December Wrap-Up

Top Ten Tuesday(13)

I had a pretty great blogging month in December, I’m proud of myself! I’ve started scheduling and pre-planning posts ahead of time and opening up more time for me to read so I’ve been finishing more books as well. Hopefully I can stick to doing things this way as I find it to be a lot more satisfying!

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Books Read This Month: 13

Dear Martin by Nic StoneMs. Marvel, Vol. 1 by G. Willow WilsonBetween the Blade and the Heart by Amanda HockingThe Wicker King by K. AncrumSaga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. VaughanThere's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie PerkinsA Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. ColePaper Girls, Vol. 2 by Brian K. VaughanPaper Girls, Vol. 3 by Brian K. VaughanFinal Girls by Riley SagerThe Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 5 by Kieron GillenThe Queen's Rising by Rebecca   Ross

I read a mix of books this month some were great, some were “meh”, and some I really didn’t enjoy. I loved “Dear Martin”, “Between the Blade and the Heart”, “A Conspiracy of Stars”, and of course “Paper Girls” and “Saga”. While I thought “Ms. Marvel” and “The Queen’s Rising” were okay but kind of meh. And I REALLY didn’t enjoy “The Wicker King”, “There’s Someone Inside Your House” and “Final Girls”. However, there were more good than bad so that’s always a great thing!

I also actually stuck 100% to my planned monthly TBR, which is kind of a first!


Reviews Finished This Month:

The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood

No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking


Tags & Memes Done This Month:

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Settings I’d Love To Visit

12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2017

Christmas Song Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope Santa Brings

Top Ten Tuesday: 2018 Releases I’m Looking Forward To


Other Posts Done This Month:

Down The TBR Hole #7

November Wrap-Up

December TBR

Down The TBR Hole #8

Favorite Book Covers of 2017

Down The TBR Hole #9

20+ Books! Black Friday/November Book Haul

Down The TBR Hole #10

All My Favorites Books of 2017!

Down The TBR Hole #11

Least Favorite Books of 2017

2017 End of the Year Survey


Currently Reading:

Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)Heart of Iron

So right now I have like 30 pages left of “Honor Among Thieves” so I’ll be finishing quick here, but I’m kind of underwhelmed by it which is a shame because it sounded great. Then I’ll be moving on to “Heart of Iron” which is another sci-fi and hopefully more enjoyable.

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How was your reading and blogging month this December?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

What books are you excited for this coming month, January?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

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December Wrap-Up

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This was a pretty good reading month for me even if I cheated a little bit with a ton of graphic novels! Unfortunately with the holidays my blogging suffered a little bit but I’m trying to get back on track this month. So I’m going to try and get up more posts and catch up with comments and all of YOUR posts as well soon!

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Books Read This Month: 12

Gemina by Amie KaufmanHeartless by Marissa MeyerThe Diabolic by S.J. KincaidThe Stonekeeper by Kazu KibuishiThe Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu KibuishiThe Cloud Searchers by Kazu KibuishiThe Last Council by Kazu KibuishiPrince of the Elves by Kazu KibuishiEscape from Lucien by Kazu KibuishiFirelight by Kazu KibuishiThe Walking Dead, Vol. 01 by Robert KirkmanAdulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

So since I was so busy I didn’t have too much time for books that do not contain pictures but on the bright side I went through the entire Amulet series that is available at the moment. It also SOUNDS really good when I can say I read 12 books though!


Reviews Finished This Month

Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Heartless by Marissa Meyer


Tags & Memes Done This Month

The Jingle Bell Book Tag

Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag

The Joy of Christmas Book Tag


Other Posts Done This Month

November Wrap-Up

Best & Worst Book Covers of 2016

Top 5 Auto-Buy Authors

Discussion Post: (The Great Debate) E-Readers vs. Physical Books, What Side Are You On?

Most Disappointing & “Meh” Books of 2016

Best Books of 2016 Part 1: New Releases


What I’m Currently Reading

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I’m currently DEVOURING this book because it’s absolutely fantastic!

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How was your reading and blogging month this December?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

What books are you excited for this coming month, January?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

Monthly Wrap-Up: December

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Well I don’t think December was a very good month for my blogging career. I haven’t managed to get a ton of content out there this month which I apologize for guys!

What with the holidays I was extremely busy with family and friends and didn’t have a lot of time to dedicate to reading and posting. Now that the holidays are done I should be able to jump back into the fray!

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Books I Reviewed This Month: 4 and 1 Mini Review (I’m not proud of this number but hey it can’t be helped now)

I would also just like to add that I read 2 books but did not review them in December! Hopefully their reviews will be up soon though!

Out of the four books I read this month I liked 2 and I disliked 2, after a great reading month in November I suppose my expectations would go down.

Blood, Ink & Fire

“Blood, Ink, and Fire” by Ashley Mansour

2/5 

I loathed this book, I received it via Netgalley as an e-ARC so I feel bad rating and reviewing it negatively but hey at least I’m honest.

Everything about this book was a complete mess the plot, the characters, the writing. Everything. The premise for the book was interesting enough but the execution was terrible.

Click here for full (rage) review.

The Steep and Thorny Way

“The Steep & Thorny Way” by Cat Winters

4/5

This was a fantastic piece of historical YA fiction, seriously it was awesome. Cat’s writing is beautiful and she completely immerses you in her setting of 1920’s Oregon. It’s emotional as well as engaging, I really can’t recommend reading this enough.

Not a fan of historical pieces? I think this book might change your mind.

Click here for full review.

Riders (Riders, #1)

“Riders” by Veronica Rossi

2/5

I read a preview excerpt of this book via Netgalley and color me disappointed. It’s about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse so what was not to love? A lot of stuff apparently. I didn’t like main character and I didn’t think (from the chapters I read) the mythology was explored enough.

Maybe that all changes further into the book, but if reading a good 20 chapters doesn’t hook me you can bet I probably won’t like the rest of the book….

Click here for Mini Review.

The Killing Jar

“The Killing Jar” by Jennifer Bosworth

3.5/5

This book was VERY unique, I doubt you’ll read anything quite like it. It’s a little weird…but I like weird so I liked this book. Plus I think the cover is gorgeous, which is really saying something since I’m terrified of butterflies and moths.

Click here for full review.

Soundless

“Soundless” by Richelle Mead

2/5

It’s no surprise by now that I disliked Mead’s latest book. I can’t express how much I loved the Vampire Academy series and that my expectations for this book were a little high. I was let down for a number of reasons, was this book horrendous? No it had it’s moments but overall it was disappointing.

Click here for my full review.

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That wraps up my book review posts for December, there weren’t as many as I would’ve liked but sometimes that’s just how it goes.

I also did a number of unique posts, book tags, & book memes though to help fill the gaps.

Have you read and reviewed any of these books? Did you like or dislike them? Are any of them on your TBR? 

Let me know in the comments!