Friday, January 10, 2020

Month in Review: December 2019

This is so delayed, but I almost forgot that I hadn't made my December month in review amidst all of the new year hubbub, so I figured I'd throw it in real quick if only for my own sake of having one for each month of the year (I like completeness, what can I say?). 

December was a busy month in the beginning while I wrapped up final papers and exams and whatnot, but by doing that I also finished my first semester of grad school and it felt so good to have a break. I have never basked nearly as much as in a break than I did those last few weeks of December. 

 In less positive news, I also found out that due to the new California AB 5 bill that was passed, my contract with the company I work for would be ended and I'm out of a job! The bill basically changes up independent contractor roles with companies and the company I work for decided to just cut contracts with everything they had working for them in California (and this has happened with a lot of other people at different companies, also, which just sucks). I'm not sure what sort of job I'm going to try to find now since my last one was so flexible for going to school full time, but I'm already looking and hopefully I can find something.

To end things on a positive note, it turned out to be a pretty good reading month, so I'm not going to complain about that. Highlights were Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau (out this month in January!), In the Cities of Coin and Spice by Catherynne M. Valente, and All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller, though I pretty much enjoyed reading all of these (hooray for ending my year of reading on a high note!) If you haven't seen my yearly stats/wrap-up post, you can find that here

If you can still remember, how was your December reading month!?

# books read: 14

A Secret History of WitchesThe Turn of the KeyA Fortress of Grey Ice (Sword of Shadows, #2)Deeplight
A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan 
Source: Owner| Format: Hardcover

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware 
Source: Library | Format: Hardcover

A Fortress of Grey Ice by J.V. Jones 
Source: Library | Format: Hardcover

Deeplight by Frances Hardinge 
Source: Publisher | Format: Paperback

All the Ways We Said GoodbyeGreenglass House (Greenglass House #1)The Night CircusAll the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella's Stepmother
All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, & Karen White
Source: NetGalley | Format: eARC

Greenglass House by Kate Milford
Source: Library Sale | Format: Hardcover

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Source: Library Sale | Format: Paperback

All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller 
Source: Gift | Format: Hardcover

IslandiaDreamlandProsper's DemonIn the Cities of Coin and Spice (The Orphan's Tales, #2)
Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright 
Source: Owned | Format: Paperback

Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau 
Source: NetGalley | Format: eARC

Prosper's Demon by K.J. Parker 
Source: NetGalley | Format: eARC

In the Cities of Coin and Spice by Catherynne M. Valente 
Source: Gift | Format: Paperback

The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1)Lock Every Door
The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood 
Source: Library Sale | Format: Hardcover

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager 
Source: Library | Format: Hardcover

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of MadnessInto the Planet: My Life as a Cave DiverA Secret History of WitchesThe God GameHouse of Salt and SorrowsDeeplightIslandia
The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan 
Into the Planet by Jill Heinerth 
A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan 
The God Game by Danny Tobey 
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig 
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge 
Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright 

(other than reviews)

The Friday Face-Off:
A Temple 

Have you read any of these? What books did you read this month? I hope you all had a great month-- comment below and let me know!


  1. I'm so sorry about your job! It's always frustrating when things are completely out of your control like that. Fingers crossed you find something even better soon! Looks like you had a great reading month, though! I'm hoping to get All The Ways We Said Goodbye as soon as it comes out at the library.

  2. Wow, 14 books, that's a number I can only dream of๐Ÿ˜