Monthly wrap-ups

December 2020 wrap-up

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My wrap up for December

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I can’t believe 2020 is over!  I know this year has been a difficult or strange one for a lot of people.  I almost have survivor’s guilt, due to the fact that we have barely been affected by the pandemic where I live.  This year has been not much different to any other year for me, but I feel so terrible for everyone who has suffered through job losses, lockdowns, illness and more.  I hope with all my heart that the coming year brings an easier future for you. ❤️

I read 13 books this month, which brought my total books read this year to 200! (Look, I actually read another 1 and a half books, but 200 is such a nice number that I’m just going to pretend they happened in January, ok? 😂)

My 4.5 / 5 stars for this month were:

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue:  Although I got a super pretty edition of this book from Waterstones, I actually ended up listening to it on audio!  It was absolutely incredible.  V.E. Schwab is one of my all-time favourite authors and I’m pretty sure I would fall in love with reading her grocery list.  The writing in this book was nothing short of brilliant and when I finished, I wanted to go back and start it all over again.

 The Bone Season:  I am ashamed to say I have not picked this series up until now.  Bloomsbury Publishing kindly asked if I’d like a copy ahead of the release of the next book and I thought I’d give it a try.  I feel like a bit of an idiot because it was AMAZING and I wish I’d started this series earlier!

Concrete Rose:  The prequel to The Hate U Give, Concrete Rose takes us through the life of Starr’s dad, Maverick, as a teen.  If you loved THUG, you need to get your hands on this book!

The Housewarming:  A disturbing and heartbreaking thriller that had me simultaneously wanting to not put the book down for a second, but also to put it down immediately and just go and hug my kid 😭

Welcome to Blackwood:  An absolutely brilliant fantasy, full of shapeshifters, magic and a fast paced plot that will leave you breathless.  I highly recommend checking this one out!

Lament:  Whether you know the real story of the Australian Bush Ranger, Ned Kelly, or not, this book, that takes us up to the day his gang were taken down by the police and whisks us off on a journey of what could have been, had things gone down differently, should be on your TBR!  I was on the edge of my seat and I will admit  I did  not get out of the ending with dry eyes.

As usual, clicking on the pics below will take you to my reviews (Some reviews may not be live on my blog yet as I post them on the book’s release date due to publisher’s requests, so keep your eye on my blog for those reviews in January)  🙂

Let me know in the comments what your favourite read was for December!

            

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