December Wrap Up


  • Beginning TBR: 388
  • Books Read: 3
  • Pages Read: 1,116 (Average is about 36 pages/day)
  • Books Added: 3
  • Ending TBR: 388

Books Read:

  1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. (274 pages) Rating: 3/3
    1. Loved this book so much. You can see my Book vs. Movie review here.
  2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (307 pages) Rating: 3/3
    1. Really enjoyed this book. It was so weird and so interesting. And somehow made the idea of being raised by a graveyard full of ghosts kind of normal.
  3. The Thirst by Jo Nesbo (535 pages) Rating: 3/3
    1. This book appeared to be resolved around page 400. There are over 500 pages in this book. I literally spent the last 135 pages alternating between knowing what was going on and thinking that my original conclusion was correct. Even though Harry considers himself “happy” in this book, he doesn’t get boring, which is always a good thing. This is book 11 in Nesbo’s Harry Hole series, and I don’t see myself getting tired of him any time soon.

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Books Purchased/Received:

  1. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander #4)
  2. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
  3. Pride by Ibi Zoboi
  4. Illustrated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  5. Illustrated The Tales of Beedle the Bard
  6. Illustrated A History of Magic
  7. Illustrated The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

All of these were received as Christmas gifts. The illustrated editions from my Mom. (I picked them out on Black Friday.) The top three books from my Mother in Law.

January TBR Project

I have a new plan for my January TBR. Every time I finish a book, I spend hours trying to pick my next book, probably because there’s almost 400 books on my TBR shelves. I’ve come up with a possible solution, and January is the Test Month. I have picked 10 books from a list of “categories,” and I can only choose one of those books during the month.

  1. A re-read: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  2. Book by Agatha Christie: The Body in the Library
  3. Classic: The Odyssey by Homer
  4. New TBR Book: Pride by Ibi Zoboi
  5. TBR Veteran: Deadline by Sandra Brown
  6. New Series: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  7. Continuation of Series: Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  8. Non-Fiction: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  9. Young Adult: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
  10. Book Under 300 Pages: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein

2019 jan tbr

I’ll let you know how this little experiment goes. How do you choose your TBR or your next book to read?




2 thoughts on “December Wrap Up

  1. I read The Graveyard Book a long time ago and really enjoyed it! It was peculiar in a Neil Gaiman kind way. The only thing I remember I didn’t like was that towards the middle nothing was really happening.


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