Books: December Wrap-Up

Okay, I have dwindled my thumbs enough - time to sit down and be done with it. Here is what I read in December - not as much as in November by any account, but still enough. I was pretty busy in December and I couldn't devote a lot of time to reading, so I ended up reading a lot of ebooks, which were generally shorter.

All of the ebooks I read in December are MM romance - I posted almost all of the reviews on GoodReads, and won't repost them here.

The two paperbacks that I read are very different. Adam Silvera's novel was terrific, but Illuminae left me confused about why everyone is so obsessed with it. See my reviews linked below.

I got lucky with graphic novels that month - all of them were terrific reads.


  1. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (my full review is here) - 5 stars
  2. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (my full review is here) - 3 stars

Graphic Novel/Picture Book:

  1. The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales, #1) by Russel Brand - 5 stars
  2. The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal Volume 2: Wanderlust Kings by E.K. Weaver - 5 stars
  3. The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal Volume 3: Ten Days of Perfect Tunes by E.K. Weaver - 5 stars
  4. Baba Yaga's Assistant by Marika McCoola - 5 stars


  1. Alien Christmas (The Traveler #1) by Max Walker - 3 stars
  2. Spring Mates (Pack Mates #1.5) by Lynn Tyler - 3 stars
  3. Seven Thousand Minutes: A #Not Safe For Work story (Tagged Book 0) by Ingela Bohm - 3 stars
  4. Marked (Northern Shifters #1) by Joely Skye (**) - 3.5 stars
  5. Called to Mate (Pack Mates #1) by Lynn Tyler - 3 stars
  6. Bleeding Heart (Mi Corazón Sangrante #1) by Melissa Graves - 3 stars
  7. Most Wonderful by  Hollis Shiloh - 3 stars
  8. Feral (Northern Shifters, #2) by Joely Skye (**) - 3.25 stars
  9. The Mark of an Alpha (Pack Discipline #1) by Kim Dare (**) - 3.75 stars
  10. The Strength of a Gamma (Pack Discipline #2) by Kim Dare (**) - 3.5 stars
  11. The Duty of a Beta (Pack Discipline #3) by Kim Dare (**) - 3 stars
  12. Without Reservations (With or Without #1) by J.L. Langley (**) - 4 stars
  13. With Caution (With or Without, #2) by J.L. Langley (**) - 4 stars
  14. Building Bonds (Kiss of Leather, #1) by Morticia Knight - 4 stars

(** - these books were re-reads)

Total: 2 books, 4 graphic novels, 14 ebooks (some of those were novellas, but it is hard to tell number of pages with ebooks)

I plan to make a wrap up video too. Will be posted shortly.

Books: October wrap-up

I started writing down my November reading post and suddenly  realized that I forgot to post the list of books I read in October. Oops! My excuse is that I was away for 3 weeks in October and when I got back it was almost November. While I put together a small number of books that I planned to bring with me on vacation, besides my Kindle, but for better or worse I forgot to pack them! (I think it was actually for the better as I had a huge suitcase as it was.)


(This was supposed to be my October TBR, but alas!)

I didn't read much in October and I am surprised I read as much as I did. I did catch up with some ARCs, so that was good. All of the reviews are available on my GoodReads page -

Here is the list:

  1. Picture (Im)perfect by  Frankel, J.S. (novella, romance, 3/5 stars)
  2. Spanish Bay by  Hirschi, Hans M.  (m/m romance, 2/5 stars)
  3. Deadly Messengers by Susan May (mystery, 4/5 stars)
  4. Stranger in the Wizard's Tower by McNish, Deric (fantasy, m/m, 3.75/5 stars)

I have a feeling that I might have read more, but I am not sure right now. Out of all ARCs "Deadly Messengers" is definitely the best one.