Monday, January 2, 2017

December Wrap Up and January TBR

Read in December: Contemporary?

Well the trend of slow reading months continues. I have not been reading much lately and december was another one of those months. I was really busy and didn't have a lot of time to read and I thought the holidays would be an opportunity for some catch up but it didn't quite mean work out that way. So this month I read 9 new books and no rereads which brings things to a total of 8 books and one comics this month, so I guess that brings me 9 for the month. I thought last month was my low for the year but nope, this was. But I'm okay with it.

For challenges, I had a really good year. I don't think I'm going to meet my reach goals for many of the individual challenges but I'm still met all my initial goals. I have completed my Goodreads goal of reading 150 books for the year last month. I wanted to get to 160 for the year but I didn't quite get there. I'm also met my secondary goal for the Debut Author Challenge of 30 debuts,  having read two this month which brings my total to 31 for the year. For the Netgalley/Edelweiss Challenge, it was a slow month for that, having only read 1 books for that challenge. I didn't reach my goal of 50 for the year, I did read 40 though which is still pretty good. For the Rock My TBR Challenge I read 3 book for that this month getting a total of 26 which mean I met my goal of 25 for the year. And finally, the Audiobook Challenge. I listened to 1 audiobooks this month, giving me a total of 39 for the year which is behind my goal of 50 but still really good.

The Books
1.) The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis 
Rating: 9 out of 10 [My Review]
2.) The Blazing Star by Imani Josey Rating: 6 out of 10 [My Review]
3.) Heartless by Gail Carriger Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
4.) The Reader by Traci Chee Rating: 9 out of 10 [My Review]
5.) Timeless by Gail Carriger Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
6.) The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon 
Rating: 9 out of 10 [My Review]
7.) The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't by Gail Carriger
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
9.) Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter 
Rating: 9 out of 10 [Review to Come]

10.) The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1 by Marguerite Bennett

Other Posts

To Be Read in January: High Fantasy

Something about winter just makes me want to escape into a totally made up world of fantasy and out of the cold and desolate weather. But that I mean I read high fantasy every winter. And looking at the books I plan to read this January, that seems to hold up. So here are the high fantasy books I plan to read this month.

Books for Review

Caraval by Stephanie Garver - Add to Goodreads
I have heard nothing but great things about this book from folks who have already read it. I have been waiting to read since BEA and it is finally time.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden - Add to Goodreads
I have been reading this for the past week and it's a little bit slow but still really good I'm enjoying it and excited to find out what is going to happen.

The Alchemist of Loom by Elise Kova - Add to Goodreads
I got a copy of this from Netgalley and I'm really excited to read it, I know a lot of blogger friends really like this author and I'm excited to try her for the first time.

Dreadnought by April Daniels Add to Goodreads
This is about a transgender superhero so I'm absolutely excited about this one. It's such a cool premise.

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles - Add to Goodreads
I haven't heard a lot about this one lately but I picked a copy up at BEA and it looks pretty good. It seems like a book I would enjoy.

Rebel Genius by Michael Dante DimartinoAdd to Goodreads
I really wanted to read this one last year but I didn't get a chance, or well, I prioritized other books. But I am hoping to get to it now. 

New Releases

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerhill Add to Goodreads
I wanted to get a copy of this last month but I didn't get it. However I am considering picking up the audiobook because I really do want read it.

Wayfarer by Claudia Gray - Add to Goodreads
I loved the first book in this series and I am very excited to find out what happens next. Oh man, this one will be out tomorrow and I can't wait to get my copy!

Windwitch by Traci Chee Add to Goodreads
I also loved the first book in this series. The sequel comes out next week and I am super excited to continue reading the series. 

There you have it. Some of the books I hope to read in January. We'll see. As always, these are subject to change. I may read all of these or I may only read a few and then read a bunch of different ones. But honestly I think this list I can stick to. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. December was a slow month for me, too. The holidays really messed up my reading schedule. Happy New Year!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. November and December were both bad reading months for me. Between being sick, the holidays, and family birthdays, I feel like I barely read at all. I think you did great! And your January TBR sounds like fun. I really want to read Caraval and Ever the Hunted. And I am looking forward to reading Windwitch (my preorder arrived). I hope you enjoy your January reads!