2020 Mid Year Goals & Reading Challenge Update

basically, a post where I really surprise myself


Good morning, amigos!!! I hope you’ve all been having a great start to your week! Today I’ll be doing an update on all my bookish and not so bookish goals that I made at the start of the year. I’ll also be sharing what I’ve read for the 4 reading challenges that I’m doing.

To be honest, I’m pretty surprised with how well I did in some aspects, and of course, not so surprised that I failed in others. Lol, let’s get started!

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Monthly TBR: January 2020

Good morning amigos! I hope you’re having a great day! Today, I’ll be sharing with you my reading plans for this month.

Originally, my goal was to read 12 books, but to be honest, I think I’m going to bring that down to 8. Classes just started today, and with my probably harder college classes starting next week, I think I’m going to go easy on myself.

My reading goal for 2020 is 110 books, which means roughly 9.12666… books per month. So yeah, 8 isn’t too bad a start for the year.

Let’s get started!

Already Read:

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas:

This was really good, and I’m super happy with the way the series is going. It was interesting to see Celaena become the person she is meant to be, and Rowan was a wonderful friend and teacher. Emrys and Luca were so precious, and I loved them so much.

Also, the witches!!!!!! The witches were phenomenal and I loved their story-line so much! I can’t wait to see the rest and what happens to them!!


To Be Read:

I’ve already started The Turn of the Key, and it is creepily deliciously good! I feel like I’m in the story with Rowan, so it’s actually creeping out more than I’d like to admit lol

  • The Chain by Adrian McKinty. Available soon, E-book

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I might not read all of these, and I may read more. It all depends on how the month goes. Last month, I read a lot more thrillers and mystery, but this month, I think I have a healthy mix of the two.

What are you reading this month? Do you have any books that you are excited for this year? What book did you start off the year with? What’s your favorite YA spy book? Chat with me in the comments below!

WWW Wednesday #40

Good morning. I hope you are having a great week! It is time for my weekly reading update, WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words.

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Let’s get started!

All covers are from Goodreads

What I Just Finished:

Mistborn: The Final Empire: I guess you could say that the hype is real for this one. I really liked this, and all the characters. Ham, and Vin were my favorites, and I loved how Vin changed throughout the story. Kell was amazing because he’s a madman and a genius, as well as a phenomenal leader. But I still want to be mad at him for what he did. Elend’s potential as a character was ruined, and I am still mad about that, but overall this was really great.

Lock Every Door: This is a thriller and not really a mystery. The mystery wasn’t that great, and pretty much all of my suspicions and guesses were correct, so it was really meh because of that. However, I loved having Jules as the narrator, because I could feel her fear, and the atmosphere combined with her fear made this such a thrilling book. It was still disappointing, because the hype made me expect more.

Hungry Hearts: My hold is over. I managed to finish it up to 41% but now I’m going to have wait to borrow it again.

What I’m Currently Reading:

Capturing the Devil (24%): So far so good. That twist. I did not see that coming (which I don’t most of the time lol) but it makes sense and I’m curious to see what else happens. And Audrey Rose has gotten a grip about Thomas so I’m happy about that.

Blingsighted (0%): I’m going to start this, and hopefully it’ll be good! I’ve heard so much about Karin Slaughter’s thrillers, and I’m so excited to finally try one of her books.

What I Plan To Read Next:

Next up is The Late Show and Ninth House.

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That’s it for this Wednesday. What are you reading? Have you read any of Karin Slaughter’s books? What did you think? Did Lock Every Door end up being disappointing for you too? Let’s chat in the comments below! (Be sure to link to your WWW’s so that I can check them out!)

Monthly TBR: December 2019

Good morning! Welcome back to another post, dear friends. Today, I’m going to be sharing with you my TBR for December, including the books that I’ve already read so far this month.

Last month, I had a TBR of 13 books, and I only read 8, which was kind of disappointing. But, I still think it helps me to have an idea of the books that I’m going to read, so I’m going to continue having a TBR. If I plan on reaching my GR goal, hopefully I’ll read 12 more books this month.

Let’s get started.

Already Read

  • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. (Read: Dec. 1) This was so so so much better than the first book, and we actually got to see Celaena in action. The disaster that happened in the second half was nervewracking and the final reveal was surprising. However, it all made sense and I can’t wait to see where the rest of the series goes.
  • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. (Read Dec. 3) I really liked it, but the ending just left me feeling kind of disappointed? I’m not sure why, but it just didn’t feel right. I can defintiely see why it’s compared to Six of Crows, and while there are several similarities, both books are still different and unique in their own way. The characters were pretty great (Zofia, Enrique, and Hypnos were my favorite), the heists were okay, but the puzzles were amazing. That very last twist at the end though completely surprised me.
  • The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah. (Read Dec. 6) This was okay. I’m really disappointed, because the Muslim rep is pretty much non-existent. Mina was aggravating, Michael was meh, the politics were interesting, and I loved Paula, Nathan, Mum and Baba. But overall this book was just meh and very disappointing.

Currently Reading

  • Hungry Hearts. This is so far pretty good, but my two favorite stories are Moments to Return, and Kings and Queens. I loved all the food description in MTR and I really related to the MC’s fear of death, because I sometimes have moments where it terrifies me too. K&Q was really interesting and I would really love a full length novel about it. However, my hold is almost up for this, so I might have to wait to finish the rest of the book.
  • The Final Empire. I’m just a few chapters in, but I like Vin, Kell strikes me as a hot-headed genius, and I wish Camon would disappear off the face of the Earth 🙂

Library Borrows/Holds

I’m kind of tired of YA and Fantasy books right now, so I want to go back to reading more thrillers and mystery novels. However, I’ve already borrowed some fantasy books, so I’m still going to finish reading those.

  • Our House by Louise Candlish. On Hold, E-book

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That’s it guys! This is going to double as my weekly reading update as well, so I’d love to hear what you are reading! Have you read any of the books above? Did The Gilded Wolves leave you feeling vaguely disappointed? What are some of your favorite thrillers? Chat with me in the comments below, and don’t forget to share your WWW posts so I can check them out!!

WWW Wednesday #38

Hey friends! I hope you are having a fantastic day! It is time for my weekly reading update, WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words.

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Let’s get started!

All covers are from Goodreads

What I Just Finished:

A Darker Shade of Magic was a pleasant surprise. I really liked Kell, would have loved more of Rhy, and Lila was an interesting character. There was a bit of info dumping and it was kind of slow in the beginning, but I liked knowing how everything worked. I’m wondering how it’s a series, when there was no cliffhanger or something at the end, but I wouldn’t mind seeing more of Rhy and Kell.

I just finished my re-read of The Fixer, and it is still just as amazing. I loved the characters, and the plot twists, and I noticed some new things this time around. Asher is the best, Vivvie is the sweetest, and Henry and Tess are fighting for the title of the deadliest. I loved the odd friendship between them all. (BR with Amelia)

What I’m Currently Reading:

I’m going to start The Long Game today!

I’m 67% into Crooked Kingdom and the banter is everything. I missed this team so so much, and I’m loving how this has a lot more heists going on. And I forgot how absolutely ruthless Kaz is. And this scheme that they’re plotting, I really hope it goes right. It has to.

What I Plan To Read Next:

Next up is The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, or Hungry Hearts, or Crown of Midnight.

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That’s it for this Wednesday. What are you reading? Have you read any of the books above? What did you think? Am I the only one who’s dying with worry and hoping that Kaz’s latest crazy scheme goes right? Let’s chat in the comments below! (Be sure to link to your WWW’s so that I can check them out!)