I hope you’ve been doing well. I’ve missed writing terribly, but quite frankly, I’ve been going through a very rough writing block which has gone as far as to impact my mental health. I went into 2019 knowing that I wanted to do monthly wrap-ups that I would post both here and on IG but in February I got very little reading done, so I postponed it and the whole ordeal turned into a quarterly wrap-up. Maybe I’ll keep doing them this way, let me know your thoughts.
The good news is that I’ve gotten way ahead of my reading schedule with mild bumps on the road, I am almost on track with my reading for school, and here I am writing this at almost 10 pm on a Sunday because I am away from home and breathing a little bit easier as I am in one of my favorite places in the country. (But let’s be real – seaside destinations will always soothe my soul). And even though this is only a 24 hour trip, I will try to get as much writing done as possible, I hope I don’t get writing block again once I am back home, I have so many ideas. Gah.
If you follow the image from bottom to top you will see that so far I’ve read 17 books in 2019 and only 4 of them I read for the first time (oops).
The list includes:
- A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas (January 1 – January 3)
- A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas (January 4 – January 8)
- A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas (January 8 – January 12)
- A Court of Frost and Starlight – Sarah J. Maas (January 12 – January 14)
- The Assassin’s Blade – Sarah J. Maas (January 15 – January 21)
- Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas (January 21 – January 26)
- Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas (January 26 – January 31)
- Heir of Fire – Sarah J. Maas (January 31 – February 10)
- Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas (February 10 – February 20)
- Empire of Storms – Sarah J. Maas (February 20 – February 25)
- Tower of Dawn – Sarah J. Maas (February 25 – March 4)
- Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J. Maas (March 4 – March 15)
- The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway (March 1 – March 5)
- The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (March 15 – March 21)
- What if It’s Us? – Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (January 1 – March 24)
- Long Day’s Journey into Night – Eugene O’Neill (March 22 – March 26)
- Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo (March 15 – March 30)
I started off January strong with rereading the whole A Court of Thorns and Roses series because I gave the boxset + A Court of Frost and Starlight as a Christmas gift and I continued with Throne of Glass because I needed to avoid the book hangover at all costs.
I will be discussing the classics hopefully soon on here but I am posting quite regularly on IG (funnily enough I am on a long weekend break right now), but you can find me there almost every day twice a day.
There is a funny story with What if It’s Us? which involves me trying to read it to dodge a book hangover after reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, me being frustrated with it, me avoiding it completely for months and me finishing it within two days of really trying to get into it because I just wanted it off my currently reading shelf.
I have a bone to pick with Shadow and Bone but that’s a whole different post on it’s own. (Get the pun? I am on fire tonight!)
That’s the wrap up for the first three months of the year. Where has time gone???
I am quite proud of the reading I’ve done because it’s the most I’ve done in three months ever. I loved rereading the SJM books and they are my favorite among the bunch. I will keep updating this post as I keep putting up reviews.
Let me know how much reading you’ve done in the three months and how you’ve been.