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Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2019

  • 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 get into that below when I talk about some life updates. In any case, I managed to finish a series (the Folk of the Air), which felt very productive, as well as read an older fantasy novel. So, in all, though I didn’t read a lot, I’m happy with what I read. Continue reading “Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2019”

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Wrap-Up: December 2018

  • Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik (★★★★★)
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (★★★★☆)
  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (★★★★★)
  • Damsel by Elana K. Arnold (★★★☆☆)
  • Vengeful by V.E. Schwab (★★★★★)
  • An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena (★☆☆☆☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 6
YEARLY SO FAR: 92

Why is my monthly average petering out to six books or less these past few months? Anyway, I’ll keep this post short since I’ll be posting more end of year type stuff over the next few days.

I am currently reading:

Can I tell you how excited I am to be reading Wicked Saints, finally? I kept telling myself to hold off until it was closer to the release date but like…I can’t. I’m a few chapters in and like it a lot so far (and I ADORE the cover)!! Very excited to see what’s in store!! Hopefully this is a YA fantasy I will actually enjoy; I’ve not been having good luck with them this year. Virgins: A Cultural History will be my first nonfiction book of the year. I bought it in Burlington a few months ago and it’s been calling to me. It’s also quite short, so it’s a good way for me to ease back into nonfiction.

Mini TV + Film Update:

I binged season 6 of Elementary in like two days. I love this show so much and I’m so sad that the seventh season will be the final one.

I also went to the movies for the first time in months so I could watch The Favourite which has got to be one of the weirdest movies I’ve ever watched. I definitely enjoyed it but I’m not certain how I feel about it, overall. I think Emma Stone and Nicholas Hoult were absolutely brilliant and I loved the music and cinematography, but I found the pacing a bit choppy. It’s definitely a very memorable film, though.