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I didn‘t know a lot about The Last House on Needless Street when I went into it. I just knew that most people that read it loved it. And I think that‘s the best way to go into this one. I will say that it was a perfectly executed psychological thriller mixed with an unreliable narrator. And I absolutely loved it.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/05/16/the-last-house-on-needless-street-review/

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Do you keep a reading journal?

I‘ve kept one for a couple of years now, and I‘ve really enjoyed it. I‘ve been using a bullet journal style one, but last month I found a digital reading journal for my iPad. I‘ve really been enjoying it but it‘s hectic keeping up with two journals. And there are definitely pros and cons of both.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/05/13/physical-reading-journal-vs-digital-reading...

Suet624 Paper is more my speed. 😊 5d
wildwoodreads I used to feel that way but now I‘m conflicted. Honestly I‘ll probably end up using both. 😂 2d
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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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I finally finished this beast of a book, and I loved it! I didn‘t love Dalinar or Adolin‘s points of view at first, but Shallan and Kaladin kept me interested enough to keep going. By the end, I was hooked by the whole story. And in true Sanderson fashion the ending was epic. It took some time to get through this one, but it was totally worth the effort.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/05/06/the-way-of-kings-review/

idealityandme Fun fact: my brother named his son Kaladin after this book😂 1w
wildwoodreads @idealityandme Um. That is absolutely amazing! 😂 5d
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Gallant | V.E. Schwab
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We spent the weekend in Savannah, Georgia, which just happens to be where my favorite independent bookstore, E. Shaver Booksellers, is located. I told myself I wouldn‘t buy much, but I kind of blacked out when we got in there. The next thing I knew I was carrying two shopping bags to my car. Here‘s what I got. Have you read any of these?

TracyReadsBooks Love, love, love both Gallant and Fevered Star! 2w
wildwoodreads @TracyReadsBooks Oh that‘s exciting! I can‘t wait to get to them! 2w
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BrittanyReads Currently reading Gallant and loving it 2w
RidgewayGirl E Shaver is a great bookstore! 2w
wildwoodreads @BrittanyReads Yay! I‘m really excited for it! 2w
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Reading The Way of Kings has been a journey. It didn‘t help that I was studying to get my insurance license at the same time. But now that I‘ve passed my test I‘m ready to throw my full attention back to this beast.

Full reading update: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/04/22/the-way-of-kings-reading-update/

robinb I‘ve never read him before, but a friend gifted me a copy of Mistborn and am looking forward to reading it. 4w
wildwoodreads @robinb Oh I hope you love it! 3w
robinb @wildwoodreads 👍 I have a feeling I‘ll be falling down the rabbit hole…😆 3w
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Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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I did a little book shopping today. It feels like it‘s been forever since I set foot into a bookstore. I went in for Words of Radiance but I got distracted along the way.

I‘ve been wanting Deserter for awhile but I‘ve never heard of The Haunted Bookstore. Let me know in the comments if you‘ve read it. I‘d love to hear some reviews.

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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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Last weekend I went wedding dress shopping with my cousin‘s fiancée and my mom. We ended up being a little early to her appointment and lucky for me there was a used book shop a couple of doors down. So of course I had to go in. And I found this gorgeous vintage edition of The Grapes of Wrath. I‘m super excited to add this to my vintage collection. ???

StaceGhost What a great find! 2mo
Gissy Gorgeous edition!😍 2mo
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BeeMagical I have this edition too and love it!!💕 2mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic find! 2mo
AmyG Beautiful! 2mo
BookDadGirlDad I love the vintage books. I like to think how many hands have held it and enjoyed the same companionship we get with a good book. Finding little inscriptions is pure delight. 2mo
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The great gatsby | Scott Fizgerald
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I read The Great Gatsby in high school, and I enjoyed it. But that‘s been a while ago, so I decided it was time for a reread. Surprisingly enough my thoughts are still similar to the thoughts I had in high school. I still enjoyed it I just wish there was more character development. Plus, I‘d love to hear Gatsby‘s full back story.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/03/28/the-great-gatsby-review/

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Elantris = Elantris | Brandon Sanderson
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I think I‘m finally coming out of my reading slump, and I want fantasy. So, I decided to pick up Elantris, and I‘m so glad I did. I wasn‘t super excited about it because I‘m ready to start the Stormlight Archives, but I ended up really enjoying it. It‘s probably the best book I‘ve read all year.

