December Wrap-Up and Book Haul

I can’t believe 2018 is just about over and this is my final monthly wrap-up of the year. December unexpectedly turned out to be a great reading month for me though and I somehow read 22 books.

Books Read: 22
ARCs Read: 3
Favourite Books: Nevermoor / Clockwork Princess / The Kingdom of Copper
Least Favourite Book: Mad Love 

Books Read in December

The Kingdom of Copper by SA Chakraborty [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Mad Love by Paul Dini & Pat Cadigan [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐
Villette by Charlotte Brontë [Serial Reader] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tin Man by Sarah Winman ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Christmas Stories by LM Montgomery ⭐⭐⭐
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Giant Days Vol 5 by John Allison ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Giant Days Vol 6 by John Allison ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Giant Days Vol 7 by John Allison ⭐⭐⭐⭐

December Book Haul
New-to-Me Books I Bought/Traded:

Fire and Blood by George RR Martin (Signed)
Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend (Signed)
Amber & Dusk by Lyra Selene (Owlcrate)
The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan (Goldsboro BOTM)
Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst (Fairyloot)

What a Time to Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue (Books That Matter)
Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco
The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
A History of Notable Shadowhunters by Cassandra Clare

Bought/Traded Books I’ve Already Read:

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (25th Anniversary Edition)
Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas (B&N Fanart Edition)
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

ARCs/Review Copies:

The Lost Man by Jane Harper (Little, Brown)
Enchantée by Gita Trelease (Macmillan Children’s)
Viper by Bex Hogan (Team Bkmrk)
Emily Eternal by MG Wheaton (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Orphanage of the Gods by Helena Coggan (Hodder & Stoughton)

The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins (Walker)
The Island by Ragnar Jónasson (Michael Joseph)
The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield (Doubleday – trade)

Books Received as Gifts:

Awakened by James S Murray & Darren Wearmouth
The Broken Earth Trilogy by NK Jemisin (Signed Limited Editions)
The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner (Goldsboro)
The Art of Harry Potter by Marc Sumerak
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare (Waterstones Exclusive)
Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery (Folio Society)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (10th Anniversary)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (10th Anniversary)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (10th Anniversary)
The Writer’s Map by Huw Lewis-Jones
The Puppet Show by MW Craven (Goldsboro)
The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith (Folio Society)
The Lost Queen by Signe Pike

Grimm’s Fairy Tales 
(B&N Leatherbound / Classics Reimagined)
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (25th Anniversary Edition)
Lips Touch by Laini Taylor
Hell’s Princess by Harold Schechter
The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry
The Wicker King by K Ancrum
The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (Penguin Leatherbound)
Dracul by Dacre Stoker
Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill
The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M Harris (Signed)
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Uprooted by Naomi Novik (US Hardback)
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E Weymouth (US Hardback)
Little by Edward Carey
The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O’Donnell 

 As you can see, I received a HUGE number of books for Christmas. Unsurprisingly, my goal for 2019 is to finally get my TBR pile under control so I can actually read books as I buy them.


  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1 January 2019 at 3:47 PM

    Wow, you got a lot of books. I hope you love them all! I’m on a waitlist for Where The Crawdads Sing and The Wicker King, so I hope we both like them. Happy 2019!
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 January 2019 at 10:13 PM

      Thank you! I hope you get your books asap.

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