I can’t believe that it’s already the end of December. It seems like the holidays flew by and now we’re all getting ready for the new year!
December was my best reading month of 2018, and I managed to finish six books! Most of the books were short, but that’s okay because I still finished them, and that’s what matters.
Books I Finished:
Bring Me Home by Bree Howland: I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of this book from the author when I participated in the blog tour earlier this month. I ended up really enjoying this book even though it was my first time reading romance. I thought it was a cute friends-to-lovers story with great characters. You can check out my full review here.
The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman: This book contains three short stories, and I enjoyed all three of them. The second story, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, tore my heart out and stomped all over it; I bawled my eyes out, and at one point I had to stop reading because I couldn’t see the words through my tears. It was so heartbreaking and beautiful, and I can’t recommend it enough.
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig: I saw this book advertised online and then I saw it at Walmart and decided that it was a sign that I should read it. This book tells the story of Father Christmas and explains how he went from a boy to the beloved deliverer of gifts we know today. I found this book to be funny and heartwarming, and it got me into the Christmas spirit. Even though it’s a book for middle graders, I feel confident that it’s a book that anyone can enjoy and love.
Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell: This book contains two short stories, and I thoroughly enjoyed both. The first story takes place on New Year’s Eve and the second one is about waiting in line for the new Star Wars movie. Both stories made me smile, and they were a perfect pick me up for the stressful holiday season.
Fables Volume 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham: Fables is my new obsession, and this volume did not disappoint. It was action packed and full of twists and turns, and I can’t wait to dive into the fifth volume to find out what’s next for Fabletown.
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris: This is the only book I read this month that I found disappointing. I’m usually a huge fan of David Sedaris, but I only liked two of the six stories in this book. I adored Santaland Diaries, which is a story that I try to reread every year because it makes me laugh out loud every time. I also enjoyed Dinah, The Christmas Whore, because it was similar to the kind of stories that I’m used to by Sedaris.
One Day in December by Josie Silver: I picked up this book because it sounded like a cute and wintry read. I’m not sure when I’ll get to it, but I’m looking forward to reading it at some point.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: I picked up this book because I’m planning on reading Six of Crows sometime soon. From what I’ve heard, Six of Crows is the kind of book where you want to read the sequel as soon as possible, and I wanted to be prepared for when I get to it.
How many books did you read this month? What was your favourite? Let me know in the comments!