DrexEdit The size of Mr. Sanderson's books is usually what stops me before I even start. I always enjoy his books though. 😊 2mo
claudiuo @DrexEdit Same here, every time I want to start another of his books I am so reluctant because of length and I am a slow reader, but when I finally do, I end up loving it. 2mo
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Lucy_Anywhere I really liked this one as well! 2mo
wildwoodreads @claudiuo @DrexEdit Yes! They‘re super intimidating but they‘re always worth it once I talk myself into picking one up. 2mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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My tbr is overwhelming. We had a book drive at my church earlier in the month, and a majority of them went to that. But it‘s time to do another unhaul. I hate to unhaul these because they‘re still great books, but I‘ve just lost interest in them. I want to make room for books that I know I‘ll read.

So for now I‘m listing them in my PangoBooks shop (I‘m @wildwoodreads there too). Maybe someone else will love them.

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Untilted | Autechre
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My father passed away in November 2021. He had numerous health problems, but one of the more prominent ones was his end stage kidney failure. And even though my dad‘s fight is over and he‘s at rest I want to continue to help the people that helped us. And the people who are fighting this terrible disease. There are ways that the book community can help. Let‘s use our books for a cause.

melissanorr What a wonderful way to honor your father! I'm going to check with the local dialysis centers to see if they would like books as I have a wide variety of paperbacks that I could donate. 2mo
wildwoodreads @melissanorr Thank you! And that would be awesome! 2mo
DaveGreen7777 I‘m so sorry for your loss! 😢 I lost my father last year as well. 😔 May 2022 be a year of healing for both of us. ❤️‍🩹 2mo
wildwoodreads @DaveGreen7777 Oh! I‘m so sorry to hear that. Sending hugs your way. 💕💕💕 2mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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My March reading journal spread might possibly be my favorite spread that I‘ve ever made. I love the vintage book look and that‘s what I was going for in this one. Plus, it was super easy to do, and a ton of fun.

Full spread: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/03/07/march-2022-reading-journal/

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The Arch Emulator and the Seven Keys is a unique, fast-paced read. I‘ve never read anything quite like it. It took a while for the plot to come together, but it was done in an interesting way.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/03/04/the-arch-emulator-and-the-seven-keys/

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Elantris = Elantris | Brandon Sanderson
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My March 2022 TBR is going to be short. I‘m going to be working on the books for my chapter challenge, so that won‘t leave me a lot of time for anything else. I‘m really hoping to get to Elantris this month. I don‘t know why I keep putting it off.

What are you reading in March?

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Rebeca / Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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It was disturbing, like an enchanted place. I had not thought it could be as beautiful as this.” -Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

It‘s quite fitting that the day I chose to review Rebecca is rainy. Rebecca would be a perfect rainy day read. It‘s atmospheric and slightly creepy. It kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. It‘s definitely a new favorite.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/02/21/rebecca-review/

Moony Such a wonderful picture! 3mo
wildwoodreads @Moony Thank you! 💕 3mo
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Last year, I did a post called the TBR Chapter Challenge. Basically, when my physical tbr gets too big I get a little overwhelmed. I decided to do this chapter challenge so that I will actually read the books on my shelf. Plus, I like to see how well I know my reading taste. Here are the three books I chose for this round. Have you read any of these?

