Wrap Up ~ February 2017

Today I decided to do a bit of a different post, it includes a wrap up from February of all things end of month.

First up, my planner set-up for March. I really wanted to do a seperate post on this, but didn’t get a chance as I was trying to format the layout to what I was wanting, so for April, I will go a bit more in-depth. However, I do want to offer a free printable planner-inserts that I used for my planner set up. If you print this double sided on an A4 sheet, trim and punch holes (or print single sided and glue into your journal), you have your A5 sized month all planned out (you will need to print an extra of page 2 & 3 to get your full month, my mistake!). If you have any suggestions or something you would love to see from a free printable next month, please let me know 🙂

Second, Social Media Update:

Blog:

  • Followers: 53 (almost doubled since January 1)
  • Facebook: 68 (up from 7 the start of January, this is thanks to Amy sharing on of my posts on her Facebook page. If you don’t follow her over at More Time Than Money, I HIGHLY recommend it!!)
  • Pinterest: 71
  • Instagram: 44 – Yes, I opened an Instagram account. You can find me @HappyLittleHousewifeBlog
  • Income: $0 (I’ve decided it will stay this way for the foreseeable future)

Little Cherry Owl:

Lastly, following on from my Books Read January 2017, I will continue with my updates and book count.

I started the month with a follow on from the last book I read in January.

  1. Nowhere Child by Rachel Abbott
  2. A Shade of Vampire 39 by Bella Forrest
  3. My One Word: Change Your Life With Just One Word by Mike Ashcroft & Rachel Olsen
  4. Sleep Tight by Rachel Abbott
  5. A Shade of Vampire 40 by Bella Forrest

Half the amount of books this month, but I’ve been naughty and going to bed later then I normally would, so sleep took priority over reading 😦 Also, I will be expanding more on the book My One Word in a later post because it has had such an impact. I’m glad that I took the time to read it!

My grand total this year for books read:

  • January – 10
  • February – 5

Christine xx

Books Read January 2017

I am always on the lookout for new authors, self-help titles, and recommendations. Sometimes it’s hard to find a good book you can sink your teeth into and get wrapped up. So I am starting a new monthly post including books I’ve read for the year. I have a Kindle Paperwhite and am a subscriber to Kindle Unlimited, therefore, a majority of my book choices are through that platform.

  1. A Shade of Dragon by Bella Forrest
  2. A Shade of Dragon 2 by Bella Forrest
  3. A Shade of Dragon 3 by Bella Forrest
  4. A Shade of Vampire 37: An Empire of Stones by Bella Forrest
  5. A Shade of Vampire 38: A Power of Old by Bella Forrest
  6. Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale
  7. All The Breaking Waves by Kerry Lonsdale
  8. Kill Me Again by Rachel Abbott
  9. 52 Small Changes to a Happier, Healthier You by Brett Blumenthal
  10. Stranger Child by Rachel Abbott

Some of these books are short or I couldn’t stop reading, which is probably why I managed 10 in 1 month! I only received the Kindle for Christmas, so have caught up on Bella Forrest‘s books (although, her new book was released 2 days ago, so it’s next on my list of books to read!) If you like fantasy books (similar to Twilight, but COMPLETELY different) I highly suggest this series starting with A Shade of Vampire 1, that introduces the main characters and it builds and grows from there. I’m really enjoying those reads and have been hooked from the very first book.

Kerry Lonsdale and Rachel Abbott are new authors to me, I found them from Kindle Unlimited recommendations and am glad I took the plunge and am currently working my way through their current titles.

Other authors I love: Jodi Picoult, Cecelia Ahern (I read PS: I love you long before the movie came out and from there I was absolutely hooked, it was a book that made me laugh and cry and then laugh again), Gina Robinson (another favourite that I discovered only last year that I found through ebooks, I discovered her Switched at Marriage series and couldn’t stop reading, I have been lucky enough to do some advanced reading for her previously and am hoping to do more this year), Dean Koontz and Stephen King. Jodi, Ceclia and Dean’s books are the only ones I have kept on my bookshelf (along with the Twilight Series – guilty) when I decluttered that space.

Do you have any favourite authors? Books you love? I would love your recommendations. (And bonus points if they are available on Kindle Unlimited)

Christine xx

PS: All links provided above are direct links to the author’s websites, none of these are affiliate links.