Oh hey, 2018. Fancy meeting you here.
As is often the case, December was a stupid busy month between work and the holidays. My reading was way down in comparison to the rest of the year, but I read some really good books — and reread a couple favorites just because I felt like it. I blame Hallmark Christmas movies for taking the bulk of my usual reading time. Well, that and the fact that so much was going on at work early this month I was basically a zombie by the time I got home so the last thing I wanted to do was try to focus on reading.
While it’s true 2017 was a dumpster fire in a lot of ways, I can’t really complain that much personally. So, I’m calling it — and December — a success.
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Now, here’s the breakdown of my month of reading/blogging.
- Total number of books read: 14
- Young Adult: 0
- New adult: 3
- Adult: 11
- Historical Romance: 0
- Reviews posted: 14
- Discussion posts: 7 (if you count my Top 10 of 2017 posts, which I do)
*Ok, two of these are rereads, but I couldn’t leave them off.
Nevertheless, She Persisted
Top 10 of 2017: New-to-Me Authors + Bonus Content (and Giveaway!) from Mariana Zapata
Does Amazon Owe You a Refund for Unclaimed Gifted eBooks?
Top 10 of 2017: Cover Love + Bonus Content (and Giveaway!) from Christine Manzari
Top 10 of 2017 Announcement & Sign Up
Full disclosure: I changed my goal sometime in December in order to put less pressure on myself. That’s probably cheating, but oh well.
My goal for the Rock My TBR Challenge is two books each month. This month I read THREE.
I’m heading to (fake) Nashville for work in a couple of days and I have SO MUCH to do before I leave. Why do I say “fake” Nashville? We’re actually staying at the Gaylord and the meeting is there, too, so it’s unlikely I’ll see any part of actual Nashville. Which does make me really sad because I LOVE Nashville. But, before my flight on Thursday afternoon I have to take down my Christmas tree so the cats don’t destroy it while I’m out of town. I also have to pack. But first, I have to UNpack from my Christmas trip. Truth be told, I’m just ready to get this trip behind me so I can get back into a routine and get my life back in order.
Now, onto the books!
January Book(s) I Need in My Life Immediately!
This month is one of those rare instances in which I received review copies of EVERY book I was excited about. Woo!
January releases I need to read immediately!
These upcoming releases are at the top of my TBR! Soon, my pretties, soon.
Book(s) YOU need in YOUR life immediately!
I’ve only read a couple January releases so far, but they’re both fantastic and deserve a spot on your TBR.
That’s all for now! I hope you have a great month!
How’d your December go?
What are some of your favorites you read?
What are you looking forward to this month?
Leave your thoughts in the comments!
I’m linking my That’s a Wrap post to Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up, hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction.