Wrap Ups

February 2020 Wrap Up

Salutations Chapterlings! February has finally come to an end which means a new wrap up has finally arrived! I’m not going to lie, February was a really rough month for my mental health. There were a lot of things happening in my personal life that really took a toll on my reading. It became so bad that I ended up ‘dnfing’ a buddy read book and I didn’t get the chance to read two other books that I wanted to read in the month of February. My heart is a little bit crushed because I know I could have read at least one of those two books, but I reached a point where I was forcing myself to read. To which, in doing just that I caused even more strain on my mental health. So February really wasn’t the best month for me. And even now as we move into March, I’m still not in the best head-space, I’m trying to find the best way to be okay and move forward to happier and brighter things.

However, exciting and new things are coming to my blog! We are moving into spring and I wanted to spice things up a bit! So a new theme will finally be arriving onto my blog to welcome in the start of the spring season. I may also be introducing a new article to my blogged called “Weekly Check-In” to update on my reading, things that I’m up to, and just a place to chit-chat with all of you. I also have an exciting haul currently in the works that will hopefully be coming to the blog soon so make sure you keep your eyes open for that! So, lots of new things coming to the blog and lots of things in the works that will hopefully be coming sooner rather than later!

Enough of the updates, let’s talk about books! I only read three books in the month of February. Two YA Fantasy books and one Contemporary graphic novel. Even though this wasn’t my strongest reading month for 2020, I’m still glad that I got the chance to read the three books that I did. As always, my reviews for these books are linked down below if you wanted to check out my thoughts on each individual book.

πŸ’• A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer | ⭐⭐⭐

πŸ’• Heartstopper: Volume Three (Heartstopper, #3) by Alice Oseman | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

πŸ’• The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Okay, readers! That covers all the books I read in the month of February! Thank you for sticking around enough for my chit-chat and updates, and to check out the reviews for these books. I’m hoping that I will have more books read and more amazing things to share with you. March in the month of anticipated releases and reads. Feel free to tell me down in the comments below how your reading month was and some of the books you were able to read, I would love to hear about. And until next time, may March bring lots of good reads, I love you! πŸ’—


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January 2020 Wrap Up

Salutations friends! Today I’m bringing you my January Wrap Up! I wish I could say I read everything I wanted to read in the month of January, but life happens and sometimes we don’t get to read all the things. However, I’m super happy with the books that I did get to read! I read some really great books in the month of January and even found my first favorite read of 2020! What an exciting time! But without any further delay, here are the eight books that I read in the month of January!

❄️ Beasts of Abigaile Vol. 1 by Spica Aoki | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

❄️ Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle #1) by Adam Silvera | ⭐⭐⭐

❄️ The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

❄️ An Incurable Case of Love Vol. 2 by Maki Enjoji | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

❄️ 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

❄️ Beasts of Abigaile Series Review | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

❄️ The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

❄️ Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Okay, Chapterlings! Those are all the books that I read in January! I hope you all enjoyed seeing the books I read in the month of January. While it’s not a lot of books, these were some pretty great reads. But please feel free to tell me some of the wonderful books you read in the month of January or tell about the books that disappointed you. Until next time, may February bring plenty of great reads, I love you! πŸ’™


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December 2019 Wrap Up

Salutations dear readers! Welcome to the new year and me catching you up on all the things that have happened in the month of December! Yes, I have a wrap up for you and as always, I want to be completely open with you. December was a struggle of a month with a lot of things happening in my personal life. More specifically around the holidays I took three major blows that really took a toll on my mental health and trying to finish the books that I had was a struggle. However, I’m very proud of finishing the books that I have and I think it’s okay to have a small number count in the books you’ve read for a month. Honestly, I thought I read only one or two books for the month of December. I’m content and satisfied with these few books and I hope you enjoy the reviews for these books!

