December Reading Recap

December wasn’t a great reading month of me. To be honest, I didn’t really love any of the books I read this month, which is disappointing but all of them were on my very guilt inducing TBR, so I’m glad I read them. Even though it didn’t totally go to plan, I did get a lot of reading done! I’m proud to say I got through four books — three hard copies and one audiobook. Let’s see em…

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Rating: 3.5/5
Genre: Sci Fi Thriller
Tone: Confusion, Chaos-inducing, Otherworldly
Structure: The narrator embodies eight personalities as he relives the same day eight times to solve the crime
Read if you like: Ready Player One, The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Circe by Madeline Miller
Rating: 3/5
Genre: Greek Mythology Retelling
Tone: Slow paced, spanning centuries
Structure: The story follows Circe throughout her life beginning from when she discovers her powers
Read if you like: Greek Mythology. Period. This book is for you if you like Greek Mythology and not for you if you don’t.

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
Rating: 2/5
Genre: General Fiction/Book about books
Tone: Slow paced, grieving, literary
Structure: Written as something between a letter and a stream of consciousness from the narrator to a friend who committed suicide
Read if you like: Autumn by Ali Smith, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Becoming by Michelle Obama
Rating: 5/5
Genre: Memoir
Tone: Inspring, Comforting
Structure: Told first person from Michelle’s point of view, primarily in chronological order
Read if you like: The Obamas. And if you do like the Obamas I so recommend listening on audio.

9 thoughts on “December Reading Recap

  1. I loved Becoming too.

    I’m sorry your TBR is guilt-inducing! I’ve read about some people just tossing theirs completely out and just reading by whim. Would you do something like that? ( And is yours a physical TBR stack or a list?)

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    1. I totally agree – reading shouldn’t be that way. I think I had too many “must read by the end of the year” books which made reading become a chore. And my TBR is a physical stack of books ive purchased and now feel the need to read even if I don’t feel like it, so I think I’m going to start limiting the books I buy so they stop piling up!

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