A Decade of Reading

“It was the end of a decade but the start of an age.” –Taylor Swift, Long Live


As the year 2019 came to an end, we did not only closed a year but we are closing a decade. And because of that, I’ve been seeing this trend of people looking back in their decade. So here I am looking back at my decade of reading.

I have been wondering how I will do this but I finally come into terms with just mentioning books that have become the highlight of my year or a book that changed my perspective during that said year.

I have to warn you that this will be a very very veeeerrrryyyy long post because this decade is not just a decade of picking up favorites or seeing how my reading taste changes, this decade is my journey of becoming a bookworm.

So without further ado, here is a decade of my reading…

 

 

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Top 5 Books of 2019

I’m finally closing my year of reading with a quick recap of my whole reading year before diving into my top 5 books. Unlike other readers, I feel like the amount of reading that I make would not suffice for a top 10 books of the year so I am narrowing it down to 5. I would probably do a top 10 if I managed to read more than 100 books in a year.

Okay I will quit blabbing and let’s get into the recap. (Thanks to Goodreads!)

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56 books and 17,393 pages. An achievement if you asked me.

2019 is a year of series for me. I managed to finish a lot of series this year and I feel so proud, even my bookshelves are proud of me. So I decided that this top 5 books will only consist of 1 book per series that I have finished, if ever they make it to my top 5 books.

So without further ado, here is my TOP 5 BOOKS of 2019!

 

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2020 Bookish Resolution

In just a few days, we will bid 2019 goodbye and welcome the new year of 2020. Another year to reflect, explore, learn, have fun and of course, READ!

I may not be doing a lot of blogging lately but I am good at the reading department. And with all the reading that I have been doing, I realized that writing a book review in my blog is a way to help myself remember my thoughts and feelings as I was reading a certain book. This year, I have realized the importance of blogging as I looked back at the previous books that I have read but did not review.

So let me start reviving this blog and becoming a better blogger by posting my bookish resolution. I don’t want to wrap-up my year yet because I know I can still squeeze a lot of reading in the last few days of the year.

So I will quit chatting and start listing my bookish resolution for 2020.

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Reading Rush TBR

After my successful Bibliothon, I decided to do the Reading Rush. It’s cool how they have their own website where you can earn badges for accomplishing the challenges, tracked the pages that you read for that day and also meet new bookish friends.

Reading Rush is formerly known as Booktubeathon. The readathon will start from July 22 to July 28, 2019 which is tomorrow on my timezone. Again I am doing this readathon in my own timezone.

Subscribe to their YouTube channel to see the reading challenges and the video challenges if you wanted to join. (Click here to go to their profile.)

There are 7 Challenges for this round:

  1. Book with Purple on the cover
  2. Read a book in the same spot the entire time
  3. Read a book that you meant to read last year
  4. Read an author’s first book
  5. Read a book featuring a non-human character
  6. Pick a book with 5 or more words in the title
  7. Read & watch a book to movie adaptation

And also it is not an actual challenge to read 7 books in a week but you can get a badge if you managed to do that.

So without further ado, here are my TBR for this year’s Reading Rush.

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The Final Bibliothon TBR

Ever since I’ve been a fan of bookTube, I have always seen Bibliothon circulating around YouTube but I never succeed in it. I think I tried joining once but I never attempted after that. But now that it is their final bibliothon, of course I am joining.

The Final Bibliothon runs from July 11 to 19. I don’t know if we will be following a certain time zone but I decided to do this in my own time zone.

There are 9 challenges for this final bibliothon and you are only allowed to use one book for two prompts; so if any of you who wants to join, here it is:

  1. Read the group book (Aurora Rising)
  2. Adult Book
  3. Graphic Novel
  4. A book from an author you’ve never read before
  5. A book based on its cover
  6. Free choice/wild card
  7. Read a book you were really excited for, but never picked up
  8. Read a predicted 5-star reads
  9. Read one of the hosts’ 5-star reads

For the last challenge, it is listed in the challenges video for bibliothon so check it out here: Reading Challenges.

So now that all is said and done, let’s get into the TBR.

 

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WWW Wednesday – 06/26/2019

This is the last Wednesday of June. I can’t believe that half of the year is already gone. How is your reading so far? I want to give you an update about my reading and of course, WWW Wednesday is the best way to do it.

Always thankful to Sam @samannelizabeth for hosting this.

If you want to join, all you have to do is answer these three questions:

1. What are you currently reading?

2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you think you’ll read next?


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