December 2019 Wrap Up

And thusly ends not just the month of December but also the end of a decade. Strange to look back and think about how my bookish life has changed in this past decade… but that is for another post.

Today I’m here to wrap up my bookish December; the month in which I took part in my very first Blogmas and posted daily Christmas themed posts from 1st December all the way to Christmas Day on the 25th! For a wrap up of all things Blogmas head to this post.

In total I read 13 this books this month… still down on my average but that’s okay. As I always say I just read where the mood takes me and sometimes my mood is just not all about the reading!

This month I read a surprising number of children’s books! This has been a little bit of an experiment for me recently and I have found that reading children’s literature has been very good for the soul! I’ve been rather more unwell of late and I have found solace and comfort in the beautiful simplicity of writing that is meant for the young…and the young at heart! I read four children’s books in total and rated each of them four stars!

I also finally got around to reading Good Omens which is a book I started in 2016 but DNFd because of a family bereavement that left me not in the presence of mind to be able to continue with such an overtly humorous book…although I didn’t actually find it that funny when I read it this month OOPS! And I had the great displeasure of reading Frankly in Love by David Yoon which was nothing short of terrible! Poor writing, overly packed with ill conceived issues and the reinforcement of problematic ideas… Not cool at all from a book that promised me a great romance!

But this month I also read two five star reads. Both books are non-fiction but couldn’t be more dissimilar. The late Joe Hammond’s memoir A Short History of Falling is a beautifully touching read about a man dealing with a terminal illness whereas Richard Ayoade’s Ayoade on Top is a hilarious book about a dodgy film that he *thinks* deserves a place in the cinematic canon that made me laugh all the way from page one to the end…it’s obviously all rather tongue in cheek and I loved every second.

Here are the list of books I read for the month, click on the titles to be taken to my review.

Five Stars

Four Stars

Three Stars

Two Stars

One Star

And that’s another month wrapped up. Look out for my reading review of 2019 as a whole coming soon. Until then happy reading and here’s to a wonderful January for all of us.

18 thoughts on “December 2019 Wrap Up

  1. 13 books is an amazing amount. I think I also ended up at 13 last month. I am sorry you had two not so great books and I hope this month is better for you!

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