Happy New Year! Although it feels like 2012 is only a few years ago, I now have to write 2022 on top of every document at work. I hope 2022 will bring a good health, love and some fun. But I also hope I’ll read some great books and that I can continue to share my reading journey with you all.
Before we dive into the new year, it’s time to look back at my reading of December. I didn’t read as much as a normal month, but with good reason…
I started the month with a novel about Maria Feodorovna, set in Russia. C.W. Gortner again showed me why he’s one of my favourite authors. The Romanov empress received 5 stars and a spot in my top ten of 2021. Afterwards, I didn’t know what to read and I decided to focus again on my classics club project. I started Jamaica Inn and enjoyed it. And then, it was half December and I started Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. I don’t know why but I tend to look for classic reads especially in December/January.
I kept up a good pace in Anna Karenina, until Christmas. But the week between Christmas and New Year always tends to be a difficult period for reading. So I slowed down and will only finish it in January.
Number of pages read: 1.320 pages
Number of books finished: 2
Favorite read: The Romanov empress
Centuries visited: 19th century, 20th century
Countries visited: Russia and England
Currently reading: ‘Anna Karenina’
Next up: Probably ‘The hemlock cure’, one of my Netgalley arcs
- The Romanov empress by C.W. Gortner
- Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens
- The doll factory by Elizabeth Macneal
- The butcher bird by S.D. Sykes
- I started the German 2021 mini series Sisi and am enjoying it so far. It’s modern and very coming of age. But I don’t mind that.
Added to my TBR
- The rose code by Kate Quinn. It’s time to finally discover Quinn’s work
- The wolf den by Elodie Harper. I want to read more books set in Ancient Rome
- Frenchman’s creek and The house on the strand by Daphne Du Maurier
Do you read a lot in December or do you also tend to be taken up by the festivities?