Mid-Month Wrap-up for December

So it’s been a slow month. I’m trying to keep up and do a little bit of reading here and there as I can. I do have a few things to talk about though, and a few little digital purchases to list!

So a few things I’ve picked up on sale, received one as a gift from my best friend, and bought a couple for my husband/best friend reading group we’ve been doing this year:

I’ve read, of these 9, three. Five of the remaining six are on my immediate TBR, especially Lies of Locke Lamora because I’m reading it with my Husband and Best Friend. Harrow the Ninth was my naughty buy because I haven’t yet finished Gideon, but I am excited to get to it!

I also unhauled about 20ish books? I won’t be listing those, but I cleared another huge bag out of my physical TBR and there have been no new purchases for that list. So good job me *pats self on back*

The things I’ve read so far with short thoughts:

  • The first book I finished this month was Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. This is a book off my shelves and I honestly a little upset that I slept on this for so long. I may include this in an upcoming post – but I highly recommend this. It’s a classic kids story, and frankly hilarious. It’s especially fun to read and follow with the Studio Ghibli adaptation. The two are different, but both are fantastic.
  • I had such a good time with Howl’s that I went straight back to my middle-grade pile and picked up another – The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. This is yet another one I loved! I had heard so much hype but I honestly never thought I’d enjoy it. Something about it just seemed odd to me. But the hype on this one is real. This is a very lower low grade Middle Grade but one I super recommend. The underlying theme of motherhood in this one also just struck me right in the feelings as a new mom.
  • Unfortunately my adult reading was not as much as a win as my Middle grade was – Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump was a big disappointment for me. I was hoping for something that took a little bit more of a look a Trump and less at her family and the wrongs done to her father (Donald’s brother). It came off very much as an opportunity to be ‘woe is me’ and bemoan that the wrongs done to her family.

That’s it as of now, though a review is coming up for a Netgalley book. I hope everyone has a great holiday season!

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