December/January Wrap-Up!

monthly wrapup

Hello! It’s been nearly a month since I’ve last written on here, but I am back!  January was just a busy month for me, and I didn’t end up having a whole lot of time for blogging. I also attempted to read through the entire Bible in a month, and so because of that, I didn’t have a whole lot of time for reading other books either.  I’m not quite done with the Bible, or the other two books I’m reading, Rebecca and Girl, Wash Your Face, so I’ve decided to just include those in my February wrap-up.

In December, however, I read four books!

BOOKS READ

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– A Vintage Christmas \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

– The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

– A Christmas Remedy by Cindy & Erin Woodsmall \\ ⭐⭐⭐

– Silent Days, Holy Night Phyllis Clark Nichols \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

STANDOUT BOOK OF THE MONTH
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A Vintage Christmas was filled with so many delightful short stories and poems that just filled me with the Christmas spirit! I absolutely adored this book!  It is one that I could definitely see myself rereading year after year.

 

BOOKS REVIEWED

It’s a Wonderful Night by Jaimie Admans \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2

The Christmas Remedy Cindy and Erin Woodsmall \\ ⭐⭐⭐1/2

Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Nichols Clark \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

BOOK HAUL

First, I was gifted some lovely books, Falling for You, The Sound of Rain, and The Color of Lies, thanks to Just Read Tours, Bethany Publishing House, and Revell publishing.  So, a huge thank you to them! I cannot wait to read all of these!

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Then, while at the thrift store, I found some oldies but goodies! I’m especially excited for Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour and Lock and Key because Morgan Matson and Sarah Dessen are my favorite YA contemporary authors and they’re two of the few books I haven’t read from them!IMG_5467.jpg

For Christmas, I received Bridge of Clay and A Map of Days, which I am soo excited to read!!

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I also received a B&N gift card for Christmas, and with that, I bought Imposters! The Uglies series has always been a favorite of mine, so I’m super eager to read this continuation/spin-off!

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And lastly, I was gifted Becoming Us from WaterBrook and Multnomah!  I adore the Christy Miller series, so I am so excited to catch up with Christy and her new friends in this book.

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MISCELLANEOUS 

During the month of December, I attempted to do Blogmas.  While I wasn’t able to actually post every day like I intended, I still posted quite a bit, and it all just felt so fun and festive!

Top Ten Tuesday new

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December TBR

I shared my TBR for December, as well as my plans for the Classicsathon and the ‘Tistheseasonathon!

I also shared my ‘Tistheseasonathon wrap-up here!

bookish gift guide

My Bookish Gift Guide for 2018 was also one of my favorites of the month to write.

Blogmas Book Quotes

Blogmas Book Quotes were back this year, and I shared several more of my favorite, literary Christmas quotes.

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Countdown to Christmas was also back again this year!

I also participated in a couple of book tags in December:

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Give Thanks for All the Great Reads

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The Bookish Naughty List

Christmas Bookshelf Decor

I also showed off some of my Christmas decorations in my room!

 


And that wraps up December and January!  I hope you all have had a lovely start to 2019 so far!  I’m looking forward to blogging again and reading more in February, too.

Thanks so much for reading!


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