Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2020

Hi everyone! Welcome to my December monthly wrap-up post. I am sure these will evolve over time, but for now I’ll include Book Coven book club, fave books you can buy now, books to look out for and books I want to read soon. December has been speedy with work, Christmas and plenty of annual leave. I’ve been listening to Evermore on repeat too, it’s been fun.

Book Club

Every month the mods of the Book Coven get us to suggest books that make up the book club bracket. We then vote all the way through to a final, and that’s the book we read together over the course of 3 weeks. Then the amazing Paragraphs and Pages asks us some super insightful questions and off we go. This month the club read Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur which I thought was OK, but didn’t fall in love with.

Next month we are reading one of the following (still waiting to finish the vote!):

  1. Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
  2. The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
  3. Soulswift by Megan Bannen
  4. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Favourites

I read some awesome books this month – including a re-read of A Court of Mist and Fury and A Court of Wings and Ruin which I adored. A standout for me though was definitely The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, which absolutely has made my favourites of all time list.

I re-read The Fifth Season by N.K Jemisin, and it’s sequel The Obelisk Gate. Both of them are fascinating reads that blend science fiction and fantasy in an excellent way. I definitely enjoyed the first book more but I’m very excited to read the last book because the second one set it up perfectly!

I also re-read The Never Tilting Word to follow it up with The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco. This is an excellent duology with 4 points of view – I couldn’t recommend it any more! I think this is my favourite Rin Chupeco series now.

Finally, I read We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal. This one got a solid four stars for it’s great characters.

Books to Look Out For

I did read some eARCs this month – my favourite being The Galaxy, and The Ground Within by Becky Chambers. This is absolutely one of my favourites of all time, it’s such an emotional book. I can’t believe it’s the last of the Wayfarers books but I’m so excited to see what Becky does next.

Another book coming out soon that I read is We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal. This is a solid follow up to We Hunt the Flame with a really good ending.

Next month?

Well, it’s time to kick off 2021! I’m not sure what I’ll be reading – I really want to read Six of Crows and King of Scars again before Rule of Wolves. I’ve also got a few eARCs I should get to in the new year that I’m excited about.

Do you have any planned books for January? Let me know what’s on your to be read!

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