Monthly Reads: December 2019

Posted January 3, 2020 by Rowena in Features | 8 Comments

Casee: I doesn’t come as a surprise to me that December was incredibly busy. I read four books, one was a reread and one was a DNF. Pretty sad overall.

Hero’s Haven by Rebecca Zanetti | 4 out of 5
Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh (audio)(reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik | 2 out of 5
Love Drunk by T.L. Smith (audio) | DNF

Although Love Drunk was a DNF for me, my least favorite book of the month was Spinning Silver. It was a book club book and just not for me. My favorite was my Nalini Singh reread of Archangel’s Kiss.

Holly: December was a pretty crazy month for me both personally and professionally, so my reading time was basically nil. What little time I did have, I wasn’t able to focus much. I ended up doing a lot of re-reading and not much else. I finished 9 books in December.

Repeat by Kylie Scott (reread) | 5 out of 5
Golden Trail by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.25 out of 5
Complicated by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Fairytale Come Alive by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
Wildfire by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
The Highlander’s Bride by Michele Sinclair (audio) | DNF
The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare (audio) | 3.5 out of 5

Honestly, I’m not even going to bother with favorite/least favorite. I read two new-to-me books and neither blew my socks off. Here’s hoping January is better.

Rowena: I read three books in December. Three. That is all I read. It was an extremely busy month for me. At home. At work. There wasn’t a lot of time left over to read. That makes me sad but it also really drives me to read more in January. Here’s my sad reading list for the month that was December 2019.

1. Lady Derring Takes a Lover (The Palace of Rogues #1) by Julie Anne Long (eBook) | 4.75 out of 5
2. The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole (Audiobook) | 4 out of 5
3. The Kingmaker (All the King’s Men #1) by Kennedy Ryan (eBook) | 4.75 out of 5

I enjoyed every book that I read in December. I cried buckets reading the first and third read and I was completely charmed with the second read. So while I didn’t read a lot of books, I read some quality books and I’ll take that. I ended the year on a really high note and even though the ending ripped me up (because WTF???), The Kingmaker was a damn good way to end 2019.

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Monthly Reads: December 2019

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8 responses to “Monthly Reads: December 2019

  1. DiscoDollyDeb

    Other than rereads, I read 16 books in December (I was surprised the count was that high, I tend to reread a lot in December). My favorites were: WORSHIP & ADORE by Ella James; SEXY AS SIN by Julie Kriss; STEALING HER by Rachel Van Dyken; THE GUY ON THE LEFT by Kate Stewart; and the beautifully-written, absolutely devastating THROWN OFF THE ICE by Taylor Fitzpatrick, which was my favorite read of December; it doesn’t have an HEA, but it’s all about the love.

  2. Kareni

    Some books that I put aside unfinished in December were Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente and Sailing to Sarantium (Sarantine Mosaic) by Guy Gavriel Kay.
    Favorites included The Snow Angel by Jayne Fresina, Christmas Hope by Caroline Warfield, and The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez.

  3. Glenda M

    I know I read a ton of anthologies mostly with Christmas centric stories, but to be honest, I have no clue which ones I read – December was a big blur. As usual.

  4. Sharlene Wegner

    I have been doing so many rereads, so as for new books in Dec, I will say Eloisa James’ Born to be Wilde would be my favorite read of Dec.

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