My Bookish Month of December 2022

Hi and welcome to another monthly overview!

First of all, happy 2023! May it be a great year for all of us!

I feel like most of 2022 flew by, but December most of all! It was a rather quiet month on the blog but normal life was rather busy! I did have some time off but work was absolutely manic, as I’m sure you can imagine a GP practice being this time of year 😂

Bookwise, December was a pretty great month. I found a new favourite in The Winter Garden by Alexandra Bell, it was truly perfect for the time of year. And I enjoyed my reread of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and my relistens of Midnight in Everwood and A Christmas Carol.

Honourable mentions to Hidden Places, The Unseeing, Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight, Midnight in Everwood, A Dowry of Blood and Foul Lady Fortune but these were my favourite reads of the month:

In figures December looks like this:

Novels: 5718 pages across 17 books
Audiobooks: 54.5 hours across 11 audiobooks

And here’s what I did in December and some of what I’ll be posting in January:

What I read:

Norway: Land of Fjords and the Northern Lights, Claudia Martin
Hidden Places: From Secret Shores to Sacred Shrines, Claudia Martin
Dirt, Sarah Sultoon
Make Me Clean, Tina Baker (review to follow)
Japan: Land of the Rising Sun, Melanie Clegg
The Unseeing, Anna Mazzola
The Blue Bar, Damyanti Biswas
The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels, Janice Hallett (review to follow)
End of Story, Louise Swanson (review to follow)
Road of Bones, Christopher Golden
The Winter Garden, Alexandra Bell
Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight, Riku Onda
The Dragon’s Promise, Elizabeth Lim
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, E.T.A. Hoffmann
The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey
Foul Lady Fortune, Chloe Gong
The Perception of Dolls, Anthony Croix (Russell Day)

What I listened to:

The Dazzle of the Light, Georgina Clarke
Fireborn, Aisling Fowler
Midnight in Everwood, M.A. Kuzniar
That Bonesetter Woman, Frances Quinn
A Dowry of Blood, S.T. Gibson
An Encore of Roses, S.T. Gibson
Secret Santa, Matthew Costello & Neil Richards
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
The Dead of Winter, Nicola Upson
The Premonitions Bureau, Sam Knight
Sometimes People Die, Simon Stephenson

What I read earlier but reviewed in December:

Last Seen in Santorini, Vivian Conroy

I also celebrated a bookish highlight of the year: The Gathering Storm by Alan Jones and I had a look at my life in books.

Let’s have a look at the books that landed on my lap in December:

Two gorgeous FairyLoot hardcovers with spredges, a beautiful paperback and three marvellous additions to the Orenda collection:

Four 99p deals and two Orenda eARCS:

I hope you had a good month and that you are safe and well! Thanks for joining me today and happy reading xxx

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