December 2019 Wrap-Up

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As one would expect, I didn’t get a lot of reading done this month. Between my son’s basketball season wrapping up to Christmas celebrations and family visiting, I was too busy or too tired to really get to any reading. I am so excited for some down time to pick up some books again – I’ve missed reading so much!

Also, in case you missed it, here are some of my favorite posts from December:

Here’s my December Wrap-up by the numbers:

  • 8 books total (3 DNFs)
  • Average Rating: 3.4 (by far my worst reading month in terms of enjoyment and memorable reads)
  • 5 physical books, 3 e-books, 0 audiobook
  • 6 fiction, 2 non-fiction
  • Genre: 2 contemporary fiction, 1 literary fiction, 0 historical fiction, 1 science fiction, 1 memoir, 1 non-fiction, 0 thriller, 2 young adult
  • Rating: 0 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, 1 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫, 2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️, 1 ⭐️⭐️
  • Author: 6 female, 2 male, 0 they/them

So far this year, I’ve read 167 books and my average rating for the year finishes 3.9.

In terms of enjoyment, it was my worst reading month of the year. Nothing really stands out to me as an unforgettable read, but I would probably choose The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali as my favorite book of the month. The Song of Achilles was also a consideration.

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Here’s the complete breakdown. (Click on the link to be taken to my original review).

If You Enjoy an Atmospheric Read:

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫  📖  The Starless Sea by: Erin Morgenstern

The One That That You Think is Nonfiction But Turns Out to Be YA (Or For a Look Into the Opioid Epidemic Through the Eyes of a Teen):

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 Opioid, Indiana by: Brian Allen Carr

For the One That Will Blow Your Mind:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 *** Recursion by: Blake Crouch

If You’ve Ever Thought About Starting a Podcast (Or Have Been Curious About the Process):

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 So You Want To Start a Podcast by: Kristen Meizner

For a YA Fiction Book About a School Shooting:

⭐️⭐️ 📖 *** I’m Not Dying With You Tonight by: Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal

If You’re Looking For a Memoir About a Beautiful Father/Daughter Relationship and Grief:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 *** All That You Leave Behind by: Erin Lee Carr

If You Need an Easy Historical Fiction Romance:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 The Stationery Shop by: Marjan Kamali

If You Love a Greek Retelling (and Loved Circe):

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 The Song of Achilles by: Madeline Miller

DNF (aka: Not For Me and/or Skipping For Now):

📖 *** Africaville by: Jeffrey Colvin

📱*** Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America by: Nefertiti Austin

🎧 *** Ordinary Girls by: Jaquira Díaz


(#partner #freebooks: All books noted by asterisks (***) indicate I received the book for free from the publisher, the author, or another promotional company to review. All opinions are my own.)

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