December was not only a good reading month, but I managed to get back into reviewing regularly! Apparently having an accountability thread on Twitter can work wonders! I’ve still got two books to review, but those will be coming in the next few days. So without further ado:
PAST MONTH’S READING:
- The Binding by Bridget Collins (fantasy – 4 stars – review)
- Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle (comic – 5 stars – not intending to review)
- Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (YA contemporary – 3 stars – review
- Stranger Planet by Nathan W. Pyle (comic – 5 stars – not intending to review)
- Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles (YA fantasy – 4 stars – review
- The Iron Line by L. M. Merrington (historical fiction – 3.5 stars – review
- A Very Krampy Christmas (Gretchens [Mis]Adventures #8) by P. A. Mason (fantasy/humour – 4 stars – review
- She’s Having a Laugh, edited by George McInroe (creative non-fiction – 3 stars – review
- Universal Love: Stories by Alexander Weinstein (short stories/sci-fi – 4 stars – review forthcoming
- A Whole New World by Liz Braswell (fantasy/fairytale retelling – 3 stars – review forthcoming
I have a YouTube channel where I promote Australian books using the hashtag #AusReads, and also indulge my compulsion for signing up to readathons. Here are the latest videos:
- How I nearly completed a readathon for once in 2020 – #AusReads and #Musicalathon Wrap-up
- December Library Haul – What I’ll be reading over the holidays
FAVOURITE BOOKISH PHOTO:
Whoops, I didn’t post a single bookish photo throughout December. (In my defence, I spent the month feeling exhausted). Here’s one I just posted yesterday, an aesthetic for my circus fantasy, Facing the Music, which I’m hoping to finish writing this year.
You can see all my bookish photos (plus some RL as well) on my Instagram.
Physical book: A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire. I’m reading this for the Swell Publications book club, but I have to be honest, I’m not really into it. It’s a bit too literary/magical realism for my tastes.
Ebook: The Rising Rooks by Celine Jeanjean. This is the last book in the Viper and the Urchin series and I can’t believe it’s coming to an end. This is an ARC and the book comes out on January 9, so I geuss I’d better get a wriggle on!
Audio book: Hench by Natalie Zina Walshots. This is a really interesting deconstruction of the superhero genre. While superheroes aren’t generally my cup of tea, this one was highly recommended by Seanan McGuire and so far I am liking it.
PLANNING TO READ NEXT:
I have a huge pile of library books all due back on January 16, so it’ll need to be one of those. I’m not 100% sure which yet, though Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth is fairly high up on the list.
What are you reading? 🙂