There’s no denying that December recaps are my favorite because I get to focus on Christmas and all of it’s colorful, sparkly, and joyful glory. December means time off from work, cold weather, and more excuses to stay inside under my pile of blankets and read. This year was my third Christmas living with Max, and we actually had a pretty quite yet restful holiday- exactly what we needed after a super busy year!
Max unfortunately had a pretty bad cold Christmas weekend, so we spent most of it inside reading and watching tv (and binge watching Season 2 of the Crown!) I was off for a total of 12 days for the holidays (the most time I’ve ever been off from work) and it was really restorative! I love that time period between Christmas and New Year’s where you can just be blissfully unaware of what day it is. On Christmas Day we drove a few hours to visit my parents (where we’re pictured) and later in the week one of my best friends was back in town so I spent a lovely day with her! I unfortunately ended up getting sick on New Year’s Eve (I suspect some sort of food poisoning or stomach bug) and had to spend the whole day/evening in bed, which was a bummer since Max and I were going to do our customary dinner + movie. We joked that 2017 had to have it’s final say, lol 😉
As usual, Max was wonderful and bought me so many books this year! Many of them were on my wishlist but he also completely surprised me with the boxed set of the updated TMI paperbacks (I guess he’s seen me gazing at them longingly over the years in bookstores). He also got me Season 3 of Sailor Moon Crystal which we promptly binge watched (not my favorite season, I will admit) and he rounded out my Sailor Moon manga collection.
Even though 2017 was a terrible year in so many ways, it was a strong year for me and Max personally, so we’re really excited to see what 2018 has in store for us!
Books I Read This Month
Books I Reviewed This Month
Prince in Disguise (4 Stars)
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (3 Stars)
Bittersweet (3 Stars)
Far From the Tree (5 Stars)
Total Books Read: 8
Total Novellas Read: 0
Favorite Book Read This Month: I finally read Crooked Kingdom and it was phenomenal!
Least Favorite Book Read This Month: Eight Hundred Grapes left me unsatisfied.
Book that Most Surprised Me This Month: Genuine Fraud was better than I expected!
Reading Challenge Updates
Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge Progress: 81/50
Other Posts This Month
How was your last month of 2017? Did the holidays treat you well? What are you most excited for in January? Let me know in the comments!