It’s time for another DU-DU-DU-DU-DU-DU MONTHLY WRAP-UP!! It’s the last one of this decade (which I have been saying about everything lately but hey here’s an extra reminder: It’s the last libraryinmymind monthly wrap-up of this decade). Woohoo!! I have a very long book haul to share with you guys since I discovered a new favourite second hand bookstore and also got quite a few books for Christmas. I even went on a post-Christmas shopping adventure, but I decided to save those books for next month’s haul because otherwise this will be way too long! Stick around for the rest of the wrap-up too, though, because this was a great month and I got a lot of reading done!!
- Reverie by Ryan La Sala: I already read this book and the review will be coming out this Friday!
- Wicked Fox by Kat Cho: I have been oogling over this book since it came out in July and I couldn’t resist getting a copy so I can finally read it.
- Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen: I am super excited about this historical fiction novel, which I chose as my first ever YA Book Of The Month. I did a video where I unboxed it on my Instagram, which I usually do with book mail, and it was a thrilling experience.
- The Mother Goose Diaries by Chris Colfer: I found this at a used bookstore and since I love the Land of Stories series, I figured I would try this novella.
- The Sight by David Clement-Davies: I found this at the same used bookstore and got it since they were having a fantasy sale!
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: I picked this up to help jumpstart my goal of reading more classics in 2020!
- The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman: There has been a lot of hype around this series lately, so I want to give it a chance despite that fact that I DNF’d it a few years ago.
- This photo is of my Christmas book haul, which I was super excited about. It includes the following titles: The Bartimaeus series by Jonathan Stroud, The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzie Lee, Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford, Mages of Destiny by Donald Daisley, Greta Thunberg (This contains speeches made by Greta Thunberg), Shakespeare by Anthony Burgess, The Canterbury Tales by Peter Ackroyd, A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, The Graveyard Book (graphic novel) and Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, and A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer. Phew! I have a full TBR for 2020 at this point!
BOOKS I READ IN DECEMBER
- The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
- Wednesday’s Library by Calliope Glass
- Reverie by Ryan La Sala
- Reread of Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
- The Mother Goose Diaries by Chris Colfer
- The Graveyard Book (graphic novel) by Neil Gaiman
- Being the Change by Peter Kalmus
- Scythe by Neal Shusterman
BOOKS READ IN 2019
My goal for this year was to read seventy-five books and technically when this post goes up I won’t have reached this goal, but I think I will make it to 74! This is so close, but not quite there *single tear*. Next year I have the goal of 75 again, which I am even more determined to meet!
MONTHLY SONG RECOMMENDATION
I found a new favourite TV show this month, which I am sure many of you have heard of: The Umbrella Academy. I found this month’s song while I was listening to songs featured in the show as well music that was written by one of the cast members.
“Time” by Aidan Gallangher
If you have watched the show, then this song seems fairly ironic and I highly suggest you check it out, but even if you haven’t seen the show and like rock music then I suggest this song for you!
“There was romance in the unknown, but once a place had been discovered and cataloged and mapped, it was diminished, just another dusty fact in a book, sapped of mystery. So maybe it was better to leave a few spots on the map blank. To let the world keep a little of its magic, rather than forcing it to divulge every last secret. Maybe it was better, now and then, to wonder.”
— Ransom Riggs
Happy reading! Did you get any books as gifts this holiday season?