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December Wrap Up

Well it seems like all I did in December was read and eat festive food. I read 22 books in December (and ate about 220 candy canes).

At the start of December I checked my Goodreads 2021 challenge for the first time in ages and saw that if I read 20 books in December, I could end the year on 200 books. I liked the idea of that so decided to set myself a little goal of reading 20 books in December. This was a pretty big feat since I didn’t start my Christmas break until the afternoon of Christmas Eve.

I managed to read 22 books in December which is just as big a shock to me as it is to anyone else. One of my books was only 36 pages but it was a super festive book and I’m still counting it.

It was impossible to hold all of my December reads without looking pained

I had a really good reading month, not just in terms of quantity, the quality was super high! In December I do like to reread my Christmas favourites so The Adventures of the Christmas Pudding, A Christmas Carol, and Hercule Poirot’s Christmas were guaranteed 5 star reads for me. I was so happy to find that I had more 5 star reads in December too!

For the rest of my reads, my ratings were as follows:

5 Stars

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
The 13 Yule Lads of Iceland by Brian Pilkington
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley*

4 Stars

Away With the Penguins by Hazel Prior
The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan
The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork
Equal Rights by Terry Pratchett
Snow-Kissed Proposals by Jenni Fletcher and Elisabeth Hobbes
# FollowMe for Murder – Sarah E Burr *

3 Stars

Christmas at the Beach Hut- Veronica Henry
Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery- Jenny Colgan
Midnight in Everwood- M.A. Kuzniar

2 Stars

The Chalet – Catherine Cooper
A Christmas to Remember- Anton du Beke
Clara at Christmas- Lacey London
Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar- Olga Wojtas
Stalker- Lisa Stone

1 Star

Twelve Slays of Christmas- Jacqueline Frost
A Merry Little Christmas- Julia Williams

My Book Recommendation of the month aka #caleysbookrecommendationofthemonththatnobodyaskedfor was Hogfather as this book was just utterly magical and whimsical and I think it’s going to be a new annual festive reread!

December’s Book of the Month

* These books were ARCS received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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