TBR Chapter Challenge: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/02/18/tbr-chapter-challenge-2/

5feet.of.fury LOVED The Fifth Season. It is so unconventional and complex but it all comes together. 3mo
BkClubCare I loved The Fifth Season, as well. I was not as lucky with JS&MN, but it is fiercely loved by many 3mo
LitStephanie I have not but I have seen so much good chatter about The Fifth Season that I just placed a hold on it. Good luck conquering some TBRs! 3mo
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I wanted to love The Great Hunt the way I loved The Eye of the World. Unfortunately, I didn't. After all of the journeying in book one, I was hoping book two would settle in one place and really focus on the world. But there was more journeying to do. Plus, I'm still having a hard time remembering the lore of the world. I'm not new to fantasy, so I don't know why that's been a problem.

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Rebeca / Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Right now, I‘m reading Rebecca and I‘ve really been enjoying it. It‘s making me want to pick up more classics to see what I‘m missing out on. What would you recommend?

See the classics already on my tbr here: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/02/11/classic-books-on-my-tbr/

Cathythoughts Great book , great picture. 3mo
RaeLovesToRead If you like Rebecca, you might like Wuthering Heights as that's kind of gothic too. If you'd like something more pleasant, Jane Eyre & anything by Jane Austen are must reads. Not necessarily what you think of immediately for a classic, but also worth trying if you like things a bit noir is Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train. 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Also good are The Bell Jar & The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 3mo
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Faster | Alex Schuler, Mj Howson
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If I‘m being honest, I‘m not sure why I accepted the review request for Faster. It‘s not something I would normally pick up, but I had a feeling that I needed to read this. I‘m glad I trusted my instincts because I enjoyed every minute of this book.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/02/09/faster-review/

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Rebeca / Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Last weekend we visited FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, Georgia and I absolutely loved it. Here are a few things I picked up while I was there. They had a really great selection and they were super friendly. And I‘m so happy to finally have my hands on a copy of Rebecca.

Full haul: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/02/04/foxtale-book-shoppe-haul/

BooksNBowls Rebecca is one of my favorites ❤️❤️ 3mo
everlocalwest I visited FoxTale will traveling through Georgia! Such a great bookshop! That's a lovely haul!! 3mo
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Elantris = Elantris | Brandon Sanderson
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Let‘s talk tbr. I‘m having a hard time planning my tbr this month. I went into a slump in January, and I don‘t really want to read anything. But I‘m excited about some of these, so I‘m hoping it will break the slump.

What are you reading this month?

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/02/01/february-2022-tbr/

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The Bone Shard Daughter | Andrea Stewart
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I‘m pretty sure January was actually two months rolled into one. Being sick half of the month really cut down on the amount I read. I also didn‘t enjoy a lot. I bounced from book to book and these were the only ones that I read all the way through. But February has a lot of fun releases so I‘m hoping to beat this reading slump next month. How did your reading month go?

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/01/31/january-2022-wrap-up/

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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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Just like in real life, animal companions can add a lot of joy to a story. And recently, I‘ve read a lot of stories with animals that I just love. And obviously DoomSlug from Skyward is one of them.

The story wouldn‘t be the same without her. And since she‘s my favorite my husband spoiled me with a DoomSlug plush for my birthday.

Are you a fan of animal companions? Do you have a favorite?

Linsy I love doomslug!!!!! So jealous 4mo
SayersLover Ooh I didn‘t know they made one of Doomslug!! @wildwoodreads 4mo
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RaeLovesToRead Nighteyes from Fitz & the Fool and Lying Cat from Saga ❤❤❤❤❤ 4mo
wildwoodreads @Linsy DoomSlug is the best! I was so surprised when I opened the gift! 4mo
wildwoodreads @RaeLovesToRead Ohhhh those sound interesting! I need to check them out! 4mo
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A History of Wild Places disappointed me. I had high hopes for it because I‘ve enjoyed the rest of Shea Ernshaw‘s work. But this just didn‘t work for me.

