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December ’19 Wrap Up

My last monthly wrap up of 2019 — my wrap up of the year will be coming soon! For now though, this is how I ended my year!

Last month I read 44 books*!
*counting novellas and graphic novels

Not the least amount I’ve read in a month… but it is the second to last amount. I’m not sad though– I still like this amount! 

Here are the top 10 books I read this month:

Back to having a hard time picking a top 10– I read some AWESOME books in December! I decided not to include any re-reads in the running for top 10 this month.

Seven Blades in Black (The Grave of Empires, #1)Cosmoknights (Cosmoknights, #1)Him (Him, #1)Beastars, Vol. 1Pumpkinheads

Heartsong (Green Creek, #3)Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1)Baby & the Late Night HowlersThe Lost and the Chosen (The Lost Sentinel, #1)

  • Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes
    Only a three star rating, but this is one I do think about on occasion and I see myself recommending. It made the list, by continuing to catch my attention.
  • Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer
    A graphic novel I found randomly on Hoopla. Beautiful art and amazing story. I can’t wait to read more! 
  • Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy 
    I’m a sucker for hockey romances, especially ones this cute. 
  • Beastars, vol. 1&2 by Paru Itagaki 
    I borrowed these volumes from a coworker and LOVED reading it! 
  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks
    Probably the cutest book I read last month. 
  • Heartsong by TJ Klune 
    I think every book of this series has made my monthly top 10 lists… 
  • Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
    So fun, but also my heart is still in such pain… 
  • The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owens 
    This was a ton of fun! I can’t wait to see what happens next. 
  • Baby + The Late Night Howlers by Kathryn Moon 
    Just… UGH I loved every minute of reading this one. I just wish it was longer so it didn’t have to end. 
  • The Lost and The Chosen by Ivy Asher
    Wow, this book took me by surprise! I’ll be continuing it ASAP. 

Book Haul

I actually hauled quite a lot (for me) this month. And some gooooood stuff ^_^

Christmas in the CityThe Coldest Girl in ColdtownDeath Knell (Foundling, #3)Good Boy (WAGs, #1)Stay (WAGs, #2)

Christmas in the City was my only free book of the month AND the only one I read. It was a great pick and I’m pretty sure I’ll re-read it next year. 
Google Play gave me a $5 credit for an eAudiobook! I couldn’t pass up using it, so I picked up The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, a book I’ve considered re-reading. 
Then I grabbed a $3 credit from Google Play and picked up Death Knell.
Last up, I noticed Good Boy and Stay had been withdrawn from the library, so I grabbed both at the booksale for $1! Having the spin-off of Him means I’ll have to buy that series eventually 😁

Reading Challenges/Goals Update

–I’ll be going over this in my 2019 Wrap-up so I’ll skip this portion, except for… 

»Additional Monthly Goals….

Read 10 ARCs — I read 11!!! I’ve never read so many in one month before. Sure, a few of these were DNFs, but STILL! This is such progress. I’m so happy. 
….now I just need to review them. 

October reviews done & ARCs reviewed — I reviewed all my books through November 💃🏻🎉, but I still have so, so many ARCs that need reviews. I’ll count this as a half win. 

I wanted to get more resumes out into the world — instead I accepted a job offer!
I wanted to keep up in the shows I’ve previous started… I did watch more Supernatural and I crocheted A TON! But, I picked up Bob’s Burgers. Which… I’m okay with. This has been a nice change.

Final Thoughts

What a great way to end the year. I read so many great books and I got sh*t done! I’m proud of myself ^_^ 

I’m ready to start 2020!!

Look forward to my 2019 wrap up coming soon!