It is the last day of my vacation and I’ve realised that I have been neglecting my blog. I had planned all these awesome posts for December and then I kind of got busy. Although I did not intend it, putting my blog on the back burner along with social media allowed me to be more present and thoroughly enjoy my vacation.
The past two weeks I’ve spent my days on the beach, reading besides the pool, braaing with family and chilling with friends.
I’ve been strawberry picking and watched Pan in our own little open air theatre in the backyard. I even got a Christmas tree this year.
And now the new year awaits me. I’m going back to uni to complete my honours in English Literature Studies and up until today, I did not realise how nervous I am about what this year holds for me. Doing my honors and keeping my job is not going to be an easy ride. But somehow I will find a way to manage as I always do.
But back to this point of this post. Despite the busy vacation, I found over enough time to read. All six books I read this month were on my December TBR. So here it is, my December wrap up.
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
This book is definitely one of my favourite reads of 2015. I’d heard a lot of buzz about this book on booktube so I just had to get it when I came across it in the store. And I am glad I did. I love the writing style and format and was so glad when I realised that there was going to be another book.
I’ll be doing a full review soon.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This was such a cute book, perfect for snuggling up with. Cather is very relatable, and it is easy to sympathise with. Although by the end I could not help but feel like, “Is that it?”
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Another YA contemporary filled with all the feels. Surprisingly I enjoyed it, although it is highly unlikely that I will ever give it a reread. I thought I’d be able to relate to the main character but… Nope. Just couldn’t. But the poems made up for it, along with the quirky side characters.
A Thousand Nights by E.K Johnson
Absolutely loved this retelling, it was so beautifully written. I feel like this was a literary work of art and I’ll most likely give this one a reread. However, this descriptive style of writing might not be for everyone.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Rereading the Harry Potter series is so much fun. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this series. I can’t wait to start the Goblet of Fire!
So that was it for the month of December. I think it was a pretty successful reading month. How was your December?