Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: December 2017

I’m pretty proud of my wrap-up for this month! I was off work for a week of it, which helped. I just love the holiday season – guilt-free reading at its best!

Without further ado, here’s my December Wrap-Up! I totally destroyed this month!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander – J. K. Rowling, Illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Doug the Pug – Leslie Mosier ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Steal Like An Artist – Austin Kleon ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Renegades – Marissa Meyer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wonder – R. J. Palacio ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Warcross – Marie Lu ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Turtles All the Way Down – John Green ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Columbine – Dave Cullen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Everything Is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer ⭐️⭐️⭐️
the sun and her flowers – rupi kaur ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Silver Chair – C. S. Lewis ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Last Battle – C. S. Lewis ⭐️⭐️⭐️

That’s 15 books! I didn’t read everything I’d planned (see my December TBR). However, I only planned to read 12 and ended up reading 15, so I’m proud of that.

2017 Challenge Wrap-Up:

I beat my Goodreads reading challenge goal of 100 books by 5, for a total of 105 books! If you’re interested in the Goodreads reading goal I’ve set for 2018, you can check out my upcoming January TBR post!

My favourite book of this month was Turtles All the Way Down, but I also read some other books in December that made my honourable mentions list for 2017. They are Renegades, the sun and her flowers, The Smell of Other People’s Houses, and Warcross! I also highly recommend the illustrated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, it’s just gorgeous. It’s also updated from the original edition, and is quite funny.

As usual, I enjoyed almost all of what I read, but this month in particular seems to have been the month of the 5-star review. You win some, you lose some.

My next posts will be my review of Wonder, and then my January TBR so stay tuned to find out my 2018 reading goal and what I plan to read this month!

– Paperback Patronus

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