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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Best of 2018

Another year means another reading year and more books to be added on our TBR pile. I have been doing well with my reading on the first half of the year until I fall into the biggest slump of my life. Even so, I managed to complete my reading challenge in Goodreads.

I read a total of 27 books. Out of 27, I will narrow down my best of 2018 into 5 books. It is because most of the books that I have read this year are series or part of a series. So I will only choose one book if I love that series.

But before anything else, here are the books that I have read this year!

 

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WWW Wednesday – 120518

It’s the first Wednesday of December & what’s a better way to revive my blog than WWW Wednesday. Doing this weekly really pushed me to read more every week. Very 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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Reading Slump, Reading Plans & Revival

Reading slump is any bookworm’s biggest nightmare. It is the sudden decline to read or pick a book no matter how hard you try. I have never experience a reading slump before because I’m good at dodging the nightmare the moment that I felt the pull to that dark place. But I have never seen this one coming, I was completely off guard. And it’s been 2 months without a blog post, a book haul or a bookstagram post. I completely shut down.

I didn’t notice that it has been 2 months since I last posted anything book related on my social media account. I was surprised when I checked my last blog post. So now, I’m trying to revive this blog and fight this slump. I will try to make this short and cut to the chase because I want to make this as organize as I can be. There are 3 things that I want to talk about in this blog post: what caused my reading slump, how I’m doing so far with this said slump & my plans to revive this blog.

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Better Late Than Never: Reading Wrap-Up (January to March)

Hey guys! You’re definitely reading it right. I’m doing my January to March wrap-up just now. I wanted to do an April wrap-up because I read a lot of books last April but I’ll just do a quick wrap-up for the past three months.

January to March is not a good reading month for me. I only completed 4 books in a span of three months. And that, my friends, is the reason why I haven’t posted any wrap-up lately.

One out of all the four books that I finished in the first quarter of the year, I started way back in December. But I’m not that disappointed with myself because I decided to power-through The Complete Collection of Sherlock Holmes Volume 1. I finally finished it! Took me two years to finally finish the whole book instead of reading one short story at a time.

Anyway, without further ado, here are all the books that I finished reading in January, February and March:

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3 Legendary Series

They say that a good story would remain in someone’s heart for a very long time if it is well loved. I, as a reader, have read books that I surely love and would highly recommend to some. However, no matter how many books there are on my TBR pile, there is still a gnawing feeling inside me that’s craving for something more. And lately, I’m sating my cravings with classic books (or books that were published before the aged of Twilight and Hunger Games), but I would like to call them legendary books.

Before dropping the names of the 3 legendary books that I’m trying my hardest to give a good introduction, I would like to give a brief criteria as to why I consider them legendary.

  1. They are still popular and well-loved no matter how long they have been published or using the words of Taylor Swift, they never go out of style.
  2. The series became an inspiration not only to us readers, but also the other authors who aspired to write a book that would give the same impact to readers.
  3. They have set the bars in their own genre.

And without further ado, here are the 3 legendary books that I’ve been dying to read.

 

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