Books on Her Mind Weekly Recap #1

This past week I got nasty sick with a cold to where I missed two classes which makes me cringe thinking about it.

I'm finally feeling better so I'm trying to comment more and be more active on the blog.

As you might already notice I got yet another new look. I'm constantly changing or never satisfied with my look so it was bound to happen sooner or later. I'm pretty happy with the look and I don't have to worry that all the pictures align to the left so everything's good.

While I was sick I got to read a good amount of books especially when my head stopped pounding. I always love team challenges on the YA Buddy Read group I participate in. They always encourage me to read more. Hopefully, I'll get caught up with reviews this month along the way.

Also, I'll be participating in the Valentine's Day Reading Challenge for fun this week.

I'm linking this to The Sunday Post hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Books Read

The Sea of Tranquility has become one of my favorites of the year so far.

Challenge Updates

  • Reading England Challenge ------- > 0/11 books read
  • Foodies Read 2016 ------- > 0/8 books read
  • I Love Picture Books Reading Challenge ------- > 1/25 books read
  • Royal Challenge 2016 ------- > 2/15 books read
  • 2016 Horror Challenge ------- > 1/5 books read
  • Retelling Challenge ------- > 1/4 books read
  • 2016 Graphic Novel and Manga Challenge ------- > 5/24 books read
  • NetGalley Reading Challenge ------- > 2/10 books read
  • Christmas in Winter ------- > 10/17 books read
  • 2016 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge ------- > 2 books read
  • Around the World 2016 ------- > 6 books read
  • Goodreads Challenge ------- > 17/150 books read
  • Operation Deepen Faith ------- > Read up to Genesis Ch. 3


I was sick most of the week but I did get to go to the gym one day before everything hit.

Monday, February 1st - 7,142 steps + 1 hour at the gym (Triceps and Chest)
Tuesday, February 2nd - 6,420 steps
Wednesday, February 3rd - 2,032 steps (Sick)
Thursday, February 4th - 79 steps (Sick)
Friday, February 5th - 3,657 steps (Recovering)
Saturday, February 6th - 2,162 steps (Recovering)

Total Steps: 21,492

My plan this week is to do my jog/walk program and get to the gym again.

I'm linking this to the #FitReaders Check-In @ The Geeky Blogger's Book Blog

Weekly Royal Releases/Finds

I'm hosting the Royal Challenge 2016. I recently did the February discussion and I wanted to see if I can post some new releases or finds each week that would fall into the category. So here we go:

If you have any suggestions of books to feature please let me know in the coments!

To link your royal reads, see other reviews and discussions, or find out more information about the challenge you can visit here.

Looking Ahead

Monday, February 8th, 2016
Noni Speaks Up by Heather Hartt-Sussman
If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Blog Tour: The Cupcake Witch

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
The Magical World of Foodie Books
Stacking the Shelves

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
After the Woods by Kim Savage

Friday, February 12th, 2016
Happiness and Books

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Sunday, February 14th, 2016
Books on Her Mind Weekly Recap #2
Valentine's Day Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

What books did you get to read last week?


  1. I like the look! And more reading time is about the only good thing about being sick- seems like a lot of stuff going around right now. Hope you feel better this week.

    The Royal challenge looks like fun. Have a nice week. :)

    1. I do feel much better compared to Wednesday. The change from cold weather and warm weather and now it's cold again. I'm not that surprised I got sick.

      You too!

  2. Wow, you have your whole bloggy week planned out! I was doing so well on scheduling ahead and now I'm falling behind. I don't know why either because I have MORE time for the most part. haha I am reading a lot though, so that's a plus. Sorry you were sick but that's great you're doing better and got some nice books read.


    1. Whenever I have a lot of time I don't plan or miss so many days posting what I want. I'm more buckled down with everything now that I have a lot to do. It's a strange phenomena.

  3. I loved Sea of Tranquility. Fifth Wave was good too. I am sorry you were ill, but glad reading was done. Hope this week is better for you!

    1. I consumed The Sea of Tranquility. I honestly want to reread it already which is crazy. Thanks, and I hope it is too.

  4. So sorry to hear that you have been sick. Glad you are feeling better! At least you got a lot of reading in. :) I just finished reading Inkdeath. I had started the series a couple years ago, but never read the next two books. I finally got to them! :) Looks like you have been reading some great books!

    1. I need to get back into that series! I'm such a bad series reader.

  5. Nice job on all that reading! I hope you are feeling better. I have either read them or plan to read them. I can't wait to read your review of The Sea of Tranquility.

    1. I will have that up in a couple of weeks. That book shattered my soul and I never want to repair it!

  6. Glad to hear you're feeling better! Love the new look. The Valentine's Reading challenge sounds fun! Hope you have a better week this week.

    1. Thanks! I'm always changing everything. I got sick quite a few times in February. I hope to never have to feel that way again.


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