Final 2019 Bookish Stats

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Courtesy of Goodreads, my 2019 bookish stats can be found below.

My thoughts on the final score

I’m honestly so proud of myself! Not only did I reach my reading goal of 50 books, but I’ve managed to produce a full review post for almost every single one! My average rating isn’t the best, but since I’m the stingiest when it comes to five stars and very selective when it comes to four stars, it’s to be expected. The next thing I’d like to do is to maintain my Goodreads reviews, as well.

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12 Days Of Bookmas

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I’ll take any chance I can have to look through my TBR! Strangely, it doesn’t make me feel overwhelmed, it just makes me feel excited!

Summary

A fun little book tag that forces you to look at your TBR (self torture here we come!) Hopefully, it helps you rediscover books you’ve forgotten or even help you clear up some of the ones you don’t want to read anymore!

Original tag made by: Jeimy @ A Novel Idea.

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It’s the Final (2019) Countdown: Top 10 Disliked/Disappointed Books

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Yay, it’s time for me to rant! Well, sort of. For the most part, if I find I don’t like a book, I’m not shy about DNF’ing which is why the amount of books I disliked/hated was so low so I decided to combine them with my most disappointing reads.

Some of these books I haven’t gotten around to writing my full review on so I won’t elaborate too much on them so I have something to write about later.

These are, again, in no particular order.

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It’s the Final (2019) Countdown: All of the Books I DNF’d This Year

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I wanted to round up my all the books I’ve DNF’d, instead of just listing my top 10, because I felt it was cleaner to do some “house-keeping” and because I’m eager to warn people before starting any of the books listed about things I wasn’t warned about.

In total, I DNF’d 21 books in 2019. So this list is a long one. I’d never kept track before so I can’t compare it to previous years, but I don’t think this is a terrible number. I have become more inclined to DNF than ever before so I hope to carry this energy into the new decade!

[There are spoilers ahead. You will be warned beforehand.]

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Entry 72: Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1)

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Author: Seanan McGuire
Genre:
Fiction > Young Adult > Urban Fantasy
Fiction > Young Adult > Mystery
Published/Publisher: April 5th 2016 by Tor.com
Pages: 173
Format Read In: Audiobook

Summary from Goodreads (GOODREADS LINK)

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.

No matter the cost.

My Review:

TW: manipulative parents, acephobia, transphobia, gore

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