December Monthly Wrap-Up

lifeupdate-09Merry Christmas and Happy New Year πŸ™‚ This month has been a major blessing and I am so grateful for everything that has happened. We had such a good Christmas especially with my brother coming up from Florida. For Christmas, I got 10 books, a Kindle Paperwhite, candy, 3 eyeshadow palettes, 2 mascaras, a bathing suit, a halter top, knee high heel boots, a dress, and comfy house slippers. Tomorrow I am doing a secret Santa with my dance team and my friends are sending me some stuff so I will be getting a few more things. I really love it all and you can check out what I got on my Instagram Katraee. What did you guys get? This month I went to a Christmas dinner for ministry workers in my church, we threw our Annual Christmas Eve pajama party, I gave blood, and we are having our NYE service at the church tomorrow. This was a great month and I am so ready for 2018. My goals for 2018 are to buy my domain and be an official site, get my license, run a marathon, visit Ireland & Tennesse, reach my goal weight, and see Camila Cabello live. Here is to 2018.

I will be taking a break for the first week of January from blogging to regather my thoughts and such. I am going to break down the month a little bit so let’s see how I did, shall we? I have written 17 blog posts (including this one) this month. My stats for the month (excluding today) are 762 views, 344 visitors, 296 likes, 108 comments, and views from 38 different countries. I also reached 192 followers so I am super happy. Things went way up from last month so I am super grateful and thank you to all my followers.

The Best Thing I Did This Month:Β Celebrating the holidays with family.

Favorite Art Project I Completed:Β None done this month. I have set out a goal for myself to do small projects throughout the month and one big project to perfect my craft starting January.

Now let’s take an inside view of what went down in December.


I read Peter Darling, Beg, Borrow or Steal, The Bear and The Nightingale, My True Love Gave To Me, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, The Summer of Crud (DNF), Queendom of the Seven Lakes, Road of the Lost (DNF), Gods of Howl Mountain, Balance, and Seventh Sentinels. So, in 11 books in total 3 are physical and the rest are ebooks.

My top book(s) that I have read this month are The Bear and The Nightingale and Queendom of the Seven Lakes. My runner-ups are Peter Darling and Beg, Borrow or Steal.


My Best post this month was Top 20 Books of 2017 with 96 views. My runner-ups were 2018 Book Challenge (38 views) and Peter Darling Book Review (33 views). If you have not read my posts and would like to here is my December posts happy reading πŸ™‚

December 2nd- Holiday Reads & Needs (December TBR)
December 4th- Best Holiday Movies
December 6th- Peter Darling Book Review
December 7th- Beg, Borrow or Steal Book Review
December 9th- Page Habit Unboxing
December 11th- Top 10 Albums of 2017
December 13th- 12 Days at Bleakly Manor Book Review
December 14th- The Bear and the Nighting Gale Book Review
December 16th- Top 20 Movies of 2017
December 18th- 2018 Book Challenge
December 20th- My True Love Gave To Me Book Review
December 21st- Queendom of the Seven Lakes Book Review
December 23rd- Top 20 Books of 2017
December 27th- Road of the Lost Book Review
December 29th- Balance Book Review


*This means they are on heavy rotation

  • Ten Years EP by Aly & Aj
  • Reputation by Taylor Swift*
  • Perfect by Ed Sheeran & Beyonce*
  • Real Friends by Camila Cabello*
  • Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello
  • Bollywood Playlist*
  • Crown by Camila Cabello*
  • Stargazing by Kygo*


This was a great month for me. I watched The Purge 1 and The Purge 3, Magnificent Seven, Loving Vincent, Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, The Snowman, Murder on the Orient Express, Coco, Jeepers Creepers 3 (DNF), The Mountain Between Us, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

As far as TV shows go I DNF’ed Zoo because I found out they canceled it and so, I didn’t want to be left with questions. It sucks because it was a favorite of mine but it’s ok. Next month I will get back on more TV shows.


Reading Challenge Update: I am now at 72/30 and I went way past my goal. I am so happy. I want to read 8-10 books a month next year which will keep me right on track with my goal for 2018.

Currently Reading:

I will be starting City of Heavenly Fire tomorrow.

Here is my year in reading for 2017 from Goodreads.


I took out the bookstagram section this month and I might not be bringing it back. What do you guys think should I keep doing it? That is it for my December Monthly Wrap-up πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoyed and to all my new followers this month thank you and I hope you continue to enjoy my posts. I pray you all had a great year. I am super excited for what God has planned for 2018.


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24 thoughts on “December Monthly Wrap-Up

  1. I don’t know how you guys get so many gifts in Christmas, i have never celebrated it but, damn a Kindle? Can i celebrate with your family and friends? Like please?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    You seem to have a good reading month, 11 is a huge number 😍😍

    Also i can say that we pretty much have similar tastes in musicβ™₯️

    Happy new year, Kathyrn🌟

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    1. Awww that’s ok it’s really not about the gifts but when we have the money we like to do what we can. Yeah I was so happy bc I’ve been wanting to get rid of the app so it won’t take up space on my phone. Of course maybe next year we can send each other a bookish gift box with a book or two and book goodies. I saw these other bloggers do it and it was so nice.

      I think it’s the most I did in a month so I’m so happy. Two I’m still working on but they’ll be finished.

      That’s awesome so are you excited for Camila?

      Happy New year to you too hun!


      1. That’s so thoughtful! Maybe because I don’t have a holiday where i need to think of the other person’s wish list to exchange and shit youknow?

        And id looove that Kathyrnβ™₯️
        Hope you have a beautiful yearπŸ€—
        OMG so much!!! 😍😍😍

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