Well, I added one more book in the second half of 2019 — Symptoms of Being Human. It was really good, though.
UPCOMING RELEASES: READ 7/20
I finished four more of these books, for a total of 7.
BOOKS TO GET FROM THE LIBRARY: READ 11/40
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!
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!
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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!
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:
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (which had been on my TBR since 2012)
I finished a total of 17 books 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 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!