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December Wrap-Up

In the month of December, I managed to read 6 books, including 2 audiobooks. I didn’t read as much as I hoped but oh well, 6 books isn’t too bad!


Rating: 4/5 Stars
The first book I finished in December was an audiobook, it was Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. I have mixed feelings about this book, I could probably write a whole essay about my feelings on this book. This would’ve been a 5 star read if it had ended differently. I really, really loved the majority of this book, I don’t HATE the ending, it was just not what I wanted. Pretty much everyone agrees that the ending was disappointing. For me, it’s not so much the plot-twist that I hated, I just feel so bad for Kelsea. She deserved better.


Rating: 4/5 Stars
The next book I finished was an E-ARC of The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.
This was my first Holly Black book and I really enjoyed it! I will be looking into reading more books by her, I really liked her writing style.
Full review here.


Rating: 4/5 Stars
The other audiobook is read is The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell.
I really, really enjoyed this book! If you want to hear all my thoughts see my review here.


Rating: 3.5/5
The next book I finished was La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman. This was one of my most anticipated books of the year, I ended up being slightly disappointed by it. I loved being back in this world and the story was okay, just okay. It did, however, make me want more from this world and I cannot wait for the sequel!


Rating: 3/5
The second-to-last book I read was Rebel Rising by Beth Revis. This book was an okay read, it did answer some questions about Jyn and the events that take place before we see her in Rogue One. It was fairly average as far as Star Wars novels go, the best ones are by Claudia Gray (in my opinion).
I didn’t hate this book by any means, I didn’t love it either.


Rating: 2/5
And finally, my last read of 2017. What a disappointing read it was: 1984 by George Orwell.
Let me just start off by saying: this was a required read for college, if it hadn’t had been I probably would’ve DNF’d it. I found this book to be painfully boring, it had absolutely nothing to keep me interested. This book is highly praised and loved by many people and I honestly have no idea why. I get the concept is relevant and all that but my lord, it was dire.
I have no idea how I am going to manage writing essays on this for college. Sigh.

So that’s all the books I read in December! I’ll still be doing monthly wrap-ups throughout 2018 but I have decided I’m not going to do TBR’s anymore. I am a huge mood reader and I can almost never stick to a set TBR. I don’t know if anyone else is like me but picking books to read in advance tends to put me off, as I feel forced into reading them to stick to my TBR. So no more TBR posts! I’m just going to read whatever I feel like reading at the time.

Happy New Year!
I hope your new year is filled with books and may you have a great reading year!
– Leisha


2 thoughts on “December Wrap-Up

  1. I chuckled at the way you reviewed 1984. It’s been recommended to me a few times, but I never really felt like reading it.
    91 is a good number, considering how busy you were in college! Good job!
    I’m like you when it comes to TBRs. That’s why I don’t set monthly or yearly goals unless I’m really near a certain high number.I just prefer to read books I enjoy whenever I feel like reading them. Having so many books on my TBR pile makes me feel like I have a bunch of term papers I need to write, which is not relaxing at all. Reading is supposed to be FUN.


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