I cannot believe the year is over. It feels like it went both super quick and super slow. My reading in December was a bit erratic because the first half I felt mega burned out (mostly due to work) and could not concentrate on anything difficult, then there was Christmas were I did not get any reading done – and then I had a few days to wrap up all the books written by men I was still reading.
Books I read in December:
- Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko: 5 out of 5 stars
- Dopesick by Beth Macy: 5 out of 5 stars
- Angel’s Blood (Guild Hunter #1) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
- Archangel’s Kiss (Guild Hunter #2) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
- Archangel’s Consort (Guild Hunter #3) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
- Archangel’s Blade (Guild Hunter #4) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
- Bad Blood by John Carreyrou: 4,5 out of 5 stars
- Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews: 4 out of 5 stars
- The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #1) by Theodora Goss: 3 out of 5 stars
- Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1) by Nalini Singh: 3,5 out of 5 stars
- New Suns ed. by Nisi Shawl: 2 out of 5 stars
- Doggerland by Ben Smith: 3 out of 5 stars
- Lies Sleeping (Rivers of London #7) by Ben Aaronovitch: 4 out of 5 stars
- Heavy by Kiese Laymon: 4 out of 5 stars
Favourite of the Month:
I adored Vita Nostra – every single second of reading this was a pleasure. Dopesick was another book that I appreciated immensely – it is wonderfully researched and impeccably told. Both books made my best of the year lists.
I read 14 books with 4808 pages (by far my best reading month). Of these 14 books, 9 can be classified as fantasy of some kind, two were non-fiction, one was a memoir, one short story anthology and one literary fiction/ dystopian novel.
Books I should get to soon:
All of them. But I am feeling adventurous this month and want to take it by whim.
(Some of the) blog posts I loved:
Ova’s end of the year post was absolutely lovely and you should all check it out if you haven’t already.
Kaleena’s review for Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse is absolutely stunning (as is the book).
Kate’s reading challenges for the coming year are really interesting and I am super looking forward to following her progress.