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!
📚 So here is what I read in December.
Note, 7 different genres!
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:
- La grande escapade, by Jean-Philippe Bondel – ebook for review
- A Very Russian Christmas – collection of classics Christmas tales, for The Classics Club
- The Letter Killers Club, by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky – ebook for The Classics Club spin
- La Femme au carnet rouge, by Antoine Laurain – ebook with the French Books online book club
- A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens – audio, for The Classics Club
4 in science-fiction:
- Flood, by Stephen Baxter
- Ready Player Two, by Ernest Cline – audio
- Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor
- Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor
2 in children/YA:
- Silver Spoon #2, by Hiromu Arakawa – manga
- A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas – audio, for The Classics Club
2 in mystery:
- Atomka, by Franck Thilliez – French audiobook
- Three Act Tragedy, (Hercule Poirot) #11 by Agatha Christie – audio, for The Classics Club
2 in nonfiction:
- Upstream, by Mary Oliver – a collection of essays
- 1st and 2nd Books of the Maccabees – audio, for The Classics Club
1 in historical fiction:
- The Vexations, by Caitlin Horrocks
1 in poetry:
- A Thousand Mornings, by Mary Oliver
MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH
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
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How was YOUR month of December?
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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!
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
Congrats on your December reading. You remind me I want to read more Nnedi Okorafor. Mary Oliver is one of my favorite poets.
I think you will love Nnedi Okorafor’s trilogy. Plus it’s very short and fast
WOW, congrats! Happy New Year!
Thanks, and to you too, with lots of great books of course
My husband and I listened to Ready Player One in December, and now we are on the waiting list for Two. I wonder if Will Wheaton also reads the second book. I’m glad to see you liked it so much.
Oh yes he does, thankfully, and he’s just as good!
What a great variety of books! Ready Player Two is one I’m looking forward to.
It’s so good, but you really need to listen to Ready Player One first. Audio format definitely the best for these 2, and the narrator Wil Wheaton is fabulous
I have the Binti series and I’m dying to get to it! Happy New Year!
Please do asap, amazing stuff, and very short. Happy New Year to you too, with great books!
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!
I’m glad that was a good month for you. Happy New Year to you too, with many great reads!
Oh, I’m excited to read Ready Player Two—so glad it’s good!!
OMG, yes!! so smart too
Thanks for mentioning me 🙂 This monthly wrap-up is a good idea, I’ll be picking an idea or two if you don’t mind ? I won’t count the numbers of number of books added to my TBR, though, because… it’s too much, lol !
Please, help yourselves
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.
A daily Japanese word/phrase of the day? wow, fascinating, good for you! What’s your Facebook profile with your live classes?
Congrats on so much reading!
Thanks Amanda, and happy new reading year to you!