So December was a return to blogging and reading form for me – having much less on my plate made life much easier, and I managed to read lots of books!
I participated in the #12forXmas challenge, and I only just managed to complete it with 18 hours to spare! I’ll post a wrap-up for that challenge in a couple of days time, but needless to say, I am very excited to complete it.
My favourite book of December would be In the Cold Dark Ground by Stuart MacBride. It was sensational, keeping me on the edge of my seat. One of my favourite series is the Logan McRae series, and I was very impressed by this latest installment. I will be reviewing this book around its publication date, mid January. An honourable mention (and possible usurper that came late to the party) was Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton.
Books Read in December – 12
The Redeemers – Ace Atkins – 3 stars
22 Dead Little Bodies – Stuart MacBride – 3 stars
Silent Creed – Alex Kava – 3 stars
Revenge! – Charles Whiting – 3 stars
Ice Force – Matt Lynn – 4 stars
Murder Team – Chris Ryan
Kingdom of the Strong – Tony Cavanaugh – 4 stars
The Scarlet Plague – Jack London – 3 stars
Gridlock – Sean Black – 4 stars
In the Cold Dark Ground – Stuart MacBride -4.5 stars
Killer Instinct – Zoe Sharp – 3 stars
Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton – 4.5 stars
Islamism – Tarek Osman
Dispatches – Michael Kerr
The Devil’s Bounty – Sean Black
The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman
So December was the most consistent month for content creation for me, I posted at least three posts every week. I plan on continuing this through January and February, and then will most likely commit to a single post a week once uni goes back.
I’m also participating in the Bout of Books readathon, and once again hosting a challenge, which will have a giveaway! I am so excited to be doing this again, I missed the last readathon due to being on a placement, so my excitement levels are increasing.
Next month I will also start a new feature on Ranty Runt of a Reader, called Curated. It will be a themed collection of books/art/poetry/tv shows about a certain event, trope, character or genre. I will open it up to other participants and keep a list of all the created collections! I’m hoping to post more about this in the next couple of weeks.
Finally (oh my, so much is going on) is that next month I will ask for interest in a readalong of Agnes Gray. It will be run during February, and I would love as many buddy readers as possible. If you would like to participate (or maybe even write one of the content posts for each week) keep an eye out around the 10th of January.
I’m spending NYE with my boyfriend at the T20 Big Bash Cricket, and then starting work at midnight! No boozy new years for me. How did everyone else celebrate their NYE? Hope you had a safe and enjoyable night, and I look forward to talking books with you all in the new year!
Thanks for reading!