Well, 2020 has been the biggest fucking mess so far.
Each month has felt like it went on for at least a year. We had major fires here in Australia, Brexit happened this year didn’t it??? And there was like the possibility of world war III??? Also, we’re now in the middle of a pandemic and also U.S. politics have come down to voting between two rapists as president.
Why??? Why are we like this??????
On a more personal note, I’ve recently lost my job, thanks to said pandemic and I’m scared my asthma—which has mostly been hiding since childhood—might be my downfall if I get the virus and I am worried. Like my butthole and jaw are clenched at all times.
I’ve started recapping Shrek movies to my mother. My cat is getting increasingly more annoyed by the fact that I’m getting bored and so I’m annoying him more. I’ve taken to watching shitty 2000s movies and I’ve been half-ass applying for jobs because working during all of this is maybe even scarier than being unemployed.
But I had cheesecake for dinner and casserole for dessert last night so it’s not all bad I guess.
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│The Raven Cycle│Maggie Stiefvater│✅│
│4│The Raven King│✅│
│Percy Jackson and the Olympians │Rick Riordan│▶️│
│2│The Sea of Monsters│✅│
│3│The Titan’s Curse│
│4│The Battle of the Labyrinth│
│5│The Last Olympian│
│Companion│The Demigod Files│
│Companion│Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods│
│Harry Potter Series│J.K. Rowling│🔄│
│1│The Philosopher’s Stone│
│2│The Chamber of Secrets│
│3│The Prisoner of Azkaban│
│4│The Goblet of Fire│
│5│The Order of the Phoenix│
│6│The Half-Blood Prince│
│7│The Deathly Hallows│
So I’ve only read 3 books so far . . . that’s not great. But I think I’m going to stop requesting ARCs now and just focus on books I have on my shelves because ARCs really do stress me out and I’m not sure they’re worth it . . . Well sometimes they are but often they’re not.
I’ve participated in 4 wonderful readathons so far this year! The first two are hosted by CW @ The Quiet Pond. The other two I joined late but am still counting books I’ve read this year so far since they don’t have any kind of points/reward system.
🌲 – Pondathon – finished March 7th
💫 – StartOnYourShelfathon – year long
🏳️🌈 – Here & Queerathon – year long
📤 – #ARCApocalypse – year long
To see my reviews click on my star ratings!
│Speak│Laurie Halse Anderson│🏛️│🌹🔥│✅│★★★★│Jan 18│
│Sissy│Jacob Tobia│🎧🏛️│🌈🌹🔥✨│✅│★★★★★│Jan 30│🏳️🌈│
│The Sea of Monsters│Percy Jackson & the Olympians│Rick Riordan│📖│💐🌱│✅ │🌲💫│★★★★│Feb 3│
│How to Talk to Black People│A. Anon│📥💚📖│☀️│🚫│💫📤│-│Feb 8│
│P.S. I Still Love You│To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2│Jenny Han│📖│🌈☀️│✅│🌲💫🏳️🌈│★★★★│Feb 13│
│You Can’t Touch My Hair│Phoebe Robinson│📖🎧│☀️🔥│✅│🌲💫│★★★★★│Feb 17│
│Opal│The Raven Cycle #4.5│Maggie Stiefvater│📱│🌈🌹│✅│🌲💫🏳️🌈│★★★★★│Feb 18│
│The Wicked + The Divine Vol 8│Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie│🏛️│🌈☀️🌹✨│🚫│-│Feb 29│
│The Wicked + The Divine Vol 9│Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie│🏛️│🌈☀️🌹✨│✅│🌲🏳️🌈│★★★★★│Mar 1│
│Vicious│Villains #1│V.E. Schwab│📖│🌈🌹✨│▶️🔄│🏳️🌈│
│The Raven Boys│The Raven Cycle│Maggie Stiefvater│🎧│🌈☀️💐🌹🌱✨│▶️🔄│🏳️🌈│
My Top 5
To see my reviews click on my star ratings!
│Sadie│Courtney Summers│📖🎧│🌈💐🌹🔥🌱✨│✅🔄│★★★★★│Jan 8│🏳️🌈│
│The Raven King│The Raven Cycle #4│Maggie Stiefvater│📖│🌈☀️💐🌹🌱✨│✅│🌲💫🏳️🌈│★★★★★│Feb 17│
│The Hate U Give│Angie Thomas│📖│☀️🌹🌱✨│✅│🌲💫│★★★★★│Feb 29│
│Belle Révolte│Linsey Miller│📥💚📖│🌈🌹🔥🌱│✅│💫🏳️🌈📤│★★★★★│Mar 29│
Stats + Structured TBR
│▶️ 2│🚫 3│
│Must Read: ✅ 19/15│📥 9/3│📖 16/6│🌏 17/9│
│Allowances: 🏛️ 4/3│
│Readathons: 🌲 12│💫 17│🏳️🌈 11│📤 11│
│Goodreads Reading Challenge: ✅ 19/50│
If it doesn’t have an emoji it’s because it’s not out yet.
