2019, a Reading Year in Review (The Good, The Bad and What I Want To Change) (aka, Just One Giant Ramble, Much Like This Title)

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Hi everyone! I know this post might be a little late because I’ve seen so many people post their end-of-year-posts already, but I haven’t been doing great mentally for the past few weeks so I haven’t really been feeling like writing anything. But I’m doing a little better today so I thought I’d write something now!

Anyway, looking back 2019 has been a strange reading year. Despite me surpassing my reading goal (according Goodreads I’ve read a whopping 158 books last year) and reading quite a few books I like, I’d overall describe my reading this year as meh. Just, meh. It’s just that, despite the fact that there haven’t been a lot of books I actively disliked this year besides Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate (okay, I usually like Riley Redgate but this was just Bad), Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston  (I don’t think robot-human romances are for me and I felt very bored), Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan (NO NO NO NO) and All the Feels by Danika Stone (Bad. Just, Bad.) there also haven’t really been a lot books that I absolutely fell head over heels in love with.Afbeeldingsresultaat voor disappointing gif Lees verder

Wrap Up: January 2019 (+ Mental Health Book Bingo Wrap Up)

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Hi everyone! January was the month of the Mental Health Book Bingo for me: a readathon in which you read as many mental health books as you can, guided by prompts on a bingo sheet. I posted my TBR back in December and, when you look at it you can see that I didn’t manage to read most of the books on there, which was to be expected because my TBR was super excessive. And the fact that I fell into a bit of a slump at the end of the month definitely didn’t help either.

Luckily I did manage to read quite a few mental health related books, especially because some of the books I randomly picked up unexpectedly ended up having mental health rep in them as well. The only book I read that didn’t have mental health rep was Love á la Mode.

I had a lot of fun participating in the Mental Health Book Bingo and I hope that we’ll get to do it again next year!

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Most Anticipated 2019 Releases: January – March

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Hi everyone! One of the reasons why a new year is always exciting to me is because a new year means lots and lots of new books, and looking at my Goodreads 2019-releases shelf, it looks like 2019 is going to be an especially great year book-wise. I can’t wait!

Like probably most book bloggers you follow I also wanted to make a “most anticipated 2019 releases”-list, but I didn’t want to share all of the books I’m anticipating for the year in one go. Why? Well, because 1) I’m not sure if I’m completely up-to-date on everything coming out in the second half of the year, 2) the list would be WAY too long. I felt like splitting it up into 4 parts, all covering 3 months, would be a better plan for me. That way it feels a little more organized, and I’m more sure about the fact that I’m not missing a lot of books. So, today I’m going to share the books I’m most anticipating for January, February and March! 

januaryOur Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon – This book was already very high on my most-anticipated list since it explores friendship in a very unique way, but then I started reading the reviews my friends posted of it and now I want to grab a big cup of tea, a blanket, my e-reader and start it right away.
Firestarter by Tara Sim – I’m terrified of this book. It’s the third book in the Timekeeper trilogy and after how the second book ended… I’m not ready. At all.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – I haven’t been that into fantasy lately so this book wasn’t on my list originally, but everyone on Twitter is talking about how amazing it is, and one of my friends told me it includes one of my favorite tropes (found family) so… of course I want to read it.
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan – We need a lot more religious queer rep, so seeing a book centering a queer Muslim girl makes me incredibly happy! I have a feeling I’m going to cry a lot while reading this one, though… Lees verder