Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2018

Can you believe that 2018 is over?! Happy New Years, friends. πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰Β One year of blogging has flown by, and I honestly can’t be more grateful for the number of books I’ve read, posts I’ve written, and friends I’ve made. I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings.Β (Also, fun fact: this is my 100th post!!)Β clipart2425552

TIFFANY’S LIFE 🌺

December started off pretty stressful because it was final exam season. I was basically spending all my free time studying either in my room or at the library. Luckily, your girl studied hard and ended the year with all A’s. 🌟 After exams ended, I flew back home to Los Angeles and got to spend the holiday break with my family.

One of my favorite days this month was when I met up with two of my best friends, Alexandra from Twirling Pages and Rebecca. We spent the day in Koreatown and basically did a food tour of the city and had a mini-photoshoot in Downtown LA. Between all the delicious food readily available at home and all the stress eating during finals, I definitely need to start a regular exercise regime in 2019. πŸ™ˆ

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BOOKS I READ πŸ“š

I’m extremely proud to announce that I read 20 books this month, ending the year with 102 total! This was far more than I anticipated reading at all this year, and I ended up finishing the challenge by reading 11 books during finals and 9 books during my holiday break. Thank goodness I still did well on finals being this distracted. πŸ˜‚Screen Shot 2019-01-01 at 7.12.14 PMI’ve decided to use this as my fun fact whenever I’m required to introduce myself during icebreakers. “Hi, everyone. I’m Tiffany, and my fun fact is that I read 102 books last year.”Β  πŸ’žπŸ˜¬Β Hopefully, this will be a perfect way for me to fangirl over my favorite reads and convince everyone else to pick them up. Generally, I really enjoyed all the books I’ve read. 8 books were rereads and 6 were audiobooks. I’ve set 50 books as my Goodreads challenge for 2019 so we’ll see how it goes!

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Blog Posts & Updates ✨

The best thing about being on holiday break is that I have a lot of free time where I can work on improving my blog. ✏ I made an Edelweiss+ account and fixed up my Netgalley account which I hadn’t touched in months, and I also added a few new pages to my blog and created a blog button!

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This month, I also participated in #Project14Lists! #Project14Lists is a project Shealea fromΒ That Bookshelf BitchΒ started, with a goal to write and post a bookish list every day from December 18th to December 31st. Participating bloggers are tasked to come up with creative list ideas, and on each day until December 31st, write a list and post it on their respective blogs.

I ended up writing 8 blog posts for the challenge, and it was such a great experience. If Shealea decides to host this again next year, I would definitely recommend joining.

Book Reviews

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Awards & Book Tags

Discussions

Favorites & Recommendations

Top Ten Tuesday

Wrap-Ups

I’m still debating whether or not I want to change my theme to something more widescreen, and I’ve also been considering making my featured images for each post one where it includes the title. I would also like to reformat my monthly wrap-up, but we’ll see how it goes. πŸ™ˆ

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Favorite Posts Around the Book Blogging CommunityΒ πŸ’ž

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How was December for you? What are your 2019 resolutions? Let me know in the comments!Β πŸ’•

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38 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2018

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR TIFFANY – and happy 100th blog post, that’s amazing ahhhhh πŸ™‚ I hope your 2019 will be amazing ❀
    You read so many books this past month, this is amazing! I can't wait to read Girls Of Paper and Fire, Your Destination Is On the Left they both sound amazing ❀
    Your blog button looks so cute, I love it ❀
    I hope you're having a wonderful January ❀

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    1. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO MARIE ❀ I can't believe it's been a year because I feel like I don't remember life before blogging but also how does time fly by so fast?? Both were super fun reads, and I can't wait for you to pick them up πŸ™‚ (ok GoPaF wasn't exactly the most fun per say but it was still a great read!) haha I realize my blog button isn't exactly a button…..but i still like the pink and this is the most I can do with my editing skills πŸ™ˆI hope you also have a wonderful January and 2019, Marie!!

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  2. Happy new year! I loved reading this post, and I’m glad you had a great month. ❀ Congrats on getting all As on your finals, that's amazing! Spending time with your family and friends sounds wonderful, too. AND YOU READ SO MANY BOOKS, WOW, I admire you so much! And your blog button is so cute.πŸ™ˆI'll add it to my buttons page right away!
    I hope the rest of your month is wonderful!

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    1. Happy New Year, Olivia!! AHHH YOU’RE SO SWEET LOVE YOU ❀ I hope you get to read all the amazing books in 2019 but also dance a bunch and blog and do amazing things πŸ™‚ I can't wait for all your updates this year, and I hope you have the best January!!

