My winter wrap-up, favourites and others (January & February) β„οΈπŸ“˜

Dear reader,

As you know, I have had to put my blogger life aside for quite a while because I wasn’t in a good headspace and needed time for myself. But writing wrap ups are important for me as I love to read them over a few months after, to see how I evolved and grew up ever since. It’s usually filled with memories that I want to keep forever. Therefor I couldn’t pass on writing a blog post to wrap up the last two months!

Without further ado, here is my Winter wrap-up!


β₯Β WHAT I READ

I haven’t read a lot ever since the year started. I think it’s linked to the fact that I moved, but I am in a slump because I can’t seem to find a new reading routine which will fit me the best. For example, I used to read in the metro going to work but now I work 15min away by feet to my job so I can’t do that anymore. And now that I have more free time I actually spend it being productive instead of reading, which doesn’t make sense as I should take care of myself.

Anyway in January I read 10 books and in February I read 11. It’s still a lot but 10 books is my bare minimum, so I know it’s not normal for me to read this little. (But it’s totally fine for anyone else to do so, I talk about my own reading rhythm).

Here all the books that I have read (won’t make any graphic as I’m wrapping up two months in one, but they will still be there next month):

  • Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, 5/5 stars (ARC) 🌟
  • You Had Me at Hola by Alexs Daria, 4/5 stars
  • Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roan House, 4/5 stars
  • The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan, 4/5 stars
  • Spoiler Alert by Olivia Date, 3/5 stars
  • The Bride Test bt Helen Hoang, 3/5 stars
  • Lore by Alexandra Bracken, 3.75/5 stars
  • The Legend of the Golden Raven by K. Ancrum, 4/5 stars
  • Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adam, 4/5 stars
  • Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan, 4/5 stars
  • The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu, 4/5 stars
  • Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas, 4/5 stars (ARC)
  • Legendborn by Tracy Deonn, 5/5 stars 🌟
  • The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas, 5/5 stars (ARC) 🌟
  • Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron, 3/5 stars
  • 2 Spider-Man comics,
  • 4 books for work.

As you can see, I mostly read romances which is now the genre I turn to whenever I don’t feel like reading. I’m really happy about it though, because I do love this genre a lot. And with it all, I only have one 2021 favourite so far, which is Legendborn. Honestly, go read this book. You won’t be disappointed.

β₯Β WHAT I LOVED

  • Feeling more and more at home in my flat

I talked a bit about it, but overall it was really hard for me to move into my very first flat. I was feeling sad all the time, unmotivated and overall unhappy. But in January something changed and I started liking it… and now I adore my life and my flat.

  • Having snow days

Snow made a comeback for 2021 and it was so much fun to enjoy those days with my friends or family. I love snow so much, I think it makes everything look more beautiful and it made me so happy to see it again.

  • Creating new friendships at work

That’s the huge change in my life. I was really scared to open up to anyone because of some weird and traumatic experiences I had… but I did and now I actually have friends at work, which actually makes me happy. So, all is good, right?

  • Cooking and creating drinks

Now that I live alone I discover that I adore cooking and creating myself drinks, especially recreating everything that I eat or drink during brunch (but since everything is closed I have to make it all by myself). It’s so fun and I’m so proud of myself for doing it all.

  • Being more me

Overall, after months of feeling down… I’m feeling more me than ever now. I’m starting to love myself as I am and I do really, really love my life. So yay! (Big shoutout to all my friends who also are the best and who made me a better person!)

β₯Β CHECKING ON MY JANUARY GOALS

In January I wanted to get comfortable alone (which I did!), to get my life back together (almost blogging again, so I’m almost there!) and to enjoy some time with my loved ones, which I most definitely did. I’m so proud because for once I did it all and I’m feeling so happy.

β₯Β WHAT I WANT TO DO INΒ MARCH

For March, I’m hoping to:

  • Get back to my blog and YouTube channel,
  • Read again,
  • Simply feel happy and free.

And that’s all!

How was your winter? Do you already have some 2021 fav books?

Love always,

Clara

11 thoughts on “My winter wrap-up, favourites and others (January & February) β„οΈπŸ“˜”

  1. i am not a fan of fantasy, but somehow the hype around legendborn is almost convincing me to pick it up. i don’t know if i will understand it because my brain cells are not equipped to comprehend fantasy AND i’m not familiar at all with arthurian legends (except like lancelot? merlin? these are characters right?), but i’m happy to hear you enjoyed it so much! i think the overall premise of a dark academia inspired world but with with a black protagonist is so necessary. i like dark academia but it’s a shame that it’s typically so white.

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