2019 Year of Reading

It’s a couple of days into 2020 and I’ve been reflecting on the past year of reading that I did. 2019 was a really good reading year for me. I actually accomplished my reading goal probably for the first time since I started my Goodreads account. I also got more serious with my blog and instagram posting more consistently. I do want to get even better with my blog and I hope to post more of a variety of posts instead of just reviews.

With all this being said I just wanted to have a post commemorating my reading in 2019 with my favorite books of the year as well as some fun stats courtesy of Goodreads Year in Books which you can find here.

I find it amazing that I read over 20,000 pages this year! Maybe this year I’ll read closer to 25,000.

My shortest book of the year was a prequel so that’s understandable. I actually am not surprised that this was my shortest books. It’s also not a book I enjoyed as much as I had hoped to but that’s okay.

I am surprised that this was my longest book though. I definitely thought it would be An Ember in The Ashes. This was a series that I started and finished this year and it has become a favorite of mine.

And now onto some of my favorite books of the year. I had a lot of favorites this year and I had very few books I disliked which I’m grateful for.

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December 2019 Wrap Up

This is a couple days late but that’s because my laptop is currently out of commission. It’s getting repaired right now and I hope to get it back next week which will hopefully allow me to start posting again.

I only read two books this month but I’m okay with that. I did complete my reading goal of 50 books and I ended the year having read a total of 53 books which I think is pretty good. I set my reading goal of 2020 for 55 books and I’m hopeful that I will complete it.

Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei, #1)

Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen: ★★★★

I really loved this book. It was such an amazing book and it actually comes out next week so I definitely recommend picking it up and giving it a read! I’m going to have a review of it posted tomorrow.

Supernova (Renegades, #3)

Supernova by Marissa Meyer: ★★★★★

This book was so good!!! I have reviews of the first two books here and here. You can see that I enjoyed those books but I didn’t give them 5 stars. However this book completely blew me away. The ending is so amazing that I can’t help but want more.

And those were the two books that I read to finish out the year. I hope that everyone had a great holidays and wonderful beginning to the New Year!

November 2019 Wrap Up

I really enjoyed all of the books that I read this month. I ended up completing my reading challenge again after having raised it to 50 books. I had been a bit hesitant about raising but I’m so happy that I completed it! This month I reread a lot of books and that was good for me. It made me excited about reading!

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: ★★★★★

My first reread of the month. I was rereading the whole series in anticipation for The Queen of Nothing that was being released this month. I loved reading this book again. It was everything I ever want in a book. I actually rewrote my review for it which you can find here.

The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1)

The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic: ★★★★★

I first read this series three years ago and I loved it so much. I’m happy to say that after rereading it, I still love it a lot. It’s such a great series and I highly recommend it. Check out my full review of it here.

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October 2019 Wrap Up

I didn’t read as much this month as I did last month but it was still a good reading month for me as I enjoyed most of the books that I read. I changed my reading goal to 50 and I’m currently at 43 books. I’m hoping that I can actually complete this new reading challenge but I’m not too confident.

Mooncakes

Mooncakes by Wendy Xu & Suzanne Walker: ★★★

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and I really enjoyed. I thought it was cute and the art was absolutely gorgeous. I want to pick up a finished copy so I can see it even better. You can find a full review here.

Yes No Maybe So

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed: ★★★

I received an ARC of this from Edelweiss. It doesn’t come out until February but I was in a contemporary mood so I decided to give it a chance. It was okay. There were some parts I enjoyed and some parts I didn’t. A full review will be up next week.

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September 2019 Wrap Up

I read a lot of books this month. This month was the most books I’ve read this year which is honestly really surprising to me. It didn’t feel like I read that many books but I guess I did.

I also completed my reading goal of 30 books this year. I decided to change it to 45 books so let’s see if I can complete this new goal as well.

Daimon (Covenant, #0.5)

Daimon by Jennifer L Armentrout: ★★★

This is a novella prequel to the first book Half-Blood which I also read this month. You can see what I thought about it in my review here.

Tiger Queen

Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan: ★★★★

I received an ARC of this book and I really enjoyed. I liked that it was a standalone since I don’t really read many of them. Here is my full review of it.

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August 2019 Wrap Up

This month was a good reading month for the number of books I read. However I didn’t like that many of the books I read which was really disappointing. I was also supposed to be reading books for N.E.W.T’s readathon and I only read one book out of the seven I was supposed to read which is kind of disappointing. I won’t be doing a wrap up post for the N.E.W.T’s for this reason.

Overall I read 5 books this month and I’m one book away from completing my reading goal for the year which I’m excited about.

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: ★★★★★

This was one of the books that I picked to read for the N.E.W.T’s and I really enjoyed it. I’m hoping to get to the sequels soon.

