December was a very busy month for me, what with Christmas and work. In November and December, I had 3 accounting exams. I thankfully passed all 3 of them but it meant that the two months of the year were pretty hectic and stressful for me, especially as all 3 modules were self taught. My last exam was on the 16th of December so I really only had two weeks left of the year to then read as much as possible. But then Christmas came along, and of course that meant little reading too! So December hasn’t been my best reading month, but it’s been enjoyable.
Reading total: 5 || Books this year: 60
The Walking Dead Vol. 4: The Heart’s Desire
I now have 4 more of these graphic novels left to read in the collection that I’m borrowing, but I don’t know if I’ll be continuing on with the others. I enjoyed the TV show but I’ve kind of lost interest in it now and that’s similar with the graphic novels.
Cloaked in Shadow by Ben Alderson
I was lucky enough to meet Ben (aka Benjaminoftomes) at YALC and he has since become a friend. I was very fortunate that he sent me a copy of his book which I loved. As a result of my experience, I now can’t wait for the second book!
Everless by Sara Holland
Everless isn’t due out until the beginning of January but the book gods granted me a wish and so Team Bkmrk sent me a copy of Everless early! I was thrilled with just how much I enjoyed this book!
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Hate U Give is by far one of the most powerful books I have ever read, let alone in 2017. I’m sure you’ve heard of it, pretty much everyone has, but just in case you haven’t, it deals with police brutality in the US focusing on the main character, Starr, witnessing the death of her childhood best friend who was shot dead by a police officer. After all the cases and protests that we have seen over the last few years specifically, this book is one of the most important books of our time.
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
I finished 2017 off with a festive read. I saw it on a few bookstagram accounts and fell in love with the cover first, then the synopsis. I really enjoyed this book, despite not having read A Christmas Carol, the book which it is influenced by. I’m glad I picked it up as my festive read for 2017!