Holy crap, y’all… I didn’t realize until compiling this wrap-up that I read 42 DAMN BOOKS in December. Yes, some of them were short reads, but I don’t care, that is AWESOME and I am so proud of myself right now?!?!
Click the titles for links to reviews wherever available!
? = review copy
? = POC rep
? = LGBTQ+ rep
? = Short-a-thon
✨ = Diverse December
- Kingdom of Needle and Bone — Mira Grant ???✨
- The Gilded Wolves — Roshani Chokshi ???✨
- Merry Inkmas — Talia Hibbert ??✨
- Witching Hour Theatre — Jonathan Janz
- Hark! The Herald Angels Scream — Christopher Golden ?
- A Holiday By Gaslight — Mimi Matthews
- Kin — Kealan Patrick Burke ?✨
- Song of the Dead — Sarah Glenn Marsh ???✨
- In an Absent Dream — Seanan McGuire ?
- Dear Aaron — Mariana Zapata
- Zita the Spacegirl — Ben Hatke ?
- Illuminae — Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (reread) ??✨
- My Boyfriend is a Bear — Pamela Ribon ???✨
- Waves — Ingrid Chabbert ???✨
- All Systems Red — Martha Wells ???✨
- Fence, Vol. 1 — C. S. Pacat ???✨
- Sour Candy — Kealan Patrick Burke ?
- NOS4A2 — Joe Hill ?✨
- Dead Lake — Darcy Coates ?
- The Tea Dragon Society — Katie O’Neill ???✨
- MPD Psycho, Vol. 1 — Eiji Otsuka & Sho-u Tajima ??✨
- The Adventures of Charls, the Veretian Cloth Merchant — C. S. Pacat ??✨
- Love Looks Pretty On You — Lang Leav ???✨
- Damaged Goods — Talia Hibbert ??✨
- The Sea Was a Fair Master — Calvin Demmer ??
- Fragments of Horror — Junji Ito ??✨
- Colder, Vol. 1 — Paul Tobin ?
- Savage Species — Jonathan Janz ??✨
- The Battle of the Labyrinth — Rick Riordan ?✨
- The Lights — Carrie Pack ??✨
- The Faithful — Matt Hayward ?
- Pennies — Pepper Winters ?✨
- Child of the Moon — Jessica Semaan ???✨
- Bone Parish, Vol. 1 — Cullen Bunn ???✨
- The Lost Sisters — Holly Black ??✨
- Goth (manga) — Otsuichi ?✨
- Snow in Love — anthology ???✨
- We Should All Be Feminists — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ??✨
- Spill Zone — Scott Westerfeld ??✨
- Dear Heartbreak — Heather Demetrios ???✨
- Snow and Mistletoe — Alexa Riley
- Unfollowing You — Komal Kapoor ???✨
DNF – no rating:
in progress & predicted ratings:
NOTHING! I managed to end the year with a clean slate!
Other Reviews Posted this Month:
(click the photos!)
Movies Watched this Month:
- Searching — 5 ⭐
- The Nun — 3 ⭐
- A Christmas Horror Story (rewatch) — 5 ⭐ (review)
- The Mummy (millionth rewatch) — 5,000,000 ⭐
- The Spirit of Christmas — 3.5 ⭐ (review)
- Captain America: The First Avenger (rewatch) — 4.5 ⭐
- Iron Man (rewatch) — 5 ⭐
- Iron Man 2 (rewatch) — 3.5 ⭐
Music I Loved This Month:
This was the second month in a row I practically only listened to one album: The Silver Scream by Ice Nine Kills. It’s the metalcore group’s latest release and is 13 tracks of pure horror film homage loveliness. I’m obsessed and it’s probably my favorite music album of all time at this point.
My Favorite Non-Review Posts of the Month:
- Winter TBR
- 2019 resolutions: life and reading
- 2019 non-bookish goals: TV shows, movies, and video games
- 2019 bookish goals: books to reread, series to finish, authors to read more from, and new authors to check out, 24 books on my TBR
- 5 Big Changes Coming to My Blog in 2019
- Anticipated 2019 Releases
- Reading Challenges & How I’m Sticking to Them
My Favorite Posts from OTHER Bloggers This Month:
- Amber @ ambsreads: 6 Romance Books I Recommend
- Ari @ Books. Libraries. Also, cats.: 10 Books with Jewish Rep
- Swetlana @ The Caffeinated Bookworm Life: Reacting To Popular Books You Guys Won’t Read
- Lauren @ Northern Plunder: Series Review: Alice & Red Queen by Christina Henry
- Sionna @ Books in Her Eyes: 15 Great Graphic Novels
- Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch: 19 Upcoming 2019 Releases I’d Love to Find Underneath the Christmas Tree
- Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx: How to Write 3+ Blog Posts a Week Without Going Insane
- Bex @ Becca Leighanne: 10 Games I Want to Play in 2019