2019 Yearly Wrap-Up

So 2019 was a very strange year for me. A lot of amazing things happened but there were also some really tough moments. I started off 2019 working and studying and reading. It was good, but looking back I know now that I wasn't loving life as much as I thought I was but, instead, waiting for life to pick up. That wasn't to say I wasn't happy--because I was--but more to say that I was definitely looking forwards to the fall. The summer was...interesting. I spent most of it working a bunch or reading/blogging a bunch. I didn't do much else since I was so focused on working and preparing for the fall semester.

Then fall came and I was in London. I spent a glorious three and a half months studying abroad and it was the single best experience of my life. I always wanted to travel to London but after having studied there, I adore it so much and want to make it my permanent home after graduating. So much good happened while I was there and it truly made 2019 the best year.

In terms of reading, I smashed all of my goals, which you can see in the stats. I still wish I'd been a bit more attentive to bookstagram these past five months, but I'm hoping to turn that around in 2020. In fact, 2020 is currently shaping up to be a great year both book-wise and life-wise, but that's something to talk about later. Instead, we're here to look at 2019. I am really happy with how this past year went so, without further ado, here's my bookish year at a glance...


Reading Goal: 100
Books Read: 138
Pages Read: 42,616
Blog Posts: 130
Total Blog Views: 106,549
Blog Views this Year: 58,509


1. The Light We Seek by Katie May-3.5/5 stars (Jan 1)
2. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur-4/5 stars (Jan 1)
3. The Burn Zone by Renee Linell-4/5 stars (Jan 1-Jan 4)
4. Windwitch by Susan Dennard-4.5/5 stars (Jan 4-Jan 9)
5. Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley-4/5 stars (Jan 16)
6. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare-4.25/5 stars (Jan 11-Jan 19)
7. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman-N/A rating (Jan 24)
8. The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons-3.75/5 stars (Jan 19-Jan 28)

January Book Haul
January 2019 Wrap-Up-8 books


9. Till Death Do Us Part by A.J. Lee-3.5/5 stars (Jan 22-Feb 1)
10. Sightwitch by Susan Dennard-4/5 stars (Feb 3)
11. Guts by Chuck Palahniuk-N/A rating (Feb 4)
12. Astrophil and Stella by Sir Philip Sidney-N/A rating (Feb 1-Feb 8)
13. Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard-5/5 stars (Feb 6-Feb 11)
14. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty-4.75/5 stars (Feb 12-Feb 16)
15. As You Like It by William Shakespeare-N/A rating (Feb 12-Feb 18)
16. The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty-5/5 stars (Feb 18-Feb 23)
17. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco-5/5 stars (Feb 25-27)--reread

February Book Haul
February 2019 Wrap-Up-9 books


18. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs-n/a rating (Feb 12-Mar 2)
19. Sula by Toni Morrison-n/a rating (Feb 28-Mar 7)
20. Macbeth by William Shakespeare-n/a rating (Mar 1-Mar 12)
21. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton-4/5 stars (Mar 12-Mar 17)
22. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan-2/5 stars (Mar 3-Mar 19)
23. Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows by J.M. Bergen-4.25/5 stars (Mar 20-Mar 22)
24. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco-4.5/5 stars (Mar 23-Mar 27)
25. Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples-4/5 stars (Mar 28)
26. Finding My Pack by Lane Whitt-4/5 stars (Mar 28-Mar 29)--reread
27. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown-n/a rating (Mar 13-Mar 29)
28. Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples-5/5 stars (Mar 29)
29. Keeping My Pack by Lane Whitt-4/5 stars (Mar 29-Mar 30)--reread
30. Saga, Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples-5/5 stars (Mar 30)
31. Saga, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples-5/5 stars (Mar 31)
32. Saga, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples-4.5/5 stars (Mar 31)
33. Saga, Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples-4.5/5 stars (Mar 31)

