December Reading Round-Up

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Here we are once again at the end of the month already, with 2019 soon to be here.
Time once again to share what I have been reading this past month. This past month the total read was 29, with the following breakdown:
Fantasy/scifi – 2
Picture books – 2
Romance – 12
MG – 1
Non Fiction – 2
Mystery – 2
Historical romance – 1
Women’s Fiction – 3
Classic – 3
Play – 1

(Ebooks – 5)
(Diverse books –4)
(TBR books -6)

I was pleased to see that I had actually read a few more TBR books. I hope to read a lot more in the new year.
For the Reading Challenges I participate in, I’ve read these books:

Beyond the Bookends.
The theme for December was a Goodreads Best Book Finalist for 2018.
I read:  The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. Loved it!

Monthly Key Word Challenge
The key word I chose this month was “Christmas” and I read a number of Christmas books.
A Christmas to Treasure by Sandra Steffen
Christmas Angel by Jo Beverley
The Christmas Wish by Barbara Ankrum
Home for Christmas by Holly Chamberlain
A Taos Christmas by Liz Durano
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Monthly Motif
The theme this month was “Wrapping it Up or winter or themed books.
Adding to the books just above, I also read:
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
The Perfect Gift by Serenity Woods
The Noel Stranger by Richard Paul Evans
Yule Be Mine by Lori Foster

52 Books in 52 Weeks
I read from 3 categories to finally complete this challenge!:
An Agatha Christie book – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Won a Pulitzer Prize – The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel
Read in School – Matilda by Roald Dahl

Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)
I finally finished all the categories for this challenge:
9. Anti-hero – The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
11. Female author using a male pseudonym – Death of an Expert Witness by J. D. Robb
13. Play or musical – Matilda by Roald Dahl
31. Mentioned in another book – The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
32. From a Celebrity Book Club – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
36. Set in the 50’s – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Writers Write
I read 2 books that I needed to complete this challenge.
5. A book written over a hundred years ago: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
10. A book with a protagonist that shares your first name. I had to stretch this, as I read a book by an author whose last name is my first name (and spelled the same!): Christmas Angel by Jo Beverley

Favourite Books Read This Month
This was another good month for reading –I rated a number of books 5 at Goodreads.

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
Assassin’s Blade by Sarah Maas
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

January Goals
As we move into January and a new year, I have joined a lot of challenges for 2019. One in particular is the Book Resolutions Challenge. I will be posting about that as well as a summary of my 2018 reading year in the next couple of days.

I am linking with the following:

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Month in Review at Book Date

 

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Best of the Bunch

 

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Monthly Wrap-Up

 

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