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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My Very Late Favourite Books of the Year ft. a Highly Predictable List And LOTS of Contemporary!!

Happy New Year and New Decade!!

Since 2019 has come to a close, it’s time to wrap up my year.

Let’s ignore the fact that this post is coming 5 days late.

I ended up taking a little unplanned break this month: I had full intentions to come back to blogging and draft all the year-end blog posts, but life really got me this month. I was just really busy and when I had time, I simply didn’t have the energy or the motivation to blog.

I think I’ve been in a little bit of a blogging slump in the last quarter of the year, and I didn’t really notice or acknowledge it? I’m kind of questioning a bunch of things and trying to ease back into it, but I do miss the interaction of it all and I do love blogging, I just need to re-spark that flame again.

Okay, enough about me – I’ll talk more about this in my December Wrap Up, but yeah!! On to my favourite books of the year.

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December Reading Plans – A Super Short, Traditional TBR, Not Checking In With My November TBR + Me Rushing To Read All The Things Before 2020

The end of the year is coming up, which for most people, mean trying to rush read to beat their Goodreads goals.

… Which, uh, is not the case for me.

As of writing this, ya girl is still in a little bit of a reading funk, and I really want to get back into reading for fun, and not reading just for English A Level, if you know what I mean?

And this TBR post is the shortest TBR post I’ve ever written, and honestly, I’m proud of myself for not rambling on.

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November ’19 Wrap Up // The One Where I Fell Into A Reading and Blogging Slump, Was Overwhelmed by School, and Found Amazing Music (ft. life updates galore and a pretty short wrap up??)

So, December is here and so am I!!

Because I’m back from my quick break, and (hopefully) ready to blog again!

I ended up taking a two week break because school was so overwhelming to the point where I felt that I couldn’t blog properly, and I was so burnt out that I just needed a break.

But in December, I’ll hopefully be consistent with all the end-of-year content I’m going to create (exciting), and December is gonna be a pretty great month especially since it’s getting chillier here in Thailand and the end of the year is coming! I can’t wait.

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November Reading Plans – A Short October TBR Wrap Up + An Extensive, Weird November TBR ft. lots of self-deprecating humor (But Hey, What’s New)

I am back (albeit very late) with all my November reading plans, and it is VERY weird.

Even for me.

Which is saying a lot.

I don’t want to say too much and will shut up now because this post is already 2.2k+ words long and I just need to stop talking, okay.

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October ’19 Wrap Up // The One That I Read Too Many Short Stories, Had A Mixed, Tiring Month and Celebrated My Birthday!

I cannot believe that it is less than 2 months until 2020 starts.

Like, what?? I actually can’t.

So October (basically what I like to call ~spooky szn~) is gone (I guess), and it was a very, very weird month and I genuinely don’t know how to feel about it.

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Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan // A stunning, solid, proudly Asian sequel that suffers from second book syndrome

“This is a language I understand. A language of pain and horror I, too, have learned.  That too many girls have had to learn.”

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  1. Girls of Paper and Fire ★★★★★

Releases 5th November, 2019 (today!)

Thank you to Julie from HBG and the publisher for letting me read an early advanced reader’s copy of this book! Forever grateful ❤

In November of 2018, I hit a milestone in my reading life – I found a book with a clear Malaysian Chinese influence, which as a Malaysian Chinese kid, I never found but was internally.

And I fell in love with it. From the court intrigue to the discussion of sexual assault and to its presentation of beautiful, fierce Asian girls, there was so much to love in it. After I had devoured it in one sitting on a school night (it was worth it), I eagerly searched up the next book and was MASSIVELY anticipating the publication of this book.

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