December Recap – End of 2019

 

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The year finally ends and I have managed to read 5 books/graphic novels this month. It has been a pretty good month as I enjoyed all my reads. I did not really have any problem with any of them. I did take a “break” after Christmas until New Year’s but that didn’t stop me from reading what I can before the end of the year comes around.

Read:

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool Naturally Tan by Tan France Gretel by Ben Meares Days of Sugar and Spice by Loïc Clément Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool – ★★★★
Naturally Tan by Tan France – ★★★★★
Gretel by Ben Meares – ★★★★
Days of Sugar and Space by Loïc Clément – ★★★★
Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco – ★★★★★

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November Recap – Goals

 

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In November, I have red 2 Books and 4 Graphic novels, which is definitely some progress from the previous months. I am trying to complete my goal before the year ends, but it has been a bit of struggle. I enjoyed what I did read, I would have just preferred if I would have been able to complete 1 or 2 more books.

Read:

Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo Human by Diego Agrimbau Reading Quirks by The Wild Detectives Snug by Catana Chetwynd
Five ​Dark Fates by Kendare Blake Supernova by Marissa Meyer

Wonder Woman Graphic Novel by Leigh Bardugo – ★★★★
Human by Diego Agrimbau – ★★
Reading Quirks: Weird Things that Bookish Nerds Do! by The Wild Detectives – ★★★★
Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend by Catana Chetwynd – ★★★★
Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake – ★★★★.5
Supernova by Marissa Meyer – ★★★★★

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October Recap – Back On the Road

 

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Well, I’m not sure how to exactly say this, but I only read 1 book (well 2, if you count a graphic novel as a book) for an entire month, once again. I’m not putting the blame on anything as I actually anticipated this unlike September. In October, my family took a much needed trip and went on vacation. I always try to get some reading in, but I’m usually always doing something else. There’s so many things to do that days are packed. I actually started to have time available to read within the last two days of the vacation when time became available to read.

However, I will definitely try to read much more in November and December. I have many more books to go to complete my goal, and I would like to actually complete it. Hopefully I can stick to this plan.

Read:

Ascender, Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron

Ascender, Vol 1: The Haunted Galaxy by Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen (Illustrator) – ★★★★
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron – ★★★★

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September Recap – Crash and Burn

 

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WHAT. HAPPENED.
I don’t even think ever I failed at this level before. I only read just 1 book for the entire month of October. I can’t even remember what happened. Was I busy the beginning of the month? Was I putting more effort in the blog rather than reading? I know there was some days where I opted to make posts rather than reading. I guess I just did not realize the trade off was going to be this. Well, hopefully this month, I’ll do better.

Read:

Dragon Curse (The Unwanteds Quests, #4)

Dragon Curse by Lisa McMann – ★★★★★

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May, June, July & August Recap – A Mega Monthly Recap

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Normally, a monthly recap is just something to recap the latest month that went by. Since I haven’t done a recap in so long, I missed doing the monthly recap for 4 months. Now, this is a 4 Month Recap! A Mega Month Recap, if you will. This may be a long post, so we’re in for a ride.

So, what has happened during the previous 4 months? Firstly, the blog was updated. Secondly, a lot of reading was done. Thirdly, a lot more work was done, especially with reviews and trying to find the balance on getting things done that I originally planned for so long ago. It has been a wild ride of ups and unexpected downs, but I am glad to be back. I may not keep up with my usual schedule, but I plan on getting posts out there.

Read:

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He Bloodrush by Ben Galley Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner
The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan A Different Time by Michael K. Hill Reverie by Ryan La Sala Mooncakes by Suzanne  Walker Hotel Dare by Terry Blas The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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April Recap – A Surprising Effort

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Just a couple days ago, I was looking at my calendar and it hit me that April was finally over. I’m not sure about you, but April felt like it lasted FOREVER. April felt like it never stopped and was never going to end. I guess that it’s good that it’s finally May. I have a good feeling about this month!

Read:

Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao Thetis by Greg Boose The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman Finale by Stephanie Garber Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds You Asked for Perfect by Laura  Silverman
The Magicians Original Graphic Novel by Lilah Sturges Quincredible Vol. 1 by Rodney Barnes The Midas Flesh Vol. 1 by Ryan North The Midas Flesh Vol. 2 by Ryan North

Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao – ★★★★
Thetis by Greg Boose –
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman –
Finale by Stephanie Garber – ★★★
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds – ★★★
You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman – ★★★
The Magicians: Alice’s Story by Lilah Sturges – ★★★
Quincredible Vol. 1 by Rodney Barnes, Selina Espiritu & Kelly Fitzpatrick – ★★★
Midas (The Midas Flash Vol. 1 & Vol. 2) by Ryan North, Braden Lamb, & Shelli Paroline – ★★★

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March 2019 Recap – Slacking?

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Can you believe that it is April already? We’re now into the 4th month of the year and time is already going way to fast. Before we know it, it will already be summer! While I look forward to summer so I can sit back and relax, let’s look back to last month to see how I did. Honestly, I am little worried to see how I did.

Read:

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston The Daughters of Salem How we sent our children to their deaths by Thomas Gilbert

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera – ★★★
The Shadow Glass by Ron Chupeco –
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston –
The Daughters of Salem by Thomas Gilbert –

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February 2019 Recap – A New Format

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It is now March and things are about steady. February has been a pretty ok month and based on what I have read, I don’t really have anything to complain about. Let’s see how I did for the month of February. Also, monthly recaps now have a new format!

Read:

The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli Dragon Ghosts by Lisa McMann On the Come Up by Angie Thomas The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee Haphaven by Norm Harper

The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli – ★★
The Unwanted Quests: Dragon Ghosts by Lisa McMann –
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas –
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee –
Haphaven by Norm Harper –

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December 2018 Recap – The End of the Year

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December has come and gone and that means 2018 has finally ended. While last moth I recapped on my year, this post is just to recap December. I believe December has been one of best months I’ve had in while, so I am excited to get into it. Let’s see how well I did!

Read:

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum Nyxia by Scott Reintgen Aldo by Yannick Pelegrin

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