December 2021 Monthly Wrap Up

Happy New Year, friends! 🥳

I can’t believe that it’s already the last day of December as I write this. How quickly time does fly! I’ve spent my month in Bali reunited with the parents in our newly renovated home. My sister has been with me and my brother recently joined us and for the first time in a very long time, it’s the five of us under one roof again. It’s been a little… overwhelming at times (lol) but it’s also been nice! 😊 We’ve been really lucky that the sun has been shining more than it has been raining which gives us time to soak up some vitamin D after a year stuck indoors.

This month was also my last month of work and… It was a bittersweet moment. Five years of my life with this organisation and its been tough a lot of the time but I know I’ve been lucky to have a well-paying job that allowed me to indulge in my pretty expensive love of books (especially pretty special edition ones)! 😂 Let’s hope 2022 brings something good my way on the employment front.

I ended up reading 26 books in December and all of them were romances. I’m not usually as a seasonal reader but apparently holiday romances have been my thing this month and I’m not mad about it at all! For the most part, I enjoyed most of the ones I read but there were a few duds that weren’t my jam or ended up being a let down (for me). I think this might be the most I’ve read out of any month this year and what a great way to end 2021, especially considering how weird my reading mood has been all year!

In terms of favourites, this month saw me reading two of my favourites for the year: The Love Hypothesis and Battle Royal! I loved these books so much and both book couples are some of my new favourites. There are so many feel good and swoontastic moments in these books and I can’t stop gushing about them! 😍

The Love Hypothesis

Battle Royal

Book covers are linked to Goodreads and the title text is linked to my reviews, if available!

Panda rating: 5 pandas

5 pandas

Battle Royal
The Love Hypothesis
Chef’s Kiss
The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1)
The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2)

Panda rating: 4.5 pandas

4.5 pandas

Window Shopping

Panda rating: 4 pandas

4 pandas

In a Holidaze
Three Bells, Two Bows and One Brother’s Best Friend (Holiday Brothers #2)
The One Night
Homecoming King (Three Kings #1)
Dipped in Holly
The Plight Before Christmas
Twelve Naughty Days

Panda rating: 3.5 pandas

3.5 pandas

Small Town Pretender (Havenbrook #5)
A Not So Meet Cute
The Naughty, the Nice and the Nanny (Holiday Brothers #2)
Only For A Night (Lick #1)

Panda rating: 3 pandas

3 pandas

Oh. What. Fun.
Merry Inkmas
Krampus and the Crone (Horned Holidays #1)
Before Girl
Only For Your Touch (Lick #2)

Sarcrifice & Heir (Bloodline Vampires #1&2)

Panda rating: actual 2.75 pandas

2.5 pandas

A Partridge and a Pregnancy (Holiday Brothers #3) (actual 2.75)

Y’all, I’m going to stop about doing better with engaging with the community cos this month was just nope. I didn’t often get back on my laptop after I finished work (when I was still working and most definitely after). I’m sorry I struggle to do better 🙈

And that’s the last month of this year wrapped up! Even though my reading mood in 2021 was wild AF, I’m glad the year ended with a pretty great month of reading! What was your favourite read this month? ❤️ I hope we all have a great year of reading in 2022! 🥰

12 thoughts on “December 2021 Monthly Wrap Up

  1. I found I was taking a lot of holiday romances out of the library last month. They all rated really high for me too. I needed those holiday warm fuzzies. The Love Hypothesis is just such a great book. I am excited to read more from Hazelwood. Good luck with the job. I know you will find something amazing.

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  2. I’m so glad you ended off the year on such a high note! 26 books is amazing, and the fact that you enjoyed so many of them is even better!

    I think you did great at blog hopping! I haven’t been able to blog hop for months because of how busy I’ve been with school, so any sort of blog hopping is amazing in my eyes. Thank you so much for mentioning my post amongst so many amazing others! I’m now going to check out a few of the ones I didn’t get to on my own, so thank you for bringing them to my attention!


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