❄️ An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

❄️ An Incurable Case of Love, Vol 1 (An Incurable Case of Love #1) by Maki Enjoji | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

❄️ In/Spectre, Vol. 1 (In/Spectre #1) by Chashiba Katase | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

❄️ Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin | ⭐⭐⭐

❄️ My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Stephanie Perkins | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Okay, Chapterlings! Those are all the books I read in the month of December! As I said, it was going to be a short list of just five books, but it’s okay to have a small reading count. I think it’s important that we take our mental into consideration when we read and if that means we read less in a month then that’s okay. So we shouldn’t be hard on ourselves if we read more in one month and less in another. But please feel free to tell me in the comments below some of the books you read in the month of December! I’m always looking for new books to look into! Until next time, my January bring you many five star reads, I love you! πŸ’™


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November 2019 Wrap Up

Salutations Chapterlings! I’m finally getting back on track with everything, but it’s still going to be a bit bumpy until everything is back on track! However, we’re talking about November and all the books I read for November. November has been a crazy time for me. I’ve talked about this in a few posts, but I’ll talk about it here as well… November has been a stressful and exhausting month, mostly in my personal life. I was hit with high levels of stress in my work life, I then got really sick and I couldn’t get my voice back for two and a half weeks, I also had reading burn out from October, and then there was also spending time with my family which I talk about more in my Top Ten Tuesday|Books I’m Thankful For. There was just so much happening that my reading time and the time I devote to everything bookish really took some hard hits. Honestly, I’m a little sad about it all. I love reading and I love being able to put content out for all of you. I truly wish I could have done more. However, even though it was a tough month, I did get some reading in! I read four books in the month of November which completing just one book was fantastic, but reading four books under the circumstances, I’m incredibly proud of myself and happy with getting 95% of my November TBR finished! So, without me taking up anymore time, here are the four books that I read in the month of November!

🍁 House of Salt & Sorrows by Erin A. Craig | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

🍁 The Witch’s Book of Self-Care by Arin Murphy-Hiscock | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

🍁 Almost Home by Joan Bauer | ⭐⭐⭐

🍁 No Tricks, Just Treats by TIJAN, J. Daniels, Helena Hunting, and Tara Sivec | ⭐⭐⭐

Okay, readers! I know that wasn’t a very long wrap up and most of it was me updating you on where I’m at, but I promise December has some magical and fun things in store! A new theme is coming, a very exciting TBR, some amazing buddy reads with one of my dearest friends, some exciting announcements, and so much more! I can feel the magical December vibes in the air! But I hope you enjoyed these books and checking out the reviews that have been written for them. And don’t forget to tell me some of the amazing books you read for the month of November, I can always use a recommendation for a great book to dive into! Until next time friends, may December bring you hot coco, warm vibes, a little bit of magic, and as always, I love you! ❀️


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October 2019 Wrap Up

Salutations Chapterlings! Yes, I’m finally getting my wrap up posted and I promise my October book haul will be following shortly. If you saw my November TBR post then you probably know why I’ve been a bit of a ghost lately. However, if you haven’t seen it then I’ll give a brief run down. In October I suffered a major burn out and fell into a really bad reading slump. There was a lot of things happening in my personal life that was happening and then the last week of October I ended up really sick. I’ve been spending most of November trying to recover my voice and my strength. Even though my fever broke, I’m still sick and still working as well. So a lot of my days off and down time I’ve been using to recover. Hopefully I’ll be at a 100% soon, but time will only tell. The biggest thing is my reading has suffered greatly for being sick and it’s still kinda suffering for it. I’m truly hoping that I’ll be getting some more reading done soon. This time of year I tend to cut back on the reading due to holidays and visiting my family. But back to the main point, that’s where I’ve been hiding for the last week or so. I’ve been buried in a mountain of blankets and drinking twelve cups of peppermint tea a day!

Anyway, you’re here for my October Wrap Up and I’m sad to say it wasn’t as big as I was hoping it would be. However, I got very lucky that I had a lot of five star and a few four stars for the month of October. So even though I was sick and fell into a reading slump, I’m really happy with the books I got to read for the spooky season! However, if I’m being honest, I did dnf one book in the month of October. Aside from that, it was a good reading month! So I hope you check out some of my reviews for the books below especially for The Bone Houses because out of all the books I read for October, that has to be my favorite read of the month so far! Any who…here are the six books I read in the month of October!