March Book Haul
March 2019 Wrap-Up-16 books


34. Saga, Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples-4.75/5 stars (Apr 1)
35. Loving My Pack by Lane Whitt-4/5 stars (Apr 1-2)
36. Saga, Volume 8 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples-4/5 stars (Apr 3)
37. Paradise Lost by John Milton-n/a rating (Mar 23-Apr 4)
38. Saga, Volume 9 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples-5/5 stars (Apr 4)
39. Paper Girls, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang-2/5 stars (Apr 5)
40. Invictus by Ryan Graudin-3.5/5 stars (Apr 3-Apr 8)
41. White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout-5/5 stars (Apr 8-Apr 9)--reread
42. Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco-4.5/5 stars (Apr 11-Apr 12)
43. Trying to Live With the Dead by B.L. Brunnemer-5/5 stars (Apr 13)
44. When the Dead Come A Knockin' by B.L. Brunnemer-5/5 stars (Apr 13-Apr 14)
45. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor-4/5 stars (Apr 14-Apr 17)
46. AmuletThe Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi-4/5 stars (Apr 18)
47. Amulet: The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi-4/5 stars (Apr 20)
48. House of Korba by C.L. Stone-4/5 stars (Apr 19-Apr 20)--reread
49. Touch of Mischief by C.L. Stone-4/5 stars (Apr 21)--reread
50. Amulet: The Cloudsearchers by Kazu Kibuishi-4/5 stars (Apr 23)
51. Embrace by Jessica Shirvington-3.5/5 stars (Apr 23)
52. The Power by Naomi Alderman-n/a rating (Apr 9-Apr 24)
53. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire-3/5 stars (Apr 25-Apr 26)
54. Again, But Better by Christine Riccio-4/5 stars (Apr 30)

April Book Haul
April 2019 Wrap-Up-21 books


55. Entice by Jessica Shirvington-3.5/5 stars (May 2-May 3)
56. Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare-4/5 stars (Apr 24-May 4)
57. Fever by Maya Banks-3.5/5 stars (May 5-May 6)
58. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller-4.5/5 stars (May 6-May 9)
59. American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual by ARC-n/a rating (May 10-May 11)
60. When to Fear the Living by B.L. Brunnemer-5/5 stars (May 10-May 11)--reread
61. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman-4/5 stars (May 14)
62. Furyborn by Claire Legrand-5/5 stars (May 12-May 15)--reread
63. On Beyond Zebra by Dr. Seuss-n/a rating (May 16)
64. Kingsbane by Claire Legrand-5/5 stars (May 15-May 19)
65. We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra-4.5/5 stars (May 19-May 20)
66. Whispers From the Dead by B.L. Brunnemer-5/5 stars (May 20)--reread
67. Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout-5/5 stars (May 20-May 21)--reread
68. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard-4.5/5 stars (May 21-May 22)
69. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman-3.5/5 stars (May 22-May 27)

May Book Haul
May 2019 Wrap-Up-15 books


70. Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen-3.75/5 stars (May 28-June 1)
71. Only A Breath Apart by Katie McGarry-4.5/5 stars (Jun 4-Jun 5)
72. When Evil Comes to Play by B.L. Brunnemer-5/5 stars (Jun 5)--reread
73. Secrets From the Grave by B.L. Brunnemer-5/5 stars (Jun 6)
74. When the Dead Have it Easy by B.L. Brunnemer-5/5 stars (Jun 6)
75. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff-3/5 stars (Jun 7-Jun 16)
76. Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins-4.5/5 stars (Jun 19)
77. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas-5/5 stars (Jun 17-Jun 19)--reread
78. The Good, the Bad, and the Bullied by Rubixcube89201-3.5/5 stars (Jun 8-Jun 22)--reread
79. Wires and Nerves by Marissa Meyer-4/5 stars (Jun 23)
80. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang-4/5 stars (Jun 24)
81. Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout-5/5 stars (Jun 22-Jun 24)--reread
82. Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa-4.5/5 stars (Jun 25)
83. Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer-4/5 stars (Jun 27)

