Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well and that you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year. December whirled past me in a blur of shopping, writing cards, snow, wrapping presents and spending quality time with family and friends. In amongst all the wonderful craziness of the holidays I managed to read these:
Fiction: 1 Non-Fiction: 1
During the month, I took time out to escape into historical fiction The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien, which took me back to 1340 to meet the beautiful, headstrong Plantagenet princess, Joan of Kent. Alongside this I read the history Cleopatra by Ernle Bradford, about the infamous Egyptian queen and her powerful lovers: first Julius Caesar and then Mark Anthony. Two really good reads but with all the busyness around Christmas I have yet to post my full thoughts on them, so keep your eyes peeled for those which should be up very soon.
Pick of the Month: The Shadow Queen
Altogether that is only two books completed in November, which makes it my new lowest month of the year! To be fair though it is a busy time of year, where I spent more time socialising and watching films and adaptations. Also at the end of the month, I was extremely close to finishing Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver; I was a good way into my re-read of The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman; and I’d started reading Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi, for my church’s book club meeting in early February.
In January, I am looking forward to celebrating a particularly special birthday and seeing what the new year will bring me reading wise.
What did you do and read in December? What are your plans for January and the new year?