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Thursday, January 4, 2018

December Wrap-up

It's hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone! I hope everyone had a great holiday and a nice start to the New Year.

I finished nine books this month. Thanks to the 2017 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge, I managed to squeeze in some more holiday reading.


5 stars
Into the Wild
by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)

2 stars
Wreck the Halls
by Sarah Graves
(Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)

5 stars
by R. William Bennett


4 stars
by Ellen Byron
(Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)

5 stars
by Laura Esquivel

4 stars
by Eliza Knight
(Highland Bound, Book #1)

4 stars
A Very Gothic Christmas
by Christine Feehan and Melanie George


2 stars
Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty

4 stars
Fierce Kingdom
by Gin Phillips

Like Water for Chocolate was my favourite read in December. A close second was Jacob T. Marley, which is likely to be an annual holiday favourite! Such a great complement to A Christmas Carol.

There was a tie for my least favourite read (yeah, it sucks that two of my reads this month weren't very good): Wreck the Halls and Big Little Lies. With the first one, I jumped into the series at Book #5 so that might be part of the issue, so I'm willing to give that series another chance. With the second one, it was a huge disappointment because that book is so hyped up that I really thought it would be better than it was!

I discovered nine new authors, and I started three new series: Hunter's Warriors series which I'm reading aloud to my younger daughter, Knight's Highland Bound series, and Feehan's Christmas Stories. I also jumped into two additional series and need to go back and start them from Book #1: Graves' Home Repair is Homicide series and Byron's Cajun Country Mysteries.

January Wrap-up10 books
[3 shelf-love, 5 library, 2 review]

[2 shelf-love, 5 library, 2 review]

March Wrap-up: 7 books
[5 shelf-love, 2 review]

April Wrap-up: 8 books
[6 shelf-love, 2 review]

May Wrap-up8 books
[1 shelf-love, 1 library, 6 review]

June Wrap-up9 books
[1 shelf-love, 3 library, 5 review]

July Wrap-up6 books
[2 library, 4 review]

August Wrap-up: 8 books
[4 shelf-love, 2 library, 2 review]

September Wrap-up: 4 books

[2 shelf-love, 1 library, 1 review]

October Wrap-up: 10 books

[6 shelf-love, 2 library, 2 review]

November Wrap-up: 9 books

[4 shelf-love, 3 library, 2 review

December Wrap-up: 9 books
[3 shelf-love, 4 library, 2 review]

Year to date total: 97 books
[37 shelf-love, 28 library, 32 review]

So, how was your December? What was your favourite book? Least favourite? Please let me know in the comments! I'd love to add your favourites to my TBR :)


  1. Sorry you read two bad books, but it looks like you read some good ones, too. Happy 2018!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I never read Big Little Lies, but I do love the show!! Wishing you the best for 2018!


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