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December 2023

I’ve been reading so much, but I don’t always feel like writing a full review for everything. I was inspired by Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Quick Lit posts, as well as Hannah at So Obsessed With‘s monthly Quick Lit posts, and decided to do something similar as a way to briefly discuss the books I read in a month but don’t write full reviews for.

Here at last is my December Quick Lit, to wrap up my 2023 reading. I read 10 books in December, and finished 2023 with 115 books read.

I’ve reviewed one of my December reads on the blog (The Last One by Will Dean), and read the final books in the Lumberjanes graphic novel series (issues #75 and #75.5). Here are my thoughts on the rest of my December reads!

The Guncle, Steven Rowley (purchased) – 3.5⭐

This was charming and funny when I was in the mood for a cute, lighter read.

The Drift, C.J. Tudor (library) – 3⭐

This had a very attention-grabbing premise and moved along at a good pace. I liked trying to put the pieces together to figure out what was going on, but I didn’t love this book, particularly the ending. I think it was all a bit too bleak for me at the time.

Do Your Worst, Rosie Danan (purchased) – 3⭐

I was so looking forward to this book. I loved the premise, with a curse breaker and archaeologist at odds on the same job site. But as much as I wanted to, I just couldn’t get into this one. Sadly I felt bored for too much of the book even though I really had been intrigued by the concept, setting, and first few chapters.

A Fatal Grace, Louise Penny (library) – 2⭐

As much as I enjoy the setting, I found this book quite a slog. Other than Gamache, the characters were insufferable, the fat-phobia was rampant and incredibly off-putting, and the mystery was so convoluted. I want to read the next in the series because I know readers say it gets better, but this was a real low point in my recent reads.

Bookworm, Robin Yeatman (e-ARC) – 4⭐

I loved this book! It was dark, funny, tense, and has a main character who loves books and reading! This made my 2023 favourites list and I definitely recommend it.

The Internet Con: How to Seize the Means of Computation, Cory Doctorow (purchased) – 5⭐

This also made my list of favourite 2023 reads. It’s the kind of non-fiction I love: about a subject I’m interested in, presented in a straight-forward way, and left me feeling like I’d learned and wanted to learn more.

The Lion’s Den, Katherine St. John (purchased) – 4⭐

This was a fun, twisty, dishy read and I can’t wait to read this author’s other books!

What have you been reading lately?

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