December 2019 Wrap Up

December 2019

December always seems to a very busy month.  There is just so much to do and never enough time to do it.  We had our first snowstorm of the season.  I am not a fan of snow but my boss sent us home mid-morning and I am a big fan of leaving work early.

My daughter came home from college about halfway through the month.  I have enjoyed having her home but she does seem a bit stir crazy at the moment.  My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary this month.  We attended 4 separate family gatherings during the month to celebrate the holiday and a birthday.

I am linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Books Read
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Regretting You by Collen Hoover - Review
Wicked Bite by Jeaniene Frost
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston - Review
A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn
An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris
Wicked Hour by Chloe Neill - Review
My One and Only Cowboy by A.J. Pine - Review

Days Since...: Thomas: Day 758 by Robert Wilson
'Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost - Review
One Grave at a Time by Jeanine Frost - Review
Cunning Devil by Chris Underwood - Review
The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole - Review
The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward - Review
Secrets of the Chocolate House by Paula Brackston
This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost - Review

Reading Stats
Books Read: 17
Audiobooks: 9
Digital Books: 6
Print Books: 2
Re-Reads: 2
DNF: 1

Book Source for Books Read in December
NetGalley: 5
Edelweiss: 1
Direct from Publisher/Author/Narrator/Publicist: 5
Purchased/Freebie: 5
Kindle Unlimited: 0
Borrowed/Library:  2
*some books may fit into more than one category

Goodreads: 175/100
Blogger Shame: 0 read towards the challenge in December / 31 total for the year
Audiobook Challenge: 8 read towards the challenge in December / 88 total for the year
New Release Challenge: 9 read towards the challenge in December / 82 total for the year

End of the Month NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 86%
567 Approved | 489 Feedback Sent

End of the Month Edelweiss Stats
16 books to review (15 books to read) | 95 downloaded

Favorites of the Month

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How was your month? Do you have any reading or blogging goals for January?


  1. I love the: I am not a fan of snow but I am a big fan of leaving early part of the wrap up! Same here, I hate snow but love getting a surprise snow day off :p Yay for finishing the year with so many books and here's to a great 2020 year :)

  2. I think you've done great with your reading considering all the stress and upheaval you've had with all the college visits and Mr Carole's job and a new puppy! We haven't had any snow yet-I like it as long as I'm indoors and don't need to go out in it as I have no sense of balance!

  3. Wow, your December sounds a lot busier than mine. Everyone seems to be loving Red, White & Royal Blue right now. I put it on my TBR list because I’m curious about the hype. I hope you’re having a great January!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. Wow you read a lot despite having a busy month! I'm a fan of leaving work early, too, lol!

    You know I loved Regretting You as well. The Christmas Pact was a lot of fun, too. I'm looking forward to picking up A Murderous Relation. Glad to hear you loved it!

  5. I see nothing but good about Red, White & Royal Blue, it's starting to get me pretty curious!

  6. I'm amazed at how many books you read considering how bust you were! And I spy several I will check out.

  7. Oh you said it! December went by in a whirl for me, too.

    You got in some great reads, though. :) Yay for 86% at Net Galley!

  8. Happy 20th Anniversary to you both! :)

    You had a wonderful reading month with all that you had going on. I see some from your reads that I'll be adding to my list.

    Happy New Year!

  9. The Raybourne! I so need to read that one

  10. Happy 20th Anniversary! My husband and I celebrated our 20th in July. Your month sounds like a busy one but a great one too. Hope next month is just as great!!

  11. I pre-ordered Heartland and am very excited to read it. I love that series! Can't wait to read your review!

  12. I'm helping judge the Cybils, so I have a lot of YA books to read this month. Hopefully they're all enjoyable though. It looks like you had a pretty nice December. :)


  13. Cheers to leaving work early!! We had an early release due to snow one day in December as well. Another day I ended up working from home because it was wicked icy! Happy 20th anniversary!! That is amazing!! <3

  14. Happy 20th Anniversary! That's awesome, congrats.

  15. So busy, so much going on all year, and your numbers are still fantastic. Great work Carole, Happy New Year!

  16. Happy Anniversary, Carole! It sounds like you had a nice December. I have never lived anywhere where it snows. I am not a fan of the cold though, especially ice, and so I imagine I wouldn't like it much.

    An Easy Death is one of my poll options for this month's TBR List poll. I can't wait to read your thoughts on it. I am so glad you are enjoying the Chloe Neill's books!

    I hope you have a great January, Carole!

  17. Happy anniversary!! And happy New Year too. :) Hope yours is getting off to an awesome start.

    Murderous Relation looks so good!

  18. Looks like a great reading month! Happy 20th!!

  19. What a wonderful month of reads. I see some familiar books here but I'm not surprised because I think our eclectic reading tastes are very similar.

  20. I think that's a great month of reading with all the other activities. I find I'm listening more than reading when I am so busy.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  21. Merry Christmas really, really late! 🎄✨


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