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December Wrap Up

Wow, I can’t believe this is only my 3rd monthly wrap up. I feel like I’ve been on this platform for so much longer than three months. This blog has been such an amazing outlet for me and I may use this monthly wrap up to be a cheeseball and thank everyone who has decided to follow/comment/like or even just view my posts. Having a place to talk about books has done wonders for my mental health and it just makes it even better that people actually care to listen to my voice. Alright, anyway! Now time for the wrap-up. I’ll be listing the books I read in December, from my least favorite to my most favorite.

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Bound Spirit by H.A. Wills

This may have been my worst read of the year. I gave it a 1-star. If you’d like to know why, my review is here. I was done dirty by this recommendation, that’s for sure.

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Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

I absolutely love John Grisham’s work and I’ll read everything he writes someday. Unfortunately, this did not age well. I’m still going to try to read it every Christmas season because it’s sort of a tradition for me at this point but I only gave this 3-stars.

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We Still Live by Sara Dobie Bauer

This was a 3-star read for me, but once again, I seem to be in the minority with my opinion. I have a review posted here if you’d like to know why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped I would.

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10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

I gave this one a 3-star rating which is totally an unpopular opinion. This has been getting rave reviews, but for me, it was just an average contemporary story. Nothing bad but definitely didn’t blow my socks off.

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An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

This was beautifully written but the pacing was just off, in my opinion. I gave this 3 stars and I have a review for it here.

Fence, Volumes 1-4, by C.S. Pacat

First of all, sorry for the abysmal quality of these photos. The Hoopla app had all of these comics and I’ve heard them mentioned so many times in passing, I read through them in one sitting until I ran out of credits. Admittedly, that’s not hard because each comic is only like 20 pages, but I was bummed when I had to stop. I gave all of these either 3.5-4 stars.

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A Town Called Noelle by MK Hardy

This was a 4-star read and if you’d like to know my thoughts, I have a review for this one posted here.

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Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

This was my first fore into a high-fantasy centered comic story. It was interesting but I’m not sure I’ll continue on with the series. I gave this 4 stars.

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Someday, Someday by Emma Scott

This book was so sweet and had me crying at multiple points throughout the story. I gave this 5 stars and I have a review for it here.

The Wicked King and The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

I absolutely adored The Wicked King. It was by far my favorite installment of the trilogy. The Queen of Nothing was also a fun read. I definitely see why the series gets the hype that it does. I gave The Wicked King a 5-star rating and The Queen of Nothing a 4.5-star rating.

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The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

This was one of my top reads in 2019, so obviously it was a 5-star read. I have a review posted here if you’d like to know my in-depth thoughts.

Overall, I read 12 books (I’m going to count the four installments of Fence as one) and 3,332 pages. This is the same number of books that I read in November, but over 1,000 fewer pages. Hopefully, I can do better in January!

2 thoughts on “December Wrap Up

  1. I watched Christmas with the Kranks for the first ty ime ever this Christmas and… Meh.

    I forgot it was a JG book! How did it not age well? Bc the movie certainly didn’t allow I think it was probably shallow when it came out too.

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