Wrap-up: February 2023

The back end of February got a little hectic, as I tried to finish all the books I set myself on a very optimistic TBR, while also having what felt like not enough days off work (as ever). Hence this blog kind of got forgotten about and my “to review” list… well it’s better left unsaid how that looks right now. But! It’s a new month! Better organised me! We can hope…

The key:
🐝 = favourite
🕊ī¸ = reread/rewatch/relisten
☀ī¸ = 4 or 5 stars, highly recommend
☁ī¸ = 3 or 4 stars, enjoyed/had fun reading
🌧ī¸ = 2 or 3 stars, was alright/not for me but someone else might enjoy
🌩ī¸ = 1 or 2 stars, bored out of my mind/it was awful

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Wrap-up: January 2023

Can you believe that, for the first time in a long time, I’m approximately on time with one of these posts? If not, you wouldn’t be the only one… But anyways, it’s wrap up time! Remember how, at the start of the year, I said my aim was to read all 134 books that were on my TBR from the end of December? Well let’s just say things aren’t going all that smoothly. I read 46 books in January and a measly eight of those were from those 134 books. I need to get my act together, it seems.

The key:
🐝 = favourite
🕊ī¸ = reread/rewatch/relisten
☀ī¸ = 4 or 5 stars, highly recommend
☁ī¸ = 3 or 4 stars, enjoyed/had fun reading
🌧ī¸ = 2 or 3 stars, was alright/not for me but someone else might enjoy
🌩ī¸ = 1 or 2 stars, bored out of my mind/it was awful

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50 Books I Wanted to Read in 2022: How Did It Go?

Following on from my, let’s say marginal, success in doing this for 2021, I started 2022 by selecting 50 books from my TBR I wanted to read in the year. And… drum roll please… I managed it! I read all 50 books in there (barring the ones I decided I didn’t want to read after all, for various reasons, which I swapped out for others. But I did read those others too!). I actually don’t plan to do this this year, since I have another challenge for myself instead (reading all 134 books on my TBR as of 28th December), so this was a good way to go out.

But anyway. Here’s a little summary of it all.

The key:
🐝 = favourite
☀ī¸ = 4 or 5 stars, highly recommend
☁ī¸ = 3 or 4 stars, enjoyed/had fun reading
🌧ī¸ = 2 or 3 stars, was alright/not for me but someone else might enjoy
🌩ī¸ = 1 or 2 stars, bored out of my mind/it was awful

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Wrap-up: November & December 2022

Haha so. About that 2-month accidental hiatus… Actually I have no excuse for it, except that I just completely forgot about this blog. I gave myself a bit of a break from ARCs, not having any that published for most of November and all of December, so I didn’t write any reviews either. But now! I’m back! Until next time I forget at least…

The key:
🐝 = favourite
🕊ī¸ = reread/rewatch/relisten
☀ī¸ = 4 or 5 stars, highly recommend
☁ī¸ = 3 or 4 stars, enjoyed/had fun reading
🌧ī¸ = 2 or 3 stars, was alright/not for me but someone else might enjoy
🌩ī¸ = 1 or 2 stars, bored out of my mind/it was awful

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Wrap-up: October 2022

More on time this month with the wrap up (not even a week in! Has to be a record). And I have posts scheduled (although please let’s not consider the length of time between the last post and this). October was a good reading month and, having promised myself not to read any (or little, in the end) YA last month, it was definitely a mostly positive month. November is currently shaping up to be neither…haha… But anyway, October.

The key:
🐝 = favourite
🕊ī¸ = reread/rewatch/relisten
☀ī¸ = 4 or 5 stars, highly recommend
☁ī¸ = 3 or 4 stars, enjoyed/had fun reading
🌧ī¸ = 2 or 3 stars, was alright/not for me but someone else might enjoy
🌩ī¸ = 1 or 2 stars, bored out of my mind/it was awful

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Wrap-up: September 2022

Rolling up halfway through October with September’s wrap up after failing to post anything for nearly 3 weeks, what’s new? I do have posts to schedule, I promise, but in the meantime have a gander at what I read last month.

The key:
🐝 = favourite
🕊ī¸ = reread/rewatch/relisten
☀ī¸ = 4 or 5 stars, highly recommend
☁ī¸ = 3 or 4 stars, enjoyed/had fun reading
🌧ī¸ = 2 or 3 stars, was alright/not for me but someone else might enjoy
🌩ī¸ = 1 or 2 stars, bored out of my mind/it was awful

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Wrap-up: August 2022

You know the drill by now, surely. Because I have nothing interesting to write here. So. Wrap up time!

The key:
🐝 = favourite
🕊ī¸ = reread/rewatch/relisten
☀ī¸ = 4 or 5 stars, highly recommend
☁ī¸ = 3 or 4 stars, enjoyed/had fun reading
🌧ī¸ = 2 or 3 stars, was alright/not for me but someone else might enjoy
🌩ī¸ = 1 or 2 stars, bored out of my mind/it was awful

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Wrap-up: July 2022

End of the month wrap up time and once again I must ask: where has the time gone? It only feels like July started yesterday and now we’re a week into August. Disgusting. But anyway… wrap up time I suppose.

The key:
🐝 = favourite
🕊ī¸ = reread/rewatch/relisten
☀ī¸ = 4 or 5 stars, highly recommend
☁ī¸ = 3 or 4 stars, enjoyed/had fun reading
🌧ī¸ = 2 or 3 stars, was alright/not for me but someone else might enjoy
🌩ī¸ = 1 or 2 stars, bored out of my mind/it was awful

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Wrap-up: June 2022

Better late than never with last month’s wrap up, delayed as it was on account of May’s wrap up being delayed, and also a holiday (thank god). So, let’s just get into it!

The key:
🐝 = favourite
🕊ī¸ = reread/rewatch/relisten
☀ī¸ = 4 or 5 stars, highly recommend
☁ī¸ = 3 or 4 stars, enjoyed/had fun reading
🌧ī¸ = 2 or 3 stars, was alright/not for me but someone else might enjoy
🌩ī¸ = 1 or 2 stars, bored out of my mind/it was awful

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Wrap-up: May 2022

Fashionably late this month (thanks work), but I’m finally here with May’s wrap up! So, without further ado, let’s dive in.

The key:
🐝 = favourite
🕊ī¸ = reread/rewatch/relisten
☀ī¸ = 4 or 5 stars, highly recommend
☁ī¸ = 3 or 4 stars, enjoyed/had fun reading
🌧ī¸ = 2 or 3 stars, was alright/not for me but someone else might enjoy
🌩ī¸ = 1 or 2 stars, bored out of my mind/it was awful

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