Wrap Up: December 2018 or there goes the year.

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:

  1. Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko: 5 out of 5 stars
  2. Dopesick by Beth Macy: 5 out of 5 stars
  3. Angel’s Blood (Guild Hunter #1) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
  4. Archangel’s Kiss (Guild Hunter #2) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
  5. Archangel’s Consort (Guild Hunter #3) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
  6. Archangel’s Blade (Guild Hunter #4) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
  7. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou: 4,5 out of 5 stars
  8. Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews: 4 out of 5 stars
  9. The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #1) by Theodora Goss: 3 out of 5 stars
  10. Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1) by Nalini Singh: 3,5 out of 5 stars
  11. New Suns ed. by Nisi Shawl: 2 out of 5 stars
  12. Doggerland by Ben Smith: 3 out of 5 stars
  13. Lies Sleeping (Rivers of London #7) by Ben Aaronovitch: 4 out of 5 stars
  14. 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.

Stats(ish):

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.

Currently Reading:

 

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.

Here are some of the best of the year lists I have loved: Elle’s, Rachel’s, Sarah’s, and Marilyn’s.

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.

 

12 thoughts on “Wrap Up: December 2018 or there goes the year.

  1. Thank you so much for the mention Hannah. I love your currently reading pile.

    Impressive number of books read in December. I am glad you enjoyed at least a few of them. Doggerland is on my TBR as well. 🙂

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