Ultimate 2019 TBR: Final results!

In January of 2019, I shared my Ultimate 2019 TBR, which was 100 books that I hoped to read. As of July 2019, I had read 16 of 100.

ALREADY OWNED: READ 8/60 (yikes)

Well, I added one more book in the second half of 2019 — Symptoms of Being Human. It was really good, though.


I finished four more of these books, for a total of 7.


It looks like this was the section I did best on, which isn’t really surprising since I check out so many books from the library!

TOTAL: READ 26/100

To be honest, I kind of forgot that I made this list until I was writing my other 2019 wrap-up posts. I don’t think I’ll be doing this for 2020, but if I decide to do it again in the future, I think it would be a better idea to print it out or write it down so I can remind myself of what I wanted to read! Also, to be fair, I removed a ton of these books from my TBR either because I realized I wasn’t interested anymore or I heard too many bad things about them.

All in all, though, I think it’s pretty good that I managed to read more than a quarter of the list without really trying too hard.

Did you make a TBR list for 2019? If so, how did you do? Have you read any of these books? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2019

I’m trying something different for 2020 and, instead of doing a bunch of separate posts about the previous month, I’m just doing one big one!

419 pages (🎧)152 pages296 pages (🎧)357 pages (🎧)
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392 pages (🎧)450 pages (🎧)222 pages60 of 287 pages
262 of 312 pages229 of 305 pages


8 pages (🎧)32 pages (🎧)9 pages (🎧)24 pages (🎧)

Total pages: 5,898
Total books: 15 full + 3 partial + 4 DNFs
Average rating: 3.06 stars

Fun fact! In 2019 as a whole, I read 47,140 pages!

  • BEST OF THE MONTH: 100%, without a doubt, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty. This was the exact right mix of funny and informative and I loved it.
  • BEST YA: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy! I read a bunch of Julie Murphy at the end of 2019 and I loved everything, but Dumplin‘ was definitely my favorite.
  • BEST MG: I’m not into spooky stuff, but Small Spaces by Katherine Arden was just the right amount of spooky for me! (Which makes sense, I guess, since it’s middle grade.) This was so much better than I’d expected.

I’m happy to share that I finished all of my reading challenges with plenty of time to spare!

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

December’s theme was last chance, meaning finally getting to any books that you’ve been putting off for one reason or another. I decided to just go with it and see what library holds came in. I ended up reading:

I finished a total of 17 booksΒ in December, bringing me to a total of 177 books in 2019.

Popsugar hosts a reading challenge every year.
You can find out more information on their website.

I made the executive decision to forgo one of the Popsugar prompts (a reread of a favorite book) because I don’t like rereading things and I’m an adult, so I can do what I want. I did cross off all of the other prompts, though.

I used the Gilmore Girls book list for help with that prompt, because I legitimately had no idea. I hardly ever watch things.

Romanceopoly is a reading challenge hosted by
Under the Covers and Peace Love Books.

I didn’t think I’d be able to do it, but I did it. All of the romanceopoly prompts are checked off! In December, I checked off:

I also made the decision not to do the photo challenges with this one.

I think this will be the last Killing the TBR update for a while since I’m going to pause this challenge for the foreseeable future, but I did finish Make Me Bad and The Boyfriend App, both of which I’ve had for a while.

How did December go for you? Did you meet all of your goals? Let’s talk in the comments!

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