December Wrap Up

January 4, 2019

December was a month filled with stress, exams, Christmas prepping and cozy reading. So many things were happening at once and I needed some books that wouldn’t demand too much time or effort. Luckily I started Saga in November, a graphic novel series, and my copy of Wundersmith arrived, so I was pretty much set. Most of the books I read were short but I’m happy to be done with classes now (foreveeer) so I can devote more time to titles I really want to read – no matter the length or level of complexity.

Here’s the list of books I read in the month of December:

Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

(Finished December 5th)

I still don’t know how Saga slipped by me for so many years – I’m completely into this messed up universe! You can check out my review for Saga vol. 1 where I rant some more about my newly discovered love. I have the first 7 volumes at hand, thank god, so I’m hoping it’ll stay just as amazing all the way through!

My rating: 4/5
Goodreads rating: 4.5/5
Page count: 160

Saga Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

(Finished December 10th)

Obviously, graphic novels are quick reads but with Saga’s high intensity, you fly through the volumes even faster. The third volume wasn’t entirely up to the Saga standard, in my opinion, but it’s only natural with ups and downs in longer series. I also read that Brian and Fiona have put the story on hiatus… What will I do after the last published volume?!

My rating: 4/5
Goodreads rating: 4.5/5
Page count: 144

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

(Finished December 11th)

This is a pretty popular selection of poems split into 4 different categories. It’s honestly super hard to rate since the quality of the poems takes you on such a rollercoaster ride. Some are insanely beautiful and meaningful, while others seem like everyday thoughts printed out in an artsy way to make it seem deep. I’m so very torn you guys!

My rating: 3/5
Goodreads rating: 4.1/5
Page count: 204

down among the sticks and bones book cover

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

(Finished December 14th)

When I read Every Heart a Doorway I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue the Wayward Children series, it just felt too short and like I was missing a big chunk of something. That completely changed this time since we actually get the stories, that seemed to be missing, from here on out. You can check out both my review for Every Heart a Doorway and my review for Down Among the Sticks and Bones.

My rating: 4/5
Goodreads rating: 4.1/5
Page count: 187

My True Love Gave to Me by Various Authors

(Finished December 15th)

This is a very cozy collection of short stories from some of our most popular YA authors. Most of them are pretty cheesy and heavy on the romance but a little magic is part of the Holiday spirit – even if you would cringe your nose a little any other time of the year. Check out which stories were my favorites in my review of My True Love Gave to Me.

My rating: 3/5
Goodreads rating: 3.7/5
Page count: 321

Saga Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

(Finished December 22nd)

It’s about a week since I finished my last book but I had exam deadlines during this time. There’s not much to say about Saga that I haven’t already mentioned. I love this series so much and I was really happy that it picked up the pace again in this fourth volume. Action, drama, family, gore and violence.. everything I love about Saga is back!

My rating: 5/5
Goodreads rating: 4.4/5
Page count: 152

book cover for Wundersmith

Wundersmith (Morrigan Crow #2) by Jessica Townsend

(Finished December 23rd)

LOVED Nevermoor so, so much and I am beyond thrilled that my love didn’t die with the second instalment. It was every bit as good but for new reasons. Without spoiling, we now know more about Morrigan, Nevermoor, North and all the other crazy characters, which means, we now dive much deeper into the universe and see a lot more character development. I cannot wait to continue this series! (Stay tuned, a detailed review is in the making).

My rating: 5/5
Goodreads rating: 4.5/5
Page count: 467


Saga Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

(Finished December 31st)

My very final read of December was the fifth volume of Saga – it happened on a whim since I had an extra hour to spare but I’m not sorry. The pace is kept high, the drama is intense and the world gets both creepier and more beautiful as we go along. I still love this graphic novel so much – on to volume 6!

My rating: 5/5
Goodreads rating: 4.4/5
Page count: 152

Total amount of pages I have read this month: 1787
Book of the month: Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend (without a doubt!)

If you want to keep track of my reading or find me on social media so we can chat about books, below are direct links to my Goodreads, Twitter and Bookstagram channels.

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