Thursday, 31 December 2015

December Wrap Up and January TBR


I am not sure how many books that I have read this month but it wasn't as many as I would have liked. I aim on keeping a track about how many books I read in 2016, I didn't do the Goodreads challenge this year but I think I might in 2016.

Ann's Favourite Book of December:
Username: Evie
My favourite book of December is definitely Username Evie by Joe Sugg which I really enjoyed.


In December I read a total of 21 books of which I gave 5 stars to only 2, although I think I had quite a lot of 4.5 ratings! This means I did reach (and exceed) my Goodreads goal of 400 books for this year. I think I am going to aim for the same amount next year and see how I go.

Clare's Favourite Book(s) of December:
Shadow Study (Soulfinders, #1)Vengeance RoadTheir Fractured Light (Starbound, #3)
1) Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder
The Poison Study series is one of my all time favourite fantasy series (this Christmas I successfully pushed them on my brother - he really enjoyed them too) so I was very excited to continue a series I had thought finished and it was great to be back with Yelena and Valek and all the other characters I love. I am very, very excited to read Night Study!
2) Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
I had heard such great things about this that I had kind of convinced myself I wasn't going to like it (weird logic I know). But then I read it and I loved it. The main character was tough and compelling and the plot line kept me guessing, I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through.
3) Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
This is one of those books I initially gave 4.5 stars but I may go back and make it 5 just because this was such a great ending to an already amazing series and I was really satisfied with how everything turned out. 

Clare's Reviews in December:

Ann's TBR for January 2016:

The Hunt (The Hunt, #1)Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)
I don't know how much I will be able to read in January but I aim to read The Hunt trilogy and also to finish the Throne of Glass series which I am really enjoying at the moment.

Clare's TBR for January 2016:

City of a Thousand Dolls (Bhinian Empire, #1)The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)The MartianPrisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)
I am definitely feeling a fantasy theme for most of January, particularly Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes as my brother got me the series for Christmas and The Final Empire as I bought the box set with my Christmas money but I am also excited for The Martian which I have heard so many amazing things about and Prisoner of Night and Fog which I have been planning to read for ages. I also have a few pre-orders due for January which I am excited for! 

Classics Wrap Up:

Daisy Miller
Ann: I haven't been able to finish The Great Gatsby yet but I did finish Daisy Miller.
Clare: This is the second month in a row that I have failed to complete a Classic. I have just felt kind of slumpy whenever I try to pick one up but I am determined to read one each month of 2016!

Classics TBR:

A Tale of Two CitiesThe Count of Monte Cristo
Ann: I have decided to read A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens which Clare got me and I am looking forward to reading it. I know it's one of her favourite classics so hopefully I will enjoy it!
Clare: I have decided to return to my TBR jar for my Classics pick for January and start fresh, this month I will be reading The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading


  1. Oh how I want to read so many of them... lol... Happy 2016 ladies!

    1. We need more time to read all the books! Happy 2016!