Friday, January 1, 2016

Monthly Wrap-up: December 2015

Boy am I ever glad to have this month over with. Normally I am giddy with excitement and Christmas spirit, but this year was totally different. If you have been following along with my posts you know that the past several weeks have been very difficult. On the December 8 I had to have surgery to replace my pacemaker. It all went well and I am healing very fast, but the emotional side affects from the past trauma is really hard to overcome. So that is why I just wasn't into the holidays this year. I didn't even put up any decorations. Ah well hopefully next year will be better and I will go all out.

We spent a lot of time with our family over the holidays. Enjoying their company and some yummy food.

Also on the 8th my man and I celebrated our 5th anniversary. He took me out for a nice Irish dinner the weekend before.

And really that is about it on the personal front, so lets move on..

My December Reading Progress 

This month I completed 3 books, which is less than I normally read in a month. However I'm not upset about this because it was very hard for me to get into a reading mood. Also I am very pleased with my reading progress this year. I do hope to aim for more books read for the month of January though, but we will see what the following weeks bring.

Books Completed:

  1. Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum #16) by Janet Evanovich (Rating: 3.5/5)
  2. Submerged (Alaskan Courage) by Dani Pettrey (Rating: 5/5)
  3. Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay (Rating: 4/5) REVIEW COMING SOON
As you can see from my rating that I did enjoy the books I read this month. It was definitely quality over quantity as far as content is concerned.

The Stats:

Favourite Book of the Month: Submerged (Alaskan Courage #1) by Dani Pettrey
Favourite Setting: Yancey Alaska (Submerged)
Favourite Character: Cole McKenna (Submerged)
Longest Book Read: Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum #1) by Janet Evanovich 326pgs
Shortest Book Read: Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay 293pgs
Total Number of Pages Read: 939 pgs
Total Number of Fiction Books Read: 3
Total Number of Non Fiction Books Read: 0

Currently Reading

January TBR

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and wishing everyone a very happy new year!

EDIT:  I knew I forgot something..

Linking up with:

Month in Review hosted by Kathryn at Book Date


  1. I hope you start feeling better. Happy 2016!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. I am AJ. Thank you!
      And Happy 2016 to you as well.

  2. Hi,
    Have read Sizzling Sixteen and Sarah's Key, really
    enjoyed both. Have a great day!

    1. They are both good books.
      Thank you for stopping by Sherrie.

  3. Family is always the most important part of Christmas I believe. Good the procedure went well and hopefully all going well from now. Quality in reading is a blessing!

    1. Thats for sure. It wouldn't be the same without family.
      Thank you Kathryn. :)

  4. I love the Pettrey series. Hope this year gets off to a fantastic start.

    1. Me too, so far. Can't wait to read more.
      Hope the year is off to a great start for you as well Nise'.