2021: December wrap-up

DECEMBER 2021 WRAP-UP

Another great reading month to end the year!
In 2022, I plan to focus almost exclusively on my TBRs, and I started to do that a bit in December, with some very enjoyable titles.

Lots of things on the blog as well:

And I have tried writing at least a few words after most of the books I read – definitely a trend I want to follow in 2022!

📚 Here is what I read in December:

15 books:
8 in print 
with 1,217 pages, a daily average of 39 pages/day
7 in audio
= 40H13
, a daily average of 1H17

5 in literary fiction:

  1. Oscar et la dame rose, by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt – reread to prepare a French student for the IB exam
  2. Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges – for The Classics Club
  3. Les Mystères de Paris, Tome 2, by Eugène Sue – audio for The Classics Club
  4. Les Mystères de Paris, Tome 3, by Eugène Sue – audio for The Classics Club
  5. Une Rose seule, by Muriel Barbery – audio

4 in mystery:

  1. L’Ombre chinoise (Inspecteur Maigret #13), by Georges Simenon – read with a French student – for The Classics Club
  2. Regarder le Noir, by various authors – audio
  3. Sauve-la, by Sylvain Forge – audio
  4. The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie – video/text for The Classics Club

3 in children books:

  1. The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess, by Tom Gauld
  2. Watercress, by Andrea Wang
  3. The Beatryce Prophecy, by Kate DiCamillo

2 in historical fiction:

  1. Katherine’s Wish, by Linda Lappin – for review for France Book Tours
    You can request this book until tonight!
  2. The Samurai’s Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama

1 in scifi:

  1. Noor, by Nnedi Okorafor

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

  Une Rose seule  The Samurai's Garden

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 97/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 12 books
#20BooksofSummer21: 37/20 books
Total of books read in 2021 = 165/120 (137.5%)

Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 33

OTHER BOOKS  REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

Ficciones

I posted notes on each story of this collection.
Just click on the cover and scroll down to access all the posts

GIVEAWAYS

The open giveaways are on my homepage

Books available for swapping

REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE

Posted on my homepage

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MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

Katherine's Wishclick on the cover to access my review

MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –

Six degrees of separation: from New England to Paris

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

Cross Examining Crime
please go visit, there are a lot of good things there!

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Check here (video!)
the books I plan to read in January!

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How was YOUR month of December?

Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
has created a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
Thanks Nicole!

18 thoughts on “2021: December wrap-up

    • Thanks Tammy, it’s thanks to you that I discovered it. I don’t understand though that people who participate (are there only the 3 of us??) don’t put their link in the comments. It’s the common practice for all memes. Am I missing something here?

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  1. I’m happy you were able to tackle your TBR in December. I have decided to do the same thing in January and so far have done just that plus more. I loved, loved Watercress and have a keeper copy here.

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