Monthly Wrap Up: December 2022
There's something satisfying about looking back at what you've accomplished. It can inform where to go next or a goal to add or change. It can push you to achieve more, or to change the balance in your life. For me, looking back at what I did on the blog inspires me to keep going. And looking back on what I read actually puts some perspective on my reading life. It serves as a checkmark, a period, an end and a new beginning to start a new month instead of having all the days and months just run into each other.
Here's what my Reading December looked like. (graphs via Storygraph, an alternative to GR)
By the numbers:
I read 9 books
3 general fiction
2 were ARCs
2 audio books
The genres in the graph are always slightly different than mine because it's based on whomever is categorizing the book .... I call one a mystery, they rate it a thriller - tomato/tomahto
Books by their ratings (link is to my review):
None again :(
Fairy Tale by Stephen King
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
Tuyo by Rachel Neumeier
City Under One Roof by Iris Yamashita
All of Our Demise #2 by Amanda Foody
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
The Blackhouse by Carole Johnstone
Pretty Things by Janelle Brown (review pending)
My Favorite Read of December
Fairy Tale is amazing, atmospheric, creative, and has two fabulous main characters (spoiler, one is a dog).
Click image to go the review.
Beat the Backlist (a poor showing this year): 27/48 prompts
COYER challenge: 27/54; complete - the goal is to read 1/2 or more of a list I compiled
Added to Goodreads in December
I added 55 books to my TBR, and read a total of 9 making a net addition to my list of 46. I've made peace with the fact that I'll never read them all, but I know just where to look when I wonder "what should I read next".
Hope you had a great December and a relaxing holiday. And now it's time to start looking ahead. I'm going from just a couple of challenges to .....drum roll ...... 12. Yep, 12 challenges. There will be overlap as books apply to more than one, but I'm hoping these challenges will help keep me accountable for some personal goals - plus they're just FUN (for me).
How did your reading life treat you in December? If you'd like to share your monthly wrap ups, link up with others at Feed Your Fiction Addiction for the September round up. Nicole puts up a new linky at the end of each month.