December (2016) Monthly Wrap-Up


Hello snowflakes! Too bad I didn’t get any snow where I live, but hopefully some of you did! I love the winter, and December has come to a close so I’m putting together a wrap-up of this month. Without farther ado, let’s get wrapping!





I went slightly less crazy with the books I added to my Goodreads TBR for this month, but the list is still ever-growing and doesn’t seem to be slowing down much.

  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo
  • Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2) by Claudia Gray
  • The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Diamond Boy by Michael Williams
  • I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr
  • The Girl From Everywhere (The Girl From Everywhere #1) by Heidi Heilig
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) by Scott Lynch
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine
  • 4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace by Johan Twiss
  • The Loneliest Whale by Lily Markova
  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
  • Unhinged (Underworld #1) by Tempest C. Avery
  • When Ash Rains Down (Kingdom Come #1) by Cecelia Earl
  • The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
  • Strange Magic (Yancy Lazarus #1) by James A. Hunter
  • Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
  • The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
  • Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) by Renee Abdieh
  • Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast
  • Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerves #1) by Marissa Meyer
  • The Gatlon School for Vigilantes (The Gatlon Trilogy, #1) by Marissa Meyer
  • Asleep by Krystal Wade
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell by Liane Shaw
  • London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton
  • The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
  • The Scent of Legacy by Drina Steinberg
  • Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1) by Josephine Angelini

Okay, I might’ve lied just a teeny bit…. that’s a lot more books than I originally thought!


So I’m one of those people who really gets into things. If I love a book, I immerse myself in that book and I need to figure out everything there is to know about that book. That’s basically the same for everything else I get obsessed with. For each month I’ll list three of my current obsessions, so maybe we can obsess over those things together.

1. Super Mario Run. This is a game that you can download on your iPhone. I’m not sure if it’s available on Android or any other smart phone, but I’ve got it on my iPhone, and it’s addictive. I used to play on my Nintendo DS for hours when I was younger, and then I sort of grew out of it, I guess, and got rid of my DS. I also don’t have a Wii anymore since nobody would play on it, but I still miss Mario. I didn’t realize just how much I missed playing Mario until I downloaded this game on a whim and began to play it. If you’re one of those people who loved Mario as a kid, I’d suggest giving this game a go. It’s like a blast to the past and is so fun and simple.

2. Design Home. Here’s another game/app on the iPhone. I wouldn’t really say I’m obsessed with this, but I do play it almost daily, which I guess counts. If you play Covet Fashion, or if you just like interior design, this game is for you. The game is just where you design a room given the theme the event gives you. It’ll make more sense if you look it up and start playing it. If you’re more into fashion, Covet Fashion is a must. Me and my sister have been playing that game together for over a year now and we both love it.

3. DanAndPhilGAMES. Dan and Phil made it on this list too. I wasn’t sure what to put for #3, but then I decided on Dan and Phil’s gaming channel on YouTube because they did a Gamingmas where they uploaded a gaming video every day of the month leading up to Christmas. It was amazing to say the least. I watched their gaming videos every night when I went to bed, and I’m surprised they were actually able to keep their promise and upload a video every day, because they’re known for not uploading as much as they promise to. They also finished with their Undertale videos, so now I’m excited to see what game they’ll be playing next.



I haven’t written many film reviews this month, but that’s okay. I’ve got a longer list of book reviews to write compared to film reviews, so I should focus on the book ones first.


TV Show:


Top 5 Wednesday:

Tags & Awards:


My Fall Bookish Bingo FAIL!

I was going to make a different post about my Fall Bookish Bingo fail, but I decided that I could just add it to the end of my monthly wrap-up since it’s the end of the year as well, alas, the end of the challenge. Or, at least that’s how I’m doing it. If you have no idea what the heck I’m talking about, check out my Fall Bookish Bingo post. Now, without farther ado, let’s get Bingo-ing.


So we can safely say that the Fall Bookish Bingo was a huge fail for me, but oh well. I was in a reading slump when I decided to attempt it, which wasn’t the best idea. But now, I’m out of my slump (which I contribute to A Thousand Pieces of You) and even have another reading challenge (in bingo-style as well). Only instead, it spreads throughout the year of 2017. I’ll create a separate post for that, so look out for that!

I hope that you’ve all had a wonderful December and here’s to another year!


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