This wrap-up is going to be pretty quick. The beginning of December went as well as November, but getting a chance to spend time with family during Christmas was a really great way to end the month. I still feel like I’m shaking off that blogging and reading slump that crept up during the month, but I have high hopes for the new year. I got through five books which isn’t bad considering the slump and the holidays.
(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.)
Favorite Book This Month:
Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making was the final book I read in 2016. It’s a really charming MG novel and I’ll have much more to say in my review soon. Cover is linked to Goodreads.
Least Favorite Book This Month:
Erin Summerill’s Ever the Hunted was so very disappointing. It’s a shame, because that cover is gorgeous.
Reviews Posted This Month:
Read But Not Reviewed Yet:
Notable Blog Posts This Month:
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best Books of 2016 – A look back at my favorite books I read in 2016
Winter 2017 Comment Challenge: January Sign-up – The Comment Challenge is back for Winter! If you’d like to join us for February, look for our sign-up post tomorrow.
2016 Fourth Quarter Book Haul – I really ought to buy less books.
End of the Year Book Survey – A look back on my year in reading.
Final reading challenge update for 2016!
1. The 2016 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I read two debuts this December: Erin Summerill’s Ever the Hunted and Kerri Maniscalco’s Stalking Jack the Ripper.
- Challenge Goal: 12 books; Final Number: 12 books – Success!
2. The 2016 Read My Books Challenge is hosted by The Worn Bookmark. This month I read three of my own books: Rae Carson’s Like a River Glorious, Ruta Sepetys’s Salt to the Sea, and Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Circumvented…
- Challenge Goal: 30 books; Final Number: 31 books – Success!
3. The 2016 Finishing the Series Challenge is hosted by Bea’s Book Nook. Nothing this month.
- Challenge Goal: 7 series; Final Number: 8 – Success!
January Releases I’m Excited For:
How was your December? Did you enjoy the holidays? Let me hear from you in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit.