Books Wrap Ups

December Wrap Up

January 17, 2020
December 2019 Wrap Up

A decidedly better reading month than November as you can see. I read some brilliant books this month, both for pleasure and for University. I've well and truly fallen in love with thrillers now too which is something I never thought I'd say. December was a wonderful month, I spent most of my time with family and Sam. We rang in the new year in his new house with lots of pizza and drinks. 2020 already has so many exciting plans underway too. Reading and in general. I can't wait to show you.

The Sadeian Women by Angela Carter

The Sadeian Women by Angela Carter

I'm so glad I've finally read a piece of Angela Carter's nonfiction. I've adored all the story collections I've read of hers. The Bloody Chamber is undoubtedly one of my favourite books of all time. I love how dark it is and The Sadeian Woman was just that but in non-fiction form. It investigates the work of the Marquis de Sade and it's still relevant today. Brilliant, if uncomfortable at times.

Rating: 4/5

I have a full review.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Gossip From the Forest by Sara Maitland

Gossip From the Forest by Sara Maitland

Another University book and one waaaay out of my usual reading choices. I picked this to help with my dissertation and ended up thoroughly enjoying it. Each chapter focuses on a different forest/wood in the UK with a retold fairy tale at the end of each. I learnt an awful lot about our wildlife and loved how Sara Maitland reshaped such well-known fairy tales.

Rating: 4/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay

I cried reading this. I cried laughing and just cried as well. It's such a raw and honest account of the life of a hospital doctor full of witty humour and some stories that you just can't help but be changed by. I haven't yet read Adam's other book but I will be doing shortly. What an amazing book.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

I have a new favourite thriller! I loved The Hunting Party* and fever read the last hundred pages in one sitting. The characters were wonderfully unlikeable. All of them had something awful about them which made it so hard to figure out who the villain was. I never saw it coming. It was amazing.

Rating: 4/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

Finally, I continued on with this series. I loved the first two books when I read them and I loved this one too. It was the perfect amount of creepy and sweet. I'm so excited for the next book coming out too! I heard it follows Jack and Jill again.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Those are the books I read in December!

What have you been reading lately?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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