2020: December wrap-up

December 2020 WRAP-UP

I have read tons this month (the highest month, as for number of books), so for once, I’m posting before the end of the month.
Of course I will be reading some more today, but not enough to finish a book. And I’ll be spending most of my reading time actually working on my 2020 stats!

ūüďö So here is what I read in December.
Note, 7 different genres!

17 books:
11 in print 
=  with 2,396 pages, a daily average of 77 pages/day
6 in audio
= 44H29
, a daily average of 1H26!

5 in literary fiction:

  1. La grande escapade, by Jean-Philippe Bondel –¬†ebook for review
  2. A Very Russian Christmas –¬†collection of classics Christmas tales, for The Classics Club
  3. The Letter Killers Club, by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky –¬†ebook for The Classics Club spin
  4. La Femme au carnet rouge, by Antoine Laurain –¬†ebook with the French Books online book club
  5. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens –¬†audio, for The Classics Club

4 in science-fiction:

  1. Flood, by Stephen Baxter
  2. Ready Player Two, by Ernest Cline –¬†audio
  3. Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor
  4. Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor

2 in children/YA:

  1. Silver Spoon #2, by Hiromu Arakawa –¬†manga
  2. A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas – audio, for The Classics Club

2 in mystery:

  1. Atomka, by Franck Thilliez –¬†French audiobook
  2. Three Act Tragedy, (Hercule Poirot) #11 by Agatha Christie Рaudio, for The Classics Club

2 in nonfiction:

  1. Upstream, by Mary Oliver –¬†a collection of essays
  2. 1st and 2nd Books of the Maccabees – audio, for The Classics Club

1 in historical fiction:

  1. The Vexations, by Caitlin Horrocks

1 in poetry:

  1. A Thousand Mornings, by Mary Oliver

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

  Flood   Ready Player Two

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 7/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9 books read during the challenge + 7 since.

Total of books read in 2020 = 123/110 (that’s 112%)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 23

OTHER BOOK I REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

None, though I have 3 in preparation

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Come back on Monday
to see the books I plan to read in January


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How was YOUR month of December?

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has created a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
Thanks Nicole!

 

22 thoughts on “2020: December wrap-up

  1. Wow! 17 Books? That’s a lot in a month! That’s awesome! I’ve not read Ready Player One yet. Did you like it?
    I’m planning to tackle Anna Karenina in January. I’m actually looking forward to start reading this one!

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    • wow, you commented on Dec 31, we are on January 16, and I finally get to answer, thanks for your patience.
      OMG, Ready Player One is really my favorite audiobook of all time. You definitely need to listen to it, Will Wheaton is a stunning narrator.
      I really enjoyed Anna Karenina, though that was decades ago, I must have been around 12 or 13

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  2. I read a lot more books this month too. I usually listen to about the same number or more audiobooks than I read myself but thanks to a number of quick Christmas novels I almost twice as many books as I listened to. Happy New Year!

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  3. Seven genres!! and so many books too. In December I started doing my daily Japanese word/phrase of the day and made sure I wrote good morning/good afternoon in hiragana to my friend and Jazzercise instructor who immigrated from Japan after marrying her American husband (my classes are streamed live on Facebook still because in person classes aren’t happening yet). I also made my goal of reading Long Way Down (graphic novelization) on New Year’s Eve because I read the original version on that date in 2018. It made my stay-at-home last day of 2020 so much better.

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