Wrap Ups

2020 Wrap Up – A Year in Books + What’s Coming in 2021

2020 has been the longest year, but it’s over at last. On the blogging front however, it has been an amazing year and I’ve hit so many milestones! I wrote my 300th post in August, hit 500 followers both here on WordPress and on Twitter in September and Worlds Unlike Our Own officially turned 2 years old in October. Let’s take a look at 2020 on my blog and what’s new this year!…

Monthly Wrap Up | December 2020

Happy New Year 2021!!
This December was quite a hectic month for me as I attempted a 25 day Blogmas for the first time. Surprisingly enough, I actually managed to post everyday, and it was a lot of fun, so I’ll probably be continuing it going forward too! I read fewer books than usual this month, but I did spend much of my Christmas break catching up on TV shows and movies I’ve been meaning to watch for a while, so overall, a rather productive month!…

Monthly Wrap Up | November 2020 | Blogmas Day 1

November has been my busiest month so far this year, between catching up on the last couple of pending 2020 titles and preparing for Blogmas. The major news this month is that I’ve completed my Goodreads reading goal! I won’t be raising it any further, but I’m hoping to get to around 225 by the end of December. And of course, Christmas is only weeks away and even though it’s going to be very quiet this year, I’m still very excited!…

Monthly Wrap Up | October 2020

I can’t believe it’s already November! Hope you are all staying safe and had a great Halloween! October was a much better reading month than I expected, even if The Tower of Nero did send me into a mini reading slump (totally worth it). November is admittedly one of my favourite months of the year, mostly it’s my birthday month, but it’s also the time when the flood of new books has comparatively slowed down and I can finally start catching up. More importantly though, there’s just one month until A Sky Beyond the Storm is out, and I’m super excited! And now, onto the books!…

Monthly Wrap Up | September 2020

Another month has flown past! July was pretty packed for me in terms of my 2020 TBR and I had a very productive reading month! My NetGalley shelf is exploding yet again and my goal for August is to get it back to that elusive 80% that I had before. In other news, my blog was featured in Alison @ BossyLibrarian’s post of Best Book Blogs to Read This Summer earlier this month and I’d like to say thanks again to her for including me in this list along with all these amazing bloggers!…

Monthly Wrap Up | August 2020

August was comparatively a rather poor reading month for me, mainly because I had several heavier titles to get through, which meant I needed to take longer breaks between books. But fall is finally here, and with so many great books out in the next couple of weeks especially, I can’t wait to dive in!…

Monthly Wrap Up | July 2020

Another month has flown past! July was pretty packed for me in terms of my 2020 TBR and I had a very productive reading month! My NetGalley shelf is exploding yet again and my goal for August is to get it back to that elusive 80% that I had before. In other news, my blog was featured in Alison @ BossyLibrarian’s post of Best Book Blogs to Read This Summer earlier this month and I’d like to say thanks again to her for including me in this list along with all these amazing bloggers!…

Monthly Wrap Up | June 2020

Happy Canada Day readers!! I can’t believe it’s July and we’re already halfway through 2020! June went by rather quickly despite yet another month of social distancing. While I didn’t read as many books as last month – my speed drastically slowed down this month for some reason – I am on track with my ARC reviews and nearly caught up on this year’s TBR. I am also only fifteen books from my updated reading goal, which probably means I’ll be increasing it again next month. I’m really hoping I can cross 200 books this year!…

Monthly Wrap Up | May 2020

May has been quite the productive month for me! Admittedly, I spent more of my reading time on comics this month than I intended to, but I did still manage to get some pretty good novels in there too. Another month of mostly staying home has gone by and it looks like I’m going to be working from home for a while yet, but in good news, the bookstores are finally open again! I’ve also been trying to find better ways to track my TBR and especially my ARCs this month and hopefully it’ll to be a lot more efficient going forward. And of course, I hit my first reading goal for the Goodreads Reading Challenge, which was 100 books and have now moved it up to the next goal of 150! Happy reading and stay safe!…

Monthly Wrap Up | April 2020

April felt like the longest month yet this year! Staying indoors freed up a lot more time for reading than usual, and I was able to check off multiple larger titles off both my TBR for this year as well as my backlist, just in time for the flood of new books that usually accompanies May.…

Monthly Wrap Up | March 2020

March has been a pretty crazy month and the last two weeks especially have flown by. Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. We’re not on lockdown here in Toronto so far, but still trying to stay home as much as possible, which gets boring really quickly, but makes for a lot of added reading time at least. Here’s a chance to work on that no doubt enormous TBR pile! But in other news, I got through quite a number of books this month, including some childhood favourites.…

Monthly Wrap Up | February 2020

February might be the shortest month of the year, but it was my busiest in quite some time! I’m still on track with all of my reading goals and I also made a major dent in my backlist this month, finally finishing the second longest book I had in there, just in time for March, which has nearly half a dozen of my most anticipated books for the year! Two days until Chain of Gold!!…

