DECEMBER 2021 WRAP UP | I almost exclusively read manga and it was amazing. [40 ๐Ÿ“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
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NOVEMBER WRAP UP | Can I still call it a reading slump if I read 30 books??? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! So, November… what can I say? It was a hectic month where I was mostly working and I honestly felt like I read maybe two things until I went to write this post and it turns out I somehow read 30 things in 30 days??? I do think though, that most of this is due to me doing the Graphicsathon earlier in the month and reading before work during the week. Otheriwise, this would be a very different wrap up!

Goodreads Challenge Update!

  • October: 205
  • November: 235
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MY OCTOBER WRAP UP | 2021 | Reading all the romances! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! What can I say about October? It was a pretty chaotic month. I started out by practically absorbing Christina Lauren books into my skin over on Scribd and then I had 5 assignments due all in the same week and then I ran the Scoobathon. So… I was a bit busy, but very very productive! That being said, I didn’t really read all that much! I had a great start to the month and then I read almost nothing until the last week because of Scoobathon. That being said, I only have 8 more months left of uni so I’m really hoping that I’ll be able to kick this slump after that all goes away!

Goodreads Challenge Update!

  • September: 197
  • October: 205
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SEPTEMBER WRAP UP | MY WORST READING SLUMP ALL YEAR ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿ˜ข

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog and welcome to my September reading and watching wrap up! This month was all about doing uni work, dog sitting and for some reason, getting really obssessed with Modern Family. This is a really long-winded way of saying that I got myself into a reading slump and then reader’s guilt really set in and I was in it for the long haul! I’ve managed to evade any really bad slumps this year so I was definitely unprepared for this and it felt awful! I’m so used to haveing an audiobook on everywhere I go that it felt genuinely strange to click onto Spotify instead!! I also chose not to commute a whole tonne this month because of Covid which I’m sure also had an impact on my reading.

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MY AUGUST 2021 WRAP UP | Reading steadily & All the stats!

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog and welcome to my August 2021 reading and watching wrap up! This month I got really stuck into my uni work so I had a lot of time to listen to audiobooks on the train but, other than my commutes I didn’t have a whole tonne of time to read! I

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All The Books I Read in January โ€“ April | 2021 Books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘€ [90 BOOKS IN 4 MONTHS!]

Hi friends, welcome back to my blog! Today Iโ€™m posting a quick summary for the first four months of the year and showing you everything I read in those four months! I used to do these back in 2019 but didnโ€™t continue them into 2020 because I was a bit too overwhelmed. But, I had a spare moment today so I figured why not! I hope you all enjoy this and maybe find a new movie to watch!

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

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April Stats Wrap Up โ‡€ 2021 Stats ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘€

Hi friends, welcome back to my blog! I’ve been loving going through my stats every month with you all so I’m defintiely making this a thing for the rest of the year! I’m definitely finding it interesting how… comfortable I get with certain genres and age ranges… let’s see how that changes throughout the year (hopefully a lot ๐Ÿ˜‚)

So far 2021 is going really well in terms of the quantity of what I’m reading and I’ve almost hit my Goodreads 100 book goal, but if I’m honest I’m not enjoying what I’m reading and I think I need to go on a romance binge or something because I defintiely need a laugh of a trope pick-me-up to put a smile on my face. Anyone have any romance new release recommendations?

You can find my April reading (and move/tv) wrap up here! I always go through all the books I read throughout the month, as well as asny of the movies or tv shows I watched.

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APRIL WRAP UP // I legit had no energy to read because my insomnia took over this month and I turned into a zombie ๐Ÿ˜ซ (sorry)

Hi friends, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m bringing you a shorter wrap up thatn I’d like but April ended up being a crzy busy month and I didn’t read anywhere near as much as I was hoping to. I had some uni assessments and some serious insomnia problems so honestly April was a tired blur for me, but I managed to somehow read 9 things throughout the month, so I can still scrounge up a wrap up for you all!

Also, just a quick question/side note. How do you all deal with feeling like you aren’t reading enough? I’ve been dealing with this for years, but over the last couple of months it’s really hit me hard, especially since I literally run a book blog, and I don’t really know how to deal with the pressure that I’m putting on myself. I know that I’m a slow reader with a short attention span but for whatever reason I still expect myself to read 15+ books every month and still get everything else in my life done. So, do you also put these pressures on yourself? And how do you deal with it, if you do?

*Also, another side note. I mentioned my insomnia in the title and I think I’ve mentioned it before on here but, I just want to quickly stress that I don’t want to see any comments about how if I’m an insomniac why don’t I just read when I’m not sleeping? That’s really not how it works with me. I had some serious insomnia flare ups in April to the point where I was going through 48+ hour episodes without any sleep (while also going to uni + doing assessments) and really I was a zombie for most of the month to the point where I couldn’t hold coversations or walk straight most of the time, so yeah… I just wanted to put that out there. โค

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JULY WRAP UP // Going Back to Uni & Slowing Down ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฅฑ๐ŸŽฌ

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog!

Ooh wow, what to say? It’s been a very long month for me, full of uni work and not much else! I didn’t read much this month and I didn’t watch a lot either! So, you’d think I would’ve been blogging like crazy but sadly I barely posted anything at all, it seems all of my creative energy went out the window in July. I am starting to get my mojo back now though, so I have hope for August and I have officially started planning round 2 of the readathon that I co-host with Destiny! The official dates are October 11 – 19th in your time zone! (@GraphicsAthon)

โ†ฃ If you have any thoughts on what you want to see in a readathon, I’d appreciate your input here!

I’ve had a very up and down month in terms of ratings and whether I actually enjoyed what I was reading but, a plus to that is I found a new favourite 5 star read and I already can’t wait to re-read it in the future!! I also, weirdly read mostly blue-green books this month which was wild because one day, I was literally dressed head to toe in blue, next to a stack of blue books while eating a blue cake that I had made (in fairness, I was reading Percy Jackson at the time) and I think that’s honestly very weird but also low-key hilarious. It was unintentional, I swear!

Insomnia Update: I spent the majority of the month going to sleep around 3 in the morning and then waking up a few hours later for class around 8am once Uni started. BUT, thankfully I am now taking Melatonin so I’m starting to get back on track with a sleep schedule and I’m now going to sleep around midnight each night and it’s amazing! I’m still completely exhausted but I do have a lot of sleep to catch up to be fair! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’•

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