Books, Real Life

December Wrap-Up: FINALLY

WE MADE IT THROUGH THE HELLSCAPE THAT WAS 2020.

Not gonna lie, last month was shit!

My great-uncle and my grandma both died during December.

I don’t really want to talk about it.

It was just a really sad, awful time for my whole family.

That leaves talking about books.

December Stats

In December, I completed a total of 15 books and DNFed 6 books.

Of the books I read:

  • 62% were fiction
  • 14% were non-fiction
  • 24% were graphic novels
  • 71% were new books
  • 29% were rereads
  • 19% were Young Adult
  • 81% were Adult

I’m fairly certain December had the most dramatic difference between YA and Adult books.

That said, I did DNF more Adult books.

In fact, these percentages made me go back and check my DNF percentages for each age group. (This made me realize I don’t read middle-grade or children’s lit at all.) You’ll see this figure in my yearly stats post.

I didn’t calculate my average rating for the month because I’m tired. It seemed like a good idea when I started doing it but I don’t want to bother anymore.

It’s too much math.

This month’s genre breakdown is fairly predictable.

You’ll notice a small slice of romance books in there.

I’m branching out.

(Sort of. This month’s romance was a reread.)

Notable Books

Strictly speaking, even though December ended only four days ago, I don’t remember much of what I read during the month.

This section is going to be a series of acknowledgments and apologies.

To Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark: thank you for creating a horrifying nightmare world that still managed to offer hope.

To The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures by Noelle Stevenson: Thank you for getting me through 2020. You saved my life.

To The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin: I’m sorry. I promise it’s me, not you. I was not at a place to absorb your greatness. I think you’re really cool and I’d like to try again some time soon.

To A Dowry of Blood by S. T. Gibson: I loved reading about survivors helping each other. You did some really cool things with your chosen source material. I’m proud of you.

To The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang: Wow. Who gave you the right?

To Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson: I could not put you down. Good God.

To The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon: WE DID IT. WE MADE IT. Thank you for spending so much of the year with me.

To Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey Mcquiston: Thank you for always being there for me.

To The Times I Knew I Was Gay by Eleanor Crewes: How are you this accurate? Did you somehow read my mind? Thanks for helping me close out the year.

That was December.

I’m still tired.

I have an ambitious TBR this month chock full of rereads.

We’ll see what I accomplish.

Here’s to a better year for all of us, friends.

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