Hi and welcome to another monthly overview!
After the manic months that were October and November, the last month of the year was pretty chill and I enjoyed the peace and quiet tremendously. I had some time off work which means I had some time to tackle a few household chores I’d been postponing, which in turn means I listened to a lot of audiobooks. And obviously I spent quite some time with my nose in a book as well 😁 I managed to make a dent in my ARCs and get a head start on my 2022 tours and ARCs.
These were my favourite reads of the month:
In figures December looks like this:
Novels: 5787 pages across 23 books
Audiobooks: 71 hours across 13 audiobooks
And here’s what I did in December, and some of what I’ll be posting in January and February:
What I read:
Off-Target, Eve Smith
The Last Conversation, Paul Tremblay
Bitter Flowers, Gunnar Staalesen
Meat is Murder, Chris McDonald
The Bone Shard Emperor, Andrea Stewart
City of Vengeance, D.V. Bishop
Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life, Dante Fabiero
Demon, Matt Wesolowski (review to follow)
The Case of the Missing Firefly, Chris McDonald
The Last Thing to Burn, Will Dean
Nasty Little Cuts, Tina Baker (review to follow)
Mistletoe and Crime, Chris McDonald
Fifty Words for Snow, Nancy Campbell
The Writer’s Cats, Muriel Barbery
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, E.T.A. Hoffmann
Faceless, Vanda Symon (review to follow)
Defy the Night, Brigid Kemmerer
Unhinged, Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst (review to follow)
The Christmas Murder Game, Alexandra Benedict
The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas, Syd Moore
The Spirit Engineer, A.J. West
Always the Dead, Stephen J. Golds (review to follow)
The Midnight Man, Caroline Mitchell
What I listened to:
The Way of All Flesh, Ambrose Parry
The Girl at the Back of the Bus, Suzette D. Harrison
Final Cut, Matthew Costello & Neil Richards
In the Vines, Shannon Kirk
Nothing But Blackened Teeth, Cassandra Khaw
Horrid, Katrina Leno
A Spindle Splintered, Alix E. Harrow
The Snow Song, Sally Gardner
Dog Rose Dirt, Jen Williams
The Wolf Den, Elodie Harper
All of Us Villains, Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
The Heights, Louise Candlish
What I read earlier but reviewed in December:
Fall, West Camel
I also wrapped up my 2021 Bookish Challenges & Goals.
Let’s have a look at the books that landed on my lap in December:
A proof from Orbit, two pressies from me to me and a pressie from a friend (thanks Eva!!!):
Two 99p deals, seven NetGalley eARCs (oops 😬) and a blog tour book:
I hope you had a good month and that you are safe and well! Thanks for joining me today and happy reading xxx
I plan to read defy the night soon. Great post!
Hope you enjoy it too, Yesha! Thank you!
December was a wonderful reading month. Can’t wait to see what January brings. Happy reading!
If only all months were as good as December was 😄 Happy reading, Tessa!
Glad things quieted down for you in December, Kelly💜 You got some great reading in (don’t you love excuses to listen to a book?).
That’s some reading achievement Kelly, well done! Hope January is as positive. All the best for the coming year. Happy reading! x
Thanks Jill! Happy reading!
Wow amazing, here’s to another fantastic month! xx
Thanks Nicki, happy reading!
I already look forward to your review of Demon! Impressive list of books you read and listened to, I see The Christmas Murder Game was also among them. I hope you enjoyed it more than I did! Wishing you a wonderful new month of reading!
Be sure to stop by next Monday 😁 The Christmas Murder Game was okay, I think I rated it 3.5. Thanks Inge, happy reading!
Wait! What? You already read The Spirit Engineer?! WTF!
I did, I wasn’t just being a magpie, I actually really wanted to read it too 😂