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12 for 12 – books I’m aiming to read this year

In a heartbreaking example of betrayal my dog just ditched me. He was curled up niceley next to me on my bed, living his best life, but nope. He’s gone to watch Transformers with my brother. Heartbreaking. Does he not know I only have two weeks left at home which means I only have a finite amount of snuggles!!

Sigh. It’s sad. What’s not sad is my 2023 overall TBR. Well, actually it is quite sad that I’ve not read these books but that’s why they’ve made it onot my 12 books challenege!

I know that this challenge is meant to be made up of 12 books recommended by 12 friends but I have 0 bookish friends. I really liked the idea of 12 books for 12 months though so I’m rolling with it and using it as a way to hold myseld accountable and read these damn books!!

tried really hard to colour co-ordinate and also carefully place these covers. it did not work exactly as planned.

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January Wrap Up + Reading Challenge Update

Howdy and hello!

We have officially completed the first month of 2021. Let’s give ourselves a round of applause. I think we need it. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

I started the year off with a reading slump but you wouldn’t think so considering the fact that I read eleven books this month. Eleven! That means I’m over 25% of the way through my reading goal for the year and I’ve just started.

The thing that ended up helping me get over the slump I was in at the start of the year was the New Years Reading Resolution Challenge created by Laura @ The Corner of Laura. Writing out my TBR to fit the prompts was a motivator or sorts so thank you to Laura for tagging me in the challenge!


A weird thing about my book slump? I was still reading, and wanting to read, but the only thing my brain allowed me to read was the Heroes of Olympus series. Why!? I have no answers. I have no explanation. In the end I ended up reading the entire series except from The Lost Hero which I skipped over because I re-read a year or two ago and didn’t want to do it again. I literally read The Son of Neptune, a 500+ page book, in one day. It was wild.

If you’re, for some reason, interested in my thoughts on every book in this series, I did a whole post about it the other day:) This also completed the challenge of: Screw Resolutions, I Quit! // Re-read an old favourite, specifically the bonus question: Β Re-read an entire series.


Back in late December/early January I made a list of series I want to start and also some series I want to continue on with and I got started on that list straight away by reading:


Get a Lift, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert has been on my radar for a while now as I try to dip my toes in some more adult romance and I can now officially say that it deserves the hype!

I was initially taken aback by the fact that sit is set in England and the vibes just weren’t what I expected but I got over that pretty quick and came to love everything about this book from the various types of representation to the romance which I couldn’t help but ship (RedπŸ–€). Apparently the sequel is even better. How that could even be possible, I don’t know but I’m excited to find out.

This completed the challenge of Learn a New Skill // Read a book from a genre you never usually read.

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