Monthly Wrap Up | December 2020

Happy New Year 2021!!
This December was quite a hectic month for me as I attempted a 25 day Blogmas for the first time. Surprisingly enough, I actually managed to post everyday, and it was a lot of fun, so I’ll probably be continuing it going forward too! I read fewer books than usual this month, but I did spend much of my Christmas break catching up on TV shows and movies I’ve been meaning to watch for a while, so overall, a rather productive month!


Books I Read in December 2020
(links lead to reviews)

New Releases
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #1) – Holly Jackson (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes #4) – Sabaa Tahir (🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh – Molly Greeley – ARC (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Backlist
Archenemies (Renegades #2) – Marissa Meyer (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Supernova (Renegades #3) – Marissa Meyer (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2) – Mark Lawrence (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) – V. E. Schwab (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Uncle Scrooge: Christmas in Duckburg – Carl Banks (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor #3) – Mark Lawrence (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Re-Reads
A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) – Sabaa Tahir (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Other posts & reviews this month

Monthly Wrap Up | November 2020
Mini Reviews #13 (Hench, Rebel Spy, Heartstopper: Volume Two, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes)
WWW Wednesday | December 02, 2020
My Blogmas 2020 Schedule
Favourite Christmas Movies
12 Days of Christmas Book Tag
WWW Wednesday | December 9, 2020
Books To Read During Christmas
Most Awaited Releases – Winter 2021
WWW Wednesday | December 16, 2020
Bookish Christmas Gift Ideas
Joy of Christmas Book Tag
Best of 2020
Sunshine Blogger Award
WWW Wednesday | December 23, 2020
End of the Year Book Tag
Harry Potter Christmas Book Tag
2020 Book Haul
WWW Wednesday | December 30, 2020

Reading Challenge Updates

1. Epic Reads Reading Challenge: UPCOMING YA ADAPTATIONS
Chosen Book: Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his lifeβ€”a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.

I can’t believe there’s only four months to go until the Netflix show is out! I’ve started a full series reread including Six of Crows and I’m hoping to finish it before Rule of Wolves is out in March!
Check out my review here!

2. Fictional Hangover Book Club Challenge
HOLIDAY ESCAPE: Escape into your favourite book, holiday themed or not
Chosen book: A Torch Against the Night – Sabaa Tahir

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kaufβ€”the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prisonβ€”to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Heleneβ€”Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her ownβ€”one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.

This book is one I’ve been meaning to reread for a while, and with the final book out this month, it was the perfect time for it!
Check out my review here!


Stats for the Month

Number of Books: 10
Number of Pages: 4,121
Goodreads Challenge Progress: 212/200


Did you read any of these books or do you plan to? I’d love to hear your thoughts!


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