Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag // Gushing about my 2020 reads + me trying to be concise

For some reason, it is already July?

Which means it’s time to look back on the year (in terms of my reading) so far. I always love doing these sorts of posts, and I’ve read some pretty good things in the first half of the year, so I figured I would do this post before it got too late.

And yes, I know I disappeared for a few weeks? I’m really trying not to do this, but some personal things came up (+ rising senior stress) so that I wasn’t in the best headspace to blog. But I’m back, and I’m really going to try my best to be consistent. You all are such gems and I love you all so much ❤️

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My Most Anticipated Releases of January to June 2020 // ft. glorious covers, diversity and way too many March 3rd releases

It’s the Roaring ’20s, and 2020 is definitely going to smoother me with all the amazing new releases!!

And I cannot wait.

But also … 56 releases? I KNOW.

This is actually one of my favourite times of the year, because this is actually one of my favourite posts to create! I just love screaming about things I am excited for and they just put me in a really great mood, okay.

This list makes me really happy and there are some books that I am so, so sure I’m going to love, which makes me so happy. And it’s also pretty diverse!! Which is incredibly exciting too.

I’m going to shut up now so you can just go and read about the anticipated releases, but everything is in order of release date and the titles are directly linked to their respective Goodreads pages! (Please appreciate this, it literally took forever and I kind of wanted to scratch my eyes out, not going to lie).

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It’s Time for That Post: Did I Read All My Anticipated Reads of 2019?

It is midway through January, and ya girl is here with checking in with all her anticipated releases of 2019!

An annual tradition, I guess.

I always like to do this post because often I find that those of us in the bookish community tend to make massive anticipated releases lists, scream about them and then never follow up on them.

Okay, if I’m being honest, this post is mostly for me, because I just love checking in, but it’s chill.

Let’s talk about 2019 releases!!

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An Interesting, Very Late List of My July to December Anticipated Releases of 2019 // ft. lots of genres, intriguing concepts + more

The first half of 2019 slayed me with all its releases, and while the second half won’t be as bad, it’s putting up a good fight.

But not in a negative way! (But also, my wallet).

There are so many great releases coming out at the second half of 2019, and since I already made a list of amazing releases at the beginning of the year, I simply couldn’t resist writing this post!

I put everything in order of release date, because it just makes the most sense! I’d love to do it in order of genre, but my neurotic self would not be able to handle it.

Onto the books (and the screaming!)

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My Very First ARC review aka The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

★★★★ ¼

Releases February 5th, 2019!

This is my first ARC ever, and what a special one it was. This was so good, and I highly recommend you pick this up when it releases on February 5th 2019.

I was so excited to read this one that I dropped my 3-5 (yes, you read correctly) current reads to pick this one. And it did not disappoint.

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A Fairly Solid Reading Month aka My November Wrap Up I + I’m Going On Hiatus!

Reading-wise, November was just so much of a better reading month especially when you compare it to the mess that was October. I was disappointed by a few books, but found some really good ones, too. I do think this month went pretty well considering the fact that I’m preparing for mocks (which is a, um, trainwreck).

Also – I wanted to take some time to announce that I’ll officially be going on a mini-hiatus for about two weeks to focus on my IGCSE mocks, and I’ll be back after that with a lot of end-of-the-year posts and all that.

I mean A LOT.

I’ll go more into depth about my November in the life wrap up, but me coping, studying and dealing with mocks is not going well at all. Though I love (and will miss) blogging and talking about books a lot, I do need to prioritize school. I just need to take things one at a time right now. I’ll be back around mid-December if all goes to plan.

On the brighter side, I hit my Goodreads goal of 100 books. I’m trying to read more books that I did last year though (at 108 books) which I can definitely do.

Go me.

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October Part 1 Wrap Up aka Another Disappointing Reading Month

New month, another mediocre reading month. I’m so disappointed in my reading month this month I kind of want to cry. This month was filled with three stars and the highest I gave any book this month was a four star which is disappointing? I’m feeling sad since I haven’t given any new book 5 stars since May (Always Never Yours).

I actually really wanted to read lots of contemporary and my favorite things since it was my birthday month, but it just ended up not happening. Instead, I followed the hype and I ended up reading a lot of spooky/mysterious books, which was an experience since thriller is not my absolute go-to genre. Here’s to a better reading month in November (even though I won’t have time to do anything since I’ll be studying).

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