Month: October 2017

Quarterly Reading Wrap-Up: July-September 2017

Posted October 9, 2017 by Madalyn / 14 Comments

Three more months have passed us by, which means it’s time for another of my quarterly reading wrap-up posts! In this post, I’ll discuss all the books I read in July, August, and September, provide some reading statistics, and tell you all about my favorites and least favorites of this quarter. In case you missed them, be sure to go back and check out my quarter one wrap-up and quarter two wrap-up to see what I read in the first half of the year! Now, let’s talk about my past three months in reading! reading stats Total number of books read this quarter: 63 As you can see, I read pretty widely across genres this quarter, even though three genres […]

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Finally Fall Book Tag!

Posted October 5, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 Comments

Fall is the perfect season for reading, and I always love doing autumn-inspired book tags. So, I was immediately excited when I saw Alina @ Tall Tales created a new fall book tag– the Finally Fall Book Tag. Without further ado, let’s get into the questions! Book covers link to Goodreads. 1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent paints a hauntingly atmospheric picture of Iceland in the 1800’s– from the widespread poverty, to the religious fervor, to the brutal winters, to rural farm life. This book is incredibly bleak, yet still beautiful, and the setting perfectly reflects this dichotomy. 2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

Posted October 4, 2017 by Madalyn / 9 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated reads of the year. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. madalyn’s waiting on… why i’m waiting  NEW RILEY REDGATE! If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know that Noteworthy is my absolute favorite book of 2017 so far. I adore Riley Redgate’s writing, and how good does this book sound?! It’s a book about a writer. And about idolizing your mentors. Sign me up, man. (Plus, I love this cover!) What book are you waiting on this week?

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Review: Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

Posted October 3, 2017 by Bee / 1 Comment
Review: Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

So this is actually the first review I’m writing since I started my unplanned hiatus in all things bookish. It’s scary and I don’t want to disappoint. So for safety reasons, I’m going with a list. Because that’s always fun and it’s the easiest way to share my thoughts on this particular book. Because I’m very mixed, peoples. Very mixed, indeed. Parts of this book were SO excellent, other parts not so much. So let’s get on with the list, shall we? ♦ Adam’s voice is one of my favorite things of the book. It was so real and funny and it made me feel for him and care about him. He’s so precious and sad and he’s a typical […]

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Madalyn’s October TBR + Most-Anticipated Releases!

Posted October 2, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Hi, friends! I don’t always do monthly TBR posts on the blog, but lately making TBRs has really helped me to focus my reading each month. I find that I read more when I have a set list of books I want to get to in a given period of time. So, without further ado, I bring you my TBR for the month of October! I also like to include my most-anticipated releases for the month in question in these TBR posts, so I’ll talk a little about those, too. madalyn’s tbr ARCs The November Girl comes out next month, so I will definitely be reading that one in October. Luckily, it sounds super atmospheric and perfect for fall. Nice […]

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