A new year means new beginnings, right? as well as new resolutions. So this year for me it means actively working my way down on all the books I have stocked in my TBR list, therefore this year my monthly list will be full of books I haven’t managed to read, as well as some New Releases.
Also, due to lack of time and me starting in a new position at my job, well…, the monthly book lists will be shorter than in the past, but hopefully this will also mean that more book reviews will make their way into the blog! So… there’s that.
Anyhow, without further ado, here’s my January TBR for 2019!
Christmas is here! Well… according to stores in my country, and Netflix. Christmas has been here pretty much since late October/early November, but as someone who likes to celebrate Christmas on Christmas, and gives their time to Halloween and Día de Muertos, yeah, Christmas is just arriving.
Therefore once again I have a list of books I’m hoping I’ll be able to read before the year ends somewhen between all the work I have to do, the visiting family thing, making dinner, baking cookies, receiving guests at home, etc.
But since I’m nothing if not hopeful, and maybe a little ambitious here’s my December TBR list, all of it, winter or Christmas related!
So… I´m still one book behind my March TBR list, but April is already here, therefore though I haven´t finished Into The Water yet, here I am once again with my book list of the month.
This time around since in my country we celebrate children´s day this month and they tell me that apparently in the United States they celebrate siblings they this month… well my April TBR list is all about kids and siblings, so… here we go!
So… once again I´m a little late with my TBR list for March, as well as my February book reviews -and I was doing so well!-, but in my defense, well… I got nothing, I mean sure, I´ve been a little busy but in reality, I´ve just been catching up on some series and animes.
Anyhow, back to the list, since in March we basically celebrate the International Woman´s Day, Water Day and Poetry Day?; and I usually like to have a theme, it shouldn´t be a surprise that I tried to find books related in some way to this celebrations.
It´s been a really long time since I last wrote anything on this blog, so long that honestly, I don´t know if there´s still people reading it or are interested in it, but be it there or not I´m finally back!
Anyhow, reasons for not having written anything I got plenty – work, health, trips, etc.-, but if I´m really honest with myself it really has to do with my lack of organization skills -I´m still working on that!-, but the point is that I´m finally back and ready to quick off the summer with some fun, loving and maybe one and other mystery.
Once again I´m late with my reading list -this is starting to be the norm now-, but at least I have already finished the first of my April picks so…. not everything is lost, right?
Anyway last month I was able to read almost all of my March picks -I didn´t read my Spanish book pick-, so let’s hope this month I can do at least as good if not better than March.
So…. for this month the books, I also tried to choose books that had something to do with the things celebrated in April -which were surprisingly plenty- such as kid´s day, book´s day and Gabriel García Márquez -a Colombian journalist, writer, etc.- birthday.
So… once again I´m a little late with my book picks for the month, and at this point, it really shouldn´t really surprise anyone, especially me. ´Cause apparently I´m overly ambitious and I always want to read more books than I have time to
Case in point, I´m still reading La Gente Que Viene y Bah, the third book on my February book picks.
But I´m nothing if not optimistic when reading books, so… hopefully, I´ll be done with that book this week -fingerscrossed-, and next week I should probably be able to start with my March reads.
Anyway, this time choosing the books was kind of a challenge, ´cause the only thing that came to my mind when thinking about march was… well Spring, and while I enjoy the YA genre -although sometimes I question why I read it at all-, I didn´t want to read only that in March, so… I had to think more about other things related to March -at least in my country- besides spring, so this list is a little all over the place, but I suspect that will also be the case with some other months so… without further ado, here we go:
As I mentioned in my previous post about my Valentine´s book list, it´s been a very long time since I last had the opportunity to read a book thanks to @Booktasters and not because I didn’t want to -quite the contrary-, but because this year I have decided to have an specific theme per month -or at least try to- and ´til now, I didn´t feel like the books they had available fitted with the theme.
But luckily, this month there was The Last Valentine by Felix Alexander, who right from the beginning I got, has the soul of a real poet.
´Cause besides its surprisingly thrilling political-historical story, packed in mysteries; The Last Valentine is really and ode to love and romance, and I mean all kinds of it; from the passionate one, to the possessive one, the obsessive one; the love born of patience and understanding, of words and communication; the love that like a flame is ignited instantly, the one that is everlasting, the one that is meant to be, the one that´s forbidden, earned, given, that destroys and lifts spirits, etc.
This book is all about it, the different notions of love and the actions that people commit because of it, so it shouldn´t come as a surprise that I absolutely loved it!
Since her blog is going through some changes and I really like her weekly memes, I asked for permission to continue with them and here we are.
Anyhow, all you have to participate is:
Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
Take a picture of it
Make a post in your own blog where you share the photo and link back to my blog as the host
Share the link to your post in the comments’ section here for the book community to see:)
Note: Please refer the creator of the meme and the host (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your SST so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!
Christmas is here! Well, sort of…., I mean is December and Christmas is coming so since last month I made a list of all the books I wanted to read before November ended -which I did! by the way-, and I had previously pretty much abandoned this section of my blog, I decided to do it again.
The only difference is that this time instead of reading monster´s and ghost´s stories, I decided to go for Christmas and winter stories because… Christmas?
I mean, I don´t really like Christmas that much, but I also don´t hate the celebration. So, let´s just say it´s not that big of a deal for me, and that probably has something to do with my family life, but that´s something for another post.
Anyway, this Christmas I´m trying to be more positive and give it a try, so… I´m actually participating in some traditions -some of which are from my country, other´s American, and a mix of both- and reading Christmas books! Hence my list: