December 2017 Wrap Up

December 30, 2017 Meme 9

Can you believe 2017 is over now? So much has gone on this year. We’ve blogged more than we ever have compared to the past, but also less at times. It’s been wild ride ride. This past month in particular.





This month hasn’t been the greatest for me. I did finish Witcher 3’s main story, and started Fallout 4 but aside from that haven’t really done anything else. The pressure and failure of trying to find a job weared on my mental health and I fell into this major depressive slump (hence my absence from social media recently). I couldn’t bare to do anything but read (which was great for my Sarah J Maas catch up binge, and a reread of my first fantasy series). I’m starting to crawl out of it now slowly. It’s hard though.



  • The complete Falconer Trilogy by Elizabeth May (best present from the best coblogger!)
  • Avenged (Ruined #2) by Amy Tinterra
  • Take The Key and Lock Her Up (Embassy Row #2) by Ally Carter
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Everless by Sara Holland
  • Lirael (The Old Kingdom #2) by Garth Nix
  • Fireblood (Frostblood #2)by Elly Blake



Oh my gosh, am I making an actual appearance for the first time in fiveever? Bec doesn’t have to impersonate me this month! But as she as said, I’ve been sort of preoccupied with work and other misc. things so I’ve only been around to post reviews. However, my New Years resolution is to hopefully come back and be a bit more active. I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday and I will see you in 2018!


  • An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
  • Godsgrave (Nevernight Chronicles #2) by Jay Kristoff
  • The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
  • The Arcarna Chronicles by Kresley Cole
  • Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey
  • Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey
  • These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
  • And I Darken by Kirsten White
  • A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
  • In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis
  • The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
  • Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
  • The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  • Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson


We hope you had a good time over the holiday season this year!!

Do you have any bookish resolutions for 2018?

9 Responses to “December 2017 Wrap Up”

  1. Kara

    I cannot BELIEVE it’s almost 2018. I feel like this year has gone by so, so quickly. As for bookish resolutions for next year… I’m not too sure, honestly. I think I’m going to do the same as I’ve done this year. Just focus on what I want to read, when I want to read, and not pressure myself to read too much. This also reminds me I’m SO behind on Sarah J. Maas books—I definitely need to catch up on her books in the new year. :)

    Happy New Year, guys!! :)
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    • Bec

      It went so quickly!!

      That is an excellent approach to reading! I’m trying to adopt a similar approach this year hopefully.

      Yassss I highly recommend a SJM catch up!

  2. Kyra

    I can’t believe 2017 is over! It went by crazy fast. I’m sorry you’ve been feeling down about work, Bec – I hope things start looking up for you soon! And HI ALISE!

    WOW, SO MANY PRETTY BOOKS! I got The Last Namsara out from the library this week – it looks so good!

    • Bec

      It was barely here I swear!

      I really hope so too! It’s hard not having anything to do to occupy my time :/

  3. Monica Laurette

    For me, 2018 will be filled with the books off my TBR as well as reread the Twilight Saga while I am abroad in Canada for the fall semester. I hope that I can get my reading challenge completed, but I haven’t fully decided what number of books I am going to set for next year.

    • Bec

      I tend to set my reading goals low so I reduce the pressure if I get too busy to read much. Good luck with your challenge in any case!

  4. ShootingStarsMag

    Nice to see you, Alise – and so many books you have that I need to get my hands on! lol

    Bec- I’m sorry about your mental health issues; it’s tough trying to find a job. Believe me, I understand that. It’ll happen for you though!

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    • Bec

      Thanks Lauren. It would be easier if I had something to do to occupy my time, but I don’t :/ Hopefully it changes soon.

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