Monthly Wrap Up | January 2020

I can hardly believe a month’s already flown by! January was a great reading month for me, and also a great start to my 2020. I finally managed to finish a book that was slowing me down since November, and more importantly, am completely on track with my 2020 reading list, no backlog this month! I’ve taken up three reading challenges this year as you’ll see below, along with the never ending quest to beat the backlist, but I’m feeling quite optimistic about it as I’ve got my reading schedule planned out much more closely than usual and I’m hoping to knock out a few of the bigger reads early in the year before the deluge of summer releases starts. Here are my reading stats for January 2020!…

2019 Wrap Up – A Year in Books + What’s Coming in 2020

It’s New Year’s Eve, and 2018 is coming to a close. January 2019 marks three months of blogging for me, and the only thing I have to say is – I can’t believe I didn’t do this earlier! I’d been toying with the idea of starting my own blog for years, and now that I have, it’s even more fun than I imagined! With that, I have here today my wrap up for the year and an introduction to 2019: my blogging plans, TBR and more!…

Monthly Wrap Up | December 2019

And here’s the final wrap-up for 2019! This was a much slower reading month for me since I was away on vacation for a while, but I took the time to reread a few favourites both old and new, along with a final few books from my 2019 TBR. Keep an eye out for my 2019 review post coming soon!…

Monthly Wrap Up | November 2019

November was a less productive month than usual for me. While I did knock off a few major reads still pending on this year’s TBR, I still have a couple of mammoth books that I’m not sure I’ll be able to get to this year, namely The Priory of the Orange Tree and Alison Weir’s…

Monthly Wrap Up | October 2019

This month marked my first blogversary – I can’t believe it’s been a year already, and what an amazing year it has been! Thank you to my wonderful readers for all your support and feedback! October was definitely a busy month – I completed The Heroes of Olympus series re-read I had planned for this year, and am halfway through The Alchemyst series as well. But more importantly, with the end of this month, I’ve completed my reading goal for the year, 150 books!…

Monthly Wrap Up | September 2019

September has been an interesting month and I got quite a lot done. I participated in my first blog tour and also caught up on most of my pending ARCs, leaving only 22 books on my 2019 TBR. I think I might actually be able to end this year without adding to my backlist!…

Monthly Wrap Up | August 2019

August has been a busy month! Most of my reads this month were ARCs in an effort to tame that bursting list, although I did manage to fit in a few backlist titles too. I published my 100th blog post earlier this month and also hit 200 followers! Thank you so much to my readers and subscribers for all your support!…

Monthly Wrap Up | July 2019

Another month gone, and a busy one at that! July was a little slower on the reading front, but I did blog a lot more than usual. I also find myself with more ARCs in hand than I can read, especially as I’m still (slowly) working my way through the BookCon pile, and I’m really excited for some of my newer eARCs, so keep an eye out for the reviews!…

Monthly Wrap Up | June 2019

June is at an end, and in Canada, summer is finally in full swing! Between BookCon and a huge pile of books to catch up on (not to mention the review backlog), it has been quite a busy month! Not to mention, we’re already halfway through the year, so it’s time to take a look…

Monthly Wrap Up | May 2019

Well, it certainly has been a task keeping up with all the new books this month! I’ve read so many amazing books this month, and some that I didn’t expect to enjoy but loved. Red, White & Royal Blue stands out on my list from May, and is definitely making my best of year shelf!…

Monthly Wrap Up | April 2019

April was a rather slow reading month for me, and while I did get through all the new releases I had marked on my TBR, I didn’t really have a chance to finish as many backlist titles as I would have liked. May is looking up however, with tons of amazing books set to be released over the next couple of weeks, it’s going to be a busy month!…

Monthly Wrap Up | March 2019

March was…different. I had a rather poor start to the month with a string of rather disappointing reads, unfortunately, but luckily the trend did not continue as with a sudden influx of amazing ARCs (some of which I had not expected to get approved for at all), March turned out to be a pretty great month after all!…

Monthly Wrap Up | February 2019

Shortest month of the year, but somehow, it felt really long! With multiple snowstorms and just all round terrible weather, it has been the perfect month to curl up with a good book and some hot chocolate – and I definitely made good use of it! I got through a very good variety this month with an even mix of new releases, backlist titles and some old childhood favourites. Without further ado, here’s a look at my February 2019!…

Monthly Wrap Up | January 2019

January has flown by, and it certainly was a busy month! However, I’ve managed to get through nearly every single new release I had on my TBR and it has been a great start to my reading year!…

2018 Wrap Up – A Year in Books + What’s Coming in 2019

It’s New Year’s Eve, and 2018 is coming to a close. January 2019 marks three months of blogging for me, and the only thing I have to say is – I can’t believe I didn’t do this earlier! I’d been toying with the idea of starting my own blog for years, and now that I have, it’s even more fun than I imagined! With that, I have here today my wrap up for the year and an introduction to 2019: my blogging plans, TBR and more!…