My (Late) December 2018 Wrap Up + Horrible Reading Slump

Yes. I know December was almost two weeks ago. But I still want to talk about the books I read!

Reading slumps are the absolute worst. 2018 had been awful for me in terms of reading slumps. It seemed that every other month, I lost all motivation to read. I’m really hoping 2019 will be better for me!

In December, I barely read. It was awful. I did manage to reach my monthly goal of 10, but there were a lot of short stories and novellas mixed in there to help me out. Read more to see what I actually did manage to finish!

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My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren – Review

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Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 3.5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: My Favorite Half-Night Stand is a quirky, fun contemporary that will distract you from the real world for a few hours.

“How many mistakes does it take before you’re bad? Does it start with a little white lie, and slowly progress to fraud . . . and worse? Does it matter if you do the wrong thing for the right reason?” 

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December 2018 TBR

I completed half of my TBR last month, including a book that was around 1000 pages, so I feel pretty okay about it. This month, I have more books on my TBR, but I’m dying to read every single one of them  

Say how many books you chose this month and if you hope to read them. Be honest, but not too honest.

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Top 5 Most Anticipated December Releases

December can be a slow month in the publishing world but there are some releases that I’m dying to get my hands on! Two in particular that make me wish I could fast forward time and start reading.

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Review: Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell:  Autoboyography is an extremely well-done contemporary that is sure to steal your heart.

“A God worthy of your eternal love wouldn’t judge you for who you love while you’re here.” 

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My September 2018 Wrap Up!

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I read 10 books this month, including only 1 from my September TBR! This month I was a lot more motivated to read in comparison to the Great Slump of August 2018. It took a while for me to get motivated, but I did and I’m so happy!

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Top 5 LGBTQ+ Reads

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Caitsbook Top 5: LGBTQ+ Reads!

Here is a list of my favorite LGBTQ+ reads. Now, in order to count for this list, at least 50% of the book had to follow an LGBTQ+ character (so I couldn’t include The Raven Cycle or Six of Crows, sadly, but maybe I’ll make another list later!). And if you’re wondering why you’re favorite isn’t included- I probably just haven’t read it yet! There are so many great LGBTQ+ novels in the world and unfortunately, I have yet to read every single one (emphasis on yet).

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Review: Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is an amazing novel with countless laugh out loud moments and a relationship that is the cutest thing in this world.

“I realize that finding the perfect person isn’t going to be easy for me because I’m a lot to take,” she says, “but I’m not going to change just so that I’m more datable. At the end of the day, being myself is enough. I’m enough.”

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