New Years Reading Challenge Wrap Up and Mystery Blogger Award

The Mystery Blogger Award

Thanks to Meg’s Magical Musings for nominating me for this tag!


  • Display the award logo on your blog
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog 
  • Mention Okoto Enigma, the creator of the award
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself 
  • Answer 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you 
  • Nominate 10-20 bloggers
  • Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog 
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question 
  • Share the link to your best post 

3 Things About Me

  1. I really really like David Bowie
  2. My favourite film is probably Oceans 8, but I love the entire franchise. Or Labyrinth (see point 1)
  3. My bookshelves are arranged in colour order – this may seem insignificant to non-book lovers but is the question on everyone’s lips when they meet a fellow reader! And no, I do not split up my series *shudders*

The Questions

What are some countries you’d love to visit?  
I’d love to visit Venice before it, you know, sinks into the sea

What are some rereads you hope to read? 
I’m the sort of person who keeps looking at books, thinks That was sooo goood I need to reread it… and then never do! But the one that comes to mind at the moment is ’The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle’ because, to quote myself, it’s really good!

Which musical theatre character would you love to see a musical with? 
My favourite musical theatre character is JD from heathers (Just clarifying, do not relate with him haha just think he has some great songs!), but I think going to see a musical with him… wouldn’t be the best idea.

What book do you hope to own, but don’t have yet? 
As contrary as I am to some of her books, I really really really want to read The Magnus bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare.

What literary love triangles do you love? 
I’m not a big fan of love triangles. Mainly because they never are triangles… it’s just another word for the main personality trait of a character to have two boys in love with her. Featuring: the-childhood-best-friend-whose-always-loved-her-she’s-just-painfully-oblivious and the all new lets-go-through-some-trauma-together-and-then-I-will-probably-emotionally-abuse-you hottie!!

So yeah, not a big fan of love triangles.

My Questions

  • Are there some series that you don’t think you’ll ever read?
  • What was your biggest book hangover?
  • Favourite bookish podcast?
  • What’s your favourite object (can be a book, or anything!)
  • If you could take back a film/tv adaptation of a book so it didn’t exist any more, what would you pick?
  • What’s your favourite tv show?


New Years Reading Challenge Wrap Up

This was such a fun new years book challenge that I started back in January – and these are the results! A big thanks to Sabrina from Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad for tagging me. You can find my original post for the challenge here. This was such a creative tag and a great way to make sure I actually keep to my New Years reading resolutions for once…


  • Link back to the original creator (The Corner of Laura) and link back to the challenge page or the original creator won’t get a notification.
  • Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post
  • Tag 5 or more other people.
  • Read books that fit the description. There are some recommendations in the original post to help you pick but you can read anything that fits the brief!
  • The deadline for the challenge is six weeks after you were originally tagged (which, statistically, is the point when 80% of people give up their New Year’s Resolutions) e.g. if you were tagged in the original tag, the deadline is 12th February.
  • Post a wrap-up when you’re done to show how you got on.

The Challenge:

The Books I Read

There’s some ARCS in here, as well as me binge reading the Simonverse novels because I’d just bought Love Creekwood and wanted an opportunity to relive one of my favourite series. It was a very enjoyable experience 🙂 I should have my rant about the adorable domestic gayness that was Love Creekwood up next week.

  • Learn A New Skill – The Hazards Of Love by Stan Stanley
    Find my review of this book here
  • Exercise More – From Blood And Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    Find my review of this book here
  • Save Money – Secrets Of The Starcrossed by Clara O’Connor
    Find my review of this book here
  • Reduce Stress – Love Creekwood by Becky Albertalli
    Find my review of this book here
  • Travel More – City Of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
    Find my review of this book here
  • Spend More Time With Friends – Crier’s War by Nina Valera
    Find my review of this book here
  • Stop Procrastinating – City Of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
    Find my review of this book here
  • Focus On Self Care – More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
    Find my review of this book here
  • Screw Resolutions – Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda By Becky Albertalli
    Find my review of this book here

That was the New Years Reading Challenge Wrap Up and Mystery Blogger Award! Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

Published by Hundreds&Thousands

I’m a teenager (and a Hufflepuff) from Manchester. I like oversized jumpers, music that isn't on the radio anymore and books. Pretty much any book I can get my hands on but my favourites are Young Adult, fantasy and science fiction. One day, I decided to share some of my opinions on some great - and not so great - books to people around the world. And here it is! I really enjoy it and I hope you do too. The aim is hundreds and thousands of book reviews (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite up to that. Yet.

27 thoughts on “New Years Reading Challenge Wrap Up and Mystery Blogger Award

    1. No problem! I love your site 😊 I live in England so I’ve been to places like France and Spain on holiday, but I’ve never been to Italy? I think it would be great to try pizza and ice cream in the country they were invented 😋

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      1. Oh, thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoy the site! And I agree – the food and art are the main reasons I’d like to see Italy. Plus, my great-grandparents came from Italy, and I’d love to see where they grew up. 🙂


      1. Arg I have very conflicted views on the shadow Hunter series! I know this is a bit of an unpopular opinion haha but I just didn’t like Sebastian? I know he’s supposed to make you uncomfortable but I think it was just a bit weird 😂

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      2. I don’t think its unpopular as such; many people really hate Sebastian. I think I tolerate him because it was the way he grew up, he had noone to look to. I hate Jocelyn the most; she’s a terrible mother to Clary and not a mother at all to Jonathan. If she had looked after him regardless, he could have been so much better, more like he was after he was stabbed with the sword and the only thing left was the good in him. He was a bit weird with Clary, thats true. It was pretty uncomfortable 😅


  1. Great answers! I feel like a lot of people don’t like love triangles. I like them as long as they are done right. Some can be very one-sided.


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