πŸŽƒ Fence Vol. 3 (Fence #3) by P.C. Cast & Johanna the Mad | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

πŸŽƒ The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

πŸŽƒ The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy |⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

πŸŽƒ Mooncakes by Suzabba Walker & Wendy Xu | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

πŸŽƒ Spell on Wheels (Spell on Wheels #1-5) by Kate Leth & Megan Levens | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

πŸŽƒ War by Laura Thalassa | ⭐⭐⭐

Okay, friends! Those are all the books I read for the month of October. As I said, super short and I’m really bummed out it wasn’t large than what it is. But you should always put your mental and physical health first before trying to push yourself past your limits. If that means you have to take a break from reading then you have to do it. But anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful month of reading! As always, may November be kind to you, I love you! 🧑


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September 2019 Wrap Up

Salutations Chapterlings! Holy cow, it has been a crazy and wild ride! September has left me breathless and scrambling to catch up with everything! The fatigue has been hitting hard and things in my personal life have been keeping me on my toes. However, I’m finally back and finally posting my September 2019 Wrap Up! I know this wrap up is coming in super late, but I promise, September was a really good reading month.

So I mentioned that September was a wild ride and I’m basically picking up everything where I left off. I always want to be open and honest as I can with all of you, so here’s a bit of a breakdown of the month of September. For starters, I had a few buddy reads in the month of September. Both of them were wonderful and amazing! Both of those buddy reads were shared with two amazing people, Kayla at Books and Blends and Donna from Moms Book Collection. I’m so grateful that both of these ladies wanted to do buddy reads with me and it truly meant the whole world. Then things got crazy and I ended up participating in The Contemporary-a-Thon| Round Five for the very first time, ever! That whole week was intense binge reading, full of anxiety and panic, and honestly, some of the weirdest reading mood swings I ever experienced! After everything was said and done, I was over the moon with feeling accomplished and completely grateful for finishing so many books. I truly had a fantastic time! Then on the very last day of September, I completely crashed and severe fatigue hit in full force. My mental health was in a really bad place, I was barely eating, and I wasn’t doing too good (to put things mildly).

Now we’re in second week of October and I have officially recovered or should I say that I’m about 95% better than what I was. There’s still a lot of lingering fatigue, but I have enough energy to finally get caught up on everything and start getting things posted. So welcome to my crazy, wild ride of a September wrap up! I was able to read so many wonderful books during the month of September and I hope some of the books I have listed will find their way onto your TBR! But enough talk, enjoy this wrap up and I hope you enjoy the reviews I’ve written for these books!

🌻 First Half of September 🌻

🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 7 by NAGABE | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1) by Laura Thalassa | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 To Drink Coffee with a Ghost (Things that Haunt, #2) by Amanda Lovelace | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Sadie by Courtney Summers | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

🌻 Contemporary-A-Thon Reads 🌻

🌻 The Tea Dragon Festival (Tea Dragon #2) by Katie O’Neill | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Hating Game by Sally Thorne | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Fence Vol. 3 (Fence #3) by CS. Pacat & Johanna the Mad | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Okay, friends! Those are all the incredible books I read for the month of September! Honestly, I’m surprised I read so many four star and five star reads. It was completely unexpected, but I’m truly happy that I had an excellent month of reading. But please feel free to tell me in the comments what some of your favorite reads of September were and if you participated in the fifth round of Contemporary-a-thon! That about wraps things up! Until next time Chapterlings, may October bring you spooky vibes and cozy weather, I love you! ❀️


