December recap

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




  • 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

Do you read a lot in December or do you also tend to be taken up by the festivities?

2 thoughts on “December recap

  1. I never seem to read as much in December either. I have added The Wolf Den to my TBR too, as a lot of people have named it as one of their favourite historical fiction books of 2021.

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