2019 Reading Wrap-Up: Fourth Quarter

My last quarterly wrap up for 2019. Fall has become my busiest time of year but despite all I was doing, I managed to complete 13 books. I’m behind on reviews so most of the titles are unlinked. Anyway, here are the stats:

Books | Audio Books | Comics

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Let’s Rewind: December 2019

It’s a few days before the end of December and although I hate to hurry the end of the year, I thought I’d go ahead and post my wrap up now since I doubt I’ll start and complete another book before the end of the year. Plus, I have loads of other things to post, like my favorite books of 2019 and my reading stats! 🙂

Let’s Rewind is my version of a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


I didn’t blog much in December. The month began in a rush. The busyness of November spilled over into December. I was doing so much that I barely had time for myself. Things began to slow down the week before Christmas and although I made goals to publish posts on here, I didn’t get around to them. Christmas came along and family was in town and I just didn’t feel like doing anything except read, sleep, and recuperate my strength.

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BBC #6: Book Spines

It’s been a while since I’ve done a BBC post (despite my intention to publish at least one of these per month). BBC is a meme I created to feature beautiful book covers. However, this time I’ll feature eye-catching book spines. After all, when you purchase the book and place it on your shelf, it’s the spine you’ll most often see.

I love beautifully designed book covers, but I also like striking spines. Sometimes it’s the spine instead of the cover that first beckons me, making me pick up the book, read what it’s about, and ultimately buy it. So this post will be all about the spines that call to me from the shelves.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
cover design by Ben Denzer

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10 Year Challenge Book Tag

This tag was created by booktuber Rincey Reads, one of the first book vloggers I tuned in to and have continued to follow. She makes great book review videos, and she is co-host of Book Riot’s Read or Dead podcast, which is all about mystery and thriller novels.

So this book tag is about comparing your current reading habits and tastes to how they were 10 years ago. Well, 10 years ago I was an English major in college and hardly read for fun and when I did read, I didn’t keep track of what I read. So instead of comparing my current reading to what it was in 2009, I’ll instead compare it to 2014, which is about when I started to seriously track my reading, blog, and participate in the Goodreads reading challenge.

What was your favorite book in 2009 2014?

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

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Top 5 Tuesday #22: Surprising Reads of 2019

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 surprising reads of 2019

These five are all surprising reads either because I liked them or because I didn’t. They are in order of whichever one popped in my head first.

Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar, narr. by Harsh Nayyar, Annapurna Sriram, Bernard White, Nick Choksi, Rita Wolf

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Let’s Rewind: November 2019

November was all work and hardly any play, so I’m glad it’s December; although it seems that December is shaping up to be the same.

Let’s Rewind is my version of a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


This is what my November felt like:

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