December was one of my best months for reading. All those best-of lists pushed me to read a few books I’d been wanting for a while. Nothing disappointed in December, from the thought-provoking We Were Eight Years in Power to Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology to Celeste Ng’s fantastic followup novel Little Fires Everywhere. I’m also glad to have finally read something by Diana Wynne Jones, a fantasy author I’ve heard about for years. I’m still processing White Tears, which was an intense and very strange book.
Here’s what I read in December:
I didn’t have time to review books this month; instead I ended the year with these posts:
What I’m reading now: Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker, which is a really fun combination of steampunk meets detective noir. I’ve been wanting to read something by him.
What’s coming up: In January I’m going to try out some book clubs! First up is Louise Erdrich’s Future Home of the Living God. Another book club is reading Exit West, and a third is reading Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals.
Also, I kind of overdid it the last few months with review requests, so I’ve been holding back. I just have one coming up, Tell Me More: The Stories about the Twelve Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan.
Things that made me happy this month:
Added to my TBR Pile: too many books to count!
And if you’re looking to use some gift certificates, here are a few book deals (from BookRiot) you might want to check out:
Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve, and I’ll see you in January!
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