December 2020 Wrap Up

It’s the end of December and the end of 2020! I can’t believe this year is finally over. It’s been, well, not the best year for many reasons. But I can say that I read 50 books this year, which is way more than I’ve ever read in a year before, so at least that’s one plus to having been stuck at home so much.

I had planned to write a lot more blog posts this month but I ended up being super busy at work and had a migraine at the beginning of the month which took out a few days of productivity. But some good blogging news – I now have 400 followers! I can’t believe so many people are following my blog now. Thank you so much to everyone who reads, likes and comments on my posts. I love interacting with you lovely people.

So on to the final monthly wrap up of the year…

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I loved Aurora Rising so much so I had really high hopes for this one. And while I did enjoy it, I did like Aurora Rising more. I hope we don’t have to wait too long for the next book…

A Storm of Swords Part II by George R. R. Martin ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I read Part I in November and didn’t want to leave it too long before I read Part II as I didn’t want to forget what happened. There was a lot packed into this book and oh my gosh so many characters died. George R. R. Martin is ruthless.

A Court of Frost and Starlight ⭐⭐⭐ – This festive novella was a fun Christmas read but not much actually happened in it. There wasn’t much of a plot. So I didn’t love it as much as the other books in the series. I’m still excited for A Court of Silver Flames though.

I used up the last of a gift card I had to get Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas and The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White. The Illumicrate Daughter of Smoke and Bone box finally arrived so I got a beautiful hardback edition of one of my favourite books. I also got some lovely presents for Christmas – Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor, Little Women and a beautiful edition of Persuasion.

As I finished my WIP at the end of November I took a couple of weeks off writing to give myself a break from the project so I could come back to it with fresh eyes. I’ve been working on some world building things and have a few other planning bits I need to sort out before I can start work on my second draft.

Can you believe it’s actually the end of 2020? Did you read any good books this year? Chat with me in the comments!

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6 thoughts on “December 2020 Wrap Up

  1. I am loving the new Daughter Of Smoke And Bone covers! I’m seeing The Camelot Betrayal everywhere, which is reminding me of how much I need to get round to reading it. 😅

    • They are so beautiful, I need to get the second and third books as well! It’s a while since I read The Guinevere Deception so I really need to read The Camelot Betrayal soon before I forget what’s going on. 😅

  2. I’m happy to hear you had a great December MT!! A Storm of Swords was indeed brutal — and it’s my favorite book in the series so far, which probably says questionable things about me 😅😅 And congrats so much on 400 followers!!! Great wrap-up (and happy New Year!) ❤️❤️

    • I thought A Storm of Swords was the best of the ones I have read so far, even though it was a really long book there seemed to be A LOT packed into it! Thank you and Nappy New Year!! ❤️❤️

  3. Oh I need to read Empire of Storms too ! That’s a great haul !
    Also, yeah, ACOFAS was short and cute. I don’t think it had any other ambition than to be a chill interlude between the first trilogy and the next !

    • Queen of Shadows is next for me, I’m planning on reading that soon so thought I’d get hold of the next book as well!
      Yes I liked ACOFAS as a nice bridge between the books, it made for a nice holiday read.

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