Friday, 1 January 2016

A month full of studying & holidays | December 2015 Wrap-up & January 2016 TBR

Hi everyone!

I hope you're well and had a wonderful December month! For the first two weeks of the month, I had uni and a lot of work to do, so I didn't get that much time to read *sigh* I've been on holidays since the 18th (yay!), but I also have to study (nay!), since I have five finals to take in the first two weeks of January.

But in the meantime: 


I wish you the best of the best ;)

Air Awakens (Air Awakens #1) by Elise Kova 4.5 stars
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston DNF
Zodiac (Zodiac #1) by Romina Russell 3.5 stars
Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter #1) by Virginia Boecker 4.5 stars
Their Fractured Light (Starbound #3) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner 4 stars
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee 3.5 stars
The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle #3) by Libba Bray 3 stars
The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows 4 stars
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White 4 stars
Happy Again (This is What Happy Looks Like #1.5) 5 stars
The Hidden Prince (The Orphan Queen #0.1) by Jodi Meadows enovella 4 stars
The Glowing Knight (The Orphan Queen #0.2) by Jodi Meadows enovella  4 stars
The Burning Hand (The Orphan Queen #0.3) by Jodi Meadows enovella  4 stars
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4) 2.5 stars

At some point in the month, I realized I was in a reading slump. You'll be shocked that I'm saying that, since I still read a lot. Well, I know... Tbh, in the first two weeks of the month, I read three books and DNF one, it wasn't that great. But most of the time I was reading 'meh' books and then a great one and boom. BOOK HANGOVER I need The Mirror King. So I read enovellas and I think my reading is getting better? IDK but it's a New Year so I shall be fine. 

 Movies                                        TV Shows
      The Minions                            Once Upon A Time
        The Scorch Trials                      Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
           Paddington                                       Supergirl             
           Inside Out                                 The Big Bang Theory
                            Star Wars: The Force Awakens            Downton Abbey                                  
Saving M. Banks                                              

I finished Downton Abbey with my boyfriend on December 31st, I'm still so sad because it's over for real.
Official TBR:

The Secret Fire by C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Fire Falling by Elise Kova
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

New releases I want but probably won't have 'til my birthday next month:

Out on January 5th:

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine
Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake
Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley

Out on January 19th:
Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

Out on January 26th:
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

To sum up the beginning of the month...

(it was the DEATH of me)

I sure had a lot of papers to turn it, but overall, I only had two finals to take. I still have five of them during the first two weeks of January, though *cries*

But since the 17th, I've been on holidays and got ready for Christmas!

I totally sucked at the Advent Calendar thing-y this year, because I was between my parents' home and Paris for most of the month. I was so late and I'm grateful my boyfriend ate them all. To be honest, I still have the last two chocolate to eat but I'm not home until January 9th so... I'll finish it that day, yay! #BIGFAIL

 Actually, there were two creches at my parents' home and I did a little one in Paris, hahaha. It seems that I was obsessed with Christmas, but not really, since I was bad with my Advent calendar.

I also made Christmas cookies, yay!

Anyway, I had a quiet Christmas at home with my family, it was quite nice. I got a new computer (two weeks early actually), some little presents and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: The Illustrated Edition. I'm a bit sad I couldn't have books but it's the only thing I'll ask for in February (for my birthday).

The last week of December, I went to my boyfriend's, since he's going back in Germany for the whole month in January, and then he comes back for real (I can't wait!). I spent New Year's Eve there and we had an enormous meal (I'm still dying).

How was your month? What did you do during this holiday season? Are you happy we are in 2016? (I am)


  1. You had a nice break - too bad you had to prepare for exams! Good luck Lucie!

    I've been seeing a lot of mixed feelings on A Thousand Nights. I really liked it, but I've seen a lot of my friends DNF it as well. I guess it's the writing style that makes or breaks it for a reader!

    1. Thank you! I actually had my first final yesterday, I still have four to go, but I'll survive! :)
      Yes, that's what I think, I either saw people love it or DNF it... And I DNF unfortunately. But we can't all love the same books, sadly...

  2. Happy New Year! Wow, you read a lot of books in December... I only read three but they were all of good quality. I'm hoping to read Fire Falling this year, but really I should read it this month since Earth's End is coming out soon.

    1. Happy New Year! :D I'm a fast reader, everyone is always surprise ^^ But I think it's a good thing to read less but only book you love! I started it yesterday and I just want Aldrik and Vhalla to kiss already, because THAT tension drives me crazy, haha!