Books I Read in January

January was a relaxing start to the new year, and felt like it flew by way too quick.

I was on break for basically the entirety of the month, and I’m lucky enough to have had that time to relax after a stressful semester of classes. I managed to finish 4 books, which admittedly is less than I had hoped for. That being said, they were all high ratings, and I stand by the sentiment of quality over quantity.

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Books I Read in December | monthly wrap-up

Happy new year, friends! I hope the first couple days of 2022 have treated you well. I’ve been doing lots of reading and relaxing and it has been GREAT.

Surprisingly, I managed to read enough in December to finish the year with 51 books πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ If you all remember a certain post, I was stressing about not being able to do that but thankfully everything worked out and I did some hardcore reading to reach my goal.

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MY 2021 FAVORITES || Yearly Wrap-Up

YOU GUYS!! Can you believe there’s only a few more days left of 2021 😳 this year felt like the longest ever, but at the same time flew by really quick.

There were a lot of firsts. I moved into an apartment, did my first in-person semester of college, and inevitably, made a lot of new experiences there, some good and some bad. Regardless of how this year turned out, I know it’ll be a memorable one for so many reasons.

All that being said, I’m ready to say bye to 2021.

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Books I *WILL* Read Before 2021 Ends

Me? Posting regularly? Who would’ve thought πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ HELLO everyone, if there’s one thing I learned in the past couple months, it’s that I am not good at balancing reading and school.

I’ve read a total of 46 books so far this year, but I’m determined to get that that number up to 50, because why not. I feel like that’s a good, achievable goal that isn’t too crazy or out there. Well, there’s also a bit of a problem…

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My Recent Reads & Why I Took A Break From Blogging

HELLO!!! It has been over a month (‼️) since my last post but I am back with a new one today πŸ₯³. So, there are a couple of reasons I haven’t been very active. To sum it up, I:

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Books I Read in July | monthly wrap-up

This is coming a little late, but hey, better late than never! July started off as a really slow reading month, but within the last two weeks is when I really picked up the pace and read most of the books for the month. I read a total of 5 books, which is pretty good for me.

That being said, in terms of blogging, I…did not deliver. Lol. I only posted like three times, if that, during the whole month and my only explanation is really that I was in what one may call a ✨ creative slump ✨. It was not fun and I’m still not 100% back to my usual self but I’m hoping it’ll pass soon!

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June Wrap Up | Getting Back to Blogging, DNF’s, and Average Reads

Okay, we are officially half way done with 2021 and I am,,,not okay with that. Can time please just slow down for a minute and let me breathe??! This year feels like it’s speeding by.

June was a relatively good month for me. I’m on a break from classes (though I am taking a summer course πŸ₯²), I was able to do some travelling, and I actually went out with friends for the first time in over a year! By no means is the pandemic over but restrictions are starting to ease up a little, at least where I am, and fingers crossed things stay that way. I hope all of you are continuing to stay safe and healthy ❀️

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Books I Read in May | monthly wrap-up

Is it just me or did May fly by way too fast?! I spent a lot of the month taking classes, having work, and also a little travelling for the first time in over a year πŸŽ‰ It has definitely been the best month of the year so far for me in terms of my mental health and just overall, so I take that as a huge win! A big part of that is I decided to step back from social media and putting pressure on myself to post. I archived a lot of old pics from my Bookstagram, and as much as I still occasionally go on there, I try not to spend more than 10 minutes. Everyone has their own limits and its important to know yours, but for me social media was just taking a huge toll so I did what I had to 🀧

Anyways, I also haven’t posted regularly on this blog because I’ve been more busy than usual but I haven’t been too inactive on here. This blog is honestly one of my favorite things to do and it genuinely makes me so happy to talk about books and get recommendations from so many other lovelies on here βœ¨πŸ’™

Getting into what you’re all probably here for lol, I read 6 books in May!! And I honestly enjoyed (almost) all of them, so that made me really happy as well. I was able to physically read a lot more as opposed to having to listen to audiobooks which was amazinggg to be able to do again :))

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What I Read in March + My April TBR

So, remember when I said I wouldn’t be posting a March wrap-up because I probably wouldn’t read enough to write a whole post about? Well, surprise πŸ˜—πŸŽ‰ I didn’t have an amazing reading month, but audiobooks came through once again to save me. I’m happy to say I was able to read/listen a grant total of 4 books — which, considering how crazy University has been, is somewhat of an achievement.

I also have an updated TBR for April and May! It’s honestly so unpredictable how things will go and how much time I’ll actually have to read. The good news is April is my last month of classes before Summer break (but then I signed up to take Summer classes. Love that for me πŸ™ƒ). I’m really hoping I still won’t be too busy and that I’ll have a good amount of free time.

Also, really quick, I wanted to say take my TBR with a grain of salt. I’ve really been taking advantage of Libby (my virtual library) and because of that I’ve kind of been reading whatever is available at the moment. That means that it’s a lot of spur of the moment picks and it’s actually been a good way of getting me to read books I normally wouldn’t have picked up.

I read a wide variety of genres and had a lot of opinions, so without further ado…

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What I Read in February + My Spring TBR

For those of you have read my earlier posts, you probably know that February was a busy month for me. Because University classes started again, my schedule has been jam-packed. That, unfortunately, means I have close to no time for reading. I tried to pick up a book any chance I got, but it was just not easy this past month. This month I “read” a total of 2 books. And by “read”, I mean I listened to them via audiobook. There are people out there who say “oh, audiobooks don’t count as real reading” πŸ™„ And to them I say, you do you. In my books, audiobooks 100% count towards your reading goals and let’s not shame people for their method of reading :))) Sorry if that came across as too passive aggressive, but I am very passionate about this subject lol.

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