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Mental Health Book Bingo 2019 Wrap Up #MHBB



My most anticipated month of the year has come and gone; unfortunately, I failed to make the best of it because my mental health sucked big time. Being a part of this amazing team and seeing other people join #mhbb definitely made have a couple of highlights while I was stuck in thy gloomy cave. We also had two new members join us, Jess & Lili, and they are both so fabulous.

I had so much planned to do this January, but I lacked the energy to make them come to life. I even had a couple of blog posts ready to be published, yet I couldn’t press the publish button. Perhaps subconsciously, I didn’t want to miss out on the joy of sharing those posts when I couldn’t feel anything. Does that make any sense? Anyway, they will be live very soon, so stay tuned.

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I managed to read a book and a half. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson was beyond amazing, and you can check my book review of it here. I have had Winter Girls by LHA on my tbr list since 2009, but I never found it in any bookstore, so when I found Speak by the end of 2018, I had to grab it.

The half book I read was Soft on Soft by Em Ali. I literally blanked out on the title name and kept on saying Fluff on Fluff, cause it is so damn fluffy! It really managed to kind of lull my anxiety a bit after having a really bad day at work, where my anxiety was skyrocketing off the chart. I will definitely write a review on it after I finish it.


I also hosted a reading sprint, which I think went pretty well. I always missed the author chats and chats hosted by one of our members because of my work schedule, but I always read them afterward, and they were amazing.

That is it for the Wrap-up. Wish I did more during #MHbb, but I am still proud to be a part of this. If you are interested to see my #MHBB 2018 wrap up, click here. That one includes more book reviews and mental health related blog posts. And the irony is………….. that post was posted on February 9th, just like this one! This wasn’t planned at all, which made me laugh a bit.

Till next time,



Did you participate in MHBB? Have you read Winter Girls? What is your favorite MH book?

6 thoughts on “Mental Health Book Bingo 2019 Wrap Up #MHBB

      1. Thank you but it might just be “All the Bright Places”, though it covered a lot of ground. I’ll have to look again. I finished “Running with Scissors” by Augusten Burroughs last night. That one’ll cover a few more squares. 😉

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