August Wrap-up

Wrap-up

August is done and here we are! To the fun wrap-up where we list what we read/wrote.

As you all know, Chantel is taking a hiatus for the time being so I, Caidyn, am mainly going to be writing. But, if you haven’t already, you all should check out her Soundtrack of My Life series. She’s on track seven and I always love reading them!

But, onto the rest of it all.

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July Wrap-up

Wrap-up

Where did July go?? It really went by quickly. 2018 is going to be gone before we know it!

Thank you so, so much again for making this month amazing. We hit 200 followers, so thank you to all the new ones and the old ones who have stuck around. We also have topped our views for the fourth month in a row. Our hearts are so full thanks to you all.

This month, we read The Book of Essie together. A review will be up sometime in August with our thoughts. We posted our review of Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green, too! It was less of a review and more of a Q&A where Chantel asked Caidyn questions about his experience as a transman.

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We also started a new segment on our blog, so you should check out our first week here and our second here! It’s a whole lot of fun just gushing about random things. Other than books.

Lastly, we made a survey that we really want you all to fill out! You can find the post about it here, or comment below and we can send you a link to the survey!

Now, let’s dive into this!

Caidyn will be in blue.
Chantel will be in purple.

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May wrap-up

Wrap-up

Hello, all! We hope that you had a fantastic May. For those in school, we hope that you’re out (or close to) and all your exams have gone well!

It feels like this month totally flew by for us. Here and then gone, just like the rest.

This month, we read Circe, the review should be up in June, and Goblet of Fire, which we’ll wrap up reading in June.

Caidyn will be in blue.
Chantel will be in purple.


This month, I read 20 books! That’s a whole hell of a lot, even for me.

Roughly, this is what I read:

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1 star:

My average rating this month was 3.15! Not bad one bit. I think that this month was a good one for me, even if I DNFed quite a few.

Stay tuned for what I’ll be reading in June!


So, in May I read three books and DNFed one ARC. To be honest, I forgot that I finished Prisoner of Azkaban in May and I have no idea what I’m going to rate it so I’m not going to do by usual format since two of the four books I have no idea what I’m going to rate. 

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli (4.5 out of 5)

I seriously considered giving this book five stars. I loved it THAT much. I loved it more than Simon because frankly, I relate far more to a fat, sassy, bisexual girl who is in love with one of her friends. That’s just the way it is. My only issue what that the plot didn’t flow as well as it could’ve, but it was still so much fun to read. Also, be forewarned that Leah says some things that could be upsetting to anyone who is bisexual, pan, or questioning. I thought it was out of line, but it didn’t upset me. 


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (rating to come)

I don’t want to spoil my thoughts on PoA because we will be writing a joint review of it coming up. I will say this, though. I love Prisoner of Azkaban, but the book fell short for me. 


The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara (1 out of 5 stars – ARC, DNF)

I hate writing negative reviews, but I only got 17% into this book because I was dreading picking it up. It was so dull I didn’t even make it to the romance. Yeah, it just felt like bad fanfiction and I hate being an asshole about it, but I was so excited for this book and queer lady pirates and was seriously let down. One of the most disappointing reads ever. 


Circe by Madeline Miller (rating to come)

Again, I don’t want to spoil my thoughts on this because we will be doing a joint review soon. And I have to finish the book. However, I will say this, I didn’t just love The Song of Achilles because of Achilles and Patroclus’s relationship. 


That’s it for me! I had a lot more to say but didn’t do a ton of reading. I read Leah in a short amount of time but dragged my feet with the other three. Reading is still a struggle for me for whatever reason, but I did start a new blog series called The Soundtrack of My Life where I talk about my favorite songs of all time and I will have a new series coming up in June! (Which is awesome. Trust me. I know it is.)


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What did you all read this month? Were there any stand outs for you? Let us know!

April Wrap-Up

God, April has been here and gone. This is crazy. The year is already flying by and here we are, just going along with it. We can’t believe how fast this month went by, honestly.

This month, we read Six of Crows together and continued our Harry Potter Readathon with Prisoner of Azkaban! (Reviews of these will come later in May!) Next month we’ll be reading Vicious and Goblet of Fire.

We also reached 100 followers on here!! Thank you so much for all of your support with this. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Now, let’s get on to talking about what we did this month.

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This month I read 11 books. That’s impressive for me, but a few were DNFs or close to them.

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So, two DNFs and one re-read. I’d say that’s pretty impressive for me.

Also, I started doing a new series of trying to clean out my TBR on Goodreads. Varyingly successful since I’ve already added to it by a million. But, you can find week one here and week two here if you haven’t already seen it!

Next month, I really want to read Circe by Madeline Miller and finish some books that have been on my currently reading list for ages.


And, all, it’s just going to be me this month with updates/wrap-up. Chantel had a bad reading month. She’s going to write a post up about that, too. So you can expect that soon.

She also started a brand new music series! The first one is here, but she’s definitely writing more. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out!! She’s really passionate about music. Having proofread it, it was such a joy to read.

March Wrap-Up

March is gone, April is here. So, as we’re sure you’re wondering, what did we do? Or maybe you’re not wondering that at all and are asking yourself why the hell we would wonder that. Or maybe you’re shaking your computer in frustration at our antics. I don’t know. We’ll stop putting words in your mouth.

Together, we read Spook by Mary Roach. We also kicked off our Harry Potter read with Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets. In April, we’re reading Six of Crows together (calm yourselves; we know that everyone loves this book) and continuing on with Prisoner of Azkaban. Along with that, we will also be reading our ARCs of The Unbinding of Mary Reade together!

Caidyn will be in blue.
Chantel will be in purple.


Like usual, I read many books. That shouldn’t surprise anyone.

I’m still currently reading And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin, a cheap knock-off of Christie with Emma. I’m DNFing it, so a review will be out very soon.

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  • Spook by Mary Roach (RTC!)

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So, those are my reads. I’m hoping to read the same amount of books in April. Maybe a little less, actually, because I’ll be back to work and not able to just laze around the house as much. Damn me for getting better after my surgery, right? (And if you have no clue what surgery I’m talking about, you can read my announcement here!)


I really didn’t think March was going to be worse than February, but ladies and gentlemen, it was. It was really bad. The only bright spot was re-reading Harry Potter. I was continually haunted by not writing my review for Fire Song as well as being in a reading slump. Not sure where it came from, but March was stressful. My hope is going forward things will be a bit less stressful but let’s be honest, it probably won’t be. 

4.5 stars: 

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (re-read, also what the hell was I thinking rating this three stars???)

4 stars: 

  • Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones (It took me forever to get my review for this out.)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Re-read)

2 stars: 

No rating:

  • Spook by Mary Roach (DNF but might come back to one day.)

As I said, not much here but I’m trying not to beat myself up about it because I would rather read when I feel like it than force myself when I don’t.