Well, December was an intriguing month. My friend told me the other day that it wasn’t a real month, and I’m kind of inclined to concur. However, in this not real month, I managed to read 23 books, and like, howwwww??
✔️ Pulp by Robin Talley – 4 👑
✔️ The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
✔️ The Last 8 by Laura Pohl – 4 👑
✔️ The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton – 5 👑
✔️ The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – 3 👑
✔️ Fence Issues 9 – 12 by C.S. Pacat – 4 👑
✔️ Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill – 2 👑
✔️ Mischief & Magnolias by Kristi Cook – 1 👑
✔️ Legendary Ladies by Ann Shen – 3 👑
✔️ History Vs Women by Anita Sarkeesian, Ebony Adams – 1 👑
✔️ Lost Soul, Be At Peace by Maggie Thrash – 1 👑
✔️ Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator by Catherine Reef – 2 👑
✔️ Nutcracked by Susan Adrian – 3 👑
✔️ Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: Short Stories Vol. 2 by Naoko Takeuchi – 1 👑
✔️ My New Crush Gave to Me by Shalini Petroff – 3 👑
✔️ Sheets by Brenna Thummler – 3 👑
✔️ Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith – 1 👑
✔️ Legend by Marie Lu – 3 👑
✔️ Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi – 2 👑
✔️ The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder – 4 👑
Thanks to Short-A-Thon, I was able to get in a ton of reads. And overall, they ended up being a total mixed bag of books. I had one book that ended up in the favorite shelf, and I had a couple of 1 crowns, so like, I don’t know what to do with all these random ratings?
The Belles was easily the highlight of the month. This book slid right into the favorites shelf with easeeeeeeeeeee. It’s a stunning book – from characters to the writing to the twists and turns. One of the best reads that I read all of 2019. The Museum of Heartbreak was another brilliant one, and I am now a total Meg Leder fangirl. The Last 8 and Pulp were good reads as well.
I sadly had a lot more 1 crowns than I would have ever hoped for a month. The Love and Lies was the worst book that I read for the month – and possibly the year. It was an incredibly triggering book that was not the pleasing. Field Notes was another not so pleasing read, but it wasn’t anything completely disastrous – mostly just so meh that it was annoyance. And the other books were just mehness.
Other BPR Activities
Sha and Mandy closed up shop for a little over a week. Both of these princesses needed to take a break. We have spent the past year going pretty hard, and by the end of the year, these girls just needed to take a break…and binge read a ton of books because we signed up for Short a Thon???? From Dec. 21 to Dec. 31, Mandy read 18 books while Sha read 17, so I mean, clearly we never rest.
- SHA here, popping in to say that I am far too lazy to compile all the books I read for the Short-a-Thon, but I already reviewed them on my Goodreads! (Which is harder and longer than just listing titles, so who played who here?) If you want to check ’em out, link is here: Goodreads of the Sha
It was Christmas and New Year’s as well. I mostly just chilled, silently wondering if I forgot a review or a post that needed tending (fun fact: I did, and ya girl had to binge write a review of The Gilded Wolves going !!!! MUST NEVER LET ANYONE KNOW…which everyone does now so I just broke my own trust circle).
I don’t tend to make New Year’s resolutions, because ya know, it’s just another day in the cycle of life, but I am definitely feeling the need to make some book and book blogging resolutions. Sha and I talked about a few we made here, but I keep thinking about more and more.
Also, I MADE IT TO 200 BOOKS FOR 2018, and like wHaT aM i DoInG with my life???? BEING IN COMPETITION WITH MYSELF, OBVIOUSLY.
We also have a super fun theme for the month: JanuARCary, so we’ll be having some fun features and reviews for some hot and epic 2019 books. Check out more here!
Well, it was Christmas time, and I didn’t really have a lot of books on my Christmas list. I asked fora a few, but I was trying to be more chill about it…since I don’t have any roommmmmmmm. Here are a few:
I’m kind of stuck a bit with what I want to read. I have two major plans: finish all the ARCs that I have from Yallfest and keep going on knocking off my physical TBR – because I’m determined to finish all books on my physical TBR because I, um, NEED THAT ROOM. I also feel the need to reread Illuminae series. SO IDK. I feel like January going to be a messy month, but here are two books I’m reading for sure:
What do you think? What books did you read last month? Did we share any of the same? What do you plan for Jan? Let’s discuss in the comments below!