Wrap Up | December ’15

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Happy new year, everyone! I hope you had a fun Christmas Eve full of shenanigans and what not, and I hope that the new year has started off well for you. I can’t even begin to understand where 2015 went, but it was a good year and I’m excited for everything this year has to offer.

December was a fantastic month for me, but not in terms of reading. I read very little in this month because I had finals, and then personal stuff went down towards the end of the month. But I’m not beating myself up too much because everything I read was good, and I managed to finish off two series, which always feels good. I’m also currently reading three books, which is more than I’ve ever tackled at once before, but hey – what can ya do?

Let’s get into what I read this month!


Currently Reading:

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Short Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins

I’ve only read one short story from this. I was hoping to read this by Christmas, but that clearly didn’t work out too well. Hopefully, I’ll get around to reading it without getting too iffy.

The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

I’ve been reading this for a few months now. And that sucks because I’m actually quite enjoying it. I just haven’t had the time to sit down and be immersed in the world or give this book the attention it needs. Even so, I’m over 50% in, and I hope to finish this in January.

Bookishly Ever After (eARC) by Isabel Bandera

Thankful to Netgalley for approving my request for an eCopy. This book sounded super promising, but I’m about 25% in and I’m not too stoked about it. Hopefully, it’ll pick up a little because right now, I’m considering DNF’ing it.


Books Read:

★★★☆☆

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The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms #4) by Cinda Williams Chima | 3.5 stars | Full review here

Although this book, as a standalone, was brilliant, I thought it lacked a bit as a finale. This series had the potential to go out with a bang- instead, it just faded to black and I’m not huge with that. That was my main issue; other than that, this book was exciting and gripping. I appreciate the character development that has obviously taken place throughout the series, and Chima is now an auto-buy author for me!


★★★★☆

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Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer | 4.5 stars | Full review here

Now, this is what we call a finale. This book was insane, but in the best way possible. There was stuff happening here and there, and despite being so over-the-top in action, Meyer balanced it perfectly with just the right amount of chaos and calm. The characters are brilliant, the relationships are beautiful and the story is captivating. Why did I knock off .5 stars? Because the ending was too neat, imo.


 Total Books Completed This Month: 2

Total Books Read This Year: 102


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Comments

  1. Agh, that’s too bad about Bookish Ever After. I was really looking forward to it!
    I really loved Winter, too. It was wrapped up so perfectly and gosh, how does Meyer so good at writing?! 🙂

  2. Oh I need to read Winter… I just can’t find it in my local shops though! 🙁 And 102’s a pretty good number of books read – well done! 🙂

  3. I read three books simultaneously. If you want some tips what I usually do is divide them by quarters. Read 25% of one and then 25% of the other and so on. I hope you enjoy My True Love Gave to Me, there are some really cute stories in there

  4. Despite having a rather hectic month you still got some reading done. I’m sure you’re glad finals are over and I hope things in your personal life are ok 🙂 Finals for me were pretty nightmarish, but I still rocked my GPA so that was awesome.

    2015 definitely zoomed by! I for one can say I definitely had a rather hectic 2015 I never thought I had a break I was always going, going, going. I made some major changes at the end of the year though and I am excited for 2016!

    I wish you all the joy, happiness, and awesome reading in 2016 possible.

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