The strangest year ever is at an end and it’s been a quiet month for me in terms of reading and blogging. I decided to cut back on blog tours as I was getting overwhelmed with them and only ever reading to a schedule. I was starting to feel burnt out and missed the joy of reading something simply because I felt like it. In addition, my stack of ARCs and other books were piling up and calling out to be read. I’ll not pretend it’s been easy to resist the lure of the amazing blog tours that come my way, especially as 2021 is filled with so many fabulous books, but having a quiet December where I’ve read at a more leisurely pace and to my mood, has confirmed I’m making the right decision.
In December I’ve read the least amount of books in a month all year, but I’ve enjoyed not being up against a clock. I read a total of ten books, including finally finishing Becoming on audio, which I’ve been listening to since September. I’ve loved the slower pace, especially during such a busy month. I am a little disappointed to end the year on 177 books instead of 180, but that’s still 27 more than my target.
Here’s what I read this month:
- Silent Ridge ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
- The Smallest Man ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- One Christmas Night ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- A Christmas Carol ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
- An Eye For An Eye ⭐⭐⭐⭐/💫
- Becoming ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Space Hopper ⭐⭐⭐
- Shiver ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
- The Last House On Needless Street ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Push ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
There have been a number of standout books this month, including A Christmas Carol, The Smallest Man and Shiver, but I had to give book of the month to the book that mesmerised and astounded me like no other this month. That book is The Last House On Needless Street. It isn’t released until March but, let me tell you, this is one you don’t want to miss. It’s going to be HUGE.
*Thank you to the tagged publishers for my gifted ARCs