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Monthly Wrap-Up: What I Read in December

Hello!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! I had a really good reading month, reading a total of 11 books and loving every single one! I also completed my Goodreads reading challenge for the first time in three years, setting a goal of 86 and reading 90 books. I have no idea how I managed this as I found reading challenging earlier in the year. Some books featured in this wrap-up were gifted by publishers, these are clearly marked for transparency.

Happy reading!

Geek Girl: All Wrapped Up by Holly Smale:

I kick started my festive reading with Holly Smale’s All Wrapped Up, it’s one of my favourite Christmas books and one I read every year and it always leaves me feeling festive.

My rating: ★★★★★

Reverie by Ryan La Sala:

I read Reverie earlier in the year and loved it so when I saw the audio book was available as part of the Big Library Read I decided to have a listen. I have to say I loved it even more second time round.

My rating: ★★★★★

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus: (gifted)

The Cousins was one of my favourite books I read in 2020, this was one of my most anticipated reads and it didn’t disappoint. I did not see that ending coming! You can check out my review here. Definitely recommend giving The Cousins a read.

My rating: ★★★★★

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo:

I buddy read Ninth House with Lily and loved every second of it! It’s a very dark and heavy read, I would definitely recommend reading the list of trigger warnings before reading, which you can find here.

My rating:  ★★★★★

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston:

Everyone needs to read Amari and the Night Brothers! It is phenomenal, absolutely brilliant and I really need the next book asap! I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I finished reading.

My rating:  ★★★★★

A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig:

Matt Haig’s Christmas books have become a staple for me during the festive season and have a special place in my heart. I listened to the audiobooks of the second and third this time and really enjoyed them!

My rating:  ★★★★★

The Truth Pixie & The Truth Pixie Goes to School by Matt Haig:

This was the first time I had read these and I don’t know why it took me so long! These are great books that help children deal with anxieties. I wish I had had these growing up.

My rating:  ★★★★★

The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor: (gifted)

The Burning Girls is incredible, I could not put it down! I’m not going to say anything else here as my full review will be coming in a few weeks.

My rating: ★★★★★

What did you read in December? I’d love to know!

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