│Birds of Prey│✅│
│The L Word│✅│
So not the worst! I’ve watched more than I haven’t!
│The L Word│Season 2-6│📺│2004│💭 Michele Abbott, Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg│🌟 Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman│★★★│Jan│
│The L Word: Generation Q│Season 1│📺│2019│💭 Michele Abbott, Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg│🌟 Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hailey│★★★★│Jan│
│Sex Education│Season 2│📺│2019-│💭 Laurie Nunn│🌟 Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa│★★★★★│Jan│
│Glow Up│Season 1│📺│2019│💭 ??│🌟 Dominic C. Skinner, Ella Walker│★★★│Jan│
│The Circle│Season 1│📺│2018│💭 ??│🌟 Sophie Willan, Alex Hobern, Woody Cook│★★★★│Jan│
│Booksmart│🎥│2019│🎬 Olivia Wilde│🌟 Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams│★★★★★│Feb│
│To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You│🎥│2020│🎬 Michael Fimognari│🌟 Noah Centineo, Madeleine Arthur, Lana Condor│★★★★│Feb│
│Everything’s Gonna Be Okay│Season 1│📺│2020│💭 Josh Thomas│🌟 Kayla Cromer, Adam Faison, Maeve Press│★★★★★│Mar│
│The Bold Type│Season 4│📺│2017-│💭 Sarah Watson│🌟 Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy│★★★★│Mar│
│On My Block│Season 3│📺│2018-│💭 Eddie Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft, Lauren Iungerich│🌟 Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray│★★★★★│Mar│
│Grace and Frankie│Season 6│📺│2015-│💭 Marta Kauffman, Howard J. Morris│🌟 Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston│★★★★│Mar│
│Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters│🎥│2013│🎬 Thor Freudenthal│🌟 Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson│★★★│Mar│
│Knives Out│🎥│2019│🎬 Rian Johnson│🌟 Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas│★★★★★│Mar│
│Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist│Season 1│📺│2020│💭 Austin Winsberg│🌟 Jane Levy, Stephanie Styles, Hiro Kanagawa│★★★★│On-going│
│Fadwa @ Word Wonders│MY 2020 READING SPREADSHEET TEMPLATE│
│Krystin @ Here’s The Fucking Twist│Women in Horror Month: Goddesses of the Dark & Twisty You Need To Read!│
│Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxxbooks│BOOKS WITH ARO/ACE SPECTRUM REP COMING OUT IN 2020 BECAUSE I’M FEELING DEPRIVED│
│Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books│21 BOOKS TO READ FOR THE YEAR OF THE ASIAN READING CHALLENGE – #YARC2020│
│Olivia @ Purely Olivia│How I Blog Without Spending Any Money! // Free Resources That Helped Me & My Experience│
│Kat @ Novels and Waffles│HOW TO CREATE AN ANIMATED BLOG HEADER│
│Destiny @ Howling Libraries│Valentine’s Day Special: romance authors I need to check out ASAP!│
│Caro @ Bookcheshirecat│Books by Black Authors #BlackHistoryMonth│
│Sofii @ A Book. A Thought│DISCUSSION POST: THE MEANING OF BEING AN INTERNATIONAL BOOK BLOGGER │
│May @ Forever And Everly│7 or So Books to Read if You’re Feeling Sad (Like Me)│
│Simone @ Simone and Her Books│NEVER JUDGE A READER BY THEIR READING FORMAT│
│Malka @ Paper Procrastinators│My Take on Trigger Warnings│
│CW @ The Quiet Pond│Book Recommendations – Books About The Magic of Food│
│May @ My 1st Chapter│Recreating my Favourite Book Covers: the lunar chronicles edition│
│Laura @ The Book Corps│WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: BOOKS BY BLACK WOMEN AUTHORS│
Month In Review
🍃 Read 50 books
I am definitely on my way to this one!
🍃 Gain full-time employment
🍃 Get back to eating healthy again
🍃 Get back to going for walks again
🍃 Be more consistent with my blogging ✅
Ah huh! I got one!
🍃 Blog hop more
Okay, I really do plan on working on this…
🍃 Start reading every single day
I have been trying my hardest but sometimes I need a break! I’m determined to have a month where I read every day though!!! I’ve gotten so bloody close I know that it’s within my reach!
You win some you lose some. And I am trying my best.
What have you done this year?
What have you read?
What posts did you write that you’re super proud of?