My December Reading Wrap-Up

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:

  • A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
  • We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Charmed Life by Dianna Wynne Jones
  • White Tears by Hari Kunzru

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:

  • Having my in-laws out for Christmas – lately we’ve been on our own for Christmas, which is okay but this year we were happy to have my husband’s parents come out and spend the holiday with us.
  • I finally got the new Zelda game and a brand new Nintendo Switch, and I’m excited to get started.
  • I’m happy that my husband liked the new Star Wars so much –  every good Star Wars movie is something that makes us both happy. My own favorite this month was Coco, which was just a beautiful movie and one I definitely recommend to adults.

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!

  3 comments for “My December Reading Wrap-Up

  1. December 31, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Future Home of the Living Gods sounds so good … I think I have it on hold at the library and I look forward to reading it. And I definitely need to try Little Fires Everywhere, another I’ve put on hold! So many great books you’ve read this month! Have fun in January. 🙂

  2. January 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Happy New Year! I’m always behind on reviews but oh well. Hope the new year brings you lots of great reading ahead!

  3. Yvo
    January 3, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Good to hear 2017 ended well for you bookish wise! I hope 2018 will continue to bring bookish treasures for you.

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