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  3. TIFFANY!!
    Thank you so so much for featuring my Christmas corgis. I’m so glad that you like them! πŸ’›πŸ’›Congratulations on reading 102 books! 20 books in a month — I hope to read 20 books too!! I also noticed that you read the last three books of the BLOODLINES series, which was a series that I loved so much as a teen. I’m so glad that you liked them too!!

    Anyway, I wish you the happiest and most fulfilling new year, and that you achieve anything that you want, and more. πŸ’›

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    1. OMG I love your corgis so much that I needed to share them!! (Also you put in hard work to create them and it deserves to be shown off)

      I absolutely adore the Bloodlines series ❀ I feel like not many people have read them or didn't really love them, so it makes me so happy that you loved it too!!

      *hugs* thank you so much for your sweet words for 2019! I'm wishing you all the best over at The Quiet Pond πŸ™‚ I'm super excited to see Xiaolong's friends and your cobloggers!!

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  4. Congratulations on all A’s! And in 102 books as well, that’s impressive!
    I see you read the Heroes of Olympus series last december. Was it a re-read or for the first time? I read it such a long time ago, but it still has a soft spot in my heart. It isn’t my favorite by Rick Riordan, but I have overall great memories. Because I read each book as they were released, I knew what to expect every year and it followed me through most of my middle school years. My favorite installment is Blood of Olympus, though I love Son of Neptune a lot as well, mostly because my favorite characters are introduced in this one (Frank and Hazel)! πŸ’›
    Wishing you an amazing January, Tiffany!

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    1. Thank you!! and It was a reread ❀ I love the series a lot, and I decided to listening to the audiobooks this time around πŸ™‚ Mark of Athena is probably my favorite in the series because it's when the two camps meet. I definitely prefer the original PJO series because I think it's better written, but I also love all the new characters in HOO! I definitely agree that they meant a lot to me because I basically grew up with them throughout middle school and high school ❀

      Thank you so so much for your sweet words & support! Happy New Year πŸ™‚

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  5. Happy 100th post Tiffany. I see that you’ve ended the semester with A’s ahhhh congratulations!

    The blog button is adorable. I am looking forward to what changes you’ll be having in your blog! Hope youre having a wonderful January.

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    1. YAY JUSTINE!!! AHH Thank youuuu ❀ There were a lot of late nights studying but also many late nights reading πŸ˜‰ I'm so happy you like the blog button (I was a little worried because it's not technically like other circular blog buttons). I hope you also have a wonderful January too πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Thank you so much Beatrice!! I’ve also been considering starting to read some NA and Romance novels, so let me know if you have any specific recommendations ❀ I also hope you still have time to read and everything with your semi-hiatus, but I'm super excited for all you do! Best wishes for 2019 πŸ™‚

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  6. Ahh I love wrap ups. And your friends with Alexandra from Twirling Pages? I love you her youtube channel soooo much. And I’m so proud of you for getting so amazing in your exams – that’s so awesome!!! It’s so awesome when yall ur hard work pays off like that. ALSO GIRL YOU READ SO MANY BOOKS IM SCREAMING.

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    1. AHH ILSA THANK YOU SO MUCH ❀ ❀ ❀ Yea! Alexandra is one of my childhood best friends, and she was actually the one who convinced me to start blogging πŸ™‚ I love her channel a lot too, and it's fun teasing her for things IRL πŸ˜‚I hope you get to read so many wonderful books in 2019 too!!

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  7. Happy New Year, Tiffany ❀️
    & Congratulations on reading 102 books, that’s amazing and should definitely be the way you introduce yourself from now on.

    I still really want to read Crazy Rich Asians (I see you’ve read the sequel) and I want to go see the movie as well. Geekerella was great, I hope you enjoyed it.

    Good luck with 2019 and I hope you read many more amazing books this year and go on loads of adventures xx

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    1. Happy New Year to you too, Michelle ❀ I think I might be too awkward to actually say it, but we'll see!

      Ahh I hope you get a chance to read it sometime soon. If you like audiobooks, I definitely recommend it because it's super fun. I can't wait for The Princess & the Fangirl to come out too!

      I also hope you have a wonderful 2019! πŸ™‚

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    1. Ahh it’s never too late Cailin because I love your presence ❀ and yayay I'm so happy you love the blog button too πŸ™‚ I really appreciate your taste and aesthetic (especially on bookstagram) so it makes me super happy to hear that you think it's pretty ❀ I hope you have an amazing 2019!! Wishing you so much luck for all your reading and school!

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