I loved the setting and learning about the commune, but I found the plot predictable. And it didn‘t unfold in an interesting way. It felt forced. I‘m really sad this didn‘t work for me.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/01/24/a-history-of-wild-places-review/

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The Wayfarer | Zachary Kekac
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Today I‘m reviewing The Wayfarer on Wildwood Reads. Let me say I‘m not sure this one is for everyone, but I think the people that can truly appreciate it will find a new favorite. The writing style was a bit distracting in the beginning because it leaned toward purple prose. But when the action picked up I was hooked.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/01/21/the-wayfarer-by-zachary-kekac-review/

slategreyskies I‘ve never heard of purple prose before. I‘ll have to look it up. 4mo
SeaToSkyes @slategreyskies I also had to look it up! 4mo
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The Bone Shard Daughter | Andrea Stewart
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I‘d heard about The Bone Shard Daughter for months, so I had to see if all the hype was real. At the beginning I wasn‘t sure about it, but now I totally understand the hype. This book took a direction I never expected and I can‘t wait to see what happens next.

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Last week was my birthday week, and I wish I could tell you I disappeared because we took an amazing vacation. Unfortunately, that‘s not what happened. I ended up sick. Literally, I have made it through the entire pandemic only to catch it on the week of my 25th birthday. Yay. When I found out I had it I thought I‘d have plenty of reading time. Half of the time I didn‘t even feel like holding a book. So this week I‘m getting back on track.

Johanna414 I hope you're feeling better! 4mo
wildwoodreads @Johanna414 Thanks! I‘m feeling a good bit better! 4mo
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Linsy I'm so sorry!!!! What's the point of being sick if you can't read? Glad you can finally get to this book. I just got mine in the mail and am so excited! 4mo
ozma.of.oz Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery! ❤️ 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin Sorry you got sick on your birthday week. That stinks! But glad you‘re on the mend. 😊 4mo
ravenlee Sounds like you deserve a do-over! Hope you continue to feel better. 4mo
Jas16 So sorry you had such a rotten birthday but glad that you are doing better 4mo
marleed Well that sucks. But Happy Birthday and I‘m glad you are on the road to recovery and with a book in hand! 4mo
wildwoodreads @Linsy Right?! I hope you enjoy 💕💕 4mo
wildwoodreads @ozma.of.oz Thank you! 💕💕 4mo
wildwoodreads @PurpleyPumpkin Thank you! 🥰 4mo
wildwoodreads @ravenlee I think so too! And thank you 💕💕 4mo
wildwoodreads @Jas16 Thanks! 💕 4mo
wildwoodreads @marleed Thank you! 💕💕💕 4mo
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I couldn‘t put this book down. If you love folk horror this one is for you. But it‘s still a nuanced story. It‘s not just scary. I felt a wide range of emotions reading this. But that‘s all I‘ll say because I don‘t want to spoil anything. And the artwork throughout the book really brought the story to life. Slewfoot is a work of art.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/01/07/slewfoot-by-brom-review/

sprainedbrain Great review. Loved this book! 4mo
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The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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I haven‘t done a big book haul in a minute and let me tell you I‘ve missed it. So today I‘m doing exactly that.

I was gifted a lot of these awesome books for Christmas. I‘m blessed with the best family and they absolutely spoiled me. Plus, I spoiled me a little too. 😂

But I think it‘s time to go on a book buying ban because I‘ve got a lot of reading to do. 😂😂

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/01/05/my-first-book-haul-of-the-year/

readordierachel What a great stack! 4mo
Cathythoughts Lovely 💫📚 4mo
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The Bone Shard Daughter | Andrea Stewart
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So today is January 2nd and the weather for Alabama has been crazy already. We‘ve dealt with tornados for the last three days and tonight we‘re expecting snow. I have to say I‘m much more excited about the snow than the tornados. Hopefully it will be much better reading weather. I‘ve picked out my January tbr and I want to make a dent in it. What are you guys reading this month?

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/01/02/january-2022-tbr/

LiteraryinLawrence That sounds scary! Stay safe! 4mo
TNbookworm Same here in Tennessee! 4mo
RainyDayReading Loved The Bone Shard Daughter! 4mo
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TurnerofPages My January TBR is:
The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
The Intruder by Thomas Altman

So I will be kind of reading The Great Hunt right along with you!
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wildwoodreads @TurnerofPages How exciting! I hope you love it! 4mo
wildwoodreads @RainyDayReading I‘m really enjoying it! 4mo
wildwoodreads @LiteraryinLawrence Thanks! We ended up not having any damage. 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace O.o reading on the trails or at the park is fun. There was an arboretum on the north side of Baltimore with outdoor and greenhouse gardens and an historic property, open for public events/weddings, trails circling the property, with a huge open picnic area which was great for spontaneous visits when in the area to snack and read. I miss the public spaces Maryland provided. 4mo
wildwoodreads @tokorowilliamwallace It‘s so cool that they have that! 4mo
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House of Sky and Breath | Sarah J. Maas
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Happy New Year! Today I‘ve worked on my 2022 Tbr and my 2022 goals. My goals aren‘t as rigid this year. I only want to read 20 books, but I want to read a lot of chunky fantasy books. I‘m also not doing a reading challenge this year either. It‘s fun, but I just didn‘t want to make my tbr so restrictive. This year is purely about enjoying what I read, and I look forward to every moment.

What are some of your goals this year?

tpixie I‘m in 3 book clubs, so I have those as commitments. My new goal: I‘m going to read about France this year. I want to finally visit Paris & France this autumn. (edited) 5mo
wildwoodreads @tpixie If you like historical fiction one of my favorites is set in France 5mo
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tpixie @wildwoodreads thanks! It‘s been on my TBR- I must dust it off this year! 5mo
melissanorr I stopped doing challenges because it made reading feel like an assignment instead of fun. 5mo
erinreads Super excited for the new Crescent City! 5mo
Ladygodiva7 I plan on reading through the WOT too, after I finish Will. 🙌🏻 5mo
wildwoodreads @Ladygodiva7 I hope you enjoy! 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace Let's connect on Storygraph! Mine's the same on there as in Goodreads, magicschooltokoro. 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace @wildwoodreads It's not showing up. What's your user name? I tried looking up wildwood but what came up didn't seem like you. 4mo
wildwoodreads @tokorowilliamwallace I‘m wildwoodreads on StoryGraph 4mo
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Time for the last bullet journal spread of 2021. I like to make a yearly wrap up to recap each year. This year I read 89 books, which beat my goal of 85. I bought less books, but I spent more money. So I‘ve got to work on that next year. But overall, it was a successful reading year.

I‘ve really enjoyed growing the blog and meeting so many great people! You guys have made this year awesome! I hope y‘all have a happy, healthy 2022!

Gissy Amazing! 📚📚📚👏👏👏 5mo
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The last day of December is tomorrow, guys. I can‘t believe it. Since I‘ll be doing my 2021 wrap up tomorrow let‘s get the December one out of the way.

I didn‘t read a lot of physical books this month. It‘s been so hectic, but I did listen to several audiobooks. And I found a new favorite book of all times. So, I would deem this a successful reading month.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/29/december-2021-wrap-up/

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Yesterday I shared a few of my most disappointing reads. Today let‘s talk about the best books of 2021. Every single one of these were five star reads. And I think The Secret History is going to be a lifelong favorite. I had such a great time reading each of these.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/29/the-best-books-of-2021/

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2021 started off kind of rocky. I didn‘t read anything I particularly loved, and I had several that really disappointed me. So here are my most disappointing books of the year. They just didn‘t work for me.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/28/disappointing-books-of-2021/

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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It‘s time for my last review of the year, and I‘m ending it on a high note. I devoured The Secret History the week before Christmas. I couldn‘t put it down.

