DECEMBER 2021 WRAP UP | I almost exclusively read manga and it was amazing. [40 πŸ“š in 31 days]

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. It’s officially 2022 now so it’s finally time to post my December 2021 wrap up! This month I actually barely read any novels but I did get hooked on reading manga which ended up being over half of my wrap up and ended up getting much higher ratings! 2021 was a bit too wild for my taste but in December I got to slow down a bit finally and I definitely think that shows in my wrap up, especially since I actually watched movies this month too, something I haven’t had time for all year!

Goodreads Challenge Update!

  • November: 235 books
  • December: 275 books

🌻 – Buddy read // 🎧 – Audiobook // πŸ“š – Library book // πŸ” – Re-read
🌈 – LGBTQIA+ rep // 🟣 – disability rep // ✨ – 2021 release

*Click on the titles for my Goodreads reviews! You can also find my StoryGraph reviews here!

Book CoverSweat and Soap, Vol. 5 by Kintetsu YamadaSweat and Soap, Vol. 6 by Kintetsu YamadaSweat and Soap, Vol. 7 by Kintetsu YamadaSweat and Soap, Vol. 8 by Kintetsu YamadaSweat and Soap, Vol. 9 by Kintetsu YamadaSweat and Soap, Vol. 10 by Kintetsu Yamada
  • Sweat and Soap Vol 4 [01/08] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – So fuckn cute!
  • Sweat and Soap Vol 5 [01/08] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – I really think Kotaro might be one of my all-time favourite male characters!
  • Sweat and Soap Vol 6 [01/08] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Communication??? And a healthy relationship??? We love it here.
  • Sweat and Soap Vol 7 [01/08] ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – Not as good as previous vols but I love the conversations in this series, they’re always so respectful!
  • Sweat and Soap Vol 8 [01/08] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- I LOVE THESE TWO SO MUCH!
  • Sweat and Soap Vol 9 [02/08] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – One of my favourite volumes so far!
  • Sweat and Soap Vol 10 [02/08] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – In case you couldn’t tell, I’m in love with this series.
One Piece, Volume 1 by Eiichiro Oda
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  • One Piece Vol 1 [02-04/08] ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – This was a lot of fun but I can’t believe Zoro’s name isn’t actually Zoro in the English translation…
  • One Piece Vol 2 [04/08] ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – This series is so easy to read!
  • One Piece Vol 3 [06/08] ⭐⭐⭐ – Loved the ending!
  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Vol 1 [06/08] – ⭐⭐ – Nice artwork but everything else needs to go asap.
  • Perfect World Vol 7 [07/08] πŸ“š – ⭐⭐⭐ – The ending has me really excited! I can’t wait to get vol 8 out from the library and read it asap!
  • Spy x Family Vol 4 [07/08] ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – 100% THE CUTEST DOGGIE OF ALL TIME. THE ULTIMATE GOOD BOY.
  • Spy x Family Vol 5 [07/08] ⭐⭐⭐.75 – This series really is so wholesome!
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  • Spy x Family Vol 6 [08/12] ✨ – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Wonderful, as always.
  • Spy x Family Vol 7 [08/12] ✨ – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – A filler volume but still so so good!
  • Spy x Family Vol 8 [08/12] ✨ – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Yor. Please step on me.
  • Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms [09/12] ✨🌈 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐- This was adorable and I loved the recipes at the end!
  • Giant Days Vol 1 [09/12] πŸ”πŸŒˆ – ⭐⭐⭐ – This was so much fun!
  • Well Matched [10-13/12] ✨🎧 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – So so good and in my opinion, a really good representation of anxiety. A lot of the time it was like reading my own inner monologue.
