Wrap Ups

December Wrap Up

Welcome to 2021?! That is just insane to type. I can’t believe it is the new year already! December is a usually hectic month, and this one was too. So let’s jump on in to my wrap up.

Life

Life was… busy this month. I finally finished my college apps and even heard back from a few schools. School was crazy and I was so happy to get a break over the holidays. I honestly can’t wait for my senior year to be over.

Reading

December was a great reading month for me, mostly because of my break from school. I read 10 books! Most of which were rereads, but whatever.

1. The Elite by Kiera Cass

My rating: 4/5 stars

This one was a reread and a buddy read with one of my friends from Instagram. I have been loving rereading this series. It is just so fun and cozy and it feels like home. These books are definitely my comfort books, I just love them so much.

2. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

My rating: 4/5 stars

Another reread. Who’s surprised? This is my favorite of the Percy Jackson series. It was also so fun to read during December because it takes place during December. Thalia is my fave so of course I love this book. I also feel like this one is the serious turning point where it all becomes darker and everyone realizes like, this is really happening. Anyway, I just love everything about it. It was just a fun, cozy, winter-y reread.

3. Camp Half- Blood Confidential by Rick Riordan

My rating: 3/5 stars

This one actually was not a reread. This is a cute little bind up of short stories that take place at Camp Half Blood. I read it by audiobook and it maybe took me three days. It was super short and fun. I definitely recommend it for fans of Percy Jackson, but it certainly is not necessary.

4. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

My rating: 4/5 stars

Yep, a reread. Just be glad I didn’t get around to The Last Olympian this month. I actually really enjoyed this reread, especially as now that I am older I have a different perspective. I love Rachel. I used to hate her because I wanted Annabeth and Percy to get together, but honestly Rachel is so strong and cool and I just love her. So I really enjoyed this read and I can’t wait to finish it off with The Last Olympian.

5. The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

My rating: 5/5 stars

Yes this was a reread. I have been rereading this series by audiobook and other than the fact that every one has a different narrator, I have really enjoyed the experience. If you haven’t read Magnus Chase you have to! Part of me thinks it might be better than Percy Jackson (sorry not sorry). Anyway, this one is my favorite of the series and I love it. Everything wraps up so nicely but it is still open for you to imagine what happens.

6. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

My rating: 4/5 stars

Ahh the Kane Chronicles. Yes, this was a reread but in my defense the last (and first) time I read these was at least 8 years ago. I read this one by audiobook, which was fun because it is supposed to be told as a voice recording of Carter and Sadie. This series is honestly so underrated and I love it so much!

7. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

My rating: 4/5 stars

This one is not a reread! One of my best friends on bookstagram (@reader_with_red_hair) convinced me to read this book and I am so glad I did! This one is more new adult than young adult so if you are going to read it please be aware of that. Basically this is about a young girl, Mia, who is training to become an assassin at the deadly School of Night where students are dying around her, left and right. But when students begin to die from causes other than the training, it becomes apparent that something sinister is occurring. Was that a good description? There is so much in this book, it’s hard to explain. Anyway, it was amazing!

8. Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda

My rating: 5/5 stars

This one was a reread. But it was so amazing. I love this book with all my heart, and it really helped me through some things. This was my third reread of it, and I annotated my copy this time as well. I read it all in one day, almost in one sitting and it was just the best. If you have not read this book, please do as it is one of my all time faves.

9. Leah on the Offbeat

My rating: 4/5 stars

Of course, after I reread Simon, I had to reread the sequel. I also adore Leah on the Offbeat, I might even like it more than Simon. I love Leah and I relate to her so much. If you have read Simon and you are holding off on Leah, you simply have to read this one! It is so amazing and just as good, if not better, than Simon.

10. Red, White, and Royal Blue

My rating: 5/5 stars

Everyone has been talking about this book since it came out and I finally decided to read it. And it was amazing!! I promise, it is as good as everyone says it is. The romance is just adorable and so sweet. As soon as I finished I wanted to start it all over again. This one is also new adult, rather than ya, so it has some more mature scenes so be aware of that. Basically, this one is about the President’s son falling in love with the Prince of England. It is the queer enemies-to-lovers we all needed. Please read it!!!

Writing

I wrote somewhat consistently this month. I did finish the first five chapters of my WIP (although 3-5 need some work) and I started publishing on Wattpad! You can read the first chapter of my book, which I (for now) titled Black Emerald, here. It has been doing pretty good in the first two weeks and I am blown away! I did not expect it to do so well, but I am so excited and thankful that it did!

Blog

I am still behind on my reader and I am sorry!! Posting wise, I also fell behind this month. As previously mentioned, December was insane for me and I only posted three times. You can check out my December posts below, but I am hoping to make up for it by posting twice a week in January (we will see).

Goals from last month

  • Complete my TBR (✖️)
  • Complete the first 5 chapters of my WIP (✔️)
  • Post consistently on IG (✖️)
  • Complete all of my college apps (✔️)

Goals for next month

  • Post twice a week on blog
  • Publish one chapter per week on Wattpad
  • Write chapters 6-9
  • Post consistently on IG

So that’s it for my December wrap up! I hope you all had an amazing December and are happy to be out of 2020, I know I am. Thanks for reading!

How many books did you read in December? Did you meet your goals? If you wrote a wrap up, link it in the comments so I can check it out!

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