In December I read 14 books for a total of 3,375 pages and an average of 109 pages per day! Most books were very enjoyable and I think this was a strong finish to the year.
I read some really standout graphic novels this month and also some ridiculously bad nostalgic reads. -cough-R.L. Stine-cough-
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Kim Reaper vol 1 by Sarah Graley
A few thoughts on Goodreads:
Maid Marian by Elsa Watson
First Sentence: I dreamt that night of Atalanta, the fleet-footed maiden of my schoolroom lessons, who raced every man who dared to challenge her.
What on Earth Are You Wearing? by Chloe Quigley & Daniel Pollock
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon vol 2 by Naoko Takeuchi
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
First Sentence: In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
Reviews to come:
The Sign of Fear by R.L. Stine
First Sentence: Matthew Fier laughed and laughed.
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
First Sentence: Mehr woke up to a soft voice calling her name.
All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller
First Sentence: Suppers at the royal court have become entirely too oppressive.
One Last Kiss by R.L. Stine
First Sentence: Eleanor Rawlins bent over and peered into the iron pot hanging from a hook inside the hearth.
Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill
The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag
The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World by Brian Allen Carr
First Sentence: Scrape, Texas – far from fame or infamy – appeared on maps, was passed through by travelers.
Superstitious by R.L. Stine
First Sentence: Charlotte Wilson stares up at the ceiling.
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
I did manage to read one of the books on my TBR Tear Down list this month and I technically started reading The Storm Lord before the year ended. That series is by Tanith Lee so obviously I’m not going to discard it. I am determined to read all the books by her that I own, so the series isn’t going to be taken off my TBR until it’s complete. So basically, I’m breaking all the “rules” with that one, but whatever. They’re my rules to break!
*note: Green means part of a series and purple means collection, which means I’m not going to discard it even if I don’t read it or read it and dislike it.
The final “quarter” of the year is complete and I’m pleased with the stats. I read 48 books in these past 3 months and that’s the highest yet!
Male authors: 25
Female authors: 25
*note: a couple books have both male and female authors
5 stars: 18
4 stars: 15
3 stars: 8
2 stars: 5
1 star: 2
Stay tuned for my yearly breakdown and to catch up on all these books I’m still working on reviews for!
*cover images from Goodreads