How is 2019 already over??
December absolutely flew by, and it started off strong for me, but honestly the month suck. I finished my first semester of my MLIS and enjoyed some well-deserved relaxation before coming home for the holidays, but once home, the holidays were overtaken by a loss of a family member, and Christmas wasn’t much of a celebration.
I won’t get too much into my personal life here that doesn’t relate to literature, but basically, I spent a lot of time just sort of on the couch but never reading or being in the headspace to just immerse myself into a book.
I read a few books then DNFd one, then started a classic (Little Women) that I’ve only been slowly making my way through before life kinda got in the way. I’m still making my way through Little women, and have picked up a YA fantasy to start 2020 off, but yeah, I didn’t actually finish many books in December.
I am happy to say I reached by 2019 reading goal of 52 books though! I finished the year at 58, which I’ll take as a win considering I spent much time dedicated to writing over reading, and then began my Master’s degree.
Anywhere, here’s what I read:
1) Honey by Brenda Brooks ( ⭐️⭐️)
2) Chosen by Kiersten White ( ⭐️⭐️⭐️)
3) Cursed by Frank Miller and Thomas Wheeler (⭐️)
Wow, okay, now after writing that out I see how much my December reading month really did suck. Few books, and low ratings. It was extra disappointing because White is one of my favourite authors, and I didn’t even thoroughly enjoy her book, and Cursed I couldn’t even finish. Finishing off the month, I am currently reading Little Women and Ink in the Blood to bring into the new year.
And didn’t last month I swore to read more than I acquired? Probably. Surprise surprise, I didn’t succeed.
1) The Golden Compass by Phillip Pulman
2) Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold (ARC)
3) Look by Zan Romanoff (ARC)
4) A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope Edited by Patrice Caldwell (ARC)
5) Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (ARC)
5) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
6) Crimson Winter by Justine Alley Dowset
Anyway, that’s it for this month. Thanks for following along with my recaps and I can’t wait to see what 2020 brings to everyone! I’m happily leaving December behind and moving into the New Year fresh.