Best of: December 2019

At the beginning of December, I’d read 326 books. This was something like a handful short of my 2018 total, some 20-odd short of my 2016 total, and about 70 short of my 2017 total. So, not entirely seriously, I was like hey what if I tried to beat my 2017 total. And obviously that then became hey what if I tried to hit 400 books for the year.

And then it became less of a joke.

Note to self: if you decide to try read 400 books next year, don’t choose to do it with one month left, 74 books short.

Total books: 75

Novels: 27
Novellas: 47
Poetry: 1

The Iron Will of Genie Lo by F. C. Yee [review]
City of Lies by Sam Hawke
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston [review] (reread)

The Relic Spell by Jimena I. Novaro [review to come]
Headliners by Lucy Parker [review]
Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak (reread)

The Gay Girl’s Guide to Ruining Prom by Siera Maley
The Devil in America by Kai Ashante Wilson
Here’s Looking at You by Mhairi McFarlane (reread)

A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djèlí Clark
A (Fake) Boyfriend for Christmas by Sean Ashcroft
His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light by Mimi Mondal

Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran [review to come]
The Causal Angel by Hannu Rajaniemi
The Water that Falls on You from Nowhere by John Chu

Combustion Hour by Yoon Ha Lee
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Trade-Offs for the Overhaul of the Barricade by John Chu
Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone

The Library of Lost Things by Matthew Bright
Marriage on Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo [review to come]

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Elephants and Corpses by Kameron Hurley
Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour by Ally Carter

How to Piss Off a Failed Super Soldier by John Chu
Who’s That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane
If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again by Zen Cho

Okay, that ended up being a lot…

What were your best reads of the month?

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