Here’s an overall list of everything I remember reading in December! I’ll be posting the reviews for most of these books throughout the next week, but the ratings are already up on Goodreads. I bolded my favorites:

  • The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (4 stars)
  • Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima (5 stars)
  • Unearthly Things by Michelle Gagnon (2 stars)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (3.5 stars)
  • Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (2.5 stars)
  • Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (2 stars)
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab (4 stars)
  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (4 stars)
  • Death Sworn by Leah Cypess (4.5 stars)
  • Death Marked by Leah Cypess (2 stars)
  • War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy (5 stars)
  • Romeo & Juliet & Vampires by Claudia Gabel (1 star)
  • A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi (5 stars)
  • Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (2.5 stars)
  • #Famous by Jilly Gagnon (2.5 stars)
  • Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham (4 stars)
  • My Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten (3 stars)
  • Fallen by Lauren Kate (2 stars)
  • Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce (4 stars)
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (4.5 stars)
  • Decked with Holly by Marni Bates (1.5 stars)
  • Ex-mas by Kate Brian (1 star)
  • Literally by Lucy Keating (2.5 stars)
  • Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes (2 stars)
  • Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer (2 stars)
  • Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes (5 stars)

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My 2017 Resolution

I’ve been realizing over the past few months that my taste in books is changing, so I started clearing some space on my shelves to make room for books I think I’ll like more. It’s SO hard for me to get rid of a book without reading it, though!! There’s this weird sense of guilt that the book wasn’t loved or something. But I decided that the endless 2-star ratings and waste of time aren’t particularly fun, either, so I’m going to try to only accept and read books that I think I’ll really enjoy in 2017!

34 comments on “December Wrap Up”

  1. Life is too short to read books we don’t love. 🙂 Good luck on clearing out your shelves – I’m sure you will find a library or something where they will be loved!

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