Of Wonderland’s Wrap Up Post: December 2017

Posted December 31, 2017 by Inge in Wrap-Ups & Unboxings / 4 Comments

Hello!

And so the year 2017 has come to an end. It’s been a bit of a crapstorm, hasn’t it? We hope you can look back on the year and see the good in it, but we’re also excited to turn a new page (sorry, I had to) and start the new year fresh and bright. Here’s a little summary of our twelfth month.

Inge

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee // ★★★★
Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp // ★★
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia // ★★★★
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman // ★★★
This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab // ★★★★
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand // ★★★1/2
Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge // ★★★
The Labyrinthian Diamond (The Labyrinthians #2) by J.A. Armitage // ★★★
Any Way You Slice It by Kristine Carlson Asselin // ★★★1/2
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee // ★★★★

I’m kind of baffled by how little I’ve read? This is definitely a direct result of me cutting down on ARCs (expect a post on this in the new year) – there’s less pressure to “just finish the book already” and move on to the next one. My natural reading pace seems to be half as slow. Curious to see how this will affect my reading in 2018!

Ella

In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney // ★★★★★

Red Rising by Pierce Brown // ★★★★★

Golden Son by Pierce Brown // ★★★★★

I had a small but really good reading month! I started the Red Rising trilogy and considering it’s SO hyped, I didn’t think I’d enjoy it very much but instead I was absolutely blown away!! I’m now completely obsessed with the series and don’t want it to end! I also read and was incredibly inspired by In the Company of Women which was SO FREAKING GOOD. The interviews with dozens of women on how they ran and created their small businesses was so inspiring and helpful. Highly recommend! 🙂

Wren

moxie 4/5

dare mighty things 3/5

a list of cages 5/5

meg and kat conquer the world 3/5

the way you make me feel 3/5

Man, even with winter break, I barely read. I blame it on Netflix… But I did read some AWESOME books this month. And I even got a chance to read my first solicited ARC!

1 Dec: Of Wonderland Book Club: December 2017 + Feedback Survey

3 Dec: SST: ‘The Love Letters of Lily and Abelard’ Excerpt

15 Dec: Inge’s Favourite Reads of 2017 (Part 2)

18 Dec: Brutally Honest and Eye-Opening: ‘The Flawed Ones’ Review

30 Dec: #MHBookBingo: My Mental Health TBR

Inge

Happy New Year! It’s been a very stressful year, but I’ve also challenged my comfort zones a lot and made some really good progress with my anxiety and depression. The new antidepressants are working really well – I’ve managed to see friends I hadn’t seen in over three years! I’m making some resolutions for the new year: get my driver’s license, see my friends/go outside more, and get back into writing. Those are the most important ones. Are you making any new year’s resolutions? Let me know in the comments!

Ella

Yay, Christmas!! I hope you had a good one, if you celebrate it! 🙂 Although the weather was absolutely boiling at about what felt like a thousand degrees (my Christmas is in the summer!), I had a wonderful day and got so many lovely prezzies! This month has been really busy what with Christmas and trying to organize stuff for next year so it’s been really nice to wind down and relax over the break. I still can’t quite get my head around that it’s 2018 in JUST A FEW DAYS but to be honest, I’m so looking forward to this year being over. Roll on 2018!!!

Wren

Ah, 2017 is done. I can’t say I’ll miss you. So many good and bad things have happened this year both internationally and in my personal life. I’m excited for 2018 because it’ll be a year of firsts but also a year of lasts for me. I can’t wait to see how that turns out.

Also, I just came back from the recent Star Wars movie, and I’m not a die-hard Star Wars fan, but I do suggest you check it out. If not for the awesome character development, then for the Adam Driver abs. 😉

Wishing you all a fantastic New Year. ♥

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4 responses to “Of Wonderland’s Wrap Up Post: December 2017

  1. When the pressure is of we procrastinate haha. Sorry to see you didn’t like Before I Let Go, Inge.

    I wish you all a Happy New Year in advance. <3

  2. Ella, I’m glad you’re enjoying Red Rising so far! I thought Morning Star was a fantastic series ender.

    Inge, I hope you achieve your goals in 2018! Maybe your life changes are making your reading slower, since you now have more options for things to do? Either way, you still managed to read some great books. 😊

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