December 2019 Wrap Up!

Happy New Years Eve!!! I can’t believe 2020 will be here tomorrow. That feels just so crazy to me. But I’m really excited. I’ve had a really good year, and I’m really hoping the next one will be even better.

December Reads

I read 14 books this month! There were a bunch that were really fantastic!

  • Beyond the Shadowed Earth by Joanna Ruth Meyer (4 stars): Beautiful, sweeping fantasy. I really enjoyed my first round with this author, and look forward to reading her past and future books. I’m also on the blog tour for this book, so keep a look out for my review!
  • Lakeshire Park by Megan Walker (3 stars): This was a fun, sweet regency romance. There were some funny moments and a lot of adorable moments.
  • Off Script by Kate Watson (5 stars): Oh my gosh this book!!! It’s such an incredible retelling of Emma—perfect in every way. My review is coming up soon, so keep a look out for it!
  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell (4 stars): This was a little late in the fall season for me to be reading this book, but I still had so much fun! It was really adorable and endearing, and the art was fantastic. I highly recommend this one!
  • Cub by Cynthia L. Copeland (4 stars): This was such a cute graphic memoir! I loved the art style and the way the author told her story of finding her voice. My review is coming soon!
  • Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn (4 stars): I loved this new take on Cassandra Cain’s Batgirl! It’s fun, heartwarming, and sweet. My full review is coming soon!
  • The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp (4 stars): I’ve always loved Oracle, so I was super excited to read this newest rendition of her. And I loved it! My full review is coming soon.
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (3 stars): Is it crazy to say that I loved the movie more than I loved this book? There was a lot more packed into this, but by the end, I just wanted the ending…and even that wasn’t as good as the movie, since this is a trilogy. That isn’t to say this is a bad book, it’s excellent. Just not as good as I was expecting.
  • Night Spinner by Addie Thorley (5 stars): This is hands down my favorite book this month. Oh my gosh. It’s such an incredible fantasy book!!! It’s beautiful, lyrical, with strong characters and a surprising plot. It is everything. I can’t wait for the next book. My full review is coming soon!
  • The Runaway Princess by Johan Troianowski (3 stars): This is a fun, episodic graphic novel for young kids. It’s interactive and cute.
  • Guts by Raina Telgemeier (5 stars): I’ve always loved Raina’s books, and this one is no different! It’s a must read!
  • Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody (4 stars): I. Finally. Finished. It. it’s seriously been six months since I started this book…oops. But it was good! And super helpful! And I refer to it a lot when thinking about plotting now! I just struggled to finish the actual book…Don’t be like me.
  • 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston (4 stars): I had the immense privilege of reading this book during Christmas…and it was perfect! This is such a fun Christmas rom-com, and I highly recommend it. My review will be up soon!
  • Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman (4 stars): I’ll be honest, I struggled with the main character in this book…but the struggle was worth the journey. I really enjoyed this book. My review is coming soon.

Writing

Once again, not much to report this month. Hopefully I’ll be in a better place next month for writing.

IRL

December went by so fast, I hardly remember anything that happened! I didn’t go to any signings (that I can think of), but I have a ton I’m looking forward to in January. Can’t wait!

Christmas was wonderful. I got a total of nine books, most of which were this beautiful set of Jane Austen novels my husband gave me. We had a good time 🙂

Also…I just got back from watching The Rise of Skywalker. And I have lots of feelings.

On the Blog

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Most Anticipated 2020 Reads

I loved putting this post together! It was a ton of fun! Plus, here are some other fun posts I did this month:

Thanks for stopping by my monthly wrap-up! It’s always fun looking back on a month. Let me know how your month went! I’d love to hear!

4 thoughts on “December 2019 Wrap Up!

  1. I felt the same way about Crazy Rich Asians – it was fine, but I thought the movie did it better ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But I’m glad to hear you loved Guts! I haven’t read it myself, but it’s very popular at the bookstore where I work, and everyone seems to love it 😀

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