Monthly reading review – December 2019
This December I have read:
Shifting Shadows (Mercy Thompson Shorts) by Patricia Briggs ★★★★★
Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #2) by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★★
Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★
The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #3) by Robert Venditti, Rick Riordan ★★★★
Black Butler, Vol. 2 by Yana Toboso ★★★★
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★
Mr. Sinful (Heartfelt #1) by Serenity Woods ★★★★
1. How many books have you read last month? Are you happy with the amount you read?
I’ve read seven books total in December. Considering that all but one were started and finished in the last two weeks of December this is a pretty good score.
2. What was the best of all the books you’ve read in December? Any scenes or characters that made a lasting impression?
I enjoyed all the books I’ve read in December this year. They were all pleasure reading for me. I’ve rated only two books with five stars out of five: Shifting Shadows and Siege and Storm. The Darkling from Grishaverse series might even be a incentive enough for another reading of the Shadow and Bone trilogy how much I liked the scenes he was in!
3. Were there any not so good books for you last month? What made it hard or not enjoyable to read?
This December I can’t complain on any of the books I’ve read!
4. How did the books you were reading last month fit in your reading plans if you had any?
I had a list of books I wanted to read by the end of the year. And with all wishes and lovely books I had on my reading list I could not account for real life getting in the way of my reading for most of December. Out of fifteen books I planned on reading by the end of the year I read only nine. You can check out my list HERE.
5. Any updates on the series you are reading or are you starting any new series?
I’ve finished Shadow and Bone trilogy and plan on reading more Grishaverse books soon. I got one more Black Butler manga and one more Percy Jackson graphic novel close by I need to read as well. I thought I would have read Kitchen Princess by now as well. I’m also eyeing some new book series right now and the only thing that is stopping me is that I’m worried because I don’t have all the books in case I get really into it!
6. Would you like to recommend any books or authors you’ve been reading this last month?
Shifting Shadows and The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic were two short story collections that reminded me how much I like the short story form. Read something short and sweet from time to time! You might like it a lot and if not you will not spend a lot of time on it. Short stories are best way of sampling and enjoying new authors and ideas and need more appreciation.