  • Rolling In The Deep [14/12] 🟣🎧 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The perfect prequel to Into The Drowning Deep!
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Perfect World, Vol. 8 by Rie Aruga
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Sweet Talk by Cara Bastone
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All I Want for Christmas by Michelle Stimpson
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  • The Hating Game [11-14/12] πŸŽ§πŸ” – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – The most chaotic relationship I’ve ever read and honestly I think the movie did it better.
  • Giant Days Vol 2 [15/12] πŸ”πŸŒˆ – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – Very cute. I can’t wait to re-read vol 3!
  • Sweat and Soap Vol 11 [15/12] ✨ – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.75 – Not what I was hoping for the finale tbh. But, I did still enjoy this and I will absolutely be re-reading this series in the future!
  • Perfect World Vol 8 [18/12] βœ¨πŸŸ£πŸ“š – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 -The love triangle (square??) drama bs is officially over! Finally!
  • Perfect World Vol 9 [18/12] ✨🟣 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – I’ve finally figured out what it is about this series that doesn’t mesh with me. There’s fantastic disability discussion but the romance is so unbelievable. There’s no chemistry!
  • Sweet Talk [19/12] 🎧✨ – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – So cute! Now I need to go back and listen to book 1!
  • All I Want for Christmas [19/12] 🎧✨ – ⭐️⭐️.25 – There is nothing cute about forcing Xmas cheer on someone.
The Set Up by Falguni Kothari
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Knot My Type by Evie Mitchell
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The Blackwood Brothers by Erin Broich
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I Cannot Reach You,  Vol. 1 by Mika
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  • The Set Up [19/12] 🎧✨ – ⭐️⭐️ – This could’ve been great but instead I was just bored for 40 mins.
  • Blue Flag Vol 1 [20/12] 🌈 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.75 – This was so so cute, l absolutely recommend it!
  • A Study in Charlotte [20/12] πŸ”πŸŽ§ – ⭐⭐⭐.75 – At the end of every year I inevitably get re-obssessed with two things:Star Wars and Sherlock Holmes. But, I don’t want to watch either of those, I just want to think about them and look at memes. So, since there aren’t enough Holmes memes for my liking I’m trying to quench my Sherlock craving by re-reading this boarding school YA mystery!
  • Blue Flag Vol 2 [21/12] 🌈 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – I really love these characters so I can’t wait to binge read this series!
  • Knot My Type [21/12] ✨🟣 – ⭐️⭐️.5 – true to it’s name, this was NOT my type.
  • The Blackwood Brothers [21/12] 🎧 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – I honestly thought I ’d hate this but I wanted something short yo listen to and to my surprise I actually didn’t mind it.
  • I Cannot Reach You Vol 1 [22/12] ✨🌈 – ⭐⭐⭐.5 – I really enjoyed this one and Ive already pre-ordered vols 3 & 4!
I Cannot Reach You, Vol. 2 by Mika
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  • I Cannot Reach You Vol 2 [22/12] ✨🌈 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – Very cute, I can’t wait for vol 3!
  • Stormbreaker [28/12] πŸŽ§πŸ” – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Admittedly not the best book but I really do love Alex Rider as a character!
  • Point Blanc [28/12] πŸŽ§πŸ” – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – I love this book because nostalgia has me in a vice grip but yeah, the show definitely did it better.
  • Skeleton Key [28 – 29/12] πŸŽ§πŸ” – ⭐⭐⭐.25 – One of my favourites in the series but this is pretty much where the series turns from middle grade to YA and ges a bit darker which I love.
  • Eagle Strike [29/12] πŸŽ§πŸ” – ⭐⭐⭐.5 – There has been a villain monologue in EVERY book in this series so far god damn.

Quick Stats:

  • Pages read: 8552
  • Books read: 40
MONTHPAGE COUNTREAD COUNT
JAN14,327 pages44 books
FEB8,683 pages29 books
MAR2,422 pages8 books
APR3,040 pages9 books
MAY7,253 pages21 books
JUNE5,942 pages26 books
JULY7,590 pages31 books
AUGUST5,331 pages15 books
SEPTEMBER3,272 pages14 books
OCTOBER2,654 pages8 books
NOVEMBER6,566 pages30 books
DECEMBER8552 pages40 books
2021 TOTAL75, 632 PAGES275 BOOKS
*My page goal for the year was 60,000 pages (for reference, I read 49,984 pages in 2020. I also read 164 books in 2020.)
Audible8
Scribd2
Libby5
Library1
Kindle18
Shonen Jump5
Libro.fm1
Romance24
Science Fiction1
Action/ Spy12
Contemporary2
Mystery1
Middle Grade5
Young Adult6
New Adult/ Adult29
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⭐⭐ (2)14
⭐⭐⭐ (3)22
⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)4
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

[IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT I’M READING WHILE I’M READING, YOU CAN CATCH ME ON GOODREADS OR STORYGRAPH]

πŸ” – Rewatch // 🌈 – LGBTQIA+ // ✨ – 2021 release

VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE | Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Spider-Man (2002 film) - Wikipedia
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Spider-Man 3 (2007) - IMDb
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  • Vemon: Let There Be Carnage [05/12] 🌈✨ – ⭐⭐⭐ – Andy Serkis was not joking when he called this a romance.
  • Spider-Man [11/12] πŸ” – ⭐⭐⭐.5 – What do you do when you have two assignment to do and no motivation to do them? Yo prepare for the new Spider-Man movie by watching all of the previous ones.
  • Spider-Man 2 [11/12] πŸ” – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – A masterpiece tbh
  • The Hating Game [11/12] ✨ – ⭐⭐⭐ – A rocky start but overall I really enjoyed this and I know I’ll be rewatching it again in the future!
  • Spider-Man 3 [13/12] πŸ” – ⭐️ – I have no words.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man [16/12] πŸ” – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – I have a lot of words but mostly I’m just teary eyed seeing Andrew in the Spidey suit.
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home [18/12] ✨ – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – Oh boy, I truly was not prepared for what an emotional rollercoaster this movie was going to be. I absolutely loved it and simultaneously never want to watch it again.Oh, the curse of the Marvel movie.
The Matrix (1999) - IMDb
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Amazon.com: MAMMA MIA MOVIE POSTER 2 Sided ORIGINAL FINAL 27x40 AMANDA  SEYFRIED: Posters & Prints
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) - IMDb
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Cinderella (2021) - IMDb
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  • The Matrix [25/12] πŸ” – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – One of the best mvoei movies ever made and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas [25/12] πŸ” – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Arguabley a good film but emotionally traumatising.
  • Mamma Mia! [25/08] πŸ”πŸŒˆ – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – A perfect film. No flaws (except for Pierce Brosnan’s singing obviously).
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again [25/12] πŸ”πŸŒˆ – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Not a perfect flaws. Too shiny and perfect. No one stumbled and somehow the singing was worse. The only thing that saved this flop was Cher and Andy Garcia singing Fernando together at the end.
  • Being The Ricardos [26/12] ✨ – ⭐️⭐️ – Yeah, look Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem had some really good moments in this but damn, this was so fuking boring.
  • Cinderella [26/12] βœ¨πŸ” – ⭐️⭐️.5 – My mum really wanted to watch this so we watched it and I died a little bit more inside.
  • Love Actually [26/12] πŸ” – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 – It’s just so British that I can (mostly, sort of) forgive how badly so much of it has aged.
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The Addams Family (1991) - IMDb
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  • The Holiday [26/12] πŸ” -⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Genuinely this movie brings me an unimaginable amount of cozy joy.
  • Alex Rider Season 1 [26 – 27/12] – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – An honest to god genuinely brilliant adaptation of the books and I absolutely cannot wait to watch season 2! I really appreciate how they’ve aged Alex up a bit and I’m really impressed with how they’ve managed to adapt and better one of my favourite book series from my childhood. I highly recommend this, for fans of the books but also for fans of spy shows with smart characters who aren’t heartless!
  • Alex Rider Season 2 [27 – 28/12] ✨ -⭐⭐⭐.25 – Not as good as season one, in my opinion but that’s because I’m a nostalgic sucker for the point blan storyline. This was definitely a step up from s1 though and I really love how they’re jsut picking and choosing which book suits the tone and characters on the show and then using that to really explore all the details from the book & then adding new details to make it flow more coherently for an older audience. THis show is really well done on all accounts and I can’t wait for season 3!
  • Encanto [30/12] ✨ -⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – Not me already crying in the first 10 mins. This was abslutey amazing and I’m so glad I gave it a chance!
  • The Addams Family [30/12] ⭐⭐⭐ – I genuinaely thought I’d watched this before but apparenty I’ve only ever watched the second one πŸ€”
  • Addams Family Values [30/12] πŸ” -⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 10/10 i love thes weirdos
  • Encanto [31/12] βœ¨πŸ” -⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – This had to be the last movie I watched in 2021, it was fantastic!


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What did you read this month?
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