Tuesday, 31 December 2019

A Month In Books - December 2019

Welcome to December's Month In Books roundup! I will link this post up with Nicole's Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

I did toy with the idea of posting this regular month roundup yesterday and also blogging a year roundup today, but what with challenge wrapup posts and actually doing some reading, it all got too much. By clicking through to Literary Flits, you can see my Book Of The Month selections and, to be honest, I'm not sure I could pick an absolute favourite from this year's dozen anyway!

Regular blog series:
In December I blogged Reading Challenge and Bookish Bingo, and State of the ARC updates as well as a Cover Characteristics collection featuring Hands. My 5 Books, 1 Theme quintet were all stories with Dog Characters and WorldReads featured books from China. I also continued my favourite Bookish Etsy Finds, posted a Giveaway Roundup, and looked back at eight years of what I read at This Time Last Year.

Now, on with this Reading Roundup!
(Clicking each cover image will take you directly to my Literary Flits review or Spotlight page)

My Reviews

(Click the cover images to visit their reviews)




My Book Of The Month for December is the unexpectedly brilliant historical fiction novel Suncatcher by Romesh Gunesekaran. I knew practically nothing about this book or its author before diving in and was blown away by how good it is!

I hope you have found some books to tempt you in this selection! You can keep up with my daily book posts on Literary Flits and don't forget all the Giveaways are listed in my Giveaway Linkup.


  1. I found myself in a bit of a panic to try and get everything done this week as well! Time just seemed to get away from me. I did get all my housework done which is good. I'm about six book reviews behind going into the New Year but I can live with that!

    1. I was annoyed at myself for being left with a scramble because it was entirely self inflicted. I realised towards the end of October that I had too many letters still unread and should have made more of an effort then

  2. I’ve never heard of Suncatcher. I’ll have to look that one up. Happy 2020!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. A fair amount of these are jumping out at me as books I want to look into. Love the pulp cover feel of Amazing Stories, and Love Potions and Other Calamities looks fun!

    1. Charlie Laidlaw's books are great. I love their humour :-)

  4. You did really well. Happy New Year! I wish you and your family a wonderful 2020!