Wednesday 1 January 2020

December 2019 Recap

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and that 2020 brings you health, happiness and lots of wonderful books to read! 

I can't believe that we're in 2020 already, do you know what that actually means? It means that Feeling Fictional is officially 10 years old today. When I started this blog all those years ago I honestly didn't think I'd keep it up for longer than a couple of months so nobody is more surprised than me to still be going strong 10 years and 3978 blog posts later!

I've had so many fantastic experiences thanks to this blog and I've met some of my closest friends along the way. That's not even counting all the incredible publicists and authors I've met along the way and all of the wonderful books that I'd probably have never discovered if blogging hadn't broadened my reading horizons. I'm grateful for every single person who visits this blog and interacts with me either here or on Goodreads etc. I appreciate you more than I can say & I hope I'll be able to write another message like this in 2030 when I'm celebrating 20 years of blogging LOL.

Books read in previous months but reviewed in December:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter: The Official Guide (Read in September, review coming soon)
  2. The Marquis and I - Ella Quinn (Read in September, review coming soon)
  3. Wires and Nerve: Volume 1 - Marissa Meyer (Graphic Novel) (Read in October, review coming soon)
  4. Aurora Blazing - Jessie Mihalik (Read in October, review coming soon)
  5. The Harp of Kings - Juliet Marillier (Read in October, reviewed in December)
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Illustrated Edition - J.K. Rowling & Jim Kay (Read in October, review coming soon)
  7. Laughter at the Academy - Seanan McGuire (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  8. The Deep - Rivers Soloman, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes (Novella) (Read in November, review coming soon)
  9. Magic for Liars - Sarah Gailey (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  10. A Dream So Dark - L.L. McKinney (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  11. Jessie's Harem - Mandy Rosko (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  12. Chaos in Death - J.D. Robb (Novella) (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  13. Diplomacy - Kit Rocha (Short Story) (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  14. High Priestess - Kit Rocha (Short Story) (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  15. Celebrity in Death - J.D. Robb (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  16. Edge of Darkness - Lara Adrian (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  17. Tempted by the Gargoyle - Lisa Carlisle (Novella) (Read in November, reviewed in December)
    Books read in December:
    (Links will take you to my reviews)
    1. Just Say When - Jill Shalvis (Short Story)
    2. All Wrapped Up for the Holidays - Anthology
    3. Enticed by the Gargoyle - Lisa Carlisle (Novella)
    4. Captivated by the Gargoyle - Lisa Carlisle (Novella)
    5. Rise of the Fire Witch - Lisa Carlisle
    6. Delusion in Death - J.D. Robb
    7. Sex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick - Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky (Graphic Novel) (Review coming soon)
    8. A Madness of Sunshine - Nalini Singh
    9. Wicked Hour - Chloe Neill
    10. Calculated in Death - J.D. Robb
    11. Sleigh Bells Ring - Jodie Griffin (Short Story)
    12. Lost & Found - Ariana Nash (Novella)
    13. Defending Elysium - Brandon Sanderson (Short Story)
    14. Girls' Night Out - Kit Rocha (Short Story)
    15. Christmas in the City - Anthology
    16. Imperfect Match - Corinne Michaels & Melanie Harlow
    17. Thankless in Death - J.D. Robb
    18. War of Hearts - S. Young
    19. Taken in Death - J.D. Robb (Novella)
    20. Mirror, Mirror - Anthology
    21. Starsight - Brandon Sanderson
    22. Concealed in Death - J.D. Robb
    23. Snowspelled - Stephanie Burgis
    24. The Night Before Christmas - Clement C. Moore (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
    25. Festive in Death - J.D. Robb
    26. Stuffed Stockings - K.A. Mitchell (Novella)
    27. The Last Wish - Andrzej Sapkowski (Review coming soon)
    28. Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: Thestral - Incredibuilds (Deluxe Book and Model Set) (Review coming soon)
    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:

    Starsight by Brandon Sanderson (read my review here)

    My top adult reads in December:

    The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier (read my review here)
    A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh (read my review here)

    My Challenge Updates:

    Here are the 2019 challenges I've signed up for:
    2019 Read 100 Books in a Year Challenge - Read 200/200 - COMPLETE
    2019 British Books Challenge - Read 20/20 - COMPLETE
    2019 New Author Challenge - Read 20/20 - COMPLETE
    2019 Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Challenge - Read 100/100 - COMPLETE
    2019 Contemporary Romance Challenge - Read 20/20 - COMPLETE

    Here are the 2020 challenges I'm taking part in (some of these posts are just for me to keep track of the different types of books I'm reading):
    2020 Read 100 Books in a Year Challenge - Read 0/200
    2020 British Books Challenge - Read 0/20
    2020 New Author Challenge - Read 0/20
    2020 Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Challenge - Read 0/100
    2020 Contemporary Romance Challenge - Read 0/20


    1. Happy Blogoversary! Congratulations on 10 years! 🎉

      1. I still can't quite believe I've been blogging for so long! Time really does fly by LOL



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