2017 November & December Monthly Reads

Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.
― George R.R. Martin

december monthly reads

If you’re new readers to my blog, welcome! You will soon know that the owner of this blog (read:#AwesomeMe) is lazy to the core and love to procrastinate and that’s why you would see me disappear and then appear again in the blog sphere like magic. If you’re frequent visitors, thank you for using your sweet time to read, pressing a like or maybe leave a comment.

So hey, hello everyone and Happy New Year! This is my first time being away from the blog for more than a month and it’s sad to say that my already low traffic stats plummeted like crazy. 😂 I have my reasons you know. Recently, I finished writing my long-filled with I don’t know what I’m writing about graduation thesis #applause, went to Seoul for a week and got a cold afterwards. As you can see, I’m very busy.


Anyway, in November, I found myself fallen deeply in love with Chinese novels to the point that I wish I could read and understand Mandarin. I could read some of the Kanji but to put the words together nah.

  • Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of A Military Lineage by Qin Shan Cha Ke ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

I love Shen Miao. #AllHailEmpress

  • The Princess Wei Yang by Qin Jian ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

If you’re a fan of Chinese drama, you would know that there is a drama version of this novel that is totally different from the original novel. Since I watch and read both the drama adaptation and the novel, I’m so disappointed that the Wei Yang in the drama turned into another cookie cutter of a damsel in distress.

  • Chongfei Manual by 风荷游月 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Not my cup of tea. This is me being generous.


December is what I would call a month filled with mysteries, bones, blood and anything gory related. Reading detailed descriptions of autopsy make me realise that I made a brilliant choice of not pursuing a degree in forensic influenced from watching too much CSI drama series.

  • Poison Genius Consort by Jie Mo ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
  • The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor by 袖唐 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
  • Bone Painting Coroner by Li Duo Wu ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
december monthly reads
Kusuriya No Hitorigoto
  • Kusuriya No Hitorigoto by Natsu Hyuuga ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    I actually found the manga version of Kusuriya No Hitorigoto first and decided to buy the novel on Amazon on the very next day because the book is so good that I’m dying to know the ending. I have a bad habit of reading the last page first because I just couldn’t stand not knowing the book ending. Anyone else has the same problem?

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  1. sama la kita ada habit baca last pages bila baca buku. sama jugak bila tengok kdrama hahahhahaha
    congrats on finishing your graduation thesis and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  2. It’s cool how Japanese and Chinese are connected through the Chinese characters — I already know Chinese, so learning the kanji aspect of Japanese hasn’t been hard for me (thankfully). Since you know kanji, though, learning Chinese might be a lot easier for you than people who don’t have a grasp with Chinese characters yet, so you should take advantage of that! 😊 I recently JUST STARTED reading a full-Chinese book and I’m soooo excited… honestly your posts about reading Japanese books inspire me so much to work harder on becoming more fluent in Chinese. Good luck with blogging and reading in 2018! 😋

    1. Right? It’s because Japanese doesn’t have their own writing system. When I first learned Japanese, I used to envy my Chinese friends lol. Thank you for your lovely words, Zoei! Good luck to you too!

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