2021 Reading Resolution & Plans

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I know this is a week too late, but I’ve been trying to write this ever since January 1st and I just can’t seem to find the right words to write this blog post. I have a couple of resolutions in mind and have probably told a couple of my bookish friends about it. A couple of days ago, my friend Angele @ Angele Reads Books tagged me to do The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge! Just like her, it’s my first book tag here on my blog and I’ve decided to do it along with my personal bookish resolutions. Continue reading

2020 Reads & Stats

Hi, everyone! How are you today? I hope you found some ways to enjoy the holidays this year even when it’s a bit different from the previous years! 2020 has been a very stressful year for us and to cope with all the anxiety this year has brought me, I have turned and relied on my books more than ever. Books have been one of the reasons that I stayed sane through all that has happened. With that being said, 2020 have been a great reading year for me as I managed to do a lot of reading. So today I will be talking about the books I’ve read in 2020 (+ stats):

  1. Why I’m Sending This To You by Iain S. Thomas – ⭐⭐⭐
  2. One You Can’t Forget by Lexy Timms – ⭐⭐⭐
  3. Timeline by Michael Crichton – DNF
  4. The Da Vinci Code _Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  6. One-Punch Man, Vol. 3 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  7. One-Punch Man, Vol. 4 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  8. Cardcaptor Sakura, Vol. 4 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  9. Cardcaptor Sakura, Vol. 5 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  10. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler – ⭐⭐⭐
  11. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  12. The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  13. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  14. One-Punch Man, Vol. 5 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  15. This Is How Your Lose Her by Juot Diaz – ⭐⭐⭐
  16. One-Punch Man, Vol. 6 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  17. Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War, Vol. 1 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  18. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 2 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  19. Beauty and the Beast by Jessica Gunderson – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  20. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  21. My Riot by Rick Spears – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  22. Dekada ’70 by Lualhati Bautista – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  23. One-Punch Man, Vol. 7 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  24. Ever After by Olivia Vieweg – ⭐⭐
  25. Please Pick Me by Reina Regina – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  26. Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  27. Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1) by Angie Sage – ⭐⭐⭐
  28. Flyte (Septimus Heap, #2) by Angie Sage – ⭐⭐⭐
  29. The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1) by Rick Riordan – ⭐⭐⭐
  30. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) by Cassandra Clare – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  31. You by Caroline Kepnes – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  32. Wilder Girls by Rory Power – ⭐⭐⭐
  33. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 3 – ⭐⭐⭐
  34. The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  35. The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins – ⭐⭐⭐
  36. Swimming Lessons: Poems by Lili Reinhart – ⭐⭐⭐
  37. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  38. One-Punch Man, Vol. 8 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  39. Becoming by Michelle Obama – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  40. The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey – ⭐⭐⭐
  41. The Poppy War (Poppy War, #1) by R.F. Kuang – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  42. Slasher Girls & Monster Boys – ⭐⭐⭐
  43. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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End of the Year in Books

Hi, everyone! We’re now down to the last month of the year and, wow, did time fly way too fast. At this point, I’m not even sure if that’s a good thing because it sure felt like I’ve lost a year of my life at home. Haha But despite this year being a pain in the arse, it sure as heck been one of the greatest reading year I’ve had since 2017. 2017 was a very challenging year for me, and one thing I realized now is that I do turn to books for comfort whenever life becomes too hard for me to bear.

So today, I’m doing the End of the Year Book Tag which I’ve been seeing around the booktube community and saw that one of my bookish friends here in the internet did it on her blog, too. I remember doing a similar post to this one at the first half of the year, so I decided to do it now, too: Continue reading

December Reading Plans

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2020 was not easy for all of us, especially with the whole world on lockdown or quarantine and are all so ready to leave this year behind and hope the best for 2021. Yet I still couldn’t bring myself to believe that we’re already down to the last month of the year!

So now I’m down to my last TBR for 2020. Honestly, I admit that may be quite ambitious with my TBR this month given that I was only able to finish a book or two in the previous months (and some manga, comics, or poem books which are really short), but our office is usually closed during the holidays, so we are on mandatory day for almost two weeks! Of course, since the virus is still out there, I plan on spending most of the free time I have reading. As you all know, despite being able to put a dent on my physical TBR this year, I also accumulated A LOT of books so it feels like I didn’t put a dent at all. Haha Continue reading

Book Review: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks

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Title: Pumpkinheads 

Author: Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks

Publication Date: August 27, 2019

Number of Pages: 211

Publisher: First Second

Genre: YA, Graphic Novel, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.

But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years.

What if their last shift was an adventure?

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