After reading Ninth House, I‘ve been on the hunt for another dark academia book to satisfy me. The Maidens came close but was still missing something. But The Secret History was everything I wanted.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/27/the-secret-history-review/

KarenUK My all time favorite 💕 5mo
wildwoodreads It‘s so good! 5mo
batsy This book hits the sweet spot! One of my faves. I really want to read Ninth House. 5mo
wildwoodreads @batsy I really loved Ninth House. I know it had some mixed reviews but it was great to me. I hope you love it if you get to it! 5mo
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House of Earth and Blood | Sarah J. Maas
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It‘s the first day of winter. Is it cold where you are? It‘s actually a little chilly here today.

My most anticipated book this winter is House of Earth and Blood. I really think this could be one of my favorite Sarah J Maas books. I can‘t wait to get my hands on it. What book are you anticipating?

My Most Anticipated Releases: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/21/my-winter-anticipated-book-releases/

Vansa Is that an actual Christmas decoration? It's stunning! 5mo
wildwoodreads @Vansa It is! I got it in a box from The Bookish Box. 5mo
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Guys, I did it! I finally finished The Hero of Ages, and it was amazing! When I first started the Mistborn series I thought the political machinations were the main focus. But I was wrong. The second book hinted at the bigger picture, but The Hero of Ages takes that and runs with it. This book changed everything, and I loved it.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/20/the-hero-of-ages-review/

BookDadGirlDad These were so good. The final twist was so cool. I rarely read a series back to back. This one just drove me book to book. 5mo
wildwoodreads @BookDadGirlDad They were! Have you read the second era yet? I hope they‘re as good. 5mo
BookDadGirlDad @wildwoodreads Not yet. I need to put them on the TBR with the 54643675246 other books I want to read 😁😁😁 5mo
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I‘m so frustrated by The Death of Jane Lawrence. The beginning was great but by the end I was just reading to finish it. The plot was forced into this weird, disjointed world of dark magic. And once I lost interest I started noticing plot holes that drove me nuts. I‘m so sad that this one didn‘t work though. I wanted to love it.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/15/the-death-of-jane-lawrence-review/

Megabooks I love that cover though! 5mo
wildwoodreads @Megabooks I know. I don‘t usually keep books that I don‘t like but it‘s so pretty. 5mo
Asthecroweflies I thought the same thing about this book. 5mo
wildwoodreads @Asthecroweflies It‘s so disappointing! 5mo
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The Bone Shard Daughter | Andrea Stewart
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So I know I broke my book buying ban but I broke it for a good reason! I had to get my Book of the Month box, so that I could get my Book of the Year pick. We won‘t talk about the other three books that I grabbed, and one of them isn‘t even from BOTM. The way I see it if I‘m going to break the ban I might as well go big.

What BOTM pick did you choose?

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This is probably the most disappointing dnf of the year. I wanted to love The Shadow of the Gods so bad. I just can‘t get into it. I‘ve tried at least five times. So I think it‘s time to move on. I‘ve added it to my bookshop on PangoBooks if you want to check it out.

https://pangobooks.com/app/book/c137affb-7e86-40df-85fd-3c22b7149a6c-LRzJKe6tM6h...

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It‘s that time of year to start making Christmas wishlists. I‘m a list maker by heart. It‘s how I function day-to-day. So making my Christmas wishlist is always fun. Here are a few books that I‘ve added to my bookish wishlist this year.

Slewfoot
Leviathan Wakes
Cytonic
The Name of the Wind
The Lies of Locke Lamora

Have you added any books to your wishlist?

Twainy I‘m cracking up. I have lost count of the books on my list. I need to click your link, I love book lists & I‘ve read most of the ones you listed here. 🧑‍🎄 https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/13NTWIX1YMBQR?ref_=wl_share 5mo
Twainy I‘ve read 5 of your books & they‘re really good! I own 2 others & they‘re on my TBR 😁 I don‘t have that Sanderson series. 5mo
wildwoodreads @Twainy That‘s good to hear! I can‘t wait to give them a try. 5mo
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🎄It‘s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.🎄

I‘ve finally decorated my bookroom for Christmas. My tree my be a little large for my space, but it still makes me happy. I can‘t wait to curl up with some hot chocolate and a good book.

