December Favourites, Hauls + A Wrap-Up

Happy December Everybody!!!

How have you guys been? I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and/or a happy Hannukah- if you don’t celebrate any of these I hope you had a great holiday and I’m wishing you an early happy new year! December for me was filled with adventures, happiness, and joy. I definitely had an improving reading month, I received lots of books and gained lots of new favorite things! Tell me about your December month in the comments and link your December favorites, wrap-ups and hauls as well!

bookish wrap-up

I am pretty happy with the books I’ve read this month! In fact, I am currently reading We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan and I think I can finish it by the end of the month, which means I would have read four books. Although it doesn’t sound like much, that is so much better than by last few reading months, where I was in a constant state of frenzy and bookish slug. Here are the books I read this month!

The Light That Gets Lost by Natasha Carthew ★★☆☆☆

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige★★★★☆
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles ★★★☆☆
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

book haul!

So as the holidays are approaching, I got some books from publishers and bought some books for myself to read! I hauled these books:

The Light That Gets Lost by Natasha Carthew
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak
Freeks by Amanda Hocking
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
December/January Frankie Magazine

favourites

Volunteering

Early this month and late last month, I was lucky enough to get to go volunteering all around my city and it was such an unforgettable experience. I’m still young and that usually means organizations are less likely to take me on board as a volunteer but I finally had a chance to give back to my community. I cooked in soup kitchens, made little Christmas ornaments, sorted clothes and packed necessity bags, all around different communities. The feeling you get from volunteering is indescribable because not only are you supporting those in need, you are gaining new skills and friendships. I feel so blessed to live what I believe is a good life and I have always wanted to give back to the community, which is why I am so glad I had the chance to volunteer at so many charities this month and last month!

Kool & Co Candles

This month I also received these adorable candles from Kool & Co. I got one in Coconut and an Ariel-inspired scent. I love the smell and I also really like the fact that they are 100% soy-based which makes it better for your nose! I can’t wait to burn these candles during the winter! Here is a link to their shop!

Bella Boxes + Perfume

I also received the Bella Box, which is a monthly beauty subscription service. You can check out my review to that here!  I also got this VS Coconut Passion perfume spray. I got it a really good price and I couldn’t resist, I am so picky when it comes to perfume smells but I have a weak spot for anything that smells like vanilla, coconut or caramel. I love the smell of the spray and I am so glad I bought it!

Succulents +  Teas

I also got this adorable little succulent plant as a Christmas present! It’s fake because I literally can’t keep any plant alive 🙂 I use it as room decor and it just hangs from the roof of my room! I also got some French Earl Grey Tea from T2 for Christmas. I am actually not a huge fan of tea- I only like green tea and peppermint but I am trying to get into it. Hopefully, I’ll brew some of it up soon!

That’s all from me! I can’t wait to dive into some of the books I received this month! It’s the end of 2016 and I can’t wait to welcome to the new year! I hope you all had a great Christmas and don’t forget to tell me what you received and hauled this December, as well as link your December wrap-ups, favourites and hauls down below!

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Book Haul! March❤

Hey Guys!! I haven’t done a book haul in a while and I thought it would be good to do one because I got quite a few books, from the bookstore and library. I’ve got six in total and I also got the Divergent DVD, but it isn’t featured in the photo! I’ve been dying to read these books, I can’t wait to read them and review them.

Since You’ve Been Gone:
Since You’ve Been Gone is by Morgan Matson and is my current read. It is a contemporary, chick-lit novel. It is about Emily who has to complete a “bucket-list” written to her by her friend, Sloane. Sloane one day disappears without a trace and Emily believed that in order to get her back she needs to complete the list. The only problem is that Emily is a wall-flower and isn’t an “out-there” person like Sloane. I only just started and it’s really good! It took me a while to push through but now it is really intriguing.

White Hot Kiss:
This book is another series by Jennifer L. Armentrout! I loved Lux and I hope this one will live up to the high hopes I have. I don’t know much about it but I do know that the main character is Layla who is half Gargoyle and half Demon. She has a crush on Zayne, who is a guard and one day she meets Roth, who is a demon and he claims he knows about all of Layla’s secret. It sound really weird but like Lux, I have a feeling it will pretty good.

Don’t Look Back:
Don’t Look Back is (Surprise! Surprise) another Jennifer L. Armentrout! This book sounds really good. It’s about a girl, Sam, who disappears one night and wakes up but forgets who she is. Sam was originally Miss Popularity, at her school and lived a perfect life. As she slowly remembers fragments of her past life she notices that she didn’t really live that “perfect life”. She can’t seem to remember the day she disappeared but the only way she can stay alive is to not find out what happened that night.

My Life Next Door:
This was in my latest TBR list and finally, I got it! It is a contemporary, chick-lit novel and is written by Huntley Fitzpatrick. It is about Samantha who falls in love with the wild, loud and affectionate boy next door.

Confess:
Confess is by Colleen Hoover and is a romance novel. I have finished this book and devoured it. I have a review you can check out here! There is a whole mini blurb for it in the review!

Landline:
I actually have read this book but because I didn’t originally have it, I bought it in the book store. It is Rainbow Rowell’s recent contemporary and I really liked it. It is a really nostalgic book. It is about  Georgie and how she and her husband’s relationship at the moment are very rocky.

These are all the novels I got recently. I will write review for some of the books and if you would like to see more of the novels I have, you can check out my Instagram: @hashtaglovebooks!

Thank you! #lovebooks❤