Hi, book fam!
Okay, I’ll be straight with you all. November may be my worst month of 2018, and I may be so glad it’s over. But my thrill of December starting just makes me warm up. As some of you know, I struggled with some personal problems like family stress and someone stealing my identity. But I can’t let these negative sway my love of Christmas.
So for my monthly goal, I’m catching up on my blog and up my blogger friends, reach out like before, and be more involved in our great community. And frankly, I’m a little stoked for Blogmas (or some form of it, because blogging every day sounds daunting).
Who’s ready for another monthly wrap-up post? Let’s get to it then.
I’ve been in such a reading funk. And I don’t know how to get out of it. Before starting my current read, I switched several books and couldn’t get into the stories. And I loathe that. I truly do. And I am so behind on my Goodreads Challenge! 😭 But I’ve finally tackled some great books though.
Isn’t this book such an adorable middle grade read?! I don’t always read MG, but these books hold a special meaning to me. And since Victoria wrote this one, I couldn’t pass it up. How could I with best friends who are ghosts, a shy and a naive main character who would like nothing more than to be left alone, and a crazy ghost lady who steals kids?
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
I am in pain while writing this section. I don’t know if I’ve cried this hard over a book. But here I am, and I still feel the burn. Sarah brings together all storylines and still surprises me with what she pulls off. She may be the master of plot twists.
I’M NOT READY FOR KINGDOM OF ASH. I need a support group, immediately.
Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
Even though the storyline is predictable, and the I saw the ending a mile away, I enjoyed this book. So much. I needed a large dose of feminism, and I got it with Tracy’s writing. I’m enraged over this world, but I can’t get over how women will always rise above oppression. I definitely recommend it.
Since Canada Post is going through the process of ending its rotating strikes, I haven’t gotten around to ordering many books for Christmas. Other than Archenemies, which I’m reading and loving it!, all of these titles have gone on my Christmas list, and I completely regret the decision. I made an error. Let me go back. But honestly, though, I cannot wait to read these. They’re worth the wait.
- Throne of Glass Collector’s Edition by Sarah J. Maas
- Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
- Sadie by Courtney Summers
- Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Okay, everyone, my post is almost over. But I can’t finish it until I show off some of my favourite posts I found. So take a look at these:
❄️ Kaleena, who I adore, has come out with her new 2019 book blogger templates. And let me tell you: I feel like I have no skill. 😂 I’ve got to step it up, and these templates are just the way to pull off that task.
Also, you need to check out her review for This Mortal Coil. Both Taylor from Nerd Narration and Kaleena have convinced me to buy the series.
❄️ Don’t expect anything but the best from Jess and Teagan from Fiction No Chaser. So when I found out about their latest book review of Kingdom of Ash, I chanced looking at it, even though I didn’t want to get spoiled (but I kind of spoiled myself with the book anyway). Then I read the headline, and I laughed. Hard. I know I won’t be coherent to write my review either.
❄️ Taylor from Nerd Narration has decided to spread the holiday cheer by creating a new series called Holiday ADVENTure 2018. I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS (also happy and proud to be a part of it too).