Winter 2022 Wrap Up

And so, another season passes by in the blink of an eye. These past few months have gone by so quickly, and even though there were days where I spent appreciating my favourite season, I did not nearly feel as present at the moment. Life just goes by so fast that it is easy to forget to live life daily and to stop along the road and appreciate the view.

University has been keeping me quite busy as I had exams and so many assignments a few weeks ago, and now I have a few more as well as exams coming :(

Despite all this, I managed to read 20+ books, but since I did not like most of them, I removed them from my Goodreads as I just did not want them on there. So, technically, I have only read 5 books this season.

I am hoping to choose my reads more carefully this season as I truly am in need of some well-written books!

There are a few other deadlines I need to catch up on, so I will keep this wrap-up short for now.

Heartstopper: Volume Four (Heartstopper #4)
by Alice Oseman


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I always enjoy these graphic novels so much. This one dealt with a very important topic in such a good way and once again, the characters have found a special place in my heart. I cannot wait for the next volume and to get to more of Alice Oseman’s books!

The review can also be found on my Goodreads here.

Stuck with You (The STEMinist Novellas #2)
by Ali Hazelwood


Rating: 4 out of 5.

I think I liked this one a bit more than the first novella. The beginning of the story was so good but something felt off or missing at the ending. However, it was a good novella and I loved Sadie and Erik!

The review can also be found on my Goodreads here.

Below Zero (The STEMinist Novellas #3)
by Ali Hazelwood


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Personally, I think this one was second best out of the three novellas. Hannah is different than most characters and there were parts of her I identified with a lot. I also liked the romance between her and Ian. It was quite an entertaining read and overall, a good novella. Really excited for Love on the Brain next!

The review can also be found on my Goodreads here.

Welcome to Our Hillbrow: A Novel of Postapartheid South Africa
by Phaswane Mpe


Rating: 3 out of 5.

Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1)
by Maureen Johnson


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I have wanted to get to the Truly Devious books for the longest time, especially after a friend on bookstagram recommended them to me and after seeing all the hype for this series. To be honest, it literally took me months to finish it. I remember reading the first part of the book and being really intrigued. However, the writing style took me a long time to get used to as it is quite descriptive, and I always struggle with those kinds of books. It’s not that I don’t love them, it just takes me some time to get used to, but once I am truly invested in the story, I cannot stop reading. I have also been really busy and have been reading the story on and off because my mind just could not focus.

To conclude, I really enjoyed this book and loved the setting, mystery and riddles. I do not completely understand all the hype about it, and the story did drag on a bit too long, but it had me on the edge of my seat, and I cannot wait to continue the rest of the series as the Ellingham kidnappings/murders are all I can think about.

The review can also be found on my Goodreads here.

Hopefully I will get to read more books over these next few months.

As always, if you want to see my thoughts on the books I will be reading as I read them during the month, be sure to follow me on TwitterInstagram and Goodreads.

Keep reading and never stop telling stories.

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