Grim Lovelies (Grim Lovelies, #1)

Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd: ★★

This book was alright. It’s not something I particularly enjoyed but I didn’t hate it.

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July 2019 Wrap Up

This month has been the best month for me reading wise. I read a total of 6 books which is the most I’ve read in one month this whole year. I’m really proud of myself for reading so much this month and I’m also really happy that a lot of the books I read were really good!

Permanent Record

Permanent Record by Mary H.K Choi: ★★★★

I received an eARC of this book from Netgalley and I was so excited that I was approved for it. I really liked this book a lot and I can’t wait for it to come out so that more people can read it. I have actually already written a review for it but it won’t be out until closer to the book’s publication date so look out for it in late October!


The Last Namsara (Iskari, #1)

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli: ★★★★

My boyfriend got me this book a couple months ago and it had been just sitting on my shelves unread. I had a couple bus trips down to the city this month and on one of them I brought this along. I’m glad I did. I really enjoyed the story and am excited to read the sequel at some point.

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The Reading Rush 2019 Wrap Up

I started last week off with a good start on my TBR but once the third day hit I was woefully behind. I did end up reading 2 books in total which is honestly better than I could have expected considering how busy I was last week.

I also did get quite a few badges even though I only read two books.

Books read:

An Ember in The Ashes: Such a great fantasy! I don’t know why I didn’t pick it up sooner. It reminded me of why I love fantasy so much. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: This is such a great book! After finishing it, I immediately recommended it to both my mom and sister as well as one of my friends. My sister has already finished it and she loved it as well. If you have this on your TBR definitely get to it as soon as possible!


Badges earned:

Read an author’s first book: An Ember in The Ashes

Read a book with over five words in the title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Read a five star book: Both of them were five stars!


This was my first time participating in any type of readathon and I had a great time. I will definitely do it again next year but maybe I won’t give myself such high expectations.

How did you fare during The Reading Rush? What books did you end up reading? Let me know in the comments!

June 2019 Wrap Up

I read the same amount of books this month as I did last time which is great for me! It means that I didn’t slack on my reading this month. I mean I do wish I had read more than last month but I’m happy just to be reading anything.

I’m 4 books ahead of by reading goal of 30 so really that’s all that matters to me at this point. I just need to stay ahead.

Red, White & Royal Blue

Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: ★★★★★

Omg I love this book so much!!! I actually chose it for my book club to read as well because I liked it so much. Hopefully I’ll have a review up about how much I loved this book but I’m so behind on my reviews that who knows when it’ll be up.

Orpheus Girl

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry: ★★★

This book doesn’t come out until October but I was able to get an eARC of it from Edelweiss. I’m going to write a review of it but I probably won’t post it until it’s closer to the publication date. It’s definitely an impactful book but it’s not for everyone.

Caraval (Caraval, #1)

Caraval by Stephanie Garber: ★★★★

This book has been on my TBR since it came out two years ago and I’ve finally gotten around to reading it. It was much different than I was expecting and definitely in a good way. Review to come as well…

These books were all pretty great which makes me happy! I can’t wait to see what I read in July.

May 2019 Wrap Up

I feel like a broken record just repeating myself over and over. Each monthly wrap up I say I’m going to read more and more often than not I don’t succeed. I did read more than last month though which I guess can count for something.

I read a grand total of three books in May and that brought my total books read this year to 15 which is halfway through my goal! I finished two books in this past week which is great but I wish that I actually follow through when I say I want to read more.

How do you guys read more? Are there any tips you have? If so leave a comment!

Now onto the books that I read this month.

This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab: ★★★★

I really enjoyed this book and I hope to read the sequel in June sometime. I thought it was a really unique premise and the way Schwab writes is really smooth and fluid which is something I enjoy. I’m excited to see what happens in the sequel as there is definitely more to be explored with these characters. Hopefully I’ll have a more in depth review up sometime soon too.

To Kill a Kingdom

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo: ★★★★

I’ve been meaning to read this book since I heard about it and now months later I’ve finally gotten to it. This book has sirens, pirates and enemies to lovers, everything I could ever hope for in a book. I’m really happy that it’s a standalone. Christo did a great job keeping the story contained into the one book and I have no lingering feelings about anything. Again a more detailed review will be up eventually?

The Last Magician (The Last Magician, #1)

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell: ★★★★

Another book that I’ve been meaning to get and finally I have. I enjoyed this book as well. The reason it’s not a five star is that at times it did drag on a bit too much for my taste and also there was a lot going on which made discerning characters and plotlines kind of hard. This book is also massive so it took me awhile to get through it but I’m glad I did. I can’t wait to read the sequel and see how everything ends.

Overall May was a much better reading month for me. All the books I read were 4 stars which is great as I haven’t had that many good reads this year. Let’s hope June brings me some 5 star reads.

What did you guys read in May? Did you enjoy all of the books you read?