Hello! Happy New Year! Today I wanted to share my December 2021 wrap up. But, before I do, I want to apologise that I have been a little quiet on here recently and I had to cut my Blogmas down from 31 posts to 24. In the latter half of the month, I had a few health issues that meant I didn’t want to sit down and write a blog post – and quite honestly I didn’t have the energy to either. I am okay, so nothing to worry about. I am just gutted that I couldn’t get the posts between 25th December and 31st December up because those posts were the ones I was looking forward to the most! But, it just means that you will see them this month instead!
Now, let’s get into the wrap up. I didn’t have the best reading month, to be honest. I ended up reading four books, two of which I posted reviews for which is very good for me!
A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
Sometimes, when I am down, I want to return to an old favourite. And when I wasn’t feeling very well last month, I went back to the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. I love this series so much, which I am sure you all know by now. The characters are such a comfort for me and the world offers me such great escapism. It was probably the slowest that I have read these novels – usually I fly through them, but this reread I am taking my time, sometimes up to a week and a half to read them and I am really loving it.
You’ll be the Death of Me by Karen McManus
Next, I returned to YA contemporary for the first time in a while and I read You’ll be the Death of Me by Karen McManus. I really enjoyed it. I read it as part of the Blog Tour that was happening which was really exciting to take part in another blog tour again. If you want to read my review for it you can here.
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
I can’t believe that I only read one Christmas book in December this year! I finally read In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren. This one had been on my TBR since December 2020 so I am definitely happy I managed to read this one. I really enjoyed it – I think the hype definitely got my expectations up a little bit, but nonetheless, a very enjoyable read. You can read my full thoughts here.
So that was it! Not the best reading month, but it is not the worst. It also meant that I did not reach my reading goal of 75 books in 2021. I read a grand total of 69 books in 2021, which I am still really impressed with considering how many reading slumps I got in last year.
Let me know how your reading challenges went? And again, happy new year!