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!

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DNFs

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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!

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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Monthly Favorites: November 2019

Better late (in the day) than never, here are the best books I read in November!

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
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Goodreads | my review will be posted soon!

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
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Goodreads | my review will be posted soon!

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
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Goodreads | my review will be posted soon!


Have you read any of these books? What was the best book you read in November? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Favorites: October 2019

October was a pretty good reading month! For the first time in… a while… I read more than fifteen books!

Sadie by Courtney Summers
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Goodreads | my review will be posted soon!

Choosing my favorite adult book was actually a little bit of a challenge! It was a close tie between this one, Sourdough, and My Sister, the Serial Killer, but ultimately this one won.

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
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Goodreads | my review


Have you read either of these books? What was the best book you read in October? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Favorites: September 2019

I’m so happy that I had so many books to choose from for September’s favorites! This was my best reading month so far this year and I ended up having six books that I rated either four or five stars.


The Story That Cannot Be Told by J. Kasper Kramer
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Goodreads | my review is coming soon!

Revival, Vol. 1 by Tim Seeley
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Goodreads | my review


Have you read either of these books? What was the best book you read in September? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Favorites: August 2019

You know, August wasn’t the best month for me. It’s pretty hard to pick a favorite, but since I only read YA in August, at least I only have to narrow it down in one category.


The Backstagers, Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV
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Goodreads | my review is coming soon!


Have you read The Backstagers? What was the best book you read in August? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Favorites: July 2019

It turns out that July wasn’t the greatest reading month of all time, but I did end up with two five-star books! Probably unsurprisingly, both were graphic novels.


Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki
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Goodreads | my review

The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
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Goodreads | my review


Have you read either of these books? What was the best book you read in July? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Favorites: June 2019

It’s always hard to choose my favorites each month, but I think it was especially hard for June. I actually had seven books that I rated either four or five stars, so I tried my hardest to make a reasonable decision here.


Lost At Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley
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Goodreads | my review

Here by Richard McGuire
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Goodreads | my review will be posted soon!


Have you read either of these books? What was the best book you read in June? Let’s talk in the comments!

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