Books I DNF’d in 2019

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 like I’ve wasted my time, but I will DNF if I know that a book won’t work for me (which I can usually tell within the first fifty or so pages). I DNF’d a grand total of seven books this year.

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Most Disappointing Books of 2019

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” but I just didn’t jive with them for whatever reason. They are…very loosely organized in order from ones I disliked least to ones I disliked most.Read More »

Winter Reads TBR

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 potential shakeups in my personal life (i.e. I am anxious about a potential new job opportunity and cannot concentrate properly on anything), but in any case, I am also very excited for the beginning of a brand new year where I can start a whole bunch of new books!

The winter months in particular (January, February, maybe a bit of March) lend themselves to a particular kind of book. I try not to be too much of a seasonal reader, but I always succumb; winter in particular makes you want to cozy up with dark, cold books, and I have several books that I hope to start the new year with. I am also sticking with books I have in my possession, whether as physical copies or ebooks, because I would really like to make a dent on the books I own.Read More »

Most Anticipated Releases for 2020

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 post like this during the summer that covers all the other books that have been announced.

This is not an exhaustive list of all the books on my Goodreads TBR, just the ones I am most excited about, because otherwise this list would be obnoxiously long.Read More »

Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2019

  • 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 Girl by Sarah Faring (★★☆☆☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 9 (8, really)
YEARLY SO FAR: 84

Does it count as a book read when it’s a 50 page novella? Ah, the dilemmas of a book blogger. Read More »

10 Anime I’d Like To Watch

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 sheer creativity and triumph of imagination that a lot of anime brings to the table. Plus, most anime is so pretty! I really love animation so sometimes I’ll watch just to enjoy the pretty drawings. Anyway, here is a list of 10 (+1 bonus) anime that are high on my list of shows to watch once I find the time!

 

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