December Wrap Up

Hello darlings!

So, December’s officially over and done with! Are you excited for a fresh start? Or is the WHOLE NEW DECADE getting to you just a tiny bit? 

Honestly, I have no idea where I’m standing on personally but I always enjoy seeing how much I’ve done so here comes the last monthly wrap-up for 2019!

Goodreads challenge: 94/90

πŸ“Œ Books read in December: 10

1.  Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern|| β˜…β˜…,5β˜†β˜† || GR 

A Jane Austen heroine, Lord Byron, and a too-cool-for-you butch girl fighting vampires. Sadly it was rather a miss for me

2. Seven Days: Monday β†’ Thursday by Rihito Takarai, Venio Tachibana|| β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…,5 || GR 

3. Seven Days: Friday β†’ Sunday by Rihito Takarai, Venio Tachibana|| β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…,5 || GR 

A perfect fluffy manga. Big on mutual pinning & fake dating.

4. The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang || β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† || GR

Amazing worldbuilding & intriguing plot but the time skips made it hard for me to REALLY connect to it.

5. The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta|| β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… || GR 

One of my all-time faves. Genderfluid kids with magic on a revenge road.

6.  Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett|| β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…,5 || GR 

Finally went back to the Discworld series and not regretting it. 

7.  I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett|| β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… || GR 

I think this one was my fav out of the three Tiffany Aching novels I went through this month.

8.  The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett || GR 

Not rating this one because it’s obvliously his last and he didn’t manage to edit it fully. It’s messy at times but still worth it.

9.  Call Down The Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater|| β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… || GR 

At this point I’m nearly sure I’m overlooking some bad stuff with the TRC and this series because I love the characters so much it compensates for the boring parts but… my heart tells me to 5 star.

Also, I’m still not over the narrator’s choice to give Ronan The Sexiest Voice. That’s definitelly an Acting Choice lmao.

10.  Riven by Roan Parrish || β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† || GR 

So I finished the 2019 with this good porn book and AM I GLAD I DID THIS, HUH??? Anyway, it was hot, it was funny, and that’s all I need.

πŸ“Œ Readathons Sign-Ups

#StartOnYourShelfathon TBR#StartOnYourShelfathon

A star collecting themed readathon focused on reading the books you already own. Hosted by CW @ The Quiet Pond.

NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2020 // Here & Queerathon Challenge 2020 β€œSign-Up”

NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2020

Read. Your. ARCs. Hosted by Tina @ Reading Between the Pages

The Here & Queerathon Challenge 2020

Read as many queer books as you can! Hosted by Mel @ Cotton Candy Book Witch

πŸ“Œ Art Spotlight

So, again, I have two paintings for you!

πŸ“Œ Other Posts

Come & check out only the BEST of my 2019 posts!! Throughout 2019 I shared my book love, tips and tricks, book lists, and so much more!! #books #bookblog #bestof #2019sumup #wrapupMy Favourite 2019 Blogging Moments

Come & check out only the BEST of my 2019 posts!! Throughout 2019 I shared my book love, tips and tricks, book lists, and so much more!!

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#books #bookblog #blogginghelp #edelweiss #bookreview #ARC #ARCsThe Guide Edelweiss+ AKA Book Reviewer’s Nightmare

Do you have no idea how to use Edelweiss+? Do you keep requesting books but never get any? Come here for tips!

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Hello! Come check out my favourite 2019 covers and gush out with me about how pretty they are!! #coverlove #books #covers #2019releases #bookblog2019 Cover Love

Don’t judge a book by its cover but who said you can’t enjoy the good ones?? Come here to drool over them with me!!

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Check out what I read with the Sapphic Book Club this year!! Lots of great lesfic here!! #books #booklist #bookblog #sapphic #lgbt2019 Sapphic Book Club Sum Up

Have you ever heard of the Sapphic Book Club? Yes? Great! You can check up on us and what we’ve been up to! No? Great! You can find out what we’re providing! Who knows?! Maybe you’ll join us!

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πŸ“Œ Personal

I’ll be brief here because not much happened in my life, to be honest? 

I had to lower my GR challenge in the end so I’m just a tiny bit disappointed but other than that the month went smoothly.

Everything was kind of rushed but that’s December for you. First you wait and prepare for Christmas then it’s all over in a blink of an eye and BOOM we have January again.

What was exciting — I’ve sent one of my friends a gift! To Russia!

And now I’m anxious because she hasn’t received it yet and it’s probably because the post is overloaded in Christmas time but my brain keeps imagining they lost it… I’ll update on the story next month to let you know! She’ve sent me something as well and I hope to get it soon! 



  • How was this month for you guys? Chat with me & leave links to your wrap-ups!
  • How do you find my art? Any praise? Any advice?


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6 thoughts on “December Wrap Up

  1. I’m glad you also enjoyed The Brilliant Death! I thought it was super unique and different in the best way and I really enjoyed the magic system.
    I really want to pick up Call Down the Hawk but I haven’t read The Raven King yet, ugh! I’m honestly more than a little scared because so many people say it’s not as good as the first three, but I need to bite the bullet and just get over it.

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    1. I love it so much!! It hit me with gender questioning and the chemistry was so good! If you enjoyed the magic system, Witchmark by C.L. Polk has a similar thing with the individual magical talents. Totally different feel to it though. TBD felt… sharp? And heart-pacing intense. Wichmark is more dreamy and intense as well but, I don’t know how to describe it, that feeling when you know shit is about to go down but instead of stress, you feel this sudden calm?

      I read the whole TRC when I was down with high fever so this is very subjective but I liked TRK? I was the most lucid for that one but I still mostly remember Pynch scenes and crying every time Noah was mentioned or the chapter started with something like ‘depending on how you look this story was about…’ There might have been some weird writing choices but I read it for characters and didn’t care much lol. CDTH is really something else though! I was kinda snoozing when the ‘villain’ had the POV but the rest makes up for it

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      1. Wow, that was the most amazing description of any book ever. I definitely have to check it out now haha!
        Okay that’s a wild time but I will accept the rec regardless. I feel less scared about TRK now so I will get my butt in gear and go for it. Glad to hear it about CDTH!! Fingers crossed I love it as much as everyone else. XD

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