It’s time to do my wrap-up and TBR post.
I had 5 books on my December TBR and guess how many of them I read? The answer is two *hides in the corner*
I am such a mood reader so unless there’s a new release that I’ve been waiting to read for months, I usually fail to complete my TBR. :p Didn’t stop to create another TBR though.
Here’s how I did.
My December TBR:
- The Emperor’s Soul (Brandon Sanderson)
- Red Rising (Pierce Brown)
- These Shallow Graves (Jennifer Donnelly)
- Cress (Marissa Meyer)
- UnDivided (Neal Shusterman)
What I Actually Read:
Warbreaker (Brandon Sanderson)
How does one resist a book about a talking sword and a sarcastic god?
The Emperor’s Soul (Brandon Sanderson)
Another innovative magic system with rich world building and a great MC. All in less than 200 pages. Probably my favorite novella ever.
Red Rising (Pierce Brown)
Great dystopian representation with action-packed story. Review posted here
The Rithmatist (Brandon Sanderson)
Really fun combination of whodunnit plot, steampunk setting, and killer magic system that plays out like a strategy game. Review coming soon.
Steelheart (Brandon Sanderson)
Brandon’s attempt at urban fantasy is enjoyable albeit not that original. I quite possibly underrated this one due to a very high expectation (it’s his own fault for writing such great books really).
Dangerous Girls (Abigail Haas)
The only thriller I got to read in December turned out to be quite fantastic indeed. I will certainly read another Abigail Haas’ books.
Illuminae (Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff)
The hype delivers!
You can probably see what happened there…
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson – LINK
Sneak Peek of Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – LINK
Red Rising by Pierce Brown – LINK
Recap and New Releases
December New Releases – LINK
2015 Reading Recap: An Infographic – LINK
January Most Anticipated New Releases – LINK
Book Tags and Awards
Real Neat Blog Award – LINK
Fall Time Cozy Book Tag – LINK
2016 Resolutions Book Tag – LINK
A Darker Shade of Magic Reread
Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX
News Round-up #5 – LINK
Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Authors I Discovered This Year – LINK
Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Books of The Year – LINK
- Truthwitch (Susan Dennard)
- The Grownup (Gillian Flynn)
- Firefight (Brandon Sanderson)
- Uprooted (Naomi Novik)
- Sanctuary Bay (Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz)
I also want to read a contemporary and a non-fiction, but I haven’t decided what. Please let me know if you have any recommendation because I really need help on this one. You can leave me a comment or talk to me on twitter (link below).
Until next time!
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10 thoughts on “December wrap-up and January TBR”
You read some good books in December! For a contemporary I would definitely recommend Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Aganda, it’s my favourite!
Thank you, Emma 🙂
I already read Simon and I absolutely love it. It was my favorite contemporary of 2015 too!
Oh yay that’s good to hear! (Now that you say that I think I read your review of it haha)
😀 Thanks for the rec though.
Ah I really enjoyed Uprooted! Hopefully you’ll like it too 😀
I cannot wait to read it. 😀
Undivided was probably my favorite book in the entire Unwind Dystology apart from maybe the first one. Hope you get to it eventually since you didn’t in December. Just finished Uprooted two days ago. I had a few minor issues, but really liked how the fairy tale-like aspects were handled. Hope you like it!
I don’t create TBRs because I’m terrible at keeping to what I decide to read ahead of time. 🙂
The only reason why I didn’t get to UnDivided is I don’t want it to end. I’ll get to it eventually, probably even this month. lol.
I hope I like Uprooted too. It’s been recommended by authors and bloggers alike so I’m really excited to read it.
I suck at TBR too, look what happened last month. Haha.
I understand. I read Unwind awhile after it came out, but still had to wait around a year between each book. I sometimes get emotionally attached to series when I draw them out over long periods of time.
Yes, Uprooted is one of my relatives favorite books. She is very happy I finally read it.
At least I’m not the only one. 🙂
You’re right. I never thought about that, but it’s true that binge-reading a series don’t have the same impact, at least for me.
I think you’re far from being the only one. 🙂