Chill December brings the sleet, Blazing fire and Christmas treat.

Posted On 31 December 2015

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Where did December go??  Anyway, I’ve had a great year of books but this post is just to look back at the past month in review.

Books read:

  1. Lock In by John Scalzi
  2. Sins of a Sovereignty by Plague Jack SPFBO (review to follow)
  3. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  4. The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  5. Sidekick Returns by Auralee Wallace
  6. Priest by SPFBO (review to follow)
  7. Drake by Peter McLean
  8. Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
  9. Road Brothers by Mark Lawrence
  10. Steal the Sky by Megan E O’Keefe (review to follow)

Backlist books

  1. Lock In by John Scalzi

Unfinished series completed:

None this month – I’m hoping to make a better effort at completing more of my unfinished series in 2016.

Books Bought:

  1. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
  2. Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier
  3. Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
  4. The Rising by Ian Tregillis
  5. Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey
  6. The Wild War by Plague Jack
  7. Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

Review Books:

  1. Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  2. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon by Wang Du Lu, Justin Hill
  3. Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente
  4. The Baztan Trilogy No.1 – The Invisible Guardian by Redondo, Dolores
  5. Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell
  6. Steal the Sky by Megan E. O’Keefe
  7. Black City Saint by Richard A Knaak
  8. Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis
  9. Smoke by Dan Vyleta
  10. The Dragon Round by Stephen S Power

Cover Spotlight:  two great covers

Which of these covers do you like best?  US or UK – UK is my favourite for this one:

 

Events:

Backlist Backburn is an end of month event organised by Lisa at Tenacious Reader. If you’ve caught up on any of your backlist then call over and link up.   I find this a good incentive to dust off some of my books! This month I read Lock In by John Scalzi – which I bought about this last time year so really pleased to have completed that.

Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday)

Waiting on Wednesday is an event hosted by Breaking the Spine where every week we get to shine the spotlight on a book that we’re looking forward to.

Announced two readalongs for January:

  1. Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey, details here
  2. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuide details here.

Signed up for two further sci fi events.  Details here and below:

Stainless Steel Droppings The 2016 SciFi Experience – read Lock In by John Scalzi, posted a sci fi film quote for each day through the month of December.

Vintage Sci Fi – hoping to read some Lovecraft and also Starship Troopers

I read two of my SPFBO (link here) books in December which now takes my total to 6 out of 10 (with two reviews to follow).

Hope you all had a great month.

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7 Responses to “Chill December brings the sleet, Blazing fire and Christmas treat.”

  1. samoak

    I know! I can’t believe December is over as well. Looks like you had a good month. Hope you have a great New Year.

  2. jessicabookworm

    I had a good reading month, but sadly didn’t finish many books – well done for keeping your reading up over the holidays. I love the cover for The Dragon Round, and like both the US and UK covers Our Endless Numbered Days. The UK cover is striking but I like the vintage look of the US one. Happy reading in January/the new year! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      You too Jessica. The Dragon Round looks great doesn’t it?
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        Yes, if I saw that in a shop I would be sorely tempted before I even knew what it was about!

  3. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I’m with you on the UK cover. That blue and white contrast blows that wheat cover away!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I understand the reasoning behind the wheat cover – but it certainly doesn’t draw your eye in the same way.
      Lynn 😀

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