OMG it’s the end of 2015. 2016 is literally right around the corner.
This past month a lot of things happened, mainly holidays! Temporary freedom! Awkward family gatherings! So hopefully Alise has something interesting to tell you about because I don’t hahahaaaaa. That’s kind of sad. (Nope, I got nothing -Alise)
- 5 Things About Frankie and Joely by Nova Weetman ★★½
- 5 Things About Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen ★★★★
- Review: School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins ★★½
- 5 Things about Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner ★★★★½
- 5 Things about Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★★
- 5 Things About Passenger by Alexandra Bracken ★★★★
- 5 Things about These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly ★★★★
- Are Reading Challenges Effective?
- Top Ten Best Books We Read In 2015
- Holiday Giveaway Hop
- The Milk Tea Tag
- December 2015 Wrap Up
Hello friends! Hope you guys had an awesome holiday season, I really enjoyed Christmas with friends and family and had a nice December. Right now I’m struggling to finish up the 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge because I thought it was a genius idea to shoot for 200 books haha *wheezes*
I didn’t participate in any challenges in 2015 and won’t be in 2016 either, but I do have a few personal goals that I will be sharing in our resolution post soon :) And sadly, by this time next month I will back in school. My senior year of college-wish me luck!
I also got a copy of BURNING MIDNIGHT by Will McIntosh, thanks to Delacorte and NetGalley!
This entire month I’ve been on holidays and have been reading ALL THE BOOKS. It’s been amazing. Also I PASSED ALL MY EXAMS
Seeing my results was a huge relief. I knew I hadn’t failed, but part of you is still scared until you actually see the results, you know. Also fun fact: the VIVA exam I was worried about more than all my other exams (It’s an oral exam where we had to go in, look at a picture of an animal with a problem, describe what was probably wrong, then explain how we’d work it up, what possible treatments we’d use, etc. Much terrifying) was the exam I got the highest result in!
That’s about the most exciting thing that happened this month. I’ve just been reading all the books! Managed to make a massive dent in my review copy pile and even got to reread some favourites. Watching a hilarious anime, One Punch Man, and starting Jessica Jones was about the only other thing I did. Oh I also turned 21. That’s a thing.
Because this is the last wrap up of the year, I’m going to throw in my challenge outcomes! I have been participating in the No Book Buying and TBR Smash challenges. As of the 29th of December (when I was writing this up)
- I’ve only broken my buying ban three times this entire year!
- I read 35 books that have been on my TBR for over a year
- Despite not buying books, my TBR pile (which started at 148 books) has increased to 162 books
I won’t be participating in any official challenges next year for various reasons, but I’ll be on a self imposed buying and requesting ban because a) I’m broke, b) I have limited reading time, and c) that TBR needs to be brought under control.
Next month the fun starts to wind down. Uni goes back in a month and a half. I want to start revising the content I’ve learnt over the past 3 years so I’m not completely hopeless when we start surgery next year. Those basics of physiology and anatomy I’ve semi forgotten become very important again.
I didn’t realise until putting together this wrap up that I forgot to tell you Alise sent me WINTER and FAIREST for Christmas last month! How exciting.
For my 21st birthday I asked for 21 books. Look at all the pretties
I also got a “Rattle the Stars” bracelet and some adorable Throne of Glass character magnetic book marks which you can see on my instagram because I’m too lazy to insert a photo.
Thanks to HarperCollins I was sent a finished copy of LADY HELEN AND THE DARK DAYS CLUB (my review of which will be appearing soon!). The last book I got this month was THE ADVENTURES OF CINAMMON GIRL because I won a giveaway. Hooray!
What bookish presents did you receive this month?
What are you most looking forward to in the new year?