I feel like I always start out my monthly wrap-ups by saying something like this: “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s already this month”. So today I’m going to say: Happy New Year!! But, anyway, I can’t believe it’s 2022 already! 😆
Also, it’s already been six months that I’ve had this blog! I can’t believe that I’ve already been blogging for half a year!
Okay, well here’s the wrap-up:
Any sequels will most likely contain spoilers for the first book(s) in the series.
- Girl Online by Zoe Sugg is the first book in the girl online series. It’s about Penny, who has an anonymous blog where she talks about the things going on in her life: school, her family, boys, and the panic attacks she’s beginning to have. For the holidays, her family travels to New York, where she meets Noah. I absolutely loved this book, and I read the series very quickly. I’d rate it 5/5 stars!
- Girl Online: On Tour by Zoe Sugg. This is the second book in the series, and it follows more of Penny’s adventures as she is going on tour with Noah, her boyfriend now. But she’s struggling with her life on tour: she’s missing her best friend and her family, Noah seems to always be busy, and most of his bandmates are unwelcoming. I loved this just as much as the first one, so it’s 5/5 stars!
- Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg is the third and final book in the girl online series. Penny’s life is looking more normal now, but nobody knows where Noah is, after he mysteriously vanished after the band tour. So, she agrees to go to Megan’s school; maybe she can make some more friends. I loved this one too, and I just think it is a great ending to the series. 5/5 stars!
- The Story Of My Life by Helen Keller is Helen Keller’s autobiography. I had to read this for my English class, and I actually ended up really enjoying it. It follows Helen Keller through all of her struggles, talking about how she went bling and deaf at nineteen months, and it follows all of her accomplishments afterwards. I think that it was a really inspirational book. 5/5 stars!
- The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the second book in the Lord of the rings series. It follows the members of the fellowship, who are now split apart, and after they have lost Gandalf in the Mines of Moria. I am enjoying the series so far, even if the books are a little slow, and I hope to read both The Return of the King and The Hobbit this year. I rated this book 5/5 stars!
- A Cloud of Outrageous Blue by Vesper Stamper. This is a book set in 1348, and it was a very different one than any I’d read before. The historical fiction books I read are usually set in the 1900’s, so this was different, but good. It follows Edyth, who’s has lost her family. She then goes to live in a priory. 5/5 stars!
- A Thief Among the Trees by Sabaa Tahir is a companion graphic novel to the Ember in the Ashes series. It’s about Elias and Helene when they were younger, and they are sent on a dangerous mission to steal poison. 5/5 stars!
- Messenger by Lois Lowry is the the third book in the giver quartet. It’s about Matty, who now lives in the Village with the blind man. The village is starting to change, with darkness creeping in. When the villagers vote to close down the village to outsiders, Matty knows he must make one last message. 5/5 stars!
- Son by Lois Lowry. This is the last book in the Giver quartet. It follows Claire, a birthmother in the community, who has a son, which is taken from her. When she is reassigned, she strives to learn more about the son she had. 5/5 stars!
- Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith. This book is about Alice, who gets a lottery ticket for her friend Teddy for his birthday. He wins, and he starts to get too absorbed in the money, and everything. Instead of a windfall, they think this might just make them grow more apart. 4.5/5 stars.
- Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West is the final book I read this year. Just like all other Kasie West books, I loved it! It’s about Kate, who doesn’t like talking to people. So when her best friend, Alana, gets her to do the high school’s podcast, she ends up being the host. But she actually finds out that she kind of likes it. 5/5 stars!
In December, I got a good amount of writing done. I got to chapter five in my contemporary novel, and I’m on the sixteenth chapter in the fantasy novel. I’m on chapter fifty-seven in my dystopian novel, too. I’m going to try and make up a good writing schedule, so I can write more effectively.
I’m going to try and finish the first draft of my dystopian novel, and the first draft of the contemporary novel!
The main crochet projects I got done were last-minute Christmas presents, and some ornaments, and Christmas-related decor!
I didn’t really get any running done this month, but I’m going to try to start running again in January! I also got a bike for Christmas, so I’ve been biking a little bit, too!
The main thing I had going on this month was getting ready for Christmas! I’ve also been on Christmas break for two weeks, so I’m actually kind of looking forward to starting again on Monday! My dad also re-did the floor in our living room, so it was kind of chaotic, but it looks really nice now!
I’m not going to do a whole “New Years Resolutions” blog post, but here are a few things I want to accomplish this year:
♡ Blogging-related ♡
- Get 100 followers
- Plan and scedual more posts
- Do a few collabs
- But, just have fun with it
♡ Writing-related ♡
- Finish the first draft of my contemporary novel
- Finish the first draft of my dystopian novel
- Write at least 1,000 words a day
♡ Reading-related ♡
- Read at least 60 books
- Finish the LOTR series
♡ Running-related ♡
- Enter another race
- Run at least 200 miles
- Just have fun with it
♡ Life-related ♡
- Start waking up earlier
- Make a better scedual
- Write in my journal everyday
Again, I can’t believe it’s already 2022! It seems like it was just 2020 a little while ago…
Okay, so I guess that’s all for today’s post! I hope you have a great weekend!!