December Wrap Up

December 30, 2018

December Wrap Up

December Wrap Up

Because of December activities, I didn’t read my usual number of books. Plus, I abandoned two so that was discouraging. I did accomplish reading five books. Two of them were Middle Grade selections…..heartfelt and inspirational Middle Grade Literature is a perfect genre for busy seasons!

Listed in order of my Star Ratings (click titles for my blog or Goodreads reviews or affiliate Amazon link):

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

4.5 Stars
Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction

The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner

(ARC: Pub Date: March 19, 2019: thanks #NetGalley and #BerkleyPublishing for a free copy of #TheLastYearoftheWar in exchange for my honest opinion)
4.5 Stars
Genre: Historical Fiction

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

(ARC: Pub Date: January 15, 2019: thanks #NetGalley and #RandomHouse for a free copy of #TheDreamers in exchange for my honest opinion)
4 Stars
Genre: Science Fiction
(not my usual genre but an engaging and easy-to-read December selection)

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

4 Stars
Genre: Middle Grade (delightful and heartfelt family drama)

Dear Mrs. Bird by A J Pearce

3.5 Stars
Genre: Light Historical Fiction

compelling character

The Most Compelling Character from my December reading is brave and determined Amal from Amal Unbound. Please see my review here to find out more about her!

What did you read in December?

Come back tomorrow for my Best of the Year List!

Happy New Year Book Buddies!



  1. Oh I loved Dear Mrs Bird! December reading definitely needs to be light, totally agree with you there!

  2. I keep seeing THE DREAMERS, but I don’t read science fiction.

    I am looking forward to reading THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR…Susan Meissner is a favorite author, and historical fiction is a favorite genre.

    My December reads will be tomorrow. I posted the best of 2018 today. 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing your post of the best of 2018 tomorrow.

    You had a good December….thanks for sharing.

    • Actually I don’t read sci-fi either and this was ok! Especially when I needed a lighter uncomplicated less intense read in December!

      I think you’ll like the research Meissner did for her new release! I hope you enjoy it!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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