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December was kind of a weird reading month for me because I read several books that aren’t from my typical genres but I actually really enjoyed them. I also ended up not reading exactly what was on my list. I know. You’re all shocked by that. But I did pretty well. And I read the books you guys voted for! Overall I’m happy with how December went and how my whole year in reading went. I read more this year than last and found several books that I loved! What more can you really ask for?
So here’s what I read in December and what I’m hoping I can read in January.
Winter by Marissa Meyer and Boundless by Cynthia Hand: I finished up both of these series this month and that felt great! I LOVED Winter and highly recommend this series. I didn’t love Boundless but I wasn’t that surprised because the series wasn’t my favorite to begin with.
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom and Starflight by Melissa Landers: Starflight was one you guys voted for and I’m so glad because I loved it! NIISYF wasn’t even on my list but it showed up from The Novl and it sounded interesting so I went for it. And I really enjoyed it too!
Say Yes to the Marquess and When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare: Okay, these are totally not the kind of books I normally read. Between the historical aspect and the adult romance, it just isn’t what I typically go for. But I wanted some romance and something that was fun and these got really great reviews, so I went for it. And it’s true! They’re so much fun! I definitely recommend them if you want something romance-y and fun.
Simon Thorn and the Wolf’s Den by Aimee Carter and Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary: Simon was a really great start to a new MG fantasy series and comes out in February. Ramona is a classic and I’m so glad I got to share it with my daughter this past month. I highly recommend reading these books, or any Cleary book, out loud with your kids. They’re brilliant and still completely relevant.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: Classics are, again, not my typical sort of read. But I’ve never read these and it was a lot of fun to read them together with the kids for the first time. We all really enjoyed them but I think we actually liked the movies better.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: This one is my biggest shame. I really did not like it. I feel like I have a cold, dead heart. Because it just really bored me. I know I’m suppose to feel things for their friendship and everything but it was just too boring for me. Please don’t hate me.
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig and Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Rebel Bully Geek Pariah by Erin Jade Lange and The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch, and A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: I’ll be signing up for the Clean Slate Read-A-Thon that starts January 10th for 2015 books we didn’t get to and I think these will be my choices. I think they’ve all made my TBR posts before but just never ended up reading them. I’m excited to finally have a push to get them read!
I’m also participating in the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon starting on January 4th so I’ll probably also end up reading some graphic novels and a couple of romance books this month. I’m not entirely sure which ones and since it’ll be for the read-a-thon, I’ll just go with how I’m feeling at the time. You should join us for both of these read-a-thons and start the reading year off right!
What are you guys hoping to read this month?