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August 2019 Wrap Up

Oh boy Chapterlings, this has been a whirlwind of storm! And by that I really mean, the end of August has been a little hectic! I’ve been pulled in so many directions, but that’s okay because I’m finally getting my August Wrap Up posted. I know, we’re already the second day in and I still don’t have everything together. However, I’m hoping in the following months (mainly for the fall season) I’ll be making it up to all of you! There’s going to be a few changes and some exciting stuff is happening on the blog. So keep your eyes peeled and stay tuned for some fun stuff! In the meantime, you’re on this post for books so let’s do a breakdown! In the month of August I read technically seven things. However, you’ll only see five in the photo, but my top secret seventh book is actually a webtoons comic. August was a relaxation kind of month so I didn’t do too much reading, but don’t worry, September I’m going to be a nonstop reading machine. I will be functioning off of coffee for the majority of that month, so be prepared! Anyway, let’s dive into all the books I read!

🌻 Save Me (The Most Beautiful Moment in Life o) by BigHit Entertainment | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Heartstopper: Volume Two (Heartstopper #2) by Alice Oseman | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 There Will Come a Darkness (Age of Darkness, #1) by Katy Rose Pool | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 No Judgments (Little Bridge Island, #1) by Meg Cabot | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Wilder Girls by Rory Power | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Stargazing by Jen Wang | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Sheets by Brenna Thummler | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Okay Chapterlings, I think that covers each book that I read this month! I have one more review on the way that was a bit delayed, but it will be hopefully up soon! And now I have to prepare to tackle September! I hope you all enjoyed this wrap up! This was a surprising month of good reads and I couldn’t be happier with how August turned out. However, please tell me down below some of the books you read for the month of August and what some of your favorites reads for the month were! And until next time; may your TBR shelves be full, I love you! ❀️


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July 2019 Wrap Up

Hello Chapterlings! I’m finally getting my July Wrap Up posted! It seems like this has taken me a lot longer than I anticipated. I’m not going to lie, when I was putting this all together, I had no idea I read as many books as I did. In fact, when The Reading Rush hit, my brain mentally dumped everything I had already read out of my brain and made space for everything I had planned for The Reading Rush. It was a whirlwind! We’re dead, but we survived! But seriously, when I realized I was lacking a lot of the books I read for the month of July. I’ve been really burned out and it’s been a wild ride, but I wanted to post it because I read a HUGE amount of books. I have never read so many books before for a month and I feel really accomplished by it. I read fifteen books for the month of July and that’s a whole new record for me! So without me gabbing any further, here are the fifteen books that I managed to read for the month of July!

🌻 The Reading Rush

🌻 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood #1) by Becky Albertalli | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Warriors: Tales from the Clans by Erin Hunter | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Everyone’s an Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Boys Over Flowers: Hana Yori Dango Vol. 10 (Boys Over Flowers #10) by Yoko Kamio | ⭐⭐⭐
🌻 P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #2) by Jenny Han | ⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Moonstruck Vol. 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis | ⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Snowbound with the Boss (Pregnant by Maureen Child | ⭐⭐
🌻 Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez & translated by Megan McDowell | ⭐⭐

🌻 Books Not Shown

🌻 Fence Vol. 2 (Fence #2) by C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World by Ann Shen | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Blackbird Vol. 1 (Blackbird #1-6) by Sam Humphries & Jen Bartel | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Sea Surens (A Trot & Cap’n Bill Adventure #1) by Amy Chu & Janet K. Lee | ⭐⭐⭐
🌻 We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal | ⭐⭐⭐

Okay, friends! That was all fifteen books I managed to read! Granted, there was a good handful of comics on there. Aside from those comics, I’m super happy with how my month of July turned out. I never would have imagined me breaking my own record of books I read in a month. But let me know down below some of the books you read for the month of July or even how many books you read! Until the next time; may August be filled with five stars reads, sweet relaxation, and as always, I love you! ❀️


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June 2019 Wrap Up

Salutation Chapterlings! June is finally coming to an end and with that being said, another wrap has finally come again! If you remember my May 2019 Wrap Up, it was an odd month for reading and June has been kind of crazy, busy, and a lot of reading… for graphic novels. This month has been off the charts with unpredictable things happening and with life being so problematic, a friend out visiting, and just chaos all around, reading has taken to the back burner for most of this month. I’m still catching up on reviews, hauls, unboxings, and so much more. Hopefully, July will be a lot calmer than this month has. For now, let’s dive straight into my June Wrap Up!

