It was my hardest reading slog yet. This month clocked in at 19 books, a new record for monthly book count. It was hard work but I am happy to say that all my reading challenges are done!
Not only did I take on the challenge of binging all the books I should have read earlier in the year but also posting a review every single weekday for Blogmas. It was tough and I’m not sure those reviews are the best quality but I managed it. It’s definitely taught me to draft my reviews more promptly rather than leave them all until the last minute.
Looking back at my 2019 resolutions, I’m happy to say that I’ve stuck to them all. Scrivener and Campfire have been great and I now use Scrivener as my go-to writing tool. I’ve been a faithful customer to my local independent bookshop and upped my initial target from one book a month to one book every fortnight to make sure they stay in business. I borrowed books from my library while I was able. Unfortunately, thanks to the pandemic, my local library has been closed since March. I will start using it again once it reopens but, for now, I’ll have to focus on keeping my local independent open.
I haven’t had time to think fully about 2021 reading goals yet but I will put down a few New Year’s Resolutions here. I’m actually able to fulfil one of these resolutions tomorrow but I won’t say which!
- Create a reading challenge
- Redraft my first novel with the help of Save the Cat! techniques
- Continue to buy at least one book every two weeks from my local independent shop
Are you making any reading/writing New Year’s Resolutions? Let me know in the comments!
Nothing! My slate is completely blank for the new year.
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Mary Shelley – The Short Stories by Mary Shelley 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett 🎧 ⭐️⭐️
- Monstress Volume 5 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Thud! by Terry Pratchett 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Heartstopper: Volume 2 by Alice Oseman 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Words of Radiance Part 1 by Brandon Sanderson 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Words of Radiance Part 2 by Brandon Sanderson 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Hogfather by Terry Pratchett 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell 🎧 ⭐️⭐️
None! I was a little busy with my reading challenges to take a break for podcasts.
- The Liebster Award – Take 2
- Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award
- The BTS ‘BE’ Book Tag
- This or That Book Tag
- 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag
- Christmas Songs Book Tag
All of these books are for a reading challenge but I won’t say which one yet. You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out!
- Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield
- The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
- Heartstopper Volume 3 by Alice Oseman
- GIF-y Love (big thanks to Riddhi @ Whispering Stories for tagging me)
- The Christmas Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt (I want to keep Christmas going as long as possible)
- The Outstanding Blogger Award (big thanks to Elli @ Acereader for nominating me)
- The Mystery Blogger Award (another big thanks to Riddhi @ Whispering Stories for nominating me)
- The Fantasy Winter Retreat Book Tag (yet another big thanks to Riddhi @ Whispering Stories for tagging me)
- The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag (big thanks to Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad for tagging me!)
I hope to see you again very soon.