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January 2020 Wrap-Up

This year, I’m doing my wrap-ups a little differently. I’m going to be talking about the books I read in bullet points! I hope you don’t mind but I’ve recently been finding it difficult to express my thoughts on the books I’ve read in a coherent manner. I figured that talking about them in bullet points might be a better way to get my points across so I thought I would try this out for now. This year, I’m also trying out the CAWPILE rating system created by Book Roast and comparing it to my own rating system to see if it might be a rating system better suited for me. I’ve modified it a bit to suit my needs but I’ll be sharing with you both ratings just for fun. In January I read 7 books with an average rating of 3.57 and here they are, from lowest rated to highest rated!

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2019 Roundup: Booktube’s Top 10 of 2019

It’s time for my absolute favorite post to do every year – presenting to you the top 10 books of 2019 as spoken about by booktubers! This post always takes a lot of preparation but it’s always really fun to do and the results are always really interesting. I love creating my excel formulas and running my fancy statistics on everyone’s favorites of the year lists. Of course, this list is purely based on my own little corner of the book community that I actually follow. I only watch 30 booktubers so my list is definitely going to be skewed and is probably not an accurate portrayal of book trends. But for me in 2019, these are the books that were most recommended to me and that have definitely gotten my attention. So let’s get to it!

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February 2020 TBR

Today I’ll be sharing with you all the books I’m planning to read in February! I’ve been taking it somewhat slow with my reading this year and I’m not planning on reading as much as last year, and it’s been a good idea! Of course, I’m still constantly picking up books and reading but it’s nice not to have that pressure to meet a certain goal. That’s why my TBRs aren’t going to be as massive as they were last year. But anyway, here are the books I’m going to be reading in February.

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Books Added to TBR December 2019

Today I’ll be sharing with you the books I’ve added to my TBR in December. For the past few months, I’ve been finding so many books that I want to read. I don’t know what’s happening but everything just sounds super interesting to me! Even books that I’ve heard of before and weren’t previously interested in suddenly seem really interesting to me. So here are the books I’ve recently become interested in and have added to my TBR!

Virgin Envy

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Virgin Envy is a nonfiction book about the concept of virginity and how it’s portrayed in media. It sounds like there are going to be some really interesting discussions in here and I’m hoping that it’s going to be a mindblowing read that will make me rethink some things!

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

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Thrillers are the easiest thing to grab my attention and I heard some vaguely good things about this one. It does seem to have a bit of a supernatural element which I don’t really like in my thrillers but I’m willing to give this one a shot anyway.

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

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I can’t quite remember what this book is about but I remember that it sounded really intriguing when someone described it. It’s a book about sisters and the previous book I read from Kristin Hannah about sisters was The Nightingale and it was amazing. I can’t wait to read more from Kristin Hannah and I think this will be a great one to try.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

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World War II novels are some of my absolute favorites and it’s basically a crime that I haven’t read this classic yet. I recently bought a copy at a book sale so I’ll definitely be getting to this one sooner rather than later.

The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

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I think The Invisible Man is going to get an adaptation soon and I recently saw the trailer for it and it looked really good. I think the story in the adaptation is actually pretty different from the story in the original but I’m still willing to give this sci-fi classic a try before I decide if I want to watch the movie.

A New Hope by George Lucas

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I watched The Rise of Skywalker last month and unpopular opinion but I thought it was pretty good. I’ve never seen any of the original 6 Star Wars movies and I know I should probably just watch them but I somehow feel like I’ll be able to commit to the story more if I just read it instead. I know it’s a very strange thing for me to do but it’s true. I have tried watching some of the Star Wars movies but I always find myself tuning out. I’m still interested in the Star Wars lore so I’m hoping that reading it will get me to finally pay attention.

A Nearly Normal Family by M. T. Edvardsson

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This is a legal thriller that I know absolutely nothing about but just the simple fact that it’s a legal thriller has captured my attention. To me, family dramas are fun light reads that are just a great way to pass the time. I don’t know if this is going to be a trashy dramatic one or one that actually has some depth to it but either way, I think it’ll be an interesting one.

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

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I recently read The Unseen World by Liz Moore and it was incredible. It was a literary fiction story but it was super suspenseful. It was definitely the most unputdownable book of the year for me. I can’t imagine what Liz Moore could do with a thriller so I was really excited when I found out her new book is indeed a thriller! Liz Moore has the potential to become a new favorite author so I can’t wait to read more of her books.

Those were all the books I added to my TBR in December! I’m so excited for all of them even though I’ve forgotten what a lot of them are about. But I don’t mind going into a book not knowing much, as long as I know it’s general mood and vibe. Hopefully I’ll get to these books sooner rather than later!

Cheers and happy reading!

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December 2019 Wrap-Up

I know that this is coming pretty late but what with all the year-end posts I’ve been doing, I haven’t really had time to do my December wrap-up. But that’s what I’m bringing to you today! In December, I finished 10 books and had an average rating of 3.90, which is pretty good! December also had 3 of my favorite books of the year which I think is super impressive and I’m glad I read those books in time before the end of the year! Here are the books I read in December…

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January 2020 TBR

It’s the new year and it’s time for a brand new TBR! I don’t really have any challenges or anything for my reading this year. I’m just trying to clear my TBR as best I can so I’ll mostly be choosing books off my existing TBR for this entire year. Maybe it doesn’t make for super interesting TBRs every month but I do hope it means I get to clear more off my life-long TBR this year. Here’s what I’m planning to read in January!

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2019 Roundup: Top 10 Books of 2019

It’s the last day of the 2019 roundup and it’s time for the most exciting one yet! Today I’ll be sharing with you guys my top 10 reads of 2019! This year has been a pretty good year in terms of 5-stars and I’ve had more than I’ve ever had in quite a few years! I do think I’ve been a little bit more lenient with giving 5 stars, although it might just be that I’ve read some really great books this year! Anyway, here are 10 of them, from number 10 to number 1!

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