January 12, 2014

December 2013

Hi! So, this post will serve a triple purpose -- I'm recapping my December reads, sharing what I want to read for January and showing you all what I got for Christmas. Get ready to see me on camera again for the first time in what feels like ages!

Top Reads of December 2013
The Geek's Guide to Dating by Eric Smith (my review)
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler (my review)
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill (my review)
Unleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson (my review)
Going Rogue by Robin Benway (my review goes up tomorrow!)

What I'm Reading in January 2014
A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Tangled by Emma Chase
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Incarnate, Asunder, Phoenix Overture & Infinite by Jodi Meadows (Sign up for #IncarnateReadAThon!)

Gifts Received:
The Essential Gibran by Kahlil Gibran (from my husband, Macky)
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (from Rachel of Hello, Chelly)
Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle (from Estelle of Rather be Reading)

Just in case you missed any of my posts from last December, I'm including a compilation of them below. I hope you take the time to drop by and check out the ones you've missed out on!

The Host by Stephenie Meyer (+ movie review!)
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
The Hero by Robyn Carr
So Tough to Tame by Victoria Dahl
Pawn by Aimee Carter
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine
Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding

Personal Posts
'Tis the Season: Ghosts of Christmas Past
'Tis the Season: All I Want For Christmas
'Tis the Season: A-Caroling We Will Go
'Tis the Season: A Holiday Greeting

Blog Events & Features
An Author a (Mon)day: Amanda Sun
The Monday Mix: December 9, 2013
An Author a (Mon)day: Kat Zhang
Books & Blogging 2013 (The 4th Annual End of Year Book Survey)
The Monday Mix: December 23, 2013
Under the Never Sky Series Read-A-Thon (Don't forget to join us!)
An Author a (Mon)day: Trish Doller


  1. I love how your monthly wrap ups talk about more than the books you've read- it showcases your reviews, the personal posts, and other little tidbits! That's such an awesome layout for a wrap up, and I think I'm going to try and expand my wrap ups to talk about more than just what I'm planning to read and what I've read after seeing this! Also, I love that packaging for The Winner's Curse- that looks so pretty and detailed!

    1. Great! I love doing wrap-ups, so I'm glad you liked this one. And yes, The Winner's Curse is absolutely gorgeous in person.

  2. Being Sloane Jacobs is such a Disney channel movie! I really adored it. And I think I discovered Unleashing Mr. Darcy because I was looking through your GoodReads. Hopefully I can get my hands on a copy soon. I'm also really hoping to start The Winner's Curse soon! I've heard great things about it so far.

  3. Firstly, you are so cute. Secondly, this is the first vlog of yours that I've watched and I'm looking for to more. I read a copy of Heartbeat last year and really liked it but having read it a while ago and had time to reflect, while it's my favourite book the author, it didn't have a very lasting effect of me. I hope you enjoy thought!

  4. You should be an audiobook narrator, I just decided. PS- you're adorable and I love youuu!!

    1. I LOVE YOU, CASSIE <3 If I could get paid to be an audiobook narrator, I'd totally go for it. How fun would that be?

  5. I am seriously so excited for you guys to read Tangled! even though I've read it already, i still want to be in those tweets! so i can stalk you guys' progress. haha. Drew, the MC, is pretty crass in the beginning but he grows on you. i'm interested to see what you guys think! Love the sword and that cover -- so gorgeous! I desperately need to read cinder! on my to-do list of series to read! plus, i've been seeing so many people talk about cress... definitely need to start!

    1. I have no idea when we're officially starting though, but I'm game to start reading Tangled right away! It's just sitting on my book pile eyeing me at the moment. It should be an interesting reading experience for me because it's not what I normally read!

      Also, YES to reading Cinder and the rest of the Lunar Chronicles. That series is absolutely BRILLIANT, and you won't regret giving it a try. Marissa's writing just keeps getting better and better, and her characters are WONDERFUL.

    And that awesome Hogwarts hoodie.
    I die.

    1. YOU ARE SO SWEET <3 (And I am OBSESSED with this hoodie. So glad I splurged on it when it was still a design on Threadless, I believe it was.)

  7. I just finished A Mad Wicked Folly and seriously omg so good!!! I loved it! My review will be going up on Saturday. Read it soon so we can talk about it! And I'm so jealous that you have The Winner's Curse. I want to read that book soooo badly! Enjoy! Good luck in your job search!

    1. YAY! I'm happy to hear that A Mad Wicked Folly is really good; it's one of the books I've most anticipated reading since I first heard of it. And I will definitely let you know how The Winner's Curse is -- it's got a great premise, and so many people have been loving it, so I hope I do too! Thanks for the well wishes <3


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