• 15 Literary Fiction Books to Read in 2020

    January 8, 2020 by

    Y’all know I struggle with literary fiction, but one of my goals for 2020 is to read some more ~literary~ books. What do I mean by literary? I think the connotations of “literary” usually indicate well-written or experimental prose and a somewhat serious narrative dealing with serious, realistic topics. Or something to that effect. Not… Read more

  • 20 Things to Do in 2020

    January 3, 2020 by

    This year, instead of having bookish goals and/or resolutions, I’m going to do more of a free for all and just talk about a bunch of things I want to do in 2020. They’re not even necessarily resolutions (or at least, not all of them are), and many are definitely more about having fun than… Read more

  • 2019 Accomplishments & Reflections

    January 2, 2020 by

    2019 has been a year of many firsts. To that end, it’s been a rather successful year for me. More than that, I feel like it’s been a very busy year; I think I’ve had something to look forward to nearly every month, which is novel but welcome! I didn’t do this type of reflective… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2019

    January 1, 2020 by

    The Wicked King by Holly Black (★★★★★) The Poison Master by Liz Williams (★★★★★) The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (★★★★★) MONTHLY TOTAL: 3 YEARLY SO FAR: 87 A rather paltry number of books read this month, which is fine. For various reasons December was not a super productive month for me, but I’ll… Read more

  • 2019 Scrapbook

    December 31, 2019 by

    This is a compilation of all the media I’ve enjoyed during the year as well as a record of the various places I’ve been. I’m certainly not including every single thing I watched or listened to, only the things I want to remember. 2019 has been a year of a lot of Arabic music, some… Read more

  • Best Books of 2019

    December 30, 2019 by

    2019 has been an odd reading year for me; I think that my reading tastes have been shifting quite significantly. I no longer read the massive amount of YA that I used to, and I’ve been reading quite a bit more fantasy. I feel like I’ve gone back to my roots, as my top three… Read more

  • Books I DNF’d in 2019

    December 27, 2019 by

    This is a companion post to the Most Disappointing Books of 2019 post, and I suppose I could merge them together, but I think that I have very different feelings about books I DNF vs. books I managed to finish, so I like to keep these separate. I don’t DNF often, because I hate feeling… Read more

  • Most Disappointing Books of 2019

    December 25, 2019 by

    I still have two books to finish for this year, but neither of them is going to become a least favorite of the year, so I thought I would get this post out of the way now! As always, this is not meant to be an objective list; none of these books are objectively “bad”… Read more

  • Winter Reads TBR

    December 23, 2019 by

    As we come upon the end of the year I find myself not wanting to read at all, let alone wanting to start a new book. There’s just something about the close of December this year that’s making me feel kind of listless; there’s probably a multitude of reasons for this, some of them involving… Read more

  • Most Anticipated Releases for 2020

    December 17, 2019 by

    No explanation needed, but I just gotta say this is such a fun post to write, and I definitely refer back to my 2019 posts a lot; it functions as a nice TBR. I’m only including books that have release dates and covers announced, and, just like I did for 2019, will probably post another… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2019

    December 2, 2019 by

    Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin (★★★★★) The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (★★★★★) Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (★★★☆☆) The Body Lies by Jo Baker (★★★★☆) Verity by Colleen Hoover (★★★★☆) Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney (★★★☆☆) The Lost Sisters by Holly Black (★★★★☆) Angel Mage by Garth Nix (★★★☆☆) The Tenth… Read more

  • End of Year Book Tag

    November 25, 2019 by

    I haven’t done any kind of book tag in forever but this one is just short and simple enough for me to tackle, so here goes!

  • 10 Anime I’d Like To Watch

    November 21, 2019 by

    When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with anime and manga. For various reasons, as I got older, my fanaticism began to recede, until it transformed from obsession to occasional, passing interest. I definitely have issues with a lot of the tropes found in anime, but it’s hard not to be drawn to the… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2019

    November 5, 2019 by

      Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (★★★★★) A False Report by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong (★★★☆☆) Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (★★★★☆) Wytches by Scott Snyder (★★★★☆) A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill (★★★★☆) Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (★★★★★) Dracula by Bram Stoker (★★★☆☆) Final Girls by Riley Sager… Read more

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