(And as always, you can click the links of the book if you would like to read my full length review, as well as seeing the individual trigger and content warnings .)

Before I get started, there are two comics/graphic novels that aren’t featured in the photo above. I will be listing the review for both below with my rating for that specific book. However, in case you didn’t know which ones were missing, both Fence Vol. 2 (the review for Fence Vol. 2 hasn’t posted yet) and Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator Issue #5 aren’t featured in this photo.

🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 6 by NAGABE | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1) by Julie Kagawa | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Fence Vol. 1 by C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Dream Daddy: A Daddy Dating Simulator Issue # 5 by Josh Trujillo & D. J. Kirkland | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Fence Vol. 2 by C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Love Monster by Rachel Bright | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Dragonhearts by Nikita Gill, Amanda Lovelace, and Trista Mateer | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1: Riot on the Radio by Carly Usdin & Nina Vakueva | ⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle & Issac Goodhart | ⭐⭐⭐
🌻 I Love My Love: A Journey Toward Self by Reyna Biddy | ⭐⭐
🌻 Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill | ⭐⭐

Okay, Chapterlings! That’s everything I was able to cram into the month of June! I’m hoping next month will be calmer, less stressful, and definitely filled with more reading. Hopefully this time, I won’t try biting off more than I can chew too! But I hope you all enjoyed my wrap up! And as always, I hope your TBR is full, your month filled with reading, and of courser, I love you! ❀️


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May 2019 Wrap Up + A Readathon

Hello Chapterlings! Welcome back to my blog for another monthly wrap-up! I can’t believe summer is practically kicking down our doors! I feel like May has gone by so quickly without even giving us a moment to breathe. However, May has been a whirlwind for me. If you’ve been following me on Instagram then you probably know I went a little buck wild this month. Honestly, I kind of love it, but at the same time I also feel like I’m behind in updating. So this is me making up for it with a monthly wrap up and a readathon on top of it! This month I read ten books (back to my original numbers) and most of these books were for the Asian Readathon! So without further adieu, let’s get into this wrap up!

Before I get into this wrap up, I just want to say how thankful I am to have participated in the buddy read for the Dragons & Tea Book Club with Melanie and Amy. This was such a wonderful experience and I’m so thankful to be one of many who read this book for this book club during the month of May! It would mean so much if you looked at both of these ladies! They’re both sweet and really insightful readers who put out really marvelous content! ❀️

🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 1 by NEGABE – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 2 by NEGABE – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Naturally Tan by Tan France – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 3 by NEGABE – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Unexpected by Kelly Rimmer – ⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 4 by NEGABE – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 5 by NAGABE – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Asian Readathon

If you aren’t familiar with the Asian Readathon, this readathon was created by Cindy at readwithcindy. May is the Asian-Pacific Heritage month so there’s no better time to branch out and read some books you may not have considered reading or have thought about reading, but haven’t had the chance to read yet. Cindy was an absolute rockstar putting together this amazing readathon for all of us in the book community to come together and read more books that involve Asian-Pacific voices. Cindy brought together such an incredible group of hosts to join in on the readathon too. Not to mention, they recently had the liveshow! As for my reading, I’m not quite sure how many books I actually read that met the challenges, I wasn’t able to finish Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa before the readathon ended, and there was one book that I never got to, but overall, I think I did fairly well for my first readathon. I can’t wait for next year to come already! I’m excited and I’m ready to set new goals for myself!


Okay, Chapterlings! That was my May Wrap-Up and my Asian Readathon books! This has been quite the month and I learned so much about myself through my reading! I also hope this month has brought all of you magical reading experiences and even some moments that made you pause and say “Huh, I never knew that about me!”