Tuesday, 3 January 2017

December 2016 Recap


Books read in previous months but reviewed in December:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. Desiring Red - Kristen Miller (Novella / Serialised Novel) (Read in July, reviewed in December)
  2. The Emperor's Arrow - Lauren D.M. Smith (Read in July, reviewed in December)
  3. Immortal in Death - J.D. Robb (Read in July, reviewed in December)
  4. Who's Afraid - Maria Lewis (Read in July, reviewed in December)
  5. Nevernight - Jay Kristoff (Read in July, reviewed in December)
  6. False Hearts - Laura Lam (Read in August, reviewed in December)
  7. Rock Wedding - Nalini Singh (Read in August, review coming soon)
  8. Day Zero - Kresley Cole (Read in August, review coming soon)
  9. Barbarian Alien - Ruby Dixon (Read in August, reviewed in December)
  10. Wild Embrace - Nalini Singh (Read in September, review coming soon)
  11. A Promise of Fire - Amanda Bouchet (Read in September, reviewed in December)
  12. The McCullagh Inn in Maine - Jennifer McLaughlin (Read in September, reviewed in December)
  13. Something Nice - Tiffany Reisz (Novella) (Read in September, reviewed in December)
  14. Dominating Red - Kristen Miller (Novella / Serialised Novel) (Read in September, reviewed in December)
  15. The Discworld Mapp - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Briggs (Read in October, reviewed in December)
  16. Dangerously Red - Kristen Miller (Novella / Serialised Novel) (Read in October, reviewed in December)
  17. New Spring - Robert Jordan (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  18. Heartless - Marissa Meyer (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  19. Unexpected Hero - Willow Summers (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  20. Half-Off Ragnarok - Seanan McGuire (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  21. Visions of Sugar Plums - Janet Evanovich (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  22. Fate of Perfection - K.F. Breene (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  23. Knife of Dreams - Robert Jordan (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  24. Catology - Adrian Searle & Oliver Ninnis (Read in November, reviewed in December)
Books read in December:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. The Circle Gathers - Rowan Casey
  2. Alien Nation - Gini Koch
  3. The Kissing Bough - Madelynne Ellis
  4. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  5. Sweep in Peace - Ilona Andrews (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  6. Enveloping Shadows - Lauren D.M. Smith
  7. Terry Pratchett's Discworld Colouring Book - Paul Kidby (Colouring Book)
  8. Incryptid Short Stories Narrated by Sarah & Arthur - Seanan McGuire (1 Short Story)
  9. Incryptid Short Stories Narrated by Verity & Dominic - Seanan McGuire (4 Short Stories)
  10. A House Made of Teeth and Bones - Alyxandra Harvey (Novella)
  11. One Fell Sweep - Ilona Andrews
  12. Beyond Surrender - Kit Rocha
  13. Burn For Me - Ilona Andrews (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  14. White Hot - Ilona Andrews (I won't be reviewing this properly until May 2017 but this link takes you to my mini review on Goodreads in the meantime)
  15. Burn For Me - Ilona Andrews (Yes, I love this series so much that I read both of these books twice in a week!)
  16. White Hot - Ilona Andrews (Yes, I love this series so much that I read both of these books twice in a week!)
  17. Dream Warrior - Sherrilyn Kenyon (review coming soon)
  18. Ian's Dream Girl - Tiffany Reisz (Short Story)
  19. One Hot December - Tiffany Reisz
  20. The 12 Dares of Christmas - Leigh W. Stuart
  21. Night Shift - Debi Gliori (Picture Book) (review coming soon)
  22. Pocket Apocalypse - Seanan McGuire
  23. The Gathering Storm - Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (review coming soon)
  24. To Catch a Stolen Soul - R.L. Naquin (review coming soon)
  25. Dark Desires After Dusk - Kresley Cole (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  26. Breath of Fire - Amanda Bouchet (review coming soon)
  27. The Brimstone Deception - Lisa Shearin (review coming soon)
  28. The Joy of iPhotography - Jack Hollingsworth (review coming soon)
Other December Posts
  1. Book Trailer: Carve the Mark - Veronica Roth
  2. Crafting Corner Tutorial: How to make a bookish Christmas Wreath
  3. Spotlight: Beyond Surrender - Kit Rocha
  4. Cover Reveal: Iron Gold - Pierce Brown
  5. Crafting Corner: Book Folding Art inspired by Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows Duology
  6. Happy Christmas
  7. Spotlight: Breath of Fire - Amanda Bouchet (Excerpt and Giveaway)
  8. My Favourite Reads of 2016
  9. My Most Anticipated 2017 Reads
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:


Heartless by Marissa Meyer (read my review here)

My top NA read in December:


Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (read my review here)

My top adult reads in December:


A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (read my review here)
One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews (read my review here)
Burn for Me and White Hot by Ilona Andrews (read my review of Burn for Me here)
I feel like Burn for Me and White Hot deserve a special mention because I love them both so much that I read them twice each in 4 days. White Hot doesn't even come out until May so I'm not posting my review yet but I am totally obsessed with Mad Rogan!

My Challenge Updates:

Here are my totals for the challenges I took part in for 2016:
2016 Read 100 Books in a Year Challenge - Read 200/200 - COMPLETE
2016 British Books Challenge - Read 40/50 - I didn't quite hit my target but I think 40 books is still a pretty great achievement!
2016 New Author Challenge - Read 44/50 - Again I didn't quite hit my goal but I've still discovered some fantastic new authors this year but I've also enjoyed focusing on catching up with series that I'm already in love with.
2016 Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Challenge - 100/100 - COMPLETE
2016 Contemporary Romance Challenge - 20/20 - COMPLETE
2016 Romantic Suspense Challenge - 17/20 - I was so close to my target that I'm not going to stress about it

These are the new 2017 challenges I've signed up for:
2017 Read 100 Books in a Year Challenge - Read 0/200
2017 British Books Challenge - Read 0/50
2017 New Author Challenge - Read 0/50
2017 Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Challenge - 0/100
2017 Contemporary Romance Challenge - 0/20
2017 Retellings Reading Challenge - 0/12

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