I have this horrible tendency to start a series, read the first book or first 2 books, then never finish the rest. Even if I really loved the series... my memory tends to fade as time passes and I don't want to continue the series because I can't remember what happened in the last book.

So, for some series, I am going to reread the fist book. Particularly if I loved it and it has been a long while. Other books I will use recaptains to review the book before I continue on with the series.

Now without further ado, here are the book series I have read in their entirety already! (I am not inclding novellas whether I have read them or not.. just the full length novels that are part of a series)

1. Lila Series by Sarah Alderson
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2. Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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3. Darkness Rising Series by Kelley Armstrong
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4. Rock Chick Series by Kristen Ashley
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5. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
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6. Lonestar Series by Colleen Coble
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7. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
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8. Penryn and the End of Days Trilogy by Susan Ee
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9. Laird's Fiances Duology  by Julie Garwood
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10. To All the Boys I've Loved Before Duology by Jenny Han
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11. O'Malley Series by Dee Henderson
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12. Uncommon Heroes Series by Dee Henderson
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13. Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking
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14. Slammed Trilogy by Colleen Hoover
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15. Hopeless Duology by Colleen Hoover
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16. Shadow Falls Series by C.C. Hunter
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17. Twilight Quartet by Stephanie Meyer
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18. Harry Potter Series  by J.K. Rowling
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19. Lucky Harbor Series by Jill Shalvis
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20. Wilder Trilogy by Jill Shalvis
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There are the series that I have read completely through by the end of March 2016. I'll see how I do. I may update at end of June and make it quarterly this year.. or at the end of September and make it every 6 months.

What series do you recommend I read or finish immediately? It needs to be a series that has been or will be fully published this year!