I hope you all had a great start into the year 2018, whether it was by celebrating with friends and family or keeping it low-key at home. This year should be all about you doing you, at least that’s what I’ve been telling myself. Before I truly dive into 2018 now, there’s still a tiny summary for December necessary. So, let’s start with what I’ve read and how I’ve either mastered the art of picking up stories I love or how I’ve become ridiculously generous with ratings.
- The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (4.5 stars)
- Almost Midnight: Two Short Stories by Rainbow Rowell (5 stars)
I had already read Kindred Spirits before (as most of you know, but here was my review!), however I absolutely enjoyed the second short story and especially the illustrations. They are my true weakness.
- Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Vol. 1 (2.5 stars)
While the art work was amazing, I got utterly lost with the story sometimes. It felt like there were connecting parts missing inbetween and it therefore didn’t always make sense to me.
- Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (5 stars)
- Lumberjanes: A Terrible Plan, Vol. 3 (3 stars)
I just really missed the old art work for this one.
- The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 5 (5 stars)
Forever love this entire storyline, I just wish the wait inbetween volumes wasn’t as long.
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (5 stars)
It’s such a powerful read and despite me not always loving the flow of words, they were too strong and important to give it anything other than 5 stars. I just want to emphasize that it is very America-centric.
- Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel (5 stars)
- Book of Mythicality by Rhett and Link (5 stars)
This is just an amazing treat for all the Good Mythical Morning fans out there.
- The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (5 stars)
- Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman (5 stars)
MY FAVORITE BOOK OF THE ENTIRE YEAR! I will write a detailed review soon, but I literally finished it at 10 PM.
Just like in old times, click on the title to get to the review on the blog (if there is one) and on the cover to get re-directed to Goodreads!
December was alright, I suppose. I did have some really nice times with friends, but mostly I just tried to be done with the Christmas stress and to stop worrying about why December is such a terrible month to apply for jobs. I don’t think anything groundbreaking has happened, and that is okay. 2017 was a weird year in general – I experienced some of the most brilliant moments of my life and learned more about myself than I thought was still possible, but there was also so much bad stuff happening all over the world and it saddens me to think about it. Maybe a little calm is the best for now anyway.
I haven’t talked about Arcadia in a while and I just feel like 2017 was among my worst years in terms of creativity. I honestly really tried to get at least one chapter up before the year ends, but it obviously didn’t happen. However, I did have a couple of epiphanies, which should make the continuation in the new year go more smoothly. I will share new chapters on wattpad as per usual, but am also willing to send out pdf-files if you ask nicely. Just send me an e-mail if you are interested!
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How was your year? How was your December? How much did you read? Tell me all about it!