June Book Haul
June 2019 Wrap-Up--14 books


84. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey-5/5 stars (Jul 2-Jul 3)
85. Hypnotizing Beat by Katherine McIntyre-4/5 stars (Jul 8)
86. Amulet: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi-3.5/5 stars (Jul 9)
87. Amulet: Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi-3.5/5 stars (Jul 9)
88. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston-4.5/5 stars (Jul 7-Jul 13)
89. Amulet: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi-3.5/5 stars (Jul 16)
90. Amulet: Firelight by Kazu Kibuishi-3.5/5 stars (Jul 16)
91. Amulet: Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi-4/5 stars (Jul 16)
92. Forgiven Are the Starry-Eyed by Christine Doré Miller-2/5 stars (Jul 14-Jul 16)
93. The Package by Jennifer L. Armentrout-5/5 stars (Jul 17)
94. Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu-4/5 stars (Jul 17)
95. Black Mage by Daniel Barnes & D.J. Kirkland-2.75/5 stars (Jul 20)
96. A Darkness Strange and Lovey by Susan Dennard-4/5 stars (Jul 22)
97. Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard-4.5/5 stars (Jul 22)
98. Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout-4.25/5 stars (Jul 23)
99. Hidden Light by Nikki Bolvair-3/5 stars (Jul 24)
100. The Bridge Over Snake Creek by Nikki Bolvair-3.5/5 stars (Jul 25)
101. Filthy Rich Boys by C.M. Stunich-3.25/5 stars (Jul 25)
102. Bad, Bad Blue Bloods by C.M. Stunich-3.25/5 stars (Jul 25-Jul 26)
103. The Envy of Idols by C.M. Stunich-3.25/5 stars (Jul 26-Jul 28)
104. In the Arms of the Elite by C.M. Stunich-3.5/5 stars (Jul 28-Jul 30)

July Book Haul
July 2019 Wrap-Up-21 books


105. Witchy by Ariel Slamet-Ries-3/5 stars (Jul 31-Aug 1)
106. Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout-4/5 stars (Jul 24-Aug 8)
107. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey-3/5 stars (Aug 9)
108. Fence, vol 1 by C.S. Pacat with Johanna the Mad-4/5 stars (Aug 11)
109. Fence, vol 2 by C.S. Pacat with Johanna the Mad-4/5 stars (Aug 11)
110. Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout-4.5/5 stars (Aug 11-Aug 12)
111. A Life of Shadows by Kristen Banet-3.75/5 stars (Aug 12)
112. A Heart of Shame by Kristen Banet-3.75/5 stars (Aug 13)
113. A Nature of Conflict by Kristen Banet-4/5 stars (Aug 13-Aug 14)
114. An Echo of Darkness by Kristen Banet-4/5 stars (Aug 14-Aug 15)
115. A Night of Redemption by Kristen Banet-4/5 stars (Aug 16)
116. Fence, vol 3 by C.S. Pacat with Johanna the Mad-4.25/5 stars (Aug 20)
117. The Hockey Saint by Howard Shapiro with Marica Inoue & Andres Mossa-2/5 stars (Aug 22)
118. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin-5/5 stars (Aug 24-Aug 25)
119. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones-4/5 stars (Aug 27)
120. The Player by K. Bromberg-3/5 stars (Aug 27-Aug 28)

August Book Haul
August 2019 Wrap-Up-16 books


121. A Fallen Hero by Sara A Noë-4.5/5 stars (August 30-Sep 1)
122. SWAT by Lily Harlem-2.75/5 stars (Sep 1)
123. The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young-4/5 stars (Sep 6)
124. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell with Faith Erin Hicks-4/5 stars (Sep 7)
125. A Pact Between the Forgotten by Jessica Sorensen-2.5/5 stars (Sep 7)
126. The Ravens & the Mysterious Town-2.5/5 stars (Sep 8)
127. Becoming the Dark Prince by Kerri Maniscalco-4.5/5 stars (Sep 13)
128. Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco-4.5/5 stars (Sep 23-Sep 24)

September 2019 Wrap-Up--8 books


129. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole-n/a rating (Sep 21-Oct 1)
130. Heartstopper, Volume 1 by Alice Oseman-4/5 stars (Oct 19)--reread
131. Heartstopper, Volume 2 by Alice Oseman-4/5 stars (Oct 20)
132. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by R.L. Stevenson-n/a rating (Oct 31)

October 2019 Wrap-Up-4 books


133. A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai-4/5 stars(Nov 1-Nov 12)
134. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf--n/a rating (Nov 5-Nov 13)
135. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli-4.25/5 stars (Nov 30)

November 2019 Wrap-Up-3 books


136. Trying to Live with the Dead by B.L. Brunnemer-5/5 stars (Dec 16-Dec 26)--reread
137. The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli-4/5 stars (Dec 23-Dec 27)--reread
138. Queer Eye: Love Yourself, Love Your Life by the Fab 5-4/5 stars (May 3-Dec 31)

December 2019 Wrap-Up-3 books

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