November & December Wrap Up + BOOK HAUL! | 2018

monthly-wrap-up-book-haul-1Hello friends! I’m back, finally. And it’s nearing the end of this year! Woah, this past year went by so quickly, so I’m certain that the next years will go by even faster.

The break I had taken from blogging was actually a great thing that I chose to do. Not only did I decide at the last minute to hand craft a bunch of gifts this year, but I did so with very little time left in the year. Now that the holidays have passed I can read again!!

Having not reading as much as I wanted to these last few months have been a huge bummer. I still read here and there, and there was even a week or two where I did nothing but read or watch anime and catch up on a few youtube videos, but I missed being able to read whenever I wanted to, and I missed being able to participate in the book community.. Like I said though, I did manage to read a bit!

With this post being a wrap up of the last two months of my life, not much has happened on Adele Is Reading, thus, the Wrap Up’s are going to be shorter than usual.

November 2018

As I just said, there isn’t much that happened in my life reading wise, but I did do a bit of book shopping in November.

What I Read this past November:

  • Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
  • Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop
  • Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) by Anne Bishop

I also managed to read a volume of manga.

  • Waiting for Spring Vol. 01, by Anashin — 4 stars

I tried reading Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman but alas, it just wasn’t for me, so I marked it as Did Not Finish (there will be a review coming soon).

Acquired Books; so I went a little wild when I found out that Mass Market Paperback books are still a thing….

  • Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop
  • Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) by Anne Bishop
  • Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop
  • Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop
  • Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) by Anne Bishop
  • Mood Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs
  • Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs
  • Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs
  • Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs
  • Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs
  • River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6) by Patricia Briggs
  • Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) by Patricia Briggs
  • Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8) by Patricia Briggs
  • Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs
  • Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10) by Patricia Briggs
  • Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega series, #1) by Patricia Briggs
  • Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega series, #2) by Patricia Briggs
  • Fair Game (Alpha & Omega series, #3) by Patricia Briggs
  • Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega series, #4) by Patricia Briggs

And then these two are in Hardcover.

  • Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi
  • These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders, #1) Sara Raasch

Though the two hardcover novels were a gift from a friend of mine.

December 2018


How was the year for you? I had ups and downs all around, but I still managed to read quite a bit throughout the year.

Here’s what I read in December.

  • A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas
  • Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop
  • Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) by Sarah J. Maas

The books I acquired this month:

  • A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1) by Deborah Harkness
  • Eragon: Inheritance, Book 1 (The Inheritance Cycle 1) by Christopher Paolini
  • Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons Series Book 4) by Sarah J. Maas
  • A Throne for Sisters (Book 1) by Morgan Rice
  • A Court for Thieves (Book 2) by Morgan Rice
  • Fire in Frost by Alicia Rades
  • The Dragonslayer’s Sword Book 1 of 4 by Resa Nelson
  • Haunted on Bourbon Street (The Jade Calhoun Series Book 1) by Deanna Chase
  • Bond: Stargazer Alien Mail Order Brides #1 by Tasha Black
  • Branded (Fall of Angels Book 1) by Keary Taylor
  • Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha) by Tasha Suri *$5*
  • Claiming Mia (Dot Com Wolves 1) by Alisa Woods
  • Cheyenne (Timeless, #1) by Lisa L. Wiedmeier
  • Deal Takers: A Friend to Lovers Romance (Dealing With Love Book 2) by Laura lee
  • Sacrificed to the Dragon (Stonefire British Dragons Book 1) by Hessie Donovan
  • Awakened (Vampire Awakenings, Book 1) by Brenda K. Davies
  • Chosen: Chosen #1 (The Chosen) by Denise Grover Swank
  • The Book of Deacon (The Book of Deacon Series 1) by Joseph Lallo
  • Magic Thieves (Legends of Dimmingwood Book 1) by C. Greenwood
  • Soul Storm (The Eden Hunter Trilogy Book 1) by D.N. Erikson
  • Blood Vice by Angela Roquet
  • Witch’s Bell Book One by Odette C. Bell
  • The Spookshow: Book 1 by Tim McGregor
  • Falling (Girl With Broken Wings Book 1) by J Bennett
  • Midnight Rose by Dani Hart
  • Blades of Magic (Crown Service Book 1) by Terah Edun
  • Rescue (Second Chance Novels Book 1) by Kemmie Michaels
  • Summer’s Deadly Kiss (The Vampire Inheritance Saga Book 1) by Cate Farren, Christine Winsor
  • Drive Me Wild (Riggs Brothers Book 1) by Julie Kriss
  • Forever Charmed: A Witch Cozy Mystery (The Halloween LaVeay Series Book 1) by Rose Pressey
  • Kiss of Fire (Imadaline Series Book 1) by Rebecca Ethington
  • Beyond (Beyond Series Book 1) by Maureen A. Miller
  • A Dance of Dragons: Series Starter Bundle by Kaitlyn Davis
  • His to Protect: A BBW Paranormal Shifter Romance (Bears of Grizzly Ridge Book 1) by Elena Aitken
  • Unridden (Studs in Spurs Book 1) by Cat Johnson
  • Chased by Fire (The Cloud Warrior Saga Book 1) by D.K. Holmberg
  • The Chronicles of Kerrigan Box Set Books #1-6 by W.J. May
  • His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire #1) by Naomi Novik
  • Breathless (Blue Fire Saga #1) by Scott Prussing *bought on Apple*

The top three books I bought via Amazon for $1.99, and the rest of the books I downloaded for free mostly on Amazon.

I should not be allowed to visit BookBub. At. All. I mean, these books were mostly free (all except 4 of them) but…..when will I find the time to read these books when I know there are so many other books out there as well. 

I know I haven’t been around much (if at all) these past few months, so I’m quite happy to be back. Aside from being away from blogging, I haven’t been reading other people’s posts, so I don’t know what’s what. If I missed any thing you should definitely let me know!

And book wise, I have no idea of any new releases, nor do I know about any upcoming books that I should know about. If you could recommend me some I’d be thankful!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Thank you so much for sticking with me through this hiatus.

I’ll see you in the New Year, 2019!
— Adele
& Happy Reading!


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