Hello everyone, and Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Feliz Navidad!
Ugh, I just love Christmas. Gifts, christmas cookies, christmas morning breakfast, being with family. Christmas has to be probably my favorite holiday.
Today isn’t much of a post, I’ll be so busy today with family, cooking, and that’s what this day is really meant for.
I will be on a tiny blog vacation for a week, but I’ll be back on the 31st to give my December wrap-up. I plan on working on my giant yearly wrap-up during this next week and getting that to you guys in early January.
I hope everyone has a magical day! Merry Christmas to all!
Hello everyone! We are nearing the end of a very successful blogmas, and I have to say, I am quite impressed with how this challenge turned out for me.
Just a little side note before we begin with today’s post… I will be taking a little book hiatus from December 26th until December 31st. Basically just a week off to re-collect myself, re-evaluate everything and get ready and prepared for 2020. Just a little heads up for you guys so you aren’t wondering where I am.
(1) The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0) – Suzanne Collins
(2) Loveless – Alice Oseman
(3) Foul Is Fair – Hannah Capin
(4) Only Mostly Devastated – Sophie Gonzales
(5) Tweet Cute – Emma Lord
(6) Yes No Maybe So – Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before 2 (Netflix) Expected Date: February 12, 2020
Although I didn’t really care for the book series, I loved the first movie. I feel like this is just going to be one of those books that are just better as a movie than they were in book form. I’m excited for this one to come out for sure!
Fatherhood (Based on the book Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love):April 3, 2020
I have never read this book either, as I’m 1) not into memoirs and 2) not into crying, but I do love Kevin Hart, and I see he’s really taking his acting career a little more seriously, so I will definitely be checking this one out.
Peter Rabbit 2:April 3, 2020
I don’t remember if I saw the first one, I think I may have and it was cute. These Peter Rabbit books were some of my favorites growing up as a kid, and I remember I always had to be the first one in line at the library with them in my hand, or else they would probably be checked out already.
Artemis Fowl (Disney):August 9, 2020
I have never read this book (is it a series????), but I do love Disney, so I may not read the book, but I might check out the movie.
Little Fires Everywhere:2020
I have not read this book, but I have heard some pretty amazing things about it, so I am ready for this to be a movie to pressure me into reading the book.
China Rich Girlfriend: 2020 (Ehh?)
I have not read this series, and I feel like it is right up my alley and I NEED TO READ IT. The first book is on my tbr, so I would definitely like to pick that up at some point in 2020. This is a maybe that it will come out next year, but I really hope it does.
Hello everyone! Today was a fun post for me because I got to look back on a post I did back in January with my 2019 goals, and now I’m going to share with you how I did. Click here for the original post. I know I did pretty okay with my goals, but I didn’t do all of them perfectly or really follow through 100% with every single one, so let’s just get into it and see how we did.
(1) Goodreads Challenge of 40 books
I actually did this one! And even with a few books to spare.
(2) Reading 50 pages per day and/or an hour of audiobook
Ehh, I mean I did this for the most part, but I think it’s really impossible for someone like me to read every single day. I want to try and keep this goal for next year, but it is not an easy goal to keep.
(3) Read the Harry Potter series
Ehh, I kind of did this but not really. I read the first 4 books in February, and then didn’t pick up book 5 after the end of that month. I think I will have to try and finish the series for sometime in 2020.
(4) Stay on top of Library Book Due Dates
I did this! I tracked when they were do and renewed if I couldn’t really get to the Library in time.
(5) Reading Journal Upkeep
I did a lot better with this then I thought, but towards September-ish I wasn’t updating it as frequently as I would’ve liked. I guess we will have to do better with it in 2020.
How did you guys do with your own 2019 goals? Let me know in the comments!
It happens to the best of us, sometimes we just hope a book will be better than we think… and then come to find out they turn out to be total and complete failures. Here are 5 books that I found to be disappointing reads for me this 2019.
Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch– Serena Valentino ⭐/5
This Book Loves You – Pewdiepie ⭐/5
Puddin (Dumplin #2)– Julie Murphy ⭐/5
The Loose Ends List – Carrie Firestone ⭐⭐/5
Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel – A.W. Jantha ⭐⭐/5
Hello everyone! Another day, another blogmas post. I know this is going to sound totally random, but is anyone doing like a cool advent calendar this year? I’ve done some pretty cool ones in the past, but I noticed this year there’s a Harry Potter pop figure advent calendar???? Like what?! I have tried looking all over for it, but found nothing. I have always loved doing them as a kid, like with the chocolate behind each door, but as I grew up I guess my taste got a little more pricier haha!
Let’s get onto the books that surprised me this year! Both good and bad.
House of Salt and Sorrows – Erin A. Craig
I had high hopes for this one, but man did this turn out to be one weird f-ing book.
Unpregnant – Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan
I had such LOW expectations, thinking it would be horrible and cheesy and just have horrible… umm… events in it. BUT!, come to find out, it didn’t! I actually really enjoyed this! Definitely would recommend. Warning: It is humorous, but on purpose.
Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch (Villains #3) – Serena Valentino
I was LOVING this series, and then this book hit me. Like in the face. Hard. I was so upset, they did Ursula so wrong in this one. She was basically just a shadow in her own book.
Renegades (Renegades #1) – Marissa Meyer
I knew people liked this, but I figured I wouldn’t just because it has never been something I’ve been that into, but I love it and it’s now become one of my favorite series of all time!
The Perfect Son – Lauren North
This was an ARC I received in the mail and OH MY GOSH, so thrilling! Did not expect that from this book.
Wilder Girls – Rory Power
Was hoping for better. Just was way too weird for me. I think YA horror just is NOT my thing.
Sadie – Courtney Summers
I did not like this one bit. I can’t even remember anything about it it was so bleh for me. I think this might be one of the most surprising to make this list honestly.
Legendary (Caraval #2) – Stephanie Garber
I gave Caraval a 4 out of 5 stars, but when I read Legendary, it blew me out of the water. Seriously, if I could give this a higher rating than 5, I would.
Opposite of Always – Justin A. Reynolds
I bought this book from Target for $10, just because it was pretty, really had no serious intention on reading it and I read it and I LOOOOOOOVED IT! Read this! Read it now I say!