Saturday 5 January 2013

December 2012 Recap

Books read in November but reviewed in December:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
    1. Ketchup Clouds - Annabel Pitcher (read in October, reviewed in December)
    2. Severed - Sarah Alderson (read in November, reviewed in December)
    3. Alien vs. Alien - Gini Koch (read in November, reviewed in December)
    4. Devoured - Emily Snow (read in November, reviewed in December)
    5. Underwater Dogs - Seth Casteel (read in November, reviewed in December)
    6. Kissed by Fire - Shea MacLeod (read in November, reviewed in December)
    7. A Touch of Winter - Evie Hunter (Short Story) (read in November, reviewed in December)
    8. One Fine Fireman - Jennifer Bernard (Novella) (read in November, reviewed in December)
    9. The Vincent Boys - Abbi Glines (read in November, reviewed in December)
    Books read in December:
    (Links will take you to my reviews)
    1. Naughty and Nice - Anthology
    2. Seeking Chrystal - Joss Stirling
    3. Awaken the Curse - Alexa Egan (Novella)
    4. Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes - Anthology
    5. The Fireman Who Loved Me - Jennifer Bernard
    6. Easy - Tammara Webber
    7. All I Want for Christmas is a Duke - Anthology
    8. Demon's Curse - Alexa Egan
    9. Night School - C.J. Daugherty
    10. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Anthology
    11. A Galactic Holiday - Anthology
    12. Small Town Christmas - Anthology
    13. Under the Mistletoe - Jill Shalvis (Novella)
    14. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien (review coming soon)
    15. Rock the Heart - Michelle A. Valentine (review coming soon)
    16. Secret Santa Baby - Robin Covington (Novella)
    17. Kissing Under the Mistletoe - Marina Adair
    18. Scent of Magic - Maria V. Snyder (review coming soon)
    19. Red Hot Holiday - Anthology
    20. Grave Memory - Kalayna Price (review coming soon)
    21. Greta and the Goblin King - Chloe Jacobs (review coming soon)
    22. Yours at Midnight - Robin Bielman
    Other December Posts:
    1. British Books Challenge 2013 - Sign Up Page
    2. British Books Challenge 2013 - FAQ
    3. Cover Reveal: Mortality - Kellie Sheridan & International Giveaway (Giveaway now closed)
    4. Baby, It's Cold Outside Blog Tour - Guest Post from Amy Andrews & International Giveaway (Giveaway now closed)
    5. All I want for Christmas . . . gift ideas for book lovers if you don't want to buy books
    6. Cover Reveal: Mourning Cloak - Rabia Gale & International Giveaway (Giveaway now closed)
    7. Love Hurts Blog Tour: UK Giveaway of Easy by Tammara Webber & Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan (Ends on the 12th of January)
    8. Winter Warmers from Felicity Heaton (Free ebooks & Holiday Discounts)
    9. Happy Christmas
    10. Book Trailer & Tour Announcement: Legacy - C.J. Daugherty
    11. 2013 British Books Challenge - Link your January Reviews
    December Books of the Month:
    (Choices are made from books reviewed this month and the links will take you to my reviews)

    My top YA read in December:

    Severed by Sarah Alderson (read my review here)

    My top adult reads in December:

    Alien vs. Alien by Gini Koch (read my reviews here)
    Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair (read my review here)
    2013 British Books Challenge:

    I'm very excited to be hosting the 2013 British Books Challenge here at Feeling Fictional. Please join us and show your support for our fabulous British authors to be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prize packs throughout the year.
    • To sign up for the challenge CLICK HERE
    • For Frequently Asked Questions about the challenge CLICK HERE
    Don't forget to link your reviews each month to be in with a chance of winning the monthly prize packs:
    My Challenge Updates:

    So I didn't do as well as I'd hoped in my 2012 challenges, although I completed a few of them others I failed miserably! I have definitely noticed that my reading tastes have been changing this year, for the last few years I've been on a real paranormal kick reading a huge amount of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. While I do still love those genres I have been on a real contemporary romance kick in the later half of this year. In fact I think I've reviewed more contemporary romance on the blog in the last 6 months than I have in the previous 2.5 years! My reading tends to go in phases so I wouldn't be surprised if the contemp kick lasts a while longer yet - I can't seem to get my hands on enough of them at the moment! I'm also loving the selection of new adult romances that are currently flooding the market.

    2012 Debut Author Challenge - Read 50/50 - COMPLETE
    2012 Read 100 Books in a Year Challenge - Read 200/200 - COMPLETE
    2012 New Author Challenge - Read 100/100 - COMPLETE
    2012 Sookie Stackhouse Read-A-Long - Read 2/12 - I have decided to quit this challenge, I didn't enjoy either of the first 2 books so it seems silly to force myself to carry on reading them!

    I haven't signed up for my 2013 challenges yet but I'm planning on doing that in the next couple of days. I'm probably going to try signing up for less challenges this year but I still want to take part in a few. Of course I can't host the 2013 British Books Challenge without joining it myself so if nothing else I'll definitely be signing up for that one!

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