Hi everyone! As I’m writing this, it’s about 3 hours away from midnight, aka, 2019. I never really do anything on New Year’s eve because I honestly don’t really like it, and because my brother is having friends over I thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to lock myself in my room and catch up on some blogpost. And finally tell you about what I’ve been reading over the past weeks/months.
As you might’ve noticed I’ve been pretty absent from my blog, which is because I was in a major slump. I didn’t really feel like reading anything, and I ended up not really loving most of the books I picked up. And as you probably understand; if you’re not really loving reading, your love for book blogging also starts to fade.
Luckily I’ve been feeling a lot more excited about reading the past couple of days, especially with the Mental Health book bingo starting soon, so I hope everything will go back to normal in 2019.
Also, happy New Year’s, everyone! I hope this year will be filled with light, love, happiness and very good books for all of you ❤
Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky – This book was a lot of fun and I absolutely loved the fact that the main character was a plus size fashion blogger and we followed her on her paleontology internship, but it just didn’t completely live up to my expectations. Full review here.
Lu by Jason Reynolds – This was the last book in the Track series, and while it wasn’t my favorite, I still loved it a lot.
Wildcard by Marie Lu – DNF. I think it was too long since I read Warcross, and I just didn’t really care about the story or the characters anymore.
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser – This was a reread, and I loved it just as much as I did the first time. This is definitely my favorite middle grade series.
Solitaire by Alice Oseman – I knew this would be my least favorite Alice Oseman book going into it but, because I loved her other books so, so much, I thought I’d at least like this one a little bit. I didn’t.
Royals by Rachel Hawkins – I know that this isn’t the most well-crafted or well-written book, but it was so much fun and I had the best time reading it.
This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura – It’s now been about a month since I read this book and I’m still not 100% sure how I felt about it. I liked it, but other than that? I just don’t know.
Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills – DNF. You can read my reasons why here.
The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser – I reread this book because my grandma was admitted to the hospital and I was feeling horrible, and this book was the perfect comfort read. I loved it so, so much.
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds – Jason Reynolds truly never disappoints.
If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson – This is one of the most well-written books I’ve read this year, and I was absolutely blown away by it. I still am. Wow.
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas – This book was just as good, if not better, as I expected it to be. I can’t wait to see this one on the NYT bestseller list.
One Giant Leap by Heather Kaczynski – I was super excited where this book (the sequel to Dare Mighty Things) was going to go after the plot twist that happened at the end of book one, but while I liked this book, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed. And the annoying thing is, I don’t know why. All I know is that this book could’ve been better.
The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan – It’s always so much fun to read a Rick Riordan book. His books truly feel like coming home to me.
This might be considered cheating, but I started the audiobook of Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton today, so I’m technically starting the #MHBookBingo a bit early. But hey, I wanted to listen to an audiobook and I didn’t think I could finish a whole audiobook for the readathon starts, so why not? I also started reading Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks a few days ago, hoping to finish it before the readathon starts but… I’m only one chapter in so far. Same goes for Love á la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm, but luckily I’m over halfway through with that one. But on the bright side, both of these books sound pretty fun and fluffy, so if the mental health books start getting a bit too much I can read these two in between!
So, that was my wrap-up! I’m now going to go back to watching the first episode of Seventeen’s One Fine Day, and hopefully I’ll be able to get a few more blog posts in tonight. Expect a few ‘best of 2018′ posts coming your way soon! And have a happy new year’s day!