December Wrap-Up | January TBR

I set my sights high this month! 100 books in the year. I set the same goal last year but changed it when I started my first full time job and was a little overwhelmed. But now that I’ve adjusted to it, I think I can do 8 books a month.

I didn’t do too well in December. I think the first book I read got me all slumpy. I hope I do better this month and am going to try to commit to weekly posts.

December Wrap-Up

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The Witches by Stacy Schiff: 3/5 Stars

I thought I was going to love this book more than I did. As a History major, I usually inhale anything about certain time periods and events that I love. But this one just left me in a slump. The actual accounts of the trails themselves were great, but the before and after were just mediocre at best.

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik: 5/5 Stars

This book was beyond words fantastic. The conflict in the story was so fantastically done and wrapped up all in one book that I was left awestruck. I loved the focus on the relationship between two best friends rather than an overbearing romance plot, that really stuck out to me. If you haven’t already, PLEASE read this book.

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East of West Vol. 1: 5/5 Starsย 

This got me out of the slump. A quick graphic novel. A space western with an original take on the mythology of the Four Horsemen. I’m looking forward to reading the next one.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: 5/5 Stars

Wow. Can anyone top Neil Gaiman in magical realism? I don’t think so. Once again his book captured my imagination and kept me enthralled in the world of this book. It felt sort of like a nightmare that I was experiencing (but in a good way), I can’t call it a dream due to some of it’s darker parts. It was a very quick read that I actually finished today, but started in December, so I’ll just count it as December.

January TBR

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Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

I started this one today and really like it so far.

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The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman

I started this series forever ago, it’s time to finally finish it.

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

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Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

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Splintered by A. G. Howard

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The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

Comment if you’ve read any of these or you just want to share an opinion or a recommendation! They’re always welcome.

May you read everything on your TBR.

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8 responses to “December Wrap-Up | January TBR

  1. Six of Crows is wonderful, as I’m sure you’ve heard. I just read The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin! I really liked her writing style but the story was pretty slow. I still enjoyed it though, it was like a nice pretty story I didn’t have to think about or get over-excited. I hope you enjoy American Heiress!

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