Full bookroom tour: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/03/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-christmas-...

ozma.of.oz How cozy! 🎄 5mo
Allydanielle88 That tree is very pretty, and the room looks so comfortable and relaxing 😊 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🎄💚 5mo
TurnerofPages Very cozy!! 5mo
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🎄I had so much fun making my December 2021 reading journal spread. I decided to go all out for the last month of the year. I broke out of my normal routine for this spread and I really love it. I used to like a very uniform, almost formulaic theme, but I think I‘m ready for something new. 🎄

Do you keep a reading journal?

Full spread: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/02/december-2021-reading-journal-deck-the-hall...

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I‘m not putting much on my December 2021 tbr. I want to mood read this month. Plus, we‘re probably going to be really busy. While I like setting goals, I know sometimes taking a step back is better than setting unattainable goals. So I hope to read these, and The Hero of Ages is my top priority. What are you reading this month?

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November was the month of audiobooks. I read ten books this month, but only two were physical books. But I‘ve really enjoyed my time exploring audiobooks. I also caught up on my arc reviews for the year and it feels amazing. Now I just need to read five more books to beat my Goodreads goal.

Full wrap up: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/11/30/november-2021-wrap-up/

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Witch of Ware Woods | Sonja Blanco
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Look at me finally getting caught up on reviews. It helps that the books I‘ve been reading have been so much fun. Witch of Ware Woods blew me away. If you love witchy stories set in a gorgeous forest you need to check this one out. But don‘t be fooled by my introduction because reading this was a whirlwind of emotions. Maybe keep some tissues beside you.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/11/29/witch-of-ware-woods/

TurnerofPages I just read the reviews of this on Goodreads, and wow I need to get this book!!! Heading to Barnes & Noble this weekend!!! 6mo
wildwoodreads @TurnerofPages It is definitely worth the read! It‘s so good. 6mo
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I hope you guys had an awesome Thanksgiving! I don‘t know about you but I‘m still stuffed. But it‘s Black Friday so it‘s time to check out those awesome deals. I may or may not have decided to unhaul a few books to make room on my shelf. I added all of these to my PangoBooks shop if you‘re interested in them. I‘m @wildwoodreads there too. So tell me are you a Black Friday shopper?

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/11/26/bookish-black-friday-deals/

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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My reading taste has changed so much this year. I never imagined I would dive into the substantial sci-fi genre. It never caught my interest until I picked up Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. And now there are several sci-fi titles that have caught my interest. And I‘m always looking for more. So if you have any recommendations drop them in the comments.

Sci-fi I want to try: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/11/22/sci-fi-books-that-i-want-to-try/

RaeLovesToRead I've been in a couple of sci fi book clubs... I would recommend The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet for something light, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury is also wonderful and if you're really getting into the genre The Complete Robot by Isaac Asimov is stunning. 6mo
Dragon Ancillary Justice is the first book in a trilogy , incredible world building 6mo
wanderinglynn I second @RaeLovesToRead on Long Way. Becky Chambers is awesome. Also for fun sci-fi, I recommend John Scalzi‘s Redshirts and Agent to the Stars. He also has a series that starts with Old Man‘s War that is awesome. 6mo
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wanderinglynn And HHGTTG is one of my all time fave books! 🙌🏻👍🏻 6mo
RaeLovesToRead @wanderinglynn I just googled HHGTTG 😂🤦‍♀️ 6mo
Vansa Octavia Butler's Kindred and Parable of the Sower, Parable of the talents are absolutely excellent.Sinopticon, a collection of Chinese short stories is lovely and unique. 6mo
TurnerofPages I've been finding myself also gravitating to the sci-fi genre this year as well. I've been a lifelong fantasy, horror, and historical fiction fan, and other than anything Star Trek or Star Wars (the original trilogy ONLY!) related, I really never delved into any sci-fi books. I will be starting the Otherland series by Tad Williams in 2022, and I am pretty excited about that! 6mo
wildwoodreads @TurnerofPages I‘m the exact same way. I hope you love the Otherland series. I‘m hoping to start The Expanse series soon. 6mo
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Hey, guys. So I know I just sort of disappeared last week. My father passed away last Friday and I decided I needed to take some time off to process things. But in true Capricorn fashion it‘s time for me to get back to work. I‘m a workaholic and an overthinker. If I just sit and think I will literally make myself miserable. So it‘s time for a book chat. I‘ve been throwing myself into completing my reading goals. How are you reading goals going?

Moonprismpower I‘m sorry for your loss. I hope you are doing okay. I don‘t really set goals but I like to fill my planner with the books I‘ve read. Im currently listening to Under the Whispering Door, it‘s sort of a Scrooge story I think. And I‘m feeling like a couple books a month is very successful. I set my goodreads to 42 so that every year I surpass it! 6mo
JessClark78 Sorry for your loss. 6mo
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Kdgordon88 I‘m sorry for your loss but I the need to stay moving. I just finished my book goal of 175 books last night and have one more book to read to complete #Booked2021. Take care! 6mo
QuietlyLaura I‘m so sorry for your loss. Make sure you take time to care for yourself. 💕 6mo
SamanthaMarie I am so sorry. How are you doing today? ♡ My current book goal is to get my reading log set up. I bought one in PDF form so I need to print, three hole punch, and put it into a binder. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry for your loss 💔🙏🏻 6mo
Jas16 I am so deeply sorry for your loss. 6mo
RaeLovesToRead I'm so sorry to hear about your father 💔 and I really hope you're doing alright ❤ 6mo
RaeLovesToRead One of my goals this year was to do the popsugar reading challenge and I've done absolutely crap at it (not even half way..) Still can't wait till the 2022 prompts are announced. Also I've nearly met my Goodreads goal of 70 books so that's a positive 😊 Sorry again for your loss. Sending hugs 💕 6mo
DaveGreen7777 I‘m so sorry about your father, Megan! 😢 I lost my father earlier this year. If it helps, I have found thinking of the good memories really did ease the pain some. Sending healing energy to you and your family at this time! 🙏 6mo
Avanders I‘m so sorry for your loss 🙏🏽♥️ 6mo
Amiable My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. It‘s hard to lose a parent. Sending hugs. 6mo
wanderinglynn I‘m so sorry for your loss. It‘s hard to lose one‘s father. Sending healing energy and {hugs} 🤍🕯 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope you're able to spend some time with family, sharing good memories. ❤ 6mo
Ruthiella You have my condolences. ❤️ 6mo
TheLibrarian I‘m so sorry for your loss. ❤️ 6mo
TheRiehlDeal Sorry for your loss. 💔 6mo
kplovesbooks So sorry for your loss. 💔 6mo
Reggie I‘m so sorry to hear about your dad. 6mo
wildwoodreads @Moonprismpower Thanks! And that is awesome! 6mo
wildwoodreads @Kdgordon88 Thank you! And that‘s awesome. It‘s so satisfying to complete goals! 6mo
wildwoodreads @SamanthaMarie Thank you! I‘m doing pretty well. He had such a hard year full of pain so to know he‘s at rest now helps some. I miss him but he‘s no longer hurting. And that is so cool. I love to log my reading as well! 6mo
wildwoodreads @RaeLovesToRead Thank you so much! And I know what you mean. I wanted to complete the Book of the Month challenge but I forgot about it two months in. So I‘m giving up on that one. 😂😂😂 6mo
wildwoodreads @DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the kind words! I‘m sorry for your loss as well! 💕 6mo
SamanthaMarie @wildwoodreads It's really hard to see our loved ones in pain. I'm glad you have some comfort now that he's not in pain anymore. Thank you for sharing with all of us your hard thing I hope you have felt support and love in all spheres of your life. ♡ 6mo
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