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:
- The recap of my Hercule Poirot Project
- The recap of the Books in Translation Challenge
- I joined a new to me meme: Friday Face Off, focusing on book covers
- And for 2022, I posted my TBR for the Japanese Literature Challenge (January-March)
- And my TRB for Bout of Books (January 3-9)
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:
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:
- Oscar et la dame rose, by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt – reread to prepare a French student for the IB exam
- Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges – for The Classics Club
- Les Mystères de Paris, Tome 2, by Eugène Sue – audio for The Classics Club
- Les Mystères de Paris, Tome 3, by Eugène Sue – audio for The Classics Club
- Une Rose seule, by Muriel Barbery – audio
4 in mystery:
- L’Ombre chinoise (Inspecteur Maigret #13), by Georges Simenon – read with a French student – for The Classics Club
- Regarder le Noir, by various authors – audio
- Sauve-la, by Sylvain Forge – audio
- The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie – video/text for The Classics Club
3 in children books:
- The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess, by Tom Gauld
- Watercress, by Andrea Wang
- The Beatryce Prophecy, by Kate DiCamillo
2 in historical fiction:
- Katherine’s Wish, by Linda Lappin – for review for France Book Tours
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- The Samurai’s Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama
1 in scifi:
- Noor, by Nnedi Okorafor
MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH
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
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Six degrees of separation: from New England to Paris
BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH
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the books I plan to read in January!
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How was YOUR month of December?
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