Everything I read in September 2021: Magical readathon and Becca’s Bookoplathon wrap-up ✨

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My reading has been a bit slow over the summer of 2021, but in September I got a great reading spike! I was excited about the fall vibes, readathons, and my upcoming holiday which made me really excited about picking up books ✨ I’m actually currently writing this in the middle of the woods in Finland, surrounded by fall leaves. Just look at this beautiful place:

Let’s get into the September stats!

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Everything I read in April with Mini-reviews

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I can’t believe it’s May already! April seemed to fly by. The Spring has been kind of odd to me as I have been buried in increasing PhD pressure and weeks have flown by while each day feels endless. I feel like I’m definitely getting to the busy-busy part of the PhD and my reading & blogging habits have taken a hit. I hope that I’ll get used to the new schedule and manage to stuff in a lot of reading!

(Thanks for hanging on with me while I have had difficulty finishing posts by the way ilysm 🥺🥰)

Spring is my absolute favourite season! I love all the colours that suddenly pop out from the doom & gloom of winter – and I have been wandering around my local park doing some flower-stalking as much as possible.

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My idea of the-best-time™️ (just add a book, tea, and allergy medication)

Before I get into the books, I want to share some important resources:


Palestine is under attack, as Israel is senselessly bombing civilians and destroying homes in Gaza. Hundreds of people have died already, and we all must play in part in stopping a genocide. Many western countries are fuelling the massacre by supporting Israel and we can all stop this by amplifying the voices of Palestinians and challenging politics. This is about human lives.

Covid crisis in India and Nepal

India has been overwhelmed by the emergence of a new coronavirus variant, and it has started spreading to other countries that are struggling to cope. ICUs are full, oxygen is running out and people cannot find help even if they are running out of breath.

Please look into these resources, educate yourself on what’s happening and donate if you can!

Today I’m here to tell you about all the books I read in April. I had some major struggles to find time for reading, but I still managed to get through 4 books. You’ll find a tiny little bit of stats & mini-reviews for these books in this post:

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  • Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal (Modern retelling of Pride & Prejudice in Pakistan)
  • Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger (Mystery & magical realism, a Lipan Apache main character)
  • The Confectioner’s Exile by Claire Luana (Prequel novella to The Confectioner’s Guild)
  • The Betrayals by Bridget Collins (Genre-bending mystery with LGBT+ rep)
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All Books I Read in 2020, Ranked from Best to Worst

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Today I’m ranking all the books I read in 2020 from best to worst! I had a good reading year in 2020 and managed to finish 59 books. It’s pretty fun to see them all together like this – I can’t help but notice how much fantasy I read 🤩

The list starts with my favourites of 2020 and ends in the worst books I read. Even though the last few books in the list I strongly disliked, a large majority of these books I enjoyed. In fact, everything until #49 received three or more stars from me! The top 30 were really difficult to rank as I loved so many books in 2020.

I can’t wait to show you these books so let’s get started! As there are so many, I have left all commentary out. I’ll do a separate Top10 of 2020 post soon!

End of the year posts for 2020:

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2020 Reading Wrap-up: Reading Stats + How Did I Do With my 2020 Reading Challenges?

Happy New Year! 🌠 🎇 🎆

I hope you have had a great start to 2021. I have a feeling that this will be a good one!

Although I’m already dreaming of all the books I can read in 2021 and all the new releases that are coming out, I must take a peek at how 2020 went. I’m actually pretty scared because the entire pandemic and busyness at work has meant that I have had a hard time sticking to TBRs. But honestly, I’m just happy that we have all made it here!

In this post I’ll go through my reading stats first, then we will dive into all the crazy things I promised to read (and didn’t). This post will be one of many I hope to do on my 2020 reading! Keep your eyes peeled for my Top 10 of 2020 and All Books I Read in 2020, Ranked from Best to Worst 👀

Let’s get into it!

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November Wrap-up: Books Read & Readathon Updates

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November raced past awhile ago, but I’m still here reminiscing about the books I read. After a slump-ish autumn, I started to pick up speed in reading in November! Here’s what I read with some readathon updates. I’ll say a bit of something about the books, but if you’re interested in longer reviews I’m planning to start a series of review posts soon. So stay tuned 👀

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March and April Wrap-up inc OWLs Magical Readathon 2020

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I have been majorly neglecting the writing of wrap-ups lately so tadah – here is a combo wrap-up of March and April! These months have been absolutely crazy and I haven’t been able to read as much as I would have liked but that’s fine 😊 There’s no need to be super productive during a pandemic after all!

March and April were also special to my reading situation in other ways – in March I made myself a TBR flowchart for the first time and used it to select the books I read, and in April I took part in the OWLs Magical Readathon ✨ I loved doing both!

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Top 10 of 2019: Best Books of 2019

Welcome to my Best & Worst of 2019 series! Although 2020 is in full swing now, I’ll traipse down the memory road to reflect on my 2019 reads throughout January and February!

Today I’m here to present 10 best books I read in 2019. The books may have been published whenever, but I happened to read them in 2019. I’ll start from #10 and move towards my top favourite 🤩

You’ll notice that my ratings of these books don’t perfectly correspond with their position in this list; a 4-star book may be ranked higher than a 5-star one. But that’s because I use different ranking scales for giving star-ratings and listing my favourites. Whereas I try to find a balanced star-rating between quality of the book and my enjoyment of it (see more here about my star-ratings), I decide my favourites mostly based on my enjoyment of the novel and how much I thought about the story since I finished reading it. It’s a funky mix of different ratings and rankings and stars and lists and and and

Ah let’s just get started, I can’t wait to show these books to you!

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Everything I read in October: Wrap-up

Welcome to my fashionably late October wrap-up 💕

Only a couple days ago, on the 15th of November, I realised that HEY it’s not October anymore 😂 I’m still living that autumnal life although it’s so cold outside that I’ll attempt to stuff my shoes on while wearing fluffy socks and I stopped by a Christmas market yesterday. Actually, now that I stop and think about it, I have already started making a list of Christmas gifts! Whaat where did the fall go?? (Although I’m also a huge Christmas person so I guess it’s fiiine.)

But anyway – here’s everything I read during the month of October!

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