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

So without further ado, let’s dive right into the books I plan to read this month:

I think I’ve mentioned The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey so many times already as I’ve been reading it since last month. I like it so far, it’s just that there are chapters where I don’t connect with the characters all that much. I am also battling with a reading slump, so that’s one of the reasons why it’s taking me a while to finish this book.

I am also listening to the audiobook of A Promised Land by Barack Obama and it’s as lovely as Michelle’s Becoming which I was able to get to last month. It’s 30 hours long and I am hoping to finish it before the year ends, but I am in no rush in finishing it. I just wanted to enjoy the audiobook and take my time with it.

My True Love Gave To Me has been sitting on my shelf for a long time now (seriously, I’ve been saying this about a lot of books. Haha), and I am determined to finally read it this year. I keep on saving it for the Christmas season but always tend to forget about it when December comes. This year, I made sure not to forget it by setting an alarm on December 1 to include this in my TBR.

I think I bought this book early this year and I’ve been meaning to read it since, but I got busy trying to finish a series and/or being into a fantasy or thriller mood. I honestly have been into either a fantasy or thriller mood most of the year, so I haven’t read a lot of romance. This month, I just feel like I wanted to squeeze in a lighter novel, so I included this in my TBR and I’m hoping to be able to pick it up.

There’s Someone Inside Your House has been on my radar since it was released because of the book’s cover. It’s black and pink which is one of my favorite combinations ever! Haha I’ve read mixed reviews about it, but I will still give it a try. Besides, I loved Stephanie Perkins’ writing-style in Anna and the French Kiss and though this is an entirely different genre, I still expect that her writing-style in There’s Someone Inside Your House is very easy to read.

I read the first book in this series a in September and absolutely loved it, so I decided to finally pick up the next book in the series. I remember staying up so late reading book one, so this might help me with my reading slump!

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There you have it — all the books I want to read in the last month of the year 2020! Up next would probably be my top 10 favorite reads of the year, so watch out for that.

How about you? How many books are you planning to read in December? Which book are you most excited to get to?

Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #14

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BOOKS READ:

  • Slasher Girls & Monster Boys
  • Swimming Lessons by Lili Reinhart
  • One-Punch Man Vol. 8
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
  • Night Film by Marisha Pessl
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • The Passengers by John Marrs

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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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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #13

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BOOKS READ:

  • The Poppy War (Poppy War, #1) by R.F. Kuang
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Vol. 3

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • Final Girls by Riley Sager
  • The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  • Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
  • The Toll (Arc of Scythe, #3) by Neal Shusterman
  • The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archives, #1) by Brandon Sanderson
  • Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archives, #2) by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  • A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

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Book Review: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

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Title: Wilder Girls

Author: Rory Power

Publication Date: July 9, 2019

Number of Pages: 357

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery, YA, Queer

 

Synopsis:

It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.
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