December wrap-up and January TBR

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.

December wrap-up

Reading recap

My December TBR:

  1. The Emperor’s Soul (Brandon Sanderson)
  2. Red Rising (Pierce Brown)
  3. These Shallow Graves (Jennifer Donnelly)
  4. Cress (Marissa Meyer)
  5. UnDivided (Neal Shusterman)

What I Actually Read:

Warbreaker (Brandon Sanderson)

How does one resist a book about a talking sword and a sarcastic god?
5 star

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.
4 star

Red Rising (Pierce Brown)

Great dystopian representation with action-packed story. Review posted here
3.5 star

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.
4 star

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).
3.5 star

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.
4 star

Illuminae (Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff)

The hype delivers!
4 star

You can probably see what happened there…

Blogging recap

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

January TBR

  1. Truthwitch (Susan Dennard)
  2. The Grownup (Gillian Flynn)
  3. Firefight (Brandon Sanderson)
  4. Uprooted (Naomi Novik)
  5. 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

  1. 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. 🙂

    1. 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.

      1. 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. 🙂

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