December Wrap-Up

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I cannot believe we’ve reached December and i’m actually wrapping up the last month of the year. I’m pretty disappointed with how much reading i’ve done this month. Between going on holiday to Krakow and generally Christmas mania (also job hunting!) i’ve barely done any reading.

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Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
I picked up Gracefully Grayson finally after wanting a small book to read on the way to Krakow. It’s been on my shelf for a shockingly long time after i picked it up just in case we ended up reading it for book club at some point. I didn’t love this book sadly. Although i enjoyed it, i didn’t fall in love with it the way i wanted to. There’s a review already up on the blog if you want to know a little more about my thoughts on it. However, in short, it was entertaining and the writing was good, it had some really great conversation points, however i just didn’t find it that memorable.

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich
This is another book that i was determined to get before the end of the year. I’ve been so excited to see the musical for so long, and when it’s venture to the U.K. was announced a lost a lot of my voice from screaming. The book was absolutely lovely. The story was rich and wonderfully told, the writing was great, the incorporation of songs had me singing the entire way through it and i just absolutely adored it. I couldn’t have hoped for a better novelisation to one of my favourite musicals. I know this book has had some mixed reviews, but mine is definitely a positive.

Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda
This inspirational little book has been high up on my TBR for a long time – since i heard of it’s release. For anyone that doesn’t know, i absolutely adore Lin-Manuel Miranda and think he can do no wrong (fight me on this) so having a little book of him being incredibly inspirational made me so very happy. I spend my Christmas morning reading this cover to cover, and it greatly improved my mood. I absolutely adored it.

The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig
I picked up this Matt Haig kids book a few months ago. I love Matt Haig’s writing and everything he stands for, and after reading The Truth Pixie i wanted to try out one of his kids novels. I really loved the way this story was told, and was perfect to read over the festive season. I didn’t absolutely adore the story-line and it’s pacing, but it’s something to be looked over for a fantastic festive read with excellent characters.

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
I shamefully put off reading Let It Snow for quite a long time, and that’s something i regret a lot as i absolutely adored this book! The stories were compelling, the perfect length and they really sucked you in. I’m really happy that i ended up reading this book right at Christmas time as it really put me in a cosy mood. I have a full review up already HERE if you want to check out my full thoughts.

Books read: 5

Books read this year: 63

Pages read: 1,563

Pages Per Day: 50

Average Rating: 4

Years of Release: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

Genres: Childrens, Festive, YA, Musical, Novelisation, Contemporary, Non-Fiction

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